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There’s so much to do this weekend but if you’re looking to entertain the kids Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery has a great event planned celebrating culture from across the city’s communities.

The free two-day ‘Colour and Carnival’ extravaganza is coming up on Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28, from 10.30am until 4pm.

Families and children of all ages can enjoy an array of activities including making carnival crowns, masks, streamers and Diwali lanterns and there’s no need to book, just pop down.

The event includes a drumming workshop, competitions, giveaways, stilt walkers and storytelling from around the world.

Councillor Steve Allen, cabinet member for culture and recreation at Peterborough City Council, said: “The carnival event is a perfect way to keep children entertained for a few hours right in the heart our city.

“The team at the museum have designed the activities with learning and family participation in mind, which means there’s something to enjoy for everyone.

“It’s a great way to discover more about some of the different communities that make Peterborough a vibrant, multi-cultural city and the museum is the perfect backdrop to showcase this. Best of all, it’s a free event and that’s welcome news for parents who can often find school summer holidays an expensive time of the year.”

The carnival will be celebrating music and dance from Lithuania and Latvia for everyone to take part in on the museum lawn and inside on both days. A Bollywood band will also be performing on the Saturday.

Indian cuisine is on the menu for visitors at lunchtime on both days and there’s a special family offer in the museum’s Georgian Kitchen café including freshly made vegan snacks.

For more information about the carnival, email or telephone: 01733 864663.

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