Events Calendar

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

The Vikings Invade

Flag Fen

The Vikings are back! After a year away from the site the Vikings have returned. Are you ready for it? See them take on the local Anglo Saxons in battle – and meet warriors from both sides. Plus discover what life was really like 1,000 years ago when Danish King Guthrum came to England. Families can get stuck in to ... Read More

The Euro Finals Shootout

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Day Tickets from £35 Kids 5 to 15 £5, under 5's Free Santa Pod’s most prestigious Drag Racing event featuring some of Europe’s finest teams. The 2021 FIA and FIM Championships are not taking place this year but we will be bringing you as many of the racers as possible for the newly named European Finals Shootout! Plus Jet Cars, ... Read More

Northampton County Beer Festival

Beckets Park

The largest beer festival in Northamptonshire running for over 43 years. All of the county's independent brewers, cider and spirit producers will be featured. Bottled ales and cider available, festival food and a music stage. Set in Beckets Park.

60 miles by Road or Rail pop-up

Northampton Market Square

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

The Old Savoy – The home of the Deco Theatre

Northampton Market Square

The Deco Theatre, Northampton's hidden gem, is host to a wide variety of shows, the Christmas pantomime, and many training events. Over recent years the theatre has thoroughly re-established itself and continues to grow from strength to strength. Abington Square, Next to The Press Resturant, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 4AE Blue Badge parking available in St Michael's Car Park adjacent to ... Read More

Free

Thomas – Fest 21

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Join Thomas for his very first Festival Thomas-Fest on Sat 11th & Sun 12th Sept. There will be music, bubbles, a Festival  Wristband,  a crafting area, balloons, cakes, glitter tattoos, a candy cart, unicorn hair station, knots corner & ice-creams. Thomas is really excited as this will be his first Festival and is really proud to be part of The Nene ... Read More

John Clare Contemplative Trail

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

John Clare, the 'peasant poet' was born in Helpston near Peterborough and died in Northampton. His life began at one end of the Nene Valley and ended at the other. Clare was an eagle-eyed naturalist and his work reflects the effects of the early intensification of farming, including the loss of several species of flora and fauna. He also wrote about himself, ... Read More

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Oundle Farmers’ Market

Enjoy a great selection of stallholders at the monthly farmers market. Buy direct from the farmer, grower or producer and enjoy fresh, quality products whilst supporting local. Help reduce waste and bring your own bags. From 8am - 1pm.

Heritage bus services

Northampton Market Square

Classic buses providing FREE heritage bus services in and around Northampton linking venues participating in Heritage Open Days and running short tours. George Row, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DF These are classic vehicles and not easy access. Steps are likely to be involved in accessing the buses. The buses do not have seatbelts. Storage space is very limited and we are ... Read More

Free

The Land Rover Owner Show

The East of England Showground Peterborough

The ever-popular LRO Show is gearing up to celebrate all things Land Rover this September 11–12th, at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. As we see a growing number of people wanting to get out and enjoy outdoor events in the UK, tickets for the two-day extravaganza are on sale now – and will be selling fast.

Roman Dig

Tannery Cottages Irthlingborough

Come along to the Roman Dig Open Day from 10am - 3pm. Tannery Cottages, Irthlingborough. Tel: 07718 155528.

“Back of the Shop” 7 Westgate, Peterborough city centre

7 Westgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1PX J W D'Arcy, Jewellers, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

A final opportunity to see behind the scenes of this historic jeweller's shop. The building dates from around 1799 and has served as a shop since 1855. Visitors will be able to see behind the scenes of this city-centre shop and learn the history of the building and the current business that has traded as J W D’Arcy since 1923. ... Read More

Free

Alwalton Church – St Andrew’s

Alwalton Church Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

St Andrew's Church, Church Street, Alwalton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3UU Views of the church internally, with its history. The last resting place of the motor car pioneer and developer Sir Henry Royce with a small display of his life. Explore this medieval church in the quiet village of Alwalton. Earliest parts date from 1170. Tower built in 13th century. Extensive ... Read More

Free

Openstudio – Fiona Kingdon – Art in Wood

Northampton Market Square

Fiona will be opening up her garden and work space to visitors on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021 (10a.m - 4pm) where she looks forward to showing a variety of work hand cut and carved from native and rescued timbers and greetings cards featuring images of past work.Access is via a narrow alleyway with steps and uneven surfaces, ... Read More

Free
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Heritage Showcase 2021

Church of the Holy Sepulchr Sheep Street, Northampton

The world famous Holy Sepulchre Church 1100 AD has so much to interest our many visitors with oceans of conservation and recent research that now enhances and expands our Visitor Experience…a not to miss Heritage Open Day! Northampton’s oldest standing building offers so much to see in history and militaria down the centuries. With the Northampton castle having stood for ... Read More

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Open Days at Church of St John the Baptist Achurch

