A mythical kingdom awaits visitors to Thorpe Meadows
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.