What's on at the Pavilion

We offer live music from punk to 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.

Artists' Cafe

Every Last Wednesday Of The Month

First session on Wednesday July 27th


An informal artists' get together to share artwork and ideas.


No limit on the types of artwork made, be you a print maker, painter, sculptural artist or abstract film maker.


No previous formal training needed, just a passion for the arts and the work you are creating.


This is an opportunty to meet like minded people, swap skills and talk about what you've been making. We hope to see you there.











There Is No Place Like Home - Exhibition opening nightFriday 29th July 7-11pm


There Is No Place Like Home is the Umbrella Fair artspace's re-opening exhibition, running to Friday August 19th.

This group show includes new works by a range of local artists.

Our bar will be open and lite bites available from the café for this opening night event. DJ Jay Kells will bring the vibes.

Catch up with missed faces and see some inspiring artworks.
7pm till late. All welcome.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Umbrella Pavilion.



Happy 'Hood Issue 17 Launch

Sunday 31st July 12-2pm


The launch party for the new issue of local magazine The Happy 'Hood (short for neighbourhood).


The Happy 'Hood Issue 17 is incomiNN!
To celebrate the launch, we invite you to our FREE, family-friendly launch party.
We'll be interviewing contributors so that the pages of the zine can really come alive. We invite you to be in the audience and listen and be inspired!
The cafe will be open so you can purchase lovely vegan food and support the work of UFO at the same time.
Schedule for the day
12-12:30pm Arrivals. Enjoy a free welcome drink.
12:30-1:15pm Interviews with contributors.
1:15-2:00pm The social/party bit (there will be cake!)
We will be on the lawn (if weather permits) or inside if it's not nice out.
Learn more about The Happy 'Hood at www.thehappyhood.com

Ukelele For Well Being

Wednesdays 3-5pm

Starting Wednesday 3rd August


Children aged seven and upwards welcome. Ideal for beginners or for building confidence. Free of charge.


Some ukeleles provided. Up to eight places.


Email helen.verrill@hotmail.co.uk

Recycled Crafts

Every Friday 3-5pm

Starting Friday 5th August


Adults and accompanied children welcome.


Admission FREE


Email helen.verrill@hotmail.co.uk





















Summer Craft Fair with workshops

Sunday 4th September



We are excited to be back at the Umbrella Fair pavilion bringing you beautiful handmade goods. If you have been before you will know these events have a lovely warm atmoshpere and gorgeous unique goods made with love by local crafters. There will be workshops for all ages.


Community Garden Hub

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-3pm


A new participation opportunity for those with green fingers in our community.

Midweek Mindful Movement

Wednesdays 10.30-12am


A simple effective class of mindful movement, breathing and relaxation, suitable for all. More information at www.stephenswords.co.uk or email jurutakeabreath@gmail.com

Knit and Natter

Every Friday


Friendly meet up for anyone who likes to knit or crochet in good company. Drinks provided - no charge, but donations welcomed.

Other activities beginning soon


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. 

Permission to Play

Thursdays 4-6pm

Starting September 2022

Sharing creative time with your child/adult. With Kezzabelle, Bard of Northampton.

Permission to play is exactly what it says on the tin. It is...


  • A time for adults to release their inner child while connecting and bonding with their young person/people.


  • A creative play session for the after school period.


  • The perfect opportunity to bring little ones and spend some quality time.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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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Public Toilets Available

Mon - Fri : 9.30 - 13.30 

Sat         : Closed

Sun        : Closed

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