Don’t look be­yond the Fringe at eco fest

This year’s Green Fes­ti­val takes over Peter­bor­ough city cen­tre on Satur­day with eco art, live mu­sic, cook­ery de­mos, games and crafts in Cathe­dral Square from 10am to 4pm.

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In ad­di­tion to the Peter­bor­ough En­vi­ron­ment City Trust Fes­ti­val’s LaunchDay, there will also be a week­long se­ries of Fringe Events that run from Au­gust 13 to 21. The aim of these Fringe events is to pro­mote sus­tain­able liv­ing and en­cour­age peo­ple to take pos­i­tive ac­tion for their lo­cal and global en­vi­ron­ment.

“We are de­lighted that so many fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tions from across the city and sur­round­ing ar­eas have been in­volved with putting on Fringe events for this year’s Green Fes­ti­val,” said Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Jen­nie Or­rell. “It is great so many peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions are keen to get in­volved with en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues in a fun and ed­u­ca­tional way.” EX­HI­BI­TION: RES­I­DENT Who: Metal Peter­bor­ough. When: Un­til Au­gust 28, 10am-5pm. Where: City Gallery, Peter­bor­ough Mu­seum, Pri­est­gate . Price: Free

What: Cities share a com­plex and evolv­ing dia­logue be­tween the ru­ral and ur­ban, the i ndus­trial and agri­cul­tural, the built en­vi­ron­ment and green spa­ces. Artists Marc Atkin­son, Jessie Bren­nan and Matt Lewis have spent the last year ‘in res­i­dence’ in Peter­bor­ough. This ex­hi­bi­tion shares their sound record­ings, im­agery and film. COF­FEE TO VAN GOGH Who: Bewiched Peter­bor­ough . When: Au­gust 13-27 Where: Bewiched Cof­fee shop, Bridge Street. Price: Free to view (pieces will be avail­able to pur­chase, with pro­ceeds go­ing to PECT)

What: A col­lec­tion of work by lo­cal artists as part of the PECT Green Fes­ti­val on the themes of cof­fee, sus­tain­able transport and Van Gogh. SOUND RECORD­ING WORK­SHOPS Who: Metal Peter­bor­ough When: Au­gust 14, 11am2pm Where: The Green Back-

yard, Price: OundleFree Road.

What: Con­trib­ute to The Green Back­yard audio ar­chive by makingabout whya sound-record­ingthe place mat­ters to you. Book­ing es­sen­tial, call 01733 893077 or email chauf­feurscot­tage@met­al­cul­ture.com VEG­E­TAR­IAN & VE­GAN FOOD SHARE Who: Peter­bor­ough Veg­e­tar­ian & Ve­gan Group When: Au­gust 14, from 12 noon Where: The Green Back­yard, Oun­dle Road. Price: Free to at­tend, just bring a dish to share!

What: This group is for lo­cal veg­e­tar­ian sand ve­g­ans and other like-minded peo­ple to get to­gether to share some good food, recipes and ad­vice for healthy eat­ing and sus­tain­ably-sourced food. ALONG THE OUT­SKIRTS PHOTO WALK Who: Metal Peter­bor­ough When: Au­gust14, 1.30pm-4pm Where: Out­side the Key Theatre. Price: FREE

What: By slow­ing down and veer­ing off the beaten track you will be led on a fas­ci­nat­ing me­an­der cover­ing 3-4 miles to the edge of the city, think­ing about the chang­ing na­ture of the city’s development. Book­ing es­sen­tial, visit www.met­al­cul­ture.com NA­TURE KIDS Who: Nene Park Trust When: Week days from Mon­day 15th- Fri­day 26th Au­gust, 9.30am-3pm Where: Ferry Mead­ows.

Cost: What: £15 Fun­per child na­ture-based­per day ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren over 7. Learn how to build a shel­ter, light a fire and use nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als in wood­land crafts. Book­ing es­sen­tial, call 01733 234193. FOODCYCLE DIN­NER PARTY Who: Food Cy­cle Peter­bor­ough pow­ered by Cross Keys Homes When: Au­gust 15, 7pm Where: West­gate Church Hall, 70 West­gate. Cost: Pay what you feel it’s worth!

What: Join your com­mu­nity for a meal pre­pared by vol­un­teers, help­ing to pre­vent food go­ing to waste. NA­TURE DE­TEC­TIVES Who: Vi­vac­ity When: Au­gust 16,10.30 am - 12.30 pm Where: Flag F en Archaeology Park. Cost: £5 per child, ac­com­pa­ny­ing adults free

What: Learn about the dif­fer­ent plants and wildlife na­tive to the Fen­land area, hunt for clues and find out how dif­fer­ent liv­ing things adapt to their sur­round­ings. Book­ing es­sen­tial, call 01733 864468. GUIDED WALK WITH HYPERLOCAL RAIN­FALL Who: PECT When: Au­gust 16,12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Meet at the Guild­hall in Cathe­dral Square. Price: Free

