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More details - Cowper & Newton Museum Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
The tranquil Flower Garden of C18 poet William Cowper, who said ’Gardening was of all employments, that in which I succeeded best’, has plants introduced prior to his death in 1800, many mentioned in his writings.
Cowper & Newton Museum Gardens, Olney
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Old Park Barn - Open Garden for NGS
We made a garden from a rough field of just under 3 acres, 20 yrs ago. Near the house a series of terraces, cut into the sloping site, create the formal garden with long and cross vistas, lawns and deep borders.
Old Park Barn, Newport Pagnell
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Clay Modelling (Slab and coil) family workshop
A family workshop for youngsters and adults working alongside each other. Using clay for slab and coil building. Great fun for everyone. Age 8+ and under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Wed 30 May

More details - Mould making and Casting family workshop
Youngsters and adults working alongside each other with artist Clare Abbatt. Age group 8+ and under 12’s much be accompanied by an adult.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Thu 31 May

More details - Family Art Club
Family Art Club with Jane and Polly. Choice of activities from drawing, painting, cutting and sticking. (Please wear old clothes)
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Meet the Artist: Elke Pollard
Elke Pollard is an award winning local artist, who has lived in Northampton for many years. Join us to watch Elke paint a portrait before your very eyes and demonstrate the three rules of portraiture. You’ll also gain an insight into Elke’s extraordinary life.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Friday Arts Club
Our Friday Art Club is a full day for you to bring the art work of your choice, share the space with others and spend the day creating. Whether you want to sculpt, paint, draw, doodle or make - we should be able to accommodate you. The session is untutored but help is available. Bring your own materials.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Art, Craft & Design Show in the walled garden at Castle Ashby House Gardens Northamptonshire
A top quality craft fair, held in marquees, on the lawns of the 16th century walled garden. Exhibitors who are attending have travelled from all over the country, many of whom are demonstrating.
Castle Ashby House Gardens Northampton
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Castle Ashby, Art, Craft and Design show
Members of Northamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen will be exhibiting their work at this event. Art,Craft and Design show will be well worth a visit! some of the best UK designer makers.
Castle Ashby Gardens
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Odell Fete and Family Dog Show
Odell Fete and Family Dog Show has many attractions. Bottle and gift stalls Pimms, produce, plants and cakes, children’s sports, raffle, teas, Bedford Brass Band, ice creams, tombola, refreshments and many side shows. Parking opposite the Bell public House. Disabled parking next to the Scout Field.
Scout Field, Horsefair Lane, Odell, Befordshire
Sat 9 Jun

More details - The Manor House, Stevington - Open Garden for NGS
The Manor House Garden is now 25 years old with many different rooms and views to enjoy. Clematis, wisteria and laburnum arches are under planted with alliums, poppies and foxgloves. White and yellow Banksian roses vye for space on the house walls.
The Manor House, Stevington, Bedford
Mon 28 May

More details - FIA European Drag Racing Championship - The Main Event
FIA European Drag Racing Championship - The Main Event Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europe’s most prominent Drag Racing meetings, ‘The Main Event’.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - JapShow
It doesn’t matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo, ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something for everyone with the relaxed pace of the Show Paddock, club displays and trade area.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Retro Show
Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when machines were created with a bit of character.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Rufus Longbottom and The Space Rabbit
When Space Rabbit’s planet is destroyed by a meteorite she and her family escape in the nick of time. But a blast separates her space pod from the others, sending her hurtling towards Earth, where she lands outside the Tandaria Carehome, frightened and alone.
Stantonbury Theatre
Tue 29 May

More details - Showblitz!
Hold onto your seats ‘cos it’s showtime as local groups Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society and Wolverton Light Orchestra combine to bring you a fantastic selection of pieces from the musical theatre.
Stantonbury Theatre Stantonbury Arts & Leisure Stantonbury Milton Keynes
Sat 23 Jun and Sun 24 Jun

More details - Pavenham Open Gardens
A very well established annual event with well over 10 gardens of varying design, size and style. Includes 2 gardens that have opened for the NGS this year. Vintage car display, train rides, plant sale, teas, free hop on, hop off shuttle bus. All in aid of Cancer Research UK. Every penny goes to the charity.
Pavenham, Bedford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Milton Keynes Race For Life 5k & 10k
A 5k suitable for all abilities - or up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k! HOW TO ENTER: Online via the Race For Life Website - raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event?utm_source=WhereCanWeGo&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=RFL18 Women of any age welcome.
Willen Park
Sun 10 Jun

More details - 17th Spectacular Dragon Boat Festival in support of MacIntyre
Paddles at the ready, we’re looking for teams to sign up to the 17th spectacular Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival to support MacIntyre, the new festival charity for 2018 No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!
Willen Lake, Milton Keynes
Sat 23 Jun

