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Head into the city centre on Saturday November 14, start your Christmas shopping and catch some of the great entertainment in the lead up to the big lights switch on by Olympian Louis Smith!

The ESP Dance Crew will be part of the stage line up so even if it’s raining getting your brollies out and join in the fun in Cathedral Square hosted by Heart FM.

Our photographers and reporters will be covering the day and grabbing a word with local hero and top gymnast Louis Smith who is this year’s special guest. He’ll be switching on the city centre lights display at 5pm and signing copies of his new calendar at the Town Hall afterwards.

Look out for full coverage of the day right here, and in the December issue of ESP Magazine… hey it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas folks and we can’t wait!

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE – Times and acts may be subject to change.

12.00 – 12.40 Heart music plays

12.40 – 13.00 ESP Dancers set 1

13.00 – 13.15 Wildcats – set 1

13.15 – 13.30 Meg Martin

13.35 – 13:50 ESP Dancers set 2

14.05 – 14.35 Radius 45

14.35 – 14:50 Wildcats – set 2

14.50 – 15.10 Key Theatre panto characters

15.25 – 16.05 One Eyed Cats

16.10 – 16.25 The Stringlers

16:25 – 16:40 Broadway Theatre – performers from their shows

16:40 – 16:45 Santa Stroll and Run promotion

16.45 – 16.55 Louis Smith interview on stage

16.55 – 16:59 Switch-on countdown with Louis Smith, Father Christmas, Mayor of Peterborough and Leader of the City Council.

17:00 Lights go on!

17.30 – 19.30: Louis Smith will be selling signed copies of his 2016 calendar in the Town Hall. The Mayor will be hosting a mince pie and mulled wine reception at the same time. The Town Hall will be open from 2pm with stalls selling various festive goods including sweets and gifts, natural stone jewellery, vintage Christmas decorations, bespoke cards and decorations and candles.

Photos: Lights by Chris Brudenell and Louis Smith by Andrew James Photography for ESP Magazine.

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