Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Northampton over the coming week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events at least a week before the edition in which you’d like them to appear.
THURS AUGUST 6
Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance. Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm
Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am
Open Mic Night. The Artizan, Artizan Road, Npton, NN1 4HR, 8pm
All That Jazz. The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Acoustic Sessions. Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.
Bluegrass Jam Session.Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info 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
Quiz at Monks Park WMC. 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.
Quiz Night at The Sunnyside PH. Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm
Yoga at Stanwick Village Hall. 6.30pm to 8pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com
2 Day Children’s Activity Course (& August 7th). Nene White Water Centre/Clubs For Young People, 10am to 4pm. £75pp. For more info or to book call 01604 634040 or email email@example.com
Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association (3 miles). 7pm The Five Bells, Bugbrooke. Use the pub car park.
Talk at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 7pm. “For Bravery in the Field”. Researcher David Folwell explores the story of men from Northampton awarded medals for gallantry during the First World War. £5pp, ring 01604 837397 to book.
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.
Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk (7 miles) – Sibbertoft circular. Meet 8.40am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 9.30am Welford Church.
Fun Day, for Young People (under 18) Living with a Disability. The Pemberton Centre, Rushden, NN10 9RU, 9.30am to 3.30pm. £10 per young person. Free for Parent/Carer. To book call Jackie Ackroyd 01933 352981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full contact details.
Exhibition by Sew n Sew, NN Contemporary Art (until August 8), 11am to 6pm. Participants have been asked to describe themselves in 10 words, and the artist has made sculptural softies in response. These will be on display. There are 27 blank sculptures waiting for participants to customise. Places are limited for this, if you would like to book, please do so via Evenbrite or, if not, just come along to vie w the exhibition. More info 01604 638944.
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Oundle Town Centre, Co-op car park, St Osyths Lane, 10am to 1pm
Leather Stamping Workshop. Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 2-2.45pm & 3-3.45pm. Make your own unique and genuine leather key fob, bookmark or wristband. Ring to book 01604 837397. £2.50pp.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (11 miles). Start nr The Lion Hotel, High Street, Waddesdon, Bucks, 10am. Ring leader 01604 891234
FRIDAY AUGUST 7
Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers. Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late
Tollemache Arms Beer & Music Festival. High Street, Harrington, NN6 9NU (until August 9). Free entry
Kontra Roots Club at Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, NN9 5EJ 8pm. Free admission. More info www.kcbworld.co.uk
80s Tribute Night, Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa. 7.30pm to 12.30pm. Great party night not to be missed, with a 3-course dinner, half a bottle of house wine and entertainment. From £49pp, book online www.whittleburyhall.co.uk or call Events Team 0845 400 1406
The Retro’s. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
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
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. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com
CThe Whitefriars Church Retireds’ Group. Bridge Community Office at Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, NN10 9HX. It will be a Beetle Drive. Free admission. More details contact John & Celia Underwood 01933 676989
Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Abington Park Museum, 1-3pm. Fun afternoon of teddy bear antics, singing, dancing, games and much more. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £2.50, ring 01604 837397 to book.
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Northampton Abington Street, Close to Central Library, 9.30am to 1pm
Heritage Map, Book Sale & Coffee, organised by Friends of Kettering Library, in the Library, Sheep Street. Map will be unveiled at 10.30am by Her Worship the Mayor of Kettering, June Derbyshire. Book Sale and coffee, 11am-2pm.
SAT AUGUST 8
Live DK. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late
Medication Time. Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, NN29 7TL
Brafield Working Mens Club, A428. Caron Louise from 8pm.
Rat Pack Tribute Dine & Show Package, Aspers Casino, 6 Commercial Street, Npton. Tickets from £35. www.aspersnorthampton.co.uk
Ray Vonn at Northampton WMC. Sheep Street, Npton
Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton
Nick Timothy. Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Glamatize. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
NCS teenagers staging fund-raising event for the Rectory Farm Community Centre, 10.30am-4pm at the centre in Olden Road, Rectory Farm, N’pton. Table tops for sale at £5.
Military Fitness Class for adults and children. Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com
Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. 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. 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)
Group B Strep Support Charity Family Fun Day. Servicemen’s Club, Lower Street, Desborough
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (6 miles). 2pm from St John the Baptist church, Abthorpe, NN12 8QN. A gentle two village walk through quiet countryside and ancient woodland. 12 stiles.
RHTS Cycling Festival (no trains). Decorated Bicycle and Wheelchair Parad, Obstacle course, Treasure Hunt, Vintage Cycles, Bike Checks, Bike Security Marking, Buffet Car and Real Ale Bar. Rushden Station, Station Approach, NN10 0AW www.rhts.co.uk
Whist Drive at Great Easton Village Hall in the Welland Valley. Cards dealt from 7.30pm. £2.50pp. Good prizes to be won. For more info 01536 770784
Shoe Making Workshop. Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am to 4.30pm. Make your own pair of designer shoes with Hetty Rose.
One-day class offers a unique chance to create stunning shoes by upcycling vintage Japanese kimono fabrics.
No experience required. £225pp, all materials provided (please bring a packed lunch and apron). Call 01604 837397 to book.
