An exciting free program of music and entertainment kicks off at the three-day Peterborough Celebrates Festival

Over 15,000 people are expected to enjoy an exciting range of music, shows, games and entertainment at a three-day festival to celebrate Peterborough.

A family festival seeks to bring together and showcase all that makes the city great, and offers a chance to thank the many people who have helped the community through these extremely difficult past two years.

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The Lamphouse Theater is among the performers at the Peterborough Celebrates Festival at Ferry Meadows in May.

There will be a packed program of music, contemporary circus, theatre, creative workshops, takeaway sporting activities – from acrobatics to kite making, martial arts to dancing – a funfair for kids and food and drink from around the world.

More than 50 organizations, groups and artists have agreed to participate.

The fun begins on May 13 with the first screening of the film Thank You Peterborough featuring local school pupils and residents with musical performances from High Heritage, Peterborough Opera and local gypsy jazz band Opaque.

There will also be activities available to give a taste of what’s to come over the weekend.

Opaque are among the performers at the Peterborough Celebrates Festival at Ferry Meadows in May.

Saturday will be full of excitement, wonder and energy with a diverse range of great local bands and shows, theater and activities to keep everyone entertained, culminating in a party atmosphere around the stage of performance, hosted by BBC Radio Cambs and PCR FM’s Kev. Lawrence.

Sundays will have a more relaxed atmosphere, but will still offer plenty of multicultural performances, sports, games, entertainment, theater and art throughout the day.

Matthew Bradbury, chief executive of Nene Park Trust, said: “People across the city are going to have a blast throughout the festival – there really is something for everyone every day.

“The festival is designed to bring the city together and celebrate the many fantastic and diverse offerings the city has to offer. We are delighted that the festival presents many talents of the city.

The-Hogwallops-Show-Lost-in-Translation-Circus will be among the performers at the three-day Peterborough Celebrates Festival at Ferry Meadows this month.

He added: “The festival will offer a good mix of different, weird and wonderful experiences that people might never have seen or tried before, as well as favorites for the whole family.”

Adrian Chapman, executive director of place and economy at Peterborough City Council, said: ‘The past two years have been incredibly difficult for everyone, but we can be very proud of the way our communities have come together. , stronger, to support those who needed help. most.

“The Peterborough Celebrates Festival will be an opportunity to thank these people, recognize the many people in our communities who make such a difference, and come together to celebrate great things in our communities.

Who are the organizers?

The festival is organized by Nene Park Trust, with support from key partners including Peterborough City Council, Arts Council England and the National Lottery Community Fund Platinum Jubilee Fund, as well as a wide range of businesses, sponsors , supporters and volunteers to bring it to life.

What you need to know to get to the festival:

Festival-goers are encouraged to use sustainable transport options where possible, such as the number 1 Stagecoach bus which runs from Queensgate to Orton Wistow.

However, free parking and various park and ride schemes (bus and train) will be available to festival goers at the following locations: Lynch Wood Business Park (PE2 6FY) and Railworld

Wildlife haven (PE2 9NR).

A limited number of parking spaces will be available at Ferry Meadows, with the main Visitor Center car park reserved for performers and blue badge holders during the festival. Blue badge holders

can park for free during the festival.

Here is the schedule of events:

Friday, May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Talking Drums – Emmanuel, Thank You Film Premiere, Pride Vocalist, Halyana Balaban (Ukrainian singer) Peterborough Opera, Opaque (Gypsy Jazz Band), Lost in Translation Circus, Workshops, Street and Theatre, Entertainers, Fabuloso Organ, Graffiti Wall, Food and To drink

Saturday May 14 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lamphouse Theatre: it’s Peterborough! Lucy’s Pop Choir, Gabriella Pinada Rodrigues, (Disney Singalong), High Heritage, Ritu Ranga Dance Troupe, Musafir (Bollywood Singing), Upon This Rock, Tommy Philpott, DJ Mr Nash, Austin Gold, Odyssey, Lost in Translation Circus, U3A Performances , University Center Peterborough – Legally Blonde and Music Students, Thank You Film, Bureau of Silly Ideas, Ockham’s Razor, Mask Theater – Romeo & Juliet, Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts, Fabuloso Organ, Graffiti Wall, Anti-Gravity Box, Eastern Angles, kite making workshop,

Peterborough Royalty, exhibition, portrait workshop, Metal – make a star workshop, University Center Peterborough – Be a Super Hero, Climbing Wall, Peterborough Lions Rugby Club, Rowing Challenge, Football Obstacle Course, Community Stands, Food and Drink and much more .

Sunday May 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Lamphouse Theatre: This is Peterborough!, Gabriella Pinada Rodrigues, Lucky Town UK, Bharat Hindu Samaj, Peterborough Flute Choir, Abbey Ukes, Starlight Twirlettes, Multi-Faith Celebration, Cathedral Praise Band, Lost in Translation Circus, Banquine Bar Acrobatics, Pride Cabaret, Spoken Word Comedy, Cabaret, Bureau of Silly Ideas, Romeo & Juliet, Ockham’s Razor., Salvation Army Band, Eastern Angles, Graffiti Wall, Anti-Gravity Box, Kite Making workshop, Peterborough Royalty Exhibition, Metal H2Dance Fest-en-Fest, Peterborough University Center –

Green Screen, Inflatable Bouncy Castle, Football, Footdarts and Panna Cage, Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts, Starlight Twirlettes, Community Booths and Food and Drink.

Who sponsors the festival?

Perkins, Meadow Brown Restaurants, Cross Keys Homes, Hegarty Solicitors, Savills, Brookdale Property Management Services, Saffery Champness, Greenwoods GRM, Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme, River Nene Regional Park Inspired Spaces.

Nene Park Trust, Peterborough City Council, Anglia Ruskin University Peterborough, Athene Communications, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, The Meridian Trust, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cross Keys Homes, Disability Peterborough, Living Sport, Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough United Football Club, METAL, PARCA, Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough College, University Center Peterborough, PCR FM, Peterborough Environment City Trust, Railworld Wildlife Haven

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