What’s on - July 2-8

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What’s on in and around Northamptonshire this week

Thursday July 2

MUSIC

Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm

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

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

The Richard Baker Band at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Acoustic Sessions at Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.

Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Immune, Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Slide by Slide, The Castle, Wellingborough, 8pm. Box Office 01933 270007

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market in 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

Quiz at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Quiz Night at The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo (every Thurs) at Brafield WMC, located on A428, from 8.30pm

Yoga at Stanwick Village Hall, 6.30pm to 8pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Love in the time of the Italian Baroque Exhibition, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 7.15pm. £5, ring 01604 837397 to book. Refreshments included.

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meeting. Philatelic Auction where members have the opportunity to bid for stamps to add to their collections, many bargains to be had. Held at St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, 7.30pm.

Talks for the Over 60s at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10.30am to 11.30am. This week Jonathon Willmott talks about “Queen Victoria’s Granddaughters”. Booking highly recommended, call 01604 837397.

Exhibition at NN Contemporary Art, Npton (until Aug 2). The internet, freedom to travel and cultural history of looking beyond country borders has led to recent generations of Polish artists engaging with international imagery and discourse. Artists reflect elements of global art history and contemporary critical theory. More info www.nncontemporaryart.org. Free entry.

Friday July 3

MUSIC

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

Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

The Acoustic Lounge (every Friday) at the Lord Byron, Kingsley, 8.30pm. All singers and musicians welcome

Disco at The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Vibe@Baroque Bar, Npton (every Friday) with DJ Barney B and DJ Clue playing the best of soul, rnb, & club classics

Oboist Gail Hennessy talks to Fiori Musicali’s Director Penelope Rapson and together they perform music from the American Civil War era. Followed by buffet lunch (inc). The Castle, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA, 12.30pm. £14 www.fiori-musicali.com or 0333 666 3366. Also at Sulgrave Manor, OX17 2SD, 4pm. Tickets £15 (inc cream tea).

Summer Concert with the Seagrave Singers at the Cornmarket Hall, Kettering, 7.30pm. Tickets £5, children 16 yrs and under – free. Bar available. For further information call Anne 01536 518726.

Disco at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Green Meadows Festival, in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust, at Barnwell (until July 5). 4 stages, DJs, Bands, Family Entertainment and Arts & Crafts. More info www.greenmeadowsfestival.org

Gem n Keys at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Brixworth Drama Group are performing ‘Allo ‘Allo at Brixworth Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £6/£5 concessions from Brixworth Hardware 01604 880580 or Libby Bowers 01604 880672

Immune, Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Youth Arts Slam, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Box Office 01536 470470

OTHER

Quiz Night at Brafield WMC, A428. Hot food available. Cash prizes.

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

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

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

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at Ringstead Village Hall (NN14 4DA), 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

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

Tai Chi (every Fri), Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. £4.

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

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

Craft Club (every Fri), 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.

Free English and American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons at James Lewis Courts, Cherry Orchard, NN3 2TH, 12.30pm.

Whitefriars Church Retireds’ Group meet at Bridge Commuity Office at Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive Rushden, NN10 9HX, 1.30pm to 3pm, where it will be quiz time. Free admission. More details call John & Celia Underwood 01933 676989

A Japanese Experience - Country Living Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. www.btcworkshops.co.uk A great opportunity to sample some wonderful Japanese cuisine.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Northampton Abington Street, Close to Central Library, 9.30am to 1pm

Saturday July 4

MUSIC

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

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

An Evening of Wine & Opera, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 5.30pm. Italian wine tasting and simple antipasto led by the experienced team at the “Wine Collection” in Derngate. Followed by an evening of opera by Francesca Stevens. £20pp, ring to book 01604 837397.

Mid Sensation (soul & Tamla Motown covers band) at Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 9.30apm.

