What’s on – June 2019.
We have put together a mixture of great Muddy things to do this month. Enjoy whatever you choose and be sure to keep a regular eye out for updates with new events added.
MUSIC: Northampton Symphony Orchestra, Sunday 16th June, Royal and Derngate.
A music event to celebrate The Northampton Symphony Orchestra’s 125th anniversary. With a gala concert featuring famous pianist Peter Donohoe and the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concert No. 2. There will also be music from Walton’s jubilant Crown Imperial and Strauss’s Alpine Symphony with other special pieces to celebrate. Book your tickets online.
FAMILY: Father’s Day Garden BBQ and Live Music, Sunday 16th June, Westone Manor Hotel.
Celebrate Father’s Day with the family at Westone Manor Hotel, for live music from reggae band Mystic Crew as well as a BBQ and the chance to relax in the tropical garden, hopefully in the sun. View the menu and book online here.
MUSIC: Northampton Music Festival, Sunday 16th June, Northampton Town Centre.
Watch, listen and enjoy some of the finest musicians around at the Northampton Music Festival, a free annual event showcasing the best local talent in genres from rock to classical. There are six stages around Northampton Town Center with The Blockheads headlining on the main stage. For more information click here.
FAMILY: Father’s Day Picnic Hamper, Sunday 16th June, Delapere Abbey.
Treat your Dad with a lovely picnic hamper to enjoy on the greenery of the beautiful Delapre Abbey, where you get a picnic mat and cuttlery to use. Enjoy delicious food including Ploughman’s Platter, Chutney’s and Cheesecake’s. There is also bottles of Stella Artois and Prosecco to enjoy. More of the menu and how to book your place here.
FAMILY: Father’s Day Lunch, Sunday 16th June, Highgate House Hotel.
From 12pm-3pm you and your Father can enjoy a delicious three-course lunch at Highgate House Hotel, where you can enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch prepared by their very own award-winning chefs. Every Dad will also receive a free pint or glass of wine, to make him feel that even more special. Prices and booking can be found here.
FAMILY: Father’s Day Afternoon Tea, Sunday 16th June, Highgate House Hotel.
Highgate House are treating Dad’s and their family’s this Father’s Day to a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, bursting with flavour and choice. From finger sandwiches to pork pies and homemade cakes and desserts, treat your dad to a lunch on you. More information and how to book your table here.
WELL-BEING: Let’s Talk Nutrition For Well-Being, Tuesday 18th June, Whittlebury Hall.
Natalie Coghlan from NC Nutrition Consultancy will be doing a special talk at Whittlebury Hall all about how to get the very best food and drink for your well-being. The talk will allow you to explore the foods and drink you may be missing to improve your well-being and how to make simple changes to your diet that can lead to increased productivity and reduced sickness absence. Find out more online here.
WEDDING: Evening Wedding Fair, Wednesday 19th June, Grendon Lakes.
If you or a special someone is tying the knot and looking for the perfect wedding venue, look no further. Grendon Lakes are hosting an evening wedding fair, where you can enjoy the sights of this beautiful venue, with food and music to also enjoy. Children are also welcome to this evening. More information here.
THEATRE: The Dreamboys 2019, Friday 21st June, The Lighthouse Theatre.
The boys are back for their 2019 tour, taking them to The Lighthouse Theatre. This is one of the best male strips shows, perfect for a night out with your girls. There will be a variety of known faces who have appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and X Factor. The cheeky, charming and irresistible boys will be sure to provide an evening of excitement and fun, so look no further for a girl’s night out and book your tickets online.
KIDS: Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Friday 21st June – Saturday 22nd June, Castle Theatre.
A perfect way to entertain the kids, at this musical adventure following the tales of Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom. Expect fun and interactive games, songs to sing and dance along to and laughter. This is the first time this has gone live on stage so be sure to expect a fun filled show we know the kids will just love. Get your tickets online.
FAMILY: Prosecco in the Park, Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June, Beckets Park.
