On 7th June Bad Timing will be hosting a screening of James Holcombe's film Tyburnia alongside a live soundtrack by Dead Rat Orchestra at the Museum of Cambridge. Yvonne Salmon will be taking part in a panel discussion as part of the event. See below for full details and ticket links etc.



Sun 7 June 2015

A day of events at Castle Hill in Cambridge including film, music,
history walk, display of historical artefacts, sound work and

'Tyburnia: Historical Crime and Punishment in Cambridge'
The Museum of Cambridge, Castle St, CB3 0AQ. Professionally guided
history walk, temporary display and Q&A.
Plus Simon Scott soundwork 'Caxton Gibbet'.
Places limited — booking essential.
£5.50 inc booking fee. Includes entrance to the museum, usually £4.

7:30–10pm Castle End Mission, Pound Hill: Tyburnia screening with
live soundtrack by Dead Rat Orchestra and panel discussion. Screening
starts at 8pm.
£8.25 inc booking fee

Combined ticket: £12.65 inc booking fee (save £1.10).

Curated by Bad Timing in association with The Museum of Cambridge.

Tyburnia tour

Tyburnia is a major new project by experimental folk collective Dead
Rat Orchestra in collaboration with 16mm filmmaker James Holcombe.

Using musical sources from the 16th and 17th century, when 'broadside ballads' were the main source of daily news on the streets, Tyburnia
looks at power, social justice and austerity in the early days of
market capitalism, finding many parallels between the present and a
time when property was often valued more highly than a human life and led many to the local gallows.

The Tyburnia tour visits places of public execution across England,
involving a diverse cast of historians, artists, political groups,
musicians and artists at each location. Based on a year of research,
Dead Rat Orchestra have used the history, music and physical materials of the gallows and the language of Thieves' Cant to narrate chapters
and themes in Holcombe's experimental 16mm feature film.

More about the Tyburnia tour:

Tyburnia in Cambridge

In Cambridge, the place of public execution was the County Gaol on
Castle Hill. Castle Hill is Cambridge's oldest district, by Victorian
times it had become a notorious slum, lying neglected on the wrong
side of the river between the quayside and prison. Our evening venue
Castle End Mission was opened in 1884 to provide some education for
the illiterate men of the district. The Museum of Cambridge holds a
number of artefacts not currently on public display, including the
door of the gaol. Some of these artefacts will be on show as part of
the Tyburnia event.

Caxton Gibbet was another place of public execution to the west of
Cambridge on the Old North Road. Commemorated by a Victorian replica gibbet Simon Scott's soundwork uses field recordings of this site now
being radically altered by commercial development.

The project continues Bad Timing's events exploring hidden histories
of Cambridge, including projects at Cambridge Museum of Technology and cb1 development at Cambridge Station and follows from more than 11 years of events with Dead Rat Orchestra including 2013's live
soundtracking project The Guga Hunters of Ness.