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The Bakery of Slow Ideas

Fri 17 Sep


Come Bake With Us!

Cambirdge Junction have teamed up with artists Unfinished Business to run big baking days in Cambridge.

Join for a FREE day-long session in your local community where you’ll learn how to bake traditionally fermented bread, meet people from your neighbourhood and chat about...well, lots of things.

It will be creative, sociable and fun and you’ll go home with your very own loaf of bread. All ingredients and lunch will be provided.

To register your interest please fill in the below google form for your area or OR call/text Anna on 07854 423991

 

 

Bakery of Slow Ideas FAQs

 

What will we do at the bakery?

Everyone will learn how to bake their own loaf of sourdough bread and there’ll be time to have a chat and get to know other people from our neighbourhood. 

 

What are we going to be chatting about? 

We’ll be talking about how life’s been over the past 18 months. We’ll be thinking about what we’re grateful for, what we think could change and the things we’d like to see happen where we live.

 

What if I don’t know anyone going?

That’s not a problem at all! Most people going won’t know many people, everyone will be friendly and we’ll have fun together. But if you’d like to bring any friends or family with you, just let us know when you sign up. 

 

Can I come and go throughout the day?

It’s important to be there at the start and you’ll get the most out of the experience if you’re there all day, but if you have to leave early for other commitments we understand and would still love to have you there.

 

Do I have to be a good cook?

Absolutely not! We will teach you all you need to know and you don’t need to have any cooking experience. 

 

Will it be fun?

Yes definitely! It’s all about being together, breaking bread, chatting and having a laugh. 

 

Do I get to keep my loaf of bread?

Everyone that comes will make their own loaf to take home with them, and we’ll also have one to share together at the end of the day. 

 

Will I get lunch?

A very tasty lunch will be provided and you’ll get to eat the bread too of course. 

 

Is it accessible?

All of the bakeries are being held in fully wheelchair accessible places. If you have any access needs and would like to take part please let us know on the google form and we will accommodate. 

 

Can I bring my children? 

If you would like to bring children please let us know in the google form - we will try to make some of the events children friendly and we can let you know if we can accommodate children on a case by case basis. 

 

TBOSI was developed by Leo Kay in 2017/18 as a.pass artists research institute. Since 2018 TBOSI bakeries have taken place across Europe and the UK, including Theatre ann Zee Festival (Belgium), Ponderosa Arts Centre (Germany); Exfadda cultural hub (Italy) and across Derby for Derby Rises (UK).

COVID-19 Entry Requirements from 01 September 2021

Tue 24 Aug

For the safety of artists, audiences and staff we are introducing some extra requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19.   

Image of Box Office

 

Following government guidelines, from 01 September 2021 to attend events at Cambridge Junction ticket holders aged 16+ must show proof of one of the below at the venue:  

  • Proof of a negative NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test (such test to be taken within 24 hours prior to attending the event at the venue); or
  • Proof of full vaccination - both doses received (with the second at least 14 days prior to the arrival at the venue); or
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of arrival at the venue (and after the 10-day self-isolation period following the result). 

Information on how to obtain proof for these is below:  

 

Proof of Negative Test 

NHS Rapid Lateral Flow tests free. You can order NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Tests here or pick them up from any pharmacy or test site. The venue will not have any tests available onsite.   

You must report your COVID-19 NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test result online, by visiting COVID-19 NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Test result.   

If you do not have access to the internet, you can also report your test result by calling the phone number in your test kit’s instructions, NHS 119 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or Scotland 0300 303 2713.   

You will need to demonstrate your negative NHS Lateral Flow Test result by showing us one of the following:

  • Text OR email confirmation of your result
  • OR by using the NHS COVID Pass, available through the NHS App
  • OR as a letter that can be requested by ringing NHS 119 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) 

Please do not bring the home test strip with you.

  

Proof of Full Vaccination 

We cannot accept vaccine cards issued at vaccination centres as proof of vaccination.   

Please use the NHS COVID Pass   

You can also get a paper version (vaccination status only - not test results - 2 weeks after having a full course of the vaccine) sent to you in the post. You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this. You can get a letter (within 5 working days) by requesting a COVID Pass letter online or calling NHS 119.  

