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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.

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THEATRE & Situated in the heart of Anglia Ruskin University’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. Anglia Ruskin University has a commitment to improving and expanding our community engagement and the Mumford Theatre plays a central role in this.

LipService Theatre WITHERING LOOKS Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm New Perspectives Theatre Company THE FISHERMEN Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm Hijinx Theatre THE FLOP Monday 8 October, 7.30pm

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.

Flintlock Theatre AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Monday 15 October, 7.30pm

The Mumford Theatre aims to present shows that engage, stimulate the imagination, challenge expectations and, of course, entertain.

Seabright Productions DAD’S ARMY RADIO HOUR Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm

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.

Fat Rascal Theatre BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A MUSICAL PARODY Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October, 7.30pm

For more information and to book tickets please visit: www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre or phone the Box Office on 01223 352932 (Monday to Friday, 2.00 - 5.00pm)

Ballet Cymru A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS, POEMS AND TIGER EGGS BY DYLAN THOMAS Saturday 20 October, 7.30pm

Kepow Theatre SEVEN AGES Tuesday 30 October, 7.30pm

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Townsend Theatre Productions THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm

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DANCE Almanac Arts TO HAVE TO SHOOT IRISHMEN Monday 5 November, 7.30pm Umanoove / Didy Veldman THE KNOT Wednesday 7 November, 7.30pm Shakespeare Schools Foundation SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 November, 7.00pm OperaUpClose WITH A SONG IN HER HEART Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm Theatre Centre THE MUDDY CHOIR Tuesday 20 November, 7.30pm Blackeyed Theatre Company SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SIGN OF FOUR Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 November, 7.30pm Tuesday matinee, 2.00pm Living Spit NATIVITY Sunday 2 December, 7.30pm

The West End in Concert THE WEST END AT CHRISTMAS Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm European Arts Company A CHRISTMAS CAROL Monday 10 December, 7.30pm Chaplins Pantos CINDERELLA Saturday 15 December, 3.00pm & 6.30pm Sunday 16 December, 11.30am & 3.00pm Anglia Contemporary Theatre FRANKENSTEIN Thursday 10 & Saturday 12 January, 7.30pm Anglia Contemporary Theatre X Friday 11 January, 7.30pm & Saturday 12 January, 2.00pm Anglia Contemporary Theatre A musical theatre production (tbc) Friday 18 & Saturday 19 January, 7.30pm William Harvey Theatrical Society THE ADDENBROOKE’S PANTO SHREKTOCOCCUS, AN OGREDOSE Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 January, 7.30pm

Casson and Friends CHOREOCRACY Tuesday 4 December, 7.30pm

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New Perspectives Theatre Company THE FISHERMEN Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm

LipService Theatre WITHERING LOOKS Saturday 29 September, 7.30pm LipService – Britain’s favourite literary lunatics, are back with their cult Brontë spoof Withering Looks. In the 200th anniversary year of Emily’s birth, the classic comic duo, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rained-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness too! Withering Looks takes an authentic look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters, well, two of them actually, Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Who is the Brontë’s mysterious neighbour, Mr Moorcock of Ravaged Heath House? Do Lost Souls really wander the wild and heather clad moors? Who should Cathy marry? Heathcliff or David Niven? Plus, Manchester’s very own Mrs Gaskell drops by for tea and sympathy. ‘It’s a joy - very, very funny’ (The Guardian) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 10+

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In a small Nigerian town, unbeknown to their parents, four young brothers decide to go fishing at a forbidden river. They meet a local madman who utters a terrifying prophecy that tears their relationship apart. At that moment their destinies change forever. This chance encounter unleashes a spiral of fear which leads to a tragic chain of events of mythic proportions. Based on the Man Booker shortlisted novel by Chigozie Obioma, one of Africa’s major new voices, New Perspectives presents this powerful allegory of love, vengeance and fate in a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan. Featured in The Guardian Guide’s ‘5 of the best shows’ (July 2018) ‘It really packs a punch’ (The Stage on Harvest) ‘Supremely stylish’ (The Times on Darkness Darkness) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 12+

A Hijinx production in association with Spymonkey THE FLOP Monday 8 October, 7.30pm Paris. 1657ish. Impotence is illegal. When a member of the aristocracy is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. But can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop… from being one? Creators of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 hit Meet Fred, team up with clown supremos Spymonkey, to present an anarchic, slightly rude, hilarious slice of stupidity, with live music and unfeasibly large wigs. ‘Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining’ (Lyn Gardner on Meet Fred) ‘The humour here is ***** brilliantly black’ (The Herald on Meet Fred) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 16+


Ballet Cymru A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS, POEMS AND TIGER EGGS BY DYLAN THOMAS Saturday 20 October, 7.30pm

Flintlock Theatre AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Monday 15 October, 7.30pm Having rejuvenated the fortunes of a crumbling town, eminent doctor Tamsin Stockmann expects to be hailed as its saviour once again when she exposes a major public health risk. But the town’s prosperity hangs in the balance and opposition grows. Will she be lauded as hero of the hour or will Dr Stockmann be declared an enemy of the people? Employing their signature highenergy storytelling, music and live digital interaction, Flintlock’s irreverent style brings Ibsen’s masterpiece into the 21st century in a searing examination of fake news, whistleblowing and who really wields power in contemporary Britain. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 12+ (contains some strong language)

Award-winning dance company Ballet Cymru presents a sparkling and refreshing new ballet production of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas in Wales, with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow this timeless story’s journey through snow, cats and melancholy. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and with evocative, eloquent costumes, Ballet Cymru brings this enduring story to life through the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling. Poems by Dylan Thomas. Music from the album Dylan Thomas A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 5+

Seabright Productions DAD’S ARMY RADIO HOUR Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series. Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted earlier this year by Gold, with the immortal words “Don’t tell him, Pike”. Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation! ‘Benson and Lane’s impersonations are peerless, the show an absolute treat from start to finish. Wonderful stuff!’ (Daily Mail) ‘Pretty much perfect feat of mimicry’ (The Times) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

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Kepow Theatre SEVEN AGES Tuesday 30 October, 7.30pm

