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High days and holidays: Castle Hill Open Day 2014

Castle Street in Cambridge is very far from the sea indeed but walking down it, particularly early in the morning or late in the afternoon, makes me think of the way Dylan Thomas describes the “seaward hill” of  939 more words


Castle Hill Open Day 2014

In her book Period Piece, Gwen Raverat (whose work is currently on display in the House at Kettle’s Yard) includes a description of the Castle Hill area in a chapter entitled Ghosts and Horrors. 454 more words


Issam Kourbaj @ Kettle's Yard

Issam Kourbaj New Installation @ Kettle’s Yard
13 Sept – 26 Oct 14

Kettle’s Yard
Castle Street


Unearthed in Memoriam

Artist Issam Kourbaj on his current installation at Kettle’s Yard.

I left Syria, but never my memories of it. Revisiting them warms my heart. But when I remember my own childhood and think of what the children of Syria are going through today and how their memories and their homes and all the beautiful and fragile and delicate things that make up a child’s outer and inner life have been torn to pieces and are violently and suddenly buried in shattered fragments under the ground, hidden beneath the silent earth, it’s difficult for me not to feel a mixture of pain, shock and anger. 434 more words


My Museum Favourite: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Maria Carmi as the Madonna, 1912

With over 5 million works of art, artefacts and specimens within our collections, how exactly do you go about choosing a favourite? This was the challenge faced by staff and volunteers across the museums and Botanic Garden when they were invited to provide a personal response to their favourite specimens or objects. 415 more words


The future but not as we knew it: Somewhere at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

‘What are the boxes?’ an inquisitive visitor asked the gallery assistant. I glanced over and saw the assistant get up from her perch in the corner of the gallery and gesture to some information printed on the wall. 1,330 more words



As the Gustav Metzger exhibition at Kettles Yard closed last week, I interviewed the gallery, to see if the show was a success and to find out more about Metzger and his input into the exhibition. 290 more words