The Embankment will come alive this weekend with a fabulous two days of arts, dance and entertainment.

Key Feste, organised by Vivacity will bring a jam-packed weekend of family entertainment and fun held both on the River Nene Embankment and inside the Key Theatre.


Running from Saturday September 3 – Sunday September 4, 10am – 5pm, Key Feste is a perfect back-to-school, end of summer treat and is absolutely FREE. The weekend will feature an enormously diverse range of acts, with dance, music, circus, comedy and even some technological marvels which mean that there’s bound to be something to appeal to people of all ages.

Particular highlights include…


The Vegetable Nannies by returning artists, Plunge Boom which is a very silly, fun show about two everyday gardeners who have taken their young vegetables (replete with googly eyes and dummies) out for a day trip in their pram. Shows daily at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.45pm


Kapow by 2Faced Dance, a show featuring comedy, dance, acrobatics and audience interaction in which ‘three of the world’s greatest superheroes’ compete to prove who truly is the greatest hero of them all. Shows daily at 11am, 1.10pm and 1.55pm.



Change of the Light by Darren Pritchard – an innovative technology and performance piece which uses Xbox technology to plot theatrical lighting based on the performers’ movements. Each show is followed by a workshop where the audience can try it for themselves. Shows daily at 11.20am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.55pm


Sheena Carman, Vivacity Arts Development Officer, says “It’s an inside, outside festival that’s taking place at the Key Theatre – some things inside, some wrapped around the outside of the venue.

“It’s like a laboratory of lots of different creative ideas and for me brings to mind a fun palace, in that people of all ages can come and enjoy it.”

To find out more and to see the full schedule of fantastic free entertainment go to


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