What’s on in Northamptonshire: Nov 20-27, 2014

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THURSDAY, Nov 20

MUSIC

Roy Civil’s Swing Circus at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Rachael Johnson at Jazz Café, Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 8pm. £1 admission.

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

SO ‘77 at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street, NN29 7TL

THEATRE

Cytringan Players present Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourne, at Studio Theatre, The Castle, W’boro, 7.45pm. 01933 270007

OTHER

County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.

Northamptonshire Natural History Society presents Micro Fossils, Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton, 2.30pm. Free entry.

Howard Drury – Flower Hunting in the Swiss Oberland; a talk at Wellingborough & District Horticultural Society, Salem Hall, Salem Lane, W’boro, 7.30pm. .

Gretton Local History Society meets in Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Kate Wills will give a presentation on “Larks Ascending”. Members free, visitors £3.

Over-55s Group meets in The Mandarin Buffet, Weston Favell, noon for their monthly buffet lunch, £7.90. Book on 01604 416638 or 01604 450453 by 10.30am on the day.

Bouncing Off The Walls graffiti art exhibition (until Nov 30) at RH INK Tattoo & Art Gallery, York Road, N’pton. www.thinktattoo.com

Cordell Garfield: People’s Choice Open 13 Winner, solo art exhibition at Alfred East Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering, 10am–4.45pm (until Nov 22). Free entry.

Rothwell Ladies Thursday Club Open Evening. Methodist Church, Market Square, Rothwell, 8pm. Guest speaker Helen Blaby. Adm £1.50.

FRIDAY, Nov 21

MUSIC

Code 500 at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton, 9pm.

Disco at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 8pm

Gen ‘n Keys at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The Choir of All Saints’ Church presents the Miss Valerie Travis Memorial Concert, inc world premiere of The Golden Legend of Thomas Becket, by Peter Foggitt, 7pm–8pm

followed by a wine reception. www.ticketsource.co.uk/allsaintsnorthampton or call 01604 632845

Tea Dance, Saxon Hall, Raunds, 2pm. Adm £3.

Time Machine at The Woolpack, Rothwell, 9pm.

THEATRE

Cytringan Players present Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourne, at Studio Theatre, The Castle, W’boro, 7.45pm. 01933 270007

OTHER

Quiz Night at Brafield WMC, A428.

R-Zone Club for young people aged 8-13 at the Community Centre, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm–6pm. 07979 152746.

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

An Evening with Paul Merson at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, N’pton, 7.30pm. Celebrating his life and career as a professional footballer, £30 inc fish & chips. www.richardsonsevents.com

Christmas Craft Fayre, Thrapston Town FC, Chancery Lane, Thrapston, 7pm–10pm. Adm 50p. 07894 534093

Christmas Craft Fair & Food Fair (until Nov 23) at Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane, Npton, 10am–5pm. Free entry, car parking charges apply. www.activeshows.co.uk

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits High Street, Kettering, 10am –2pm .

SATURDAY, Nov 22

MUSIC

Michael Jay, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Miss Mics & Omar, at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm.

Ginger Pig at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1

In The Red at Queens Park WMC, Npton

Handel’s Messiah performed by Northampton Chamber Choir, St Matthews Church Choir and St Matthews Singers at St Matthews Church, Npton, 7pm. Tickets from St Giles Music or £15 otd. www.northamptonchamberchoir.org.uk

Around The World in 80 Tunes with The Carnival Band at King’s Sutton Parish Church, 7pm. Entry £15/£10, Children free.

Billy De Laine at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

SO ‘77 at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street

Beer Parlour Jivers at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Dance The Night Away – Weldon’s very own Strictly in the village Hall, Bridge Street, 7.30pm. Entry £5 (take your own drinks and nibbles).

THEATRE

Strictly Northampton, dance competition at Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice, tickets from £11. 01604 624811

Cytringan Players present Communicating Doors, by Alan Ayckbourne, at Studio Theatre, The Castle, W’boro, 7.45pm. 01933 270007

OTHER

Table top sale at Church of St Peter’s and St Paul’s in Rothersthorpe, 11am-3pm, raising funds for the church. In the evening, from 7/30pm there will be an auction of items including signed compression layer donated by Force India F1 team;

Case of 12 local beers donated by Great Oakley Brewery, Tiffield; and two adult football tickets donated by Northampton Town FC.

Autumn Fair at St. Margaret’s Church, Denton, from 11am to 3pm, to raise money for church repairs.

Christmas Bazaar, St Mary’s, Great Brington, 2pm–4pm. Entry is free (donations welcomed at door).

Quiz Night, Thrapston Town FC, Chancery Lane, Thrapston, 7pm. £5 entry or £20 for team of up to 4. 07894 534093

Winter Market, St Mary’s Church, Knox Road, W’boro, 11am.

Friends of Kingsthorpe Grange Christmas Bazaar at St Mark’s Church Hall, St Mark’s Crescent, 1pm–3pm. Proceeds to Kingsthorpe Grange activity fund.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles), start near the church in Draughton Road, Maidwell, 10am. 01604

450946

Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5 miles), 2pm from Draughton village.

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (6.25 miles). Meet 10am The Navigation Inn, Stoke Bruerne, no dogs.

Vinyl, CD and DVD Fair, Parish Hall, Market Place, Kettering, 9am–3pm.

