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Love Cambridge Members E-Bulletin - October 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 October 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 AGM

Love Cambridge held the first AGM on Tuesday 14th September at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. The Love Cambridge Charter Awards, The Way To Be Awards and Safer Socialising Awards were also presented on the night. 


The turnout for the event was high, with over 80 people attending.


During the AGM we celebrated the achievements of our first year and also looked to the future and the projects we have started working on for 2010/11 and beyond.


During the AGM the accounts were approved and Peters Elworthy & Moore were reappointed as Auditors.
The minutes can be downloaded here.


The Charter Awards

The Charter Awards were presented to recognise the hard work of businesses that have signed up to the Love Cambridge Charter.


This year we looked at rewarding businesses that lead the way in providing great customer service and who excel at promoting their city. All business who signed up to the Charter were eligible to win an award, which was judged with the help of our partner marketing agency Emerald Frog Marketing through a mystery shop.


The awards were presented by the Right Worshipful Mayor of the City of Cambridge, Councillor Sheila Stuart in the categories of ‘Best Overall Customer Service’ and ‘Best Ambassador for Cambridge’.



There were two winners of the ‘Best Overall Customer Service’ which were Boudoir Femme, a ladies-wear boutique shop in Kings Street and ‘Bellanapoli Café’ in Regent Street. The winners received an awards plaque. Feedback from the mystery shop showed Boudoir Femme as “Showing personal customer service, tailoring items to our shopper, not pushy and very helpful”. Feedback from the mystery shop for Bellanapoli Café was “Extremely good atmosphere with fun, joking staff going the extra mile and helping our shopper carry items to their table”. The runner-up was the Christian Science Reading Room, also in Regent Street who received a certificate.


There were also two winners of the ‘Best Ambassador for Cambridge’ which were Boudoir Femme, who also won the ‘Best Overall Customer Service’ and the Granta Boat & Punt Company, based in Newnham Road. The winners received an awards plaque. The feedback from the mystery shop showed Boudoir Femme as: “Recommended other city centre businesses and showed excellent knowledge of Cambridge”. The feedback from the mystery shop for Granta Boat & Punt Company was “Very friendly helpful staff on advising places to see/go in Cambridge, including giving directions”


The runners-up were Wesley Barrell, Bellanapoli Café, Doubletree by Hilton, and Sandra Jane who each received a certificate.
Congratulations to all winners!
The next round of awards will take place in the New Year to recognise businesses that have made steps to improve the physical appearance of their streets and those who are taking measures to reduce their carbon footprint.
More details of the awards, photos and press coverage can be found on our website here
If you haven't already signed up to the Love Cambridge Charter please click here.

The Way To Be Awards

The awards evening also hosted the “Way to be Awards” to celebrate and reward the local services and businesses that do the most for people with disabilities. There were two categories, the overall winner of The Way To Be Award was Cambridge on Ice and the winner of the Transport Award was Thompson Taxi’s. Each winner received a framed certificate.


Cambridge on Ice went the extra mile to help disabled people be able to ice skate. They provide facilities for wheelchair users, ambulant disabled people, visually impaired people, people with learning difficulties either in specialist sessions or during their normal routine.


Thompson Taxi’s were nominated as their driver Richard Thompson continually goes out of his way to help a disabled couple get out and about together. Very few vehicles are adapted to take two wheelchairs and this company have dramatically improved this couple’s lives.


All runners up received a laminated certificate.

Safer Socialising Awards

The Safer Socialising Awards were a 2-year initiative rewarding licensed premises that achieved a national criteria of standards via a multi-agency assessment by Police, City Council and Cambs Fire Service. Those premises achieving the award in 2009 were La Raza, Ta Bouche, Kambar, Nusha, Green Dragon, Unicorn, Quinns and the Junction. The best overall winner was The Junction, Clifton Road, which far exceeds the best practice standards and consistently demonstrates a high level of community involvement. The Junction received an awards plaque.

