What’s on in Northamptonshire: Dec 11-18

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THURSDAY, Dec 11

MUSIC

Be Barb Burlesque’s Christmas-themed extravaganza, The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 7.30pm. Only £10 standing tickets left

Debbie Rooker’s Jazz & Blues Band at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.

Big Band Concert at The Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, 8pm. Swing’s The Thing with Katherine McLean and Nigel Adair.

East Northants Association of the National Trust fund-raising event, Corn Market Hall, Kettering, 7.30pm. Entertainment by Mosaic Choir. £7 otd.

Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Centre, Obelisk Rise, Npton, 8.30pm

Country Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Le Burn atJazz Café, Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, N’pton, 8pm. Admission £1.

Carols by candlelight, Church of St Mary the Virgin, Whiston, 8pm.

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, Npton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, Npton, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 10.30am/1pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Community Carol Service at Finedon Wesleyan Chapel, 7pm with Rev Derek Redfern.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre outside McDonalds, Wellingborough town centre, 10am–1pm. www.nab.org.uk

Church-run Retireds’ Group in the Bridge Community Office, of Whitefriars Junior School, 1.30pm. Songs and Carols. 01933 676989.

Comedy Night at Victoria Inn, Poole Street, Npton, 8.30pm

Northamptonshire Natural History Society, presents “The River Welland”, video presentation, Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terr, Npton, 2.30pm.

Festive get-together, Burton Park Wanderers clubhouse to form a new WI, 7.30pm. 01604 646055

Antiques & Collectibles Fair, Brigstock Village Hall, 9.30am–3.30pm. Admission £1, accompanied children under 15 free.

FRIDAY, Dec 12

MUSIC

Disco and karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

Classic Disco Sounds from all eras at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton

Kontra Roots Club presents Local Stars Christmas Special at Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, 8pm. Free. www.kcbworld.co.uk

Falling Rock at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

DJ Jimmy Tea at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Miss Mics plus Funky Town with DJ Len at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm. £5.

Secret Affair – “Glory Boys” 35th anniversary tour plus Sha LaLa’s at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Tickets £15, contact Barbsie 07776 267278.

Christmas Big Sing at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7.15pm.

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Quiz Night at Brafield WMC, A428.

Bingo, Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm.

Charity Christmas Fair in aid of Mind, Everdon Sports Hall at University of Northampton Park Campus, 11am–5pm. £1 adults, children free.

Farmers’ Market in Richmond Road car park, Towcester, 9am–1pm. Profits to charities.

Festive Floral Fun with guest speaker Amanda Punter. Stanwick WI meet at Stanwick Village Hall, 7.30pm.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre outside The Cube, Corby town centre, 10am–2pm. www.nab.org.uk

Christmas coffee morning at WI House, Park View, Moulton, £2 for coffee & cake. 01604 646055 or www.thewi.org.uk/northamptonshire

“Convergence”, exhibition by artists Helen Turton & Sherrelea Weber at Collective Collaborations, Market Walk, Npton, 10am–4pm (until Dec 20).

SATURDAY, Dec 13

MUSIC

The Northampton Concert Orchestra will be ringing in Christmas at the United Reformed Church, Abington Avenue with their special guests ‘Sound Appeal’ 7.30pm. Tickets £6 available at the door or in advance from St Giles Music, St Giles Street, Northampton.

Karaoke Disco at Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm

Chris Richards entertains at Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.

Adrenaline at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street

Adam J Wilford at Queen’s Park WMC, Cranbrook Rd, N’pton

Rocking ‘n’ Reeling at Monks Park WMC, W’boro Rd, Npton

Raunds Temperance Brass Band Concert with Carols and seasonal music, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, High Street, Little Addington. Adults £7.50, children £3. 01933 650245.

Andy Stone at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) & Carols performed by Wellingborough Orpheus Choir at United Reformed Church, High Street, W’boro, 7.30pm. Tickets £10, students £5, under-12s free.

Bob James at Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Donnybrook Fair at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Variations Choir “Celebration of Christmas” Concert at United Reform Church, London Road, Kettering, 7.15pm. Ticket £5, £2.50 for under-12s. 01536 513548/723376

Indie live at Charles Bradlaugh, Earls St, Npton, 9pm. £2.

Mystic Crew at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, N’pton, 11.30pm, also DJ Ryan Dorrian.

Around The World At Christmas Time, performed by Northampton Concert Orchestra with Sound Appeal, at Abington Avenue United Reformed Church, Npton, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 from St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace, Npton, or otd.

Northampton Concert Band perform at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep St, Npton, 7.30pm. www.northamptonconcertband.org.uk

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Magical Mishaps, Underground, Royal & Derngate, 11am/2pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm/4pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Bridgwater Residents Association Christmas Fair, from 1pm-4pm, at The Road to Morocco, Bridgewater Drive. Admission free.

Centre Screen showing Frozen Sing-a-Long (PG) at Marston St Lawrence Village Hall, 3pm; Nativity 2 (U) at Ashley Village Hall, 4pm; and Joyeux Noel (12) at Middleton Cheney Library, 7.30pm.

Christmas Whist Drive, Great Easton Village Hal, 7.30pm. 01536 770784.

