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Peterborough, a city in Cambridgeshire in the east of England, is famed for its Cathedral. The city is approximately 30 miles from the North Sea coast and is connected to the sea by the River Nene which flows through the city.
The Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery has a collection of around 227,000 objects including local archeology and social history, a collection of marine fossil remains and the manuscripts of John Clare, the Northampton Peasant Poet.
The city has many cultural events that take place in or near the city. The East of England Show, the Peterborough Festival and the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) beer festival which takes place on the river embankbank towards the end of Summer. Peterborough also has the John Clare Theatre, which is located within the city's new central library and is home to the Peterborough Film Society. The Key Theatre, which was constructed in the 1970's, is also another venue in the city. It is located on the river embankment and provides entertainment, enlightenment and education by reflecting the culture of the city. The theatre hosts productions by both national touring companies and local community productions.
Peterborough also has many bars and restaurants to cater for a wide range of tastes including Chinese and Cantonese, Indian and Nepalese, Thai, Italian, Polish, Japanese and Mexican.
Located in the East Midlands region of England, the city of Derby is an internationally renowned centre for advanced transport manufacturing and home to the world’s second largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce. Derby was awarded city status in 1977 by Queen Elizabeth II to mark the 25th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.
The annual open-air concert at Darley Park is one of the biggest free concerts of its kind. It is one of many performances given throughout the year by Sinfonia ViVA, a professional chamber orchestra based in Derby. The Derby Jazz group caters for the jazz interest in the city and is regarded as one of the UK's leading live jazz organisations. Music venues in the city include the Assembly Rooms, The Venue on Abbey Street, Ryans Bar in the St Peters Quarter and The Victoria Inn.
Derby is an excellent base for visiting the surrounding area. Places of interest include the spa town of Matlock Bath which is around 45 minutes away by car. There is also the town of Buxton in the Peak District and Crich Tramway Village. There is also Carsington Water, a reservoir that is a major centre for leisure activities including walking, cycling, fly fishing, birdwatching, sailing, canoeing, and windsurfing. The land surrounding the reservoir, in particular the facilities around the visitor centre, has played host to events including a music festival, the Festival of the Peak.