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Billboard Basecamp

Opening: 01/09/14 – 30/09/14

There will be lots going on at Chauffeurs Cottage on St Peters Road, and around the city over the festival period with arts organisation Metal teaming up with various partners to bring you music, craft workshops, films and debates. You can find out more below but do keep an eye out on our  facebook for any updates.



In 1888, Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov said ‘the role of an artist is to ask questions, not to answer them’

Metal has commissioned ten visual artists to create new billboard posters for around the city centre that respond to questions posed by leading figures in the arts world. Comedian Phill Jupitus, singer/songwriters Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy and Mark Stewart from The Pop Group, poet Mark Grist and writers Paul Morley and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown are amongst those who have provided Peterborough with pertinent questions for passers-by. The billboard designs will be on display throughout September and aim to stimulate debate through organised events, and social media. The billboards will be sited at Thorpe Road, Bourges Boulevard, Westgate, Lincoln Road, Oundle Road and London Road. An 11th billboard is designed through a schools competition.


Throughout September, you are invited to join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter: #MetalBillboard

Billboard Basecamp

Chauffeurs Cottage will be open daily from 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday throughout September for you to drop in and share your response to the questions.

For more information about public events or to contribute to the conversation visit:

  • Metal at Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peters Road (behind Bridge Street)


Chauffeurs Cottage
St Peters Road

01733 893 077

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