Splendid Stargazing You can look forward to seeing stars with the BBC - because Flag Fen is delighted to be hosting two exciting events as part of the Stargazing LIVE season in January. Come and join in a range of astronomy-themed activities and enjoy an evening of stargazing. A Night of Stargazing at Flag Fen. Monday 16 January, 6pm-9pm (last admission 8.30pm) - FREE ENTRY. Join us for an evening event supported by the BBC to find out more about the wonders of the stars.Try your hand at stargazing with our on site astronomers. Learn about the secrets of the universe in our mobile planetarium (places limited) or try your hand at our fun activities. Please ensure you
wrap up warm, bring a torch, and wear appropriate footwear! Splendid Stargazing Sunday at Flag Fen. Sunday 22 January, 10am-7pm (last admission 6pm). £5 adults, £4.50 concessions, £3.75 children, £13.75 families. Join us to explore the mysteries of the sky. Try astronomy inspired crafts, hear the stories of the constellations and visit a planetarium. As the sun goes down, the Peterborough Astronomical Society will be on hand with their telescopes and expertise for stargazing (weather permitting). Never fear if the weather is against us, the society will instead give an exciting talk about the night sky. Wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear. For more information, call 01733 313414.
Katharine of Aragon Festival Katharine of Aragon, Henry Vlll’s first wife, was buried at Peterborough Cathedral on 29 January 1536. The anniversary of this significant event in royal and Peterborough history is now marked each year with a series of commemorative events. The programme for 2012 has been organised by Peterborough Cathedral in association with Peterborough City Council and Vivacity, and includes: Friday 27 January: Commemorative services at the Cathedral during the day, attended by city dignitaries and local schoolchildren. Saturday 28 January 11am-3pm: Tudor Living History Day at the cathedral, with a chance to meet
Katherine and Henry Vlll, Tudor dancing and music, Tudor crafts, archery, surgery and much more! Saturday 28 January at 7.30pm: An evening talk at the cathedral by Stuart Orme from Peterborough Museum entitled ‘Henry Vlll’s Grandma -Margaret Beaufort of Collyweston’. Sunday 29 January at 2pm: Tudor and Stuart Peterborough Guided Walk around the city centre with a costumed guide. Find out what the city would have been like during the Tudor period and at the time of the Civil War. Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions. For more information visit www. peterborough-cathedral.org.uk Tickets for the events available at Peterborough Destination Centre, call 01733 452336 vivacity-peterborough.com 9
16 & 22 January