Music Workshops

We are very happy at the shoefactory at Rushden to host the events put on by the great team at Jazz School UK. These range from Introducing Jazz sessions for players new to improvising, all the way through to specialist instrumental days and weekends for intermediate and advanced players. Pictures, details and reports on the Music Space page.


Have a look at our History page to find out the fascinating history, ancient and modern, of our Shoefactory.


Juliet Walker runs some wonderful evening sessions in yoga in the calm and quiet of our Clicking Room studio. More details on the Well Being page.


Our largest working space, the Clicking Room, is full of light, warm and comfortable, and both a beautiful and a characterful setting for the popular sessions run by Pilates guru Karen Grinter. Find out more on the Well Being page.

Fine Food

We love good food here at the Shoefactory. Menus, recipes, discussions and pictures over on the Fine Food page.


We promote connections and activities not only among musicians and health and wellbeing practitioners, but also among artists of all kinds. Have a look over at our Arts page to read about our 2009 Festival, and the authors, visual artists and musicians it brought to

the shoefactory at Rushden

Rehearsal Space

Bands of all styles and sizes find our facilities ideal for putting quality time into their music. Residential packages avaialable. See over on the Music Space page.


The Shoefactory is that rare building which offers a combination of flexible space, natural light and beautiful atmosphere, as well as a stunning Grand Piano. Great for acoustic projects. More details over on the Music Space page.

What's Happening

Find out about current programmes and all our plans for the future over on the What's Happening page.


Yes, we're popular! Read what our clients are saying about us on the Testimonials page.


Do you want to take part in what we have here at the shoefactory at Rushden, and receive reduced rates for our programme as well as invitations to Special Events?

Full details over on the Membership page!

For Hire

Have a look at our For Hire page for details of how you could use our facilities for your own events and projects!


Have a look at our Links page to find out what we like and what we're most interested in.


All our details, address, phones, emails, and maps are over on the Contact page.

You can also meet kindred spirits on the shoefactory at Rushden Facebook Page

Nick Weldon's blog and video links are also available by RSS feed

Belly Dancing

We're very excited about this new activity at the Shoefactory. Find out more on the Well Being page.