The full Monty on Medieval life
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.