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    VIVACITY CULTURE AND LEISURE PRESENT

    Your official guide to the

    Peterborough Arts Festival 2015

    In association with

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    Arts Festival

    This years festival will turn the city centre into a playground where a combined arts outdoor production will bring together the visual arts and performing

    arts in a large scale immersive festival presented over two days and two evenings. We are working with Magnetic Events (Peterborough Enchanted City) and No fit State Circus (Open House) plus an array of other international street art companies.

    Peterborough Enchanted City will illuminate the city centre and transform into a kaleidoscope of light and kick start a weekend of projection, performance, installation, sound and illumination. The Multimedia spectacular of light and sound installations will transform historical buildings such as the Guildhall into temporary artworks, telling stories, presenting cultures and enabling audiences to experience a new

    exploration of the city and see it in a completely different light.

    Magnetic Events and No Fit State Circus are companies with an international reputation for their extraordinary productions.

    We would like to give a big thanks to all the volunteers who are giving up so much time over the Festival weekend this year working with No Fit State Circus and Magnetic events, without whose commitment none of this would be possible. We would also like to thank our sponsors BGL and Peterborough Presents who are vital in sustaining the Arts Festival and keeping it free for audiences, Vivacity has to raise approximately 100,000 per year for the Festival. We are asking this year for your help so if you enjoy a performance, please do donate generously in the Festival purple donation buckets.

    THE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR BRINGS TOGETHER A COMPLEX ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE, COMPANIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE, ALL

    WITH ONE SIMPLE PURPOSE: MAKING THE FESTIVAL GREAT!

    We look forward to welcoming you to

    Peterborough Enchanted City

    Welcome to

    Festival 2015

    Peterborough Arts

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    Hunt & DartonHunt & Darton Cafe is a fully functioning cafe that blends art with the everyday. Creating a social and artistic hub where spontaneity and performance meet great food and drink. Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton expose the inner workings of their business by presenting everything as art from the food served, the people serving, the dcor and public display of their bank balance to the lovingly handpicked charity shop crockery.

    Grand Theatre of LemmingsKing KongThe Grand Theatre of Lemmings have pioneered Street Theatre for over thirty years and their latest venture; an epic larger than life production of King Kong has just returned from Tamil Nadu in India where according to the local press, it mesmerised the audiences. It all takes place in the smallest theatre in the world Seeing is believing!

    AcrojouThe WheelhouseBlending acrobatics, hand-built structures and sublime visuals, Acrojou create unique contemporary circus productions for events worldwide; performance crafted from circus, theatre, story and soul. Driven by a passion for the emotive impact of visual and physical storytelling, our work is born of ideas which move and affect us, and we hope the work will do the same for those who experience it. One of Britains most exciting dance and circus companies... Stunningly inventive.Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, 2013

    Trash DollysCape AlleyEnter Cape Alley, a nether world of beautiful dereliction where a rag tag band of outlaws dance to their own strange tune. Blending dance and theatre forms to create visually striking and captivating work, Trash Dollys are expressive and dynamic performers who forge fantastical storytelling with striking physicality. Cape Alley was developed at Sadlers Wells as part of the Breakin Conventions Back to The Lab. Commissioned by Bristol City Council and Pavillion Dance south West, Co-Produced by Restaged and Swindon Dance.If you want to see something different, something unique, something unpredictable and inspiring, then the Trash Dollys will not disappoint. BreakinNews

    BalloonaticThis wonderful balloon-art street act helps transform every event into a carnival, party atmosphere. Decorating people with incredible hats, giant costumes and hilarious balloon toys gets everyone laughing and they will even amaze passers-by with their astonishing models. They are undisputedly the UKs most extravagant balloon artists.

    Stickleback PlasticusCat LitterUsing comedy, puppetry, song and improvisation, these furry felines will bring catnip joy to all audiences. From oversized rubbish bins, our mischievous cats reflect on their lives, mice, milkmen, food,

    and the death of Fat Bob. Nothing, and no-one, passes these mischievous cats by without comment.

