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Love Cambridge Members E-Bulletin - May 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 May 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 The Love Cambridge Team

Updates from Love Cambridge


The Love Cambridge Charter Project

This spring, in response to feedback from our Members, Love Cambridge is launching a Charter, which we hope you will be able to sign up to. 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 will look 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.
What’s it in for you?
Our Charter invites all businesses and organisations within the city to sign up to working towards 10 basic principles. On signing up to the charter you will receive a copy of the charter to display to staff and a window sticker to inform the public that you are working towards the charter.  We will also provide some guidance notes giving clear and achievable suggestions on how to meet the charter criteria and will be listing all those signed up to the charter on our website for the public to see. Working with our media partner for the project, Cambridge News, we will also be issuing regular press releases detailing those businesses that have signed up to the Charter.
Love Cambridge will also be hosting an awards ceremony later in the year where we will reward and recognise those businesses that have demonstrated best practise.  The awards will celebrate all elements of the charter.
But that’s not all……
Love Cambridge Make a Difference Day Friday 14th May 2010
To officially launch the Love Cambridge Charter Project we will be hosting a ‘Make a Difference Day’ on Friday 14th May 2010 where we will focus on two elements within the charter which are Taking Pride in our City and Reducing Waste that we will promote and encourage throughout the city centre. The aim is that our “Make a Difference Day” will become an annual event, when each year we concentrate our efforts on highlighting different aspects of the charter.  In 2010 we have decided that Love Cambridge will focus on:
A Carrier Bag Exchange – We are hoping to ‘Make a Difference’ by reducing the number of plastic bags being used in Cambridge and along with our sponsors Donarbon, we are inviting businesses to pre-register for our reusable Love Cambridge paper bags, which can be used instead of plastic bags on and after Friday 14th May 2010.  In addition we will also have our special ‘bag lady’ in the city centre on Friday 14th May in Market Square encouraging people to swap their plastic bags for our limited edition cloth bags. All the plastic bags collected, as part of the project will be responsibly recycled.  To pre-register for our Love Cambridge bags please visit
Taking Pride in our City – Love Cambridge is encouraging businesses across the city to work together collectively to improve the general external appearance of their businesses.  If you are interested in helping us improve the appearance of the city then you can:
 Register your interest at Once you have registered your interest, you will be sent an information pack containing hints and tips on what we would like to achieve alongside information about the Capital Grant programme run by Cambridge City Council which could help you fund improvements you would like to make in your street / area.
 Let us know any ’hot spots’ near your business, which you would particularly like to see addressed as part of our ‘Make a Difference’ day and we will see if we can help – please let us know your ‘hot spots’ by Friday 7th May at the latest.
How can you get involved?
All businesses and organisations within the city centre are invited to sign up to and participate in our Charter, Make a Difference Day or both!  To find out more or to sign up please visit
Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding the Charter, please contact Becky at the Love Cambridge office on 01223 457198 or email

Wonderful Wednesdays


Evening openings this summer at the Botanic Garden


Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday this summer, the Cambridge University Botanic Garden will open late ‘til 8 for you to enjoy this magical place after hours:

19 May
2 & 16 June

7 & 21 July
4 & 18 August

To really relax after the working day, why not join an evening tour of the plants and landscapes at their best and reserve a delicious picnic, freshly-prepared by the Garden Café, to enjoy afterwards? To book, please call in at the ticket offices or telephone 01223 336265 or email

Tour only: £7 (£6 concession), includes Garden admission

Tour & picnic:  £17 (£16 concession), includes Garden admission

The one-hour tour leaves the Brookside Gate on Trumpington   Road at 5.45pm and ends at the Garden Café where you can collect your mouth-watering picnic of, for example:

*     marinated olives, mixed antipasti, houmous and crudités

*     a freshly-prepared savoury tart in crumbly, home-made   pastry, made to share between the number of people in your picnic party. It could be salmon and watercress, or roasted vegetable, or maybe a parma ham quiche, depending on the fresh produce available

*     sides including a fresh, green mixed salad and there’ll be a potato, pasta or couscous salad too.

*     a spoiling desert, perhaps a chocolate brownie or fresh fruit pavlova.

