What’s on in Northamptonshire

The Big Olney Food Festival will take place this weekend
The Big Olney Food Festival will take place this weekend

A look at some of the events happening across the county in the next few days.

TODAY

MUSIC

Cedric Watson at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm. Box office 01908 280800

Karaoke night, Old House At Home, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 8.30pm til late

The Martin Simons Quartet, The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

Karaoke, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free entry.

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

The Best of the Chortle Awards, Theatre at Corby Cube, 7.30pm Box Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Storytelling for Adults (with a Spanish supper) at Kelmarsh Hall, starts with drinks reception at 6.30pm. Featuring stories from the British Isles and beyond. Tickets are £15 and must be booked in advance – 01604 686543 or events@kelmarsh.com

Flowers Up Close. A photographic display of Alan Le Fort’s work at the Northamptonshire Natural History Society, The Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 2.30pm.

Comedy Night at Victoria Inn, Poole Street, Northampton, 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

Beer, Wine and Cider Festival (until September 16) at Brampton Halt Pub, Chapel Brampton with BBQ Local Bands throughout the event.

A Silent Auction & Gateaux Evening is being held in St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden at 7.30pm Tickets £3.50. For more information call Chris on 01933 418399. All proceeds to The Children’s Society.

FRIDAY

MUSIC

Old Skool Disco with Nugsy 
at The Golden Horse, 59 
Southampton Road, Far Cotton, 8pm

Auntie’s Acoustic Sessions, Black Bottom Club, Northampton, from 8pm.

Richard Street, lead singer of The Temptations, Derngate auditorium, 8pm Box Office 01604 624811

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Theatrelab, Royal & Derngate Underground, 6.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Charity Event at Crick Village Hall, 7.45pm to 10pm. There will be soup, as many puddings as you can eat and an amusing after-dinner talk by a local surgeon. Bring your own drinks. All proceeds to Friends of St Margaret’s, Crick. £8 each or £15 per couple.

18-30s Singles Night, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. £3 entry

SCE’s “Feast of Fools” at Abington Lodge Barn (downstairs in the kitchen), 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Traditional annual fruit binge. You do the choosing: Add cream? Sugar? Honey? Free to members, donations from guests please.

BooQfest 2012 (until September 16) Northampton’s Gay & Lesbian Literary Festival. Readings, book signing, storytelling and panel discussion featuring various authors across several venues across Northampton town centre. For more info http://booQfest.webs.com

SATURDAY

MUSIC

I Want You: Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm. Tickets £15

Jubilee Courts & Guests, Charles Bradlaugh, Northampton, 9pm

Crush (60s to current pop and rock covers band) at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm

Lock Down (indie pop and rock covers band) at White Horse, Stony Stratford, 9pm

Adam James Wilford at British Sports & Social Club, Northampton

Wordsworth, Northamptonshire’s top cover band at The Picturedrome, Northampton, 7.30 till late. Free admission

Mark Edwards at Brafield WMC

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

Biggsy at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Michael Knight at Northampton WMC

The Whatevers and 70s-90s Disco, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free entry.

Mart and Becks at The Melbourne Arms, Duston, 9pm

Weekend Festival (and September 16) at the Roadmender, Northampton. Doors open at 12.30pm. 9 bands playing on both days, musical style is pychobilly/rockabilly. Tickets on the door.

The Big Sing at Duston Reformed Church, Northampton. Non-stop music, 10am to 4pm. Raffle and craft stalls. In aid of the Kitchen Renovation Fund.

Michael Knight, Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton

Red Thunder (rock & roll band), Kingfisher Club, Billing Aquadrome, Northampton, 9pm to 11.30pm

THEATRE

Bully Boy, Royal auditorium, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Jumble Sale in Pitsford Village Hall, 2pm to 4pm. Tombola and homemade cakes stalls, refreshments. Admission 20p

Drumming Workshops – Beginners Conga, The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 10am to 4pm. Adult/Age 15+ - Course fee £34

Harmonica Workshop – Beginners Part 1, The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 10am to 3pm. Adult/Age 15+ - Course fee £32

Walk from Hackleton to Piddington with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in the bus station for bus SC 36 at 1.05pm

Afternoon Walk (6 miles) with The Ramblers Association. Start at Cogenhoe Pub, 1.30pm. A brisk circuit walk via the Nene Way and Ecton. A few stiles.

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. For more info contact Shukri on 07507 644763 or 07507 561372.

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

Family Fun Day at Brampton Halt Pub, Chapel Brampton. Various stalls, kids’ races and tug of war. Money raised will support the Royal British Legion and Irish Guards Appeal

Grassland Day at Brixworth Country Park, 10am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Bring old warm clothing, waterproofs and sturdy boots or wellies. You may also wish to bring packed lunch if you are staying all day. Event is free. Tea & coffee provided.

Tennis Tots for 2-4 year olds and a parent at Duston United Tennis Club every Saturday, 9am to 9.30am. £2.50 admission. Also Junior Tennis for ages 10-17 every Saturday, 10am to 12noon.