    Whalley Range All StarsPIGCome and see Gloria, a 30 foot long sleeping sow in a pen. You can see her snuffling, opening and closing her eyes, and hear her snoring. A farm-hand invites ten people at a time into the pen to

    take a peek at a 10-minute long, unexpected piece of theatre inside her belly. PIG has captured the imagination of

    audiences all over the world and attracts crowds curious to discover whats going on inside. TV crews have flown from as far afield as Seoul and Miami to film the show, designed as a family show; suitable for all ages 4-and-above.

    An outstanding theatrical piece.The Guardian

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    Arts Festival

    Magnetic Events Peterborough Enchanted CityMagnetic Events in partnership with the Projection Studio will illuminate and transform the city centre into a kaleidoscope of light and kick start a weekend of projection, performance, installation, sound and illumination. The Multimedia spectacular of light and sound sculptures will transform historical buildings such as the Guildhall into temporary artworks, telling stories, presenting cultures and enabling audiences to experience a new exploration of the city and see it in a completely different light.n The Peterborough Enchanted City will take place on both Friday and Saturday nights

    The Bruce Airhead ShowThe metamorphosis of a man and a six-foot balloon. Bruce Airhead, with a volunteer, uses a voice-activated vacuum cleaner to inflate a six foot balloon. Then to the crowds disbelief, wearing only brightly coloured lycra shorts and choreographed to music, Bruce slides inside the balloon. First his head, then his torso, until finally the last leg slowly disappears from sight. Once inside, Bruce dances the balloon to a fast changing sequence of music. Watch out for the explosive finish.

    No fit State Circus

    Open houseOPEN HOUSE is an immersive, ever-evolving large-scale circus installation

    where anything can happen and everything becomes an excuse for performance and spectacle. Flowing through the town and setting up in

    the city centre, unfolding deckchairs, flags, umbrellas and unveiling specialist circus structures. There is no big top, but a colony

    of musicians, acrobats and aerialists exploding out of caravans - a joyous menagerie

    of circus chaos, bringing the town to life.

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    Magnetic Events: Enchanted City FOR TWO NIGHTS, THE CITY CENTRE WILL BE TURNED INTO A KALEIDOSCOPE OF LIGHT AND KICK START A

    WEEKEND OF PROJECTION, PERFORMANCE, INSTALLATION, SOUND AND ILLUMINATION.

    The multimedia spectacular of light and sound sculptures will transform historical buildings such as the Guildhall into temporary artworks,

    telling stories, presenting cultures and enabling audiences to share experiences and a new exploration of the city so they see it (literally!) in a completely different light. Peterborough Enchanted City is an innovative outdoor programme co-created with community groups working with the artistic teams from Magnetic Events and The Projection Studio who will curate the programme. Magnetic Events is a company with an international reputation who has worked on projects such as lighting Buckingham Palace for the Queens Jubilee and the Houses of Parliament for the London Olympics.

    Vivacitys Festival Manager Sheena Carman explains: Theyre kind of temporary artworks, projected onto the buildings, so people will be able to see the city centre in a completely different way. And, as in previous years, well be working with different communities to create these temporary artworks. Everything that is projected is created by people in Peterborough, by the community.

    Magnetic Events will be projecting on the Friday and Saturday nights, between about 7.30pm and 10.30pm. Therell be plenty of opportunity for other public interaction and involvement.

    Magnetic Events and Vivacity have been working with St Johns Church, Peterborough Youth Offending Team, Paston Community Centre, POSH Football Club, Ugandan Asian Society, and local artists to create the projections in the city centre, a big thank you to all participants including all the people who sent in selfies!

    Robin Morley, director of Magnetic Events on Peterborough: Enchanted CityWhat will you be bringing to Peterborough for the Festival?First of all, its not just about what were bringing, but what were creating in Peterborough with Peterborough people. Weve been asking people: Did you

    know Peterborough is an enchanted city? and weve had a great response to that question. So what were doing is creating an amazing, immersive two-evening event on that theme, working with a whole range of groups from across the city to create a series of projections in the city centre which will be entertaining, exciting and challenging. Its a massive Peterborough spectacular, projected onto the Guildhall and St Johns church very large, very bright projection pieces. Ross Ashton, who I work with, is a world-renowned projection artist who has projected onto the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and a whole range of other extraordinary places, including a Hindu temple in India.

