If you would like to add your event to this page please contact Alex Bennett on 01604 716106 or by email Alexandra.bennett@kingsthorpecollege.org.uk.

Community Clubs

Club/Organisation Name General Information - days, times, ages etc. Contact Website / Flyer
Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts - Kingsthorpe College We operate two sessions on a Saturday, from 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm, offering expert and fresh tuition in the performing arts for 4-18 year-olds.  Our curriculum is based on Film & Television skills, Comedy & Drama and Musical Theatre. Established at Kingsthorpe College since May 2012. Free taster sessions are available. Principal Sarah Varnam on 08005316282 , 07747142699 or sarah.varnam@pqacademy.com www.pqacademy.com
Grendon and Prims Cricket Club - Kingsthorpe College Friday 7-8pm until 31st March 2017. Indoor Cricket training Lynsey McIntosh on 07796266091 or lynsey@thedigitaloffice.co.uk   
Northampton Town Football Club - Kingsthorpe College Please note that sessions are by invitation only. Mondays: 6.00pm-7.15pm U7s-U10s (Boys). Mondays: 7.30pm-9.00pm U13s & U14s (Boys). Fridays: 6.00pm-7.15pm U7s-U10s (Boys). Fridays: 7.30pm-9.00pm U13s & U14s (Boys) Darren Norton: Head of NTFC Academy Recruitment darren.norton@ntfc.co.uk www.ntfc.co.uk
Northants Steelbacks Visually Impaired Cricket Club - The Obelisk Centre & Kingsthorpe College Weekends. Winter training is monthly between January & April.
Matches take place between late April & September. Players of any age, male or female are welcome, the only requirement is that you must be blind or partially sighted.
Dave Gavrilovic on 07866751646 ot davidgavrilovic@yahoo.co.uk www.northantsrecreationalcricket.co.uk
Brixworth Juniors Football Club - Kingsthorpe College  Training both girls and boys football on a Wednesday evening 6 till 7pm, under 7s to u16s  Simon Compton on 07985810817 or simon.compton@harrowgreen.com www.brixworthjuniors.co.uk
Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club - Kingsthorpe College Training every Wednesday from 7.30pm - 9.30pm for anyone 16 years and over. All abilities welcome.  Emily Osborne/ Luke Harby on 07723496744, 07816177880 or info@kingsthorpekobras.co.uk kingsthorpe-kobras.tumblr.com
Mambo Vibes Salsa - The Obelisk Centre, Obelisk Rise, Northampton NN2 8UE Salsa is available for all ages to attend. Weekly club with lessons every Wednesday, plus social party nights including lessons on the first Friday in the month. Andy Lammiman on 07964520672 or andy@mambovibes.co.uk www.MamboVibes.co.uk
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Kingsthorpe College Health Walk  This is a FREE group walk that is open to all ages and walking abilities. We meet every Tuesday morning at 9.20am in the Kingsthorpe College main reception. The walk varies each week but usually goes in and around Bradlaugh Fields. The walk lasts approximately 45 minutes and finishes back at Kingsthorpe College. Health walks are a great way to improve fitness and make new friends. There are also a variety of social events throughout the year.  Alex Bennett on 01604716106 or alexandra.bennett@kingsthorpecollege.org.uk www.trilogyleisure.co.uk

