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.


November 23rd - Jan 3rd 2020

Dangerous Pockets Project - Exhibition


Someone clever once said

Women were not allowed pockets

In case they carried leaflets

To spread sedition

Dangerous Coats by Sharon Owens


Workshop: Thursday December 19th 6-8pm


Devised by visual artist Paula MacGregor, a community art collaboration that anyone anywhere can take part in - simply make some pockets and be part of this fun, ongoing, growing touring exhibition. There will be a Northampton workshop taking place in November, date to be confirmed.


"After reading the above poem I knew it would be perfect for an art project - and I would like you to be part of it by making pockets and sending them to me. I will thread them onto red cord and make them into a travelling art exhibition." Paula MacGregor


Please check our Facebook page for opening times which vary, or call 01604 633912. 

Friday 13th December, 6pm-9pm


A fun fabulous festive event, where you can buy beautiful unique handmade goods not on the high street and have some pampering while you are there to give you a treat at the busy sometimes stressful festive period. There will be up to 14 stalls offering a mix of beautiful handmade goods and pampering treats. Stalls are £15 for a 4 foot and £20 for a 6 foot. Contact Helen for details. Early booking is advised as they go fast.

Sunday 14th December, 1pm-4pm

Crafting for Change project (final session)


This is the final session for the crafting for change project! ✂️✨Please note that tickets for this session are only available to those who have attended previous sessions. In this session, we will finish embroidering all mini banners and craft the collaborative banner and prepare for the Crafting for Change exhibition in January 2020. Help will be at hand and all materials are provided. Tickets are free but we will ask for a £1 donation on the day towards hot drinks and biscuits. This is an adults event for 16 years +


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


No sessions December 24th or 31st

Tai Chi
Every Tuesday


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






Every two months, 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

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


Starts again in 2020

Last Friday of every month

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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