    What will those projections consist of?They will feature the voices and the faces of local people video, still images, colours and sound running continuously. Peterborough Presents... and Vivacity are working with us to create a programme of hundreds of selfies of people from Peterborough. In essence, Cathedral Square will become a huge smartphone onto which these are projected. Its Peterboroughs selfie of the city! It will be funny, it will be interesting, and you will discover things you dont know about Peterborough... Its also a chance to come into the centre and have fun to bring family and friends and enjoy the show.

    It sounds like it has a documentary element...Its definitely got a documentary element to it. Its contemporary so its got portraits of residents, young

    and old. Were also looking at the archives of 40 Years On from the Museum, and revealing things from the past that people may not know about. All this will lead into discovering some of the extraordinary characters in Peterborough.

    How important is it that its by, and about, the people themselves?Its fundamental. It is about a sense of pride, a sense of belonging and also transforming the everyday into the extraordinary. Along the way well be celebrating the life of Peter Boizot, as Pizza Express celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Were also working with the fans of Peterborough United, to create a wonderful portrait of fans of all ages including a four month-old baby wearing a POSH strip!

    Is it always exciting for you, seeing these spectacular events unfold?Yes, it is and what will be exciting will be the responses of people watching. Some may be seeing themselves, or people they know. And some of those portraits will morph into others, and one of the things were asking people to do is getting people to photograph their pets, because we know cats and dogs are part of the family! So, you might have a portrait of a dog owner morphing into the face of their dog...

    Were really looking forward to hearing peoples reaction to it because well be planning a programme for

    2016, after the Arts Festival. We will invite people to post their experiences including pictures and videos from the

    event onto Facebook, Twitter and other social media, well invite them to make comments back to local media, and also there will be the digital record of the projection which will go onto the Facebook site as well. So there will be a huge scrapbook of the event, and we hope to capture with that peoples feeling on how we can further develop the project next year and for the next Arts Festival.

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    Arts Festival

    PETERBOROUGH PRESENTS IS A CONSORTIUM OF LOCAL ARTISTS, ARTS ORGANISATIONS AND COMMUNITIES WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE GREAT ART IN OUR CITY.

    SELFIE PROJECT Cathedral Square and Bridge Street will undergo a magical metamorphosis for Peterborough Arts Festival this year. Peterborough Presents has commissioned Magnetic Events to create an Enchanted City, featuring a series of projections that will contain up to 300 selfies submitted by local people. The projections will illuminate glass and brickwork in and around Cathedral Square against an autumnal night sky.

    By great, we mean art that is new, diverse and, most importantly, relevant to local residents. This will be achieved through developing

    new networks, programming new arts activities and delivering large scale events that reach wide audiences.

    Peterborough Presents is the citys Creative People & Places programme, supported by ACE, PCC and NNF Bridge, and led by Vivacity in a consortium with Creative Peterborough, Metal, Step Up Community Association and Voluntary Arts.

    Josie Hickin, Manager of Peterborough Presents said Peterborough Presents is a great opportunity for us to find ways to unlock talent, energy and creativity from across the city allowing communities and grass roots organisations to play

    a leading part in inspiring others to get involved with the artsn To find out more contact Josie.Hickin@vivacity-peterborough.com

    Magnetic Events have been working alongside local visual artist Luke Payn to devise the optical feast, which will be dusted with influences of pop-art. Luke has really enjoyed collaborating with Magnetic Events on the project: lighting up our city, draping the curves of our architecture with shimmering and shifting lights, repurposing retail units into outdoor cinema is going to be a magnificent spectacle. www.facebook.com/peterboroughpresentsTwitter: @pboropresentsInstagram: @peterboroughpresents

    peterborough presents!

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    In preparation for the Harvest Festival weekend on 19th and 20th September, arts organisation Metal are inviting you to their pop-up Caf and

    Harvest Bakery to have a go at baking bread and sharing family recipes. You can book onto a free hour-long workshop to bake your own loaf or just drop in to watch a demonstration over tea and cake.

