Come and enjoy the local Community Carol Service, with traditional lessons and carols, followed by mulled wine and mince pies, and more! Children may like to come dressed as their favourite Nativity character!
Listen to movements from Olivier Messiaen’s monumental 'Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus' played by Philip Mead, together with visual images from the National Gallery introduced by Susanna Avery-Quash, curator.
Share a journey with Richard Footitt from Panama to Guatemala, reflecting on the history of six small countries squeezed between North and South America. Reflect also on what they have in common - beautiful scenery and a rich wildlife for example, but also a bloody past which shapes so much of the present.
Join Alison Sinclair for an insight into wrongdoing in Spain during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Alison was formally Professor of Modern Spanish Literature and Intellectual History here in Cambridge, and hosted an important recent exhibition on this subject at the University Library.
St Augustine’s Singers, accompanied by Philip Mead on the keyboard, and conducted by Alan Rochford, with give a performance of Faure’s 'Requiem', and Purcell’s 'Man that is born of a Woman', to bring Remembrance Sunday to a fitting end.
An encounter with Andres “Tanguito” Cejas, the world renowned dance maestro from Argentina. Music and dance, attitude and culture, earth and movement, expression …. Andres embodies the authentic tango of the Rio de la Plata estuary. An evening put together by Tangueando.
Everyone has a soft spot for the hedgehog. It is one of the most instantly recognisable animals and yet one of the least studied British mammals. Vanessa Blake and Stuart Clough will tell you more about our spiky friends, including what they eat, why they are in serious decline and how we can help them.
Hosted by Richmond Road Residents’ Association, this popular annual quiz is open to teams from the local area who compete across a range of subjects for the magnificent Challenge Cup awarded to the winner on the night. Teams of 6 pay £10 pp to take part and the price includes a buffet meal and drinks. Book a place now (01223 364929).
From visions of Judgement Day carved in the stone of medieval churches, through the 19th century Martian invasion of HG Wells, to modern day films of asteroid impacts, our culture is replete with references to catastrophes with the potential to engulf humanity. This talk by Lieutenant Commander John Ash RN (ret) of the Scott Polar Research Institute describes the nature of these “existential” risks and the extent to which they might be managed – and explores whether we owe a duty of care to our descendants.
Why does love get in the way? Free concert of cabaret songs from Britten to Weill, with Bridget Hardy (mezzo soprano) and Ralph Woodward (piano).