THURSDAY, August 7
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry; Later, CAN Charity F
fund-raiser with The Mynx Soul Band, 8pm. Tickets £7
Adam Gammage & Greg Coulson (duelling Pianos) at Jazz Café, at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 8pm. £1 admission.
All That Jazz at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm
Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
The Northamptonshire Branch of the Royal Army Service Corps and The Royal Corps of Transport meets at the Ex-Servicemans Working Men’s Club, Sheep Street, Northampton 8pm. 01604 628292
Evening Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5 miles). 6.30pm Summer Leys Car Park.
Puppet Making Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am–noon & 1pm–3pm. Suitable for all ages.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (12 miles). Start nr Butchers Arms, PH, Greens Norton, 10am. 01933 441270
Talk on First World War prisoner of war camps in Northamptonshire, £3 entry, inc refreshments. Rothwell Arts & Heritage Centre, Bridge Street, Rothwell.
Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meeting and auction at St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, 7.30pm.
FRIDAY, August 8
Kontra Roots Club at Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, 8pm. Free.
Jamie Benkert at O’Neills, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm
Sound Sensation – Concert party group from KOS Musical Theatre Company at St Mary’s Church, Fotheringhay, 7.45pm. £8 (inc refreshments) from 01733 241784 or 01604 630319 or pay otd.
Ricky Swann, Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Friday Feeling at the Auntie Ruth’s, Georghe Row, Npton. 9pm.
Aladdin: The Panto! at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 7.30pm. Local theatre company. Tickets £2
Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.
R-Zone Club for young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Centre, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm–6pm. 07979 152746.
Towcester Farmers’ Market in Richmond Road car park, 9am–1pm. Profits to support local charities.
Becket at the Castle Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Rd, 10am–noon. building your own lego castle. Also, make you own mini castle (please bring own cardboard boxes). Suitable for aged 5-11 years. All children accompanied by an adult. Booking essential 01604 701992.
Photography – School’s out for Summer at Abington Park until August 10. Included is one hour photo shoot, a canvas print and 2 10x8 prints. All for £99! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oundle Children’s Centre play and learn session at Laxton Village Hall for ages 0-8 years.
SATURDAY, August 9
John Daniels, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, from 8pm.
Krys (60s covers) at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street.
Don Maquire at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Charity Music Festival in aid of Northampton General Hospital’s Disney & Paddington Wards at O’Neills, the Drapery, Npton, from 1pm (& August 10, from 2pm) .
Dance The Night Away at Village Hall, Bridge Street, Weldon, 8pm– 11pm. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. £5. 07718 519480
Kay T Daley at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Tracey Matthews Band, Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Similar Jones at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm
Northampton Vespa & Lambretta Scooter Club Summer Shindig at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, 8pm. Tickets £3.
Adam Naked & DJ Ryan Dorrian at Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 9pm.
Carpetbagger Secret War Museum, Sunnyvale Farm, Harrington, 10am to 4pm. £4 entry,
Newton Hall Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden. Craft, gift and vintage market, 9am to 5pm (& Sun 10am to 3pm). 07954 179299
Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5.5 miles). Stowe Park and Dadford. 2pm Queens Head PH, Chackmore, Unsuitable for dogs. 3 stiles.
Ringstead – Kettering & District Ramblers Club (6 miles). Pub after walk. Leader John 01536 520832 or 07514 020365
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles). Start at Village Hall, Blisworth, 10am. 07740 995707
Coffee Morning and Community Shop at Laxton Village Hall, 10.30 am–noon.
Garage Trail, 10am–4pm. Route maps £1 from St Mary’s Church Grounds, Rushden. Proceeds for The Children’s Society.
Whist Drive at the Village Hall, Great Easton. Cards dealt from 7.30pm. £2.50 to inc game of whist, raffle and refreshments. 01536 770784.
Horticultural Society Show in the Village Hall, Paulerspury. Judging in the morning with the show open to the public at 2pm, trophy presentations at 4.15pm and auction of produce at 4.45pm. 01327 811789/811288
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles). Start Village Hall, Blisworth, 10am. 07740 995707
SUNDAY, August 10
Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
John Kirby, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.
