Peterborough Heritage Festival

Peterborough Heritage Festival

The Peterborough Heritage Festival is back for 2015!

The Peterborough Heritage Festival will be back bigger and better than ever for 2015. Its future has been secured thanks to support from Perkins as part of a three-year partnership announced on Thursday.

Chief Executive of Vivacity, Kevin Tighe, explains: “We’re thrilled with the support from Perkins which means one of Peterborough’s most popular events will be bigger and better. The Heritage Festival brings the city’s rich history to life, appeals to all ages and brings thousands of visitors into the city centre.”

Record numbers attended the Heritage Festival last year with more than 30,000 people flocking to the city centre over the course of two days. Alongside the main weekend on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2015, festival goers can enjoy two weeks of fringe events and activities. There will also be a special event for schools on Friday 19th June 2015. The full programme for this year’s Heritage Festival will be announced soon.

Adrian Talbot, Marketing Centre of Excellence Manager at Perkins says: “The Heritage Festival is one of the highlights in the city’s cultural calendar and we are pleased to be once again partnering with Vivacity, to ensure its success. Founded in Peterborough in 1932, Perkins has deep roots in the city and we also have a key role to play in its future which is why we’re committed to supporting events such as this, which bring the whole community together.

“The Heritage Festival is key in showcasing Peterborough as a vibrant city which celebrates its diverse culture and ensure it is a place where people want to live, work and visit.”

It’s not just residents and visitors that are looking forward to the event but businesses too, with city-centre hotels, restaurants and cafes hoping for a repeat of last year which saw many achieve a 10% boost in takings over the main weekend.

Vivacity’s Heritage Festival is organised in partnership not only with Perkins, but with the assitance of Peterborough Cathedral and Peterborough City Council. Keep an eye for an announcement of the full programme over the next few weeks…

If you’ve never been to the Heritage Festival before, follow the link to the video on YouTube or download it to your PC to get a flavour of the event!

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