New summer date for the return of Peterborough’s Green Festival

Peterborough Green Festival

Peterborough Green Festival

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Independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust’s annual Green Festival is back – bigger and better than ever before!

This year the event is heating up, moving to a new summertime date of Saturday, August 13, with fringe events running through to August 21.

In addition to this, PECT is thrilled to announce that the Festival has been awarded Arts Council funding for a three-year period, bringing £73,500 funding into the city.

This funding will be used to commission artists to create innovative artworks for the Festival – whether its street theatre, visual art or spoken word – to promote sustainable living and encourage people to take positive actions for their local and global environment.

The 2016 Festival has been sponsored by Travelchoice, which will also allow sustainable transport to be highlighted in exciting and thought-provoking ways.

Bringing together attractions, community groups, charities and businesses, the Green Festival celebrates everything ‘green’ in Peterborough with a wide variety of events and activities running, offering plenty of free fun for the whole family.

For more information and to be kept up to date on the latest event details visit: www.pect.org.uk. Join in the conservation online @SustainableCity with #PECTGreenFest.

The Trust is looking to commission six artists (open to all disciplines) to create new works for the festival. The artists will work alongside the charity and an Artistic Producer to create works which will form part of the Green Festival launch day and the rest of the Festival.

PECT is seeking proposals from emerging and established creative practitioners who are principally interested in developing an engaging piece of work that captures the public’s imagination. Deadline is March 16.