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Welcome to Anglia Ruskin Arts THEATRE I VISUAL ARTS I MUSIC This Anglia Ruskin What’s On brochure is a guide to the wide variety of arts events and activities that take place on Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus or involve our students and staff elsewhere in the city. This includes the eclectic programme of shows at the Mumford Theatre, our oncampus professional theatre, which each season presents a range of professional touring, student and local amateur productions. Situated within the heart of the School of Art, the Ruskin Gallery provides an
excellent space for exhibiting both digital and traditional artworks. The Ruskin Gallery enormously enriches the cultural life of our University’s staff and students – an experience which we are delighted to share with the wider community.
ensembles also perform regularly at venues across the city.
The Department of Music and Performing Arts delivers a series of impressive concerts and productions throughout the year. This notably includes weekly free lunchtime concerts which take place at the Mumford Theatre. Anglia Ruskin’s orchestras and vocal
If you wish to keep up to date with these exciting performances, exhibitions and concerts please register your interest at www.anglia.ac.uk/arts
We invite you to enjoy the array of arts events we have to offer here at Anglia Ruskin University, which celebrate the diversity found on our campus.
Read on to find out more about What’s On this season.
YOUR LOCAL THEATRE Situated in the heart of Anglia Ruskin Universityâ€™s Cambridge Campus, the Mumford Theatre is a university theatre presenting a range of touring professional, local community and student theatre as well as music concerts. With an excellent tiered seating arrangement, the Mumford Theatre is able to boast an enviable reputation for offering a good view from all 270 of its seats. There is a strong tradition of theatre at Anglia Ruskin University and staff and students are consistently involved in various productions at venues across the city.
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Anglia Ruskin University has a commitment to improving and expanding our community engagement and the Mumford Theatre plays a central role in this. The Mumford Theatre aims to present shows that engage, stimulate the imagination, challenge expectations and, of course, entertain. We offer our local community and our students an exciting range of quality theatre productions at affordable prices, and to accompany certain productions present free pre-show talks by leading academics of Anglia Ruskin University. We welcome local schools and offer school group prices for large groups on selected performances. Due to the physical arrangement of the theatre, and in the interests of other members of the audience, we do not encourage bringing children younger than 3 years old to the theatre. For further information and to book online please
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THEATRE & DANCE Anglia Contemporary Theatre BRING IT ON Friday 12 & Saturday 13 January, 7.30pm Anglia Contemporary Theatre Friday 19 & Saturday 20 January, 7.00pm William Harvey Theatrical Society THE PRION KING Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 January, 7.30pm Publick Transport WE ARE BRONTË Wednesday 7 February, 7.30pm Academy of Magic and Science THE MAGIC OF LEONARDO DA VINCI Tuesday 13 February, 3.00pm
Seabright Productions ADAM KAY: THIS IS GOING TO HURT (SECRET DIARIES OF A JUNIOR DOCTOR) Saturday 3 March, 7.30pm Icarus Theatre Collective MACBETH Monday 5 March, 2.00pm & 7.30pm Angel Exit THE DRIVE Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm Blackeyed Theatre TEECHERS Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 March 7.30pm Tuesday matinee, 2.00pm Young Actors Company CONTRASTING CONNECTIONS Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 March, 7.00pm
Anglia Ruskin Creative 1916: HIS PLAN OF ATTACK Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 April, 7.30pm Cambridge Drama Festival THE 50TH CAMBRIDGE DRAMA FESTIVAL Monday 23 – Saturday 28 April, 7.30pm The Pantaloons THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Monday 30 April, 7.30pm Vamos Theatre A BRAVE FACE Wednesday 2 May, 7.30pm Department of Music & Performing Arts THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS Wednesday 2 & Friday 4 May, 7.30pm Department of Music & Performing Arts ITCHY FEET/GRAFFITI CLUB Thursday 3 & Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm
Academy of Magic and Science THE SCIENCE OF LOVE Tuesday 13 February, 7.30pm
Reckless Sleepers NEGATIVE SPACE Thursday 24 & Friday 25 May, 7.30pm Anglia Contemporary Theatre PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm
ARU Drama and Performing Arts Students ARU WINTER CABARET Saturday 17 February, 7.30pm Joss Arnott Dance TRIPLE BILL Wednesday 21 February, 7.30pm Adorno Project JARMAN IN PIECES Saturday 24 February, 7.30pm London Classic Theatre PRIVATE LIVES Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 February, 7.30pm
Saltmine Theatre Company LEGACY - THE STORY OF MARTIN LUTHER Friday 1 June, 7.30pm Bodywork Company Cambridge GREASE Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 April, 7.30pm Saturday matinee, 2.30pm Fat Rascal Theatre TOM AND BUNNY SAVE THE WORLD Wednesday 11 April, 7.30pm
Festival Players CATS Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 June, 7.45pm Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 June, 7.45pm Saturday 1 6 June, 2.30pm & 7.45pm Pied Pipers Musical Theatre Society ANYTHING GOES Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 June, 7.30pm Saturday 30 June, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Anglia Contemporary Theatre BRING IT ON Friday 12 & Saturday 13 January, 7.30pm
William Harvey Theatrical Society THE PRION KING
Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness.
“THEY’RE BEHIND YOU!”
Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer LinManuel Miranda (In The Heights, Hamilton), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next To Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical. These performances will be assessed work by Anglia Ruskin University’s 2nd year Drama & Performing Arts students. All Tickets: £5.00
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 January, 7.30pm
Anglia Contemporary Theatre MR BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Friday 19 & Saturday 20 January, 7.00pm Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of The Simpsons episode Cape Feare entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a postapocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. Seventy-five years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. A paean to live theatre, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another These performances will be assessed work by Anglia Ruskin University’s 2nd year Drama & Performing Arts students.
