Archive for the 'Exhibitions' Category

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 […]

The piano under the bridge – ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

If I had a calendar and counted down with big red crosses to something, it wouldn’t be Christmas or the next holiday, it would be the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. This year it kicked off with something beautiful – pianos – fifteen of them dotted all around Cambridge. The first one I noticed was under […]

A weekend of sculpture

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Saturday was freezing cold but I plucked up the courage and about six scarves to go to the The Museum of Classical Archaeology. And what an interesting place it is. It’s a paradise of plaster casts left over from bygone days when such collections were the thing to have. You certainly feel like you’ve stepped […]

Kettle’s Yard and the Fitzwilliam – Riley, Vermeer and Redouté

Monday, October 17th, 2011

There is a super Bridget Riley exhibition on at Kettle’s Yard – be warned your head will be spinning! Kettle’s Yard is the place to be as term has started again there are the usual lunchtime concerts to look forward to. The current exhibitions at the Fitzwilliam are a must – Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and […]

Great and Manifold Blessings: The Making of the King James Bible

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

I nipped to the University Library with Tim on yesterday to see the Great and Manifold Blessings: The Making of the King James Bible. It’s just amazing to think that 500 years ago people were killed for trying to produce the bible in the vernacular. We got chucked out before we saw the whole thing […]