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Love Cambridge Members E-Bulletin - July Issue

Featuring an update from Love Cambridge and your news, success stories and offers this bulletin keeps you up to date with what's happening at Love Cambridge and it contains information you have given us to share with your fellow members. We hope you enjoy the July edition and as always we are interested in any feedback you have, as we are keen that you find this monthly update useful. 
With thanks, Emma, Becky & Jo The Love Cambridge Team.
 

Update from Love Cambridge

Love Cambridge Charter Update

If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to sign up to the Love Cambridge Charter. Joining has been made even easier via our website by clicking this link, where you can also find full details of the Charter, what’s in it for you and a list of companies who have already signed up.
 
The Charter has been developed to address three areas that we believe will help improve everyone’s experience of Cambridge making them want to come back again and again. The Charter looks at promoting excellent customer service within the city, ways in which we can improve the physical appearance of our streets, and also offer guidance on how taking small steps in reducing your carbon emissions can contribute to tackling climate change.

 

We are also now well underway to developing the awards element of the Charter which takes place in the Autumn. Further details will be released in the next couple of weeks.
 

Wonderful Wednesdays July Offers

This month on Wonderful Wednesdays the themes are 'The Great Outdoors' and 'It's all about the kids'. New offers are being added all the time so please check our website regularly. Click here.
 
If you have any offers / promotions you'd like to donate on these or any other themes please contact Jo at jo.humm@love-cambridge.co.uk

   

The latest Wonderful Wednesdays offers include:
*World Cup Menu at Parkers Bar
*Evening Openings This Summer at the Botanic Gardens
*Breeze Summer Sale
* Fitzwilliam Museum Drawing Together
*Free cocktail with Hotel Felix
*Free Walking Tour
*Doubletree by Hilton Punting & Picnic
*Curry Night at Parkers Bar
*Half Price Self-Hire Punting, Canoeing or Rowing at Scudamores
*Summer Offers at La Raza
 

Capital Grants

Have you got an idea for making life better in Cambridge but don’t have the money to get it off the ground? If so, the City Council could have the answer.

 

Cambridge City Council is handing some of the money we spend on capital projects over to local groups and organisations – so that you can choose ways of improving your city.

 

Cambridge City Centre Management aims to improve and renew the city centre by developing partnerships with organisations that share those aims.  The Capital Grant Fund is available to cover up to 50% of the capital cost of your project.

 

Applications must:

*Enhance the vitality and/or economic viability of the city centre Or

*Improve the quality of the experience of people who use the city centre Or

*Make the city centre more attractive or cleaner Or

*Promote or inform people about the city centre Or

*Improve the commercial competitive position of the city centre Or

*Improve the quality of services and facilities in the city centre

 

How Can The Money Be Spent?

Applications should be for capital projects only. Capital Grants are not available for on-going, or running costs. If there are any on going or running costs associated with your project you need to tell us how these will be funded.

 

We will only fund new projects – we can’t replace existing funding

 

Who Can Apply?

We will consider applications from any groups based in the city. Projects must benefit people in Cambridge – this means residents, visitors, or people who come here to work or study.

 

Your application must show that you are working in partnership, or involve people working together in some way.

 

Your group should have a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. If your group does not have these, you should be able to show that you have clear aims, and are working towards setting up a formal structure. You can form a group easily for this project.

 

If you want to find out more about the City Centre Management Programme please contact Emma Thornton on 01223 457464

Application forms can be downloaded here.
 

Members Survey

Our Members Survey is now Live! Please click here to complete and share your views on Cambridge and what you feel Love Cambridge should focus on over the upcoming year.
 

Love Cambridge is now on Facebook and Twitter!

To join please click the following links (also found on our home page)
 
 
 

Sponsorship Opportunites Available through Love Cambridge

Christmas
 
It’s that time of year again where Love Cambridge start turning their attentions to Christmas and the various elements that make Cambridge at Christmas so spectacular.  We are working towards the Big Switch On which is being held on Sunday 21st November and we are hoping to work with a number of organisations to help deliver a great Christmas in the city for 2010. We are looking for sponsors for the Sparkle & Shine Ball, the Parade and Big Switch On event. If you are interested in finding out more please click here to go to the sponsorship details or alternatively email becky.burrell@love-cambridge.co.uk for more information.
 
