About City Connect Cambridge

City Connect was first established in Cambridge and aims to spread to other cities nationally and internationally in the future. City Connect's online magazine style website reaches out to a wide audience and has something for everyone. City Connect offers a comprehensive range of features and articles, such as news, film and music reviews, trends and hot topics, dating advice, culture and style to name but a few. City Connect also holds networking events to join our writers, advertisers and readers together. City Connect events range from the casual to the formal, but everyone with a passion for networking is welcome.

Cambridge Concert – Music From Renaissance Italy

City Connect supports Cambridge events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these Cambridge events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this Cambridge event, either leave a comment below or go to the Cambridge Early Music Concerts website. If you have any suggestions for other Cambridge events for us to promote, contact us directly.

City Connect highlights the following Cambridge event:-

Event Name: Music From Renaissance Italy

Date: Friday 12 August

Time: 7.30pm

Location: Emmanuel United Reformed Church

Tickets: £10 / £8

Event Description:

Performed by students of the Renaissance Music Summer School accompanied by Philip Thorby and friends, this is a fascinating glimpse into the world of Renaissance Italy, with the repertoire stretching from frottole to madrigals, motets to mass settings, and dance music to ricercari and canzonas.

This concert presents some of the music studied by the international participants during the summer school week, performed with viols, lutes, recorders and other Renaissance instruments.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

About Cambridge Early Music

Cambridge Early Music was established by Selene Mills and William Clocksin in 1992, in response to the need for tuition in early music for amateur players and singers. Since then the summer schools have gone from strength to strength, maintaining a perfect balance of newcomers and ‘old hands’ who try to attend every year. The courses are small, so that everyone can get to know everyone else. The social aspect of the courses is important: tutors and students learn from each other as much in the dining hall as in the music rooms, and it’s definitely a two-way process. Selene and her assistants play a full part in the music as well as in the administration, and there is a high level of attention to the needs of each individual. The summer schools are financially self-supporting, with no outside funding. Cambridge Early Music survives because it is well supported by people who value its courses. Courses are open to everyone aged 18 and above.

2nd August – New Members Night – Cambridge

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City Connect highlights the following CitySocialising Cambridge event:-

Event Name: New Members Night

Date: Tuesday 2 August

For more information and to RSVP online visit CitySocialising and sign up for free.

All new members are entitled to attend one free Social when signing up to the CitySocialising site.

Event Description:

If you’ve registered with us but haven’t been to a Social, or if you just want to get a feel for what we’re all about, we’d love to invite you to come along to our New & Free Members’ evening. Meet some great new CitySocialisers, relax and enjoy a great evening of Socialising and making new connections in your city!

Have a chat and a drink or two with CitySocialisers at this relaxed friendly bar and get your first taste of the best new way to meet people in the city. The first meet up is always the most nerve-wracking but once you’ve been to one, as any regular will tell you, it becomes second nature!

One of our CitySocialising hosts, will be on hand during the evening to welcome you, introduce you to other people and answer any questions you might have about us, but really it’s just a great opportunity to take the plunge and start Socialising! We’re sure that by the end of the night you’ll find that CitySocialisers are as laid-back, chatty, friendly and as sociable as we say they are.

It’s the perfect opportunity to kick-start your social life. We look forward to seeing you there!

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From Boot Camp to Bootylicious!

Get ready this October for the launch of the Bootylicious Weekend Boot Camp by elite boot camps. The Bootylicious Weekend Boot Camp is a unique ladies only weekend boot camp run by a specialist team of personal training instructors who understand your limits and will provide you with the ultimate fitness experience.

These highly skilled instructors, led by elite boot camps owner and lead trainer Paul Jewiss, will support and encourage you to reach your personal goals.

You’ll be motivated to push yourself to your limits and inspired to work towards the body you’ve always desired.

If you are looking to kick start your fitness routine, need something different, want to feel good or just want to see what your boundaries are, elite boot camps is for you.

elite boot camps are run outside all year round in the beautiful Norfolk countryside and are aimed at helping you achieve your goals, push your physical & mental barriers whilst having fun with like minded people. Everyone is catered for no matter what their current level of fitness.

