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Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00
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View our What's On: September-December booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Talks

Eileen Cooper RA in conversation with Dr Meredith Hale

A talk with Eileen Cooper - one of the RAs taking partin RA250 at the Fitz; and Dr Meredith Hale - Excellence 100 Lecturer, Loughborough
University, and Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge.

24/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

30/10/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

The Art of Ithell Colquhoun: Symbols from the magian world

A talk with Richard Shillitoe, Independent researcher and editor of website: www.ithellcolquhoun.co.uk

31/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Flower hair comb

An Arts and Crafts jeweller: The life and work of Fred Partridge (1877-1945)

A talk with Thomas Holman, Director, Wartski.

07/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Will you fade? Will you perish? Virginia Woolf and the art of still life

A talk with Dr Claudia Tobin, Department of English, University of Cambridge.

14/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

20/11/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Coffin

Reused coffins from ancient Egypt: Tomb robbery or recycling of materials?

A talk with Helen Strudwick, Associate Curator, Egyptian Antiquities.

21/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Hand drawn female figure

Virginia Woolf: The Curator’s perspective

A talk with Laura Smith, Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, and Exhibition Curator.

28/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Vintage photograph

The odd couple: Virginia Woolf and Rupert Brooke

A talk with Dr Claire Nicholson, Chair, Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

05/12/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Rossetti drawing of a lady

An introduction to the collection of Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor, and the exhibition Collecting and Giving

A talk with:
Jane Munro, Acting Assistant Director, Collections
Henrietta Ward, Assistant Keeper, Paintings Drawings and Prints
Julia Poole, Former Keeper, Applied Arts

12/12/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

Drop-in and enjoy half an hour looking at and talking about art.

18/12/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Lunchtime Concerts

Musicians

Music for cello and piano

Pembroke College Old Library

Jon Fistein (cello) and Patrick Hemmerlé (piano) perform sonatas by Beethoven and Chopin.

28/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Pianist

Music for piano

Emmanuel United Reformed Church

Jill Morton performs Debussy’s Preludes Book 2.

04/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Songs for Sunday

Emmanuel United Reformed Church

Paula Downes (soprano) and Clare Bullimore (piano) perform works by Andrew Downes.

11/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Galliard trio

Pembroke College Old Library

Woodwind and piano performances by one of Britain's leading chamber groups.

18/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Instrumental Award Holders

Cambridge University Instrumental Award Holders

Pembroke College Old Library

Performances by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians.

25/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Creative writing workshops: Landscape, home and identity

These workshops include a special guided tour of the Fitzwilliam’s Virginia Woolf exhibition and on 10 November a guided tour of Kettle’s Yard. The themes of the exhibition - a sense of place in the world - will be used as a springboard for writing poetry and prose, with tutor Helen Taylor. 

27/10/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£25 for all workshops (£20 concessions/Friends). £10 for individual workshop (£5 concessions/Friends).

Creative writing workshops: Landscape, home and identity

These workshops include a special guided tour of the Fitzwilliam’s Virginia Woolf exhibition and on 10 November a guided tour of Kettle’s Yard. The themes of the exhibition - a sense of place in the world - will be used as a springboard for writing poetry and prose, with tutor Helen Taylor. 

03/11/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£25 for all workshops (£20 concessions/Friends). £10 for individual workshop (£5 concessions/Friends).

Creative writing workshops: Landscape, home and identity

These workshops include a special guided tour of the Fitzwilliam’s Virginia Woolf exhibition and on 10 November a guided tour of Kettle’s Yard. The themes of the exhibition - a sense of place in the world - will be used as a springboard for writing poetry and prose, with tutor Helen Taylor. 

10/11/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£25 for all workshops (£20 concessions/Friends). £10 for individual workshop (£5 concessions/Friends).

Photo print

MUSE

FULLY BOOKED

Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop.

Explore Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings. Then back in the studio create your own response to the show using cyanatype, prepared photosensitive paper that creates simple effective photoprints, a technique used by some of the artists in the exhibition.

