What’s on in and around Northamptonshire

Russell Watson performing his Songs From The Heart 2016 Tour
Russell Watson performing his Songs From The Heart 2016 Tour

Thursday

MUSIC

A K Disco’s Karaoke. O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late

Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

Corby Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm, St Andrews Church of Scotland (Church Hall), Occupation Road, Corby. www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

Karaoke. The Fox & Quill, Npton, 8pm-late

The Roy Hawksford Sound. The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Free.

Greg Abate with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends & Trevor Whiting. Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, 8pm. Special guest Lester Brown. £10 entry

THEATRE

The Snail & The Whale. The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. Box Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village, 7pm – 9pm All welcome. www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p

Clubbercise Northampton with Marie. New dance fitness class set in a darkened room with disco lights & glow sticks. Caroline Chisholm School, 7.30-8.15pm. £6 a class. www.facebook.com/Mariesclubbercise

Whist Drive. Boothville Village Hall, Npton. Doors open 7.15pm. Entry £3 otd. Tea & biscuits halftime. New members very welcome.

Community Craft Club. For hand crafters of all levels, meet every Thurs, Kingfisher Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club, nr Deanshanger, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free.

Natter Morning.Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon. Come and have a chat, meet new people.

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

Exploring Watercolour Techniques with Richard Allen. Art course at Lamport Hall, 1-4pm. Booking essential 01536 724866 or richard388allen@btinternet.com

Love Your Park. Brixworth Country Park. You are invited to get involved in our Community Litter Pick to help keep the park clean and tidy. 10am-2pm.

Dragonfly Quiz Trail. Barnwell Country Park, 10am-4pm. As part of Dragonfly Week, answer our fun quiz trail to learn about these creatures that date back 3 million years. Quiz sheets £2 from Kingfisher Café.

Beautiful Butterflies Quiz Trail. Sywell Country Park, 10am-4pm. Butterfly themed quiz trail. Follow the trail map and answer the questions to win a prize. Trail packs £2 from Pump House Café.

Summer Quiz Trail. Irchester Country Park, 10am-4pm. Quiz sheets available from the Quarryman’s Rest Café £2.50.

The Ramblers Northampton Evening Walk. Moderate (5 miles). Meet 7pm, the car park in front of Billing Mill, The Causeway, Great Billing

Bradlaugh Fields Barn. Scavenger hunt, mini-beast activities, arts & crafts, fun and games, 12-4pm. Teddy bear picnic with prize for best dressed teddy.

Friday

MUSIC

Disco and Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Live Music. Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.

J for Jazz. play “trad” at The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, 12.30-2.30pm. Gig is free. Good food, lovely views and happy Jazz. Call 01162 791 515 to book a table if eating.

70s Soul & Funk Disco. Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.

Gem n Keys. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Market Boy. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

The Snail & The Whale. The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Street Dance Class. Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4

Quiz Night. Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Bingo. Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm to 9.45pm

8-16 Yrs Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. (Coaching), 5-6.30pm. £4/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road. Call Jack on 07708 679452

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. www.tangsoo.net

Fitsteps Class. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

Tai Chi. Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4.

R-Zone Club. For young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. Contact Mel 07979 152746.

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm

Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Craft Club. 11am to 3pm, Church Hall, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettering. Bring your own craft project or take part in a demonstration workshop. For info call Sue Shipham 07733 341674. Admission £3 inc tea & coffee.

Relax Kids. New course at Stanwick Village Hall, 10-11am. Songs to sing, games to play, dance, stretch and relax. 07972 680411.

Learn to Dance. From Foxtrot to Lindy at, James Lewis Court, Cherry Orchard, 1.30pm

Another Evening with Kevin Varty. Churchyards, Cemetries & Victorians: Black Feather to Black Underwear. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 7.30pm. Tickets £4 (inc light refreshments). Raffle.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Northampton Abington Street, Close to Central Library, 9.30am-1pm

Gretton Local History Society. Meet in the Village Hall, 7.30pm, with guest speaker David Harrison giving a presentation on “The Early Days Of Motoring”. GLHS members admitted free with visitors very welcome to attend for £3. Abington Park.Laughter workshop, Yoga session & exercise class, 12-2pm. Scavenger hunt (“The Gruffalo”) with hands-on activities in Abington Park Museum, 1-5pm.

Saturday

MUSIC

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

Live Music. Malt + Bass, 7 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Julie Carr from 8pm.

Kay T Daley. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Tea Dance. Ballroom & Sequence – with or without partners. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 2.30-4.30pm. £3

Third Degree LeBurn. (Funk/Rock) Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry

Midsensation. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Adam James Wilford. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. 7pm. Free.

