What’s On across Northamptonshire this week

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Your weekly guide to what’s on across Northamptonshire this week.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

MUSIC

Debbie Rooker’s Trad & Blues Band at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free admission

Dance to the Delray Rockets at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Rd, 8pm. Tickets £6 in adv, £8 otd.

Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm

THEATRE

The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. 01536 470470

Arcadia, Stahl Theatre, West Street, Oundle, 7.45pm. 01832 273930

The Snow Queen, Hackleton Memorial Hall, 7.45pm. Tickets www.groupeight.co.uk

A Man For All Seasons, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Npton, 7.30pm. 07586 288793

OTHER

Christmas Essentials Cookery at The Barn Restaurant, Upper Stowe, 5pm–8pm. £65 per person. 01327 349911.

President’s Evening at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton, 7.30pm. www.nnhs.info

Morning Walk – Kimbolton & Pertenhall (5.5 miles). Meet 9am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 9.30am Kimbolton High Street

The Northamptonshire Branch of Royal Army Service Corps and The Royal Corps of Transport meet at the Ex-Servicemans WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton 8pm. 01604 628292

Coffee Morning, Rushton Village Hall, 10am–noon. Free admission. Proceeds for the upkeep of Rushton Churchyard

NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Oundle, Co-op car park, St Osyths Lane, 10am–1pm.

Northampton Heart Support Group meets at The Pastures, Welford Road, N’pton, 7.30pm

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

MUSIC

Strictly Stanwick Christmas Event at Stanwick Village Hall. www.strictlystanwick.org.uk

Christmas Concert in Moulton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Music, singing and sketches. £11 inc mince pies and hot non-alcoholic punch (£9 WI members). 01604 646055.

Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Raven Hotel, Corby, 8.30pm

Dirty Fair at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, N’pton

Top Floor Soul Club at the Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm.

The Dubs at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Arcadia, Stahl Theatre, West Street, Oundle, 7.45pm. 01832 273930

The Snow Queen, Hackleton Memorial Hall, 7.45pm. www.groupeight.co.uk

Aladdin at Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, Duston, 7.30pm. 01604 592987.

The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. 01536 470470

Sleeping Beauty, Derngate Auditorium, 7pm. 01604 624811

A Man For All Seasons, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, N’pton, 7.30pm. www.masque theatre.co.uk

OTHER

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

Learn the Slow Fox Trot, St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 7pm. £3 admission. Enquiries 01604 787246.

Rothwell Christmas Gala at Market Hill, 6pm.Charity stalls, music, entertainment. In aid of local charities.

Gala Casino Night at Queens Park WMC, Npton. £7.50

Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group’s monthly talk, Appreciating Street Furniture, at Garden Room, St Matthews Church Hall, Kingsley, Npton, 7.30pm. Non-members £2.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

MUSIC

Andy Stone entertains at Brafield WMClub, A428, 8pm.

Annual Christmas Band Concert by Towcester Studio Band, at St Luke’s Church, Kislingbury, 7.30pm. Tickets £7 otd inc a drink & mince pie.

Carols in costume, in historic Canons Ashby House Great Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £20 from www.fiori-musicali.com

Shaun E B at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton

Barn Dance with Hobson’s Choice, at Parsons Hall, Irchester, 8pm. £5 otd inc tea/coffee

SOUL-ar Energy at The Wayfarers Inn, London Road, Kettering, 9pm.

Bob James at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Me 2 U at Queens Park WMC, N’pton.

Dave Golding at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Npton

Christingle Service at St Mary’s Church, Rushden, 2.30pm in aid of The Children’s Society

Candy Slam at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, N’pton

Middle 8 at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street

Rendition at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton

Classic Soul & Motown Night, Towcester Football Club, Islington Road, 7.30pm.

Deans Disco at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, N’pton

Dough Boy Three at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm

THEATRE

Arcadia, Stahl Theatre, West Street, Oundle, 7.45pm. 01832 273930

The Snow Queen, Hackleton Memorial Hall, 2.30pm/7.45pm. Tickets www.groupeight.co.uk

Aladdin at Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, Duston, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01604 592987.

The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm/4pm. 01536 470470

Sleeping Beauty, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

A Man For All Seasons, The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, N’pton, 7.30pm. www.masque theatre.co.uk

OTHER

Nether Heyford Village Hall and Chapel has its Christmas tree and festive market from 10am–4pm. Free entry.

Christmas Beetle Drive, Abington Community Centre, Wheatfield Rd Sth, N’pton, 7pm. Entry £1.

Christmas Fayre at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 10am. Various stalls. 20p adm. Proceeds to church funds.

Book Launch – The Adventures of Princess Ebony at Alfred East Gallery, Kettering, noon–4pm. Author Mira Malic and Stella Benford will sign copies.

Coffee & Crafts at Duston United Reformed Church, Npton, 10am–2pm. 01604 755370

Coffee Morning at St James Church, Station Road, Gretton, 10.30am. Proceeds support next year’s Flower Festival.

Stoke Bruerne Village Hall Christmas Bazaar, 2pm.

Christmas Bazaar at Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel, 11am–2pm. Admission free.

Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society to Earls Barton’s famous Saxon Church. Meet in the bus station for bus SC X47 at 1.15pm.

Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 9.30am, Navigation Inn, Stoke Bruerne. Unsuitable to dogs.

Whist Drive at Great Easton Village Hall in the Welland Valley, cards dealt from 7.30pm. For more info 01536 770784

Wellingborough Ramblers circular via Pytchley and Isham (7 miles). Meet at The Green, Orlingbury, 10am.

Christmas Coffee Morning, Parish Church Rooms, Kettering, 9am –noon. Free admission.

Christmas Crib Scene Festival, 10am–5pm (& December 8, 1pm–5pm with carols from 5pm–6pm). Entry form via email andrew.allsaints@googlemail.com. To view the cribs - £1 adult, 50p children, All Saints Church, William St, Kettering

Duston Parish Christmas Tree Festival Fayre at St Francis Church, Eastfield Road, Duston, 10am–4pm (& December 5, noon–4pm). Free admission.

Oundle Christmas Market, noon–8pm, by Oundle Town Council and Oundle & District Assoc of Trade & Commerce. Santa arrives at 12.30pm. More info www.oundlefoodfestival.co.uk Also, Whisper Through the Trees Exhibition (until December 15), 10am–4pm.

Cottingham C of E Primary School Christmas Fayre at Berryfield Road, 2pm–4pm. Free admission. Proceeds to school.

Antiques, Collectibles & Book Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, 10am–4pm.

Celebration Cake stage 2, learn how to pipe royal icing at Hockley Cake, Brixworth, noon–4pm. www.hockleyscakes.co.uk

Christmas Tree Festival at Irthlingborough Methodist Church, 10am– 4pm (& December 8, 2pm–4pm). Christmas gift stall. Free admission.

Christmas Bazaar, Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, N’pton, 1pm–3pm. Free admission.

Table Top Sale, Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, N’pton, 2pm–5pm. 50p entry.

Christmas Fayre, St Martin’s Church & Village Hall, Litchborough, 10am–4pm. Free entry.

Christmas Market, The Navigation pub, Stoke Bruerne (& December 8). Visit Santa and carol singing.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

MUSIC

Bryan G entertains at Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.

Richard Exall’s Shooting Stars at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm. £8. Music and bingo, at Queens Park WMC, Npton.

Similar Jones at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton

Christmas Carol Singalong with the WI County Choir at St Aidan’s RC Church, Manor Road, Kingsthorpe, 2.30pm

THEATRE

The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm/4pm. 01536 470470

Sleeping Beauty, Derngate Auditorium, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

KidzKlub Christmas Special for children in years Reception to Year 6, Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.

Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (10.25 miles). Meet 8.30am Church Lane, N’pton, for 9.30am from junction of Daventry Road and Braunston Lane (nr school), Staverton. 01604 585419/07980 073963

Christmas in the Country House, 7.30pm. Enjoy a tour of Stowe Hall with a festive twist. Tickets £10 inc wine and canapés. Book on 01280 818002.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Ridlington and Stockerston (11 miles). Meet at Uppingham Market Sq, 10am.

Christmas Special course, learn how to model a Snowman, Reindeer & Christmas Tree, at Hockley Cakes, Brixworth, noon–3pm. 01604 881551

Day Cycle Ride with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club (42 mile loop) towards Braybrooke. Meet Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, 9.30am.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

MUSIC

The Neal Astbury Show at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, W’boro, 9pm–11pm. Free.

The Stony Stratford Reluctants at The Quaker House, Wellington Street, N’pton

OTHER

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Tonight: The World’s End. Free entry.

Northants Tinnitus Support Group, speaker on Mindfulness and Stress reduction at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Npton, 2pm. £1.50 entry, all welcome.

Christmas Meeting at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, 10 Castilian Terrace, Npton, 7.30pm. Free entry.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

MUSIC

Roy Civil’s Swing Circus at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, N’pton, 9pm–11pm. Free admission

Christmas Music & Readings, followed by fish & chips lunch with members, 10.15am–noon, NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 858252.

THEATRE

Shhh!, Stahl Theatre, West Street, Oundle, 7.45pm. 01832 273930

The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

Sing-A-Long-A-Rocky Horror, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470

Sleeping Beauty, Derngate Auditorium, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Stoke Bruerne (5 miles). Meet at The Cock Inn, Roade, 10am.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

MUSIC

Electric Experience, blues at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8,45pm.

Friends of Abington Library – The Choir from Cedar Road School singing carols, 2pm

Indian Joe, featuring Nikki Hannent, at The Windhover, Chapel Brampton, 8.45pm. Free.

Dave Johnson Band at The Griffin’s Head, Mears Ashby, 9pm.

Country Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

The Wind In The Willows, Royal Auditorium, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811

The Blockheads, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470

Sleeping Beauty, Derngate Auditorium, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

Along The Riverbank, Underground Auditorium, Derngate, 10am/1.30pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Super Quiz Night, 8pm at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

Volunteer Day at Salcey Forest, 10.30am–3pm. Meet at the Forest Café. Tools provided.

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (7 miles). 9.30am at The Green Man, High Street, Lavendon.

Wellingborough Ramblers pre-Christmas lunch walk via Titchmarsh (7 miles). Meet at The Kings Head, Wadenhoe, 9.30am. Booking required – 01933 398905