Peterborough Green Festival
Peterborough’s annual Green Festival – one of the longest running and biggest environmental festivals in the whole of the UK – is coming to Nene Park!
The charity PECT, who organises the event, is delighted to announce that the festival will be taking place at Ferry Meadows on Saturday 11th August, with activities taking place from 10am. The festival offers plenty of fun for all the family and encourages visitors to discover how to live more sustainably, whilst promoting and celebrating environmental initiatives across the city and beyond.
Bringing together a variety of stalls from organisations such as Buglife, RSPB and Nenescape, plus a wide range of eco-activities for all ages, The Green Festival celebrates everything ‘green’ in Peterborough. The Festival will include cooking demonstrations, den building, willow weaving workshops, bug hunts, live performances, arts and crafts and much more.
This year, thanks to funding from the Arts Council, the festival will also include exciting art work with an environment theme created by local artists who have been commissioned to produce pieces that highlight sustainability issues in fun, innovative and engaging ways.
If you’re looking to fill up the summer holidays with a variety of activities, then there are plenty of opportunities to get involved after the launch of the festival with a range of fringe events that will be held across the city until 19th August – including creative workshops delivered by local artists and a cycle powered cinema!
Meet the Artists
PECT will once again be working with artists ‘The Poly-Technic’, the collaborative arts practice of Steve Pool and Kate Genever.
The Poly-Technic will be developing and delivering a new participatory artwork that will take place before, during and after the Green Festival. The title of this artwork is: The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things – What Does the future Hold? The work will include outreach workshops that centre on discussion, audio recordings, interactive posters and a sound piece.
This project will bring small groups together, inviting them to have a conversion with the artists about the future. These sessions will be held at various locations and aim to draw out peoples’ fears, hopes and aspirations.
If you are interested in being a part of these creative workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Further information about the artists can be found at www.poly-technic.co.uk.
One to One Development Trust
This year, PECT is excited to be working with One to One Development Trust who will be creating a digital installation focussing on the River Nene as part of Nenescape. One to One Development Trust deliver engaging, creative projects with a people-focused approach that uses high-end technology and innovation. Their aim is to inspire, inform and push boundaries in how people engage with heritage, health and well-being and digital storytelling.
Inspired by their 900 Voices multimedia arts project, which brings together people’s memories and heritage of the River, One to One Development Trust will be gathering material throughout the summer through film, audio, social and media, group and individual contributions for a very special ‘PECT Collection’. This collection will be a celebration of PECT’s 25 years of work in the city, and aims to explore the areas of natural environment, and health and well-being linked to the river.
On the launch day of the festival, 11th August, people will be given the opportunity to contribute their own voice on any of the themes being explored around the River Nene.