Special events coming up in and around Cambridge
Eduardo Paolozzi and the printed collage 1965-72
February 2015 - Sun 7 June 2015 | 10:00 to 17:00
Shiba Gallery (14). Eduardo Paolozzi’s use of found images and words cut from popular magazines and scientific journals played a formative role in the development of British art in the 1950s and 60s.
Modern Heroism: Printmaking and the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte
February 2015 - Sun 28 June 2015 | 10:00 to 17:00
An exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Free.
February 2015 - Sun 9 August 2015 | 10:00 to 17:00
Italian Gallery (7). These magnificent metre-high bronze male nudes astride two ferocious panthers are now on display in the 16th to 18th century Italian Gallery (7) of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Free.
Mon 04/05/15 to Sat 09/05/15
Roger Mortimer's brilliantly hilarious, often touching, and always generous letters to his son Charlie, are vividly brought to life in this new stage adaptation, starring James Fox
The Tiger who came to tea
Sun 10/05/15 to Wed 13/05/15
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
The importance of being Earnest
Mon 18/05/15 to Sat 23/05/15
David Suchet stars as Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest.
Eto: la Bohème
Thu 28/05/15 to Sat 30/05/15
English Touring Opera present La Bohème as part of a season of greatest hits and hidden gems sung in the original language.
The Pirates of Penzance
Tue 09/06/15 to Sat 13/06/15
Sasha Regan's All Male production of a treasured Gilbert and Sullivan classic, Pirates of Penzance
Tue 16/06/15 to Sat 20/06/15
Following sold-out runs at the Royal Court Theatre and in the West End, Constellations tours the UK in Spring 2015
17 March 2015 – 21 June 2015
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska: Art, dance and movement in London 1911–1915 “Sculpture consists in placing planes according to a rhythm” Gaudier-Brzeska, 1911 2015 marks 100 years since Henri Gaudier-Brzeska died aged 23 in the First World War. £8 or £5 students. Doors open 7.30pm
Display – Contemporary Drawings
17 March 2015 – 21 June 2015
To complement New Rhythms, drawings by ten contemporary artists can be found in the house. They range from dynamic sketches to drawings from life, reflecting some of the subjects and approaches to be found in Henri Gaudier-Brzeska’s celebrated drawings
Castle Hill Open Day
20 Jun 2015
Come and explore one of the oldest areas of Cambridge as venues on Castle Hill open their doors for free for the day with drop-in events for all ages.
TUESDAY 12 MAY 2015
Naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 formed in 1978, before releasing their debut album ‘Signing Off’ in August 1980 – considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band.
SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2015
Jimmy’s been described as ‘the hardest working man in comedy’. Which, let’s face facts, is not that impressive. It’s like being the ‘Tallest Dwarf’ or the ‘Healthiest Glaswegian’.
The Power of Paper: 50years of Printmaking from Australia, Canada and South Africa
March 2015 – 6th December 2015
This exhibition is a revelation of eloquent art made by black and indigenous artists since the 1960s. Inspired by environments from the Arctic to the Australian desert.
Monday to Friday throughout the year (subject to availability), 10.45am and 11.45am.The Introducing IWM Duxford Tour is a free 20-minute tour of AirSpace, giving visitors an insight into IWM Duxford’s impressive history, the museum today and how to make the most of your visit. Please note that this tour operates subject to availability on the day.