Steam trains and street theatre

One thing we really wanted to do while we were in Peterborough was to visit the Nene Valley Railway. We decided to spend the morning doing that and then try to see all the acts performing in the Embankment field in the afternoon.

We’ve visited a few steam railways but there is so much to look at here.

Choo Choo

trains

20130908_112644

We met Thomas, though he wasn’t working that day.

engine996

GordonPlaysTrains

Gordon playing at being a train driver

The real thing

20130908_113237We didn’t have a 50p piece to play trains on this model railway at Railworld beside the Peterborough Nene Valley Station – shame!

ModelRailway

With all this AND a ride on the steam train I could very happily have spent all day here but if we were going to see any of the Art Festival events we needed to get back to the boat. It was well worth it.

There was a mixture of acrobatics, trapeze, clowning and striptease from Collectif Malunes.

CollectifMaluneeClothed

CollectifMaluneeStripped

More clowning and acrobatics from Exeter based group Le Navet Bete

LeNavetBete

Lanevebete

London dance group C12 performing a ballet for five supermarket trolleys called oddly enough, Trolleys.

Trolleys

Lost in Translation Circus performing Le Ballade de Bergerac

LostInTranslation

HulaHoop

And yes, Sue, we did find out what that contraption was for.

Drinks

FullyClothed LaRotative1Some pretty nifty acrobatics with a fair smattering of clowning thrown in by a group called La Rotative. He even did it blindfold in his boxers!

BoxersandBlindfold

It really was a great afternoon’s free entertainment from some top class international acts and I got to sit in an enormous deck chair.

bigDeckChair

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Steam trains and street theatre

  1. Anne R says:

    Just wondered if that was Gordon on top of that contraption?? In his white underpants…..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s