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Things to do this weekend

Fri 5 - Sun 7 October

FILM: Northampton Filmhouse, throughout Oct

Brilliant new independent films this season include the thought provoking drama The Wife, Anton Chekhov adaptation The Seagull and introspective drama Lucky. The cinema continues to present the best big new releases, including heist drama King of Thieves, as well as Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. The classics offering includes a selection of films celebrating Black History Month in the UK this October. The programme of event cinema features screenings of top class drama, ballet and opera. They’ve also announced a new series of screenings aimed at welcoming even more 16-25 year-olds into the cinema, thanks to support from the BFI Film Audience Network – one for the not so little Mudlets!

Northampton Filmhouse, off Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UD


THEATRE: Kinky Boots, Royal & Derngate, Now – Sun 6 Oct
Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots comes home to Northampton, the very place that the story is about. Don’t miss the “freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade” (The Hollywood News) as it embarks on its first ever UK tour. It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
Super Camps, throughout Oct
Super Camps is a leading provider of Ofsted registered holiday day camps, with over 30 locations across the UK running camps in October. Aimed at children aged 4-12, Super Camps are running Multi-Activity camps, giving parents childcare options that not only fit with their busy lives but are also guaranteed to keep their children entertained. Super Camps’ Multi-Activity camps offer a wide range of activities, from messy play and story book detectives for the early years to arts and crafts, go-karting, dodgeball, LEGO® building and team-based activities for the older children. There is also a different theme each week, which means there is always something new to look forward to. The theme of the week for Oct Half Term has been confirmed as Heroes vs Monsters.
EVENT: Althorp Literary Festival, Althorp House, Fri 5 – Sun 7 Oct
The Althorp Estate is opening is gates once again for the 15th annual Althorp Literary Festival. The fantastic line up include Prue Leith, Bernard Cornwall, Julian Fellowes and many more. Author sessions are individually priced if you just want to pop along to see your faves.
Althorp Estate, NN7 4HQ
FAMILY: Pumpkin Trials, Canons Ashby, Sat 6 Oct – Wed 31 Oct
Dress to impress for a great family day, out hunting hidden and spooky pumpkins in the grounds. Try the Pumpkin Trail as a team and explore the grounds whilst seeking our pumpkins and solving the clues! Then collect your sticker. Normal admission prices apply.
Canons Ashby, Daventry NN11 3SD

ART: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, now – Nov 4

The V&A Museum will explore more than 200 personal objects that belonged to Frida Kahlo, one of the most recognised and significant artists and women of the 20th century, fashioned her identity. The Mexican artist’s belongings were locked away by her husband when she died and are being exhibited outside Mexico for the first time. From her ‘Ebony’ eyebrow pencil and beautifully embroidered clothes to a painted prosthetic leg, this exhibition is fascinating to say the least.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

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