What’s On: May 2017

We are back with a round-up of creative events taking place across Cambridgeshire throughout the month. Some of these events are happening this weekend and we hope you are inspired to head over if you are near Trumpington, Barton or Ely! There are also two exciting exhibitions taking place within Cambridge showcasing the work of local young artists.

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TRUMPINGTON STITCHERS CRAFT FAIR

When: Saturday 13th May 2017 @ 11-3PM
Where: Trumpington Village Hall, High Street, CB2 9HZ

Local craft group Trumpington Stitchers are hosting a craft fair today with 26 stalls selling locally hand-crafted goods such as jewellery, ceramics, fused glassware, children’s clothing, woodcarvings, prints, greeting cards and much more! The products are all reasonably priced and it is free to enter. You will also find a “Stash Stall” with yarn, fabric and various haberdashery items, a variety of second-hand craft and cookery books, and they are also hosting sewing activities for children.

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SUE RAPLEY’S SPRING OPEN STUDIO

When: Saturday 13th May 2017 @ 12-5PM
Where: Glebe House, 1 High Street, Barton CB23 7BG

Sue Rapley is an artist based just outside of Cambridge city centre in the village of Barton (not far from Burwash Manor). She produces stunning vibrant and modern paintings in which she hopes to ‘capture the essense of the natural landscape’. You can find Sue’s work regularly at galleries and art events across Cambridgeshire, she is a member of Cambridge Open Studios and today invites you to visit her home studio to see her latest collections. We visited last July and can say it is well worth a visit – and as always it is a great opportunity to get to know the artist. Find out all the details here.

Studio scenes… Gorgeous warm Spring sunshine today, and I am loving working with this palette of muted hues of soft violet and deep indigo tones for my latest series of Norfolk-inspired seascapes 💙 Hope you're having a good week so far. . I've shared some sunshine and more studio scenes on my stories ☀️ . #littlestoriesofmylife #calledtobecreative #momentsofmine #inspirationiscolour #carveouttimeforart #creativehappylife #doitfortheprocess #wearethemakers #creativityfound #quietchaotics #bevisuallyinspired #forahappymoment #mybeautifulmess #amblifeiscolorful #creativespaces #mycreativebiz #studioscenes #homeinthestudio #colourhunters #showyourwork #inspiredbynature_ #thisismykingdom #freestylecreativeliving

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CAFE CREATIVE: LIVE ART WEEK AT BABYLON ARTS

When: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2017 @ 12-4pm
Where: Babylon Arts, Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU

Over the last few days the riverside gallery Babylon ARTS in Ely has been taken over by the artists and makers, often featured in their gift shop, for a week of live art demonstrations. There are two days left – today and tomorrow – to get down and see printmakers Andy English and Alison Hullyer, textile artist Anna Osbourne and painter Stuart Green show you how they create their masterpieces. Works are available to buy directly from the artists themselves and there is also a pop-up cafe on site.

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‘BEYOND THE BRICK’ COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION

When: Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May 2017
Where: Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge CB4 3EF

Girton Youth Project members are hosting an exhibition at Cambridge Artworks gallery showcasing the works of Kyle Warwick, Jamie O’Brien, Kienan Naylor and Kieran O’Brien – aged between 16 and 24. ‘Beyond the Brick’ is a collaborative exhibition showcasing the artists’ range of complimentary practices, which include photography, videography, painting and screen-printing as well as tattoo art and graffiti. The exhibition is part of a wider Circuit Cambridge project – Circuit is a popular arts programme for young people organised by Wysing Arts Centre and Kettle’s Yard – and curated by former member and artist Jack Cornell. They are holding a private view, open to the public, on Friday 26th May 2017.

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‘STORIES FROM THE ROAD’ AT EXPRESSO LIBRARY

When: Thursday 11th May – Wednesday 5th July 2017
Where: Espresso Library, 210 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG

The latest exhibition at Espresso Library is the first photography show from Clement Hodgkinson and Toby Roney – two 19 year olds who are ‘using their savings to travel, explore and document’. The exhibition is an opportunity for them to showcase their images from their adventures so far and the works focus on ‘the power of taking chances and doing things in the here and now’.

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HANDMADE FOR YOU ARTISAN CRAFT FAYRE

When: Saturday 27th May 2017 @ 10-3:30PM
Where: Peterborough Garden Park, Peterborough PE1 4YZ

Peterborough’s regular artisan craft fayre is held on the last Saturday of every month. You can find arts, crafts and gifts as well as handmade sweet treats. They showcase goods from artists, designers and makers from in and around the Peterborough area. It is free to enter and there is free parking nearby.

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Let us know in the comments below whether you get to any of these events! If you are organising a creative event that you would like us to feature then please let us know via email to: thetrovecambridge@gmail.com or contact us on Twitter / Instagram (@thetrove_cambs).

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