Sparkle & Shine Ball Tickets Available Now

Love Cambridge is pleased to announce that the sponsor for this year's Sparkle and Shine Ball is Golley Slater a PR company based in Cambridge.
Their chosen charity for the event is the Alzheimers Research Trust
The Alzheimer's Research Trust funds world-class scientific research to find ways to prevent, cure or treat Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Over 820,000 people live with dementia in the UK, a number forecast to increase massively. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, the Alzheimer’s Research Trust funds more world-class dementia research than anyone else. As the number of people with dementia rises, there is an urgent need to develop new treatments. Our scientists have been at the forefront of some of the biggest breakthroughs and research success stories of recent times. Each year we commit to more grants, and with over 140 projects supported across the UK right now, our understanding of dementia and how to defeat it becomes more complete every day. To find out more about dementia and what we are doing to fight it, visit our website here  or call 01223 843899
Join us for a simply wonderful evening with drinks, a 3-course meal, music and a special charity auction.  


Your ticket price includes drinks throughout the evening, canapés on arrival and a mouth-watering 3-course meal prepared by the teams of chefs at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel


Tickets are priced at £60 + VAT per person or £540 +VAT for a table of 10.  For more information and to book your tickets please contact the Love Cambridge office on 01223 457 179 or email

Sparkle & Shine Ball Auction Prizes

An important part of the Sparkle & Shine Ball evening is the Charity auction, this year supporting Alzheimer’s Research Trust.  

We need your support to help raise as much money as possible at the Charity Auction.  To help us, we need some auction prizes.  We are looking for some good quality, high value prizes that we can either auction off individually or group together as part of a package. 

In return for donating you will be profiled in the evenings programme including a description of your item and your company logo.  You will also appear on the Sparkle & Shine Ball page of the Love Cambridge Website.  And not forgetting that warm fuzzy feeling knowing that your auction prize goes a long way to helping Alzheimer’s Research Trust fund world-class research to find ways to cure, prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.


If you would like to donate a prize, please call 01223 457179 or email  We really, really need your help to make this evening one to remember!


Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednsesdays posters are now being displayed in all Cambridgeshire libraries, so there are now 31 more opportunities for the offers to be seen!
This month on Wonderful Wednesdays the themes are ''It's a Little Bit Spooky' and 'Changing Seasons'. 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
The latest Wonderful Wednesdays offers include:
  • The atrium brasserie at Best western The Gonville Hotel October Offers
  • Breeze 10th Birthday Celebrations - a different event every week
  • 10% Off Cotswold Outdoor
  • Tang Chinese Buffet £9.50 per person
  • FAB 10% Off Offer from Feather & Black
  • Spain Tasting of World Champion Wines & Tapas at Cambridge Wine Merchants
  • nanna mexico buy 1 get 1 half price of all regular main meals

Facebook & Twitter Update

Love Cambridge has more friends than ever now, with 105 followers on Facebook and 57 on Twitter!
If you haven't already become our friend please click the logos to the left to be directed to our pages.

Christmas Parade Sponsorship Secured

Love Cambridge are delighted to announce that following an article in the Cambridge News recently and the email that was send to members regarding the Love Cambridge Christmas Parade sponsorship we have now confirmed 4 sponsors! They are:
  • The Junction
  • Hotel Du Vin
  • The Gift Shop - The Guild Hall
  • Cambridge On Ice
We had an amazing response and we are delighted that so many businesses and organisations showed an interest in sponsoring the parade. Many thanks!
Join us for the fun and festivities on Sunday 21st November at The Big Switch on sponsored by the Grand Arcade.

The Parade starts at 4pm in Burleigh Street, weaves its way through the historic city and finishes in the Market Square in time for the Big Switch On at 5pm.



There will also be a packed programme of entertainment throughout the city centre with performances from local dance, theatre and music groups on the various main stages set up across the city Centre.

The Christmas pages on our website are live, including late night shopping details and extended Park & Ride times, so check regularly for festive updates here

Christmas Publication

Once again, we are partnering with Cambridge News to produce a 52 page, over-sized A5 glossy publication dedicated to all things Christmas.

