Events Calendar

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Brilliant Birds

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

Stained Glass Birds l Monday 26th August l 10:30-3:30 l £3 pp. Bird Ringing Demonstration l Friday 30th August l 10am-1pm l £5 pp. Make your own bird puppet l Friday 30th August l 10:30-3:30 l £5 pp. Learn about and see birds up close during a bird ringing session or make your own bird to take home. Craft sessions are ... Read More

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Heritage Open Day: Stamping with Shakespeare!

National Leather Collection 35 Princes Walk, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The National Leather Collection is celebrating Heritage Open Day weekend on Saturday 14th September by opening up its pop-up "Leather in Shakespeare" exhibition to the public. For those who are all musuem'd out or prefer to get hands on, we will also be offering two leather-stamping workshops for children and adults alike. Join us in the Grosvenor Centre and try ... Read More

Free

Introduction to Sourdough

Sacrewell Farm Great North Road, Peterborough

Enter into the world of sourdough bread with our expert Helen from the White Cottage Baking School. She'll teach you the principles of making delicious sourdough bread in our charming Victorian bakery.

£75

Power Boat Course level 2

Nene Park

This two day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International certificate of Competence (ICC).

£255.00
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Sit and Sew with the Quilters Guild

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Join the local branch of the Quilters Guide to sit and sew in the Stanwick Lakes Café. Enjoy the company of fellow patchworkers and quilters, whatever your skill level,and non members if the Guild are very welcome. No need to book. For more information contact Sue Whitby on 01933 770792

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Calligraphy for Beginners

Oundle Library Fletton House, Glapthorn Road, Oundle

Want to master Calligraphy but don't know where to start? Oundle Library are offering a series of six sessions over the next few months which will help you master the basics and begin to develop your own beautiful hand. The sessions are on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon starting on September 28th then October 26th, November 30th 2019, ... Read More

£30

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Porcelain Workshop with Kathryn Parsons

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

Join local sculptor, Kathryn Parsons, and create your own porcelain masterpiece inspired by natural forms. Take a wander around the reserve (weather permitting), study plants up close and then use a variety of techniques to create a porcelain tile. Please note that due to the need for firing, tiles will need to be collected at a later date. All materials, ... Read More

£30

Autumn Festival

Nene Park

Come and join us for a week long of activities over the October half term school holiday. Lots of different activities for all the family to enjoy and get involved in. Activities include: Tuesday 22 October - Fentons Herbology workshop and Lantern making workshop Wednesday 23 October  - Wild Wednesday and Climbing wall Thursday 24 October - Lantern making workshop ... Read More

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Willow Lantern Making Workshop

Nene Park

Children and adults are welcome to come and create your own magical willow lantern to light up the Park as part of our autumn festival week.You can take your lantern home or help us decorate the Park and return for our magical lantern walk around Lynch Lake on Saturday 26 October at 4pm. Suitable for everyone aged 5yrs+. This is ... Read More

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Bushcraft – Shelter Building

Nene Park

Come along to find out how to build your own wild shelter and have a go at creating your own one. Suitable for children over 7 yrs old only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum 2 children per adult.

Textile Moth Workshop with Olivia Wilson

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

Explore the wonderful world of moths and study the real things up close before designing and creating your own fabric moth masterpiece. Textile artist, teacher and creator of the magical world of whimsy, Olivia Wilson (as seen on Kirstie's Homemade Christmas) will be on hand to offer guidance and tuition throughout the day. Materials, tuition and refreshments are provided but ... Read More

£40

October Half Term at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Join us for a jam-packed week of Halloween activities! Creepy Trail, Face painting, Halloween Crafts, Visits from birds of prey and creepy reptiles as well as our annual Spooky Scarecrow Lantern Walk.  

Apples Galore

Nene Park

Stamford Community Orchard Group (SCOG) are running a free whole day drop-in event on processing and preserving apples and other tree fruit.So if you have any fruit trees come and learn how to process and preserve the fruit as juice, cider, vinegar, wine,chutney etc. There will be free samples and a chance to start preserving your own fruit using our ... Read More

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Wilder Arts at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Join Wilder Arts Ceramics on Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st October at Stanwick Lakes Paint spooky bisque ceramic ornaments to take home and add to your Halloween decorations in this afternoon drop in workshop. No booking required. Prices start from £3.50

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Make Your Own Festival Willow Wreath

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

Use willow to create a wreath base before decorating it with a selection of natural foliage (and optional sparkle) to create a beautiful seasonal addition to your home. £25 per person, booking essential (please call 01933 779587 to book). All tuition, materials and refreshments provided.

£25

Wreath Making

Delapre Abbey Abbey Cottage, Delapré Abbey

Our ever-popular wreath making workshop. Create a gorgeous wreath made from materials from around the Abbey.

£15

Wreath Making Workshop

Nene Park

Join Wreath maker and expert florist David, to make your very own Christmas Wreath at this two hour workshop. Using a mix of fresh materials and added decorations, you can create your own bespoke wreath to take home and decorate your house this Christmas. All materials provided. Suitable for age 16 and over, under 18's must be accompanied by an ... Read More

£25.00

Design and make 2 fused glass coasters

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Join this fun and friendly session making beautiful fused glass coasters. Learn about different glass fusing techniques and materials.  Then use these skills to design and create 2 coasters of your own.  Your work will be taken away to be fired and will be returned to Stanwick Lakes one week later. All equipment and materials included. No previous experience necessary. ... Read More

£26.50

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Half Term Leather Stamping Workshop

National Leather Collection 35 Princes Walk, Northampton, Northamptonshire

During the February half-term, the National Leather Collection is offering leather-stamping and crafting workshops in our pop-up location on the 1st Floor of the Grosvenor Centre. Whether you're a crafting conisseur or a total beginner, this workshop is for you! Customise a bookmark/keyring to take home or give as a gift; it can be as simple or sophisticated as you ... Read More

£4

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

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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

Pay On Your Terms
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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

Pay On Your Terms
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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