Wayfinding Signs
 
As you know the new pedestrian signage system is now being installed throughout the city centre.  There are opportunities available to sponsor the Nodes that will start appearing over the coming months.  For full details regarding this initiative, please click here or email becky.burrell@love-cambridge.co.uk by Friday 9th July
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corn Exchange Offers through Love Cambridge

Whistle Down The Wind - Thursday 15 - Sunday 18 July

Two tickets for the price of one!

Presented by The Cambridge Corn Exchange and Sky Blue Theatre.

 

This year's Cambridge Corn Exchange summer musical is Whistle Down The Wind, based on the much loved sixties film starring Hayley Mills – an extraordinary and uplifting tale, about the transforming power of love.

 

Featuring the area's finest amateur cast, this show is set in an English village where a 14 year old girl discovers a mysterious man hiding in a barn.

 

The girl and the town's other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside; meanwhile the town's people are determined to catch a fugitive.

 

With songs such as 'Angels' and 'Please Jesus' all performed to the backing of a live orchestra, this really will be a summer treat for all the family!

 

TICKETS:

Thursday: 2.00pm and 7.30pm             £14 & £11

Friday: 7.30pm                                    £14 & £11

Saturday: 2pm & 7.30pm                    £15.50 & £13.50

Sunday: 2pm                                       £15.50 & £13.50

 

Students, senior citizens, under 16s and unwaged: £9.50

Family ticket (2 adults plus 2 children or 1 adult plus 3 children): £42

Groups 10+: £7.50 each

 

For more info click here 

 

Jassi Sidhu - Monday 19 July

 

Two Tickets for the price of one! 
 

Renowned British Bhangra artist. The sound of Bhangra is now hugely popular thanks to the likes of Oscar and BAFTA winning Slumdog Millionaire, which even started a US bhangra fitness craze!

 

And Jassi Sidhu is arguably the UK's best Bhangra artist, making his name as the singer of the world-renowned boy band B21.

 

He went on to become the biggest phenomena in Bhangra music to date, with a style and sound that captivated a generation.

 

Singing on soundtracks for major box office hits Bend It Like Beckham and Jaan, plus explosive live performances with his eight piece band and award winning albums Reality Check and The New Adventures of Jassi Sidhu have established him as the leader of the new generation of British Bhangra. Don't miss an unforgettable live performance.

 

TICKETS:

7.30pm Tickets £12.50 + £2 credit / debit cards

 

For more info or to see a video of Jassi in action click here 
 
To take advantage of these offers simply call 01223 357851 or visit the City Centre Box Office on Wheeler Street and quote ‘Love Cambridge Whistle Down The Wind / Jassi Sidhu 2for1 offer' at the time of booking.  Terms and conditions apply*

 

*Offer only available on standard priced tickets – i.e. no concessions.  Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and cannot be applied retrospectively to tickets already purchased (sorry!). All tickets are subject to availability. Cannot be redeemed online.

 

Update from Love Cambridge Members

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cambridge Studios prepare for Arts event of the year

 
Once again Cambridge residents can look forward to one of the highlights of the year: the traditional opening of  Cambridge studios over the four weekends in July. This week sees the publication of the 2010 guide to the studios, easily recognisable by its bright yellow cover, heralding the event and making it easy for studio visitors to plan their route around the city to meet the artists of their choice and enjoy their work.
 
For someone coming to Cambridge Open Studios for the first time, it is a surprise to discover that this is not just an event about paintings, even though there are some fine painters opening their studios to display their work in oils, watercolour, acrylics and other media. There is a rich variety of choice amongst the 200 studios, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, wood cuts, glass, wood carving, metal working, enamels, furniture, textiles, photographs, and to meet printmakers, lettering artists, mixed media artists and a clock maker. The yellow flag that flies at the entrance to each studio during the July weekends unites all these expressions of Art into Cambridge Open Studios.
 
The Open Studios’ event is coordinated by a group of its members, who give their time generously to planning and preparation. Cambridge Open Studios is the only one in the country that receives no grant support: the members’ subscriptions are the only source of income. ‘We work as a team within our relatively slender means to bring the Open Studios weekends to Cambridge residents,’ comments chairman Mike Wood, ‘and are determined to make this year the best one yet. We have invested in upgrading our website which now gives a window onto our work as a guide for visitors to enjoy.’
 
One of the questions raised by new visitors to the studios is that of cost. Jane Evans, who has been part of Open Studios for 13 years, is reassuring: ‘Most work will be somewhere in the £20 to £950 range. Many  artists also sell postcards and greetings cards and potters may have seconds etc.’ Jane raises a second point: ‘The artists also welcome visitors who just come to look and not buy. We enjoy talking about our work to visitors who express interest.  Some of us also get children coming - I usually have several who come just with their friends and occasionally they come back later dragging a parent.  In addition, local schools always encourage their GCSE and A Level students to visit studios. Open Studios is for everyone.’
 
