Student Music Concert: Instrumental Award Scheme Showcase

Our 2022 Kettle’s Yard Student Programmer Emily Bretz has created this series titled Return to Normality performed by University of Cambridge Students.

In this concert two groups from the University’s Instrumental Award Scheme, auditioned by Professor Margaret Faultless, present a challenging and invigorating programme of works.

Student music concerts take place in the Kettle’s Yard House, and are seated on a first come first seated basis.

FREE, come along

Student Music Concert: Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society in collaboration with Kettle’s Yard

Our 2022 Kettle’s Yard Student Programmer Emily Bretz has created this series titled Return to Normality performed by University of Cambridge Students.

For the final concert of the series musical theatre comes to Kettle’s Yard as members of The Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society present some of their favourites, interspersed with student-composed numbers.

Student music concerts take place in the Kettle’s Yard House, and are seated on a first come first seated basis.

FREE, come along

Student Music Concert: Creative Lockdown: New compositions by student composers

Our 2022 Kettle’s Yard Student Programmer Emily Bretz has created this series titled Return to Normality performed by University of Cambridge Students.

How has Covid-19 impacted composition? Emily invited students to submit their responses to this question, and this concert showcases three of the best, performed by members of the University’s New Music Ensemble.

Student music concerts take place in the Kettle’s Yard House, and are seated on a first come first seated basis.

FREE, come along

Student Music Concert: Piano Quintet

Our 2022 Kettle’s Yard Student Programmer Emily Bretz has created this series titled Return to Normality performed by University of Cambridge Students.

For this first concert, Emily Trubshaw and friends start the programme with the Brahms piano quintet.

Student music concerts take place in the Kettle’s Yard House, and are seated on a first come first seated basis.

FREE, come along

Twilight Half-Term: Selene, Goddess of the Moon

In Greek mythology, Selene is the sister of Helios, the god of the sun. The Romans called her Luna. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens.

In our statue she is riding a horse into battle with the Giants (on the right). 

Our education team created a video with instructions on painting Selene and her horse. 
Watch it on our YouTube channel. 

For this activity you will need: paper, paintbrushes, paint, and something glittery! 

Twilight Half-Term: Gods and Goddesses of the Night Sky

Have you ever wondered what the ancient Greeks and Romans knew about the bright lights of the night sky? Follow the clues and find out more about ancient astronomy. Label the planets with their Greek and Roman names. Get them all to receive a small reward at the end of your visit! 

Visit the Museum of Classical Archaeology and pick up a copy of the trail at the front desk.

Ai Weiwei: The Liberty of Doubt

Kettle’s Yard is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957, Beijing) in which new and existing work will be shown alongside historic Chinese objects. The exhibition will explore notions of truth, authenticity and value, as well as globalisation, the coronavirus pandemic and the current geopolitical crisis. Ai Weiwei will reflect upon the liberty in the West, in contrast to China and other authoritarian regimes, to question truth and authority, express doubt and seek transparency in political matters.

Online | Showing your Mettle: The Boat Race Trophies and their Display at The Fitz

Trophies from one of the world’s oldest annual sporting events, The Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, have gone on public display for the first time at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 9 November 2021 until 27 March 2022.

Dr Victoria Avery, the Keeper of Applied Arts, will share her new research into when, why and how they were commissioned, who made them and the significance of their decorative elements. Book the talk to watch live, or receive access to a recording of the event.