COM­ING UP... at Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val 2010

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

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

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