Arts and culture

Arts News, September 2021

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
Visit the website in the link above for information about both the newly opened venue in Guildhall Road, Northampton and Abington Park Museum, both of which have some great events as well as exhibitions.

For more outdoor activities and places to visit with or without the family, see Canons Ashby and Go Northamptonshire!.

Visual Arts

The Heseltine Gallery

  • New Horizons – Online Summer Exhibition until 19 September
  • Latest Meet the artist features jeweller Lucy Sylvester in King’s Sutton.
  • The series on Creative Careers in the #LOVEArt blog continues with arts management.
  • Gallery re-opens Monday 27 September with a fabulous photographic exhibition by the Royal Photographic Society’s Visual Art Group.

Friday 6 August – Thursday 30 September: Lydia Casemore Art Exhibition
Pencil drawings of animals. Forge Coffee, Evenley

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September: Alderton Art Festival
Artists interested in exhibiting are invited to register. Organisers are planning for a live weekend event this year at Alderton Church.

Throughout September: Northants Open Studios
Celebrating creativity around the shire, artists open their studios and talk to visitors, display and sell all manner of art. Brochures from venues and artists; all information also on-line.

Art and craft workshops

The following have dates for classes and courses, which are booking up fast. More venues on our Arts page. Check websites or contact each for details:

Social Media for Artists - Choosing the Right Frames for your Art - evening workshop for artists and art lovers, 8 September, 7:00pm.

Courses are designed to be fun for absolute beginners to improvers. For more information call Jemma on 01604 375833, email or visit

Performing Arts

Monday 6 September: The People’s Show Choir
A new choir for people who love musical theatre songs will be starting on Mondays, 7:30pm — 9:00pm in Turweston village hall. Contact Rey Lear for further information about joining: or 07901 584630.

Saturday 11 September: NMPAT Open Morning

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust is excited to be re-launching Saturday Centres in September with a fully-funded first term! Open morning provides an opportunity to visit a centre, 10:00 – 11:00am. For more information please see the attached document or visit NMPAT

Sunday 26 September: Dappled Sounds concert at Sulgrave Manor
A second concert by the wind ensemble in the gardens (indoors if wet) at Sulgrave Manor, 6:00pm. Book online.

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