Planning a trip to Northamptonshire in August or September but not sure what to do apart from relaxing with us? Here are a few of Northants’s fabulous upcoming events that you won’t want to miss…
Stamford Shakespeare at Tolethorpe Hall (throughout August)
Just 40 minutes from Rushton is the incredible Rutland Open Air Theatre. Set in the grounds of Tolethorpe Hall, the Open Air Theatre is the perfect choice for a relaxed summer evening. You can also choose to enjoy a pre-show buffet in the delightful dining halls at Tolethorpe, or pack a picnic to enjoy in the grounds before the show begins! With magical productions of both Macbeth and The Tempest running throughout August, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.
Fiori Musicali Evensong at The Priory Church, Canons Ashby House (21st August)
Sometimes, the simple things are best, and what better way to enjoy a warm summer’s evening than immersing yourself in the sound of traditional choral evensong? This free event sees nationally acclaimed choir Fiori Musicali perform hymns from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as part of their residency at The Priory Church.
Greenbelt Festival 2016 at Boughton House (26th-29th August)
For something a little more lively, why not head to Greenbelt Festival at Boughton House? The arts, faith and justice festival sees performances from a huge variety of acts from Hot 8 Brass Band, to comedian Josie Long, and even the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby! It’s sure to be a fun packed weekend, with something for everyone.
Bookfest at Canons Ashby House (27th-29th August)
For all the bookworms out there, why not pop along to the Brewhouse Bookshop’s annual sale? A great opportunity to get your hands on some enticing second-hand reads while also enjoying the beautiful surroundings at Canons Ashby.
A Tale of Two Cities at Royal and Derngate (10th-17th September)
Ahead of its national tour, Mike Poulton’s production of A Tale of Two Cities arrives at the Royal and Derngate theatre in Northampton. This exciting adaptation, with music from Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman, brings with it one of the largest acting companies to ever have graced the Royal’s stage.
Rockingham Fair at Rockingham Castle (24th-25th September)
Taking place in the stunning 130 acre Great Park estate at Rockingham Castle, the Rockingham Fair presents an opportunity to really get a flavour of Northamptonshire’s local community. The traditional country show will feature plenty of stalls with everything from arts and crafts to falconry displays and even terrier racing!