There will be approximately 200,000 copies of the publication produced and distributed over a 2 week period in both the Cambridge News and Cambridge Weekly titles in Cambridge and the surrounding market towns of Newmarket, Ely, St Ives, Huntingdon, St Neots, Royston, Saffron Walden and Haverhill. We will also have a number available through free pick at key locations such as Park & Ride sites, shopping centres and hotels to name but a few.

Cambridge News have launched the publication to their sales team and are now raring to go! We are delighted to let you know we have managed to secure the same 20% discount on all bookings for Love Cambridge Members. As you will see from the ratecard there are a variety of options open to you from adverts to advertorials, classifieds to product placements - hopefully something for everyone. You can download the ratecard here

The 2009 publication was a huge success and a project that both Love Cambridge and Cambridge News were very proud of and our aspiration is to create something as equally stunning this year.

If you would like further information or would like to book some space, please contact:

Katy Gilbert
Sales Project Coordinator Cambridge News
01223 434249

Or alternatively you can contact the Love Cambridge office on 01223 457198 or email


Update from Love Cambridge Members

Cancer Research UK Run 10K

Cancer Research Uk Run 10K  2010 is taking place in the city of Cambridge on Sunday October 17th and will start and finish on Jesus Green, go into Midsummer Common and then onto the city streets before returning to Jesus Green for the finish.

There will be 2000 men women jogging or running the 10K route and they need your support. Our aim is to raise a massive £105,000.00 on the day. Please do help us by supporting the runners as they Raise It, Run It, Beat It – all the money raised will go directly towards our goal – to beat cancer.

On a practical note, some of the centres roads will be closed for the morning from 8am until around 2pm. These are: Green Street, Silver Street, Kings Parade and the beginning of Trumping ton Street , Trinity Street, Bene’t Street, Corn Exchange, Trinity Lane, Garret Hostel Lane, St John Street, Sidney Street, Bridge Street, Jesus Lane, Round Church Street, Portugal Place and Portugal Street, Park Parade, Thompson Lane, Magdalene Street, Market Street, Market Hill and Peas Hill. Diversion routes are in place.

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 is maintained and the roads will re open as soon as the last participants enter Jesus Green, around 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 17th October 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.

Download the route map here


The ACE Foundation events

The ACE Foundation is a Cambridge-based educational charity,  founded by Philip Barnes in 1958 as the Association for Cultural Exchange, which has the object of encouraging and developing cultural understanding, both within the UK and internationally. We provide and support educational projects, courses and summer schools, locally and worldwide, and have had a pioneering role in adult and continuing education.

The ACE Foundation recently purchased Bury Farm, an old farm site in Stapleford, Cambridge, and our ambition is to create a new study centre for music and the arts. Bury Farm will be a community enterprise which will complement our work on the international stage.

Next year we will be providing a full program of music courses, giving players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to come and learn from top professionals, whilst forthcoming events include a 10-week creative Book Arts course, which will culminate in an exhibition in Cambridge Central Library, and a Brass Day with local ensemble Prime Brass on November 21. For full details see our website here.


Arts & Minds


October 16-17th 2010 will witness the very first year of England’s very first mental health and arts festival



Starting this year at THE JUNCTION in Cambridge, this is a festival that aims to shake up our attitude to mental health, stir them with some film, music, debate and comedy and serve them up over an action-packed cultural weekend.


Featuring award-winning film, documentary, live music spoken word, and a specially commissioned comedy with world-class comedian John Ryan, this is a cultural event not to be missed.




Saturday 16th at 8pm for a night of cutting edge comedy with award winning comedian John Ryan and special guests: a performance that lifts the lid on mental health and takes a light-hearted look at when life gives you a bit of a kicking.