Crush at The Galleon, Wolverton, 9pm

Billy De Laine at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

SOUL-ar ENERGY at The Wayfarers Inn, London Road, Kettering, 9pm. Modern Soul Music 70s – Today

Hunsbury Harmonettes in conjunction with The Lowdown at Abington Avenue United Reform Church, Npton, NN1 4QA, 7pm. Featuring Simon De Senlis Primary School Choir. Tickets £6, available from The Lowdown, 3 Kingswell Street, Npton or otd. More info www.thelown.info

The Rushden St Cecilia Singers are putting on their summer concert “From Sea to Shining Sea” at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden, 7.30pm. An all-American to reflect the date – Independence Day. Free entry, however, there will be a retiring collection.

Chrissie at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Krys (60s band) at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton

Strangers at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, NN29 7TL

BBs Soul, Reggae & Motown Night at Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 7pm to 11.30pm

Tony Gee’s Soul & Motown Disco at The Spread Eagle, Npton, NN1 4DX

John Burrows Band at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Brixworth Drama Group are performing ‘Allo ‘Allo at Brixworth Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £6/£5 concessions from Brixworth Hardware 01604 880580 or Libby Bowers 01604 880672

Immune, Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 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 at Kingsley School (NN15 5DP), 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

English and American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, NN3 2RA, 2pm. Enquiries 01604 787246.

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

Quiz Night at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

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

Multicultural Festival, 10am to 6pm, at Market Square, Npton, NN1 2DL. Celebrating the Diverse cultures in Northampton and fundraising for the Mayors charity Marie Curie. Dance, music, ethnic foods, craft stalls & more.

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

Baby/Children’s Nearly New Sale at The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, NN10 9YP, 10am to 12noon. Entry £1, children free. To book a stall, email Karen_aves@hotmail.co.uk

Wilbarston Fete in the Village Hall. Highlights inc stalls, games, entertainment, dog show, BBQ, refreshments, bar and huge inflatables. Something for everyone. The Produce Show take entries from 9am and the Fete starts at 12noon. Proceeds are split between the Village Hall and the Church.

K9 Celebration Event, hosted by Watch my Chops Dog Training, at Great Oakley Village Hall, Lewin Road, Corby, NN18 8JS, 2pm to 5pm, where you and your dog are invited. You will be able to “have a go” on our TD Rally fun dog sport course. Special discounted rates on dog toys and tasty treats. Free admission. More info www.watchmychops.com/k9-celebration-2015

Battle of Northampton Commemoration Event on the South Lawn of Delapre Abbey, 11am to 4pm. Re-enactors from Harrington Company and Medieval Siege Society will be hosting a tournament along with archery demo and living history camp. Northampton Battlefields Society will be leading a Battlefield walk and offering a talk on the Battle. Children’s activities, displays and exhibitions. Donations towards the restoration fund gratefully received.

LoddFest, 11am to 9.30pm (& July 5, 11am to 4pm). Beer & Wine Festival, Flower Festival, Stalls and Games, Refreshments, Great Loddington Bake Off. Live Music on Sat with The Detours. In and around St Leonards Church, Glebe Field & Loddington Village Hall. All funds go towards Church maintenance.

Eastfield Celebrates – Celebrate our past, our heritage and our freedom. Eastfield Park, Npton, 12noon to 4pm. Vikings of Mercia encampment. Viking Battles, 1pm & 3pm. Storytelling by Aine /Cullen (author of The Tree Whitches). Other activities, entertainment & stalls

Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 2pm Short Lane, next to Royal Oak PH, Cogenhoe, NN7 1NL. Spaces in lane next to pub or pub car park if patronising. No stiles.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (10 miles). Start at West Perry car park, 10am. Ring leader 07740 995707

Fun Dog Show at Cransley Village Hall. Entries taken at 1pm, judging from 2pm. Stalls, refreshments and cakes. For schedules/entry forms call 01536 790607.

Race Night, Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Newton Bromswold Village Fete, 2pm. Music by Rushden Mission Band and there will be a variety of stalls and games. Afternoon teas will be served. Children’s Fancy Dress competition judged at 3.10pm. Theme is Alice In Wonderland.

