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What’s on this weekend

Friday 24th May - Sunday 26th May.

MUSIC: Cast + Support, Friday 24th May, Roadmender. 

Formed in 1992 in Liverpool, Cast have released four albums and had ten top 10 singles. Decade later, the original band are back and reunited to bring you their new album full of anthemic and melodic tracks as well as playing their classic hits. Tickets can be brought online.

COMEDY: Comedy Night, Friday 24th May, Wicksteed Park.

The Official Comedy Club is back at Wicksteed Park for their monthly comedy night, working with some of the best comedy acts around, many of which have appeared on TV. This is an evening not to miss in the posh pavilion, with candle-lit table’s and drinks and meals served. Comedians Kevin McCarthy, Mandy Muden and Colin Cole are this months comedians, so book your tickers for a night of laughs right here.

EVENT: Theatreland Mystery Tour, Saturday 25th May, The Guildhall. 

Be transported back in time with this interactive theatrical walk with the Looking Glass Theatre as part of the Northampton Mystery tours. Walk around the town centre streets with the entertaining Northampton’s travelling players. Discover the old theatres of Northampton and some secret surprises along the way too. More information about booking your space, here.

DRINK: Brackley Gin Festival, Saturday 25th May, Egerton Hall. 

Live music and delicious gin flavours await you at the first ever Brackley Gin Festival, a chance to enjoy some local and national artisan gins whilst enjoying live music from Yorkshire’s finest Northen Epidemic. Check out the event page for more information and how to get your tickets.

MUSIC & FOOD: Dinner & Dance, Jazz Night, Saturday 25th May, The Church Restaurant. 

Hosting their first event of the year, The Church restaurant have a fantastic night planned. On the menu, new and exciting food options by head chef Kenny and some amazing live music from 24 Carat Jazz. This is a ticket only event, so purchase yours here for a night of food, drink and music in a beautiful venue.

MUSIC: Hart & Soul,  Sunday 26th May, Old White Hart.

Enjoy a night of old school classic soul and groove hits from JSFR’s DJ Len who will be playing tracks from Bobby Womack, Cheryl Lynn and Luter Vandross. Get your dancing shoes on at The Old White Hart on May bank holiday but get in quick as early bird tickets are free, but don’t worry if you’re a little late, tickets are only £3 their after. More information here.

FESTIVAL: Festival of Country Life, Sunday 26th May – Monday 27th May, Lamport Hall. 

An event ran by Lamport Enterprises Limited in conjunction with the Hannington Vintage Tractor Club, this is a weekend to show you the way of rural life, where you can learn how food was harvested and see vintage tractors and traditional crafts including spinning and spoon making. With food and drink available, take in the glorious sights of Lamport Hall and surrounding parkland with a variety of exhibits and displays. More information and prices of tickets here.

FURTHER AFIELD: 

NATURE: Celebrity Gardeners Question Time, Saturday 25th May, Madingley Hall. 

With a morning and afternoon talk available to attend, head over to Madingley Hall for celebrity gardeners question time where you can ask expert panelists such as Alan Grat and Bunny Guinness questions on how to keep your garden looking amazing. Also enjoy a delicious lunch and a garden tour to get some inspiration. Book your tickets here.

RACES: Dingley Races, Saturday 25th May, Dingley Village. 

Who needs the grand national with Dingley Village and their Dingley races happening on Saturday 25th May. Commencing at 2:00pm and gates opening at 11:00 am on each race day, to be guaranteed the best seats please make for an early arrival. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the sights before cheering on your winners with friends or family. More information here.

EVENT: Leighton Buzzard Vegan Fair, Saturday 25th May, Astral Park. 

This is the first vegan fair in Leighton Buzzard and it’s packed full of stalls selling a variety of vegan products from food and drink, cosmetics, clothing and much, much more. This is a ticketed event costing £3 where you get a handy cotton goodie bag full of food and cosmetic samples plus lots more goodies. More information here.

FOOD: Bedford Cheese & Chilli Festival, Saturday 25th May – Sunday 26th May, Bedford Park. 

Enjoy a family day out and discover the amazing selection of cheese and chilli on offer, as well as kids’ entertainment including punch and Judy, magician and play zone. There is also a selection of stalls to do some shopping and discover something new with a good selection of food and drink stalls. There are VIP tickets available that includes private seating indoor and out, a complimentary bar, food and goodie bag plus lots more. More information here.

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