Op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote sport clubs at a coun­try park

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

SPORTS clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions are be­ing in­vited to get in­volved and pro­mote them­selves at an up­com­ing sports fes­ti­val in Hunt­ing­don.

The Hunt­ing­don­shire Sports Fes­ti­val In The Park is be­ing held at Hinch­ing­brooke Coun­try Park, off Bramp­ton Road, Hunt­ing­don on Sun­day, July 22.

The event will run from 11am to 2pm and is part of the London 2012 Open Week­end events cel­e­brat­ing the start of the London 2012 Games.

Or­gan­is­ers are also hop­ing to build upon the suc­cess of last year’s fes­ti­val which saw more than 550 vis­i­tors at­tend.

It is a free, fam­ily-ori­en­tated event, or­gan­ised by the sport and ac­tive life­styles team at Hunt­ing­don­shire Dis­trict Coun­cil, whose aim is to give lo­cal sports clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions the chance to show­case their ac­tiv­i­ties to mem­bers of the public.

The clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions can do this by pro­vid­ing sport­ing chal­lenges and ac­tiv­i­ties for peo­ple to come and try or by hav­ing a stand and talk­ing about their sport with mem­bers of the public.

Paul Ash­bridge, sports de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at Hunt­ing­don­shire Dis­trict Coun­cil, said: “We are look­ing for any sports clubs or or­gan­i­sa­tions that want to pro­mote them­selves by hav­ing a stand or run­ning an ac­tiv­ity on the day to get in touch with us.

“This is a re­ally good op­por­tu­nity to show what they have to of­fer and en­cour­age peo­ple to take up their sport.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about Hunt­ing­don­shire Sports Fes­ti­val www.hunt­ing­don­shire.gov.uk

To find out more about how to pro­mote a club or or­gan­i­sa­tion at the event con­tact Paul Ash­bridge by call­ing 01480 388842 or by email at paul.ash­bridge@hunt­ing­don­shire.gov.uk

the visit HIS­TORY will come to life dur­ing a spec­tac­u­lar event in Peter­bor­ough city cen­tre this sum­mer.

This year’s Peter­bor­ough Her­itage Fes­ti­val takes place on June 23 and 24 in the city’s Cathe­dral precincts and will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of his­tor­i­cal events to suit all ages.

There will also be a se­ries of “fringe” events tak­ing place be­tween June 16 and 28 to com­plete the fes­ti­val line-up.

The line-up for the fes­ti­val, which is be­ing or­gan­ised by Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral and Vi­vac­ity, was launched by a knight on horse­back out­side Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral yes­ter­day.

Fea­tur­ing more than 300 cos­tumed re-en­ac­tors, vis­i­tors to the fes­ti­val will be able to en­joy liv­ing his­tory en­camp­ments and meet Ro­man sol­diers, Saxon war­riors, Me­dieval knights, English Civil War Round­heads and Napoleonic red­coats.

It will also in­clude live pe­riod mu­sic, fal­conry shows and spec­tac­u­lar bat­tle dis­plays.

Stu­art Orme, Vi­vac­ity’s her­itage in­ter­pre­ta­tion man­ager, said: “This year’s fes­ti­val prom­ises to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

“Not only will there be a week­end event in the heart of the city cen­tre but a pro­gramme of events and ac­tiv­i­ties tak­ing place across the city over ten days that aim to bring the rich his­tory of our city to life.

“The fes­ti­val has been held for four years and it’s been get­ting more and more pop­u­lar each year, I think last year we had around 24,000 peo­ple turn up over the week­end.

“The fes­ti­val has al­ways pre­vi­ously been held in con­junc­tion with the Peter­bor­ough Arts Fes­ti­val but this is the first year that it will branch out un­der its own iden­tity.

“As a re­sult we’re plan­ning to make it an oc­ca­sion to re­mem­ber and hope that even more peo­ple turn up to see it.”

More than 20 lo­cal his­tory so­ci­eties, com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal his­toric at­trac­tions will be putting on dis­plays at the fes­ti­val.

A pe­riod mar­ket will be held on the main Cathe­dral green, in­clud­ing dis­plays of his­toric crafts and trades along­side a chance to go shop­ping for an his­tor­i­cal­lythemed gift.

New for 2012 will be a chil­dren’s zone fea­tur­ing jesters, sto­ry­tellers, games and ac­tiv­i­ties and a Vic­to­rian cab­i­net of cu­riosi­ties.

Also new for this year’s event is a pro­gramme of fringe ac­tiv­i­ties be­tween June 16 and 28.

These in­clude an his­toric tour around the Glad­stone Street com­mu­nity on June 16, guest talks by au­thors in­clud­ing Conn Ig­gulden and Tracy Bor­man as well as a her­itage pub quiz on June 26.

A spe­cial guest lec­ture will also be held at Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral on Satur­day, June 23, with full de­tails soon to be an­nounced.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the fes­ti­val visit www.vi­vac­ity-peter­bor­ough.com.

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