Northampton has several activities available and we’ll have a couple evenings where you’re on your own to explore the city. There are historical sites, shopping, and nightlife, as well as shows, concerts, and festivals going on. Here’s some of what we’ve found:
Love Northampton: A great site to begin learning about what is happening (This is a G-rated site, not an X-rated site!)
Delapre Beer Festival: in Northampton’s Delapre Park. Food stalls, beer tastings, live music.
Events Calendar: maintained by the city government; includes info about many things around Northampton as well
Things to Do: everything from restaurants to night clubs to events
Family Activities: lists of places with many family-friendly activities; don’t write this site off if you don’t have kids – this is where we found the Laser Tag place!
The Royal & Derngate: the main theater venue in Northampton, with everything from music to comedy to plays.
Lee Burrows – Contemporary English Painter
We also have a few sites related to Birmingham, the second largest city in England. This is one of the locations you can fly into for the institute.
Britain’s Foodiest city: Jamie Oliver and Marco Pierre-White have restaurants here. Go figure!
Budget Restaurants: “Brum” by the way is a nickname for Birmingham
Purnells’ Restaurant: a michelin star restaurant (that means very good and very pricey)
Birmingham in 36 hours: an article about seeing the sites in a short amount of time
For a touch of nature: Those of you with a little green in your heart, The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens is a wonderful site for locating farms and gardens that you can visit throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. So if your in the mood for a little nature you will want to check out this site.