All Tickets: £5.00
The Addenbrooke’s Charity Pantomime proudly presents this year’s show: The Prion King! Join our heroes, Simba and his friends, as they embark on a journey to become doctors. Standing in their way lies Scarcoma, Simba’s evil uncle, who with his nefarious team aim to overthrow Simba’s mother Liona Wood, and take control of Savannahbrooke’s. With the threat of the prion disease hanging over them, will our heroes be able to stop Scarcoma’s plans? A student production by Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine that is filled with nonstop jokes, panto-obsessed consultants, and an album’s worth of medically-recycled songs. Voted 4/5 stars by the Cambridge Tab: ‘More than anything, this was a really, really fun show’, ‘Great acting, great dancing and great singing’. Not suitable for children due to mature content and sexual themes. Tickets: £12.50 (£9.00 concessions)
Academy of Magic and Science THE MAGIC OF LEONARDO DA VINCI Tuesday 13 February, 3.00pm
Publick Transport WE ARE BRONTË Wednesday 7 February, 7.30pm Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s irreverent and playful style. Taking the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy, deconstructing not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves. ‘masters of their art’ (The Scotsman) ‘excruciatingly funny...engagingly absurd and imaginative; a visual feast...I didn’t want to miss so much as a wink’ (British Theatre Guide) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Have you ever wondered if there is a place in the world where magic is happening every single moment? Have you ever wished you could be part of this magical world? Well, prepare your broomsticks, because here is your chance! This creative genius had many talents; Leonardo was a peaceful painter, a military inventor, an engineer, a writer, a musician, an anatomist and … a magician! He designed machines to make us fly, to give us superhuman powers, to decode observations and to not allow anything misdirect us. This interactive fantascientific show will create the “WOW” excitement moments of magic and drive them to evolve into “A-HA” realisation moments of scientific principles! The Academy of Magic and Science is a high quality educational organisation born in the Accelerator of the University of Cambridge that teaches science through magic, engaging the audience in a tour to discover the scientific principles behind illusions, perceptions and biases.
Academy of Magic and Science THE SCIENCE OF LOVE Tuesday 13 February, 7.30pm Are we falling in love due to gravity? Is it a magical trick of cupid or an alchemic reaction of oxytocin? Does love grow through songs and romantic poems, magic spells or releases of dopamine? The World Champion of Big Stage Illusions and several Guinness World Records holder, Alexis Arts, will take you through the magical experiment of The Science Of Love. Prepare to challenge your perceptions on romantic love, to question the accuracy of your romantic sensations and feelings of intimacy, passion and commitment. How? By magic! Whether a couple, single, a family or anything in-between, join us for a show which will make your questions about love vanish and sprinkle charmed sparkles on your heart. Scientific explanations and magical demonstrations sync to finally settle the eternal battle between the mind and the heart!
All tickets: £6.00
Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child)
Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff
Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff
Suitable for ages 4 – 104
ARU Drama and Performing Arts Students ARU WINTER CABARET Saturday 17 February, 7.30pm An evening of music and dance celebrating Broadway in the most splendiferous way possible. Expect an evening of fun and excitement in a programme performed entirely by students from Anglia Ruskin University. Tickets: Free to attend, no booking necessary Joss Arnott Dance TRIPLE BILL
Project Adorno JARMAN IN PIECES
Wednesday 21 February, 7.30pm
Saturday 24 February, 7.30pm
Joss Arnott Dance’s new classical contemporary programme for 2017 will take you on a gripping journey through powerful and heartpounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance.
Filmmaker, painter, gay rights activist, author, gardener – Derek Jarman packed many roles into a short life. More than twenty years from his death he remains a contradictory figure: For decades a thorn in the establishment’s side, yet now dangerously close to something he would have hated – the status of national treasure.
Created in collaboration with some of the industry’s foremost, awardwinning dancers, composers and designers, Arnott’s new Triple Bill consists of two brand new dance works – A Movement in 3 and RUSH – alongside the company’s internationally award-winning solo V that will feature live music for the first time. Expect a highly charged, visually stunning and musically led evening of dance that explodes with power and technical brilliance. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Jarman in Pieces is a performance collage by multimedia duo Project Adorno comprising original songs, film, interviews from people who knew Jarman and his work, ambient sounds and spoken word that aims to celebrate the many facets of his character and creativity. The event will also include a screening of Jarman’s last film Blue [certificate 15]. Tickets: £8.00 (£6.00 concessions) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Photo credit Tom Pitts
London Classic Theatre PRIVATE LIVES
Icarus Theatre Collective MACBETH
Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 February, 7.30pm
Monday 5 March, 2.00pm & 7.30pm
In Private Lives, strong passions and stronger personalities set the stage for a classic battle of the sexes.
Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation.
1930. Deauville, France. Two newlymarried couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel. As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda.
The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s most fear-filled tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production.
Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening ahead. But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites, with spectacular consequences. Full of razor-sharp wit and quickfire dialogue, Private Lives remains Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy. Since its opening at London’s Phoenix Theatre in August 1930, the play has retained its remarkable appeal, captivating audiences worldwide. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Something wicked this way comes...
Seabright Productions ADAM KAY: THIS IS GOING TO HURT (SECRET DIARIES OF A JUNIOR DOCTOR) Saturday 3 March, 7.30pm Award-winning comedian Adam Kay reads from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) hour of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 & 2017 and Soho Theatre 2017. The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller – and copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance. ‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ (Mail on Sunday) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded with rank and favour by a grateful king. But war has left scars. With each enemy Macbeth butchers to serve his own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a more menacing grip. Spectres slaughtered on the battlefield drip poison in his ear, and passions erupt as he ferociously seizes the throne. But, violence breeds violence, and a reign born in blood quickly spirals outof control as Macbeth’s demons return to destroy him. Set in the 11th century and culminating in an epic battle filled with revenge, justice, and beheadings, Icarus blends traditional and physical theatre and brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. Suitable for ages 11+ (contains violence) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Angel Exit THE DRIVE Wednesday 7 March, 7.30pm Two women. A fractured friendship. A car full of boxes and a message from a dead friend. The Drive recounts an unexpected Nordic road trip which sees two estranged friends thrown together on a tense journey from London to Oslo. The further Becky and Nat get from home the closer they come to confronting the demons of their shared past. Spliced through with humour, slick physicality, an original contemporary soundtrack and video projection, The Drive is a show about friendship, grief, the fragility of memory, turning 40 and coming of age in the 1990s. The critically acclaimed Angel Exit Theatre bring their trademark inventiveness to this brand new show written by the company with Nell Leyshon. ‘An enviable reputation for vivid and unusual work, appealingly laced with oddball comedy’ (The Stage) Suitable for ages 12+ Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Blackeyed Theatre TEECHERS Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 March, 7.30pm Tuesday matinee, 2.00pm Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-todate soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good. Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions? Crammed full of unforgettable characters, political left-hooks and razor-sharp comedy, Teechers is more relevant today than ever, a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’. ‘Hilarious’ (The Stage) Suitable for ages 11+ Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child)
Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Young Actors Company
CONTRASTING CONNECTIONS Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 March, 7.00pm
Tuesday 20 March, 7.00pm
Wednesday 21 March, 7.00pm
FUGEE by Abi Morgan
GIZMO by Alan Ayckbourn
The Young Actors Company return to The Mumford Theatre this March for another selection of plays! This year YAC has chosen a National Theatre Connections theme, where Young Actors will perform a selection of the best National Theatre Connections Plays.
