It’s Tuesday, it’s the third #DailyMoment, and we are getting into a groove...
It’s a beautiful sunny day out there. But yesterday it snowed. Who knows where tomorrow will take us? Wherever that is, we’re along for the ride. Let us know what you’re up to, how we can help, how you can help others or just if there’s something you’d like to share (moving, funny, inspirational – or all three together).
Whether you need practical support, somewhere to post your news and contact details (support groups and news items welcome) or just a morale boost, we’re here for you. Connecting people is what we do – so let’s connect…
Today: more food and drink deliveries, latest local coronavirus news, Facebook community groups, updated online support for businesses – plus Rick Wakeman joins the #VirtualMusicFest and we look back to our chat with superstar comedian Trevor Noah… Scroll, baby, scroll!
What is the #DailyMoment?
Our aim with this, sent out every weekday, is to keep Peterborough’s conversations going whilst delivering current COVID-19 community news and useful resources to help you negotiate the coming weeks. Every issue will also include a couple of great reads, either new or from our archives, which have no relation to coronavirus at all – just good stuff to enjoy and take our minds off things for a while.
One of these will form part of a #VirtualFest strand. We may not be able to get out to live music, comedy, theatre, film or literary events, but we’ll be bringing you some of our best original celebrity interviews in all categories, including Jools Holland, John Cleese, Brian Blessed, Jon Culshaw, Rick Wakeman and astronaut Tim Peake. And we’ll be adding to the The Moment roster by digging into our personal freelance archives. Expect to see classic interviews with Neil Innes, Jeff Bridges, Ray Harryhausen, Bill Bailey, Cate Blanchett and many more!
NB The key information towards the end of this newsletter will remain the same in each issue, to ensure it is always clearly available and accessible. But it will be added to as we go – and we’d like to hear from you. If you run a group or have some community news, let us know and we’ll include it. And if you’ve suggestions or requests relating to what we feature, we’d love to hear that too.
Toby Venables, editor
#VirtualMusicFest: Get with the prog…
“I did actually play live with David [Bowie] once, as part of a trio – me, him and Mick Ronson – at the Hampstead Country Club. It was actually there that he said: ‘I want you to form the Spiders from Mars with Mick…’ – but that same day I got asked to join Yes, and I took the Yes route…”
In November 2018 prog rock legend played at The Cresset as part of his Piano Odyssey Tour. We talked to him – well, why wouldn’t you? – about Bowie, Bohemian Rhapsody and onstage banter… Was he a Grumpy Old Rick? Read it and find out!
FUN FACT: Did you know that Rick Wakeman part-owned a flight case company based in Peterborough?
#FromTheArchives: Trevor Noah
“People think it’s overnight but it’s been a very gradual, seven-year overnight!”
These days, South African born comedian Trevor Noah is a huge TV star, hosting the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on US channel Comedy Central. But do you remember when he was an up-and-coming young standup performing at the Key Theatre? We do, because we talked to him!
Future gigs may be postponed for the time being, but you can still enjoy a little bit of Trevor right here. Here’s that interview from February 2014, just as it appeared in print. Remember where you saw it first…
Community coronavirus news
A big thank you from Aragon Services (refuse collection)
“Thank you to all the residents of Peterborough for the kind messages of support to our bin men. We are finding cards, message, banners and gifts thanking the crews for their hard work!”
NEW SEN RESOURCES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
The Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SENI) Services have produced a set of resources to help parent carers who have children and young people with SEND across Peterborough. The resources include a set of Hot Line numbers for direct information/advice/support from professionals within the SENI services (includes the ASD/ ADHD teaching service, SAMs Officers and more).
Live home entertainment from Slipper Sessions
Slipper Sessions launched on Sunday 27 March and has been created to beam live music and entertainment directly into your living room. Check the Facebook page for the latest news. You’ll need to download and install the Zoom app to take part.
Baking deliveries from Peterborough Celebrations
Peterborough Celebrations has supplies of strong flour, fresh yeast, unsalted butter and a whole range of cake mixes which require only the addition of oil and water. These can be delivered and money paid by bank transfer or over the phone, and they will leave them on your doorstep, knock and get back in the car. Delivery is £3.00 in Peterborough – outside of Peterborough starts at £5.00. Please message with order.
