Social Events in Peterborough, England This Week

Let’s explore social events in Peterborough, England happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Peterborough where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Peterborough

Improve your public speaking skills — Stamford Speakers Toastmasters

Improve your public speaking skills — Stamford Speakers Toastmasters

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Catholic Church Hall

**Benefits you’ll get:**

* Improve your public speaking skills
* Build leadership skills
* Maximise your potential
* Enjoy unlimited personal growth
* Work on networking in a small and supportive environment
* Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting
* Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace
* Build self-confidence and self-awareness

Stamford Speakers is a friendly, supp(…)

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Operation 1000: MBR Acres A Mass Gathering

Operation 1000: MBR Acres A Mass Gathering

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: PE28 2DT

Beagle dogs are still being bred and used in laboratories subject to horrific cruelty in 2024, in the UK, just up the road from us.

I created this as an event on Meet-Up so local people could go together, possibly car share and know that you won’t be standing on your own, you’ll be among friends. This event isn’t organised by me, I don’t know any of the organisers – I just feel passionate about t(…)

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Meditation

Meditation

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: PE2 5PW

We are a friendly and welcoming group of people, drawn together by our wish to explore Buddhism and meditate together.
We meet on Mondays either over zoom or in person.

On the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month we meet in person from 7.15pm until 9.15pm. Our venue is Herlington Community Centre, 73 Herlington, Peterborough, PE2 5PW. There is a big car park there and in the car park is a row of cloth(…)

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Peterborough Business Buzz In-person Networking

Peterborough Business Buzz In-person Networking

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Queen’s Head, Peterborough

Meeting Face-to-Face on the third Tuesday of each month, Business Buzz Peterborough is a vibrant open networking event that brings together Cambridgeshire businesses in one place – to meet, network and get involved in the local business community.

Book now: https://app.business-buzz.org/app?group=Peterborough

Entry is only £10 + VAT and includes tea, coffee and biscuits. We are now contactless s(…)

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Quiz night

Quiz night

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Ivo Lounge

Quiz night with St Ives Coffee tea and chat group. £1/person entry fee, in Ivo Lounge, St Ives. We won last week, so winnings will be used to pay for drinks for next one! Aim to arrive a little before 7pm so you can get settled in and order a drink if you want one.(…)

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Ceroc Peterborough Class Night

Ceroc Peterborough Class Night

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Ceroc Peterborough

Great News! We are open as usual every Tue evening and you do not need to bring an NHS Covid Pass. As usual, if you feel unwell please do not attend.
Known for its great atmosphere and warm welcome, Ceroc Peterborough is a great place to meetup on a Tuesday evening and learn to dance.
You don’t need to bring a partner and all you need to do is turn up at 7:30pm to get involved. They play great mus(…)

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Public speaking skills @ Huntingdonshire Speakers (Toastmasters International)

Public speaking skills @ Huntingdonshire Speakers (Toastmasters International)

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Old Ferry Boat

Want to improve or refine your public speaking abilities? You are welcome to join Huntingdonshire Speakers as a guest for the night! We have another site for members.

Come and find out more about this exciting club: there will be speeches, evaluations and an impromptu speaking session that we invite guests to join in with.

We would normally have our meetings in person however we also have the op(…)

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Wellingborough to Rushden Lakes via Chester House

Wellingborough to Rushden Lakes via Chester House

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Costello lounge

A walk from Wellingborough town centre to Rushden Lakes via Chester House. The walk starts at Market Street (on the opposite side of the road from the Hind Hotel). Meet near the tree in the round garden not far from Castello Lounge.

I recommend parking at the Jacksons Lane car park which is just under 10 minutes away from the start of the walk.The postcode is NN8 4JU.

We will follow the Nene Way(…)

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Cambridge Art Lovers: Meet and Greet

Cambridge Art Lovers: Meet and Greet

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Tivoli

The “Cambridge Art Lovers: Meet and Greet” is all about connecting with fellow art enthusiasts over good conversations and even better company.

This gathering is a laid-back chance to chat about your favorite artists, discover new inspirations, and just enjoy being around people who love art as much as you do.