    Craft-collective Handmade in Peterborough will also be showing people how to make straw-plaited napkin rings that will later be used for the Harvest Meal on 20th September.

    So, if you feel the knead for a break from the festival frolics, then pop in to the Harvest Bakery and reconnect with the rural self.n To book onto a workshop or for more information about the Harvest Festival visit www.metalculture.com

    About Harvest: On the 19th and 20th September, Metal will be presenting Harvest, a cultural

    festival of the land, in Cathedral Square. The city centre will be filled with the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, songs and dances of the countryside. It will include the reinstatement of a food and craft market in St Johns Square; new Harvest themed artworks by leading UK artists; and Morris, Molly and cultural dancing supported by a host of Harvest buskers. On Saturday evening, a Harvest Wain procession will weave its way up Bridge Street to kick start an alternative barn dance from 7pm - a free evening of foot stomping folk rhythms from around the world headlined by The Turbans.

    On Sunday, in Cathedral Square, international artists Lucy + Jorge Orta will host a meal for 500 people - 70x7 The Meal is part of their international series of community dinners, and the first outdoor meal in the UK. Guests to the meal have been invited via a network of community ambassadors and a public lottery. Those not attending the Meal will also be able to sample the menu from nearby stalls.

    Your chance to PLAY PETERBOROUGH now or never!Discover and explore Peterborough afresh with a new mobile App

    Play Peterborough Now Or Never! is a playful new free App for mobile devices that takes people on an interactive live art journey of discovery around the city to experience and engage with its public spaces in fresh, imaginative and fun ways and see a familiar environment in a new light. It was created by artists Helen Stratford and Idit Nathan, in consultation with Peterborough residents. It will be launched at the Peterborough Festival with a special celebratory large-scale public event in Cathedral Square at 2pm on 5/6 September everyone is welcome! Meet at Hunt and Darton Caf at 1.30pmn www.playthecitynowornever.com

    Metal presents:The Harvest Bakery: bread-making and craft workshops at Caf Valise

    Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September11am 4pm (drop-in and bookable workshops)

    Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd (behind the town hall), Peterborough, PE1 1YX

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    saturday schedule

    friday scheduleTIME ARTIST

    RUNNING TIME LOCATION TYPE OF SHOW

    10:00 HUNT & DARTON POP-UP CAF 7 HOURS 19/21 BRIDGE

    STREET FOOD & PERFORMANCE

    19:35MAGNETIC EVENTS

    ENCHANTED CITY3 HOURS GUILDHALL

    CITY IN LIGHTS

    19:50 TRASH DOLLYS 25 MINS GUILDH

    ALL DANCE

    21:00 TRASH DOLLYS 25 MINS GUILDH

    ALL DANCE

    TIME ARTIST RUNNING TIME LOCATION TYPE OF SHOW10.00 HUNT & DARTON POP-UP CAF 7 HOURS 19/21 BRIDGE STREET FOOD &

    PERFORMANCE12:15 NO FIT STATE CIRCUS 1HR 45 MINS GUILDHALL CIRCUS

    13.00 WHALLEY RANGE ALL STARS 2 HOURS TOWN HALL INSTALLATION /FAMILY FUN

    13:00 BALLOONATIC 45 MINS WALKABOUT FAMILY FUN13:15 GRAND THEATRE OF LEMMINGS 30 MINS CATHEDRAL WEST FRONT FAMILY FUN/THEATRE14:00 METAL - PLAY THE CITY 30 MINS 19/21 BRIDGE STREET FUN WALK14:05 BRUCE AIRHEAD 30 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEWAY FAMILY FUN14.30 TRASH DOLLYS 25 MINS GUILDHALL DANCE14:45 STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS 30 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEWAY FAMILY FUN15:00 ACROJOU 25 MINS GUILDHALL THEATRE/DANCE15.15 BALLOONATIC 45 MINS WALKABOUT FAMILY FUN15:25 BRUCE AIRHEAD 30 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEWAY FAMILY FUN15:55 TRASH DOLLYS 25 MINS GUILDHALL DANCE16:10 GRAND THEATRE OF LEMMINGS 30 MINS CATHEDRAL WEST FRONT FAMILY FUN/THEATRE

