Author: Sara Kennedy
Smart-phone users can step back in time and see how some of the town's most prominent buildings once appeared, thanks to the launch of a virtual trail which is now available on the Explore Northampton app.
The 'Snapshots in Time' trail, developed by Northampton Town Council and AR Media, highlights how 10 historic places in some of Northampton's major streets have evolved over the years and features... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2023 13:35 by Sara Kennedy
Northampton's historic Guildhall is set to open its doors to the public on Sunday, 17th September between 11am and 4pm as part of Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture.
Visitors to the Grade II* listed Victorian building can enjoy guided tours and see areas usually closed to the public, including the original Town Hall Keeper's living quarters, basement cells and the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 31 Aug 2023 11:03 by Sara Kennedy
Two ambulances packed with supplies are on route to Poland and Ukraine – thanks to a trio from Northampton who are hand delivering goods to Polish schools and distribution centres near the Ukrainian border.
This convoy has been organised by Goodwill Solutions, Brackmills Industrial Estate Business Improvement District and Northampton Town Council – with both vehicles packed with school items... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 03 May 2023 15:39 by Sara Kennedy
Work is underway to restore a forgotten green space in Northampton town centre to its former glory thanks to a lottery-funded volunteer project being staged as part of The Big Help Out to mark the King's Coronation weekend.
Groundworks have started this week in St Katherine's Gardens as part of plans to give the neglected area a new lease of life and make it an attractive place for shoppers and town... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 24 Apr 2023 15:40 by Sara Kennedy
The Northampton Eid Management Group are pleased to present the second annual Eid Festival from 12 - 6pm on Sunday 30th April at Becket's Park.
With support from Northampton Town Council, the Eid celebrations will return again this Spring. Marking a significant event in the Muslim calendar, the end of Ramadan - a month of prayer and fasting, all are welcome to come together for a community day full... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2023 12:34 by Sara Kennedy
Live music performances will take place between 2 and 5pm every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 16th April to 24th September at Northampton's Abington Park.
Bands in the Park, which is organised by Northampton Town Council and sponsored by The Park Café, will see the park come to life with free live music, kicking off with the Lincoln Noel Jazz Trio on Sunday 16th April.
The programme will... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 14:54 by Sara Kennedy
St George's Day will be celebrated in Northampton on Sunday, 23rd April between 10am and 2pm, with Northampton Town Council providing a range of activities and entertainment throughout the day, including a performance by traditional Morris dancers.
Celebrations start at 10am with the raising of the St George's flag and a speech by the Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Dennis Meredith, outside the Guildhall... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 13 Apr 2023 14:43 by Sara Kennedy