Michael Visits the Umbrella Fair

Every year in around mid-August the Northamptonshire Umbrella Fair takes place on The Racecourse. The reason it is called the Umbrella Fair is because it encompasses and includes a wide range of community activities, events and groups.

The Umbrella Fair is designed to develop community co-operation and promote sustainable living for all people within Northampton, particularly those living near The Racecourse.

Whilst there, I visited stalls which ranged from specialist foods, neighbourhood groups, charities and the LGBT community. Visitors were also treated to performances showcasing Northampton’s talent – the event was very well attended and seems to get larger every year! I would like to thank everyone who was involved in the planning and organisation of this event.