    16:20 WHALLEY RANGE ALL STARS 2 HOURS TOWN HALL INSTALLATION /FAMILY FUN

    16:45 NO FIT STATE CIRCUS 2 HOURS GUILDHALL CIRCUS17:00 STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS 30 MINS CATHEDRAL WEST FRONT FAMILY FUN17:45 GRAND THEATRE OF LEMMINGS 30 MINS CATHEDRAL WEST FRONT FAMILY FUN/THEATRE18:20 STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS 30 MINS WALKABOUT FAMILY FUN18:30 BALLOONATIC WORKSHOP 90 MINS BRIDGE STREET FAMILY FUN18.45 BRUCE AIRHEAD 30 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEWAY FAMILY FUN

    19:30 MAGNETIC EVENTS ENCHANTED CITY 3 HOURS GUILDHALL CITY IN LIGHTS

    19:50 ACROJOU 25 MINS GUILDHALL THEATRE/DANCE

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    sunday scheduleTIME ARTIST

    RUNNING TIME LOCATION TYPE OF SHOW

    10.00 HUNT & DARTON POP-UP CAF 7 HOURS 19/21 BRIDGE S

    TREET FOOD & PERFORMANCE

    12:00 NO FIT STATE CIRCUS2 HOURS GUILDHALL

    CIRCUS

    12:10 WHALLEY RANGE ALL STARS 2 HOURS TOWN

    HALLINSTALLATION/ FAMILY FUN

    12:15 BALLOONATIC45 MINS WALK ABOUT

    FAMILY FUN

    12:45 ACROJOU25 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEW

    AY DANCE/THEATRE

    13:20 STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS30 MINS CATHEDRAL WEST F

    RONT FAMILY FUN

    13:55 GRAND THEATRE OF LEMMINGS 30 MINS CATHED

    RAL WEST FRONT THEATRE/FAMILY FUN

    14:00 BALLOONATIC45 MINS WALK ABOUT

    FAMILY THEATRE

    14.00 METAL - PLAY THE CITY30 MINS 19/21 BRIDGE STREE

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    14:20 BRUCE AIRHEAD30 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEW

    AY FAMILY FUN

    14:40STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS 30 MINS CATHEDRAL W

    EST FRONT FAMILY FUN

    15:00 ACROJOU25 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEW

    AY DANCE/THEATRE

    15:15 WHALLEY RANGE ALL STARS 1HR 45MINS TOWN

    HALLINSTALLATION/ FAMILY FUN

    15:25 GRAND THEATRE OF LEMMINGS 30 MINS CATHED

    RAL WEST FRONT THEATRE/FAMILY FUN

    15:30 NO FIT STATE CIRCUS1HR 30 MINS GUILDHALL

    CIRCUS

    15:50 STICKLEBACK PLASTICUS40 MINS WALK ABOUT

    FAMILY FUN

    16.00 BRUCE AIRHEAD30 MINS CATHEDRAL GATEW

    AY FAMILY FUN

    16:10 BALLOONATIC45 MINS WALK ABOUT

    FAMILY FUN

    MEDIA PARTNERS

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    Arts Festival

    Whalley Range

    All Stars

    PIGAcclaimed street arts Aficionados, Whalley Range All Stars, bring their international hit immersive theatre show, PIG, to Peterborough!

    The 9m long sleeping sow, known as Gloria, will provide 10 minute immersive shows to privileged audience members on Saturday and Sunday. The catch? Access to shows is through ten strategically placed udder-holes and audience members are encouraged to don pig-tails for the event. Do not fear! An instructive farmer will be on hand to guide you through this most memorable experience!

    PIG! Has not only been a hit with children and adults across the UK but Gloria has garnered a following in far corners of the globe such as Taiwan, Belgium and Ireland.

    Lea aged seven enthuses: Ive always just been to big theatres. But it was so much funnier to see the actors inside a pig.

    Anticipation for Glorias arrival has even garnered attention from the regions poets, who have payed homage with odes and verses, which will be posted onto Glorias facebook page. We spoke to Whalley Range All Stars HQ who offered some delightful stories about touring PIG!

