The Mothers' Union 'Bye Buy Childhood' campaign aims to empower families to challenge the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood through positive action. As a result of their Bailey Review, all the major Regulators involved e.g. ASA, BBC Trust, Ofcom, PCC etc have now made themselves accessible through a single internet portal, http://www.parentport.org.uk and all businesses are being encouraged to create on their websites a single clear link for Complaints.
[img_assist|nid=409|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=83|height=100]The work on raising the bells began earlier in the year when they were moved from their long-time resting place inside the church to John Taylor Bellfounders in Loughborough, for the necessary repair and preparation for rehanging. The planned date for raising them is the 22nd and 23rd June - some of you will wish to witness this sight, even if you have to do so from the other side of Castle St; St. Peter's churchyard will offer a good viewpoint.
Founded in 2016 at the University of Colorado, the Ajax Quartet is an emerging string quartet comprised of violinists Tom Yaron and Renee Hemsing Patten, violist Mario Rivera, and cellist Eric Haugen. In this recital they are joined by Emil Duncumb, Piano. Currently, they are the graduate quartet-in-residence at the University of Colorado. Tour highlights from the 2017-18 season include a tour to the United Kingdom with engagements in London, Cambridge, and Oxford.
Degas is remembered as a painter, print-maker and photographer but his work as a sculptor remains little known and frequently misunderstood. Dr. Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper, Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will explain how and why Degas made his sculpture in clay, wax and plastilene, and investigate whether Degas would have approved of his heirs having these translated into limited edition bronzes after his death.
An exploratory concert given by Amanda Dean (mezzo soprano) and the St. Augustine’s Singers conducted by Philip Mead. Stunning visual images by leading artists will be accompanied by improvised vocal sounds. Berio’s extraordinary vocal Sequenza 111 will be performed by Amanda, and an evocation of the vocal sounds of cavemen and women will receive its premiere.
Welcome in the Spring with an enchanting evening of songs and music from Cambridge Performance Ensemble. The concert will include works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Schubert and Stanley. There will be a small entrance charge to support our talented local musicians.
Enjoy an evening of music from current and past performers from Cambridge Youth Opera including a taster of their next double-bill production from 'The Little Sweep' by Britten and 'The Hiding Tree' by Barnes - a showcase of exciting youth talent.
An engaging musical journey through the lands of southern Italy, featuring a live performance from a Sicilian duet (guitar, accordion, Sicilian tambourine, vocals) - be carried away by the rhythms, colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
A must for lovers of books and libraries, this wide ranging talk by Mark Purcell of the University Library draws on his recent acclaimed book on the history of the great country house libraries of Britain and Ireland, to argue that many were profoundly scholarly collections, assembled with great care and widely used for intellectual studies.