Fat Rascal Theatre BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October, 7.30pm She’s grotesque. A possessive beast of a woman, to be sure. But look on the bright side, Beau: she’s got a lovely personality. Somewhere. Under all the fur. A fairytale land, far, far away. A handsome young bookworm who always dreamt of more. A hideous beast, in her cursed castle… It’s a tale as old as time, as you’ve never heard it before. With a cast of five and an onstage musician, brace yourself for 90 minutes of boundless energy and musical mayhem as Fat Rascal Theatre explore whether fairytales really can come true - even when the princess doesn’t quite fit the slipper. Fat Rascal break the mould with this brand new, genderswapped musical parody of Beauty and the Beast. ‘Fat Rascal Theatre might be the saviour of British comedy musicals’ ***** (Theatre Bubble) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 12+ (contains some strong language and sexual references)

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Seven Ages explores the idea that we go through seven stages in life. From infancy – through love and wisdom – to growing old disgracefully! Essentially a comedy – with touching moments in it – Seven Ages premiered at the Edinburgh Festival; garnering 5 star reviews and achieving a sell-out run. Transferring to London’s West End, it received standing ovations on its opening and closing nights. Since then, it has been seen at over 300 venues across the UK and had sell-out performances all over the world. Seven Ages seeks to explore two of the most important questions in life: Why am I here? And What’s important in my life?, whilst simultaneously making you laugh. Whatever stage of life you’re at, you’ll love this show. ‘Heartwarming comedy theatre that all the family can – and certainly will – enjoy!’ (Evening Standard) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 6+

Townsend Theatre Productions THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS Saturday 3 November 7.30pm ‘The man of many characters’, actor Neil Gore, presents an Edwardian Magic Show using Magic Lantern and projected animation, with political conjuring tricks and live music and song, based on the classic novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. In this entertaining one-man show we meet the familiar characters from the book; participate in the famous Great Money Trick; enjoy the scenes, speeches, and songs that trace “twelve months in hell” as the painters and decorators struggle to maintain themselves and families through hard work, poverty, and the constant fear of unemployment, whilst renovating a large town-house for the local mayor - Mayor Sweater. This witty, humorous, enduring and absorbing classic story is brought to life by Neil Gore using his extensive knowledge of the book and the play, having performed it in many versions over thirty-five years. Sponsored by UCU Eastern & Home Counties Region

Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.


Almanac Arts TO HAVE TO SHOOT IRISHMEN

Umanoove / Didy Veldman THE KNOT

Monday 5 November, 7.30pm

Wednesday 7 November, 7.30pm

Could peace come after? After what? Who will we be?

You’re invited to a completely different wedding celebration where the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids are all world-class dancers and audience members are the wedding guests. The Knot, about ritual, doubt, nerves and the sheer magic of weddings is Didy Veldman’s latest dance creation and follows the huge success of The Happiness Project:

Easter morning, 1916. Gunshots ring out in the Dublin streets. In her suburban sitting-room Hanna prepares for revolution. While Frank walks through the crowds calling for peace, John walks through his nightmares of the trenches and sees a city soaked in blood. 18-year-old William fearfully reports to the barracks for duty, determined to serve the British army with honour. But can honour survive the chaos of conflict, and once unleashed can violence ever be contained? Inspired by true events, the absorbing production weaves movement and live folk song into a stirring tale of militarism, corruption and the power of rebellion. Supported by Arts Council England, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust and the Unity Theatre Trust.

Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 12+ (contains references to violence)

‘The Happiness Project is terrifically enjoyable and, marking the longawaited launch of Veldman’s own company, it promises even better things to come’. (Judith Mackrell, The Guardian) **** A cast of seven perform to Les Noces, Stravinsky’s gorgeous music from a Russian folk wedding and a specially commissioned score by Ben Foskett. The work is supremely physical and theatrical, with beautiful costumes and set by Joana Dias, evocative lighting from Ben Ormerod and moments of participation to ensure you’re at the heart of the celebration. Commissioned by DanceEast, with support from Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme and funds from Arts Council England, Linbury Trust, The Master Charitable Trust - The Marina Kleinwort Trust, Beth Krasna and an anonymous donor. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 2018 Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 November, 7.00pm Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at the Mumford Theatre - exhilarating evenings, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage. Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. Our annual festival provides a platform for up to 30,000 young people to express themselves and grow in confidence as they take to a professional stage. The festival’s 18th birthday is marked with a Season of Democracy, in which young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have been finding their ‘voice’ in their school rehearsal room, culminating in a thrilling night of theatre. Tickets: £9.75 (£7.75 concessions)

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Theatre Centre THE MUDDY CHOIR Tuesday 20 November, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present With a Song in Her Heart, a new onewoman opera about love. This tour-de-force encompasses it all, from all-consuming infatuation, through heartbreak, to the leap of faith of trying again, with some dabbling in no-stringsattached dating along the way.  This story is told through some of the most popular soprano arias of all time by composers including Puccini, Purcell, Mozart and Verdi. Performed with a contemporary English libretto, virtuoso pianist and timeless melodies, With a Song in Her Heart is a relatable and uplifting celebration of life, love and music. ‘OperaUpClose are leading an artistic revolution’ (Sunday Times) ‘Striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force’ (The Guardian) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

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Blackeyed Theatre Company SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE SIGN OF FOUR

United by their childhood oath “nee killing, anly singing”, Robbie dreams their music will be a ticket away from the front, but attracting the attention of their commanding officers may prove more dangerous than bullets and gas.

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 November, 7.30pm Tuesday matinee, 2.00pm

Nominated for Best Play for Young Audiences at the Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards 2015, The Muddy Choir is a play about childhood friends growing up in unbearable circumstances and the humanising power of music.

Full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breathtaking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.

‘Well-pitched for teenagers, this is a sensitive memorial to a generation of young men.” **** (The Stage)

When Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes takes the case and enters a murky world of deception and trickery, unravelling a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels.

‘Thought-provoking, blackly funny and deeply moving.’ **** (Public Reviews) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child)

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”

Original live music, stylish theatricality and magical storytelling combine for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The game’s afoot!

Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 13+

Photo credit: Sarah London

OperaUpClose WITH A SONG IN HER HEART

It is November 1917 and the Third Battle of Ypres is lurching towards its bloody conclusion. Young soldiers Will, Robbie and Jumbo are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields and estates of their Sunderland home.

‘One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English Theatre’ (The Stage) Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 11+


Living Spit NATIVITY

Casson and Friends CHOREOCRACY

Sunday 2 December, 7.30pm

Tuesday 4 December, 7.30pm

After their triumphant take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Howard and Stu are back to tackle the second greatest Christmas story ever told. Yes, that’s right folks, Living Spit are doing the NATIVITY! Away in a manger, no crib for a bed…Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. A donkey, a camel and a new born lamb. A tiny baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a makeshift bed in a dilapidated farmyard outbuilding. But enough about what Stu’s bought Howard for Christmas.

A new dance & technology collaboration that puts YOU in control more than ever before...

With the usual mix of silly songs, pitiful puppetry and more Biblical befuddlement than you can shake a figgy pudding at, Living Spit’s Nativity promises to be a cornucopia of comic Christmassy crudeness that you’ll never forget! Not for the faint-hearted….. Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

Suitable for ages 14+

Record breaking dance artist Tim Casson and BAFTA awardwinning digital artist Seb Lee-Delisle, present their first collaboration: CHOREOCRACY: the fun interactive dance show that puts the audience in control of the performance. Seb and Tim will be your guides through the show, and using innovative mobile technology, will give you control over the three highly-skilled dance performers in real-time - with no experience of dance required. Find out what happens when we ask the public what would make a good show, decide what you do or don’t want to see, and have your say about what the dancers do next: as we explore whether a dance performance can be truly democratic… Commissioned by DanceEast and Supported by Theatre Delicatessen, South East Dance, and Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace Programme. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child)

The West End in Concert THE WEST END AT CHRISTMAS Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm Direct from their sold out tour last year, The West End at Christmas returns to the Mumford Theatre with their brand new show for 2018! Stars from the West End present a magical evening of entertainment featuring hits from the musicals and the best of Christmas song. The talented cast have starred in many West End productions and national tours including Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, South Pacific, Singing in the Rain, Starlight Express, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Godspell, Joseph and Cats... to name but a few! ‘This wonderful concert guarantees to bring you joy and fill you with Christmas cheer’ (Evening Post) Tickets: £15.00 (£13.00 concessions, £10.00 student/child)

Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin students & staff.

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Anglia Contemporary Theatre FRANKENSTEIN

European Arts Company A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Thursday 10 & Saturday 12 January, 7.30pm

Monday 10 December, 7.30pm To celebrate the 175 anniversary of A Christmas Carol, European Arts Company returns with a heartwarming evening in the presence of the author himself! Actor John O’Connor delightfully recreates Dickens’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story.  A Christmas Carol was the first public reading Charles Dickens gave of his own work. He enacted it over 150 times and the effect on the public was phenomenal. ‘The success was most wonderful and prodigious – perfectly overwhelming and astounding altogether!’ he said after the first night.  This Christmas, you can experience what it must have been like to be in the audience!  Enjoy a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future. th

‘This almost feels immersive. John O’Connor’s performance is a delight. A festive treat’. (The Stage)

Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie.

Chaplins Pantos CINDERELLA Saturday 15 December, 3.00pm & 6.30pm Sunday 16 December, 11.30am & 3.00pm Packed solid with comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero, Prince Charming and boo the horrible stepsisters, Fifi and Lala as they try to keep Cinderella from going to the ball.

students & staff.

They‘ll roar with laughter at the comical antics of Buttons and shout as they have never shouted before when they tell Prince Charming who owns the glass slipper.

Suitable for ages 10+

All tickets: £8.00

Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concessions, £8.50 student/child) Further discounts apply for Anglia Ruskin

Photo credit: Craig Fuller

Suitable for ages 4+

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Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, adapted for the stage by Nick Dear, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011. This production forms assessed work by Anglia Ruskin University second-year Drama students. Tickets: £5.00


Anglia Contemporary Theatre Friday 18 & Saturday 19 January, 7.30pm As we go to print we’re unable to confirm the title. However, as part of their assessed work, 2nd year students from the Performing Arts course will take to the stage and present a musical theatre production. Visit the Mumford Theatre website for details in due course. Tickets: £5.00

Anglia Contemporary Theatre X Friday 11 January, 7.30pm & Saturday 12 January, 2.00pm It’s a tax write-off. This is where they send the new, the underqualified, the old. And most of all the British. Mars is full of blonde Americans. It’s like they’re building the master race out there. Billions of miles from home, the lone research base on Pluto has lost contact with Earth. Unable to leave or send for help, the skeleton crew sit waiting… Waiting… Waiting long enough for time to start eating away at them. To lose all sense of it. To start seeing things in the dark outside. X was first presented by the English Stage Company in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre on 30 March 2016. ‘Alistair McDowall’s new play confirms him as one of the most imaginative and talented new voices in British theatre today’ (The Stage)

William Harvey Theatrical Society THE ADDENBROOKE’S PANTO SHREKTOCOCCUS, AN OGREDOSE Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 January, 7.30pm Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine is proud to present to you the 27th Annual Addenbrooke’s Charity Pantomime - Shrektococcus: an Ogredose! Shrektococcus plans to go on his elective soon, but between the overcrowded wards at FarFarAwaybrookes and supervising younger students, nothing is going according to plan. To make matters worse, the Fairy GodMODA and her team of evil villains are plotting to poison all medical students and enslave them in their evil pharmaceutical firm! Will our heroes manage to save their friends? There will be laughter and tears, romance and fear, countless puns, and medical remixes of your favourite songs! Tickets: £12.50 (£9.00 concessions) Suitable for ages 16+

This production of X forms assessed work by Anglia Ruskin University secondyear Drama students. Tickets: £5.00

For further information and to book online please visit

www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre

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RUSKIN GALLERY

VISUAL ARTS

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.

MA DEGREE SHOW 2018 PARACHUTE Ruskin Gallery Friday 7 – Thursday 13 September

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.

