Events at Peterborough

Seasonal events at Peterborough


Origins beauty treatment

Experience a treatment that's individually tailored to your skin's needs in the privacy of the Origins Beauty Room.

You can also enjoy a sensory therapy with 100% natural essential oils and nature's gentle dermabrasion - complimentary with the purchase of 2 Origins skincare items.

7-13 August


Learn to knit

Come along on Saturday mornings and learn the basics, casting on and off, knit and purl stitches.

Knit 'n' Knatter
Come and join our Knit 'n' Knatter group on Saturdays from 2pm - 4pm. The club is open to knitters of all abilities. The meetings are free of charge and take place in the Haberdashery department on the Upper Ground floor.  


Craft parties for children

Children are invited to attend our craft parties where they can have a go at a variety of activities.

First mosaic pictures, 4-7 years
Friday 29 July

Mosaic kits, 8-1 years
Wednesday 3 August

Play-Doh, 4-7 years
Friday 12 August

Foil Art kits, 8-1 years
Wednesday 17 August

First Mosaic pictures, 4-7 years
Friday 26 August

This is where we announce the events and activities that will be taking place in our shop. Please check this page regularly to see what we have planned.

Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups.
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives.
  • We will continue to seek out projects that support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.

The charities we're supporting from May 2016 – July 2016 are:

  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia support and research charity. They provide information and practical and emotional support to help people live with dementia. In Peterborough, the Alzheimer's Society runs support services that include Peer support groups, Dementia cafes, Carers workshops and Activity groups.

  • Barnardo's
  • Barnardo's believes in children, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. They ensure their needs are met and their voices heard. In Peterborough, Barnardo's children's centres provide support for some of the city's most vulnerable families.

  • Circles Network
  • Circles Network help children, young people and adults in Peterborough who suffer social isolation or are disadvantaged due to disability. They provide intensive care and support, assisting people to work through everyday problems and helping them realise their goals. They are fundraising to create a garden at the back of the community hub, which will be a huge benefit to visitors.

Would you like to help us
support Barnardo's?

To make a donation to Barnardo's, our 150th anniversary charity, and help support those UK children who need it most, please text JL [Enter your local shop name] to:

  • 70300 to donate £3
  • 70500 to donate £5
  • 70100 to donate £10
John Lewis foundation

Since the introduction of the law requiring retailers to charge for single-use carrier bags, our charity, the John Lewis Foundation, has been responsible for distributing the proceeds to UK charities. We’ve aimed to choose charities closely aligned with the principles of the Foundation, supporting activities that promote education and inclusion, and enable employment. We’re sharing the past year’s proceeds of over £155,000 between six charities.

Carrier bag charging

Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a
new sofa from us

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