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Charles Kitchen – Into the Light

20 August @ 10:00 am - 29 September @ 5:00 pm

Closed Mondays.  Light effects from both coastal and inland scenes inspired the works in this exhibition. By working to translate nature’s colours and weather effects onto a two dimensional surface the artist is able to evoke the atmosphere of each scene rather than produce a copied representation of it. Gathered here are paintings from a career spanning thirty-five years.

Heritage Open Days – Jeyes of Earls Barton

13 September @ 8:30 am - 21 September @ 5:00 pm

Explore fascinating exhibitions in celebration of Heritage Open Days and Nene Valley Festival 2019!

All Aboard for Rushden

14 September @ 9:00 am - 22 September @ 5:30 pm

Rushden Greenway, between High St and Crown Way. Bring your smartphone or tablet to the Greenway in Rushden and discover some interesting characters from Rushden’s past, including the strong-minded suffragettes and the cracking story of an egg delivery lady. Scan all the railway stop signs at least once to enter a competition to win a prize worth at £100. Download the ‘All Aboard for Rushden’ app from your usual app store to get started.

Guided Tour of Rushden Hall

17 September @ 2:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of Rushden Hall, which was associated with officers of Higham Park or castle and later with John of Gaunt, son of Edward III.

Downton at Delapré

18 September @ 12:00 pm
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One event on 13th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on 18th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 20th September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on 20th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 25th September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on 25th September, 2019 at 6:00 pm

We are also extremely excited to be teaming up with Northampton Filmhouse for Downton At Delapré, a chance to combine your  Downton Abbey cinema ticket with an exclusive upstairs/downstairs tour at Northampton’s 900-year-old hidden gem for just £20. The tour will culminate with drinks and refreshments in the our stunning Victorian rooms, before you make your way to the Filmhouse to watch the film itself. The tour and cinema ticket package is available on the following days: Friday 13 September 12pm…

Thrapston Guided History Walks – Thrapston was a thriving Saxon community – then the Normans arrived

18 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The walk will start from outside St James Church Hall and include the Bull Ring and Chancery Lane. This is a free event but booking is essential. The walk will be approximately 90 minutes in duration and will be on pavements. The walk will be led by Neil Busby, Thrapston Heritage. Your ticket will be emailed to you.

Prize-winning Poet Charles Bennett: Cloud River

20 September @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Cloud River is a book of lyrical landscape poetry set in the Cambridgeshire Fens; a landscape which, at first impression, seems flat, dull and featureless. The startling originality of the book stems from its mission to revise and overturn these impressions.

Medieval Northampton Tour

21 September @ 10:30 am

Meet at Chalk Lane car park, Northampton. Although largely forgotten, Northampton has a fascinating history. Many events that shaped Britain took place within its walls.

Come and Meet the Settlers – Nene Valley Festival Finale

21 September @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Come and see local Viking re-enactors, the Bifrost Guard. Join in with Settlers’ Trails, Archery, Axe Throwing, and visit our historic Garden and Barn, plus much more for all the family. Free event. Stanwick Lakes standard car parking charges apply.

Rushden Museum

21 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 22nd September, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Open 2pm - 4pm. Gain an insight into the town's history with a visit to the museum.

Food Festival

22 September @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Following on from 2018’s successful Food Festival, we are bringing you another Extravaganza, with foods from around the world, as well as favourites. We will also have a variety of drinks, to tempt you.

Organ Recital for Autumn

13 October @ 3:00 pm

James Parsons will play inspiring music by Bach,  Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Handel and Mendelssohn 'on the tiny organ with the big personality'. Tea and Cake in the interval (included in ticket price)Tickets £12.50. Email: Liz Doherty emdoherty@sky.com

Halloween at Delapre

25 October @ 8:00 am - 26 October @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a spooky time for all the family.

Haunted Halloween

26 October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a spooktacular day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the witches brew at the refreshments stall if you dare! Why not come dressed in your scariest costume? Suitable for children aged two and over. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Activities will be taking place throughout the museum. Some activities may be on the first floor, accessed by stairs only. Drop in - no booking booking required

Autumn Fair

26 October @ 11:00 am - 3 November @ 4:00 pm

Celebrate all things autumn!!

Bump in the Night Paranormal Investigation

31 October @ 8:00 pm - 1 November @ 2:00 am

Delapré Abbey, or more properly, the Abbey of St Mary de la Pré  was founded as a monastery of nuns about the year 1145 and belonged to the congregation of the great Abbey of Cluny in Burgundy, France. After the Battle of Northampton, which was fought on the Abbey grounds to the north of the Abbey and to the south of the River Nene, King Henry VI was captured and spent the night of 10 July 1460 at the Abbey…

Santa’s Grotto

30 November @ 10:00 am - 1 December @ 5:00 pm

Meet Santa at the Abbey and receive a present… if you’re on the nice list!

Wreath Making

30 November @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Carols by Candlelight

1 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Queen Eleanor Choir in the opulent Dining Room within the Abbey’s Victorian Bouverie Suite. The classical choir will be singing by candlelight for a truly evocative experience of festivities within a 900 year old Abbey. Ticket options available to include a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Christmas Fair

14 December @ 11:00 am - 15 December @ 4:00 pm

A gorgeous array of hand selected shopping stalls and food and drink suppliers in the sumptuous surroundings of Delapre Abbey. Entry fee includes access to the entire Abbey including areas not usually accessible to the public.

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