Month: October 2019

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The winners of the fourth Northamptonshire Shield Short Story Writing Competition were announced at a book themed day at Wicksteed Park. Looking Glass Theatre provided some special guests on the day: Mr Harry Potter and Mrs Hilda Wicksteed (only 135 years young). Over 200 young people took part in the contest and they were all […]

The Northamptonshire Stop Smoking Service is offering targeted help for smokers most in need this Stoptober. People about to go into hospital will be offered help to quit if they smoke. A statement from Northamptonshire County Council said: There are multiple benefits for patients who are able to quit smoking prior to or during a […]

The Racecourse in Northampton will be hosting a free firework display once again this year. A full afternoon of entertainment is promised for Sunday November 3 with fairground rides and food stalls from 2pm and the evening’s entertainment beginning at 4pm when popular local covers band Pure Genius will take to the stage. This performance will […]

A new report on the flattened site of Greyfriars Bus Station in Northampton says redeveloping it is going to be costly and complicated. Montagu Evans were hired to investigate potential uses for the land left behind after the notoriously grim looking Greyfriars was demolished using explosives in March 2015. But the feasibility study says none […]

The Abington Park Museum is set to be the site of Halloween-themed “ghost walks” between 29th October and 2nd November, which will delve into the museum’s spooky past. These theatrical ghost walks are being led by the Looking Glass Theatre with support from Northampton Borough Council, to help reawaken the interesting history of the 15th century […]

Partnerships is the theme of the 14th Malcolm Arnold Festival. This annual weekend, packed with live music, films and talks on the multi-faceted composer and his music. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra as well as talented performers from around the region and family-friendly concerts suitable for all ages, the Festival takes place in the composer’s […]

The Royal & Derngate Theatre has been nominated for the Excellence in Inclusivity Award in the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while designer Ti Green is nominated in the Best Design category for her work on Royal & Derngate’s co-production Touching the Void. The UK Theatre Awards celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on […]

An inspirational group of more than 150 young business leaders has made five new appointments to its committee. Next Generation Chamber is run by Northamptonshire Chamber and its sister Chamber in Milton Keynes, and helps businesses nurture young members of staff by offering them regular personal development sessions and networking events. Following an intensive interview […]


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