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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’ ]

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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.

 

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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.

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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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#CambsCreativeTreasures: Featured Images – 22nd March 2019

In the last #CambsCreativeTreasures blog series post I talked about Instagram challenges and what you found positive about taking part. This week over on Instagram stories we asked two questions about which hashtags you like to use or enjoy exploring. The first focused on what your favourite art/craft/creative tags are and the second was about local hashtags.

We loved your responses to our questions and thought we would share these today as part of this week’s round-up. Local hashtags you use/explore include #fenland, #yeswecamb, #cbgtown, #camblocal, #cambridgecl, #cambridgelittlegems and #igerscambridge. Others I enjoy following are #cambslife, #wearecambridgeshire, #instacamb and #visitcambridgeandbeyond. There are some which fitted both topics such as #handmadeincambridgeshire, #cambridgecreatives and #cambridgemade – not forgetting #CambsCreativeTreasures and #CambsCreativeScene!

Creative hashtags you use/explore include #indierollercoaster – a supportive community for independent creative business owners, #indieillogang – used by independent illustrators, #heytheremaker – a creative community for makers (also featured by @heytheremaker), and #shopsmallchangehabits – encouraging people to consider buying from small businesses. Some of you also suggested more specific tags related to your craft such as #beaded, #handmade or #sewistsofinstagram! For any fellow crocheters out there I would recommend #hookmehappy which is a lovely feed I found through Cambridge-based crochet pattern designer @doraexplored.

Ok… can you tell I quite like a hashtag?! We even aptly named our membership collective #WeAreCambsCreatives! I hope you enjoy this week’s round-up of local creative treasures which includes a few Mother’s Day gift ideas – and don’t forget to come and find us on Instagram over at @cambscreativetreasures and @thetrove_cambridge.

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[ 1 ] Image shared by @clive_dawson – last of the season’s snowdrops:

Find out more about our member: Clive Dawson

 

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[ 2 ] Image by @littlegemsbymel – amethyst and feather charm:

Find out more about our member: Little Gems By Mel

 

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[ 3 ] Image by @snowtap – personalised family bear tree print:

 

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[ 4 ] Image by @handcraftedbooksbysueday – patterned papers for bookbinding:

Find out more about our member: Handcrafted Books By Sue Day

 

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[ 5 ] Image by @alisonhullyerillustration – dandelion clocks card range:

Find out more about our member: Alison Hullyer

 

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[ 6 ] Image by @elifs_patisserie – naked cake for baby shower:

 

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[ 7 ] Image by @oliver_hilton_art – detail of large abstract painting:

 

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[ 8 ] Image by @clairefolkesceramics – collaboration with The Essential Soaps:

Find out more about our member: Claire Folkes

 

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[ 9 ] Image shared by @lunaglitterbar – styling and glitter photoshoot (Image by @ayellephoto):

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MAKE AN ENTRANCE ✨ Strutting into Saturday night like 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️👯‍♀️ All these wonderful girls work for Luna and they have got some serious skills between them as well as being super gorgeous and loads of fun ❤️Team: Concept styling and glitter @lunaglitterbar Photography and video @ayellephoto Hair @lghairstyling Make up @samanthaeatonmakeup #styledshoot #lunagirls #lunaglitterbar #glitterbar #girls #summerparty #glitterparty #glitter #eventprofs #fun #summerwedding #henparty #bridetribe #undiscovered_muas #corporateevents #festivalmakeup #glittermakeup #festival #poolparty #cambridge #essex #cambridgewedding #essexwedding #londonwedding #squad #girlsweekend #beautiful #partyideas #cambscreativetreasures

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What’s On: Enchanted Cinema Summer Season Launch, IgersCambridge InstaMeet, Cambridge Drawing Society Spring Exhibition & more!

What’s On: Enchanted Cinema Summer Season Launch, IgersCambridge InstaMeet, Cambridge Drawing Society Spring Exhibition & 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.

