Ten events in Northamptonshire over next seven days

Isla St Clair
Isla St Clair

There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might like.

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1. A Northamptonshire artist is currently hosting an exhibition focusing on tulips, at 78 Derngate in Northampton.

Tulipmania, an exhibition by MA Fine Art graduate Angela Stanbridge of The University of Northampton, will run until April 21.

2. An exhibition to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rainbows has gone on display at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in Guildhall Road.

Rainbows, the youngest group of the Girl Guiding movement, were first introduced in 1987.

The exhibition aims to bring to life the Rainbows’ motto Look, Learn, Love and Laugh. It will run until Sunday, February 24. Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 2pm to 5pm. Free entry.

3. The Outreach Team will visit Northampton’s Market Square today from midday to 4pm to offer advice on keeping warm in the cold and to provide free packs including carbon monoxide detectors.

4. Visitors to Northampton Museum and Art Gallery this weekend can create their own wintry wonderland artwork.

County-based visual artist Emma Davies will be running a workshop inspired by the exhibition Cold Conversation, on display at the gallery.

It takes place between 10am and 1pm tomorrow and is suitable for adults and children over 11. Entry is £3.50.

5. Jimmy, Merrill and Jay Osmond are set to star in the ‘70s musical Boogie Nights at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

For more information, log on to www.royalandderngate.co.uk

6. A nostalgic exhibition exploring everyday life and events of the 1950s has arrived at Kettering’s Manor House Museum.

Museum visitors are invited to take a trip down memory lane and explore that era, a decade that included rationing and austerity as well as the Festival of Britain and Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Iconic objects from the 1950s are on show, including a Clarice Cliff coronation tea set, original Muffin the Mule and Sooty puppets and toys as well as some quirky household appliances.

Entry is free and the exhibition will run until Saturday, March 16.

7. A Chinese New Year craft and food event will be held tomorrow at Northampton Central Library in Abington Street, starting at 10.30am.

8. Northamptonshire murders will be the subject of a lunchtime talk at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in Guildhall Road on Tuesday.

The event will be held from 1pm to 1.30pm.

9. Singer and broadcaster Isla St Clair will bring back the Blitz spirit in her new show Eyes Front! tonight.

The night will be a nostalgic and humorous look at the effects of music in wartime.

The show will take place at The Core at the Corby Cube at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.50. To book, call 01536 470470.

10. A night of sporting entertainment will take place at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton tomorrow.

The Amateur Boxing Association of England and The University of Northampton Boxing Academy will present the senior ADAE Open Class Boxing Championships in the Derngate Auditorium.

The event will take place between 1pm and 8pm. Tickets cost £15 or £7.50 for concessions. See www.royalandderngate.co.uk

For a more detailed round-up of what is happening across Northamptonshire, click What’s On