Painting the Town Purple

Published: Wednesday, 4th October 2017

6th - 8th October: Purple Flag weekend celebrates Kettering’s vibrant nightlife

The annual celebration of the Purple Flag programme, which recognises excellence in the management of the evening and night-time economy in the UK and Ireland, will be taking place on the weekend of the 6th - 8th October.

Kettering originally received Purple Flag accreditation in 2015 and this year was once again awarded the prestigious purple flag status for its night time economy. 

Purple Flag highlights Kettering as a vibrant place to visit at night, with safe and clean environments, a diverse range of bars and restaurants, a choice of arts and cultural events and a great evening economy partnership with the Police, Licensees and Street Pastors.

Head into Kettering this Purple Flag weekend and look out for:
  • Purple orientated cocktails/drinks in bars
  • Purple flag balloons, t-shirts and beer mats
  • New Purple Flag lamppost banners
  • Purple themed rooms with purple lighting

For more details about Kettering’s Purple Flag go to:

Jamie Lane, Chair of Kettering Pubwatch said:

“We want more people to come into Kettering town centre at night to have an enjoyable evening and to relax and feel safe. The Purple Flag weekend celebrates the fruits of a lot of hard work that has taken place to improve the night time experience for visitors to Kettering.”

Becci Wynn, Aura Bar and lounge said

“We are going to host a 'Purple Party.' Staff will be dressed in purple and there will be a prize for the best dressed customer in purple!” 

Liz Wade, Head of Commercial Development, Kettering Borough Council said:

“The award could only be achieved by people and partners working together to ensure the public has a great night out in Kettering”.

Councillor Mark Dearing, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, said:

“We are proud that Kettering has been recognised with a Purple Flag yet again and it should be celebrated! Show your support this weekend and come and enjoy a fun filled purple evening in Kettering Town Centre."

This weekend in Kettering:
Aura Bar and Lounge – Purple Flag Party – Friday & Saturday
Kettering Arts Centre – Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings - Saturday, 7.30pm.
Retro Union – Motown Night (Friday) & First Birthday Party (Saturday)