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Northampton Leisure Trust Northampton Leisure Trust operates a number of facilities under the Trilogy brand in partnership with Northampton Borough Council and Duston Parish Council to provide active lifestyles in Northampton. They run the following facilities; Cripps Recreation Centre, Danes Camp Leisure Centre, Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum Leisure Centre, The Mounts Baths, Forum Cinema, Berzerk Soft Play Centre, Sport & Play Development 01604 838 333 or 01604 837774 www.trilogyleisure.co.uk
 Northampton ESCO CIC Holiday clubs for children aged between 4 and 11 years.  £12 per day at different schools across Northampton Melanie Smith on 07917535762 or msmith@northamptonesco.co.uk www.northamptonesco.co.uk
Northampton Gymnastics Academy - Benham Sports Centre, Kings Park Road, Northampton NN3 6LL   01604461242 or northampton_GA@icloud.com  
Sewing Bee - Holy Trinity Church Rooms, Edinburgh Road, Northampton NN2 6PH Saturday 2-4.30pm approximatley every 4-5 weeks. All levels welcome. £5 including tea and cakes. Some materials provided or you can bring your own projects.  Rose Ward on 07766376460 or rosekealy.ward@virgin.net  
St. John the Baptist Church Choir - St. John The Baptist Church, The Green, Northampton NN2 6QD At St. John the Baptist church, we have a mixed four-part choir of singers from all age-groups.  Our main function is to sing for the main 10am Sunday service and at seasonal and special services, including the occasional 6pm Sunday BCP Choral Evensong.  We are also invited to sing at most of the Saturday weddings at St. John the Baptist. We are always happy to welcome new members, both young people and adults. The main choir practice is on Friday evenings, between 6.45pm and 8pm. For younger members of the choir, there is also a practice on Tuesday afternoons in term time between 4.45pm and 5.45pm.  Director of Music - 01604 780507 or akjmoodie@aol.com www.kingsthorpechurches.co.uk
4U Community Café - St David's Church, Eastern Avenue South, Northampton NN2 7QB Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10am-1.30pm.  The Café provides a central hub for local residents and offers good quality food and drink as well as a safe environment for families and people of all ages to meet.  The Café is a not-for-profit project run by local volunteers and is part of a nationwide project called 'The Real Junk Food Project'.  We reclaim food from the local supermarkets that would otherwise go to waste.  The Café operates a 'pay as you feel' policy which means that you can come and eat good healthy food for a donation of your choice.  We serve a cooked breakfast and a varied menu of hot dinners. The 4U Community Café also aims to promote friendly and social activities such as Knit & Natter (11am - 4th Tuesdays), Carpet Bowls Club (alternate Saturdays) and a monthly two course Community Lunch (12 Noon - 2nd Tuesdays) for a £5 donation.  We also host the monthly Dads' Club (10am to 11.30am - 1st Saturdays). Judy Whitmore on 07753175147 www.kingsthorpechurches.co.uk
Tae Kwondo - St David's Church - Eastern Avenue South, Northampton, NN2 7QB Adult sessions run on Tuesdays from 7-8pm (£5) and junior sessions take place on Thursdays from 6.45-7.45pm (£4)  Kelvin - 07759881608 www.kingsthorpechurches.co.uk
Northants Recreational Cricket - Northants County Cricket Club, Abington Avenue, Northampton NN1 4PR We run different sessions for girls/boys of differing ages and abilities throughout the year. At the moment the sessions we have got in are for girls of differing abilities. Patricia Hankins - 01604 609278 or patricia.hankins@nccc.co.uk http://www.northantsrecreationalcricket.co.uk

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Street Football & Sports - Kingsthorpe St. David's All sessions are completely free and aimed at young people aged 8-18. Every Monday from 5.30-6.30pm for 8-12 year olds and 6.30-7.30pm for 13-18 year olds. Sessions are supervised by full qualified coaches, With a variety of Sports Ranging from Football, Basketball, dodgeball and much more, come down  and try something new today.  Johnny Yates - 01604 837713 or johnnyyates@ntltrust.org.uk www.trilogyleisure.co.uk

