As it was sunny (briefly), we decided to go to the new Kettle’s Yard for Mothering Sunday.
This is as it was in the 1950s:-
I first went in October 1972, nearly my first weekend in Cambridge, when Jim Ede was still in residence, but only just before moving up to Edinburgh and was available to talk about the precise placement of objects, the combination of art and artfully placed stones – my first introduction to modernism:-
I had forgotten how good Leslie Martin and David Owers’s 1970 addition is with its brick floors and changing levels and use of side lighting:-
Jamie Fobert has now added a sensitive and intelligent couple of contemporary gallery spaces on the ground floor behind the retained façade of the Victorian cottages on Castle Hill, which, with their ample use of polished concrete and steel staircase, make the house into more of an art space:-