15 of the best things to do in Peterborough this week
The Autumn Festival Weekend at Ferry Meadows offers so much to do in the great outdoors - plus there are plenty of fang-tastic Halloween inspired events to look forward to.
Autumn Festival Weekend
Ferry Meadows, October 26/27
There is plenty to look forward to including a craft and gift fair, workshops, campfire cooking, lantern workshop and lantern walk, tree felling and wood splitting demonstrations, a climbing wall, storytelling and kids craft activities.
Full times and details at www. nenepark.org.uk
The Sensational 60s Show
The Cresset, October 27
A must-see 60s show which will transport you back to that magical decade. Five legendary names take to the stage - Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers); The Trems (All former members of The Tremeloes); The Fortunes;The Swinging Blue Jeans; and The Dakotas.
The Magic Flute
Key Theatre, October 27
After 50 years of operatic productions and concerts in the area, Peterborough Opera are going all nostalgic this year, performing Mozart’s The Magic Flute – their first opera 50 years ago!
Mozart’s magical opera tells the story of a prince and a bird-catcher seeking true love and meaning, a queen seeking revenge for her daughter’s kidnapping, and a temple of priests and initiations.
Tickets at vicacity.org
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Key Theatre, October 28
The Lady Boys of Bangkok, those dazzling Divas are back, coming of age celebrating being 21 with “The Greatest Show Girls Tour”. The glamour of Hollywood and the glitz of Las Vegas meet the beloved traditions of classic British music hall in a mesmerising spectacle.
Tickets at vivacity.org
Peterborough Arts Cinema
John Clare Theatre, tonight
Eighth Grade tells the story of an introverted teenage girl trying to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.
Funhouse Comedy Club
The Lightbox, Bridge Street, October 31
Topping the bill is Irish comedian Martin Mor, who started out as a circus entertainer. Opening is presenter, broadcaster, writer, actor and comedian
Ian Stone, with Stella Graham completing the line-up. Compere is Paul Revill.
Stamford Corn Exchange, October 26
Don’t miss your chance to see original sixties artistes in this all star line up featuring: Dave Berry & The Cruisers, The Nashville Teens, The McCoys and Sound Force Five.
Russell Kane - The Fast and The Curious
The Cresset, October 29
Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life .
Barn Garden Centre, Paston, today and October 30
Spooktacular one hour sessions will give children the chance to choose their pumpkins and carve them with haunting Halloween designs including ghosts, ghouls and ghastly grins. The workshops will also include fun games, a Halloween cookie and a glass of witch’s brew. Prizes for best pumpkin and fancy dress.
PE1 Retail Park, Oct 25/26
Monster Mitts, Friday, 11am – 3pm. Little devils can create a haunting hand puppet using a variety of felts, accessories and techniques. Cackling Candles, Saturday , 11am – 3pm. Create a terrifying tealight holder. Choose from a range of designs, including; sugar skulls, witches’ hats and pumpkins.
THE FUNNY PHANTOM SHOW
PE1 Retial Park, October2 5 and 26: 11.30am, 1pm and 3pm
Prepare to be scared with horrifying howlers and hoodwinking from the Funny Phantoms and their Trick or Treat Show. This devilish duo with their wonderful wagon of weirdness are sure to spellbind audiences of all ages, thanks to their mesmerising magic tricks, fang-tastic tomfoolery and giggle-worthy gags!
Halloween Ghost Walk (October 25 at 7.30 and 8pm; 26 at 7.30pm; 31 at 7.30 and 8pm).
Stalk the streets this Halloween with a costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough’s most spooky locations. (Not recommended for children under eight).
Halloween Horror Night
October 26, tours every half an hour from 6.30-9pm. Hear some of the museum’s ghostly stories by candlelight…but watch your backs for any ghosts who may materialise in front of you. Not recommended for under 14s, the nervous or unwary.
Candlelit Tour October 28, 29 and 30 at 7pm.
Are you brave enough to visit Peterborough Museum by candlelight? Enjoy an atmospheric guided tour and find out about the ghosts and ghouls of Peterborough’s most haunted building.
Call 01733 864663 to book for all museum events.
Stamford Corn Exchange, October 31
This brand new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?
This energetic show full of thrills, spills, magic and mayhem will delight the whole family – with original music and plenty of audience participation! Suitable for ages: 3+.
This Halloween special is the perfect opportunity for all to dress up – as the Corn Exchange goes for the record of the most Halloween costumes in one place ever seen in Stamford, and this will include all the volunteers and staff.
Tickets from the box office on 01780 766455.