Family day in Northampton marks war centenary


A family day with a First World War theme is being held this weekend by Northampton’s Royal & Derngate theatre and the Museum and Art Gallery.

The event coincides with the museum’s exhibition A Shoemaker Goes to War and the theatre’s production of Regeneration, which is part of the Made In Northampton season.

The play is the first stage adaptation of Pat Barker’s First World War novel.

It is set at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland in 1917 and follows poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon.

The family day, on Saturday, August 30, includes indoor and outdoor craft activities, stalls, exhibitions, music, art, dance and workshops.

Events will take place in and around the theatre and museum and art gallery as well as in the Guildhall courtyard.

Among the attractions is the chance to get a 1914-style beauty makeover.

Regeneration is staged at Royal & Derngate from Friday, August 29, to Saturday, September 20, with evening performances at 7.45pm (except Tuesday, September 2, when it is at 7pm) and matinees most Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.

For tickets call 01604 624811 or visit the website