When 14-year-old Kojo arrives in London with no papers, no family, and can’t speak English, he finds himself tangled in a web of memories and nightmares.
An amazing new medical invention allows people to remotely control other people’s movements. But what if the gizmo fell into the wrong hands?
DISCONTENTED WINTER: HOUSE REMIX by Bryony Lavery
BURYING YOUR BROTHER IN THE PAVEMENT by Jack Thorne
A comical tragedy with clear reference to Richard III. Both tongue-in-cheek and serious, it explores some appalling truths in the modern world we live in.
A play about grief, and looking at someone that little bit more closely. Suitable for ages 8+ (contains strong Language) Tickets: £12.00 (£8.00 concessions) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff
Mumford Friends Membership Our aim is to lower one of the potential barriers to theatre attendance by opening up our programme of professional theatre to those who would like to come more regularly without having to break the bank. Our programme of theatre includes well known classics as well as work that is contemporary, new and unknown, so we want to reduce/remove t e perceived risk o going to see somet ing w ic is un amiliar, and t ereby create an adventurous opportunity to make t eatre accessible and a regular way o li e, rat er t an an occasional treat.
How does it work? A Mumford Friends Membership costs £25 and is valid for an academic year. Once a membership is purchased you are immediately entitled to purchase up to two tickets at £5 each for any of the performances included in the scheme. ickets can be purc ased online, in person or over t e p one.
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Is there a catch?
No. We believe that the way forward for us is to encourage theatre attendance by reducing the financial barrier.
Bodywork Company Cambridge GREASE Thursday 5 - Saturday April, .30pm Saturday matinee, 2.30pm Bodywork Company Cambridge presents Grease the Musical, performed by their 3rd Year Students who are soon to graduate and enter the Performing Arts industry. This iconic musical is about teens in love during the 50s. Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson spend time together at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny’s the leader of the T-Birds, while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell’s first pep rally, Danny is not the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together. Come and see this high energy and toe tapping performance of Grease! Tickets: £15.00 (£12.00 concessions)
Fat Rascal Theatre TOM AND BUNNY SAVE THE WORLD Wednesday 11 April, 7.30pm As 2018 falls to a zombie apocalypse, Tom and Bunny begin their perilous journey to Yorkshire in quest of sanctuary and a proper cup of tea. From the creators of the award-winning sellout hit Buzz: A New Musical comes a genderstereotype destroying, black and bloody comedy with a live folk soundtrack. Join Tom and Bunny as they discover what it is to be British in a crisis. WINNER of the Best New Writing Award from Fairy Powered Productions, Edinburgh Fringe Nominated for the Les Enfants Terribles Award Suitable for ages 14+ (Contains strong language and mild violence and gore.) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Anglia Ruskin Creative 1916: HIS PLAN OF ATTACK Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 April, 7.30pm Following on from 1914: Assassination Before Lunch and 1915: Dead in the Water, this third production in Sean Lang’s Great War cycle of plays tells the story of Sir Douglas Haig and his plan to launch a major offensive in 1916 on the Somme. The disastrous opening of the battle, on 1st July, proved the worst day in the entire history of the British army, with nearly sixty thousand casualties for negligible gains. But this is a much more intimate and human portrait of Haig than the caricature versions in Blackadder or Oh, What a Lovely War. This Haig is a deeply reflective man, conscious of the weight of his responsibilities and of his close relationship with his wife and with God. His flawed plan of attack is the result of political commitments and compromises over which he has little control. Based on research in Haig’s papers and on the latest historical research into this complex and often misunderstood man, this play shows how the commander too can be a victim of the war. Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 concessions) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
The Pantaloons THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Monday 30 April, 7.30pm “No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s…” …And fewer would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic would be performed live by just four actors with intelligences lesser than average… The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage in this funny yet faithful new adaptation as they use Cambridge Drama Festival THE 50TH CAMBRIDGE DRAMA FESTIVAL Monday 23 – Saturday 28 April, 7.30pm
musical instruments, puppetry and, um, enthusiasm to recreate deadly heatrays, giant fighting-machines, squidgy tentacled Martians and interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one… ‘Part alternative rock band, part thespian… wholly charming.’ (The Times) Suitable for ages 12+ Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
of our professional adjudicator as she evaluates the performances. Join with other audience members in interval discussions of the plays, and see if you can pick the winner.
Cambridge Drama Festival celebrates its Golden Anniversary in 2018, so there will be lots of extra fun in addition to the usual mix of short plays performed by established local drama groups. Come along ready for anything – the great, the OK and the frankly unpredictable, and then compare your opinions with those
Awards for the best performances in a variety of categories will be given on the final evening of the festival, and season ticket holders will be able to vote for their favourite play in the Audience Appreciation award.
Vamos Theatre A BRAVE FACE
compassion and fearlessness, Vamos brings its trademark, wordless, full mask style to a story that needs to be told.
Wednesday 2 May, 7.30pm His hardest battle is the one back home Ryan is there to see the world, learn a trade, get a life. Training’s complete, combat is a buzz. But on one particular hot and desperate tour of duty, Ryan sees things he can’t talk about, to anyone. And when he returns home, the trouble really begins. A Brave Face explores PostTraumatic Stress, an unseen and often unrecognised injury of war, and the impact it can have on even the closest of families. With
Tickets: £10.00, (£8.00 concessions) Save up to 0 with a season ticket for the week
Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, Vamos continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries, taking on challenging themes with poignancy, humour and humanity. Suitable for ages 12+ and accessible to hearing and deaf audiences alike Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends 11 Membership holders.
