It’s spooky time
The nights are drawing in and the temperatures are falling; festival marquees and pop-up outdoor cinema screens are being packed away for another year. The season of the Peterborough ghost walk is now upon us… Take to the (allegedly) haunted streets, and find out more about the fascinating spooks and spectres who share our city.
Peterborough Ghost Walk
Sunday 1 September, 7.30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough
In an era of crushing, chronic loneliness for so many, this games morning at the Iqbal Centre is both a wonderful idea and a lifeline. Simply bring a board game to play, grab a hot drink – and start making new friends. Sessions last two hours and take place every Thursday.
Every Thursday, 10am
The Iqbal Centre, Cromwell Road, Peterborough
A phenomenal performer and much in demand as a session musician, Steve Lockwood is also known for his ‘Cambridge method’ for learning how to play the harmonica. Join him at this semi-regular group session and get started with this fun, versatile – and extremely portable – instrument.
Harmonica with Steve Lockwood
Saturday 7 September, 1.30pm
Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford
Under his eye
For Margaret Atwood fans old and new, this promises to be a very special event: the launch of The Testaments, her much-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Live from London, the Canadian author will take questions via satellite link-up, and welcome special guests.
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas
Tuesday 10 September, 7.30 pm
Key Theatre, Embankment Road, Peterborough
Stamford is a picture-perfect town that owes its good looks almost entirely to the architects and builders of the Georgian era. It celebrates this every year with a varied, fun and hands-on festival involving performances, food, talks – and lots and lots of bonnets.
Stamford Georgian Festival
Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 September
Various locations in Stamford
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