    People react to the show in pretty much the same way all over the world. In Taiwan they built a bamboo temple for the pig to lie in, in Spain a group of 100 people watched us put the show up as if it was a show, in France the audience can be very educated about street theatre and treat it the same as an indoor show

    In Hungary they presented the show as part of a contemporary dance festivalin rural Primary Schools near Hastings we got up very early so that the children would arrive in the morning to find a giant pig asleep in their tiny school hall!.

    No Fit State

    Circus

    Open HouseOn Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September, the city centre will be a riot of colour and high-energy performances as No Fit State Circus reveal their carnival of fun, Open House. Flowing through the town from Cathedral Square there will be an explosion of deckchairs, flags and umbrellas as a swarm of musicians, acrobats and aerialists fly out of caravans to create a joyous menagerie of circus chaos! This year audiences will also be invited to try their hand at circus skills as well as watch, laugh and be amazed by this free weekend of skilled circus performance.

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    Enter Cape Alley, a netherworld of beautiful dereliction where a ragtag band of outlaws dance to their own strange tune. Cape Alley was developed at Sadlers Wells as part of the Breakin Conventions Back to The Lab. Commissioned by Bristol City Council and Pavillion Dance South West, co-produced by Restaged and Swindon Dance.

    Sam Amos, artistic director and choreographer of Trash Dollys, on Cape Alley Tell us about your show, Cape Alley...Its a 20 minute outdoor show in the city centre a brand new dance-theatre piece about four characters who enter and alleyway and create a sort of dream-like world for themselves, to escape the mundanity of their day-to-day life. Its a very physical, theatrical show, rooted in breakdancing with some contemporary dance in the mix, but its also very bcharacter-driven, with a great narrative to it.

    Where does the title come from?Its actually from a Tom Waits lyric he talks about an alleyway just at the end of this very corporate, busy avenue, where businessmen and women went to get away from their jobs. Kind of a hippie-like area that they could break away to.

    How do you describe the feel of the show?Weve always had a kind of folklore feel about our shows. Every time we put out a Q&A to the audience it always comes back telling us that the show has something quite mystical or fantastical about it. Thats trickled through into Cape Alley as well. I tried to avoid setting it in a specific era, too, so its a real mish-mash of everything.

    Have shows like Britains Got Talent and Strictly brought about a resurgence of interest in dance?Absolutely. To be honest, its been really useful. Im a break-dancer primarily, and I think that appeals to a general audience. But a few years ago, before Britains Got Talent was around, it was a lot harder to get audiences outside. They werent really

    www.trashdollys.com

    sure what they were going to see. But since those shows have started, they seem to have a lot more time for it and want to see it. We always get audience members now saying That reminds of a bit from Strictly... which is cool, because theyre finding things in it that they can relate to what theyve seen.

    What was your personal journey into dance?I started in a youth company in Hereford, doing breakdancing classes once a week. Because they held annual shows, I got chucked in the deep end, performing almost from the get-go from the age of nine or ten. Then I left when I was sixteen and joined a circus... I had been debating whether to go to dance school and had been going to dance classes at college for a couple of months, but then auditioned for this circus and did that instead! From there I worked with a few companies in Bristol and Newcastle, and then I started to experiment with my own work in about 2010 and Trash Dollys came about in 2011. A less formal path into dance!

    Was the circus a big influence on you?Absolutely. It was the first year theyd brought professional performers on board, outside of the family who ran it. It wasnt like a typical dance company! It was very grass-roots, very hard work, and towards the end of the run we were only getting about three-four hours sleep a night, because we had to man the big top tent. It was a great work ethic. And the Festival has that kind of carny vibe.

    Circus and street theatre certainly have much more interaction with the audience...I really like that aspect of outdoor shows. In the theatre you have that distance between yourselves and the audience, and dont tend to see them most of the time because of the lights, but outside youre really up close and can see the whites of their eyes! Its nice to have the close-knit relationship it really keeps it fresh.

    trash DOLLYS

    cape alley

  • Arts Festival

    However, keeping the Festival free is a major fundraising challenge, our Arts Festival costs over 100,000 to produce each year. This sum is currently met by Vivacity and the generosity of individuals and local business.