Mega Book Sale. St Marys Church, Knox Road, Wellingborough, 10am. Music, toys & DVDs for sale. Refreshments available. 20p admission. Further details call Sarah on 07798 868646.

Large Auction at Hollowell Steam & Heavy Horse Show, 10.30am. Items still being accepted, vintage equipment & collectibles. Find us just off the A5199 between J1 of the A14 & Northampton. More info call 01604 505422. Show also on Sunday. www.hollowellsteam.com

Fete, Abington Church “the Church in the Park”, 2pm to 4.30pm

Coffee Morning, Parish Rooms, Market Place, Kettering, 10am to 12noon. Free admission. There will be cakes, bacon sandwiches, book sales, bric-a-brac, “you name it, we’ve got it”. All proceeds to Kaleidoscope Club, to help fund trips and outings for adults with learning disabilities.

Car Boot & Table Top Sale, All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 8.30am. Entry £6. Refreshments available. To book call/text 07887 617978

Sunday July 5

MUSIC

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

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

Bingo and Hoy at Queens Park WMC, Npton

Sunday Jam Night at Thomas A Beckett, Npton, 9pm

The Caverners at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

“A Hint of Italy”, Camerata Singers Summer Concert at St Michael & All Angels, Great Oakley (the church in the field), 3pm. Directed by Tim Dolan with guest accordionist Janis Zakis. Tickets £8, proceeds to the church. Tel 01536 513955/519741 or email admin@cameratasingers.net

NMPAT Summer Festival of Music, Derngate Auditorium, 2pm/7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

THEATRE

Brixworth Drama Group are performing ‘Allo ‘Allo at Brixworth Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £6/£5 concessions from Brixworth Hardware 01604 880580 or Libby Bowers 01604 880672

OTHER

Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 10.15am

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

Quiz at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm.

Bingo at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Npton (every Sun)

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

Fun Dog Show at Hollowell Steam & Heavy Horse Show, 12.30pm. Find us just off the A5199 between J1 of the A14 & Northampton. More details 0121 384 4991

Sunday Walk starting and finishing at The Three Cranes (choice of 6 or 12 miles), any time from 10am. 50p entry. Walk at own pace. See website for details www.waendel.org.uk

Cottesbrooke Village Gardens – 9 gardens will be open in the village, 2pm to 5.30pm. Cream teas will be served in the village hall. Entry £3, all proceeds in aid of All Saints Church, Cottesbrooke.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7 miles). Start at the Village Green, Orlingbury, 10am. Ring leader 07775 485618

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group circular walk (8.5 miles) – Hatley St George, Bar Lane, Wrestlingworth, East Hatley. Meet 9am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10.15am Hatley Village Hall.

Car Boot Sale, Harpole Playing Field, 8am to 1pm. Sellers 7am. No dogs. Refreshments available. Please park in Playing Field and not in village.

Circular Day Walk with The Ramblers Association (11 miles). 8.30am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance to Holy Sepulchre Church) or meet leader 9.30am start from Newton Blossomville Church. Lunch alfresco nr River Ouse.

Handmade and Unplugged – Craft fair with goods by local crafters and music by local musicians at The Victoria Inn, 2 Poole Street, NN1 3EX, 1pm to 5pm. Free entry.

ON Chenecks FC Car Boot Sale, Old Northamptonians Association, Billing Road, Npton NN1 5RX. Sellers 8am £6 car, £10 van. Buyers 9am £1 a car.

Fotheringhay Village Hall Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea & cake £2.50. Enq 07713 654385

RHTS Volunteers & Members Day (Diesel Trains), Rushden Station, Station Approach, NN10 0AW. More info www.rhts.co.uk or 01933 353111

Table Top Sale, tBay Marketplace, Titchmarsh Church, 1pm to 4pm. £5 for nearly new sellers; £8 for new. Prior booking of stalls essential. Call Naomi 07815 293893. Free entry. Refreshments and children’s activities. All welcome. Organised by Friends of Titchmarsh School.

