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What’s on this weekend

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Food: The Love Northampton Food Fair is back, Saturday 2 March, 10.30am to 3pm

Returning to the Guildhall on , the fair will be showcasing mouth-watering stalls from local businesses, producers and makers. In addition to a wide variety of stalls offering delectable delights, Fruitful Abundance Northampton will be on site at 11am, giving you ideas of how you can reuse your bread, bananas and bags!
And as an extra special treat, you can learn more about the history of the Guildhall during two free tours by Looking Glass Theatre at 12pm and 2pm.
Entry to the event is free! See you there!

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!


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.


The Hidden Garden, Blacks Design, now

Philippa Jeffrey

Philippa Jeffrey’s latest series of contemporary paintings will be exhibited in Brackley, hosted by Black Designs. Black Designs work with UK based artists who have a story to tell and Philippa’s exhibition will run for two months.


TV: Fleabag, series two, BBC3, Feb

Photo credit: BBC/Two Brothers/Luke Varley

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, fresh from writing mega-hit Killing Eve, is back with a new, darker season of Fleabag, one of the best things on TV in 2016.


FILM: Milton Malsor Film Club, Fri 1 Mar

Why not grab all of your friends and family and head down to Milton Malsor to kick start your March with this film club. They will be showing the critically renowned film, Selma, that tackles the fight for the right to vote in 1965 in Alabama city. Refreshments will be provided and tickets only cost £5 so make sure to grab yours and head down with some popcorn.


BEAUTY: Flawless Face Beauty Experience, Holiday Inn Milton Keynes, Sat 2 Mar

This free event will have you feeling flawless in no time. With expert sessions from one of America’s best selling cosmetics brand, Mary Kay Cosmetics, you will learn all about makeup and skincare. Not only is the event free, you will also received your own goody bag at the end of the event! To book your place, just head online and fill in the form.


FITNESS: Lululemon Pilates Class, Bicester Village, Sun 3 Mar

Are you a secret fitness fanatic? Head down to Bicester Village this March to enjoy a FREE pilates class with Lululemon. Rumour says, Lululemon do the best yoga leggings in the industry so whilst you are there make sure you have a cheeky look at their clothing. Treat yourself!


MOTHERS DAY: Afternoon Tea at Delapre Abbey, throughout Mar

Who doesn’t love afternoon tea? Treat your mum (and yourself) this March to an afternoon tea with the beautiful scenery of Delapre Abbey. Only costing £14.95, this is an ideal gift if you are looking to spend some more quality time with your mum. Why not get the whole family together and make it a big celebration?


FOOD: Les Olives, throughout Mar

In need of a girly night out with some friends? Aren’t we all, and what better than cocktails, wine and delicious tapas? The Spanish restaurant and bar offers a wide range of menus to cater everyone’s needs- including much loves tapas. Eat and drink the night away at Les Olives this March.


FAMILY: Lamb bottle-feeding, Mini Meadows Farm, throughout March

Stuck on where to take the kids this March? Head down to Mini Meadows Farm and be in awe with the lambs. I don’t know about you but I would definitely use the kids as an excuse to head down here myself… Get muddy whilst looking around the farm at all of the other animals and end the trip with a visit to the huge indoor play area. Pre-booking is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.




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.


FESTIVAL: Oxford International Women’s Festival, Thurs 28 Feb – Sun 17 Mar

A series of events celebrating women’s successes, strengths and solidarity. This year’s theme is We Will Survive and Thrive and there will be a panel on International Women’s Day on 8 Mar to talk about their experiences around this theme. Guests so far confirmed are Eleanor Smith, MP for Wolverhampton, and Margaret Greer, Unison National Officer for Black Members. Festival events include screenings, talks, workshops, theatre and networking events. Check out the full programme here.


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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