A myth­i­cal king­dom awaits visi­tors to Thorpe Mead­ows

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Wow 24/7 - By Brad Barnes brad.barnes@jpress.co.uk Fol­low me on twit­ter @PTbrad­barnes

Peter­bor­ough’s Thorpe Mead­ows is set to be trans­formed into a myth­i­cal king­dom for a mag­nif­i­cently mag­i­cal week­end on Satur­day and Sun­day. Artists and per­form­ers will takeover­thep­ark­fort­wo­days of fun for all ages.

Mar­vel­lous I mag­i­nary Me­nagerie will take you on an adventure through sizzling sa­faris and snowy Siberia – this epic story of world travel and rare beasts will be told through drama, mu­sic and song.

Then, set off on a myth­i­cal jour­neythatwill­takey­oufrom the depths of the sea to the an­cient past with the Tale Trail. Lis­ten care­fully for clues from foursto­ry­tellers alongth­e­way to re­veal a se­cret mes­sage. Through­out­the­day, therewill also be Fairy and Elf Work­shops, trans­form­ing chil­dren into mag­i­cal crea­tures, colouringand­minibeast­mak­ing sta­tions and den­build­ing.

There is also the re­turn of fes­ti­val favourites Plunge Boom (for­merly of the ‘Troll’s Kitchen’) whose t wo i ntrigu­ing sci­en­tists will wow au­di­ences with a horde of mi­cro-crea­tures in jars - a cross be­tween In­di­ana Jones and David Bel­lamy, th­ese an­i­mal lovers are on­amis­sionofminia­ture pro­por­tions.

The Mys­térieuses Coif­fures, another pop­u­lar re­turn to the Arts Fes­ti­val, will be treat­ing visi­tors to ex­traor­di­nary­hairstyles, reach­ing­great heights with noth­ing but his usual ar­ray of un­usual ac­ces­sories.

Live mu­sic is pro­vided by lo­cal folk band, Pen­ny­less, and a brand newseries of OurS­to­ries’ will be launched.

Sheena Car­man, Vi­vac­ity Arts Devel­op­ment of­fi­cer, said: “The­w­ho­lethingis­go­ing to­bepinned­to­geth­er­bysto­ry­tellers. They­will­weavesto­ries around the sculp­tures, about the folk­lore of the area and all the nat­u­ral mini beasts that you can find there.”

Theeven­tat Thor­peMead­ow­is­no­tonlya­great op­por­tu­nity to take in and ex­pe­ri­ence this fan­tas­tic site of nat­u­ral beauty but will also shine a light on the trea­sures of its sculp­ture trail – a site of cul­tural sig­nif­i­cance unique to Peter­bor­ough. Among the sculp­tures to be ex­plored are anun­ti­tled­piece­byMilesDavis and ‘Quarry’ by Wolf.

Re­fresh­ments will be on handthrough­out­the­week­end from The Hook, Pi­rate Bar for adults and chil­dren alike.

Each day’s events will start at 10.30am and end at 5pm.

The en­ter­tain­ment lined up for fun at Thorpe Mead­ows.

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