Pembroke June Event 2014

Tales from the

Youth is Wasted on the Young

Pembroke College June Event 2014 Committee invites you to unlock the secrets of traditional play hidden in the ‘Tales from the Toybox’.

For one dazzling night, Pembroke College will overflow with the nostalgic charm of antique games and fairy tales. Indulge yourself in the intoxicating mix of fine food and drink – just be careful not to trip over the toy soldiers!

Come with us and escape to a larger-than-life childhood, where dreams come true and your imagination runs wild.

Youth is Wasted on the young.


Sorry, tickets have now sold out and the waiting list is closed. For any queries regarding reservations please email the treasurer or write to:

Patrick Kirkham
Pembroke College June Event Treasurer
Pembroke College

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Food & Drink

Revisit your childhood with a fabulous array of much-loved favourites as well as magnificent treats to suit a more adult palate. From traditional flavours to contemporary twists, scrumptious dining will be available throughout the night and in plentiful supply. Explore a carefully selected menu that includes mouth-watering main courses, luscious sweet treats and a lot more besides.

Don’t worry, it’s not all child’s play. A vast array of carefully crafted cocktails will be flowing throughout the evening in unlimited supply, along with ales, wines, soft drink options and much more.

You’re guaranteed to find an option that’ll leave you more than satisfied around our courts.


“Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top,
When the wind blows, Pembroke will rock”

Whilst we might not have any nursery rhymes, for one night only Pembroke will be alive with the sound of rock, swing, pop, jazz, house and blues, so you can let your inner child free and party until the sun comes up. Get ready to sing and dance like you used to.

To accompany these musical delights, prepare yourself for an entertaining cabaret of the weird and wonderful, and evoke nostalgia whilst indulging in your favorite childhood pastimes. Imaginations at the ready, leap aboard the classic and well loved fairground rides, not forgetting to grab a photograph as a memento on the way...

Auditions to perform at the event are now over. Thank you to everyone who applied, we will contact you soon.


Thank you for your interest in working at Pembroke June Event. Unfortunately applications are now closed due to a high number of quality applicants having already submitted their forms.

If you have applied to work at 'Tales of the Toybox' this year, you will be contacted in due course.


Pembroke June Event 2014 is proud to be supporting Against Malaria Foundation and the £2 donation that our guests can make when purchasing their tickets will go directly to the charity.

We think this is a fantastic cause to support and here are some reasons why:

  • The Against Malaria Foundation is a UK-based charity providing long-lasting insecticidal nets to populations at high risk of malaria (a preventable disease). A million people die from malaria every year, with 70% under the age of 5.
  • They are a highly efficient charity; a net is the most effective means of prevention, it costs only US$3 per net and 100% of the money donated to the charity buys nets.
  • Against Malaria Foundation is the number one most-effective charity, as rated by GiveWell, Giving What We Can and The Life You Can Save, the money donated to the charity WILL save lives.

For more information about the charity, please take the time to visit their site.


Steeped in style, substance and over 600 years of tradition, Pembroke College's June Event is a vibrant and sophisticated event in the highly anticipated Cambridge May Week calendar. The June Event can provide your brand with fantastic printed and media exposure, whilst catering to your particular promotional needs, both leading up to the Event and on the night itself.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information about our sponsorship packages.


Non-Musical Ents
Katharine Griffiths
Staff and Security
Robert Sanders & Zoe Walker
Musical Ents
Danny Tompkins
Josh Wade
Sponsorship & Branding
Kate Cheng
Event Secretary
Steph Spreadborough
IT & Ticketing
Ahrandeep Aujla