Home at Cambridge Junction

Cambridge Junction is a hub for the arts in Cambridge, with a lively community of ‘Home at Cambridge Junction’ performing and visual arts companies based in the building, benefiting from subsidised office space or free shared hot-desking opportunities and meeting space. 

30 Bird

30 Bird creates award winning interdisciplinary performance projects, working with practitioners from the sciences, architecture, visual arts, dance and film.

We present our performances in theatres, in swimming pools, outside, on the national and international touring circuit and in the school playground. Each one of our projects is unique and often made for non-theatrical spaces.

We are regularly consulted, and participate in panel discussions, on the Creative Case for Diversity. 

Recent projects include:

  • Domestic Labour: A Study in Love, Commissioned and developed at The Bush.
  • Poland 3 Iran 2 (Best of Fringe award)
  • Plastic (Total Theatre Nominee, Innovation).
  • MUD, in partnership with public works and St Matthew’s Primary School 

Contact details:

Producer: Claire Summerfield & 

Artistic Director: Mehrdad Seyf

Tel: 01223 403 362

Website: www.30bird.org 

Social: @30Bird

 

Collusion 

Collusion is an arts and technology agency in Cambridge, working at the intersection of arts, technology and human interaction. The company develops projects that explore new creativity led ideas within the context of emerging technology fields such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities. Directors Rachel Drury and Simon Poulter are experienced professionals with more than forty years combined experience in the creative sector.

Contact Details: 

Director: Rachel DruryDirector: Simon Poulter

Tel: 07941 279573 Tel: 07736 647125

Email: rachel@collusion.org.uk

Email: simon@collusion.org.uk 

Web: www.collusion.org.uk

 

Future City 

Futurecity is a leading culture and placemaking agency that embeds exciting and authentic arts and culture into new and changing places in our towns and cities. To do this we develop cultural and public art strategies for new developments across residential, commercial, academic, healthcare and infrastructure. We implement these strategies through commissioning art and cultural projects from inception to completion, and brokering sustainable relationships between new places and their surrounding communities and cultural initiatives.

Recent Projects include:

  • Cambridge Biomedical Campus Public Art Strategy and projects
  • Clay Farm and Glebe Farm Public Art Strategies and projects, Trumpington
  • 'Reality Rules' - An augmented reality app at Parkers Piece for Anglia Ruskin University
  • A 30m embedded stone art wall and bronze sculptures for Cambridge Riverside
  • Personal healthcare device R&D with artists Proboscis and Philips Research 
  • New wildlife habitats on Glebe Farm, Trumpington
  • Iconic, archaeology inspired, public sculpture at Clay Farm, Trumpington
  • An arts strategy and projects for the New Papworth Hospital.
  • An arts and science programme for Cambridge Biomedical Campus
  • 'Of Sleeping Birds' - A GPS linked immersive sound walk around central Cambridge

Contact details: 

Andy Robinson

Email: cambridge@futurecity.co.uk

Tel: 01223 403364

Website: futurecity.co.uk OR cambridge.futurecity.co.uk

Social: facebook.com/FuturecityUK   @futurecityblog

 

Hollie Poetry 

Hollie is a UK poet who travels around reading her poems out loud to people. She has garnered titles like “boundary breaker” (Marie Claire)” and poet Benjamin Zephaniah stated “I can’t take my ears off her”. Her album Versus was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London and her second collection of poems ‘Cherry Pie’, was released by Burning Eye Books in 2015. A new book on parenthood ‘Nobody Told Me’ is to be released February 2016. 

Contact details:

Email: oli@pagetoperformance.org

Web: holliepoetry.com

Social: facebook.com/holliepoetry   @holliepoetry

 

Hunt & Darton 

Hunt & Darton are a Live Art Collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. Approaching Live Art from a Fine Art background our work across mediums with a sculptural approach to performance, choreographing words and movement in a sensory way and setting up alternative spaces – often creating installations to perform within. Our work derives from our shared celebrations and anxieties surrounding life choices particularly as women, in Britain, now. 

Recent projects include: 

  • The award-winning Hunt & Darton Cafe, currently touring the UK with support from Arts Council England Strategic tour funding. 
  • 'Boredom' the most exciting theatre show about boredom ever. First shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
  • 'Food Fight', a new outdoor interactive family event commissioned by Circulate and Arts Depot. 

Contact details: 

Artistic Directors: Holly Darton & Jenny Hunt

Tel: 07833308121

Email: info@huntanddarton.com

Web: huntanddartoncafe.com

Social: facebook.com/huntanddartoncafe    @HuntDarton

Menagerie 

Menagerie Theatre Company is the leading independent new writing theatre company in the East of England. We have a regional, national and international reputation for the development of first class new writing for the stage.  We seek out and support talented writers in order to produce innovative new theatre.  As well as touring widely, we run the Young Writers Workshop, the Ideas Stage and produce the annual Hotbed Festival in association with Cambridge Junction.  

Recent projects include:

  • A National tour of Egusi Soup by award-winning writer Janice Okoh 
  • Edinburgh Fringe success with Swimming by Jane Upton  
  • In 2015 look out for the production premiere of Richard Fredman’s explosive new play bloominauschwitz, and the return of Hotbed in July.    

Contact details: 

Artistic Directors: Paul Bourne & Patrick Morris

Tel: 01223 403361

Email: office@menagerie.uk.com

Web: menagerietheatre.co.uk

Social: @Menagerie_

 

New Art Club 

New Art Club is pioneering choreographers, artists, comedy theatre makers and performers Pete Shenton and Tom Roden. They have been presenting ground-breaking performances nationally and internationally since 2001.  They were Place Prize finalists in 2004 and won The Edinburgh Spotlight Best Comedy Award in 2010. 

Recent projects include:

  • ‘Hercules’ a dance cabaret for families
  • 'Feel About Your Body’ a “life affirming, hilarious spectacle” about how we feel about our bodies.

Contact details: 

Email: gwen@newartclub.org

Web: newartclub.org

Social: facebook.com/newartclub   @newartclub

NIE (New International Encounter) 

NIE is an international company that creates new theatre shows and participation projects with young people through a mix of physical theatre, multiple languages, live music, storytelling and a European ensemble. We create spellbinding theatre, which has been performed in 27 countries spanning 3 continents, from New York to Shanghai.

Contact details:

Cat Moore 

Email: cat.moore@nie-theatre.com

Web: nie-theatre.com

Social: @NIEtheatre