Metal has commissioned local garden designer Jeni Cairns to create a new garden for Chauffeurs Cottage. She has been working with Metal and The Green Backyard to design a versatile urban garden that not only provides a relaxing and stimulating environment for conversation, but also supports food production, work shop activity and is a performance space to showcase local artistic talent Jeni won ‘best in show’ at Harrogate Flower Show in 2013 and was invited to submit designs for RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in 2014. Her design for Metal Peterborough has been accepted and will be realised as a show garden at this year’s national event.
Throughout the week of Hampton Court Flower Show Metal will be programming a series of artist, performers, musicians and poets onto the ‘living stage’ created by Cairns.
Ross Sutherland is a writer/ performer bases in the UK (PETERBOROUGH!) He has published three poetry collections Things To Do Before You Leave Town, in 2009, Twelve Nudes in 2010, and Hyakuretsu Kyakuin 2011. Much of his live literature work tries to combine poetry, stand-up comedy and multimedia visual. Spending a lot of time collaborating with illustrators, animators and short film-makers.
Keely was the Poet Laureate of Peterborough for 2009 and that means she still gets to advocate and support the cracking poetry scene both locally and nationally. She has performed at many different events from the Houses of Parliament, freaky outdoor festivals to WI luncheons. he has been described as ‘Dawn French on acid’ and ‘the pick and mix at Woolworths’ with a style more Richard Pryor than Pam Ayres.
Mark Grist and Mixy
Mark Grist and Michael Riccardi (MC Mixy) both live in Peterborough too. Both have held the title ‘Poet Laureate of Peterborough’ and Mark was dubbed an ‘Internet Sensation’ by ‘The Sun’ newspaper when a You Tube video of him battling a 17 year old called Blizzard in a poetry slam clocked up over 4 million views. Mark is a former secondary school teacher and can currently be seen in the education documentary Mr Drew’s School for Boys on Channel Four.
Tom is a local actor, musician and improviser who has performed in Peterborough for many years.
Artist Ann Bellamy draws inspiration form the people she meets through here job and daily life, some of her pictures are in response to people or situations, whist some are portraits of the way people have made her feel.
Marcel Plesance a musician with the sounds of acoustic, roots, reggae, dub, hip hop, surf soul and rock.
Thursday 10th July 10.00am – 1.30pm – £30
Thursday 10th July 3.00pm – 7.30pm – £19
Friday 11th July 10.00am – 7.30pm – £30
Friday 11th July 3.00pm – 7.30pm – £19
Saturday 12th July 10.00am – 7.30pm £30
Saturday 12th July 3.00pm – 7.30pm £19
Sunday 13th July 10am – 5.30pm £30
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