What’s on in Northamptonshire May 8-14, 2014

Towcester Famers' Market
Towcester Famers' Market

THURSDAY, May 8

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.

The Roy Hawksford Band at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.

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

Rockin’ Hams at the Black Bottom Club, George Row, Npton, 8pm. £1 entry

THEATRE

This Happy Breed, Hackleton Memorial Hall, 7.45pm. For tickets visit www.groupeight.co.uk or Hackleton Stores, The White Hart or Spread Eagle pub.

Every Last Trick, Royal auditorium, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

Scooby Doo, Derngate auditorium, N’pton, 6.30pm. 01604 624811

Gaslight, Duston Community Ctr, Npton, 7.45pm, call 07903 636508 or visit www.dustonplayers.org.uk

OTHER

Whist Drive, Boothville Community Centre, Npton, 7.30pm. Entry £2.50.

“Singing & Stories” with Stevie Rigsby. Toddler session 10am at Beanfield Community Ctr, Beanfield Avenue, Corby.

COYS Touch Rugby Club needs new members, Dallington Park, Harlestone Road, Npton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby

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

Beef Master Class, evening workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

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

Evening Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.5 miles). 7pm from Harrington, the footpath sign nr The Tollemache Arms. No dogs.

East Northants Association of the National Trust AGM. Corn Market Hall, Kettering, 7.30pm. Alan Tyler will be giving a talk about Stoneywell, and Arts and Crafts house in Leicestershire. Visitors welcome, £3 otd.

FRIDAY, MAY 9

MUSIC

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

Kontra Roots at Kennedy’s Bar, Irthlingborough Road, Finedon, 7.30pm. www.kcbworld.co.uk

Music at The Labour Club, Charles Street, N’pton, 7.30pm. Various acts. Free entry.

The Art of the Violin at The Castle, Wellingborough, 12.30pm. Meet the artist lunchtime recital. Tickets £14 inc buffet lunch. www.fiorimusicali.com or 01327 360931

Hannah Faulkner at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm

Grand Charity Dance arranged by the Rotary Club of Corby Phoenix at The Grampian Club, Patrick Road, Corby, 7.30pm. In aid of the Rotary International “Stop Polio Now” Campaign. Tickets £5. More info Google:corbyphoenixrotary

The Two Tones at The Sunnyside, Boughton Green Rd, Npton, 8pm

Tracy Matthews at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Ernest and the Pale Moon, Stahl Theatre, 7.45pm. 01832 273930

This Happy Breed, Hackleton Memorial Hall, 7.45pm. www.groupeight.co.uk or from Hackleton Stores, The White Hart or Spread Eagle pub.

Gaslight, Duston Community Ctr, Npton, 7.45pm. 07903 636508 or www.dustonplayers.org.uk

Every Last Trick, Royal auditorium,7.45pm. 01604 624811

Scooby Doo, Derngate auditorium, 2.30pm/6.30pm. 01604 624811

Matt Ridley Trio, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.45pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

Fitsteps Class, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, N’pton, 10am

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

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

Waendal Walk (also Sat&Sun), routes of 5km, 10km, 25km and 42km. Start and finish at The Castle, Wellingborough.www.thecastle.org.uk or www.
wellingborough.gov.uk/waendel

Quiz Night in support of the Labrador Trust at Laxton Village Hall, 7pm. Teams of four seated by 6.30pm. Entry £6 per person. Book on 01780 450475

“Delving into Wicksteed’s Archives”, talk with speaker Charlotte Widgery, Alfred East Art Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering, 1pm to 2pm. £5 admission, £3.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass Holders. Booking advised.

“Time for Resolutions!”, Stanwick WI at the Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Boom Bang at NN, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton, 11am–6pm. Free. www.nnncontemporaryart.org

Culture Clash Quiz at NN Café, Guildhall Road, Npton, 10pm. £1 otd. www.nncafe.org

SATURDAY, May 10

MUSIC

The Bighead at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm

Sam Richards at Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.

Nolan Terry at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Variations Choir performing at St Giles Church, Desborough, 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from Revive Coffee, call Katie 01536 761540 or pay otd.

Bird Dogs at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm

Charity Disco at Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, 7.30pm. Dance Round Your Handbags 2014, featuring Steve “Disco Inferno” Chapman. Tickets £5 from Gretton Post Office.

