What’s On across Northamptonshire this week

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Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire this week

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

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.

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.

The Platform Open Jam Night at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 9pm.

Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Ctr, Npton, 8.30pm.

Brave Old Oak, Towcester – Wildfire Sessions Open Mic.

OTHER

Quiz Night, Old Kings Head, Long Buckby, 8.30pm.

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.

Quiz Night, Cripps Recreation Centre, Npton, 8pm.

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.

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

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 noon.

Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association (3.5 miles). 7pm from The Cock Inn, 46 High Street/Sanders Lane, Potterspury NN12 7PQ. 11 stiles.

Northampton Friendship Centre, a retirement group meet at Boothville Hall, 7.30pm. Call 01604 627333.

Charity Event – Family Fun Day at Brave Old Oak Inn, Market Square, Towcester in aid of Help for Heroes, 12noon to 4pm

Chinese Night at Dynasty, Long Buckby with a talk from Mystic Ash. Raffle and 3-course dinner, from 7.30pm. Palm readings available on the night. To book call Sara 07718 318543

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

MUSIC

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

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm Shake Rattle and Roll at Black Bottom Club, Npton.

Monk & Minstrel, Isham – Wildfire Sessions “Steve Jones & Mark Gill”

Worlds End, Ecton – Wildfire Sessions “Isabelle”

Tomas Henry at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

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 seven to 13-year-olds at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. 10am to noon

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

Transitmania Event at Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park & Showground, Crow Lane, Npton (until August 25), 9am to 11pm.

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Corby Town Centre: Queens Square, 10am to 2pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

MUSIC

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

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

Junction 15 – Danceable Rock at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, Great Doddington, 9pm

The Mighty Wonderfuls (70s funk & reggae) at Monks Park WMC, Npton

Fascination (duo) at Towcester Sports & Social Club. £2 entry on door

Justin Lovell at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Taylor’d Country at Wig & Pen, Npton, 4.30pm

Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, Billy Delaine from 8pm. Candy Slam at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.

Black Bottom Club, Npton – Your fave DJs

Tony Valentine at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Rendition at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Palestine Concert at Northampton Central Library, Abington Street, 3pm with young people from Gaza and the West Bank. Hosted by Northampton Al-Bireh (Palestine) Friendship Association.

UB40 Tribute Band at Barn Owl, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, Npton, 8pm

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 noon. Call 07912 746693.

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. Call Shukri on 07507 644763 or 07507 561372.

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Chess Club, Room G9, The Northampton Academy School, Wellingborough Road (next to Weston Favell Centre), Northampton, anytime between 11am and 4pm. Cost is £1.

Ballroom Dancing (every Saturday) at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 12.30pm. £3 admission. 01604 787246.

Full Day London Walk (approx 5 miles am/4 miles pm) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 8am Northampton Railway Station. Contact Pam or Roger 01604 499636.

Produce & Craft Show, Long Buckby Community Centre, 10am to 4pm.

Northampton Vintage Fair in the garden of The Spinney Hill, Kettering Road, 12noon to 4pm. £1 entry (children free).

Film Night “The Sweeney” at Semilong WMC, St Andrew Road, Npton.

Clorissa’s Fun Fete, charity event at Billing Aquadrome, NN3 9DA. For info www.billingdogshow13.weebly.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

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.

Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, John Kirby from 8pm.

Bootlegger Beach Party, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till 2am. Live DJ. Dress for the beach.

Steve Rigby & Guests at The Talbot, Gretton, 1pm to 5pm

Franks Hamburger House, Npton - Wildfire Sessions “Frettlyst”, 6pm

Wheatsheaf, Dallington – Wildfire Sessions Open Mic, 6pm

Artichoke, Moulton – Wildfire Sessions Open Mic

Johnny Red at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Robbie Nash (60s to present) at Monks Park WMC, Npton

Music Night at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Similar Jones (covers from The Beatles and Stones up to present day) in Abington Park Bandstand, 2pm to 5pm.

ABBA theme night at Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm to 12.30am. To book 0845 400 1406 or for info www.whittleburyhall.co.uk

The Maurice Merry Quartet at The Longboat, Duston, 8.30pm. Free admission.

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, N’pton

Quiz Night, Griffin Inn, Pitsford.

Quiz Night, The Cock at Roade, 7pm

Open The Box, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton

Fun, music, general knowledge and disco bingo, The Whitehills, N’pton

Summer Teas in King’s Cliffe Village Hall (every Sunday until September 15), 2pm with “last orders” at 4.30pm.

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.

Northampton Sun Group meet 5.30pm to 8pm. Naturist club. Call 08707 654326 or www.nsgswim.org.uk

The Companion Dog Show at Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park & Showground, Crow Lane, Great Billng (& August 26).

Kingsthorpe Grove Allotment Association Open Day, Eastern Avenue South, Northampton, 10.30am. Harvest Festival theme.

Comedian at Semilong WMC, St Andrew Road, Npton.

Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (10.5 miles). Meet 9.30am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance of Holy Sepulchre Church) or 10am from the road nr Pattishall Parish Hall, School Lane, Astcote.

Gig Club for 13-18 year olds, Central Library, Abington St, N’pton,. 1pm to 3pm.

(Short) Full Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (8 miles). Meet 10am Ravensthorpe nr to The Chequers pub. Walk via East Haddon and Holdenby.

Afghan Heroes Charity Day at Barn Owl, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, Npton, 2pm.

Day Cycle Ride with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club (55m mile loop) to Banbury and retun with additional stop at Sulgrave. Meet Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, 9.30am. For info www.ctc-northampton.org.uk

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

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

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm.

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

Buckby Feast Day, Market Square, 1pm to 5pm.

Bank Holiday Fun Day at Semilong WMC, St Andrew Road, Npton.

Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (12.5 miles). Meet 8.30am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance of Holy Sepulchre Church) or 9.30am from Braybrooke Church.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

MUSIC

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

Blues & Roots at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm to 11pm.

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

Olde England, Npton – Wildfire Sessions Open Mic

OTHER

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

Quiz Night at Duston Sports Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm.

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.

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, Npton. Various classes from 7pm, call 01604 230777 for details

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 8pm

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

Northampton Friendship Centre, a retirement group meet at Boothville Hall, 7.30pm. Call 01604 627333.

Naughty Northampton Crafts, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am to noon & 1pm to 3pm.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

MUSIC

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

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

Blues at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton.

Mantas at The Headlands, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Acoustic Open Mic at the Jeckyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

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

THEATRE

Looking Glass Theatre presents “Treasure Island” at Abington Park Museum & Courtyard, 7pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Coffee Morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am to 12noon

Quiz Night at Tanners, Thorplands, Npton, 8pm.

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