GUIDE: What’s on in and around Northamptonshire this week

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A guide to what’s on in Northamptonshire this week

TODAY - DEC 4

MUSIC

Tunes Together acoustic night raising money for a music project for children, The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 (£10 otd) www.

richardsonsevents.com

The Rob Horn Quartet at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

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

Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, Npton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

Tom Sawyer, The Cripps Hall, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 258666

OTHER

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society auction for members, at St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller St, Kettering, 7.30pm.

Northamptonshire Natural History Society, talk by Patrick Rawlinson, president of the NNHS Botany Section, Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton 2.30pm. Free.

The Northamptonshire Branch of the Royal Army Service Corps and The Royal Corps of Transport meet at the Ex-Servicemans WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton 8pm. 01604 628292

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Co-op car park. St Osyths Lane, Oundle, 10am–1pm.

St Andrew’s Community Christmas Fair, St Andrews Church, Kettering, 10am–2pm. Stalls manned by local charities; Crazy Hats, KCU, Cransley Hospice and more. Free admission.

Elves Workshop (until Dec 24) at Northampton Wyevale Garden Centre, Wootton, £7. www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk

FRIDAY DEC 5

MUSIC

Paul Dumas and Tribute Night with Fish & Chip Supper at Monks Park WMC, Npton. Tickets £10 from the bar.

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

Point Blank at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Christmas Cabaret Night at Monks Park WMC, W’boro Rd, Npton. Tickets £10

Strictly Stanwick at Stanwick Village Hall, 7.45pm. Guest DJ Philip Wadlow. £5. Bring a plate of party food to share.

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, Npton, 7pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 6pm. 01536 470470

Tom Sawyer, The Cripps Hall, Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 258666

OTHER

Quiz Night at Brafield WMC, A428.

Christmas Tree Festival, St John the Baptist Church in Kingsthorpe village, 10am–4pm. Choir concert, 7pm.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Abington Street, N’pton, 10am–1pm.

The History of Pantomime, by Delia Thomas, All Saints Church, Kettering, 7.30pm. Tickets £3.

Eucerin Skin Event, complimentary consultation with a Eucerin Skin Expert at Abington Pharmacy, Npton, 10am–4pm.

NIAG talk on “The Pearl Button Trade” by George Hook at the Garden Rooms, St Matthews Church Hall, Kettering Road, Npton, 7.30pm

SATURDAY DEC 6

MUSIC

Dansmall (5pm) and Real Live Owls (7pm) celebrate the launch of the Cotton End Brewery at The Pomfret Arms, Far Cotton, N’pton (shindig from 3.30pm)

Time Machine, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Junction 15 at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street.

Johnny Red & disco at Monks Park WMC, Npton.

Shaun EB at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Soul-ar Energy at The Wayfarers Inn, London Road, Kettering, 9pm.

Back Street at Queen’s Park WMC, Npton

Kettering Symphony Orchestra presents a winter concert at The Masque Theatre, Latimer Arts College, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. Tickets from Lighthouse Theatre 01536 414141 or www.masquekettering.co.uk.

Soul & Motown Night at Towcester Football Club, Islington Road, 8pm.

Tony T & his Bird Dogs at The Artichoke, Moulton

Glamatize at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The Whatevers, The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm

Kay T Daley at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm/4pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles). Start at Forest Road, Piddington, 10am. 07740 995707

Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5 miles). 1pm from outside pub in Everdon. No stiles.

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (5 miles). Meet 10am at obelisk, Obelisk Rise, Kingsthorpe. A walk via Boughton and Pistford.

Christmas Fair, St Matthew’s Church, The Drive, Npton, 12.30pm–4pm. Variety of stalls, games. Free entry. Proceeds to the Northamptonshire Branch of the RSPCA.

Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society in Duston. Meet for bus SC 9A at 1.19pm. www.nnhs.info

Christmas Bazaar, All Saints Church, W’borough, 10am–1.15pm. Bric-a-brac, Santa.

Baby/Children’s Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, 10am–noon. Entry £1, children free. To book a stall, email karen_aves@hotmail.co.uk

Whist Drive at Great Easton Village Hall in the Welland Valley, cards dealt 7.30pm. 01536 770784

Christmas Fair, Moulton Primary School, Church Hill, Moulton, 11am– 3pm. Plenty of stalls, Santa’s Grotto, live entertainment. Funds to school library.

Christmas Tree Festival, St John the Baptist Church, Kingsthorpe Village, 10am–4pm.

Christmas Coffee Morning, Towcester Methodist Church, 10.30am–noon. Proceeds to church and PHAB.

Antiques, Collectibles & Book Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Ave North, N’pton, 10am–4pm. Admission Free.

Christmas Fayre, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 10am. Gifts, books, cakes, bric-a-brac . Proceeds for church funds.

Christmas coffee morning in aid of Kaleidoscope Club for adults with learning difficulties, Parish Rooms, Market Place, Kettering, 10am–noon.