Cool Jazz Duo at Mem Saab, W’boro Rd, Npton, 1pm
Soprano Grace Davidson joins Fiori Choir & Chamber Ensemble to sing Handel and Vivaldi at St Mary & All Saints Church, Fotheringhay, 7pmTickets £25, £20 & 15 www.fiori-musicali.com or 01327 360931
Marty Lee, Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 2pm to 4.30pm
A Night of Acoustic at the Penny Whistle, Abington Sq, Npton, 7.30pm. Free entry.
Kibworth Band concert at the bandstand in Abington Park, Npton, 2pm–5pm.
Laurence Jones Band at Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton
Stepping Out communities meet at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, with Kidz Klub at 10.15am and “Silver Service” church service at Bridge Community Office, 10.30am. ,
Craft, Gift & Vintage Market, Newton Hall Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 10am–3pm.
Tea & Cake, Fotheringhay Village Hall, 3pm–5.30pm. Cost £2. Enquiries email@example.com
Summer Teas with home-made cakes and scones at Kingscliffe Village Hall, 2pm (last orders 4.30pm). Book Corner and sale of homemade preserves.
Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info
Books ‘n’ More Reading Group meet at Beans in Higham Ferrers from 10.30am. 01933 316834
Church Fete, Torch Hill Farm, High Street, Ravensthorpe, noon–4pm. Steel band, classic cars, traditional fete stalls, also short countryside trips on the old routemaster double decker red bus. Money raised for Ravensthorpe Church.
Cream Teas, Pitsford Village Hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (8.5 miles). 9.30am from Maidford Road, Farthingstone.
Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (5.5 miles). Meet 10am All Saints Church, Braunston.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (5.5 miles). Start Village Hall, Blisworth, 10am. 01604 459156
MONDAY, August 11
Karaoke at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm–7pm
Folk Jam Session at The Artichoke, Moulton, 8pm. Free.
Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1 or £5 for 5+
Kids Summer Screening at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton: Despicable Me (12.30pm) and Despicable Me 2 (3pm). Also, Movie Night from 8pm. Tonight – Divergent. Free.
COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby
TUESDAY, August 12
All That Jazz at the Wig & Pen, Npton, 9pm. Free entry
Yoga for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Npton, 9.30am–11.30am. Free
Classic Movies Afternoon at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 1pm
Interactive drama sessions at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am–1pm. Over-8s only. Sensitive subjects. Free. Booking essential – 01604 837397. Over 8s only.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (3.5 miles). Start Mawsley, Barnwell Ct C/P nr One Stop Shop, 1.30pm. 01604 714704
WEDNESDAY, August 13
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free admission. 01848 463183 for details
Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.
Rhythm Roots ‘n’ Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, St James, Npton, 9pm
Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Country Scene at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Tonight, Taylor’s Country.
Clare Free band at Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.
Creepy Crawly Mobile Zoo & Scary Snakes, Swansgate Shopping Centre, Wellingborough, have your photo taken with a giant snake!
Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6.25 miles). 9.30m from The Plough by Everdon Church. Unsuitable for dogs. 20 stiles.
Morning Strollers Walk, with Northampton Ramblers (3.2 miles). Meet 10am Britannia Inn, Bedford Road. A walk around Northampton wash lands.
Becket at the Castle Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am–noon. Discover the story of Northampton Castle. Suitable for aged 5-11 years. All children accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01604 701992.
Storytelling in the Garden at Kelmarsh Hall. Tom the Tale Teller will be presenting stories from the Story Stick. Entry is £5 with free admission for under 5s. 01604 686543 or www.kelmarsh.com
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8.2 miles). Start Green Man PH, Leighton Bromswold, 9.30am. 01604 405521.
THURSDAY, August 14
Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.
New York Jazz Trio, Jazz Café, Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 8pm. £1.
The Rockin Hams at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Country Jam Session, Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Centre, Npton, 8.30pm
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
Paper Toys Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am–noon & 1pm–3pm. Free. Drop in. Suitable for all ages.
Charity Event at Bington Park View Residential Home, 475-477 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 11am–5pm. Family fun day, live music, fancy dress competition for the kids (£1 entry). Money raised for residents activities.
Evening Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.5 miles). 7pm from The Crown PH, High Street, Hardingstone. Park in pub car park. 2 stiles.
Comedy Night at Victoria Inn, Poole Street, Npton, 8.30pm
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (11 miles). Start Grymes Dell CP, nr Ashridgge Park, 10am. 01604 891234.