What's On

21st June 2024

Armed Forces Day celebration to take place in Northampton Town Centre

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated in Northampton town centre on Saturday, 29th June between 10am and 2pm, with musical entertainment, speeches and information stands at All Saints’ Church Piazza. The event, organised by Northampton Town Council, opens at 10am, followed by a stage programme starting at 10.30am with welcome speeches given by the Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Paul Joyce and the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, James Saunders Watson. Visitors can then hear live music from the 5F Squadron RAF Air Cadet Band, the A Company Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Corps of Drums and vintage vocal trio The Starlight..

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20th June 2024

Where to watch Euro 2024 in Northamptonshire

Euro 2024 has officially kicked-off, and pubs across Northamptonshire are gearing up to provide the best viewing experience for football fans. From giant outdoor screens to special food and drink offers, here’s a roundup of the best places to catch all the action. The Chester House Estate The Chester House Estate is ready to host football fans with a BBQ serving burgers, hot dogs, and vegan options. The Haybarn bar will offer a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for the whole family. This family and dog-friendly estate opens its doors at 3 pm for a 5 pm kick-off. Admission..

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19th June 2024

Capturing Moments: Celebrating a Year of VixPix Photography

As VixPix Photography celebrates its first anniversary as a full-time business this June, we sit down with the creative force behind the lens to learn more about her journey, passion, and future plans. Specialising in capturing special moments of children, families, babies, and expecting mothers, VixPix Photography has quickly become a beloved name in the Northamptonshire area and beyond. From humble beginnings during her maternity leave to a thriving full-time business, our interviewee shares her inspiring story... Hi Vicky! Tell us a bit about VixPix Photography... VixPix Photography is..

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18th June 2024

Cransley Hospice Trust launch new digital information ‘hub’

Cransley Hospice Trust are delighted to unveil a new digital information ‘hub’ for people with a life-limiting illness their families, carers, and professionals. In 2023 Cransley Hospice Trust partnered with the Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board, and Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity to develop the new Palliative and End of Life Care strategy for Northamptonshire. During this process, a clear need for 24/7 access to information and guidance for patients, their families and professionals was identified. In late 2023 Cransley Hospice Trust committed to invest and deliver this digital facility and working collaboratively with their partners across the care sector the ‘Care..

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18th June 2024

‘World’s priciest curry’ returns to mark King’s birthday

An award-winning restaurant in Northampton is marking Charles III’s birthday by bringing back a curry fit for a King…but it comes with an eye-watering price tag. The lavish dish will be available to order at Saffron in Castilian Street this weekend and features corn-fed chicken tikka cubes in a rich sauce infused with rare spices and topped with 50g of edible 24 carat gold leaf. The no-expense-spared dish will be added to the restaurant’s a la carte menu, but anyone fancying celebrating the monarch’s birthday in style will need to fork out a whopping £2,523 if they want to give..

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18th June 2024

Catapults, crafts and community – the Roman’s return to The Chester House Estate this summer

A two-day Roman Festival, organised in partnership with the University of Leicester’s Heritage Hub, is a free event taking place on Saturday, 22 and Sunday, 23 June. It will include Roman-style military demonstrations, Roman jewellery making, hairdressers and craft demonstrations, and Roman themed stalls and craft activities from a host of different heritage organisations working in Northamptonshire and beyond. The festival also includes the unique opportunity to see an excavation in progress, ask questions of the experts and have the chance to wash real Roman objects found during the excavations. Stalls from more than 20 local museums, community archaeology groups..

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18th June 2024

Home town coffee shop invests in expanded new premises

A popular chain of independent coffee shops has underlined its commitment to its home town by opening a new café in Northampton’s main shopping centre. Bewiched Coffee, owned by former Northampton College student Matt Fountain, opens its latest premises in Grosvenor Shopping Northampton on Friday – relocating from the upper mall to the ground floor next to Michael Jones Jeweller. The larger unit is a show of support for Northampton by the growing company, which previously launched the country’s first independent drive-thru coffee shop in the town and has since opened a network of venues around the Midlands. Mark Mullen,..