St John the Baptist Church Achurch, Near Oundle

Explore this beautiful church, dating from the 13th century. Join a guided tour or use the self-guided leaflet to explore at your own pace. For children there is a free trail. The church is also open for Ride and Stride. Refreshments available. The church of St John the Baptist stands on the Nene Way, a short distance from the village ... Read More

Saint Peters Church, Irthlingborough

St. Peter's Church Main Street, Irthlingborough

Tours of a 14th century collegiate church with medieval undercrofts of the college buildings. Fine lantern tower. There will be a small display of historical material and refreshments available. St Peter's Church was founded as a collegiate church in 1388 and became a parish church after the dissolution of the monasteries. The church is largely a medieval building with a ... Read More

Railworld Wildlife Haven

Railworld Oundle Road, Peterborough

Model railway, a nature haven. The ‘Railworld Wildlife Haven’ is a much-loved visitor attraction and community asset in Peterborough. Run by volunteers, the project aims to ‘Entertain and Educate about our Amazing World’ we all call our home. The ‘Railworld Wildlife Haven’ started when Rev Richard Paten bought the derelict power station coal yard and set up a registered charity. ... Read More

Open Studio Weekend and Makers Market

Castle Ashby Gardens Castle Ashby, Northampton

We will be hosting a studio Open Weekend and Makers’ Market at Swanspool Ceramics on Saturday, 11 September and Sunday, 12 September (11am to 4pm). Come visit us and enjoy a studio tour, watch or take part in one of our wheel-throwing taster sessions, and see our lovely members and students at work! Tea/coffee and cakes will be available (proceeds ... Read More

Free

Open Studio – Fused and Stained Glass Open Studio

Northampton Market Square

Visitors are welcome to come and see me at my studio and see a selection of my work.Some items will also be available to purchase. If you have ever wanted to try stained or fused glass I would love to talk you about upcoming classes. A range of examples of what can be made will be available to view. Event ... Read More

Free

Free Let’s Fish! – Wellingborough – Learn to Fish sessions – WDNAC

Wellingborough Embankment

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

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

Thrapston Charter Fair

Thrapston High Street

In 1205, Thrapston was granted a Market Charter by King John, for the price of two palfreys. It is the only town in Northamptonshire that still holds livestock markets. Every year, Thrapston celebrates its market status with a Fair and in its present form; it has been in existence since 1991. After a challenging time the Charter Fair is back ... Read More

Mee Blueberries & Wildlife Trust BCN Farm Walk

Lyveden Farm Fotheringhay Road, Peterborough

Join the Peter and Zoe Mee of Mee Blueberries and the Wildlife Trust BCN for a guided farm walk! About this event The farm walk will involve a guided tour around the blueberry polytunnels, packhouse and parts of the arable farm to showcase the diversity of operations and demonstrate how farming and wildlife can work together. This event forms part ... Read More

Turkish Dinner on the Pacer

Rushden Station Station Approach, Rushden, Rushden

Authentic Turkish Cuisine from a local restaurant, served on our Pacer train. We will have full details of the menu here shortly. Book your tickets soon, to ensure a place at the table!

Gladys Knight – Midnight Train to Georgia

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Hayley-Ria Christian is internationally renowned as the world’s foremost tribute to the ‘Empress of Soul’. In this stunning new production her outstanding vocal harmonies, along with a full live band and video projection, recreate the stage magic and Motown phenomenon that was Gladys Knight & The Pips. Featuring classics Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, The Way We Were, Licence ... Read More

£24

Letz Zep

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

''I walked in, I saw me'' Said Robert Plant himself, who also commented that the physical similarity between himself and Letz Zep vocalist Billy Kulke is 'Spooky'. Letz Zep are the official number one tribute to Led Zeppelin and Baby They Ain't Foolin'  awarded'The Most Popular'and'The Most Highly Rated'tribute to Led Zeppelin today by Ticketmaster. Letz Zep are the best known ... Read More

£17.50 – £19.50

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and a sold out tour at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, Phil Wang is back on tour with his newest show Philly Philly Wang Wang. Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the ... Read More

£17

All Saints Parish Church

St Mary's and All Saints Church, Fortheringhay PE8 5HZ

Park Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2UL Guided tours of All Saints. Built in 1886 by the renowned Victorian architect, Temple Moore, with various fittings also designed by the architect. Event Times Saturday 11 September: 12:00 - 16:00 Sunday 12 September: 12:00 - 16:00 Booking Details No booking required COVID-19 Considerations This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines ... Read More

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Paint and Sketch Nature at Rushden Lakes for Absolute Beginners

Rushden Lakes Rushden, Northamptonshire

Join us at Rushden Lakes, Northamptonshire. Aimed at absolute beginners, the course allows a more playful approach to painting and drawing. About this event On Sunday 12 September (10am-2pm), you'll learn mark making techniques to capture the textures, patterns and details of nature. You'll also learn about tone and how to create shapes to start drawing birds, animals and flowers. ... Read More

£80
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Open Days at Church of St John the Baptist Achurch

