Month: July 2018

To commemorate the release of their eighth studio album entitled ‘Icon’ Peter Dennis spoke to lead singer of local darkwave/electronic group Venus Fly Trap. The band was formed in Northampton in 1986 by brothers Alex and John Novak (who played together in local punk band the Isaws). They released their debut single ‘Morphine’ in 1988 […]

After a year’s break The Bardic Picnic is returning and that means a new Bard of Northampton will be chosen. Contenders will perform at the event in Becket’s Park on Sunday and a combination of popular vote and judges panel will decide the winner. The current bard, punk musician Mitchell Taylor, said: “It’s going to […]

BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan was among honorands at the UoN graduation ceremonies this week. He told N Live that it was one of “the proudest days of my life” and “I grew up here and I’ve always rooted for Northampton. It is an underdog town surrounded by much bigger places.” Students have been presented […]

It’s time Northampton had a proper, regular outdoor music festival with camping, stalls, beer tents and all that good stuff. With a friendly atmosphere, original and tribute acts plus a healthy dose of local talent Sixfields Rock Fest has all the essential ingredients to fill the void. Hard rock and metal acts are criminally overlooked […]

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Northampton was on NLive talking about the impact of the new Waterside Campus on the town centre. Chancellor the Rev Richard Coles and Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Petford have both featured on the Adrian Pryce show. Prof Petford said: “A disused brownfield site is being brought back to life by […]

  Flashdance is one of many 1980’s movies that have gone from screen to stage but arguably it should have stuck to the big screen as the stage revival which visits MK Theatre this week does little to wow the audiences. Producers have cleverly eyed the title as a winner with bums on seats to […]

A new series of networking events is helping to bring online connections together in the real world. NLC or Network Learn Connect has been devised by Tristan Griffiths of All Things Networking and tackles the practical problems behind business marketing issues in the online world. He said: “I’ve been describing it as like walking into […]

Since the break up of the library network was announced in October last year, the Friends of Far Cotton Library group have registered interest in running the Far Cotton Library as a Community Managed library. However, since the interest was registered, the County Council declared that they would now only offer an Independent Library model […]

On Saturday 30th June, hundreds of Northampton citizens flocked to support Labour’s campaign to Fight for Northampton under the ongoing review of local government. Labour are pushing the case for a unitary Northampton council, but also that the current process which they regard as ‘rigged’ be abandoned and that a consultation should take place, with […]

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