On Friday 15th March 2019, Enchanted Cinema* launched their upcoming line-up and tickets for their 5th Summer season of outdoor cinema which will be taking place at The Gonville Hotel (Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY) for 2019! I am pleased to share with you some of the upcoming films on show throughout May to September. Enchanted Cinema says: “We will have a whole new set up, including a new bar, deckchairs and screen, with even more emphasis on lighting and the whole aesthetic. We will again be having some of the best street food in Cambridge alongside us and incredible live music before each screening.”

[ Links marked with * signify sponsorship through either a paid partnership or gifted experience ]

[ Image by Enchanted Cinema ]

In collaboration with The Cambridge Jazz Festival, the first film screening this summer will be Ray on Thursday 16th May 2019. This collaboration also sees the Thursday showings of The Great Gatsby on 20th June, Mo Better Blues on 18th July, When Harry Met Sally on 15th August, Amelie on 22nd August, The Pianist on 5th September, and Django on 19th September. Enchanted Cinema will be joined by some of Cambridge’s amazing local musicians who will be performing and helping to set the mood before the screenings start.

Other films on show include A Star is Born (18th May, 28th June, 25th August & 13th September), Bohemian Rhapsody (19th May, 29th June, 20th July, 24th August & 14th September), Dirty Dancing (30th May & 23rd August), Grand Budapest Hotel (15th June), and Back To The Future (16th June). You can see the full line-up and purchase your tickets here.

[ Image by Enchanted Cinema ]

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IgersCambridge have teamed up with Visit Cambridge to host their first InstaMeet which will also be in collaboration with IgersUK and Visit England. What is an InstaMeet I hear you say? It is a meeting of like-minded and passionate Instagramers who get together to explore a particular place or City and take photographs. This event is taking place on Sunday 24th March 2019 and could be a great networking opportunity for those looking to get to know local photographers and content creators. Head over to Instagram to find out more – limited spaces available!

 

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I am excited to welcome The Lodge Flower and Craft School on board as a member of The Trove Cambridge’s community #WeAreCambsCreatives! If you are looking to get creative or learn a new skill then do head over and check out the upcoming craft workshops at The Lodge (Hemingford Grey House, Church Street, Hemingford Grey PE28 9DF), where they offer a range of classes as well as one-to-one tuition, hen parties, private group workshops and children’s parties.

On Saturday 23rd March 2019 they are hosting a half day Spring Basket floristry class from 10-1PM which costs £55 per person. Other upcoming workshops include: Secret Belgian Bookbinding (£125.00, Friday 29th March from 10-4PM), Thursday Flower Club (£25.00, Thursday 4th April from 10-12PM), Silk Painting (£35.00, Thursday 4th April 2019 from 7-9PM), and Fabric Bowl (£45.00, Friday 5th April from 10-4PM). You can see their full range of courses here.

 

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Cambridge Drawing Society are holding their next exhibition from Saturday 23rd – Saturday 30th March 2019 at The Pitt Building (Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RP). Cambridge Drawing Society was founded in 1882 and its members are artists who live within 30 miles of Great St Mary’s, Cambridge. The annual Spring exhibition showcases over 400 new and original works by around 100 different artists.

I visited the exhibition last year and was very impressed by the work on display – a wonderful selection of paintings, mixed media, collage, prints, illustrations and sculpture spanning two large rooms. It is definitely up there as one of the best local exhibitions I have visited – with such a high standard of work on show and a mixed price range for those who might be looking to make a purchase. The exhibition will be open 10-5:30PM with free admission, finishing at 4PM on Saturday 30th. It is opposite Fitzbillies so you get can your chelsea bun fix too!

 

[ Images by Stephanie Freeman ]

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#CambsCreativeTreasures: Featured Images – 8th March 2019

It is a week since we launched our new #CambsCreativeTreasures series here on the blog. We have discovered new local artists, designers and makers joining in and sharing their work with us and I am very excited to announce that we hit 6000+ shares on the feed on Wednesday! Thank you to everyone who is taking part and we look forward to hitting the next big milestone with you.

This week we wanted to talk about Instagram challenges with the return of Joanne Hawker’s #MarchMeetTheMaker. Everyday throughout the month of March you are given a prompt for sharing an image which will tell your followers something about your business or creations. We asked for feedback on what you love about these challenges and we received some great responses. Cambridge-based maker Alice of @simplyfelting said:

“I find them inspiring and I love meeting new people and seeing their artwork.”

