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Mon 5 - Sun 11 March

Love From A Stranger, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Fri 23 Feb – Sat 17 Mar

A play by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper. In association with Fiery Angel LTD. A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau…

Electric with suspense and with a biting twist in its tail, this edge-of-your-seat thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is reimagined in a brand new production by the always innovative theatre maker Lucy Bailey (director of last year’s Gaslight). Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or through the website.

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

The best of award season, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton, Throughout March

Catch up with some of the biggest contenders of this year’s award season at Errol Flynn Filmhouse. A huge selection of films are available including ‘Shape of Water’, ‘I,Tonya’ and ‘Lady Bird’ so there’s something for everyone. If you fancy a trip with this kids, then ‘The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long’ is the one for you; belt out the dazzling show tunes from the box office hit. Tickets range from £6 – £8.50 and can be booked online.

Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Derngate, Northampton NN1 1TU

Oundle International Festival Tickets, Oundle, from Thurs 1 Mar

Tickets for this year’s Oundle International Festival will go on sale on Thursday 1st March; the ever popular Festival returns for its 34th year with a programme so broad in appeal that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The festival is from 4th-14th July and has so much to offer for all the family, with an open-air production of David Walliams’ ‘The Midnight Gang’ or enjoy jazz and swing music from the ’20s and ’30s with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. There’s a lot to choose from and tickets can be bought online of by calling the box office on 01832 274734, visit the website for more information.

Oundle Festival Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle, PE8 4EA

Pastel Art Workshop, 10:30am – 3pm, Towcester, Thurs 8th March

Start the Spring creatively with Louise Brown from Louise’s Gallery at her pastel workshop held at Catanger Llama Farm. Be guided in the art of pastels and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings, everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced painters.

Materials are provided and the workshop is priced at £45 per person. Limited spaces are available so book in advance on 07817609617.

Catanger Farm, Wappenham Road, Weedon Lois, Towcester, NN12 8FN

Tapas Y Pinchos, The Artist Table, Northampton, Fri 9th March

Enjoy an evening of the tastiest tapas in town with fellow unapologetic lovers of tapas. The Artist Table is a cross between part cafe and part restaurant making in a comfortable in-between with a welcoming atmosphere, the perfect place to spend a Friday evening.

The Artist Table, 9 Guildhall road, 1st Floor, Northampton NN1 1DP

Whitley Neill Gin Tasting Evening, Kettering Park Hotel, Kettering, 7pm, Fri 9 Mar
Enjoy a wide selection of gins as guest speaker, Peter Dolan from Halewoods Spirits, talk you through some fantastic ones. This is accompanied with an informal evening dinner so bring along your friends and have a relaxed, fun night. Tickets are £35 per person and can be booked by calling 01536 416666.
Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6XT
Mother’s Day Lunch, Kettering Park Hotel, Kettering, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Sun 11 Mar
Treat your mum to a well-deserved 3 course lunch this Mother’s Day. Kettering Park Hotel has done all the hard work for you, you just need to bring your mum along. She will be given a glass of fizz on arrival and every mum will receive a gift. Priced at £35 per person, you can book by calling 01536 416666.
Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6XT

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