Inside The Floating World: An introduction to Japanese Art

Adrian Oates

Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper. Its common denominator is an exquisite sense and sensibility of art and design that is unique in the world. Developed largely in isolation from the outside world, Japanese art became hugely influential on Western European artists during … Read More

Delapré Wellbeing: Photography Workshop With Dan Cocks

Adrian Oates

Learn how your emotions can take hold through the lens in this educational photography workshop with Dan Cocks. ‘Photography is the story I fail to put into words’ – Destin Sparks. Find your voice through the lens and take part in an educational and explorative workshop where you are given the tools and opportunity to photograph a major art installation … Read More

Easter Eggstravaganza

Adrian Oates

Find the decorated eggs to win a prize. Hop along to Delapré Abbey this Easter to take part in an Easter Eggstravaganza. Can you find the eight decorated eggs that have been hidden in the Walled Garden? Follow the trail and match the patterns to your bingo card to win a chocolate prize (dairy free options will be available). Little … Read More

Easter Trail

Adrian Oates

Join us for a special Easter trail around Abington Park Museum with a chocolate egg as a prize for every child. Suitable for families. Children must be accompanied. Drop in no booking required. £2.

Delapré Wellbeing: Laughter Workshop With Ishi Khan

Adrian Oates

‘The most wasted of days is one without laughter’ – E.E Cummings We can forget so easily how vital laughter is in bringing people together, manifesting positivity and allowing us to feel free! Ditch the stress and come along to our ‘Laugh it Off’ workshop. Let go of all the pressures of everyday life…with a good ol’ fashioned howl of … Read More

Pom Pom Animals Craft Workshop

Adrian Oates

Join us for a fun workshop to create your own woolly pom pom animal. Choose from Easter chicks, bouncing bunnies or silly sheep … or maybe create your own strange new creature! All materials supplied. Suitable for families. Children must be accompanied. Booking essential.

Viking Mania

Adrian Oates

In conjunction with the exhibition Valhalla, join us for a fun-filled family day of Viking mania. Learn how Vikings lived worked and played with the Bifrost Guard and make your own shield and helmet. Suitable for families. Drop in. Free but a small charge for some activities

Delapré Couch to 5K

Adrian Oates

Couch to 5K is designed for complete beginners, those who have never ran before or not for a long time. This course will take you through a walk/jog programme gradually, with the aim of walking less and jogging more as the weeks progress. You will be provided with encouragement, support and guidance each week from the coach. By week 10, … Read More

Painting the landscape with Lee Burrows

Adrian Oates

Join us for this day-long workshop where you will use oil or acrylic paint to create your own landscape painting, led by Northamptonshire artist and art tutor Lee Burrows. The workshop will cover laying down the basic foundations, the structure of the painting, applying colour, working from thin paint then adding thicker paint, texture and highlights.  Lee will give advice … Read More

Delapré Couch to 5K

Adrian Oates

Couch to 5K is designed for complete beginners, those who have never ran before or not for a long time. This course will take you through a walk/jog programme gradually, with the aim of walking less and jogging more as the weeks progress. You will be provided with encouragement, support and guidance each week from the coach. By week 10, … Read More