Reckless Sleepers NEGATIVE SPACE Thursday 24 & Friday 25 May, 7.30pm
Department of Music & Performing Arts THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS Venue: Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Covent Garden, Cambridge Wednesday 2 & Friday 4 May, 7.30pm Premiered off-Broadway in 2003, The Musical of Musicals portrays five short-act parodying homages to the style of American and British musical theatre composers and librettists. This production will be performed by Anglia Ruskin University’s 2nd year Performing Arts students. Tickets: Free, but booking required Department of Music & Performing Arts ITCHY FEET/GRAFFITI CLUB
Reckless Sleepers create original theatre pieces installation projects and interventions for theatres, galleries, museums, site and seasonally specific projects that both entertain and challenge its audiences, viewers and participants. To begin, Reckless Sleepers built a roomsized wooden frame and lined it with plasterboard. For several weeks they started smashing it up, smashing it down, then piecing together the fragments of their destruction back together. The result is this show, egative Space From a blank architectural canvas, something fantastical emerges. It’s a love story. It’s a slapstick comedy. Its slasher, action, melodrama... and not a single word is spoken. Soon different possible stories are spiraling around, hurtling towards an ending. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Suitable for ages 12+
Venue: Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Covent Garden, Cambridge
Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff, and Mumford Friends Membership holders.
Thursday 3 & Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm
Anglia Contemporary Theatre P R RMA C S CAS Venue: Cambridge unction, Cli ton Cambridge
In this double bill, find yourself immersed in a 1930s dance floor, at the rhythm of Charleston and Lindy Hop. Itchy Feet feature a lively choreography of jazzy steps and swing moves, on music by Ellington, Goodman and other classics. Join our first street dance show, Graffiti Club, which features moves from the hip hop, breaking and moonwalk tradition. The performance will include group as well as small ensemble choreographies, showcasing steps from the 80s onward. These productions will all be performed by Anglia Ruskin University’s 2nd year Performing Arts students. Tickets: Free, but booking required
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June, 7.30pm Celebrating three years of making work together, we present three devised, experimental performances by our graduating students from Anglia Ruskin University’s Drama and Performing Arts courses. As the culmination of an intensive rehearsal period and students’ final days at university, you can expect a theatrical rollercoaster of song, dance, drama and fun! Tickets: £11.50 (£8.00 concessions, £6.00 students and children) available from the Cambridge Junction Box Office: 01223 511511 and www.junction.co.uk
Saltmine Theatre Company LEGACY: THE STORY OF MARTIN LUTHER
Pied Pipers Musical Theatre Club ANYTHING GOES Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm Saturday matinee, 2.30pm
Friday 1 June, 7.30pm Who was Martin Luther? What is the significance of his life? A group of students gather in their lecture hall to discuss these questions. They become engaged with Luther’s lifestory and discover a man compelled by his conscience, devout faith and intense study of Scripture to challenge accepted practices and beliefs; a man who had the courage of his convictions at great personal cost and whose unprecedented work to translate the Bible into his ‘mother tongue’ reveals a heart’s desire to reach out to all people Just 500 years after the Reformation, join Saltmine Theatre Company to uncover the life of a true pioneer, and appreciate his legacy today. Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 concessions and for groups of 10+) Suitable for ages 12+
All aboard the SS American ocean liner for fabulous music and the madcap antics of a wild and wonderful cast of characters! Festival Players CATS Thursday Saturday une Tuesday 12 riday 15 une, . 5pm Saturday 16 une, 2.30pm . 5pm CATS is one of the most iconic and loved musicals of all time. Since taking the West End and Broadway by storm in 1981 the songs of the Jellicles, based on the poems of T. S. Eliot, have delighted and entranced theatre lovers young and old around the world. Now the award-winning Festival Players brings the full CATS experience to Cambridge for the very first time with a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s feline musical masterpiece. Discover, or re-discover, the tails(!) of the most charismatic cats ever to assemble under the Jellicle Moon. Macavity, Mr Mistoffelles, The Rum Tum Tugger, Grizabella, Skimbleshanks and many others share their stories, their friendships and their conflicts and reveal just a tiny glimpse into the secret world of Jellicle Cats.
Headed to London from New York City, the ocean liner is the setting for romance, comedy and mistaken identity. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Evangelistturned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin help Billy in his quest to win Hope. When Billy is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, all bets are off on a smooth docking! Just a few of the classic tunes featured are Anything Goes, You’re the Top, and I Get a Kick Out of You. Directed and choreographed by Bryony Garner Sullivan, with musical direction by Andrew Taylor, Anything Goes is staged by Cambridge’s Pied Pipers Musical Theatre Club, featuring talented and skilled local performers. Tickets: £14.00 (£12.00 concessions)
Thursday 7 & Tuesday 12 June: £12.00 (£ .00 concessions) All other dates: £15.00 (£12.00 concessions)
RUSKIN GALLERY The Ruskin Gallery is a unique exhibition space surrounded by artists’ studios on Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus. Open to the public, all exhibitions are free and carefully selected to provide a singular and memorable gallery-going experience. Combining its vaulted ceilings and period character with digital technology (including a 103” 3D Full HD plasma screen) the Ruskin Gallery is a fully flexible exhibition space, allowing both traditional hanging and digital viewing, either independently or simultaneously. The Ruskin Gallery opens all of its Private Views to members of the public as well as staff, students and invited guests,
VISUAL ARTS giving the whole community a chance to share in the experience. We see the Private View as an official celebration of the artists’ works, and often these events are attended by the exhibiting artists themselves, who may give speeches, provide Q&A sessions and discuss their works with guests.
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PLACE: RELINKING, RELATING, RELAYING AN EXHIBITION BY ART LANGUAGE LOCATION Ruskin Gallery Thursday 25 January Saturday 17 February TRANSFORMATION PUBLIC ARTWORK LAUNCH Science Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge Tuesday 13 February 3.00pm – 6.00pm MA CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION 2018 Ruskin Gallery Thursday 22 February Saturday 3 March NOTHING PERSONAL Ruskin Gallery Thursday 8 - Saturday 24 March LIQUID LAND Ruskin Gallery Thursday 5 - Saturday 21 April SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE 2018 Ruskin Gallery Balcony Thursday 5 - Saturday 21 April PURPLEWOOD HILL AND LABYRINTH Ruskin Gallery Thursday 26 April Saturday 12 May CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF ART DEGREE SHOW 2018 Ruskin Gallery, Balcony & Studios Friday 8 – Saturday 16 June THEOREM 2018 Ruskin Gallery Thursday 5 – Friday 20 July
TRANSFORMATION Launch of a new public artwork by Annie Cattrell Tuesday 13 February 3.00pm – 6.00pm Science Centre, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge
PLACE: RELINKING, RELATING, RELAYING. AN EXHIBITION BY ART LANGUAGE LOCATION Ruskin Gallery Thursday 25 January Saturday 17 February Private View: Thursday 1 February, 5.00pm Art Language Location (ALL) relaunches in January 2018 with an exhibition by artists from Italy, Slovenia and Bosnia Hercegovina alongside others working closer to home. By collaborating with artists from other countries and cultures, PLACE: Relinking, Relating, Relaying will explore ideas of locality, connectedness and belonging. Artists will include: Adriana Torregrossa, Andreja Džakušič, Barbara Stefani, Carlo Andreasi, Dalibor Nikolic, Elisa Vladilo, Guillermo Giampietro, Jo Miller, Maja Rubinic, Neil Horsefield, Nerma Cridge, Sara Lerota, Simon Macuh, Susi Gutiérrez, Veronique Chance. With supporting exhibition and participatory projects at Gallery 9, Norfolk Street, Cambridge.