And in anticipation, for the next four weeks the yellow guide will be available free of charge from shop and showroom counters, from pubs, cafes and restaurants, from libraries and galleries, from hotels and office reception areas in and around Cambridge as the city prepares for this Arts highlight of the year.
 
 

Childrens Paintings for Sale at Primavera in July

Primavera is delighted to present for sale, original paintings by two of this country's foremost children's book illustrators. On show are Jane Ray's illustrations to Snow White and Lugalbanda, and illustrations by Kathy Henderson, the author of Lugalbanda, for another of her books, The Storm. In case you're wondering, Lugalbanda is a retelling of an ancient Sumerian story about a young prince who gets caught up in a war in what is now modern day Iraq. The exhibition began at the end of June, with two special viewings attended by the artists, and will continue throughout July.

 

If you would like any more information on the exhibition, please contact Primavera on 01223 357708, or email contactprimavera@aol.com

 

 
 

Cambridge City Council Business Waste Collection

 
Love Cambridge have recently been working with Cambridge City Council on the Love Cambridge Charter and during this process a number of businesses were unaware of the provision for commercial waste collection that the City Council can provide.  For more information regarding commercial waste collection and recycling facilities, please click here  
 
 
 

Outdoor Festival of Chinese Culture


Saturday 24 July | 12.00 – 16.00

All ages - for one day only the Museum’s lawns will take on a festival atmosphere to celebrate Chinese culture, with artistic workshops, music, food and more, plus the chance to meet the team from BBC Cambridgeshire and try being a reporter (12.00 - 14.00).
FREE | Drop-in
A London 2012 Open Weekend 2010 event, in association with Heart of
 the World 2010 and BBC Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge & County Folk Museum 'Summer of Love'

The Cambridge & County Folk Museum is holding a 1960s 'Summer of Love' Family Day on Saturday July 17th 10.30am - 2.30pm. The day will include opportunities for dressing-up, face-painting and lots of 60s inspired craft activitites and games. The cost is £3.50 per adult, £2 concession and £1 for children (or free with paying adult).

 

LodeStar is offering marketing and promotion for local businesses both online and signage at the festival.

 
The marketing is offered at low rates or free when jointly marketing with LodeStar.

Businesses can be proactive by offering reduced or free tickets when promoting their products of services. Our website (click here)

has downloadable ticket forms where people print and send payment. Any business involved with the promotion can ask for their business name or favoured charity to be written on the top of the form. LodeStar will then record and deal with the discounted offer in the way agreed with that business.
It’s effective, low risk, minimal outlay and will make a difference to the Cambridge local economy.
LodeStar supports ACT, Headway and Cambridge Search and Rescue. Businesses can also put forward a charity they specifically support.
 

Free Month Trial of CAMBAC Radio in July

 
If you are experiencing crime, such as theft or anti-social behaviour, why not join nearly 200 businesses in Cambridge with a Cambac radio linked to Police and City Council CCTV. Cambac members include a wide range of organisations from independent traders to national retailers.
 
We are currently offering a FREE 30 day trial of the radio to new subscribers.  You are under no obligation to keep the radio after the free trial but we are sure you will find it a tangible benefit to your business.
 

For further details, please contact Cambac Manager, Vicky Hornsby on 01223 457468

Email: Vicky.Hornsby@cambridge.gov.uk   

   

Website: Click here

 

New courses at a new web address

Now ice.cam.ac.uk contains all the information you need on the 500+ courses offered by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing
Education.

Examples of our new courses for 2010-2011 include the 'Postgraduate
Diploma in Training Learning and Development' and 'Poison, toxin and
venom: 3 flavours of death'. The website is also able to take bookings
for many of the courses available.

The change in web address (formerly cont-ed.cam.ac.uk) is a result of the Institute starting to use its ICE acronym  -  making it both memorable in name and easier to say, and type.

Take a look today to see what we can offer people like you. Click here
 

Doubletree  Punting and Picnic Offers

 
Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge has launched new tailor-made Punting and Picnic Packages – perfect for a romantic date for two, a family adventure or a larger gathering of friends and colleagues.  Customers simply pre-order their gourmet picnic hampers, freshly made by the hotel’s chefs, and board the punt on the hotel riverside for a self-driven or chauffeured cruise. Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge Punting & Picnic packages are available to hotel guests and non-residents, and each punt accommodating between 2 and 12 passengers.