Russell Watson. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Bands In The Park. Marsh Gibbon Silver Band at Abington Park Bandstand, 2-5pm

Social Evening Ballroom Dancing. Holy Sepulchre Church Rooms, Npton, 8-11pm. Rock ‘n’ Roll, Latin & Sequence. £4 otd, single people welcome.

THEATRE

Market Boy. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

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

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kingsley School, 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. www.tangsoo.net

Saturday Stage Stars. For 5-8 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 45 mins drama, 45 mins Jazz dance, 45 mins singing. Call Lucy 07788 983403

Harrington Aviation Museum. – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

The Ramblers Northampton Peak District Walk. Moderate (13 miles). Start 7pm, The Turnpike, Harpole Turn, Weedon Road. Start DE6 2AF Wetton car park and PC. Pub stop likely. Walking via Grindon and Butterton. Maximum car sharing. Unsuitable for dogs.

The Ramblers Northampton Afternoon Walk. Moderate (5.5 miles). Start 2pm, Braunston Church, High Street. No stiles!

Sewing Bee. social group encompassing all kinds of sewing. Kingsthorpe Community Ctr, Mill Lane, Npton, 2-4.30pm. £5 per session inc tea & homemade cake. Materials and sewing kit provided if you don’t have any. Call Rose 07766 376460 or email rosekealy.ward@virgin.net

Kettering’s Got Talent. Presented by The Rotary Club of Kettering in conjunction with Kettering Old Grammar School Foundation. See and hear local students performing, featuring dancers and musicians. 7pm, Salvation Army in Rockingham Road, Tickets £5 from Tony Robbs 01536 710218. Tea & biscuits included.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8.5 miles) from Upper Benefield. Meet nr Benefield Wheatsheaf, 10am. 07740 995707

Kettering Civic Society Coffee Morning. Toller Meeting Rooms, Meeting Lane, Kettering, 10am-12noon.

The Great British Food Festival. Kelmarsh Hall (& Jul 24), 10am-5pm. Various demos and entertainment for all the family. More info www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com/kelmarsh.asp

1st Roade Scout Group Family Fun Day. Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, noon. Celebrating their 60th Anniversary.

Roade Local History Society. (RLHS) exhibitions, celebrating the world’s first night navigation flight and a re-run of most of the Roade in 1911 exhibition part of the Family Fun Day in Roade Village Hall. Free.

The Vintage Jumble. St Matthew’s, 27A The Drive, 11am-3pm. Old style tea room and homemade cakes. Stalls inside and outside. £1 entry (children free). 07827 228747

Finedon Local History Society Exhibition. About the work of Finedon Urban District Council 1895-1935. Heritage Centre, 71 High Street, Finedon, 2-4pm (Sat & Sun until Aug Bank Holiday). Free entry.

Sunday

MUSIC

Bullit’s Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Karaoke. Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton

Navy and Marine Club. Lorne Road, Northampton. Entertainment every Sunday from 8pm. Free.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Bobby Daniels from 8pm.

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. Monks Park WMC, Npton, 4pm

Memphis Blue. Sunday Sessions at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm

Eblana String Trio. Harrington Church, 3pm. Tickets £13 (£6.50). Tea & cakes. www.harringtonconcerts.org

Just Keith. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Fiori Musicali Chamber Orchestra. Plays music by Vivaldi, Telemann, Tortini, Mann & Bach. Directed by Penelope Rapson. St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Castle Ashby, 7.30pm. £25 & £20 www.fiori-musicali.com or 0333 666 3366

OTHER

Badminton Club. (16+) – Every Sunday at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. For more info call Jay 07946 631449

Fotheringhay Village Hall. Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea and Cake £2.50.

Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1pp admission. Cash prize.

Yoga Class. The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, 10am to 11.15am Bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions for students and those on a pension.

Tried skinny dipping on holiday?. Join us in Northampton on a Sunday evening for naturist swimming, steam & sauna. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email nsg@nsgswim.org.uk for further details.

Village Hall Teas. Homemade cakes and scones, at Kings Cliffe Village Hall, 2-4.30pm.

The Ramblers Northampton Circular Day Walk. Moderate (12.5 miles). Start 9.30am, Hellidon, nr Stockwell Lane. Meet at triangular junction. Alfresco lunch at Badby, possible tea room. Walk via Charwelton, Fawsley, Badby, Staverton & Catesby.

Cottesbrooke Garden Fete. Garden of Cottesbrooke Hall, 2-5.30pm. Attractions inc entertainer, cream teas, pony rides, side stalls, bouncy castle, homemade produce and more. Fun for all the family. Entry £3 adults/50p children under 14. Proceeds in aid of All Saints Church. Cottesbrooke.