The transformation of lives and societies through education and research has been a point of reference and inspiration for artist Annie Cattrell’s new kinetic artwork Transformation situated on the exterior of Anglia Ruskin University’s new Science Centre. The work, commissioned by Anglia Ruskin University, celebrates the transformation students experience at university by its ever-changing appearance through reflecting refracting light and the fluctuating weather and environmental conditions. The work will be officially launched on 13 February at 4.00pm (though it can already be seen now) with a presentation by Annie Cattrell and screening of the documentary created by Norma Silva on the development and installation of the piece.
MA CHILDRENS BOOK ILLUSTRATION 2018 Ruskin Gallery Thursday 22 February Saturday 3 March Private View: Thursday 22 February, 5.00pm This annual exhibition returns to the Ruskin Gallery after its showing in London. Eighty three graduates from the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University will be presenting their work, a significant proportion of whom are already signed up to publishers from around the world. This internationally renowned course has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Award in the category Excellence and Innovation in the Arts and has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award for outstanding contribution to the university. Students and graduates form the course have won numerous international awards, including the MacMillan Prize for Children’s Picturebook Illustration (1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017), The Penguin Design Awards, The V&A Illustration Award (2016 & 2017) and the Bologna International Illustration Prize. Others have been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Picturebook of the Year, the Bologna Ragazzi Awards and the highly prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.
NOTHING PERSONAL Ruskin Gallery Thursday 8 - Saturday 24 March Private View: Thursday 8 March, 5.00pm In Derek Besant’s latest exhibition, he explores how we are bombarded with and how it can become a hidden narrative. For instance, walking around an art exhibit, we hear bits and pieces of conversation that have already These fragments, though dissected, invite our gestalt sensibilities to attempt joining them together. Walk around an airport waiting room, and overhear the one-sided conversations from people talking too loudly on their cell phones. once sat along a corridor and took notes for an hour from merely the barrage of from people in public spaces. mages are out-of-focus to allow that same anonymity we encounter with strangers. The collective portrait that results follows my research into how the brain sees, and how we process information. All the portraits were from many portrait shoots where participants turned their side-to-side, in the act of looking or listening...
LIQUID LAND Ruskin Gallery Thursday 5 - Saturday 21 April Private View: Wednesday 11 April, 5.00pm Liquid Land brings together a group of artists whose work considers the complexities of landscape. The exhibition poses nuanced and critical positions on our experiences and perceptions of landscape and its environment. sculpture, the artists challenge us to reconsider what and how we conceive of value, and what economic, ecological and cultural agendas are at play when we experience and represent a landscape. The research for the exhibition was generated via the Debating Natures Value Network, an academic research network that explores the implications of the concept of ‘natural capital’ the idea that nature should be conceived of as a form of capital and valued in monetary terms. The exhibition will coincide with the Debating Natures Value conference, taking place on the 11th April. SUSTAINABILITY ART PRIZE 2018 Ruskin Gallery Balcony Thursday 5 - Saturday 21 April Private View: Wednesday 11 April, 5.00pm The Sustainability Art Prize is an annual competition run by the Cambridge School of Art (CSA)and the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University. It is organised and curated by Marina Velez, a CSA alumna. The competition is open to all students at Cambridge School of Art and it practices and explore themes related to sustainability. The competition has successfully run since it was created in 2012 and it has now attracted sponsorship from local enterprises.
PURPLEWOOD HILL AND LABYRINTH Ruskin Gallery Thursday 26 April - Saturday 12 May Private View: Thursday 26 April, 5.00pm Purplewood Hill is a spatial interactive story installation, based on Nina Kramer’s novel Purplewood Hill. Through the senses of animals, you are invited to participate in some scenes of the book. The animals are not a part of the story but mere witnesses. Communication & Multimedia Design/Breda - Avans Hogeschool (the Netherlands) students Max Malherbe and Danny van den Munckhof are the technical brains who made it all work. Max van Kollenburg participated as a voice actor. The story-driven installation Labyrinth has yet to be built. The first weekend of February 2018 around 15 students of both CMD/Breda and Cambridge School of Art will be breaking their brains on the concept in a Hackathon. Keywords will be; Story, Interactive, Spatial, Labyrinth. Based on this concept the installation will be coordinated, build and in both countries and put together in April for the show.
CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF ART DEGREE SHOW 2018 Ruskin Gallery, Balcony & Studios Friday 8 – Saturday 16 June Weekdays: 10.00am-8pm. Weekend: 10.00am-4.30pm Private View: Thursday 7 June, 6.00pm – 9.00pm The Cambridge School of Art Degree Show 2018 represents the culmination of the students’ work here. They have studied with us for three years, and will be taking their talents out into the world. There will be over 200 graduating BA (Hons) students displaying their work in the fields of Computer Games Art, Fashion Design, Film & Television Production, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustration and Animation, Interior Design, and Photography. For more information visit the Cambridge School of Art Degree Show site, which will be updated with details about this year’s graduates nearer the event. cambridge school ofart.com
THEOREM 2018 Ruskin Gallery Thursday 5 – Friday 20 July Private View Thursday 5 July, 5.00pm THEOREM is the first Doctoral research conference for the visual arts in the UK to combine an exhibition of research outcomes and symposium. In its third year at Cambridge School of Art, we host researchers from top UK university art schools such as Kingston University, Nottingham Trent, and Leeds. Each year we grow the program adding new participants in order to support UK research in the visual arts.
