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8 June 2020

South Northants Arts and Events

Arts organisations and creative practitioners have not been idle during lockdown – far from it! Instead of the monthly Arts Events Calendar, here’s a few bits and pieces to keep you in the arts loop.

Visual arts
Following on from the successful move online of the Heseltine Gallery’s Focus on Photography virtual exhibition, the next opportunity is extended to anyone who has been creative in the visual arts during lockdown, with a summer show called ‘Art in Isolation’. Val Goldfinch’s example ‘Lockdown Rainbow’ was made with photos of flowers in her garden. Images are invited this month (up to 3 per person, by 30th June) and artwork can be for sale.  More information…

The Annual Open Exhibition for local artists had to be delayed from May. The new dates will be 4th – 13th December, with details and submission forms on the arts page of our website nearer the time – so keep drawing, painting and making ready for that! In the meantime, artists interested in taking part in the October South Northants Art Trail should register now…

Arts & Wellbeing
Our website has a new section under the heading ‘Healthy Communities’, Keep Active & well at home during Covid19 with some recent additions for arts engagement for those who are missing theatre, music, dance, art galleries, or are running out of ideas for family members to be creative and active. There are also some new activities specifically for carers, organised to replace the group activities previously taking place: Northamptonshire Carers

Summer Reading Challenge
This afternoon, the Summer Reading Challenge is launched online, with a fun theme of The Silly Squad, which should lift the spirits of children and adults alike. Summer Reading Challenge. Brackley and Towcester Libraries will be coming up with all sorts of ideas to get involved on Facebook.

Brackley Youth Theatre is looking for a new drama teacher or theatre director!
Brackley Youth Theatre, now established for four years, is after someone to lead their weekly drama sessions. Made up of young people from the local area, the group meets every Wednesday at Egerton Hall in Brackley and are intending to work towards a project to devise a performance which they will take to the Edinburgh fringe Festival in 2021. At the moment the senior group meet from 7:45 until 9:15 on Wednesday, however they are looking at the possibility of adding in extra classes before this for a younger cohort, likely to be 6:30 until 7:30. DBS check can be arranged and references will be requested. Pay rate is negotiable. For more info please contact Sam on 07899 992772 or email a CV to

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