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Rainbow Café

Stanwick Lakes - 2nd October, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 30th January, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until 18th December, 2019

Movement to sing and dance. For children under 5 enjoy free Hodeaway entrance before and after the sessions. Please book. Tel: 01933 625522.

Nick Sharratt’s : Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants Exhibition

Peterborough Museum - 11 January @ 10:00 am - 29 March @ 5:00 pm

Free entry (except for special event days). Meet Nick Sharratt himself on Saturday 11th January - 10.30am - 4pm.

Tudor Peterborough Walk

Peterborough Museum - 24 January @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore Peterborough’s historic city centre with a 60 minute guided walk. Gather at Peterborough Museum where a costumed guide will take you on a tour where you will find out what the city was like during the time of Katharine of Aragon. The tour will then enter the Cathedral where you will hear about the funeral of Queen Katharine. ■ Tickets: £6 adults, £4 under 16s. Book online here or call 01733 864663.

A Homage to Katharine of Aragon from Spain

Peterborough Cathedral - 24 January @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Deeply rooted in medieval, renaissance and traditional music, Los Músicos de Urueña - Luis Delgado and César Carazo - take their name from the walled town in Valladolid. It is the home of the Museum of Music where Luis Delgado’s displays over 1200 musical instruments from his collection. Their performance sets the scene for the play that follows.

Hedgelaying Course

Aldwincle Village Hall - 25 January @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:45 am, repeating until 26th January, 2020

Come and learn the countryside art of hedgelaying under the guidance and supervision of experienced hedgelayer, and Midland Intermediate Hedgelaying Champion Paul Martin. This course is being supported and run through the Farming for the Future project, part of the Nenescape Landscape Partnership, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Hedgelaying is of tremendous importance in conserving and maintaining the landscape, providing valuable habitat and food for insects and birds, as well as creating green wildlife corridors through the farmed…

At Home with the Tudors

Peterborough Museum - 25 January @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Travel back in time to the 1500s, with a chance to meet Tudor characters such as the Barber Surgeon with his gruesome cures. Mind your manners with a Tudor lady, handle arms and armour with our soldiers and try some period food. Take part in family activities and crafts with a Tudor theme. Tickets: £3 children, £4 adult, £12 family. Last entry 2.00pm. Book online at or call 01733 864663.

Old Scarlett Tours

Peterborough Cathedral - 25 January @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

This family friendly tour of the Cathedral will be led by ‘Old Scarlett the Tudor gravedigger.’ Old Scarlett was the gravedigger for the Cathedral and St John's Church on Cathedral Square. He lived to be 98 years old - a remarkable age especially in Tudor times. He buried both Katharine of Aragon and Mary, Queen of Scots

Calligraphy for Beginners

Oundle Library - 25 January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 26th October, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th November, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 25th January, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 29th February, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 30th March, 2020 at 10:00 am

Want to master Calligraphy but don't know where to start? Oundle Library are offering a series of six sessions over the next few months which will help you master the basics and begin to develop your own beautiful hand. The sessions are on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon starting on September 28th then October 26th, November 30th 2019, January 25th, February 29th and March 28th 2020. The fee is £30 which includes refreshments and Library fee. Booking is…

Digging Deeper Tudor Tour

Peterborough Cathedral - 25 January @ 11:30 am - 3:15 pm

This guided tour of the Cathedral will have a specifically Tudor focus as part of the Katharine of Aragon Festival. Hear about how Peterborough Abbey fared when Henry VIII embarked on the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and about the Abbot's unique transition to become the first Bishop of the newly created Diocese of Peterborough. Who is depicted in the carvings in our picture? Take the tour and find out!

