Events Calendar

We are Northampton Exhibition

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

We Are Northampton celebrates the town’s rich heritage and gives visitors from near and far an opportunity to explore Northampton’s character through a sense of identity and place. Displays and interactives explore places of special significance and highlight the unique characteristics of the borough’s different neighbourhoods. Notable residents both past and present, iconic buildings, events, activities, groups and clubs will ... Read More

Tear and Repair Exhibition

Peterborough Cathedral

A textile exhibition created by the artist Nicola Moody, giving a unique insight into the heart-wrenching struggles of five women. Created by the Christian fine-artist Nicola Moody, the display is a ‘textile language’, giving voice to issues such as addiction, prostitution and crime. These issues will be etched into fabrics set against the back-cloth of the Cathedral's New Buillding. Five ... Read More

78 Derngate: The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House

78 Derngate 78-82 Derngate, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Take a guided tour of 78 Derngate – an ordinary Georgian terraced house in Northampton – made extraordinary by the dramatic remodelling of the interiors by the famous Glaswegian designer and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The visionary owner, local businessman W J Bassett-Lowke, commissioned Mackintosh to completely transform his marital home which is now open to visitors and guided tours ... Read More

£8.50

Exhibition – Autumn Tree Canopies on Clay

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

An exhibition of Mono Printed ceramic work inspired by images of Autumn Tree Canopies observed in Abington Park, Northampton.  

Free

Exhibition – 78 Derngate

An exhibition spotlighting botanicals. The colour, shape and vibrancy of florals have been stripped away using the medium of X-ray, using x-ray dye to enhance the internal workings of botanicals. These works encourage you to look beyond external appearances, observing the darker places within ourselves to find peace there, resting with the beauty within.- 3D large scale Etheria Alstroemeria fabric ... Read More

Dr Faustus

Peterborough Cathedral

Laughing Tree Theatre brings you a stripped back version of Christopher Marlowe’s enduring tale of sin and corruption brought about by lust for power. Doctor Faustus is a brilliant, arrogant scholar, whose thirst for knowledge and influence leads him to summon the demon Mephistopheles, demanding from him power and dominion over the occult arts.  Mephistopheles agrees, but the price is ... Read More

£10

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery – Myths & Legends

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Find out about some of the local and well-known myths and legends with our family craft activities and Museum trail. Entry to this event and the Museum is free, no booking required. Open 10:00 - 4:00pm (last admission 3:30pm daily)

Free

Rushden Lakes – Handmade and Vintage Fair

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire

Handmade and Vintage Fair is back this December. Located at the Central Boulevard, be sure to come down and have a chance to shop small, local traders, handmade artisan goods and vintage treasures!

Free

Urban – Renowned Street Art Exhibition

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Renowned street art by some of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists will be on display at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery in a major new exhibition. An exhibition of major national importance, ‘Urban’ will include original works by graffiti artist Banksy, Damien Hirst, My Dog Sighs, the Connor Brothers, Blek le Rat, Pure Evil, and other prominent artists. ‘Urban’ will open on 11 December and ... Read More

£8

Made in Lockdown

Peterborough Cathedral

An art exhibition looking back at our experience of lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, with a focus on the creativity that came to the fore. The closing date for entry forms with photographs of work is Monday 10th January 2022. All entries must have a completed entry form. Please see this page for the full details: Made in Lockdown, how to ... Read More

Art in the Taproom at Saxby’s with Liddy

Saxby's Cider The Cider Yard, Grange Farm, Farndish

Our aim is to put on some relaxed art sessions on Saturday mornings that are open to all. Enjoy a couple of hours art with us, cider will be available to buy from the Farm Shop to help lubricate the creative muscles. Meet us in the taproom. We'll provide all the art materials and guidance you'll need

£10

An Introduction to Portrait Painting in Oils

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

A one-day workshop based on a step-by-step process to create a portrait from a photographic reference. The process will cover: • Using oil paints • The typical proportions of the face • Measuring and mapping out key features from the photograph • The use of line, tone, and value to create the portrait Cordell is an experienced painter who will ... Read More

£65

Art History Lecture Series: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Interventions in Art

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

This first series of our new strand of art history lectures themed specifically around events and exhibitions taking place at Abington Park Museum explores different ways in which interventive means have been used in art. Inspired by Hit List, a visual guide to the extinction of animals, an exhibition of works by Tom Van Herrewege running in parallel to this ... Read More

£6

Art History Lecture Series: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Interventions in Art

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

This first series of our new strand of art history lectures themed specifically around events and exhibitions taking place at Abington Park Museum explores different ways in which interventive means have been used in art. Inspired by Hit List, a visual guide to the extinction of animals, an exhibition of works by Tom Van Herrewege running in parallel to this ... Read More

