Brad Barnes

Love, death and family explored in dad and daughter show

Ugly Chief by Victoria Melody is a new father and daughter show, by nationally acclaimed theatre-maker, Vic Melody, featuring her dad (celebrity antique dealer, Mike Melody) and a live jazz band, explores love, death and family with humour and honesty (Key Theatre, today and tomorrow, April 20 and 21).

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The Riverside restaurant

Eating out: Great food but restaurant down by the river lacks identity

I was quite looking forward to lunch at the Riverside restaurant for a number of reasons.


Peterborough United in Song to show support for Prostate Cancer UK

Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre opened its doors for Men United in Song on Saturday, a charity concert supporting Prostate Cancer UK, organised by the city’s award-winning Peterborough Male Voice Choir.

Damian Wawrzyniak at House of Feasts

Peterborough chef’s #StopNoShow campaign goes global

A Peterborough restaurateur has seen his battle against the crippling effect on the food and drink industry of customers failing to turn up to honour bookings go worldwide.


PICTURE SPECIAL: Special event for fathers and daughters with Peterborough photographer

The Platform8 theatre festival is underway and a special event was held to mark two of the shows having a father-daughter theme.

Red Riding Hood and The Wolf

Classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf gets a spin

Time for bed. Tuck yourself in. This is where Robyn’s story begins in Red Riding Hood and the Wolf at the Key Theatre Studuion on Sunday (15th).

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Peterborough's wagamama restaurant in Long Causeway.

Win £200 to spend at wagamama in Peterborough

Japanese inspired restaurant wagamama is giving Peterborough Telegraph readers the chance to win a first taste of their brand new menu before anyone else.

Dear Zoo

A little piece on animal magic that is timeless

It might have taken 35 years or more to bring Dear Zoo to the stage, but it has certainly been worth the wait.

Theatre and Comedy
PMVC at Oundle

Peterborough choirs make it a double with impressive haul of silverware

The city’s award-winning choirs made a clean sweep at the prestigious Oundle Festival of Music and Drama –bringing home an impressive collection of silverware.

Rock For Heroes

What’s on in Peterborough this week

Looking for something to do in the Peterborough area this weekend? Look no further!

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: A pleasant surprise you fail to spot right under your nose in Peterborough city centre

RESTAURANT REVIEW: A pleasant surprise you fail to spot right under your nose in Peterborough city centre

Brad Barnes dines at RBG Bar and Grill at The Park Inn, Wentworth Street, Peterborough city centre

Eating Out
Homely lunch that was Fayre enough, if not Spot on

Homely lunch that was Fayre enough, if not Spot on

Lunch at The Fayre Spot might not quite have the ring of some of my recent food and drink ventures in Peterborough, but it was nevertheless a very enjoyable one.


PHOTO SPECIAL: 22 headshaves in support of Baston cancer battler James

More than 20 friends and family joined cancer sufferer James Wallis for a fundraising headshave last week.


FIRST LOOK INSIDE: The Gordon Arms reopens after refurbishment

Take a look inside The Gordon Arms on Oundle Road, at Orton Longueville, which reopens today (Monday) after undergoing an extensive transformation.

Wizard of Oz coming to The Broadway on April 10

Yellow Brick Road leads to Peterborough as Wizard of Oz comes to The Broadway

Meet Dorothy as she goes on a magical adventure to the Land Of Oz, and follow her as she tries to find her way home when The Wizard of Oz comes to The Broadway on April 10.

Theatre and Comedy
Jason Manford

Review: Working or Middle - Jason is just Class

He might have made quite a name for himself as a theatre star, singer and even TV presenter - he is a great frontman for ITV’s What Would Your Kid Do? - but stand-up is where it all began for Jason Manford and I for one am happy to see him back on stage after a couple of years away.

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Madame Electrifie

Get set for glitter fuelled antics of Madame Electrifie in Peterborough

Jim and Zed from The Eclectic Ballroom have a special guest joining them at The Lightbox on Bridge Street on Saturday night.

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The Limehouse Golem

New season gets under way at Peterborough Arts Cinema

Peterborough Arts Cinema‘s spring season at the John Clare Theatre in Broadway gets under way tonight with period thriller The Limehouse Golem.

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A Turkish restaurant you would be Mad not to try

A Turkish restaurant you would be Mad not to try

A good showing at last week’s British Kebab Awards was more than enough reason for me to make my first visit in some time to the popular little Turkish restaurant in Stamford, The Mad Turk.

The new Mania pizza restaurant in Cowgate which opens on Saturday

Topo is no more as Mania takes its place on Peterborough’s pizza strip

A new restaurant will take its place on Cowgate in Peterborough city centre on Saturday, looking to get a pizza the action....

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