ON FINDING SILENCE Ruskin Gallery Thursday 20 September - Saturday 6 October

The Ruskin Gallery opens all of its Private Views to members of the public as well as staff, students and invited guests, 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. Enjoy the gallery: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm

STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE RUSKIN GALLERY Join our mailing list at anglia.ac.uk/ contactruskin Receive regular news on exhibitions and events.

MAKING WORDS VISIBLE Ruskin Gallery Thursday 11 - Saturday 27 October ENDPAPERS Ruskin Gallery Thursday 1 - Wednesday 21 November BA FINE ART EXHIBITION Ruskin Gallery Balcony Thursday 1 - Wednesday 21 November THE ACCESSART VILLAGE Ruskin Gallery Saturday 24 November SLIPPING NOW Ruskin Gallery Thursday 29 November - Thursday 20 December BUMMOCK: THE LACE ARCHIVE Ruskin Gallery Friday 25 January - Saturday 16 February BA FINE ART EXHIBITION Ruskin Gallery Balcony Thursday 31 January - Saturday 16 February

Making Words Visible

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MA DEGREE SHOW 2018: PARACHUTE Ruskin Gallery Friday 7 – Thursday 13 September Private View: Thursday 6 September, 5.00pm The MA Show brings together students graduating from the MA Computer Games Development (Art), MA Fashion Design, MA Film & Television Production, MA Fine Art, MA Graphic Design & Typography, MA Illustration & Book Arts and MA Printmaking programmes at Cambridge School of Art. It is an end-of-course exhibition that marks an important stage of personal and professional development, showcasing final artworks that are underpinned by rigorous research and experimentation in different fields. As such it makes a significant contribution to the arts in the city, offering the public an opportunity to engage with new work by artists working at an advanced level. ON FINDING SILENCE Ruskin Gallery Thursday 20 September - Saturday 6 October Private View: Thursday 27 September, 5.00pm On Finding Silence is an exhibition of twenty four drawings by John P. Williams spanning a fourteen year period between 2001 and 2015. The series of drawings continue from an initial body of work concerned with a search for silence. On Finding Silence is a response and enquiry to periods of time spent within a woodland in the presence of Silence and Solitude, where transportive suggestions are presented through the interconnectedness of place and artist. The drawings form a series of entrances inviting the viewer to an unseen reality where beings are discovered, a narrative unfolds and a request is made, coalescing to respond to the rumours of humanity’s destructive relationship with the home we share. MAKING WORDS VISIBLE Ruskin Gallery Thursday 11 - Saturday 27 October Private View: Thursday 11 October, 5.00pm This exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of Letter Exchange, the organisation for professionals in the lettering arts. From the outset, its members have included many of the leading practitioners from all fields of lettering including calligraphy, letter cutting, type design and graphic design. Regardless of medium or technique, members have a focus on the letter itself, sharing experience and expertise. And while championing and nurturing traditional lettering crafts, their skills evolve to reflect contemporary practice. This puts them in a unique and important position to influence the development of lettering. This exhibition aims to give an insight into the origins of the letterforms that facilitate our everyday communication, and to show that traditional skills create, influence and inspire contemporary art and design. Making Words Visible features the work of Letter Exchange members past and present, representing the very best in contemporary lettering. It includes old and new, large and small works, on wall, floor and screen, reflecting the range and diversity within the organisation that influences and inspires the 13 creativity of its members.


ENDPAPERS Ruskin Gallery Thursday 1 – Wednesday 21 November Private View: Thursday 1 November, 5.00pm This exhibition, in correspondence with the International Research Conference ‘Decriminalising Pattern’ on the 17 & 18 November, focusses on the practice, tradition and art form of the endpaper and related book ornamentation as a meaningful part of current book design and design experience. Central to the exhibition is a specially commissioned visual response by the Dutch illustrator/designer Hansje van Halem to a series of exemplary endpapers from the collection of master printer, publisher Jan de Jong (publishing house De Buitenkant). Their unique collaboration, presenting an experimental and contemporary approach, is a main driver of the new wave of patterning and ornamentation within design in The Netherlands. This work will be contextualised by examples of the Kaba-design of graphic designer Bram de Does (1934-2015) and examples of current international endpapers submitted to the research conference.

BA FINE ART EXHIBITION Ruskin Gallery Balcony Thursday 1 – Wednesday 21 November. Private View: Thursday 1 November, 5.00pm This 2nd Year BA Fine Art exhibition is curated by students. It runs at a key stage in the 3 year degree at Anglia Ruskin University, when students are starting to form a clear artistic identity for their studio practice. Learning to curate exhibitions is integral to the degree course, and with this having the opportunity to exhibit publicly forms a key part of their study of Fine Art. The artwork presented is extremely diverse, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the Fine Art course, and the exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture and video installation. THE ACCESSART VILLAGE Ruskin Gallery Saturday 24 November, 2.00pm – 6.00pm A one-day pop-up exhibition where each piece of work can be purchased on the day, raising funds for Emmaus, Cambridge. The AccessArt Village exhibition is the result of an invitation to individuals of all ages and abilities to contribute a sewn drawing of their home towards a collaborative artwork. AccessArt, a UK education charity which supports and inspires teaching and learning in the visual arts, received over 700 stitched contributions. The resulting installation of 3D models juxtaposes work by children at the start of their creative lives next to that of accomplished pieces by older generations, and has been exhibited at five venues across the UK during 2017/2018. Whilst highlighting the character and individuality of each piece, the project celebrates the diversity of the AccessArt audience and reminds us of the universal sanctity of ‘home’. See The AccessArt Village in its entirety for the last time and join in an afternoon of art workshops, music and poetry. Find out more at www.accessart.org.uk/cambridge-welcomes-the-accessart-village

