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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...

Earl Spencer travels Europe with Boris Johnson and other stories from Althorp Literary Festival

Shirley Jones' uniquely forensic reflections on the Northamptonshire literary festival which gives us grandeur relaxed... How can anybody fit into this?  A thought commonly held of living in small spaces, but which occurred to me  when visiting Althorp for its...

Review: Posh picky bits at the Bread and Pullet

THERE’S a signature dish enjoyed at Casa Penda known as ‘Picky Bits’. This can come in premium and economy versions. The economy version is basically leftovers, some heated up rice, maybe a handful of olives, half a can of beans,...

Praiseworthy interpretation of an American great

Tre Ventour reviews West Side Story which was at Royal & Derngate... Adapted from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes place in America. Verona becomes New York City in the 1950s. The feuding families are displaced by warring gangs....

It’s not who you’re watching, it’s why you’re watching

Reviewing the Situation with Lena Davis “Watching You” by Lisa Jewell (published by Century Press) “China’s Oasis” is co-written by David Gotts and Richard Harris (Monarch £8.99) Please grab your £12.99 and rush out pronto to buy a copy of “Watching You”...

60 Miles by Road or Rail – an incredible journey

For a storyteller there can be no greater challenge than to stand in front of your own community and tell their stories back to them. There might be Oscars, Emmys and Oliviers dished out if you are this season’s national...

The Lovely Bones is smart and bold

Writer, poet and journalist Tré Ventour unpicks The Lovely Bones at Royal & Derngate... After being brutally murdered, fourteen-year-old schoolgirl Susie Salmon (Charlotte Beaumont) watches her grieving family (Emily Bevan, Natasha Cottriall, Jack Sandle, Ayoola Smart) from beyond the grave...

Church salvation is historic and gastronomic

Review: The Church, 67-83 Bridge Street, Northampton, NN1 1PD. Tel: 01604 603800 Penda remembers when the church on the island at the bottom of Bridge Street was pretty much abandoned. It seemed desperately disappointing that this ancient building was neglected and...

Try the gin when you treat yourself at the Tolly

By Penda A perfect sunny afternoon with a visit to a country pub is the stuff of a tourism marketing executive’s dream. Thankfully in Northamptonshire we get to do it for real, with dozens of good rural pubs. Part of the fun...

The healing power of working your brain

Reviewing the Situation with Lena Davis 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,...
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Northampton Pride 2022 in full swing with huge turnout in town centre

A sunny, fun-filled day for all showed Northampton at its best #NorthamptonPride22 Northampton did itself proud this weekend with...
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