WHAT’S ON... May 1–8

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TODAY, MAY 1

MUSIC

Debbie Rooker’s Jazz & Blues Band at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

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

Los Latinos at the Black Bottom Club, Npton, 8pm. £1 entry.

THEATRE

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

Science Museum Live: The Energy Show, Derngate auditorium, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 624811

Wizard of Oz, The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 7.30pm. 01536 414141

Brian Conley, Derngate auditorium, 8pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Northampton Town & County Art Society’s Exhibition at Delapre Abbey (until May 5), 10.30am to 4.30pm. Free.

Royal Army Service Corps and The Royal Corps of Transport meets at the Ex-Servicemans Working Men’s Club, Sheep St, N’pton 8pm. 01604 628292

Vintage & Collectibles Auction at Rushden Bowls Club, Northampton Road, viewing from 3pm/auction at 6.45pm. www.station109.com

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (14 miles). Start at The Three Fyshes, Turvey, 10am. 01234 711604

FRIDAY, MAY 2

MUSIC

Bootleg Festival (until May 4) featuring world-class tribute acts indoors at Grampian Club & Irish Centre and outdoors on St Patrick’s School field.
www.BootlegFestival.co.uk

Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Raven Hotel, Corby, 8.30pm

Great Divide Duo at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, N’pton, 9pm

3D Trio at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton

Oundle School Jazz Orchestra in the Rectory Garden, Sudborough, 7.30pm. £10 inc garden. 01832 274734

THEATRE

Wizard of Oz, The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 7.30pm. 01536 414141

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

Screaming Blue Murder, Underground, Royal & Derngate, N’pton, 8.15pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

Curry Club, half-day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Oundle Festival of Literature; John Lewis talks about second book in the trilogy, The Expedition. At St Peter’s Church, North Street, Oundle, 7.45am. £7. www.oundlefestival.org.uk

Coffee Morning at Forget-me-nots Cafe, St James Church, Gretton, 11am. A place to seek advice regarding memory loss.

Corby Walking Festival – Kettering & District Ramblers Club (also May 4 & 5). In aid of Lakelands Day Care Hospice. www.corbywalkingfestival.org.uk

Great Brew Break, hosted by Royal Voluntary Service, at Swan Gardens, School Place, Corby, 2pm–4.30pm. Free.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

MUSIC

Serious Grooves, at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm

Music in the Barn, Rebel Yell at Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington, 8.30pm.

Rhythm & Roots at Victoria Inn, Poole st, N’pton, 9pm

Stephen Cesari, Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm.

Chris Steven at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton

Del Bromham & Stray at Malt Shovel Tavern beer festival, Bridge St, Npton. Free entry

Strangers at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street.

Tony Gee Soul & Motown at Far Cotton WMC, Npton, 7.30pm.

Vinny at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Greg Coulson Band at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, N’pton, 10pm

Silhouettes at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton

The Binks at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm.

Jamie Neale & Martin Tomkins at The Midland Band Club, Kettering. £2 otd.

Atomic festival, featuring music, classic and custom cars, vintage fashions at Sywell Aerodrome (& May 4)

THEATRE

Wizard of Oz, The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01536 414141

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

OTHER

The Rushden Film Club at The Full Gospel Church, High Street South, 2pm–3pm. Mark 07895 011402/01933 418002 or Ann 01933 356075

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

Whist Drive at Great Easton Village Hall, 7.30pm. 01536 770784

Baby/Kids Nearly New Sale, The Pemberton Centrer, H E Bates Way, Rushden. Entry £1, karen_aves@hotmail.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles) from Francis Griffiin Memorial Hall, Main Street, Sudborough, 10am. 01933 625601.

Afternoon walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6 miles), 1.30pm from Kislingbury Playing Fields, Beech Lane. A walk around The Nene Valley. Unsuitable for dogs.

Linear Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers – Corby Walking Festival (14.5 miles). 9.30am from Spread Eagle PH, Oakley Road.

37th Annual Blisworth Art Show, Blisworth Village Hall, Stoke Road, 11am to 5pm (& May 4).

Antiques, Collectible & Book Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, 10am to 4pm. Proceeds to local causes.

Over 55s Group monthly coffee morning at Rectory Farm Community Centre, Olden Road, 10am; followed by Pocket Park monthly work party (meet top of Cransley Walk between Allard Close and Ermine Road, 2pm).

NGS Open Gardens, Evenley Wood Garden, Brackley (& May 4), 11am to 5pm. Adults £5, children £1

Civil War Battle re-enactment and 4x4 Show, Billing Aquadrome, 10am–6pm (until May 5). www.activeshows.co.uk

Spring Plant Sale and Afternoon Tea at All Saints Church Hall, Wellingborough, 2pm–5pm. Bring your surplus seedlings for sale or to swap.

