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 24th August-Monday 26th August 11am-8pm


Kaya Umbrella Fair World Music & Arts Weekender 2019


Kaya returns for 2019, in conjunction with The Umbrella Fair Organisation for a World Music & Arts Weekender, at The Umbrella Fair Organisation, the Racecourse Pavilion. The Kaya ethic is to bring the world together at home, here in Northampton. Breaking down the borders within the Arts and Music and celebrating World Music, Diversity, Community and Family. Fun for the whole family with plenty of kids activities and workshops. kayafestival.com






Sunday 25th August, 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

  • Saturday 21st September
  • Sunday 27th October
  • Saturday 23rd November
  • Sunday 15th December


All meetings take place 12-2pm



Thursday 5th September, 7-8.30pm

Free Hypnobirthing Taster Session


During this 1 & 1/2 hour FREE course you will: Discover what Hypnobirthing is & how it works Learn how Hypnobirthing can help the birthing experience Oxytocin and why you need it How the uterus works in labour Learn breathing techniques you can use during labour What would we cover on the full course. So come along and see if hypnobirthing is for you (ps it is) To book on please either DM us or email info@thebirthuprising.com If you book onto our full course receive a 20% discount, plus a free mindful breastfeeding support class (3 hours of breastfeeding help Pre birth) and half an hour catch up after your baby is born to help with any breastfeeding worries.

Saturday 21st September, 12 noon - 1pm

MOMM for World Peace


This is a one hour session of mindfulness for personal and global peace. We will radiate peaceful energy for all people, for the world and for all living things.








Sunday 22nd September12 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

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


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
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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