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  • Who were Uncle Eric and the Staggering Bavarians?

    Bluesman Uncle Eric Whitehouse describes how a band found its name… With the death of Fats Domino recently, it made me feel a little further away from Lynn’s Caff, draped jackets and blue suede shoes, but it’s still left a feeling of warm bonhomie when I listen to “Ain’t that a [...]
  • Watch out for the Rockingham raptors

    Richard Hollingum looks at a bird of prey that has made the headlines in Northamptonshire… One fine, clear, bright cold morning I walked up the lane and took the footpath off to the left. The path runs down to a pool, formed from a clay pit, a memory from an earlier age, providing bricks for [...]
  • Win a pair of tickets to Hedda Gabler

    The NeneQuirer is teaming up with Royal & Derngate to give readers a chance to win a pair of free tickets to the sizzling new production of Hedda Gabler. Lizzy Watts stars in the role widely regarded as the female Hamlet which runs from Tuesday November 28 to Saturday December 2. Find out more [...]
  • The fact is a book makes a great Christmas present

    Lena has been a music producer, writer and Personal Manager; a photographer and journalist and, over thirty years ago, got together with Caroline Scattergood to create the Caring & Sharing Trust to bring music, hope and love into the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families [...]
  • Leather at Lunchtime free lecture series

    The National Leather Collection is hosting a series of free lunchtime lectures this week revealing the history of leathercraft. The NLC, housed above the Grosvenor Centre (via the Market Square entrance), contains an eclectic mix of historical leather artefacts, from fragments of ancient books to [...]
  • Community Foundation announces its award winners

    Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s Annual Awards evening was held at Northampton’s Derngate Theatre for the first time this week. After the event, which was sponsored by University of Northampton and Rathbones Investment, the Foundation released the following statement: Twenty five groups [...]
  • Carlsberg Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards results

    After much anticipation and a great deal of excitement, the winners in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2017/18 are finally celebrating being named the best of the county’s best, writes Anna Murby. The competition, now in its ninth year, is aimed at celebrating all that is [...]
  • How I found my Hedda Gabler

    Al Senter talks to Lizzy Watts before Hedda Gabler comes to Royal & Derngate on November 28… If Lizzy Watts, who has succeeded Ruth Wilson in the title role of Hedda Gabler, is feeling the pressure, this engaging performer seems to be thriving on it. In fact, where most actors would take [...]
  • Cooking up a play – a drama from start to finish

    Greg Dallas shares his process creating a new play with Warts and All Theatre’s The Collective. Follow the action month by month with The NeneQuirer When it comes to making a broth, you can, according to the idiom, have too many cooks; while if you’re going on a date, two’s company, but [...]
  • Godfather of Italian cooking Antonio Carluccio has passed away

    Culinary legend Antonio Carluccio OBE passed away this morning, according to an announcement on his social media accounts. He was due to perform the prize giving at the Carlsberg Food and Drink Awards in Northampton next week, which has a tradition of inviting a major figure from the food and drink [...]
  • New cheese to be unveiled at Northampton Winter Food Festival

    Northampton Winter Food Festival organiser Crispin Slee has news of an exclusive cheese available at the event… Cheese-maker Gary Bradshaw has something to please the crowds at this weekend’s Northampton Winter Food Festival – a limited edition cheese. Gary, Northampton’s only cheese [...]
  • Loving Vincent: great artists are not peaceful souls

    Tre Ventour saw Loving Vincent at the Errol Flynn cinema and it has made him rethink his choice for film of the year… Loving Vincent tells the sorrowful tale surrounding the controversial death of famed artist Vincent van Gogh (Robert Gulaczyk) in 1890s France. Vincent van Gogh was a man in [...]
  • What does Engine tell us about the future of Northampton?

    I’ll be honest, at first I wasn’t going to go to the launch. I had a press invite but to be fair, it was an invite to the opening of some office space. But then two friends with wiser heads than mine asked if I was going. This, evidently, was no ordinary office space. This was something [...]
Fine writing

Queen Eleanor’s Cross – a love story

by Steve in Culture

Alarming pictures of Northampton’s Queen Eleanor Cross overgrown with weeds prompted a new Facebook group and the promise of action from Northampton Borough Council. [...]

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Sport

George North to leave Northampton Saints rugby

by Hilary Scott in News

George North will leave Saints at the end of the season, it has been announced. The club statement says: Northampton Saints has today confirmed that George North will leave [...]

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Restaurant reviews

Kids rocked at Foodies.(Rock)

by Steve in Culture

NQ’s Penda looks at another county eaterie… There were  furrowed brows from the younger Penda friends as they looked at the menu at uber-trendy Foodies.Rocks [...]

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Culture

The jewel in the Crown Room

by Steve in Culture

Before I met the real Tim Pigott-Smith OBE in the Crown Room of the Royal Theatre at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate, I whiled away a few minutes meeting the famous [...]

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Sport

George North to leave Northampton Saints rugby

by Hilary Scott in News

George North will leave Saints at the end of the season, it has been announced. The club statement says: Northampton Saints has today confirmed that George North will leave [...]

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