There’s a chance to let your nostalgia run wild this afternoon at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, where Meccano and model railways are on display.
Cambridge is home to some of the most respected printmakers on the planet. Now, for the first time, their talents will be showcased together in a week of exhibitions, workshops and talks.
Pioneer of a mid-20th Century movement that centred around Auto-Creative and Auto-Destructive art, Gustav Metzger sought to find a way of integrating art with scientific and technological advances – or even to remove the artist from the process of creation altogether. Now, his site-specific sculpture-experiments have been recreated in an intriguing retrospective at Kettle’s Yard.
The weather might have failed Cambridge this Bank Holiday Monday, but it doesn’t have to be a washout. With plenty of indoor options for art, theatre and music lovers, as well as free events and things to do for families with young children, there’s no need to waste the rainy day indoors.
Recently redesigned and peppered with fascinating temporary exhibits, the Scott Polar Research Institute captures the high drama of polar exploration with an emotive urgency that makes it one of Cambridge’s most powerful cultural gems. Continue reading The Polar Museum & Delivery by design: Stamps in Antarctica
Li Ka Shing Gallery | Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Centuries before the Gutenberg Press revolutionised the spread of Christian and secular thought across Europe, the words of another great religious leader were being expertly printed all across South-East Asia. Continue reading Buddha’s Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond
Home to a picturesque Cambridge college, the ancient village of Girton makes for a relaxing alternative to the chaos of central Cambridge in tourist season.