The Corsairs at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street

Chasetown at O’Neill’s, the Frapery, Npton, 10pm

Dance The Night Away at Village Hall, Bridge Street, Weldon, 8pm–11pm. Dancing to Latin, Ballroom, Sequence and Jive.Take your own drinks and nibbles. Entry £5 inc raffle. Call Joan on 07718 519480 or email guido@derosa.me.uk

Disco at The Sunnyside, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Sarah Jayne at the Hart of Duston, Harlestone Rd, N’pton

Danny Fisher at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Uncle Tom Cobley at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Disco at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Tony T & The Bird Dogs at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm.

THEATRE

This Happy Breed, Hackleton Memorial Hall, 7.45pm. www.groupeight.co.uk.

Gaslight, Duston Community Centre, Npton, 7.45pm. www.dustonplayers.org.uk

Every Last Trick, Royal auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

Scooby Doo, Derngate auditorium, 7pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Table Top and Craft Fair at Chappell House, Northampton lane North, Moulton. Sellers 8am, Buyer 9am. £6 per pitch

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Kingsley School, (NN15 5DP), 10am. www.tangsoo.net

Rushden Film Club at The Full Gospel Church, High Street South, 2pm. New venture to create a film club for families & children. Contact Mark 07895 011402/01933 418002 or jasonhuckle21@gmail.com

Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 9am–5pm (& Sun 10am to 3pm). 07954 179299

“Putting On The Ritz” – event to celebrate Save The Children week at Kettering branch, St Michael’s Church, Garfield Street, 2pm–4pm. Afternoon tea, cakes, live piano music. Free entry.

Stained Glass Garden Lantern (& May 2). Two-day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Spring Foraging. One-day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone.www.btcworkshops.co.uk”

Plant Fayre at Bringhurst School, nr Great Easton (LE16 8RH), noon–2pm. Also lunches.

Friends of Northampton Castle – “Becket at the Castle” talks and tours 2014. Twice daily talks at 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm at Castle Hill United Reform Church, Doddridge Street, Npton. www.NorthamptonCastle.com £4 per person

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles). Start at The Queens Head PH, Bulwick, 10am. 07850 243413

“Texture & Thread”, Blanket Stitch Workshop at The Old Vicarage, Naseby, 10.30am–3.30pm. £46 to inc coffee, lunch and materials. email makeit@textureandthread.com

Northampton Kingsley Park Methodist Church Spring Fayre, 10am–1pm. Lunches available.

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5 miles), 10.30am from The Turnpike, Harpole. No dogs.

An Evening of Clairvoyance with David Adams from Blisworth, Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, 7.30pm. Members £2.50/Guests £3.50. www.ketteringspiritualist.org.uk

Whist Drive at Great Easton Village Hall, cards dealt at 7.30pm. 01536 770784. £2.50.

The Rotaract Club of Rushden annual Giraffe Race night at The Carriage House, Higham Ferrers, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Free entry, bets £1. Money raised for Wellingborough & District Talking Newspaper for the Blind and Partially Sighted. www.rushdenrotaract.org.uk

Charity fund-raising “Quiz with Everything” at Caldecott Village Hall, 7pm. Individuals and teams of upto 6 can enter, £8 per person to inc quiz and fish & chips. Tickets 01536 770406 or Jake & Anthea Hill 01536 770463.

Spring Garage Sale, Stanion, 10am–4pm. A map of participating addresses will be available from the Church Hall on the High Street for £1. 
Coffee Morning, St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden, 10am–noon. 50p adm. Proceeds for The Children’s Society.

Jumble Sale at Holy Trinity Church, Victoria Street, Desborough, 10am–noon. 20p adm. Proceeds to Aid for Chad.

Plant Sale at St Francis Church, Eastfield Road, Duston, 10am–noon.

Table Top Sale, Stanwick Village Hall, 9.30am to 11.30am. Organised by Stanwick Pre-school. Free entry. Tables £6, contact HYPERLINK “mailto: email nicola_bassett80@yahoo.co.uk

Northampton Vintage Fair at St Matthews, The Drive, N’pton, 11am–3pm. £1 entry. www.facebook.com/VintageInTheShires

Boom Bang at NN, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton, 11am to 6pm. Free. www.nnncontemporaryart.org

Eurovision After Party at NN Courtyard, Guildhall Road, Npton, 11pm. Free. www.nnncontemporaryart.org

SUNDAY, May 11

MUSIC

FiddleBop – gypsy jazz, the Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, noon. £8 admission.

