What’s On across Northampton this week

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Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northampton this week.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

MUSIC

Open Mic Night, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton

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 till late

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

Thursday Unplugged at Black Bottom Club, Npton. Non-members welcome .

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

Brave Old Oak, Towcester – Wildfire Sessions Open Mic

OTHER

Quiz Night, Old Kings Head, Long Buckby, 8.30pm. Free entry and free supper.

Quiz Night, Foundrymans Arms, 135 St James Road, Northampton, 8pm

Quiz Night, Sun, 9 High Street, Hardingstone, 8pm

Quiz Night, Fox & Hounds, 186 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, 9pm

Quiz and Open The Box at The Whitehills, N’pton. Big money to be won.

Quiz Night, Cripps Recreation Centre, Npton, 8pm. Fore more info www.crippsrecreationcentre.co.uk.

Zumba at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 7pm followed by quiz night at 9pm

Whist Drive (every Thursday), Boothville Community Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. Refreshments provided at half time. Entry £2.50 per person. New members required.

Capoeira Class at Doddridge Community Centre, 109 St James Road, Npton, 7pm. £6 per class or £20 for 4.

English Medieval Martial Arts at Doddridge Centre, St James, N’pton, 8.30pm. 01604 903043

Zumba, Kingsthorpe Village School, Knights Lane, N’pton, 6pm

Towcester County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

MUSIC

Acoustics night, Foundry Tavern, St James, N’pton, 8pm.

The Band Review Show at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton.

Uncle Rays Band at Black Bottom Club, Northampton.

The Dubz at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

OTHER

Table Tennis at NASO Rooms, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 7.30pm. Peter or Di 01604 832745 or www.naso.btck.co.uk

Basketball for 7 to 13 year olds at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. 10am to noon

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

MUSIC

Karaoke Disco at Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late

Carl Stevens at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Mid Sensation (7 piece Motown & Soul Band) at Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 4.30pm

Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, Warren Oliver from 8pm. Hot food available, bingo

Mix Tape at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 9pm to 3am. A dose of funk, soul and ska. Free entry.

Whiteroom at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm

Black Bottom Club, Npton.

Steve Perry at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Expressive Harmony (60s to present day) at Monks Park WMC, Npton

Phil Mac (male solo) at Towcester Sports & Social Club.

Rough Diamond at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Impact 2013 Youth Music Festival at Abington Park, Npton, 1pm to 4pm.

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

OTHER

Indoor Tots Tennis for 2-4 year olds and parent (term time) at Duston Sports Centre. 9.20am to 10pm. £4 admission (1st session £2) Also Junior Tennis for ages 10-17 every Saturday, 10am to 12noon. Call 07912 746693 for more info.

Coffee Morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am to noon
Ladies/children only Swimming Session (every Saturday).

Northampton Somali Women & Girls Association, 5pm to 7pm. Children under 5 free, age 5-9 years £1.50, adults £4. Contact Shukri on 07507 644763 or 07507 561372.

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am.

Chess Club, Room G9, The Northampton Academy School, Wellingborough Road (next to Weston Favell Centre), Northampton, anytime between 11am and 4pm. Cost is £1. For more info www.northants61.freeserve.co.uk

Start Ballroom Dancing (Saturdays) at St Alban’s Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 12.30pm. £3 admission. 01604 787246.

Jumble Sale, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (entrance Waitrose Car Park), 10am. Admission 20p, proceeds to church funds.

Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 2pm Creaton, Bricklayers Arms.

Umbrella Fair (& August 18) at The Racecourse, Npton. More info www.umbrellafair.org.uk

Kingfisher Amateur Art Society – painting session at Hinton Road Community Room, Hinton Road, Kingsthorpe, 2pm to 4pm. For more info 01604 820380.

Morning Walk (5.5 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 10am Easton Maudit Church NN29 7NB (riding school close to church).

Quiz night at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

MUSIC

Music Night at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Top Floor Soul Club at The Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 2pm till late. Motown, Northern, Blues, Across The Board Soul.

Paul Ravel (60s to present day) at Monks Park WMC, Npton

Honeywell at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, Bryan G from 8pm.

Moulton 77 Brass Band in Abington Park Bandstand, 2pm to 5pm.

OTHER

Quiz Night, Bootleggers, 56-60 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 8pm

Quiz Night at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Quiz Night, Barratts Club, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton, 8pm

Quiz Night., Queens Park WMC, Northampton.

Quiz Night, Griffin Inn, Pitsford. Free entry, £20 voucher for the winners.

Quiz Night, The Cock at Roade, 7pm

Open The Box, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, Northampton

Fun, music, general knowledge and disco bingo, The Whitehills, Northampton

Zumba, The Cripps (inside Northampton General Hospital), 11.15am

Behind Super Sausage Car Boot on the A5 at Potterspury between Towcester & MK (NN12 7QG). Sellers 9am, buyers 10am. More info www.potterspurycarboot.co.uk

Northampton Sun Group meet 5.30pm to 8pm. Naturist club with 90 members from all walks of life. Call 08707 654326 or www.nsgswim.org.uk

Car boot sale at Sixfields Stadium. 8am Sellers, 9am Buyers. More details www.ntfc.co.uk

Open Garden at Manor Lodge, Creeton, Teeton NN6 8LN, 1.30pm to 5.30pm as part of the National Garden Scheme. £3 entry.