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LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Mumford Theatre, Fridays, 1.10pm STEVE LOCKWOOD & FRIENDS Friday 2 February, 1.10pm DANIELA ROSSI (GUITAR) Friday 9 February, 1.10pm CHANAN HANSPAL QUARTET Friday 16 February, 1.10pm PETAR DIMOV (PIANO) Friday 23 February, 1.10pm MIFUNE TSUJI TRIO Friday 2 March, 1.10pm Friday 9 March, 1.10pm CATHERINE JOULE (SOPRANO) ANTHONY JOULE (PIANO) Friday 16 March, 1.10pm ÚNA MONAGHAN (IRISH HARP AND ELECTRONICS) Friday 23 March, 1.10pm JOHN LAW QUARTET Friday 13 April, 1.10pm BEN SMITH & JIMMY BREWER Friday 20 April, 1.10pm BOB COLE CONSERVATORY WIND SYMPHONY Friday 27 April, 1.10pm SYMPHONIA ACADEMICA Friday 4 May, 1.10pm
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CRACKED VOICES Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm ANGLIA SINFONIA & ANGLIA CONTEMPORARY THEATRE Venue : Zion Baptist Church & Crypt, East Road, Cambridge Wednesday 14 March, 6.00pm
ANGLIA SINFONIA & CONTEMPORARY THEATRE Venue: Chelmsford Cathedral, Duke Street, Chelmsford Sunday 18 March, 5.00pm AN EVENING OF POP AND ELECTRONICA Venue: The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge Tuesday 20 March, 8.00pm ANGLIA CHAMBER CHOIR Venue: Cambridge Memorial Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge Thursday 22 March, 7.30pm ALICJA SMIETANA Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Friday 13 April, 7.30pm ANGLIA RUSKIN ORCHESTRA & CHORUS Venue: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge Friday 11 May, 7.30pm ANGLIA RUSKIN ORCHESTRA & CHORUS Venue: Binham Priory, Warham Road, Binham Sunday 13 May, 7.30pm FESTIVAL WEEK Venues: Mumford Theatre & Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June BAND SHOWCASE Venue: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge Friday 1 June, 6.00pm A MUSICAL CELEBRATION Venue: St Peter’s Church, Great Walsingham, Norfolk Saturday 2 June, 7.00pm ANGLIA SINFONIA Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm
LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES CHOOSE FROM AN EXCITING MENU OF LUNCHTIME MUSICAL TREATS.
STEVE LOCKWOOD & FRIENDS
Supported by the Anglia Ruskin Arts Council, this series of free Lunchtime Concerts is a highlight of Cambridge’s musical calendar. Hosted by the Mumford Theatre every Friday at 1.10pm and directed by Alan Rochford, the series attracts some of the world’s
ARU alumni Steve Lockwood is a musical phenomenon, blowing audiences away with his frontmanship and his melodic and jaw dropping harmonica playing. His dynamic and versatile approach incorporates both traditional and avant-Garde techniques to an inspired level. He has been drawing audiences in for nearly three decades working with numerous acts from Larry Adler to Screaming Lord Sutch and has recorded albums with both the Royal Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras. His varied work itinerary includes
University. It’s an ideal way to spend your lunch break, and a great way of experiencing incredible music absolutely free. Due to the physical arrangement of the theatre, and in the interests of other members of the audience, we do not encourage bringing children younger than 3 years old to the theatre.
Friday 2 February, 1.10pm
sessions along with concerts and harmonica workshops worldwide.
DANIELA ROSSI (GUITAR) Friday 9 February, 1.10pm Daniela Rossi is an exciting classical guitarist from Argentina. She studied guitar with Eduardo González Velasco at the Conservatory of Bahía Blanca, her hometown, where she graduated in 2006. Since then she has studied with many leading guitarists and teachers worldwide, including Eduardo Isaac, Victor Villadangos, Graham Devine and others. Daniela will perform music ranging from romantic composer Giulio Regondi, a contemporary and admirer of Chopin, to contemporary composer Dusan Bogdanovic. the range of music and sounds that the guitar is capable of in the hands of a world-class musician.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES CHANAN HANSPAL QUARTET Friday 16 February, 1.10pm
MIFUNE TSUJI TRIO Friday 2 March, 1.10pm
Chanan Hanspal (guitar)
The popular trio, featuring Mifune Tsuji on Violin, Jin Theriault on piano and Paul Jackson on piano, play a programme of early twentiethcentury music including Darius Milhaud’s clarinet and piano, Erwin Schulhoff’s and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from The T
Alex Hitchcock (saxophone) Matt Duduryn (bass) Ian Griffith (drums) Stellar jazz improvisations, monster licks and groove-based music showcasing the quartet’s new album Doedecaphonic Funk.
PETAR DIMOV Friday 23 February, 1.10pm Petar Dimov is a piano student in studies at the RCM. He is studying with Norma Fisher, which has been made possible by the generous support of the ABRSM. He started his musical education in his native Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where he studied with Svetlana Koseva until his graduation with distinction in 2014. Dimov is currently supported by the Henry Woods Trust and Talent Unlimited foundations. Petar has won over twenty prizes from International competitions and has performed in Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. As a composer, Dimov has had output for orchestra, chorus, various solo instruments and chamber ensembles.
LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
ÚNA MONAGHAN (IRISH HARP AND ELECTRONICS) Friday 23 March, 1.10pm Composer, harper and sound engineer Úna Monaghan presents her compositions, which fuse experimental and Irish traditional music with electronics and improvisation. She uses motion sensor, pitch detection and software patches to perform with harp and computer.
DUET Friday 9 March, 1.10pm santour, vocals) Fariborz Kiani (tombak, kudum, bendir) The musical heritage spread over Near East, Middle East and Central musical forms, carries a common message of peace, trust and reconciliation amongst all people regardless of any border or religious divide. It is this hidden message that seems to be able to mysteriously
Úna’s music has been presented on BBC and RTÉ television and radio, in theatre productions, and at international festivals and conferences. Úna is co-founder of Quiet Music Night, an evening dedicated to performing quiet music of all genres, especially new and experimental music. Úna is currently the Rosamund Harding Research Fellow in Music at Newnham College, University of Cambridge.
