Up-to-date info on Cambridge's Strawberry Fair from our official - NOT the voice of the Strawberry Fair correspondent.
How to get to Strawberry Fair
Strawberry Fair is held on Midsummer Common, Cambridge.
Midsummer Common is close to the centre of Cambridge, and therefore benefits from those transport links. The railway station is some distance from the common and train users may benefit from using a bus, though it is perhaps a 20 minute walk.
For more details please visit Bus routes and times from Cambridge County Council
By Car or Taxi
Parking ? Forget it. Neither Strawberry Fair nor Cambridge is car friendly. If you’re coming from out of town use the park and ride and word to the wise – walk! The Saturday shoppers combined with the lack of festival vehicle access makes the roads around the fair (especially around midday) virtually inaccessible. Use park and ride and check your bus maps (links on this page) and jump off a few stops before what looks ideal on paper.
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Strawberry Shorts Film Festival 2011
Strawberry Shorts Film Festival will take place in the Acoustic Tent/Portland Arms Marquee (see the official Strawberry Fair site map, here: http://www.strawberry-fair.org.uk/). It's near where the blue and yellow Circus Tent was (that used to host the Film Fest), opposite Brunswick Terrace near the Maids Causeway entrance to Midsummer Common. The audience won't be able to park on the Common, so please park nearby or come by bus and walk on to the site.
A 'Local Film' is defined as one whose filmaker(s) live within 30 miles of Cambridge. The winners will receive the coveted 'Fraise d'Or. Please note that the programme is not suitable for young children, and the Film Festival is only open to adults and young people over the age of 15.
The Portland Arms Marquee's licenced bar will be open for refreshments and will provide a convivial atmosphere for the Film Festival audience.
The Outre Usherettes will be on hand to 'assist' the audience, and members of the public are strongly advised not to make eye contact with them, speak to them or in any other way draw attention upon themselves!
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