Arts Link

Supporting the arts

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 Cambridge Arts Theatre and the Cambridge Music Festival.

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.

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.

Associated artists

Our associated artists are Nicholas Juett and Jamie Ashman.

Breathing the Kite

January – March 2017

An exhibition inspired by the history, geography and people of the Kite, the oldest residential quarter in Cambridge. It was 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.

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

Four artists expressed their strong links to the Cambridge district in a variety of visual mediums and their work was shown alongside old photographs and newspaper cuttings.The result was a thought-provoking blend of art, history, memory and politics.

Press, radio and further reading

Find out more about the artists

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

Ian Rawlinson

Nicholas Juett

Will Hill

Karen Frances Eng

Waves of Discovery

February 2016

An exhibition of work by Nicholas Juett inspired by the journal of Robert Juett.
King’s Art Room, King’s College, Cambridge

Read more: https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/event/2019/nicholas-j-juett-waves-discovery

‘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

October/November 2013

Six artists put words into pictures and pictures into words.

Williams Art, Cambridge

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.

What the audience doesn’t see

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

LT123’s consultant Michael Black took a backstage tour at the Cambridge Arts Theatre and reported back on his experience for us.

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