With the help of Independent Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: Stapleford Granary.
Explore Independent Cambridge - Stapleford Granary
Set in a sweeping rural landscape, the converted farm buildings of the long-derelict Bury Farm in Stapleford are home to the ACE Foundation (The Association for Cultural Exchange). Providing a beautiful arts and music study centre, The Granary now boasts its own 120 seat recital hall, ensemble room, art studio and workshop.
Purchased by the Foundation in 2009, the first phase of the building works saw life brought to the beautiful 19th century farm buildings. In Spring 2018, Phase 2 of the work was completed – providing further areas for music and art education, as well as increased capacity for the Granary Hall, new gallery spaces, a foyer bar, outside terrace and additional parking.
As Stapleford Granary continues to grow, so does the range of activities and calibre of artists and musicians it attracts. Music courses such as the Youth String Orchestra, Folk Ensemble, Flute Choir and Come and Sing, help provide a range of activities for professionals and novices alike, while the well-equipped art studio is home to a range of art courses, masterclasses and one-off workshops.
Alongside educational courses, the programme of concerts, lectures and events offers a remarkable experience for audiences – not only due to the quality of artist and events, but also to the wonderful intimacy of the Hall itself.
Box office 01223 849004
Discover unique boutiques and boutique hotels mingled with communities of artists and craftspeople. Sample an award-winning restaurant or thriving little café tucked away in a back street – all easy to locate via the comprehensive Independent Cambridge directory. It features hundreds of local traders, artists, makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Run by long-term residents with a true passion for all things indie, the site is packed with valuable insider knowledge of the local scene. And whoever you are - resident or visitor; whatever you search for, read about and choose to visit, you can be sure it’s independent!
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