Saturday, 21 January 2012

Age Concern

(Now known as AGE UK)

Once we were young -

Age Concern campaign video

Help and information
Age Concern Corby
Chisholm House
Rooms 225-227
Queens Square
NN17 1PD
Tel: 01536 260541
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Age Concern Grendon
4 The Knoll
Tel: 01933 666190
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Age Concern Northamptonshire
31 Billing Road
Tel: 01604 611200
Fax: 01604 611201 Email:

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Age Concern Wellingborough
c/o 50 Elizabeth Way
Earls Barton
Tel: 01604 811588
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Friday, 20 January 2012

Leisure & Culture News for February and March 2012

culture and leisure in Northampton

updates about arts,.every two months   including offers, news updates and links to what's going on at the Museums, Forum Cinema, Leisure Centres and other arts and cultural facilities in the Northampton.  

Forum Cinema Brochure Feb/Mar 2012         Forum Cinema 
The very best of cultural and main stream film from around the world

See the best in world cinema at the Forum Cinema
Visit to view the brochure

This week we are showing The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep and next week is the bafta nominated My Week with Marilyn
Oscar potentials in Feb & Mar include War Horse, The Artist, The Descendants,J.Edgar and The Dangerous Method

Trilogy Promo Dec to Jan 2012

Trilogy Health & Fitness


Join Trilogy before Jan 31st and get FREE cinema at the Forum Cinema and FREE off peak racquet sports for the whole of 2012.

Applicable to the following Supergold memberships 
Supergold Single  £32.00 per month
Supergold Joint    £27.50 per person per month

For more information or to Join Online visit


February & Easter Holiday Activities in Northampton  

February & Easter Holiday Activities and Pool Timetable

Exciting activities over this February include 

  • New Playscheme at Danes Camp Leisure Centre
  • Another Fun Packed Open Day at Lings Forum Leisure Centre on the 4 Feb
  • Free activities in the parks with the Play Rangers
  • Swimming Lesson Crash Courses
  • Tropical Encounters
  • Wet n Wild & Disco Splash
  • Bikeability Courses
  • Kids Screens at the Forum Cinema
To view the brochure visit

Junior Active Membership 

 NEW Junior Active Direct Debit


  • Swimming Lessons or Gymnastics or Trampolining or Gym Minis for Pre-School or Badminton 
  • Free Swimming, Free Cinema Free Off Peak Racquet Sports - Badminton, Squash and Table Tennis, Free Soft Play at Danes Camp, Free Special Swim sessions for 8 to 15s Wet'n'Wild and Disco Splash, Free Gym and Classes for 14 to 16 years, Free Leisure Card
Only £19.95 per month
Splash Path

New Pool timetable format now available in an easy to use online application 

Northampton Leisure Trust has teamed up with Splash Path to keep our pool timetables on-line 
  • Check Pool Timetables
  • Improve your swimming
  • Set challenges i.e. Swim the Thames 
  • Add favourite pools
  • Also available as an App
See new timetables format hereor
Join Splash Path here

 Funzone Fully Supervised Holiday Playschemes at Lings and now at Danes 

New Funzone Supervised Holiday Playschemes at Danes Camp

Fully Supervised playscheme at Lings Forum for 5 to 8 years and 9 to 13 years 
New Fully Supervised playscheme at Danes Camp
Introductory Offer - Book onto Danes Camp Funzone now for Feb Half term and receive a free t-shirt and 25% discount whether you book for a day or the whole week. (Book before 31 Jan to ensure your discount)

For more information click here. 
Open Day 4 Feb - Lings Forum
Sport and Play Development Open Day at Lings Forum Leisure CentreSaturday 4th February 
Activities for 0 to 14 year olds include
The Fun starts at 1pm with activities including
The Sublime Science Show, trampolining, Wet'n'Wild, cheerleading, dodgeball, Zumbatomic, swimming, basketball and finishes with a roller disco at 5pm
Younger ones are also well catered for with Gym Tots, Bouncy Castle, Northamptonshire Early Years team and the library service

All for  only
 £3.00 per child
For more information contact Lings Forum 
01604 837 300

or view the Holiday leaflet for more details 

 Play Rangers in the Parks
FREE ACTIVITIES IN THE PARKSPlay Rangers are providing FREE activities in the parks (Abington and Great Billing) this February half-term and Easter

Activities include build a den, paint, cook on a fire, build a tyre swing and much more.

