What's on at the Pavilion

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.

Saturday 29th June 2-10pm

So This Is Female Culture?


A free event with workshops, music, spoken word & DJs. A family friendly day which will lead to an evening of adult conversations around female identity. The event, So is this female culture?, runs concurrently with female/culture/mirror, which is the first solo exhibition in Northampton of the artist Sarah Sehra.


Sarah, through the use of makeup has been exploring the questions posed around female identity/culture which have been compiled into a photographic exhibition.


A range of art forms, crafts, poets and musicians will help to frame the question around the colourful tapestry of the collective and diverse notion of female identity. We are all different/ individual yet connected by the ways in which we identify as female.

Saturday 29th June 2-6pm

Feminist Zine Making


Part of So This Is Female Culture? event as detailed above


Come and make a collaged feminist zine! This workshop is a chance for anyone interested in self-publishing and expressing their inner feminist thoughts. There will be a variety of zines provided to take inspiration from. You will be supplied with materials and a heap of magazines to destroy ~ do feel free to bring along your own photos/photocopies/magazine tear outs to incorporate into your creations. Open to all genders and ages, aimed at adult participants. Young children must be supervised by responsible adult.


This workshop will run as a drop-in session. Suggested donation £2.00








Thursday 4th July 7-9pm

Sunday 7th July 3-5pm


ReDiscover Yourself... Again

Discover who you truly are through creative arts Discover what makes you unique through your skills, your strengths & weaknesses to avoid the threats and act on opportunities to live a fulfiling and resilient lifestyle. Our Taster Sessions aim to EDUCATE & EMPOWER individuals or groups through creative arts workshops or seminars. We provide effective techniques to accelerate your well being by developing a meaningful understanding of WHO YOU ARE through creative arts.


Speaker: Marvin "Hagglar" Mudzongo


Poetry performances by Kezzabelle Ambler and Tre Ventour






Sunday 14th July, 12 noon - 3pm

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








Sunday 21st July, 2-6pm

Vegan Food and Craft Fair


Handmade and Unplugged brings you a special event of Vegan street food and snacks and crafts with live music from local producers crafters and musicians. These are fun friendly events for all the family. Half of the proceeds on stalls goes towards the Umbrella Fair who support the environment and social inclusion. Children and dogs are welcome. Free entry.

Every Monday 11am-2pm

Make Space - Northampton

Activity & Community for people with learning disabilities


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



Every Monday


Antenatal Hypnobirthing Course


Beginning July 8th



So you're pregnant! WOOHOOO! But you're a little nervous about the getting the baby out of you bit?


Never fear that's what we are here for! As this is our first course, if you book onto this you will get to attend our 3 hour Mindful breastfeeding class FOR FREE! plus a 30 minute catch up if you want it; to help with any breastfeeding concerns. Over the course of 4 weeks, every week you will have 2 & 1/2 hour lessons in which you will be taught how to reprogram your thoughts to allow you to feel calm and confident in your bodies abilities.


TO BOOK PLEASE EMAIL info@thebirthuprising.com AND WE WILL GET YOU A SPACE ON THE COURSE! There are only 5 couples per course so book quickly!

Every Tuesday, 1.30-5pm


Last session of term July 16th







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.

Every Tuesday 7-8.30pm
Last session of term July 23rd
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 Wednesday 11am-1pm

Sing 'n' Sign & Percussion Instruments


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 07968 791099 makespace-northampton@gmail.com

Every Thursday 12-2pm



Using creative expressive methods we will explore our own creativity using story telling, drama, music, movement, art and whatever takes our fancy! This is a workshop style session.

Session £9 (2 hour session) Carers Free Led by Jane Lassetter Cafe open throughout.

Health Walks on the 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. 

Northampton Songwriters' Circle


Third Thursday of every month, 7.30-10.30pm.


Critical Mass Ride Out


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

Last Friday of every month


Meet at the Pavillion 7pm


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