What's on at the Pavilion

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.

Friday 20th March 7.30-9.30pm

Northampton Samba Rebels

Northampton Samba Rebels will be holding regular bi-monthly practices at the Umbrella Pavilion. All welcome including new comers and beginners, there is wheelchair access. Come and make a big noise with our friendly community samba band :)


Other forthcoming dates

Monday March 30th

Friday April 17th

Monday April 27th

Saturday 4th-Saturday 25th April

Nice Crows and Other Cats: A Sophie Williams Art Exhibition


An exhibition of the art work of painter Sophie Williams during April with a launch event to be confirmed. Sophie Williams' medium is oil paints with driftwood as her canvas. Her expressionistic studies of animals, nature and people explore light and colour in a sublime way.

Wednesday 25th March, 6.30-9pm
Northampton SOUP's funding workshop

An informal discussion on 'all things related to Northampton Soup' plus tips and tricks on how to apply and deliver an effective pitch. If you have a project and/or a simple idea that benefits Northampton and would like to get funding to execute them come along, learn about what we do and how we can help you.


Ask as many questions as you would like and get our help completing your application. We will also assist you with tools and techniques on public speaking and how to deliver your pitch.

Sunday 29th March, 12-3pm

Tabletop Sale


The Family Folk are hosting a table-top sale to help raise funds for our upcoming annual Family Wellbeing Day.


Have a clear out, book a table, tell all your friends, come along and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Help us to raise funds while you raise funds for yourselves at the same time!


Stalls are £10 for traders and £6 for members of the public selling jumble. All tables are 6ft.


To book a table, please send us a private message via our Facebook page: @thefamilyfolk






Sunday 26th April, 12 noon - 2pm

Northampton SOUP


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 hello.northamptonsoup@gmail.com


Every Tuesday



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 - 4 pm and you are welcome to stay for the whole session or just a bit if you haven't much time.

Make Space - Art and Craft sessions

Every Monday


Come and have a make, with individual and group projects. As we get to know you we can make the things available you like most. Activity and community for people with learning disabilities. Jane Lasseter is a Registered Dramatherapist with over 20- years experience of delivering the arts with people with learning disabilities. £10 per session Carers free Umbrella Cafe open throughout.

Tai Chi
Every Tuesday
7pm -8.30pm 


Experience the benefts of Tai Chi - harmony of mind and body - combines deep breathing, relaxation with flowing movements.
If you want to find out more contact:
Sifu Nick Cheang 07984 748712 or email nick@masterdingacademy.com

Sing and Sign session

Every Wednesday

11am - 1pm


Have fun learning some Makaton songs - the sessions help to raise funds for SIGN2SING. We'll also play percussion and music instruments during the session.


£9 per session - Carers Free


MAKESPACE.CARE: 07968 791099


Health Walks on the Racecourse Park

Every Thursday

Meet 11.15am at the Pavilion


Everyone is welcome on this accessible walk around the Racecourse.


Meet new people and enjoy a refreshing walk. We'll finish off at the Pavilion where the Cafe provides tasty snacks and hot drinks. 

Critical Mass Ride Out

Last Friday of every month Spring onwards

Meet at the Pavillion 7pm


Reclaim the streets! All welcome, join us for an hour's ride on the streets of Northampton.



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