For more information visit 

or phone 01604 838 049
 78 Derngate Website  

78 Derngate - The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries

Currently closed for the winter - Re-opens 2 February.For more information click here 


Swimming Lessons - It's never too late to learn

Junior Active Membership only £19.95 per month 
  • Free General Swimming
  • Free Cinema
  • Free Off Peak Racquet Sports
  • Free Wet'nWild and Disco Splash
  • Free Soft play at Danes Camp
  • Free Gym and Classes (14 years +)
for more information visit Trilogy Swim School 
 Oedipussy A Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production with Spymonkey 
By Carl Grose and the company 
Directed & adapted by Emma Rice

The ultimate dysfunctional family. A jealous father, one messed-up son, and one brilliant comedy

Suitable for audiences 14+. 

For more information visit
Theatre Banner

     Northampton Museums

Northampton Museums

To find out what's on at Northampton Museums and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum - please click here    

Tropical EncountersTropical Encounters  - Thursday 16 February 2012 
Interactive exotic animal show for children (recommended ages 3-16 years) at Lings Forum Leisure Centre - staged in the Cinema) Booking is recommended on 01604 837 300
or for more information phone 01604 838 049
or download the complete Holiday Brochure here

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Inspiration fm 107.8 FM present's "Epic" A night of Dance Music.

27th January 2012 Inspiration FM presents "Epic" a night of dance music at the Old Bank 4 - 7 Giles Street. DJ's include Sarah Clarke, Mista Joolz, DJ Skratch, Mark Dean, DJ Mkhukhwini, M-Cutz, Dj Sandz, Andy B, Mark Manning and The Old Bank resident DJ Farhan and it's free entry. The night is going to be a BIG one, so make sure your there. You don't wanna miss out!

Old Bank details

IFM Dance music Live Streaming from
 8PM (G.M.T.) On the 27th January 2012

Directions to Old Bank

Facebook Event

Monday, 2 January 2012

Waste and recycling news

New for 2012 - Weekly food & textiles collection

From January 2012 Northampton Borough Council  will be starting a weekly food & textiles collection across the Borough.
Why are NBC making changes?
To help you recycle more and to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
Between January and March 2012, you will receive
  • an outdoor brown bin and 
  • an indoor brown caddy.
These will be delivered the week before your new collections are due to begin.

How to use your new food bins

1) Line your indoor caddy with newspaper or corn starch liner. DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS
2) Fill the brown caddy with your leftover food waste
3) Once full, transfer it into your the bigger outdoor caddy

What food can I put in my caddy?

You can put in any raw or cooked food, including scraps or uneaten food.
  • Meat and fish- raw and cooked including bones
  • Fruit and vegetables- raw and cooked
  • All dairy products such as eggs and cheese
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • Uneaten food from your plates and dishes
  • Tea bags and coffee grinds
  • Fats- solid and semi-solid but not liquid

    What food CANNOT go in the caddy?

    Please do not put any of these materials in your caddy.
    • Food packaging or wrapping of any sort
    • Plastic bags
    • Liquids
    • Kitchen towel

      Weekly textiles collection

      NBC will be collecting textiles each week with your other recyclables.
      Please place old clothes, shoes and textiles into bags, tie them up and present with your boxes.
      If you have a charity bag for collection and it is placed beside your boxes, the recycling crews will collect it. Please place these bags in a different place if they are meant for the charities.
      Please do NOT use black bags as they can be mistaken for household rubbish.

Weekly textiles collection