An update from our Artistic Director

 

Though we know some of you will be attempting to get back to work and a degree of normal, and our friends who are key workers have never stopped, unfortunately it's clear that we won't be able to reopen for some time yet. Before we can reopen a number of measures need to be in place, including clear public health guidance for events, and that's not yet available.

We have been continuing to work on rescheduling events to next year, and today are saying out loud for the first time that we will be definitely closed to the public until September. If we haven't been in contact with you already regarding rescheduling or refunds, please be assured we will be in touch soon for any events between now and then.

Closure for six months means that we will have lost half our income for the year. The continuing restrictions on activities and social distancing are having a devastating effect on the whole of the cultural sector, including all your local theatres, music venues, galleries and festivals.

As a charity and social enterprise any money we make on gigs, clubs and bar sales is reinvested in our work with young people and artists. Thousands of artists each year, a huge network of freelance practitioners, technicians, creatives and suppliers, as well as 52 staff are dependent on our continued existence as a venue.

If you are able to donate the value of your refunded tickets we would be hugely thankful. You could also join us as a member, supporter or patron. Or if you would like to give us some cash (think of all the money you've saved by not drinking pints at gigs!) as a one time only donation you could support our #SaveOurVenues campaign.

We hope that the powers that be will understand that the whole of our sector, as well as other industries adversely effected by COVID-19, need continued financial support. Otherwise we and other venues, vital places to come together to share stories and good times when they return, could be lost forever. Please do write to anyone you think might have influence.

Matt Burman

Artistic Director, Cambridge Junction

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Supporting Cambridge Junction 

These are unusual times. Closing our doors to the public wasn't part of the plan for 2020 and we are doing everything we can to support visiting artists and our staff. If you are in a position to consider making a donation or becoming a member this will be a great help, thank you.

We are also part of the Music Venue Trust's #SaveOurVenues campaign.

At Cambridge Junction every little really does help. As well as the great work on our stages, our building is usually bursting with activity - young people exploring the arts, projects with local performers, and apprentices getting their first opportunities to learn their trade. Your donation will help us spring back to life when our doors re-open.

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Things you can still get involved in whilst we're closed...

 

  • FREE Arts & Craft Activities

Our doors maybe closed at the moment – but we still have some fun arts and craft activities for your family to take part in. Download the activity sheets and show off your creative skills by taking a photo of your finished work – don't forget to tag us in! more info

 

  • We Want Your Films!

Whilst we’ve had to postpone our Big Trouble, Little Pictures film festival, we are still looking for film entries. We will be selecting some of our favourites to share via our social media channels over the coming weeks. The deadline is Tuesday 30 June 2020, 6pm. more info

 

  • METIS presents: Love Letters to a Liveable Future

In collaboration with HOMEmcr #Homemakers we have commissioned this new project from Metis Arts that explores our dreams for a future beyond lockdown and how we might make those a reality. Could this crisis make another world possible? What do we miss about our old lives and what would we like to replace and transform? more info 

 

  • Anna Brownsted presents: Week Nine

In collaboration with HOMEmcr #Homemakers we have supported this new project from Anna Brownsted. Created via long-distance collaboration in makeshift home studios across the UK, US and Estonia, Week Nine is lockdown escapism for you and your headphones…a story within a story within a surreal reality. more info 

 

Help limit the spread of COVID-19 by keeping up to date. You can find advice and resources by visiting Public Health England’s website HERE