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Arts and crafts in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire (including Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire and Wellingborough) is in the East Midlands of England. It has a population of around 691,000 and covers approximately 236,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire.

County flag of NorthamptonshireNorthamptonshire has its main council offices in the county town of Northampton, which during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was a world leader in the production of shoes and other leather goods. This heritage is reflected in the large collection of historic footwear from around the world to be found in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, which also houses collections of paintings, ceramics, glass and other artefacts of local historical interest. Lamport Hall is a Grade One listed building, with finely decorated and furnished interiors and is set among picturesque gardens. It has served as a venue for a range of events, including arts and crafts fairs, exhibitions and workshops. Performing arts venues in Northamptonshire include the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering, the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton and The Castle in Wellingborough.

Located in Northampton, 78 Derngate was built during the early 19th century and during the early 20th century the interiors were remodelled by the designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is the only house in England that Mackintosh was commissioned to design and the property was restored during the early 21st century. There is also a gallery where visitors can purchase contemporary arts and crafts, as well as a calendar of events and exhibitions. Canons Ashby House is a National Trust property and dates back to the 16th century. Inside the house there are impressive Elizabethan wall paintings and fine plasterwork, whilst outside visitors can stroll through the grounds, appreciating the great variety of plants. Other places you might like to visit in Northamptonshire include Althorp House, Cottesbrooke Hall, Wellingborough Museum, Rushton Triangular Lodge, Towcester Museum, Stanwick Lakes, the partly ruined Kirby Hall near Corby and Daventry Country Park.

Northampton Town Festival

Northampton Town Festival

Northampton Racecourse, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Friday, 1 July 2022 (3 day event)

HandMade Spoons Wood Sculpture

HandMade Spoons Wood Sculpture

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hand-carved wooden objects, adorned with traditional folk motifs that are found throughout ...

Eco Whipped Skincare

Eco Whipped Skincare

Long Buckby, Northamptonshire

Eco Whipped Skincare - We are a family business based in Northamptonshire and we truly ...

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Whitlock Wooden Designs

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Hi, my name is John and I started woodworking in 2000. I make handmade fountain pens ...

U DivineDesign U

U DivineDesign U

Kettering, Northamptonshire

I design and crochet Journal Covers and create Gift Boxes and Crochet Kits. I digitally ...

Twinkles Hand Made

Twinkles Hand Made

Towcester, Northamptonshire

Twinkles Hand made is a sole trader craft stall, selling hand made Sterling silver jewellery, ...

Karans Kreations Ashes Jewellery

Karans Kreations Ashes Jewellery

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Karans Kreations was set up in memory of my daughter who sadly passed away, very unexpectedly ...

etui coterie

etui coterie

Kettering, Northamptonshire

We are .... Crafts women who are passionate about having the right tools for the job. ...

Kathryn Jenkins Art

Kathryn Jenkins Art

Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire

My name is Kathryn Jenkins and I am a regular streamer of artwork on Twitch. I am a horror ...

Glass by Sally and Margaret

Glass by Sally and Margaret

Moulton, Northamptonshire

After 36 Years of working in an office I decided it was time to try something new. Iíve ...

Scribblerman ART

Scribblerman ART

Thrapston, Northamptonshire

unique Drawings and paintings using black pen (micro) as main utensil all subject matter ...

Vintage Displays

Vintage Displays

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Clock, Radio camera and other old machinery parts brought together with chosen wood and ...

Jackie

Jackie

Brackley, Northamptonshire

I make a wide variety of Christmas decorations, decorated led trees, pictures with lights, ...

Tirastan

Tirastan

Kettering, Northamptonshire

Amongst my jewellery I try and use a range of techniques from wire wrapping, Macrme to ...

Charles Taylors Workshop

Charles Taylors Workshop

Kettering, Northamptonshire

I hand make and finish bird, insect and animal houses, plus wooden gifts for the home ...

Badgers Sett

Badgers Sett

Thrapston, Northamptonshire

Refurbish Rattan furniture,particularly Bergere suits. Supplying DIY kits with help line. ...


Frank Cadogan Cowpe

(Born 1877 in Wicken in Northamptonshire), Painting

Frank Cowper, British artist, was known for paintings of historic and literary scenes.

Christopher Whitworth Whall

(Born 1849 in Thurning in Northamptonshire), Stained glass

Whall was an independent stained glass designer and maker. He also ran courses at the Central Schools of Arts and Craft plus the Royal College of Art.