“Ballsy! Brilliant! Breaking the barriers!” – BBC West Midlands

”Only John Ryan can make you think and laugh” – LBC Radio

Saturday 16th 5.30pm Cambridge-based drama Stuart A Life backwards starring Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sunday 17th 5pm: Award-winning documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston about a singer songwriter whose life and career was shaped by his struggle with bipolar disorder.

Sunday 17th from 7pm: Lively open debate with special guests; music and poetry from London-based collective Little Episodes Bluegrass band The Harrison Brothers and much much more.


For more information click here

or contact Susannah Price


Or call 01223  511 511



Yellow Light Media Offer for Love Cambridge Members


Yellow Light have taken large digital video screens and placed them where a consistently high demographic audience will view our adverts in a captive and receptive environment.


We use Licensed taxis which operate in and around Cambridge, our audience figures exceed nine thousand every week and the ‘opportunities to see’ figures exceed twenty two thousand weekly.


Our loop repeats during the journey and lasts a maximum  of five minutes with a typical advert being ten seconds. Some of our clients have bought more ‘airtime’ with their adverts lasting longer than this to increase the impact of their particular marketing message.


Our clients have a no - cost option of changing their advert every week to ensure their marketing message follows campaigns with consistency. We even have a voucher feature whereby passengers with smart phones can download coupons directly from our screens.


We have a fleet of over thirty of the best vehicles in Cambridge and have already attained permission to place our screens in Oxford, Brighton, Peterborough, Bristol and twenty other prime cities around the UK.


As a special offer to our fellow Love Cambridge members, we are pleased to make the following offer :


Airtime for October, November and December only £ 995 + VAT and have the month of January 2011 FREE !!

385,000 viewings for only £ 0.0025  each viewing


We want you to realise the power of this media, call us on 01223 257707 or email to arrange a personalised demonstration.

See our website here



FAB Feather and Black Offer

We’ve recently opened a new Feather & Black store near you in Cambridge (Christ’s Lane). It’s full of our design-led bedroom furniture, luxury mattresses, gorgeous bed linen and accessories, plus we have a kids section too.


As a friend of Feather & Black we wanted to let you know that from you can get an extra 10% off your purchase when you print out a copy of this bulletin and take it with you to our Cambridge store.


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*Not available with any other offers or on clearance stock. View Cambridge opening hours here


The Cambridge Szeged Society 2010 Programme

Presents an Autumn Chamber Concert with The Cambridge Chamber Ensemble

Hisayo Shimizu (piano)

Stephen Foster (violin)

Oliver Gledhill (cello)

Sally Landymore (flute)

Graham Dolby (oboe)

Sarah Whitworth (clarinet)

Paul Ryder (horn)

Laura Macleod (bassoon)


Felix Mendelssohn : Piano Trio in D minor (op. 49)

Ferenc Farkas: Early Hungarian Dances

Mátyás Seiber: Permutazioni a cinque

Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio in E minor (op. 90)


Bateman Auditorium,

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge

15 October 2010; 7. 45pm

Tickets: £10; under 23 £5; includes an interval drink

Enquiries: Julia Seiber Boyd 01223 506064


The Cambridge Szeged Society 2010 Programme

(in Association with the Mátyás Seiber Trust)

Mátyás Seiber and his Legacy

Howard Williams directs the CC21 (Choir of the 21st Century) in

Mátyás Seiber - Missa Brevis,

Nonsense Songs, Yugoslav Folksongs,

Morgenstern Madrigals

P.R. Fricker —Two Carols

Hugh Wood - The Kingdom of God

Michael Graubart - Three Shanties

Anthony Gilbert - Sanctus & Benedictus

Alan Gibbs – Four Short Motets

Zoltan Kodály - Media Vitae in Morte

sumus (in memoriam Mátyás Seiber)


Queens’ College Chapel,


23 October 2010 7.00pm

Tickets: £12; concessions £8;

Enquiries: Julia Seiber Boyd 01223 506064,



The Cambridge Corn Exchange has announced a star name for its Christmas show – the ice spectacular, Snow White On Ice. TV, radio and stage star Nicholas Parsons will appear in the role of the narrator in the show which comes to the Corn Exchange from Wednesday 15 – Friday 31 December.

