A public programme of talks and events to accompany our Convention T autumn residencies with artists James Beckett, Cécile B. Evans, Michael Dean, Seb Patane and maker-in-residence Rupert Norfolk.

Saturday 28 September, 2-7pm
Launch Event

A day of presentations exploring hidden systems and structures with academics from the University of Cambridge: Dr Torsten Meißner, Senior Lecturer in Classics will discuss his specialism in historical linguistics; Prof. Michael Potter from the Faculty of Philosophy will explain semantic theory of truth and logic; Mark Gotham, Director of Music Making, will talk about tonal and metrical structures in music. The day will be interspersed with a selection of artists’ films. 

Thursday 3 October, 6.30-8pm
Evening Talk

Join Liz Davies, Curator at St Neots Museum, for a talk on how our ancestors tried to understand the world around them before the industrial revolution and the development of modern scientific theories, through witchcraft and the magical powers of moles and hares.

Saturday 26 October
The Big Draw Workshop, 10am-4pm and Book Launch, 4-6pm

Join artist Caroline Wendling for a family drawing workshop on the theme of the harvest feast. Booking required.

Then join artist Giles Round, and Jo and Mark Proud of Bourn’s Manor Farm, for a feast to launch the third edition of the Bourn Cookery Book compiled from local and artist contributions.

Saturday 2 November, 5-7pm
Meditation Event

Reiki Master Joy Magezis will introduce her practice on mindfulness, meditation and art before hosting a guided group meditation session. The session will be followed by a screening of Be Not Content, 2011 by artist Mark Titchner. No previous experience of meditation required. Booking required. 

Saturday 9 November, 2-6pm
Closing Event

To mark the end of their residencies we are hosting a closing event with James Beckett, Cécile B. Evans, Michael Dean, Seb Patane and Rupert Norfolk.

All talks and events are FREE and open to all but some require booking.

We also have workshops for families during the autumn half-term break.