We also received this great comment from @womanin.progress:

“The community it brings – highlighting new people to follow and engage with.”

There’s still time to get involved throughout the month – head over here to find out the prompts for the coming week. Some of the images I selected to share this week are inspired by prompts from the #MarchMeetTheMaker challenge. I hope you enjoy this week’s round-up and don’t forget to come and find us on Instagram over at @cambscreativetreasures!

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[ 1 ] Image shared by @reladesigns – spring inspired make-up bag:

Find out more about our member: Rela Designs

 

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[ 2 ] Image by @bloodielle – freesia sketching practise:

 

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[ 3 ] Image by @dizzydollylou – special charm necklace:

Find out more about our member: Dizzydollylou

 

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[ 4 ] Image by @arcjewellery – works in progress on the bench:

 

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[ 5 ] Image by @theessentialsoaps – eczema soaps back in stock:

 

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[ 6 ] Image by @felt_fancies – product range prompt:

 

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[ 7 ] Image by @theladymoth – felted wool sculptures:

Find out more about our member: The Lady Moth

 

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[ 8 ] Image by @jamiesuggartist – The Round Church, Cambridge:

Find out more about our member: Jamie Sugg

 

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[ 9 ] Image shared by @cmarshallartsuk – flatlay wildlife pins:

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Day 3 - Flatlay🎨• • It’s Day 3 of the #marchmeetthemaker challenge and today we’re talking about flatlays! I feel like it’s an Instagram sin, but I will openly admit that I am awful at taking flatlays. When I added pins to my collection I was really quite scared about photographing them as I knew flatlays would be an integral part, and given my prior experience I had concerns 😂 however, they actually turned out to be really fun to do with pins, and I think I’m getting better...! • • For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Charlie and I run CMarshallArts, home to my colourful watercolour creations of wildlife! I sell cards, originals, prints and pins ☺️

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#IWD2019 – a Community of Inspiring Women

International Women’s Day (March 8) is observed across the world encouraging the celebration of women’s achievements – social, economic, cultural and political – as well as raising awareness of gender bias. To celebrate #IWD2019 I want to give a shout out to our incredibly talented members and I also want to share three posts I came across today on Instagram that depict the theme of inspiring women within our local creative community.

#WeAreCambsCreatives is a collective of local artists, designers and makers based in Cambridgeshire, UK who run their own creative businesses. They are inspiring representatives of the creative industries covering a range of disciplines – including painters, illustrators, photographers, jewellers, textile artists, florists, bakers, interior designers, bookbinders, glasswork artists and product designers. Head over to our members page to discover their work and stories:

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Our member Wild Rosamund shared an interesting story about a woman named Constance Spry who has been a huge inspiration to her and the world of floristry. Bridget says:

“Even now, a woman ‘playing with flowers’ – as floristry is often disparagingly termed – isn’t seen as an art form worthy of note, even though we happily glorify the 17th & 18th century painters (mainly men) who painted them so beautifully. I raise my hyacinth to you, Constance, and will continue to ‘play with flowers’ in your honour.”

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HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY ★ Today on International Women's Day I thought I'd share the story of a woman who has inspired me and the world of floristry massively: Constance Spry. She was a working class Derby girl who trained as a nurse but ended up revolutionisung the world of floristry and arranging the flowers for the Queen's coronation in 1953. She pioneered the use of unusual floral materials in her compositions, with kale, weeds and grasses nestled among more traditional flowers. She practically created the vintage, eclectic look we love today, rummaging through her attic for unusual containers for her arrangements. After her death in 1960, she caused controversy when a 2004 exhibition about her at the Design Museum in London resulted in the resignation of the museum's chairman, inventor James Dyson, who considered the show 'unworthy'. Well, bol**cks to you, Mr Dyson! Bloody typical! Even now, a woman 'playing with flowers' - as floristry is often disparagingly termed - isn't seen as an art form worthy of note, even though we happily glorify the 17th & 18th century painters (mainly men) who painted them so beautifully. I raise my hyacinth to you, Constance, and will continue to 'play with flowers' in your honour.

