Special events coming up in and around Cambridge
The Night of Longing
Tues 1 October 2013 to Sun 12 January 2014, Shiba Gallery (14) - Free - Parental Guidance Advised
Love and desire in Japanese prints
Edmund de Waal
Fri 29 November 2013 to Sun 23 February 2014, Galleries 33,26 & 28 – Free
On white - Porcelain stories from the Fitzwilliam
Saturday Tour of the Museum
Every Saturday until Sat 28 December 2013 - £6 per person
One-hour introductory tours of the Museum’s collections on Saturdays at 14.30 from the Courtyard Entrance.
A call to arms: Redisplaying the Armoury
Wed 13 November 2013, 13:15 – 14:00, Gallery 7, Free
How to spend it: Luxury and display in Veronese’s Hermes, Herse and Aglauros
Wed 20 November 2013, 13:15 – 14:00, Gallery 7, Free
Being Modern in Britain: Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth
Wed 27 November 2013, 13:15 – 14:00, Gallery 11, Free
Getting to know conifers - Ros Bennett,
Thurs 28 Nov 2013 – Fri 29 Nov 2013, 10am- 4pm, £95 payable in full at time of booking
Learn how to use the basic features of cones and foliage to distinguish between Spruces and Firs, Redwoods and Hemlocks, Larches and Cedars, before learning how to identify individual species. Simplified keys will be introduced. Beginners and improvers welcome
New Art: Pedro Barateiro, Matthew Darbyshire, Vicken Parsons, Sophy Rickett
Autumn 2013 – FREE
This Autumn Kettle’s Yard are working with four artists to present projects across Kettle's Yard and in St Peter's Church. In the gallery visitors can see works by Sophy Rickett resulting from a residency in 2011 at Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy and a new film by Portuguese artist Pedro Barateiro. In St Peter's Church is an installation of 'Painted Objects' by Vicken Parsons and on the Castle Street facade is a new commission by Matthew Darbyshire
Victor Skipp – A Lasting Legacy, the house and collection of Victor Skipp
16 Nov 2013 – 26 Jan 2014 – FREE
Primitive art, modernism, philosophy, literature – in this new exhibition, Kettle’s Yard is proud to present an insight into Victor Skipp’s fascinating art, life and collection.
Wrongdoing in Spain and England in the long nineteenth century
From now until 23rd December
Read all about it!
Wed 27 Nov 2013, 5.30pm, £2.50 for members, £3.50 for non-members
‘All Manner of Books’: Cambridge University Press and its new Museum
Reginald D. Hunter
Sun 10 November 2013, Tickets £23
“His presence and intelligence make him one of the most brilliantly unpredictable comics in the country.” Sunday Times
Mon 11 November 2013, £16
Bo’s new comedy tour, “What” epitomises the frenetic intelligence that took Edinburgh by storm in 2010. Jam-packed with new material, Bo’s latest enterprise features songs, dance, magic tricks, intricate wordplay
Thurs 14 November 2013, £25
Since first coming to prominence as the sardonic Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gilbert, in the BAFTA award-winning The Inbetweeners, Greg has brought his unique brand of comedy to some of the UK’s best loved comedy shows
Roaring Forties: Ed Byrne
Fri 15 November 2013, £22.50
Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry: "I am in my Forties. HEAR ME ROAR!"
Zappa Plays Zappa
Sat 16 November 2013, Tickets start at £29.50
Frank Zappa’s son, Dweezil Zappa and has made and recreated history performing the music of Frank Zappa over the past 8 years, is set to embark on an epic musical trek across the UK celebrating the classic Frank Zappa album Roxy & Elsewhere.
Mon 18 November 2013, £20
Touring on the back of the release of 'Tooth & Nail', his first studio album in 5 years, the great English singer songwriter, activist and voice of a generation brings his wonderful music to the Corn Exchange.
Sat 23 November 2013, £25
Through intensely distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, Peyroux has proved to be an uncannily insightful 'interpreter' with her consistently impeccable choice of material.
Sun 24 November 2013, Tickets start at £18.50
The Orb are an English electronic music group known for spawning the genre of ambient house. Founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and KLF member Jimmy Caulty, The Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London.
Mon 25 November 2013, Tickets start at £37
In their 25th anniversary year TEXAS release their brand new studio album ‘The Conversation’ on May 20th 2013.
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Tues 26 November 2013, Tickets start at £26
Show of Hands
Wed 27 November 2013, Tickets start at £16.50
Celebrating a 21 year musical partnership, singer songwriter Steve Knightley and multi instrumentalist Phil Beer have sold out the Royal Albert Hall four times and are triple winners at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
Fri 29 November 2013 – Sat 30 November 2013, Tickets start at £25.50
Direct from London’s West End, where it’s in its record breaking 5th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.
For one night only... Stacey Knight
Sun 10 Nov 2013, 7.45pm, Tickets start at £12.50
English Touring Opera - Cavalli’s Jason
Wed 13th Nov 2013 7.30pm
Was a runaway hit when it premiered in Venice in 1649, and it proved one of the most popular operas of the 17th century.
English Touring Opera - AGRIPPINA
Fri 15, Sa 16 Nov 2013 7:30 PM
An unlikely comedy about Agrippina's struggle to secure Rome's throne for her son Nero.
A Christmas Carol with Clive Francis
Sun 17 Nov 2013 7:45 PM
Clive Francis will be bringing to life one of Britain’s favourite Christmas tales, live on stage as part of our One Night Only season.
The Duck House
Mon 18th Nov – Sun 23rd Nov
Ben Miller stars in this outrageous new comedy,The Duck House, directed by the award-winning Terry Johnson.
Tue 26th Nov – 30th Nov
Following last year’s enormously popular production of Oliver!, CaOS brings you the award winning musical South Pacific.
Split Whiskers Blues Band
Sunday 17 November 2013, 7.30pm, Tickets start at £12
Matt Ridley-Jason Yarde Quartet
Thursday 28 November 2013, 8pm, Tickets start at 12
Chiefs & Governors: Art and Power in Fiji
7 June 2013 – 19 April 2014, Li Ka Shing Gallery - FREE
This is the first ever exhibition dedicated to Fijian Art outside Fiji. It draws on MAA’s exceptional collection of Fijian artefacts, photographs and archives, a collection closely linked to the early colonial history of Fiji and the foundation of the Museum
The Lost World (Part 2)
23 October 2013– 30 November 2013, Andrews Gallery – FREE
This is a solo exhibition by the Tasmanian artist, Julie Gough, simultaneously installed in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and at Contemporary Art Tasmania (CAT), Hobart
Astronomy Masterclass and Dinner
Tues 26 Nov 2013, 6.45pm for a 7pm start (dinner is served first, followed by the masterclass at 8.30pm) Tickets £49 per person, which includes the class and a two course meal accompanied by a glass of fizz on arrival. Book tickets on: 01223 306030
Taking place from the unique vantage point of the hotel’s breath-taking rooftop garden, our popular masterclass series will allow attendees to enjoy unparalleled views of the night sky over Cambridge. We will look at the different types, sizes and colours of stars, and how they die, as well as tracking down the Andromeda Galaxy the light from which set off before there were people! Jupiter will be visible and its assemblage of large moons which will have risen into the eastern sky.