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SLIPPING NOW Ruskin Gallery Thursday 29 November Thursday 20 December Private View: Thursday 29 November, 5.00pm The artist duo Coop (Clio Lloyd-Jacob and Andrew James) responds to the Ruskin Gallery with a new work, What is Lost. The old adage, “he who hesitates is lost...” is a call to decisiveness. However, their hesitations, anxieties, and doubts become central, as they focus on mismatches in minuscule moments between themselves. Coop uses material accumulated through exchange and negotiation, offering animated projections, drawing, and construction, in work that neither artist can claim. Drawn surfaces simultaneously construct and subvert the theatrical space of projection. The juxtapositions destabilise the viewer’s perception of surface and edge, and reflect broader patterns of awkwardness and sensitivity in human communication. BUMMOCK: THE LACE ARCHIVE Ruskin Gallery Friday 25 January - Saturday 16 February. Private View: Thursday 31 January, 5.00pm The Bummock is the large part of an iceberg hidden beneath the surface of the sea. The exhibition is the result of a residency that researched unseen parts of the Lace Archive as catalysts for the creation of new artworks. Three artists, Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Lucy Renton spent two and half years rummaging, exploring and making. The artworks created will be shown alongside images of the archival material that was used as the starting point for the artists’ research. This exhibition forms part of a larger project Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen parts of the Archive. The aim is to create artistic responses to unseen or undervalued parts of archives to generate new readings, knowledge and artworks. Many stored items and documents are collected but remain unseen or uncatalogued; often only the important elements of archives and collections are made public. BA FINE ART EXHIBITION Ruskin Gallery Balcony Thursday 31 January - Saturday 16 February. Private View: Thursday 31 January, 5.00pm The second of two 2nd Year BA Fine Art exhibitions this year curated by students. (See page 14)

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MUSIC MUSIC Music at Anglia Ruskin has a long and distinguished history and our numerous public concerts and musical performances throughout the year range from early music to jazz, classical symphonic works to electroacoustic extravaganzas, and of course, our full scale-operas. Frequent orchestral and choral concerts are mounted at venues in the city and a large array of smaller ensembles from a regular part of our University’s and city’s musical life. As well as performances in our Recital Hall and our popular lunchtime concerts, there are also concerts and musicals in the Mumford Theatre, local churches, The Junction, and West Road Concert Hall.

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LUNCHTIME CONCERTS Mumford Theatre, Fridays, 1.10pm AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON Friday 21 September, 1.10pm EMBRACEABLE ELLA JOANNA EDEN & CHRIS INGHAM Friday 28 September, 1.10pm ALICJA SMIETANA (VIOLIN) Friday 5 October, 1.10pm DANIELA ROSSI (GUITAR) LA FOILA DE ESPAÑA Friday 12 October, 1.10pm CHARLIE DRAPER (ONDES MARTENOT AND THEREMIN) PAUL JACKSON (PIANO) Friday 19 October, 1.10pm JOHN FISTEIN (CELLO) PATRICK HEMMERLÉ (PIANO) Friday 26 October, 1.10pm ETHAN ASH Friday 2 November, 1.10pm THE CHANAN HANSPAL TRIO Friday 9 November, 1.10pm AURORA PERCUSSION DUO Friday 16 November, 1.10pm JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE Friday 23 November, 1.10pm MUSIC STUDENTS’ CONCERT Friday 30 November, 1.10pm SYMPHONIA ACADEMICA MASTERWORKS Friday 7 December, 1.10pm

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OTHER CONCERTS CAMBRIDGE PIANO WEEKEND CRISTINA ORTIZ Venue: Music Recital Hall, Helmore Building, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Friday 14 September, 7.30pm POP-TRONIX III AN EVENING OF POP AND ELECTRONICA Venue: The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge Monday 19 November, 7.30pm PHRONESIS Venue: Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm SCHOOLS BIG BAND CONCERT Venue: Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Sunday 25 November, 12.30pm BLUES & ROOTS ENSEMBLE: THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS Venue: Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Sunday 25 November, 7.30pm ANGLIA RUSKIN ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Venue: West Road Concert Hall, West Road, Cambridge Wednesday 5 December, 7.30pm ANGLIA RUSKIN CHAMBER CHOIR AND WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE Venue: Memorial Unitarian Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge Thursday 13 December, 7.30pm

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LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Choose from an exciting menu of lunchtime musical treats. 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 Paul Jackson, the series attracts some of the world’s finest musical performers to our 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.

AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON Friday 21 September, 1.10pm Singer, songwriter, cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a rare exception to the rule that classical and alternative R&B music cannot successfully coexist. Graduating with a first from both Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Manhattan School of Music, Ayanna was a participant in the London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Young Composers Scheme and became an Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. She was a featured artist with Courtney Pine’s Afropeans: Jazz Warriors and became the only nonAmerican to win Amateur Night Live at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC. Because of her musical prowess, mesmerising vocals, noncompromising lyrics and ability to deftly reinterpret songs on the cello, Ayanna is able to straddle both the classical and urban worlds effortlessly.

EMBRACEABLE ELLA JOANNA EDEN & CHRIS INGHAM Friday 28 September, 1.10pm Joanna Eden presents a ‘labour of love’ show celebrating the music of her vocal hero Ella Fitzgerald. Joanna – who mentored Sam Smith and teaches singing at ARU – launched Embraceable Ella to much acclaim at the London Jazz Festival and has since been touring this heartwarming collection of songs, accompanied by long-time collaborator, and one of the UK’s leading jazz pianists, Chris Ingham. Joanna mines the rich seam of Ella Fitzgerald’s unrivalled canon with humility, style and obvious deep affection. ‘Bloody Marvellous!’ (Dame Cleo Laine) ‘Seek her out’ (Sir Michael Parkinson) ‘A fitting tribute to Ella... the full house clamoured for an encore!’ (London Jazz News)

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ALICJA SMIETANA (VIOLIN)

CHARLIE DRAPER (ONDES MARTENOT AND THEREMIN) PAUL JACKSON (PIANO)

Friday 5 October, 1.10pm Virtuoso Polish violinist, and Anglia Ruskin Artist-inResidence Alicja Smietana presents a programme of new and improvised music inspired by music from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Using elements of space and surrounding, voices and instruments, the programme incorporates work by Anglia Ruskin students alongside original music by Alicja Smietana. ‘Smietana is a powerful player with bagfuls of personality who takes admirable risks.’ (BBC Music Magazine)

Friday 19 October, 1.10pm

DANIELA ROSSI (GUITAR) LA FOILA DE ESPAÑA Friday 12 October, 1.10pm La Folia de España will feature music by Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce, including his Folia de España, a theme and 20 variations with fugue, one of the most significant works composed for the guitar. Daniela Rossi is an exciting classical guitarist from Argentina who regularly performs in Latin America, Europe and the UK. Her orchestral debut was at the age of 21 in México, performing the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, and she has been guest artist at many important festivals since then. Daniela has won numerous performance awards and prizes across South America and Europe, including First Prize in the London International Guitar Competition (2015), Second Prize in the Heinsberg Guitar Competition and Festival in Germany (2017), and First Prize in the XXXVI Luis Sigall International Music Competition, Chile (2009).

