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Volunteer at the Peterborough Harvest Festival

Arts organisation Metal is creating a new cultural, weekend-long Harvest Festival in Peterborough’s city centre. The two-day festival will take place in Cathedral Square on the 19th and 20th September 2015. To deliver this, Metal is working in partnership with international lead artists Lucy and Jorge Orta, with the realisation of their first outdoor meal for 500 people in the UK and the diverse communities of Peterborough to re-imagine the traditional Harvest Festival.

The project will be built around a spectacular outdoor event, in the historic Cathedral Square, bringing 500 residents together for dinner; a Farmer’s Market; an outdoor evening music concert and 1,000 more local people contributing through music, dance, craft, performance and ritual procession.

Overall this city wide, family orientated event will focus on ecological and social sustainability including localism, food production, food waste/sustainability, agricultural education and collective responses to the land. The themes align well with the historic, social, economic and environmental aspirations of Peterborough. Find out more here:

Get involved!

Volunteers are needed to help at the Festival in the following roles:


Assistant Chefs
Waiting Staff
Front of House
Hospitality on site at Metal
Bread making workshop assistant

Event Management

Information Desk
Market Researcher
Event Steward
Assistant to Sage Manager
Assistant to Production Manager
Parade Leader

Creative Opportunities

Assistant to Artists
Marketing and Social Media assistants

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these opportunities please call Ruth Campbell on 01733 893077 or email [email protected].