Live for The Moment

What’s on | Editor’s pick 30 September – 6 October

↑ National Poetry Day's theme is 'Water, Water'

Born to run?
If you weren’t, but are still determined to put your best foot forward at the Perkins Great Eastern Run on 13 October, you might find a little pre-race help is in order. Sprint down to the Embankment Sports and Athletics Arena on Bishop’s Road for this free training session, which is for all levels of experience and will be led by fully qualified UK Athletics endurance coaches. Advice on training by yourself will also be available, along with advice on the correct running shoes, injury prevention and nutrition. Training starts with a warm-up and will last between 30 and 90 minutes depending on ability. No need to book.
Perkins Great Eastern Run free training session
Wednesday, 2 October, 7– 8.30pm
Embankment Sports and Athletics Arena, Regional Fitness and Swimming Centre

Fly me to the moon…
Space exploration and research isn’t all about bobbing about in zero gravity in a puffy suit on the end of a bit of string. This fascinating lecture explores the many aspects of life back here on Earth that have been affected and enhanced by technology and innovation pioneered through studies of the cosmos.
The legacy of Apollo
Wednesday, 2 October, 7.30 – 9pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate.
Booking is essential. Please call the museum on 01733 864663 or email to reserve a place. Adults £5, concession and Heritage Pass holders £3, under 18s accompanied by a paying adult free of charge.

Time to rhyme
National Poetry Day shakes poetry from its dust-jacket and into the nation’s streets, offices, shops, playgrounds, train stations and airwaves. Since it was founded in 1994, it has engaged millions of people across the country with live events, classroom activities, conversations, broadcasts, semi-comprehensible tweets and spontaneous uncontrollable outbursts of poetry. Get involved at Clare Cottage, which is holding a special writing session where visitors can pen their very own poems with expert help on standby.
National Poetry Day at Clare Cottage
Thursday, 3 October 1 – 3pm
Clare Cottage, Woodgate, Helpston

For vintage lovers everywhere…
Peterborough Festival of Antiques is the largest antiques fair in the country. The event features buyers and sellers from across Europe, as well as trade marquees and outdoor pitches. With around 1,700 stalls, there should be a treasure or trinket to be found for everyone, with the opportunity to pick up a few great bargains, too.
Peterborough Festival of Antiques
Friday, 4 October and Saturday, 5 October, 9am – 4.30pm
Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground
Tel: 01733 363500 (Peterborough Arena)

The Moo Man
For anyone who cares about where their food comes from and the effects its production has on animals, the environment and consumers: the Moo Man is the wonderful story of a trailblazing farmer as he tries to break away from the cost-cutting methods of large-scale production. Aptly enough, it will be shown in a building in Cowgate.
The Moo Man documentary screening
Sunday, 6 October, 6 – 8.30pm
PECT Offices, The Green House, Cowgate
To book a place at the screening, visit

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