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News Date19 Aug 2016
News ItemNorthampton Umbrella Fair 20th & 21st August 2016

The Umbrella Fair is taking place in Northampton on 20th and 21st August. UNISON will be having a stall in the Global Mela tent.

Please drop on by and see what there is on offer and support your colleagues in UNISON.

There are lots of really exciting bands and other performers throughout the day in the Global Melba tent including Reggae Matik Band, Zebby Melody, Hussiad, Jimmy Pike and the Red Stars, Chris Strong, Fred Chase, Atlas Belly, Comedienne Ishi Khan Jackson, Smokey Green Offspring, Elena Tominga, Zimwomen and Belly Dancing.

Come along with the family and enjoy all the activities that are taking place over the weekend at the many and varied stalls and venues that make up the Umbrella Fair.

Umbrella Fair Festival

20th & 21st August 2016 The Racecourse, Northampton

The first ever festival on The Racecourse took place in 1652 when local man Edward De Courcy performed popular madrigals of the day accompanied by his sister, Anne, on a pair of pewter spoons. Attendance was poor due to the fact that Facebook hadn't been invented so no one knew about it. Nonetheless, it was the start of a long history of live music performance in Northampton.

This tradition continues today with the Umbrella Fair Festival - 2 days of music, poetry, dance, theatre and much more in the beautiful setting of The Racecourse park.


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