10 of the best things to do in Peterborough this week

Our weekly round-up of things to see and do in and around the city, week starting March 16

Friday, 17th March 2017, 11:50 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:07 am
Harpist, Eleanor Turner, who plays at St Johns at Tuesday lunchtime on 21 st March


Broadway Theatre, March 18

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band join Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth Choir for a performance starting at 7.30pm.

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Tickets from Peterborough Visitor Information Centre, on 0333 666 3366 or atwww.peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk


Peterborough Cathedral, March 18

Peterborough Choral Society give their first concert under their new music director, Steven Grahl, who is also the Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral. The programme includes the Maria Theresa Mass by Joseph Haydn, a Te Deum by his younger brother Michael and a Handel Organ Concerto with Steven Grahl as soloist. The orchestra is early music specialists Musica Donum Dei playing on period instruments, and the soloists include Peterborough girl Katie Jeffries-Harris.

Steven Grahl

Lee Nelson

South Holland Centre, Mar 18

Top class comedian, trickster and down right cheeky chappie Lee Nelson returns to Spalding withhis brand-new, laugh-out- loud, best ever stand-up show! Renowned for his outrageously daring antics, including gate-crashing the England FA team tour bus, the live X-Factor stage and Kanye West’s Glastonbury headline set – Lee is out on tour again with his Serious Joker show.


Peterborough Music Festival 2016

Youth Music Showcase

Key Theatre, March 17

The Showcase is an opportunity for young singer-songwriters, bands and composers to perform their own music in a special concert, and receive specialist feedback from Strictly Come Dancing’s Hayley Sanderson as well as prizes and a recording session for winners. There are three categories - Solo Instrumentalist, Singer Songwriter and Band/Ensemble –


Lee Nelson

Music Festival Finale

Key Theatre, March 18

The festival week will finish with a concert featuring he best performers, which will also include the selection of the Peterborough Young Musician of the Year 2017.



St John’s Church, March 21


The popular 45 minute “Tuesdays Till Two” lunchtime concerts return at 1pm when Stamford- based harpist Eleanor Turner plays.



St Peter’s Church, Oundle, March 18

Music in Special Places – Northumbrian piper and composer Kathryn Tickell returns to Oundle with an accordion player and clog dancer Amy Thatcher.


High School Musical

The Cresset, today until Saturday

You have seen it on Tv and the big screen, now enjoy a slice of High School Musical by Rare Productions..



Town Bridge Car Park, today until April 2

Enjoy all the fun of the fair as the annual John Thurston Peterborough Mart Fun Fair rolls into town with special reduced price nights.

Imagine Whittlesey

Sir Harry Smith Community College, Whittlesey, March 18

The concert is going to be a celebration of local heritage and stories from around the globe that will bring together Whittlesey’s unique relationship with music and a celebrated festival that attracts people from all over the country.

Tickets £4 at www.cppmaketplace.co.uk.

Steven Grahl
Peterborough Music Festival 2016
Lee Nelson