Linear Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (11.5 miles). The Ridgeway – part 6 of 7. Depart Church Lane (adj to rear entrance of Holy Sepulchre Church), 8.30am by minibus to Chinnor. Pre-book on 01604 455443 or 07910 963988. Unsuitable for dogs.

Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (8.5 miles). 9am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance of Holy Sepulchre Church) or 10am Foxton Locks long stay car park, south of Gumley Road (£1.50 fee). Contact Megah Cahill 01604 755786.

Heyford Cricket Club will be hosting Donkey Derby in the Playing Field. Real donkeys and real jockeys, first race 1.30pm.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

MUSIC

Karaoke at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm

OTHER

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 7.30pm to 9pm. For info www.bpt-uk.com

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

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. See website for listings.

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 2.30pm (in the lounge)

Walk into shape with Katherine and Tilly the dog, every Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm. Meet at Salcey Café.

Absolute Beginners Dance Class at Weston Favell CEVA Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road, Npton, 7pm to 9pm. Classes run by Carnival Dance Club.

“Film In A Week” at Looking Glass Theatre, Newspaper House, 9 Derngate, Npton, 10am to 4pm (until August 23). Exciting workshop for children aged 6 to 18. More info www.lookingglasstheatre.co.uk

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

MUSIC

Jam Night at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm hosted by Adam Gammage (drummer for Rebecca Ferguson)

Roy Hawkesford Band at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission

Northampton Male Voice Choir practice every Tuesday, 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church). More info www.nmvc.uk

OTHER

Quiz Night at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8.30pm

Quiz Night at Duston Sports Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.nleisure.co.uk

Tasty Tuesdays at the Brad, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton

Capoeira Class at Doddridge Community Centre, 109 St James Road, Npton, 7pm. £6 per class or £20 for 4. For more info www.senzalamidlands.com

Ninjutsu Martial Arts at St James Community Centre, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 903043.

Social discussion groups and friendship and activities at NASO Rooms, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 10.30am. Peter or Di 01604 832745 or www.naso.btck.co.uk

Northampton Central Library offers adult literacy support in their weekly Read & Write group in POD meeting room, 10am to 11am. For more info email juanwriteitread@yahoo.co.uk or www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Salsa Tuesday, learn to salsa with award winning teachers at The Picturedrome, Northampton. Various classes from 7pm, call 01604 230777 for details.

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 8pm

Northampton Liberty Stars Football Club have on-going training at the Racecourse every Tuesday, 5pm (& Wednesday 5pm). For details, call Kolapo Jegede, Sarah Shayenwako or Dipo Lawrence on 01604 603781.

Celebrating Honey Bees at Sulgrave Manor, 3pm. More info www.sulgravemanor.co.uk

Noxious Northampton at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 1pm to 2pm. Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the history of DNA in this interactive workshop. Tickets £2.50.

Kingfisher Amateur Art Society – painting session at Hinton Road Community Room, Hinton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7pm to 9pm. Contact 01604 820380

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

MUSIC

Jammin n Acoustics, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.

Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Beckett, Npton, 8.30pm to 11.30pm

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

Blues at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton. Tonight The Spike Drivers

OTHER

Coffee Morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am to noon.

Quiz Night at Tanners, 32 Farm Field Court, Thorplands, Npton, 8pm.

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 7.30pm to 9pm. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Meditation for Health and Wellbeing, suitable for all levels, every Wednesday 7.15pm to 8.15pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church rooms (behind Waitrose), Northampton. Contact Rachel 07885 551533

Social discussion groups and friendship and activities at NASO Rooms, St Michael’s Road, N’pton, 7.30pm. Peter or Di 01604 832745 or www.naso.btck.co.uk

Zumba Gold for the older active person, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (behind Waitrose), N’pton, 11.15am.

Boot camp at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Northampton, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Sequence Dance Lessons (every Wednesday) at Weldon Village Hall, Bridge Street, 8.30pm to 10pm. £5 entry. More info Joan 01536 403762 or guido@derosa.me.uk

NLP4KIDS offer places on Self Esteem & Confidence Workshops for children and young adults (age 7 to 15 years) at Pinnacle Climbing Ctr, Northampton. Places booked in advance. Contact Heather King 07779 211230 or Heather@NLP4Kids.org

Storytelling in the Garden at Kelmarsh Hall, 11am to 4pm. Kevin Walker returns to the kitchen garden to share his magical tales of adventure. More info www.kelmarshhall.com

Gruesome Town Tour: Fire of Northampton at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10.30am to 11.30am. Tickets £2.50

Morning Walk (2.5 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 10am Duston Mill Nature Reserve Car Park. Storton’s Nature Reserve and Grand Union Canal. Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, Billy Delaine from 8pm.

Candy Slam at The Picturedrome, Northampton, 8pm. Free entry.

Tony Valentine at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street.