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What’s on November 2019.

Nov' 19.

FOOD AND DRINK:

Streetbox Convention, Friday November 8th, Delapre Abbey.

After the success of August’s Horsebox Convention, The Gin Nook presents a FREE event that serves up worldwide street food and divine spirited refreshments. There will be beers, wines, rums, ciders, Prosecco and everyone’s fave, Gin plus some hot toddies to warm you up. There will be music, street food plus a great mood around fire pits.

Lovely Bubbly! Sparkling Wines of the World, Saturday 9th November, Ruby & Claret.

Join the team at the lovely Ruby & Claret for an evening of lots and lots of bubbles. Enjoy some fine flutes of sparkling wines from all across the globe, with some delicious Asian canapes. Tickets are £32 and available from Ruby’s.

Oundle Farmers Market, Saturday 9th November, Oundle.

Held on every second Saturday of the month, the Oundle Farmer’s Market is held from 8am – 2pm. Expect to see a great ray of local produce with over 40 stalls, ranging from food and drink to dairy products and breads. Many of the stall holders have bred, grown, caught, picked or baked the goods on sale, so it’s all local, hearty, goodness.

Northampton Winter Food Festival, Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th Novemeber, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club.

Lover of artisan food and drink? This is a perfect event for you to explore new flavours with yummy treats to eat, winter gifts to indulge in and gift ideas to kick start Christmas early. There’s over 80 food and drink producers plus gifts, chef demonstrations, free tasting workshops and an open-air street food market.

Wine & Cheese Tasting Evening, Friday 15th November, The Watermill Tearooms.

An evening of trying out delicious cheeses and perfect wines to compliment. Enjoy a glass of prosecco on arrival and sample five wines from Amps Wine Merchants plus some great tasting cheeses and chutneys and other nibbles.

Lovely Bubbly! Sparkling Wines of the World, Saturday 16th November, Ruby & Claret.

Join the team at the lovely Ruby & Claret for an evening of lots and lots of bubbles. Enjoy some fine flutes of sparkling wines from all across the globe, with some delicious Asian canapes. Tickets are £32 and available from Ruby’s.

Sausage & Cider Fest, Saturday 16th November, Peterborough.

The biggest sausage party is heading to Peterborough for the first time and you will be in for a right treat. Live music, DJ’s, craft beers, gin bar, eating contests, and of course lots of sausage!

Beaujolais Nouveua Supper Club, Thursday 21st November, Ruby & Claret.

Enjoy a new and exciting supper club happening at Ruby & Claret that will celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day. If you are a lover of wine and enjoy a good Cassoulet then grab your tickets as this is a night you will be sure to love. Tickets are £24 and include a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau on arrival, a tasty supper and half a bottle of Beaujolas Villages wine to enjoy with your meal.

November Showcase, Friday 22nd November, Majestic Wine.

Get the drinks ready for Christmas early at this free wine tasting session at Majestic Wine, with a bunch of reds, whites, spirits and beers to keep your glasses full this festive season.

Buon Natale! Christmas Party Nights, Thursday 28th November, Ruby & Claret.

Celebrate the festive season with a special evening of tasting premium Italian wines plus canapes on arrival and festive sharing boards. For £35, your ticket includes all that plus 6 glasses of wine. This is a perfect time to celebrate the festive season with friends or family with private hire available.

Gin Club with Wharf Distillery, Sunday 24th November, G&T’s.

Want to know a little bit of gossip about how the only grain to glass distillery in Northamptonshire creates their stunning and popular gins? Of course you do. With a G&T on arrival, you will hear all about Wharf Distillery’s craft and science and enjoy tasting some of the great gin flavours.

Buon Natale! Christmas Party Nights, Saturday 30th November, Ruby & Claret.

Celebrate the festive season with a special evening of tasting premium Italian wines plus canapes on arrival and festive sharing boards. For £35, your ticket includes all that plus 6 glasses of wine. This is a perfect time to celebrate the festive season with friends or family with private hire available.

