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Village Connect, the original community magazine, bringing local business to local villages

Bringing local business to local villages


Welcome to Village Connect, the original independent village community publication, bringing local business to local villages since April 2005.


Village Connect is published bi-monthly and hand delivered free of charge to more than 20,000 homes and businesses in 71 selected Northamptonshire villages, and has established itself as the premier notice board for businesses in the area.


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Hello and welcome to Spring!

You’ll be pleased to hear that I managed to get
myself through the winter months, keeping busy with a
variety of projects. I’ve been looking ahead
to events taking place near here in 2017, and there are
a few which have caught my eye.

Fans of classic cars will be pleased to hear the Stilton
Cheese Classic Car Run is taking place on Sunday
23rd April. Cars will gather at the Market Place in
Uppingham from about 9am before setting off to Stilton in
Cambridgeshire, via a route which visits New Lodge
Farm in Bulwick in time for lunch. Raising funds for the
Air Ambulance, this event is now in its tenth year and is
a fun day out.

The ambitious Our Woods outdoor arts project
in Corby reaches itsconclusion in May, with the
grand finale Dreaming Our Woods. Taking place from
Friday 5th through Sunday 7th May, at the Corby Core
Theatre, the show starts at 8pm and is billed as a
multi-media transformation of space, time and place inspired by the woodlands of
Corby. Featured artists include international jazz singer and
writer Barb Jungr, acclaimed choreographer Neil Paris, and
international sound and light artist Kurt Laurenz Theinert. This
performance is then followed by an illuminated walk through
Thoroughsale Wood led by Cat Gerrard, to a light projection
designed by Kurt at the Boating Lake, where there will be a
pop-up cafe serving food and drinks. Tickets cost £12.50
(£10 conc.), for more information please visit the website

The Brigstock Horse Trials were a major event
from my childhood, so I’m pleased to see
their spirit lives on in the Rockingham
International Horse Trials. Taking place
at Rockingham Castle between Friday 19th
and Sunday 21st May, this event is now in its fifth successful
year. It will feature dressage, cross country and show
jumping, and there is something for everybody with shopping
in the trade stands (my personal favourite!) and family
entertainment. For more information, please visit the website

Thanks for reading, please visit my blog
and Northants Telegraph column too. Many
thanks, Hx


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