Ten events in Northamptonshire over next seven days

Front of Kelmarsh Hall with circular drive
Front of Kelmarsh Hall with circular drive
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There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might like.

If you’re organising an event let us know by filling out our new online What’s On form or by emailing whatson@northantsnews.co.uk.

We’ll do our best to include the details in our weekly What’s On listings. (Details must be received by midday on the Friday prior to print publication).

1. The 15th annual Harpole Scarecrow Festival will take place this weekend, promising to be even bigger and better than ever before.

This year guests to the village can expect to see a range of Jubilee and Olympic-themed scarecrows as well as some favourite characters and celebrities.

Other activities will include a dog show, donkey rides, an art exhibition, live music and dance performances as well as open top bus rides.

The festival will take place tomorrow and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The dog show will run between midday and 4pm on Sunday.

2. There will be a chance to try out some of the best local produce in Northamptonshire this weekend when Kelmarsh Hall hosts its first ever farmers’ market.

The event will take place on Sunday between 11am and 4pm, showcasing local food and drink as well as locally made wool and woodcrafts.

There will also be activities for children, including cookery demonstrations and a treasure hunt.

3. Runners and walkers are being invited to enter the 10th annual rescue run in aid of Warwickshre and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance at Billing Aquadrome in Northamptonshire this weekend.

The fun run takes place from 11am on Sunday in the Events Field at the park and showground in Crow Lane, Great Billing.

The event is a five kilometre fun run/walk and anyone interested in taking part can find further details and download entry and sponsorship forms at www.wnaa.co.uk

Participants can sign up for the event on the day but they must arrive early to do so.

The entry fee, which goes to the WNAA, is £8.50 for adults and £5 for children aged 16 and under.

4)The annual Heritage Open Days in Northamptonshire will continue throughout the weekend with a range of historic sites holding special openings and events in honour of the occasion.

Events taking place will include the opening of the Friends’ Meeting House in Wellington Street Northampton between 10am and 4pm tomorrow and from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday. Built in 1830, the property retains its wooden panelling and elders’ gallery.

Lyveden New Bield, with its Elizabethan links to the Tresham family, will also be open tomorrow between 10.30am and 5pm, with a discovery tour at 2pm.

To find out more details about what is taking place in the county log onto www.heritageopendays.org.uk

5)Debbie Rooker’s Jazz and Blues Band will play at Ye Golden Lion in Sheep Street, Wellingborough, on Monday night, starting at 9pm.

6) Fiori Musicali will perform a concert of music by Warlock and Vaughan Williams with the baroque chamber group at Fawsley Church on Sunday at 7pm.

Tickets cost between £15 and £20. Call 01327 360931 to book or visit www.fiori-musicali.com

7) A night of comedy will be held at The Core in Corby when The Best Of The Chortle Awards takes place on Thursday.

The line-up of comedians will be: MC Jimmy McGhie, Adam Hess, Carl Donnelly and Michael Fabrie.

The entertainment starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions. To book, call the ticket office on 01536 470470 or log on to www.thecorecorby.com

8) The Royal & Derngate’s Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club will return for the autumn season today when the compere Dan Evans is joined on the Underground stage by comedians Tony Law, Pierre Hollins and Ola.

Doors open at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £12.50 on the door or £11.50 in advance. They are available by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk

9) Artist Terence Edgar will be hosting the first of this month’s canal art courses at Stoke Bruerne’s Canal Museum tomorrow and Sunday. For booking and price information log onto www.canalarts.com

10) A selection of wooden shoes are on display in Northampton Museum and Art Gallery as part of an exhibition called Story Telling.

Artist Vasco Araujo will display his piece, known as Lasts, which is a story about a shoemaker, until October 7.

For a more detailed round-up of what is happening across Northamptonshire, click What’s On