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
The Northampton Balloon Festival makes a welcome return to the Racecourse this August, after a 14-year absence from the park.
The popular festival will take place across three days from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August, with over 50 hot air balloons on display, alongside a packed timetable of activities and entertainment for all the family.
Northampton Town Council are delighted to support the event,... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2023 14:22 by NTC News
The Windrush flag will be raised outside the Guildhall at 11.55am Thursday, 22nd June, to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush ship, which docked at Essex in 1948 with 492 passengers, hailing the beginning of a generation of migrants from Caribbean countries who came to Britain to help fill post-War labour shortages.
To mark this anniversary, the Northampton Windrush@75 Working... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2023 13:02 by NTC News
Armed Forces Day will be marked in Northampton with a large military parade and entertainment taking place in the town centre on Saturday, 24th June, alongside the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant by Northampton Town Council.
The annual event is being organised by the Town Council, with stage entertainment sponsored by major local employer, Travis Perkins Group, the UK's largest distributor of building... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Jun 2023 10:38 by NTC News
The Northampton County Beer Festival returns to Becket's Park on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June, with a wide selection of ales, beers, bitters, ciders, spirits, stouts, wines, food stalls and live music on offer.
The annual festival, which is supported by Northampton Town Council and the Campaign for Real Ales (CAMRA), features over 140 different beers, bitters, ales and stouts from 13 Northamptonshire... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 May 2023 16:01 by NTC News
An exhibition of paintings and film created by Ukrainian artists will be on display at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery between Saturday 3rd and Sunday 18th June.
It is the first time the exhibition, curated by Ukrainian organisation Golden Time Talent and provided in partnership with the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Northampton Town Council, will be displayed in the United Kingdom,... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 26 May 2023 15:17 by NTC News
An exciting day of live music and entertainment is in store for the Coronation Community Festival, taking place on Guildhall Road, Northampton, on Saturday 6th May between 10am and 4pm.
The free event, organised by Northampton Town Council, in partnership with the Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID), Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, West Northamptonshire Council, The Performing... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 27 Apr 2023 10:50 by NTC News
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