There is storytime for little ones, a fun day, zoo park tiger celebration, comedy, films, music and more to enjoy in the Peterborough area - starting tonight with a music and dance show world premiere.
Summer of Stories
Queensgate, July 29-August 9
The rip-roaring event will be filled with book characters, family story time and crafts. From a giant inflatable Boris the Bookworm to Story Soup adventures with Wendy Wordsworth, there’s something for everyone happening over the Summer of Stories!
Don’t miss out on the Giant Book Nook library area with cushions and beanbags, plus a magical forest of woodland characters from modern and classic fairy tales, not to mention bookmark-making, cartoon-character designing and story-writing.
Summer of Stories is taking place in support of the Vivacity Summer Reading Challenge 2019 event, which aims to get people reading more. Stories will be read by the wonderful Wendy Wordsworth, on the following dates:
July 29/August 2 and 6 – Fairy tale Friends with Little Red Riding Hood and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf;
July 30/August 3 and 7 – Adventures with Words with Will Whiskers the Mouse and Hermione Hare;
July 31/August 4 and 8 – Dip into Stories with Egg Soldiers;
August 1/5 and 9 – The Magic of Stories with Professor Page Turner and Harry Hardback.
To find out more about the Summer of Stories and Queensgate Shopping Centre, visit http://www.queensgate-shopping.co.uk/
New Theatre, July 25-27
A brand-new tap dancing and beatboxing spectacular show featuring a cast of 9 performers including champion beatboxer Hobbit, world class tap dancers
and some of the finest street musicians in the country including London Rapper Roxxxan.
City Market, July 26
Two top artists will battle it out at the first ever Battle Lines event at Peterborough City Market. Lee Mason and Graham George will put their artistic skills to the test in the 90-minute contest, with the crowd deciding the winner. The live art will be complemented by music from Steve Crowe, and cuisine from some of the city’s best independent food stalls including Resist Vegan Kitchen, who will be on hand for a special one-off pop-up stall.
Starts at 6.30pm
Global Tiger Day
Hamerton Zoo Park, near Sawtry, July 29
The Zoo Park will be raising funds for 21st Century Tiger’s conservation projects with wild tigers. Throughout the day lots of events will be taking place, from feeding sessions and talks, to raffles. Also 4cats Heimtierbedarf GmbH will be providing supersized cat toys for the big cats which will be a delight for visitors to watch.
Paston Farm, July 27
Children’s activities, rabbits and guinea pigs for petting, birds of prey, bouncy castle, face painting and more.
Open 11am to 3pm
Photo Walk with Chris Porsz
62 Gladstone Street Gallery, July 27, 4pm - 6pm
Join PT columnist Chris Porsz, the Paramedic Paparazzo, as he guides you on a little adventure around Central Peterborough photographing the real Peterborough in all its glory. Afterwards you can post your images to the FB page of ‘62’ the Gladstone St Art Gallery.
Lightbox Cafe, Bridge Street, tonight
Headlining is the effortlessly engaging Andrew Bird.
Burghley Film Festival
Burghley House, until July 28
The season got under way yesterday but there is still time to see some of your favourite movies in a magnificent setting - with morning and evening sessions.
Timetable at www.burghley.co.uk
Shall We Dance?
Showcase Cinema, July 27 and 28
André Rieu the King Of Waltz is asking Shall We Dance? as he invites you to join him in the comfort of your local cinema, welcoming you into the beautiful and historic town of Maastricht accompanied by his amazing 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra.
Peckover House, Wisbech, July 27
From noon, Jamie Maxwell will be talking about how career changes took him from photographer to illustrator. He has now become the illustrator for a new series of children’s books, ‘The DNA Detectives’, which encourage children into more science-led careers’.