This is the second year we have run the exhibition at the Waterbeach Barracks site, this year there are more artists taking part.

On this website you will find details of all the artists taking part, their work, and other events and activities that will be part of the Open Studios event.

We aim to provide regular updates on what we are planning, so watch this space! You can subscribe for emails updates using the link to the left.

You can find out more about the artists taking part by clicking the link on the left.
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We’ve got a real treat coming up this Saturday for our Summer at the Beach opening event. The Cambridge 31a Model Railway Club have very kindly agreed to set up one of their layouts in the Barracks Community Space for the day.


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Set Up Weekend

Following lots of hard work and preparation this weekend was the setup for the Summer at the Beach art exhibition.

It was a couple of long days, hanging work, moving and arranging but we think we are getting there.

Looking forward to seeing lots of visitors to enjoy the artwork over the next few weekends.

Have a look below for some of the set up photos.


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This year as part of our opening event on the 1st of July we are running two great workshops for all ages.

First up its paper plane making. Try your hand at building a Head Hunter, a Ninja or even a Swashbuckler and see if you can make it to the role of honor on our test track of destiny. 12-4pm

Next up is the Bike Bling workshop. Bored of those old two wheels? Bring your trusty velo to the Barracks and see if we can make it sparkle again. 2-4pm.


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Summer at the Beach is very proud to announce we will be staging a screening of the wonderful and deeply moving film ‘Finding Family’ by double Bafta winning Cambridge film maker Oggi Tomic, on the 16 of July. Shot over the space of 2 month during 2012, this is the moving story of Oggi’s return to his native Bosnia, 27 years after being abandoned in an orphanage, to meet the mother and family he never knew.

This event will start at 16.00 in the Community Space at Waterbeach Barracks


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The Beach Sessions, Waterbeach’s famous music promoters, are very exited to be presenting a special chilled out Beach Session ‘Music by the Runway’ on Sat 8th July. It will be from 1-4pm and feature some of the region’s best acoustic singer/ songwriters. More info to follow soon.

This will be a free event as part of the Summer at the Beach exhibition.


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The Pop up cafe will be back this weekend, on Sat 20 May in the Baptist Chapel. As well as homemade cakes, hot and cold lunches and snacks there will be artworks on display by some of the artists who will be showing in this years Summer at the Beach exhibition. There will also be pieces by other village artists participating in Cambridge Open Studios. The Pop up cafe will be open this Sat from 11am til 4pm, or until the food runs out!


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‘Summer at the Beach 2016’ followed on from the legacy of ‘A Day at the Beach’ in the then recently decommissioned Waterbeach Barracks. Run in conjunction with Cambridge Open Studios the event broadened its audience to the surrounding villages and also the city of Cambridge.


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A Day at the Beach was set up in 2014 by Andrew Ashworth as a showcase for local artist and makers to exhibit their work in their own village. It was also a platform for inviting artists from outside the area to demonstrate that although only a small community Waterbeach was very much part of the wider art world.


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I was born on Merseyside in 1959 and went to Newcastle University, where I gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 1981. My work is abstract but takes its inspiration from different sources, including derelict buildings, graffiti, and jazz.


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Gideon Pain is a painter from Waterbeach. He has lived in the village of the past 10 years and works out of a small home studio. He exhibits regularly nationally and internationally and has pieces within private and public collections in the UK, USA and China.


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Summer at the Beach Exhibition

We are a group of artists exhibiting in July as part of the Cambridge Open Studios event.

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Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire