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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.
Explore fascinating exhibitions in celebration of Heritage Open Days and Nene Valley Festival 2019!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
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…
Our ever-popular wreath making workshop. Create a gorgeous wreath made from materials from around the Abbey.
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.
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.