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Fri 1 - Sun 3 March

ART HUNT: Dinky Doors, various locations

Tiny doors have been popping up all over our ‘hood courtesy of anonymous art duo Dinky Doors with installations on Market Square and little No. 10 on Downing Street-  why not take a walk and find them  all?  There’s a new door due to pop up this month so keep your eyes peeled!

 

NEW OPENING: Gymfinity Kids

I’m a bit gutted this is only for kids because it looks so fun! Gymfinity run classes and activities for babies to 16 year olds including gymnastics and the rather cool sounding Ninja Knight lessons. They’ve just opened their 5th location in Cambs- it looks like a great way to  get ’em away from the screens and doing some exercise.

gymfinitykids.com 

 

THEATRE: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Cambridge Arts Theatre, until Sat 2 Mar 

Following the success of their Olivier Award winning show, The Play That Goes Wrong (2015), Mischief Theatre are back with the equally self explanatory title: The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. The new comedy caper promises Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers- it looks like one to watch.

cambridgeartstheatre.com

 

ART: Louise Bourgeois, Artists Rooms, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, until Mon 24 Mar 

This new exhibition of sculptures, prints and drawings by Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) traces pivotal moments in the artist’s long career. Julie Mehrutu exhibits alongside in her first UK solo exhibition.

kettlesyard.co.uk

 

EXHIBITION: Whistler & Nature, The Fitzwilliam Museum, until Sun 17 Mar

This major exhibition of Victorian artist James McNeill Whistler’s paintings, sketches and prints explores his work in the context of attitudes to landscape in British art and design. A complementary exhibit ‘The Gentle Art: Friends and strangers in Whistler’s prints’ will run alongside in the Print Room from Tues 29 Jan, featuring the artist’s etchings of people.

fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

 

TALK: Chocology, Cambridge Botanic Garden, Sat 2 Mar 

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, which this year focusses on chocolate (well, cocoa), Cambs Botanic Garden is running a family event, Chocology, exploring sustainable chocolate production and showing off their very own cocoa tree. Fingers crossed for tasters.

botanic.cam.ac.uk 

 

MUSIC: 1959: The Year that Changed Jazz, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Sun 3 Mar 

The death of jazz legends Lester Young & Billie Holiday and the release of the best-selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue both happened in 1959, who knew? Cambs based saxophonist Dan Forshaw and his sextet pay homage to this seminal year, 60 years on, at Cambs Arts Theatre.

cambridgeartstheatre.com

 

FURTHER AFIELD 

EXHIBITION: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, until Sun 14 July 

The V&A is showing the largest House of Dior exhibition ever staged in the UK, tracing the history of Christian Dior and the six artistic directors who succeeded him. The exhibition is based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and there’s a new section exploring Dior’s fascination with British culture. A highlight is the Christian Dior dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday celebrations, on loan from the Museum of London.

vam.ac.uk

 

EXHIBITION: Don McCullin Photography, Tate Britain, until Mon 6 May 

Over 250 photographs spanning Don McCullin’s 6o year career are on display at Tate Britain and include his iconic war images, including Vietnam, Northern Island and Syria, as well as some of his work focussing on poverty in England.

tate.org.uk

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