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This exciting campaign aims to inspire Peterborough to enjoy reading more, and to put on fun and exciting reading-related activities.

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

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Events & Activities

Lots of events and activities to mark Peterborough Celebrates Reading are being run by schools, community groups, charities and businesses.

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Check out Peterborough Reads Facebook page!

Peterborough Reads are a key partner in Peterborough Celebrates Reading. They have launched a Facebook page to enable them to continue their campaign work virtually, and to support families in Peterborough whilst schools are closed.

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Peterborough Book Award Winner 2020!

Our Peterborough Book Award Winner 2020 is..............Tom Fletcher 'There's an Alien in your book'! 20 schools were given a selection of books provided by Penguin Random House in February 2020. Year 4 children and were given some criteria to discuss and were asked to nominate their favourite book in each of the following categories: ‘Best Picture Book’, ‘Best Chapter Book’ & ‘Best Poetry Book’. Thank you to All Saints Primary School, Braybrook Primary School, Dogsthorpe Academy, Fulbridge Academy, Gladstone Primary Academy, Gunthorpe Primary School, Hampton Hargate Primary School, Nene Valley Primary School, Newborough Primary School, Northborough Primary School, Norwood Primary School, St Micheal’s Church School, St Thomas More School, The Beeches Primary School & Woodston Primary School for submitting their nominations.

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Get Involved

The Peterborough Celebrates Reading 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:

• Join a Library

• Hosting your own reading-themed event or activity 

• Adding a Peterborough Celebrates Reading 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 Reading

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There are lots of events and activities taking place throughout 2019-2020 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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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 Reading campaign please contact us.

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