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We are currently looking for casual staff to join our busy Events Team.
This role requires you to assist the Duty Manager & Supervisor Team across the venues in ensuring the compliance of the licensing objectives and the health & safety of staff, artists and most importantly customers using the venue.
Full details and application pack here
Closing date for applications Mon 24 Feb
We have just announced our full spring arts season jam-packed with over 30 pieces of contemporary performance including a broad range of theatre, dance, cabaret, circus and more.
We’re also pleased to present two new one-day festivals; Night Watch (anon-stop 24 hour festival of new performance) and monomania (exploring sound art, live art, and installation) as well as shows that form parts of the Cambridge Science Festival and EAT Cambridge.
Theatre highlights include new exciting offerings from celebrated international companies Gob Squad (Germany) and post (Australia) alongside the welcome return of Cambridge favourites NIE and Night Light Theatre. We’re also proud to be presenting six performances of Frozen Light’s Tunnels – a multi-sensory production for teenagers with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) and their companions.
There are opportunities to get involved too - following a successful inaugural event in the autumn we are inviting local artists to apply to share short pieces at Views from the ‘Bridge an evening of Cambridgeshire-based contemporary performance. Workshops this season include a masterclass by award winning Cambridge-based comedy/dance pioneers New Art Club and another chance to learn how to create music using Raspberry Pi.
If you’d like to get a taste of what we have store this spring, we are holding a Season Launch Night on Thursday 6th February hosted by the hilarious New Art Club. The night will feature an appearance by drag fabulist Dickie Beau, live music, and food from Cambridge culinary sensations Steak and Honour (plus a free drink if you sign up in advance too!). The last two season launches have sold out in advance so don’t leave it too late to book!
Cambridge Junction has announced that it is to recruit a new Chair of the Board of Trustees.
This exciting position will involve providing leadership to the Board of Trustees, working closely with the CEO, supporting philanthropy and fundraising activities, and helping shape the future of the organisation.
Derek Bowden, outgoing Chair says: “I have greatly enjoyed my tenure as Chair of Cambridge Junction but am standing down because of new professional commitments. I have enjoyed working with staff and fellow trustees and have valued the opportunity to help shape the organisation. Cambridge Junction is a unique venue in the city – offering young people and those young-at-heart a special place to experience arts and entertainment.”
Escalator is an artist development initiative which aims to identify, nurture and establish creative talent in the East across all art forms. Escalator Performing Arts is one of several specialised schemes.
Escalator Performing Arts is for artists, companies, producers and arts professionals based in the East of England and who define their practice as contemporary performance (including, but not exclusive to, the fields of innovative theatre, live art, circus, cabaret, etc). We aim to support a wide range of proposals. An open call is made each Autumn, but Escalator Performing Arts acknowledges that ideas don’t always fit into predetermined timescales and is open to hearing from potential applicants at any time of the year.
2013-14 applications are now been accepted!
Any questions should be directed to Daniel Pitt, Producer: Arts on email@example.com
We are pleased to reveal our newly re-furnished J2 foyer!
Tired of the boring, ageing, (and rather wobbly) furniture in our J2 foyer we recently decided it was time for a makeover. Inspired by the feel Hunt & Darton Cafe gave the foyer during their installation at SAMPLED Festival 2012 we enlisted the help of local vintage company Goodnight Prudence to add some character to our front of house.
Kate and Ed at Goodnight Prudence have sourced stylish and quirky pieces to transform the space including vintage school tables and chairs, 1960s Formica, and a very comfortable pair of Chesterfield sofas.
Watch the stop motion film of the installation...
The J2 bar is now open from 6.30pm on event nights, and serves a selection of local real ales and ciders as well as wines, spirits, lagers, soft drinks, and even cocktails. The new-look foyer is the ideal place to enjoy a pre (or post) show beverage.
Our autumn season kicks off on Wednesday 04 September with a Season Launch Night - a riotous magazine-style evening hosted by Hunt and Darton. The night will feature performances by Figs in Wigs, Brown Council (all the way from Australia), Total Arts film screenings, live music from I Strip for Couples, an arts season PechaKucha, and a performance of Fridge Freezer by Mark Milligan (Hotbed Young Writer).
Steak and Honour will be stationed outside J2 in their classic Citroen H van serving the best burgers in Cambridge from 6.30pm, so why not come down early, grab a bite and a beer and enjoy the new decor? Book your free ticket in advance, and you’ll get a drink on us too!
Find out more about the Season Launch Night here