More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire, OPEN GARDEN, WOOTON, BEDS.
The grounds are informal consisting of a half acre lawned area with borders, an orchard of 1.5 acres and a 2.5 acre paddock. Mature trees include oak, horse chestnut, copper beach, walnut, willow and hazel. The orchard has very productive plum, cherry and pear trees.
Hall End House, Hall End, Wootton, Bedford
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Kempston Hammers Monthly Bingo
Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club monthly bingo only £1 entry eyes down at 8 pm doors open at 7 pm
Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club High Street Kempston
Wed 30 May

More details - NCT Nearly New Sale
How much does it cost to be a seller? Packs cost £11, including a £5 deposit which you receive back after the sale providing you collect your unsold items. Please note, you will receive this £5 back onto the card you paid with, separately from your proceeds.
Northampton High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Kempston Hammers Tug of War Competion
Come along and watch the best teams in England and those preparing to go to South Africa in September for the tug of war world championships. Due to a cancellation of the competition in Cheshire Bedford Ladies the Kempston Hammers team are now hosting the competition Event date Sunday 27th May 2018 Time 10.
Kempston Hammers Sports & Social Club, High Street, Kempston, Bedford
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More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire OPEN GARDENS, BIDDENHAM, BEDFORDSHIRE
This collection of village country gardens vary in size and interest. These gardens offer several orchards with apple, pear and plum trees, flowing lawns, rose gardens, shrubs, herbaceous borders, vegetable patches and a pond and rockery.
Biddenham Village Gardens, 17 Biddenham Turn , 27 Biddenham Turn , King’s Close Main Road MK40 4BB, 8 Darlow Drive MK40 4AX
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Emma Stevens 'To My Roots Tour' Milton Keynes
UK SINGER/SONGWRITER EMMA STEVENS PLAYS MILTON KEYNES LIVE Brit country-pop music star Emma Stevens brings her UK ‘To My Roots Spring Tour’ to Milton Keynes Hailed as ‘just magical’ by the late great Sir Terry Wogan, Emma Stevens is the surfer chick singer/songwriter who’s taken the UK by storm with her
The Stables 2, Stockwell Ln, Wavendon, Milton Keynes
Tue 12 Jun

More details - All Saints' Church & Loughton Village Fete
With a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster scheduled during the afternoon, this 800th anniversary celebration fete centred on All Saints’ Church is sure to attract a wide range of visitors. Open from 12.00 – 4.00pm, the fete includes stalls and activities for everyone.
All Saints Church, Pitcher Lane, Loughton, Milton Keynes and Bradwell Road (next to the old woodyard)
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Buckingham Literary Festival: Visit to IngramSpark
A visit to Print-on-Demand and e-book publisher, IngramSpark, to discover how to make your book a reality. Based at Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, just 12 miles from Buckingham. Programme: 10.30 Meet at Kiln Farm for coffee 11.00 Introduction to self-publishing 11.30 Tour of the works 12.
IngramSpark HQ, Chapter House, Pitfield, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Northampton Pretty Muddy 5k & Mini Muddy
Pretty Muddy® isn’t like any other fundraising event. It’s a muddy obstacle course that women of any ability can climb over, crawl under, and charge through. Choose from either 5k or 10k Pretty Muddy events. Whatever the distance. However dirty you get. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Abington Park
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Northampton Race For Life 5k & 10k
A 5k suitable for all abilities - or up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k! HOW TO ENTER: Online via the Race For Life Website - raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event?utm_source=WhereCanWeGo&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=RFL18 Women of any age welcome.
Abington Park
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Milton Keynes City Orchestra Concert
15th June Just announced the winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship Clarinettist Piotr Dec who will perform Weber No.2 and the programme will include MKCO playing Mozart Symphony No 35 and Haydn’s Symphony No 104
The Venue Walton High, Fyfield Barrow Milton Keynes
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Roadrunner! Roadrunner!
After TOO long an absence, the magnificent Roadrunner will tear down to Stony for an evening of high energy R&B and R&R and a fair bit of mayhem. Not to be missed if you love wild performance, fiendishly-good musicianship, and a rocking good night.
York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford
Sat 2 Jun

More details - An Evening with Patricia Allati
An evening of songs from the opera, musical theatre and folk and a fascinating life story. Accompanied by pianist John Miller. Patricia’s is living a fascinating life, from singing professionally with the LSO, to being married in Jerusalem, from working as an archeologist to being an actor.
York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Chris & Kellie While @The Songloft
Mother and Daughter, two beautiful voices, combine in what promises to be a spell binding evening. The highlight of StonyLive 2018 Doors open at 7.30pm and York House’s charming and efficient bar staff will sell you real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks at the cash-only bar.
York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford
Thu 7 Jun

More details - StonyLive! Hoedown!
Come along to StonyLive’s first ever Hoedown with Stony Stratford’s own Taylor’d Country. Wear yer Stetsuns, boots, denim and checked shirts and give us a yee haw! Great country music and fun!
York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Symbol Spot Trail
Join in our exciting launch day for the Symbol Spot Trail! Take part in a mini X Marks the spot workshop and then explore the Millennium Country Park with your very own compass, guided by Captain Alice of Mini Map Makers.
Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine
Tue 29 May

More details - Summer Wildlife Walk
Our expert volunteers take you on a guided walk around the Millennium Country Park to spot and identify some of the amazing wildlife that we see at this time of year. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hat/sun cream if it’s likely to be sunny on the day.
Forest Centre
Tue 29 May

More details - Pond Dipping and Underwater Bingo
Find out who’s living in the pond then create and play ‘underwater bingo’ indoors. No need to wear waterproof clothing! All equipment provided. Suitable for ages 5 - 10.
Forest Centre
Wed 30 May

More details - Marvellous Meadows Walk
Our expert volunteers take you on a guided walk around the meadows of the Millennium Country Park as part of National Meadows Day. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hat/sun cream if it’s likely to be sunny on the day. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed.
Forest Centre
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Michael Jackson Tribute
Highly acclaimed tribute arist David Boakes performs all of the classics with his amazing live band. £15 per ticket - Doors 7pm (Food served until 8pm), Show 8pm
Forest Centre
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Midsummer Fair
Chill out this Father’s Day at our family event with stalls selling a variety of crafts and gifts, games, kids’ crafts and music. Free entry – donations welcome.
Forest Centre
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Summer Fete   -  in support of MacIntyre
Come and join us at our Summer fete in support of MacIntyre Support Plus, FREE entry and stalls offering handmade crafts and gifts, clothes, jewellery, food and more, come and join us for a coffee, bit of retail therapy and opportunity to enter our prize raffle, all in support of our amazing Support Plus
Moot Hall, 54 Haddons, Great Holm, Milton Keynes
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Delapré Festival of Books
The first ever Festival of Books at Delapré Abbey will run over the second May Bank Holiday weekend. Come along for: -Author talks in our Victorian library -Bookstagram talks -Book signings and meet the author -Workshops -Storytelling -Make your own bookmark -Career talks -Magazine presentations -Books...
Delapré Abbey, London Rd, Northampton
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Storytelling at the Feast of Fools - Open Mic
Northampton’s own Storytelling Club for traditional and contemporary storytelling. Feast of Fools showcases excellent professional tellers while promoting and developing local storytellers. On the first Wednesday of each month (apart from August).
Northampton Delapre Abbey - the Billiard Room, London Road Northampton
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Bletsoe Fête
Bletsoe Country Fete. Classic Car Display. Ouse Valley Swing Band. Family Dog Show. Passenger Model Railway. Steam Engine. Stalls. Bucking Bronco. Jousting. Children’s Games. BBQ. Irish Band. Irish Dancing. Cakes and Cream Teas. Official opening by ’Strictly Come Dancing’ Alan Deddicoat.
Bletsoe Village Hall Bletsoe Bedford
Sat 16 Jun

More details - HULA'S On-Site Shop & Pet Shed Open on Saturday 2nd June
Charity fundraising event at HULA Animal Rescue selling Books, Clothes, Utensils, Shoes, Bric-a-Brac, Glasses, Soft Furnishings, Scarves, Games, Crockery, Jewellery, Toys, DVDs, CDs, Pictures etc etc; Refreshments & Pastries on sale ; Cattery & small animal houses will be open; FREE Entrance & FREE Parking.
Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes
Sat 2 Jun

More details - HULA Animal Rescue's Creatures great & Small on Sunday 10th June
Animal Scavenger Hunt around HULA; Meet & Greet the HULA Rescue Dogs all afternoon (weather permitting & dogs available); Rabbit Awareness Talk; How to care for your Small Animals; Refreshments on sale in HULA Reception; On-site Shop & Pet Bed Shed bargains; Cattery & Small Animal House will be Open;Dogs welcome &
Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes (near Aspley Guise Railway Station)
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Rock n Roll afternoon with live 5' piece band Reelin n Rockin
An afternoon of Rock n Roll from the 50’s and 60’s with live band Reelin n Rockin bringing back memories of classic hits from that era. If your young bring along Mum and Dad or Grandad as a surprise.
The Headlands, PH Northampton
Sun 24 Jun

More details - St Matthew`s Church Car Boot Sale
A car boot and table top sale takes place at St Matthew`s Church, Northampton on Saturday 2nd June. Room for 80 vehicles. To reserve a space, please telephone (01604) 791251, or email: office@stmatthews-northampton.org.uk No traders. Refreshments will be available.
27A The Drive, Kingsley, Northampton
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 21 Jul

More details - Northampton Symphony Orchestra - Symphonic Gallery
The fifth installment of Northampton Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Gallery explores music inspired by the life and work of the great Victorian sculptor and painter, George Frederic Watts. Conducted by John Gibbons, the orchestra will be performing Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Stanford’s Symphony No.
Saint Matthew’s Church, The Drive, Kingsley, Northampton
Sat 16 Jun

More details - By the Light of the Moon
Full House Theatre in partnership with Luton Culture presents By the Light of the Moon Sunday 3rd June 11:30am Running time: 35 minutes Age: 3+ Who ever heard of a cat afraid of the dark, or an owl that isn’t wise?
Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford
Sun 3 Jun

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