What’s on across Northamptonshire this week
New York Jazz Trio, Jazz Café at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 8pm, £1.
The Rockin Hams at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Country Jam Session, Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Centre, Npton, 8.30pm
COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
Paper Toys Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am–noon & 1pm–3pm. Free drop-in suitable for all ages.
Charity fun day at Bington Park View Residential Home, 475-477 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 11am–5pm. Money raised for residents’ activities.
Evening Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.5 miles), 7pm from The Crown pub, High Street, Hardingstone.
Comedy Night at Victoria Inn, Poole Street, Npton, 8.30pm
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (11 miles). Start Grymes Dell car park, near Ashridge Park, 10am. 01604 891234.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm
The Acoustic Lounge at the Lord Byron, Kingsley, 8.30pm.
Vibe@Baroque Bar, St Giles St, Npton with DJ Barney B and DJ Clue
Davey Nicholls at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Northampton Balloon Festival, starts today at Billing Aquadrome (ends Sunday evening). Flights 6am & 6pm each day (weather permitting)
Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.
Street Dance Class, Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm. £4 per session.
Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm.www.tangsoo.net
R-Zone Club for ages 8-13 years at the Community Centre, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm–6pm. 07979 152746.
Get Knitting, 70 Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton – preview evening for the new season’s yarns, 7pm.
SATURDAY, AUG 16
Kay T Daley, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.
Xcelerate 109 at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street
Citadel at O’Neills, the Drapery, N’pton, 10pm
Umbrella Fair at Northampton Racecourse (& August 17). 11 live music & performance stages, various stalls. Free entry. www.umbrellafair.org.uk
Serious Grooves, at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm
Paul James at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton
Spiral Archive Records 15th birthday celebrations at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton, 9pm
Miss Mics spinning the decks at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm
Andy Stone at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, N’pton, 8.30pm
Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Night at Sunnyside, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm
Tracey Matthews Band at The Hart of Duston, Harlestone Rd, N’pton
Jazz In The Village, Laxton Village Hall, Main Street, 8pm. Tickets £10 (inc jacket potato + filling, dessert, tea/coffee). Tickets in advance from 01780 450240 or email@example.com
Roy Stone at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Glamatize at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Disco at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton
Chris Pearce’s Frenchmen Street Jazz Band at Harrington Church, 7pm. Tickets £10 (child £5) and Jazz Supper at Tollemache Arms, Harrington, 9.30pm. £12.
The Binks at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm
Northampton Balloon Festival, at Billing Aquadrome. Flights 6am & 6pm (weather permitting)
Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, N’pton, 9.30am–11am. www.bpt-uk.com
Carpetbagger Secret War Museum, Sunnyvale Farm, Harrington, 10am–4pm. £4 entry,
Rushden Film Club at The Full Gospel Church, High Street South, Rushden, 2pm–3pm. 07895 011402
Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 9am–5pm (& Sun 10am to 3pm). 07954 179299
Jumble Sale, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (entrance Waitrose Car Park), 10am. Admission 20p. Proceeds for church funds.
Burton Latimer Town Garage Sale, 10am–4pm, around the streets. Further details from 01536 398967. Town maps available on the day from 7 Churchill Way, Burton Latimer. All proceeds to The Children’s Society.
Baby/Kids Nearly New Sale, The Pemberton Centre H E Bates Way, Rushden. Entry £1, kids free. To book a stall email Karen_aves@hotmail.co.uk
Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5.6 miles). 2pm from Litchborough Church.
Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (6.5 miles). Meet 10am Embankment Car Park, W’boro (opp Whitworth Mills) on the B573. Circular walk along Nene Valley Way & Irchester Country park.
Preview of Club Weekend – Kettering & District Ramblers Club (10 miles) from 9.30am. Call 01536 510425
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles) from car park nr the river at the Mill House, Wadenhoe, 10am. 01933 678545
All Saints’ Braunston Arts & Crafts Festival, 10.30am–5pm; pottery, woodturning, weaving, oils, watercolours, etc. Also Braunston Village Choir and a string quartet.
Little Houghton Fete & Life Size Teddy Bear Festival at Little Houghton House, 2pm–5pm. Admission by programme at the main gate. Free car park. 01604 899180
Moulton & District Gardeners’ Annual Show, Moulton Parish Hall, Pound Lane, 2pm–3.30pm. Free admission.
