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
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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
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
‘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