Events Calendar

UK Monster Truck Nationals

The Top UK Monster Truck Showdown! Monster Truck Freestyle action including caravan crushing & awesome BUS JUMPS!!! Plus, Pit Party, Monster Truck Rides and lots more family fun.

£20

FIA European Finals

FIA European Drag Racing Championships Inc FIM Europe Drag Bikes. Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring over 250 of Europe’s finest teams. Witness the awesome power of 300mph Top Fuel Dragsters, 200mph Drag Bikes and over 20 supporting classes. See the famous Jet Car, Monster Trucks, stunt shows, static displays, air displays, traders and more.

£35

NSRA Hot Rod Drags

Now celebrating the 32nd annual Original Hot Rod Drags, supported by the NSRA. It’s a hot rod show at the race track! The usual, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ formula with Pre ’73 RWYB, invited race classes, Wild Bunch, fireworks, live music and much more. See you at the track.

£16

Japshow Finale

With Saturday Night Special RWYB on Saturday 3rd October 2020. As the car show season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with Show Paddock, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Trade area, Show & Shine, Club displays, Drifting, Jet ... Read More

£12

Fireworks Frenzy

A spectacular afternoon/evening of Fireworks, Live action including Podzilla the Monster Truck, Stunt Display, Drifting, Bonfire, Fun Fair, catering and bar facilities, plus family entertainment. At Santa Pod we pride ourselves on delivering exciting events which are good value for money and our local visitors are especially important to us. To that end, Fireworks Frenzy is an event in addition ... Read More

£5 – £25

We Are Northampton Exhibition

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton, United Kingdom

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

We are Northampton Exhibition

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton, United Kingdom

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

One Small Step

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

A giant representation of the lunar surface, created by the renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker using imagery from NASA.

Moon with a View

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

On selected dates from 30th July, you can climb the ancient stone steps and see One Small Step from above, then keep going up to see the amazing view from the top of the central tower. Moon with a View trips will take place on most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the exhibition  from 10.30am (last climb at 1.30pm), and on Thursday evenings during ... Read More

Tear and Repair Exhibition

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

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

60 miles by Road or Rail pop-up

Northampton Market Square, United Kingdom

Join 60 Miles by Road or Rail in a celebration of Northampton and Corby’s New Town heritage. Explore written and recorded memories from residents past and present and enjoy interacting with our pop-up multimedia exhibition. Suitable for all ages. Grosvenor Centre, Union Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2EW Friday 10 September: 10.00 - 16.00 Saturday 11 September: 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 12 September: 11.00 ... Read More

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

Model Weekend

Rushden Station Goods Shed, John Clark Way, Rushden, NN10 0AW John Clark Way, Rushden

Trains, boats and planes , but on a small scale! The exhibition will show off a wide range of models, from Static to Radio Controlled, from small to large. Steam, clockwork & electric powered, as well as unpowered.

Urban – Renowned Street Art Exhibition

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough, United Kingdom

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 , United Kingdom

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

Notable Northamptonians: Joan Wake

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton, United Kingdom

Joan Wake Speaker: Neil Lyon, local historian ‘The Best Burglar in the Country’, the story of Joan Wake and the Northamptonshire Record Society. This talk tells of how Joan single-handedly saved Delapré Abbey from demolition in the 1950s and devoted her life to saving our county's historic documents. £5 per talk or £15 for the series of four talks Talk ... Read More

£5

Pure Evil – Artist Talk

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough, United Kingdom

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

Best of British Car Show

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

The time to celebrate Britain is now and what better way to celebrate the pinnacle of British engineering than with a cavalcade of British cars at Santa Pod Raceway, Santa Pod will host the best the British motor industry has to offer. From the finest models to leave the UK’s production lines to the quirky additions from the cottage industries ... Read More

£19

Jonathan Drori: Around the World in 80 Plants

St Peter's Church, Oundle

In this copiously illustrated talk, Jonathan Drori will bring to life the science of trees and plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture and folklore. From the seemingly familiar to the downright bizarre, each story is full of surprises. This latest book by Jonathan is an inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that tells ... Read More

£10

Notable Northamptonians: Alfred Cockerill

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton, United Kingdom

Alfred Cockerill Speaker: Izabela Frydrych, Museum Research Volunteer Alfred Cockerill was a leading philanthropist and benefactor to the town. He arrived in Northampton in 1857, penniless, but went on to make a fortune from farming and market gardening. He used his wealth to promote structural, social and sporting initiatives in Northampton. The talk will cover his life and legacy. £5 ... Read More

£5

BMW Show

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

The BMW Car Show at Santa Pod Raceway welcomes all BMWs - race cars, show cars, modern, retros, classics, new minis and BMW bikes. BMWs have all the right elements to make great drag and drift cars. Powerful engines, rear-wheel drive and stable handling all add up to unbeatable straight-line and sideways fun. It's no wonder so many BMW owners ... Read More

