Weekend bursts with festival fun
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.