Category Archives: Culture

Foster’s Mill Firmament Illuminations

A fine, colourful, imaginative work of art called Foster’s Mill Firmamenthas just been switched on. It is an illuminated image projected onto the north and east faces of the former Foster’s Flour Mill near Cambridge railway station. The projected light … Continue reading

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Switching on the Christmas Lights

The traditional Christmas Lights in the city centre were switched on using state-of-the-art technology, a soul diva, a Santa, a children’s chorus from Annie, the Christmas show at the Corn Exchange, and the Mayor. Sheila Ferguson, former lead singer of … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Civic Event, Culture, Dance, Music

Cambridge Youth Opera: Dido and Aeneas

One of the themes of my mayoral year is to highlight opportunities for young people to be active participants in the arts. So I was thrilled to hear earlier in the year that there were moves to organise a youth … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Music, Young people

The Curriculum Vitae of Aurora Ortiz

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Classworks Theatre is a theatre company based in Cambridge. They support the creative and social development of young people through access to high quality opportunities for creativity in the performing arts. They also run a professional touring theatre company producing … Continue reading

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Vermeer’s Women

It is a huge coup for Timothy Potts, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, to have secured the loan from the Louvre in Paris of The Lacemaker by Johannes Vermeer. Round it is built a fascinating exhibition on the theme of … Continue reading

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Organ recital in Wisbech

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The Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Jonathan R Farmer TD, had arranged an organ recital in the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul in Wisbech. Proceed, including from a raffle, were to go to the Wisbech Mayoral Charities. The … Continue reading

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Visitors from Great Yarmouth

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The annual trip by Cambridge’s senior citizens to Great Yarmouth is a well known fixture in the city’s summer calendar of activities. Three years ago a reciprocal visit was instituted from Great Yarmouth to Cambridge and these have continued annually. … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘FLACK’ Magazine

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FLACK is a new monthly listings magazine written by Cambridge people for Cambridge people. FLACK is a not-for-profit social enterprise staffed by volunteers many of who are or have been homeless. As such it is a hugely valuable way of … Continue reading

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World Peace Day

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Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum organised a World Peace Day celebration with a programme of dance, song, readings and reflections. The venue was Emmanuel United Reformed Church in Trumpington Street. A very wide spectrum of organisations and backgrounds were reflected: African, … Continue reading

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Cambridge Bangladesh Welfare and Cultural Association: Eid Party

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The Cambridge Bangladesh Welfare and Cultural Association hosted an Eid Party at Arbury Community Centre. Children – mostly girls – recited from the Qur’an and sang a song, recognition was given to GCSE and A-Level achievements. The Imam explained why … Continue reading

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