The team at elite boot camps provide everything you need during your boot camp weekend such as camping accommodation, nutritious meals, refreshments & snacks, equipment but most importantly bags of motivation and enthusiasm from the fully qualified & experienced PTI’s. The boot camp programme includes training sessions such as core strength & stability, cardiovascular training, kettlebells, powerbags and team building exercises.


elite boot camps are running their first ladies Bootylicious Weekend Boot Camp on the 1st & 2nd October 2011.

This unique weekend event is limited to 20 places and has been discounted by an amazing £100 to a special reduced price of just £200 per person!

Such an amazing offer means that you should book your place TODAY before spaces get filled up!

For more information about elite boot camps and to sign up to the Bootylicious Weekend Boot Camp, please click here or call Paul on 07919 202 282.

July – Pay Day Drinks – Cambridge

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City Connect highlights the following CitySocialising Cambridge event:-

Event Name: Pay Day Drinks

Date: Saturday 30th July

For more information and to RSVP online visit CitySocialising and sign up for free.

All new members are entitled to attend one free Social when signing up to the CitySocialising site.

Event Description:

Join fellow CitySocialisers we celebrate the glorious moment that is pay day by spending our hard earned cash in the best means possible – on a quality night out! We’ll have an area reserved for us at the pub, where a host will be waiting to welcome you when you arrive and settle you in to the Social. (Make sure you check here before the Social to see who is hosting).

Keep your eyes peeled for a CitySocialising logo on the table or ask the venue staff for the table reserved under the name CitySocialising. Non-attendees will be available to view the guest list 48 hours before it takes place.

You’ve spent all month earning it, and now that the cash has hit your bank it’s time to let your hair down and join other Bronze & Silver members in our monthly pay day drinks!

Our pub pay day drinks is an excellent way to meet new people in your city, as you’ll be in a big crowd with lots of new people and regulars.

We’ll start off at a great pub right in the heart of Cambridge which will give us the chance to get to know each other over a glass of wine.

If there’s one social you should sign up for in Cambridge it’s this one, it’s a firm favourite on the CS calendar and always a great night!

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Goodbye Pain… Hello Pain Pod!

The Pain Pod is providing a new wave of relief for sufferers across the UK. Just arrived here direct from the USA via Australia, the Hidow Pain Pod is the very latest super technological advance in effective electronic massaging.

This super powerful pod is hand sized – about the size of a small MP3 player – for easy, everyday use.

The Pain Pod uses Transcutaneous Electronic Nerve Stimulation or ‘TENS’ technology to replicate the effects and sensations of massage or acupuncture.  Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is the electro stimulation of nerves by a device for a variety of therapeutic purposes.

Pain Pod sends up to 120 bio-electrical pulses per second through the skin, stimulating muscle and nerve tissue to create the sensation and effect of massage which can relieve pain and tension while also providing deep relaxation.

As the Pain Pod can be used just as effectively for massage in addition to pain relief, its compact size means that the office, the plane, the car or even a sofa at home can be transformed into your very own massage parlour with no interruption to your day.

There are numerous benefits to users of the Pain Pod, whether you need massage therapy or pain relief. Here are just a few of the ways the Pain Pod can improve your health and wellbeing:-

– Relieves deep tension in muscles providing drug-free relaxation

– Can provide release of endorphin – the “happy hormone”

– Promotes ‘micro-circulation’ in the area of use helping reduce inflammation and accelerating the healing process

– Blocks the pain signal from nerves in areas of pain providing drug-free non-invasive relief

– Provides genuine massage sensations of ‘cupping’, ‘tapping’, ‘scraping’ and ‘pushing’ which saves you time and money instead of paying for expensive treatments from a professional.

