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Hidden Places at Pembroke: the Vestry

There are some places in Pembroke that most of our members and visitors won't usually see. One of these is known best to the Choirs of Pembroke: the Vestry. The vestry is a small room by the Chapel, accessed by the same easily-overlooked door that leads to the organ loft. Here the Choir get ready for services, store their robes, and of course make cups of tea. The vestry has…

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Poetry and Place in Pembroke and Beyond

For the last few years poetry tours, led by Cambridge poet Michael Brown, have been part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. They reveal the strong connection between poetry and place. Michael came to Pembroke on the Creative Writing in Cambridge course in 2014. He has maintained a strong relationship with Pembroke, and now leads the Pembroke poetry society.  The society is a space for writing and critiquing poetry, as well as socialising with like-minded poets from across Cambridge. So why poetry tours of Pembroke? Pembroke’s reputation for producing and nurturing excellent poets like Thomas Gray, Christopher Smart, and Clive James, makes it the natural venue for the tours.  Holding…

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