Christmas Ramble with Kettering & District Ramblers Club (4 miles). Meet Red Lion, Broughton. 01536 390024

Stanwick Christmas Spectacular at Stanwick Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles). Start at Royal Oak, Cogenhoe, 10am. 01933 678545

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (7 miles). 11am from Harpole Church.

Charity Event at St Crispin Retirement Village, Duston, 1pm–3pm.

Brafield On The Green Christmas Tree Festival in St Laurence’s Church, and Bazaar in the Sargeant Memorial Hall, 2pm–4.30pm; Songs of Praise in church at 7pm.

Author Jane Isaac will be signing her second book, The Truth Will Out, at WH Smith, Grosvenor Centre, Npton, 11am–3pm.

Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society in Bedford. Meet for bus SC 41 at 10.30am. www.nnhs.info

Vintage Retreat Christmas Bash (& Dec 14), Lower Harding Street, Npton.

Coffee & Crafts, Duston United Reformed Church, 10am–2pm. £5 per table. To book call Flick 01604 75537

Rectory Farm Over-55s Christmas Party. Tickets from 01604 450453 or 07795 075355

SUNDAY, Dec 14

MUSIC

3D Trio at Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.

Choir at St Crispin Retirement Village, Duston, 2pm–4pm.

Harborough Jazz presents NEON; Stan Sulzman, Jim Hart & others at The Angel Hotel, High Street, Market Harborough, 12.30pm. Adm £13, non-members £15. 01858 466737 or harboroughjazz.com

Tess & The Durbervilles at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Choral music by Buxtehude, Telemann & Palestrina, Priory Church, Canons Ashby, 6pm. Tickets £20 & £15. www.fiori-musicali.com or 01327 360931

Magpie Lane Christmas Folk Concert at Towcester Town Hall, 7.30pm. www.magpielane.co.uk

Gretton Silver Band Carol Service at Gretton Baptist Church, High Street, 6pm.

BirdDogs Christmas Sing-a-long, St Luke’s Church, Kislingbury, 3pm. In aid of Church Bell Fund.

Music & Bingo at Queens Park WMC, Cranbrook Rd, Npton

Killing Time at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 4pm to 7pm

The Mike Owen Band at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, noon, £8. www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com

Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 2pm to 4.30pm

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Magical Mishaps, Underground, Royal & Derngate, 11am/2pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm/4pm. Box Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Café Church at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am. Also Silver Service at 10.30am in the Bridge Community Office .

Santa Saunta walk around Corby pathed woodlands, 1hr. Santa hats to be worn. Meet Corby Boating Lake Car Park, 11am. 01536 265496

Mulled Wine & Mince Pies at Pitsford Village Hall, 2.30pm–4.30pm. Also tea/coffee, cakes.

Car Boot Sale, Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am; Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.into. 07712 114819

Christmas Jumper Day at The Woolpack, Rothwell. Prize for the winner of the best jumper!

Stanwick Festival of Christmas in the village hall, 2pm. Decorations, stalls and refreshments, choir and band.

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (12.5 miles). Meet at Church Lane, N’pton, 8.45am for 9.30am start from Church End/Church Road, Sherrington.

MONDAY, Dec 15

MUSIC

Acoustic Open Mic Night with Jim & Darryl at The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm

Chris Parker & Maurice Merry play swing and Latin standards, Café Brio, Olney, 7.30pm. 01234 717000

Steve Perry Christmas Show at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 4.30pm

OTHER

Sin City 2, showing at The Picturedrome movie night, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Free.

TUESDAY, Dec 16

MUSIC

All That Jazz at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free

THEATRE

Into The Woods, performed by Masque Theatre at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. www.masquetheatre.co.uk

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Classic Movies Afternoon, at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 1pm

Christingle Service for all the family, 6.30pm–7.30pm. Kingsthorpe Methodist Church, Welford Road, Npton.

Funhouse Comedy Club Christmas Special, Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 8.30pm. www.funhousecomedyclub.co.uk

What’s In Your Christmas Dinner? Ingredients under the microscope, Northamptonshire Natural History Society, Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, 7.30pm. Free entry.

Painted Volcanoes for writers to meet, read out and discuss their work, The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. www.paintedvolcanoes.weelby.com

Residents Association meet at The Barn Owl, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, Dec 17

MUSIC

Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.

Sam Kelly’s Blues Band at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Undercover Wednesday Beat Scene, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

The Freight Train Jam at Thomas A Becket, St James Road, Npton, 9pm

THEATRE

Into The Woods, by Masque Theatre at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. www.masquetheatre.co.uk

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 2pm/7pm.01604 624811

OTHER

Craft Club – knitting, stitching and cardmaking, Hazelwood Community Centre, Gainsborough Rd, Corby, 7pm. 07910 989410

Rushden Pensioners’ Forum Members Christmas Lunch at John White Golf Club, Bedford Road, Rushden,

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7 miles). Start at Kings Head, Wadenhoe, 9.30am. 01605 405521

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (7 miles). 9.30am Stags Head, Maidwell.

THURSday DECEMBER 18

MUSIC

Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry. Then, later JTQ (aka James Taylor Quartet), 8pm. Tickets £15 (Drome or Skiddle.com)

A K Disco’s Karaoke, O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late

Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

All That Jazz at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Ginger Pig Party – Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Jazz Café at Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 8pm. Admission £1.

Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 2.15pm/7.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 2pm/7pm. Box Office 01604 624811