The 24 Hour Charity Football Marathon (from 7am to September 16 at 7am) at Weston Favell Academy, Northampton. Always A Chance take on Kick4Life in aid of both charities. If you are interested in taking part contact joe@alwaysachance.org.uk

Family Fun Day and Walk at Brixworth Country Park. The 12km scenic walk around Pitsford Reservoir is suitable for all the family and for pushchairs. There will a bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, BBQ and lots more. For more info contact shenderson-barrett@cftrust.org.uk. All proceeds to go to Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Vintage homewares from the 30s to 70s and handmade items stalls at St Matthews Parish Centre, 27A The Drive, Kingsley, 11am to 3pm. There will be a good “old style” tea shop selling handmade cakes. £1 on the door, children free

The 4th Annual “Big Olney Food Festival” takes place from 12 noon at Olney Market Place. Range of food and drink and day of entertainment planned for all the family! For more info www.olneychamberoftrade.co.uk. Free entry.

Charity Shopping Event in aid of Parkinson’s UK at Towcester Town Hall, 86 Watling Street East, Towcester, 10am to 2pm. Lots of stalls, special guest appearance by Peppa Pig at 1pm There is also a raffle on the day.

The Vintage Yard Sale at The Yard at Heathers, Kingsley Park Terrace, Northampton, 11am to 3pm. This vintage sale is per 1990 from clothes and house items to games and more. Pitches now available, £15 inc free tea and coffee for stallholders. For more info call in at Heathers or go to www.sandwiches.plus.com

Bargain Book Sale in aid of St Gregory’s SVP - Helping local people in need at 1 The Avenue, Cliftonville, 9am to 12noon. All books 50p or 3 for £1!

SUNDAY

MUSIC

Richard Exall’s Shooting Stars, jazz at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 12noon. £8 admission

Mick White at Brafield WMC

Jason Lovell at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Voice of the Heart – Karen Carpenter tribute, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. 01908 280800

Americana Roots, open stage, Thomas A Becket, StJames Road, Northampton, 8.30pm

Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Session, Brampton Halt, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton 8pm

Acoustic Open Mic & Jam Session, Fox & Hounds, 186 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe 8pm

Open Mic Night at The Melbourne Arms, Duston, 8.30pm

Red Thunder (rock & roll band), Cordwainer, Bath Street, Kettering, 6pm to 9pm

OTHER

Circular Day Walk (12 miles) with The Ramblers Association. Church Lane at 8.45am or meet leader for 9.30am at Harpole Church. Lunch alfresco.

Cransley Hospice Road Race, 11am. If you fancy taking part and raising money for charity you can now enter by visiting www.cransleyhospice.org,uk or call 01536 527647

Sunday Teas at King’s Cliffe Village Hall, 2pm to 5pm. Home made cakes and scones, book corner and sale of homemade

preserves

Quiz Night, The Workhouse, 56-60 Wellingborough Road, Northampton 8pm

Quiz Night, Barratts Club, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton 8pm

Quiz Night, Griffin Inn, Pitsford. Free entry, £20 voucher for the winners.

Day Walk, Castlethorpe Circular (9 miles). Meet 9.10am Market Square car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am South Street, Castlethorpe, nr Carrington Arms.

Car Boot sale, Harpole Playing Fields, 10am (to finish no later than 4pm). No dogs and traders please. Cars£6, large vans £10. Refreshments available. Proceeds to the care and maintenance of the Village Playing Fields, Larkhall Lane.

Northampton Day Cycle ride (upward of 60 miles inc return) to a mystery destination. Meet Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, 9.30am. For more info www.ctc-northampton.org.uk

Vintage homewares from the 30s to 70s and handmade items stalls at St Matthews Parish Centre, 27A The Drive, Kingsley, 11am to 3pm. There will be a good “old style” tea shop selling handmade cakes. £1 on the door, children free

MONDAY

MUSIC

Old Time and Bluegrass Jam, The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Free admission

Peggy Seeger, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. Box office 01908 280800

Karaoke, Golden Horse, 59 Southampton Road, Far Cotton 4pm to 7pm

TUESDAY

MUSIC

Martin Simpson at The Great KNight Folk Club, The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Northampton, 9pm. Tickets £14

Da Costa at Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington, 8.30pm

The Nighthawks, Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Northampton, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission

THEATRE

Radio Times, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café at Swanspool Pavilion, Wellingborough, 2pm to 4pm. An opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed forum and share experiences. Refreshments and speaker on related topics

Quiz Night, Golden Horse, 59 Southampton Road, Far Cotton 8.30pm

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Irthlingborough; Nene Park Outpatients Clinic car park, 9.30am to 12noon

Free trick shot day. Jeremy Dale (Trick Shot King) will be performing two shows at Brampton Heath Golf Club Centre at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

Tai Chi at Pastures Community Centre, Welford Road, Kingsthorpe (every Tuesday), 7.30pm to 9pm. Cost £6

WEDNESDAY

THEATRE

Radio Times, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Andrew Roachford, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. Box office 01908 280800

“J for Jazz” play trad jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Free admission. Tel 01848 463183 for details

Bohemia & Open Mic, Jekyll & Hyde, 172 Wellingborough Road, Northampton 8pm

Hollywood Octopus, Charles Bradlaugh, 8.30pm. Free entry.

The Early Mac Band previously known as Green Mac (blues band), Malt Shovel Tavern, Northampton

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully, Scamp Theatre, 8pm. Box Office 01780 763203

OTHER

Morning Walk (6 miles) with The Ramblers Association. Start at White Hart pub, Hackleton, 9.30am. No dogs please.

History of Photography, Northamptonshire Natural History Society at The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 8pm.

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