Our autumn season of Tuesdays Till Two is well under way, and we’ve now added two lunchtime concerts and another talk to our season. As usual, admission to our lunchtime events is free, but we’d appreciate a donation to help us cover our costs ; we suggest £3 for talks and £4 for concerts, but you are welcome to donate more!. Also as usual, our café is open before the events from noon, serving hot and cold drinks and a variety of home made cakes, scones and other treats, and once again all profits will go to The Green Backyard. However, because of works being carried out on the roof of St John’s, for this season the café is sometimes serving from the other side of the church, near the children’s area.
Apart from a one week break for half term we have weekly events until November 17th. Details of all our events are published here and on our facebook page, or you can subscribe to our mailing list in order to receive our occasional newsletters about talks, concerts and other events in St John’s. The flyer on the right is also available in PDF format.
20th October: Lunchtime Concert – Rowena Bass and Teresa Brown
Local musicians Rowena Bass (Harp) and Teresa Brown (Violin and Viola) present a lunchtime concert of classical music. They’ll be playing music by composers from Bach to Donizetti and from John Thomas to Vaughan Williams.
In this lunchtime recital Teresa will play viola as well as violin, and the programme will include one of her own compositions, Lux Aeterna, for violin and harp.
3rd November: Lunchtime music from “Indian Summer”
Local duo Indian Summer – Jon and Annie Bamforth – play a lunchtime concert of early music for us. This is what they have to say about themselves:
“The Great Tradition is one of courtly music and privilege, leading on to modern Classical Music. The Little Tradition is one of dances, songs and carols, surviving in local folk music.
We are part of the Little Tradition, passing on glorious tunes and songs to new generations of singers and musicians.
We also aim to have fun, being united by our passion for early music. We play for historical events and reenactments and just because we enjoy it.”
So come along to St John’s on 3rd November and hear the music which would have been “pop” to its founders and builders back in 1407! For this concert Jon and Annie will be joined by percussionist Martin Bright, who will be playing period percussion.
10th November: “Can Peterborough grow its own food?” – Dr Mikey Tomkins
Dr Mikey Tomkins, a researcher into urban agriculture, recently led a series of walks around Peterborough City Centre using the new “Edible Peterborough” map he created. In this talk Mikey outlines some of the ways in which unoccupied buildings and underused roofs could be repurposed to help Peterborough grow more of its own food to the benefit of the local economy and environment.
17th November: “Dementia Awareness” – Lynne Carter
Lynne Carter, information worker for the Alzheimer’s Society at the Dementia Resource Centre, Peterborough hosts a presentation and discussion on dementia awareness and the support available at the Dementia Resource Centre for people with dementia and their carers to enable them to live well.