Special events coming up in and around Cambridge
Art, Revolution and War: France, 1789-1914
Tue 4 March 2014 to Sun 28 September 2014 - Free
Medals, coins and banknotes illustrate key moments in the political and artistic history of France. This display focuses on the 1789 revolution, Napoleon, the 1848 revolution, and the artistic triumphs of Art Nouveau.
La Grande Guere: French prints of the First World War
The first seven months of World War I are dramatically illustrated in the colour lithograths and woodcuts of the series La Grande Guerre.
3 March 2014 to 31 August 2014
A number of her paintings and sculptures among the permanent collection in the house. Born in 1957, Parsons studies at the Slade School of Fine Are. Her most recent exhibitions were held at the Alan Christea Gallery in London and at Christine Koenig in Vienna.
Gustav Metzger – LIFT OFF!
24 May 2014 to 31 August 2014
The exhibition includes Metzger’s landmark piece Liquid Crystal Environment (1965, remade 2005) on loan from Tate. This hypnotic environment is composed of projections that create constantly hifting psychedelic patterns. This exhibition will also showcase works that use air, water and heat that Metzger first made in a university laboratory in Swansea in 1969 and which have not been seen since.
Literature of the Liberation: the French experience in print 1944-1946
On display until 11 Oct 2014
An exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, showing books published, mainly in France, after the liberation of Paris and before the end of 1946, on the subjects of the Second World War, the German occupation of France and the eventual liberation by the Allies.
Racing followed by Wet Wet Wet
Friday 15th August
Racing followed by Peter Andre
Friday 23rd August
The Queen Extravaganza
Mon 15 September 2014
The Queen Extravaganza is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the glorious music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen and bring it to generations of fans. Two of Queen’s original band mates and songwriters - iconic drummer Roger Taylor and legendary guitarist Brian May - are the masterminds behind The Queen Extravaganza.
Chas & Dave
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Celebrating 50years of Chas & Dave.
Thursday 25th September 2014
Join John up close and personal as he tries out new material in advance of his autumn UK Arena Shows.
Dreamboats and Miniskirts
Mon 18 – Sat 23 August 2014
The much awaited sequel from the team that brought you Dreamboats and Petticoats. It’s 1963, and the world is changing. Bobby and Laura’s single “Dreamboats and Petticoats” has not taken off. Norman and Sue have settled down to nonmarital bliss – and a baby! But Ray and Donna seem blissfully happy.
Much ado about Nothing
Friday 22 – Sunday 31 August 2014
Outdoor performances in The Master’s Garden, Corpus Christi College. Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice – by killing his best friend.
Mon 25 – Sat 30 August 2014
Written in 1867, Zola’s Thérèse Raquin is a story of lust, madness and destruction set within the backstreets of Paris. The beautiful but doomed heroine is married off according to her aunt’s wishes, trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. Every Thursday evening she watches her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin, play dominos...until one day her husband brings along an old friend – the alluring and athletic Laurent. As the two embark on an illicit affair, a turbulent passion is unleashed that drives them ultimately to violence and murder.
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Buddha’s Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond
28 May 2014 – 17 January 2015
Buddha’s Word is the first museum exhibition of Tibetan material in Cambridge. It is also the first time in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s history that its Buddhist collections will be showcased in an exhibition.
The Duxford Air Show - The Imperial War Museum, Duxford
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th September 2014
The Duxford Air Show is a celebration of aviation in its many diverse and varied forms. Confirmed flying participation so far includes Red Arrows (Sunday only), a number of replica First World War aircraft, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Spitfire and Hurricane as well as the BBMF Dakota (Saturday only) and Lancaster (Sunday only).