Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northampton this week.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Anna Jaichner at the Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton. www.richardsonsevents.com
Jazz Numbers at The Windhover, Brampton Lane, Chapel Brampton, 7.30pm. Free.
The Mark Nightingale Quartet at the The Castle theatre, W’boro, presented by NC Jazz, 8pm. 01933 270007.
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm
Ed Byrne – Roaring Forties, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 624811
Storytelling Masterclass: How Do You Climb A Glass Mountain?, Underground Auditorium, Royal & Derngate, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
Photographic exhibition by Sarah Veness at Towcester Library (all November)
Gretton Local History Society hold their next meeting at Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, 7.30pm. Guest speaker is Philippa Massey about Christmas. Non-members £3. 01536 771102
Christmas Lights switch on by Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane, outside the Guildhall, Npton, 6pm.
Alzheimer’s Society Support Group at Simon de Senlis Court, Robert Street, Npton, 10.15am–11.30am; and at Heritage Centre, Church Street, Brixworth, 12.30pm–2pm
Short Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles). Meet 10am Tiffield, outside The George Inn. 01604 455443 or 07910 963988
NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting High Street, Rushden, 10am–12.30pm; then Irchester: Working Men’s Club car park, 1.15pm–2.30pm
Kettering/Lahnstein Twinning Organisation AGM at the Council Chamber, Municipal Offices,
BowlingGreen Road, Kettering, 7.30pm.
Wellingborough & District Horticultural Society audio visual presentation” by Geoff Stone at Salem Hall, Salem
Lane, Wellingborough, 7.30pm.
Father Christmas at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Rd, 3.30pm–7pm. Free admission.
The Honey Monster giving away free samples of Choco WOWs and Honey WOWs cereal at Tesco Extra, Clannell Rd, Npton, 1pm–5pm. www.honeymonster.co.uk
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Hannah Faulkner at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton
Alex Novak, The Mobs & Ken Gibbons + Revolver DJs at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton, 9pm
Great Divide at the Black Bottom Club, George Row, Npton, 9pm.
Lay Siege, Asphodel and From Eden to Exile at Horseshoe Inn, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 8.30pm. Free entry
Juice at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Blessed Cecilia appear in Visions to all Musicians at All Saints Church, N’pton with instrumentalists from the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust, 7pm. Tickets 01604 632845 or on the door.www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.
Fashion Show & Sale, Village Hall, Bridge Street, Weldon, 7.30pm. Tickets £3.50, available from Rita 01536 268463, Sue 01536 269746/07895 981063 or Janet 01536 269615. Proceeds to Weldon Village Hall.
Advice Centre with Michael Ellis MP at Northampton Guildhall in the Godwin Room, by appointment only 3pm–5pm, 0207 219 7220
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting Queen’s Sq, Corby, 10am–2pm
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Live entertainment at WMC, Griffith Street, Rushden.
Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm
Musical Theatre School at The Whatevers – Funk/Pop at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street.
Anna entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.
Odd Child at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton
Accrington Stanley return with their annual Jo Rideout Memorial Concert at The Picturedrome, N’pton, 7.30pm. Tickets £10
Alex Novak plus a set from The Blitz DJs at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 9pm
Indian Joe feat Nikki Hannent on saxes at Hungry Horse, Sixfields, 9pm. Free admission.
Time Machine at The Hart of Duston, Harlestone Rd, Npton
Vinny at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Crush at The Horseshoe, Sywell, 9pm
Psch-O-Bombs at Horseshoe Inn, Sheep Street, W’boro, 8.30pm. Free entry
Shred Belly at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Great Divide at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm
Salsa Night at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, beginners 7.30pm, Intermediate, 8pm. Tickets £5 in adv, £7 otd.
Paul James at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Kettering & District Ramblers Club walk, Pitsford (7 miles). Meet at main car park. 01832 275677
Christmas Craft Fair at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall (behind Waitrose), 10am–1pm. Entry £3 inc tea/coffee and cake. 1604 646055.
St Mary’s Great Brington Christmas Bazaar, 2pm–4.30pm. Craft and homemade cake stalls and much more.
Coffee Morning with stalls at Northampton Kingsley Park Methodist Church, 10am–noon. Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society from Kingsthorpe to Kettering Road. Meet in the bus station for bus SC 17 at 1.25pm
Kettering Vinyl, CD & DVD Fair at Parish Hall, Market Place, Kettering, 9am–3pm. Free entry. 01536 520547.
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (6 miles). Meet 1.30pm from Rothersthorpe Church. 01604 585419/07980 073963
Art Class, Stanwick Village Hall. Booking essential. £9. www.learntopaint.org.uk
Craft Fair and Table Top Sale at Church House, Barton Seagrave, 11am–3pm. Fund-raiser for Home Start. www.homestartkettering.org.uk
Sale & Coffee Morning at Rothwell Methodist Church, 9.30am–11.30am. 20p admission. In aid of Cats Friends.
Winter Market, St Mary’s Church, Knox Road, W’boro.
Fleamarket at Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brookes Lane, 9am–1pm.