Edinburgh Festival Preview Special, Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, 8pm. Info and tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Car Boot Sale, Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough, NN9 5FN. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info Tel 07712 114819

Monday July 6

MUSIC

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

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

The Richard Baker Band at Fox & Hounds, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, 9pm. Free entry.

Chris Parker (guitar/vocals) & Maurice Merry (keyboards) are playing jazzy swing and Latin standards at the Café Brio, Olney, 7.30pm. Enq 01234 717000

OTHER

Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp
Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.

Lunchtime Bingo at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 2.30pm

If you enjoy singing, why not join Kingsthorpe’s newly formed choir “Just Voices”. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. No need to be an expert singers as all “voices” are welcome. More details stuartpauljenkins@gmail.com or 01604 717866

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

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

Tuesday July 7

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. New members very welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy singing. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir (every Tues), 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church), visitors always welcome to come along and join us. For details www.nmvc.co.uk

Jeff Wesley and Jule “Bubbles” Beatty, double bill at Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton, NN4 8BS, 8pm. Tickets £8 otd. More info www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk

B D Lenz (USA funk/jazz guitarist) at Wig & Pen, 19 St Giles Street, Npton, NN1 1JA, 9pm

Roade Community Orchestra Summer Concert, in the grounds of Roade Primary School, 7pm. A variety of music inc classical, popular and film theme tunes. Audience invited to bring own picnic and chairs. Strawberries & cream available. Adults £5, children £3. Raffle. More info www.roadecommunityorchestra.com.

OTHER

Yoga for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton (every Tue), 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community

Salsa Estrellas at The Picturedrome, Npton. An evening of pure dancing and fitness, from 7.30pm.

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 8pm

Classic Movies Afternoon brings you films from the Golden Age of cinema at The Picturedrome, Npton, 1pm

Body Balance (every Tues) at Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. More info call Loraine 07958 382720

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

Free English & American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons (every Tues), 1.30pm at Eden Close Community Room, Lakeview NN3 6NS. Tel 01604 787246

Ukelele Club (every Tue), 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

Absolute Beginners Dance Class – Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road), Npton, NN3 3HH, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles). Start at Stags Head PH, Maidwell, 10am. Ring leader 01604 718576.

Short Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 10.30am Red Lion, Brafield on the Green, NN7 1BP. Park in pub if staying for lunch. Unsuitable for dogs. A few stiles.

Gretton Village Hall Monthly Lunch, 12.30pm. Freshly prepared food all for only £4 per serving. Residents, ramblers, cyclists and anyone passing through Gretton welcome to attend. Proceeds to the Village Hall improvement fund. Enq Liz Watt 01536 772328 or email lizwatt263@btinternet.com

Wednesday July 8

MUSIC

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

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

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

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

Legends Open Mic at Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm (every Wed)

New Vintage Plus (formerly Mike Clark Band), Wednesday BEAT Scene, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Free.

Electric Experience, Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton NN1 1QF, 8.45pm. Free entry

The Overtones, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Craft Club – knitting, stitching and cardmaking (every Wed). Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Kay on 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers meet (every Wed) in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, NN2 6PH, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play. Refreshments available.

Evening Walk starting and finishing at The Bedford Arms, Souldrop (about 6 miles), any time from 6pm onwards..50p entry. Walk at own pace. See website for details www.waendel.org.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles). Start at The Bell & Bear PH, Emberton, 9.30am. Ring leader 01933 224122

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (6.5 miles). 9.30am Red Lion, Broughton, NN14 1NF. Park in the pub if staying for lunch afterwards.

Campion School are hosting a private viewing of works by A level art, graphics, textiles & photography students. Campion School & Language College, Kislingbury Road, Bugbrooke, NN7 3QG, 4pm to 7pm. Open to the public. Free entry.

Volunteers Opportunities at RHTS (Brake Van Rides), Rushden Station, Station Approach, NN10 0AW. More info www.rhts.co.uk or 01933 353111

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Northampton Town Centre, Market Square, Events Area, 10am to 1pm