Myths and Mini Beasts fun for all
Families enjoy a fun-filled weekend at the Myths and Mini Beasts festival held at Thorpe Meadows by Vivacity.
Last Saturday and Sunday Thorpe Meadows was transformed into a mythical kingdom for Vivacity’s Myths and Mini Beasts.
Throughout both days artists and performers entertained the whole family with workshops, storytelling, sculptures and music.
One of the performers included Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie who are a puppet group on a quest to find out about imaginary animals.
The Microscopic Animal Enthusiasts were also there showing people their collection of microscopic specimens.
A popular station at the festival was Mysterieuses Coiffures who turned people’s hair into pieces of art within a matter of minutes using twigs and flowers.
Other activities that were available included story tellers doing trails and adults getting involved in making dens.
Sheena Carman, who’s in charge of Art Development at Vivacity, said: “The whole day was a great success.
“It was set out to feel very natural and full of fun which is definitely something I think we achieved.
“All the activities and performances were popular, however the children especially liked making elf shields, wings and completing the trails.
“Mysterieuses Coiffures was busy all day working with people’s hair and by lunchtime on both days we were having to take bookings due to high demand.
“We also had loads of people dancing to the music from Pennyless, a Peterborough based folk band, that set a good atmosphere.
“I feel that visitors were very happy with what was on offer especially as one family told me that compared to a festival they had previously visited that was paid for, this was much better.
“This is definitely something we will be holding again next year due to the excellent feedback we have received and we hope it becomes bigger and better.”