John Kirby, Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm.

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

Marcus Ocean at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Scooby Doo, Derngate auditorium, 1pm/4.30pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Stepping Out communities meet at Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, 10.15am. This inc Kidz Klub.

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

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (5 miles). Start nr Southwick Church, 10am. 01933 623745

TKA Furry Paws Fun Dog Show at Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue. Show will run alongside Top Knot Agility annual show. Proceeds to Desperate Greekies. Rosettes awarded, all classes £1.50. Booking from 9.30am, classes 11.30am. Topknot.sec@live .co.uk or call Trina on 07858 467938

Book Fair, organised by BB Society at Brixworth Village Hall, Holcot Road, 10am–4pm.

The WI at Daventry Park, noon –4pm. email admin@ncfwi.org.uk or www.thewi.org.uk/northamptonshire

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Sunday Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, circular routes starting & finishing at The Royal Oak, Roxton, from 10am. 
www.waendel.org.uk. 50p.

Figure-of-8 Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (am - 9.75 miles; pm - 8miles). Meet at Church Lane, Npton, 8.15am for 9am start from The Two Brewers, Bridge Street, Thornborough. Afternoon start at 2pm from The Two Brewers.

Car Boot Sale, Playing Field, Larkhall Lane, Harpole, 10am–2pm. Sellers 9am.

Conservation Day hosted by Wildlife Calling, 11am to 4pm, at Brambleside Community Primary School, Cleveland Avenue, Kettering. Tickets free but must be booked, email anitacsmith38@hotmail.com

Look around St Luke’s Church, Main Road, Duston, 1.30pm–4pm.

Music from the Med, illustrated talk by Father Roger, at Kings Sutton Church, 3pm. Free.

MONDAY, May 12

MUSIC

Folk Jam Session at The Artichoke, Moulton, 8pm. Free

THEATRE

The Play That Goes Wrong, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

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

OTHER

Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Earl Street, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1 or £5 for 5+

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm:“Escape Plan”. Free entry.

Club Abington Photographic, 7.45pm at Abington Community Ctr, Wheatfield Road South. Guest speaker Dave Stewart. www.clubabington.org.uk

Psychic Sheryl at the Hart of Duston, Harlestone Rd, Npton, (booking only)

WI meeting, 7.30pm, Victoria Road Congregational Church Rooms, Cyril Street, Npton. Speaker David Mackintosh. 01604 646055

12 Years A Slave (15) showing at Laxton Village Hall, 7.30pm. £5. 01780 450905 or enquiries@stuartlighting.com

tUESDAY, MAY 13

MUSIC

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

THEATRE

Frank Skinner, Derngate auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

The Play That Goes Wrong, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

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

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

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.25 miles). Start at The White Horse PH, Stoke Albany, 10am. 01536 790299

“History of Post Boxes” with Helen Crabtree, discussion grous at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am. 01604 858252.

Women’s Hour at Gretton Baptist Church Hall, 2.15pm. Guest is Rev Adrian Ward.

WEDNESDAY, May 14

MUSIC

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

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

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

Mick Pini – Blues at Malt Shovel Tavern, Far Cotton, Npton. Free entry

Back In Time at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

Dave Johnson Band at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm. Free entry.

Country Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

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

Frank Skinner, Derngate auditorium, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

The Play That Goes Wrong, Royal auditorium, Npton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

Flash Theatre Festival, Npton, various spaces, various times. Box Office 01604 624811

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

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles). Start at The Heart of England PH, Weedon, 9.30am. 01604 810581

“Music Miscellany”, NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 858252.

Evening Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, circular routes from The White Hart, Great Houghton (choice of 6 or 12 miles), 6pm. www.waendel.org.uk. 50p entry fee

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6.8 miles). 9.30am from Grange Inn, Baines Way, Grange Park, Npton. No dogs.

Kettering & District Lions Club Drink & Nibbles evening at Burton Latimer Civic Centre, 7.30pm. We want to meet community minded men and women, looking to help others. 01536 790984, or email mikewalsh@me.com

Northampton Branch of the RSPCA holding fun event for Rabbit Awareness Week at Wellingborough Road RSPCA Charity Shop, 10am-3pm.

THURSDAY, May 15

MUSIC

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.

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

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

THEATRE

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

Sarah Millican, Derngate auditorium, 8pm. 01604 624811

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

Flash Theatre Festival, Nton, ’various spaces, various times. 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