Remember remember the 5th of November…

This coming Tuesday marks the 5th of November, which in England is known as Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night. The story behind this is that, in 1605, Guy Fawkes led a conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London. The plot was, however, foiled hours before it was meant to be completed, in the early hours of the 5th of November. Subsequently, Guy Fawkes was tortured and executed.

To mark this occasion, firework displays and bonfires take place that night all across the country. Luckily, one of the biggest firework displays in the east of England takes place in Cambridge every year, on Midsummer Common. It also comes complete with a huge bonfire, fire breathers and a fair with lots of rides!

MCR committee members will be leading a group of people to Midsummer Common, leaving the MCR this ***Tuesday at 7pm****. Do come along and join in, it’s always a great night out! And don’t forget to donate £3 to the people walking around with donation buckets on the night, so that the event continues to be free and amazing for years to come.