1. 4th
    Feb 17
    Strummers First Year Party
    Our first year party celebrating 12 months of live music from the Strummers Collective with 4 of our favourite acts from the past year. Tickets £8/£6 and more details at or email
  2. 12th
    Feb 17
    The Speak Out Festival
    As part of the Cambridge wide SPEAK OUT festival, musicians with a message from the Strummers Collective are hosting a full day of live music at the Elm Tree, Orchard Street, Cambridge from 12.30 to 10.30pm. Free entry all day and more details at or email and details of the other Speak Out venues at
  3. 7
    The Poet-Singers
    A tribute night to the music of Leornard Cohen and Bob Dylan with Tom Canning, Naomi Randall, Marina Florence, John Meed, Chris Fox, Garance and Red Velvet. Tickets £8 at CB2, Norfolk Street, Cambridge
  4. 25
    Autumn Festival
    The annual festival at Milton Country Park has inlcuded one Greenstage for the past 5 years but this year they asked us to run a whole music arena with three Strummers Greenstages and over 20 bands and artists. This will now be part of our annual calendar.
  5. 10
    Libra Theatre BIG NIGHT OUT
    Featuring Joanne Eden, Doghouse, The UK Pie Party and a special guest appearance by the Mayor of Cambridge. All in the lovely setting of Plough Marquee in Fen Ditton, Cambridge
  6. 20
    Eastern Bloc Arts Fundraiser!
    Our second fundraising gig and party for the Eastern Bloco Arts area at Strawberry Fair. Live music, world DJ set, great people, great atmosphere. The Woodyard, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD
  7. 28
    Strummers Acoustic Club
    Chris Fox, Dave Neale and the Larks triple bill. CB2, Norfolk St, Cambridge. Doors open 7.30pm - music from 8pm. Tickets £8 on the door, £6 concessions from: 07903 521412, email:
  8. 4
    Strawberry Fair
    Realife partners up every year with Rebel Arts to run the Eastern Bloc Arts Area at Strawberry Fair, one of the biggest free festivals in the UK. Come and join us at Midsummer Common, Cambridge from 12 midday - highlights in out area this year include Wild Strawberries spoken work stage; Strummers Acoustic Stage; Theatre workshops in the Geodome; Funky Flamingo chill area; Free Shop and much more. we also need volunteers to put up Greenstages from Wednesday 1st -Friday3rd June - call Tony on 0776492385 or 01223 420850 for detils
  9. 17
    Parklife Festival
    Major South Cambs District Council Annual Festival at Milton Country Park featuring tons of stuff for the whole family plus our own Greenstage live music and dance arena.
  10. 4th
    Greenstage at the Green Gathering
    For the second year, we will be taking a Greenstage down to the Green Gathering Chepstow, partnering up with our mates from the Green Gathering Charity from 4th-7th August. More about the Green Gathering at
  11. 2
    UK Pie Party at Maui Waui
    Come and join Pie Party leader Nicky at the Maui Waui Festival in Suffolk from the 2nf-4th September. Three days of fun, frolic, live music, arts and...pies in the face. and for more details
  12. 1st
    May 17
    May Day Festival
    Anti-Tory austerity celebration with live music all day featuring ROY BAILEY (4pm), The DJUKELLA ORCHESTRA (9pm) and many more thoughout the day. Guest speakers inc Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner and reps from the Education sector, the NHS and the Unions. All day tickets only £8/£6 or donations. More info from or call Realife on 01223 420850 or 07764922385 Venue: The Golden Hind, Milton Road, Cambridge
  13. 20th
    May 17
    Friends - Conference and Party
    If you are interested in meeting like-minded people who understand that it's not what you know but WHO you know that makes life interesting this event is for you. We have brought together people and projects from all over the UK but especially from our own community in and around Cambridge that demonstrate all sorts of magical things you can achieve if you connect up with the right people at the right time in the right place. You can hear short presentations, talk to people; pick up leaflets; get new ideas; share your thoughts; dance to the 'Outsiders' and the 'Six Pack DJ's' and make new friends to help each other to get more out of life. It's also completely free thanks to support from the Building Better Communities Fund and our partnership with the Creating Communities project Highlights include: The Outsiders: Six piece band of musicians with and without a learning disability all the way from Halifax Six Pack DJ's: Two sets from Cambridge based DJ social enterprise The I' am Sam Project: Mark Brookes from Dimensions national anti-hate crime project tells us about this important initiative. The Funky Flamingo Club: Hear the story of the Funky Flamingo club from Amy and Nicky The UK Pie Party: Nicky Vere-Compton and the team fighting cancer with 'pie in the face' humour Libra Theatre: Libby, Jenny and the members present Friends their new play exploring friendship with a sideways look at a certain famous TV programme of the same name... You Can Bike Too: Ruth, Angela and the You Can team tell the story of their amazing inclusive bike project National Brokerage Network: Find out more about the national information, advice and guidance service from Tony and the team at the NBN Eastern Region Best Buddies UK: Find out more about this international movement to meet and make good friend, run by and for people with a learning disability Creating Communities: Find out more about this three year project led by Papworth Trust to support disadvantaged people get into training, volunteering, employment and social enterprise start-ups. ...and more! Book a table and display area on 01223 420850 if you want to tell us about your own project or just turn up on the day if you just want to be there to join in - it's all free!
  14. 25th
    SCDC Parklife Festival
    It's the annual Parklife Festival at beautiful Milton Country Park - the yearly showcase of all things wonderful to do woth live music, sports, arts, environment and having lots of fun. Realife runs the Greenstage area featuring live music from Eva's Dream, Tuesday Night Tea Club, Red Velvet and Tomorrow The World plus amazing dance workshops and performances from Zumba, Jazzercise and many more. Further info at
  15. 14th
    Join our friends from the Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia and Austria at our farewell Party for our 3 day international 'Erasmus' project event at the Barnanbas Centre, Mill Road, Cambridge. More details on 01223 420850