Best known for his time hosting TV game show Sale Of The Century and radio panel game Just A Minute, Nicholas Parsons’ previous roles also include narrator in hit musical The Rocky Horror Show, as well as one-time presenter of BBC news quiz Have I Got News For You.

Taking on the role of narrator, the acclaimed actor, comedian, and radio and TV presenter will take to the Corn Exchange stage to tell the story of one of the best-loved fairy tales of all time.

The original story of the enchanted mirror, a beautiful girl, the ultimate Prince Charming and a shiny red apple comes to life on ice with the breathtaking skill of the world famous Russian Ice Stars.

Corn Exchange General Manager Graham Saxby said: “We’re so pleased to have secured such a well-loved personality and household name like Nicholas Parsons to take on the role of narrator in this year’s Christmas show. We look forward to welcoming people from across the region to what looks set to be a spectacular Christmas show for the whole family.”

Mill Road Volunteers Weekend - 23/24 October

Can you help us put our Christmas Lights up?

The Mill Road Lights community group is looking for volunteers to help out on Saturday 23 and/or Sunday 24 October.

No experience is necessary as full training will be given. We need stewards on the ground to look after passers-by as well as braver people to go up in a cherry picker basket!

Whether you can spare all weekend or just a couple of hours, we would love to hear from you. Please contact David on call 07929 846667.

If your company has tools or equipment that they could lend or donate to us then please also get in touch.

For more information please see our website here.


Cambac Loss Prevention

Cambac Loss Prevention will be operating throughout October. This is a FREE security service for Cambac members to help reduce incidents of theft and anti-social behaviour. Email: for more info.


Cambridge Wine Merchants October Events

4th/8th/11th October: WSET Intermediate Certificate – learn more about wine & gain an international qualification!

This qualification will teach you about the key grape varieties grown around the world. The different styles of wine produced and the production of spirits and liqueurs.
When? Monday October 4th, 11th and 18th, 9.30am - 5pm
Where? Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge
Tuition fee is £300 which includes all materials, wine and the exam fee.
For more details and to book please contact our WSET tutor Steve Hovington who runs our branch on Cherry Hinton Road. Call 01223 214 548 or mail
More information is available on our homepage here 


4th October: WORLD Grape Series: Shiraz (Syrah)

Starting in September, we would like to invite you to four sessions that are each dedicated to a certain grape variety. It will help you understand more about the characteristics of each variety and the different styles of vinification. It's very interesting and you'll be surprised at the versatility of some of the grapes, and at the outstanding character of others.
This session is dedicated to Shiraz, also called Syrah - whether from Southern France or Australia, this great, spicy grape variety will always wow you.
SPECIAL OFFER - Book all four tastings and pay only £10. If booked separately, the ticket price is £12 per tasting session.
When? Monday, 4th October, 8pm
Where? Cambridge Wine Merchants, 42 Mill Road, Cambridge
To book and for more information, please call 01223 568 993 or mail


11th October: Spain Tasting at Fitzbillies Restaurant

Join us for a tasting of Spanish wines - Rioja and beyond.
When? Monday, 11th October, 7.30pm
Where? Fitzbillies Restaurant, 52 Trumpington Street, Cambridge
A selection of light snacks is included in the tasting.
Tickets cost  £15 and are available at our Kings Parade branch: call 01223 309 309 or mail


11th October: World Grape Series: Cabernet Sauvignon

This session is dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon - best known for its vital part in Bordeaux blends, this grape variety has more in store than you would have thought initially.
SPECIAL OFFER - Book all four tastings and pay only £10. If booked separately, the ticket price is £12 per tasting session.
When? Monday, 11th October, 8pm
Where? Cambridge Wine Merchants, 42 Mill Road, Cambridge
To book and for more information, please call 01223 568 993 or mail


