October 2016

Join us this month for Festival of Ideas fun...


Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 17th-30th October

Cambridge's celebration of the arts, humanities & social sciences is back this month for its 9th year, and we can't wait to take part. Ever tried moving like a warrior, making your own split-pin statue, or listening to actors speaking in Ancient Greek? Now's your chance!

All our Festival events are free, and you can find them on our website at http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/things-to-do/events.
For the city-wide programme, visit http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk.

Below are just two, to whet your appitite...

Big Saturday

Saturday 22nd October, 12-5pm
Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Come along to the Museum for performances in ancient Greek by the Cambridge Greek Play team, a children's trail and craft activity, and a chance to enjoy our casts of Greek and Roman sculpture.

At 2-3pm members of the Cambridge Greek Play cast will perform excerpts from this year's productions, Sophocles' Antigone and Aristophanes' Lysistrata, in ancient Greek.

For all ages. Find out more: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/events/big-saturday-2016

Happy Families?

Tuesday 25th October, 2-4pm
Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Meet a new cast of characters in this event run in conjunction with the Cambridge Greek Play. Discover the story of Antigone, who breaks the law when she buries her brother. Enjoy crafts, hands-on activities and a trail.

For children aged 7-11. Free; no need to book.

Find out more: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/events/happy-families

For more information about the Cambridge Greek play, visit http://www.cambridgegreekplay.com/plays/2016/antigonelysistrata




5th September - 15th October

There's still time to catch RECASTING before it closes on 15th October. This temporary exhibition brings together works by contemporary artists who explore, embrace, or challenge the classical artistic tradition. Spanning different materials and formats - painting, sculpture, installation, video, and drawing - the exhibition takes the form of a series of interventions throughout the Cast Gallery.

Featuring Matthew Darbyshire, Maggi Hambling, Paul Kindersley and more...

Find out more: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/recasting



Saturday Openings Return

From Saturday 8th October

The beginning of a new academic year means an extra morning each week to enjoy the Cast Gallery and the activities and books in Kids' Corner. From the 8th October, we will be open every Saturday morning between 10am and 1pm until Saturday 26th November.

Visit our website for more Museum News: http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/about-us/museum-news

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