Archive for the 'Cambridge' Category

Solar eclipse 2015

Friday, March 20th, 2015

8.26am this morning saw the start of the solar eclipse. This one is visible from all over the UK but from Cambridge we’ll only see 3/4 of the sun covered. The eclipse will be at its fullest at 9.33am and by 10.43am it will all be over. The Institute of Astronomy are hosting a public […]

Henry Moore and Open Air Sculpture at Kettle’s Yard

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

A fascinating talk at Kettle’s Yard last night ‘Henry Moore and Open Air Sculpture’ by Dr Jennifer Powell the senior curator at Kettle’s Yard. Dr Powell is fresh from curating the newly opened Moore Galleries at Tate Britain and gave us a fascinating insight into the idea that Moore heading up a British school of […]

Concrete poetry at Kettle’s Yard and the Ruskin Gallery

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

I’ve just had a busy few days immersing myself in concrete poetry starting with a talk given by Professor Stephen Bann at Kettle’s Yard on Tuesday all about Ian Hamilton Finlay, his combination of art and poetry and his connection to Cambridge. For those of you who have been to Kettle’s Yard you will have […]

Open Cambridge 2014

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Open Cambridge was hugely popular this year.The city was absolutely thronged with people. I got a chance to visit the Real Tennis court in Cambridge, have a tour of the

Newnham, Friday afternoon, blackberrying and Neil Morrissey

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Oh such a perfect day! After just two hours of work (who wants to do more than that), Ellie and I tramped slowly to Trumpington via Grantchester and back again, via as many plum trees and blackberry bushes as we could find. Ellie took the blackberrying really quite seriously and managed to get a significant […]

Object Writing

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I have to say Richard H’s Object Writing group is fab. Last night seven of us gathered in the Arts Picture House cafe to write. Lots of great activities from word association games, reading and rewriting fairy stories and of course the traditional writing about an object. I really liked the activity where we told […]

A saturday of Samuel Butler and Soviet Art

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Spent a satisfying Saturday afternoon with Andres at a talk on Samuel Butler in the newly refurbished Divinity School at St Johns. The college has a large collection on the Victorian art critic, photographer and writer and at the moment there is a display in the Old Library. Currently there is a two year project […]