    Were asking you the audience to help to secure the festivals future.

    Please give generously to the purple buckets volunteers we have at each performance. You could become a Festival Patron and enjoy immediate benefits receiving acknowledgement in leaflets, websites and social media.

    Sign up to our mailing list and follow us to keep up-to-date with the latest Vivacity news!

    We look forward to having you on board.

    Warm Wishes,

    The Festival Team!

    In association with

    BGL GROUP IS PLEASED TO BE VIVACITYS FIRST MAJOR CORPORATE PARTNER. OUR HEADQUARTERS ARE IN PETERBOROUGH AND MANY OF OUR PEOPLE LIVE HERE. THATS WHY WE WANT TO HAVE AN INVESTMENT IN THE CITYS SPORT, LEISURE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME. Matthew Donaldson, Chief Executive, BGL Group

    BGL is proud to support Peterborough Arts FestivalBGL is home to some great brands and were always looking for talented people.Visit our job site: jobs.bglgroup.co.uk

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    LOVE THEPETERBOROUGH ARTS FESTIVAL PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP IT FREE

    Every year Peterborough Arts Festival delivers high-quality international street theatre, circus and participatory arts projects to over 30,000 people of all ages and backgrounds, it also significantly boosts the city centre economy

    To find out more please visit our website or contact: dipak.mistry@vivacity-peterborough.com

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    Taste the World and

    Squeakers CornerWHET YOUR APPETITE AND TAKE YOUR TASTE BUDS ON A WORLDWIDE ADVENTURE! WITHIN THE

    IMPOSING 12TH CENTURY CATHEDRAL GROUNDS, A CULINARY SPECTACLE AWAITS.

    A gathering of global flavours and exotic smells, this international food court invites you to enjoy the traditional delights of Caribbean,

    Mexican, French, and many other cuisines, including the aromatic spices of the Far East and the Teriyaki Cuisine on offer, as well as Vegan & Halal options.

    The Food Fair also features a beer tent from Castor Ales Microbrewer. Established in 2009 and committed to making hand crafted beers, Castor Ales are enthusiastic about supporting local history, cultural and charitable events and is very pleased to be supporting the Peterborough Arts Festival.

    Live entertainment throughout the weekend includes street theatre, childrens activities and a variety of music in Squeakers Corner ranging from Classical Ensemble, Ukulele, folk, Samba and pop music to steel drums. With all this plus art exhibition and craft tents, come and sample food and drink from around the world, alfresco dining with a twist and soak up the unique atmosphere.

    Market on Long Causeway and Bridge StreetA diverse and exciting array of stalls selling crafts, spices and gifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday which will stay open on Friday and Saturday evening, giving you the opportunity to wander though as you view Peterborough Enchanted City up till 10.30pm.

    Whether its a Hand-Crafted piece of wood, a scarf that has caught your eye or a hand bag, the trade stands in the pedestrian zone of Long Causeway and Bridge Street will have something to attract the most discerning of visitors.

    Hunt&DartonCafe Hunt & Darton Cafe is a fully functioning cafe that blends art with the everyday. Creating a social and artistic hub where spontaneity and performance meet great food and drink. Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton expose the inner workings of their business by presenting everything as art from the food served, the people serving, the dcor and public display of their bank balance to the lovingly handpicked charity shop crockery.

    Hunt & Darton Cafe encourages playful participation and meaningful social encounters through its alternative service from its hosts Hunt & Darton in their iconic fruit or veggie attire, offering comic interaction through their set menu performances and themed day such as you do-it day and Community day. At Hunt & Darton Cafe we are proud to satisfy appetites in more ways than one.

