Cambridge Edition August 2020 - WEB


HELP SAVE CAMBRIDGE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL! A beloved fixture of our summer calendar for 33 years, Cambridge Shakespeare Festival is the latest arts event to become a casualty of the Covid-19 crisis. Having been forced to cancel all of its 2020 performances, the festival finds itself in dire straits financially, and has asked the public to consider making a donation to help secure its future. The festival’s Artistic Director, Dr David in August 2019. We won’t receive anything from ticket sales until June 2021, which means we must try to survive for 22 months without any income. Like any other going concern we still have bills to pay for offices, warehouse storage, vehicles, insurance, costume storage, repair and maintenance.” David added that in addition to things ‘ticking over’ there are the start-up in ticket sales. But there are significant bills to pay in order to get the festival up and running in the first place, well before tickets go on sale. In order to ensure the survival of the festival, the organisers have established a crowdfunding appeal, which went live on 21 June (appropriately, midsummer night). Anyone wishing to invest in the future of the Cambridge Shakespeare

Festival can do so via the festival website , or through

costs associated with each year’s festival. In total, the costs of putting on the festival are well in excess of £200,000, and much of that is recouped

Crilly, has personally underwritten the festival throughout its existence but explains; “Our income stream ended at the close of the festival

STAR & MOUSE DRIVE- IN MOVIE THEATRE Experience a vintage-style drive-in cinema experience at Burwash Manor this month, complete with classic films, popcorn and a glass of fizz. car bingo, quizzes, live music and food and drinks as we bring a little pre-film entertainment your way before your movie starts at sundown. We’ll be

It’s brought to us by Cambridge’s ‘trinket cinema’, the Star &Mouse Picture Show, which hosts magical movie screenings in beautiful locations around the county and beyond. “Get ready to revel, for we’re packing a party vibe into the trunk of one hell of a drive-in experience,” say the organisers. “We’ll be bringing a little Hollywood glamour and lashings of Americana swagger right to your doorstep; that’s right Toots, we’re pulling out all the stops. This ain’t just an ordinary drive-in my friend. Prepare yourself for DJ sets,

heading up a full house of 80s classics as well as introducing you to some newer blockbuster hits that you may have on your must-see list.” Films will be broadcast on a huge, 52ft inflatable screen, with sound transmitted via FM directly to your car radio. On the bill for summer 2020 are Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (5 August), Pretty Woman (6 August), Knives Out (7 August), Rocketman (8 August) and Some Like it Hot (9 August), with prices starting at £25 per car.


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