13th October: Spain Tasting of World Champion Wines & Tapas

As well as creating magic on the football field,  the Spanish are also very adept at conjuring up magic in a bottle. Join us for a fiesta of Spanish wine at our, for one night only, Sherry Hinton branch where we'll be celebrating the renaissance in Spanish winemaking with tapas of course.
When? Wednesday October 13th, 8pm
Where? Cambridge Wine Merchants, 163 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge
Tickets cost £15 including wine and food and are available at our Cherry Hinton branch: Call 01223 214 548 or mail



Join us for an exclusive tasting of Marques de Riscal's range of exquisite wines from the Spanish regions of  Rioja and Rueda.
More info can be found on their homepage here

When: Monday, 18th October, 8pm
Where: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 42 Mill Road, Cambridge
Tickets cost £10 and are available at the shop. Call 01223 568 993 or mail
mill@cambridgewine.comfor details and to book.




Join us for a wonderful dinner matched with great wines from Bordeaux. Space is very limited so be quick to book!
When? Wednesday, 20th October, 7pm
Where? Le Gros Franck, 57 Hills Road, Cambridge
Ben Kennedy from Luc Thienpont Wines will be hosting the tasting and show us the versatility of Bordeaux wines and how well they go with different styles of food.
Tickets cost only £35. This includes a 4-course dinner (choose from two starters, three main courses and dessert or cheese), tasting of five different Bordeaux wines (white, red, sweet), and coffee.
To book please call 01954 214 528 or mail



Orange isn't only the colour of Hallowe'en, but also of world-famous Champagne brand Veuve Clicquot!
This is why we have decided to take the chance to do a great Champagne tasting and dinner at our favourite venue, The Punter. Join us for a tasting of the Veuve Clicquot Non Vintage range, hosted by brand manager Mark Thompson, alongside a selection of scarily delicious dishes matched with the different taste dimensions of Champagne.
The event will take place on Sunday, 31st October, at the beautiful Barn at The Punter pub, 3 Pound Hill, Cambridge. More info about the venue is available
Please arrive 7 for 7:30pm.
Tickets are available for £25 per person.
For more information and to book, please contact our Kings Parade branch. Tel. 01223 309 309 or mail




Festival of Ideas 2010


Wednesday 20 October – Sunday 31 October 2010


Explore polar exploration, UFOs, palaeontology, language, politics, music and much more at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. With over 170 mostly free events taking place throughout the two weeks – you will find something for everyone. Discover all aspects of the arts, humanities and social sciences through performances, film screenings, hands on activities, talks and workshops. The Festival of Ideas is brought to you by the team behind the Cambridge Science Festival.


Join us on Saturday 23 October for a whole day of insightful discussions, informative talks and hands on activities for all ages. Jacqueline Wilson will talk about her life and works, graduate students will discuss their research and children can experience life in Prehistory.


Enjoy our series of evening Spotlight Talks on thought provoking and often contentious topics, including: ‘The Future of finance’, ‘Is the West losing its power?’ and ‘The future of the book’.


Other events of particular interest include:


From hieroglyphs to txt: scripts, language and the brain

What can writing tell us about how languages work and how the mind works?


How we became modern

When did the West become modern and what brought about the change?


Drumming workshop

The Drumming workshop is back by popular demand! This is your opportunity to learn to play rhythms from Haiti and Brazil.


The talks and events will be held in university lecture halls, museums, art galleries and other venues around the town. The aim is to open up the University to the public and inspire people to learn more about the ideas in arts, humanities and social sciences which have shaped and are shaping the world.

For more information and a programme, please call: 01223 766766 or click here for the website. Bookings for Festival of Ideas events open on Monday 6 September.




Mill Road Winter Fair

Saturday 4th December. 10:00 to 17:00 from Parker's Piece to Romsey Mill at Coleridge Road. The world on a street.

A unique event.


Britten Sinfonia 2010-11 Concert Series


Britten Sinfonia kick off their 2010-11 season of concerts at West Road Concert Hall this October with two concerts featuring the music of Scottish composer, James MacMillan. The first concert is part of the At Lunch series and takes place on Tuesday 12 October at 1pm. Lasting only an hour the performance will feature music by Shostakovich alongside a series of miniatures by MacMillan,e ach dedicated to an important figure in his life.


