NN November 17
From the Editor
Halloween was escaped with no tricks - YESSSS! I am clean out of sweets (and believe me, I had lots!), but at least there is no egg on my windows or driveway. Until next year...
We move swiftly onto Bonfire night and there are many events planned around the county to celebrate November 5th and some are mentioned in our What’s On Guide at the back of the magazine. Wherever you're watching a display, please make sure you are safe and if possible, go to an organised event. Most of them collect for a charity so you will support a worthwhile cause too.
We all know how the rhyme goes...‘Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot’ and the person we most associate with this act of treachery is Guy Fawkes. Although he was caught red handed underneath the House of Lords, the Yorkshireman was only one of thirteen conspirators and the story focusses around Northamptonshire. Laura Malpas unearths more as she visits Ashby Manor in Ashby St Ledgers.
If after Christmas you're considering a holiday, we have the perfect advice from local travel consultants Dragonfly who will bring you a regular column each month offering the best advice on places to see. They kick off this month with cruising. Take a look at page 13 for more.
Lucy Harmer, Director of Services at Independent Age, the older people’s charity, gives her expert tips on the best ways to protect yourself against a scam. The charity has just launched a new, free advice guide, called Scamwise: Spotting, avoiding and reporting scams and she offers some simple tips to keep yourself or elderly relatives safe.
Delapré Abbey makes preparations to host its first Christmas Fair in December, which is great if you're struggling for some special gifts. There will be a Santa's Grotto too, to keep the little ones entertained.Kipling’s Nobel Prize-winning family classic The Jungle Book has been adapted for the stage by playwright Jessica Swale, whose acclaimed play Nell Gwynn won the
Olivier for Best New Comedy in 2016, with music composed by internationally renowned songwriter Joe Stilgoe. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Kipling’s birth the play is coming to The Derngate from Tuesday 28 November to Sunday 31 December 2017, and you could win tickets for a family of four to see the show on the opening night. See page 24 for details.
See you all in December.