CATHERINE JOULE (SOPRANO) ANTHONY JOULE (PIANO) Friday 16 March, 1.10pm After receiving a BA Hons in Music at Anglia Ruskin University, Catherine was awarded a scholarship to study for a Postgraduate Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. She has performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad, covering a variety of in genres and programmes; such as Mahler’s The Old Royal Naval Chapel with the Trinity Wren ensemble, , conducted and singing the role of Dido in directed by BBC Singers’ Stephen Jackson, and a selection of Songs by Sibelius for the Torch Nordic Trust at Oxford University. This concert will feature a varied programme with selected songs popular Rogers and from Mahler’s exquisite Hammerstein classic: If I loved you and the much loved Can’t help lovin’ dat man from Jerome Kern’s Showboat.
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BEN SMITH & JIMMY BREWER Friday 20 April, 1.10pm Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer met in 2015 when they were both supporting Joan Armatrading on tour. They began writing together and
JOHN LAW QUARTET: Friday 13 April, 1.10pm John Law (piano/keyboards) Sam Crockatt (saxophones) Yuri Goloubev (bass) Billy Weir (drums/percussion) Bob Cole Symphony: John Law (“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists” International Piano Magazine) presents his new project playing well known tunes from the world of jazz and pop, featuring Parliamentary Jazz Award winner saxophonist Sam Crockatt. Alongside classic jazz standards the quartet plays interesting arrangements of tunes by the Beatles, Sting, Radiohead, Adele, Daft Punk…a baroque version of Summertime next to a funky version of In The Summertime!
Joan to an audience of 2,000. Since then, they have played at numerous festivals, including AmericanaFest 2017 in Nashville, and some of the most sought-after UK venues to acclaim from fans and critics alike, including supporting Ralph McTell at London Palladium, one of their biggest gigs to date. Their close harmonies, intricate guitar and expertlycrafted songs have proved universally popular. BOB COLE CONSERVATORY WIND SYMPHONY CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH Friday 27 April, 1.10pm Conductor: John Alan Carnahan Associate Conductor: Dr. Jermie S. Arnold Recognized internationally as a premiere university wind ensemble, the Bob Cole Conservatory Wind Symphony continues to expand the school’s rich tradition of performance excellence. Composed of Music, its mission is to stimulate musical growth and provide advanced performance opportunities for the department’s instrumental music and appreciation of the best of wind and percussion literature. The Wind Symphony and its members bring the highest quality wind literature to a professional level of performance, thus engaging the listening audience. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as “…thoroughly disciplined and euphonious!” Based on a foundation of traditional wind repertoire, the ensemble performs both standard and contemporary wind literature. Long a champion of music commissioning projects and contemporary repertoire, the Wind Symphony has premiered over twenty new works in recent times.
SYMPHONA ACADEMICA Friday 4 May, 1.10pm Peter Bussereau & Marcus Broome (violins)
Ania Ullmann (viola)
Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Julia Graham (cello)
Saturday 10 March, 7.30pm
Following their appointment as Associate Ensemble to Anglia Ruskin University, Symphonia Academica continue their Masterworks series with works by ARU composers alongside one of Beethoven’s opus quartets and Webern’s Langsamer Satz. Following a series of composer’s workshops the Symphonia Academica is excited to have the opportunity to showcase the talents of ARU’s own composers. Accompanying these compositions will be works written early in the careers of two composers strongly linked to Vienna. In his quartets of opus 18, Beethoven acknowledged his gratitude to Mozart and Haydn whilst displaying his own distinctive creative powerhouse. Webern wrote his Langsamer Sat whilst studying with Arnold Schoenberg, a work rooted in the romanticism of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century.
Cracked Voices - the new song cycle from composer Jenni Pinnock and writer Graham Palmer. Ian Beadle (baritone) Donna Lennard (soprano) Sue Pettitt (clarinet) Ralph Woodward (piano) MUSIC AT LUNCHTIME Michael Ashcroft Building Foyer, Chelmsford A new introduction to our Chelmsford campus this autumn will feature monthly Music at Lunchtime concerts, given by aspiring young professional musicians and singers. Come and enjoy some superb music over lunch, ranging from jazz to classical and world music. Admission free Full details available soon at www.anglia.ac.uk/arts
Ordinary people. Extraordinary lives. This ‘incredible project’ (Cambridge105) gives voice to forgotten characters from the borderlands of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. From Servandus waiting on his lost Celtic goddess, to the POWs celebrating Hitler’s birthday on Therfield Heath. From James Lucas’s confrontation with Charles Dickens to Joyce Hatto’s scandalous recordings. Composer Jenni Pinnock’s predominantly tonal music is ‘tantalizingly beautiful in smoothness and soul’ (Cloud and Owl). It features a tangle of quirky time signatures and memorable lines, focusing heavily on nature, science and the world around us. Tickets: £10.00 (£5.00 concessions) available from the Mumford Theatre box office and on the door
ANGLIA CHAMBER CHOIR Venue: Cambridge Memorial Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge Thursday 22 March, 7.30pm
Venue: Wednesday 14 March, 6.00pm Venue: Chelmsford Cathedral, Duke Street, Chelmsford Sunday 18 March, 5.00pm Anglia Sinfonia and Anglia Contemporary Theatre combine immersive performances of Gavin Bryars’ haunting pieces, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, and The Sinking of the Titanic. Audiences are invited to navigate
moving works. recommended (A retiring collection in aid of local organisations supporting work with the homeless will be offered at both venues
TRONIX II AN EVENING OF POP AND ELECTRONICA Venue: The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge Tuesday 20 March, 8.00pm Dynamic and electrifying performances by students from Anglia Ruskin University’s Popular Music degree programme. Pop-Tronix brings together some talent, performing eclectic pop and electronic music. This evening’s show is your opportunity to come along and listen to our rising stars before they graduate and make their mark on the world of music. Tickets: £5.50 (£3.50 concessions) available from theportlandarms.co.uk and on the door.
