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7.30PM to 9PM

Tickets: Invitation only. For more information about joining the Friends, please click here.

Our Friends and Patrons are warmly invited to the opening of Spitting Image: A Controversial History and The Footlights Illuminated before they open to the public.
Savage, grotesque, hilarious: the satirical television show Spitting Image first aired in 1984 and went on to become a cultural phenomenon. Spitting Image: A Controversial History details the ground-breaking show's roots in Cambridge's art and satire scene, its development into one of the most watched and discussed television programmes of the 1980s, and how it shaped society's views of royalty, politicians and celebrity.
Parental guidance: Spitting Image was broadcast after the watershed and DVD releases have been rated as 15.
The Footlights Illuminated explores the history and identity of the world-renowned student comedy group Footlights. This exhibition, opening on our North and South Galleries, is curated by current Footlights.