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Lewis Personal Training - Obelisk Centre, Pastures Community Centre and Benham Sports Arena Bootcamp at 6pm on Wednesdays at Benham Sports Arena.  Mark Lewis - 07867546573 or marklewis@lewispersonaltraining.co.uk www.lewispersonaltraining.co.uk
Bootcamp 6am & 7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays & 9am on Sundays in Obelisk Centre.
Kettlercise at 9.30am on Tuesdays & 5.30pm on Thursdays in Pastures Community Centre.
22nd Northampton Scouts (Whitehills) - The Pastures Community Centre, 222 Welford Rd, Northampton NN2 8PN Mondays 7.45-9.15pm Garry - 07740181999 or gsl@whitehillsscouts.org.uk www.whitehillsscouts.org.uk
Kingsthorpe Bowling Club - Central Avenue, Whitehills NN2 8DZ Open 7 days a week, 9.30am-10.30pm. All age groups, including juniors. Jane Maloy - 01604 842931 or kingsthorpe.bowls@btinternet.com www.kingsthorpebowlingclub.com
 Northamptonshire Trampoline Gymnastics Academy (NTGA) - Benham Sports Arena, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6LL  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm. Saturday 8.30am, 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am. Al ages and abilities welcome. Later evening sessions better for older children/adults. Full competitive squad pathway also available.      Ross Whittak - 01604 645120 or info@ntga.co.uk www.ntga.co.uk

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Saturday Nature Club - Bradlaugh Barn & Fields 10am-12pm on the first Saturday of each month. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The idea is that we will all learn together and share our knowledge. Nominal charge/donation may be required. Various activities on offer 01604 711767 or office@bradlaughfieldsandbarn.org.uk www.bradlaughfieldsandbarn.co.uk
Refreshments & Chatter - Bradlaugh Barn & Fields Every Wednesday from 1.30-3.30pm and Saturdays/Sunays from 9.30-11.30am for refreshments & chatter. You are also welcome to bring along your arts, crafts & knitting. 01604 711767 or office@bradlaughfieldsandbarn.org.uk www.bradlaughfieldsandbarn.co.uk
Work it out Fitness - Brixworth Library Community Centre & Walgrave Village Hall Sessions are run by Jane Simons, a qualified PTLLs Dance and Fitness Tutor. There are a variety of different classes throughout the week. Please see attached flyer for full details.  Jane@workitout.me.uk www.workitout.me.uk

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Brampton Stables Riding School - Stables Lane, Church Brampton, Northampton NN6 8BH Open Tuesday to Sunday. 2.15pm to 6.00pm during the week and 9.00am to 5.00pm at weekends. We have been teaching people to ride for over 40 years. We're good at our job! We are a family owned business and have a supportive team, being approved by the British Horse Society as a Riding School, Training and Examination centre. We are also approved by the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS).

