Tag Archives: music at the UL

The week in music

March has truly come in like a lion, with snow either already here or threatening, and Storm Emma about to blow in. Curl up with MusiCB3, and take a look at musical anniversaries over this coming week. From semaphore to … Continue reading

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Hello, G’Day, Shalom

Sometimes you don’t always end up writing what you intended…This started out as a post for Australia Day 2018; but ended up as a rather different story. So how did MusiCB3 manage to travel from Poland to Sydney, via Canterbury … Continue reading

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The greatest show on earth

What do Bristol, Blackpool, Norwich & Great Yarmouth, Newcastle-under-Lyme, London, and Belfast & Derry have in common? They will be the focus throughout 2018 of Circus 250. It’s 250 years this year since the modern circus was born, when Newcastle-under-Lyme … Continue reading

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A Musical Halloween

  It doesn’t do to linger around MusiCB3 on a dark night. The labyrinth beneath the Anderson Room is home to witches, spirits, and unusually musical skeletons, and many unwary travellers have fallen foul of the long winding underground passageways … Continue reading

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Politically incorrect

Cads, bounders, and unbecoming women in opera and song: episode two – an unpalatable truth Last week, Susi introduced the latest exhibition to take place in and around the Anderson Room : Cads, bounders, and unbecoming women. The genesis of the exhibition … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes’ music

Sherlock Holmes is approaching his 130th birthday. The first instalment of A Study in Scarlet, in which Holmes and Watson meet, was published in the 1887 edition of Beeton’s Christmas Annual. Since Conan Doyle’s violin-playing detective is often to be found attending … Continue reading

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Music behind the wire

Did you know that Cambridge University Library has a variety of collections under its roof? Regular users will know that as well as the University Library itself (the “skyscraper” of Cambridge), and the affiliate libraries which are separate geographically from … Continue reading

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