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What’s new, pussycat? It’s the superflashy newsflash!

Movers, groovers and gossipers, listen up! From new concept pubs and tasty tapas to an outdoor disco themed fundraiser and art for nosey parkers, here are all the new and exciting happenings in Northants.

OPEN SEASON

Northants Open Studios

It’s that time of year again when we can nose around dozens of amazing creative spaces to our heart’s content. Yes, September sees the return of Northants Open Studios, where artists working in all media invite you into their incredible studios to find out how their work is produced. You’ll also be able to catch painting, printmaking and traditional craft demos to get you inspired. Plus, make sure you don’t miss the clutch of fabulous group exhibitions to explore at some of Northamptonshire’s most jaw-dropping venues including Boughton House, Lamport Hall, Delapré Abbey, 78 Derngate and many more.

WALK THIS WAY!

Cransley Hospice Starlight Walk

Here at Muddy Towers, we love any excuse to don fancy dress, but when it involves outdoor disco-ing, cocktails AND raising funds for a brilliant local charity in one of our favourite Northants beauty spots, well, we defo can’t resist. Cransley Hospice Starlight Walk takes place in the magnificent grounds of Boughton House on 25 September and you can sign up right here to get involved and raise vital funds to help support those in need of end of life care. There’s a cocktail station, DJ, lightshow and UV zone and you’re encouraged to get dressed up to the nines – the wackier, the better!

FLICKING FANTASTIC

Summer’s looking fine just in time for Luna Flix to launch their summer program of open air films at Boughton House and Tower Field in Finedon. There’s a line-up of classic movie screenings running from 27 Aug – 18 Sept including cult hit The Lost BoysThe Greatest ShowmanTop GunPretty WomanMoana and loads more, so get booking now, grab your favourite tipple and enjoy some al fresco cinema in style.

OH BROTHERS, WHERE ART THOU?

Brothers Pub

Well, Abington Street in Northampton to be precise. Brothers Pub Co. are set to open their first concept pub in the centre of Northampton in November. The idea behind the pub is to create a social space with games and events. Located in the listed building that was formerly Sharp’s furniture, the space looks set to be an absolute banger, with an edgy vintage vibe and a real asset to Northampton’s town centre regeneration. Fancy helping brothers Ellis, Jack and Josh to kickstart their pub? They’re crowdfunding by selling cocktail garnish boxes and other merch over on their website.

ENCORE NO MORE

CASA DE TAPAS TOWCESTER

Missing your Spanish vaycay this summer? Worry ye not. Muddy Awards finalist and family run biz Bar Encore in Towcester has undergone something of transformation, Rebranding as Casa de Tapas, the bar and restaurant has solidified it’s status as the Northants destination for Spanish food and vibes serving up Flamenco, paella and amazing tapas. We’ll be heading there pronto to sample their brand new menu and cocktails. Salud!

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