Your picnic comes with elderflower pressé and is packaged in biodegradable boxes with wooden cutlery.  Please bring your    own picnic rug and take any rubbish home with you!  The Café      is not licensed to sell alcohol, but you may bring your own,     along with a responsible attitude, please.
If you have any events, promotions or offers you would like to submit for Wonderful Wednesdays please contact Jo Humm at Love Cambridge on 01223 457179 or email


Updates from Love Cambridge Members


Sunday Lunch at the University Arms


The University Arms on Regent Street have relaunched their popular Sunday Lunches at Restaurant 17. For only £12.95 per person you can enjoy a three course Sunday Roast which includes soup of the day, carvery roast and choice of desserts with tea or coffee.


To book your table please call 01223 273000.

Sex and the City 2 Event Wednesday 2nd June, Arts Picture House, Cambridge

GIRLS!!  Get ready to CARRIE on with Sex & the City 2 at a screening hosted by Boudoir Femme at Cambridge Arts Picture House St Andrew’s St in association with Mook Vintage on Wednesday 2nd June. For screening time & special discounted booking details for all friends & customers of Boudoir Femme please contact Pippa at Boudoir Femme  or 01223 323000. Complimentary Cosmopolitan cocktail on arrival for every ticket booked with Boudoir Femme.

LodeStar Festival 3 -5 September 2010


LodeStar is an exciting festival on a beautiful site right in the heart



The live music line up on LodeStar's Main stage features some of the best up and coming, local and national artists.  LodeStar will be showcasing signed and unsigned bands on a second stage with exclusive acoustic sets and open mic sessions that support local artists.


There will also be an array of alternative entertainment, from theatre to dance to comedy, and space for accompanying workshops.  The LodeStar Arts Area provides a unique back drop displaying an eclectic range of artists work, creative area and local student projects.


Also if you can't wait till September, LodeStar are holding a variety of Cambridge gigs in the run up to the festival.  Updates on the website for further details, why not sign up to the newsletter there?



Your business could be involved with this quality event! The many

options include online, ticketing and signage at the festival itself.

Please contact to receive a breakdown of marketing ideas that could work for you. Designed to be integrated into your marketing that could benefit customers and staff alike!



Kettles Yard

15 May 6-8pm

You and your guest are invited to the opening of AGNES MARTIN one of the Artist Rooms on tour with the Art Fund


The exhibition continues until 11 July.


Agnes Martin (1812-2004) was one of the foremost American painters of  her generation and her shimmering abstract paintings have long  captivated art lovers.  This is the largest exhibition of her works to be shown in the UK for over 15 years.


Please visit the website for ore information
Kettle's Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB1 3AD


CAMBAC are offering a FREE training session for Love Cambridge members on Reducing Alcohol Related Violence in Cambridge.  The details of the event are:


Tuesday 18th May 10am-2pm at The Junction, Clifton Rd, Cambridge.

Guest Speaker: Adrian Boyle, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Addenbrookes.

Topics include Managing Conflict and Licensing Law .  This Cambac event is primarily aimed at the night time economy and alcohol retailers but interested members are more than welcome to attend.


To reserve places, please email Vicky Hornsby, CAMBAC Manager by Friday 7th May 2010

Update from The Grafton

The Grafton Welcomes New Look Superstore

Friday 7 May New Look opens the doors to its new 14,000 sq ft superstore at The Grafton in the former M&S Simply Food store. The store will sell a wide variety of New Look's most popular ranges including women's fashion, young fashion for the 9-15 year-olds, shoes, accessories and the plus size range Inspire.



Get Up, Get Dancing!

Whether you are into ballet or street, tap, disco or ballroom.The Grafton wants both teachers, pupils, enthusiasts, prima ballerinas and novices on the dance floor to come down to the Centre.Between 10.00am and 3.00pm on Wednesday, 2 June, Thursday, 3 June and Friday, 4 June of the Summer Half Term -  we are inviting children to workshop a dance scene from musical theatre with the most promising dancers invited back to the Centre on Saturday, 5 June to take part in a Dance Talent Final.

But as well as this, we are inviting local dancers and dance schools to provide 'taster sessions' to showcase their own skills and schools running dance lessons in the Cambridge area would be very welcome to get in touch and book their spot. We will provide all the stage and sound equipment needed.


For further information, contact:

Frederikke Springer

Mobile:  07918737304

Grafton Centre Management:    01223 316201



Creative Hotspot at The Grafton

The Grafton is happy to support the creative population of Cambridge and its local community by the launch of 'UNIT 30' in conjunction with 'Changing Spaces' and Anglia Ruskin University's 'Cambridge School of Art'. From 8 May - 3 July we turn The Grafton's Unit 30, the previous Adam's store facing Great Court, into a creative hotspot. Among other initiatives artists and and creative organisations will run creative workshops, hold evening views and events, use the space for rehearsals and studio activity as well as exhibit and sell artwork and unique design products.