What: Join a short, leisurely walk from the city cen­tre along a new Walk Peter­bor­ough route. On the way you will be able to find out how the Hyperlo-

cal Rain­fall app works and give it ago, with the abil­ity to down­load your own copy on your An­droid phone. BIG LO­CAL BBQ Who: West Raven Big Lo­cal When: Au­gust 16, 1pm4pm Where: WestRaven com­mu­nity gar­den, Brig­stock Court. Price: Free entry, food charges ap­ply

What: Join a BBQ­cooked by the man­ager of the Big Lo­cal café, which is open­ing later this year. ‘DASH FOR DIESEL’ DE­BATE Who: Trav­el­choice When: Au­gust 16, 6.30pm Where: Coun­cilCham­ber, Town Hall. Cost: Free event

What: Bri­tain has ex­pe­ri­enced an ex­tra­or­di­nary ‘dash for diesel’ over the past 15 years and to­day over half of the 2 mil­lion new cars bought each year are diesel. Travel choice is host­ing a de­bate on the virtue soft he diesel car. PETER­BOR­OUGH NAPPY LI­BRARY EVENT Who: Peter­bor­ough Nappy Li­brary When: Au­gust 17, 10am12noon Where: Asda, River­gate. Price: Free

What: Find out more about cloth nap­pies as well as other prod­ucts. WILD WED­NES­DAY Who: Nene Park Trust When: Au­gust 17, drop-in ses­sion 10am-2pm Where: Ferry Mead­ows. Price: Free event, sug­gested do­na­tion £2 What: Join in some sea-

sonal and wild crafts. This event takes place in­doors and is suit­able for all ages and abil­i­ties. MEET THE ARTISTS Who: PECT When: Au­gust 17, 6-8pm Where: Al­lia Fu­ture Business Cen­tre Sem­i­nar Room, Peter­bor­ough United Foot­ball Club. Price: Free

What: Join us for a ‘be­hind the scenes’ talk from the Green Fes­ti­val com­mis­sioned artists, made pos­si­ble by Arts Coun­cil Eng­land and Trav­el­choice. Find out what they did, why they did it and what’s next! Drinks and nib­bles pro­vided. POND DIP­PING Who: Froglife When: Au­gust17,1pm-3pm Where: The Green Back­yard. Price: Free

What: Give pond­dip­ping a go at this lo­cal ur­ban­green space and see what you can find! Frog life will be on hand to help you iden­tify species. MOOR FARM WALK Who: Moor Farm When: Au­gust 18, 11am12.30pm Where: Moor Farm, New­bor­ough. Cost: Free

What: Dis­cover what goes on at a real farm. Walk through the fields, join a trac­tor ride and see how your food is grown. PETER­BOR­OUGH LIT­TER PICK Who: P EC T and In­vestors in the En­vi­ron­ment When: Au­gust18,4pm-6pm Where: Meet out­side the Key Theatre. Price: Free

What: Help make a dif­fer­ence to your lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment! Com­mu­ni­ties and lo­cal busi­nesses are join­ing forces to tidy up the lo­cal area along the river and sur­round­ing space. Equip­ment pro­vided. GO GREEN SALSA PARTY Who: Every­bodysalsa.com When: Au­gust 18, 7.30pm11pm Where: F en man pub­lic house, Whit­tle­sey Rd, Stan­ground.

What: Join a salsa party plus a free taster class for ev­ery­body who would like to‘ have a go’ at this fan­tas­tic Latin dance. The dress code for the evening is ‘wear some­thing green’ and first time dancers are wel­come( in­clud­ing un­der 16s when ac­com­pa­nied by an adult). For more de­tails call 01733 344934 or visit www. every­bodysalsa.com. CEL­E­BRA­TION OF YOUTH DAY Who: YMCA Cam­bridgeshire & Peter­bor­ough When: Satur­day 20th Au­gust, start­ing at 9am Where: Peter­bor­ough town cen­tre, in­clud­ing Cathe­dral Square. Near bus and train sta­tions Price: FREE

What: An event to cel­e­brate the di­verse, dy­namic and ex­cit­ing youth cul­ture in our city fea­tur­ing live mu­sic, sport, en­ter­tain­ment, arts, youth or­gan­i­sa­tions, academia, business ac­tiv­i­ties, em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and much more! PROJECT WILD THING FILM SCREEN­ING Who: PECT When: Au­gust20, at 7.30pm Where: Wild­wood (cin­ema room), Cathe­dral Square Price: Free( sug­gested do­na­tion £3)

What: What might hap­pen if a gen­er­a­tion be­comes com­pletely dis­con­nected from the out­doors and the nat­u­ral world? Find out in this doc­u­men­tary star­ring Chris Pack­ham and Ge­orge Mon­biot. DIS­CUS­SION: CON­SUMERISM Who: Peter­bor­ough in Tran­si­tion When: Au­gust 21, 1pm-3pm Where: The Green Back­yard Price: Do­na­tions wel­come

What: Peter­bor­ough in Tran­si­tion aims to find ways of strength­en­ing our lo­cal com­mu­nity and econ­omy, en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal skills and food pro­duc­tion. Head to the re­laxed set­ting of The Green Back­yard to dis­cuss con­sumerism – what we buy and the al­ter­na­tives.

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