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Kettle's Yard

Castle Street



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Commercial or education SketchUp user? This event is for you. Join us at Kettle's Yard for all things SketchUp (free beer and pizza on us!

About this Event

This is a FREE event, but you will need a ticket to gain entry. Space is limited, so don't delay!

Cadsoft Solutions Limited in association with SketchUp UK invite you to join us at Kettle’s Yard for our first SketchUp showcase event here in Cambridge. We'll be meeting and greeting in the Clore Learning Space at Kettle's Yard and have a schedule packed with all things SketchUp.

Who is this event for?

If SketchUp features in your day-to-day work, teaching or studies then this event is for you.

What to expect

You'll hear from guest speakers, meet other SketchUp users, speak with SketchUp experts, talk projects, collaborate, learn some new tricks, find out about new extensions and much more. As a thank you for coming, beer, soft drinks and pizza is on us.

Event schedule (subject to last minute changes. Timings for guidance)

  • Event opens at 4pm.
  • Welcome and Introductions, Kyle Wilkins, SketchUp UK Channel Manager (4.25)
  • We have showcase presentations starting from 4.45:
  • First up is Stephanie Veanca Ho, University of Cambridge Department of Architecture. Stephanie will be giving a demonstration on the innovative SketchUp extension, Modelur; an easy-to-use, yet very powerful parametric urban design software tool, developed to help you quickly create conceptual urban massing.
  • Paul Hensey, Principal of Green Zone Design Limited will be sharing knowledge and insights on the usefulness and power behind SketchUp's brilliant yet underused, LayOut.
  • And finally, joining us from Trimble SketchUp is Alex Glass who will deliver a presentation on Sefaira, part of SketchUp Studio. Sefaira is packed with all the analysis tools you need to design and construct efficient buildings.
  • Nick Johnson, MD Cadsoft Solutions will be talking SketchUp extensions.
  • Beer and Pizza time! (from 6pm);
  • Q&A : Ask the experts (6.30); An opportunity to quiz the assembled team of SketchUp experts on shortcuts, quick wins, or simply to ask if you can do this (or that) in SketchUp and find out how.
  • Over to you for networking (and more beer & pizza) (from 7.15pm);
  • Event closes (9pm).

We hope you can make it and would love to see you there.

How to find Kettle's Yard

By walking

Kettle’s Yard is a short walk from the centre of Cambridge, just over Magdalene Bridge and next to the Museum of Cambridge.

By bicycle

There is cycle parking on Northampton Street.

By train

There are two train stations in Cambridge.

The Cambridge main station is about a 30 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard. There are bus stops and a taxi rank just outside the station.

Cambridge North station is just over a 45 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard. There are buses just outside the station.

By bus

Buses 5 and 6 take you from Hobson Street (by Christ’s College) in the middle of town to St Peter’s Street, a short walk from Kettle’s Yard or bus 4 goes from Drummer Street bus station (stop D3) to Castle Street, a short walk from Kettle’s Yard.

Bus 3/Bus A go from Cambridge train station to the centre of Cambridge (stopping at Hobson Street/New Square), from where you can walk or catch another bus (see above) to complete your journey.

Bus timetables and routes are subject to change, please use the ‘plan a journey tool’ on the Stagecoach website to find the latest information, for the purposes of the planner use Kettle’s Yard’s postcode for the destination: CB3 0AQ.

All coach drop-offs and pick-ups should be directed to Northampton Street.

By car

There is no parking at Kettle’s Yard. The nearest on-street parking is at Pound Hill, a 2 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard. Spaces are limited.

There are larger car parks at Castle Hill pay and display, a 5 minute walk from us, and Park Street multi-storey, an 8 minute walk.

We recommend the Park and Ride services. Madingley Park and Ride stops on Magdalene Street, a short walk from Kettle’s Yard.

By Road from London; the South or the West

M11, exit J13. Turn right onto the A1303 into Cambridge (Madingley Road). At the end of this road, you will come to a mini roundabout. Turn left (lane marked straight on) onto Northampton St. Take the first left into Pound Hill (just before the Punter pub); you will find a number of metered parking spaces here. Parking in this area is free after 5pm.

By Road from the North West (From Huntingdon/Midlands)

From the A14 take the first exit signposted to Cambridge (A1037) continue along Huntingdon Road until you reach the junction with Histon Road, Victoria Road and Castle Street. Continue straight on down the hill and take the first sharp right turn on to St Peter’s Street. You will find metered parking available on St Peter’s Street and Pound Hill.

By Road from the East (From Suffolk/Norfolk A14)

From the A14 take exit 32 signposted to Cambridge/Histon, take the first left onto the B1049 signposted to Cambridge. At a set of traffic lights go straight on, you will reach a second set of traffic lights continue straight until you reach a junction, there are two lanes to go right, you need to be in the left of these, at the next set of traffic lights turn left onto Castle Street. Follow the road and take the first sharp right hand turn onto St Peter’s Street. You will find metered parking available on here and Pound Hill.

By Road from the North (From Ely/King Lynn A10)

From the A10, follow the signs to Cambridge, when you reach Milton take the third exit signposted to Cambridge (A1309) continue straight through several sets of traffic lights when you reach a roundabout go straight over, you will reach another set of traffic lights, continue straight until you reach the one way system, you should be in the righthand lane, take the third exit onto Chesterton Road (the river Cam should be to your left) follow this road until you reach a junction continue straight and take the first right onto Pound Hill (The Punter pub is on the corner). You will find meter parking available here and on St Peter’s Street.

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Kettle's Yard

Castle Street



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