Higham Ferrers Fun Fair, Santa’s Grotto, Continental Market. Lights switch-on 5pm. www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk

Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society at Collingtree. Meet for bus SC 86 at 12.58pm. www.nnhs.info

Farmer’s Market, College Street, Higham Ferrers, 9.30am–6pm plus seasonal French, Spanish & Italian market.

Charity Xmas Sale, The Christchurch Rooms, Christchurch Road, N’pton, 9.30am–12.30pm. Entry 30p. Proceeds shared between charities Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Prostate Cancer.

Craft Fayre (& Nov 23) in St Leonard’s Church, Yardley Gobion, 10am–4pm (Sun noon–4pm). Crafts,

paintings and delicious jams and produce. Entry £1, children free.

Autumn Fair, St Margaret’s Church, Denton, 11am–3pm. Books, cakes, gifts.

Towcester Methodist Church Christmas Fayre, 10.30am. Free admission.

Coffee Morning in aid of Cransley Hospice at The Embankment Golf Club, W’boro, 10am–12.30pm. Various stalls. Adm £1.

Progressive Whist Drive, Caldecott Village Hall, 7.30pm

Jumble sale at St David’s Church Hall, Kingsthorpe, 10am–noon, Adm 20p.

SUNDAY, Nov 23

MUSIC

The Manfreds, Derngate auditorium, Guidlhall Rd, N’pton, 01604 624811

Bryan G, at Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, from 8pm.

Guy Surtees at Monks Park WMC, Npton, 4pm–7pm

Keith Nichols & Friends (inc Trevor Whiting) at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm. Admission £8

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

The Carveners at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

OTHER

Craft, Gift & Vintage Market, Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 10am–3pm.

Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, circular route from The Maltsters, Badby, from 10am. www.waendel.org.uk. 50p

Christmas Craft Fair, held by KOS Musical Theatre Company, at Ise Lodge Community Centre, St Vincent’s Avenue, Kettering, 10am–4pm. 50p adm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles), start near The Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Denton, 10am. 01604 891234

Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info

Antiques Village & Collectors Fayre, Cheyne Walk Club, Cheyne Walk, Npton, 10am–4pm.

MONDAY, Nov 24

MUSIC

Live Light Music Concert at Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Npton, 7.30pm, feat Alan MacPherson & Barbara Brogden.

OTHER

22 Jump Street, showing at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.

COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton,

6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby

Northamptonshire Natural History Society presents Telescopic Topics, Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Npton, 7.30pm. Free entry.

TUESDAY, Nov 25

MUSIC

All That Jazz at the Wig & Pen, St Giles St, N’pton, 9pm. Free.

Acoustic Open Mic Night at The Woolpack, Rothwell, 9pm.

THEATRE

Jimmy Carr, Derngate auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 01604 624811

OTHER

Classic movies afternoon at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 1pm

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles), starts at Royal Oak, Cogenhoe, 10am. 01933 678545

Rushden Historical Transport Society meet at Station Approach, Rushden Station, 8pm. Robin Cullip showing slides of “Northamptonshire Railways Part 1”

Dervla Murphy on ‘Cycling Around The World’, discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.15am. 01604 858252.

Women’s Hour meet at Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Gretton, 2.15pm. Guest speaker is Ann Rowlett. 01536 770188.

WEDNESDAY, Nov 26

MUSIC

J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free. 01848 463183.

Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, W’boro, 9pm. Free entry.

Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm.

Buzz Pazz, at Wednesday Beat Scene, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

John Verity Blues Band at Wednesday Blues Club, The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

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

Phil’s Mighty Music Quiz at The Lord Byron, Kingsley, Npton

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

OTHER

“Life In The Arctic” with Hillary Spurrier, discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 858252.

Northamptonshire Natural History Society, Photographic section presents 65 Years and Still Snapping by Geoff Holmes, Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Npton, 8pm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles), start Old Red Lion PH, Welham, 9.30am. 01604 459156

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Co-op car park. Gladstone St, Desborough, 9.45am–11am; then outside Brixworth Library, 11.30am–12.45pm; followed by Village Autos, Stocks Hill, Moulton, 1.30pm– 2.30pm.

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (7.25 miles), 9.30am from Saracens Head, Main Street, Little Brington.

THURSDAY, Nov 27

MUSIC

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

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 1pm. Free; Then Tunes Together fund-raising acoustic night, raising money for a music project for children. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 (£10 otd) www.richardsonsevents.com

The Richard Baker Band at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

OTHER

Mini market at Church of the Holy Sepulchre community hall, Church Lane, N’pton, 11am–1pm. Adm 30p.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be outside McDonalds in Wellingborough town centre, 10am–1pm; then Earls Barton Medical Centre, Aggate Way, 1.45pm–3pm

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Kettering Leisure Village, 7pm – 9pm. www.tangsoo.net

COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, off Harlestone Road, Npton,

6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby

Funhouse Comedy at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8.30pm. Tickets £7 in adv. www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Charity Doughnut Eating Competition at The Abington pub, W’boro Rd, Npton, 7pm. In aid of National Autistic Society. £2 entry fee,

The Comedy Club at Northampton Saints Rugby Club, Franklin’s Gardens, Weedon Road, 8.30pm. Tickets £16 (over 18s only). www.thecomedyclub.co.uk