At Beat This we feel very fortunate to have found a home at the Courtyard in Norfolk Street, Peterborough. We were initially drawn to the Courtyard (back in 2010) because of its diverse, vibrant and active community. The Courtyard has most definitely evolved over the past 4-5 years, however the vibrancy and sense of community has only grown stronger.
Recently a voluntary organisation that “support people in isolation or at risk of isolation”, called Circles Network have setup a Community Hub at the Courtyard. Truly an inspiring space that is giving people that access their services the opportunity to take part in workshops, develop enterprises , hold gatherings and a whole host of other things.
Also based in the Courtyard is of course Peterborough FM; a true Community Radio Station with the motto, “One Station, Many Communities”, it has empowered hundreds of people by giving them a voice through radio. They enable any person to develop and broadcast their own radio show, offering free training and guidance eventually encouraging people to broadcast their own shows live using online streaming and even FM air time.
Together with Circles Network, Peterborough FM and another local business, Just Painters Ltd. we are hosting a Community Festival at the Courtyard for one day on SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST from 12PM – 6PM. You definitely need to be there if you wish to have your face painted, experience using state of the art Music Technology, see a horse jumping, have your hair dreaded, buy a book or three, have a massage, sing out loud or eat some very fine home cooked food! Need we say anymore?
See you all there
The Beat This Crew