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Reviews

Revenge is so sweet

Lena Davis 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...

Delapre’s Orangery has improved 18-months on . . . but still not for dogs

Back in August 2017 we wrote about the huge redevelopment that had been ongoing at Delapre Abbey in Northampton. One of the major changes was the removal of the much-loved cafe run by volunteers that had been replaced by...

Elwes lunch was a traditional treat

The search for Penda’s perfect Sunday lunch has become a bit of a quest for the family. Not organised enough to plan in advance, there are many weekends spent deciding at the last minute to go out for a...

Avenue Q will shock you with what used to be shocking

If you fancy a quick situation report on how far we've come lately you could do worse than spending the evening on Avenue Q. If you are not aware of this 16-year-old Broadway hit that is still touring for adoring...

They have changed the menu at Buddies!

Towards the end of the last century I arrived in Northampton as a wide-eyed bumpkin from leafy Bedford and I asked the grizzled old hacks at the Chron what this dirty old town actually had. The enormous desk of sports...

One of the the most important plays I’ll watch this year

Tre Ventour reviews the Made In Northampton production Our Lady of Kibeho, staged for the first time in the UK at Royal & Derngate... Photos by Manuel Harlan Kibeho College, Rwanda, 1981: a young girl (Gabrielle Brooks) sparks scandal when she...

JK Rowling is criminally good

Lena Davis 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 Worst Witch is the best

Review – The Worst Witch, Royal Theatre Northampton (show seen, Sunday Dec 9) THEY are pretty tough to impress, ten-year-old girls. They’ve just reached that eye-rolling, arm-folding kind of age. Gone are the days when they’d fall about at a...

Caught by Hook, lines and singers

Peter Pan starring Darren Day is the Northampton Royal & Derngate main pantomime and runs until Sunday December 30. The atmosphere in the Derngate foyer before the Christmas panto is like no other show. It's busier, noisier and buzzier. Yes there...

James Acaster is back in town

The NN Cafe has come back to life in Northampton's Guildhall Road and James Acaster, who usually treats his home county to a few intimate Christmas gigs, is bringing the treat forward performing there this weekend. The show is called...
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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields...
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