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Arbury Carnival comes to Tate With Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge

Discover and join the festivities of North Cambridge’s annual Arbury Carnival

Join in and print, sew and decorate part of a giant patchwork fabric for this year’s Carnival in North Cambridge.

Like all Carnivals, Arbury Carnival is a powerful event that brings community, creativity and celebration together. For over 40 years, the annual Arbury Carnival has acted as a vital festivity that supports local community groups. Exploring answers to the question ‘what is community production?’, Kettle’s Yard bring the Arbury Carnival to Tate Exchange as a celebration of collaborative creativity. The fabric making workshops are developed by artists Hilary Cox-Condron, Sophie Cullinan and Joe Lyward. Additionally, you can meet Arbury Carnival committee members, learn more about organising community events and explore the Carnival’s 40-year history.

Kettle’s Yard has worked with North Cambridge communities to establish a long-term creative partnership, building on Kettle’s Yard founder Jim Ede’s belief in making art open to all. Kettle’s Yard houses Jim Ede’s carefully curated collection of modern art within a domestic setting, embodying Ede’s commitment to a harmony between art and life. Jim, and his wife Helen’s home became a meeting point for many artists, poets and musicians. The Edes helped produce a creative community alongside a sense of collaboration and belonging that continues at Kettle’s Yard to this day.

This event is programmed by Kettle's Yard a Tate Exchange Associate.

About Kettle's Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions. Kettle’s Yard has recently reopened after a major building project to create a four-floor Education wing, improved exhibition galleries, a new entrance area and a café.

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Blavatnik Building, Level 5

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13 April 2018 at 12.00–18.00

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