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Open Water Swimming at Sywell Country Park

20 August @ 8:00 am - 28 September @ 10:00 am

Enjoy a summer-long series of open water swimming sessions at Sywell Country Park offers the chance to swim in a safe and controlled environment. Public sessions are planned every Saturday from 8am to 10am  until 28 September 2019 and are open to all ages and abilities.

Charles Kitchen – Into the Light

20 August @ 10:00 am - 29 September @ 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays.  Light effects from both coastal and inland scenes inspired the works in this exhibition. By working to translate nature’s colours and weather effects onto a two dimensional surface the artist is able to evoke the atmosphere of each scene rather than produce a copied representation of it. Gathered here are paintings from a career spanning thirty-five years.

Oxfordshire Craft Guild – Diversity in Design and Craft

20 August @ 10:00 am - 20 September @ 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays. The Oxfordshire Craft Guild comprises high-quality designer/makers each with their own individuality across different crafts in the Guild. Works in the exhibition are for sale.  All items are unique and can be purchased, and range in price from easily affordable to slightly more expensive.

Rainbow Café

20 August @ 10:30 am - 18 December @ 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.

Wild Wednesdays at Lyveden

4 September @ 11:00 am - 19 September @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 4th September, 2019

Get involved with hands-on activities for all ages including pond-dipping in the moats, counting butterflies in the long grass or graffiti hunting around the garden lodge. Activities vary from week to week, check out the website for more details. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. Free event (admission applies)

Heritage Open Days – Jeyes of Earls Barton

13 September @ 8:30 am - 21 September @ 5:00 pm

Explore fascinating exhibitions in celebration of Heritage Open Days and Nene Valley Festival 2019!

All Aboard for Rushden

14 September @ 9:00 am - 22 September @ 5:30 pm

Rushden Greenway, between High St and Crown Way. Bring your smartphone or tablet to the Greenway in Rushden and discover some interesting characters from Rushden’s past, including the strong-minded suffragettes and the cracking story of an egg delivery lady. Scan all the railway stop signs at least once to enter a competition to win a prize worth at £100. Download the ‘All Aboard for Rushden’ app from your usual app store to get started.

Nene Valley Trail

14 September @ 10:00 am - 22 September @ 4:00 pm

10am to 4pm. Enjoy a self-led trail around the park looking for interesting River Nene Facts! Available at the Kingfisher Café.

In The Night Garden Live

18 September
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One event on 18th September, 2019 at 12:00 am

In the Night Garden Live is the perfect musical theatre experience for the entire family.

Leather in Shakespeare

18 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 18th September, 2019 at 10:00 am

Leather is everywhere! Not least hidden in the words our our beloved Bard, William Shakespeare. Through a selection of objects from the National Leather Collection, visitors can explore the true meaning behind Shakespeare's leathery terms.

Lino printing workshop

18 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join local print artist, Sorrell  Kinley, and learn how to create beautiful lino print designs, inspired by the Nene Wetlands in this full day workshop. 

Higham Ferrers Town Tour

18 September @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

A walk through the rich history of this English market town.

Downton at Delapré

18 September @ 12:00 pm
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One event on 13th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on 18th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 20th September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on 20th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 25th September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on 25th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

We are also extremely excited to be teaming up with Northampton Filmhouse for Downton At Delapré, a chance to combine your  Downton Abbey cinema ticket with an exclusive upstairs/downstairs tour at Northampton’s 900-year-old hidden gem for just £20. The tour will culminate with drinks and refreshments in the our stunning Victorian rooms, before you make your way to the Filmhouse to watch the film itself. The tour and cinema ticket package is available on the following days: Friday 13 September 12pm…

Thrapston Guided History Walks – Thrapston was a thriving Saxon community – then the Normans arrived

18 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The walk will start from outside St James Church Hall and include the Bull Ring and Chancery Lane. This is a free event but booking is essential. The walk will be approximately 90 minutes in duration and will be on pavements. The walk will be led by Neil Busby, Thrapston Heritage. Your ticket will be emailed to you.

Wild Tots

19 September @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Run by qualified Forest School Leaders in our education area, Wild Tots encourages child-led exploration of the natural world.

Health Walk

19 September @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 19th December, 2019

Meet at the Visitor Centre and join in a regular health walk of approximately 45 minutes. A great way to meet new people and be active! Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Did you know that regular walking: improves blood pressure, eases stress & burns fat faster? Free walk - car parking charge applies.

Walking for Health Irthlingborough

19 September @ 10:30 am

The walks are designed to improve or maintain people's health by keeping them active and meeting new people. The Irthlingborough walk happens every Thursday, starting the 4th of July, and commences at 10:30am from the Irthlingborough Library on the High Street

Open Water Swim at Nene Park

19 September @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 26th September, 2019

Open water swimming sessions run every Thursday throughout the summer months on Gunwade Lake. 5.30-7pm. The course is a 400m rectangular circuit on Gunwade Lake marked out by four yellow buoys. Swimmers are required to swim in an anticlockwise direction around the course and they can complete the course as many times as they like within the swim session.  £12 to register for the season, first session free.

Open Water Swimming

19 September @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 19th September, 2019

Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country combining an opportunity to improve fitness with an enjoyment of the outdoors.  Whether you are training for a triathlon or just want to take part in an activity which is sociable as well as good for you, we welcome all swimmers to our regular weekly sessions every Thursday 5:30-7pm. Cost:  £5.50 per swimmer per session.  First swim free when you sign up to NOWCA with Nene Outdoors…

Voodoo Room

19 September @ 7:30 pm

The Music of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream. A Celebration Of Power Trio Class: Just like their forebears, Voodoo Room are a classic three piece.

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