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Do you make spoken word, comedy, dance, music, theatre, live art, burlesque, circus, film? Are you local to Cambridge and have something to say about being female today through your art form?

We’re looking for women (and men) with short, 7-ish minute performances for the closing event of WOW – Women of the World on Sunday 26 October, at Cambridge Junction. The festival is a packed day of events that celebrate the incredible achievements of women and girls as part of this year’s Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

The Cabaret will be produced by Cambridge Junction and Cambridge Festival of Ideas. It will run approximately 7pm til 9pm, featuring a compere and headline act to be announced.

To apply, please email daniel.pitt@junction.co.uk with the following information: name, address, details of what you make/perform and where you’ve performed before, a description of what your 7 minute act would be, what it’s saying about being female today, links to video of previous work (if possible). Application deadline: Friday 12th September.

Each act will receive a £50 fee, inclusive of all preparation, travel and expenses.

 

              

21/07/2014 - 15:41

Cycle of Songs is an Arts Council England funded project commissioned by Cambridge City Council, devised by the award winning Pilot Theatre and Historyworks to mark the Tour de France visit to Cambridge on 7 July 2014. Cambridge Junction was involved in the selection of this exciting art work.

Cycle of Songs from Historyworks on Vimeo.

The project showcases and celebrates the talent and diversity of Cambridge and includes many local people of all ages sharing their voice and celebrating the city in song.

Nine pieces were commissioned from a wide range of composers and poets, inspired by historical research and based on words from original sources of fascinating and quirky stories at iconic locations along the Tour's route in Cambridge.

The songs are all performed by local choirs, musicians and poets to make a free app for Cambridge to leave a lasting digital legacy.

The app is now available...

For Apple here

For Google Play here

cycleofsongs.com

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04/07/2014 - 16:40

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding as one of the National Portfolio Organisations of Arts Council England (ACE).

We will continue to receive a grant of £587,418 per year during 2015/16 – 2017/18 to support our varied programme, which includes creative learning and outreach work as well as its acclaimed presentation programme of live music, theatre, dance, comedy and family events.

Cambridge Junction is one of 670 organisations to receive funding through the scheme, and the only National Portfolio performing arts venue in Cambridge.

Daniel Brine, Cambridge Junction’s Director said:

“This grant is a massive vote of confidence in Cambridge Junction. It acknowledges the important role we play bringing art, entertainment and creative learning to the people of Cambridge. We are very proud to be the only National Portfolio performing arts venue in Cambridge and look forward to continuing our vital role in the cultural life of Cambridge over the next three years.”

Christine Doddington, Acting Chair of Cambridge Junction’s board said:

“Cambridge Junction is delighted with Arts Council England’s investment in our future. In challenging economic times, it’s important that our society continues to invest in arts and culture because of their strong contribution to community identity and quality of life. This grant is important investment in Cambridge and will provide economic and social benefits to our community, and help ensure that Cambridge Junction can thrive in the future.”

National Portfolio Organisations are one strand of ACE’s total investment in arts and culture during 2015/18, delivering the ambitions set out in Great art and culture for everyone, a 10-year strategic framework for the arts and culture.

More information on the National Portfolio Organisation funding announcement can be found here

01/07/2014 - 10:38

As part of The Velo Festival, celebrating the Tour De France passing through Cambridge, Cambridge City Council and Cambridge Junction present...

Rider Spoke by Blast Theory

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating ground-breaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.

How about helping out Blast Theory with their remarkable project, as they take to the streets of Cambridge to put on Rider Spoke?

We are looking for volunteers to help run the reception from Cambridge Junction for this event. You would only need to give up 3 days of your time, but in return you’ll be able to take part in an extraordinary project is worth getting involved in.

You would need to be available for 2 or more of the event days which span between Thu 03 – Sun 06 Jul and also for the get-in day on Wed 02 Jul.

About Rider Spoke

Join us for an unforgettable cycle around the streets of Cambridge. Equipped with a bike and a handheld computer mounted on the handlebars, you will ride out into the streets of Cambridge.

Aided by your computer and the woman in your earpiece, you will find a hiding place - a spot previously undiscovered by any other player - and get asked a question. For a minute or two – alone, in an out of the way spot – you reflect on your life and record your answer.

Cycle on and find the hiding places of others. Listen to their answers in the places that mean most to them.

As you roll through the streets your focus is outward, looking for good places to hide, speculating about the hiding places of others, becoming completely immersed into this overlaid world as the voices of strangers draw you into a new and unknown place.

The streets may be familiar but you’ve given yourself up to the pleasure of being lost.

Please express your interest by emailing lewis.anderson@junction.co.uk by the Thu 26 Jun.

More information on Rider Spoke at Cambridge Junction can be found here

19/06/2014 - 15:35

This May we are looking for volunteers to join live art duo Hunt & Darton in an exciting new interactive performance that blends art with the everyday.

Hunt & Darton Cafe will be open for business 03-31 May 2014 (10-5pm Wed-Sun only) in an empty shop in Cambridge City Centre commissioned by Cambridge Junction and EAT Festival supported by Arts Council England.

Run as a fully functioning café, Hunt & Darton will creatively expose the inner workings of their new business venture by considering and presenting everything as art. From the food that is served to the people who serve it from the menus and till rolls to the profit and loss sheets, everything will be open to public scrutiny and served with a twist. For more info see huntanddartoncafe.com

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in the relationship between art and food and live art to help in the day-to-day running of the cafe. You will need to provide excellent customer service and lots of enthusiasm but the rest is up to you!

This is a great opportunity to be part of a live art project that plays with customer/audience expectations in a fun and light-hearted way. You will get hands-on experience of contemporary art making practices and assist the guest artists with their performances (programmed waiters include artists Richard Layzell, Brian Lobel, Scottee and Figs in Wigs)

Volunteers need to be 18+ and able to commit to a minimum of 4 shifts over the 4 weeks (9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm). Tea and coffee, breaks and lunch will be provided. Training will take place on Friday 2nd May at the café.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email info@huntanddarton.com with a short statement of interest explaining why you would like to be part of the project.

Full details here: huntanddartoncafe.com

01/05/2014 - 14:00
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