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Award-winning Ely-based chocolatier and social enterprise Harry Specters are dedicating their social media posts to their “choc boss” Mona today. Mona’s love for chocolate and drive for building positive change for people with autism, led to her starting a business that focuses on creating employment opportunities for young people with autism; through the crafting of artisanal chocolates. Head over to Harry Specters’ Instagram to find out more:

 

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Finally I wanted to share this illustration by the super talented AV Typography! Amy Vann creates brush lettered designs and is an inspirational young woman who runs two small businesses. As well as selling her range of prints and cards, she is also the photographer at Girl Behind The Lens working on product, portrait, lifestyle and business shoots. We commissioned Amy to design our #CambsCreativeTreasures logo last year and she was great to work with. See more of her work over on Instagram:

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Happy #internationalwomensday 🙌🏼 Let’s give a shout out to all the fabulous women out there! Whether it’s in business, at home or simply by being themselves, tag an amazing woman in your life below! 💕 . . . #inspireothers #womensupportingwomen #howyouglow #balanceforbetter #iwd2019 #womenarestrong #empowereachother #womenwhowork #societygal #herecomethegirls #womensupportingwomen #womensday #dreamersanddoers #hersuccess #holdthemoment #thefutureisfemale #girlpower #prettylittlething #illustrator #illustrationsofinstagram #ladieswholunch #buildanempire #femaleentrepreneurs #lovelylittlesquares #thedarlingmovement #lifeunscripted #petitejoys #psimadethis #thatauthenticfeeling

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Is there a woman in your life or local community that inspires you? Let us know in the comments and give them a shout out in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019! The theme for this year’s campaign is #BalanceforBetter – find out more here.

 


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What’s On: Tours at David Parr House, New Designers at VK Gallery, CamCreatives Meetup & more!

What’s On: Tours at David Parr House, New Designers at VK Gallery, CamCreatives Meetup & 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.

Our member Caroline Henricksen is currently exhibiting a collection of her botanical paintings and collages at The Locker (54 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LN) until Monday 11th March 2019. A range of original artworks, prints and cards are available to purchase at the venue. The Locker is one of many local businesses that display works by local artists and they also host a variety of other events within the café throughout the year – you can find out more here.

[ Image by Caroline Henricksen ]

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Have you heard about the incredible restoration of David Parr House? Tamsin Wimhurst first discovered 186 Gwydir St, Cambridge (CB1 2LW) back in 2009. From 1886 it was home to Arts & Crafts worker David Parr who worked for Cambridge-based F R Leach & Sons. David Parr spent 40 years decorating his home which features hand-painted walls inspired by the likes of William Morris and the iconic patterns of the arts and crafts movement. You can find out more about the history of David Parr House CIO, a registered charity since 2014, and the extraordinary interiors here.

Tamsin alongside a board of trustees, with the help of over fifty volunteers and talents of specialist teams, and with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund has brought about the restoration and conservation of this exciting Cambridge treasure. Volunteers completed projects such as an archaeological dig in the back garden of the property and cataloguing five thousand items from inside the house. It has been a joy watching the updates unfold over on Instagram! This unique project is now complete and the house is open to the public for viewing, with tours starting on 16th May 2019.

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An important phase of the conservation work is underway in the house. Several sections of the wall paintings have been damaged over the century by atmospheric conditions, additions of 20th-century fittings and general wear and tear. Some areas can be restored - that's what's happening here.⠀ ⠀ The talented team from #TobitCurteisAssociates has been sensitively cleaning every inch of the wall paintings, re-adhering flaking paint, and retouching areas of damage. Meticulous colour matching has been taking place with incredible attention to detail!⠀ ⠀ #restoration #conservation #wallpainting #colourmatching #DavidParrHouse #Cambridge #DecorativeArts #InteriorDesign #ArtsAndCraftsMovement #CambridgeHistory #SurfaceDecoration Photo by Abi Cochran @silverspirals_

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Discover works by selected new designers at VK Gallery (18A Bridge St, St Ives PE27 5EG) throughout March 2019 at the gallery’s latest exhibition. It was great to spy our member Kate Green‘s paintings on display! Colour also appears in the contemporary jewellery by Fern Robinson and bold paintings by Tessa Pearson. Three new ceramicists are also on show – find hand-formed pieces by Sam Walker, porcelain tableware by Sadie Clough, and clay vessels by Alice Funge. New Designers is on until Saturday 30th March 2019.