A definite date for your dairy, Prosecco in the Park hosted at Beckets Park. Full of prosecco (of course) champagne, gin, cocktail and beers to accompany screenings of a list of films from The Greatest Showman to Mary Poppins. There is also a ray of street food stalls which will tickle your taste buds. There is also limited amounts of VIP packages to enjoy, where you can enjoy the weekend in that little touch of luxury. Check out the website for more information and how to book your tickets.
THEATRE: Sensation, Saturday 22nd June, The Lighthouse Theatre.
The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering are bringing a spectacular new show called “Sensation”, where you can purchase discounted top priced tickets for only £15, normally £23.50 using the code MAGIC. The show is going to be an amazing performance of world-class variety acts, where recently crowned magic circle magician of the year, Edward Hilsum will be performing. Check out the video of some of the performers here and to purchase your discounted tickets, click here.
EVENT: Absolutely Poetry, Saturday 22nd June, Old Rectory.
An evening of the most uplifting and inspiring poetry held in the beautiful gardens of the Old Rectory. The event is in aid of literacy charity, Book Trust, with canapes and fizz from 6pm for you to enjoy. There will be a variety of poems of different genres, including Karl Nova and Alex Canwell. To get your tickets contact Emma Wise on firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC: The Music Barn Festival 2019, Saturday 22nd June – Sunday 23rd June, The Music Barn UK.
Launching in 2013, the Music Barn Festival is back for 2019, and raises money for a local palliative care hospice, the Cransley Hospice. There is a range of music and activities for all, with some established acts and amazing unsigned bands, from a bunch of different genres, something for everyone to enjoy. Every year the festival gets bigger and better so be sure to check out this music event by heading to their website to get your tickets.
KIDS: Inflatables Weekend, Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd June, Billing Aquadrome.
Billing Aquadrome invite you and the kids to spend a fun day outside where giant inflatables will keep the whole family entertained. With more information being released close to the event, keep an eye on their Facebook page which can be found here.
FOOD: Sunday Lunch, Sunday 23rd June, Cheyne Walk Club.
Enjoy one of the finest Sunday lunch’s you will ever have, prepared by the talented guys at Burnt Lemon Catering. Choose either a 2 or 3 course meal and enjoy the trimmings in a relaxed and social environment. More information and how to book here.
THEATRE: Cranford Outdoor Theatre, Sunday 23rd June, Delapre Abbey.
Chapterhouse are heading to Delapre Abbey this June to take you back in time and be transported into a world of Victorian England, where you will feel part of life in small town. Written by Laura Turner, this story tells the tale of a sleepy village where a new arrival is setting hearts aflutter, but at what cost does this love have on friendships and gossip? Enjoy a picnic as you watch this entertaining open-air performance. Book your tickets online.
WEDDING: Wedding and Events Open Day, Sunday 23rd June, Elms Meadow.
This is one of the most stunning venues to host your special day, so check it out for yourself as you spend the day roaming around the Tipi Wedding Venue, located in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. The venue is nestled away in Elms Meadow with the most eye-catching views. You can also choose your food for the special day from the finest local award-winning caterers and enjoy some drinks from locally selected beers and ales, wines and spirits. Check out the event page for more information and address.
WORKSHOP: Cup Cake Decorating Workshop, Sunday 23rd June, Vintage Retreat.
The Vintage Retreat are hosting another one of their fantastic events, this time round, unleash your creativity and challenge your decorating skills where you will learn how to perfectly decorate cupcakes, so good you won’t want to eat them. Choose your own colours and decorations to either have yourself or give to a friend, family member or special loved one. More information over on the event page.
FOOD: Pop-up Italian Cooking Class, Tuesday 25th June, Bar Encore.
Whilst treating yourself to a glass of prosecco, enjoy this interactive cooking class where you will learn how to cook traditional Italian dishes, where in this session you will become a master of cooking Parmigiana. Don’t forget your aprons! Check out the event page here.
SPORT: William Hunt Trilby Tour 2019, Tuesday 25th June, Whittlebury Hall.
Whittlebury Hall are excited to host the Championship of Northamptonshire on 25th June, in the William Hunt Trilby Tour. This is considered to be the closest experience to a professional tournament for amateur golfers and will be the second time they have hosted this televised competition. Check out more information and what to expect here.