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Join Charlie Draper and Paul Jackson for a programme of original and adapted works for theremin, ondes Martenot and piano including Feuillets inédits by Olivier Messiaen, the Spellbound Concerto by Miklós Rózsa, Milhaud’s Suite for Ondes Martenot and Piano, and works by Rachmaninov, Bach and others. Charlie Draper has performed for the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Radio Science Orchestra, British Library, WOMAD Festival, London ExCEL Centre, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whipple Museum of Science, and his performances have featured on BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, and BBC Radio 3.


LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

THE CHANAN HANSPAL TRIO

JOHN FISTEIN (CELLO) PATRICK HEMMERLÉ (PIANO)

Chanan Hanspal has performed and recorded with some of the world’s most renowned artists including Roots Manuva, Jay Kay (Jamiroquai), Kylie Minogue, John Medeski, Jeff Lorber, Bill Evans and Mike Stern. For this performance, Chanan will be joined by drummer Oscar Reynolds and electric bassist Matt Duduryn. The trio will play pieces from Chanan’s new CD album Only Two Things Are Infinite, which features ex-Miles Davis musicians, Bill Evans and Mike Stern.

Friday 9 November, 1.10pm

Friday 26 October, 1.10pm Beethoven – Cello Sonata, op. 5, no. 2 Chopin – Cello Sonata, op. 65 Jon Fistein read medicine at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he was awarded an Instrumental Exhibition. He then held an Imperial  Scholarship to the Royal College of Music. As well as giving numerous recitals he is in demand as a session musician and can be heard playing (sometimes several times at once!) in pop songs, films, cinema ads and computer games. Patrick Hemmerlé studied at the Paris Conservatoire where he won first prize in 2002. He has won prizes at competitions in Grossetto, Toledo, Valencia, Épinal and the CFRPM in Paris, and has performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berlin Philharmonie, and in the La Roque d’Antheron in France, the Festival of French music in Venice, and the Chopin Festival Bagatelle in Paris. He is Musician in Residence and Fellow Commoner at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. 

ETHAN ASH Friday 2 November, 1.10pm A welcome return to British singer-songwriter Ethan Ash, regarded as a fine guitarist, vocalist and live performer. His music style, acknowledged strong songwriting, increasing reputation on the live circuit and many festival appearances has seen his popularity and fan base grow. Inclusion on Music Week Magazine and Caffe Nero playlists, UK national radio play (Radio1 and all 42 BBC Radio regional stations), international radio play, particularly Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio (CBC), and several successful tours of Canada has raised his profile at home and abroad. Ethan is one of few British artists regularly touring Canada and selling-out shows. Ethan released his first album, The Road Home, in June 2018 and it reached number 11 in iTunes UK chart and 18 in iTunes Canada chart. The studio album was produced using a variety of instruments but for this lunchtime session Ethan will play songs from the album and accompany himself with acoustic and electric guitars.

In this performance, Chanan will demonstrate his virtuosic guitar techniques which consist of florid sweep picking and angular melodic lines.

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LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Cambridge Music Festival presents AURORA PERCUSSION DUO Friday 16 November, 1.10pm Described as ‘superb’ by the Financial Times and ‘extraordinary’ by Classical Source, Aurora Percussion Duo (Delia Stevens and Le Yu) produce adrenaline-fuelled concert performances which are visually spectacular, physically demanding and presented with the artistry of dedicated chamber musicians. Aurora concert programmes present a vast repertoire of music Spanning centuries from Bach to the present day, whilst exploring instruments from the five-octave marimba to the humble egg shaker. ‘The Aurora Percussion Duo unite with exactitude and give performances of high physicality’ (The Guardian) Anver Dorman – Udacrep Akubrad Casey Cangolesi – Plato’s Cave Graham Fitkin – Why do I think? (Aurora Percussion Duo commission, 2018) Keiko Abe – Wind in the Bamboo Grove Andy Scott – New work (Aurora Percussion Duo commission, 2018) Nebojsa Zivkovic – Trio per Uno, op.27 Cambridge Music Festival presents JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE Friday 23 November, 1.10pm Juice – Anna Snow and Sarah Dacey, sopranos and Kerry Andrew, alto – are at the forefront of the UK’s experimental/classical scene, performing new vocal music which draws on classical, world music, jazz, folk, pop, improvisation and theatre. They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. They have performed at London’s Wigmore Hall and the South Bank, King’s Place and the Roundhouse. In 2011, they made their US debut with concerts in New York and at the famed SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. In 2007, they were the first UK prize winners in the history of the internationally-renowned Tampere Vocal Festival. International performances include concerts in Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Finland and the U.S. Kerry Andrew – Ojo Piers Hellawell – Emerodde Sally Whitwell – Going Somewhere and Lightness of Being Orlando Gough – Ariel Songs Morag Galloway – Dream of You Traditional (arr. Juice) – Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby Benjamin Oliver – Songs for Stanley Sarah Dacey – Cruel Mother

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‘The 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or the King’s Singers’ (The Times)


LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES

SYMPHONIA ACADEMICA – MASTERWORKS Friday 7 December, 1.10pm Joseph Haydn – ‘Sunrise’ Quartet Claude Debussy – Quartet in G Minor Anglia Ruskin University’s Associate Ensemble, Symphonia Academica, perform another in their Masterworks series. In this concert they will contrast the music of the father of string quartet writing with that of the originator of impressionistic music. Haydn was known throughout Europe and his music highly revered. Haydn’s string quartets were particularly influential, sparking the quartets of the Mozart and Beethoven. Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ quartet was written by the composer in his later years at a time when he had accepted an invite to visit England.  

