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JCI South - Summerfest 2015

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Event Type: Regional Event
Venue: Cambridge
Date: 15th Aug, 2015
Time: 9.30am onwards
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We are very pleased to announce that the annual JCI South 'Summerfest' regional event for 2015 will be held in Cambridge. This will be a great opportunity for JCI South’s Members, Senators & Past Members to come together, collaborate, enjoy all that the fair town has to offer, learn new things and, most importantly, have fun!

Event: JCI South Summerfest 2015
Date: Saturday 15th August 2015


Venue:
09:30: Eversheds LLP, Kett House, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JY

13:30: The Mill pub, 14 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX

16:00: The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ
17:30: Parker's Piece (next to The Grain Store pub)
19:30: T
he Grain Store pub, 69-76 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AB

Please book up via the below eventbrite link if you are going to be attending and
please order a 'ticket' for each of the events you will be attending. Therefore, if you
are going to be attending all day, you need to get tickets for:


1. The morning session at Eversheds (free)
2. The early afternoon session punting (about £7 per person for punt hire)
3. The late afternoon walk of the town centre (free)
4. The evening activities on Parker's Piece (free) 
5. The evening meal at The Grain Store pub

Snacks and drinks will be provided in the morning session. 

 

Schedule of events
 
1. Morning Session - Eversheds LLP, Kett House, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JY

Whilst this morning session will be primarily for members, senators will be more than welcome to attend. Numbers for the morning session will be limited to 50, so you really do need to book your ticket as soon as possible.


09:30 - 10:00  Members arrive for a general meet and greet
10:00 - 11:00  Workshop from Cambridge senator Kate Atkin
 www.KateAtkin.com
 Dream, Dare, Do -  tips to get motivated, develop confidence and  create success
11:15 - 12:15  Workshop from Cambridge senator Jen Little
 https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jenlittle1
 Surviving Social Media in the Age of Attention
12:15 - 12:30  Quick comments from the JCI UK and JCI Cambridge teams


2. Early Afternoon - Lunch and Glorious Punting - Meeting outside The Mill pub, 14 Mill Lane Cambridge, CB2 1RX

We will meet outside The Mill pub on Mill Lane by 13:30. We will buy lunch along the way to the punting and eat and drink in the punts.


13:30 - 15:30  Hire of punts from just outside The Mill pub

Punting will be about £7 per person, as we will  be commandeering the punts in groups of 6 (£20 per punt per hour).



3. Late Afternoon - Exploring the City Centre - The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ.

For those who have yet to visit Cambridge and want a tour of the town centre, the members of the JCI Cambridge committee will give a short tour of the main sights. 
We will meet outside the Cambridge Guildhall (see photo below) at 16:00, facing the market stalls. Please reserve a ticket if you are planning to have a guided tour from us.

For those who already know the centre or want to explore it by yourself, please rejoin us at the Cambridge Guildhall at 17:00, from which we will walk to Parker's Piece. 
 
16:00 - 17:00  Brief tour of Cambridge town centre



4. Evening activities - Games and Evening Meal - Parker's Piece and The Grain Store pub (69-76 Regent Street, City Centre, Cambridge CB2 1AB)
 
17:30 - 19:30  Games on Parker's Piece
19:30 - End  Evening meal at The Grain Store

The Grain Store overlooks Parker's Piece, which is a square green common. We will start with games, before we head in for a meal and drinks. For anyone coming to just the evening session, we should be found in the quadrant nearest the pub.



Games on Parker's Piece

We will bring some frisbees, rugby balls and footballs. Feel free to bring any other sports equipment to keep the kids and bigger kids happy.



Restaurant Meal


We will head to The Grain Store pub after games on Parker's Piece. The tables on the top floor of the pub have been reserved from 7.30pm for meals.

The Grainstore has recently been renovated (and is now even nicer) and has also just expanded their range of food to include steaks, chicken, short rib and fish and chips (whilst retaining very good vegetarian options), some of which has yet to be added to the website (link below). We will be asking people closer to the day for their food choice, to assist the restaurant.

http://www.grainstore-cambridge.co.uk/food

A recent article on the new pub:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/pictures/sneak-peak-inside-Grain-Store-Cambridge-s/pictures-26143487-detail/pictures.html


Bad Weather Contingency Plan

In the event of bad weather, following the morning session, there is the option of the the Fitzwilliam Museum (Trumpington St, CB2 1RB), which houses incredible exhibitions (it is like a smaller version of the British Museum), which people can wander around for free.

Accommodation

For those travelling a fair distance, options for accommodation include:
- Premier Inn - Cambridge City East
- Premier Inn - Cambridge North (Girton)
http://www.premierinn.com/en/cambridge-hotels.html
 
- Travelodge - Newmarket Road
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/577/Cambridge-Newmarket-Road-hotel
 
- Travelodge - Central Cambridge
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/255/Cambridge-Central-hotel
 
- Googlemaps search of hotels in Cambridge
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Travelodge+Hotel+-+Cambridge+Central/@52.2050953,
0.12115

For those wanting to visit on a shoestring and in possession of a tent, you will be free to pitch up in my back garden in Cherry Hinton, which is a village on the outskirts of the city, but message me first if you are planning this (full details will then be provided!) :)

Parking

There is lots of parking spaces in the Grand Arcade, the Grafton West Car Park and others:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/parking+cambridge/@52.2007555,0.1263096,14z

Information on Park and Ride locations is found here:
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20149/park_and_ride/556/park_and_ride

We look forward to seeing you all there!



The JCI Cambridge Committee

Key Contact:
'Polar Bear' Ben Goddard


2015 President
JCI Cambridge
President@JCICambridge.org.uk
0781 242 0098


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