Events Calendar

Feathered Friends

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Make your own bird box or feeder to take home to your garden. Meet real birds of prey thanks to owls to behold. Bird Boxes – £4.50 Bird Feeders – £1.50 or  Make Both for £5.00 All other crafts £1.00 per child. Drop in event – no booking required. Standard Car Parking charges will apply

Lino Printing Workshop with Catherine Mathews

ino Printmaking Workshop Lino printmaking. With focus on exploring mark-making for texture. These relaxed and informative workshops with artist Catherine Matthews take place between 10.30am – 1pm. All materials are included in the fee and these workshops are suitable for all abilities. Price £25 per person Book with Catherine by ringing 07931 103204.

£25

Foundational calligraphy workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Discover a new skill this spring. Using tutor demonstrations and individual practice, you’ll learn to construct the letters of the foundational script using a dip pen and ink. Our experienced calligraphy tutor will offer individual support by ensuring that you can work at your own pace.  By the end of the day you will be able to create a bookmark, ... Read More

£55

Glass Fused Spring Flower Scene with Fired Imagination

Join me in the beautiful setting of Stanwick Lakes to learn how to make a fused glass spring flower scene. During the workshop you will learn a variety of techniques to make your fused glass scene. All equipment & materials provided. Some previous cutting experience an advantage, but not essential. After the workshop your work will be fired & returned ... Read More

£40
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Youth Rangers

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Our new monthly club for 11-17 year olds who want to do their bit to help the environment. · Have a go at practical conservation tasks such as scrub clearance to create and maintain habitats for local wildlife. · Help us build homes for wildlife and survey their numbers. · Learn new outdoor skills including bush craft, species ID and ... Read More

£3

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Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
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The Creative Club

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

A weekly wellbeing group for over 50’s to connect and create. These sessions give you the chance to engage in extraordinary arts and culture through a diverse selection of weekly sessions. As part of our vision to make the arts accessible for as many people as possible, we offer a more flexible way of engaging with us. We will make ... Read More

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Northampton 7 – 10 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is perfect for any primary school aged children who want to build their performance skills and confidence. Participants work with scripts and develop original ideas through improvisation and working with others to explore theatre and acting. The group is perfect for children who want to explore their own ideas and imaginations, make new friends, whilst developing independent decision ... Read More

£10 – £30
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Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30

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Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
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Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
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Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30

Recurring

Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
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The Creative Club

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

A weekly wellbeing group for over 50’s to connect and create. These sessions give you the chance to engage in extraordinary arts and culture through a diverse selection of weekly sessions. As part of our vision to make the arts accessible for as many people as possible, we offer a more flexible way of engaging with us. We will make ... Read More

Pay On Your Terms
Recurring

Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
Recurring

The Creative Club

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

A weekly wellbeing group for over 50’s to connect and create. These sessions give you the chance to engage in extraordinary arts and culture through a diverse selection of weekly sessions. As part of our vision to make the arts accessible for as many people as possible, we offer a more flexible way of engaging with us. We will make ... Read More

Pay On Your Terms
Recurring

Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
Recurring

Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
Recurring

The Creative Club

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

A weekly wellbeing group for over 50’s to connect and create. These sessions give you the chance to engage in extraordinary arts and culture through a diverse selection of weekly sessions. As part of our vision to make the arts accessible for as many people as possible, we offer a more flexible way of engaging with us. We will make ... Read More

Pay On Your Terms

Recurring

Northampton 9 – 13 Young Actors

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

This group is for Young Actors who want to expand their performance skills and explore, create and develop exciting theatre! The group explore scripted and devised theatre, as well as developing their confidence and practical acting skills. Participants in this group will work in collaboration with each other and artists to inspire and develop opinions and individual interests. It’s the ... Read More

£10 – £30
Recurring

The Creative Club

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

A weekly wellbeing group for over 50’s to connect and create. These sessions give you the chance to engage in extraordinary arts and culture through a diverse selection of weekly sessions. As part of our vision to make the arts accessible for as many people as possible, we offer a more flexible way of engaging with us. We will make ... Read More

Pay On Your Terms

Herbology Workshop

Nene Park

Discover herbal saviours for summer nightmares such as hay-fever, sunburn and prickly heat and get the know-how on how to beat the beasties with natural insect repellents.  You will have the chance to make something to take home, choose from either an after-sun spray or hayfever sniffer. Suitable for: 18yrs+ Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £20 pp

£20

Willow Weaving Workshop

Nene Park

This is a beginners workshop to introduce you to the wonderful world of willow. Join Martin from Rutland Willow as he takes you through the techniques you need to create 3 pieces of work this may include a dragonfly, butterfly, fish or snail.

