A festival celebrating the unique world class wildlife, culture and heritage of the Nene Valley starts this Saturday and will run until September 27.
The Nene Valley Festival, back for its second year, will be officially opened by the chairman of East Northamptonshire Council, Marika Hillson, at the Treasure Seekers event at Stanwick Lakes on September 19, with invited special guests including Tom Pursglove, MP for Corby and East Northants.
I hope the festival inspires more people to connect with the wildlife, culture and heritage of the Nene ValleyCllr Sarah Peacock
Alyson Allfree, director of Rockingham Forest Trust, said: “Stanwick Lakes sits in the heart of the Nene Valley so we are delighted to be holding the launch event for the festival there.
“Outdoor adventure and wildlife are part of what makes the Nene Valley special and both can be found in abundance at Stanwick Lakes.”
The festival will present an eclectic programme of outdoor family events, guided tours, water pursuits, concerts, cycle rides, local walks, foodie events and much more!
Featuring more than 50 events at locations along the Nene Valley, from Northampton to Peterborough, the festival is a must for wildlife and culture lovers of all ages looking for inspiration, tranquillity and new experiences.
The Nene Valley Festival is being organised through the Destination Nene Valley project, which aims to promote the Nene Valley as a competitive, sustainable destination offering wildlife and heritage to a mixture of local, national and international audiences.
East Northamptonshire councillor and board member for the Destination Nene Valley project, Sarah Peacock, said: “Our programme is bigger and better this year and we’re delighted to be working with such a wide variety of partners who have an in depth knowledge of the vital ingredients for putting on a successful festival.
“I hope the festival inspires more people to connect with the wildlife, culture and heritage of the Nene Valley.”
For more information go to www.nenevalley.net and follow @_nenevalley #nenevalley2015 on Twitter for up-to-date information on the festival programme.