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Love Cambridge Members E-Bulletin - June 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 June 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

Make a Difference Day & The Charter

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Make a Difference Day, the Day was a huge success with 10,000 paper bags and 500 cloth bags being distributed throughout the city on Friday 14th May. The paper bags were given out by 30 retailers throughout the city - Thank You!!! The Bag Lady was very popular with a lot of members of the public taking photos throughout the day. We managed to distribute all bags in record time! For more information on the day and to see photos Click Here.


We have had a fantastic number of you sign up to the ongoing project, the Cambridge Charter.  If you wish to sign up, please contact us. 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. Further information on the Charter can be found Here.

Love Cambridge will be hosting an awards ceremony in the autumn to reward those organisations that show best practise in all three areas of the Charter. If you want to be involved in the Charter and awards ceremony please contact the Love Cambridge office.

Staff Changes

We have a new staff member of Love Cambridge - Jo Humm is our new Love Cambridge Project Officer. Jo will be working on a number of projects including the E-Bulletin, Wonderful Wednesdays, Love Cambridge Charter and also the Family of Guides to name but a few. 
Her contact details are:
As you may know Helen Hames has gone on maternity leave so Becky Burrell is acting up as Partnership Manager whilst Helen takes time out to be a mummy. Becky will be working with Emma & Jo to ensure Love Cambridge continues to work with our members delivering meaningful and sustainable projects to improve the city.

Wonderful Wednesdays

As requested by members, Wonderful Wednesday’s will now have two themes running through each month. The list of upcoming themes has been sent to all members so please do have a look to see if you can put any extra special offers on to tie in. Of course this doesn’t mean you can only put offers in certain months, if you have any offer you’d like us to help you promote please do send it through to Jo at


The latest Wonderful Wednesdays offers include:
*Evening openings this summer at the Botanic Garden 
*Luxury Shopping Evening at LK Bennett
*Curry Night at Parker’s Bar
*Lion Yard hosts Fashion Show Summer Extravaganza!
*Cambridge Corn Exchange 2for1 Tickets to Dancing Queen!
*The Fitzwilliam Museum Writing Lives
*Cambridge Wine Merchants Sherry Tasting & Tapas
*Half Price Self-Hire Punting, Canoeing or Rowing at Scudamores
For full details of these please check our website, new offers/events are being added all the time! Click Here


The new pedestrian signage system is now being installed throughout the city centre.  You may have seen some new fingerposts being installed and soon you will see the new nodes and maps. There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities within the Wayfinding scheme, if you are interested please contact the Love Cambridge office by Friday 11th June 2010 for more information. 


Update from Love Cambridge Members



Free Month Trial of CAMBAC Radio in June
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



Website: Click Here



Lion Yard hosts Fashion Show Summer Extravaganza!


On Wednesday 9th June at 6pm Lion Yard Shopping Centre will host a Summer Fashion Show where shoppers can get into the swing of summer with plenty of glitz and glamour as models show off those sizzling summer must have outfits.


The build up to the show starts at 5.30pm when there will be chocolates, tasters and special offers for shoppers to take advantage of.  Models from a variety of fashion retailers in the Centre including New Look, Ann Summers, Kew, Krisp, Moss Bros, Miss Selfridge and the new Superdry store will be striking a pose on the Moving Catwalk to sexy summer songs courtesy of top Cambridge Nightclub Ballare.


The Fashion Show is a fantastic chance for shoppers to see what Lion Yard stores have to offer for fashionistas this summer.  The outfits will be modelled by staff from the participating fashion stores and the viewing public can come along and get some great ideas for their summer wardrobe.  To enjoy this fashion must see simply turn up and enjoy the show.  The stores are open until 9pm on Wednesdays so there’s plenty of time to pick up a fabulous new outfit after the show.
For more information on the Lion Yard Click Here

Get Your Rocks On…   

If you haven’t already discovered Westwood Rocks tucked down the cobbled street of Rose Crescent, Cambridge, it’s time to get out your stat nav and ensure that your there on Saturday 5th June 2010.

This handmade gemstone jewellers have organised a comprehensive day of  fun and creative “String your Own” workshops and free demonstrations, led by Amy Hubbard, the stores friendly and experienced workshop designer.

Amy said “we plan to make the workshops a fun learning experience.  We will be using basic stringing techniques and with your imagination, our expertise and a selection of beautiful gemstones to choose, participants will design an exquisite bracelet to wear and cherish”.  