Our horses and ponies have the best of care and we strive to provide the ideal environment for you to learn and develop your riding skills. Qualified riding lessons for children, beginners and the more advanced riders are offered here. Coaching students for BHS exams are a specialty and a small team of full time students are learning the 'ropes'!
Sarah or Linda - 01604 842051 or info@bramptonstables.com www.bramptonstables.com
Northampton Falcons Basketball Club - Kingsthorpe College Open to all levels of fitness and ability. Sessions run every Thursday from 7.30-9.30pm for adults. Younger group sessions coming soon. Please contact us directly for more information.  Daniel Gresly - Player Development Coach & PR Officer - 07800755598 or contact@northamptonfalcons.co.uk www.northamptonfalcons.co.uk
Urban Strides - Kingsthorpe College Urban Strides are Europe’s leading Street Dance educator. Classes are designed to improve self esteem, work ethic, resilience, leadership and teamwork skills, as well as teaching the latest Street Dance moves, delivered with passion positivity and fun. Street dance classes will run at Kingsthorpe College every Monday evening starting on 8th May 2017. Junior classes run from 5-6pm, senior sessions run from 6.15-7.15pm and adult sessions run from 7.15-8.15pm. 08448488825 or classes@urbanstrides.com www.urbanstrides.com
Chikara Kempo Kai - Moulton Park Business Centre, Red House Rd, Northampton NN3 6AQ Chikara Kempo Kai is a Karate group founded and forged by the students for the students. It is a family orientated group focused on fitness, discipline and self-definence. There are mixed classes with men, women and children of all ages. Classes run on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7.00-8.30pm. Everyone can get two free taster classes. Sadie Howton - 07872531677 or 07890081780 www.facebook.com/chikarakempokai
Kings Park Conference & Sport Centre - Kings Park Road, Northampton NN3 6LL Kings Park Conference and Sport Centre offers meeting spaces and fantastic sports facilities. The tennis centre has both indoor and outdoor courts offering high quality coaching for children and adults. Benham Sports arena is situatied within Kings Park and offers a huge range of sports and activities including volleyball, rock climbing, basketball, gymnastics, trampolining, 5-a-side football, fencing, archery and roller skating. Holiday clubs run throughout the year for young people aged 5-12 years from £16 per day.  Kings Park: 01604 493111/ enquiries@kingspark.org.uk . Benham Sports Arena: 01604 494100 / benham@acuk.net . Tennis Centre: 01604 797900 / info@kingsparktennis.org.uk  www.acuk.net/benham-sports-centre
Northampton Swimming Club - Various Pools around Northampton Quality swimming lessons for children 6 weeks old and upwards.  Paul Nunley - 01604 622264 or  Headteacher.nunley@btconnet.com / nscenquires@btconnect.com www.northamptonswimming.com
Woodland sessions for adults - Brixworth County Park Outdoor woodland session for adults with additional needs, brain injuries and/or learning difficulties. Enjoy nature, peace and tranquility during our sessions within the woodland. Sessions run every Wednesday from 10am-11.45am and cost £12.50 per session. Booking is essential.  07718262766 or enquiries@lapwings.org.uk www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk
Salcey Saturdays - bushcraft adventures for families – Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX On the second Saturday of each month, Salcey Saturdays offer families an opportunity to spend a morning exploring wildlife and the wilder side of life. Whether you want to build a shelter, learn how to become a tracker, make an arrow, or become an expert fire lighter, come and join us to see what the forest has to offer. £7.50 per child or £5 for multiple bookings. £1.50 per adult. Children must bring at least one adult with them. Suitable for ages 4 plus. 10am - noon. Booking Essential. 07976396172 or joanna@fireandair.org www.fireandair.org
Woodland Wonderings - Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX In an increasingly frantic world, mindfulness practice and an appreciation of the natural world can help to restore your equilibrium. Qualified Fire and Air leaders will introduce you to ways of developing a mindfulness practice that can be integrated in to your daily life. These walks occur on the third Thursday of every month, and are suitable those over the age of 18 who want to experience the simple pleasures of forest walking and escaping from everyday life. Regular meditation and mindfulness can help the management of stress, depression and anxiety (but may not be suitable if you are experiencing major depression or other psychiatric illness). Third Thursday of every month 10am-noon £10 per person (discount available for multiple session bookings) 07976396172 or joanna@fireandair.org www.fireandair.org
Tinder Tots - Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX Join us for a morning of fun, mud and adventure in Salcey Forest. The sessions are based around play, stories, mud, crafts, mud, singing and more! Talk a short walk, swing in hammocks, enjoy natural crafts, games, free-range play and even campfire cooking. Sessions are led by experienced Forest School leaders and will go ahead in all weathers – if necessary we will have group shelters with activities that we can do underneath them. We aim to provide time and space for both you and your children to interact with the natural world and enjoy the slow and steady pace of the world around us. The group is child-led, although ideas and activities are provided. 10am-noon every Friday for pre school children (from £5 per child).  07976396172 or joanna@fireandair.org www.fireandair.org
Cookery Classes - Collingtree Park, Northampton NN4 0XP At Hobby cooks we offer a range of classes, featuring Indian Cooking. You will learn the basics and the traditional cooking techniques in a friendly and informal setting. An interactive session of learning everything you need to know to enable you to create an authentic Indian meal. All the ingredients, and apron for the class will be supplied. This class is suitable for beginners to intermediate students. Anita - 07763236147 or info@hobbycooks.co.uk www.hobbycooks.co.uk

