The first of two amazing weekends of arts and entertainment kick off this Saturday as the annual Peterborough Festival brings us something new.
This year the fun is moving out of the city centre with a weekend of fun at Thorpe Meadows with #ParkTales: Myths and Minibeasts on August 20-21 followed by Key Feste on September 3-4 at the Key Theatre and Embankment.
It’s twice the fun as both weekends will be packed full of activities for families based around various art forms including music, dance, drama, storytelling and sculpture.
First up it’s #ParkTales: Myths and Minibeasts when Thorpe Meadows will be transformed into a mythical kingdom on August 20 – 21 as Vivacity invites families to a magnificently magical weekend.
There’ll be storytellers, sculptures, music and lots of ‘Faerie and Beasty’ shenanigans including the Magic Dust Disco, Mini Beast Quests and den building, plus plenty of other interactive workshops to keep both children and grown-ups alike entertained.
Marvellous Menagerie will take you on an adventure through sizzling safaris and snowy Siberia – this epic story of world travel and rare beasts will be told through drama, music and song!
Then, set off on a mythical journey that will take you from the depths of the sea to the ancient past with the Tale Trail. Listen carefully for clues from four storytellers along the way to reveal a secret message. Throughout the day, there will also be fairy and elf workshops, transforming children into magical creatures, colouring and minibeast making stations and den building.
Sheena Carman, Vivacity Arts Development officer said “The whole thing is going to be pinned together by storytellers.
“They will weave stories around the sculptures, about the folklore of the area and all the natural mini beasts that you can find there.”
The weekend events are free to attend and brimming with good stuff so see you there!
Keep an eye out on www.vivacity-peterborough.com for more details but here’s how the schedule looks….
10.30 Storytelling (Our Story) 40 mins
10.30 Fairy and Elves Workshops 40 mins
10.30 Free drop on Activities All Day
11:00 Den Building 40 mins
11:00 Mystérieuses Coiffure From 11am then at various times during the day.
11:00 The Microscopic Animal Enthusiasts Various times during the day starting at 11am
11:15 The Hook Bar Open various times during the day with Pirate performances, drop by
11:25 Fairy and Elves Workshops 40 mins
11.25 Storytelling (Our Story) 40 mins
12:05 Marvellous Menagerie 35 mins
12.45 Magic Dust Disco 20 mins
13:10 Storytelling (Our Story) 40 mins
13:10 Fairy and Elves Workshops 40 mins
13:15 Froglife Pond Dipping (Saturday only) 60 mins
13:15 Foraging Walk Trail (Nene Park) 30 mins
13:20 Pennyless 40 mins
13:30 Den building 40 mins
14:10 Storytelling (Our Story) 40 mins
15:00 Marvellous Menagerie 35 mins
15:45 Last Storytelling (Our Story) 40 mins
15:45 Last Fairy workshops 40 mins
15:45 Pennyless 45 mins
16:40 Magic Dust Disco 20 mins