Flower Festival in St Helen’s Church, Thornby, 2pm–5.30pm (& August 17), depicting the plays of Shakespeare. All in aid of St Helens Church. Free entry.
Pond Dipping Children’s Event at Rectory Farm Pocket Park lake, led by a ranger from Brixworth Country Park, 2pm. Young children to be accompanied by an adult please.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 17
Bryan G, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.
Carl Spence at Old White Hart, Far Cotton, 5.30pm
MacMillan live music fest at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, from 2.30pm–11pm. Featuring Tony T & his Bird Dogs, Country Born, Strangers and Red Thunder. Tickets 01604 416131.
Towcester Studio Band perform in the bandstand at Abington Park, 2pm–5pm.
Dave Johnson at Mem Saab, W’boro Rd, Npton, 1pm. Free .
Natasha Parx at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Sywell Air Show at Sywell aerodrome, tickets sold out
Northampton Balloon Festival, at Billing Aquadrome. Flights 6am & 6pm (weather permitting)
All Saints’ Braunston Arts & Crafts Festival, 2pm–5pm), with pottery, woodturning, weaving, oils watercolours and more. Craft, Gift & Vintage Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 10am–3pm.
Tea & Cake, Fotheringhay Village Hall, 3pm–5.30pm. £2. firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Teas with homemade cakes and scones at Kingscliffe Village Hall, from 2pm
Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough, Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info
Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (12.5 miles), Church Lane near Church of the Holy Sepulchre or meet leader 9.30am Harpole, at the start of Glassthorpe Lane.
Hand-made and Unplugged – Craft fair and music by local people at The Victoria Inn, Poole Street, N’pton, 1pm–5pm.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (10 miles). Start nr Old Red Lion pub, Welham, Leics, 10am. 07748 618089
Memory Lane walkabout with talk on old Pitsford. Meet at the Village Hall, 2pm. Tickets £5 adults/£2.50 children inc refreshments (£2 if just viewing. Call 07821 235485 to book.
MONDAY, AUGUST 18
Karaoke at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm–7pm
Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1.
Kids Summer Screenings, The Picturedrome, Ketttering Rd, Npton: “Enchanted” (12.30pm) and “Frozen” (3pm). Also, Movie Night from 8pm, with “Calvary”. Free entry.
COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, N’pton, 6.30pm–8.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby
Just Voices singers meet at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7pm. email@example.com or 01604 717866
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
Mainline Big Band at the Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free entry
Book Club meets at The Blue Bell pub, Gretton, 8pm. Call Liz Watts 01536 772238
Poetry writing session at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am–12noon & 1pm–3.30pm. Using First World War sources as inspiration, learn to write your own poetry. £2. Booking essential on 01604 837397. Over 10s only.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles). Start near Bedford Arms, Souldrop, 10am. 01604 408499
Rectory Farm Residents Association Meeting at the Community Centre, Olden Road, 7.30pm.
WEDNESDAY, AUG 20
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free admission. 01848 463183
Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.
Rhythm Roots ‘n’ Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, St James, Npton, 9pm
Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Zodiacs at The Headland pub, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Electric Experience at Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.
Rachael Johnson at the Artichoke, Moulton, 8pm. Free.
Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6.5 miles). 10am from Red Lion, Hellidon.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7 miles). Start at Red Lion, Yardley Hastings, 9.30am. 01604 696573
Towcester Racecourse Antiques Market, 6.30am–1pm. Antiques, collectibles and retro. Free entry and free parking.
THURSDAY, AUG 21
Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.
A K Disco’s Karaoke, O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late
Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm
Howl Trio at Jazz Café, Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 8pm. £1 admission.
Roy Civil’s Swing Circus at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm
Wellingborough & District Horticultural Society presents a talk by Roger Umpleby on Pests & Diseases on vegetables at Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough, 7.30pm.
Painting In The Garden workshop at Kelmarsh Hall. Sessions 11am–noon and 1pm–2pm. Cost £7.50 or £12 for both sessions. 01604 686543
Colourful Toys Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 10am–noon & 1pm–3pm. Free.