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Ruskin Gallery, Mumford Theatre, Visual Arts, Music, Film & Dance
Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge
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Anglia Ruskin Arts

Anglia Ruskin Arts posted on 23 May 2012

At Anglia Ruskin University we are extremely proud of our involvement in the arts which includes our free programme of Friday lunchtime concerts, the eclectic mix of productions at the Mumford Theatre, and our calendar of exhibitions in our on-campus Ruskin Gallery.

The Ruskin Gallery has recently undergone significant development and is now the only permanent digital gallery in the country, including the world’s first Panasonic 103” Full HD plasma screen. The new digital technology is fully flexible, allowing both traditional hanging and digital viewing either independently or at the same time, allowing an increase in the range of exhibitions at the gallery.

The redevelopment of the Cambridge campus means we now boast inspiring, state-of-the-art teaching facilities and bright new rehearsal spaces for arts students.

We welcome you to join us in the diverse cultural events taking place at Anglia Ruskin University. There is something for everyone here on our bustling and vibrant campus and many of the events are absolutely free.

If you would like to be kept informed of our arts programme, register your interest at:

We’ll keep you up to date so you too can become one of the many thousands of people who enjoy what the arts have to offer at Anglia Ruskin University.

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Latest Events


Big Squirrel Productions

A Middle-Aged Man's Uncertainty Theory

Tuesday 24 July & Wednesday 25 July, 7.30pm  A Middle-Aged Man's Uncertainty Theory

Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Covent Garden (off Mill Road, Cambridge)

A Middle-Aged Man's Uncertainty Theory explores in a surreal, cynical, witty and thought provoking way the uncertainties of life. Expect evangelical line dancing lawyers, a sex obsessed therapist, a squirrel loving gardener, an untalented show contestant, a condescending doctor, a laid back vicar, a disinterested shop assistant and an ever increasing bizarre bunch of taxi passengers to illustrate the point.

The premise is we are all brought up to believe we live in a life full of certainties. Good will always triumph over evil. You can achieve anything you want. One day you will find a partner for life. All designed to shape the life we are are expected to lead. To make us feel safe but also threatened if we veer from the path of righteousness. However as we get older these certainties start to crumble when we gradually realise nobody can achieve everything they want, partnerships are not always limited companies and if God exists he is inclined to turn the occasional blind eye.

A Middle-Aged Man's Uncertainty Theory premiered at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge in 2011 and subsequently ran at the Etcetera Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival. Described as "Snappy and funny, with all three performers ploughing through their caricatures with zeal and skill" the play explores in a surreal and hilarious way the uncertainties of life as seen by a fifty year old taxi driver.

Tickets: £8.00 (£6.00 concessions)
Please note: we are unable to accept card payments on the night of the performance at the Drama Studio


Mike Maran Productions

Platero y Yo

Tuesday 31 July, 7.30pm Platero y Yo

Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Covent Garden (off Mill Road, Cambridge)

Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, in Moguer, a small whitewashed town near Seville, overlooking fields of vines, olives, pomegranates and the Rio Tinto, there lived a little silver donkey called, Platero, and the Nobel Prize winning poet, Juan Ramon Jimenez, who was born and grew up in the town. His best loved collection, Platero Y Yo (Platero & Me), paints an affectionate picture of Moguer and the timeless Andalusian landscape which influenced a whole generation of Spanish writers including Garcia Lorca.

In this delightful new stage adaptation Mike Maran once again teams up with Georgian director Levan Tsuladze and puppeteer Nino Namitcheishvili, following their record breaking collaboration with Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Top-selling classical guitarist Craig Ogden will perform the musical score especially composed for the stories.

Tickets: £11.50 (£8.50 concessions)
Please note: we are unable to accept card payments on the night of the performance at the Drama Studio



The Autumn season of Anglia Ruskin Arts events will soon be available in the new brochure (due out at the beginning of September).

Mumford Theatre events go on sale on Wednesday 1 August. Book online at or at the Box Office on 0845 196 2320 (Mon-Fri, 2-5pm).

Anglia Ruskin Arts Spring 2012 brochure

Mumford Theatre video

Situated in the heart of the Anglia Ruskin University campus, the Mumford Theatre is a university theatre presenting a range of touring professional, local community and student theatre, as well as music events including a series of free lunchtime concerts. With an excellent tiered seating arrangement, the Mumford Theatre is able to boast an enviable reputation for offering a good view from all 270 of its seats.
For more information and to book tickets please visit Box Office: 0845 196 2320 (Mon-Fri, 2-5pm)
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