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Things to do this weekend

Fri 24 - Mon 28 May

Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Throughout April & May

Enjoy an Easter treat with a great selection of films at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. A huge range of films are available including new independent films, such as ‘Wonderstruck’, top foreign film ‘The Square’ and family favourite ‘Peter Rabbit’. Whether it’s a girls night out or a family day trip, there’s a movie to tickle everyone’s fancy. Tickets range from £6 – £8.50 and can be booked online.

Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Derngate, Northampton NN1 1TU

Bands in the Park, Abington Park, 2pm – 5pm, Every Sunday

Enjoy live music every Sunday afternoon from the Abington Park bandstand and be surrounded by the relaxing and beautiful environment of the park.

Abington Park Museum, Wellingborough Road, NN3 3HN

Screaming Blue Murder, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Fri 27 Apr – Fri 16 Nov

Don’t miss our Friday night comedy club in the Underground Studio with compere Dan Evans. This season features many of comedy’s rising stars. Visit the website to book and to see what comedy stars are on this week.

Doors 7.45pm, Show 8.15pm. Tickets £13.50.

Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Living Legends: Hidden Histories Exhibition, The Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby, 11am-4pm, Wed 2 May – Sat 2 June

The exhibition has taken inspiration from the ‘Humans of New York’ social media campaign and aims to uncover the hidden stories of Corby and reflect the changing face of the town. It features ten local people who have an extraordinary story to tell; an incredible experience, an uncelebrated achievement or a surprising fact about their life.

Rooftop Arts Centre, 9 Chisholm House, Corby, NN17 1PZ

Speedmachine Festival, Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Fri 25 – Sun 27 May

Get ready for the World Rallycross of Great Britain to make its UK debut at Silverstone. It promises to be a weekend of edge-of-your-seat action with: FIA World Rallycross Championship racing and big-name music: Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx, Ministry Of Sound, Razorlight, Lethal Bizzle and more! A sumptuous collection of the UK’s best street food and drink. Unbelievable camping facilities when you book a camping ticket. Free on the day entertainment including eSports, a passenger drifting experience, karting, Batak reaction tests, Pit Stop Challenges, test drives on the F1 track and more! And so much more…

Tickets are priced from £50 and can be booked via the website.

Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, NN12 8TN

Towcester Beer Festival, Towcestrians RFC, Towcester, Fri 25 May – Sun 28 May

Sponsored by Jackie oliver & Co Estate Agents, this fantastic Beer festival includes 40 Local and Uk Beers, 20 Ciders, festival food such as burgers, pig roasts and live bands all weekend. The rugby 7’s will be on Saturday afternoon and there’s kids entertainment available all weekend.

Entry is free except from 6pm on Saturday which is £5 per adult.

Towcestrians RFC, Greens Norton Rd, Towcester, NN12 8AW

Beer & Pizza Festival, The Yards, Kettering, Sat 26 May

Who doesn’t like pizza?! And who doesn’t like beer?! Mixed together, they’re even better! You won’t want to miss The Yards’ day of fun filled family entertainment! Wood fired pizzas, specialist ales, henna tattoos and music! A great day out for the family and it’s free entry so it’s not one to miss.

The Yards, 10 Market Street, Kettering, NN16 0AH

Vineyard Open Day, New Lodge Vineyard, Earls Baron, Sun 27 May

A fabulous boutique Vineyard in Earls Barton with a Vineyard Open Day during English Wine week. Live music as well as food will be provided at the event alongside wine tastings.

New Lodge Vineyard, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0HF

Bank Holiday Special Bed, Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering, Sun 27 – Mon 28 May

Enjoy a stay at the hotel and spa this bank holiday for a fantastic rate of £50, including breakfast for 2 people in a double room. Call 01536 416666 to make a reservation.

Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering Parkway, Kettering, NN15 6XT

Festival of Country Life, Lamport Hall, Lamport, 10am-5pm, Sun 27 – Mon 28 May

A fantastic day out for all the family – something for everyone! The Shopping Yard in the Edwardian Stable Block will house more than 50 craft and antiques stalls, plus a dedicated Food Hall full of local produce including artisan bread and cheese. In the glorious parkland surrounding the Hall you can enjoy numerous exhibits and displays, from falconry and owls to working horses and hounds. And don’t forget the farmyard animals. Visit the Museum of Rural Life and learn how our food was harvested in the old days. A chance to see vintage tractors and steam engines in action.

Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD

Kidding Day, Neneview Dairy, Wellingborough, 10:30am-3pm, Mon 28 May

Northamptonshire producers of award winning Goat Cheeses will be holding a Kidding Day on 28th May 2018. This will be an opportunity for the general public to go and see their newly born goat kids, bottle feed them and have a tour of our farm. The day will also feature a Local Producers Market and refreshments. Parking will be free and there will be a charge of £2 for adults – children will be free. Profits from the day will be donated to the Hyper IgM foundation, in memory of Andy Thomas – a local Farmers Market Trader who passed away in January.

Neneview Dairy, Redlands Farm, West St, Stanwick, Wellingborough NN9 6QZ

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