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This exciting campaign aims to attract more visitors and showcase Peterborough on a regional and national level.

The Peterborough Celebrates campaign is open to everyone. It’s a chance to get behind the celebrations and support it in whatever way you’d like.

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Events & Activities

More than 100 events and activities to mark Peterborough Celebrates are being run by schools, community groups, charities and businesses.

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Katharine of Aragon Festival

The Katharine of Aragon Festival commemorates 29th January 1536, when Henry VIII's first wife was buried at Peterborough Cathedral after her death in exile at Kimbolton Castle. She still lies at the cathedral today and the occasion is marked by a programme of events on a Tudor theme.

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Get Involved

The Peterborough Celebrates campaign is open to everyone. It’s a chance to get behind the festivities and support it in whatever way you’d like. Please see below for more details.

Examples of how you can get involved include:

• Visit the cathedral!

• Hosting your own 900-themed event or activity 

• Adding a Peterborough Celebrates element to your     
  existing campaign, event or activity 

• Adding our logo to your marketing collateral 

• Volunteering at some of the planned celebrations 

• Spread the word! Share our Peterborough Celebrates 

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There are over 100 events and activities taking place throughout 2018 which offer a range of volunteering opportunities and also occasions where you can collaborate. Some of these opportunities have been highlighted in this section of the website. Please contact the event organiser direct.

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Anna's Hope Needs You!

Help local charity Anna’s Hope to be a Guinness World Record breaker for the largest gathering of people (900!) dressed as a fairy.

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Peterborough Cathedral has charitable status and receives no direct funding from the state or from local parishes towards the £3,700 or so required every day to maintain its operation.

Please help us to maintain and secure Peterborough Cathedral for present and future generations.

To make a donation to Peterborough Cathedral please click here.


For media enquiries or for further information about the Peterborough Celebrates campaign please contact us.

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