Peterborough Arts Festival - The Show Must Go On
Following the disappointing news that the Peterborough Arts Festival was forced to be cancelled, Sunday-shoppers enjoyed a surprising afternoon of street theatre, as part of the cancelled programme was transferred to the City Centre.
Street performers from across the world gathered in Cathedral Square to perform a number of impromptu shows for members of the public, ensuring the festival spirit continued for the remainder of the weekend.
Acrobats, tight-rope walkers, entertainers and surreal side shows were dotted along Bridge Street and the city centre, drawing hundreds of people throughout the afternoon to watch in awe or laugh out loud at the unexpected spectacle in the city.
Despite the changes to the planned finale, the Festival team worked hard to ensure that at least some of the celebrations continued and the Festival ended on a positive note.
Lisa Helin, Arts Festival Manager, said “we have enjoyed a fantastic festival and it was a shame the weather was against us in the end. Everyone who took part in the festival thoroughly enjoyed themselves and would like to thank the people of Peterborough for their support and encouragement following the last minute changes.”
Vivacity are in talks with many of the acts with the intention to reschedule performances for later in the year, ensuring the festival’s full programme will be carried out and fans of Hard Fi will get the opportunity to see the band once again.