20th Northampton Model Railway Show, Malcolm Arnold Academy, Trinity Ave, N’pton, 10am–5pm. Adults £5, concessions £4, children free.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

MUSIC

Mikki Jons, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

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

Accrington Stanley at Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge St, N’pton (& beer festival). Free entry

Classical Masterpieces withRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Derngate auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Purple Light District at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Barry Palser’s Savoy Jazz Band at The Courtyard, Stanwick, 8pm. £7 admission.

OTHER

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group – Drayton, Bringhurst, Great Easton (5.5 miles). Meet 9.15am Market Square car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am nr war memorial nr Sun Inn, Great Easton.

Open Gardens (in aid of National Gardens Scheme and St Mary’s Church), 11am to 5pm, Great Brington. Entry £4.50, children free. Plant stall, history exhibition, afternoon teas (with background organ music served in the Church from 2pm).

World Run UK, hosted by Red Bull in aid of spinal cord research charity Wings for Life, at Silverstone circuit, 11am. www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

Charity Fair for Touch of Pink Appeal, Billing Aquadrome, N’pton, 11.30am to 4pm. Over 50 stalls (inc book signing by local children’s authors Ryta Lyndley and Linda Marston). Free admission to the fair.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (9 miles). Start nr The Wishing Well, East Carlton Country Park, 11am. More details 01832 273170

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers – Corby Walking Festival (16 miles). 8.45am from Church Lane, N’pton or meet 9.30am at Church Street, Weldon, at junction with Oundle Road.

Northampton Sailing Club Annual Open Day at Pitsford Reservoir, from noon. Boat rides & demos. www.northamptonsailingclub.org

Home-made teas in Badby Village Hall, 1pm to 5pm (& May 5). Proceeds to Village Hall maintenance projects.

World Cup Warm Up Family Fun Day at The Melbourne Arms, Duston: Car Boot Sale, 8am–11am, fun day from noon. Proceeds to Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

MONDAY, MAY 5

MUSIC

May Day Festival with Rhythm & Roots at The Crown, Weston, nr Towcester, 1.30pm

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip at The Roadmender, Ladys Lane, Npton, 7pm. £12.50/£13.50 www.theroadmender.com

THEATRE

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

OTHER

Sudborough’s famous rectory gardens open to public, 11am–3pm. £3 entry plus cream teas and table top sale.

May Fayre at East Haddon CofE Primary School, Church Lane, 2pm. Parade, maypole dancing, produce stall and more

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers – Corby Walking Festival (14.5 miles). 9.30am from Great Oakley Medical Centre Car Park, Bath Close.

“The Wedding She Never Had” event – Grafton Regis will mark the 550th anniversary of the secret wedding of local girl Elizabeth Woodville and King Edward IV, which took place I the village in May 1464. This will be at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, tickets £5, available from Kathy Harry 07910 092132. Celebrations continue in village hall from 1.30pm.

Orlingbury May Day Celebration on The Green starting at 2pm with May Pole dancing and crowning of the May Queen.

TUESDAY, MAY 6

MUSIC

Roy Forbes with the Graham Dent Trio at The Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9pm. Free.

Tom McConville at The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, N’pton, doors open 8pm. Tickets £8 otd. More info www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk

THEATRE

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

OTHER

Oundle Festival of Literature Event; William Fotheringham talks about his latest book, Racing Hard, St Peter’s Church, North Street, 7.45am. £7. www.oundlefestival.org.uk

HSBA (Home Working & Small Business Alliance), meeting at The Fair & Square, Billing Mill, Little Billing, 10am–noon. 0845 862 1875.

Families Need Fathers meet at Thorplands Childrens Centre, Npton, 7pm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (4 miles). Start at car park nr Irthlingborough Cross, 10am. 01933 441270

Short Morning Walk with Northampton & District Rambler (5.5 miles), 9.30am from car park of Navigation Inn, Stoke Bruerne (park there if lunching).

Out & About With A Camera, with Philip Deacon, NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am to 11.45am. 01604 858252.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

MUSIC

Sam Kelly’s Station House – Blues at Malt Shovel Tavern, Npton. Free entry

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Concert at The Castle, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. 01933 270007

Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

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

Gaslight, Duston Community Centre, Npton, 7.45pm. Box Office 07903 636508 or www.dustonplayers.org.uk

OTHER

The Aspergers & ADHD Peer Support Group are meeting at Wellingborough Mind, 7pm to 9pm. If you wish to attend or for more info call Bev on 01933 675094 or email b.sturdgess@yahoo.com

Northamptonshire Alliance monthly meeting (caged & aviary birds) at Kettering Athletics Club, Rockingham Road, 8pm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7 miles). Start at New Chequers PH, Yelden, 9.30am. More details 01933 224122

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Rambler (7.5 miles). 9.30am from White Horse, Welton nr Daventry, NN11 2JP. Park in pub car park if dining. Unsuitable for dogs.

It’s A Puzzle, with Richard Chapman, discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm to 9pm. More details 01604 858252.

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.

A K Disco’s Karaoke, O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm

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

THEATRE

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

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

Scooby Doo – the Mystery of the Pyramid, Derngate auditorium, 6.30pm. 01604 624811

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