Distillery Tour and Networking, Tuesday 3rd December, Warner’s Distillery. 

Grub club events is coming to Northants for the first time and to kick it all of they are hosting an exclusive tour around one of the most loved local gin distilleries at Warner’s Gin, where you will have a tour, sample some gins and network over some great tasting grub.

 

THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT:

Fireworks Night at the Terrace, Tuesday 5th November, Rushden Lakes.

Watch some of the best fireworks at Rushden Lakes with some delicious food and drink with the best view in town. As you take a seat on the outdoor roof area, get cosy under a blanket and watch the sky come alive, perfect for a little date night

Diversity – Born Ready, Wednesday 6th – Thursday 8th November, Royal & Derngate.

Remember the amazing dance group Diversity, winners of BGT? They are taking to the stage at Royal & Derngate for you to see their amazing, talent up close and personal. They have meet and greet packages available and will blow you away with their dancing and talent.

Las Vegas Party Night, Friday 8th November, Whittlebury Park.

Prepare for a fab evening of glamour, entertainment and a Las Vegas show night to remember with Show Girls and Swing Singer. There will be lots of glitz and glitter and dazzling choreography, whilst you enjoy a tasty three-course dinner.  Choose from a variety of packages where you can treat yourself to an overnight stay and spa treatment.

Q-Film Weekender, Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November, Northampton Filmhouse.

Returning this year is the Q-Film Weekender. An event spread across 3 days, showcasing the very best in queer cinema from all around the world. See all the talent from LGBTQIA+ films and actors and actresses with exciting programme of features and shorts, exclusive previews and complementary events.

Hormonal Housewives, Wednesday 13th November, Kettering Lighthouse.

Taking to the stage at the witty hormonal housewives, as they take you through a bunch of women’s bits: weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, zumba and everything else in between of what makes a 21st century woman. There is no subject off limits, and the ladies will be sure to have you in tears of laughter.

Graduate Art Fair, Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th November, Yardley Arts.  

Showcasing work from twenty graduating artists from all over the country, explore the art and learn about their stories and purchase the ones you fall in love with, with prices starting at £80 to large-scale originals up to £1.800.

The Drifters, Wednesday 27th November, Kettering Lighthouse.

The Drifters are returning to the stage for their brand new UK tour celebrating their 65th anniversary, performing all their classic hits from the past six decades, including Saturday Nights at the Movies, Come on Over to my Place, Stand By Me and Under the Broadwalk plus many more.

Downtown at Delapre at Night, Thursday 28th November, Delapre Abbey.  

Experience Downtown at Delapre this winter night with mince pies and mulled wine to enjoy as you listen to real life stories and explore the upstairs downstairs world of the beautiful Delapre Abbey.

Swan Lake, Friday 29th November, Castle Theatre.

Telling a beautiful story of tragic romance through magical ballet like no other. A range of human emotions from hope to despair, terror to tenderness, tells the story of Odette and Odile, where Odette is turned into a swan and Prince Siegfried who falls in love, but will his love be enough to break the curse?

WELLBEING:

Gentle, nurturing yoga, Monday 4th November, Stanwick Lakes.

The lakes are hosting several yoga classes across November and December and invite you to try a mix of seated chair yoga, techniques to combat stress and anxiety and how to relax more deeply.

Women’s Yurt Yoga Circle, Friday 8th November.

Returning is this sensual yoga circle to help connect women back to the wisdom of the Earth, through a nourishing Yoga practice that is held in a secret yurt space that is close to nature so you can fully connect and be at one with nature. Be close with elements and allow yourself to stretch, giggle and find joy in the real person you are.

Rapid Transformation Therapy, Saturday 9th November, SooYoga. 

Are you struggling to reduce weight or change shape? If you feel like you are addicted to certain food and use it as a way to elevate mood, Sheena will guide you through on this 2 hour workshop, aiming to show you how your mind works and experience the power of Rapid Transformation Therapy to help you.