 

Proof of Natural Immunity 

Please use the NHS COVID Pass to show your positive PCR test within the past 6 months using the NHS App or the NHS website, after you’ve finished self-isolating and up to 180 days after taking the test. 

 

For those visiting from outisde the UK

Please do a Lateral Flow test; to register the kit online you do not need to be registered with the NHS you just need a UK postcode. This will enable you to get the text or email confirmation that we require for entry.

NHS Rapid Lateral Flow tests free. You can order NHS Rapid Lateral Flow Tests here or pick them up from any pharmacy or test site. The venue will not have any tests available onsite.  

We do not  accept vaccination cards for entry.

 

 

As well as the above COVID-19 safety requirements we strongly recommend that our audiences and guests:  

  • Continue to wear a mask indoors.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other guests at the event where possible.
  • Do not attend if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive test result. 

 

Staff will also continue to follow these guidelines as well as continuing with enhanced cleaning, providing hand sanitiser throughout the building and performing regular lateral flow tests.

If you have any questions or queries please contact our box office on tickets@junction.co.uk

Palaver Artists Announced!

Mon 23 Aug

 

Meet the queer artists who Fatt Projects have commissioned to develop new work for PALAVER!, our pioneering development project supporting queer artists to make work for children and young audiences.

Each artist has an incredible track record of working across live-art, cabaret, drag, and solo performance and has been specially chosen for the potential they have to create innovative and new directions in theatre for young audiences.

Each artist will be making work for children and family audiences for the first time. The PALAVER ARTISTS are:

EMMA FRANKLAND (she/her)
Emma Frankland is a live performance and theatre artist. Her work often focusses on honesty, action and a playfully destructive DIY aesthetic. Recently her work has been focussed on the None of Us is Yet a Robot project, a series of performance pieces recently published by Oberon Books as “None of Us is Yet a Robot – Five Performances on Gender Identity and the Politics of Transition”.

“I am excited to make a performance for young people and their families, as a trans woman and a parent I rarely have opportunities for these two important parts of my identity to overlap.”

 

HARRY CLAYTON-WRIGHT (he/him)
Harry Clayton-Wright is a performance artist, writer and radical creator from Blackpool whose work spans theatre, installation, zine and film. Harry’s debut solo theatre show Sex Education premiered in 2017 winning the LGBTQ award at Brighton Fringe Festival and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award (Emerging Artist/Company) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019.

“I’m so excited to start work on this project, as a queer performance artist from Blackpool who started their career delivering family entertainment at Butlins in Skegness and also for attractions up and down Blackpool Promenade, I love this artform and can’t wait to make work that entertains and delights.”

 

KATY BAIRD (she/her)
Katy Baird is an artist, curator and producer of Live Art based in Folkestone, Kent. She has performed at Live Art festivals and venues as well as squat parties, clubs and raves. Her recent solo studio-based performance Workshy, a show about work and the things we do for money, has toured internationally to over 30 cities.
 

VIJAY PATEL (he/him)
Vijay Patel is a live/performance artist based in South London, whose work crosses forms into cabaret and installations.

“I’m really excited about being able to work on Palaver. I think this opens up an interesting avenue in my practice which focuses on making work by intersectional, marginalised people for young audiences. Having the opportunity to collaborate further with my younger brother on this project is also very exciting.”

 

YSHEE BLACK (she/her in drag)
Yshee Black (pronounced why-she) is one of the UK’s most prominent drag queens, hosts and performance artists. A shining star of the West Midlands, she is the host and creator of the Birmingham based lip-sync competition ‘The Church of Yshee’, recommended by the Guardian as one of the UK’s best drag nights.

‘I believe that children are the future, so I’m excited to re-connect to the art that inspired me as a child, teach the children well and let them LEAD THE WAY!’

 

ABOUT FATT PROJECTS:
Fatt Projects (FP) is the recently formed company of award-winning midlands based producer and cultural activist. Fatt Projects develop socially engaged projects using performance to explore queerness, community, and making change, often in public spaces/contexts where queer identity is underrepresented.

Our work has been commissioned by Without Walls, Appetite Stoke, DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Home Live Art, Marlborough Productions, & GDIF. Recent projects have focused on developing pioneering queer positive performance work for childrens' & outdoor arts audiences including FANTABULOSA (the world’s first drag show for kids), & Disco Tea Party (a public space interactive community building cabaret gameshow), and ANYWHERE IS A DANCEFLOOR (an original dance-film celebrating birmingham’s queer communities).

