Son et Lumière

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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.

Date: 
Fri 1 Dec 17:30 to 19:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
service

The Slender Waist of Tears: Reflections on a Journey through Central America

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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.

Date: 
Fri 24 Nov 18:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Going Slumming:The Attractions of 19th Century Spanish Street Literature

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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.

Date: 
Fri 17 Nov 18:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Gabriel Fauré's Requiem

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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.

Date: 
Sun 12 Nov 18:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

'Voz de Tango' - The Voice of Tango

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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.

Date: 
Fri 3 Nov 18:00 to 19:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Hedgehogs: The Gardener's Friend

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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.

Date: 
Fri 20 Oct 18:00 to 19:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Quiz Night

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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).

Date: 
Sat 14 Oct 19:00 to 22:30
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

Asteroids, Aliens and Artificial Intelligence:The World of Existential Risk

Location: 
St. Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

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.

Date: 
Fri 6 Oct 18:00
Special: 
1
Type: 
other

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