Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Cambridge Urban Festival 2012 ** TOMORROW ** 12.00 – 6.00pm

Just a quick reminder for tomorrow's event in Cambridge City!

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On 1st November, young people will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of “Street” Sports and activities at the first Cambridge Urban Festival to be hosted in the Grafton Centre car park.

The Festival will run from 12.00 – 6.00pm, providing FREE activities such as:

  • Streetwise Soccer
  • Ramps for skateboards, BMX and scooters
  • Breakdancing
  • Boxing
  • Freeland BMX
  • Graffiti

This has been made possible through the generous support of the Grafton Centre and Cambridge City Council’s Parking Services, and is one of the first such events in the Country to be hosted in a multi-storey car park.

The Festival is being planned and run by Cambridge City Council’s Sports Development, the Children and Young Peoples Participation Service and the City’s Parking Services, including the involvement of a group of 20 young people.

After initial discussions between the City Council’s Sports Development team and Parking Services, it was recognised that the Grafton East multi storey car park car park offered not only a superb venue but a fantastic opportunity for a joined-up approach between Council services for this event to take place.

Recent consultation with young people, carried out by the City Council Community Development Department, highlighted a wish for greater access to sports activities and provision of events / Festivals targeted at young people and the car park offered the location.

The Cambridge Urban Festival is a direct response to these views provided by young people. The City Council hopes that the success of this Festival will mean that it is the first of many such events targeted at young people in the future.