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13th June 2024

Drive Your Independence: Experience Freedom with Bristol Street Motors

Nothing should stop us from living a full life, with independence and freedom. Welcome to The Motability Scheme, worry-free motoring through an all-inclusive leasing package that helps disabled people, their families and carers to get on the move and enjoy their independence. When you have a condition or disability, being able to get around can mean the difference between living a full and happy life or not. At Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall/Citroen Northampton, we have a passion for helping people find that freedom. The Motability Scheme is so simple. Exchange all or part of your mobility allowance to lease a..

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12th June 2024

Where to dine for Father’s Day in Northamptonshire

Looking to spoil the special men in your life this Father’s Day in Northamptonshire? Look no further – we’ve got the lowdown on some fantastic spots. Whether you want to treat your dad, brother, uncle, friend, or grandparent, these restaurants will ensure you all celebrate a memorable Father’s Day. The Cromwell Cottage Freshly refurbished with a new menu, The Cromwell Cottage boasts a new look with impressive decor and vibrant vibes. Their Father’s Day menu offers three delicious courses for £31.95, featuring options like 30 day aged rib-eye steak, sticky chicken, trio of roasts, and even a dirty burger. Vegans..

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11th June 2024

A Perfect Day Festival comes to Delapré

A Perfect Day Festival comes to Delapré Park on Sunday, June 16, with James Arthur in the top spot. James first took attentions on the ninth series of The X-Factor. Wowing the judges and the British public, he was the season winner and has since accrued a haul of hits – Impossible, Sun Comes Up, Naked, Rewrite The Stars and the seminal single, Say You Won’t Let Go, among ‘em. Earlier this year he released his fifth album, Bitter Sweet Love, which debuted in the top spot. This concert is perfect by name and perfect by nature with Arthur being..

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11th June 2024

Fun friction at the Black Prince

Kickstarting the month of June the SBD way is down to Scottish live wires High Fade, and this six-legged noise making machine do a swell line in sharp funk and disco delight, that has seen some impressive ears tipped their way – Jack Black, Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, Cypress Hill and the man with the voice, one -time Deep Purple frontman Glenn Hughes have all been put under their spell. The Edinburgh based boys (Harry, Oliver and Calvin) pull from a steep pile of musical produce, spanning Barry White to Kiss, so they’ve scope for lots of experimentation..

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11th June 2024

What’s on at the theatre this June

Bluey’s Big Play for little kids, and big blue entertainment for big kids! Murder mysteries, more giggle bringers and a pantomime to turn you red with its rude stuff. Here’s June’s juicy bits in theatre-land... An Evening with Harry Redknapp (June 2) will keep your attention with engaging stories from his fruitful career in footie and TV - and there are plenty of tales to tell! Settle in for a great night. Renowned British designer and judge on The Great Pottery Throw Down, Keith Brymer Jones will be throwing down stories in place of clay with his visit to the..

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7th June 2024

Northants family launch new bursary scheme in memory of son Harry

A Northamptonshire family have launched a new bursary scheme memory of their late son Harry Chadwick who died six years ago. Harry’s parents Jessica Pilkington and David Chadwick have joined forces with the county’s largest independent grant giving charity, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, to launch Harry’s Fund – a new bursary scheme for young people across the county with neurodiverse conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD, to support their education. Harry’s Fund has been made possible thanks to the generosity of Harry’s family and friends, who raised funds in his memory after Harry died of cancer at the..

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6th June 2024

Lord Robartes Regiment of Foote

This month Laura Malpas visits a local English Civil War re-enactment group who are creating living history Many of us love to learn about history, but there are those who like to live and breathe it too. In Northamptonshire I visited an enthusiastic group of re-enactors, part of the Sealed Knot – Lord Robartes Regiment of Foote. They are offering opportunities for us to see and experience the past as they recreate past events this summer. It will be entertaining, exciting, and often educational. Who knows, you might feel inspired to join in. I for one am quite tempted! The..

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6th June 2024

Events during June at Lamport Hall and Gardens

Summer has arrived at Lamport and we can’t wait to welcome you! The gardens are a riot of colour and look spectacular, the 50th Anniversary Exhibition in the Hall is proving popular with visitors and we have a wonderful programme of events for all. We are delighted to be opening our gardens on Saturday 8th June from 10am-4pm for the National Garden Scheme Open Day. The café will also be open so enjoy this rare opportunity to visit the gardens on a weekend date. Our popular Study Days also make a welcome return on Tuesday 18th June. We will welcome..

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