Water way to have a good time in first for city
HUNDREDS of children created a wave of music as a new festival took place in Peterborough at the weekend.
The first Peterborough Water City Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday, with musical performances taking place in the city centre over the two days.
The festival is being staged alongside the City Water Festival, which is being held in London over the summer, with Peterborough chosen as a venue because of its links to nearby waterways such as the River Nene.
The festival started with a bang in Cathedral Square on Saturday, when internationally acclaimed violinist Michael Bochmann took to the stage and entertained shoppers in the sun with classical pieces.
He was joined throughout the morning by other musicians from Peterborough, including hundreds of youngsters from schools across the city.
To finish the festival, there was a large concert, again in Cathedral Square, which incorporated St John’s Anglican Eucharist.
The final part of the concert saw the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, the Water City Festival Orchestra and a group of city schoolchildren coming together on stage for a spectacular performance.
CROWD PULLER: City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and the Water City Band conducted by Marc Murray of the Peterborough Opera Company