Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshrie this week.
WE recommend readers check with organisers about regular events during the summer holidays. The Chron cannot be held responsible for any late or unnotified changes or cancellations during the summer break:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
Buzz & Chris’s birthday week bash with All That Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.
The Platform Open Jam Night at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.
Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Centre, N’pton, 8.30pm
Open mic, Brave Old Oak, Towcester.
Open mic, Ye Golden Lion, Wellingborough.
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.
Quiz Night, Old Kings Head, Long Buckby, 8.30pm. Free.
Quiz Night, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton, 8pm
Quiz Night, The Sun, High Street, Hardingstone, 8pm
Quiz Night, Fox & Hounds, 186 H’boro Rd, Kingsthorpe, 9pm
Quiz and Open The Box at The Whitehills, N’pton.
Tang Soo Do (Korean Karate) at Kettering Leisure Village, Thursdon Drive, Kettering 7pm. 01536 511216.
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
Morning Walk – Emberton Park, Filgrave (7.25 miles). Meet 8.50am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 9.30am Prospect Place Loop Road on A509 just above Emberton
Wellingborough Ramblers day circular walk via Eversholt (13 miles). Meet Woburn car park, 10am.01234 713526 for details.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting Wellingborough town centre, outside McDonald’s, 10am–1pm
Comedy Night at Victoria Inn, Poole Street, Npton, 8.30pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Acoustics night, Foundry Tavern, St James, N’pton, 8pm.
Open Mic, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, N’pton, 9pm
Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm
Mistress, Be Barb Burlesque returns to The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 7.30pm.
Friday Night Live featuring Fascination at Black Bottom Club, Gerge Row, N’pton, 9pm.
Kontra Roots at Kennedys Bar, Irthlingborough Road, Finedon, 7.30pm. www.kcbworld.co.uk
Beer and music festival at Tollemache Arms, Harrington
Eyes Wide Open, at Wayfarers, Kettering
The Record Covers, at Chequered Flag, Corby
Keith Tresize at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
The Gibson Strings Viola Quartet in Abington Church, Npton at 3pm. Entrance by donation.
Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.
Towcester Farmers’ Market in Richmond Road car park, 9am–1.30pm.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Queen’s Square, Corby, 10am to 2pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
Musical Theatre School at St Michael’s Community Hall, Roundhill Road, Kettering, 10am. For ages 6-14. For more info call Carly 07747 865626
Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm
KRYS (60s covers) at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, Great Doddington, 9pm
Splittin Rocks at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 10pm
Steve Perry, Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm (& bingo).
Mojo Soundsystem at The Picturedrome, Npton, 9pm. £3.
Summer Evening of DJs and cocktails at Black Bottom Club, George Row, Npton
Don Maguire at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton
Pete Wayre at Queens Park WMC, Northampton
Dance the Night Away at Village Hall, Bridge Street, Weldon, 8pm. Please bring own drinks and nibbles, £5 entry, Joan 01536 403762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beer and Music Festival, Tollemache Arms, Harrington
Chamberlain, at Wayfarers, Kettering
John Holly at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
The 2 Tones at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Coffee Morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am–noon Ladies/children only swimming session, Northampton Somali Women & Girls Association, 5pm–7pm. 07507 644763 or 07507 561372.
St Albans Church Novice Dance Class, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 12.30pm. £3. 01604 787246
Gretton Art Group’s Summer Exhibition at Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road (until August 12), 11am–4pm. Entry free.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Model Cottages and Great Byards Sale (8 miles). Meet Queens Head pub, Nassington, 10am
Mini Market in Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, N’pton, 2pm. Proceeds towards heating fund.
Family Fun Day at Abington Park Museum, 11am–4pm. Celebrate Northampton’s past; naughty, nice and nasty. Free admission but may be small charge for some activities.
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (6.25 miles). 1.30pm outside The Falcon pub, Castle Ashby. A few stiles.
Peak District Walk with The Ramblers Association (12.5 miles). 7am depart Turnpike, Harpole Turn, Weedon Road for walk from Grindleford Railway Station. Unsuitable for dogs.
Walk – Kettering & District Ramblers Club. Easton On The Hill (7 miles). Meet Bluebell Inn. 01536 520832
PT Cruiser Picnic In the Park Event (& August 11), Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane, 9am–4pm. www.billingaquadrome.com
Open Day at Rothwell Holy Trinity Church (11am-4pm activities and tours; 6pm-8pm for talks) as part of The Rothwell Charnel Chapel Project. For more info Amy Stone 0114 222 1046
Charity Event – Summer Garden Fete at St Christopher’s C of E Home, Abington Park Crescent, Npton, 2pm–5pm
Leisurely Afternoon Cycle Ride with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club (2 hours). Meet Canoe Centre, Bedford Road, 2pm www.ctc-northampton.org.uk
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Music Night at Queen’s Park WMC, Northampton
Music at Fotheringhay, St Mary & All Saints Church, 7pm. Mozart programme with the Fiori Musicali Choir & Orchestra. Tickets £20 & £15, www.fiori.musicali.com
Beer and Music Festival, Tollemache Arms, Harrington.
