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Join artists from Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination at the first International Festival of Childhood, held over four days in Bath during late June/early July.
We will be creating a new fantastical map of the festival, bringing together real and imaginary journeys in one installation. A collection of games and invitations inspired by children’s adventuring will be available to take with you to explore the Forest of Imagination.
Curiosity and willingness to have a go are the only skills required.
Come for ten minutes or the whole day.
All ages welcome.
The event is free. Everyone is invited to come and play.
Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July
Further information about the Forest of Imagination is here
Tickets for the International Festival of Childhood are available here

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Fantastical Love’s Farm


The Round House Primary Academy and Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination invite you to

Fantastical Love’s Farm - a 24 hour adventure for the whole community

Friday 30th June (3.30 - 6.00pm) & Saturday 1st July (12 noon – 3.30pm)

Join us at the Round House Primary Academy to explore your local area in extraordinary and intriguing ways alongside children and artists.

Free events include making and creating maps in all sorts of extraordinary ways,  a tent of astonishing wildlife sounds, St Neots Museum’s mystery objects table and  magical mystery walks around Auntie’s Woods and Love’s Farm, and more.

Plus hot dogs and free cakes!

Your knowledge and stories about where you live will help us to create a new fantastical map of Love’s Farm. If you have any curious objects or photographs linked to this community please bring them along.

An exhibition about the project can also be seen at the Love’s Farm Community Centre.

The Round House Primary Academy, School Dr, Saint Neots PE19 6AW (map)

The event is free and all are welcome. No skills necessary or booking required. All children must be accompanied.

Exhibition at the Love’s Farm Community Centre

Fantastical Love's Farm leaflet

Calling all poets


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Taking Note is an ongoing project with Addenbrooke’s Arts for the hospital community. Together we are planning a number of activities from the autumn of 2017 to introduce poets to the hospital in different ways using this project as a springboard. We are looking for poets interested in being involved. Details are attached here. The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is now closed.

We plan to continue to celebrate this project widely through all our networks including documenting the interactions and work created online, exhibitions at the hospital and in Cambridge, public readings and events and a possible publication.

Taking Note logos

Animating the archives: an exhibition


Animating the archives exhibition

Artwork from our project Animating the archives is now being exhibited in Addenbrooke's Hosptial until June 1st.

The work displayed in the Treatment Centre Corridor, and in some of the cabinets of the new museum, is a small selection from 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 includes 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.  The project continues 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.

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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