Lyveden – Heritage Open Days

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Intriguing Elizabethan lodge and moated garden. Set in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, Lyveden is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains incomplete. There are tranquil moats, viewing terraces and an Elizabethan orchard to explore, as well as an enigmatic garden lodge covered in religious symbols. The full … Read More

Heritage Family Fun Day

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Heritage family fun day hosted by Rushden Town Council and Higham Town Council as part of The Nene Valley Festival 2022. Stalls, activities, a free open-top heritage bus tour and more…

Mayerling (Royal Opera House – Broadcast)

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Inspired by dark and gripping real life events, this Royal Ballet classic depicts the sexual and morbid obsessions of Crown Prince Rudolf leading to the murder-suicide scandal with his mistress Mary Vetsera. The oppressive glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court in the 1880s sets the scene for a suspenseful drama of psychological and political intrigue as Rudolf fixates on his mortality. … Read More

Madama Butterfly (Royal Opera House – Broadcast)

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The Royal Opera (12A) Sung in Italian with English subtitles  Recorded screening.  ‘Love cannot kill: it brings new life.’ On a starlit night in Nagasaki, these are the words spoken by American soldier Pinkerton to young geisha Cio-Cio-San. But as they both learn, words and promises carelessly spoken can have indelible consequences. With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, ‘Un … Read More

La Bohéme (Royal Opera House – Broadcast)

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Sung in Italian with English Subtitles  Recorded screening.  Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friends Marcello and Musetta passionately row and make up, a … Read More

Halloween Ghost Train

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Are you brave enough to ride the Ghost Train? Come along and find out -We encourage you to dress up but it is not essential Hotdogs and Teas/Coffee available to purchase and the bar will also be open Train Times: 4.30PM, 5.15PM, 6PM, 6.45PM & 7.30PM Adults £5 Children £2.50

Autumn Food Fair

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Our food fair at Abington park Museum is still one of the few food fairs in the region to have free admission for the public. Come along and discover new flavours and indulge in some tasty autumn treats. FREE entry

Christmas Craft Fair

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Over 30 local traders selling a wide variety of gifts. Hot food & mulled wine will be available to purchase. Entry is only 50p per adult, kids get in free.

Dinosaurs Roar in to Peterborough Cathedral

At last, from Monday 18th July 2022 at 12 noon, dinosaurs from the Natural History Museum will be on show to the public at Peterborough Cathedral. The touring exhibition T.rex: The Killer Question will be displayed in the iconic 900-year-old-building throughout the school summer holidays, until 3rd September 2022. In it you can see roaring and moving animatronic dinosaur scenes, a 12-metre-long … Read More

Announcing Six Weeks of Summer Events

From Saturday 23rd July look out for some exciting activities and events running for the six weeks of school summer holidays at Nene Park! There is something for everyone to enjoy, from our holiday trails, guided walks and cycles to pond dipping, bug hunts, craft workshops and bushcraft sessions. Not to mention our daily watersports pay and play activities at … Read More