What’s On across Northamptonshire this week

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Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire this week

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

MUSIC

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

THEATRE

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

OTHER

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 carolynbushell@kettering.gov.uk

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

MUSIC

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

THEATRE

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

OTHER

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

MUSIC

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

THEATRE

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

OTHER

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

MUSIC

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

OTHER

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

MUSIC

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

OTHER

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

MUSIC

The Richard Baker Band at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free admission

Open mic at Olde England, Kettering Rd, Northampton.

OTHER

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

MUSIC

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

OTHER

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.