Future projects include MOBILISE, a large-scale queer participatory protest performance for the 2022 Commonwealth Games programme, and in Autumn 2021 Fatt Projects will deliver PALAVER, the world's first development programme dedicated to supporting the creation of queer positive performance for children and young audiences.

Adam performs in drag as Fatt Butcher and is the creator and host of Fatt Butcher’s Disco Bingo, currently resident at the Nightingale Club, Birmingham. They perform regularly as a host, vocalist and cabaret artist on the UK Festivals circuit. They are 2020 Jerwood Creative Bursary recipient, and are currently developing their composition and music production practice through an Arts Council DYCP Grant.

Previously Adam was the director of Birmingham’s SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts & Culture, transforming the festival into the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ arts festival, and securing Arts Council NPO status in 2018.

 

The Palaver Kids Parties are taking place on Sun 12 Sep, Sun 03 Oct and Sun 17 Oct. For more information on who is performing on what dates and to book your tickets click HERE. Bringing our PALAVER season to its glittering conclusion is PALAVER FAMILY FESTIVAL (Thu 28 Oct), a day-long celebration of inclusive family performance work.

Masking for a friend

Fri 16 Jul

July & August Events

 

We’re happy that the government’s announcement this week on the lifting of restrictions means that we can continue to move towards recovery from the huge and ongoing impact of the pandemic on our live and in person programmes.  

Having done our own risk assessments and to ensure we all do everything we can to protect the health and well-being of all our audiences, artists and staff, we’ve decided it’s important to continue with some of the safety measures we’ve had in place over the last few months.  

So, we’re strongly recommending that audiences continue to wear masks while they’re moving around the building and during performances, keep a safe distance from each other wherever possible, and obviously please don’t attend a show or gig if you’ve got symptoms of or have tested positive for Covid.  

All of us, the whole team at Cambridge Junction, will continue to do the same, as well as keeping the building clean and topping up all our hand sanitiser points and doing regular lateral flow tests. If you keep testing too, we know we are all doing everything we can to be able to present one of our biggest and busiest programmes to date this autumn.

From 19 July we will begin to present full capacity shows again, but will continue to offer a selection of socially distanced performances. Please check individual website listings for full details and guidance.

Matt Burman

Artistic Director, Cambridge Junction 

 

From 19 July, we are taking a cautious approach at Cambridge Junction for the comfort and safety of our audiences, guests and staff. We strongly recommend that our audiences and guests: 

  • Continue to wear a mask indoors following the guidelines that are currently in place unless exempt.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other guests at the event where possible.
  • Do not attend if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive test result.

Staff will also continue to follow these guidelines as well as continuing with enhanced cleaning, providing hand sanitiser throughout the building and performing regular lateral flow tests.

 

View our Summer Programme HERE

COVID-19 Update

Tue 15 Jun

Live Show Images

 

We have been looking forward to welcoming bigger audiences back to Cambridge Junction, and the announcement of a four-week delay to restrictions lifting further is obviously very disappointing.

We are very sorry to our audiences and to the artists, musicians, bands and promoters this delay will effect, and we will be in contact with all bookers with rescheduled dates as soon as possible.   

We have a great programme of socially distanced and outdoor performances over the coming weeks, and we look forward to welcoming you to a show here soon.

Matt Burman

Artistic Director, Cambridge Junction

 

View our Summer Programme HERE

 

How you can support us

The last year has shown us just how lucky we are to have an audience like you and we’re beyond excited to welcome you back into the building to share good times together once again. The generosity and support we have received over the last year has got us a very long way, but we’re not quite there yet.

So, we’re calling on you to continue supporting Cambridge Junction if you can while we venture into the familiar frontier of socially distanced performances, and eventually, full capacity shows.

Here are three easy ways you can support Cambridge Junction:

When you’re ready to come back, we’d love to see you! Shows are our main gig and in a typical year ticket revenue is our primary source of income.

Our membership scheme is a super reliable income source for us each year, and if you plan on making up for lost time by visiting us a lot, the member benefits make it a no brainer

Making a donation is a great way of supporting with no strings attached, plus you can give as much or as little as you like and 100% of your donation will go towards funding the venue and our programmes.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and we are looking forward to having you back.