Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northampton this week.
Alan Wakeman’s Rocking Hams at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm.
Singles Night at The Hart of Duston, Harlestone Rd, Npton
Karaoke, Bar SO, Abington Square, N’pton. Free entry.
The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 2.15pm. 01604 624811
NMPAT Big Sing, Derngate Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 6pm. 01604 624811
Holly wreath-making workshop at The Barn, Upper Stowe, 6pm–9pm. www.thebarnrestaurant.net
Natural History Quiz at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, 10 Castilian Terrace, N’pton, 2.30pm. www.nnhs.info
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting Wellingborough town centre, outside McDonald’s, 10am– 1pm; then Earls Barton Medical Centre car park, Aggate Way, 1.45pm–3pm.
Amnesty internal public meeting to form a new group in Northampton. Venue is Blackcurrent Centre, 24 St Michaels Avenue, N’pton, 7.30pm. firstname.lastname@example.org
Steeleye Span, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811.
Adrian Edmondson And The Bad Shepherds, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470
Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Random Murphy’s at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, N’pton
Billy Lockett at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm
Buck Naked at the Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton.
Kontra Roots at Kennedys Bar, Irthlingborough Road, Finedon, 7.30pm. www.kcbworld.co.uk
Oh What A Night! Ladies Night at Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm–12.30am. Three-course meal, flamboyant drag queen, male entertainers and disco. www.whittleburyhall.co.uk
St Andrew’s Day dinner & Dance, organised by the Northampton Town & County Scottish Association, Sunley Conference Centre, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, N’pton, 7.30pm. Tickets £25 from 01604 637405
Towcester Winter Beer Festival (& November 30, 10.30am to 11pm) in the Horse Walk Marquee at Towcester Racecourse, 5pm–11pm. www.facebook.com/TowcesterWinterBeerFestival
Singles Night (POF) with Disco, Bar SO, 25 Abington Square, Npton. Free entry.
Flingle Blunt at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811
Looking Glass Theatre presents Dick Whittington & His Cat at Blakesley & Woodend Village Hall, 6pm. £4, under 16s £3. Angela 01327 860594 or Janet 01327 860463.
The Ladies Club at the Church Restaurant, Bridge Street, N’pton, with guest speaker Jane Sumner – body confidence expert. £20 inc lunch.
DJs, cocktails, fun and frolics at Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton
Time Machine entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.
Soul Weaver at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street.
Ma Browns Grove at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton
Ginger Pig Band for Movember at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 8pm. £1 entry.
Milkshake at The Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton, 9pm.
The Whatevers at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm
40 Watt at The Beeswing, Kettering, 9.15pm
Pete Wayre at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Disco at Whittlebury Hall, 6pm–12.30am. More info www.whittleburyhall.co.uk
Kettering Camerata Winter Concert, United Reformed Church, London Road, Kettering, 7.30pm. £8, 01536 481841
Carl Stevens at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Kettering Symphony Orchestera Winter Concert, Masque Theatre, Latimer Arts College, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Students age 12+ £4, under 12s free. 01536 737737.
Timeless at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Bingo, Music & Food Night at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton,
Sound Sensation Concert Party of the Kettering Operatic Society at St Mary’s Church, Rushden, 7.30pm. Tickets £7, inc glass of wine and nibbles. 01933 652222. Proceeds to the Church and the Society.
Jazz At The Phil and Winding It Up, Gayton Jazz Appreciation Society at The George Inn, Tiffield. 8pm. Free (voluntary £5 donation)
Empire at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm
That’ll Be The Day, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811
Shape Dance, The Core at Corby Cube, 1pm/5pm. 01536 470470
Art & Craft Exhibition & Sale in Kislingbury Village Hall, 10am–4pm. Paintings and crafts by local artists, homemade cakes. Free adm.
Sulgrave Manor’s Christmas Market, 11am–4pm. 40 stalls offering crafts, jewellery, decorations art and more. Meet Father Christmas. julie.wood@sulgrave manor.org.uk or call 01295 760205
Cats Protection Christmas Bazaar, Masonic Hall, Wellingborough Road, Rushden, 9.30am–3pm. Various stalls. Free admission.
Holly wreath making workshop at The Barn, Upper Stowe, 2pm–5pm. www.thebarnrestaurant.net
Kettering & District Ramblers Club walk (5 miles)! Meet at Ferry Meadows Garden Centre, Peterborough. 01536 710963
Big Frock Swap! at The Picturedrome, N’pton, 11.30am–3.30pm. Swap your old clothes for new threads. £5 entry.
Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society from Wootton to Wyevale Garden Centre. Meet in the bus station for bus SC 17 at 1.40pm.
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). 2pm start from Milton Malsor Village Hall, by The Greyhound. 01604 705475 or 07724 998700
Christmas Fayre, Overstone Primary School, Sywell Road, 1.30pm–4.30pm. Variety of stalls and games. £1 adm (for ages 12 and over).
Farmers market, Market Square, Higham Ferrers, 9am–1pm. For info www.highamferrers-tc.gov.uk
Christmas Bazaar at Brixworth CEVC Primary School, noon–2pm. To book stall contact 01604 889174. Adm adults 50p/Children 20p
Christmas Art Exhibition at Welland Barn, Gretton, 10am–6pm (& December 1, 10am–4pm).
