Cambridge Live

Cambridge Live

Cambridge Live is a new not for profit charity set up to run the Cambridge Corn Exchange and Cambridge Folk Festival and to organise Cambridge City Council's outdoor events programme (Big Weekend, Bonfire Night, Midsummer Fair, Jazz and Brass in the Parks).

Address: 3 Parson's Court, Wheeler Street, Cambridge
Postcode: CB2 3QE
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

Cambridge Live is a charity set up to run the long established Cambridge Corn Exchange and Cambridge Folk Festival and will also manage the delivery of a programme of city and outdoor events on behalf of the City Council.

Cambridge Live will maintain the venues and festival and operate them under a long term lease and funding agreement from Cambridge City Council, who will retain ownership of the assets. The organisation will be run on a day to day basis by a Managing Director and a team of approximately thirty five staff who will be employed by the charity. Cambridge Live is expected to have a turnover of some £5m per annum.

Cambridge Live Board

The new organisation has been set up as a charity, limited by guarantee and is governed by Founding Chair Sara Garnham and the board of trustees who will also act as Company Directors. Details of board members can be viewed here.

Full details about Cambridge Live can be viewed at

fireworks on Midsummer Common in Cambridge

Local businesses keep Cambridge’s Bonfire Night free for the public

A group of community-minded local businesses are supporting this year’s Cambridge Bonfire Night to ensure that it remains free for everyone in the City. However, there is still some way to go says Heather Sonnet from Brewin Dolphin, which is championing the call for businesses to support the annual free fireworks display on Midsummer Common on Monday 5th November.

15 October 2018Read in full

Subterranean indoor rock and indie festival returns

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Last year, the one-day rock and indie festival, Subterranean, was launched at Cambridge Corn Exchange. A huge success, with hundreds pouring through the venue doors for the 12-hour music marathon, the Festival returns this September.

28 March 2018Read in full

e-Luminate Cambridge Festival switches on this Friday

e-Luminate Cambridge Festival switches on this Friday

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6 February 2018Read in full

e-Luminate Cambridge Festival logo

e-Luminate Cambridge Festival 2018 programme announced

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Cambridge Folk Festival City Roots graphic

City Roots 2018 line-up announced

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Cambridge City Fireworks & Bonfire Night- banner

Wrap up for Cambridge City Fireworks & Bonfire Night

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26 October 2017Read in full

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22 August 2017Read in full

Folk Festival logos

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Fireworks on Friday at The Big Weekend

Enjoy free fun for all the family at The Big Weekend

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6 July 2017Read in full

Cambridge Folk Festival 2017: new names announced

Cambridge Folk Festival 2017: new names announced

Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to reveal exciting new additions to this year’s bill, including Lisa Hannigan and Martin Simpson.

28 April 2017Read in full

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