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January events to look forward to in 2022

The New Year will start in full swing, with events such as concerts to markets occurring throughout the month of January.
Bridge Street, Peterborough
Winter Market will take place on Bridge Street Photo: John Baker

In the first week of January, the Cresset Theatre will welcome 70's punk rock stars, the Jam, who are celebrating the 40th year anniversary of their fifth studio album, 'Sound Affects' which reached number two in the UK charts when it was first released. 

The event takes place on January 7 and tickets are £30 and can be booked in advance by visiting the Cresset website by clicking here.

The Cresset will also see the return of the UK's biggest vintage kilo sale, 'worth the weight', allowing visitors to come in and pick and mix vintage clothing all for £20 a kilo, on January 15. 

Visitors can get in early with £3 tickets, allowing shoppers to enter at 10am for an exclusive capped shopping session. After this, general admission will cost only £2 and starts at 12pm. For more information, visit the Facebook page by clicking here

For our science fans, Dr. Julian Onions an astrophysics post-doctoral researcher at Nottingham University, will visit Sacrewell Farm to teach a beginners session on Astrophysics. 

The event will take place on January 13 and is hosted by Peterborough's Astronomical Society. For more information, please visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

Peterborough Cathedral and Peterborough museum will also be hosting the Annual Katharine of Aragon Festival from January 27 to January 30 to mark the date of when Henry VIII's first wife was buried in the Cathedral. 

The festival will include events for all ages with a Tudor theme as well as a performance as King Henry VIII by historian John White which will reflect on turbulent  events in 1542 as well as the annulment of his marriage to Katharine.

For the children, New Theatre Peterborough will be showcasing a brand new Peppa Pig live show called Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever.

The show debuts on January 26 and will be performed until January 27. 

Tickets can be booked in advance by clicking here

January will also sees the return of the Winter Market. With stalls lining Bridge Street in the heart of the city centre. 

The Winter market will feature a range of traders, including tasty street food options, tempting sweet treats, artisanal produce as well as quirky craft items. 

The market will take place from January 27 to January 29 and will be open from 10am till 5pm.