A concert of choral music ranging from the early Renaissance master of polyphony Johannes Ockeghem to the American experimentalist John Cage, of composed famous for his silence. The elegant setting of Cambridge Memorial Church will contribute to the experience of this unique concert. Tickets: £8.00 (£5.00 concessions) available from the Mumford Theatre box
ALICJA SMIETANA Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Friday 13 April, 7.30pm With the Smietana Ensemble Bach - Goldberg Variations Glass - String Quartet no.2 Vivaldi - La Follia Polish-born violinist, and Anglia Ruskin artist-in-residence, Alicja Smietana leads a concert for string quartet featuring music by Bach, Philip Glass and Vivaldi. Described by BBC Music Magazine as ‘a powerful player with bagfuls of personality who takes admirable risks’, Alicja has performed as a soloist and chamber musician with such world-famous musicians as Gidon Kremer, Nigel Kennedy, Ivan Monighetti, Yuri Bashmet, Martha Argerich, Simon Rattle, Gustav Dudamel and Boris Pergamenshikov. Tickets: £10.00 (£7.00 concessions, £5.00 students and children) available from the Mumford Theatre box
ANGLIA RUSKIN ORCHESTRA & CHORUS Venue: Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge Friday 11 May, 7.30pm
Venue: Binham Priory, Warham Road, Binham Sunday 13 May, 7.30pm
Tuesday 29 May – Friday 1 June
Conductors – Christopher Tarrant and Paul Jackson Woolrich - Scarlatti Sonatas Set 2 Nielsen - Symphonic Suite, op. 8 Britten - Welcome Ode Chilcott - The Making of the Drum Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus present an evening of instrumental and choral music from the baroque to the twentieth century. The programme includes John Woolrich’s charming arrangements of Scarlatti sonatas, Carl Nielsen’s mighty in a special arrangement for wind orchestra, and choral music by Benjamin Britten and Bob Chilcott.
Venues: Mumford Theatre & Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge A week-long programme of concerts and theatre events performed every summer by Anglia Ruskin’s School of Performance students as part of their degree coursework. Festival Week features world music, popular and jazz music, classical music recitals, and a presentation of three devised theatre performances. More details will be available from our website nearer the time: www.anglia.ac.uk/mpaevents
Tickets (11 May): £10.00 (£7.00 concessions, £5.00 students and children) available from the Mumford Theatre box office and on the door Tickets (13 May): £8.00 available from Maureen Frost, Victoria Cottage Langham Road, Binham, Norfolk NR21 0DW (Tel 01328 830362)
A MUSICAL CELEBRATION Venue: St Peter’s Church, Great Walsingham, Norfolk Saturday 2 June, 7.00pm Ruskin University, this exciting concert will feature music from a wide range of cultures and traditions. Tickets: £10.00 (including refreshments). Bookings and further information: 07866 502640 or email@example.com ANGLIA SINFONIA Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm Conductor - Michael Thorne Baritone - Peter Carey
BAND SHOWCASE Venue: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge Friday 1 June, 6.00pm includes the best acts from our Popular Music programme. Come along and see cutting edge young talent on the threshold of success or even well on the way. Credits include commercial releases, critical acclaim and radio airplay, including BBC Radio 1. Catch them now while they’re on the way up. You can say you saw them when they were just starting out, and they were great then too! Tickets: £11.50 (£8.00 concessions, £6.00 students and children). Available from www.junction.co.uk or call 01223 511511
Martinů - La Revue de Cuisine Copland - Appalachian Spring Poulenc - Le Bal Masqué Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals Anglia Ruskin’s contemporary music group Anglia Sinfonia present a programme of four twentieth-century classics for chamber orchestra. Two works inspired by dance - Bohuslav Martinů’s suite from his jazz ballet, La Revue de Cuisine and Aaron Copland’s suite from Appalachian Spring (in the version for 13 Instruments), frame Francis Poulenc’s secular cantata, Le Bal Masqué, settings of poems by Max Jacobs, and Camille Saint-Saëns ever-popular The Carnival of the Animals. Tickets: £10.00 (£7.00 concessions, £5.00 students and children) available from the Mumford Theatre box office and on the door
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How to find us
Conveniently located on the conjunction of East Road and
Blue Badge holders are permitted to park in Bradmore
Mill Road we are easy to reach by foot, bus and train.
Street, providing easy access to the campus. If
necessary, reserved disabled parking may be possible
Whilst there is no public parking available on the
on campus, subject to availability. If you wish to request
campus, we have public car parks close by including
reserved disabled parking, please telephone the
Queen Anne Terrace and the Grafton Centre (East),
University’s Facilities Helpdesk on: 01245 686464.
both well signposted and within easy walking distance.
RUSKIN GALLERY Wheelchair access is via a lift to the main gallery level and the balcony area. The lift entrance is located in the courtyard between the Ruskin Gallery and the Coslett Building. The gallery also has disabled toilet facilities
Alternatively you may wish to make use of Cambridge’s excellent Park & Ride scheme (please note buses stop running at 8.00pm). More information on all parking available in the city can be found at: www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking
accessible from the main gallery area.
From Queen Anne Terrace
There is level access to the Mumford Theatre from
Walking from the car park turn right onto Gonville Place
the University’s main entrance on East Road and from
and pass Parkside Swimming Pool. At the crossroads
Bradmore Street. The seating is fully tiered and for this
continue straight on. This is East Road and you will soon
reason there is provision for 5 wheelchair users. If you
see our University’s buildings on your right.
have difficulty with stairs please let us know when you
From Grafton (East)
are booking your tickets. Mumford Theatre ticket prices
Walking from the Grafton Centre, turn right onto East
are listed for each show, concessions apply to some
Road. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing by the
performances and disabled customers who need to be
Professional Music Technology store and continue along
accompanied for assistance purposes are entitled to an
East Road. Our University is on the left hand side just after
Essential Companion ticket, free of charge, in addition to
St Matthew’s Primary School.
a concession ticket for themselves.
From Drummer Street Bus Station
An Induction Loop is installed in the theatre. Switch your
Most bus routes (including the Park & Ride) stop at
hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.
Drummer Street. Our University is a 10 minute walk away along Drummer Street, Parker Street and Parkside (alongside Parker’s Piece) all of which form an easy to follow, continuous line. Turn left at the major crossroads on to East Road and you will see the glass fronted main entrance a short way along to your right.
From the Train Station Exit on to Station Road, after about 100 metres turn right on to Tenison Road and continue all the way along this residential street. At the end, turn left on to Mill Road and continue to the major crossroads, with the swimming pool on your left. Turn right on to East Road and the University is situated just past the church on your right.
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MUSIC The Department of Music and Performing Arts performs concerts and productions in and around Cambridge throughout the year and hosts free Friday lunchtime concerts at the Mumford Theatre. For more information on Music and Performing Arts events please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/mpaevents
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The full programme of arts events and performances from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, for Spring 2018