What’s on this week
Mon 7th-Sun 13th Jan
FOOD: YoKoSo Sushi & Bento, open throughout all of Jan, 7 Fish Street Northampton NN1 2AA
If you’re going to do one thing this Jan (besides return to work – sad times) you have to check out this new sushi and bento little restaurant near the Grosvenor centre. It’s all about fresh, healthy and totally delicious sushi (honestly I could eat it every meal of the day) to eat in or takeaway with a hot meal costing as little as £2.95. What more could you want on your lunch break….?
FAMILY: Nature tots, Barnwell Country park, Oundle, Wed 9th Jan, 10am-11:30
Perf for parents and age 2-4 year old tots who want to explore nature through the seasons. Take an Education Ranger led themed walk followed by an exciting craft activity. Sessions are held once a month at the park during term time and are from 10-11:30am at £3.50 per child (Tel 07703 160878). If Oundle isn’t too near then check out the same event being held at Fermyn Woods Country Park, Lyveden Road in Kettering on Thurs 10 th Jan!
FOOD: Miller and Carter Steakhouse, Talavera Way, Northampton NN3 8RN
Feeling the winter blues, then check out the Miller and Carter Steakhouse perhaps for a hearty steak, fresh salmon supreme, or even a pornstar martini cocktail or too? (the choccy orange cocktail is amaze and goes perfectly with the mini caramel vanilla cheesecake- say bye bye to the detox for one night). With lunch specials from £7.95 this restaurant still maintains a classy, chic and London style interior.
DRINK: Gin and Temple (G&t), gin lounge, 21 St Giles Street. Northampton Town centre
Whipping up gin concoctions this all new trendy gin bar has a gin menu that will have you feeling fine in no time. Scientists at heart – they believe that maximum flavour can be extracted from Gin, by carefully pairing it with snazzy tonics.
CINEMA: Stan and Ollie from the 11th January, Northampton Filmhouse, off Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UD
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour. Check out their website for full details and to buy tickets.
ART: The Great Art in your attic sale, until Sat 12th January, The Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering
Dusted off and unearthed from their attics, all glorious works of art will be exhibited for sale. This exhibition is a great opportunity to bag yourself an art bargain. All works will be for sale and available to take away there and then, either to wrap as a gift or just as a perfect little treat for yourself.
CULTURE: Sneak peek visits to Lyveden Manor, near Oundle, throughout January
Get a behind the scenes experience of Lyveden Manor–currently not open to the public. They’ll be opening up the ground floor of the manor to special booked-visits this winter only. You’ll also be part of the new opportunities to tell Sir Thomas Tresham’s story. Each visit will be totes unique as the team try out new storytelling and interactive methods. Booking is ABSOLUTELY essential and can be done via Phone: 0344 249 1895.
SPA: Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire
David Beckham’s favourite hangout (he lives next door) and Meghan Markle’s hen-do venue is a member’s club but book an overnight stay and you’re free to roam amongst the beautiful people. There’s an excellent Cowshed spa on site, a large gym in the basement, a hair salon and a show-stopping indoor/outdoor pool with views across 100 picture-perfect acres of Oxfordshire countryside.
FURTHER AFIELD… (pretty much London is the place to be in Jan)
Hogwarts in the Snow 2019, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Leavesdon until Sunday 26th January 2020
Don’t deny the fact it’s not just the Mudlets that miss xmas, but 2019 will conclude with the return of the Studio Tour’s popular festive feature, Hogwarts in the Snow. The festive makeover will see Christmas trees line the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room dressed for the season and a blanket of filmmaking snow covering the majestic Hogwarts castle model. Booking online is essential to experience Potter and his pals… it won’t disappoint.
V&A museum special exhibition, the Seven Decades: the story of the three guitars that changed the world, London, Sat 12- Sun 13th Jan
This 90-minute journey from the ’50s to the present day features some legendary music along the way – from James Burton and Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rage Against the Machine. All the hits are played on vintage instruments from the period. Seven Decades celebrates the enduring influence that the Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul, and Fender Stratocaster have had on modern music and culture. Tickets cost just £30 so you can rock out in style knowing it’s not breaking the bank! The museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread city is also pretty cool lasting until the 6th Jan, if rock n roll isn’t your thing.
The opening of Wahlburgers January 2019, Covent Garden London
The first UK branch of Mark Wahlberg’s burger restaurant is opening in Covent Garden- it’s pretty awesome. The famous Wahlberg family favorites feature on the menu like Mom’s Sloppy Joes and Mac ‘n Cheese with Smoked Bacon. The Smahlburgs (haha) in your family will be thrilled to find out that they now serve fries with everything on our kid’s menu.