Fes­ti­val will cel­e­brate a poet’s life

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

A FES­TI­VAL is be­ing staged to cel­e­brate the life and times of a muchloved Peter­bor­ough poet.

The John Clare So­ci­ety Fes­ti­val is be­ing staged in Help­ston - the birth­place of the 18th cen­tury poet John Clare.

The fes­ti­val will be held from July 13 through to and in­clud­ing July 15.

A spokesman for the fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers said: “We are ap­peal­ing for as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to come and en­joy the lovely events that will be put on and which have taken much of the year to or­gan­ise.”

At­trac­tions will in­clude the Mid­sum­mer cush­ions cer­e­mony at St Bo­tolph’s Church on July 13 start­ing at 1.30pm. The fes­ti­val will be held in the grounds of John Clare Pri­mary School.

The spokesman added: “Pro­grammes with the full timetable will be avail­able to buy in ad­vance or on the day at a cost of £2 from John Clare’s Cot­tage or St. Bo­tolph’s Church in Help­ston. De­tails will be avail­able at the so­ci­ety’s stall at the Peter­bor­ough Her­itage Fes­ti­val, held in the grounds of Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral on June 23 and June 24.

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