WHAT’S ON: WEEK FIVE
We’ve been away too long…
Happy end of week Five, everyone! As you can tell, our week system does not conform to Cambridge's (just as theirs doesn't conform to the world) and so we here in Culture are really only beginning our week five.
All this to say: we missed last week, and we're sorry. And yes, that is the planned Valentine's header, but there's never a wrong time for love.
I am really looking forward to Harrogate – I’d never heard of it before I saw their auditions go up on Cambridge Theatre but it looks to be a real departure from anything I’ve seen here before. I really love small casts as they add to the tension of a piece, and this two-hander should definitely fit that bill.
Harrogate runs from the 26th February to the 2cnd March at the Corpus Playroom
The Fitz are holding their annual art event Love Art After Dark, this year in collaboration with CUSU’s LGBTQ+ campaign to celebrate LGBTQ+ History month! It’s a free event with a “ dress to impress” dress-code- aka everything I like. Get yourself down to experience the true gay agenda: culture.
Love Art After Dark is at the Fitz at 6pm, Wednesday 27th February
All for a good cause, the Union’s biggest social this term is their Band Night for Jimmy’s homeless charity, with all proceeds going to help the most vulnerable people in Cambridge. Great music from student bands, discounted drinks, and a warm feeling of goodwill- it looks to be a lovely evening.
Band Night For Jimmy’s is at the Cambridge Union, 8pm Saturday 23rd February
This week, the Corpus Mainshow is Bad Luck Charlie, a piece of new writing by Mariam Abdel-Razek. I’m absolutely loving all the new writing being put on stage this term (did you know 40% of last term’s theatre pitches were new writing???). This is a two-hander about bad luck, grief, intimacy, and vulnerability. If you need another reason to go- the poster is absolutely gorgeous. Take a look.
Bad Luck Charlie runs at the Corpus Playroom from the 19th- 23rd of Feb at 7pm.
At the Cambridge Junction next week there’s a really amazing workshop happening- ‘Decolonising Theatre: Conscientious Theatre Training’. This will be held by Nicole Brewer, a theatre practitioner and educator. The workshop will ‘embrace anti-racist theory (systems of oppression) and research on white power, privilege, and fragility’. And, the workshop is free.
Decolonising Theatre: Conscientious Theatre Training Workshop is on at the Cambridge Junction, 29th Feb 2-5pm.
Cambridge Hub and CHOP are joining together to host an exhibition of photography, creative writing and artwork by guests at Jimmy’s and Wintercomfort to show the human side of homelessness. I think this project is so incredibly important, especially in Cambridge. It’s giving a platform to voices not usually heard and is set to change the assumptions about homelessness. The exhibition is on from the 25th Feb- 25th March at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, but the opening night is particularly special, with talks by both staff and guests at Jimmy’s and Wintercomfort.
What's Underneath: Stories from Cambridge's Homeless Community is on at the Emmanuel United Reformed Church from the 25th Feb- 25th March.
BEN VINCE is MIA this week: your thoughts and prayers appreciated.