What’s On: Shutter Hub present ‘Everything I Ever Learnt’ at the ARB, Cambridge Home + Garden Show 2019, Scrapstore Grand Reopening & more!

What’s On: Shutter Hub present ‘Everything I Ever Learnt’ at the ARB, Cambridge Home + Garden Show 2019, Scrapstore Grand Reopening & more! Read on to find out about these upcoming events and do get in touch to tell us about your creative events happening across Cambridgeshire, UK.

Shutter Hub in collaboration with ART at the ARB present an innovative new exhibition of photography at Cambridge University from Thursday 28th March until Friday 3rd May 2019. ‘Everything I Ever Learnt’ opened yesterday at the ARB (Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT) and showcases the work of almost 100 international photographers.

Shutter Hub says: “Visual communication is (generally) the first form of communication we encounter, and the exhibiting photographers are sharing images of personal influences, opening their world up to the eyes and interpretation of exhibition visitors.” Shutter Hub are known for “their work in democratising photography” and they have teamed up once again with Newspaper Club to bring around 150 images to this showcase – all of which have been printed on tabloid-sized newspaper!

[ Image by Shutter Hub – © Elizabeth Gleave – ‘Girl And Komodo Dragon’ ]

The exhibition follows the sentiment: “Everything I Ever Learnt – everything I have seen, felt, remembered, everything, influences and informs every thought I will ever have.” There will be limited edition newspaper prints on sale at the exhibition as well as online here until the end of the exhibition. Prints are priced at £28 each giving the public as well as collectors the chance to purchase innovative art at an affordable price. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9-5PM and entrance is free.

[ Image by Shutter Hub – © Mitchell Moreno – Untitled from the series ‘Abide’ ]


Byard Art (14 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ) launched their Spring show yesterday titled ‘Exhibition of Still Life’ which is on display in the gallery from Thursday 28th March until Sunday 28th April 2019. The works by contemporary artists Sarah Bowman, CJ Green, Jane Hooper, Tom Hughes, Kim Langford, Relton Marine, Este Mcleod and Vanessa Stone are all inspired by still life but the theme has been interpreted uniquely by each artist. A collection of “vibrant, functional ceramics by Ken Eardley and the more traditional earthenware majolica by Anthony Edmonds” can also be seen on show alongside the still life paintings. For more details and opening times head over to Byard Art’s website here.



We are pleased to see Cambridge Home + Garden Show return for 2019 this weekend – Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March. This year you can expect an even bigger and better event with 40 exhibitors in The Main Exhibition Hall of The Guildhall (Market Square, Cambridge CB2 3QJ). Talks will be held in The Speaker Hall located opposite the entrance to the main hall and will focus on interior and garden design, buying art for your home, designing for wellness, and stories from creatives.

You will find a variety of exhibitors from kitchen and bathroom specialists to artists and makers. Local exhibitors include Frameworks Cottenham, David Hall Kitchen and Furniture Makers, The Art Hound Gallery, Cambridge Water Harvesting, Art of Flooring, and Small and Green. Artists include photographer and textile designer Ali Dover, and fine art printmaker Iona Howard. We are excited to see our members colour + shape and Wild Rosamund are exhibiting too! Keep an eye out for exhibitors offering exclusive discounts and running competitions throughout the show.

[ Image by Cambridge Home + Garden Show ]

Cambridge Classics have created a living room set featuring their doors and windows which will be displayed on the stage in The Main Exhibition Hall, and Katie Malik Interiors has designed a room set – inspired by this year’s botanical and tropical trends – which will be on show in The Small Hall. Creative workshops are being held across the weekend for visitors who have pre-booked spaces – colour wheels with Philip Clay Design, lampshades with The Cambridge Fabric Company and floral tableaus with Wild Rosamund. Refreshments will once again be available from the Novi pop-up café and there is also a new retail area! If you haven’t yet got your free ticket there is still time to register here.

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This week's #throwbackthursday peeps through the doors of the Guildhall at the beautiful @novicambridge pop up cafe from the show last year, featuring furniture from @futoncompany and foliage from @annasflowerfarm. I'm delighted that Novi will be back with their cafe and supporting the event as a sponsor 🙌🏻 They'll be there to ensure you're all fueled and refreshed as you enjoy the exhibition and it's sure to provide some design inspiration too! ☕🍰🌿 Futon Company will once again have their lovely furniture in the cafe as well as on their stand as they join the show as an exhibitor! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Don't forget to register for your free ticket (link in profile) #camhomeshow

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Cambridge Community Scrapstore (Unit 17, Barnwell Business Park, Barnwell Road, Cambridge CB5 8UZ) are hosting their grand reopening on Saturday 6th April 2019. Head down to see the new look store and products – there will be free hot/cold drinks and cupcakes! If you are not already a member then you can sign up for individual membership which costs £5 per year or group membership which is £10 per year. Cambridge Community Scrapstore source a wide selection of recycled and reused materials for use in art and craft activities or projects. You can find out more and RSVP to the event here.


The Bridge Arts Festival, organised by Huntingdon & Godmanchester Twinning Association, is taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019 – with 40+ individual artists, local art groups and performing arts groups participating in the festival this year. There are a number of exhibitions taking place including collections of work by artists from all of the Twin Towns. Creative workshops include spinning and creative writing – and there will be lots of activities for children of all ages to participate in. You can expect to see performances by Hunts Youth Theatre, Hunts Drama Club, the Hunts Music School and many more.

Yarn-bombs have already started to appear in shop windows in both towns to help show where the exhibitions will be held! Head over and follow Huntingdon & Godmanchester Twinning Association on Facebook to see the build up to the festival over the coming week – and for a complete programme of events and information about tickets visit HGTA’s website here.

I found out about the upcoming festival when visiting Craft It Yourself (St Benedicts Court, Huntingdon PE29 3PN). I got a sneak peek at their piece for the yarn-bombing which is now in the shop window! Craft It Yourself sell craft supplies and handmade gifts – and they also host craft and chat social groups. Join like-minded crafters, have a chat and take your craft work with you to work on and show off (Tuesdays 10-12PM and Wednesdays 7-9PM, £3 per person which includes tea, coffee and biscuits).


[ Images by Stephanie Freeman ]


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