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Five days and counting to Nene Valley Festival 2017

Published Monday, 11 September 2017

Celebrate the unique heritage, wildlife and culture of the Nene Valley

From 16 – 24 September, the 4th Nene Valley Festival will present an eclectic programme of outdoor family events, guided tours, water pursuits, concerts, cycle rides, local walks, foodie events and much more!

Featuring 85 events at key locations along the Nene Valley, from Northampton to Peterborough, the festival is a must for wildlife and culture lovers of all ages looking for inspiration, tranquillity and new experiences.

The Nene Valley Festival is being organised through the Destination Nene Valley (DNV) project, which is a key priority within East Northamptonshire Council’s new Enterprising East Northants initiative, the council’s economic development plan for the district. DNV aims to promote the Nene Valley as a competitive, sustainable destination offering wildlife and heritage to a mixture of local, national and international audiences.

East Northamptonshire Councillor and Board Member for the Destination Nene Valley project, Sarah Peacock, said:

“Our programme has a strong active and outdoors focus for 2017. We want to inspire more people to connect with the wildlife and heritage of the Nene Valley and we hope that our residents and visitors will enjoy all the activities on offer this autumn.”

The launch of the festival will take place at Delapré Abbey this Saturday with a family day taking place from 11am – 2pm.

Amanda Nicols, Commercial Manager at Delapré Abbey said:

“Delapré Abbey is delighted to be hosting the inaugural Nene Valley Festival. The festival is a fantastic way to showcase what the Nene Valley has to offer and we’re particularly proud to have the newly restored Abbey as the back-drop.”

The festival is one of the key projects within the Nenescape Landscape Partnership scheme, a heritage lottery funded scheme that works in partnership with organisations stretching along the River Nene, to conserve and protect its natural and built history.

Amanda Johnson, Nenescape Project Development Manager said:

“The Nene Valley Festival is a wonderful celebration of everything that makes this beautiful stretch of countryside extraordinary. The Nenescape Landscape Partnership is thrilled to be supporting Destination Nene Valley with this annual event.”

Visit www.nenevalley.net and follow @_nenevalley #nenevalley2017 on Twitter for up to date information on the festival programme.

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