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SUMMER CONCERT If you enjoy orchestral music don’t miss The City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra's summer concert being held at The Voyager Academy in Walton on Sunday June 14. The programme is Mendelssohn's Symphony No3 (The Scottish), Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No1 in A Minor and the St Paul's Suite by Holst. It starts at 7.30pm and you can find out more on

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT SACREWELL After the outstanding success of last year’s outdoor theatre performance, Sacrewell Farm near Wansford is delighted to be welcoming back Cambridge Touring Theatre on Saturday June 14 with their new show, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Logic is abandoned in this wonderfully interactive tale of childhood and imagination as Alice meets White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter and the March Hare. Filled with catchy songs such as ‘A Flea and a Fly in a Flu’ and ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat’, this lively and funny performance is brought to life for families with music, dancing and a host of pranks that appeal to both children and adults alike. With the performance starting at 6pm, families are invited to arrive at the farm from 5pm to enjoy a picnic near the picturesque Watermill. Make sure you bring something comfy to sit on.

Tickets are £12.50 and £10.50 (concessions) and school children get in free.

PETERBOROUGH PUB QUIZ Can you tell your Baker Perkins from your Perkins Engines? Do you know which bus route goes from Werrington to Orton? Have you any idea which Peterborian founded Pizza Express? Then this could be the quiz for you! Just head along to the Brewery Tap pub to test your knowledge of Peterborough in this special pub quiz on Tuesday June 24 at 7pm. A team must be between three and six people, it’s free to enter and there are prizes to be won! To enter a team call 01733 864663 or email

The family who are dressed up in the best Alice in Wonderland themed costumes will win a £25 voucher to spend in the Three Little Ducks Gift Shop. Tickets cost £8 for an adult, £6 for a child and £25 for a family of four. Children under two can attend for free. To book visit or call the farm on 01780 782254.

CHATTERIS PARTY IN THE PARK The party’s happening big style in Chatteris on Saturday June 28 with plenty of family fun and live music to get your summer started!

PETERBOROUGH ARTISTS OPEN UP! Each year, the artists and crafts people of the Peterborough area open their studios, workspaces and homes to the public. It’s a great opportunity to interact with them and find out more about the techniques and materials involved in their work, or just to have a look around. It’s free to enter each venue and all the artists will have original work for sale and many will have cards and prints available should anything take your eye!

The event is held at Furrowfields from 10am and includes living history encampments, stalls, funfair rides, an entertainment arena and much more. The parade leaves Church Lane at 11am and arrives on site at 11.30am.

There’s a special preveiw event on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8 on Cathedral Square in the city centre when 19 artists will be showing and selling their work and giving live demonstrations.

There’s a great line up of live entertainment on stage from 5pm featuring Christian Smith, Violet Bones,The Islanders, Heartwork, Music & Spies, Misty Jones, B-Sydes, Katy Watts, Shannon, Holly & Connor, Abbie, Kira Gibson and Zeldarr.

The Artists Open Studios event is then held from June 2829 and July 5-6 & July 12-13.

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A POETIC JOURNEY – THE LIFE & WRITINGS OF JOHN CLARE If you haven’t been along to the revamped Peterborough Museum yet you’re missing out as the improvements are amazing! As well as some great new features the Museum frequently hosts short term special exhibitions and this month to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of the poet John Clare, there’s a unique and extraordinary exhibition on show until Sunday June 22. Offering a once-in-a-generation chance to see incredibly rare, fragile and beautiful manuscripts written by John Clare, discover the largest collection of the poet’s works shown in one place since 1893. This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Centre for John Clare Studies at the University of Cambridge. Entry is free, except on special event days, and there’s no need to book – just drop in.

SURGERY PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE TALK & TOUR If you’re intrigued by history tinged with a little gore you can explore the fascinating story of the development of surgery over the last 500 years in a tour and talk at Peterborough Museum on Friday June 13. Photo: Emma Bothamley

There are two tours of the Museum’s unique original Victorian operating theatre, with medical expert John Redmond, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Allied Health and Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University. It’s aprty of the Heritage Festival fringe events and places are limited so pre-booking recommended. The talk’s presented as part of Universities Week 2014. Tickets are £3 adults, £2 concessions and the price includes refreshments.


Call Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663 or email SUMMER IN THE CITY –

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ESP Magazine June 2014