Acting duo to open festival

One of Britain’s most respected acting couples, Timothy West and Prunella Scales, are to take time off from their busy filming schedule to open the Northampton Festival of Water.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 14th August 2015, 7:30 am
Timothy West and Prunella Scales
Timothy West and Prunella Scales

The event at Becket’s Park on the River Nene over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The launch ceremony will take place at noon on Saturday August 29.

Centred around the waterfront at Becket’s Park, the Festival will have an array of attractions on and off the water providing a fun day out for all the family. There is free parking in Northampton Borough Council Multi-storey Car Parks and the event car park in Midsummer Meadow all weekend!

The Festival celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the opening of the Northampton Canal Arm in 1815. Activities include a trade show, exhibitions, talks, live music, comedy & dance, food & drink, children’s activities and rides as well as over 100 boats of all shapes and sizes. There will also be opportunities for Festival goers to get afloat on trip boats and water taxis. Visit for more.