We Love Millfield!
This vibrant area of the city is home to a diverse community in which over 120 languages are spoken. Our Millfield programme focuses on people and stories: in finding creative ways to draw out and share the experiences of people who have lived, and continue to live in the area.
The Community Spirit
There are so many active community groups representing all kinds of faiths, cultures, and interests that we’ve lost count!
It is really inspiring to see so many individuals coming together to do great work in Millfield, such as PARCA, Community First, Gladstone Connect, The Allama Iqbal Centre, Millfield Community Fridge and many more. We’ve been overwhelmed by their friendly dedication and support, especially in helping us create Millfield Festival each year. Our festival planning meetings are well attended. There’s always room for more and you are welcome to join us. Check our What’s On page to find out when the next planning meeting is. The buzz on the festival day itself is absolutely infectious! If you’re part of a community group in Millfield we’ve not had the chance to meet yet, please get in touch with the team via our Contact Us page.
We love the vibrant art that can be seen around the heart of Millfield on Lincoln road. This includes graffiti on the sides of local business buildings, side streets and murals on the side of houses!
We think Millfield is naturally one of the most colourful parts of the city. It is made even more vibrant by flashes of street art murals around the areas along Lincoln Road, in underpasses, and the 50 year old mural on the side of a house on Link Road.
Millfields range of shops along Lincoln Road and the surrounding area are brimming with a variety of needs!
From groceries to hair cuts to shisha, and even a mini aquarium! There are loads of places catering for everyone. We’re particularly fond of The Lounge, Chaiwalla, Pak foods and the newly opened Sultan. In 2018 we hosted a photo walk with Chris Porsz in which we led budding photographers around Millfield taking pictures, inviting them to notice their neighbourhood in different ways from behind the lens. We then invited people on social media to vote for their favourite photos to be part of an exhibition we held in Queensgate. Hot spots for snaps included Madina Grill, Abbas & Shokat and the Euromix Food Store.
What’s Going On?
Want to get involved in Millfield related projects? Check out what we have coming up!
Spread Your Wings – Design competition
Millfield Carnival Club
From Jan 21, 2023
For anyone interested in carnival arts (dancing, making, parading) to learn skills, make friends, learn about different cultures, and try something new! A monthly club open to all ages, cultures, and experiences. Family friendly!
Millfield Festival is a yearly celebration of creativity, culture, and community in Millfield, Peterborough.
We are so proud of the strong community partnerships we have built Millfield, and we want to give these community groups a big shout-out from the PP team.
To find out more about any of our partners, click on their pic to be directed to their website.