What’s on in Northamptonshire: October 16-23

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THURSDAY, October 16

MUSIC

Cool Jazz at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.

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

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

THEATRE

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

Chris Martin – Responsibilliness, The Core at Corby Cube, 8pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby

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

Funhouse Comedy at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm. Tickets £5. www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Knightmare Live, based on 90s TV show, at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. 01536 414141.

Illustrated Talk by Dr Twigs Way – Gertrude Jekyll – Artist, Craftswoman, Gardner at Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough, 7.30pm.

FRIDAY, October 17

MUSIC

Jamie Benkert at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, N’pton, 9pm

BOOMbastic at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. £3 before 10pm, £4 after

Jazz, acoustic & funk acts support Oxjam at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, N’pton, 8pm.

Tony Gee Disco at The Sunnyside, Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, 8pm

Toadi at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Tea Dance, Saxon Hall, Raunds, 2pm–4.15pm. £3 plus

80s Night inc live band and disco at Wicksteed Park, Ketttering, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 inc chicken & chips supper. 01536 512475 ext 200 or www.wicksteedpark.org

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

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

The Acoustic Lounge at the Lord Byron, Kingsley, Npton, 8.30pm.

Vibe@Baroque Bar, St Giles St, Npton with DJ Barney B and DJ Club

THEATRE

One Night of Elvis, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

Susan Calman – Lady Like, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

English & American Ballroom & Latin at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 7pm. £3 adm. 01604 787246.

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

Northampton Ramblers AGM, 7.30pm for 8pm start. St Matthew’s Church Rooms, The Drive, Kingsley.

Comedy at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, featuring Milton Jones, Romesh Ranganathan, Steve Hall & Gary Delaney. Tickets £17. 01536 414141

Christian Aid Beetle Drive & Big Soup, Rickingham Road Baptist Church, Kettering, 7pm.

SATURDAY, October 18

MUSIC

Jazz singer Martyna Wren performing at Vintage Fleur Tea Room, Gold Street, Kettering as part of her “The World Can Wait” tour. Tickets £18.50, inc afternoon tea. events.vintage.fleur@gmail.com

Richard Deveraux, Brafield WMC, from 8pm.

Rik King at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Rebel Yell at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm

Thems The Brakes at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 10pm

The Inspired at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street.

1940s entertainment at John White Golf Club, Rushden, 7.30pm, part of Rushden’s Historic Transport Society’s (RHTS) 1940s weekend. Tickets £20 inc meal or £15 without meal. 01933 419516 or www.station109.com

Band Substance at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. £1entry

Tim Winston plus DJs Adam Naked & Barney at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm.

Oxjam After Party! Charles Bradlaugh, Earl Street, Npton, 8pm.

Charity Motown Night at Old White Hart, Cotton End, Npton, 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Proceeds to Children are Butterflies.

Steve Perry at Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Rushden Jive at Stanwick Village Hall. www.stanwickvillagehall.org

The Crew at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Arnold Festival Weekend, various events & performances, Royal & Derngate, N’pton, from 11am. 01604 624811

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles). Start at Bedford Arms PH, Souldrop, 10am. 07850 243413

Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5.3 miles), 1.30pm from The Green, Newnham, outside The Romer Arms

Megaslam Wrestling at The Deco Theatre, Abington Sq, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 622749

RASC/RCT Annual Dinner hosted by Royal Army Service Corps, Royal Corps of Transport & Royal Logistic Corps Association. Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Sheep Street, Npton. 07766 674627.

Margaret Burgon – It Could Happen At A Wedding. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 7.30pm. £3.

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.

8th Annual Exhibition of Wildlife & Countryside Paintings by The Wild Bunch at Village Hall, Rugby Road Sports Ground, Dunchurch, 10am–5pm (& Oct 19). Free admission

Arts & Crafts Fair, Greens Norton Church, 10.30am–3.30pm. Proceeds towards repairs to the Church Tower. Free entry.

11th Northampton Boys’ Brigade Craft Fayre at Duston United Reformed Church, 10am–4pm. Over 30 local crafters. Free. www.11thnorthamptonboys-brigade.org.uk

Nene Quilters’ 25 Years Anniversary Meeting. Abbey Centre, East Hunsbury, 10.30am–3.30pm. Adm £7. www.nenequilters.com

Autumn Fayre, Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, Npton, 10am–noon.

Christmas Table Top Sale, Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton, 1pm–6pm; Quiz at 8.30pm

Renee & Shelby’s Coffee Morning, Albert Underwood Room, St Peter’s Church, Irthlinglingborough, 10am–noon. In aid of Cransley Hospice. Adm 50p

SUNDAY, October 19

MUSIC

Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome, Irchester Road, Rushden

John Kirby, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Debbie Rooker’s Jazz & Blues Band at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm. £8

Bryan G at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The Annual Malcolm Arnold Festival Gala Concert – A Night with the Stars, Derngate, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

THEATRE

Arnold Festival Weekend, various events & performances, Royal & Derngate, N’pton, from 11am. 01604 624811

OTHER

Harvest Service at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am, with Nadine Parkinson; launching link with Okunguro assembly church in Uganda. Also Harvest Auction. Proceeds to Tearfund link.

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

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

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles). Start at Wellingboro’ Embankment CP, 10am. 01234 713526

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (6.25 miles). Meet 10am Turnpike pub/restaurant in Harpole (only park at pub if eating afterwards).

MONDAY, October 20

MUSIC

Chris Parker (guitar/vocals) & Maurice Merry (keyboards) play jazzy and Latin at Café Brio, Olney, 7.30pm

OTHER

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Tonight “Belle”. Free.

Northampton Morris Men practice, 8pm. Instruction given . www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Railways Remembered film shows back at Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, 7.30pm. Today’s screening is Railways In War 1939-1945. £6.50. Proceeds used to restore archive footage.

TUESDAY, October 21

MUSIC

Small Change at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free

Just Voices Community Choir meet 7pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church. 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir meet 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall. www.nmvc.co.uk

THEATRE

The Billy Fury Years, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

This Is My Family, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (4 miles). Start at Brampton Valley Way (opp The Windover pub), 10am. 07729 814664

“Me & My Dog Jarvis” with Jane Thompson. Discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am to 11.45am. 01604 858252.

Rectory Farm Residents Association meet at the Community Centre, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 7.30pm, feat Alice Morgan, NBC Environmental Office.

First autumn meeting of Northampton Literature Group’s Poetry Circle, 7.30pm at the Meeting House in Wellington Street, N’pton. Contact 07790 191156 or visit www.northamptonliteraturegroup.org.uk

WEDNESDAY, October 22

MUSIC

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

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

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

Wednesday Country Scene at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

Tommy Allen Duo – Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

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

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

THEATRE

The Nutcracker, Kettering Lighthouse Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets £22.50 www.ballet-tickets.com

Vampires Rock, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

This Is My Family, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (7.4 miles), 9.30am from Queen Victoria Inn, High Street, Gayton. Park in pub car park if patronising for a drink/lunch.

THURSDAY, October 23

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 entry.

Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm

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

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

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

Eddi Reader, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470

THEATRE

Vampires Rock, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

This Is My Family, Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

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