All Saints Christmas Bazaar, Midland Road, Wellingborough, 10am–2.15pm. Gifts, carols with special visit from Santa.
Christmas Fair in Cottingham Village Hall, 11.30am–2.30pm. Proceeds to Green Horizons, developing allotments for autistic children.
Christmas Fair, St Johns Church, Corby old village, 11am–2pm. Santa’s Grotto, Big About Singing Choir. www.stjohnscorby.org.uk
Friends of Abington Library pre-Christmas Fayre, 10am–noon. Stalls, cakes and more.
Annual Christmas Bazaar at Christchurch Hall, Christchurch Road, Npton, 10am–noon. 50p adm (children free). Proceeds to Northampton Branch of Cats Protection.
Morning Cycle Ride with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club (45 mile loop) in Salcey Forest. Mostly off-road. Meet Nene Whitewater Centre Bedford Road, N’pton, 9.30am. www.ctc-northampton.org.uk
Celebration Cake stage 1 – learn how to make a decorative spray of roses, held by Hockley Cakes in Brixworth, noon–4pm. 01604 881551
Vintage & Retro Festive Fair at The Guildhall, St Giles Street, Npton, 11am–4pm. Nostalgia, collectibles. Admission £1.
Christmas Craft Fair at Abington Park Museum, N’pton, 11am–4pm. Admission £1 adults/under 16s 50p
Christmas Fayre, St James Church, N’pton, 10.30am. Crafts, bric-a-brac, etc.
Mat Roberts entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.
Dave Rance’s Rocking Chair Band at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm, £8.
Rocking Ratbags at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Jazz Numbers at The Windhover, Chapel Brampton, 7.30pm. Free entry.
Richard Baker Quartet at The Longboat, Duston, 8.30pm.
Shape Dance, The Core at Corby Cube, 1pm/5pm. 01536 470470
Morning Worship with Holy Communion and children’s activities at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.
Christingle at St Peter’s Church, Newton Bromswold, 10am to raise money for The Children’s Society.
Festival of Christmas at Stanwick Village Hall, 1pm– 5pm. Festive treats and entertainment, inc school choir, Stanwick Handbells and the Salvation Army band.
Antiques, Retro Collectibles and Vintage Flea Market, Brixworth Village Hall, 10am–3pm. 50p entry
Frost Fair 2013 at Northampton Market Square, 11am–4pm. Over 60 stalls selling crafts, food, art plus entertainment.
Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (12.5 miles). Meet 8.45am Church Lane, N’pton (adj to rear Church of Holy Sepulchre) for 9.30am start from Welford Church. 01604 455443/07910 963988.
Morning Walk – Harrold County Park, Chellington, Carlton, Harrold (5.5 miles). Meet 9.30am Market Square car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Harrold Country Park
John Verity’s Unplugged and Unhinged at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep St, W’bro, 9pm. Free.
The World’s End, Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm.
Weston Favell Evening WI Merry Mince Pies afternoon, 2.30pm–4pm at Weston Favell Parish Hall. £2 entry inc tea or coffee and warm mince pie.
Christmas wreath making workshop, Brixworth Community Centre, Spratton Road, 1pm–3pm. £25 inc all materials. www.quercusflowers.co.uk
Roy Forbes and the Graham Dent Band at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm–11pm. Free.
Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner at The Old White Hart, Cotton End, N’pton, 8pm. £8 otd. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk
The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811
Street Dance Class, Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm. £4.
“Museums: Should Admission Be Free”, with Joan Simson, discussion at NASO, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 10.15am–noon. 01604 858252.
Gretton Women’s Hour at Gretton Baptist Church Hall, High Street, 2.15pm. Guest speaker on Christmas Celebrations.
Victorian Slide Evening at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, 10 Castilian Terrace, N’pton, 7.30pm. Free.
Short Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.75 miles), 10am The Elwes Arms, High Street, Great Billing.
Families Need Fathers meet at Thorplands Childrens Centre, N’pton, 7pm.
The John Verity Band, blues at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, N’pton, 8,45pm.
Reelin ‘n’ Rockin at The Headlands, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, 10.30am/2.15pm. Box Office 01604 624811
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. 01536 470470
Beginners Jive Class at The Hop Jive Club, Brigstock Village Hall, 7.15pm.£5 admission. 01536 267031
Christmas Carol Flowers with Sally Kilsby, NASO, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 858252.
Christmas course to learn how to model a Snowman, Reindeer & Christmas Tree, using modelling paste, Hockley Cakes in Brixworth, 6pm. www.hockleyscakes.co.uk
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (8.5 miles). 9.30am Navigation Inn, Stoke Bruerne. Unsuitable to dogs.
Northamptonshire Alliance (cage birds) meeting at Kettering Athletics Club, Rockingham Road, 8pm.
The Aspergers & ADHD Peer Support Group are meeting at Wellingborough Mind, 7pm–9pm. 01933 675094 or email email@example.com
Kettering & District Flower Club meet at the Cornmarket Hall, 7.30pm with demonstrator Lee Berrill “Winter Wonderland”. Visitors £5
THURSday, DEC 5
Debbie Rooker’s Trad & Blues Band at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm–11pm. Free admission
Dance to the Delray Rockets at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 8pm. Tickets £6 in adv, £8 otd.
The Snow Queen, Hackleton Memorial Hall, 7.45pm. Tickets www.groupeight.co.uk