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Friends of Kettle’s Yard

Spring /Summer 2014

Wednesday 9 April Contemporary ceramics at the Fitzwilliam The Fitzwilliam Museum holds an impressive collection of works by contemporary potters, only part of which is on display. Our visit offers the opportunity to view twentieth and twenty-first century ceramics held in the reserve collection, in conversation with Julia Poole, former Keeper of Applied Arts, and Jane Perryman, ceramicist. You may also like to visit the Fitzwilliam’s Arts of the Twentieth Century gallery (ceramics, studio glass, paintings etc), open to the public until 5pm. Numbers are strictly limited. Start time 1.30 or 3pm. Tickets including light refreshments £15. Organiser Lindsay Millington Email Lam189@btinternet.com Telephone 01223 363933

Saturday 26 April Bawden at the Higgins Bedford The newly reopened and sympathetically redesigned Higgins Bedford houses the Bedford art gallery and museum within the historic building of Castle Brewery, and contains the remarkable Cecil Higgins Collection of fine and decorative arts as well as significant displays detailing the story of Bedford’s past. We will visit two temporary exhibitions, ‘Bawden’s Britain’, which explores the prolific output of Edward Bawden across his long career, and ‘A National Art: Watercolour and the British landscape tradition’, which reassesses the influence of Cotman, Girtin and Turner on the work of Nash, Ravilious, Piper and others. There will be time to take in some of Bedford’s many sights on foot, and to browse its independent shops, galleries and Saturday market. On the way back we will briefly visit the unusual church of St John at Cockayne Hatley, which contains many spectacular fittings collected by its squire rector in the early nineteenth century. Depart Trumpington Road near the Leys School at 9 / Clerk Maxwell Road at 9.15. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets £28. Organiser Christine Botes Email christinebotes@me.com Telephone 01223 354674

Thursday 22 May Preview and house visit at the Strover Gallery Peter Joyce lives and works in the Marais Breton Vendéen in western France, and an exhibition of his recent paintings, ‘Under the Horizon’, will be showing at the Lynne Strover Gallery between 24 May and 14 June. We are invited to the Gallery prior to the opening to meet Peter Joyce, who will talk about his life in France and how it has affected his work, and also have an opportunity to look behind the scenes in Lynne’s home. Meet at the Gallery, 23 High Street, Fen Ditton CB5 8ST, at 6.30pm. Tickets including a glass of wine £12. Organiser Jane Sanders Email janesanders.riba@ntlworld.com Telephone 01223 357009

Sunday 8 June The two Tates: Matisse and Kenneth Clark For this hugely ambitious and spectacular exhibition, Tate Modern has assembled a dazzling array of 120 of the bold and colourful cut-outs made by Matisse between 1936 and 1964, whenever his declining health made painting too difficult. In the afternoon we cross the river to Tate Britain for an exhibition exploring the impact and interests of Kenneth Clark, art historian, broadcaster and collector, featuring the Bloomsbury Group, Moore, Pasmore, Piper and Sutherland. There will be time to enjoy the recent restoration of the Tate building – and its excellent enlarged café. Nearer the time, some members may want to take this opportunity to book a place on the Tate-to-Tate riverboat. Details to follow. Depart Trumpington Road near the Leys School at 9 / Clerk Maxwell Road at 9.15. Tickets £50 / £47 (seniors) / £36 (Art Fund members) / £24 (Friends of the Tate.) Organisers Liz Budd Email lizbudd@btinternet.com Telephone 01223 359735 Christine Botes Email christinebotes@me.com Telephone 01223 354674

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The ticket income from these events is used to pay the costs of the visit and the balance, if any, is treated as a voluntary donation to the Friends of Kettle’s Yard.


Booking forms Wednesday 9 April Contemporary ceramics at the Fitzwilliam To Lindsay Millington, 189 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1AH Please send ____ tickets at £15. I enclose a cheque for £______ payable to Friends of Kettle’s Yard and a SAE*. Preferred time 1.30pm  3pm  Either time  please tick Name(s)

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Saturday 26 April Bawden at the Higgins Bedford To Christine Botes, 30 Chesterton Hall Crescent, Cambridge CB4 1AP Please send ____ tickets at £28. I enclose a cheque for £______ payable to Friends of Kettle’s Yard and a SAE*. I/we will join the bus at Trumpington Road at 9 / Clerk Maxwell Road at 9.15. Please delete whichever is not applicable. It is vital that this is done; it is also helpful if a mobile number can be given. Name(s)

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Thursday 22 May Preview and house visit at the Strover Gallery To Jane Sanders, 44 Lyndewode Road, Cambridge CB1 2HN Please send ____ tickets at £12. I enclose a cheque for £______ payable to Friends of Kettle’s Yard and a SAE*. Name(s)

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Sunday 8 June The two Tates: Matisse and Kenneth Clark To Christine Botes, 30 Chesterton Hall Crescent, Cambridge CB4 1AP Please send ____ tickets at £50 / £47 / £36 / £24. I enclose a cheque for £______ payable to Friends of Kettle’s Yard and a SAE*. I/we will join the bus at Trumpington Road at 9 / Clerk Maxwell Road at 9.15. Please delete whichever is not applicable. It is vital that this is done; it is also helpful if a mobile number can be given. Name(s)

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*A SAE is a stamped self-addressed envelope. If these are not included our volunteer organisers can be personally out of pocket.


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