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Charming an audience with smiles and soap Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and now the Masque theatre have all entertained me with nonsense. Not an easy thing to do, especially in current climes. There’s a pandemic and, even with one of their own being affected by having to distance tonight, the show went superbly on. We […]

“Whose thoughts am I thinking?” Review by Paul Giffney, 24th November 2021 Question: How does someone with mental health issues write about the best play they’ve seen about mental health ever without talking about themselves? How does someone explore a play that rips apart the ideas of identity and explores race without feeling personally scrutinised, […]

What a treat on a Friday night. A full audience, sitting in a ‘round’, awaiting men to come on stage dressed up as women. But this wasn’t a drag night or in a venue aimed at entertainment of ‘that sort’ (tuts under breath and glares). No. We were in The Church of The Holy Sepulchre, […]

Charities are facing massive losses as fundraising income dries up in lieu of the Covid-19 outbreak. Across the country, charities have been in conversation with the government about a package of support for the charity sector, and have warned that without an urgent injection of money many charities of all sizes would be forced to […]

Northamptonshire’s Chef of the Year is doing his bit to help those self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic by offering an exclusive doorstep delivery service. Danny Tompkins, who won the accolade at the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards, is ensuring anyone looking for a high-quality meal doesn’t have to miss out because of the […]

Bard of Northampton, Paul Giffney, is looking at reinvigorating the arts scene in Northampton with the return of an old showcase event. “Raising the Awen” is an open-mic night at The Lab which offers a stage for anyone with a story to tell in a supportive and friendly environment. These stories can be shared through […]

Station Manager Martin Steers is taking part in the Hope Centre’s “Big Sleep-Out” this Friday the 31st of January. The Big Sleep-Out is The Hope Centre’s annual challenge to help raise money and awareness for their work with the homeless population of Northampton. It challenges you to sleep outside for 12 hours on 1 night […]

University of Northampton Textiles and Fashion students, Emily Robbins, Olivia Hughes, Chloe Cooper, and Iona Beresford were amongst the finalists in the International Art & Design Competition 2020, and the only winners hailing from the UK. The competition run by Florentine art school, Accademia Riaci, seeks out to find the best emerging designers from around […]

Northampton Borough Council has announced the timings for this year’s Remembrance Sunday service and parade in Northampton town centre. The Guildhall released the following statement: Northampton will honour members of the armed forces who have lost their lives and fought in the line of duty with a Remembrance Day parade and service on Sunday, 10 […]

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 […]