St John the Baptist Church Achurch, Near Oundle

Explore this beautiful church, dating from the 13th century. Join a guided tour or use the self-guided leaflet to explore at your own pace. For children there is a free trail. The church is also open for Ride and Stride. Refreshments available. The church of St John the Baptist stands on the Nene Way, a short distance from the village ... Read More

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

Northampton Heritage Fair

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Something for all the family. A diverse mix of local groups showcasing just a little of what Northampton has to offer. Demonstrations, history, hobbies and much more, all in unique surroundings. Free classic bus service linking all local HOD sites. Delapre Abbey, Delapre Park, London Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 8AW There's 900 years of history. Fabulous walks and gardens. Classic ... Read More

Free
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Heritage Showcase 2021

Church of the Holy Sepulchr Sheep Street, Northampton

The world famous Holy Sepulchre Church 1100 AD has so much to interest our many visitors with oceans of conservation and recent research that now enhances and expands our Visitor Experience…a not to miss Heritage Open Day! Northampton’s oldest standing building offers so much to see in history and militaria down the centuries. With the Northampton castle having stood for ... Read More

A Walk Through Time

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Join archaeologist Any Chapman to discover the history of Stanwick Lakes from Neolithic People to to a Medieval Hamlet.

Any Suggestions Doctor? An Improvised Doctor Who Parody

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

A one-of-a-kind Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing in Northampton! Any Suggestions Doctor? An Improvised Doctor Who Parody is going to take you on a journey you will not forget. You will be able to travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set, as well as a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. The adventure ... Read More

£15.50

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled ... Read More

£26.50

Some Kinda Wonderful – The Music of Stevie Wonder

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder, mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers” – Blues & Soul Magazine), award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash (Jools Holland and “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” – The Guardian) and a world-class band present a diverse back catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s ... Read More

£25

Mick Fleetwood and Friends

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Mick Fleetwood has assembled a stellar cast of musicians to celebrate the music that established Fleetwood Mac as one of the biggest bands in the world – the music of Peter Green. With a line-up featuring Neil Finn, Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Kirk Hammett, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Zak Starkey, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler and Bill ... Read More

£11 – £50

Jenny Eclair: Sixty!

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60s hold for this 1960s babe and is it ... Read More

£22

Wild Home Educator Sessions

Nene Park

We are pleased to welcome back our home educators group although we have a few changes to meet current covid secure processes Here at Ferry Meadows we will be running outdoor learning sessions every month for home schooled children. Each session will have curriculum and nature focused activities, with each month having a different theme.  Sessions run on the second ... Read More

Leo Green and Radio 2’s Sound of the 50’s!

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

THE GREATEST SONGS FROM THE GREATEST DECADE PERFORMED BY LEO AND HIS BAND & SINGERS! An exciting night with Saxophone Star and Broadcaster, Leo Green, along with his explosive band and singers. This is not an Oldies tribute show - there are no dodgy look-a-likes....this is two hours of fast-paced incredible music that will have you singing and dancing! With ... Read More

£24.50
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Gary Delaney – Gary in Punderland

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you ... Read More

£19.50

Guided Walk with a Ranger

Nene Park

Join one of our Rangers; Ian for a 6 mile walk around Ferry Meadows and the surrounding area. Ian will highlight various points of interest along the way and you can ask any questions about the park and it's history. Gain confidence walking in the rural estate and find new routes you may not have explored before. Suitable for: 12yrs + ... Read More

£2.50

St John the Baptist Church

St. John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1XB Peterborough Parish Church (named after St John the Baptist and so often referred to simply as St John’s) is the historic parish church for Peterborough. It is a Grade I listed building and designated as a Major Parish Church. St John’s is situated in a prominent position in the ... Read More

Free Let’s Fish! – Wellingborough – Learn to Fish sessions – WDNAC

Wellingborough Embankment

Ever wanted to learn to fish but didn’t know where to start? Join us at one of our free, award-winning Let's Fish! events. About this event Learn to fish with our team of professionally qualified angling coaches. All the bait and equipment is provided, so all you need to do is book in and turn up on the day. Booking information ... Read More

The Perfect Wildlife Pond– how to make one & how to maintain it.’

Tickets are now on sale for our next talk in our 2021/2022 webinar series: 'The Perfect Wildlife Pond– how to make one & how to maintain it.' Taking place on 14th Sep, 7pm  https://bit.ly/3AoXF7e Froglife Friends can attend for FREE so keep an eye on your inboxes for your exclusive invite! Not a Froglife Friend yet? Sign up here  https://bit.ly/3s3VmUt

£4
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Gary Delaney – Gary in Punderland

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you ... Read More

£19.50
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Peterborough Cathedral Highlights Tour

Peterborough Cathedral

The ground level route around the Cathedral takes roughly one hour and explores the key features the building's history and architecture. The tour is free as part of the Nene Valley Festival and lasts approximately 1 hour. Booking is not usually necessary, but if you want to be sure of a place, please book online using the links below. Given ... Read More