What’s on in Northamptonshire: Dec 18-24

Merlin, at Royal & Derngate
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THURSDAY, Dec 18

MUSIC

James Taylor Quartet, The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd,, N’pton, 8pm. Tickets £15

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

Ginger Pig Party, at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry.

Open Mic, at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm

THEATRE

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

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

OTHER

New Life, exhibition by recent graduate artists (until Feb 8) at Number Nine, Guildhall Road, Npton. www.NNContemporaryArt.org

Santa and his sleigh visit King Edward Road area of Abington, with Becket Rotary, 6pm–8pm.

FRIDAY, Dec 19

MUSIC

Ginger Pig Party at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Entry £5

Out of Order at The Royal Oak, Cogenhoe, 9pm.

The Retros at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

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

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 6pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Quiz Night at Brafield WMC, A428.

Quiz Night, Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Charity Event – Santa and his sleigh visit Wootton village with Becket Rotary, 6pm–8pm.

The Same Faces Christmas Special Comedy Night, Looking Glass Theatre, Newspaper House, Derngate, Npton, 8.30pm. https://thelittleboxoffice.com/lgt/

SATURDAY, Dec 20

MUSIC

Steve Perry, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Full Throttle at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street

Back To The Old School, Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 9pm.

Saturday Sessions at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm.

Superfly at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. £5

Karaoke at Semilong WMC, St Andrew’s Road, Npton

Gretton Silver Band Concert at Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, 7.30pm. Adm £4, cons £3.

Christmas Dance, Village Hall, Bridge Street, Weldon, 8pm, £5 otd

St Cecilia Singers in Celebration of Christmas concert at St Peter’s Church, Midland Road, Rushden, 2pm. £6 (under-16s free with an adult) 01933 356546.

Josie at Queens Park WMC, Cranbrook Rd, Npton

Christmas Party at The Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 7.30pm.

Kry’s at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton

Tony Valentine at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Phil Allen at Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Tony Gee Motown Night at Far Cotton WMC, Npton

Soulshaka, Bowls Club, Northampton Road, Rushden, 8pm. Tickets £10. www.swivelclub.com

The Silhouettes at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

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

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

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

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

Magical Mishaps, Underground, Royal & Derngate, 11am/2pm/4pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Christmas Whist Drive at Rockingham Village Hall, 7.30pm. 01536 770050

Family Fun Day, organised by United African Association, Leicester Street Community Rooms, off Barrack Road, noon–6pm.

Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society to Delapre Abbey Park. Meet for bus SC 10 at 11.33am. www.nnhs.info

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles) from the Causeway car park, Billing Mill, 10am. 07740 995707

Children’s Nearly New Sale, Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, 10am–noon. Entrance £1, children free.

Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.5 miles). 1pm, Whyte Melville, Boughton.

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (5.5 miles). Meet 10am Fox & Hounds on the A3561 at Charwelton. 01604 765099

Charity Event – Santa and his sleigh visit Banbury Lane, Swan Valley with Becket Rotary, 5.30pm–7.30pm

SUNDAY, Dec 21

MUSIC

John Kirby, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Christmas Party with Kelly & Disco at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 4pm– 7pm

Christmas Special with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends & Simon Spillett at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, noon.

Jamie Neal at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

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

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

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

OTHER

Antique, retro and vintage Christmas flea market, 10am-3pm at Brixworth Village Hall.

Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, circular route from Red Lion, Broughton, 10am. 50p entry fee

Mince pies and mulled wine at Pitsford Village Hall, 2.30pm–4.30pm.

King’s Kids Interactive Nativity Service, Kingsthorpe Methodist Church, Welford Road, Npton, 10.45am–12.30pm

Charity Event – Santa and his sleigh visit Grange Park, with Becket Rotary, 5.30pm–7.30pm

Cycle Ride (30-mile loop) with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club. Meet 9.30am Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, Npton. www.ctc-northampton.org.uk

MONDAY, Dec 22

MUSIC

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

THEATRE

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

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

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

OTHER

Sing-along Frozen, film at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 12.30pm & 3pm (£3 entry); at 8pm it’s free entry to see the film Elf.

The Barn Owl’s Children’s Christmas Party, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 4.30pm–7pm.

TUESDAY, Dec 23

MUSIC

Mr Handel’s Messiah performed by Fiori Musicali Choir & Orchestra. The Guildhall, Npton, 7pm. Tickets £30, £20 & 10. www.fiori-musicali.com or 01327 360931

THEATRE

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

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

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

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (5.5 miles). Start nr Little Houghton Church, 10am. 01933 441270

WEDNESDAY, Dec 24

MUSIC

Alex Novak presents Christmas Eve! at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm–2am. Free entry.

The Bird Dogs, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

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

Christmas Eve Party, Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton, 7.30pm

Christmas Eve Party with Mystic Crew at Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm. £5 entry.

Jackie Faye Show & Disco at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton

Open Mic Night, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm

Christmas Eve Carol Service, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 4pm. 01604 754782

Barn Owl Christmas Disco & Karaoke, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 7pm.

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/4pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Start nr The Britannia PH, Npton, 9.30am. 01604 810581.