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View our What's On: September-December booklet online.

 

Lunchtime Talks

Tea bowl

The tea bowl: East and West

A talk with Dr Bonnie Kemske, Artist and writer. Read more.

19/09/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Art speak

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

25/09/2018

13:15 to 13:45

Free

Mychael Barratt in conversation with Jane Stobart

A talk with Mychael Barratt (ex-President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers) and Jane Stobart (artistprintmaker) in connection with Print REbels exhibition. Read more.

26/09/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Girl thinking

“Thinking in common”: A community of creativity

A talk with Dr Hana Leaper, Painting Prize Senior Lecturer and Development Manager, Liverpool John Moores University.

03/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Book cover

Rooms of their Own: Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West and Eddy Sackville-West

A talk with Nino Strachey, Head of Research and Specialist Advice at The National Trust, and author of Rooms of their Own.

10/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

The Paston Treasure

The Pastons: From poverty to wealth and back again

A talk with Dr Spike Bucklow, Senior Research Scientist, Hamilton Kerr Institute, looking at the family fortune behind the 17th century still life painting at the heart of The Paston Treasure exhibition recently seen at Yale Center for British art and Norwich Castle Museum.

17/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Torch bearer sculpture

Extreme sculpture: Politics and monuments in Germany 1918 -1945

A talk with Dr Nina Lübbren, Anglia Ruskin University. Read more.

20/10/2018

15:00 to 15:45

Free

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

Pianist

Music for piano

Piano recital with Jakub Kitowski.

07/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Cellist

Music for cello

Veronica Henderson performs cello suites by Cassado and Bach.

14/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Music manuscript

Spinet recital

English restoration keyboard music from the Fitzwilliam’s collection introduced and played on a spinet by Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music at The Fitzwilliam Museum.

19/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Mulberry trio

Paul Seddon (violin), Vivian Williams (cello), and John Richens (piano) perform Mendelssohn’s Trio in c minor and Novak’s Trio quasi una ballata.

21/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Music for cello and piano

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

28/10/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Pianist

Music for piano

Jill Morton performs Debussy’s Preludes Book 2.

04/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Songs for Sunday

With Alison Daniels (soprano).

11/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Musicians

Galliard Trio

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

Performances by the very best undergraduate chamber musicians.

25/11/2018

13:15 to 14:00

Free

Adult Workshops

Ring

MUSE

Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop.

Visit our jewellery exhibition, create drawings of some of the pieces and translate these into your own 3D jewellery inspired wire sculptures.

28/09/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

Wood engraving class

The art of wood engraving

A masterclass with Royal Academician Anne Desmet engraving boxwood and lemonwood blocks and printing them by hand, without the need of a printing press. 

29/09/2018

10:15 to 16:00

£45 (£40 concessions/ Friends)

Landscape

MUSE

Discover new ways of working at this artist led workshop.

Join us for a tour of Print REbels, featuring a special selection of artworks from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Followed by an ‘express’ drypoint printing workshop in our studio.

19/10/2018

10:15 to 12:00

£10

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

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

Book cover

Harriet Kelsall presents The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career

Join Harriet Kelsall, award winning creative business woman, as she tells the story of how she started her jewellery company and shares the tips that she’s learned about starting and growing a successful creative business...

22/09/2018

15:00 to 16:15

£8

Jade fisherman

Collecting Chinese arts

Join us for a morning investigating the Museum’s collection of Chinese arts, with two lectures given by James Lin, Senior Assistant Keeper of Applied Arts, and Philippe Smolarski of Cheffins Fine Art. There will also be a tour of our Arts of the Far East Gallery (28) and a chance for informal discussion over mid-morning tea or coffee.

16/10/2018

10:15 to 12:40

Free

Belt buckle

Handling session for blind and partially sighted adults: Silver treasures

Join Helen Ritchie, Curator of the Fitzwilliam’s jewellery exhibition, for a handling session and discussion about some of the amazing silver treasures from the Museum’s collection.

16/10/2018

13:00 to 14:30

Free

Virginia Woolf manuscript

A Room of One’s Own tour led by Dr Claire Nicholson

Visit Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings and view the manuscript of Women and Fiction; walk to King’s College, the venue for the celebrated lunch party in Woolf’s text, to view the collection of Bloomsbury art; proceed to Newnham College to view their exhibition of Bloomsbury-related material and visit the venue for Woolf’s 1928 lecture which formed the basis for A Room of One’s Own.

17/10/2018

11:00 to 15:30

£25 (£20 concessions/Friends)

Museum exterior at night

Late night opening - Great Women Artists: Fitz feminist takeover

Join us for an evening of art, performance and creative museum activism devoted to great women. Find out about hidden highlights in our permanent collection and help us share stories of women too often missing from museum displays...

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

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

It's magic

2 - 5 yrs

Exploring art together can be magical. Enjoy an introduction to objects in our collection through stories and make art of your own to take home.

19/09/2018

10:00 to 11:30

£4 per child

Family First Saturday

Drop-in on the first Saturday of the month for activities, storytelling and tours on the theme of 'Moving Lines'.

06/10/2018

14:00 to 16:00

Jewels

Bedazzled

8 - 12 yrs

Design and create jewel encrusted works of art with artist Hannahlore Smith, co-director of ArtPocket, inspired by our exciting Designers & Jewellery exhibition.

13/10/2018

10:30 to 12:30

£8 per child

Dancing in the Museum

Mini movers in the Museum

3 - 5 yrs

Explore artworks through music and movement, with guidance from the Dancing at the Museum elders project and dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs. Booking opens 24 September at 11.00.

17/10/2018

10:00 to 11:30

Free

Dancing in the Museum

Mini movers in the Museum

3 - 5 yrs

Explore artworks through music and movement, with guidance from the Dancing at the Museum elders project and dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs. Booking opens 24 September at 11.00.

17/10/2018

13:00 to 14:30

Free

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

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

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

Landscape

ReSource: Rebel rebel

13 - 18 yrs

Visit the Print REbels exhibition, which features a special selection of artworks from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Then join guest artist Hideki Arichi in our studio to create your own drypoint print - a technique of printmaking using a special plastic plate and an etching needle.

22/09/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Landscape

Make! Print it

11 - 13 yrs

Be inspired by the Print REbels exhibition, featuring a special selection of artworks from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Then create your own print in drypoint - a technique of printmaking using a special plastic plate and an etching needle. With guest artist Hideki Arichi.

22/09/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

Ram brooch

ReSource: Shine on

13 - 18 yrs

Join guest artist Iona McCuaig to create your own sculptural jewellery, in a range of materials, after gaining inspiration from the spectacular pieces on display in the Museum’s jewellery exhibition.

20/10/2018

11:00 to 13:00

£5

Ram brooch

Make! Fantastic creations

11 - 13 yrs

Join guest artist Iona McCuaig to design your own extravagant pieces of jewellery, after the fabulous designs on display in our jewellery exhibition.

20/10/2018

14:00 to 16:00

£5

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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