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Bug Jam 34

- 24 July - 26 July

A true VW festival in every sense of the word, with a vibrant and fun atmosphere, bringing to life the very essence of VW and Campervan culture. Europe’s largest VW Show incorporates an eclectic mix of all things VW, with drag racing, Run What Ya Brung, nightlife, Show & Shine, comedy, stunt displays, fun fair, massive trade village, Retrojumble and much more.


- 12 September @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A popular family event in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council's 'Cycle Northants'.

Heritage Family Fun Day

Rushden Lakes - 13 September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come along and enjoy a family fun day at Rushden Lakes and discover more about the local heritage in the nearby towns of Rushden and Higham Ferrers. Enjoy an array of interesting stalls, fun entertainment and competitions, displays, activities, crafts and much more! Rushden Lakes. NN10 6FH. 10am - 4pm. Free activities. Free parking (up to 5 hours). T: 07398 986951.

Basket Making Introductory Course

- 19 September

Our one day Basket Making course is the perfect introduction to one of the oldest crafts known, basket remains dating back to 8,000BC have been found in Egypt! Until the early part of the 20th century Northamptonshire had many family businesses who made their living from basket making. Our course at Stanwick Lakes is only two miles from Raunds, where 5 generations of the Shaw family made baskets and hampers and had their own osier beds in Raunds Meadows. During…

Model Weekend

Rushden Station - 19 September @ 10:00 am - 20 September @ 4:00 pm

Come along and see model trains, cars and boats, live O'Gauge, trade stands, refreshments and more!

Wood Carving Course

- 17 October
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 18th October, 2020

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 techniques and materials used for making a wood carving by hand. This will be followed by a small carving project to become familiar with the basic skills. After lunch, you will move on to a…

Spoon Craving – 1 Day Introduction

- 22 October

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this 1 day introductory course you will begin by learning how to cleave the wood and use an axe to produce your…

Rustic Furniture Making – 2 Day Course

- 24 October - 25 October

This introductory Green Woodwork course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft by making a piece of charming rustic furniture . You’ll start this course by being given pieces of a simple ash log and end it with your own unique, hand crafted, rustic stool or small table! Traditional tools and techniques will be used throughout the two days, including froes, shave horses and drawknives. By the end of the first day you will have produced all…

The Nutcracker

The Castle Theatre - 8 November @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents The Nutcracker – A lavish Ballet of festive season. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to your local theatre for a dazzling production of the most famous ballet in the world, The Nutcracker. Traditionally, Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns for their annual UK tour with a vibrant and enchanting full touring ballet production. Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic…

Sleeping Beauty

The Castle Theatre - 5 December @ 10:00 am - 31 December @ 9:00 pm

Get ready for the pantomime you've been dreaming of! Join us this Christmas as we transform the much-loved classic story into a fun-filled family panto, full of songs, dances and even a fire-breathing dragon! Cursed by the jealous Wicked Queen on her 16th birthday, the beautiful Princess falls into a deep sleep that can only be ended with a kiss from her betrothed. Prince Charming, our hero, needs all the help he can get from the good fairies to help…

Dick Whittington

Royal and Derngate - 10th December, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3rd January, 2021 @ 9:00 pm

Our hero Dick Whittington is heading to London to seek his fame, fortune and happiness. With his trusty cat Tommy in tow and magical Fairy Bow Bells leading the way what could possibly go wrong? But the evil King Rat has other plans and soon Dick Whittington is on an action-packed adventure that takes him from London to the high seas. Will he make it back to become the Lord Mayor? Can he outwit King Rat and free London from his team…

Anton & Erin – Showtime!

Royal and Derngate - 22nd January, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple on their brand new tour for 2021. SHOWTIME is a glittering celebration that pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest icons of entertainment as Anton & Erin present world class dance inspired by an array of classic performers including Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Liza Minelli, Elton John and many more. With stunning costumes, fabulous live vocals and a high-energy West End dance ensemble. Get ready for Anton…

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

Royal and Derngate - 8th May, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion Oti Mabuse is creating a show like no other in 2021. Prepare for a night of electrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatest dancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians. Oti Mabuse: I Am Here is a whirlwind celebration of the influences and inspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa to following her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to South Africa’s exhilarating Kwaito, this…

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