Buskers & Street Performers Festival, 1st – 3rd July

Once again the City Council are organising the annual Busking & Street Performers Festival in July.  Below are a couple of sponsorship oppotunities available to you:


Sponsorship Package A - £250


1.     A 1/4 page advertisement in an 8 page A5 booklet, with the programme of street performances, which will have a distribution of approximately 2,000 copies which will be handed out to visitors in the Tourist Office and to the public throughout the Buskers Festival.


2.     There will be a foreword in the booklet introducing the festival and thanking our sponsors and buskers for taking part in the festival.


3.     Logo profile on the street banner, which will be erected in a very busy shopping area 2 weeks prior to the festival and during the festival.


4.     Logo on A3 posters on poster boards throughout Cambridge.


5.     Hyperlinks to your website on the buskers festival pages of the City Council website.


6.     Mentions in press/media releases


Sponsorship Package B - £150


1.      A 1/4 page advertisement in an 8 page A5 booklet, with the programme of street performances, which will have a distribution of approximately 2,000 copies which will be handed out to visitors in the Tourist Office and to the public throughout the Buskers Festival.


2.      Hyperlinks to your website on the buskers festival pages of the City Council website.


3.      Mentions in press/media releases
For more information regarding the festival please click here or call Heather Bevan-Hunt on 01223 457 465

Grand Arcade

May Balls
Grand Arcade is shaping up for summer. New collections have arrived at all of Grand Arcade’s luxury and high street fashion retailers. With the May Ball season soon here, LK Bennett, Coast, Hobbs, Wallis and John Lewis boast the perfect dresses, shoes and accessories to be the belle of the ball.

Personal Shopping
Take the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits offered by a personal shopper. Book an appointment at LK Bennett, Coast-By-Appointment, or drop into Hobbs, and let a shopping consultant help you create a sizzling summer wardrobe or find the dress of your dreams. Enjoy 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.

New Grand Arcade Website

Have you seen the stylish new-look Grand Arcade website? Simply click here and you will have Grand Arcade at your fingertips. The experience is nearly as good as going there...

Summer FitFlops

Try a painless way to tone your legs ready for the bare-all beach moment. Charles Clinkard, Retailer of Fine Footwear, on the upper level, stocks a full range of the must-have FitFlops designed to help keep legs in shape and look great with summer clothes.

Good Buy

Pop into Wallis, on the upper level, and pick up a summer bargain in the shape of two jersey tops for a very affordable £15. 

Grand Giveaway

Would you like the chance to celebrate the new season by winning a hair, beauty and fashion makeover? You could win a hair makeover courtesy of the stylish Seanhanna salon, a make-up masterclass at Rituals, a goody bag full of products from the new Rituals Gemstone cosmetics range and an expert fitting and £100 to spend on Rigby & Peller’s luxury retro-inspired spring lingerie, exquisite swimwear or poolside chic.  If this idea puts a spring in your kitten-heeled step then why not enter our Spring Spectacular Grand Giveaway? Click here for more details



Great Offers from The Cambridge Corn Exchange


Moscow State Symphony Orchestra – Wednesday 19 May

SOLOIST Chloë Hanslip, violin

Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
Philip Glass Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor

Our second Russian orchestra of the season is from the nation's capital in the mighty form of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under the baton of their Chief Conductor since 1989, Pavel Kogan. His brillian early career as a violinist has provided an excellent foundation for his acclaimed work as a conductor.


Top price ticket only £20!


To take advantage of this offer, please call the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01223 357851 and quote 'orchestral offer'. Terms and conditions apply*


*Offer only available for the performance stated above.  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.

Cambridge Szeged SocietyGarden Party

Garden Party - for Society members & anyone interested in Hungarian Culture and tasting Hungarian wines (supplied by Lucien Lanci of Malux Food & Wine Ltd) 
Meet the members & some of the artists who have performed or exhibited for the Society over the last 2 years - and David Howarth our previous MP.
The event is taking place on 20 June 14:00 - 17:00 at:
Clare College
Fellows' Garden
If you would like to receive an invitation please contact:
Julia Seiber Boyd,

Chair of Cambridge Szeged Society


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