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Mon 11 - Sun 17 Feb 2019

FILM: Northampton Filmhouse, throughout Feb

Oscar season is in full swing so what better time to head to the cinema? See this season’s best picks at the Northampton Filmhouse or indulge in the brilliant new independent films. They’re series of screenings aimed at  16-25 year-olds, are perfect for the not so little Mudlets!


FASHION: Celebrating China pop-up boutique, Bicester Village, now until Sun 17 Feb

Curated by fashion influencer Susie Bubble, this pop-up boutique of ten cutting-edge Chinese designers is opening to celebrate Chinese New Year. It includes rising stars Ryan Lo, Mukzin and I Am Chen and with Chinese designers starting to make their mark on catwalks around the world it’s definitely worth checking out what they have to offer.


CULTURE: Sneak peek visits to Lyveden Manor, near Oundle, throughout Feb

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.


ART: Mixed Media Madness, Vitreus Art, Fri 15 Feb

Is painting something you have always wanted to do but haven’t had the confidence or skills to start? This workshop is your first step to becoming the next Leonardo da Vinci. This aims to teach you the basics of incorporating colours, textures and different art materials.


Valentine’s Dinner & Dance, Delapre Abbey, Fri 15 Feb

Enjoy a wonderful 4 course meal in a collaboration with Burnt Lemon Catering & Lincoln Noel’s Jazz Trio. This doesn’t have to just be for couples, make it a Palentine’s date with your friends as group booking are available. It’s £95 for a couple and £300 for a group of 8, this includes all your food and entertainment.

Dinner & Dance


KIDS: Romeo & Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring, The Core at Corby Cube, Sat 16 Feb

Are you wondering where to take your kids this half term? This theatre adaptation of Romeo & Juliet is made specifically for children and their families. Aiming towards KS2 and lower KS3 pupils, Mad Blood Stirring is narrated by the Friar speaking in modern English and is sure to have your children amazed with the spectacular visual and sound effects. For more information and to book tickets, check out their website.


FAMILY: Canons Ashby Muddy Explorers Trail, Canons Ashby, from Sat 16 Feb

This half term, why not go out for a family walk in the beautiful countryside? Swap the stilettos for wellies and join the Muddy Explorers Trail with the kids for a long, peaceful walk to embrace the muddy February we have coming!

FAMILY: Stunt Fest, Santa Pod Raceway, Sat 16 Feb

Looking for an alternative event to take the kids to this half term? Why not head down to the Santa Pod Raceway and enjoy an afternoon of awesome stunts and displays for all the family. Tickets must be booked online and be quick because they’re selling fast! Family tickets start from £35 with children under 5 going free!




THEATRE: All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre, London, Sat Feb 2 – Sat May 11

Not the recent fabulous TV series but a play based on the award-winning 1950s film starring Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a Broadway star, and her young fan, Eve Harrington, who inveigles her way into her life. With Gillian Anderson and Lilly James in the starring roles, director Ivo van Hove at the helm, and with the themes of celebrity and youth at its core, this looks like a dead cert for success.


EXHIBITION: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, until Sun July 14

Christian Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri (b. 1964), Éventail de vos hasards, Dress, Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2018. Dior Héritage collection, Paris

This is going to be maaassive! The V&A is showing the largest House of Dior exhibition ever staged in the UK, tracing the history of Christian Dior and the six artistic directors who succeeded him. The exhibition is based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and there will be a new section exploring Dior’s fascination with British culture. A highlight will be the Christian Dior dress worn by Princess Margaret for her 21st birthday celebrations, on loan from the Museum of London.

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