Open mic, The Artichoke, Moulton.
Malc Philips at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Top Floor Soul Club at The Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 2pm.
Rushden Windmill Band in Abington Park Bandstand, 2pm–5pm.
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 2pm–4.30pm
Roy Hawkesford Blues Band at the Longboat, Duston, 8.30pm.
Dracula at Sywell Country Park. Open air performance, take low-backed seating and/or rugs, and picnics. Tickets from www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk
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, N’pton
Quiz Night, Griffin Inn, Pitsford.
Quiz Night, The Cock at Roade, 7pm
Open The Box, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton
Woodland Walk by Well Walking Group (1 hour). Meet at Corby boating lake car park, 11am.
Summer Teas in King’s Cliffe Village Hall, 2pm (last orders 4.30pm).
Car boot sale, behind Super Sausage Car Boot on the A5 at Potterspury. Sellers 9am, buyers 10am. More info www.potterspurycarboot.co.uk
Wellingborough Ramblers circular walk via Great Oaks Wood (4.3 miles). Meet A428 Turvey Station End, 10am.
Audis in the Park, Shelduck 2, Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane, Great Billing, 10am–pm. www.billingaquadrome.com
Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (12.25 miles). 9.30am from car park in front of Delapre Abbey, London Road, N’pton, Lunch at Brafield WMC.
Roof Top Twilight Tour: “The finest view in England” at Stowe House, 7pm–8.30pm. Exclusive chance to see stunning rooms under the guidance of one of our experts. Booking essential. 01280 818002.
Full Day Walk (9 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 9.30am, Foxton Locks Pay & Display car park. Picnic lunch.
MONDAY, AUGUST 12
The Nighthawks at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free.
Open Mic Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Folk Jam Session at The Artichoke, Moulton, 8pm. Free. 07913 615183
Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.
Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm
Have a cup of tea and biscuits and a free game of poker, in Kettering, 2pm. Call Ted on 01536 521803
Skittles at The Harlequin, Stamford Road, Kettering from 8pm
Theatre & Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (7 miles). 2pm Tolethorpe Hall, nr Stamford. Performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream at 7.45pm. To book call Chris Eilbeck 01536 743009.
Beach on the Market Square, N’pton (until September 12). Grab your buckets and spades! Free.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
Jam Night at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 9pm hosted by Adam Gammage
Roy Civil’s Swing Circus at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free admission
Northampton Male Voice Choir practice, 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church). www.nmvc.uk
Open mic, at Olde England, Kettering Rd, Northampton.
Quiz Night at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8.30pm
Quiz Night at Duston Sports Centre, N’pton, 7.30pm. More info www.nleisure.co.uk
Tasty Tuesdays at the Brad!, Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton
Social discussion groups and friendship and activities at NASO Rooms, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 10.30am. www.naso.btck.co.uk
Rushden Hall Pensioners Parliament, 2pm.
Northampton Liberty Stars Football Club training at The Racecourse, N’pton, 5pm (& Wednesday 5pm). Call Kolapo Jegede, Sarah Shayenwako or Dipo Lawrence on 01604 603781.
Wellingborough Ramblers 4 Ways Tea Walk (4 miles). Meet Waterloo Farm Lodge, Gt Oxenden, 1.30pm
Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.75 miles) – Climbing Borough Hill. 7pm Dodford Village Hall
Nutritious Northampton for Children at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am –noon & 1pm–3pm. Advance booking required. Tickets £1. More info www.lovenorthampton.co.uk
Comedy Club is back at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton. Tickets £10. 01604 230777.
Cookery Class for ages 3 to 7 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 10am–1pm. Contact Faye 01604 812800.
Barton Seagrave Women’s Institute meet at Church House, St Botolph’s Road, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. Talk – On Wartime Housewife
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free admission. 01848 463183
Jammin n Acoustics, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, Npton, 8.30pm
Jazz & Blues at The Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Country Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Blues at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton. Tonight The Laurence Jones Band.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Northampton Market Square: Events Area, 10am–12.30pm and Northampton St Crispin Retirement Village, Duston, 1.30pm –3pm.
Storytelling in the Garden at Kelmarsh Hall, 11am–4pm. Kevin Walker returns to the kitchen garden to share his magical tales of adventure. www.kelmarshhall.com
Wellingborough Ramblers circular walk via Salcey Forest (7.5 miles). Meet The Malting House, Stoke Goldington, 9.30am.
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (8 miles). 9.30am from Northampton Golf Club, Harlestone. Lunch available in The Clubhouse (jeans, trainers and T-shirts are banned).
Archaeological Finds at Manor House Museum, Kettering, 2.30pm to 4pm. Have you found an object of interest?
Cookery Class for ages 8 to 12 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 10am–1pm. Contact Faye 01604 812800.
NLP4KIDS offer places on Self Esteem & Confidence Workshops for ages 7 to 15 years) at Pinnacle Climbing Centre, N’pton. Contact Heather King 07779 211230