 

The Punting & Picnic Package is available beginning at £65.95 for two.  In addition to the gourmet picnic hamper and one hour self-driven punt ride, the package also includes punt umbrellas and picnic blankets.

  

For those who prefer to enjoy a picnic on terra firma, Doubletree by Hilton, Cambridge offers a selection of pre-order picnic hampers, available from £14.95 per person (minimum spend £29.95 for two).  These hampers can be enjoyed on the hotel’s Twist Bar terrace or while relaxing in deck chairs on the riverside lawn. 


Doubletree are offering a superb 10% discount to Love Cambridge members, just quote ref WWDTCB
 
Offer available from 1st July to 31st August. Subject to availability.
 

The Cambridge Szeged Society 2010

 
Programme (in Association with the Mátyás Seiber Trust)

Hungarian & British Music for ‘cello & piano featuring Veronica Henderson (‘cello) & Jill Morton (piano)

 

Mátyás Seiber – Sarabande & Gigue old style

Ferenc Liszt - La Lugubre Gondola

Jeremy Thurlow – Wheels within Wheels

Mátyás Seiber - Phantasy

Béla Bartók - First Rhapsody

 

Fitzwilliam College Chapel

Friday 30 July 2010; 8pm

Tickets: £12; concessions £8;

Enquiries Julia Seiber Boyd 01223 506064
 
 

4th Birthday Celebrations at Boudoir Femme and prize draw offer

Celebrate with Boudoir Femme on their 4th Birthday and be in with the chance to win a fabulous dinner at Hotel Felix plus £100 of store vouchers to treat yourself!

Visit us In store Sat 3rd  July, celebrate with a glass of champagne and enter our draw to win £100 of Boudoir Femme vouchers to spend in store & dinner for 2 with champagne on arrival at Hotel Felix (with any purchase over £25).

For more details click here 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buskers & Street Performers Festival

This year the festival will take place from the 1st – 3rd July.  The entertainment will start at 11am and finish at 5pm and will take place throughout the streets of the City Centre.  This year we also have acts performing in the Hope Street Yard, Mill Road and at D’Arry’s Wine Shop in King Street in addition to our usual busking spots.  We have a truly fabulous and diverse range of music, theatre, dance, magic acts & more from the local area & beyond who will perform along side professional artists.

 

Apart from wanting to celebrate the variety of talent we have in Cambridge City Centre we are also launching the new & revised “Street Performers Code of Practice” (A Buskers Guide), at this year’s festival, so that we can increase awareness amongst performers of the need to adhere to this. It’s also a clearer guide for both the buskers’ & the public. This will be available as a download from the City Council website, along with the programme and information on the Buskers’ Festival this year click here

 

The Mayor will officially open the festival at 11am on the steps of the Guildhall on Thursday 1st July followed by a performance from Gavin Adam Wood, winner of the Buskers & Street Performers Festival 2009. 

 

We will again be holding a competition for the public to vote for their favourite buskers.  There are fabulous prizes for the winning buskers and members of the public who vote will be entered into a draw to win prizes as well.  Competition coupons will be available throughout the festival from, Tourist Information Centre, Guildhall Reception, Ken Stevens Music & Instruments, D’Arry’s Wine Shop, Grafton Information Desk & the Hope Street Yard.  Prizes have been donated from, Henry’s Café/bar, Cambridge Rock Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Ken Stevens Music & Instruments, Grafton Centre, Summer in the City, Sundaes, Cambridge United Football Club, Urban Larder, The Junction, Tourist Information Centre, Cambridge Dutchbikes Ltd & the Cambridge Toy Shop.

 

This year the festival is supported by, Cambridge Dutchbikes Ltd, The Electric Transport Shop and Urban Larder, (all located at Hope Street Yard), Ken Stevens Music & Instruments in Sussex Street, D’Arry’s Wine Shop in King Street & BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
 
For more information  

contact Heather Bevan-Hunt on 01223 457315  heather.bevanhunt@cambridge.gov.uk 

 

The Urban Yard Fair July 3rd –  Buskers Galore ! 

 
The 3rd Urban Yard Fair comes to Hope Street Yard – Each new event is growing from strength to strength! This month brings a continuous stream of wonderful live music in conjunction with the Buskers and Street Performers Festival and Performers. From 11am till 5pm – We have  blues, A Comedy Magician, Mario Morris, funk, soul, drums/percussion, ukuleles then ending with gyspy/jazz funk! 
Great acts and fresh new talent - a really promising and fun day for all the family.
 
