10 events in Northamptonshire over next seven days

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There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might like.

If you’re organising an event let us know by filling out our online What’s On Form or by emailing whatson@northantsnews.co.uk.

We’ll do our best to include the details in our weekly What’s On listings. (Details must be received by midday on the Friday prior to print publication).

1) A community day celebrating poetry, story-telling and music will be held at Delapre Abbey on Sunday in the form of the fourth annual Bardic Picnic.

The Bardic Picnic will be held on the south lawn between noon and 10pm.

This year’s theme is sovereignty and visitors are encouraged to go along dressed in their “regal best.”

2)A vintage fair will be visiting Towcester on Sunday, promising “old-fashioned fun” for all the family.

A Most Marvellous Place to Shop will be hosting the fair on the green near its new store at The Bell Plantation in Towcester from 11am until 4pm. Activities will include craft workshops, a vintage market, art sales, children’s activities, a cafe, barbecue and there will be a pianist, jazz and accordion player.

3)An urban beach volleyball tournament will be held on Kettering’s “beach” in the town’s Market Place on Saturday.

There will be volleyball entertainment as well as live music.

The event will start at 10am and entertainments will culminate with an evening tournament starting at 5.30pm and ending with a presentation of medals at 8.30pm.

4)More than 80 acts will play across five stages when Random Concept’s Summer Gathering 2012 heads to The Roadmender in Northampton this weekend.

Some of the best names in drum ‘n’ bass will be featured on outside and inside stages. The gathering runs from 5pm on Saturday until 5am on Sunday.

General admission tickets cost £24 with VIP and VVIP tickets also available. For more information log onto www.theroadmender.com

5) A magical tale comes to Northampton this week as the Masque Theatre company perform Dominic Cooke’s RSC script of Arabian Nights.

As part of its 80th anniversary, Northampton’s Masque Theatre will be performing in the open air courtyard of Abington Park Museum, Northampton.

Performances start on Monday and will run until August 4, at 7.30pm each night. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £8 for concessions, £5 for children and £25 for family tickets. For more information log onto www.masquetheatre.co.uk

6)An exhibition by artist Emmeline Boulton will continue at the new Rooftop Gallery in Corby until August 4.

The display has been put together by remaining family members, including her niece Paula Boulton, a member of the Corby Artists’ Network.

7) An empty unit on the upper floor of the Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Northampton will continue to be home to an “igloo” art installation until August 18.

The work, by artists Sally Underwood and Roxy Walsh, supported by Goldsmith’s University, in London, combines the disciplines of sculpture and painting.

The work forms part of a series of off-site art projects around Northampton known as The Fishmarket at...

8)An exhibition of jewellery by designer Dawn Gatehouse, owner of Polly Red, will continue at Towcester Library until the end of the month.

To find out more log onto www.pollyred.co.uk or www.faceboook.com\pollyred.

9)There will be a chance to meet the gardeners at Canons Ashby in a special event on Sunday.

The garden team will be on hand between 11.30am and 3.30pm to give horticultural tips.

10)Froggery Cottage at 85 Breakleys Road, Desorough will be taking part in the National Open Gardens Scheme on Sunday, which raises money for a variety of charities.

The garden, which is full of rare and unusual plants will be open from 11.30am until 6.30pm. Admission is £2.50, children go free.