Wall climbing, comedy, The Proms, dancing: 10 best things to do this week

Our weekly round-up of 10 of the best things to do in and around Peterborough this week.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 4:11 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:06 am
Peterborough Climbing Wall

Wall climbing

Town Sports Club, Bretton Gate, March 12

If you fancy giving climbing a go, you can get a taste for it in safety at the Peterborough Climbing Wall. And this week it holds its bouldering competition with loads of prizes and around 30 blocks to try - so there will be something for everyone. There are five categories to enter, starting with novices.

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The seasons opens on Friday January 13 with Goodfellas

Entry is on the day only and costs £6.


An Evening With David Lowndes

Peterborough Salvation Army Citadel, March 15

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Peterborough Telegraph photographer David Lowndes will be telling stories from his 40-plus year career to raise money for the Mayor’s charities. Not only has he seen the reign of 45 Peterborough mayors and five bishops, he’s also had the chance to interact with five MPs and 20 Posh managers.


Voodoo Lounge, Stamford, tonight 8pm.

The seasons opens on Friday January 13 with Goodfellas

March winds may be blowing outside but down in the VOODOO STANDS UP there will be gales of laughter as John Elson introduces four of the finest comedians the professional circuit has to offer. Including “ live at the Apollo” star Mike Gunn.

All welcome to come along and join in the chuckles.

Tel 07595 412 056) or £10 on the door.

Last Night at the Proms

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Peterborough Cathedral, Saturday, March 9

Fancy an evening of rousing music? The Mayor of Peterborough is hosting a concert featuring The Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment to raise money for the Mayor’s charities.


Flower Club

Werrington Village Hall, tonight

Werrington Flower Club will hold its demonstration evening at 7.30pm. Entry fee £5.00.



Stamford Arts Centre, until Saturday

There is still time to see Stamford Shoestring Theatre’s production of the play by Roger McGough based on the work by Molière.

Familiar characters feature in this delightful play including the bossy matriarch, indulged daughter, frustrated son, lippy family retainer and sensible uncle.



Braza Club, March, Friday

The sound of classic soul and Motown from the 60s and 70s will be on the decks as the dancers take to the best sprung wooden dance-floor in the area. DJing will be Mick J, John Bradley and Neil Randall along with

Mr Sunny Hunny Soul Weekend Jamie Trundle.

Hermitage Ensemble

St Leonard’s Church, Glapthorn

Enjoy the magic of Russian Orthodox and Folk Music from St Petersburg’s Finest Singing Ensemble at 7.30 p.m.

01832 272594 or 273526

Castor and Ailsworth Arts Society

Cedar Centre, tonight at 7.30pm

Enjoy a demonstration by Tim Fisher from Melton area who will be using line and watercolour.


Showcase Cinema, March 12

Following the huge success of the nostalgic Flashback initiative, Showcase Cinemas kicks off a new season with mafia movie, Goodfellas at 2pm. The biographical crime movie stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.