30/11/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Handmade Christmas cards

Christmas crafts

Give your Christmas a personalised touch and join in with some friendly seasonal creative fun. Try your hand at making cards, tree decorations and table pieces. With a complementary mince pie or two and hot drink.

14/12/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£15 (£12 concessions and Friends)

Talks and Events

Museum exterior at night

Late night opening - Great Women Artists: Fitz feminist takeover

Come along to celebrate stories of women which are too often missing from museum displays. Find out about hidden highlights in the collections with talks and performances or join in with art activities and creative museum activism. Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings will be available to view after-hours. Plus, music in the courtyard, food and drink in the café, and late night shopping.

07/11/2018

17:00 to 21:00

Free

Whale skeleton

Handling session for blind and partially sighted adults: Mammal giants of the past and present

FULLY BOOKED

Get hands on with some amazing objects in the newly opened Museum of Zoology.

14/11/2018

14:00 to 15:30

Free

Figures in a landscape

This panel discussion looks at landscape and feminism, different ways of seeing, and how things carry hidden meanings at a time when Virginia Woolf was working within a network of writers, artists and intellectuals.

22/11/2018

17:30

Free

Flower painting

Creative workshop #3 for blind and partially sighted adults: The art of flowers

Join artist Sally Todd for this creative session inspired by the Museum’s magnificent collection of Dutch flower paintings. Visit
our Flower Gallery to learn more about the paintings, then work in clay and mixed media to explore the 3D form of some of the most popular blooms and create your own organic forms.

24/11/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Tour

Guided Tour

Join a one hour guided tour of the Museum on Saturdays, or book a tour in advance for any visit for a group.

05/04/2014 to 06/04/2019

14:30 to 15:30

Family Activities

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of dressed to impress.

03/11/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Dinner plate

Inspiring women

FULLY BOOKED

8 - 12 yrs

Who would you pick to share dinner with and why? Paint your own plate based on Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grants’ The Famous Women Dinner Service, displayed as part of the Museum’s Virginia Woolf exhibition.

10/11/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

It’s magic on tour

FULLY BOOKED

2 - 5 yrs

Explore the fantastic collections through stories, rhymes and creative playful activities.

13/11/2018

10:30 to 12:00

£4 per child

Baby magic on tour

FULLY BOOKED

0 - 2 yrs

A gentle introduction to the Museum through sensory exploration of colour, shapes, texture, sounds and movement. A chance to try something new and creative with your baby.

14/11/2018

10:30 to 11:30

£4 per child

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month and join us for activities and art-making on the theme of finders keepers.

01/12/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Free

Polar clothes

Intrepid winter explorers

5 - 7 yrs

Handle objects from the Polar Museum and imagine what it would be like to adventure in some of the winter pictures in our collection - do you have what it takes?

08/12/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

for Young People

Photo print

ReSource: Blue light

13 - 18 yrs

Experiment with cyanatype, and use prepared photosensitive paper to create simple effective photoprints, a technique used by some of the artists on show in Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings, which we will view first. With guest artist Caroline Wendling.

17/11/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Photo print

Make! Instant photoprints

11 - 13 yrs

Explore Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings. Then back in the studio experiment with cyanatype, a technique used by some of the artists in the exhibition, which uses prepared photosensitive paper to create simple effective photoprints. With guest artist Caroline Wendling.

17/11/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Rossetti drawing of a lady

ReSource: Who are you?

13 - 18 yrs

Draw from the portraits of people on display in Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest. Back in the studio join guest artist, Lucy Mazur, to create expressive faces from your imagination or from the Museum collection in conté - a soft drawing material similar to pastels.

15/12/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Rossetti drawing of a lady

Make! Face up

11 - 13 yrs

Stuck drawing portraits? Practice in this workshop with guest artist, Lucy Mazur. Learn to draw faces from your imagination or from the Museum collection in conté - a soft drawing material similar to pastels. This studio session follows on from looking at the drawings of people on display in Collecting and Giving: Highlights from the Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor bequest.

15/12/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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