Theremin Performance

Johnsbridge: do you like odd instruments, modal harmonies, spectacularly-renovated Gothic buildings, and not paying for things?

Then you’re invited to a free concert of original repertoire for ondes Martenot and theremin at The Old Divinity School of St John’s College Cambridge on Thursday 17 May, 8-9pm!

The programme will include Olivier Messiaen’s “Feuillets Inédits”, Joseph Schillinger’s “Mouvement Électrique Et Pathétique”?? and Darius Milhaud’s “Suite” for Ondes Martenot and Piano, performed by me and Paul Jackson (piano).

It would be a great pleasure to see you there!

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Improv Actually – Corpus Playroom

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‘Join the Cambridge Impronauts for an hour of first dates, faux pas and happy ever afters. Watch a brand new improvised romcom, based on your suggestions, unfold before your very eyes in the Corpus Playroom. All we want from you is a reason our protagonist is unlucky in love, their place of work and a title for the show, and we will do the rest, warming the cockles of your heart and making you belly laugh in the process!

Our last long form, Yo Ho Ho – An Improv Show, sold out EVERY NIGHT so we would advise getting your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment!’

It runs from the 14th- 18th of Feb (14th sold out) and is at the Corpus playroom at 9:30pm


Speakeasy, Cambridge's own sell-out poetry slam, is returning for one night only this Easter Term on Friday the 29th at 8pm -- and this time it's taking over the Union Bar for a very special charity event! Come hear the brilliant feature poets, or sign up yourself to join the ever-popular Open Slam!

Entry is completely free and for absolutely everyone (you don't have to be a Union member or a Speakeasy regular!) but we will be collecting donations for Survivors' Poetry, a national charity that seeks to promote poetry by survivors of mental distress. No reservation is needed for the event - simply show up on the night!

Anyone can sign up to read 3 minutes of their own poetry in the slam - just post on the event wall ( or send me a message (

Have a drink, have a listen, if you want to perform get up and speak - it's easy!

Applications now open to perform in a Lunchtime Concert in 2016-17!

The Lunchtime Concert Series aims to showcase the very best of Cambridge’s musical talent, and offer exciting programmes which will stand out from the rest of the Cambridge music scene. Applicants are encouraged to think very carefully about their choice of repertoire, and focus on devising a programme which is interesting, coherent, and will attract a large audience.

The concerts take place on most Tuesdays in term time, from
1.10-1.55pm. The 45-minute time limit is strict: please ensure that your programme will not run over. In some cases, we may decide to put two items together in one programme, so would encourage you to include a 20-minute programme on your application. The majority of concerts will take place in West Road Concert Hall. You should indicate your preferred term on the application.

To apply, please fill in the attached form and return to Alice Webster ( by 5pm on Friday 29th April. Good luck!

When you Improv On A Star: An Improvised Disney Musical

19th-23rd April, 9:30pm
Corpus Playroom
You’ve Got a Friend in the Cambridge Impronauts (“Genuinely fantastic” – The Tab *****)! This time, we’re telling a Tale (not quite) as Old As Time, inspired by the magical world of Disney. That revision flashcard in your hands? It’s time to Let It Go for just one hour and see A Whole New World full of princesses, talking animals, and anthropomorphized objects of all kinds starring in an improvised adventure full of brand-new Disney songs. Will the prince pluck up the courage to Kiss The Girl? Or will we be sued to oblivion for copyright infringement? Only time will tell!

West Side Story

‘Couldn’t you see he’s one of them?’
‘No. I saw only him.’

Inspired by Shakespeare’s timeless classic, Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story transports the star-crossed lovers to the urban slums of New York’s West Side in the 1950s.

With soaring melodies, dynamic dances and an arresting message, West Side Story remains a much-loved classic.

DATES: 9th-19th March (Matinees 12th, 17th, 19th March. No performance on the 13th)
TIMES: 19.45 (Matinees 14.30)
LOCATION: ADC Theatre, Cambridge
TICKETS: £14/£11 (Wed 9 £12/£9)

Reserve tickets at the ADC Theatre Box Office or online at:

Concert This Thursday: James Gilchrist, tenor & Anna Tilbrook, piano £6

James Gilchrist, tenor & Anna Tilbrook, piano
25 February, 8pm

“This is an exceptionally fine performance on the part of both singer and pianist.” Gramophone

This Thursday sees the welcome return of pianist Anna Tilbrook and tenor James Gilchrist, a former choral scholar of King’s College Choir. The acclaimed duo have worked together since 1997 and have made a series of  highly praised recordings. At the Old Divinity School they will perform Leiderkreis, Op.39 and Dichterliebe, Op.48 by Schumann and Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams.

At the Old Divinity School, St John’s College
Tickets: £6 students
Tickets available online, on the door or call 01223 748100

MedFest 2016: Film Festival THIS SATURDAY

You're are cordially invited to attend MEDFEST 2016 on Saturday 27th
February 19:00-21:30 in the Ramsden Room at St Catharine's College,
Cambridge. [1]

For those of you who haven't attended before, MEDFEST is a medically
themed film festival run by UK psychiatry trainees and sponsored by the
Royal College of Psychiatry. [2]

Every Spring, medical schools around the UK and Ireland hold evening
events. A selection of short films, clips and animations are shown and
discussed by distinguished panellists in conjunction with audience

The dual aims of MedFest are to increase interest in psychiatry and to
inspire people through film.

Entrance is open to everyone who would like to attend and we would
encourage your support to fuel discussion and enthuse the next
generation of Psychiatrists. There will a selection of free snacks and
drinks prior to the event and further refreshments during intermission.
A certificate of attendance will be provided.

evening with consider the depiction of trauma in film and its
relationship with healthcare and medicine. We will encourage audience
reflection on the impact of conflict in a variety of contexts on both
physical and mental well being. We will also discuss the role of both
medicine and mental health care in these situations as well as
considering positive coping mechanisms and resilience in face of

Our panellists are:

· Dr David Christmas: Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry who is helping
lead the further development of Undergraduate Psychiatry teaching at
Cambridge University. Dr Christmas has a special interest in Trauma

· Ian Shields OBE: Fellow of Pembroke College with a 32-year RAF career
as an aviator and senior leader, reaching the rank of Group Captain. Ian
now runs the International Relations course at Anglia Ruskin University
and has a special interest in war studies. Ian regularly offers national
and local media commentary on breaking news with international security

· William Beharrell: Stage 3 Graduate Medical Student who has worked
extensively on global development projects in regions affected by
conflict in the Middle East prior to studying Medicine.

· Dr Konstantinos Ionnidis: General Adult Psychiatrist ST4 and visiting
researcher of Cambridge University. Dr Ionnidis has a special interest
in medical education and co-organizes the regional MRCPsych Course. He
also has a creative interest in film having sound engineered an award
winning short film and a piece shown at the Thessaloniki International
Film Festival 2013. Dr Ionnidis chaired the Cambridge Medfest Events in
2013 and 2014.

This Week at Christ’s Films

This Week at Christ’s Films // The Lion King– Saturday  5th  March – 9pm

At the end of term it’s time for us all the remember the wise words of Timon and Pumbaa and ‘Hakuna Matata’! Join us for a nostalgia filled sing-a-long to the Disney classic The Lion King, reliving childhood memories as we follow the journey of Simba (Matthew Broderick) on his search for identity, as he encounters mild peril in the form of scheming uncle Scar (Jeremy Irons) and finds love in the form of Nala (Moira Kelly).

Singing and fancy dress is definitely encouraged!

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Tickets: £4 for university members

Location: Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ’s College

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