Can you help to feed 500?

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It is now just over five weeks until arts organisation ‘Metal’ feeds the 500 at their Harvest Festival meal on Sunday, September 20.

The team are delivering a meal for 500 people between 10am and 4:30pm in Cathedral Square, Peterborough. International artists Lucy and Jorge Orta will be hosting the meal.

The festival will celebrate the relationship between the city and its rural countryside, and is made up of locally sourced ingredients .

However, catering and serving a meal on this scale relies on an army of dedicated volunteers.

Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive of Peterborough City Council, has already signed up as a volunteer waiter to help serve the food. She is encouraging other council members and officers to do the same.

There is still time to get involved in this spectacular event by volunteering in a wide range of roles.

Volunteer assistant chefs and bread makers will get to work alongside head chef Lee Clarke of Clarkes restaurant.

Event stewards will receive training from Triple SSS Security and will help the event run smoothly.

You can also put your name down to work alongside one the 10 UK artists sharing new processions, sound works and films for the weekend.

Volunteering at this festival is a great way to meet new people, develop a CV, dip your toe into something new or even just be part of what will be a great art work.

If you would like to volunteer then please email

For more information about the Harvest Festival, or to apply to be one of the 500 people being fed, visit