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What’s on in Suffolk & Cambs this week

Mon 14 - Sun 20 Sept: Ready to dive into the week? There's cinema, art exhibitions, author events and more in my curated guide.

EXHIBITION: The Good Companions: The many roles of our canine friends, National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket, until 1 November

Violet Munnings on Exmoor, c1924, by Sir Alfred Munnings, copyright the estate of Sir Alfred Munnings, Dedham, Essex

If you love dogs as much as we do, this will be a must-attend exhibition. The Good Companions: The Many Roles of our Canine Friends opens on 28 July and is a compelling and engaging exploration of our relationship with dogs down the centuries. The exhibition will feature paintings, drawing, sculptures, photographs, books and objects, even taxidermy of four-legged friends, all depicting our favourite furry friends. Book here.

CINEMA: The Enchanted Cinema, Gonville Hotel, 5 – 20 Sept 2020

The Enchanted Cinema is also back this autumn with its heavenly mix of al fresco cinema, a bar fully-stocked with local brands and live music from local artists. This month you can catch Romeo & Juliet, Hook, Rocketman, and Fight Club in The Gonville’s gorgeous gardens. Book here.

CULTURE: Author events at Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge, throughout Sept

Books

Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge has another stellar line-up of literary stars to see you through September. The online talks and events start on 3 Sept and run until 22nd. The highlight of the month is on 17 Sept when you can catch Christopher Paolini (author of international bestseller Eragon) in conversation with John Scalzi following the publication of his new book. You can also see Raynor Winn, bestselling author of The Salt Path, on the 22nd talking about The Wild Silence – and all that led her to write it. Other authors include Nick Hayes on the 15th, Richard Ovenden on the 10th and Emily Levesque on the 3rd. Find full details here.

ART: Beckie Reed at Byard Art, Cambridge, 10 Sept – 4 Oct

Beckie Reed ‘Moment of Solitude’

If you can’t stop staring at this exquisite piece of art by Cambridgeshire-based artist Beckie Reed you’ll want to get yourself down to Byard Art to see her long-awaited solo show this month. The exhibition showcases Beckie’s incredible treescapes, inspired by her walks through forests.

EXHIBITION: Anglia Textile Works in the Fens, Babylon Gallery, Ely from 10 – 27 Sept 

Contemporary textile art group Anglia Textile Works is unveiling its
second exhibition at Babylon Gallery in Ely this month. The group of artists specialise in fine art, design and quilting and this exhibition focuses on the fenland landscape that inspires their work.

FURTHER AFIELD

FESTIVAL: London Design Festival, various locations, 12 – 20 Sept

Now in its 18th year, this cool festival features commissions and installations across the city, including The Hothouse, located in the newly coined International Quarter (Stratford). The glasshouse installation provides a controlled habitat for cultivating plants that would not ordinarily grow within the UK’s climate. 

EXHIBITION: Aubrey Beardsley, Tate Britain, until 20 Sept 

Aubrey Beardsley

Here’s the last call to see this awesome retrospective exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley’s work, from his early medievalist and mythological subjects to his bold illustrations covering themes of sex, death and humour. 

EXHIBITION: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers, The Design Museum, London, until 14 Feb

From underground raves to the pioneering sounds used in Dr Who, this exhibition explores the history and culture of electronic music throughout the ages. 

EXHIBITION: Ai Weiwei: History of Bombs, Imperial War Museum, London, until 24 May 2021

Part of Refugees, a free season of exhibitions, artistic commissions and immersive events taking place across IWM London and IWM North, this exhibition draws on renowned artist Ai Weiwei’s ongoing investigation into politics and power.   

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