Community Events

Date Name of Event Venue  Description Website / Flyer
12/06/2017 Bushcraft Day Bradlaugh Fields 10am-3pm. Dean Humphreys is leading a bushcraft day for approx. 5-8 year olds. Activities to include:- Setting up a base camp, Looking at plants and wildlife., Children camouflaging themselves and capturing the flag wide game., Making journey sticks and other activities, Please bring a packed lunch and an adult. Meet at the barn.
www.bradlaughfieldsandbarn.co.uk
03/06/17 - 04/06/17 Race For Life Abington Park Saturday 3rd June (Pretty Muddy 5K) and Sunday 4th June (Race for Life 5K & 10K). Cancer Research UK's Race for Life. A series of women-only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner. Run, jog, walk or even dance! raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org
Various Northampton & Lamport Railway Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, Northampton NN6 8BA Situated 5 miles north of Northampton, just off the A508 or A5199, the Northampton & Lamport Railway offers a great day out for families and railway enthusiasts alike. Apart from our many special events, you can ride on a train hauled by one of our steam or heritage diesel locomotives every Sunday from 6TH March until the end of October. For more information please see the attached flyer or contact 01604 820327 or  enquiries@nlr.org.uk  www.nlr.org.uk

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07/05/2017 Guilsborough Gardens - Open Garden for NGS Guilsborough Gardens, Guilsborough, Northamptonshire NN6 8RA Enjoy a warm welcome in this village with its very attractive rural setting of rolling hills and reservoirs. Seven varied village gardens, from a flower arranger's small garden surrounding a modern house, to large gardens with sweeping lawns, mature trees and beautiful views. There is plenty of room to sit and relax and picnics can be spread out in the car park field. Combined adm £6, Children free. Home-made teas in the village hall. Times:13:00 to 18:00. Open for charity. https://www.ngs.org.uk/?bf-garden=17660
13/05/2017 Northampton Food & Drink Festival Beckets Park Northamptonshire NN1 1HB After a successful first event last year, the headline chefs are John Torode, Valentine Warner, Chris Pavin and Dean Edwards. Come to eat in the Piazza, relax to live blues & jazz, browse and take home from a vast array of food and drink in the food halls. 10am - 6pm daily Adults £8, Over 65’s £7, Children 5-15 £3 - For advance discounted tickets please see our booking office. www.livingheritagefoodfestivals.co.uk
30/06/2017 Project 'Take Flight 'Oscars Sedgebrook Hall, Chapel Brampton, NN6 8BD Project 'Take Flight' was launched in 2016 and aimed to encourage collabortive working between Kingsthorpe College and American schools. A small group of 6th form students, supported by a couple of dedicated staff have been working tirelessly over the past year to get this project off the ground. They raised enough funds to go out to America. Whilst there, they learnt a lot about the challenges faced by students, the problems the areas have with gangs, violence and guns and heard about their consequences. They have worked alongside the American schools to share teaching ideas and projects to support pupil learning. Project 'Take Flight' are now in their second year and have lots of ideas, including another visit to our partner schools. They are holding a fundraising event on 30th June at Sedgebrook Hall.  There will be a drinks reception, three course meal & silent auction. Black tie/formal evening. Tickets available from Kingsthorpe College - £35.  www.kingsthorpecollege.org.uk/take-flight

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27/05/2017-29/05/2017 RCTA Stoke Bruerne Floating Market Stoke Bruerne, NN12 7SE A family day out & fun for everyone when you come along & support The Roving Canal Traders Association, browse the vast array of goods & hand crafted items on sale from the boats of our very clever traders. Learn about how people live & work on the canals. For more information follow us on Facebook & Twitter @canaltraders. 10am-5pm. FREE. 07450230303
16/07/2017 Northampton Dragon Boat Race Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane, Northampton, NN3 9DA A family fun day at Billing Aquadrome Teams of 10 rowers and a drummer will paddle their Dragon Boat and compete against up to 60 teams to achieve the best time over the course through three preliminary rounds, semi-finals and finals to win the coveted Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Trophy. Fun Fair, Licensed bar, refreshments and racing. £5 per car. Racing starts at 10am. Last race 4.30pm. paulsimpson46@yahoo.com / 07791030571. www.billingaquadrome.com
Last updated: 23 Feb 2017