Our weekly round-up of 10 of the best things to do this week
It's full steam ahead as Sacrewell celebrates its 21st anniversary working alongside Peterborough Society of Model Engineers for its annual Steam Rally.
Sacrewell Farm, July 15/16, 10am - 4pm
Sacrewell Steam Weekend is the chance to explore the world of miniature traction steam engines with the experts. There’ll be a small model railway, model boats and plenty of steam. Watch an array of engines parade around the activity centre, set against the beautiful backdrop of Sacrewell Mill.
Wistow Maze, opens July 19
To mark the 130th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of Sherlock himself, complete with deerstalker hat and pipe. The Quiz Trail has a ‘Whodunnit’ theme this year, and visitors will have to find clues hidden amongst the three miles of pathways, to help identify the culprit and solve the curious case of the Wistow Maze!
The giant 8-acre maize maze is redesigned each year using GPS satellite technology.
Full detail on 07884 403889 and www.wistow.com
Parkway Club, Maskew Avenue, July 14
Long-time Searchers frontman Spencer James (and Friends) will be on stage supported by The Thrillbillies. Doors open 7pm.
Thomas Walker Centre, Princes Street, today
Local historian June Bull will give a talk to the Breatheasy Peterborough Group July meeting at 2pm.
Further details contact Geoff 01733 578752
Stamford Music Festival
Stamford Meadows, July 14/16
Three days of great music on two stages featuring Bianca and the Top Cats, Joey Clarkson, Top Banana Band, The Gangsters, Oakleas Rise, Austin Gold and Steve Bean - plus many more. Throughout the weekend there will also be stalls selling crafts, clothing and accessories as well as festival street food and drink selections, craft beer and cider, seating area and children’s activities to keep the little ones entertained.
51 Apsley Way, Longthorpe, July 16
John and Rosie Sandall are hosting the Chernobyl children’s appeal Garden Party, from 2.30 to 4.30pm, Tea, cakes, strawberries and cream. Entertainment by the Palmerston Ukulele Band. Lots of stalls, bric-a-brac, jewellery, books, face painting, children’s games. Admission free.
Car Boot Sale
Thorpe Hall Sue Ryder Hospice, July 16
Booking a spot isn’t necessary for the hospice fundraiser, just turn up on the morning. It is open to the public (50p entry) from 1pm-4pm - stallholders should arrive at
12 noon. It is £5 per car pitch, vans and trailers is £10 per pitch.
The Solstice, July 14
SolGarden Sessions returns with The Guards performing from 10.30pm. It’s FREE ENTRY until 11pm.
Peterborough Arts Cinema
John Clare Theatre, tonight
In celebration of 70 years as a film society, see “Odd Man Out” from 1947 with James Mason, Robert Newton and Cyril Cusack. Carol Reed (The Third Man) directs what for many is one of the great British films.
Embankment, July 16, 1pm
Fundraiser in aid of the Children of Adam charity.