Archive for September, 2012

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi at the Fitz

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

The Fitzwilliam had Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi and Sarah Maguire reading his poetry in their seminar room today. It was quite a special experience; Sarah reading first in English and then Saddiq in Arabic, the audience quietly drinking the words in as pictures of Sudan silently flicked on and off behind them. Afterwards questions were tossed gently […]

Headstand has a birthday

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Upstairs in The Fountain underneath the strings of coloured light bulbs is a larger than life confessional booth. Surely the most bizarre addition to a pub. It’s also fairly irrelevant too as I was in the room to celebrate Headstand’s 5th Birthday and so sat with my back to the intriguing wooden structure all night […]

Open Cambridge 2012 – a much appreciated peek into hidden places

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Open Cambridge is immensely popular. Minutes before the website allows bookings, Cambridge residents take time out of their busy lives to sit poised and waiting at desks all over the city. The booking starts and it’s a crazed race to get what you can as quickly as possible. I was quicker off the mark than […]