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Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Northampton - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Northampton to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Northampton

22
OCT
Our Stories
382-386, 388-390 & 414-428

Open10am3pm DailyCostFree Public AdmissionThe Photographic Angle put a call out to photographers who use the camera as a tool for documenting the natural social and political landscapes of our times. From photographs of an olive harvest in Palestine documenting a…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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24
OCT
POPES OF CHILLITOWN ON TOUR
Horseshoe Inn

BiographyPOPES OF CHILLITOWN are a SkaDubPunk band from London who have been rampaging through the UK scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving skanking juggernaut. Touring their debut pledge‐funded album A Word To The Wise in 2013 saw them…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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25
OCT
Flame and Thunder
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame and Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles including a Jet Dragster Jet Funny Cars Jet Truck and Jet Beetle. Experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
OCT
Retrobeat presents DADDYKANE
Horseshoe Inn

RETRO‐BEAT is an Indie Alternative live music club night featuring DJs and bands.DADDYKANEbunch of folks playing some indie tunes...Dan Glazewski ‐ vocals & lyricsGarry Carr ‐ guitar vocals lyricsLuke Glazewski ‐ guitar lyricsAngela Carr ‐ bass vocalsDan Underwood ‐ drumsKaren Carr ‐…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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31
OCT
Chantry Dance Company Autumn Tour 2014
The Masque Theatre

I was overcomethey were really fab Ronald Corp OBE. Chantry Dance Company celebrates Oscar Wilde's 160th Anniversary with a stunning new modern ballet production of his poignant short story of The Happy Prince'. Step into Wilde's world and meet the charismatic but…

Location: 13.1 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 414141
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31
OCT
Las Vegas Show Night
The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall

Viva Las VegasJoin us for a Vegas Show fit for the King himself with a night out in true Las Vegas style.Glamorous entertaining and a Las Vegas show night certainly to remember with our Show Girls and Swing Singer.Enjoy an evening of…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08454 000002
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01
NOV
DRIVING SOUTH
Horseshoe Inn

Awesome band definitely worth a trip down to see these guys awesome musicians that rock out some great blues tunesGenreBlues n RockMembersLee ‐ Guitar and VocalsStu ‐ BassDrums ‐ SimonHometownIsle Of WightRecord labelround n sticky…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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01
NOV
Vintage and Handmade Christmas Fayre
Carlton Club

On Saturday 1st November Mercy in Action are holding a Vintage and Handmade Christmas Fayre in Olney. We have more than a dozen stalls run by local craft makers who will be selling handmade gifts jewellery and Christmas decorations. It is the…

Location: 10.5 milesaway
Category: Visual Arts

TEL:
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03
NOV
Chris Difford
Royal and Derngate

Chris Difford at Royal and Derngate live on Monday 03 November 2014 in Northampton Northamptonshire.For tickets to see Chris Difford at Royal and Derngate see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

03
NOV
Chris Difford Glenn Tilbrook
Royal & Derngate

Chris Difford Glenn Tilbrook at Royal & Derngate live on Monday 03 November 2014 in Northampton Northamptonshire.A popular live music event taking place on the Monday 03 November 2014 that will see tickets sell out quickly.Buy tickets for…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
NOV
Glenn Tilbrook
Royal and Derngate

Glenn Tilbrook is one of the UKs best‐loved musicians thanks to a career with Squeeze and on his own that has spanned 30 years spawning Top‐Ten hits all around the world such as Cool For…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
CMO Event
Whittlebury

The new era of digital social and mobile has given rise to a new breed of consumer and a headache for Marketers. Customers have found their voice Are you listeningWith the direction of our CMO Community we have identified the key game…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Business

TEL: 01633 225040
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06
NOV
Jools Holland
Royal and Derngate

Julian Miles Holland OBE DL was founder member of the band Squeeze but began his solo career as a pianist singer composer and band leader in the late 70s. In 1978 he co‐hosted The Tube…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

07
NOV
2 SICK MONKEYS R.P.G. BLACK VOLVO
Horseshoe Inn

2 SICK MONKEYS2 Sick Monkeys formed in December 2000 as a live two piece bass and drums primarily to support Darrin Mooney Primal Scream at a drum event in Swindon. They have now played over 800 gigs including 8 European tours.They have…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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08
NOV
2 TONES
Horseshoe Inn

The2Tones are based in Northants. We are an 8 piece ska band covering favourites by The Specials Madness The Beat Toots & The Maytals Bad Manners Desmond Dekker Laurel Aitken and many others.Our styles include UK and Jamaican Ska 2Tone Reggae Swing…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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15
NOV
THE DEPORTEES
Horseshoe Inn

