Can you host the new visual arts festival? 

The University of Northampton is currently looking for a number of local businesses to help host a new visual arts festival.
'Antifreeze' is set to take place in September and October 2018 and will involve  artists from across the UK.
Organisers are looking for commercial and industrial premises, as well as more conventional spaces and galleries to display artwork. 
All host venues will feature in Art Trail maps and publicity material.
To find out more...
  • Visit the 'Antifreeze' website HERE
  • Email Suzanne Stenning, Gallery Administrator at the University of Northampton HERE 
  • Call 01604 893050 
Deadline for applications to host is  Friday 16th March.
Thorntons were one of the businesses featured on our social media channels last year

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day displays and offers are already starting to appear on shop windows, social media and on websites of town centre businesses.
If you have a seasonal window, offer or activity for Valentines Day, please email us HERE
We will  make sure you're featured in the BID's promotional and social media activity in the run up to 14th February.

BID monthly meeting

Give your feedback on BID initiatives and share ideas for a wide range of projects throughout the year during our upcoming BID monthly meeting. 
Businesses will also have chance to meet our new executive director and BID team at the event, as well as discussing specific business  issues such as footfall and sales trends and intelligence sharing.
Date: Wednesday 31st January
Time: Either 9.30am-10.30am and 5.00pm-6.00pm
Venue: BID Office, 2nd Floor, Town Centre House, 7-8 Mercers Row, Northampton, NN1 2QL. 
Please email  HERE to attend.
Council's budget consultation
Northampton Borough Council's draft budget for the financial year 2018/2019 can be  viewed  HERE .
Businesses are able to give direct feedback online - click  HERE. The deadline for responses is the  11th February 2018.
Calling all designers and printers
The BID will be creating a wide range of branded and printed communications and promotional materials throughout 2018.

If you are in the creative industry, located in the BID area and would like to be considered to design or print the BID's leaflets, fliers, magazines and other materials, then we want to hear from you. 
Email us for more information HERE.
Dates for your diary
  • Mystery Shopping Awards Presentation - Wednesday 24th January, 5.30-7pm
  • BID Monthly Meeting - Wednesday 31st January, 9.30am or 5pm
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Northampton Town Centre  Business Improvement District (BID) 
or partner interested in BID activity
Northampton BID is project managed by Partnerships for Better Business Ltd (pfbb UK)

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