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Current Opportunities

Register now to assist with Cambridge's Bonfire Night Charity Bucket Collection

The City Events team are seeking volunteer bucket collectors for the 2018 Fireworks Display on Midsummer Common to undertake the cash donation collection between 5.30-8.30pm on Monday 5th November 2018.

There will be a voucher for a free meal and drink for use at participating catering stalls given to everyone who kindly takes part in the collection. 

This free event is organised by Cambridge Live to create a safe environment for the people of Cambridge to celebrate Bonfire Night. You are helping to collect money towards the cost of the display and to support the organising charity, Cambridge Live who deliver free City Events that bring diverse communities together. Whilst the Council provide considerable funding and despite donations and sponsorship from businesses, it is not enough money to pay for all the costs and so we are dependent on donations from the public. In order to keep it admission free, we are asking that everyone give at least £3 to help preserve this free event for our community.

Please CLICK HERE to register to assist with this year's Bonfire Night Charity Bucket Collection.

Stewarding, and Stage Managing at City Events:

Enjoy events like the Big Weekend and get paid to be there! 

Looking for more stewards and stage managers to join our team.

Send your CV to 

Calling all local community groups, charities, youth groups, dance groups, performers, artists, local caterers and food producers: 

To register your interest in participating in any of 2018's City Events please contact to enquire.

Marketing and Sponsorship opportunities

Your company can be directly associated with a household name in the entertainment industry or one of the city’s highest profile community events.

Our audiences come from a 60 mile radius of Cambridge city and include a broad range of demographics.

Our dedicated in-house marketing team drive a range of marketing initiatives that could carry your brand and values including online media, email communications, press, media partnerships, targeted print and social media.

For more information click here or please contact Elaine Midgley, Business Development Director on or 01223 791752 


Future Opportunites 

We run a series of events throughout the year. Applications aren't currently open for all of the opportunities listed below but please check back soon to see how to apply for the following opportunities:

Midsummer Fair - Fairground, Traders, Caterers and Entertainers (For enquiries please email

Big Weekend - Caterers (applications for 2019 will open this winter)

Big Weekend - Main Bar

Big Weekend - Children's Activities

Big Weekend - Charity Stalls (applications for 2019 will open in the new year)

Big Weekend - Performers & Community Groups

Big Weekend - Cambridge Mela Performers and Traders

Big Weekend - Local Food Producers Food Hall 

Cambridge's Bonfire Night Celebrations and Fireworks- Caterers (Application for 2019 will open next summer)

Cambridge's Bonfire Night Celebrations and Fireworks- Fairground

Cambridge Mela- Performers

Cambridge Mela- Traders Marquee (Applications for 2019 will open in the new year)

Jazz and Brass in the Parks - Performers

For Marketing and Sponsorship opportunities please contact

FREE Activities and events all weekend at The Big Weekend

Activities from previous years have included the Cabaret Marquee & Ping Pong Disco, the Sports Zone where attendees could get a taster session in everything from tai chi to rowing, the Home Front Marquee where they could take tea 1940s style and the chance to control a Dalek at the BBC Make it Digital Tent!

Future Opportunites