Good news! Fans of Cambridge's favourite community event, Strawberry Fair, will be able to participate in the event after all, thanks to Cambridge 105 Radio.
The local radio station is to broadcast a 12-hour show on June 6th that will reflect the music, poetry and drama of the Midsummer Common event along additional material for children.
This year’s Strawberry Fair was cancelled due to the current concern around Coronavirus. The event was first staged in 1974 and the programme will cover its rich history.
The virtual Strawberry Fair has received funding from the government-backed Audio Content Fund, a pilot scheme that supports public service content on commercial and community radio networks.
It is being produced by Trevor Dann, Executive Producer at Folder & Co.
In addition to Cambridge 105 Radio, parts of the coverage will be heard on neighbouring stations Star Radio, HCR104fm and Future Radio.
Julian Clover, Editorial Lead, Cambridge 105 Radio said: “Strawberry Fair is one of the highlights of the year for Cambridge and is one of our most popular outside broadcasts. While we won’t be able to make it to Midsummer Common we hope that our virtual Strawberry Fair is able to give a taste of Summer to Cambridge 105 Radio listeners.
Trevor Dann, Executive Producer, Folder & Co, said: “This grant gives us a great opportunity to keep alive the spirit of Strawberry Fair, iconic arts and performance festival which attracts up to 50,000 people a year from around East Anglia. We’re pleased to be working with a range of commercial and community stations to bring this to as many people in the area as possible.”
Notes to Editors:
Cambridge 105 Radio is the local broadcaster for the City and South Cambridgeshire. We broadcast 24 hours a day on DAB Digital Radio, Online and on 105 FM.
Cambridge 105 Radio is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation, registered as a Limited by Guarantee company. Whilst we are not a registered charity, we operate with charitable aims and are recognised as doing so by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.