Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire this week
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
The Neal Astbury Show at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm
Folk & Cabaret Songs at All Saints Church, N’pton, 1.10pm. For info www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
Open mic at Brave Old Oak, Towcester
Open mic at Ye Golden Lion, Wellingborough – Wildfire Sessions Open mic
Oliver! presented by RARE Productions at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 7.30pm. Box Office 01536 414141
No Time For Fig-Leaves at The Castle Studio Theatre, Wellingborough, 7.45pm. 01933 270007
NMPAT Schools Music & Arts Festival, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7pm. 01604 624811
Mr & Mrs Quiz Night, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton, 8pm
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
Evening walk with The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). 7pm start from New Inn’s car park, Silver Street, Abthorpe.
Talk by Dr Roy Hargrave on the works of architect John Alfred Gotch, at Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering, 7.30pm. More info www.friendskagam.org
Talks for the Over-60s at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10.30am–11.30am. Paul Johnson talks about Alfred East. Free admission
Walk with Kettering & District Ramblers Club, meet 31 Ridgway Road, Kettering (2 miles). Bring and Share supper in the garden, start 4pm. For info call John & Jenny Andrew 01536 520832/07514 020365
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting High Street, Rushden, 10am–12.30pm
BikeWeek Breakfast with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club at Salcey Forest. Meet Canoe Centre, Bedford Road, 7.30am, return by 10am. www.ctc-northampton.org.uk
Wellingborough Civic Society meeting in The Dully Room, Wellingborough Museum, Castle Way, 7.30pm. Wayne Freeman speaks on the “History of Druidism”. £1 members/£2 guests.
A Return to Brambly Hedge, exhibition at Manor House Museum, Kettering (until September 7). Free admission.
Life Drawing Class at Kettering Museum & Art Gallery, 7pm–9pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Tait and Wellingborough & District Horticultural Society present slides of The Gardens of Coton Manor, at Salem Hall, W’boro, 7.30pm.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
40 Watt at Ye Golden Lion, Wellingborough, 9.15pm
Brian May & Kerry Ellis – Born Free Tour, Derngate Auditorium, 8pm. 01604 624811
Rhythm & Roots at NBs, Bridge St, Northampton
The Clemos at Chequered Flag, Corby
Open mic at Queens Head, Sutton Bassett
Julian Smith, saxophonist at Wavendon Stables, 8pm. Tickets £16.50
Red Thunder at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Oliver! presented by RARE Productions at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 7.30pm. 01536 414141
No Time For Fig-Leaves at The Castle Studio Theatre, W’boro, 7.45pm. 01933 270007
Race Night at Stanwick Village Hall, 8pm. Tickets £5 (inc pizza) from the Baby Room at A Touch of Eden or The Shop@Stanwick. Proceeds to The Lullaby Trust.
Story behind the Painting, talk by Sue Edwards at The Plaza, Thrapston, 10.30am. £1 members/£2 visitors
Floristry Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage: Vintage & Country Flowers (1/2 day £45). www.btcworkshops.co.uk
Beat The Cube game at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Dancer Auditions for Wellingborough Pantomime Society’s production of Aladdin, held at All Hallows Church Hall, W’boro, 7.30pm. 07827 995459
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting Memorial Hall car park, King’s Sutton 9.30am–noon
VIP Club Night for Singles in Milton Keynes. 07888 604014
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
Live Entertainment at Rushden WMC, Griffith Street.
Soul Cube at The Horseshoe, Sywell, 9pm
Robbie Allen at The Foundry, N’pton
Gary Williams at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton
Richard Deveraux at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm (& bingo).
Gary Beckwith at British Sports & Social Club, St Andrews Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Soul Remedy at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8pm. Free
Northampton Concert Band presents Family Favourites in support of Autism Concern, Spratton Hall School, 7pm. 07561 390099
Zak Skjerdal, The Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, N’pton
Mod Story at The Wheatsheaf, Dallington, 8.30pm
Pure Genius at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free.
Alex Novak at The Charles Bradlaugh, N’pton, 9pm. Free.
Cousin Avi at O’Neills, the Drapery, N’pton, 10pm.
The Welland Valley Stompers at Caldecott Village Hall, 7.30pm. £6 entry (bring own drinks). 01536 770046
Summer Concert by Sound Sensation at St Andrew’s Church, Lindsay Street, Kettering, 7.30pm. In aid of 17th Kettering St Andrew’s Scout Group. Tickets £5 from Kettering Tourist Information Office or 01536 511909.
Songs For A Summer Evening presented by The Seagrave Singers & guests at All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 7.30pm. 01536 518726
Middle 8 at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, Great Doddington, 9pm.
Music in the Garden Festival at Wavendon Stables – Tony Kinsey Quartet, 11.30am; Cleo Laine & Friends 2.30pm.
Phyzical at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Martyn Russell at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Oliver! presented by RARE Productions at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01536 414141
No Time For Fig-Leaves at The Castle Studio Theatre, W’boro, 7.45pm. 01933 270007
Alice – An Extraordinary Adventure, outdoor theatre production at Brixworth Country Park, 7.30pm. Tickets www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk
Byfield Fete, Church End House, opposite Holy Cross Church, noon to 6pm. Entry £1 adults/50p children. Proceeds to Holy Cross Church Action Project and Byfield School PTA.
Northampton Vintage Fair in Spinney Hill pub garden, noon–4pm. Admission £1 adults, children free.