Become An Empowered Empath, Sunday 10th November, Hilton Hotel.

If you have the ability to feel the emotions of others, this workshop will guide you through practical and mindful ways to become an empowered empath, and teach you how this rare gift is a blessing you can use in every day practice. Connect with other empath’s and receive a free Empowered Empath Workbook.

Autumn Glow Yoga Retreat, Saturday 23rd November, SooYoga.

Escape the cold and warm up with this unique chance to go deeper than you can in class as you boost your immunity, detox your body and mind and will be sure to leave feeling glowing and fresh and of course relaxed.

Run, Sunday 24th November, Stanwick Lakes.

Before Christmas season properly hits and we start forgetting the diet and gym, run around the beautiful lakes with like minded people. There are 3 separate tracks to run, 5k, 10k and half marathon.

LIFESTYLE: 

Story Telling Workshop, Tuesday 5th November, Cafe Track.

Considered yourself a budding writer but not been to sure how to tell the perfect story? This workshop aims to inspire the imagination and teach you how to share your story with everyone in the best way it can be told.

Loom Knitted beanie hat workshop, Wednesday 6th November, Wicksteed Park.

Get ready for the cold weather with this workshop where you will try have a go at creating your very own beanie hat on a knitting loom with materials included. Perfect for beginner’s you will be taught by Laura who will guide you along the way.

Christmas Shopping Evening, Wednesday 6th November, MOOCH.

Fancy an exclusive shop around the lovely MOOCH? Course you do. Get ready for the festive season, as you browse the selection of beautiful gifts all under one roof at this shopping and fizz event. You can also get tickets that give you £10 to spend in store on the eve of the event, 10% discount on ALL full price items purchased on the evening plus other great treats not to be missed out on.

Winter Fashion Feast, Thursday 7th November, Marriot Hotel.

Womenswear boutique Story are hosting their The STORY Fashion Feast once again, a night of fizz, fashion, food and fun times. Enjoy a 2-course meal, silent disco plus goodie bag and a fashion show, all with a glass of fizz in hand.

Holdenby House Festive Gift Fair 2019, Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th November, Holdenby House.

If you need some Christmas gift inspo, head over to the beautiful Holdenby House for their festive gift fair, with lots of independent exhibitors offering beautiful gifts, delicious food and tasty drinks, plus street food and café on site. For the kids, Farther Christmas will be making an appearance and a falconry display with festive entertainment and choir.

Macrame Plant Holder Crafternoon Tea, Sunday 10th November, Vintage Retreat.

Freshen up your home with your very own, beautiful pot, designed and made by you. Whether it’s a gift from you or to you, join the Macrame expert, Fallon who wll guide you step by step to creating a lovely pot.

Christmas Card Photo Shoot, Saturday 16th November, Welford Christmas Tree Farm.

Fancy getting some beautiful shots for the festive season to send or have for yourself? Ellie Mac Photography has a bunch of packages to suit all budgets and will be sure to capture the very best for you to take home on your very own Christmas cards and more.

RCTA Stoke Bruerne Autumn Floating Market, Saturday 16th November – Sunday 17th November, Stoke Bruerne.

Enjoy a stroll down the towpath in the gawjus village of Stoke Bruerne where you can have a mooch at some of the best canal traders, selling some gifts and treats perfect for Christmas. After have a spot of lunch at one of the pubs in the area.

Christmas Fair, Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November, Brampton Halt.

Brampton Halt isn’t just a place to enjoy delicious food and drink, they hold fab events like this year’s Christmas fair where artisan stalls with be taking over for you to find the perfect gifts for the festive season. There will be lots to browse and all local produce and products plus a bbq and mulled wine to enjoy.

Wicksteed Park Christmas Craft Market, Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th November, Wicksteed Park.