Sacrewell Farm – Blacksmithing Taster session

Sacrewell Farm Great North Road, Peterborough

We give a discount to those who book taster sessions online. It’s just £20 for your half hour of blacksmithing and admission to the farm for the day (see standard admission prices here). Make a simple coathook, bottle opener or heart pendant in this half hour session, which is recommended for absolute beginners. We’re sure you’ll learn something new and enjoy the ... Read More

£20 – £160

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Wreath Making Workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Get into the Christmas spirit by making an 8-inch Christmas wreath. Perfect for your door, as a table placement, or as a decoration for your home. Everything you need will be provided for you, from the base to the foliage and decorations. You will need to bring a pair of secateurs. Over 16s only

£26
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Wreath Making Workshop

Peterborough Museum Priestgate, Peterborough

Get into the Christmas spirit by making an 8-inch Christmas wreath. Perfect for your door, as a table placement, or as a decoration for your home. Everything you need will be provided for you, from the base to the foliage and decorations. You will need to bring a pair of secateurs. Over 16s only

£26

Introduction to Fused Glass Workshop

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join June from Semperart at this beginners workshop to make your own unique fused glass. During the session you will * Learn about the nature of glass to inform your designs and creations * Design the pieces you intend to make * Choose a variety of glass to create your designs * Learn how to use inclusions in your pieces ... Read More

£20

Archery

Nene Park

Pay and Play Archery sessions will run throughout the day. Why not come down and have a go? You will find us on Oak Meadow close to the Nene Outdoors. Participants need to be in good health and are recommended to not take part if they are suffering from any injuries or illnesses that may be affected by strenuous activity, ... Read More

£9

Steam Driver Exp 2022

Nene Valley Railway Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough

Our starter package includes theory and practical driving of a steam locomotive. The course will be on a large locomotive without rolling stock and consists of 1 hour tuition and 1 hour on the footplate. During the hour on the footplate, 2 participants will take it in turns to drive the locomotive for a total distance of approximately 15 miles. ... Read More

£400
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Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110

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
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Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110

Photography Classes: A Photographic Masterclass

Peterborough Cathedral

This class takes place after the Cathedral has closed to visitors, so participants will have exclusive access during the evening. This is an opportunity to explore the full photographic potential of different lighting and hone your skills in managing depth of field in available lighting. You will see rarely visited parts of the building and discover unusual vantage points. This class is ... Read More

£50

Beginners Stained Glass

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This two day introduction to the traditional method of stained glass construction will give you an insight into this ancient craft that dates back hundreds of years. There will be plenty of hands-on experience and you will be able to make either a traditional panel or put your own contemporary twist on this ancient craft. You will be fully guided ... Read More

£195

Delapré Wellbeing: Laughter Workshop With Ishi Khan

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Join this 'Laugh it Off' workshop with laughter therapist, Ishi Khan, and let go of all that stress you've been holding onto! We can forget so easily how vital laughter is in bringing people together, manifesting positivity and allowing us to feel free! Ditch the stress and come along to our ‘Laugh it Off’ workshop. Let go of all the ... Read More

£5

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

Willow Weaving Workshop

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

This is a beginners workshop to introduce you to the wonderful world of willow. Join Martin from Rutland Willow as he takes you through the techniques you need to create 3 pieces of work with an Easter theme. Minimum Age: 16yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £20.00pp

£20

Willow Weaving Workshop

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

This is a beginners workshop to introduce you to the wonderful world of willow. Join Martin from Rutland Willow as he takes you through the techniques you need to create 3 pieces of work with an Easter theme. There are two sessions starting at 10:00 and 13:00. Minimum Age: 16yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den

£20

Pom Pom Animals Craft Workshop

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

Join us for a fun workshop to create your own woolly pom pom animal. Choose from Easter chicks, bouncing bunnies or silly sheep … or maybe create your own strange new creature! All materials supplied. Suitable for families. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

£3.50

Copper Foiling Workshop

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

A fun and relaxed half-day workshop where you will make Birds and Feathers suncatchers to take home on the day, using the basics of the Tiffany copper foil technique. On the workshop you will be guided through the process from learning to cut glass to using the copper foil, soldering and constructing your birds and feathers. All equipment and materials ... Read More

£60

Delapré Wellbeing: Laughter Workshop With Ishi Khan

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

‘The most wasted of days is one without laughter’ – E.E Cummings We can forget so easily how vital laughter is in bringing people together, manifesting positivity and allowing us to feel free! Ditch the stress and come along to our ‘Laugh it Off’ workshop. Let go of all the pressures of everyday life…with a good ol’ fashioned howl of ... Read More

£5

Delapré Wellbeing: Photography Workshop With Dan Cocks

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Learn how your emotions can take hold through the lens in this educational photography workshop with Dan Cocks. ‘Photography is the story I fail to put into words’ – Destin Sparks. Find your voice through the lens and take part in an educational and explorative workshop where you are given the tools and opportunity to photograph a major art installation ... Read More

£5

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150

Identification of Water Bugs with Kevin Rowley

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire

With around 67 species, Water Bugs are an ideal introduction into identifying aquatic invertebrates whether you are formally recording, pond dipping with children or just interested in understanding more about what’s in your garden pond. Prices range from £20- £40

£20 – £40

Jewellery Workshop

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Get ready for the summer and make your own macrame bracelet for yourself or as a gift, or just an excuse to try something new. Macrame is a textile craft based on knotting strings in patterns, interspersed with beautiful beads to make a lovely bracelet. All materials are included to make a bracelet with a choice of beads and colours. Donna will ... Read More

£20

An Evening with David Hill

Peterborough Cathedral

Take part in a singing workshop and Q&A with the internationally renowned conductor, David Hill. David Hill, who is Musical Director of The Bach Choir and Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum, will lead the singing workshop in the Cathedral.  The music featured in the workshop will be: Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine Palestrina Sicut cervus Parry My soul there is a country ... Read More

£15
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Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150
Recurring

Blacksmithing Introductory Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the ... Read More

£150

Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110