– The device is pocket sized so can be used anywhere and any time at your convenience – it’s like having your own massage therapist on hand whenever you need some relaxation

– Gives drug free and side effect free pain and stress relief

– Has 6 modes of therapeutic benefits unlike only a single mode found with many other machines

– Uses a Therapeutic acupuncture feature and acupuncture chart for relief from numerous ailments

– Treats with a unique 6th Random mode that ensures the continued effectiveness of the TENS machine. Older style TENS machines usually have a limited number of modes. After a period of time, when the brain registers a stimulus it can get used to it, therefore becoming less and less effective. The patented 6th mode changes too often for the brain to register the stimulus

– Uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery which lasts for up to 16 hours and should never need to be replaced

– Comes with a two year warranty

– Is FDA approved, CE certified, TGA approved,  also a registered medical device in the UK

Hi-dow Pain Pod costs £129 and is now available online at www.hidow.co.uk and www.amazon.co.uk. However City Connect viewers are lucky enough to get a special discounted price of only £100 when ordering direct from Pain Pod UK Representative George Sugden. To qualify for your discount, please quote “City Connect” when contacting George on 0780 901 6482 or at george@hidow.co.uk

For those of you based in Cambridge, you can also purchase Pain Pod for £129 exclusively from Holistic Harmony at 14 Fair Street, Cambridge, CB1 1HA. If £129 is beyond your budget, then why not make an appointment to see Claire Davis IIHHT Dip – who owns and runs Holistic Harmony – who offers a range of reasonably priced treatments from massage to reflexology and much more. Check out all available treatments with prices on the Holistic Harmony website.

Below is a promotional video on the Hi-Dow Pain Pod device followed by a Channel 7 news report about the use of the Pain Pod device in Australia:-

Images and video courtesy of Hi-Dow UK

Treasures at the Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge has a fascinating exhibition on at the moment called “Treasure Under Your Feet” which runs until 4th September 2011 in the Octagon Gallery. The exhibition consists of displays of various discovered treasure from the East Anglia region which have helped archeologists understand the life and times of our ancestors. These precious objects not only look beautiful but they are a physical and emotional link back to the people who used them hundreds of years ago.

Exhibits in the “Treasure Under Your Feet” exhibition are from local public and private collections – such as the above jewel from Colchester Castle Musuem – in addition to pieces from the Fitzwilliam Museum itself. Notable items from the exhibition include a Bronze-Age torc which was a piece of jewellery worn around the neck, a Tudor jewel, hack-silver used by the Vikings as currency and gold coins from the English Civil War which date back to the 17th century.

The Fitzwilliam Museum was described as “one of the greatest art collection of the nation” by the Standing Commission on Museums & Galleries in 1968. It houses an extensive world-class collection of art and antiquities covering hundreds of years of history from ancient civilisations to the present day.

Highlights of the Fitzwilliam Museum include an extensive collection of British and European paintings from the 14th century to 20th century, sculpture, furniture, armour, European and Japanese porcelain, illuminated manuscripts, and antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Rome and other ancient civilisations from the Mediterranean and Near East.

After working up an appetite wandering around the museum, you can stop off for a drink and bite to eat at the Courtyard Café which serves sandwiches and light lunches together with morning and afternoon refreshments. The North Lawn Café is now open until October and serves al fresco refreshments for visitors who want to enjoy the open air when the days are warm and sunny.

Admission to the Fitzwilliam Museum is free but we recommend that you make a small donation which will pay for the maintenance of the galleries. The museum is closed on Mondays but is open between 10am and 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays it is open between 12pm and 5pm.

Image reproduced from Colchester Castle Museum

Cambridge Shakespeare Festival

July sees the return of the UK’s best-loved open-air Shakespeare Festival. The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival 2011 runs from 11 July until 27 August. The festival takes place in a number of Cambridge University private gardens and promises to deliver some of Shakespeare’s greatest works in the timeless and magical surroundings of the College Gardens.

The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival includes performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Anthony & Cleopatra, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet. Eight plays will be performed throughout the summer and up to 25,000 visitors are expected to attend the productions across the eight weeks of the festival.

The actors perform in period costume with live Elizabethan music adding authenticity to each production and the garden setting offers a unique atmosphere as the setting sun and moonlight provides the open-air venues with special lighting that could never be recreated inside a theatre.

Before each evening’s performance, the audience can picnic in the picturesque College Gardens before settling down to watch the actors bring Shakespeare’s plays to life with their dramatic interpretation of the Bard’s work.

