The full Monty on Me­dieval life

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

FOR­MER Monty Python star Terry Jones will be tak­ing part in this year’s Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val.

The two-week event or­gan­ised by Peter­bor­ough’s new leisure and cul­ture trust, Vi­vac­ity, aims to cel­e­brate all that is great about Peter­bor­ough. It be­gins to­mor­row and ends on July 10. His­to­rian, broad­caster, author and film di­rec­tor Terry Jones will be giv­ing a talk on Me­dieval Lives, based on his tele­vi­sion se­ries and best­selling book.

The talk takes place at St John’s Church on Satur­day, July 3, at 7.30pm and is part of the fes­ti­val’s her­itage week­end.

Terry’s light-hearted and in­for­ma­tive talk ex­plores the truth be­hind our me­dieval past and chal­lenges some pop­u­lar mis­con­cep­tions about this fas­ci­nat­ing pe­riod.

As Terry him­self says: “Not ev­ery­thing we think about the Mid­dle Ages is true, in fact a lot of what we think Me­dieval life was like is codswal­lop.”

Af­ter the talk Terry will be do­ing a book sign­ing, kindly sup­ported by Water­stones, and light re­fresh­ments will also be avail­able.

His­toric in­ter­pre­ta­tion man­ager for Vi­vac­ity Stu­art Orme said: “We’re de­lighted to be able to wel­come Terry Jones to Peter­bor­ough as part of the ex­cit­ing pro­gramme for the 2010 Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val.

“I have no doubt that he will pro­vide a fas­ci­nat­ing, fun and thought-pro­vok­ing evening of his­tory and en­ter­tain­ment, at what I am sure will be a very pop­u­lar event.’

Ad­mis­sion to the talk is by ticket only. Tick­ets cost £15 for adults, £13 con­ces­sions (chil­dren, se­nior cit­i­zens and stu­dents) and can be booked via the Key The­atre Box Of­fice on 01733 207239, or on­line at www.the­atre.peter­bor­ough.gov.uk.

For more de­tails check the Vi­vac­ity web­site at www.vi­vac­ity-peter­bor­ough.com Early book­ing is ad­vis­able.

See pages two and three for more in­for­ma­tion about Terry Jones and the 2010 Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val.

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