  

[ Images by Stephanie Freeman ]

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Back in September we announced Harriet Kelsall’s book launch and we are pleased to let you know that she will be speaking at an upcoming CamCreatives meetup later this month. The talk, hosted by Sookio and Steve O’Connor, will be held at the CUC Wine Bar (The University Centre, Cambridge CB2 1RU) on Wednesday 27th March 2019 from 7:30PM.

Harriet Kelsall is a highly successful businesswoman and a mentor to creative start-ups. In her book, The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career, she gives tips that she has learnt from her own experience of starting a creative business and also relays advice from industry experts. You can sign up to the talk here – I am really looking forward to attending this event and hope to see you there!

CamCreatives organise events which bring ‘Creative Thinkers and Doers of Cambridgeshire’ together with many aims including encouraging collaboration across the creative industries. You can follow CamCreatives on Facebook here to find out more.

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Great to see my book on sale @fitzmuseum_uk earlier

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#CambsCreativeTreasures: Featured Images – 1st March 2019

Happy Fri-yay! I am very excited to introduce a new blog series over here at The Trove Cambridge. Every Friday I will be selecting nine images from the community #CambsCreativeTreasures feed on Instagram to share with you! Back in 2014 we started using the hashtag to share our discoveries of the local creative scene across social media. Over the past five years it has been incredible to see so many creatives from across Cambridgeshire joining in and sharing their work and discoveries with us.

In 2017 we created our second Instagram account where we feature posts shared on the feed – follow @cambscreativetreasures to find out more! We love connecting with the local creative community using the hashtag and it is a great way to see what our members are working on. As I write this post we are close to hitting 6000 shares! I hope you enjoy this new series and seeing the selected images each week – be sure to head over to Instagram to see more from these talented local artists, designers and makers.

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[ 1 ] Image shared by @bigskyarts – behind the scenes at art club:

 

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[ 2 ] Image by @cambrolino – ceramics in sunlight and shadow:

 

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[ 3 ] Image by @emilykayedesign – sketching on the train:

Find out more about our member: Tattypie

 

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[ 4 ] Image by @clarekenwardflowers – textures in the floral details:

Find out more about our member: Clare Kenward Flowers

 

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[ 5 ] Image by @daphnerosaflowers – cosy work in progress:

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Sunday Sunday... weekend at my mums on the coast always means plenty of tea & relaxing but I have managed to squeeze in a little bit of work... but cutting petals on the sofa in pyjamas with a cuppa never really feels like work! Today I really need to get out for a run as I’m a bit behind with the old #couchto5k & then might go for a stroll on the beach with the little man... bucket & spade at the ready! Always a big fan of a slow Sunday to recoup before the week ahead... how bout you? Is your day packed full of plans or are you chilling out today? However you’re spending it I hope you have a lovely day ahead! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #slowsunday #creativeliving #creativityeveryday #thenativecreative #doitfortheprocess #instacraft #waketomake #freestylecreativeliving #creativeprocess #getcreativedaily #lovetolearn #heytheremaker #cambscreativetreasures #cambridgemade #etsyselleruk #etsysellersofinstagram #handmadelove #smallbusinesslove #verilymoment #feelfreefeed #momentsofmine #everydaymoments #lifewellcaptured #lovingtheordinarymoments

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[ 6 ] Image by @nokodesignsjewellery – wedding season inspiration:

Find out more about our member: NokoDesigns

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[ 7 ] Image by @gallery9cambridge – sneak peek of exhibition:

 

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[ 8 ] Image by @beadstormdesigns – copper tree finished piece:

Find out more about our member: Beadstorm Designs

 

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[ 9 ] Image shared by @vanilla.wind – embroidery art work in progress:

 

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We’re back for 2019! What’s On This Weekend: Rowan’s ‘Cambridge Seen’ Charity Fundraising Exhibition

Hello to all of our followers and members – we are back with our first post of 2019 to share with you details of an exciting exhibition taking place in Cambridge this weekend! Back in September we told you about a call for artists to get involved in the fundraising exhibition which is being hosted by Rowan – a fantastic arts charity and centre based in Cambridge, UK. The charity managed to sell over 150 canvases to both professional and amateur artists who have been working over the last few months to bring to you artwork based on the theme ‘Cambridge Seen’.

