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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - LOOKING BACK -

1 Deep­ings Raft Race River Wel­land, Au­gust 6 The theme is The Great Bri­tish Raft Off so any­thing typ­i­cally Bri­tish will do, and whilst you don’t have to dress up or de­sign your rafts on this theme it does add to the spec­ta­cle! The main nom­i­nated char­i­ties this year are The Ev­er­green Trust and The Deep­ings Youth Group. There will be a huge ar­ray of var­ied stalls, clas­sic cars and bikes, a fun­fair, mu­sic and other demon­stra­tions, two “bus bars,” a trea­sure hunt, com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing prizes for the best fancy dress, plus bake a cake and lots more. www.deep­ingsraftrace.co.uk

2 Lunchtime recital Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral, Au­gust 7 Pi­anist and com­poser Charles Tim­ber­lake re­turns to the cathe­dral to present his unique blend of the orig­i­nal, the sa­cred and the sec­u­lar… an in­spi­ra­tional mix of com­po­si­tions, hymns and pop­u­lar bal­lads… in cel­e­bra­tion of his 60th birthday. Take a trip down mem­ory lane as Charles also plays med­leys of songs from 1957 and the 1960s. Free ad­mis­sion with retiring col­lec­tion. www.peter­bor­ough-cathe­dral. org.uk

3 Lunchtime recital St John’s Church, city cen­tre, Au­gust 8 The Tues­days Till Two se­ries of per­for­mances con­tin­ues with El­iz­a­beth and John Arkell play­ing a pro­gramme of duets on the re­cently re­built or­gan, 100 years old this year. Starts 1pm. Ad­mis­sion is free (with a sug­gested dona­tion of £4 to the retiring col­lec­tion). A pop-up café, pro­vided by vol­un­teers from The Green Back­yard, runs from noon.

4 Ar­chae­ol­ogy Ad­ven­tur­ers Club Flag Fen, Aug 7-11 and Aug 14-18 For kids aged 8 – 12, it’s a great op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in fun ac­tiv­i­ties, make new friends, and try some­thing new. Your bud­ding ar­chae­ol­o­gist will be able to get hands-on in the Big Dig Tent, han­dle arte­facts, ex­plore the Bronze Age land­scape and wildlife, try

5 Bank Job Es­cape Peter­bor­ough, Church Walk, Au­gust 4 How do you rate your puz­zle solv­ing skills? Peter­bor­ough’s new­est es­cape room in­tro­duces a new chal­lenge the Bank Job. www.es­capepeter­bor­ough. co.uk

6 Some Like It Hot Key The­atre, Au­gust 6 Mark­ing 55 years since the death of the iconic Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, watch one of her best loved films on the big screen. Box of­fice - 01733 207239

new crafts and lots more.

Call Peter­bor­ough Mu­seum on 01733 864663.

7 Blue Hawaii Key The­atre, Au­gust 6 Re-live one of the

King’s great­est films to com­mem­o­rate 40 years since the tragic death of Elvis. Chad Gates de­cides to work as a tour guide and ro­mance the lovely out-of-town visi­tors tour­ing the is­land.

Tel 01733 207239 8 Feed the 1,000 Cathe­dral Square, Au­gust 5 From 11am3pm lo­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal char­ity PECT is run­ning an event funded by the Sains­bury’s Waste Less, Save More cam­paign, which aims to tackle the grow­ing issue of food waste. The aim of the pic­nic is to feed 1,000 peo­ple with lo­cally sourced food, mak­ing use of in­gre­di­ents that would have other­wise gone to waste.

www.pect.org.uk 9 Beach Week Spring­fields, Spald­ing Au­gust 7-11 Each day from 12 pm there will be sand pits and face paint­ing, the char­ac­ters from Paw Pa­trol and don­keys.

spring­fields shop­ping.co.uk

10 Sto­ry­telling Ser­pen­tine Green, Au­gust 5

10am to 4pm hear Julius Ze­bra by Gary North­field plus face paint­ing.

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