Dont miss out on the awesome DEPORTEES I can safely say these are some of the most awesome musicians that I knowRob Matheson Nye Julie Doug and Jamie LaytonThree chords and the truthhttps:www.facebook.comthedeporteesmusicapp178091127385…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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18
NOV
Lee Mack
Royal and Derngate

Lancashire‐ born stand‐up comic and actor Lee Mack is famed for his social satire and observational comedy. He wrote and starred in the sit‐com Not Going Out and is team captain on TVs Would I…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
NOV
Lee Mack Hit The Road Mack
Royal and Derngate

The multi‐award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You Lee Mack is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
NOV
Mallory Knox
Roadmender

Mallory Knox at Roadmender in Northampton on Wednesday 19 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Mallory Knox tickets so weve done the legwork for you.Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
NOV
Ladies Night Out*
Whittlebury Hall

Oh What a Night ‐ Its ladies night so make sure you and your girls get the VIP treatment.Join us on our ladies night this November with drinks on arrival three‐course dinner and a full evening of entertainment. Plus why not make…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08454 000002
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21
NOV
Classics By Candlelight
Royal and Derngate

Classics By Candlelight performs live at Royal and Derngate in Northampton Northamptonshire on Friday 21 November 2014.Buy and compare your tickets for Classics By Candlelight at Royal and Derngate now.…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

22
NOV
MONSTER JAW
Horseshoe Inn

Monster Jaw were formed in February 2013 by charismatic frontmansongwriter Mik Davis and features bassist Neil Short and drummer John Bradford. Hailing from the gritty Northern cities of Leeds Bradford and Newcastle UK this highly creative trio make resonant and atmospheric Post‐Garage…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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23
NOV
Jon Richardson
Milton Keynes Theatre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee regular Have I Got News For You panellist and star of Live at the Apollo is taking his new show Funny Magnet across the UK.With a sell‐out run at…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
NOV
Bellowhead
Royal and Derngate

From the wild rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

28
NOV
Christmas Party Nights at Whittlebury Hall
Whittlebury Hall

Christmas Party Nights at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & SpaHere at Whittlebury Hall we guarantee that your Christmas party will be filled with festive surprises and stylish celebration.From only £49 per person each of our party nights begins at 6pm in the bar…

Location: 11.9 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08454 000002
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28
NOV
Alan Davies Little Victories
Royal and Derngate

Following the sell out success of his long‐awaited return to stand up Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show Little Victories.Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
NOV
Kettering AlterNativity
Fuller Baptist Church

For the fifth year Kettering and District Churches Together will be running Kettering AlterNativity a Christmas gift fair where you can buy your family and friends an alternative gift in their name to help the poor hungry sick and homeless both in…

Location: 13.2 milesaway
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 512592
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29
NOV
Retrobeat presents SUPERSONICS plus Guests
Horseshoe Inn

RETRO BEAT PRESENTSRETRO‐BEAT is an Indie Alternative live music club night which takes place at THE HORSESHOE INN SHEEP ST WELLINGBOROUGH. Retro‐Beat takes place on the lastish Saturday of every month featuring DJs and bands.SUPERSONICShttps:www.facebook.comuksupersonicsinfoMembersLuke Edgington‐BassVocalsKurt Nicholson‐GuitarAlex Gibbons‐GuitarCraig Scott‐DrumsClick for a free…

Location: 9.8 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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05
DEC
The South
Roadmender

Formed in 1988 The Beautiful South had a string of hit singles such as Old Red Eyes Is Back Rotterdam Dont Marry Her Perfect 10 and Number One single A Little Time. Their greatest hits…

Location: 0.3 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
THE JETS ROCKIN XMAS No 4
The Picturedrome

THE JETSThe three Cotton brothers are returning once again for a Rockin Xmas No4. The three previous shows at this venue have been a complete Sell Out so be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disapointment.Having recently returned from appearing…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01604 230777
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Tourist Attractions


Althorp House

Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. It became the focus of world attention following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales in September 1997.Like many great country houses, it has benefited from the discriminating and varied collecting of generations…

Northampton And Lamport Railway

The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton, within easy reach of the motorway network.A number of special events take place throughout the year, including three visits from Thomas the Tank Engine,…

Abington Park

Abington Park bandstand us the venue for performance by brass and wind bands from across the region.Make the most of your Sunday, bring a picnic, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Abington Park and listen to great music.Open:30 May ‐ 15 August.…

Abington Park Museum

An exhibition of work by local children is displayed in the Park's Museum.Open:17 July ‐ 22 AugustTuesday ‐ Sunday, 1pm ‐ 5pm.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on 01933 441020 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Barry Road School Baths

Swimming pool at Barry Road School Baths in Northampton, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on 01604 633148 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Northampton? See our list of attractions in Northampton, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 20/10/2014 05:48:11