Expect a couple of hours filled with casual talks, a bit of laughter, and lots of art (…)

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Persuasion – Jane Austen #2

Persuasion - Jane Austen #2

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Castle Inn

Jane Austen scored well in second, third and fourth place in the last poll so there’s clearly demand for one. Poll results (April’s) [here](http://www.polljunkie.com/poll/pariko/cls-poll-for-april-2024-x27upliftingx27-reads/view), thanks to all who voted. This is Meet Up 2 of 2 events.

Please join us for Persuasion. Anne Elliot falls in love with Frederick Wentworth, a young man with few connecti(…)

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AI In Life Sciences

AI In Life Sciences

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: undefined

Robert Walters & Grounded AI have the pleasure of inviting you to an AI Meet Up. ​

Welcome to ” AI in Life Sciences” where groundbreaking innovation meets the future of healthcare. Join us for an enlightening meetup where technology enthusiasts, AI aficionados, and life science experts connect to explore the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence in the realm of life sciences. ​

We ho(…)

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Italian Evening for singles over 40

Italian Evening for singles over 40

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Italian Menu Autentica Trattoria

Indulge in a delectable Singles Mixer at an authentic Italian Restaurant, complete with an Italian hostess, tailored exclusively for fabulous singles over 40! 🍝🥂

We believe in keeping things as flexible as your dating life! That’s why food isn’t included – giving you the freedom to select and pay for whatever culinary delights tempt your palate on the day. And guess what? We’ve got some mouth-w(…)

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Social

Social

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Grapes

Our first social for young business owners in Cambridge.(…)

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Adventures in a World of Deception

Adventures in a World of Deception

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Blue Moon

**JUST A WEEK TO GO!** Join us for an intriguing evening with Stuart Scott, the founder and Director of Lateral Strategies Limited, as he unveils the fascinating world of deception and counter deception.

Dive deep into the insights of a former magician turned strategic advisor to the military, exploring the creative and often hidden aspects of deception.

**What You Will Discover:**

* **From Mag(…)

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Cambridge Fringe Festival

Cambridge Fringe Festival

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Town and Gown

Welcome to the Cambridge Fringe Festival, an annual comedy extravaganza that captures the essence of artistic diversity, innovation, and expression.
Situated in the historic city of Cambridge, Cambridge Fringe is a comedy festival and a vibrant platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their creative talents and engage with a discerning audience from all walks of life.
The Cambridg(…)

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Cambridge Film Forum Retro Meeting #1 – Coen Brothers!

Cambridge Film Forum Retro Meeting #1 - Coen Brothers!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Alexandra Arms

Hello Cambridge film lovers!

Welcome back to our Meetup group, a monthly-ish discussion club for film lovers. We’ll be focusing on the latest and greatest films to engage movie lovers in the Cambridge area.

For our first retro filmmaker spotlight meeting, we’ve decided to discuss the Coen Brothers films Raising Arizona, Fargo and the Big Lebowski, which will be playing at the Picturehouse in Cam(…)

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Friendly Poker (Texas Hold’em)

Friendly Poker (Texas Hold'em)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: undefined

Let’s play some poker in an informal atmosphere (with chips but no proper gambling). Don’t worry if you’re a beginner/first-timer, it’s easy to pick up and get good at.

Please allow for two hours for this meetup (but might go on longer) and be on time.(…)

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Introduction to Meisner with Martin Maynard

Introduction to Meisner with Martin Maynard

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Signal Box Community Centre

Come and learn the fundamentals of the technique taught by Sanford Meisner to some of Hollywoods biggest stars, over the course of 60 years.

Martin trained as an Actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with a distinction from the 3 year BA Acting course, going on to work extensively in TV, Film, Theatre and Radio. Having studied a variety of methods and techniques at Cen(…)

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An Evening with Jennifer Saint author of Ariadne, Electra and Atalanta

An Evening with Jennifer Saint author of Ariadne, Electra and Atalanta

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Waterstones

Calling all my fellow Greek mythology lovers –

From the Waterstones website:

Join the queen of the mythological retelling, author **Jennifer Saint**, as she discusses *Hera –* a captivating story of Greek mythology’s most famous wife. Hera was clearly born to rule, but does that mean perpetuating a cycle of violence and cruelty that has existed since the dawn of time?
She will be in conversation(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Peterborough is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Peterborough on Visitpeterborough.com, Kawarthanow.com, or Thekawarthas.ca.

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