Tuesdays Till Two will return on 11th October with the first in a short season of talks and concerts.
All talks and concerts start at 1pm. The café will be open from noon, and will have a variety of home made cakes, scones, quiche etc on sale. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard, except on 11th October, when the café will be run by and in support of PECT (Peterborough Environment City Trust)
You can download the flyer on the left, which is also available in PDF format.
11th October: Talk – David Bole (Forestry Commission)
At 1pm on 11thOctober Tuesdays Till Two returns for the first in a short season of talks and concerts. David Bole from the Forestry Commission will speak, and Simon Belham, project officer at PECT’s “Forest for Peterborough” project, will be on hand to answer questions about the project which aims to plant a tree for every person in the city.
The talk starts at 1pm, but the café will be open from noon. This week the café will be run by staff and volunteer from Peterborough Environment City Trust, with all profits going to PECT.
Admission is free, but a donation to help cover costs will be appreciated. The suggested donation is £3.
In the first of two lunchtime concerts for the autumn, tenor Jonathan Hanley and piano accompanist George Haynes will be bringing us a concert entitled “In sweet music is such art: Songs to Shakespeare”. The programme will feature settings of Shakespeare, and his contemporaries John Donne and Francis Quarles, by English composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Benjamin Britten, Roger Quilter, and Eric Coates. The concert will also feature the première of a song by George Haynes.
Admission to the concert is free, but if you are able to afford it, a donation will be much appreciated, and will help to fund future talks and concerts. The suggested donation is £4.
As usual the café will be open for an hour before the concert from noon, staffed by volunteers from The Green Backyard, and will be serving a selection of hot and cold drinks, home made cakes, quiche, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.
Jonathan is a lay clerk at Peterborough Cathedral, and is also the current parish administrator for St John’s!
Peterborough Trades Union Council is proud to present Townsend Productions’ theatre performance of Dare Devil Rides to Jarama. This is a play about British Speedway star, Clem ‘Dare Devil’ Beckett and poet, critic and aeronautical expert Christopher Caudwell who were bought together fighting for the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War’s Battle for Jarama, in early 1937.
The play was commissioned by the International Brigades Memorial Trust and is being performed in Peterborough as part of PTUC’s ‘Don’t let Brex-it Break Us’ campaign against racism and fascism. Ticket £10 / £8 concessions. Please contact email@example.com for tickets.
Doors open at 7pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm.
In the second lunchtime concert of our autumn season, we’ll be welcoming Kate Risdon and Patrick Williams on flute, with pianist Fergus Black as accompanist (and umpire!). Details of the programme can be found below.
The performance will start at 1pm, but the café will be open from noon, staffed as usual by volunteers from The Green Backyard. They’ll be selling a variety of hot and cold drinks, home made cakes, scones, quiche etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.
Admission to the concert is free, but a donation is welcome to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £4.
Deux Papillons – Emil Kronke
Watching The White Wheat – Kate Risdon (solo)
Minuet – Georges Bizet
Canon Sonata in D – Georg Philipp Telemann
Andante and Rondo – Franz Doppler
The Gildenburgh Choir and The City of Peterborough Concert Band will be giving an Autumn Concert at 7.30pm on Saturday 1st October in aid of the St John’s Organ Fund. Tickets (£8) will be available from the church when it is open for other events, or on the door, or you can contact Barbara Pickering on 01733 750052
Our organ is currently out of action for a restoration that will probably be completed just before Christamas. All the money needed to repair the organ has been found, but around £13000 is still needed to pay for a number of planned enhancements to the organ, to bring it up to the specification originally planned when it was built in 1917. It is hoped to add an “Ophicleide” and a “3rk mixture” stop.
The culmination of the Summer Course of the Peterborough Youth Orchestra, performing some of your Classical favourites with a proms finale in St John’s at 7.30pm
The concert will also feature award-winning musicians from the Peterborough Music Festival in the form of Lydia Cochrane, Flute (Second Place in the Peterborough Young Musician of the Year) and members of the Ken Stimpson Community School Choir (Winners of the School Choir Class)
Tickets are £5 each and available from Peterborough Visitor Centre, Bridge Street, Peterborough or on the door.