Northampton Ramblers Morning Walk. (5.5 miles). Meet 10am nr the C of E School, School Lane, Sherington, Walking part of Ouse Valley Way through hill plantation and Tyringham village. One stile. If stopping for lunch, please make your own arrangements (White Hart, Sherington 01908 611953).

Companion Dog Show. Rockingham Village Hall (in the grounds). Registration from 1pm, judging from 2pm. Entry £2 per class with a wide variety of both novelty and pedigree classes. More info call Trevor Burbidge on 01536 770050 or email dogshow@rockinghamvillage.co.uk

Who wants ice cream?. Fun Colour Rush and Gallone’s have teamed up to spread more fun throughout Northampton! If you’re looking for a family friendly, fun packed, colour drenched, sporting event then look no further than Abington Park, 9.30am. More info and to book your place www.funcolourrush.co.uk

Monday

MUSIC

Karaoke. The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm

Acoustic Open Mic. The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.

OTHER

TCB Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp

Bingo. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.30-11.15pm.

Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7-8.15pm. stuartpauljenkins@gmail.com or 01604 717866

Iyengar Yoga. 9.30am to 10.45am, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Northampton Morris Men. 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. Never done it before? Don’t worry instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Gretton Netball. Plays purely for recreational purposes, is non-league based and is a fun way to exercise. No prior experience needed. All women over age 18 invited to come along. We meet on Multi Use Games Area at Recreation Ground, off Kirby Road, 7.25-8.30pm. £1.

PETANQUE. Abington Park, near the Bowling Green, 10am-12noon. More details call 01604 642265

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm

Mums & Tots Group. St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden, 9.30am.

Monday Lunch Club & Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. 2.30pm.

Tuesday

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir. 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church), www.nmvc.co.uk

OTHER

Yoga for Well-Being. Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton 9.30am to 11.30am. Free.

Body Balance. Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. 07958 382720

Iyengar Yoga. 7pm to 8.30pm, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Line Dancing. Stanwick Village Hall 7.30pm.

Ukelele Club. Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email saraspadmusic@outlook.com to see which group will suit your needs or call 0203 004 6770

Natter Morning. Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon.

Absolute Beginners Dance Class. – Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road), Npton, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Piccolos Music Club. Stanwick Village Hall, 1045-2.45pm. Singing, stories, games, dancing, puppets and learning. £4 entry, £2 for any extra siblings. More info www.piccolosmusicclub.co.uk or call 07990 615359. Tea and coffee provided for adults.

Wednesday

MUSIC

Acoustics Night. Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.

Jazz & Blues. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry

Acoustic Session. The Cuckoos Nest, Clare Street, Npton, 8.30pm.

Freight Train Jam Night. Thomas A Beckett, St James Road, Npton, 9pm.

Legends Open Mic. Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm

The Cherry Pickers. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Country Born. Country Music Scene, Headland Pub, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

OTHER

Craft Club. Knitting, stitching and cardmaking. Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play.

Apollo Badminton Club. Moulton School 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. More info call Trevor 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green Road. £5.

Phil Hollis’ Mighty Music Quiz. The Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Pilates for Beginners. Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5.

Over 30s Sports Sessions. Multi Use Games Area, Gretton Recreational Ground, 7-8pm. Open to adults who would like to get fitter and meet other people. Sessions organised by Friends of Gretton Recreation Ground and run by a qualified sports coach from Corby Borough Council. £2 per session.

Meet New People. Grange Resource Centre 10am-12noon. Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering. Breakfasts, teas, coffees, all available to purchase.

Bellydance Classes with Fulya. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church Rooms, 1 Church Lane. Beginners, 6.45-7.45pm £5 otd or £4 in a block in advance OR Advanced, 8-9.30pm £6 otd or £5 in a block in advance.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Desborough Town Centre, Co-op car park, Gladstone, 9.45am-11am AND Brixworth, outside Library, Spratton Road, 11.30am-12.45pm AND Moulton Village Autos, Stocks Hill, 1.30-2.30pm.

Northampton Ramblers Morning Strollers Walk. (3 miles). Meet 10.30am White Hart, 39 High Street, Great Houghton, A circular walk along good paths & grassy tracks around Brackmills Woods. No stiles. A couple of inclines.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8.25 miles) from Brixworth. Meet The George PH, 9.30am. 07754 080061

The Ramblers Northampton Morning Walk. Moderate (6 miles). Start 9.30am, Bartholomew Arms, Blakesley. Park considerately in the village as there is no car park at the pub. Pub lunch available after the walk.