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Less than one month until the Nene Valley Festival returns

16 August 2022

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Organisations across the Nene Valley are working hard on final preparations for the Nene Valley Festival, which returns from 10 - 18 September.

The Nene Valley Festival is now in its 9th year and will feature events at key locations across the Nene Valley from Northampton to Peterborough with a wide range of activities for all ages.

The Festival will kick off with an official launch at Lyveden New Bield from 10:30am on 10 September before a week of activities take place including a variety of walks, from heritage through to health across the Valley, alongside theatre and wildlife activities. The week will culminate with a finale event on 17 September at Delapre Abbey.

Cllr Helen Howell, North Northamptonshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “It is so exciting that the Nene Valley Festival is now only a month away. The River Nene and the surrounding area have always been vital to the local economy across the region and I hope that we will see many visitors across the Festival to the area.

“But I would also encourage local residents to get involved as across the week there will be something for everyone.”

Cllr Jason Smithers, leader of North Northamptonshire Council, added: “It is great that the Nene Valley Festival is back to celebrate the tourist attractions and businesses we have in the local area. The team have been working hard alongside partners to ensure this year’s Festival is the best yet and really highlights the Nene Valley.”

Cllr Jonathan Nunn, Leader of West Northamptonshire Council, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the annual Nene Valley Festival. Each year, this weeklong festival celebrates the rich heritage we have across the area, and we are delighted that this year the celebrations will round-off at the iconic Delapre Abbey. There is something for everyone to get involved in, so make sure to add the date to your diary.”

The annual festival is being organised through the Destination Nene Valley project to promote the Nene Valley as a competitive, sustainable destination offering wildlife and heritage to local, national and international audiences.

Partners involved in the Destination Nene Valley project include North Northamptonshire Council, West Northamptonshire Council, Nenescape, Natural England, Peterborough City Council, The Wildlife Trust, River Nene Regional Park, the Environment Agency, West Northamptonshire Heritage Forum.

Full details about the events taking place during the Nene Valley Festival can be found on the Destination Nene Valley website and follow Destination Nene Valley on Twitter and Facebook for all latest Festival news.

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