MUSIC STUDENTS’ CONCERT Friday 30 November, 1.10pm An eclectic programme of music presented by leading students from the Music and Popular Music programmes at Anglia Ruskin University.

Debussy is held as the originator of Impressionism in music, though this was a term he disliked, feeling closer to the Symbolist writers of his day. Written in 1893, the quartet has become one of the most beloved in the repertoire with its stunning beauty and variety of textures created with just four string instruments.

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OTHER CONCERTS CAMBRIDGE PIANO WEEKEND CRISTINA ORTIZ Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Friday 14 September, 7.30pm As part of the Cambridge Piano Weekend 2018, the celebrated Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz gives a recital of music including Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Chopin’s B minor Sonata, works by Grieg, Debussy and Albeniz, and a potpourri of encores as performed by the great pianist and teacher Magda Tagliaferro. Cristina Ortiz’ natural musicality, masterful craftsmanship and commitment to refined playing have ensured her a place among the most respected pianists in the world. Throughout her extensive and varied career Cristina Ortiz has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, Philharmonia and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras, and many others. ‘Ortiz is a spontaneous improviser, an unpredictable lioness of the piano; a powerful player but one who hugs or caresses her instrument at will’ (Wprost). Tickets: £15.00 (£7.50 concessions, £5.00 students) Available from the Mumford Theatre box office and on the door POP-TRONIX III AN EVENING OF POP AND ELECTRONICA Venue: The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge Monday 19 November, 7.30pm Dynamic and electrifying performances by students from Anglia Ruskin University’s Popular Music degree programme. Pop-Tronix brings together some of the finest and fresh musical 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: £5.00 (£3.00 concessions) available from www.theportlandarms.co.uk and on the door. Booking fees apply.

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Venue: Mumford Theatre, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

PHRONESIS

SCHOOLS BIG BAND CONCERT

Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm

Sunday 25 November, 12.30pm

Award-winning AngloScandinavian trio Phronesis have been one of the most talked about and acclaimed European bands over the past decade. And for good reason. Through their previous seven studio and live albums, the trio have built a worldwide reputation for the melodic fluency of their writing, muscular, bold sound and visceral, highly kinetic musical interplay.

As part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival’s commitment to supporting and promoting jazz in schools, three local school jazz orchestras will be taking the stage to showcase their considerable talents.

We Are All, the band’s eighth and newest studio album, offers plenty of emotional range and musical richness for committed Phronesis fans and new listeners alike. But in its title and scope, it also seeks to focus attention on an important message of togetherness and balance beyond the one they demonstrate on the bandstand.

This fresh and sparky, collaborative event is a chance for young musicians to kick off an exciting day of jazz at the Mumford Theatre, with arrangements of everything from standards to funk and ragtime to swing. Come and support musicians of the future as they make their mark on an evening dedicated to the big band sound.

‘One of European jazz’s most dynamic bands’ (Guardian)

All money raised goes towards sponsoring CJF jazz workshops for young musicians. This year the schools big band workshop will be led by Blues & Roots Ensemble: The Music of Charles Mingus who will also be performing at The Mumford Theatre later that evening.

Tickets: £18.00 (£16.00 for under 18s)

Tickets: £6.00 (Free for under 18s)

‘One of the most exciting bands on the planet!’ (Jazzwise)

Discount price for Anglia Ruskin students - ask at the Box Office

BLUES & ROOTS ENSEMBLE: THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS Sunday 25 November, 7.30pm Featuring a band of internationally renowned musicians, Blues and Roots Ensemble is dedicated to sharing the music of Charles Mingus, through live performances and community education projects. Covering all aspects from free improvisation to classic, gospel influenced blues, the band aims to capture the essence of the classic Mingus sound but with a contemporary, creative flavour. Having formed in 2016 the band has quickly grown a reputation for raucous and uplifting sell out performances at some of London’s most prestigious jazz clubs and UK Jazz Festivals. ‘Blues and Roots Ensemble did a service to the larger than life legend Charles Mingus … handling the complexities of the bass playing genius with a dapper swagger.’ (Jazz Standard) Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 for under 18s) Discount price for Anglia Ruskin students - ask at the Box Office

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ROUND AND ROUND: PERCY GRAINGER AND FRIENDS ANGLIA RUSKIN ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS Venue: West Road Concert Hall, West Road, Cambridge Wednesday 5 December, 7.30pm Conductors – Christopher Tarrant and Paul Jackson With special guests Cambridge Voices St Augustine’s Singers Symphonia Academica Percy Grainger - Father and Daughter, Love Verses from the Song of Solomon, Molly on the Shore, Handel in the Strand, Scotch Strathspey and Reel, Random Round, Berong Pengètjèt, The Three Ravens, Australian Up-Country Song Traditional - Suo Gân Arvo Pärt - Da pacem Domine, Bogoróditse Djévo Louis Andriessen - Worker’s Union Lou Harrison - Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra Gavin Bryars - The Open Road Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus present a programme of orchestral and choral music featuring the music of Percy Grainger, the great Australian composer, pianist and folk-music collector. Grainger’s experiments in new forms of music, his embracing of the notion of democratic music making, and his love of folk music from all over the world make him a unique figure in twentieth-century music. This special gala concert, featuring the combined forces of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Voices, the St Augustine’s Singers and Symphonia Academica, provides a rare opportunity to experience some of Grainger’s most exhilarating compositions alongside music by composers he has influenced, including the Dutchman Louis Andriessen, the American minimalist Lou Harrison, and Britain’s Gavin Bryars. Tickets: £10.00 (£7.00 concessions, £5.00 student/child) Available from the Mumford Theatre Box Office and on the door

