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.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Event - By: Holly As­ton News@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @hol­ly­jadeas­ton

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.”

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