THEATRE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wednesday 26th June, Castle Theatre.
Performed by the talented Oddsocks Production at Castle Theatre, you are invited to watch the Shakespearean classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, full of magic and mayhem. This performance tells the tale of four young lovers who run away to a summer festival in the woods to escape their parents at home, before finding themselves in a situation of tricks with hilarious results. A perfect show for all the family, so book your tickets online here.
DRINK: Gin & Jazz Festival, Wednesday 26th June – Sunday 30th June, The Malt Shovel Tavern.
Spread across a whopping 5 days, this festival is packed full of over 100 gins with entertainment from 4 amazing Jazz bands. There will be gin experiences for you to try, masterclasses to make you a gin expert, fish & chips supper plus much more. Lover of gin? Lover of a good time? Check out all the details right here.
MUSIC: Madness, Friday 28th June, Franklin’s Gardens.
A night of musical Madness at Franklin’s Gardens, where the iconic band Madness will be performing their classic hits including “Our House” and “Baggy Trousers” plus many more. They will be supported by the band Lightning Seeds who have sang songs including “Pure” and “Lucky You”. This is expected to be a fantastic event so be sure to get your tickets here.
ART: Wild Creation, Friday 28th June, Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre.
Join wildlife artist Hannah Dale where she will be creating a piece of art inspired by wildlife found at the Nene Wetlands nature reserve. There will be a Q&A session, demonstrations plus work created by Hannah will be raffled. Hannah has now gone onto building a fantastic brand creating nature inspired products including cards and ceramics. The event is running from 10:30am – 3:30pm.
FOOD: Pizza and Prosecco Evening, Friday 28th June, Grafton Spa.
Don’t forget every last Friday of the month Grafton Spa hosts their Pizza and Prosecco evening, a perfect chance to unwind and relax with three hours use of the amazing facilities including steam room and hydrotherapy pool, whilst enjoying delicious pizza and a glass of bubbly to help see you into July feeling fresh. Book online here.
DRINK: Coffee Cocktail Collection Launch, Friday 28th June, Gin & Temple Gin Lounge.
The guys at Gin & Temple have created a new bunch of delicious, exciting and unique cocktails all inspired by the nation’s second favourite drink, coffee, (gin being number 1, right?) The menu launces Friday 28th June and has a bunch of barista-inspired gin cocktails including Espresso Gintini and Cappugino to name a few, and the coffee used in their long and short drinks comes from Northampton’s very own Yellow Bourbon Coffee. Next time you’re doing a spot of shopping, head over to try out one, or all their new creations.
EVENT: StrEAT Food, Friday 28th June, Wooton Community Centre.
Enjoy a day out with friends or family enjoying some delicious street food with tasty drinks and great, live acoustic music. The previous StrEAT food events have had great reviews so don’t miss out the chance to try some amazing, tasty food options. Check out the event page for more information.
FILM: Dirty Dancing, Friday 28th June, Turvey House.
The fab guys at LunaFlix, an outdoor cinema experience, are back with the classic everyone loves, Dirty Dancing. Set in the beautiful greenery of Turvey House, enjoy this classic like you’ve never seen it before, on a huge clear HD screen outside with the best quality speakers with the sunset going down around you. More information here.
FILM: Cineworld Opening, Friday 28th June, Rushden Lakes.
Rushden Lakes is opening their brand new Cineworld adding to the already long list of things to do here. The new cinema has 14 screens including IMAX, 4DX, and ScreenX with amazing technology to enjoy the best films.
EXHIBITION: Yardley Arts Inaugural Summer Exhibition, Friday 28th June – Sunday 30th June, Yardley Hastings.
Showcasing some of the most beautiful pieces of art from a selected number of artists within the region, this is an annual exhibition held by the Arts Centre, with the theme of garden and landscapes. This promises to be an event full of excitement and showcasing an eclectic mix of art. Purchase your tickets and find out more information online.
FESTIVAL: Wappenham Beer, Cider and Music Festival, Saturday 29th June, Wappenham Village Hall.
A free entry event, offering some of the best beers from local brewers. There will also be a mix of great tasting ciders, gins and prosecco. You can also enjoy the drinks with some delicious food whilst watching some live music who will be performing throughout the day. Keep an eye on the event page where the beer and set list is soon to be announced.
