Harry Christophers CBE and his choir perform glorious music in the churches and cathedrals for which it was written. The highlight of this recital will be an exploration of the musical evolution of the Allegri’s legendary and much-requested Miserere. The programme also features stunning music by the ‘Prince of Music’ Palestrina, as well as another brilliant yet contrasting setting of the Miserere by James MacMillan.
The Sixteen’s Choral Pilgrimage 2013: The Queen of Heaven
Thursday, 12 September, 7.30 – 10pm
To book: 01733 207239 (Key Theatre box office)
The secrets of Dark Earth
Eastern Angles are on top form yet again with this innovative and thrilling production, (to be performed in a specially-erected marquee at Flag Fen) which delves into the past of one of the most secret and magical parts of the British Isles, the Fens. It’s the 1690s, and Dutch engineers are undertaking the huge task of draining the waterlogged land that makes up large parts of eastern England. But locals are not happy, and the changes being wrought inevitably come at a price…
Thursday, 12 September – Sunday, 22 September
Box Office: 01473 211498
BMF Tailend Show
With spectacular displays, stunning stunts, and restored and modified motors, the BMF Tailend Show is an exhilarating day out for everyone who loves speed, motorbikes and general petrol-propelled daredevilry. The end-of-season extravaganza, held at the Peterborough Arena, will this year feature several exciting events, including the staging of the final round of the ACU’s 1000cc sidecar championship, with the title being decided on the track. There will also be a thrilling European Stunt competition with 30 top riders competing over the whole weekend, and unbelievable displays from the Moped Enduro and the Cavalcade of Clubs.
BMF Tailend Show
Friday, 13 September – Sunday, 15 September, 9am – 4pm
Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground
To book: 01733 363500 (Peterborough Arena)
Adrenaline, served over ice
Experience the unbeatable thrill of a live ice hockey game as Peterborough Phantoms take on Milton Keynes at the Peterborough Ice Hockey Arena. It’s all come a long way since hardy and dedicated members of the club’s forerunner, the Pirates, practised on the frozen Fens, to become easily one of the city’s most popular and successful sports.
Peterborough Phantoms v. Milton Keynes
Saturday, 14 September, 7 – 8.30 pm
Peterborough Ice Hockey Arena, 1 Mallard Road, Bretton
Last chance to catch a national Hidden Treasure
This is the final week you’ll be able to see the exquisite watercolour ‘Peterborough Cathedral from the North’, painted by J.M.W. Turner in around 1795, and on display in conjunction with the Independent’s Hidden Treasures campaign. This delicate work is normally kept under wraps to help preserve it, so don’t miss the final opportunity to enjoy a fascinating ‘snapshot’ of the city’s past, by one of Britain’s great landscape artists.
Running until Sunday, 15 September, Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am – 5pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate