What’s on in Northamptonshire May 15-22

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THURSDAY, May 15

MUSIC

The Great Birmingham Trombone Company at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Amy Roberts/Richad Exall Quintet - Jazz at The Castle, Wellingborough, 8pm. 01933 270007

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

THEATRE

Patience, The Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. 01536 414141

Sarah Millican, Derngate auditorium, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 624811

The Play That Goes Wrong, Royal auditorium, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

Flash Theatre Festival, by University of Northampton students, various venues, 01604 624811

The Hollow Crown, The Playhouse Theatre, 115 Clare Street, Npton, 7.45pm. 01604 627791

William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. 07586 288793

Three The Hard Way, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm, 01536 470470

OTHER

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

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

Kettering Royal Air Forces Assocation meets 8pm at the Kettering Conservative Club. Call 01536 669734.

Paper Making half day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Local History Society meets at Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Guest is Robert Ayers, £3.

Great Bowden Flower Club Open Evening with Nick Grounds at Lubenham Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50, 01858 565767

Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.5 miles). 10am from Northampton Golf Clubk, Harlestone. No dogs.

Kettering Royal Air Forces Association meeting, 8pm at Kettering Conservative Club. 01536 669734.

Palestine public meeting, Northampton Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, 7.30pm, with Baroness Jenny Tonge. Organised by NABPFA. Free entry.

FRIDAY, May 16

MUSIC

Jazz & Dine Evening at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 7.30pm. Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends with Trevor Whiting and Tina May. £20 inc meal.

Shred Belly, at Kingsley Park WMC

Solid Silver 60s, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm, Northampton 624811

Barb Jungr, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm, 01536 470470

Simon Boswell at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm

Baroque music in a Georgian setting, St Michael’s Church, Aynho, 7.30pm, Soprano Judit Felszeghy joins Fiori Musicali for music by Vivaldi and Handel.

Tickets £20 and £15 www.fiori-musicali.com or 01327 360931

Big Soul Motown night at the Vocal WMC, Bailiff St, N’pton, 8pm. £4.50otd.

THEATRE

Patience, The Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. 01536 414141

The Hollow Crown, The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Npton, 7.45pm. 01604 627791

William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. 07586 288793

The Play That Goes Wrong, Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm, Northampton 624811

Flash Theatre Festival, various spaces, various times, Box Office Northampton 624811

Screaming Blue Murder, Underground, Royal & Derngate, 8.15pm, Northampton 624811

OTHER

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

Mediterranean breads half day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Mad, Magic, Merry Month of May Celebrations, Abington Lodge, Taylor Avenue, N’pton, 4pm. www.sce northampton.org or 01604 630719

Tea dance, Saxon Hall, Raunds, 2pm-4.15pm, £3

SATURDAY, May 17

MUSIC

Andy Stone, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Biggsy at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

ABBA Reunion Show celebrating the 40th Tribute Show at The Lighthouse, Kettering. 01536 414141

Light Express, Great Doddington Club, Lower Street.

Candyslam at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 10pm

‘The Battle Of Brighton’ - Mod/Ska music event, The Ruby Lounge, Club Diana, Wellingborough. 2pm-midnight. £10 advance tickets, £12 otd. www.wellroughtickets.co.uk

Spotlyte, at Kingsley Park WMC

Kelly, Kettering Rifle Band Club Havelock Street Kettering.

Jenny Whittingham, British Rail Club, St Andrew’s Road, N’pton, 8.30pm

Johnny Red’s Tribute to Billy Fury, 8pm at The Sunnyside, Kingsthorpe, 01604 713322.

THEATRE

Patience, The Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. 01536 414141

The Hollow Crown, The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Npton, 7.45pm. 01604 627791

William Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. 07586 288793

POP!, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am & 2pm, 01536 470470

Flash Theatre Festival, various venues, Northampton 624811

The Play That Goes Wrong, Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm, Northampton 624811

OTHER

St. Peter’s Church Ladies Friendship Group Coffee Morning at Church Hall, Midland Road, Rushden, 10am–11.30am

Large Garage Sale, 414 Kettering Road (corner of Greenfield Ave), N’pton, 11am–4pm

Annual May Fayre at Hardwick, stalls, cream teas in the Village Hall, 2pm.

Film Club at The Full Gospel Church, 60 High Street South, Rushden, 2pm–3pm. Email jasonhuckle21@gmail.com

Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden. 9am–5pm (& Sun

10am to 3pm). 07954 179299

Wedding flowers one-day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

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

Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6 miles). 10.30am from Roade Library (do not use car park. No dogs.

50/50 Auction, Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall, 2pm. Goods accepted 8.30am–1pm, viewing 1pm–2pm. 01604 696382.

Annual Fete at Weston-by-Welland, Sutton Bassett, 2pm–5pm. Various stalls and refreshments, £1 adm.

Spring Fair for Northampton Cats Protection, 10am-noon at Christchurch Rooms, Christchurch Rd, N’pton. Adm 50p, children free

Yardley Gobion Grand Garage Sales 10am–2pm. 20 garages open, maps from St. Leonard’s Church. 01908 542322.

Plant sale (& home made cakes), St Peter & St Andrews Church Hall, Beanfield Avenue, Corby, 10am–noon.

Broughton Church Jumble Sale, clothes, shoes, bric-a-brac. Doors open 2pm. Admission 50p.

Giant Outdoor Plant Sale, at Nether Heyford Baptist Church, 9am–1pm. Perenials, annuals shrubs.

Quiz, at Semilong WMC, St. Andrews Road, Semilong, N’pton.

Cransley Sailing Club Open Day 11am–4pm. Taster sessions and activities. www.cransley.org.uk

Kevin Tuck talks to Northants Creation Group about extraordinary animals at Abbey Centre, East Hunsbury, 7.30pm

Vintage Fair, more than 40 stalls, 10am–4pm, Nene Court, The Embankment, W’boro.

May Fayre, Park Infant School, Kettering, 2pm-5pm, 50p adult entry and under-12s free

Garage sales: 100 stalls around Geddington, from 10am

Completion of 24-hour charity darts marathon at 9pm at the Desborough Conservative Club, followed by auction www.justgiving.com/desborough-cons.

RacingRocks, Rockingham Speedway, (& May 18), tickets from www.seetickets.co.uk or on 01536 500500

SUNDAY, May 18

MUSIC

Bill Bailey’s All Star Jazz Band at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, noon. £8 admission.

Mick White, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

A Night of Acoustic at The Penny Whistle, Abington Sq, Npton, 7.30pm. Free entry.

Cast Eyes, at Kingsley Park WMC

THEATRE

Jon Richardson, Derngate Auditorium, 8pm, Box Office Northampton 624811

OTHER

Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, 10.15am

Food & Craft Fair at Delapre Abbey, 10am–2pm. Organised by Andy’s Kitchen and Friends of Delapre Abbey.

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

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

Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough – Kettering & District Ramblers Club, 6 mile walk. 01832 275611

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group – Shaft Field Spinney, The Grange (6 miles). Meet 9.30am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Green Road area, , Cranford St John

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (5 miles). Start nr The Half Moon, Grendon, 10am. 01604 891234

Plant & Garden Sale, 7 Julian Way, Kingsthorpe (access at the rear Vicarage Lane), 2pm–4pm. Held by the Kingsthorpe Lib Dems Focus Team.

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (13.5 miles). Meet Church Lane (rear entrance to Holy Sepulchre Church) N’pton, , 8.30am or meet leader 9.30am Sibbertoft Church.

Celebration Cake course Stage 3, Hockleys Cakes, Brixworth, 11am–3pm, book on 01604 881551

Annual Parish Meeting, 3.30pm at Gretton Village Hall.

MONDAY, May 19

MUSIC

Light Music with June Draper and Jackie Woods (vocals), Brenda Griffiths (piano), and Sophie-Louise Phillips (violin) Quaker Rooms, Wellington Street, Northampton, 8pm. Adm £3. 01604-407389.

OTHER

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm.Tonight: ‘Escape Plan. Free entry.

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

TUESDAY, May 20

MUSIC

The Roy Hawksford Band at Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

Sarah McQuaid at The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton, doors open 8pm, £8. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk

OTHER

Drawing, Painting & Collaging. one day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (4 miles). Start at Grafton Road, Cranford (nr The Forge), 1pm. 01604 810810

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (7 miles). 9.30am, Cock Inn, High Street, Potterspury. No dogs.

Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5.5 miles), 7pm, The Five Bells, Bugbrooke.

Monthly meeting of Rectory Farm Residents Association. Guest speaker Cllr Brandon Eldred, 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY, May 21

MUSIC

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

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

Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, Npton, 8pm

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

The John Verity Blues Band – Blues at Malt Shovel Tavern, Npton. Free entry.

THEATRE

Robin Hood, Stahl Theatre, Oundle, 7.45pm. 01832 273930.

Test Match Special duo, Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter, talk cricket at the Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering.

OTHER

Printmaking one-day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles), start at The George, Tiffield, 9.30am. 01604 459156

“Wig Wednesday” nationwide event to raise funds for young people with cancer. www.clicsargent.org.uk/wigwednesday

Towcester Racecourse Antiques Market, 6.30am–1pm. Free entry. mvdv@msn.com

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THURSDAY, May 22

MUSIC

Roy Civil’s Swing Circus at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.

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

THEATRE

Robin Hood, Stahl Theatre, Oundle, 7.45pm. 01832 273930.

Moominsummer Madness, Underground Studio, Royal & Derngate, 10am/1pm, 01604 624811

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm, 01536 470470.