£19

Retro Show

Santa Pod , United Kingdom

The Retro Show is a classic car and bike show with a difference: Unlike most car shows where you park up in a field and sip tea, this is an action-packed day where you can take part in the racing and show & shine whatever type of retro machinery you have. Retro Show is open to all retro vehicles including ... Read More

£19

The Rotary Club Of Wellingborough Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

This concert is a celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and of the huge talent of young musicians in and around Wellingborough. It will include many genres of music, from showtunes to classical, from pop to swing, all selected to produce an unforgettable, exciting and varied show. The pandemic has meant that there have been very few opportunities ... Read More

£12

Mansfield Park

Boughton House , United Kingdom

Mansfield Park tells the story of Fanny Price, who is sent at age 10 to live with her rich uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, at his family estate. Jonathan Dove’s operatic treatment of the superb comic novel by Austen, with a libretto by Alasdair Middleton, returns to Boughton where it was premiered in 2011. Since then it has become a contemporary operatic ... Read More

£100

Notable Northamptonians: Alexander Ellis Anderson

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton, United Kingdom

Speaker: Robert Kendall, Trustee and Chair of the Friends of 78 Derngate. Alexander Ellis Anderson practised architecture in Northampton from 1893 to 1928 and left a legacy of arts and craft houses in the Abington district as well as substantial buildings such as the Taylor Memorial Hall and the Barratt boot and shoe factory in Kingsthorpe. £5 per talk or ... Read More

£5

“Medieval Gardens, including the Monastery Garden”

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

This is an invitation to join us for an illustrated talk by Michael Brown. The talk begins at 2 pm in the visitor centre but Michael will be in our heritage garden to show you around from 1 pm and you can also get refreshments from our cafe. The event is free, but admission is by ticket only. Book early ... Read More

Free

T.rex: The Killer Question

Peterborough Cathedral , United Kingdom

See moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum, London, inside 900-year-old Peterborough Cathedral. 'T.rex: The Killer Question' is a touring exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London. It tackles the monster mystery: was T. rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? The exhibition includes several roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs, one of which is a three-quarter ... Read More

£1 – £39

Dinosaurs in the Park

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey, United Kingdom

An adventure-filled family day out Dinosaurs in the Park takes you to a land of prehistoric times where kids will come face to face with huge, moving, roaring dinosaurs. Step into a world where prehistoric giants roam and ferocious predators lurk, and make the school holidays memorable for the whole family. With 35 life-sized, moving and roaring dinosaurs, a Dino-Fun-Zone, ... Read More

£10.50 – £50

Lace Wars Rebellion Event at the Chester House Estate

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Lace Wars re-enactment group portrays life during the Eighteenth-Century. ​They specialise in the period 1740-1760, in particular the Jacobite Rebellion, but they have also been known to dabble with events based on smugglers, highwaymen and other ne’er-do-wells! They stage events throughout the year at historic sites in the UK and will be visiting The Chester House Estate on 23rd and 24th ... Read More

Free

Lace Wars Rebellion Event at the Chester House Estate

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Lace Wars re-enactment group portrays life during the Eighteenth-Century. ​They specialise in the period 1740-1760, in particular the Jacobite Rebellion, but they have also been known to dabble with events based on smugglers, highwaymen and other ne’er-do-wells! They stage events throughout the year at historic sites in the UK and will be visiting The Chester House Estate on 23rd and 24th ... Read More

Free

An introduction to the history of the Stanwick Lakes site

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

This is an invitation to join us for an illustrated talk by Neil Busby The talk begins at 2 pm in the visitor centre but Neill will be on the Mezzanine floor in the visitor centre from 1 pm to show you around our new heritage presentation, and you can also get refreshments from our cafe. The event is free, ... Read More

Free

The Jungle Book

Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough, UK, Peterborough, United Kingdom

DOT Productions presents Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' in the Cloisters. DOT Productions return with their own adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. Join Mowgli as Bagheera and Baloo help him on his journey through the jungle back to the man- village . Watch as they encounter the monkeys, run from Shere Khan the tiger and get hypnotised by ... Read More

£9 – £32

Rushden Classic Car & Bike Show

Hall Park, 81 St Mary's Ave, Rushden, NN10 9NG , United Kingdom

Sunday 7th August 2022 Rushden Classic Car & Bike Show (formerly known as Classics in the Park) 350 Classic Cars, 200 Classic Motorbikes Trade Stalls, Food & RHTS Real Ale Bar, Live Music & More Proceeds to RHTS & Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele Charities Public Admission by Donation. £3 suggested donation or £10 per family To book a space ... Read More

£3 – £10

The Land Rover Owners International Show

The East of England Showground Peterborough, United Kingdom

The LRO Show is the UK’s biggest and best Land Rover Show with leading Land Rover specialists, parts and accessory traders offering everything you could possibly need for your Land Rover: from elusive spares, repair panels, trim parts, engine tuning, suspension, styling and security upgrades, to tools, expedition kit and adventure tours, there is something for every Land Rover owner! ... Read More