The absence of the usual trappings of a stage production means that the focus remains on the actors themselves and brings the audience closer to the action. The Company presents each play in such a way that even those who are unfamiliar with Shakespeare can enjoy their first experience of the tragedy, comedy and history of Shakespeare’s plays.

Performances take place every evening during the Festival except Sundays and begin at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased on the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival website, on the door or in advance from City Centre Box Office on Wheeler Street.

Special charity matinee performances will be held on Saturdays at 2.30pm and support the Children’s Hospice in Milton and St. John’s Hospice on the Wirral. Click here for further details.

Below is a list of productions taking place during the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival:-

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 11 to 30 July – St John’s College Gardens
  • Anthony & Cleopatra – 11 to 30 July – Robinson College Gardens
  • The Winter’s Tale – 11 to 30 July – Downing College Gardens
  • The Comedy of Errors – 11 to 30 July – Girton College Gardens
  • Much Ado About Nothing – 1 to 20 August – King’s College Gardens
  • Macbeth – 1 to 20 August – Trinity College Gardens
  • All’s Well That Ends Well – 1 to 27 August – Robinson College Gardens
  • Romeo & Juliet – 1 to 27 August – Girton College Gardens

Click here to see a video about the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival and experience the magic for yourself.

Images reproduced from cambridgeshakespeare.com

Picnic Concerts at Audley End

The sun’s out. The days are getting longer. Sandals can now worn without the risk of frostbite. Summer is finally here. So what better time to plan a picnic. I don’t mean any ordinary picnic though. I’m talking about the fabulous English Heritage Picnic Concerts happening this Summer at Audley End House.

Audley End House in Saffron Walden is the stately venue for a wonderful schedule of concerts this July with performers ranging from Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins to Scouting For Girls and The Saturdays. This breathtaking setting is the ideal location to enjoy a picnic with friends and loved ones whilst listening to great music in a relaxed atmosphere.

Here are the details of July’s concert schedule at Audley End:

  • Saturday 9 July – Bootleg Beatles & Björn Again
  • Saturday 16 July – Scouting for Girls with Sophie Ellis Bextor
  • Saturday 23 July – The Saturdays
  • Saturday 30 July – Tom Jones
  • Sunday 31 July – Last night of the Audley End Proms starring Katherine Jenkins

VIP packages are available and include hospitality in a marquee which has the best views of the concert stage and a two course cold buffet with wine. Guests can either bring their own picnics or special hampers can be pre-ordered from Carluccio’s and collected on the day. Every concert at Audley End finishes with a spectacular firework display that is the perfect end to a perfect evening of music and entertaining.

On 31 March 2011, the Cambridge News quoted Joel Smith, concert organiser for IMG, as saying that: “The picnic concerts at Audley End bring together fine food and marvellous music in a breathtaking location for a celebration of the British picnic tradition. With the estate boasting a rich musical history – Audley End was built for the entertaining King James I, a strong campaigner for reforming and promoting the teaching of music – the site is the perfect location for magical nights of incredible al fresco entertainment”.

These concerts are extremely popular – especially the ones with big stars like Tom Jones. The last night of the Audley End Proms also gets booked up quick. Therefore it is recommended that you purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Images reproduced from www.picnicconcerts.com, sugarscape.com and getmein.com

Lola Lo Opens in Cambridge

The once famous venue trinity of Cambridge – Soul Tree, La Raza and Ta Bouche – a few months ago was disbanded with the closing of Soul Tree. Gone are the crowds that lined up past Carluccio’s for this former nightclub’s exclusive nights from video shoots from local bands, flashback to 70s disco era (Secret Discotheque), fabulous student nights and three floors of vibrant R&B beats to commercial dance. We have been waiting with baited breath as Soul Tree’s former spot has been lying dormant and seemingly untouched for many months. However on the last weekend in May, Cambridge’s latest nightclub has finally been unveiled.

The question on everyone’s lips – is this venue that the Cambridge public have been waiting for going to be a hit or miss?

In the same vein as Soul Tree, Lola Lo is set over three floors each with their own bar and entertaining and complimentary bar staff to boot. The top floor, akin to Revolution, has a rooftop terrace which if Cambridge can hold on to the summer sun is bound to be popular with regulars and tourists alike.