Wine deliveries from Amps Wine Merchants
Wine deliveries are available from Philip Amps. To place an order for home delivery
Phone: 01832 273502
Dog in a Doublet food deliveries
The food at this award-winning local pub is legendary, and now they’re doing delivereies – inlcuding Sunday roasts. Find them on Facebook, visit https://www.doginadoublet.co.uk/ or phone 01733 202256
Montagu Arms cask ales
The Monty at Barnwell has a certain number of cask ale barrels available
- Fools Nook – £70
- Timothy Taylor’s -£90
- Barnwell Bitter – £70
- Sharps Doombar – £85
Collection or delivery available – and every barrel will come with an assortment of crisps! Call on 01832 273726 or 07972863296. Please drink responsibly.
Tallington Farm Shop open
Tallington Farm Shop is open 9am to 5pm, 7days a week. Fresh fruit, veg and salad as well as milk and eggs. Delivery is available. Boxes available this week: £15 mixed fruit/veg; £25 family size with potatoes. Collection also available for veg boxes.
Tallington Farm Shop PE94RJ 01778218947
Foodbank – volunteers wanted!
As of Friday 27th March Foodbanks are operating Monday-Saturday 11am-1pm at Dogsthorpe Methodist Church, Birchtree Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 4HP. Can you help? Contact:
Get help from Council volunteer hub
If you know of someone in your community that needs help or if you would like to volunteer in some way, the council has set up a coordination hub to get help to those people in need. Email:
Peterborough CVS (Council for Voluntary Services) Happy Hour
Pboro CVS is having a #HappyHour every Wednesday Wednesday). ‘We want to spread the great stories that we’re hearing at PCVS about the amazing acts of volunteering and community action during the Covid-19 Outbreak. If you have a story that you want us to share please email us at
or use the #PositivePeterborough and post post post. Lets spread some happiness during this time!’ https://www.facebook.com/CVSPeterborough
Ormiston Families new email
Ormiston Families Point 1 service is now offering a dedicated email address for parents and carers looking for mental health support for their children during this period. This is . Please note: this is not monitored 24 hours a day so if your child is at immediate risk of harm you should contact your local hospital. https://www.facebook.com/ormistonfamilies
Rescheduled shows at The Cresset
The Cresset is rescheduling shows postponed as a result of coronavirus. Check their Facebpook page for the latest news.
Local Facebook support groups
Peterborough Covid-19 Support Network
PE4 Covid-19 Community Support
Yaxley and Farcet Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Fletton/Woodston/Stanground Shared Support for Covid-19
Ormiston families (community outreach)
Stamford Area Covid-19 Support
Peterborough Coronavirus Mutual Aid Assistance
Peterborough City Hospital
Peterborough Food Bank (they desperately need volunteers and donations!)
Shelfwatch Peterborough (for anyone needing anything specific from the shops that they haven’t managed to get)
Other useful resources
Govt guidance for businesses (updated 26 March)
Information and support for business dealing with COVID-19
Local business updates and info
Regular email news updates for businesses provided by Cambs and Peterborough Combined Authority and the Business Board.
Peterborough Cathedral online support
Peterborough Cathedral has closed its building but clergy and staff continue their work from home. Find out how to contact them here:
Adviceline on 0344 499 4120 or 0300 3300 650 from mobiles.
Youth Inspired Peterborough
Are you struggling to entertain yourself and your little ones during the lockdown? Here’s a brilliant list of go-to places for some fun, learning and exercises from the Social Echo. Stay safe everyone!
Lamphouse Theatre on demand
Sign up online to watch a fantastic selection of Lamphouse’s previous shows, including the ever popular Suitcase Shakespeare and This Is Peterborough – a one hour romp about the history of our marvellous city!
Jumped Up theatre – Body and Soul fitness sessions
Keep fit without risking your health! Free online fitness sessions on Facebook.
Peterborough Volunteer Service
Get information and find out how you can help.
A letter for families with SEND children/young people from Central Government – Covid 19:
Stephen Fry’s myth-busting C19 video…