Wednesday, 21 March 2012


An update to you 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

The new April May Forum Cinema brochure is now out. Films include Bel Ami, We Bought a Zoo, Salmon Fishing In the Yemen and Glen Close in Albert Nobbs. 

New from April
Open the new brochure now  or
visit forumcinema website for more details

Trilogy Offer
Trilogy Health & Fitness 

Join Tilogy Health and Fitness from the 31 March and get Free Cinema and Free off peak racquet sports with your membership (All existing supergold single and joint members will have this added to their memberships from April) 
  • Unlimited Gym, Swimming, Fitness Classes and Health Suite use
  • Free Films at the Forum Cinema and Free Off Peak Racquet sports 
Membership Enquiry Form
Join online today
Holiday Activities this Easter include

  • New Holiday Playscheme at Danes 8-13yrs
  • Holiday Supervised Playshemes 5 - 13 yrs at Lings
  • Holiday Swim Crash Courses
  • Bikeability Course
  • FREE activities in the parks
  • Kids Screen Films
Download the Easter Brochure today
New Funzone Playscheme at Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Fully Supervised playscheme for 8-13 year olds from 8.30am to 5.30pm

April 2-5 & 10-13 & Teacher Training Day 16 April

Every new customer receives a Free T Shirt this Easter

For full activities click Funzone 
Trilogy Swim School

Swimming Crash Courses available this Easter at Mounts Baths, Danes Camp and Lings Forum

  • 4 Day intensive courses for Beginners, Stage 2 and Diving
Join weekly swimming lessons - only £19.95 per month and includes Free Swimming, cinema and off peak racquet sports

Visit Trilogy Swim School website here
Play Rangers are providing FREE activities in the parks (The Racecourse Abington and & Ecton Brook Lake this Easter). 

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

For more information visit Sports & Play Development

or phone 01604 838 049
The No.1 greatest musical, Grease, arrives at Royal & Derngate for just one week only! 

Starring X Factor's Rhydian Roberts as Teen Angel.

It’s the original high-school musical, featuring all the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and many more.

Mon 30 April to Sat 5 May 2012
The hilarious backstage story of the making of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane

A play by Anton Burge 
Directed by Bill Alexander 

Renowned actresses Anita Dobson and Greta Scacchi step into the shoes of legendary rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as their 30-year feud reaches boiling point.

Tuesday 8 May to Saturday 12 May 2012
On Sunday 25th March Northampton will be hosting the 2012 Sport Relief Mile.  Northampton Leisure Trust in partnership with Northampton Borough Council are organising the mile at Beckett's Park.
Whether you want to run, walk, skip, jog or crawl your way around 1, 3 or 6 miles the Beckett's Park course is the one for you.
Its easy to sign up.  Just click the link to go straight to the Sport Relief website.
Northampton Museums
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For the latest in events, offers and activities across Northampton visit

the lovenorthampton website here

Monday, 19 March 2012

Inspiration fm 107.8 FM present's "Epic" A night of Dance Music, Part 3

Friday 30th March 2012, Epic returns to The Old Bank aka The Rat & Parrot. 4-5 Giles Square Northampton, for part 3 of another night of quality dance music with all your favourite Inspiration FM dance music DJ's. Admission is free, for more details contact Inspiration FM on 01604 250544

Directions to Old Bank 
(formerly known as The Rat & Parrot)

Live streaming on the night, click here

Facebook Event page

Saturday, 10 March 2012

What is Sickle Cell Disease ?

What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin* S, an abnormal type of hemoglobin. Sometimes these red blood cells become sickle-shaped (crescent shaped) and have difficulty passing through small blood vessels.

you can't catch it like you can catch a cold or the flu. Kids are born with the disease when both parents pass along the sickle cell anemia gene to their children.

More African Americans have sickle cell anemia than any other group of people. About 1 out of every 500 African Americans has the disease. But some people whose ancestors came from countries around the Mediterranean Sea — like Greece, Italy, and Saudi Arabia — have sickle cell genes, too.

Some scientists think sickle cell anemia may be connected to malaria , a serious and sometimes deadly disease that was very common in those countries. It is believed that people who carry the gene for sickle cell anemia are less likely to catch malaria. So more of these people survived and passed on the sickle cell gene to their children.

Quote from The Times Online

"There are estimated to be between 12,500 and 15,000 people in the UK
with the disease and more than one in nine of the population are carriers.
In the main, sickle cell is found in people whose families come from the
Caribbean, Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Asia,
but carriers are also being found in the white population as a result of
intermixing many generations ago.
Although numbers are very low, they indicate that sickle cell disease can
no longer be regarded as confined to specific sections of the population
and highlight the importance of antenatal and newborn screening.
The NHS's newborn screening programme, which has covered the whole
of England since 2006, shows that sickle cell is increasingly present
anywhere in the country and not just confined to areas of London and the
West Midlands, where Afro-Caribbean families have traditionally settled.
There are, however, still high concentrations in certain London boroughs
such as Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark where there are an estimated
3,000 cases, 600 of them children."

Teach our children about the disease click this link

Also further details

Living with Sickle Cell Disease
The physical effects
Treatment and day-to-day life

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Saint Patricks Day 17th March 2012

History of St Patrick

St Patrick was a real person. He was born in Britain (probably in Wales) in 5th century AD. His father, Calpurnius, was a Roman official. St Patrick was originally a pagan, not a Christian. He was taken to Ireland as a slave when he was 16 years old. He escaped after 6 years and became a Christian priest. In due course he became a Bishop and returned to Ireland as a missionary. He played a major part in converting the Irish to Christianity. Some of his writings survive, the Confessio and the Letter to Coroticus.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. St Patrick's Day is March 17. St Patrick is traditionally associated with the Shamrock plant, which he used to explain the concept of the Trinity. 

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