Supporting the arts

ArtsLink

We created ArtsLink to support and showcase Cambridge-based arts organisations and artists.

Through our active sponsorship, we hope to engage with and enhance Cambridge’s already thriving arts and cultural community, and share our passion for the arts.

We are delighted to be able to offer our principal support to three organisations: Cambridge Arts Theatre, the Cambridge Music Festival and Williams Art.

Cambridge Arts Theatre Cambridge Music Festival Williams Art

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Cambridge Arts Theatre is one of the region’s liveliest and most exciting venues, hosting a varied programme of drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomime, as well as many shows prior to and direct from the West End.

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Cambridge Music Festival

The annual Cambridge Music Festival features world-class artists in orchestral, choral and chamber music concerts, alongside a programme of education and community events, and outdoor sound/light projections.

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Williams Art

Williams Art has become an important part of the Cambridge art scene, showing original commercial and non-commercial works by leading artists from near and far, in a relaxed and informal space.

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Associated artists

Our associated artists come from diverse cultural, educational and occupational backgrounds. Click on their names to visit their individual websites and find out more about their work.

Breathing the Kite

An exhibition inspired by the history, geography and people of the Kite, the oldest residential quarter in Cambridge.
Clare Hall, Cambridge, January 19th–March 1st, 2017

Breathing the Kite presents diverse works of art and a range of archive material that together capture and recall the essence of the Kite district of Cambridge city centre from its birth in the 1800s to the present day.

Four artists express their strong links to the Cambridge district in a variety of visual mediums and their work is shown alongside old photographs and newspaper cuttings, all in the pleasant setting of Clare Hall’s exhibition area. The result is a thought-provoking blend of art, history, memory and politics.

You can find out more about the four artists via the following links:

The exhibition is open to the public, every day from 9am–6pm, at Clare Hall from January 19th to March 1st 2017. Clare Hall is on Herschel Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AL, and entry to the exhibition is via the Porter’s Lodge.

The exhibition has been made possible through the sponsorship by LT123 ArtsLink and collaboration with Clare Hall Art Committee, the Cambridge Collection, and curator Chris Williams of Williams Art.

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Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, pictured during a visit to the exhibition on February 16th, 2017.
From left: Peter Wadhams (Clare Hall Art Committee), Chris Williams (Williams Art, curator), Ian Rawlinson (artist), Daniel Zeichner (MP), Will Hill (artist), Nicholas Juett (artist), Russell Whitehead (Director, LT123).

Waves of Discovery

An exhibition of new work by Nicholas Juett inspired by the journal of Robert Juett
King’s Art Room, King’s College, Cambridge, February 1st–25th, 2016

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‘Waves of Discovery’ is the end of a journey that began with my chance discovery in the University Library, Cambridge, of the journal of Robert Juett, a Londoner, and ship’s mate to Captain Henry Hudson in the early 1600s.

Gripped by my ancestor’s account of these historic expeditions, I started an artistic expedition of my own. Beginning in Cambridge, I studied more of early Arctic exploration; this led me to the Amsterdam Maritime Museum, and has now brought me back to King’s College.

Expressed in my passion for painting are the many layers of these voyages.

Nicholas Juett

Nicholas Juett is sponsored by LT123 ArtsLink, providing support for the arts in Cambridge.

Language Unlimited

Six artists put words into pictures and pictures into words
Williams Art, Cambridge: 17th October–4th November 2013

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.”
— Ludwig Wittgenstein

Famous words uttered from podium, dressing room, journal and stage are painted in pop culture soundbites on canvas. A line takes a walk through the literature and philosophy sections of the world’s libraries. Wires twisted elegantly like jewellery spell out English idioms. A murderous suburban moment becomes a poem. The poem becomes a painting. A flower blotted out by technological manipulation exists as an abstract print with excerpts from poetry spooled in one corner. Birds or sperm immobilised on the page take flight with words.

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What the audience doesn’t see

A backstage tour of the Arts Theatre, Cambridge
by Michael Black

In 2014, one of LT123’s contributors Michael Black took a backstage tour at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and reported back on his experience for us.

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