Author: Chris Harris

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The stories of some of Northamptonshire’s digital innovators have been brought to life by artistic students from the county’s University. Twelve students on the Illustration course at the University of Northampton have produced animations that tell the stories of people who have made a positive impact on a bid to build a digital community in […]

Building upon the digital outreach they have produced since their venues were forced to close six weeks ago, Royal & Derngate has launched Royal & Derngate at home, a digital platform packed with creative content for audiences to watch, join in with and share from their homes. Showcasing all areas of the theatre’s broad programme, […]

Scrubs Up For Northants NHS are  group of over 1000 volunteers who are cutting, sewing and delivering scrubs to NHS organisations and care home staff across the county. Jakki and Cat are area-coordinators for the group. “The group started in the middle of March. We’re funded through donations via our Just Giving page or donations […]

An anonymous £600 donation from the husband of a coronavirus survivor has seen NHS heroes fighting on the frontline of COVID-19 at Northampton General Hospital treated to a slap-up curry. Staff at NGH tucked in to onion bhajis, chicken tikka masala and pilau rice provided by Saffron restaurant in Castilian Street following the cash gift […]

Royal & Derngate and Northampton Filmhouse are launching a fundraising appeal asking audiences to help them navigate challenging times for the cultural sector. Like many businesses across the county, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the venues. The organisation earns close to 90% of its income through ticket sales and bar revenue, all of […]

The building of a state-of-the-art Digital Academy at Northampton College is now underway, with the first spades going in the ground during a virtual sod-cutting ceremony carried out via a live video conference call. With current social distancing guidelines rendering it impossible for all partners in the project to be at Booth Lane for the […]

When the pandemic lockdown forced university students to cancel their open-air Shakespeare productions, they vowed the show must go online. Second years on the University of Northampton’s Acting course are now in the thick of rehearsals, conducted via video conferencing apps, as they prepare to turn what would have been two live performances into a […]

In an ambitious national campaign, Radiocentre, in partnership with Audio Always, Somethin’ Else and a host of leading mental health charities are bringing UK radio together to offer audiences advice, tips and activities for looking after their personal wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. 60 Second Support is a series of featuring advice on how our […]

Community radio stations across the country have united on social media and in song to raise awareness and support for the sector. Over 50 stations have written to John Whittingdale MP, Ian O’Neil at DCMS and Dame Melanie Dawes at OFCOM, following the announcement of changes to the Community Radio Fund, which stations say doesn’t […]

Students were dared to rustle up bogus Big Macs and pretend takeaway pizzas in a mouthwatering cuisine challenge set by the University of Northampton. The Fakeaway Challenge saw students cook up their very own versions of classic takeaway dishes, with the competition designed to promote the value of home cooking. Tom Walker scooped the £100 […]


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