ANGLIA RUSKIN CHAMBER CHOIR AND WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLE Venue: Memorial Unitarian Church, Emmanuel Road, Cambridge Thursday 13 December, 7.30pm The Anglia Ruskin World Music Ensemble, under the direction of Jon Banks, perform a selection of music from Turkey and the Middle East. They are joined by the Anglia Ruskin Chamber Choir who will perform folk songs from Bulgaria and choral music composed by Dufay and Duruflé. The elegant setting of Cambridge Memorial Church makes this an event to delight all the senses. Tickets: £6.00 (£3.00 concessions/students) Available from the Mumford Theatre Box Office and on the door

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TALK Love, Sex, Race and War: Inaugural lecture with Prof Lucy Bland

The following represents a selection of free events taking place at ARU’s Cambridge campus. TALK Extreme inequality and artificial boundaries in Kaurismäki’s Le Havre Wednesday 24 October, 5.00pm – 6.30pm Prof Guido Rings, Anglia Ruskin University, explores socio-political, economic and cultural inequalities and corresponding boundaries in Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre (2011), the first part of the famous Finnish director’s migration trilogy. Booking required, suitable for adults

FIND OUT MORE To get more details about all our events please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/community and for the full festival programme and to book, please visit www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk

Wednesday 24 October, 6.30pm – 7.30pm Of the 3 million US serviceman who passed through Britain during World War II, approximately 8% were AfricanAmerican. Black GIs’ relationships with local women resulted in the birth of many mixed-race babies. Prof Lucy Bland (Anglia Ruskin University) draws on over 40 oral history interviews and throws light on a little-known history.

PANEL DISCUSSION Political Extremism in Science Fiction and Fantasy Thursday 25 October, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Critics and creative practitioners from Anglia Ruskin’s Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy discuss how science fiction and fantasy literature engage with the issue of political extremism, and explore the representation of voting and democracy in imagined future worlds. Booking required, suitable for ages 15+

Booking required, suitable for adults

TALK Tackling Image-based Abuse and ‘Revenge Porn’

PANEL DEBATE AND BOOK LAUNCH Solidarity in the European Union: Quo Vadis?

Saturday 27 October, 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 25 October, 6.30pm – 8.00pm Panel speakers looks at the meaning and practical manifestations of transnational solidarity in the European Union, developing the themes from the book by Andrea Biondi, Egle Dagilyte and Esin Kuck, (2018) Solidarity in EU Law: Legal Principle in the Making. Booking required, suitable for adults

This interactive roundtable hosted by ARC Media (Anglia Research Centre in Media & Culture, (http:// arcresearch.org.uk) addresses the growing social issue of imagebased abuse in the digital era. Booking required, suitable for ages 15+

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CONCERT The Mifune Tsuji Trio: Music at the extremes Venue: Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Saturday 27 October, 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday 27 October, 2.00pm – 2.45pm & 3.00pm – 3.45pm

TALK Crime Fiction: Extreme Pleasures

Mifune Tsuji on violin, Jin Theriault on saxophones and Paul Jackson on piano, return with a programme of ancient and modern music, exploring common themes across the extreme ends of music composition from around the world.

Michelle Sheehan and Vahid Parvaresh, from the linguistics section at Anglia Ruskin University explore the science of what makes jokes funny. They dissect some award-winning jokes to see what makes them so good.

Saturday 27 October, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Booking required, suitable for all ages

WORKSHOP What makes a good joke good?

Booking required, suitable for ages 8+ TALK What is Extreme? Definitional issues in the Government’s PREVENT counter-terrorism strategy Saturday 27 October, 2.00pm – 3.00pm Ryan Hill (Anglia Ruskin University) critiques the UK Government’s current and proposed counter-terrorism strategy over clarity of purpose and potential human rights impacts relating to the concept ‘non-violent extremism’ it embraces. Booking required, suitable for ages 15+

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Four crime and psychological thriller writers, B.A. Paris, Nicola Upson, Alison Bruce and Mick Finlay discuss why crime fiction is so popular and some of the techniques they use to deal with violence and suspense. A Q&A and book signing will follow. Booking required, suitable for ages 15+ TALK Hearts of Darkness: The Extremes of Immorality Saturday 27 October, 5.00pm – 6.00pm How should we understand the extremes of immorality? What drives such people to cause suffering in others? What are their motives, what kind of character must they have? This talk will explain what thinkers such as Augustine, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche and Arendt had to say about evil and immorality. With Michael Wilby (Anglia Ruskin University). Booking required, suitable for ages 15+

PERFORMANCE Memories from School Court Venue: Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Covent Garden, Cambridge Saturday 27 October, 6.30pm – 7.45pm With music, song, physical theatre and verbatim storytelling Anglia Ruskin Community Theatre Company bring local elders’ (from School Court Sheltered Housing Unit) memories of wartime and post-war Britain vividly to life. Booking required, suitable for all ages


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PARKING

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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,

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disabled parking, please telephone the University’s

Queen Anne Terrace and the Grafton Centre (East),

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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

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and pass Parkside Swimming Pool. At the crossroads

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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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Maps and further directions can be found at www.anglia.ac.uk/findcambridge

DRUMMER STREET

Cambridge Campus Cambridge Campus

DRUMMER STREET

City Centre

City Centre

EMMANUEL STREET DROP OFF/PICK UP

Park & Ride

GRAFTON CENTRE DROP OFF/PICK UP

Park & Ride

Cambridge City Centre


The Mumford Theatre has 270 fully tiered seats allowing a good view from anywhere in the auditorium and the seats also have good leg room. With our advanced online booking system you can choose your own seat. If you have limited mobility and have difficulty using stairs please advise us when booking. The theatre can accommodate up to five wheelchairs in the front row, should you require one of these spaces please book through the Box Office.

Mumford Theatre ticket prices are listed for each show. Concessions apply to some performances and disabled customers who need to be accompanied for assistance purposes are entitled to an Essential Companion ticket, free of charge, in addition to a concession ticket for themselves. For more information on the Mumford Theatre please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre or telephone the Box Office on 01223 352932. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 2.00 – 5.00pm.


www.anglia.ac.uk/arts

East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT Email: arts@anglia.ac.uk

THEATRE For more information on the Mumford Theatre please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre or telephone the Box Office on 01223 352932. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm.

VISUAL ARTS For more information on the Ruskin Gallery please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskingallery The Ruskin Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10.00am - 4.30pm.

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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