Tickets – 14 March 2015





Tickets for our 14 March 2015 Community Action Gathering at Anglia Ruskin University are now available

Click here to get your free tickets

Putting on an event of this size is not without its costs. If you feel able to help contribute to meet those costs, feel free to add a donation.

We have over 80 people now registered – which is splendid! We still have space for any last-minute sign-ups. Please point people to

Bring refreshments in advance

Unfortunately this time around we are unable to provide catering. However, being within walking distance of Burleigh St, CB2 & East Road means you’ll be able to bring coffees & snacks in with you. There’s also a small Tesco across the road from ARU too. There are a number of vending machines (including a tea/coffee one) on site that will be operational should you need an emergency chocolate fix!

On arrival

Please arrive at the East Road main reception from from 12pm. There will be volunteers there to greet you and point you in the right direction. They will be wearing black hoodies with the logos of ‘Be the change’, Cambridge Ahead and Anglia Ruskin – the latter two being our host sponsors.

Click here for a site map of Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Campus

We will have a welcome desk in the Lord Ashcroft Building on the Bradmore St side of the campus. Here, you’ll be issued with sticky labels for:

  1. Your name
  2. An issue you would like to talk about
  3. Something you would like to find out about

For example: “Dave” “Would like to talk about transport, would like to find out about community groups in Cambridge”


We’ll be starting at 12:30pm in the lecture theatre ‘LAB003′ – and we’ll have the Mayor of Cambridge Cllr Gerri Bird opening our event – which is splendid!

We’ve got 3 ‘pre-announced’ workshops based feedback from our previous events in September & December 2014, along with developments at local government level. The timings of these is likely to be slightly different to the original plan on the Eventbrite page, and we will announce these at the start.

Open Space

Our MC for the day is Jennifer Jones. She’s a Ph.D student at UWS in Scotland, ran the ‘Digital Commonwealth’ project for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and is an experienced & passionate facilitator. She will be overseeing a fast-paced ‘pitching for workshops’ session in the introduction where you are invited to ‘pitch an issue/idea’ to the assembled audience. Have a look at the video at to get a feel for what this might be like. If you do not want to speak publicly but want an idea pitched, one of our volunteers will be happy to announce your idea. Please inform anyone who is wearing a black branded hoodie and they will be happy to help.

Wifi, social media, filming & photography

Please bring smartphones, tablets and laptops with you if you have them. We’re encouraging people to post live social media updates from the event

***Hashtag*** -> #ChangeCamb for anyone live-tweeting.

For those of you that registered before 9 March, you will have a personal wifi code which Anglia Ruskin’s IT services have kindly provided for us.

Please note we have Graham Copekoga who will be filming on the day and creating a corporate-style film of our event. We will also have Lucy Price, a Cambridge-based professional photographer and Cambridge Regional College student Aimee O’Flaherty taking photographs throughout the day.

We also encourage people to take photos/short film clips on their smartphones & tablets. The reason being that a number of people interested in the event cannot make it and want to follow what’s happening remotely. Also, a number of our further education students participating will need these as evidence of participation for their college courses.

(Note the terms and conditions of registering on EventBrite stated clearly that the event will be filmed & photographed – and that registering signified consent to being filmed/photographed).

And finally…

Remember that ‘Be the change – Cambridge’ is a project which is piloting new approaches. There will be many people who have not experienced this sort of event before – may be you are one of them. We’re in good hands with a number of experienced volunteers and organisers taking part. Please be patient if things don’t always go smoothly. Please be supportive of each other – especially to our young people & students who are taking part. Make friends, make connections, & together let’s make Cambridge greater than the sum of our parts.

See you all on Saturday!


We are grateful to Cambridge Ahead and Anglia Ruskin University, our event’s headline sponsors.

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Event sponsors

We’d like to thank the following organisations for their support

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Event marketing and management

We are grateful for the services of Cambridge Event Management and Brand Anonymous for helping promote our event and for ensuring everything’s going to run smoothly on the day!

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Event supporters

We’d also like to thank the following for their support

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