Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire this week.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
Martin Simons Quartet at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm
Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Centre, Npton, 8.30pm
The Platform at The Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton, 9pm
Complete Organ Works at All Saints Church, N’pton, 1.10pm. www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
Open mic at Brave Old Oak, Towcester
Open mic at Ye Golden Lion, Wellingborough
Summer Holiday presented by Northampton School for Boys at Cripps Hall, Billing Rd, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 258666
Run!, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 1.30pm/6pm. 01604 624811
Charity fund-raising event for Help for Heroes, at The Maharaja restaurant, Wellingborough Rd, N’pton, 7pm. Tickets £10. 01604 637049
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
Centre Screen are showing Song for Marion (PG) at Hougemont Barn, Royal Oak, Blisworth, 7.30pm
Wellingborough Ramblers leisurely day walk (12 miles). Meet Moreton-in-Marsh town hall, 10am
Funhouse Comedy Club, featuring Ivan Brackenbury & Ian D Montford, at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8pm. www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
ACEs Singles Club, RAOB Club, South Street, N’pton, 7pm–11pm. £5 membership to be donated to St Dunstans, 07908 410543
Art in the Box – preview evening at Pastures Farm, Grendon, 7pm. In aid of Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Tickets £10 from 07525 323450 or email@example.com
NAB Mobile Sight Centre, outside McDonalds, Wellingborough town centre, 10am–1pm
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
MRS with party classics at Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton, 8pm.
Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Kontra Roots at Kennedy’s Bar, Irthlingborough Road, Finedon, 7.30pm. www.kcbworld.co.uk
Sam Kelly’s Track On Track at Ye Golden Lion, Wellingborough, 9.15pm
Open Mic at Red Lion, Bozeat
Open Mic at Tollemache Arms, Harrington
Jazz Numbers at The Navigation, Stoke Bruerne, 8pm. Free.
Mark Joseph at Corkers Bar, Npton
Kazzie Lizzie at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton, 1pm–4pm and Adrenalin in the evening.
Honk! Musical comedy at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 7pm. Tickets £12/concessions £10. 01536 414141
Run!, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 6pm. 01604 624811
Al-Anon family support group for relatives and friends of problem drinkers, 6pm at Kingsthorpe Community Centre, Mill Lane.
Centre Screen showing Quartet (12A) at Culworth Village Hall, 8pm
Print Battle with Club Abington Photographic at Desborough & Rothwell Photographic Society, Marlow House, Gold Streeet, 8pm. For info www.drps-photo.co.uk. £1.50 admission.
Comedy Club Express at Hind Hotel, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 7pm. 01933 222827
Gretton Flower Festival (until June 30) at St James Church, Station Road. Church open, Fri 2pm–5pm, Sat/Sun 10am–5pm.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Live entertainment at Rushden WMC, Griffith Street, Rushden. Free admission.
The Montanas at Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm
Paul James at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton
Jemma Red, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm (& bingo)
Shaun E B at British Sports & Social Club, St Andrew’s Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Anyone Out There? at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8pm.
Close To The Bone at Kettering Arts Centre, 8pm. Dave Keech and his band, £8 entry.
Mod Story at The Sunnyside, Boughton Green Rd, Npton, 9pm
Ma Brown’s Groove Box at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm.
Belcanto Summer Concert at St Owen’s Church, Bromham, 7.30pm. Tickets £10. More info www.belcantokettering.co.uk
Evolution at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, 9pm
Charlie Wood & The New Memphis Underground at Wavendon Stables, part of the Music in the Garden Festival, 11.30am. £12 adv/£13 on the door.
Soul & Motown Night at Towcester Football Club, 7pm.
Motown Nite featuring Soul Brother at Kettering Athletic WMC. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £5, can pay on the door.
Big O at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Tracy Matthews at Semilong WMC, Npton
Honk! Musical Comedy at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 7pm. Tickets £12/£10. 01536 414141
Run!, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2pm/6pm. 01604 624811
There’s A Monster In My Piano, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. 01536 470470
Volunteers required for upkeep of Pocket Park in Vicarage Lane, Kingsthorpe, 10am.
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). 2pm from Midsummer Meadow car park, Nunn Mills Road, N’pton (charge applies).
Peak District Walk with The Ramblers Association (11.5 miles) The Highs & Lows of the Derwent Valley. 7am depart Turnpike, Harpole Turn.
Centre Screen showing “The Smallest Show On Earth” (PG) at Braunston Village Hall, 7.30pm
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Bozeat, Hinwick & Farndish (9 miles). Meet nr Scott Bader, Irchester Road, Wollaston, 10am
Armed Forces Day in Northampton Town Centre. Commemoration of armed forces personnel, past and present.
Summer Fete at Holy Trinity Church & St Paul Church, Edinburgh Road, Npton, 11am–1pm.
Billing Biker Bash in Shelduck 1 & 2, Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane, 10am–11pm (& June 30 – 10am– 5pm).
Annual Summer Fete held by St John’s Church in Corby Old Village, 1pm–4pm. Free entry. www.stjohnscorby.org.uk
Open Gardens in Walgrave (& June 30), noon–5pm. Tickets £4 adults/children free. www.walgrave-village.co.uk.
Cottingham & Middleton Village Fete at Cottingham CofE Primary School, Berryfield Road, noon–5pm. Free entry.
Christmas In June stall held by Soroptimist International of Northampton & District at Northampton Market in aid of Favell House. Christmas & soft toys tombola.
Summer Fayre, St Andrew’s Church, Berrymoor Road, Wellingborough, 11am– 2pm.