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (7 miles) – Hardingstone Dyke. 1.30pm start from outside Little Houghton Church. No dogs.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Spa Farm & Apethorpe (8 miles). Meet Shuckburgh Arms P.H., Southwick, 10am
Holy Trinity Jumble Sale in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, N’pton, 2pm. 20p adm.
Shoe Customisation Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am to 3pm. £60 inc all materials (except shoes) and a gourmet lunch. For more info www.lovenorthampton.co.uk
Walk with Kettering & District Ramblers Club. Foxton (5 miles). Meet Top Lock car park. Ann Rowlett 01536 710963.
Morning Walk (6.4 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 10.30am at the village green opposite White Horse Inn, Old village.
Summer Fair at St Patrick’s Church, Duston, 1.30pm. 30p admission.
Rescue Northants East Midlands Regional Rescue Challenge 2013 at Mereway Fire Station, 9am–5pm. In aid of the Fire Fighters charity.
Harringworth Village Fete & Car Boot in the grounds of Manor House, Seaton Road, Harringworth, 2pm.
Hemington Fete & Fun Dog Show (nr Oundle) at Village Hall, 2pm to 4pm. 01832 293432
Charity Evening of Clairvoyance in aid of the Mind mental health charity at Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, 7.30pm. £2.50 members/£3 guests.
Charity Match round 2 of Sonic v Angry Birds at Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, 2pm. Also, bouncy castle, face painting and live band Kettering McQueen. Proceeds to Dylan Cecil Fund.
British Masters Model Powerboat Regatta (& June 23) on Willow Lake at Billing Aquadrome, 10am–5pm.
Coffee Morning at Aldwincle Village Hall, 10am to noon. £1 adult/50p child. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church, Aldwincle.
Film Night – “The Sweeney” at Semilong WMC, Npton, 8pm
Village Fete on Quinton Village Green, 2.30pm–5.30pm. Free admission.
Easy Leisure Cycle with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club (around 2 hours) using cycle paths and quiet lanes. Meet Midsummer Meadow car park, Bedford Road, 10.30am. www.ctc-northampton.org.uk
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 2pm to 4.30pm
Bobby Daniels, Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm (& bingo)
Simon Deacon at British Sports & Social Club, St Andrews Road, N’pton, 2pm– 5pm
Jubilate Deo and Psalm 150 at All Saints Church, N’pton 10.30am. For info www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
Open mic at The Wheatsheaf, Dallington, 6pm
Open mic at The Wheatsheaf, Titchmarsh
Nigel Price Trio at Wavendon Stables, noon as part of the Music in the Garden Festival, joined by Georgia Mancio at 2.30pm
Howzat at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Car boot sale behind Super Sausage Car Boot on the A5 at Potterspury. Sellers 9am, buyers 10am. More info www.potterspurycarboot.co.uk
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (8 miles). Meet Church Lane (adj to rear of Church of Holy Sepulchre) 9am for 9.40am start from Cock Inn, Potterspury
Open Gardens at Sudborough, noon–6pm. £5 for approx 12 gardens inc The Old Rectory (not usually open).
Picnic In The Park (teddy bears invited) at Sywell Country Park, noon–4pm. Fun activities. 01604 810970.
The Northamptonshire Natural History Society Annual Exhibition of Microscopy, at The Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, N’pton, 10am–4pm. www.nnhs.info
Open Gardens at Little Harrowden, 2pm–5.30pm. Vintage machinery. Entry £2.50 adults.
Car Boot Sale at Sixfields Stadium, N’pton, 8am sellers, 9am buyers. Parking by donation to Multi Disabled Football Team. No traders please. More details www.ntfc.co.uk
Day Cycle Ride with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club (50 miles) to Sulgrave Manor and Stowe Park. Meet Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, 9.30am. www.ctc-northampton.org.uk
MONDAY, JUNE 23
The Dick Patrick All Stars at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free.
Andante Singers at Northampton Music Appreciation Society, Friends Meeting House, Wellington Street, N’pton, 7.30pm
Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.
Absolute Beginners Dance Class, Weston Favell CEVA Primary School, Westwood Way, N’pton, 7pm.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
The Richard Baker Band at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free admission
Open mic at Olde England, Kettering Rd, Northampton.
Rushden Hall Pensioners Parliament, 2pm.
Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.75 miles). 7pm from Quinton Church.
Wellingborough Ramblers circular walk via Oundle–Cotterstock (6 miles). Meet Chequered Skipper pub, at Ashton, near Oundle, 10am
Rug Rats for babies/kids at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Npton, 10am–noon.
Northampton Friendship Centre, a retirement group meet at Boothville Hall, 7.30pm. 01604 627333.
Enrych, charity for disabled people and their helpers, holds social lunch at The Heart of England, Weedon, noon–3pm. 01604 890925
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm.
Jammin n Acoustics, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, N’pton, 8pm
Jazz & Blues at The Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Free.
Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, N’pton, 8.30pm.
Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8.30pm
Guy Tortora Band at Malt Shovel Tavern, N’pton
Bohemia Open Mic at Jeckyll & Hyde, W’boro Rd, Npton, 8pm
Acoustic showcase, Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave
Roy Civil at the King William IV pub, Kingsthorpe, 8.30pm
Learn Line Dance at Corby Ex-Service Men’s Club, 7.30pm; Improvers 8.15pm. 07968 576976
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (7.75 miles). 9.30am start from Red Lion, A5, Fosters Booth.
Wellingborough Ramblers circular around Emberton (8.25 miles). Meet The Two Brewers pub, Olney, 9.30am
Morning Walk (4 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 7pm at Kislingbury Sports Ground (NN7 4AL). Easy walk along Nene Way to Duston Mill and Upton Country Park.