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Kettle’s Yard is responsive to our evolving contemporary society. This provides opportunities for us to build new partnerships, pilot new ways of working and develop new projects.

Sanctuary at Arbury Court Library

Together artist Issam Kourbaj and the community in North Cambridge have collated a new catalogue of ‘stories of sanctuary’, told through a series of diverse objects belonging to people in the library’s neighbourhood. Documented by photographer My Linh Le, the objects are cradled in the hands of each individual and presented on warm and welcoming acoustic boards in the newly-refurbished Arbury Court Library in Cambridge.

Like the library itself, each object and each person was full of stories. Sound artist Hannah Kemp-Welch brought recordings of some of these stories together, alongside evocative field recordings, reflecting contributors’ ideas of sanctuary through home, connection, love, creativity, loss, peace, relaxation, serenity and comfort.

Find out more about Sanctuary at Arbury Court Library

ART NOW Project

Between September 2021 and January 2023 Kettle’s Yard collaborated with students from Castle School, an inclusive school supporting SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) pupils in Cambridge, and artist-in-residence Georgia Akbar to deliver ART NOW, an innovative creative project.

ART NOW aimed to support children to take the lead in their own creative activities, working collaboratively to develop tangible and intangible legacies for their school.