The Westwood Rocks team plan to hold two workshops on the day, in the morning and afternoon.  The cost of the session is £20 which includes all materials, participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

If your unable to make the workshop then there will also be free demonstrations for all the family.  Amy and her design team will be on hand show customers how to accessorize using Westwood Rocks credit crunch, easy to wear freshwater pearl jewellery.   The first demonstration starts at 09.30 with our Pearls on Organza – the most versatile piece of jewellery you’ll ever own!

To book a workshop place and to find out more information, please contact Westwood Rocks Cambridge on 01223 971377 or go online Click Here

June Events At The Fitzwilliam


Get a taste of what’s on below, and visit our website Click Here for full details…


Current exhibitions:

*Maggi Hambling: The Wave

New sea paintings by one of Britain’s most distinguished contemporary artists


Plus -

*21st Century Engraved Glass

Prized Possessions: Lord Fitzwilliam’s album of prints after Adam Elsheimer

Gifts of the Ebb Tide: Japan and the Sea in Ukiyo-e Prints

Sculpture Promenade 2010


Find out more: Click Here


Free Wednesday lunchtime talks including:

*Friday 4 June

Maggi Hambling on The Wave

Hear this acclaimed artist discuss her new seascapes exhibition


See all our free talks Click Here 


Events and workshops for adults including

*‘Writing Lives’ literary night

Wednesday 30 June

Author Jackie Kay talks about her new book Red Dust Road Click Here 

*Demonstration of glass engraving

Saturday 26 June

Watch engravers at work in the Studio Click Here 


Events for children and young people including

*Thursday 3 June

Perceptions of women - Jordan, St Mary and Me

A free workshop for ages 14+ exploring representations of women in art and popular culture Click Here


Events for children and families including

*Friday 4 June

Shadow Theatre: The Dragon’s Pearl

See an ancient folktale from China about a boy, a pearl and a magical dragon Click Here


Drop in sessions including

*Family First Saturdays

Saturday 5 June

On the first Saturday of each month visit our Welcome Point and collect drawing materials, activities and trails to use.

*Drawing Together

Wednesday 2 June

Drop in and draw at the Museum with activities and inspiration available Click Here


Music in the Fitz including

*Sunday 6 June

Promenade Concert

Enjoy free music in the galleries Click Here


See all our events and workshops for all ages: Click Here


The Cambridge Cycle Challenge

The Cambridge Cycle Challenge is a free, work-based event taking place between Monday 7 and Sunday 27 June 2010. It's being run by CTC and funded by Cycle Cambridge.
The Challenge is simple. Businesses across the Cambridge area are being invited to compete to see who can get the most staff riding a bike for at least 10 minutes over 3 weeks in June. Participants log their cycling trips online. There are spot prizes for individuals (eg. a Trek 7.5 FX hybrid bike worth £625) and team prizes for those companies that get the most people cycling. (eg. a masseuse for the day). One of the chief aims of the Challenge is for experienced cyclists to encourage rusty or novice cyclists to give cycling a go. The reward is free Arts Picturehouse cinema tickets for both parties.
The Challenge seeks to change people's perception of cycling, to make it as fun and positive as possible, with the hope that they will cycle more in the future. It’s not just about cycling to work - participants can cycle anywhere and at anytime during the Challenge period and still log their journeys.

Once a company or organization registers online - Click Here – individuals can start logging their journeys. A registration pack containing posters, flyers and cycling gear can be dropped off at the company. And then the prizes start to be awarded.

Cambridge businesses will be competing against Oxford businesses, whose own Cycle Challenge will be running at the same time. The two cities will battle it out to see who can recruit the largest number of new cyclists over the three week Challenge period. Companies are being encouraged to register early and to pass on word of the Challenge to family and friends. Losing to Oxford is not on the cards!

Cambridge Wine Merchants Events in June

Wednesday, 2nd June, 8pm
Meet the Winemaker: Vergelegen, South Africa
Tutored wine tasting
Venue:Cambridge Wine Merchants, 32 Bridge Street, Cambridge
Cost: £5
For info and tickets contact

01223 568 989
Saturday, 5th June, 12-4pm
Sake Tasting in-store

Venue: Cambridge Wine Ltd. 34b Kneesworth Street, Royston, Herts.

