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Peterborough is home to one of the longest running and largest Green Festivals in the UK, and in 2017 it took on a new life as ‘Planet B’.

Planet B was a two-week programme of events, performances, film screenings, workshops, commissioned artworks, and a conference – all around encouraging discussion and debate on sustainability.

The environmental charity PECT, worked alongside arts organisation Metal and The Green Backyard and with funding from Arts Council England, ran Planet B from Saturday 29th July through to Saturday 12th August 2017.

The environment is a huge subject that can often feel hard to get to grips with, but Planet B is asked: ‘What needs to happen for people to understand the issues, become more resilient together and take positive actions?’

Looking at the key themes of how communities can become more adaptable, what lifestyles and habits we need to change, and how we can learn from the past, Planet B included an environmental conference, film screening, debates, theatre and much more. Watch our highlights film to see snippets of many of the events.

PLANET B Highlights from Metalculture on Vimeo.

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PLANET B EVENTS PROGRAMME (PLEASE NOTE THIS PROJECT/ EVENT HAS NOW PASSED)

The events ran from Sat 29th July to Sat 12th August 2017.

Planet B warm-up event: Film Club Frame: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 
When: Fri 28th July, 7.30pm
Where: Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Rd, Peterborough PE1 1YX
What: Film
Peterborough International Friendship Day
When: Sat 29th July, 11am-5.30pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH
Who: Organised by Extended Hands with support of Peterborough City Council
What: FestivalSmugglers Festival
When: Sat 29th July, 12noon-10.30pm
Where: The Green Backyard, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 8AT
Who: The Green Backyard and The Smugglers Festival
What: FestivalWrite Club
When: Weds 2nd August, 7.30pm
Where: The Stoneworks, 8B Church St, Peterborough PE1 1XB
What: Poetry

 

The Future Museum of Now
When: Thurs 3rd-Tues 8th August, 11-4pm (5th Aug also open after Generation Zero)
Where: St John’s Square, Peterborough PE1 1XB
Who: Claudia Friend
What: Exhibition

Tomorrow (Demain)
When: Thursday 3rd August, 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Where: Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road, Peterborough PE1 1YX
Who: Peterborough in Transition
What: Film
There is No Wealth But Life
When: Thurs 3rd, 1.30pm-4pm (young people aged 8 – 18) & Fri 4th August,  10.30am-1pm (16+)
Where: WestRaven Community Café
Who: The Poly-Technic
What: Workshops & Projections
Clutter Bank
When: Fri 4th-Mon 7th August, 12noon-5pm.
Where: Unit 22, Westgate Arcade, Peterborough PE1 1PY
Who: Emily Tracy
What: Interactive exhibition
Pay it Forward – Flash Mob Mass Meditation
When: Fri 4th August, 7pm-7.40pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Group MeditationGeneration Zero
When and where:
Fri 4th August, 8pm: Undercroft Theatre, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BE
Sat 5th August, 8pm: City Gallery, Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF
Who: By Becky Owen-Fisher, presented by Lamphouse Theatre
What: Theatre‘Feed the 1,000’ Community Picnic
When: Saturday 5th August, 11am-3pm
Where: Cathedral Square, Peterborough  PE1 1XB
Who: PECT, Cross Keys Homes, FareShare, WestRaven Big Local,
What: Community Picnic 

The Beast
When: Sat 5th August, 12noon-4pm
Where: Various routes around the city centre culminating in Cathedral Square
Who: Francis Thorburn
What: Parade

Pickers, Pluckers and Packers
When: Saturday 5th August 2017, 11am & 4pm
Where: Tours will start from St John’s Church in Cathedral Square.
Who: Charley Genever and Keely Mills
What: Poetry
Peterborough in Transition Debate
When: Sun 6th August, 1pm-3pm
Where: The Green Backyard, Oundle Rd, Peterborough PE2 8AT
Who: Peterborough in Transition
What: Debate
Pay it Forward – Litter Pick
When: Sun 6th August, 3pm-5pm
Where: Fletton Lakes (Car Park), off Fletton High Street, Peterborough
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Litter Pick
What Housing Crisis?
When: Mon 7th August, 7pm-9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Community Dinner
Bored of Brexit?
When: Weds 9th August, 7pm-9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

Lets PHACE It, where will we be living in the future?

When: Thurs 10th August, 11am-4.30pm
Where: Allia, Future Business Park, behind the POSH
Who: PHACE
What: Workshop
Vegan Bring and Share Picnic (Helping the Homeless)
When:  Thurs 10th August, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Where: St John’s Green (near Cathedral Square)
Who: Soul Happy Wellbeing Centre
What: Community Picnic
Animation: Princess Mononoke (PG)
When:
Thurs 10th August, 3.30pm
Where: John Clare Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1SQ
Who: Peterborough Arts Cinema
What: FilmDrink and Draw
When: Thurs 10th August, 7pm
Where: The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough PE1 2RA
What: Drawing SessionI, Daniel Blake (15)
When:
Thurs 10th August, 7pm-10pm (incl post show discussion)
Where: John Clare Theatre, Peterborough PE1 1SQ
Who: Peterborough Arts Cinema
What: FilmRelinquishment – A Planet B Day Gathering
When:
Fri 11th August, 10am-4.30pm followed by drinks
Where: Anglia Ruskin University, Guild House, Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 9PW
Who: PECT, Metal and The Green Backyard, supported by Anglia Ruskin University
What: Conference 

Question Time Cabaret
When: Fri 11th August, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Where: The Undercroft, Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BE
Who: Talia Randall
What: Cabaret

 

Should we stop having Children?
When: Friday 11th August, 7pm- 9pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

 

Is Peterborough Good or Rubbish?
When: Saturday 12th August, 1pm-3pm
Where: Metal at Chauffeur’s Cottage, St Peter’s Road PE1 1YX
Who: Scottee & Queer Peterborough
What: Debate

 

Drop in The Ocean
When: Sat 12th August, 2pm (performance). To take out a share, see the opening times of the Clutter Bank
Where: Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough PE1 1XS
Who: Eric MacLennan
What: Workshop & Performance

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