Along with this spectacular line up – comes a wide array of traders selling their crafts, art, illustrations, cakes and bakes, gluten free specialist food, children's toys and gifts, Aloe Vera products and hand made soap and face products -  and there's more… T-shirts, cards, antique Kimonos, bags, hats, felted products, Nepalese crafts, plus local charities - bringing their hand made willow teepees, decorations and baskets and colourful unique recycled plastic shoppers & Ruck Sacks! The list goes on … and to keep you well fed and watered throughout the day, Limoncello bring you their oak fueled pizza oven, Urban Larder offers ice cream and drinks – and as an extra treat we are proud to welcome The Cambridge Food Company and the Wobbly Bottom Cheese Farm – who specialise in Goats Cheese. Red Poll Cattle – the cow's from Midsummer Common – will also be providing a Bar B Q and will be future stockist at Urban Larder – so come try their delicious meat.
 
All this plus music all day, what more could you ask for! So please come down and join us – lots to do and see and there is more on the list for the future – so keep watching this space...
 

Dates for your Diary : Fairs till 2011 - 3rd July, 7th August, 4th September, 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December.

 

For more information please contact Polly , info@urbanlarder.co.uk or call 01223 243021. 

 

Heart Of The World - 11 - 24 July

 

Heart of the World is a city-wide festival celebrating music and culture from around the world.

 

Now in its fifth year the two-week long festival in venues across the city features live music from internationally acclaimed performers, workshops, film screenings, art exhibitions, theatre performances, club nights, talks and more.

See what's happening during the Festival by clicking here
sign up to the e-mailing list by sending the word SUBSCRIBE to heartoftheworld@cambridge.gov.uk

 

If you or your business would like to get involved then email elaine.midgley@cambridge.gov.uk 

 

Fireworks seek sparkling saviour

 
Cambridge City Council is appealing to a local business to partner with them on ensuring the success of the city's annual Bonfire Night display, the region's largest and most spectacular free display which has been running as the Council's flagship free community event for over 25 years.

 

The event attracts in the region of 30,000 local people to Midsummer Common every November 5th to enjoy the fireworks, which last year were described as 'the best ever' by attendees and even featured in live coverage on BBC Look East. 

 

The Council is extremely grateful to the support of the Marshall Group of Companies who supported the fireworks in 2009 ensuring that the display was of extremely high quality and free to everyone to attend during these difficult financial times.

 

Cambridge City Council maintains the importance of this event as free provision for the community which champions community safety but in these difficult times, the lack of a corporate sponsor will mean scaling back the nature of the event to avoid putting it in jeopardy.

 

Marshall's sponsorship in 2009 demonstrated the positive impact that a sponsor's involvement can have on the quality of these activities with the display being regarded as one of the best since the event has been running.

 

Any local business interested in offering support to the event in 2010 and / or beyond is encouraged to contact Elaine Midgley, Development Manager on 01223 457592 elaine.midgley@cambridge.gov.uk   
 

Business opportunities

 

The Corn Exchange is pleased to welcome local business CSR as our latest Corporate Member. CSR’s Sports & Social Club have become a Ruby member and their employees will receive a range of benefits including discounted Corn Exchange tickets, priority notification of shows and gigs, private hospitality opportunities and more.

 

To find out more about Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond membership packages, please contact our Arts Development Manager Elaine Midgley on 01223 457592 or elaine.midgley@cambridge.gov.uk or go online here
 

Millers Music Centre and Ken Stevens Music and Instruments Sale

The sale runs all July with up to 50% off many pianos and instruments for both orchestral and rock musicians. Pianos with up to £4000 off, Guitars 35% as examples.
For Love Cambridge members we are offering 3 instead of our usual 2 years Interest Free on purchases over £500 even on sale items. Just mention Love Cambridge offer to get this extra saving.
 

Race for Life set to break new records and be a family day out to remember

 

MAKE it a day to remember! That’s the message from Cancer Research UK to the people of Cambridge as the countdown starts to Race for Life - the charity’s unique fundraising event at Parker’s Piece.

 

A record 8000 women are set to take part in the event which takes place this Sunday, July 4th.

 

The new route starts at Parker’s Piece and finishes on Jesus Green taking in parts of iconic Cambridge along the 5k course. 

