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Looking for a different take on Cambridge nightlife?

Cam Lates brings you a range of alternative after-hours events from across the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden; what's not to like?  More events forthcoming...

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Cam Lates presents:

Fossils and Fizz After-hours

WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2019, 19:00 - 21:30, £8, BOOK NOW

Wander the Sedgwick Museum after-dark this February. With a backdrop of music performed live by 'The Accidentalists', you can browse the specially-lit collections or chat to researchers at the pop-up science station – all with bubbly in hand.

The Accidentalists are a popular beat combo band based in and around Cambridge. With traces of jazz, blues, Latin and George Gershwin - expect a collision of high art and low buffoonery.


Botanic Nights

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2019, 18.30 - 20.30, £18, BOOK NOW

Join us for an evening in the Botanic Garden's impressive glasshouse range with atmospheric light displays. Ticket price includes two drinks from local craft beer specialists Thirsty. They will be offering a small selection of craft beers, mulled wine and soft drinks.

Take in the 80 metre range which houses displays showing how plants have evolved to survive in different environments across the world. From icy mountains, oceanic islands and arid lands to the nicely heated Tropics, wander the specially lit changing climates.

Book now for a unique evening at the Botanic Garden.
£18 per person (ticket price includes two glasses of beer or mulled wine, provided by Thirsty (Card only bar until 20:00 for additional purchases). Doors 18:00.

Over 18’s only

Tickets will be sent by post prior to the event.  


Pacific Late

THURSDAY 7 MARCH 2019, 19:00 - 21:30, £10, BOOK NOW

Join the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for a celebration of all things Pacific.

Enjoy Polynesian dancing, meet researchers, handle Pacific objects and take part in upcycling crafts inspired by the new HLF-funded Pacific Currents display at the Museum.

Pacific Currents highlights the Museum's exceptional and wide-ranging Oceanic collections, which originate throughout the Pacific and date from the late 18th century to the present day. For more information on the displays, please visit:

All accompanied by tropical cocktails to chase away the winter blues!

Tickets include a complimentary drink.


LATE at Kettle's Yard

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019, 18:00 - 21:00, £5, BOOK NOW

Come to Kettle’s Yard as Your Favourite Artist!

In 1979 New York artists Ana Mendieta and Mary Beth Edelson organised a dinner party in honour of Louise Bourgeois. Guests were invited to come dressed as their favourite woman artist from history.

We invite you to join us this LATE at an expanded dressing party, all genders and all artists welcome!

There will be music, making and a café/bar.

See the exhibitions ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois and Julie Mehretu Drawings and Monotypes out of regular opening hours.

Booking recommended.

Cam Lates is delivered by the University of Cambridge Museums as part of its Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation funding.

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