It is rumoured that Lola Lo had a £750,000 upgrade changing the once dingy nightclub into a Polynesian paradise fitted with authentic decor, hand carved woods, bamboo lined walls, sultry lighting, private booths and a dancefloor to die for.

The club can currently handle a maximum capacity of 520 and will be open all week. So far it has been suggested that Cambridge’s international student community will be catered for by the club nights “Mi Casa, Su Casa” and “Kitsch”. Branching out and slightly diversifying on the weekend Lola Lo will include “Zombie Nation” and “Tiki Beats” which have performed very well at the club’s other sites in Oxford, Brighton and Norwich.

Some of our editors went down to take a look and agree that the mixologists who served us are a dab hand at flaring an on-the-spot cocktail of your choice – however unorthodox the ingredients are. One of our editors was particularly pleased, having spent much time in the Caribbean, to see a fine array of speciality rums to complement any palate. The drinks on offer include a good range of champagnes and the staple of one of our other editors diets – Grey Goose Vodka.

Lola Lo’s General Manager Mark Whitmore says “We know that Lola Lo will be a wonderful addition to Cambridge’s vibrant nightlife. We are expecting a huge summer and are really excited about it”.

Our editors wish everyone at Lola Lo the best however have unanimously voted that they would rather spend their evening at 12a where the cocktails surpass those that Lola Lo produces.

We would be interested in your view as to which club you prefer.

Quote reproduced from Explorer Magazine June 2011 edition

Images reproduced from varsity.co.uk

Cambridge Open Studios 2011

July is just around the corner which means that Cambridge Open Studios 2011 is not far away. The editors at City Connect absolutely love this time of year as we are treated to some amazing works of art and, along with the public, are kindly invited into the homes of the artists themselves.

For those of you who have yet to discover Cambridge Open Studios, it is an event which allows artists to collectively work together in the centre of Cambridge and some surrounding towns and villages. More often than not, you will be invited into the artist’s home and will be able to buy pieces you fall in love with even if they are not showing them in a working studio or exhibition.

To add to the magic of Cambridge Open Studios, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that some of the artists go the extra mile and offer you tea, coffee, wine or nibbles as you explore their beautiful works of art in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The added bonus is that the artists themselves are on hand to talk to yo about their work and in some instances commission you your very own piece.

Cambridge Open Studios is often talked about as one of the highlights of Cambridge’s artistic year. You will undoubtedly be inspired and see some outstanding paintings in addition to other works of art such as batik painting, ceramics, pottery, drawings, illustrations, glass, furniture making, painting, jewellery, photography, sculpture, textiles, digital arts, wood carving, enamels and much much more.

To participate in Cambridge Open Studios, a good starting point is to pick up your free guide book which can be found at various venues around the city of Cambridge. This guide book is bright yellow and hard to miss and this year it boasts 240 artists and groups taking part at over 178 venues across the city and villages. For those of you new to Cambridge, the Cambridge Open Studios guide book includes a map to make finding all the studios as easy as possible.

Please note that not all artists display their work on each of the first four weekends of July when Cambridge Open Studios takes place. To avoid disappointment and to make sure the artist of your choice is exhibiting work on your chosen date, please visit www.camopenstudios.co.uk.

Cambridge Open Studios will be displaying work on:
2 and 3 July
9 and 10 July
16 and 17 July
23 and 24 July

Not that you need any more encouragement but Cambridge Open studios are free to the public. Just keep your eyes peeled for the yellow flags denoting participating artists and galleries so pop in and have a look. There is no pressure to buy at any time and you will often find the exhibitors are happy to talk about their work and inspiration.

If you need a little more culture in your life, other exhibits around that City Connect recommends are as follows:-

  • Byard Art – “Capturing Cambridge” showing until 19 June
  • Cambridge Contemporary Art – “Sir Peter Blake New Prints” showing until 26 June
  • Cattle’s Yard – “Andy Holden” showing until 10 July

Images reproduced from camcreative.net, camopenstudios.co.uk and artreview.com

Cambridge Fairs & Festivals in June

June has seen quite a few festivals and fairs already, at the beginning of the month we saw Strawberry Fair (which was sadly cancelled last year but returned with aplomb this year) transforming the greenery of Midsummer Common normally graced with cows and rowers into an eclectic mix of craft, music, food, drink and entertainment stalls.