    Hunt & Darton are a Live Art Collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. They have both practiced Art since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2003 and been Working together for 8 years. Approaching Live Art from a Fine Art background, they have a persistent fetish within their practice to consistently re-assess the relationship with the audience, embracing awkward moments, risk taking and constantly trying to close the gap between performer and viewer, often opting for interactive performance in public places. Hunt & Darton are associate artists at Artsadmin and Cambridge Junction.n Find Hunt & Darton at 19/21 Bridge Street (near Town Hall) from 4th 27th September, open 4 days a week - Thursday-Sunday 10-5

    A must-visit Fringe experience The ScotsmanA living breathing baking art projectCambridge JournalGreat workThe GuardianA uniquely delicious art installationVarsity http://huntanddartoncafe.com/

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    Arts Festival

    Peterborough Sings!

    They will accompany the citys award-winning Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth Choir in this

    fabulous celebration of popular classics: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana, The Blue Danube, Hallelujah Chorus from Handels Messiah, Candide Overture, Flower Duet from Lakme, Pomp and Circumstance March, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and many more! n Classical Spectacular is at the Broadway Theatre at 7.30pm on Sunday 6th September. Tickets from 14 at n Peterborough Visitor Information Centre, call 0333 666 3366 or visit www.peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk

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    sings!

    PETERBOROUGH SINGS! WELCOMES THE 60-PIECE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO THE BROADWAY THEATRE FOR CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR.

    The second Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle Show organised by Peterborough City Council is taking place on the Embankment on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of September. This fun family event is free and also has a host of shopping opportunities, hot food stalls and entertainment. It starts at 10.30am on both days. Last year over 500 cars attended, it attracted an incredible variety of vehicles

    from Jaguar, Triumph, Volkswagen, Fords, Ferraris and Rolls Royces to Morris Minors and Ford Anglias, proving there really is an appetite for events like this in the region. There will be something for all the family at the show - everyone is welcome. Proceeds from the sale of the shows programme will be split between charities East Anglian Air Ambulance and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

    Peterborough Classic and Vintage Vehicle ShowEmbankment 5th and 6th September

  • parkway dreamsA MUSICAL PLAY INSPIRED BY TALES OF TOWN PLANNING, COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES AND ARCHITECTS SCHEMES?

    SOUNDS UNLIKELY, BUT EASTERN ANGLES HAD A RUNAWAY SUCCESS WITH PARKWAY DREAMS IN 2013. TO THE DELIGHT OF AUDIENCES, THE THEATRE COMPANY ARE RETOURING THE SHOW TO THE KEY THEATRE THIS AUTUMN.

    Exploring the story behind the work of the Peterborough Development Corporation, Parkway Dreams uses authentic voices of those who worked

    for the company and oversaw the citys New Town transformation during the 1970s & 1980s. EastEnders writer Kenneth Emson has recreated the backroom story of the small historic Fenland city that turned into multi-cultural New Town all told through the eyes of Mary, Jack and Peter a typical London overspill family. Packed with television game show spoofs, political satire, all interspersed with original and entertaining songs by Simon Egerton, including It Never Rains

    in Queensgate, the show is a fascinating and funny insight into the development of a typical English New Town.

    Parkway Dreams is a product of Eastern Angles Heritage Lottery Funded archive project Forty Years On in 2011. Volunteers spent over 6,000 hours conducting interviews, cataloguing archive material and sifting through council documents in order to gain an accurate picture of how the city of Peterborough has changed since 1968.

    The company will be touring across the East of England starting in Ipswich before heading to the heart of Peterborough itself on 6th and 7th October and moving onto

    numerous New Towns. If you missed it the first time round, or would love to revisit it again, this will be a brilliant opportunity to see a real gem in the Eastern Angles crown.

    KEYTHEATRE, PETERBOROUGH

    6th & 7th October 2015Eves: 7.30pm.Weds Matinee: 11am

    Box Office 01733 207239www.vivacity-peterborough.com

    An original musical play by Kenneth EmsonFeaturing Peterboroughs New Town transformation, purple

    bell-bottoms,Chopper bikes and the Clangers!

    Parkway Dreams

    A brilliant,wonderful, touching showTop of the classPETERBOROUGH TELEGRAPH

    Thereturn

    of...

    HolyMackerel!Another hilarious history lesson...

    with songs & fishty cuffs!26th - 30th January

    Key Theatre, Peterborough

    01733 207239

    vivacity-peterborough.com

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