COMING UP... at Peterborough Festival 2010
IT may have been a cracking start to this year’s Peterborough Festival, but the two-week extravaganza is only just beginning.
Possibly one of the highlights of the festival, which closes on July 10, is former Monty Python star Terry Jones.
The historian, author and film director will be giving a talk on Medieval Lives based on his television series and best selling book.
It takes place at St John’s Church next Saturday at 7.30pm and is part of the festival’s all-action heritage weekend. After the talk, Terry will be doing a book signing.
Throughout next weekend, the historic surroundings of Peterborough’s beautiful Cathedral precincts and the newly refurbished Cathedral Square will become a living history extravaganza for all to enjoy. It will feature costumed re-enac- tors staging arena displays and encampments including Roman soldiers, Norman knights, English Civil War Roundheads and Napoleonic Redcoats.
Displays will take place every half hour from 11am until 4pm on Saturday and from noon until 4pm on Sunday.
The Heritage Festival Weekend will also spill out on to Cathedral Square, with a First World War tank and recruiting party, World War II tea van and even more historical re-enactors.
Theatre fans can be thrilled by Peterborough Mask Theatre as they present As You Like It in Central Park. Daily performances start on Tuesday, July 6, and run until Saturday, July 10, at 7.30pm each day.
For more information on Peterborough Festival, visit www.peterborough.gov.uk and www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk