Arts and culture

Arts News January 2022

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On now to 27 January: Two Local Printmakers

Original handmade prints by Iain Hodgkinson and Lindsey Graham for sale, Towcester Library, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD. Mon. – Friday 9:00-6:00pm, Saturday 9:00-5:00pm.

Independent and Resilient: A Level Art and Photography in the Age of Lockdown

View creative work by 10 students (2020-21 academic year at Chenderit Academy) on the Heseltine Gallery’s website (link in title above).

[Focus] on Photography '22 – opportunity for photographers

This exciting exhibition returns for a second event, showcasing photographic artwork by both emerging and established photographers, including a youth category. Open for online submissions now until 29 January 2022. Download entry form and information from the website (link in title above), or email 
Exhibition Monday, 28 February to Wednesday, 30 March. The Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney OX17 2QR. Sunday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Monday 10 January to Sunday 6 February 2022: First Imprints: Oxford Printmakers Exhibition

First Imprints is a unique science/art collaboration between Oxford Printmakers and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. This touring exhibition aims to give an artistic expression of the amazing story of how complex life developed from just single cells. Rare fossils, around 500 million years old, were loaned from as far away as China and Greenland. Many of these fossils were mere impressions on the rock surface, of strange, soft-bodied creatures. The task of bringing these precious creatures to life visually fell to 22 enthusiastic artists from Oxford Printmakers, led by earth scientist and printmaker Sally Levell.
The Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School, Archery Road, Middleton Cheney OX17 2QR. Sunday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Station Road, Blisworth NN7 3DS. Sundays, 12:30-3:00pm
Reservations: or call Tad on 01604 858549 in January.

Sunday 9 The Hot Jazz Vagabonds

Django to Dixieland Delights.

Sunday 16 ‘Baby’ Jools and the Jazzaholics

One of Britain’s most popular traditional outfits.

Sunday 23 Ewan Bleach Quintet

Multi-instrumentalist Ewan brings his great young band to The Walnut. Ewan is regular member of “Frog & Henry” and has played many times in New Orleans with the iconic Tuba Skinny.

Sunday 30 Simon Spillett Quartet

The fantastic tenor/soprano saxophonist with Alec Dankworth (bass), Pete Cater (drums) and Rob Barron (piano) rockin’ the Walnut on Tubby Hayes’ 87th birthday!

More arts and cultural information can be found on the main West Northamptonshire Council website.

Information is current at the time of issue. Please check all organisations’ updates, especially if there are changes to government guidance which affect public opening and activities.

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