The second concert sees MacMillan take to the podium to conduct Britten Sinfonia in his new Oboe Concerto written specially for the orchestra and soloist Nicholas Daniel. The rest of the programme features music by Shostakovich and Beethoven.


Tickets can be purchase on 01223 357851 and further information can be found on our website here.



Discover Persian music with museum concerts

Celebrate the Fitzwilliam Museum's new exhibition Epic of the Persian Kings with this series of special evening concerts in the galleries showcasing the best of Persian music today - from traditional Iranian music to more contemporary sounds.

For more information and to see all exhibition events, click here

Pure Hair & Beauty Ltd 20% OFF hair cuts and AVEDA colouring on Fridays and Saturdays with Julie. 

Change or refresh your style at our exclusive AVEDA salon.
Pure stocks the full range of AVEDA hair and skin care products, alongside GHD irons and sprays, and OPI nail products.
Easy, local parking available.  Call 01223 358075 to book or see our website here
This offer is available with Julie and is not applicable for other stylists or products. This offer is subject to availability.
Pure Hair and Beauty Ltd.
255 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1BG 

Millers Music Special Offers for Members Only


Back to school or just playing for fun, Miller's Money Back Rental gives the chance to try any instrument or piano and get your money back if you buy later.

No long term commitment. We always offer 2 years Interest Free Credit.




Instrument Rental-First Months rental *FREE* on all instruments and pianos with full credit for unpaid rental if you buy later.

All  instruments over £100 will have a *FREE* Tutor Book whether rented or purchased.

Please print off a copy of this offer to claim your free month and tutor book

Rental and credit is subject to status.



20th November to 2nd January



Perry Calling!

Cambridge On Ice are pleased to announce the recruitment of Perry Sanger as our Sponsorship Sales manager. He’ll be contacting you all very soon with the latest advertising and sponsorship deals available at the ice rink. If you want to get hold of hime ahead of his call, you can e-mail him or call him on 01223 655651.



Special day for special friends.

Following our win in the “Way To Be” awards which is well received by the whole team, we are pleased to confirm that we will once again be running 2 full sessions for special needs schools and other kids from around Cambridgeshire on the 7th December from 1000 – Noon.

These sessions will once again be sponsored by our partners Randstad Education.


Established in 1993, Randstad Education has become the UK’s undisputed and largest provider of supply and permanent educators to all tiers of education across the UK.

Randstad Education teachers, assistants and lecturers work alongside 135,000 young people, positively shaping their lives at nurseries, schools and colleges nationwide. Randstad Education's office in Cambridge is one of over 30 offices within the UK and supports Schools and Nurseries throughout Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk.

Contact details - 01223 368836.

Click here for website. 



Party Nights On Ice!!

Every Tuesday and Wednesday night during this year’s ice rink season its party time! From 7pm there’s 2 hours skating, main meal and dessert, free mulled wine or hot chocolate and karaoke on stage right through until 11pm. If you think this is the Christmas outing your staff have been waiting for, simply e-mail The cost is £18 per head and there is a 10% discount for groups booked and paid for before 15th October.



Super Chilled Cabaret

On 1st December from 8 til late we present our first Pink On Ice in association with Pink Festival. Skating followed by a cracking cabaret with Karaoke to round off the night, licensed bar and food in the Ice Café. Tickets are priced at £15 for skate & cabaret, or £8.50 for cabaret only – click here  for more details, but book early as these tickets will soon be snapped up!


