Events

People make a place - we want to welcome you to find out more about North West Cambridge and to experience all that the development can offer, even before the Phase One completes! Throughout the construction period, there will be opportunities for interested individuals to find out more about the development and the site. Take a look at the events listed below that may be of interest.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Tomorrow, Today - Self-Build Cob
Date, Time:
Monday 28 April 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location:
North West Cambridge Development Site
Details:
Keen participants are sought to spend a week learning the ancient and sustainable technique of cob building from the UK's leading experts, and to be part of an amazing public art project by artists Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope. Together, a 'model village of the future' will be made - a walk-through scale model of the paths, houses and shops planned for the future North West Cambridge Development.
Tickets:
£50 per person for the five-day course (Mon-Fri). £25 concessions Weeks available from 28 April - 30 May.
Booking details:

Please book by 31 March.
Call Kirsten 07545 218251 for more details

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PAST EVENTS

 

Cambridge Alumni Festival 2013

Date, Time:
Friday 27 September 2013, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location:
Lecture Theatre SG1/2, Alison Richard Building Sidgwick Site
Details:
Project Director, Roger Taylor, gives a talk as part of the Cambridge Alumni Festival 2013.
More info:

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Deep time, earth to solar system: artists in discussion

Date, Time:
Friday 25 October 2013, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Sackler Lecture Theatre, Institute of Astronomy, Hoyle Building, Madingley Road, CB3 0HA
Details:
The first Artists-in-Residence for the development: Karen Guthrie, Nina Pope, Tania Kovats and Hannah Rickards discuss and exchange ideas that have emerged from their research within the departments of Archaeology, Astronomy and Earth Sciences. The event will be chaired by Harriet Loffler, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Part of the University of Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas.
More info:

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Hands-on Cob building workshop with artists Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope at Prehistory Day

Date, Time:
Saturday 26 October 2013, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Location:
Cambridge Archaeological Unit, Storey's Way CB3 0DT
Details:
Join artists Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope in a hands-on and muddy workshop as they recycle archaeological soil sample waste into a sustainable mud building material. Karen and Nina are in residence at the Department of Archaeology as part the University's North West Cambridge development. Inspired by participating in Cambridge Archaeology Unit's site dig, and by the models of the NW Cambridge architecture and town planning, they would like to experiment with the idea of a 3D model of the development. A large-scale model could be constructed from cob, a traditional building material made from clay and subsoil, and could eventually be buried beneath the finished development for - perhaps - rediscovery by the archaeologists of the future.
More info:

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Free film screening and Panel Discussion - La Région Centrale, 1970-71 by Michael Snow

Date, Time:
Monday 20 January 2014, 10:45am – 5:00pm
Location:
Arts Picturehouse Cinema, Cambridge
Details:
Screening of La Région Centrale, 1970-71 by Michael Snow
Monday 20 January, 10.45am – 2.00pm
Arts Picturehouse Cinema, Cambridge
Running time: 190 minutes
A rare opportunity to see Canadian film-maker Michael Snow’s seminal experimental film, filmed from a remote mountaintop in Quebec.
I would like to make a three-hour film “orchestrating” all the possibilities of camera movement and the various relationships between it and what is being photographed… I give the camera an equal role in the film to what is being photographed. I want to make a gigantic landscape film equal in terms to the great landscape paintings of Cezanne, Poussin, Corot, Monet, Matisse … this will feel like a record of the last wilderness on earth, a film to be taken into outer space as a souvenir of what nature once was.
Michael Snow, 1969
Panel Discussion
3.00-5.00pm, Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge

Hannah Rickards (artist), Jason Dungan (artist), Graham Ellard (Professor of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins) and Neil Henderson (Principal Lecturer for Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University) will discuss their responses to the film.
More info:

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Archaeology Talk - Medieval Village

Date, Time:
Friday 21 March 2014, 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Location:
North West Cambridge Development Site
Details:
Discover the lost Medieval Village in Cambridge

Archaeologists from Cambridge Archaeological Unit have unveiled a lost Medieval village in Cambridge as part of their excavations on the North West Cambridge Development. Situated to the North of the site, the finds will be explained by head of the Unit, Chris Evans, and the Site's Director, Craig Cessford, in these short tours for all interested guests.

Wellies and outdoor footwear strongly advised.

Talks will take place on the site on 21 March, 28 March and 4 April at 2pm and last for around 30 mins.

Meeting point is the blue hoarding gate on Huntingdon Road, approximately 100 yards west of the Travellers Rest.

 

 

Archaeology Talk - Medieval Village

Date, Time:
Friday 28 March 2014, 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Location:
North West Cambridge Development Site
Details:
Discover the lost Medieval Village in Cambridge

Archaeologists from Cambridge Archaeological Unit have unveiled a lost Medieval village in Cambridge as part of their excavations on the North West Cambridge Development. Situated to the North of the site, the finds will be explained by head of the Unit, Chris Evans, and the Site's Director, Craig Cessford, in these short tours for all interested guests.

Wellies and outdoor footwear strongly advised.

Talks will take place on the site on 21 March, 28 March and 4 April at 2pm and last for around 30 mins.

Meeting point is the blue hoarding gate on Huntingdon Road, approximately 100 yards west of the Travellers Rest.

 

 

Archaeology Talk - Medieval Village

Date, Time:
Friday 4 April 2014, 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Location:
North West Cambridge Development Site - Meeting point is the blue hoarding gate on Huntingdon Road, approximately 100 yards west of the Travellers Rest.
Details:
Discover the lost Medieval Village in Cambridge

Archaeologists from Cambridge Archaeological Unit have unveiled a lost Medieval village in Cambridge as part of their excavations on the North West Cambridge Development. Situated to the North of the site, the finds will be explained by head of the Unit, Chris Evans, and the Site's Director, Craig Cessford, in these short tours for all interested guests.

Wellies and outdoor footwear strongly advised.

Talks will take place on the site on 21 March, 28 March and 4 April at 2pm and last for around 30 mins.

Meeting point is the blue hoarding gate on Huntingdon Road, approximately 100 yards west of the Travellers Rest.

 

 

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