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10 Reasons You Should Come To WATCH OUT Festival

Here's our top 10 reasons why you should come along to our annual festival of 'Dangerous New Theatre' - Watch Out!

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1. 24 Hours of Hunt & Darton

If you're already a seasoned arts programme follower of Cambridge junction then you would've definitely come across the fabulous Hunt & Darton. For those of you not in the know...Hunt & Darton are most famous for being the creators of the award-winning Hunt & Darton Cafe, a pop-up interactive performance/installation and fully-functioning cafe.This year (following a work-in-progress trial at WATCH OUT 2016), Hunt & Darton are coming back big to launch Radio Local, a new local radio station which is so local you have to be local to us to hear it.Performed and edited live, outdoors from Cambridge Leisure square and broadcast live across Cambridge in a take-over of Cambridge 105’s airwaves and online for the full 24 hours. Cambridge 105 Radio is the Community Radio station for Cambridge. Listen online at cambridge105.co.uk or on 105 FM.
Via huntanddarton.com

If you're already a seasoned arts programme follower of Cambridge junction then you would've definitely come across the fabulous Hunt & Darton. For those of you not in the know...

Hunt & Darton are most famous for being the creators of the award-winning Hunt & Darton Cafe, a pop-up interactive performance/installation and fully-functioning cafe.

This year (following a work-in-progress trial at WATCH OUT 2016), Hunt & Darton are coming back big to launch Radio Local, a new local radio station which is so local you have to be local to us to hear it.

Performed and edited live, outdoors from Cambridge Leisure square and broadcast live across Cambridge in a take-over of Cambridge 105’s airwaves and online for the full 24 hours. Cambridge 105 Radio is the Community Radio station for Cambridge. Listen online at cambridge105.co.uk or on 105 FM.

2. Be the first to see it

Many of the pieces in appearing at WATCH OUT are brand new or have never been seen before in the UK. We're pretty excited about Tim Spooner's enormous 'performed sculpture' The Voice of Nature which is taking over Cambridge Junction's J1 space, normally only used for standing gigs and clubs.
Tim Spooner

Many of the pieces in appearing at WATCH OUT are brand new or have never been seen before in the UK. We're pretty excited about Tim Spooner's enormous 'performed sculpture' The Voice of Nature which is taking over Cambridge Junction's J1 space, normally only used for standing gigs and clubs.

3. It's fun

There's so many opportunities for you to take part and it's not all based in a dark, stuffy theatre! Watch from afar, get involved, sit, wander, play with an app, listen to the radio, be on the radio...
Claire Haigh / Via clairehaigh.co.uk

There's so many opportunities for you to take part and it's not all based in a dark, stuffy theatre! Watch from afar, get involved, sit, wander, play with an app, listen to the radio, be on the radio...

4. Take to the streets

When was the last time you walked backwards whilst thinking of the future? Can you play dead? Play Cambridge Now or Never! is a site specific geo locative app that will prompt you to play Cambridge before its too late…Download the Cambridge app to play from Sat 27 May, on your own or with friends, and prepare to experience the city in a whole new light!
Via playthecitynowornever.com

When was the last time you walked backwards whilst thinking of the future? Can you play dead? Play Cambridge Now or Never! is a site specific geo locative app that will prompt you to play Cambridge before its too late…

Download the Cambridge app to play from Sat 27 May, on your own or with friends, and prepare to experience the city in a whole new light!

5. Value for money

How often do you get to see a show for £2?With a festival pass just £20 (£15 cons) you have access to 10 projects/shows. Plenty of entertainment for you pound.

How often do you get to see a show for £2?

With a festival pass just £20 (£15 cons) you have access to 10 projects/shows. Plenty of entertainment for you pound.

6. Get insprired

A visit to the theatre always shakes up your imagination. With such a variety of projects and performances in one day we guarantee you'll leave feeling inspired.
Frauke Requardt

A visit to the theatre always shakes up your imagination. With such a variety of projects and performances in one day we guarantee you'll leave feeling inspired.

7. Support local artists

Come along and support your local artists! We have work by artists based in Cambridge and the Eastern region who have been busy making their pieces at the venue.

Come along and support your local artists! We have work by artists based in Cambridge and the Eastern region who have been busy making their pieces at the venue.

8. There's an after party!

The shows may have finished but the fun hasn't! A perfect way to meet new people and chat with artists. Have another drink... :)
Claire Haigh / Via clairehaigh.co.uk

The shows may have finished but the fun hasn't!

A perfect way to meet new people and chat with artists. Have another drink... :)

9. Fantastic local food & drink

Food will served be served from 6.30pm. Who will it be this year? Previous festivals have included food from Steak & Honour, Guerrilla Kitchen, Churros Bar and Wandering Yak. From the Cambridge Junction bar we will be serving ice cream & sorbet from Jack's Gelato, beer from the Moonshine Brewery and juices from the Cambridge Juice Company.
Jack's Gelato

Food will served be served from 6.30pm. Who will it be this year? Previous festivals have included food from Steak & Honour, Guerrilla Kitchen, Churros Bar and Wandering Yak.

From the Cambridge Junction bar we will be serving ice cream & sorbet from Jack's Gelato, beer from the Moonshine Brewery and juices from the Cambridge Juice Company.

10. It's easy to get to

Cambridge Junction is super accessible in every way! By Train - Cambridge Junction is less than ten minutes walk from Cambridge Railway Station. It takes less than an hour from Kings Cross if you're coming from London.By Car - Secure car parking is available in the Cambridge Leisure multi-storey car park on Clifton Way, adjacent to Cambridge Junction. By Bicycle or On Foot - from the City Centre and there are a huge number of cycle racks outside Cambridge Junction.By Bus - Buses run regularly along Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road throughout the day and early evening.

Cambridge Junction is super accessible in every way!

By Train - Cambridge Junction is less than ten minutes walk from Cambridge Railway Station. It takes less than an hour from Kings Cross if you're coming from London.

By Car - Secure car parking is available in the Cambridge Leisure multi-storey car park on Clifton Way, adjacent to Cambridge Junction.

By Bicycle or On Foot - from the City Centre and there are a huge number of cycle racks outside Cambridge Junction.

By Bus - Buses run regularly along Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road throughout the day and early evening.

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