For centuries, cities have been built on and around the life of their rivers. Once a bustling place for industry more often than not they are now the focus of residential and leisure activity.
Planet B encompasses a two-week programme of events, performances, film screenings, workshops, commissioned artworks, and a conference – all around encouraging discussion and debate on sustainability.
We all have our favourite stomping grounds in the city, places where we like to visit regularly or hang out. From cinemas to city centres, parks to townships. What makes these stomping grounds memorable though and encourage us to return? Is it the people, the buildings or the activities we take part in there? Are […]
New Henge Heritage
Their aim with the Peterborough Stone project is to formally reintegrate the stone through public ‘ritual’ with its current site and with the local community.
CHANGE MAKERS BLOG November 2nd – The rise of ‘cripping up’ Quite a lot has changed in my lifetime, my childhood tapes (free with boxes of cereal) are now unrecognisable slabs of plastic to a digital generation. Flares did, as my mum foretold, come back and then mercifully went back to where they came from. There […]
Even You Song
The World Premiere of Even You Song, a new work for choir and organ inspired by the structure and themes of Choral Evensong.
From The Bricks Up
The brick industry has played a major role in Peterborough’s development. Its substantial clay deposits led to the city becoming an industrial centre for the East of England and the UK’s leading producer of bricks for much of the twentieth century.
Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food
This exhibition is the culmination of an 18-month residency the artists have had with the city of Peterborough. In 2015, Lucy + Jorge created 70 x 7 The Meal Act XXXIX in the city, their first major UK meal in this ongoing series, seating 500 local residents for a spectacular lunch of locally sourced produce.
Most cities share a complex and evolving dialogue between the rural and urban, the industrial and agricultural, the built environment and green spaces. This is particularly true of Peterborough now, with its rapid expansion of housing, population and economic growth alongside its environmental aspirations.
Nene Park Artist Commissions
Vivacity Culture and Leisure Trust, ‘Peterborough Presents’ (the Creative People and Places programme for the city) and Nene Park Trust are seeking to reinvigorate their substantial public sculpture collection at Thorpe Meadows by commissioning five artists to create new temporary art works and interventions.
Art Lending Library
The Art Lending Library is an evolving social sculpture housing a diverse collection of artworks that can be enjoyed in your own home.
We run regular networking and information sharing evenings for practicing artists in all our locations. Artists, working in all disciplines who think they may benefit from engaging with a dynamic, ambitious, artist-led environment are welcome to drop by. Just ask if there’s a particular topic you’d like us to cover or an inspiring speaker you’d […]