Peterborough Arts Festival to move to Thorpe Meadows

Peterborough Arts Festival 2014 in the City Centre. The Transe Express spectacular Divas and Tambours watched by crowds in Cathedral Square EMN-140709-194632009
Peterborough Arts Festival 2014 in the City Centre. The Transe Express spectacular Divas and Tambours watched by crowds in Cathedral Square EMN-140709-194632009

The Peterborough Arts Festival will move from the city centre to Thorpe Meadows, it has been revealed.

The spectacular annual event has been held at Central Park and the Embankment in the past, before moving to Cathedral Square and Bridge Street.

Peterborough Arts Festival 2014 in the City Centre. Th Transe Express spectacular Divas and Tambours EMN-140709-193112009

Peterborough Arts Festival 2014 in the City Centre. Th Transe Express spectacular Divas and Tambours EMN-140709-193112009

However, the 2016 event will take place at Thorpe Meadows in August, and at the Key Theatre in September.

The festival will kick off on August 20 with a weekend of activities based around Myths and Mini Beasts.

There will be Storytellers, Sculptures, Music and lots of ‘Faerie and Beasty’ shenanigans including the Magic Dust Disco, Mini Beast Quests, Den Building, plus plenty of other interactive workshops to keep everyone entertained.

The Key Theatre weekend will take place on September 3 and September 4. The ‘Keyfeste’ will be a weekend celebration of artistic talent with music, dance, circus, puppets and storytelling, family oriented in the relaxing atmosphere of the Key Theatre and by the Riverside.

In previous years the Arts Festival band including The Futureheads have played sets, and spectacular parades and events have taken place in the city centre. The festival has also seen street performers fill the city with jaw-dropping stunts and incredible acts.