Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA
Join us for an afternoon of poetry readings and discussion as Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Sean Borodale and Jo Shapcott talk about their recent experience as poets in residence with the Thresholds project in the University of Cambridge Museums and collections. The poets will be in conversation with Professors Isobel Armstrong and Steven Connor. This event is part of the Festival of Ideas and drinks will be available afterwards.
The Museum has an alternative entrance for lift access. Please let us know when you book if you require use of this and we will be happy to advise you on finding the lift.
Poets Sean Borodale, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jo Shapcott in conversation with: Steve Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and Isobel Armstrong, Emeritus Professor of English at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Book online here: https://thepoetryofthings.eventbrite.co.uk/
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Doors open 6pm
Matthew Hollis is the Thresholds poet in residence at the Sedgwick museum. This is a rare opportunity to combine hearing this prize-winning poet with an after-hours visit to the museum which has inspired him.
Matthew’s poetry collection Ground Water was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book award, the Whitbread Prize for Poetry and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
Now All Roads Lead to France: the Last years of Edward Thomas won the Costa Biography Award and the H. W. Fisher Biography Prize and was Sunday times Biography of the Year.
This is a promenade event, limited seating is available.
Booking is essential: 01223 333456
Thresholds poets Daljit Nagra, Jo Shapcott, Ann Gray present work in progress at Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Cambridge CB2 3D.
More details: http://www.cam.ac.uk/sciencefestival/events/?uid=55fd0131-b710-4c1c-965d-96d7f526646d&date=2013-03-19
The Museum of Zoology is excited to be hosting poet Gillian Clarke for a residency as part of the Thresholds poetry project in museums. Gillian will be giving a reading in the museum’s lower gallery.
Admission is free, and we are not taking bookings.
Daljit Nagra reading at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street CB2 3DZ.
Doors open from 6pm.
Book over the phone: 01223 333516
An exciting course for young people aged 14-18 responding to Kettle’s Yard collection. Write poems and then transform your words into site-specific art installations.
Tuesday and Wednesday 12 & 13th February
10am-1pm – led by poet Jackie Kay
Tuesday 19th & 26 February and 5th & 12th March
4.30-6.30pm – led by artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs
Friends and family members are invited to join us from 6.30-7pm on the final evening for poetry readings and a private view.
Jackie Kay is an award winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays, who uses words to explore the complexities of identity and her own life experiences.
Filipa Pereira-Stubbs is an artist who uses film, music and dance to open up ideas of who we are.
Image: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Girl with a book. 1912-13
Jackie Kay reading at Kettle’s Yard House, arrive via the courtyard entrance. Places are free but booking is essential. Call 01223 748100 for reservations.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Gillian Clarke and Imtiaz Dharker reading at The Morison Room, Cambridge University Library, West Road
Thresholds poet Jo Shapcott and producer Tim Dee present Erebus at The Polar Museum.
A rare opportunity to hear ‘Erebus’, a poetic drama for radio by Jo Shapcott about Sir John Franklin’s search for the North-West Passage. The 1845 expedition led by Franklin was lost in the ice and never returned. The mysteries remain. In the intervening time rescue and subsequently, archaeological expeditions have gone in search of clues as to what went wrong. Fragments of evidence have been found in the ice and latterly frozen bodies too. Why did the mission fail, did the sailors resort to eating their colleagues, what did the Inuit make of them? The play, a Radio 4 ‘Pick of the Week”, was first broadcast in January 2012, produced by Tim Dee with an innovative soundscape by composer Jon Nicholls.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Owen Sheers reading at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Founders entrance.
Doors open at 6.15pm . Event free but booking essential.
Ann Gray reading at the Botanic Garden, Continents Apart, Glasshouse Range.
Please use the Brookside Gate only for entry and exit. No need to book, just turn up!
If you have any queries, please call 01223 331875
Masterclass led by Don Paterson at the Whipple Museum for Cambridgeshire poets
Image © the Whipple Museum (Wh.4529.207)