Indoor Games for Awkward Moments: Cocktails and Jazz at the UL

Wednesday 11 July 2018
Cambridge University Library
Join Cambridge University Library after-hours for an evening of indoor games. See the Tall Tales: Secrets of the Tower exhibition and enjoy a touch of jazz and cocktails in the grand setting of the Art Deco style library building.

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Indoor Games for Awkward Moments
No awkward silences here! Have a go at recreating your own 1920’s party ice breakers inspired by Ruth Blakeley’s 1922 book, Indoor Games for Awkward Moments, which was designed to ‘try to lessen the number of dreadful pauses which so many hostesses have experienced with their guests.’  You’ll get to experience three sets of activities based on sections from the book: Competitions; Paper Games; and Table Games.

Exhibition Hunt
Enjoy the Library’s Tall Tales: Secrets of the Tower exhibition after-hours and take part in a hunt with the chance to win a place on a private tour of the Library’s iconic 157ft tower, where you’ll see the fabled collection for yourself.

Plus Jazz and Cocktails on the Balcony
Inspired by the Library’s beautiful Art Deco design, enjoy some jazz and specially themed cocktails on the indoor balcony overlooking the Entrance Hall.

With a bar provided by Cambridge Wine Merchants, selling cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks until 9pm.

The Library is fully accessible. More information on access can be found on the library webpage here: . Please note that because this event is out of hours the best contact to discuss any access requirements is Chris Burgess via, or 01223 331885  


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