For more info and tickets contact
01763 247 076
Monday, 7th June, 8pm

“Hispanic Series” Taste wines from Portugal and South America

Venue: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 42 Mill Road, Cambridge
Cost: £12
For more info and tickets contact

01223 568 993
Wednesday, 9th June, 7:30pm
Sherry Tasting & Tapas – taste the new unfiltered Tio Pepe En Rama, a rare jewel
Venue: The Barn at the Punter, Pound Hill, Cambridge
For more info and tickets contact
Friday, 18th June, 7pm

Meet the Winemaker: Bodegas Ochoa, Spain

Tutored wine tasting

Royston Golf Club,

Baldock Road, Royston, Herts.
Cost: £15
For more info and tickets contact

Race for Life

Race for Life 2010 is taking place in the city of Cambridge on Sunday 4th July and, for the first time ever is starting at Parkers Piece, going through the city streets of Cambridge and Kings College to finish in with a celebratory atmosphere on Jesus Green.

There will be 8000 women walking, jogging or running the 5k route and they need your support. Our aim is to raise a massive £577,000.00 on the day and we are looking to create a fabulous atmosphere to include buskers on route, food stalls and entertainment.

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.

There are still a few opportunities for businesses to come along and be involved, whether you are a healthy caterer or can offer an interactive fun stall/activity on the day. We will ask for a donation for Cancer Research UK for any money taken but the main aim is to create a great ‘On the Day’ experience for the participants and their spectators – on a warm day, we could have up to 20000 people – 8000 participants with their families and friend supporting them! If you would like more details to be involved on the day, contact me at

On a practical note, some of the centres roads will be closed for the morning. These are: Park Terrace, Regents Street, St Andrews Street, Downing Street, Peas Hill, Sydney Street, Jesus Lane, Thompson Lane, Bridge Street, Market Street, Benet Street, Emmanuel Street, Hobson Street, Sussex Street, Magdalene St, and Market Hill Corn Exchange St from 9am.  Also, Kings Parade, Trinity Street, St John’s Street, Green Street and Silver Street will be closed from 8am. The race route map can be viewed Here

The traffic coming out of Car Parks on Downing Street will be directed right with a diversion in operation.

Park and Ride services will still operate with diversions in place during the event and additional bus stops offered.  We strongly recommend using bus and Park and Ride services on the day to avoid congestion.

Access to all city centre council car parks are maintained and the roads will re open as soon as the participants enter Jesus Green, around 1 – 1.30pm. Some city centre street parking will be closed from the night before until the end of the event.

The event takes place on Sunday 4th July and we will try and help with any deliveries and allowing access but would really appreciate knowing in advance. We will be totally restricted from 10.00am until the event finishes, however, if you know of a delivery that morning, please do let me know and I will ensure that the delivery can have access and egress, before 10.00am to the area.

Thank you so much for your support. It will be a fabulous event where the people of Cambridge will come together and do something amazing to beat cancer. Your support is so appreciated.

Cambridge To Welcome Home Local Soldiers From Afghanistan


Cambridge City Council invite the people of Cambridge to line the city streets on the evening of Monday 14 June to welcome the soldiers of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment as they march through the city to mark their return home from Afghanistan.


With bayonets fixed and flags flying, around 200 soldiers including soldiers from D (Cambridgeshire) Company will step off from Shire Hall at 18:00, accompanied by the Minden Band.


The route will see the soldiers march from Shire Hall via Castle Hill, along Magdalene Street into Bridge Street and Sidney Street and continue along Market Street and into Market Hill and St Mary’s Street and onto Kings Parade for the official salute.  The soldiers will then march around Market Square and into the Guildhall. 


The Colonel in Chief of the Regiment, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and the incoming Mayor of Cambridge Councillor Sheila Stuart will take the salute outside Kings College. The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridge, the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University and the Colonel of the Regiment General Sir John McColl Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), will also be present.


Lieutenant Colonel Tony Slater, Area Secretary of the Royal Anglian Regiment said: “I hope the people of Cambridge will stay in the city after finishing their work or shopping to line the streets to show their support for their locally recruited infantry Battalion.”


Incoming Mayor of Cambridge Councillor Sheila Stuart said: “The Royal Anglian Regiment have the honorary freedom of the city and we are proud to have them marching through Cambridge to mark their return from service.”

Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel James Woodham MC said: “We have made considerable progress in Afghanistan, but this has not been without cost and the Vikings lost 5 fine young men, with many more injured.  So a series of parades have been planned to provide an opportunity for the public to welcome home their County Infantry Battalion and for the Vikings to thank the people of East Anglia for their unwavering support.”

“We much appreciate Cambridge City Council marking our return with this event. We are proud of what we have achieved and we hope that people will take to the streets to show their support for their County Infantry Battalion“.


Road closures

The following city centre roads will be closed to motor vehicles and cycles from 17:30 on Monday 14 June:

*Castle St

*Magdalene St

*Bridge St

*Jesus Lane (from Park St)

*Sidney St

*Market St

*Market Hill

*Kings Parade


All roads will re-open as soon as possible after the march except Kings Parade and Market St, which will be closed until 19:00. 


Diversions will be in place for public transport buses.  Stagecoach has been notified and signs will be up at bus stops. 


The council is notifying all businesses on the route so they can make other arrangements for deliveries or collections.


Transport into the city centre

The city council recommends using the park and ride to get into the city centre for the march.  Large crowds are expected and with the city centre road closures, congestion is likely. 

Grand Arcade Event

Grand Arcade is Fashion Sponsor of Newmarket July Festival

Grand Arcade is this year’s fashion sponsor of the Newmarket July Festival, known as the East of England’s answer to Royal Ascot. The Newmarket July Festival, an annual racing event which takes place on July 7th, 8th and 9th, attracts 30,000 people over three days. The event combines great racing and stunning fashion in a garden party atmosphere. Lidia De Luca, marketing manager of Grand Arcade, will judge the Best Dressed Lady for Fashion at the Festival and Grand Arcade will provide the prizes for the winner and finalists. Grand Arcade will host a dedicated area at the July Festival featuring a number of retailers who will showcase capsule collections and offer race goers promotional materials.  

Grand Arcade hosts Fashion at the Festival Style Workshop

This year Fashion at the Festival is sponsored by Grand Arcade and to celebrate the summer season a special Grand Arcade Fashion at the Festival Style Workshop will take place at Grand Arcade on Wednesday June 30th, at 6pm. Enjoy a glass of bubbly and the informative, witty and always entertaining host for the event, style critic James Sherwood, the BBC commentator for Royal Ascot. Known for his racing fashion tips, James will show the audience what to wear, how to wear it and the fashion faux pas to avoid. A VIP seated area for the event will welcome invited guests from Grand Arcade’s customer base, Style magazine and Newmarket Races. Come along and enjoy the style workshop. For full details Click Here

Get Personal
If you are planning a trip to the races, or looking forward to a special summer event, why not enjoy all the benefits offered by a personal shopper at Grand Arcade? Book an appointment at LK Bennett, John Lewis, Coast-By-Appointment, or drop into Hobbs, and let a shopping consultant help you find the dress or outfit of your dreams. Indulge in a pre-booked dressing room and the full attention of an assistant all to yourself. At LK Bennett the free personal shopping service can be arranged to include champagne and canapes and is available for one-to-one and small groups.

Guess Summer Promotion
Snap up a 20 per cent discount off your next purchase when you spend £100 at Guess. Take advantage of this summer promotion until June 15th. And there is 30 per cent off selected footwear while stocks last...

Like your pretty charm bracelets and necklaces? Azendi's Charm of the Week offers the Pink Tourmaline Charm, a brilliantly cut amethyst in a silver setting, at a specially reduced price from £75 to £37.50. Be quick - the offer runs from Saturday May 29th to Saturday June 5th.

Grand Arcade Top Tip for June: Flower Power
If you like to wear your flowers in a fashion more elegant than eccentric, turn to accessories to make a sartorial statement. Pieces is the master of fashion accessories and features the must-have items to create every trend. For a flower power flourish invest in floral printed scarves and petal printed leggings, worn with a long shirt worn under a thigh-high hem, and a fashionista you shall be.

The Fashion Cycle Ride Returns:- Ride for Joy

Fashion Cycle Rides are so-called to distinguish them from sporty cycling.  They aim to raise awareness of cycling as a normal method of transport in our daily lives by building on the growing number of subscribers to 'cycle chic' around the world - the only genre of cycling in the UK attracting more female cyclists. 


Although these rides are targeting women in response to Sustrans' research last autumn which showed that 79% of women in the UK never cycle, males are welcome too. To show that you can cycle in your normal clothes whatever your personal style, dress up or down as you please, and come and join us on Sunday 20th June, 2.30pm onwards (free event). Please keep an eye on our website for further details -

Cambridge Cycling Campaign:- Click Here


Those interested are invited to attend an informal get-together Monday 24th May at 7pm, CB2 on Norfolk Street, to discuss the finer details, including route, publicity etc.  All welcome.


Sally Guyer, Publicity Officer -  


If you would like to read more about the original Ride for joy and the events which led up to it, Click Here


We look forward to seeing you there!
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