Trinity students Areeg Emarah and Tom McGachie are among the leading lights of the May Week Mega Event, a ‘jam-packed evening of entertainment and inspiration’ on 28 June, designed to bring the Cambridge community together.
Trinity students feature prominently in the event – which was dreamed up by third-year Human, Social and Political Sciences student George Rosenfeld in the wake of lockdown and the consequent cancellation of May Week – and they are keen for staff and Fellows as well as students to join in this Sunday. Your invitation is below!
Mega Event President George said: ‘Although May Week can’t happen in person this year, this event is a chance to reconnect with Cambridge, get together with friends or family (perhaps dressed up?!) and recreate that special May Week atmosphere in lockdown!’
The May Week Mega Event is a collaboration between the May Ball Presidents’ Committee, RAG and May Week Alternative, the latter founded by George.
The livestreamed event will feature contributions from more than 300 students, staff and alumni, with entertainment ranging from bedroom-based debuts to The King’s Men and Dame Emma Thompson, alongside ‘Heroes of Cambridge’, based on nominations for those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.
Areeg and Tom are two of seven hosts of the May Week Mega Event and below is their invitation to Trinity students, staff and Fellows.
The online celebration of May Week will fundraise for local charities fighting COVID-19 and future pandemics: Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust and Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.
While there will be many familiar Trinity faces during the event, George said it wasn’t about any one particular College.
There aren’t many times where the Collegiate University comes together as one, across different Colleges, different departments, different roles.
But that’s exactly what this has been about – more than 300 students, staff and residents have contributed to the entertainment and inspiration which you’ll see throughout the evening. I hope it will give us a taste of the May Week atmosphere despite our distance, and the opportunity to reconnect with a little piece of Cambridge which we’ve been missing this term.
So please join us to mark the end of a difficult year in style and to come together as a community, celebrating the people who truly make Cambridge what it is.
Click here for your invitation and more details of the programme. For more updates, follow along at our Facebook page or website. The Mega Event will be streamed live at www.mayweekmega.com from 8pm. See you on Sunday.
Video by Reeta Varpama