Thank you to everyone who came to our AGM on Tuesday, in spite of the lovely weather outside, and to Gareth Rees of Oxford Archaeology for his talk on the excavation of the Lost Baptist cemetery on East Road.
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In case you hadn’t seen it in our events list then here is a reminder of our upcoming event, Mill Road Celebrates India, part of Open Cambridge 2017.
It is a full day programme of events themed around the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence being held at the Deaf Centre on Romsey Terrace. The whole day is free, please drop in and out as you wish.
Coming up on June 23rd and 24th local playwright Paul Crossley, in association with the Mill Road History Society, is staging adaptations of two of Chekhov’s comedies. The Proposal and The Bear have been relocated by Paul to the Mill Road area and audiences should expect to hear references to local shops, pubs and even some residents.
We hope you will join us for this one-off experience at the ARU Drama Studio (previously known as Covent Garden Drama Centre) at the foot of Covent Garden.
Local artist Ian Rawlinson has an exhibition of new work at The Edge Café on Mill Road (next to Brookfields Hospital) from 2nd May to 3rd June.
From the press release:
NO MAN’S LAND is the third in a series of exhibitions inspired by Cambridge and uses imagery drawn from another area of the city connected to Rawlinson’s past; Mill Road. Whilst working on this project the artist has produced a range of work including drawings, collages, prints and mapping. His family history is once again an influence on the work and the search to find streets, buildings, features and names which remain intact amidst all the change, form part of his ongoing investigation into ideas of place and memory. In this series of work Rawlinson uses adjusted photographs and maps of Mill Road, reflecting the period that he lived in Cambridge. His drawings, collages and etchings depict significant buildings and places together with encroaching black forms and drawn intrusions.
Ian will be at the Café on Saturday 20 May at 6pm to talk about his work and present short films he has made about areas of Cambridge such as the Kite and Barnwell.
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