Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

Estate manager Rachael Gladstone-Brown

Historic Lime tree avenue at Northamptonshire country estate to be restored

Restoration work on an avenue of trees at an historic house in Northamptonshire is set to begin.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie talk in Kettering

There will be a chance to find out more about the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie at a talk in Kettering.

Make mosaics as Lamport Hall

Make mosaics at Lamport Hall

If you have ever wanted to master mosaics, then a new course at Lamport Hall will help you do that.

Exhibition at University of Northampton

Cuban art comes to Northampton

Three influential figures in the art world will be bringing a bit of Cuban magic to the University of Northampton this month as they talk about their work and how they create art in very different and often contested circumstances.

More women are opting for trainers over heels

More women buying trainers than high heels

Women are swapping high heels for comfy trainers as they follow in the footsteps of fashion icons such as Victoria Beckham who have ditched skyscraper shoes.

Swan Lake

Ballet to light up Kettering

Performers from Russia are bringing one of the world’s favourite ballets to Kettering on Wednesday, October 12.

The Richard Alston Dance Company

Richard Alston Dance Company brings new show to Northampton

The highly-acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Northampton for two stunning nights of dance at Royal & Derngate on Tuesday and Wednesday October 4 and 5.

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Dance schools from Northamptonshire given chance to perform at UK event

Two groups from Northamptonshire have been selected to perform at Dance Proms 2016, the biggest national youth dance celebration in the UK.

Motionhouse presents Scattered

Top dance company to put on a high tech show on Corby stage

The award-winning dance company Motionhouse return to The Core at Corby Cube on Friday October 7.

The Beano Annual 2016

Do you remember these kids’ comics from your childhood?

Kids’ favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they’re calling the Ultimate Feed of Awesome’.

Artwork coming to Northampton

University of Northampton students brush up for display

Students from The University of Northampton will highlight several artistic disciplines in an upcoming exhibition.

Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

Angela Stanbridge

Artists in the frame for event

Hundreds of artists from across the county will be displaying their work when Northants Open Studio Trails gets underway on Saturday.

Artist Cordell Garfield is hosting in Northampton

Artists putting Northampton in the frame

Hundreds of artists from across the county will be displaying their work when Northants Open Studio Trails. gets underway on Saturday.

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

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Corby Festival of Dance

Youngsters dancing their way to Corby

Move over Blackpool, as for a few days starting Saturday, another town will be the dance capital in England.

Rythym of the Dance

Irish spirit visits Kettering

The rich history of Ireland and the art of dance is celebrated in a new show coming to The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering.

A survey says you should stop visiting Ibiza when you're 40

Taking selfies at 34 and visiting Ibiza at 40? You’re too old!

People should stop taking selfies at 34 and throw away their replica football shirts at 42.

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