January Railcar Services

Nene Valley Railway - 26 January @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 19th January, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 26th January, 2020 at 10:30 am

Travel in Swedish style along the Nene Valley in our Railcar. Enjoy a winter trip along the NVR and join our heated Railcar services. Driver eye view from the Railcar. The Swedish Railcar departs Wansford at 10:30, 11:50, 13:10 and 14:30 calling at all our stations Click here for the timetable. Licensed Trolley Service for the sale of hot and cold drinks and confectionary. The Turntable Café and gift shop open all day at Wansford.

black and white photo of Northampton Town Centre in Victorian times

Medieval Northampton Tours

Chalk Lane Car Park - 26 January @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 16th February, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 22nd March, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 19th April, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on 17th May, 2020 at 10:30 am

Although largely forgotten or ignored, Northampton has a fascinating history. Many events that shaped Britain took place within its walls. Our tour takes you through its medieval streets, to the sites of long lost buildings and surprising survivors, where you will hear tales of Saxons and Vikings, Kings and Castles, Rebels and Treachery. You will also hear about Northampton’s medieval trades, how it became a centre for religion and one of the first universities in England as well as long-forgotten…

Back to Basics Drawing Course with Catherine Matthews

Stanwick Lakes - 28 January @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

A 3 part back to basics drawing course. Designed to build confidence and skills in drawing. We will look at all of the Formal elements, and work on techniques for drawing accurate shape, tonal value, texture, and detail. £18 per session or £50 for all 3 sessions. Book with Catherine by ringing 07931 103204 or email

Secrets in Leather

National Leather Collection - 29 January @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 25th March, 2020

This exhibition presents a selection of objects from the Museum, all of which are hiding a secret. Whether you are knowledgeable about leathercraft or not, this exhibition offers a closer look at our collection through the eyes of those who work with it every day. This exhibition will be open every Wednesday from 10:00-16:00 at 35 Princes Walk, Grosvenor Centre, Northampton. For more information about how to find us, click here. This exhibition is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Suitable for visitors…

Breeze Midweek Pedal – Ferry Meadows

PE2 5UU - 30 January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

An easy 10-15 mile pedal on traffic-free paths around lakes and along canals, close to the city of Peterborough and taking in the scenery of Ferry Meadows and its environs, at the heart of Nene Park. We have a couple of routes that we cover for variety, so come and join us for a pedal and a chat! Come to the Lakeside Hire Centre in Ferry Meadows. Drive into the park and follow the signs to Lakeside. Bikes are available…

Fused glass coasters

Design and make 2 fused glass coasters

Stanwick Lakes - 30 January @ 10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Join this fun and friendly session making beautiful fused glass coasters. Learn about different glass fusing techniques and materials.  Then use these skills to design and create 2 coasters of your own.  Your work will be taken away to be fired and will be returned to Stanwick Lakes one week later. All equipment and materials included. No previous experience necessary. To book a space or for further info please email

black and white photo of Northampton Town Centre in Victorian times

Another look back at Northamptonshire

Abington Park Museum - 1 February @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Northamptonshire Film Archive Trust will be presenting a selection of archive film at the Abbington Park Museum in Northampton.  Films include a fascinating look inside the Chronicle & Echo newspaper in the 1950s; shoe making at the John White factory in Rushden, rural crafts in the late 1920s and early 1930s and a Bassett Loake film of Northampton events between 1935 to 1939. Suitable for ages 16 and over. £6 per person (includes light refreshments

Yesterday (12A)

Oundle Cinema - 2 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling musician who, following an accident during a worldwide power outage, realises that he is the only person who can remember The Beatles. His career blossoms as he passes The Beatles’ songs off as his own, but can he live with his conscience and how will it affect his relationship with his manager and best friend Ellie (Lily James).

Nene Wetlands Wildlife Wander

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre - 5 February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us at the Nene Wetlands for a walk around the reserve. £5 per adult, £3 per child, booking advised. Suitable for families, adults, experts and beginners.

Inns and Taverns Tour

Peterborough Museum - 6 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Take a trip down memory lane with our guide and discover the answer to these questions as well as many more of the fascinating stories behind many of Peterborough’s pubs. Travel back to Victorian Peterborough and find out about the hundred and more drinking establishments that covered the City Centre. Hear about some of the bizarre brews and beers, such as ‘Fen Ale’ which used to be served in local pubs, and the breweries which made them. Uncover some of…

Spoon Carving – One Day Introduction

Stanwick Lakes - 7 February
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 8th February, 2020

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use an axe to produce your…

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