Millfield Festival

Sat 6th August, 2022


About This Event

Price: FREE
Location: New England Recreation Ground (aka Rock Park)
 A yearly celebration of creativity and culture in Millfield.

A free, family-friendly celebration of creativity, arts, culture, and community on Saturday 6th August 2022. The festival welcomes everyone in the area to come together for an uplifting and inspiring event.

Millfield Festival happens at New England Rec (also known as Rock Park / The Triangle) on Lincoln Road / Occupation Road. Each year, Peterborough Presents works with local people and organisations to put on interesting music and dance, fun arts & crafts, and amazing performances.

Suitable for all ages and backgrounds!

Food & refreshments sold on site – please bring cash.
Free tea, coffee and cake provided by St Mark’s Church.



Our community stage will be full of local groups sharing their cultural music and dance throughout the day. Plus, outdoor theatre, parkour, and acrobatics. The stage will be hosted by local legend – BBC Radio Cambs & Salaam Radio’s Amir Suleman!

With performances from:

Boyu Chinese School
Bengali singing
Lorico12: East Timorese Dance
Black Eagles – Tanzanian acrobatics
Forbidden Identity – Deaf-led hip hop dance / parkour show
Bulgarian Dance
VSS Bollywood singing & dancing
Raskila: Lithuanian Dance
East Timor band
A Presto!

And headlining this year’s festival we have a community carnival parade and performance! Thirty local people dressed up in amazing costumes, celebrating Millfield communities and the wonderful representation of dance and music styles from all over the world.

As well as the main stage, we also have the Magical History Tent hosted by Deljit Singh and Anita Nayyar – a mixture of storytelling games and casual conversations about local memories and fond chats of days gone by.


In our Millfield Makers Marquee, you and the kids can have a go at lots of arts & crafts workshops – from bee bombing to biscuit painting to henna, there is lots of creative activities to have fun with!

We will also have x2 professional street artists – Nyces (Street Arts Hire) and KORP who will be making murals live on site which you can add to.

Magical History Tent

If you are one of the 60,000+ people who have watched Deljit Singh’s Magical History Tours in Peterborough, you might want to join us for a chat and some storytelling in the magical history tent! The themes we’ll be talking about throughout the day are:

12pm – 12:45pm… Millfield Memories
Share your stories of this vibrant and diverse area

1pm – 1:45pm… Rest & Recreation Recollections
Tales of entertainment, things to do, and days out in Peterborough

2pm – 2:45pm… Destination Peterborough
What was the city like when you first arrived here? Did you come here for work or to settle, or both?

3pm – 3:45pm… Working in Peterborough
The foundations of this city has always been the workforce

4:15pm – 5:00pm… City Centre Stories
The ever-changing heart of the city

5pm – 5:45pm… School Days
Happiest days of your life, they say!

If any of these topics have got you interested or sparked a memory in you, and you’ve got got some stories to share, and fancy joining us at the festival, let us know via the sign-up box below.

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