Events

Details of events and workshops we are currently involved in are listed below:

An everlasting tea party

14/08/2017

Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination has been ArtScaping this year with over 200 children from Mayfield, Girton and the University Primary School. Artist Susanne Jasilek has worked alongside classes exploring the NW Cambridge Development (now known as Eddington) in creative ways. Time has been spent investigating spaces, shaping future communities and entities to inhabit them, building new tea houses and playing with ideas about time.

Open Eddington is an opportunity for everyone to visit this new development. You can visit the tea house designed by artists Winter and Hörbelt (pictured here) on the lake that the children re-imagined. The four free hands on workshops led by Susanne will invite you to play together and shape new entities and communities for our everlasting tea party taking place at the school throughout the day. Workshops are 10 – 11am, 11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30 – 2.30pm & 3 - 4pm.  Booking for the workshops is advisable as places are limited. Or drop in to see the exhibition of children’s work from the past two years at any time between 9am and 5pm.

/free workshops with all welcome and no experience necessary
/booking at www.opencambridge.cam.ac.uk opens from Monday 14th August
/refreshments provided
/Saturday 9th September, University Primary School, Eddington, Cambridge CB3 1SE
/further information from info@cambridgecandi.org.uk

Being an ArtScaper means to look at something and make your own ideas. Then, just think of the idea you thought of before and mix it up so you can make something even bigger and newer. Then just design it…. then just find stuff that might be used in the future and use that to help you build it. Jared, 8, Mayfield Primary School.

Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt’s Fata Morgana Teahouse

Animating the archives: an exhibition

01/06/2017

Animating the archives exhibition

The second exhibition of work from our project Animating the archives will be in the Treatment Centre Corridor in Addenbrooke's Hospital from 21st September. It will feature work from our projects with two groups supported by the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire – young carers in the county and people living with dementia and their carers. Read more about the projects here.

Our first exhibition featured a small selection of work and images from the two creative projects with 7 – 9 year old children from Queen Edith’s Primary School and St Philips Primary School, Cambridge. The children were responding to objects and stories in hospital's new museum in the spirit of fun and curiosity but also with great tenderness. The work displayed included their imagined insects with special healing powers, bed sheets with words that could comfort them, and uplifting poems for staff and patients to find in their pockets.

This project is part of the Hospital's 250th birthday celebrations. In the main corridor of the hospital, the new museum houses a collection of just some of the extraordinary objects and stories stored in the archive.  Animating Addenbrooke's is connecting with people of all ages during 2016/17 to animate the museum, inviting different groups to play creatively with ideas and provocations inspired by the collection.  

Dylan (a real dog) with Dogtor the drawn dog

Nurses at Addenbrooke's Hospital looking at the exhibition

Looking in the glass cabinet

 

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