Peterborough Green Festival to return in May

The Peterborough Green Festival

The Peterborough Green Festival

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The Peterborough Green Festival is returning for its 23rd year.

The launch day will be held on Saturday May 23 in the city centre and fringe events will take place across the city and surrounding areas from May 23-31.

Bringing together attractions, community groups, charities and businesses, the festival celebrates everything ‘green’ in Peterborough with a wide variety of events and activities running throughout the day.

The launch will be held in Cathedral Square, St John’s Square and Cowgate.

The festival will include environmental-themed art works by local artists who have been specially commissioned to highlight sustainability issues in innovative and engaging ways.

In addition, there will be a wide range of activities to get involved in on the launch day including heritage craft, live music, dance performances, the Children’s Playbus and interactive or participatory stalls showcasing information on wildlife, local food and craft work.

We’re very excited about this year’s festival.

April Sotomayor

Green Festival project officer April Sotomayor said: “We’re very excited about this year’s festival and the range of activities available for both children and adults.”

“It will be a fun and exciting week bringing together so many of the organisations that are making Peterborough the UK’s environmental capital.”

Fringe events will include a cycle powered cinema event, an eco-Swish clothing swap evening, farm walks, rambles and cycle rides, with more events still to be announced.

This year’s festival will be based on the theme of sustainable transport.

The festival is a free event run by the Peterborough Environment City Trust, an independent charity working towards making Peterborough a greener, cleaner and healthier place to live.

For more information and to be kept up to date on the latest event details visit www.pect.org.uk/GreenFestival.