Christmas Fair, St Peter & St Andrew Church, Corby, 11am–2pm.
Christmas Fayre, St Mary’s Church, High Street, Little Addington, 2pm.
Northampton Vintage Fair, St Matthews Parish Centre, Kingsley, 11am–3pm. Entry £1, children free.
Winter Art Show, by Rushden & District Art Society at Church Hall, Queen Street, 10am–4pm. www.radas.org.uk
Jumble Sale in aid of Northampton Cat Rescue at St James Community Centre, Npton, 10am–11am.
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (6 miles). 1.30pm start from Rothersthorpe Church.01604 585419 or 07980 073963
Christmas Sparkle in Higham Ferrers. For entertainment and venue information www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
D-Trio entertain at Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 3-D Trio from 8pm (& bingo).
The Carveners at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Kevin Grenfell/ Matt Palmer All Stars at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm. £8
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 2pm–4.30pm
Woodland Walk by Well Walking Group (approx 3 miles or 1 hour). Meet at Corby boating lake car park, 11am.
Car boot sale, behind Super Sausage Car Boot on the A5 at Potterspury. Sellers 9am, buyers 10am. www.potterspurycarboot.co.uk
Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am, www.neneparkcarboot.info
6th Annual Craft Fair at Delapre Abbey, 10am–4pm. Free entry.
Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, held by KOS Musical Theatre Company at Ise Lodge Community Centre, St Vincents Avenue, Kettering, 10am–4pm. 50p adm, under-12s free.
Circular Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, from The Anchor, Little Paxton, 10am. 50p entry. More info www.waendel.org.uk
Air Ambulance Christmas Market, The Stags Head, Maidwell, 10am–4pm. Book a pitch on 07796 950222 or 07543 662573, cost £20, proceeds to Air Ambulance Northampton/Warwickshire
Film Night at The Stahl Theatre, West Street, Oundle, 7.45pm. This week “Before Midnight” (15). 01832 272734
Charity Event at Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Denton, noon–2pm. 20p admission.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25
All That Jazz at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.
Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Tonight – The World’s End. Free adm.
Bears – a course to learn how to make a panda and a teddy bear from edible paste, Hockley Cakes in Brixworth, 6pm–8pm. www.hockleyscakes.co.uk or to book 01604 881551
Processing Images Using Photoshop by Dr Steve Arnold, Northamptonshire Natural History Society, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton, 7.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Roy Hawkesford’s Blues & Roots at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free admission
Rushden Hall Pensioners Parliament - 2pm.
Kingsthorpe Health Walk. Meet Kingsthorpe College reception, 9.30am. Free.
Yoga for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Npton, 9.30am. Free. 07985 904190
Northampton Liberty Stars Football Club training at the Racecourse, 5pm (& Wednesday 5pm). 01604 603781.
Street Dance Class, Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm–4.45pm. £4.
The Money Course (free weekly course until December 10) at Northampton Jesus Centre, Abington Sq, 1.30pm–4pm. 0845 166 8202
Lecture on Northampton Castle, at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton, 7.30pm. Free. More info www.nnhs.info
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Cafe at Abbey Ctr, Market Sq, Daventry, 2pm–4pm
Northampton Friendship Centre – A retirement group meet at Boothville Hall, Npton, 7.30pm.
Quiz Night at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8.30pm
Quiz Night at Duston Sports Centre, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.nleisure.co.uk
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free. 01848 463183.
Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, W’boro, 9pm. Free entry.
Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, Npton, 8.30pm.
Jazz & Blues at The Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Free.
Cherry Lee Lewis Band at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.
Scarlatti Extravaganza at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery (in partnership with Fiori Musicali), Guildhall Rd, 7.30pm. Tickets £20 and £15, 01327 360931
Open Mic Night, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm
Acoustic Open Mic at the Jeckyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm
Sequence Dance Lessons at Weldon Village Hall, Bridge Street, 8.30pm–10pm. £5 entry. 01536 403762.
“Swimming The Channel”, with Andy Dixon, discussion at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 858252.
Seaside – a course to learn how to create a fish, shells and sand effect from edible paste, Hockley Cakes in Brixworth, 6pm.
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (7 miles). 9.30am from The White Horse Inn, Old. 01604 585419 or 07980 073963
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting Desborough Co-op car park, Gladstone Street, 9.45am– 11am; then Brixworth Library, Spratton Road, 11.30am–12.45pm; then Village Autos, Stocks Hill, Moulton, 1.30pm–3pm.
Coffee Morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am–noon
Quiz Night at Tanners, Farm Field Court, Thorplands, Npton, 8pm.
Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.
THURSday, nov 28
Alan Wakeman’s Rocking Hams at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.
Singles Night at The Hart of Duston, Harlestone Rd, N’pton
Holly Wreath Making Workshop at The Barn, Upper Stowe, 6pm to 9pm. www.thebarnrestaurant.net
Natural History Quiz at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton, 2.30pm. Free entry, www.nnhs.info
NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Wellingborough town centre: outside McDonald’s, 10am–1pm; then Earls Barton: Medical Centre car park, Aggate Way, 1.45pm–3pm.