Find a lovely, unique gift for Christmas for a friend, loved one or even yourself. Try out some food and discover some wonderful pieces at the return of Wicksteed’s Christmas Craft Market.

One Day Silver Jewellery Making Workshop, Sunday 17th November, Wicksteed Park.

Spend the day enjoying designing and creating your very own unique and personal bangle or ring. You will be taught a range of jewellery making techniques by Beccy who is an experienced maker, and will patiently guide you to make a lovely piece to take home and treasure.

Wellingborough Christmas Light Switch On, Saturday 23rd November, Market Street.

Kick off the festive season with the big switch on with some of the cast of The Castle’s panto, including leading lady Natasha Hamilton plus other special guests including The Mayor of Wellingborough. The fun kicks off at 2:30pm with the switch on at 5:30pm.

Gold Leaf Christmas Bauble Workshop, Sunday 24th November, Vintage Retreat.

You are GOLD! This introduction workshop will give you an insight on how to create to gold leafing with a Christmas twist to give this festive season lots more sparkle and a whole lotta shine. Get creative, get stuck in and get making your very own baubles, which you can use all the information you learnt to help make your own cards, gifts, and decorations. There will be tea and mince pies served to keep you on your toes.

Yummy Mummy Coffee Morning, Monday 25h November, The LG Beauty Studio.

What better way to enjoy a tea or coffee with a treatment? Relax and unwind as you choose from a selection of treatments, with drink and a bite to eat in hand. You will also receive a special 20% discount off other treatments, all for only £9.95. Perfect way to unwind and treat yourself.

Christmas Door Making Workshop, Tuesday 26th November, The Old Grocery Espresso Bar.

Spend a festive evening at this Christmas wreath making workshop, where you will learn how to make and decorate your very own door wreath to impress the neighbours with.

Christmas Lights Switch On, Friday 29th November, The Hawthorns. 

Spend a lovely evening at The Hawthorns as you celebrate the start of the festive season with the ones you love. Watch the tree light up and enjoy festive fun with Christmas carols and light bites and refreshments.

Winter Fair, Saturday 30th November, Delapre Abbey.

Get your presents wrapped and ready early as you buy your loved ones some special gifts from the Winter Fair at Delapre Abbey, with a selection of festive themed suppliers.

Santa’s Grotto, Saturday 30th November, Delapre Abbey.

If your kids have been well behaved this year, kick off their Christmas early by saying hello to the man himself, Santa, who will be stopping off at the Abbey to wish a Merry Christmas and treat them to an early present as he makes note of their wish list. Book in a one hour slot to reduce waiting times. This event runs every weekend in December until the 15th.

 

Christmas Fayre, Saturday 30th November, The Hawthorns. 

Join the lovely and welcoming team and browse a great selection of stalls as you enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and lots of festive fun. All the proceeds made will be donated to The Lighthouse Centre.

Santa Fun Run, Sunday 1st December, The Racecourse

Race either the 2.5k or 5k, dressed as Santa this December raising money for Cynthia Spencer. The races kick off at 11:00am and everyone taking part will receive a free Santa outfit. Adults £15, children 5-14 £8 and families (2 adults, 2 children) £40.

Christmas Market, Sunday 1st December, Northampton Market Square. 

Over 70 stalls with a mix of food, crafts and more will take to the market this festive season to get you Christmas ready for the annual Frost Fair. There will be so much stuff to browse and choose from with a range of local producers, makers and crafters, selling a mix of great bits including wrapping paper, cards, decorations, mini Christmas trees and more. There will be a pop-up bar to keep you on the go.

Carols by Candlelight, Sunday 1st December, Delapre Abbey.

The stunning Delapre Abbey looks beautiful in the day time but even better at night lit by a ray of candles, and you can enjoy it as you listen to the sweet Queen Eleanor Choir in their Dining Room within the Abbey’s Victorian Bouverie Suite, with mulled wine and mince pies included in ticket options.

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