Peterborough Heritage Festival

Peterborough Heritage Festival

2014 was a record-breaking year for the Peterborough Heritage Festival!

Vivacity is delighted to announce that the Peterborough Heritage Festival achieved record-breaking visitor numbers over its big weekend of 21-22 June 2014. More than 30,000 people flocked to the heart of the city centre to see 3,500 years of Peterborough’s past brought to life.

“We’re absolutely thrilled that so many people, including visitors to the city, took the opportunity to explore the Festival and discover more about the heritage of Peterborough,” explains Stuart Orme, Vivacity’s Heritage Festival Organiser. “We achieved a 20% increase in visitor numbers from the previous year, meaning that the Heritage Festival is now a headline act in the city’s cultural calendar.”

Held in the historic heart of the city centre and the stunning surroundings of the Cathedral precincts, Peterborough Heritage Festival is a living history extravaganza for all to enjoy! The 2014 Festival featured over 300 costumed re-enactors, charting Peterborough’s history from the Bronze Age right through to the present day, plus live period music, falconry shows and spectacular battle displays.

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, this year’s Festival had a particular emphasis on this period, with a replica tank displayed in front of the Cathedral throughout the weekend. Also new for 2014 was a Food Fayre, stretching down Bridge Street, showing the best local produce and food producers in the region.

Vivacity’s Heritage Festival is organised in partnership with Peterborough Cathedral and Peterborough City Council, and was sponsored by Lands Improvement. Keep an eye for an announcement of the 2015 dates!

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