Week­end bursts with fes­ti­val fun

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val To­mor­row un­til July 10 THIS week­end sees the start of one of the biggest leisure events in the city’s cal­en­dar.

Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val takes place over two weeks, be­gin­ning to­mor­row and fin­ish­ing on July 10.

A fan­tas­tic pro­gramme of events will bring to­gether com­mu­ni­ties, groups and schools.

The fun kicks off to­mor­row, with the Mayor’s Pa­rade. Start­ing at the Em­bank­ment, at 11am, it will make its way along River­gate and Bridge Street, be­fore join­ing the mayor, councillor Keith Sharp in a horse-drawn car­riage and spec­tac­u­lar floats in Cathe­dral Square.

The pa­rade will then work its way along Long Cause­way, via Broad­way to its fi­nal des­ti­na­tion at Cen­tral Park, where the open­ing cer­e­mony is due to take place at noon.

The pa­rade will in­clude a wide cross-sec­tion of schools, clubs, char­i­ties and other or­gan­i­sa­tions. The Cham­ber of Com­merce has kindly helped schools de­sign and build their floats, on the theme The Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment.

The main stage area of the park will of­fer a fan­tas­tic mix of en­ter­tain­ment.

The Key Youth The­atre will start the pro­ceed­ings, fol­lowed by sets from The

Stavros Flately and, top, Ni­cole Lawrence. City of Peter­bor­ough Con­cert And as a treat, Peter­bor­ough Band and other lo­cal acts, fans will be able to meet them in­clud­ing the win­ners of the af­ter their per­for­mance. Fen­land Bat­tle of the Bands. On Sun­day, lo­cal band

Late af­ter­noon Pow­er­surge will be en­ter­tain­ment will be per­form­ing, and ev­ery­one pro­vided by The Steve in the park will be in­vited Hes­sion Big Band, joined on to get their bod­ies mov­ing stage by Peter­bor­ough’s own with an in­ter­ac­tive dance X Fac­tor star, the fab­u­lous per­for­mance from Rumba Ni­cole Lawrence. Ha­vana Salsa.

Round­ing the day off At 2pm there will be the will be stars of last year’s fi­nal of Peter­bor­ough’s Youth Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent, the Got Tal­ent, show­cas­ing hi­lar­i­ous fa­ther and son acts from across the city, danc­ing duo Stavros Flately. pre­sented in as­so­ci­a­tion with Peter­bor­ough Youth Ser­vices.

There will also be an ex­clu­sive per­for­mance from Stars Fall­ing, a fan­tas­tic new Bri­tish mu­si­cal due to pre­miere at the Key The­atre on Wed­nes­day, July 7 and run un­til Satur­day, July 11.

The af­ter­noon will be rounded off by lo­cal group The Claddagh Band, whose Ir­ish songs were a mas­sive hit at last year’s fes­ti­val.

And on Sun­day evening there will be the Clas­si­cal Mu­sic Con­cert, fea­tur­ing the renowned Or­ches­tra da Cam­era cham­ber or­ches­tra. play­ing the work of Strauss, Mozart, Bizet and El­gar to name but a few.

The per­for­mance will also fea­ture a spe­cial ap­pear­ance from young chil­dren from across the city who have taken part in mu­sic work­shops run by the or­ches­tra da Cam­era, and Peter­bor­ough’s Young Mu­si­cian of the Year, Toby Hes­sion, per­form­ing Shostakovich’s 2nd Pi­ano Con­certo.

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