Coffee Morning at Towcester Methodist Church, 10am–noon. Proceeds to Breast Cancer Screening Unit at Northampton General Hospital.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Bullit’s Karaoke at Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Maureen Walters (Diana Ross tribute) at British Rail Sports & Social Club, St Andrews Road, Npton, 2pm–5pm
The Cloud at Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 4pm
3-D Trio, Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm.
Lights, Camera, Dinner at Revolution, Bridge Street, Npton, 6pm–9pm. 07535 183243
Antiphon at All Saints Church, N’pton, 10.30am. www. allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
Uncle Eric & The Beer Parlour Jivers at The Longboat, Duston, 8.30pm. Free entry
Them 2 Ladz at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Tempest (not to be confused with William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”) at Christchurch Hall, Christchurch Road, Npton, 7.30pm. £6 adults/£3 students
Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.
Woodland Walk with Well Walking Group. Meet at Corby boating lake car park, 11am.
Car boot sale behind Super Sausage, on the A5 at Potterspury. Sellers 9am, buyers 10am. www.potterspurycarboot.co.uk
Full Day Walk (9.5 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 10am Stoke Bruerne, near Canal Museum. Bring a packed lunch. 01933 664917 or 01604 300169
Quiz Night, The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. £1 per person admission.
Linear Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (13.75 miles). The Ridgeway. Depart 8.30am, Church Lane, rear of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, by minibus to Bury Down. Pre-booking essential. Contact David Craddock 01604 455443.
Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (15.5 miles), 8.30am, Church Lane, rear of Church of the Holy Sepulchre, or 9am, Welton, Ashby St Ledgers Road. More info Gill Howe 01327 871451.
Wellingborough Ramblers circular walk via Cogenhoe (5 miles). Meet Denton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, 10am
Sulgrave Manor celebrating Independence Day at the home of George Washington’s British forefathers, 11am–4pm. www.sulgravemanor.co.uk
Afternoon Walk – Willington and Cople (6 miles). Meet 1.30pm Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 2.15pm nr church at Willington.
Gig Club for 13-18 year olds, Central Library, Abington St, N’pton, 1pm–3pm. ruth. firstname.lastname@example.org
Desborough Leisure Centre Fun Day, 9am–4pm. Free taster sessions. www.leisurecentre.com
Nene Park Car Boot, rear of football stadium, Irthlingborough, Sellers 6am, Buyers 7am.
Denton Open Gardens Day, 2pm –6pm. Also see Henry Bird’s Murals in St Margaret’s Church. £3.50 inc entry to all gardens. Proceeds to Cynthia Spencer Hospice & Denton Patients’ Group
Walking Quiz & cream tea at St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden, 3pm. £4 adults/£2 children. Proceeds to Children’s Society
Open Gardens & Teddy Bear Trail in Gayton, 1pm–5pm. Various stalls. Exhibition of artwork by children of village school.
MONDAY, JULY 1
The Lincoln Noel Trio at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free.
Wildfire Sessions showcase at Old Market Inn, Kettering
Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm
Chess Club at Rushden Town Bowling Club, Northampton Road, 7pm. www.rushdenchessclub.moonfruit.com
Skittles at The Harlequin, Stamford Road, Kettering, 8pm
TUESDAY, JULY 2
The Next Big Sing! singing Group at St Michaels Church, Roundhill Road, Kettering, 7.10pm. 07747 865626.
The Nighthawks at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm .
Fabian Holland with support act Gawkey at The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, N’pton, 8pm. £6 entry on the door. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk
Open mic at Olde England, Kettering Rd, N’pton
Polly Barrett at The Great Knight Folk Club, at Old White Hart, Cotton End, Npton, 8pm. Tickets £6 on the door.
Quiz Night at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8.30pm
Quiz Night at Duston Sports Centre, N’pton, 7.30pm. www.nleisure.co.uk
Rushden Hall Pensioners Parliament, 2pm for progressive whist drive.
Short Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles), 10am from The Olde Coach Inn, Ashby St Ledgers.
HSBA (Home Working & Small Business Alliance), meeting at The Fair & Square, Billing Mill, Little Billing, 10am–noon. Bookings 0845 862 1875
Families Need Fathers meet at Thorplands Childrens Centre, N’pton, 7pm.
Games Club at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, N’pton, 10am–noon.
Asperger’s Men’s Social Group at Montague Arms, Barnwell, 7.30pm. 1832 272288.
Gretton Village Hall monthly lunch, 12.30pm, £4 per person. Welcoming residents, cyclists, ramblers and anyone passing through. 01536 772328
Diabetes UK Group Meeting at Cripps Postgraduate Medical Centre, N’pton General Hospital, 7.30pm.
Comedy Club at The Picturedrome, N’pton. Tickets £10, call 01604 230777
The Free Exchange discussion: Art + Satellites at Fermyn Woods Contemporary Art, High Street, Thrapston, 7pm. www.fermynwoods.co.uk
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free. 01848 463183
Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, N’pton, 8.30pm.
Cozmick at The Headlands, Longland Rd, N’pton, 8.30pm
Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Kettering & District Flower Club meet at the Cornmarket Hall, 7.30pm with Linda Harmon “Lets Dance”. Visitors £5
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (6.5 miles), 9.30am from The Turnpike, Harpole.
Northamptonshire Alliance monthly meeting at Kettering Athletics Club, Rockingham Road, 8pm. Come along and meet other cage and aviary bird enthusiasts.
The Aspergers & ADHD Peer Support Group meet at Wellingborough Mind, 7pm. If you wish to attend or for more info call Bev on 01933 675094 or email email@example.com
Wellingborough Ramblers circular walk Wollaston & Bozeat (8 miles). Meet Half Moon PH, Grendon, 9.30am