Forum Cinema Founder Returns To His Roots

Northampton Leisure Trust which operates The Forum Cinema at Lings Forum Leisure Centre has announced the appointment of its new Film Programmer Alan Alderson-Smith. Originally part of the team put in place by Northampton Arts Central to set up the Forum Cinema in 1987, Alan is returning to his roots at Northampton’s premier cultural cinema.

After his three years at The Forum in the late 1980’s, Alan went on to become the Arts Officer for Luton Borough Council before becoming establishing himself as Head of Film at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester. Most recently he has been a freelance film programmer for four different independent cinemas across the UK.

Alan commented “When I was first appointed in 1986 The Forum was one of just two cinemas in Northampton. After more than 30 years in the industry I was keen to return and see how the Forum has grown over the last 26 years. I am very much looking forward to being part of the team helping the Forum to continue its expansion and development.”

To find out more about the Forum Cinema or to see the full list of films please click here.

 

 
Family Fun Returns to Lings Forum This Saturday

Northampton Leisure Trust’s Family Funday returns to Lings Forum Leisure Centre this Saturday, 18 October. With more than 20 different activities for children 14 and under to try, the day gives a taster of the fun activities on offer during October half term.

Trampolining, football, martial arts and street dance will be available to try along with face painting, reptile display, arts & crafts, activities for under 5’s and many more. A colouring competition will also be running on the day with some great prizes including Wizard of Oz family pantomime tickets from the Deco theatre.

The Funday is free to Junior Active members, and just £3 to anyone else. There is no need to book, just come along on Saturday between 1pm and 5pm.

Ian Redfern, Managing Director of Northampton Leisure Trust said: “Our Family Fundays are a great way to sample many of the fun activities we organise for the school holidays. Getting young people involved in sport sets the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle and enables them to gain new skills and confidence. So come along to Lings Forum Leisure Centre and find out what will be happening during half term.”

To find out more about the Funday or to see the full list of what is going on over the school holidays and activities organised by Northampton Leisure Trust click here.

 

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Park Sports Facilities Bookings

 

 

From 6th October 2014 Trilogy Leisure (Northampton Leisure Trust) are taking responsibility for booking out the pitches and courts in the parks. Northampton Leisure Trust are responsible for the bookings and payments only.

To see the list of Parks, facilities and how to book please click the link below.

Click here for more information

 

 

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Derngate Gym Offer

 

Derngate Gym Offer

Due to the unfortunate closure of The Derngate Gym we are offering FREE use of our facilities to Derngate Gym members from today.

Just come in and show your Derngate Gym Membership Card to use any of our Gyms, Classes, Pools or Health Suites for FREE up until 30 October 2014.

 

After 30 October why not take out one of our Trilogy Supergold memberships?
Join for only £26 per month with NO JOINING FEE.

Trilogy Membership includes Unlimited Gym, Swim, Classes & Health Suites
Plus FREE CINEMA at the Forum Cinema
Plus FREE Off Peak Racket Sports including Badminton, Squash & Table Tennis

Click here for more information

 

 

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More After School Buzz Clubzz Fun On Offer As The New School Year Begins

 

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As the kids head back to school this week, Northampton Leisure Trust has revamped its after school Buzz Clubzz,adding roller skating, badminton and extra rugby sessions to its action packed timetable.

Buzz Clubzz are after school activity sessions for 5-13 year olds that take place at Duston Sports Centre, Lings Forum and Danes Camp Leisure Centres. The new activities compliment the already popular cheerleading, street dance, football, rugby, climbing and inflatable buzz fun sessions.

Ian Redfern, Managing Director of Northampton Leisure Trust said: “Our Buzz Clubzz continue to be popular and offer a great variety of fun sports activities for young people to get involved in after school. We are delighted to be able to add new activities to our timetable giving young people even more opportunities to get active.”

All activities are FREE to Junior Active members, £2.50 with a leisure card or £4 without. To find out more about Buzz Clubzz please click here.

 

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Northampton Leisure Trust has introduced ultraviolet (UV) disinfection to improve water quality and offer a more pleasant swimming pool environment for its customers at Danes Camp Leisure Centre.

UV is a non-hazardous and environmentally friendly technology. It has been proven to be one of the most effective methods for swimming pool disinfection due to its ability to destroy pollution that traditional chlorine finds hard. UV works alongside the chlorination process in the plant room resulting in a much reduced chlorine dose needing to be introduced into the pool.

Ian Redfern, Managing Director of Northampton Leisure Trust said: “Our customers are our priority and we are committed to providing them with the best swimming environment we possibly can across our three pools. UV greatly reduces the levels of chlorine required to keep our swimming pools safe and clean resulting in crystal clear water and much improved air quality.”

“We will continue to invest in UV technology and plan to introduce UV disinfection to Mounts Baths and Lings Forum over the next two years.”

map markerInspiring Kids To Get Active This Summer

Northampton Leisure Trust has launched its new and exciting programme of activities that will take place over the summer holiday period for children of all ages.  A Family Funday is taking place on Saturday 19 July at Lings Forum Leisure Centre and will have more than 20 different activities to try – there is something for everyone!

As well as being able to give trampolining, football, basketball, martial arts and swimming a try, there will be face painting, reptile display, arts & crafts, activities for under 5’s and many more. A colouring competition will also be running on the day with a 6 month Junior Active membership on offer as the prize.

The Funday is free to Junior Active members, and just £3 to anyone else. There is no need to book, just come along on Saturday between 1pm and 6pm.

Ian Redfern, Managing Director of Northampton Leisure Trust said: “We offer a huge range of fun sports and healthy activities for young people to get involved in across our four leisure centres and community venues across Northampton.  The Family Funday is a great way to find out more about the huge number of activities we are organising for the school holidays.”

To find out more about the Funday or to see the full list of what is going on over the summer holidays and activities organised by Northampton Leisure Trust click here.

 
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Northampton Leisure Trust Sport & Play Development Team Rated Excellent By Leading Industry Quality  Scheme 

Northampton Leisure Trust’s Sport and Play Development Team has achieved an ‘excellent’ rating in a tough assessment by Sport England’s national quality scheme, Quest.

Quest, the most recognised improvement programme within the leisure industry, has a rigorous assessment framework and is known to challenge even the very best sports development teams in the UK.

In order to achieve Quest Plus, Northampton Leisure Trust’s Sport and Play Development Team went through a challenging two-day assessment.

Ian Redfern, Managing Director, Northampton Leisure Trust said “we are very proud to be recognised as an excellent sport and play development team. This is a fantastic achievement and a real team effort. Quest is much more than a tick-box exercise; it is an ongoing programme to improve our service and service delivery and a great way to demonstrate our achievements.”

Quest’s operations director, Caroline Constantine, said: “Quest Plus is a step up from the entry level Quest and as such it is a more demanding process. By meeting Quest’s high standards for excellent sport and play development teams, Northampton Leisure Trust Sport and Play Development Team has shown its commitment to providing quality service to its community. In these challenging times it is more important than ever that local sport and play development teams can demonstrate their value, and the Quest process helps them do just that.”