Special Events coming up in and around Cambridge
From now until Sun 17th February 2013 free admission
A remarkable exhibition of contemporary calligraphy by leading artists from Britain and across the world; organised by one of the UK’s leading calligraphers, Patricia Lovett. See works by some of the world’s foremost calligraphy artists including pieces in stone, carved wood, glass and ceramics as well as works on paper, parchment and papyrus.
China’s White Gold
Contemporary Porcelain from Jingdezhen
From now until Mon 1st April 2013
The Fitzwilliam Museum is showcasing the first major exhibition in this country of more than 80 works created in Jingdezhen, China, by over 50 contemporary ceramicists.
Death and the Maiden - The Hall
Sunday 10 February 2013, 8.30pm
Kodály’s second string quartet, a rarely-played treasure in the repertoire, travels from lilting ballad, through enigmatic recitatives, to a wild medley of folk dances. Also written in Hungary, Haydn’s ‘Lark’ quartet, bright and carefree with a gypsy-style finale, is coupled with the dark, driving forces of Schubert’s great late quartet, ‘Death and the Maiden’.
Haydn: Quartet in D, op 64 no 5, ‘The Lark’
Kodály: Quartet no 2 in D
Schubert: Quartet in D minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’
Susan Tomes in Residence - The Hall
Friday 22 February 2013, 9.00pm
One of Britain’s foremost pianists, Susan Tomes was the first woman to study music at King’s College. She is much in demand as a recitalist and concerto soloist and is well known for her achievements in chamber music and as a performer, writer and coach.
Haydn: Sonata in E flat, XVI:52
Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, op 6
Billy Mayerl: Salon pieces from the 1920s
Foundation Concert - The Chapel
Saturday 16 March 2013, 5.30pm
King’s alumnus and Academy of Ancient Music principal cellist, Joseph Crouch will give a performance of Boccherini’s virtuosic masterpiece.
Hummel: Te Deum
Boccherini: Cello concerto no 9 in B flat major
One of Britain's finest galleries - a beautiful and unique house with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art.
The Catherine Cooke collection of 20th-century Russian architecture and design.
From now until 6th Apr 2013 (Mon-Sat) Free admission
The academic and architect Catherine Cooke created a remarkable collection of examples of Russian design and architecture covering the whole twentieth century. She left this collection to the University Library and they are delighted to be able to share it with the public for the first time.
The Craven Meeting
Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April 2013
Feel the tangible buzz of anticipation in the air - the season starts here at Newmarket!
This opening two day fixture, which is regards as the real start of the flat season by racing professionals, is where the country`s top trainers unleash a host of potential equine stars
The QUIPCO Guineas Festival
Sat 4th & Sunday 5th May 2013
You know you’ve come to a very special event, one that really matters, as your pulse is racing from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart – this is the QIPCO Guineas Festival!
These two momentous days are a chance to enjoy Flat racing at its absolute best with the first two Classics of the British season, the most important spring races in Europe.
Monday 4 February
Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road.
Brendan Cole – License to Thrill
Thursday 14 February
Following on from his debut theatre tour Live and Unjudged, Brendan is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK with his brand new show, Licence to Thrill. Join him and his cast of 20 musicians and dancers as they take you on a journey of music and dance in this spectacular night of theatre entertainment. Brendan is one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers.
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Friday 15 February
Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk, Soloist Agata Szymczewska, violin
The internationally renowned Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra presents a very special concert which brings together music of stirring passion and sublime gracefulness.
Friday 22nd February
The Sheffield troubadour has released his hugely acclaimed and highest charting album to date, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, played sold out venues across Europe - including his first ever show at London’s Brixton Academy - performed a one-off, historic concert with the BBC Philharmonic at former Sheffield steel works Magna, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
Sunday 24th February
This Folk legend is one of this country's greatest songwriters and most distinctive guitar virtuosos, capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy, prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as “a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist.” His songs have been covered by everyone from Alison Krauss to Robert Plant.
The Robert Cray Band
Friday 8 March
Robert Cray returns to the UK, to promote a brand new album ‘Nothin But Love,’ his much anticipated sixteenth studio album.
For thirty-plus years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He's won five Grammy's and been nominated for 11 more.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Wed 6th Feb to Sat 9th Feb
Acclaimed director Michael Fentiman (The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Kensington Gardens 2012 and Titus Andronicus for the RSC in 2013) brings you a world of decadence, desire and debauchery, where dreams and reality become indistinguishable. This is The Comedy of Errors played with giddy humour and unsettling madness.
Sun 10th Feb
Politician, social commentator and TV documentary maker Michael Portillo will be talking about his illustrious career as part of the 'For One Night Only' series.
Mon 11th to Sat 16th Feb
After a triumphant West End run, Lindsay Posner’s acclaimed revival of one of the most popular plays ever written comes to Cambridge. Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapple are on the coffee table…the social get-together from hell is about to begin.
Sun 17th February
The world-famous Cambridge Footlights return to bring you an evening of side-splitting comedy for one night only!
DRIVING MISS DAISY
Mon 18th Feb to Sat 23rd Feb
Having broken records on Broadway and played to sold out audiences in London’s West End, David Esbjornson’s award-winning, smash hit production has dazzled audiences and critics alike. Winning the 2012 whatsonstage.com Award for Best Revival, this heart-warming play is now on tour across the UK.
STEPTOE AND SON
Tue 26th Feb to Sat 2nd March
Adapted from the legendary scripts of Galton and Simpson, this new co-production with Kneehigh and West Yorkshire Playhouse charts the surprising dance of father and son.