The response was fantastic and we are really pleased to invite you to come and view the canvases inspired by our beautiful city. They will be on show at Long Road Sixth Form College (Long Road, Cambridge CB2 8PX) today and tomorrow, Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th February 2019, from 11AM until 4PM. Think buildings, landscapes, a particular place or something well-known in Cambridge such as bicycles or the River Cam – we can’t wait to see what the artists have created!

   

[ Images by Stephanie Freeman / Rowan ]

All artworks will be on sale at the event and all funds raised will go back into supporting the amazing work the charity do for the local community. They will be exhibited anonymously and will be available for sale at £45 each. This is a great opportunity to support an incredible local arts charity by purchasing affordable art! We would love to see what you buy so be sure to come and share your purchases with us over on Instagram using our community #CambsCreativeTreasures tag.

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I am very excited to tell you that I am one of the artists taking part in this project – and it will be my first ever exhibition! My piece “Blooming Bike I” was so much fun to create – from heading into the City to take photos of bikes with baskets to learning embroidery and discovering the effects of different stitches.

   

[ Images by Stephanie Freeman ]

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Join us for The Trove Cambridge’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways & Exclusive Offers Online Extravaganza from 1st – 12th December 2018!

Join us this holiday season for an extravaganza of surprise giveaways and exclusive offers from a number of our members – a collective of talented local artists, designers and makers from Cambridgeshire, UK.  The Trove Cambridge is pleased to be hosting twelve days of online festive fun – bringing you the opportunity to enter for a chance to win some fantastic items which have been handcrafted or designed across the county.

We are proud to promote the importance of shopping local and independent – so we hope you discover new small businesses to support throughout this campaign. Keep an eye out for our upcoming posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the giveaways and some surprise exclusive offers! Head to the end of this post to read our giveaway terms and conditions – and keep scrolling to find out more about the 12 Days of Christmas event sponsors.

Please do share with your friends, family and followers – let’s start spreading some festive cheer!

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SPONSORS

This event is sponsored by our members: Sue Rapley, Alison Hullyer, Restyle Refresh, Beadstorm Designs, Kate Green ART, Elsiem Jewellery, Felt Fancies, NokoDesigns, Dario Fisher, Little Gems By Mel, Dittany Rose and Vandy Massey. Be sure to check out their member profiles to find out more about their work!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. The promoter is: The Trove Cambridge [www.thetrovecambridge.co.uk].
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  6. Closing date for entry will be Saturday 15th December 2018 (23:59 GMT). After this date and time no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  8. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows: Entry via Twitter will be to ‘Like’ and ‘Retweet’ the original post (and to follow stated accounts); Entry via Facebook will be to ‘Like’ the original post (and to follow stated accounts); One additional entry can be gained on Facebook by posting a comment on the original post (N.B. tagging a friend does not count as an entry as this is not permitted in accordance with Facebook policy); Entry via Instagram will be to ‘Like’ the original post and tag up to three friends in a single comment (and to follow stated accounts); One additional entry can be gained on Instagram by sharing the original post in stories. The maximum possible entries per person is therefore five.
  9. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  10. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  11. The prize is as stated on the relevant social media post (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). No cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  12. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and verified by the promoter.
  13. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram on Sunday 16th December 2018. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  14. The promoter will notify the winner when the prize has been shipped. The prize will be shipped directly by the relevant sponsor.
  15. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. Consent will be obtained to provide the sponsor with the winner’s postal address.
  18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  19. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to The Trove Cambridge and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with our Privacy Policy.

Please do feel free to contact us here if you have any questions.

 


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