Northants Open Studios – Gerald Porter

Jeyes 26-28 The Square, Earls Barton, United Kingdom

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 10 September 2022 Event time: 8:30 - 17:00 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Gerald Porter Phone: 01604846166 Email: gerald_porter@talktalk.net Address: Jeyes at EarlsBarton, NN6 0NA

Event Series Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Northampton Market Square, United Kingdom

Interested in Natural History in Northamptonshire? Want to look through a microscope? Want to handle local rocks and fossils? Interested in Astronomy? A keen photographer interested in more skills? Then visit us in our purpose built rooms. We are a society in Northampton dating back to 1876. We encompass many disciplines including Astronomy, Geology, Microscopy, Meteorology, Photography and many others. ... Read More

Free

Northants Open Studios – Samantha Brockway

An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 10 September 2022 Event time: 1000 - 1600 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Samantha Brockway Phone: 07968695002 Email: samanthabrockway@icloud.com Address: 78 Derngate, Northampton., NN1 1UH

Northants Open Studios – Mark Thirkill

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 10 September 2022 Event time: 10:00 - 16:00 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Mark Thirkill Phone: 07879335657 Email: markthirkill@icloud.com Address: Chester House Farm Estate, NN8 2DH

Northants Open Studios – Pat Bustin

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 10 September 2022 Event time: 10:00 - 16:00 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Pat Bustin Phone: 01832735060 Email: patbustin@btinternet.com Address: Swallow Cottage, Drayton Road, Lowick, Northants, NN14 3BG

Northants Open Studios – Fiona Kingdon

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 10 September 2022 Event time: 10:00 - 17:00 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Fiona Kingdon Phone: 07815441546 Email: fdkingdon@yahoo.co.uk Address: The Visitor Centre, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, ... Read More

Let’s Look Inside

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough, United Kingdom

100 years ago, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery was Peterborough Infirmary. Let one of our nurses take you on a tour of the Infirmary- you might even bump into some of the hospital staff hard at work! Plus try your hand at identifying some X-rays Join a special tour for HODs and discover an astounding invention linked with Peterborough. Hear ... Read More

Northants Open Studios – Jean Edwards

Abington Park Park Avenue South, Northampton, United Kingdom

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 10 September 2022 Event time: 13:00 - 17:00 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Jean Edwards Phone: 07724594660 Email: jeanne.edwards70@gmail.com Address: Abington Park Museum, park Avenue South, Northampton, NN1 ... Read More

Northampton Heritage Fair at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton, United Kingdom

A wide variety of exhibits, displays and demonstrations covering many different local subjects. Love Northampton .then come and see a little of what we have to offer. Now in its 20th year, the Northampton Heritage Fair aims to be bigger and better than ever! Join us at the recently opened and totally revamped Northampton Museum & Art Gallery where there ... Read More

Free
Event Series Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Northampton Market Square, United Kingdom

Interested in Natural History in Northamptonshire? Want to look through a microscope? Want to handle local rocks and fossils? Interested in Astronomy? A keen photographer interested in more skills? Then visit us in our purpose built rooms. We are a society in Northampton dating back to 1876. We encompass many disciplines including Astronomy, Geology, Microscopy, Meteorology, Photography and many others. ... Read More

Free

Northants Open Studios – Janette Gaggini

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 11 September 2022 Event time: 10:00 - 16:00 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Janette Gaggini Phone: 07801591201 Email: gagginijanette@gmail.com Address: Chester House Estate, NN8 2DH

Northants Open Studios – Maureen Forde

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 17 September 2022 Event time: 1000 - 1600 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Maureen Forde Phone: 07763992684 Email: mef1508@gmail.com Address: CASTLE THEATRE, 10 CASTLE WAY, WELLINGBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN8 ... Read More

Northants Open Studios – Warren Shaw

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 17 September 2022 Event time: 10:00 - 16:00 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Warren Shaw Phone: 07729762859 Email: studio@warrenshaw.art Address: Stanwick Lakes, NN9 6GY

Northants Open Studios – Simon Dolby

OPEN STUDIO DESCRIPTION An Open Studios Event where you can visit artists at their home studio or exhibiting venue. For more information please contact the artist. OPEN STUDIO INFORMATION Event Type: Open Studio Event Date: 17 September 2022 Event time: 1000 - 1600 Spaces Available OPEN STUDIO CONTACT AND LOCATION DETAILS Contact: Simon Dolby Phone: 01832273801 Email: simon.dolby@sky.com Address: 30 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4EF

Exhibition – Lenka Page at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

Stanwick Lakes will host a variety of handpicked artists exhibiting their work throughout September, with a special event on the weekend of 17 and 18 September.  Stanwick Lakes is a beautiful nature reserve in the heart of the Nene Valley with abundance of wildlife, picturesque walks and varied flora. A lot of the artists' work has been inspired by the ... Read More

Free

Model Weekend

Rushden Station John Clark Way, Rushden, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Our annual model weekend will be held on Sat 24th - Sun 25th September 10am - 4pm. Come along & be amazed at the range of superb models. Static through to working, steam & radio controlled Tickets: Adult £5 Concession £4.50 Child £3 Family £14

£3 – £14