OtherSyde is rocking up at a new place in town, ready to embrace the fresh opportunities that lie ahead. Having survived more than two years of Covid lockdowns, we're ready to bounce back stronger than ever before 🙂
We're incredibly excited to be setting up our new venue in Cambridge. Here, we will create a vibrant community hub, complete with a dynamic bar and café, hosting plenty of regular music nights and offering a wide variety of other interactive events.
What's more, this new location is even closer to the city centre, ensuring that our energy and creativity will resonate throughout the heart of the city.
The Alcademy is housed at 54/56, Chesterton Road in the Mitcham's Corner area of Cambridge. We're all signed off and ready to put the interior plans in place, including our outside parklet, as pictured above in our architect's impression.
Independent pubs, bars and coffee houses have long been an essential part of the UK's way of life. But they are threatened now more than they ever have been, with only a small percentage of pubs being run as free houses.
Supporting local arts and music is at the heart of the Alcademy's community focus, so you can expect to see many of your local favourites playing in the basement cocktail bar beneath our ground floor cafe.
We've put together a fantastic collection of rewards, including nine limited edition prints by Mick Rock of Cambridge icon, Syd Barrett. Each print is numbered and signed by Mick Rock. These rewards are super-special and there is only one of each print 🙂
We’re a Cambridge Company with a Growing Reputation
Our shared vision revolves around establishing a community-oriented enterprise that encapsulates the distinctive character and self-reliant ethos of Cambridge.
We garnered some great feedback at our previous venue, the Engineer’s House at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, with an average rating of 4.6 on Google based on over 300 customer reviews.
This is a rare opportunity to help us set up a new and highly interactive free house in Cambridge that puts the community first. If you share our love of good food, drink and company for conversation and revelry then get ahead of the curve.
For anyone supporting our campaign, we've got some great rewards on offer that we think you'll find almost irresistible.
So please check them out and join us on this exciting journey!
Drinks and Tapas (vegan and non-vegan)
Cambridge walking tours with a difference
Your favourite Cantabrigian on an Alcademy item of clothing
Tarot Readings - For individuals and groups
The Psycho-Alchemical Baseball Cap (makes you think)
Board Game Nights with Morat Games
A Special showing of a Abcedarium, based on the life of Cambridge legend, Ludwig Wittgenstein
Alcademy tin badges and embroidered patches
There's a new mental martial art in town 🙂 and it's called psykido!
It's designed to protect the practitioner against the threat posed by AI-lien Intelligence. Our first Psykido course begins in early 2024. Limited places available, so sign up now and Save the Human!
Psykido is suitable for all ages and doesn't require any physical exertion.
You don’t need a cap and gown to embrace the Alcademy look (just a backpack will do) - we call it alchemi-core 🙂
Alcademy Playing Cards showing a wide range of well known Cantabrigians
Custom Minecraft skins based on your image. We've also got 6 beta-tester rewards for anyone interested in helping us develop our playable Virtual Alcademy.
Vegan Ice Cream (but we do regular ice-cream as well)
(Please note that we shall be aiming to confirm dates for rewards that are event based early in the New Year. If for any reason you are unable to attend an event because the date doesn't work for you, we will, of course, reimburse the reward price in full.)
Who are we?
We are a collective of individuals that predominantly reside in the city of Cambridge.
We have a deep-seated enthusiasm for cultivating a business that is closely aligned with the city's identity and values; that contributes to the local ecosystem and fosters a sense of unity among residents.
Who are we partnering with?
We've got some great local partners involved in the Alcademy project and they are all contributing something special to this crowdfunder:
- Brewboard, whose beers we will have on tap, will be running tours of their brewery
- La Dispenza, the Italian deli next door, are offering tapas nights (vegan and non-vegan)
- Construct Sounds will be running DJ nights
- Morat Games are putting on two board game nights
- VenSei are donating a custom made cocktail machine (with drinks as well)
- Coffee Temple is offering free coffee
- Vegan Bites will be providing 100 vegan suppers
Why support our Crowdfunder?
Supporting our crowdfunder for the Alcademy comes with a multitude of reasons that highlight the significance and benefits of contributing to our cause:
Exclusive Rewards: By supporting our crowdfunder, you gain access to unique perks and exclusive rewards, showcasing our appreciation for your support.
Innovative Investment: Your contribution drives innovation in Cambridge, enriching the community culturally and economically.
Community Building: Join our crowdfunder to foster a sense of belonging among backers who appreciate Cambridge's essence and turn ideas into reality for the community's benefit.
If you have any questions about our crowdfunder, please feel free to contact us through Whatsapp on our website: alcademy.co.uk
In essence, supporting our crowdfunder is a chance to be more than just a spectator; it's an opportunity to actively shape and contribute to the realisation of a vision that aligns with your values and love for Cambridge. Your support matters, and it plays a vital role in making the Alcademy a reality.
Join us in bringing the vision to life 🙂