£6

Some Times Graffiti: Archaeology, Art and Archives from Scotland

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Join Dr Alex Hale, who is Senior Archaeology Researcher at Historic Environment Scotland for an online talk about graffiti and archaeology, running alongside the Urban exhibition at Peterborough Museum. This talk will explore evidence of people leaving marks and messages across Scotland for thousands of years. From the earliest carvings to contemporary graffiti, the talk considers graffiti from an archaeological ... Read More

By donation

Art History Lecture Series: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Interventions in Art

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

This first series of our new strand of art history lectures themed specifically around events and exhibitions taking place at Abington Park Museum explores different ways in which interventive means have been used in art. Inspired by Hit List, a visual guide to the extinction of animals, an exhibition of works by Tom Van Herrewege running in parallel to this ... Read More

£6

Painting the landscape with Lee Burrows

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us for this day-long workshop where you will use oil or acrylic paint to create your own landscape painting, led by Northamptonshire artist and art tutor Lee Burrows. The workshop will cover laying down the basic foundations, the structure of the painting, applying colour, working from thin paint then adding thicker paint, texture and highlights.  Lee will give advice ... Read More

£50

Pure Evil – Artist Talk

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Pure Evil will be hosting a talk and question and answer session, there will be a welcome drink and entry into Urban where you will be able to view several works by the artist. Charles Uzzell Edwards a.k.a. PURE EVIL grew up in South Wales. He spent his teenage years customising his own clothes and this love of urban street ... Read More

£12

Rushden Lakes Handmade and Vintage Fair

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire

The Rushden Lakes Vintage and Handmade weekend pop-up event is back this Good Friday and Easter Saturday 09:00 to 18:00. Head down to the central boulevard to shop from local small business and artisans. With clothing, homeware, gifts, accessories, treats, art and much more. Free entry and free parking.

Free
Recurring

Inside The Floating World: An introduction to Japanese Art

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper. Its common denominator is an exquisite sense and sensibility of art and design that is unique in the world. Developed largely in isolation from the outside world, Japanese art became hugely influential on Western European artists during ... Read More

£6 – £25
Recurring

Inside The Floating World: An introduction to Japanese Art

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper. Its common denominator is an exquisite sense and sensibility of art and design that is unique in the world. Developed largely in isolation from the outside world, Japanese art became hugely influential on Western European artists during ... Read More

£6 – £25

Recurring

Inside The Floating World: An introduction to Japanese Art

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper. Its common denominator is an exquisite sense and sensibility of art and design that is unique in the world. Developed largely in isolation from the outside world, Japanese art became hugely influential on Western European artists during ... Read More

£6 – £25
Recurring

Inside The Floating World: An introduction to Japanese Art

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper. Its common denominator is an exquisite sense and sensibility of art and design that is unique in the world. Developed largely in isolation from the outside world, Japanese art became hugely influential on Western European artists during ... Read More

£6 – £25
Recurring

Inside The Floating World: An introduction to Japanese Art

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper. Its common denominator is an exquisite sense and sensibility of art and design that is unique in the world. Developed largely in isolation from the outside world, Japanese art became hugely influential on Western European artists during ... Read More

£6 – £25

Recurring

Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
Recurring

Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
Recurring

Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
Recurring

Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20

Recurring

Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
Recurring

Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20
Recurring

Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
Recurring

Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20
Recurring

Get Drawing at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

We so often hear of the fear of drawing. Get Drawing aims to banish those fears through simple and guided tasks and instructions to help you learn new skills and improve on existing ones, in this enjoyable small group series at The Chester House Estate, Irchester. Each session is bookable individually and has a different theme and stands alone, but ... Read More

£32
Recurring

Mini Museum Explorers

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us at Northampton Museum for our new hands-on fun sessions for under-fives. Explore the museum with stories, music and arts and craft activities, whilst making new friends and creating memories in an exciting and family-friendly environment. With a different museum or seasonal theme and activities each week, sessions run 10 - 11.30 am during term times. Booking essential as ... Read More

£4
Recurring

Bloomin’ Marvellous: An Exploration of Floral Art Through the Centuries

Abington Park Museum Park Avenue South, Northampton

Artists have sought to capture the blooms of nature in all their beauty and decay from earliest times. This art form continues to inspire artists today. Inspired by an exhibition of works by members of the Northampton Botanical Arts Society at Abington Park Museum and following on from last summer’s very popular series on gardens in art, join us for ... Read More

£6 – £20
Recurring

Get Drawing at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

We so often hear of the fear of drawing. Get Drawing aims to banish those fears through simple and guided tasks and instructions to help you learn new skills and improve on existing ones, in this enjoyable small group series at The Chester House Estate, Irchester. Each session is bookable individually and has a different theme and stands alone, but ... Read More

£32
Recurring

Get Drawing at Chester House

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

We so often hear of the fear of drawing. Get Drawing aims to banish those fears through simple and guided tasks and instructions to help you learn new skills and improve on existing ones, in this enjoyable small group series at The Chester House Estate, Irchester. Each session is bookable individually and has a different theme and stands alone, but ... Read More

£32