If that was not enough Cambridge then brought us a good old fashioned country fair which concentrated on rural pursuits, childrens entertainment, animal displays, arts and crafts and a fabulous gourmet food tent. The Town and Country Fair was located on Parkers Piece really had something for people of all ages providing a taster of country life in the centre of our city. For more details on similar fairs please go to www.oakleyfairs.co.uk.

After recently celebrating 800 years of the University of Cambridge, this city provided us with yet another big birthday in the form of Cambridge’s Midsummer Fair. This was the third and final fair to grace Cambridge’s greens at the end of this month and is the UK’s oldest travelling fair and market which celebrates its 800th year on Midsummer Common. Although Cambridge Midsummer Fair has been updated over the 800 years now including dodgems, waltzers, ghost trains and funfair rides to scare at least 10 years off your life, the fair still pays respects to its roots and its first few years on this common. For example, the first day of the fair (Wednesday 22 June) will still see the Cambridge mayor, members of the Council and civic dignitaries starting a parade and proclaiming the fair open by scattering newly minted pennies into the crowd. For more information please see www.cambridge-summer.co.uk.

For those of you local to Cambridge city centre, June also hosted May Week fireworks. Although in June, Cambridge University still refers to the end of term as May Week and the University Balls are due to set off fireworks on Monday 20 and 21 June 2011. Many residents choose to watch these fireworks from a punt, whether self hired or chauffeur driven. To hire a punt (self-hire or with chauffeur) go to www.scudamores.com.

Images reproduced from britevents.com and safeconcerts.com

The 38th Cambridge Beer Festival – 23 to 28 May

City Connect recommends the Cambridge Beer Festival for a good day out. The event supplies British beer, Foreign beers, ciders, perry, mead and wine (from our very own Cambridgeshire Chilford Hall)

CAMRA itself explains the history behind the event and provides more information below…

The Cambridge Beer Festival was first held in 1974. This festival is the branch’s largest and its main beer festival. During its long run, the festival has had several homes but since 2001 has been held on Jesus Green in late May. The festival is the United Kingdom’s longest running CAMRA beer festival and currently the second largest regional beer festival. The festival features a wide range of local and national beers of all styles, as well as cider, perry, mead, wine and bottled & draft beers from around the world. The festival is also famous for its CAMRA Cheese Counter, where a very wide range of fine cheeses, together with locally produced bread, pork pies, ham and other savoury items are available.

The Cambridge Beer Festival has been held on Jesus Green since 2001. Jesus Green lies just to the north of Cambridge city centre, in easy walking distance of the main bus station in Drummer Street, bus stops in Bridge Street and Chesterton Road and Victoria Avenue.

Beer is the centrepiece of the festival, and we have beers from around the British Isles, featuring over 230 beers from around 100 breweries. We’ve got beers from some of our oldest family brewers and our newest microbreweries for you to try and enjoy.

A lot of time and research has gone into choosing the beers for this year’s beer festival and it has been hard work at times but the dedicated beer ordering team have been sampling beer from up and down the country in order to bring you a range of the best beers on offer. We have a very dedicated cellar team, who will be working hard to ensure that the beer is well looked after.

Cambridge CAMRA Cheese Counter returns… Fine cheeses, breads, pork pies, scotch eggs, hams, smoked fish, olives and more. We will also be offering premium pork scratchings and plain crisps, which will be available from the cheese counter and from the bars. A selected range of snacks – pies, scotch eggs – will be available in carry out bags from the cheese counter after the main cheese counter closes, until the end of the session.

Monday the 23rd to Saturday the 28th May 2011

Opening Hours & Admission

  5:00pm — 10:30pm   £4.00
Tuesday — Friday
  12pm — 3:00pm   Free
  5pm — 10:30pm   £4.00
  12pm — 10:30pm   £2.50
We are pleased to offer free entrance to all CAMRA & CURAS members at all sessions upon producing a valid membership card.