5 Things to do in the next 24 hours . . .
1 The Peterborough Festival launches today, so be there from the start with the mayor’s parade, from the Embankment at 11am. The parade will make its way along Rivergate and through Bridge Street, before joining the mayor in a horse-drawn carriage and the other spectacular floats in Cathedral Square. The parade will then work its way to its final destination at Central Park, where the opening ceremony is due to take place at noon. The fun then continues
2 with a fantastic mix of entertainment on stage in Central Park from noon. The acts include Peterborough Gospel Choir, The Steve Hession Big Band, featuring Nicole Lawrence, and X Factor favourites Stavros Flately. Central Park will be the place to be again on Sunday, with Rumba Havana Salsa and Orchestra da Camera. Check out some theatre
3 with a difference as part of the Peterborough Festival, with Listed Lido. The play will take place, as the name suggests, at the Lido, and will tell the story of lidos throughout the ages in Britain. Performances take place today and tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 or £6 for concessions and are available from the Key Theatre on 01733 207239. 4 Indulge in some art in unique settings with the first weekend of Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios. Artists across the city will be opening their homes and studios to the public – check out www.paos.org.uk If all that sounds a bit
5 energetic, find your inner calm at Peterborough Central Library, Broadway. Learn to meditate with Sahaja Yoga techniques, just turn up at 9.30am.