Peterborough Presents – Creativity & Culture

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Peterborough Presents works with communities across the city to create great art that is fun, diverse and most importantly relevant to local residents, including festivals, murals, craft groups, films, parades and more!

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • You get to spend time with other people (family, friends, new people)
  • You get to do something for yourself, for others, for friends, for your community
  • You get to learn a new creative skill

“In the past we’ve had struggles to gain a platform. For example our singing was borne out of Millfield Festival because we wanted to participate. Even one-off, our dance groups came to be because of one of your festivals. We’ve found all of these artistic people in our communities because of the platform you created and the support that you gave.”


“Thank you again for holding the photo walk, you gave me motivation to get up and go outside, something that my depression has made so difficult over the last 2 years.”


“It was held locally to me – so easy to get to. Tony was a good tutor, engaging well, easy to understand. I was surprised at my painting outcome, had doubted my ability. Refreshments were welcome.”

Who are Peterborough Presents? Watch this short video about what they do and what ‘hyperlocal’ means:

What to expect

Peterborough Presents works in neighbourhoods where there is little creative activity (Millfield, Eye, Westwood, etc.) or with audiences who might find it hard to take part in activities (e.g. people who are Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent). Their programme changes all the time because it is driven by local residents. Below are some examples of the types of activities they have created with local residents:

  • Eye Village –Eye Open Exhibition, Light Up Eye Lantern Parade 2023, Window Wanderland including window decorating workshops
  • Millfield – Millfield Festival (creative workshops and performances), Millfield Carnival, restoration of Millfield Link Rd mural, exhibition about Millfield residents at Peterborough Museum, decorating planters on Millfield streets
  • Orton – Weekly Orton Makers creative group, creation of Orton Mural
  • Westwood –  creation of Westwood Mural, Fathers Day Scavenger hunt, Westwood’s Got Talent Arty Party, WestWoof (outdoor exhibition of drawings of local dogs), creative activities for young people, and more
  • City Wide – Reasonable Adjustment (exhibition and trail of art created with and for people who are Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent), workshops and displays at Peterborough Celebrates Festival, creative activities as part of International Women’s Day.

To get involved with a project, have a look at the ‘What’s On?’ page of their website, or see their Facebook page for current and upcoming activities.

All activities and events are usually free, though some events have food and drink that can be purchased.

You can watch more videos of projects and hear them talk about their work on their YouTube channel, including a very interesting series of videos by Deljit Singh about the history of parts of Peterborough he group up in!

How to contact

Where to go

Chauffeurs Cottage
1 St Peters Rd
Peterborough PE1 1YX

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