Throughout the year the Pavilion plays host to a diverse range of activities and events which reflect our values.
We offer live music from punk, reggae, motown and folk, as well as regular DJ sets. There is something for everyone.
Over Summer and Winter we have a wide range of activities inside the Pavilion or on our lawn - family fun days, fairs and creative workshops.
Drop in on a Wednesday to Sunday, to enjoy our cafe and artspace, for some time out and to look at our current gallery exhibition.
Check below or on Facebook @UmbrellaFair to see whats coming up at the Pavilion, and sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with what's happening.
Monday 7th October - Friday 1st November 10:30am-5:30pm
Small Wonders - photographic exhibition
Photographs of the Natural World by Matthew Toresen.
Opening times vary - please check against the date you wish to visit at http://www.facebook.com/events/2087170241389374/.
Umbrella Fair Cafe will be open.
Saturday October 12th, 1-4pm
Crafting for Change Project: Craftivist Workshop #2
Take part in the #CraftingForChange Project and join the NN Craftivists to explore contemporary issues of gender, identity, and protest to stitch a collaborative piece of art for your community.
This workshop is the introductory session of four sessions and will give participants the opportunity to learn about craftivism.
No craft resources or skills needed, just an open mind and an interest in craft.
Limited tickets available so please book your place. Tickets are free but we will ask for a £1 donation on the day towards materials as well as tea and biscuits.
For more information or to request a copy of the project proposal, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an adults event for 16 years +
Other workshop dates
Saturday November 9th
Saturday December 7th
Sunday 27th October, 12-2pm
Write Draw Create & Make Art Club
Write Draw Create & Make Club hosts activities for 8 to 11 year olds in a safe environment for exploring and experimenting through creative arts. Our aim is to encourage young people to use Creative Arts as a way to enjoy themselves, express their creativity and discover more about their strengths and weakness and develop ways to tackle issues and solve problems creatively.
Our club is aimed at children of 8-11 years old -however, younger children are permitted.
ALL CHILDREN must be accompanied by a responsible adult
Recommended Donation of £3 per session
PLEASE NOTE we are not qualified to child mind or babysit and do not provide services.
We welcome families, social groups and creatives alike
Other forthcoming meetings in 2019
All meetings take place 12-2pm
Thursday 7th November, 6-8pm
Crafting for Change Project (evening session)
This is an evening session for anyone who wants to be part of the project and is unable to attend the Saturday sessions, or would like to attend both. We will be embroidering mini banners to stitch into a collaborative banner in the final session. This banner will be featured in the Crafting for Change exhibition in the Pavilion early next year. These banners will contain quotes, statements, and images of current social issues affecting people within Northampton and surrounding areas. You can attend as many of these session and craft as many messages as you like. Please consider that you may need to attend at least 2 sessions to complete your mini banner. No experience necessary, help will be at hand and there will be plenty of resources to gain ideas and inspiration from. Tickets are free but we will ask for a £1 donation on the day towards materials, hot drinks and biscuits. For more information, please message the NN Craftivists. This is an adults event for 16 years +
Next session: Thursday December 5th
Sunday 17th November, 12 noon - 3pm
Join us for another of Northampton Soup's events. Gather your friends and family on a Sunday with a difference. 3 to 4 pitches will take the stage with projects that benefit Northampton. All donations will revert in favor of the winning project.
Suggested donation: £5 (includes soup, bread and a vote).
If you have a project that benefits Northampton and would like to pitch it, email email@example.com
Sunday December 1st, 2-6pm
Christmas Craft Fair with workshops
Festive fun for all the family at this lovely welcoming annual event Beautiful unique handmade gifts by local crafters and the change to join in the fun and make something beautiful yourself to give to a loved one or just for you. There will be delicious Vegan food served through by the lovely staff of the Umbrella fair. It is free entry and children are most welcome. Stall holders are very welcome to apply. Stalls are from £15 and part of the proceeds will go to the Umbrella Fair organisation.
Sunday December 8th, 2-6pm
Christmas Craft Fair with live music
Fab fun festive annual event for all the family. Beautiful unique handmade gifts by local crafters and fantastic live music by local musicians . There will be delicious Vegan food served through by the lovely staff of the Umbrella fair. It is free entry and children are most welcome. Stall holders are very welcome to apply. Stalls are from £15 and part of the proceeds will go to the Umbrella Fair organisation.
Every Tuesday, 1.30-5pm
Reusing, up-cycling and creating alternative arts and crafts.
This activity is suitable for all ages, everyone is welcome.
The sessions are open to everyone and are by donation/pay as you feel.
All sessions are 1.30 pm - 5 pm and you are welcome to stay for the whole session or just a bit if you haven't much time.