Changes to Cambridge City Council's Distribution Service

There have recently been some changes to Cambridge City Council's Distribution Service.  As you may be aware the service previously offered distribution runs to 'Central' locations, 'Satellite' towns around the region, 'Villages', and also a 'Regional' run which would go slightly further afield. The runs have now been restructured based on demand from customers and also to enable them to be more efficient.
From now on, the five runs available for booking are as follows:
1. Central (split up into Cambridge General Distribution and Cambridge Targeted Distribution).
2. Villages
3. A North run taking in key Satellite Towns and Villages
4. A West run taking in key Satellite Towns and Villages
5. A South & East run taking in key Satellite Towns and Villages
The booking form and instructions on The Distribution Service website have been updated to reflect the new restructured service, with new prices also listed. To view more information about each individual run please click here.

If you have any queries, problems or would like to discuss the new system in more detail pleaser call Colin Merry, Distribution Service Officer on 01223 457517 (Mon - Thurs between 7am and 3pm) or email 

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens New Website

Cambridge University Botanic Garden has launched a new website here.


The website has been completely redesigned to be clean, clear and colourful, with plenty of beautiful plant portrait and landscape photographs changing with the seasons to keep the website fresh.  The website is underpinned by a sophisticated content management system that allows Garden staff to keep the information on up-to-date. The completely rebuilt information architecture scaffolding the site will make it much easier for people to navigate the information about the Garden and its collections.


The new website has many special new features designed in to encourage the virtual visitor to come and discover the Garden first-hand. The homepage has a strong magazine feel to it to underscore just how much goes on at the Garden,.  A central posterboard promotes events and services, while a column of ‘signposts’ leads to popular social networking tools.  A News section will report on events and developments at the Garden and respond to subjects of current botanical and horticultural interest. Taking centre stage is a new feature Looking Good Now, which profiles a plant at its best that warrants a visit right now.  A flagship feature is the searchable What’s On, a calendar of education, family and Friends’ courses and events.


Grand Arcade’s Passion for Fashion Runway Show

Make a diary date for Friday October 8th when Grand Arcade will be rolling out the purple carpet for the Passion for Fashion Runway Show featuring the latest trends from the autumn/winter collections.

Established as the fashion event of the year on the Cambridge calendar, Grand Arcade’s biannual catwalk shows attract fashion fans from across the region who enjoy the four spectacular runway presentations scheduled throughout the day, at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 4pm. Shows are free to watch.

Members of the audience can collect money-off vouchers on the day at the Show-to-Shop Zone and, for the first time, clothes featured on the runway will be identified clearly in the participating shops so the audience can quickly and easily find any outfits that catch their eye. This autumn’s presentation will celebrate a passion for fashion featuring all-new London-cast models wearing the latest womenswear and menswear fashions from a selection of Grand Arcade’s 55 designer and high street retailers including LK Bennett, Ted Baker, The White Company, Hobbs, Coast, Warehouse, Jane Norman, John Lewis, Chesca, Crew Clothing, TM Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt. Sean Hanna will be styling the hair for the shows and Rituals will create key make-up looks for the season ahead.

The Passion for Fashion Runway Shows, each 45 minutes long, will feature a surprise guest, vibrant music and a brand new fashion show presenter who will take to the 16 metre-long purple carpet runway. Delicious canapes from Olio & Farina will be available.


Chesca Launches Chesca Now

The debut collection Chesca Now, a range of modern, vibrant and on-trend designs for women, in sizes 12 to 24, is now in-store at Chesca, on the first floor of Grand Arcade. The new collection is worn by fashion model Katie Green who champions the curvy figure on the catwalk. This younger and more modern line features swing coats, jersey jump suits, little black dresses, biker-chic jackets and stiletto-sharp pencil skirts all with glamorous finishing touches. The black jumpsuit is £99 from Chesca Now at Chesca.


Grand Arcade Magazine

The autumn/winter issue of the Grand Arcade Magazine is out this month. The bumper sized glossy, A5 publication is full of fashion, trends, beauty, accessories and stylish homeware plus a glittering gift guide for Christmas. The magazine, available free at Grand Arcade, also features a luxurious competition to win two Gift of Time, three-hour Sanctuary Spa vouchers, worth £170 each, and a range of beautiful Sanctuary Spa products for you and a friend. 


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