04 July 2009
Cambridge misses out on Pink Festival this year
Cambridge's Pink Festival, planned for 22nd August 2009, has been called off due to difficulties securing funding and sponsorship.
Organisers feel that without the appropriate backing, this year’s voluntary run FREE community festival would not reach the undoubtedly high expectations after the immense success of last year’s event. Instead, organisers are planning a series of high profile fundraising events between now and the summer of 2010 and calling on local businesses to get in touch and show their support to ensure the next festival, planned for August 21, 2010 is the very best ever.
A massive hit with the local community, Pink Festival has built itself an impressive reputation both locally and nationally as the only diversity festival in the East of England. Last year saw crowds of over 12,000 gather on the sun-drenched grounds of Cherry Hinton Hall and enjoy free live entertainment, music, art and cabaret at the one-day event. Hundreds have been in touch to volunteer their efforts for this year, but raising the capital for the 2009 event has proved difficult; perhaps understandable in today’s economy. However, organisers are calling on all those who love the festival and all that it represents to get in touch and show their support.
Lara Jaffey, organiser, says: “It is with a heavy heart we have had to make the decision to postpone Pink Festival 2009, however, we look forward to taking this opportunity to strengthen ourselves, relationships with our partners and we look to the future of the festival with hope and positivity. Thank you to everyone who has dedicated their time and energy to the event this year and in the past.”
Want to promote your business through a national advertising and PR campaign, and to a festival audience of thousands? Become a sponsor. Alternatively, advertise in our official Pink Festival programme or on this website. Not only will be get you exposure to many thousands of people, you will be contributing to ensure the event is the biggest and best yet. Space will be released. Space is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Contact us at team @ pinkfestival.com.
06 August 2008
Make your opinion count
Cambridge City Council are to fund a survey of visitors to the Pink Festival so that you can have your say on a variety of local services. Designed to allow people to give feedback, the information provided will give a variety of stakeholders a valuable insight into current issues effecting the LGBT community.
18 July 2008
Honey PR is in the Pink
Honey PR, one of Cambridge’s most creative and respected agencies, has come on board to create a buzz in the media about this year's Pink Festival. So far, their magic has seen us mentioned in The Independent, Cambridge News and East magazine.
14 July 2008
Cambridgeshire County Council have agreed to sponsor the Pink Festival. The County Council's contribution to the event will ensure that visitors to the Pink Festival will have the opportunity to access the services the County Council offers.
14 July 2008
Pink goes green
Cambridge City Council's Sustainable City Team has awarded the Pink Festival a grant so Pink can 'go green'. The funding will help the Pink Festival reduce its carbon footprint. Free public transport to the event, recycling of waste and free shopper bags for some lucky Pink Festival goers are among the grant objectives.