Talk: Sketching Cambridge
Tuesday, 8 February, 2022 , 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
February’s talk is from Hill’s Road student Michael Large who has been sketching some of Cambridge’s famous, and less famous, buildings.
Cambridge is too often seen as nothing but a university city. The town outside the gown is packed full of rich historical, global and personal colour, which I have always wanted to share as a native of the city. Buildings tell the most fascinating stories from our shared histories, so I have chosen 25 buildings and neighbourhoods from across the city to tell the story of Cambridge, my home. This ‘Sketching Cambridge’ project, composed of 25 sketches and written pieces (including Mill Road’s own Mosque and Library, the former Indian community centre) was part of an EPQ project for my Sixth Form, Hills Road.
In this talk I’d love to share the process of researching, writing and sketching the project, as well as the connections and stories I’ve discovered in the process!
You can see Michael’s sketches on Capturing Cambridge at https://capturingcambridge.org/self-guided-tours-linked-to-capturing-cambridge/sketching-cambridge/