VIDEO: Peterborough's generosity exceeds expectations with donations to Queensgate's Gift Tree
The generosity of people in Peterborough is already exceeding expectations this year as the Queensgate Gift Tree, in partnership with Spurgeons Children’s Charity, has received more than 2,000 gifts so far.
One attractive Christmas song followed another in this appropriately festive concert by the Military Wives. Traditional carols like O Little Town of Bethlehem and Ding Dong Merrily on High were performed in snappy new arrangements which included uplifting key changes. Not to mention more commercial repertoire like Jingle Bells and Let it Snow. Particularly fascinating was an arrangement of Away in a Manger which cleverly juxtaposed both the English and American versions.
Former Peterborough Poet Laureate Charley Genever has been awarded £14,000 of National Lottery funding by Arts Council England to support her project Freak Speak in creating Peterborough’s first young poetry and spoken word collective.