 

To ensure maximum safety for all participants and supporters, some of the city centre roads will be closed for the morning. Park Terrace, Regents Street, St Andrews Street, Downing Street, Peas Hill, Sidney Street, Jesus Lane, Thompson Lane, Bridge Street, Market Street, Bene’t Street, Emmanuel Street, Hobson Street, Sussex Street, Magdalene St, Market Hill and Corn Exchange St, Kings Parade, Trinity Street, St John’s Street, Green Street and Silver Street will be closed from 8am until 1pm. Access is maintained to all council car parks.

 

Park and Ride and bus services will still operate with diversions in place during the event and additional bus stops offered. It is highly advisable to use the Park and Ride and bus services on the day to avoid congestion and make travel to and from the event as hassle free as possible.  Stagecoach is kindly offering a 50 per cent donation of all Park and Ride ticket sales on July 4th, another great way to help support the charity and services in the local community. To assist passengers wishing to support the event, additional stops have been added close to the start on Parkers Piece and close to the finish on Jesus Green.   

 

So please help us – have a pink day, decorate your windows, wear pink, cheer the ladies as they go past, enter your own team – anything to make the event special for all concerned, including yourselves and your business. So many of the people taking part have their own personal stories -  each and every one of them will have a back sign that will say their reasons for being involved. One in three of us will be affected by cancer at some point in our lives. Please support the Race for Life in Cambridge on Sunday 4th July in any way you can.

 

In 2009, over 7000 women took part in Race for Life in Cambridge and helped raise an incredible £511,500.00 for Cancer Research UK’s live saving work. This year, Cancer Research UK hopes the nearly 8000 women who have signed up will hit a fundraising target of over £577,000.00. Every penny raised will go to the life saving work of Cancer Research UK to beat cancer.

 

For more information on entering remaining Race for Life events or to find out about how to return sponsorship, click here or call 0871 641 1111.

 

Advertising and promotional opportunities

 
The Cambridge Corn Exchange is the city’s centre for arts and entertainments and the premier venue for both new and established artists. Over the past 20 years the Corn Exchange has seen many famous faces come through its doors, including Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Take That, Russell Brand, Iron Maiden, Chuck Berry, David Bowie and Al Gore.


We have a number of advertising and promotional opportunities available for local businesses.  If you want to reach a wide range of people across the region and sub-region, with varied interests and a disposable income, then get in touch with Gemma Hogg on 01223 457528 / gemma.hogg@cambridge.gov.ukto find out how we can help, or click here  to see our rate card.

 

COOL OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH THE BEST

 
Planning is already underway to bring back winter fun to Parkers Piece with the launch of Cambridge On Ice 2010.
 

Subject to finalising permissions, the ice rink will be back for an intense 6 week period from Friday 19th November to Sunday 2nd January. Now in its fourth year this new Cambridge tradition has become a fixed part of the Christmas and winter festivities across the city and this year the rink owners Sygma are seeking to share

their success with other businesses.
 
As part of the continuous improvement programme for the rink there are now opportunities for more companies to become involved in this high profile event. From naming rights and session sponsorship to leaflet advertising and rink side boards there are opportunities for businesses large and small to be involved.
 
Brian Cleary, director of Sygma On Ice Ltd, said “we’ve recognised that times are tough for many small and medium sized enterprises in and around the city and so we’ve slashed the price of our rink side boards to encourage more local involvement at the rink with a great opportunity to advertise your services to 100,000 visitors to the rink. To complement this we hope to attract a major sponsor to name the rink so that not only will they benefit, but also those struggling local businesses can surf the wave of interest that will be created not just with visitors, but also with the media.”
 
Cambridge On Ice is keen to hear from companies large and small, but is especially hoping to attract a large national sponsor to name the rink for the first time. In addition there will be the usual poster and leaflet campaign making sure that well over 100,000 people receive information about times and prices at the rink alongside targeted adverts from local businesses – in 2009 Cambridge Toy Shop had an advert on the leaflet and backed it up with rink side boards to drive home their Christmas message.
 
Mr Cleary continued “ Cambridge On Ice has been one of the great success stories of the past few years in Cambridge and we hope that a large company or two might recognise this and join with us to take the standards at the rink even higher and enable us to once again keep prices the same – that’s right its  'PRICES FROZEN’ once again at Cambridge On Ice”.
 

Anyone interested in advertising, sponsorship and marketing at Cambridge On Ice should contact info@cambridgeonice.co.uk in the first instance.

 

 
If you would like to submit an article for the next E Bulletin please send to info@love-cambridge.co.uk by 23rd July.


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