Meet Geoff Capes at our LovePets show

OLYMPIC legend and budgerigar champion Geoff Capes will be opening the huge LovePets weekend event in November.

Thousands are expected to flock to the Peterborough Exec centre at the East of England Showground for the two-day show, organised and supported by the Journal’s publisher Johnston Press. The event is being heavily promoted by the group’s big stable of regional papers, including the Boston Standard, Louth Leader, Skegness Standard, Sleaford Standard and Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

Other guests at the event include Britain’s Got Talent finalists Kate and her amazing dancing dog Gin, who will perform twice daily in the main arena, and popular TV vet Joe Inglis, who still combines his media career with his busy day job as a vet.

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Mars Petcare is the lead sponsor for the show along with associate sponsors Your Dog and Your Cat magazines. VetUK, the pet medications firm will sponsor the main arena and Barking Heads and Meowing Heads are sponsoring tickets and goody bags.

Tickets can be booked online at

LovePets FACTS

• Geoff Capes will be on hand to officially open LovePets at Peterborough Exec on Saturday, November 27. He will bring some of his prize budgerigars and will be giving presentations on keeping budgies as pets.

• Your Dog and Your Cat magazines, leading consumer specialist magazines, are giving all visitors a free copy of their latest issues!

• The show will feature colour-coded exhibition zones for the main pet sectors – dogs, cats, small pets and fish, birds and reptiles/exotics – and the show arena will feature fun and entertainment for visitors, including dog agility, ferret racing and birds of prey demonstrations.

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• Exhibition space is still available for the LovePets Show from only £80+VAT per square metre. Rates for full shell scheme are £95+VAT per square metre. Charitable animal organisations may have a table top presence at a cost of £250.

• Event details: Saturday, November 27, 9.30am-5pm. Sunday, November 28, 10am-5pm.

• Family tickets (2 adults, up to 3 children under 16) – £12 on the door or £10 if pre-booked online. The organisers, with Mars Petcare, will donate 10 per cent of all ticket revenue to nominated animal charities.

• Location: The Exec Peterborough, at the East of England Showground, is close to the A1 and is well signposted. Parking for the event is FREE.

• For further information call Susanna Hornby on 01284 757810 or email [email protected] .

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