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PECT Green Festival Arts & Events Announced


Get involved in changing Peterborough for the better in the fantastic line up of events and arts programmed into July-August for the PECT Green Festival 2017.

In a change from previous years, Peterborough Environment and City Trust have reworked their Green Festival format to bring the city a larger platform for environmental discussion and engagement.

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‘Planet B’, a PECT Green Festival 2017 initiative, is organised in partnership with Metal and The Green Backyard, with funding from Arts Council England. It is wanted for Planet B to be both relevant within the local context of Peterborough, but also to engage with wider contemporary environmental thinking and developments.
What needs to happen for people to understand the issues, become more resilient together and take positive actions? This can be referred to as the need for a ‘deep adaptation agenda’ consisting of the following:

• Resilience involves people and communities better coping with disruptions. An example includes looking at how buildings can better cope with floods.
• Relinquishment involves people and communities letting go of certain assets, behaviours and beliefs where retaining them could make matters worse.
• Restoration involves people and communities rediscovering attitudes and approaches to life, such as increased community-level productivity and support.

PECT are looking for volunteers to assist with this year’s event! If you’re interested in finding out more please click here.

Planet B Events Programme

The events run from Sat 29th July to Sat 12th August 2017. The final events for ‘Planet B’ will be released on 26th June, so do keep an eye on this page! If you would like to get involved, please email
Planet B warm-up event: Film Club Frame: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 
When: Fri 28th July, 7.30pm
Where: Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough PE1 1YX
What: Film

Peterborough International Friendship Day
When: Sat 29th July, 11am-5.30pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH
Who: Organised by Extended Hands with support of Peterborough City Council
What: Festival

Smugglers Festival
When: Sat 29th July, 12noon-10.30pm
Where: The Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 8AT
Who: The Green Backyard and The Smugglers Festival
What: Festival

Write Club
When: Weds 2nd August, 7.30pm
Where: The Stoneworks, 8B Church St, Peterborough PE1 1XB
What: Poetry

The Future Museum of Now
When: Thurs 3rd-Tues 8th August, 11-4pm (5th Aug also open after Generation Zero)
Where: St John’s Square, Peterborough PE1 1XB
Who: Claudia Friend
What: Exhibition

Tomorrow (Demain)
When: Thursday 3rd August, 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Where: Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road, Peterborough PE1 1YX
Who: Peterborough in Transition
What: Film

There is No Wealth But Life
When: Thurs 3rd, 1.30pm-4pm (young people aged 8 – 18) & Fri 4th August,  10.30am-1pm (16+)
Where: WestRaven Community Café
Who: The Poly-Technic
What: Workshops & Projections

Clutter Bank
When: Fri 4th-Mon 7th August, 12noon-5pm.
Where: Vivacity Shop, Exchange Street, Queensgate Centre PE1 1NT
Who: Emily Tracy
What: Interactive exhibition

Pay it Forward – Flash Mob Mass Meditation
When: Fri 4th August, 7pm-7.40pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Group Meditation

Generation Zero
When and where:
Fri 4th August, 8pm: Undercroft Theatre, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BE
Sat 5th August, 8pm: City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF
Who: By Becky Owen-Fisher, presented by Lamphouse Theatre
What: Theatre

‘Feed the 1,000’ Community Picnic
When: Saturday 5th August, 11am-3pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough  PE1 1XB
Who: PECT, Cross Keys Homes, FareShare, WestRaven Big Local,
What: Community Picnic

Pickers, Pluckers and Packers
When: Saturday 5th August 2017, 11am & 4pm
Where: Tours will start from St John’s Church in Cathedral Square.
Who: Charley Genever and Keely Mills
What: Poetry

The Beast
When: Sat 5th August, 12noon-4pm
Where: Various routes around the city centre culminating in Cathedral Square
Who: Francis Thorburn
What: Parade

Peterborough in Transition Debate
When: Sun 6th August, 1pm-3pm
Where: The Green Backyard, Oundle Rd, Peterborough PE2 8AT
Who: Peterborough in Transition
What: Debate

Pay it Forward – Litter Pick
When: Sun 6th August, 3pm-5pm
Where: Fletton Lakes (Car Park), off Fletton High Street, Peterborough
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Litter Pick

What Housing Crisis?

When: Mon 7th August, 7pm-9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Community Dinner

Bored of Brexit?
When: Weds 9th August, 7pm-9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

Lets PHACE It, where will we be living in the future?
When: Thurs 10th August, 11am-4.30pm
Where: Allia, Future Business Park, behind the POSH
What: Workshop

Animation: Princess Mononoke (PG)
When: Thurs 10th August, 3.30pm
Where: John Clare Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1SQ
Who: Peterborough Arts Cinema
What: Film

Vegan Bring and Share Picnic (Helping the Homeless)
When:  Thurs 10th August, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: St John’s Green (near Cathedral Square)
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Community Picnic

Drink and Draw
When: Thurs 10th August, 7pm
Where: The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough PE1 2RA
What: Drawing Session

I, Daniel Blake (15)
When: Thurs 10th August, 7pm-10pm (incl post show discussion)
Where: John Clare Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1SQ
Who: Peterborough Arts Cinema
What: Film

Relinquishment – A Planet B Day Gathering
When: Fri 11th August, 10am-4.30pm followed by drinks
Where: Anglia Ruskin University, Guild House, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 9PW
Who: PECT, Metal and The Green Backyard, supported by Anglia Ruskin University
What: Conference

Should we stop having Children?

When: Friday 11th August, 7pm- 9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

Question Time Cabaret
When: Fri 11th August, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Where: The Undercroft, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BE
Who: Talia Randall
What: Cabaret

Is Peterborough Good or Rubbish?
When: Saturday 12th August, 1pm-3pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

Drop in The Ocean
When: Sat 12th August, 2pm (performance). To take out a share, see the opening times of the Clutter Bank
Where: Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough PE1 1XS
Who: Eric MacLennan
What: Workshop & Performance


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