About Us

We are a Northampton-based community co-operative of local people promoting sustainable living, environmental awareness and community co-operation in Northampton.


Founded in the 1990s, the organisation benefits from and nurtures the goodwill of local volunteers to organise an annual free festival of music, art, poetry, dance and education that showcases the diverse talent of the Northampton community. Whilst the annual festival remains important to the organisation, our activities have expanded significantly beyond this event.


Our work on building environmental awareness has delivered valuable support and advice on energy efficiency that has helped local residents reduce their fuel bills. We have also established several social enterprises, including marquee hire and bicycle recycling to help generate funds to maintain our community projects.


We now have a permanent building on the ground floor of the Umbrella Pavilion on the Racecourse, that we are refurbishing to become a community resource.


Volunteers are the backbone of our organisation and through support from people like you we can help build a compassionate and supportive community in our town.

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Phone 01604 633912



Public Toilets Available

Mon - Fri : 9.30 - 13.30 

Sat         : Closed

Sun        : Closed

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