Christ Church Christmas Bazaar, Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, 1pm–3pm.

Nether Heyford Christmas Tree Festival & Market in the Village Hall and Chapel Schoolroom, 10am–4pm.

Christmas Bazaar, Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel, 11am–2pm. Cakes, gifts, games.

Christmas Song/Carols exhibition, All Saints Church, Kettering, 11am–4.30pm (& Sunday, 1pm–4.30pm). Make a model depicting a Christmas Song or Carol and bring it along from 9am (Sat only). 50p entry to view.

Christingle Service, St Mary’s Church, Rushden, 2.30pm. In aid of The Children’s Society.

Advent Fayre, Park Avenue Methodist Church, Park Ave North, 10am–noon. Gifts, games, entertainment from The Smooth Ones. In aid of Christian Aid Community Appeal and Park Avenue Youth Worker Project.

Evening of Clairvoyance, Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, 7.30pm. Members £2.50, Guests £3 www.ketteringspirit.org.uk

Christmas Tree Festival & Fayre, St Francis Church, Eastfield Road, Duston, 10am–4pm (& Sunday, noon–4pm).

Get The Giggles! Village Hall, Victoria Lane, Denton, 10am–2pm. Preview mobile sensory & soft play. Child £2, adults free. www.gigglesplay.co.uk

Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers, meet 1pm outside the pub in Everdon. No stiles.

SUNDAY DEC 7

MUSIC

Anna entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Karaoke Rocks! with Ian at The Woolpack, Rothwell.

Honeywell at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Gretton Silver Band will be touring Gretton village playing Carols with door-to-door collection.

PIVA Elizabethan Christmas Concert, Gayton Church, 4.30pm–6pm. Tickets otd or 01604 859444. Adults £12, under 25s £5, family ticket £25 (2 adults, 2 children)

Jugar at Monks Park WMC, W’boro Rd, Npton, 4pm–7pm

Christmas Carols, Rockingham Road Pleasure Park, Kettering, 2pm

Richard Exall & Amy Roberts Quintet at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, noon in The Ellington Suite. £8 admission. www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm/4pm. 01536 470470.

OTHER

All Age Advent Service at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.

Santa Saunta, walk around Corby’s pathed woodlands. Santa hats to be worn. Meet Corby Boating Lake Car Park, 11am. 01536 265496

Mulled Wine & Mince Pies, 2.30pm–4.30pm, at Pitsford Village Hall.

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

Giggle Aid comedy show at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 6.30pm. Headline act Terry Alderton. In aid of British Red Cross. Tickets £12 www.redcross.org.uk/giggleaidnorthampton or call 07843 218080.

Christmas Fete & Tea with Santa organised by Corby Carnival Association, Grampian Club, Main Hall, Corby, 10am–3pm. Tea with Santa noon–2.30pm, £5 per child to inc gift. To book a place text 07795 985419.

Frozen Sing-Along Family Film Show, Village Hall, School Road, Irchester, 3pm & 6pm. To book for 3 pm showing - www.billetto.co.uk/frozena1 or 6pm - www.billetto.co.uk/frozena2

Handmade and Unplugged – Craft fair with music at The Victoria Inn, Poole Street, N’pton, 1pm–5pm. Free entry.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (11 miles), 9.30am Church Lane, N’pton or 10am High Street, Yardley Hastings.

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (7 miles). 9.30am Stratton Arms, Turweston.

MONDAY DEC 8

MUSIC

Acoustic Open Mic Night with Jim & Darryl at The Woolpack, Rothwell.

Folk Jam Session at The Artichoke, Moulton, 8pm. Free entry. 07913 615183

“Take Note” – Mixed Chorale concert with instrumentalists, Quakers Meeting House, Wellington Street, Npton, 7.30pm

OTHER

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

Councillor David Mackintosh has a surgery on local issues, 9am–10am, at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm.

tUESDAY, DEC 9

MUSIC

Debbie Rookers Jazz & Blues Band at the Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 10.30am/1pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (5 miles). Start at The Montague Arms, Barnwell, 10am. 01604 718576

WEDNESDAY DEC 10

MUSIC

The Grapevine Blues Band, at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Reelin ‘n’ Rockin, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

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

Christmas Joy (& Dec 11) with Northampton School for Boys at The Cripps Hall, Billing Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 258666

THEATRE

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Npton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

Peter Pan, Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

Dear Santa, The Core at Corby Cube, 10.30am/1pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Christmas Medley, NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.15am. 01604 858252.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Market Square, N’pton, 10am–1pm.

Gretton Women’s Hour meet for Christmas Celebration at Gretton Baptist Church, 2.15pm.

NNHS Open House, Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton, 10.30am–2.30pm. www.nnhs.info

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Start at The Axe & Compass, Ringstead, 10am. 01933 224122

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (7 miles). 9.30am Barley Mow, Paulerspury.

Morning Strollers Walk (3 miles), meet 10am Morrison Store, Kettering Road, N’pton, taking in Bradlaugh Fields and Eastfield Park.