FILM: Dirty Dancing, Saturday 29th June, Wicksteed Park.
With standard and VIP tickets available, enjoy this all-time classic in the outdoors at Wicksteed Park as part of their outdoor cinema experience for summer. VIP gets you exclusive access to their VIP access zone and bar, where you will receive a complimentary drink, nibbles, popcorn and ice cream. Bring along your blanket and camping chair, put your feet up, sit back relax and enjoy. Get your tickets here.
FOOD: Slapton BBQ, Saturday 29th June, Slapton Manor.
Bringing back this event, which was last held in the 70’s the Slapton BBQ is perfect for all you food lovers, who enjoy delicious food, good music and tasty drinks in a social environment, perfect for friends and family. Music will be played all day from a band and DJ and a variety of food will be available. The event is raising funds for St Botolph’s Church in Slapton. How to book and more information can be found here.
MUSIC: Trevor Nelson Soul Nation-Soul R&B/Club Classics, Saturday 29th June, Roadmender.
Last year, he sold out Roadmender, and this year he is back with even more club and R&B classics for you to enjoy and dance into the weekend with. Last year’s event sold out within a matter of weeks, it was that good, so be sure to get your tickets online here. You will be guaranteed a night of the best classics, new and old, by Mr Nelson, who his BBC Radio 1 Extra stint.
EVENT: The Billing Off Road Show, Saturday 29th June – Sunday 30th June, Billing.
A great event for the whole family. Spend a day watching action packed demonstrations from Challenge South West, entertainment for the kids to enjoy plus music, beer tents and much more. If you fancy a ride in one of the many 4×4’s at the event, you can go down a bunch of routes, testing mud runs and steep and technical terrain. Make a weekend out of it and book for camping to get the full outdoors experience! Check out all the information and how to book right here.
FESTIVAL: Potbelly Brewery Beer Festival, Friday 28th June – Sunday 30th June, Potbelly Brewery.
Back for their 4th festival, a £3 entry gets you a programme and glass to fill with a bunch of different tipples for you to enjoy. From pints, to spirits, you can be sure to find a drink you or two you’ll just love. With entertainment from The Jam Setters and Dave Earl plus many more and food stands selling delicious dishes, you can be guaranteed an enjoyable weekend with friends or family. More information here.
FESTIVAL: Corby Sausage and Cider Festival, Saturday 29th June – Sunday 30th June, West Glebe Park.
Located in the stunning setting of West Glebe Park, this event is giving you all the finest selection of foods and ciders to wash them down with. The event is returning this year and will be bigger and better with a greater selection of food and drinks. A perfect event for all the family with some great entertainment lined up for everyone including the kids. Find out all the information and directions on their website here.
MUSIC: Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Sunday 30th June, Franklin’s Gardens.
Franklin’s Gardens is hosting another fantastic musical evening, this time the iconic Nile Rodgers and CHIC will be performing, a night not to be missed, so be sure to get your tickets to Freak Out! There are also a great range of packages you can book in with to make the event extra special.
COMEDY: Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John, Sunday 30th June, Royal and Derngate.
You may have seen him on The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Live at the Apollo, but Rhod Gilbert is heading to Northampton for this brand new live comedy show, where he will be talking about all his crazy life experiences and how he hit rock bottom, but met a man called John. Hear all about it on the 30th June or book for his performance early November. Get the tickets online here.
ART: Outdoor Art Workshop, Sunday 30th June, Rushden Lakes.
Talented local artist, Charles Bezzina will be leading a fun and interactive workshop where you will be guided and taught how to paint from real life with demonstrations advice and tips. This is aimed at beginners and equipment will be provided however is advised to bring your own lunch and suitable outdoor clothing. More information and how to book here.
TOUR: Abington Park Museum Tour, Sunday 30rd June, Abington Park Museum.
One of the most beautiful museums is opening their doors for a special tour around, where you will be taken to every part of this historic building. The tours will be led by well-educated volunteers to let you in on all the findings this museum has as well as the previous people who use to live in the building. More information and times online here.