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Cambridge Comedy Festival 2018

Thu 17 May

Milton Jones • Josh Widdicombe • Reginald D Hunter • Henning When

Adam Buxton's BUG • Simon Brodkin • Griff Rhys Jones • Simon Evans

Tony Law • Jo Caulfield • Tom Stade • Zoe Lyons • Andrew Maxwell • Family shows + much more

The 12th edition of the annual Cambridge Comedy Festival returns to the city with 34 shows from some of the world’s finest comedy performers. After two years of alfresco comedy on Jesus Green the festival returns to its original home at Cambridge Junction where the venue will be transformed into a comedy hub with four performance venues plus the Moonshine Brewery beer garden and delicious food from our street food vendors.

The Jesterlarf Comedy Club will be hosting shows each night with big name headliners, whilst the other spaces feature Edinburgh preview shows and a star studded programme of award winners and the hottest emerging talent. There are also some great kid’s shows for our young chucklers.

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WATCH OUT 2018: line-up announced!

Mon 23 Apr

We are pleased to announce that WATCH OUT Festival is to take place again on Saturday 26 May.

WATCH OUT is Cambridge Junction’s showcase of fresh experimental work with something to say, developed as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting contemporary performance from local, regional and nationally based artists. 

Hosted by bearded drag lady Timberlina, the fourth edition of the annual one-day festival is jam-packed with world premieres, previews and brand new work from performing artists based in Cambridge, the UK and abroad.

Highlights include the “truly astounding” (★★★★★ The Stage) Edinburgh Fringe smash hit Mouthpiece; a heart-wrenching and humorous journey into the female psyche by Canadian companies Quote Unquote Collective and Why Not Theatre.

Rachael Young, a London-based performance maker who has previously presented work at Tate Modern and The Lowry, comes to Cambridge with Nightclubbing, an explosive new performance embracing Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones.

Returning to the festival are the ever popular Made In China with Super Duper Close Up, a new show using live film-making exploring our online identities whilst Figs in Wigs are back with a Cambridge Junction-commissioned live art adaptation of Little Women supported by The Stobbs New Ideas Fund.

Essex-based artist Roxanne Carney will talk frankly about what it is like to be a young millennial in modern Britain in I’m The Hero of The Story, whilst Cambridge performance maker Anna Brownsted attempts to democratically determine the top 5 Most Significant Songs of the Last 40 Years in My Vinyl Ate Your MP3.

Those interested in the crossover between art and technology will be able to experience virtual reality in a day-long drop in session run by Cambridge-based pioneering company Collusion.

Closing the festival is Black Holes, a new piece co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction, The Place and Chisenhale Dance Space by Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley which combines spoken word and movement to retell the history of the universe.

Throughout the day the Cambridge Junction foyer will be taken over by Cruising For Art, a performance installation created by Brian Lobel featuring the work of local artists, each presenting a short one-on-one performances… There will also be music al day from Cambridge female DJ collective You Know It Makes Sense. 

The full line-up...

ANNA BROWNSTED: MY VINYL ATE YOUR MP3

COLLUSION: VR PLAYTIME 

CRUISING FOR ART 

FIGS IN WIGS: LITTLE WIMMIN 

MADE IN CHINA: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP 

QUOTE UNQUOTE COLLECTIVE / WHY NOT THEATRE: MOUTHPIECE 

RACHAEL YOUNG: NIGHTCLUBBING 

ROXANNE CARNEY: I’M THE HERO OF THIS STORY 

SEKE CHIMUTENGWENDE & ALEXANDRINA HEMSLEY: BLACK HOLES 

Hosted by TIMBERLINA 

DJ Collective: YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE

Follow @WATCHOUTFest for updates.

WE WANT YOUR MOVIES!

Tue 6 Mar

BIG TROUBLE LITTLE PICTURES - A Total Arts Film Festival 2018

This year, we are delighted that our Total Arts team are developing their very first Total Arts Film Festival, Big Trouble, Little Pictures. The festival will be curated, programmed, managed and delivered by the young people.

WE WANT YOUR MOVIES!
Total Arts are doing an open call out to young people to submit a film to their festival. Selected films will be shown on the big screen at our partner venue, The Light Cinema at the Big Trouble, Little Pictures festival in July 2018.

Click the image below to view
‘Film Spoilers: An Insider’s Guide to Making Your Own Movie’

 
DOWNLOAD THE RESOURCE PACK

This pack has been developed by Cambridge Junction’s Creative Learning team and is designed to accompany the short film, ‘Film Spoilers: An Insider’s Guide to Making Your Own Movie’.
Download the Resource Pack HERE.


Please note:

  • The film must be made by or with young people aged 11 – 25 years
  • The film needs to be between 3 – 15 minutes
  • The film can be in any genre but it MUST be family friendly. If it wouldn’t pass a PG cinema classification we won’t be able to show it.
  • The film must be submitted via youtube/vimeo or on a Pre-formatted DVD and posted to: Big Trouble Little Pictures, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
  • Submission deadline: 5pm on Friday 1st June 2018
  • We will notify you of the outcome week commencing 25th June 2018

With special thanks to our funders:

Open call: Story Collider pitches

Wed 24 Jan

Stories are powerful. Whether hilarious or heartbreaking, subversive or soothing, they reflect who we are and what matters to us. As a community, it deeply matters who takes the stage and what stories are told. We want to hear yours!

On March 14, 2018, The Story Collider will host a very special edition of our live show sponsored by the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute as part of Cambridge Science Festival. We are searching for five people to share their true, personal experiences on the theme of ‘regeneration’. This might be about stem cell research specifically, or you might interpret the theme as more of a metaphor.

Your story might include almost anything - an important experiment, a bad day at the hospital, a childhood misadventure, love, loss, and more. Exotic locations and exciting action never hurt, but what we care about is how you’ve changed and grown. Our experienced producers will help you develop and prepare to tell your story - all you need to do is send a brief email describing the core idea.

Send your pitch to stories@storycollider.org with “CSCI Story Idea" in the subject.

The deadline for pitches is Monday February 5, 2018.

If you are curious or would like some inspiration, read more at here or browse The Story Collider podcast archive

For more information about the event visit - junction.co.uk/regeneration

New Artistic Director and Chief Executive Announced

Thu 11 Jan

We are excited to announce Matt Burman as our new Artistic Director and Chief Executive. He will start at Cambridge Junction in April.

Matt is currently working as an Independent Producer and Programmer for clients including London International Festival of Theatre and Leeds City Council. He has previously held positions including Artistic Director at Yorkshire Festival, Head of Programme at Warwick Arts Centre and Executive Producer at Norfolk & Norwich Festival. 

Matt replaces Daniel Brine, who left at the end of 2017 to become Director of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival following five years leading Cambridge Junction.

Matt says “I’m thrilled to be given this fantastic opportunity to lead Cambridge Junction at such an exciting moment. Daniel has passed the baton brilliantly and as an organisation we’re in excellent shape. We’ve got great audiences, engaging and inspiring relationships with artists and participants, and enthusiastic and supportive stakeholders. These are great foundations from which to extend a welcome to new audiences and to ignite people's creativity, imagination and innovation. I’m looking forward to returning to the East of England, connecting with old and new friends locally, nationally and internationally, and realising our dynamic plans for the future."

Photo: Hugo Glendinning.