Welcome to the website for the Umbrella Fair Organisation - a Northampton-based community co-operative of local people promoting sustainable living and community co-operation.
The Umbrella Fair Organisation are teaming up with a national project to help get people cycling.
We are launching our new cycle recycle project with a series of fun bicycle based events.All leading up to our workshop opening for the public to buy our recycled bikes, learn bike maintenance or use our low cost repair service
FRI 29TH MAY 5.30pm...Launch Party.. an evening of music and verse to celebrate the start of our new project. Starting with a group ride with Northampton Critical Mass at 7pm....then back to the tea lawn behind the Umbrella Pavilion for food and entertainment and all running on our bicycle powered stage!
SUNDAY 31ST MAY Cycle Festival.... A day of cycling fun with cycle powered Scalextrix and cinema, info on cycle routes , schemes, and local cycling clubs, fun bikes and activities 12-4pm near the pavilion.
SUNDAY 7TH JUNE Family Bicycle Picnic....Bring your bikes and your picnic baskets...join in the fun on the Racecourse with a Bicycle Bazaar, live music and children's entertainment 12-4pm
We are looking for volunteers to help in the cafe at the weekend serving light snacks and drinks, if you can spare a couple of hours, come and get involved.
"I have a dream for Umbrella
When our volunteers and the public first walk on site, this August, I'd like them to be immediately struck by the fabulous and colourful new flags.
I already have several very talented volunteer machinists and a newly donated and reliable sewing machine so I have all the means necessary to make them. I just need some suitable fabric
Ideally I'd like a budget of around £200 to buy loads of colourful Sari fabric.
So do any of you have any ideas how we might go about raising some money for the fabric or alternatively does anyone know of any colourful, soft and floaty fabric that might be donated....."
please contact us here if you can help
We have lots of performance spaces still to book on the Youth stage and the Global Mela stage....please tell any young or world music musicians you know...we'd love to have them at the fair
Also you can book a stall at this years Festival
10:00 - 18:00
Please pop in we're always happy to show people round and have a chat and a cup of tea!