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Song of the Summer brings back Northampton music memories and reminds us of youth dilemmas – Review

Innovative 'gig theatre' at Northampton's Picturedrome mixes live music and an unfolding story as young people make choices about their future Here's the set up - it's 2006, and teenagers Alex, Max and Owen have a band, but they're not...

Colours go on as Racecourse basketball courts continue makeover in Northampton

The colours of the court markings went on this week as work continues on Northampton Racecourse basketball courts. Funding for the makeover of the popular sports courts was pledged back in 2020 by the former Northampton Borough Council and Sports...

Make time for Mog – a purr-fect adventure at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate

Judith Kerr's forgetful cat brought to life by brilliant Wardrobe Ensemble in show for families which runs until June 19th Watching hundreds of kids engage with live theatre again was pretty sweet, as were my companions for the show. Alfred,...

REVIEW – An Improbable Musical, Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Hilary ScottReviewing theatre for 28 years, with no time off for good behaviour... I took a secret weapon to watch An Improbable Musical at Northampton's Royal and Derngate: my 14-year-old, musicals-obsessed daughter. Not just for her company and expertise, but...

Standing ovation as Hairspray the Musical rocks Royal and Derngate

Review: Hairspray. Royal and Derngate, Northampton (opening night January 31) I had never seen Hairspray before. Yes, I know, I know. It’s one of the most popular musicals in the world, an award-winning tour de force combining fantastic music and...

English Civil War horsemen and guard of honour at historian Mike Ingram’s funeral in Northampton

A mounted Guard of Honour accompanied the stunning funeral procession of historian and NQ writer Mike Ingram in Northampton.   In bright winter sunshine, the cortege made its way down Park Avenue South to the Church of St Peter and...

Northampton high streets are ready to reopen

Shoppers are being urged to show their support for town centre traders when restrictions are relaxed on Monday, with non-essential retailers and outdoor hospitality venues in Northampton preparing to reopen their doors. More than a year after the pandemic first...

Pippi is a ray of much-needed sunshine at Christmas

Review: Pippi Longstocking at Royal and Derngate, Northampton Let's not beat around the Christmas tree - you should go and see Pippi Longstocking at Northampton's Royal & Derngate as a panacea to the bleak midwinter - my face ached from...

Northampton’s Slowthai nominated for Mercury prize

As rapper Slowthai gets the Mercury nod, here's the Nenequirer interview from when he came back to Northampton College earlier this year https://nenequirer.com/2019/05/17/what-slowthai-did-when-he-returned-to-northampton-college/

When bike fun on Northampton’s Racecourse turns to violence: Are we letting our kids drift into trouble unchecked?

We were walking the dog, taking my daughter on her bike to meet friends on Northampton’s Racecourse park, coming from the Barrack Road entrance towards the old loos, where we saw two young lads practicing wheelies on bikes. It...
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