Top 10 things to do in and around Peterborough this week

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Our weekly round-up of family friendly events in and around the Peterborough area.

1) Cathedral Candlelit Tour - Peterborough Cathedral, March 24

Enjoy a rare chance to see the building as our ancestors saw it, by candlelight.

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Last year’s candlelit evening for photographers was a huge success and oversubscribed, so early booking is advised. The cathedral will be closed to other visitors for the evening, so guests will be able to enjoy exclusive access to the building. There will be plenty of time to admire the atmosphere and serenity of the great spaces, whilst listening as a well informed guide tells the cathedral’s story.

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2)Fun Fair - Town Bridge Car Park until April 2

Enjoy all the fun of the fair with the annual John Thurston Peterborough Mart Fun Fair open tonight until Sunday, with special reduced prices.

3) Discoveries Exhibition - Peterborough Cathedral Visitor Centre, March 29-May 25

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Discover more about the remarkable pieces found during the archaeological dig in the cathedral precincts in June 2016. They range from Roman pottery to medieval painted glass and early 20th century domestic ware. Find out what they can tell us about the site and its inhabitants down the centuries.

4) Wonderwoman: The Naked Truth - Stamford Arts Centre, March 29

Presented by the NotNow Collective and written by Kristina Gavran and Tina Hofman, Wonderwoman is a show that addresses life after becoming a parent, probing 21 st century parenthood with all its highs and lows. Witness the two worlds ultimately collide with this highly original, entertaining and thought provoking show.


5) Wresting - Peterborough Post Office Club, March 25

Greetings, grapple fans, Norton British Wrestling presentsTime 2 Rise professional wrestling for all the family. The action gets under way at 7.30pm with the first of a series of bouts. Tickets 01733 762951

6) Lazy Sunday - Pizza Parlour and Music Cafe, Sunday

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Accord3 straddle genres from Faure to Springstein, Paul Simon to Metallica, John Lennon to Muse. A versatile cornucopia of musical surprise for your Sunday afternoon entertainment from 3pm to 6pm.


7) Suburra - Peterborough Arts Cinema, tonight

In 2011, Ostia is the subject of a giant real estate project intended to make the harbour of Ancient Rome the Las Vegas of today. But the place soon becomes a battlefield where criminals and politicians either join forces cynically or fight each other ruthlessly.


8) Peterborough Bird Club - Peterborough Post Office Club, 7.30pm, March 28

Discover more about the birds, butterflies and botany of Bulgaria with guest lecturer Ann Scott.

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9) National Gardens Scheme 21 Chapel Street, Hacconby, PE10 0UL, Mar 26 11am-4pm

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An old farmyard plot covered in rubbish and old sheds behind an 18th century cottage is now a small walled garden with a paved area, a pool, a large alpine planted area and intensively planted beds and borders.

10) French Market Cathedral Square, Friday to Sunday.