Celebrating Blues and Twos in Cambridge

Trinity College and Royal Papworth Hospital bathed in blue light

Cambridge’s team of event professionals lit up the horizon once again last evening for the #makeitblue campaign. Last night was the turn of both Trinity College and the Royal Papworth Hospital which were bathed in blue light and projections to show support to all key workers.

The Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, so it was particularly pertinent that they were included in the campaign and brought to light to thank everyone working tirelessly through the pandemic. A spokesperson for Royal Papworth Hospital said ... 

“We are hugely grateful to the team for organising this stunning display in recognition of the important work that Royal Papworth Hospital staff and other key workers are doing during the Covid-19 outbreak. It has made this week’s Clap for Carers event very special for all our staff.”

Based on the Cambridge Backs, Trinity’s beautiful The Wren Library provided a perfect facade for the project, so the team jumped at the chance to bring them into the campaign too. Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College Cambridge, commented ...

“It’s wonderful to see the Wren Library turning blue in support of NHS staff and essential workers across the UK. I know from my lifetime on the frontline of the NHS and then as Chief Medical Officer how hardworking, dedicated and selfless NHS staff are. I am proud that Trinity has turned blue and that those still living and providing essential services in College tonight, as every Thursday, have paid tribute to the vital role of key workers in the national effort against COVID-19.”

After three successful weeks of bringing the #makeitblue campaign to Cambridge, an overwhelming response from local venues meant the team behind the project has expanded so that more venues can be covered whilst maintaining their strict safety standards.

Joining The Crane Event, JMPS and Pink Lamp this week are JezO’s and Blueshed, two local event businesses who have also found themselves at a loss since the lockdown.

“When our inboxes started to fill up with the positive responses from venues, we knew just who to turn to, to help us expand. Blueshed and JezO’s are both suppliers we’ve worked with before in bringing our events to life so it was a no-brainer to get them involved. While we don’t want to let anyone down, it’s ultimately important for us that we respect the government guidelines and stick to the social distancing needed. Bringing in a larger team meant we can share the blue love between more venues over the upcoming weeks.” - Justin Crane, Director at The Crane Event

For the safety of all, the planning of this campaign was done from the organisers' homes, and the venues kept private until the installations were removed. The team looks forward to illuminating more secret venues over the coming weeks using the same strict precautions.


The Crane Event is an independent, Cambridge-based event agency run by husband and wife team: Justin Crane and Jemma Crane. Their management and marketing services make events memorable for clients such as Arm, Johnson Matthey and Green Custard.

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