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Sunday 27 September, 12 – 5pm
37 Lawrence Way, King’s Hedges
Step off your doorstep and into 37 Lawrence Way for a free one day event. See things made and found in North Cambridge as well as interesting objects and artworks from Kettle’s Yard.
On Your Doorstep is a project in North Cambridge that takes inspiration from the found objects in the Kettle’s Yard house such as pebbles, shells and furniture as well as some of the sharing practise of Jim Ede, the creator of Kettle’s Yard.
North Cambridge residents have been taking part in a range of creative workshops that relate to the found theme and the sharing practices of Jim Ede. This included a Fruit Picking and Jam Making workshop inspired by Jim’s tea, toast and marmalade sessions in which Jim invited visitors to join him for tea and toast as a method of developing his conversations with visitors about art. This workshop also connected with the history of North Cambridge. Chivers Fruit Farm was a huge employer in the Arbury area, where they were famous, among other things, for making marmalade. The workshop drew on this connection to jam and offered residents the opportunity to follow forager Jack-Sutton Adam on a local fruit picking tour. In the afternoon frugal cooker Aasia Bibi led a jam making session using the freshly picked fruit (read all about the jam making here).
The workshops have been building towards a celebratory event on 27 September at the Community Centre 37 Lawrence Way. The event will include fun activities for all such as an opportunity to taste the jam made in one of the workshops, tours of an exhibition and creative activities for families. Some of the Kettle’s Yard collection will be on display in the exhibition alongside local artist’s work and things made in the workshops. Do come along to this free day!
Hannah Kershaw, Curatorial Fellow, Kettle’s Yard