Broken Pipe Productions presents the Fun Factor Live, 2pm to 4pm, at Stanwick Village Hall. Suitable for children 6-12 years. Tickets £7 in adv. 07846 147845. email@example.com
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles). Start nr Upper Dean Church, 10am. Ring leader 01933 441270
Paulerspury Horticultural Society Show in the Village Hall, from 2pm. Classes cover most vegetables, flower growing & arranging, cookery and handicrafts (20p per entry) and a number of classes for children to enter (free).
Entries staged in the Hall , 8-10.30am.
Schedules & entry forms obtained from Show Secretary 01327 811789 or Society President 01327 811288
SUN AUGUST 9
Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton
Sunday Jam Night. Thomas A Beckett, Npton, 9pm
Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Alan Black from 8pm.
Ben Murphy. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Stepping Out Communities at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX. Breakfast at the Junior School, 10.15am, Silver Service church service, 10.30am and Books ‘n’ More Reading Group at Beans in Higham Ferrers, 10.30am
Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm.
Fotheringhay Village Hall. Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. ea and Cake £2.50.
Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1 admission pp. Cash prize.
Book Sale & Cream Teas (Sundays through August). 3pm to 5.30pm. Great Billing Methodist Church. Chapel Recipe Book now on sale. Evening service at 6pm
Traditional Cream Teas served (every Sun until end Aug). Pitsford Village Hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. £2.50.
Handmade & Unplugged Northampton Craft Fairs with Live Music is due to have its first outdoor event. Takes place in the garden of Pomfret Arms PH, 210 Cotton End, Npton, NN4 8BS, 2pm to 6pm. Up to 30 crafters with 5 musical acts. Many stalls, tarot readings, a portrait artist and hands-on craft activities for children and adults.
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (7 miles). 10am St Mary’s Church, Milton Road, Gayton, NN7 3HP. Unsuitable for dogs. Several stiles.
Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (3.5 miles). Taster Ramble. 2.30pm from The RA Gazebo just inside the entrance to Blisworth House., Church Lane, Blisworth. Use festival parking. An opportunity for non-members to sample a ramble. Unsuitable for dogs. 5 stiles.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles). Start at the Denton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, 10am. Ring leader 01604 891234
Mereway Allotment Open Day (off the layby next to Abbeyfield School), 11am to 3pm. Annual sale of fruit, vegetables & plants, tombola, tea & cakes, BBQ and more. Find out how you can “grow your own”.
Kingsthorpe Grove Allotments Association Open Day. Bernie Keith will be opening the event at 10.30/11am. Lots of stalls inc donkey stocks, tombola, BBQ, cakes, refreshments and hopefully a Superhero will be popping in. Sweet stall & garden produce. We are hoping to boost allotment funds. Free admission.
Car Boot Sale, Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough, NN9 5FN. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info. Tel 07712 114819
MON AUGUST 10
Acoustic Open Mic. The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.
Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp
Movie Night. The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 2.30pm
Iyengar Yoga. 9.30am to 10.45am, Perry Street – 07759 152986
TUES AUGUST 11
Roy Civil’s Swing Circus. Wig & Pen, 19 St Giles Street, Npton, NN1 1JA, 9pm
Salsa Estrellas at The Picturedrome, Npton. An evening of pure dancing and fitness, from 7.30pm.
Classic Movies Afternoon brings you films from the Golden Age of cinema. The Picturedrome, Npton, 1pm
BodIyengar Yoga, 7pm to 8.30pm, Perry Street – 07759 152986
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.
Summer Workshop. Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10-11am, 11am-12noon 1-2pm & 2-3pm. Beastly Machines – make your own beastly machine or toy in our TechCard workshop. Ring to book 01604 837397. £2.50, suitable for over 5s.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (4 miles). Start Bosworth’s Garden Centre, Burton Latimer, 1.30pm. Ring leader 01536 723497.
Painted Volcanoes is a place where writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. We meet fortnightly upstairs at The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm.
More info www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com
Craft Tutorial (every fortnight). The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Kit and and project for the craft that week will be covered by the small fee (£10), with a demo and support to make the kit during the session. Tea/coffee and homemade cake on tap! Crafts inc needle felting, wirework jewellery, card making and mosaic.
WEDS AUGUST 12
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. All welcome.
Freight Train Jam Night. Thomas A Beckett, St James Road, Npton, 9pm.
The Blue Bishop, Wednesday Blues Club. The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton NN1 1QF, 8.45pm. Free entry
Country Born & Friends, Wednesday Country Music Scene, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Free.
Open Mic. Harpers Brook, Corby, NN18 8LH, 8.30pm
Workshops at Elsie’s Café, 95-97 Charles Street, Npton, NN1 3BG, 12-1pm. This jewellery making – bracelet & necklace. More info contact Helen Verrill on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07732 059608
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. St Crispin Retirement Village, Duston, 1.45pm to 3.15pm
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association. (6.3.5 miles). 10am Wolverton House, Stratford Road, Wolverton Mill, Mikton Keynes, MK12 5NZ. Park in the car park. Good value carvery available after the walk.
Crosses one lock on the canal. Unsuitable for dogs.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8.25 miles). Start The Cock, Pavenham, 9.30am. Ring leader 01933 355565
Ruby’s Ballet Princess Camp (& August 13). www.rubysballetacademy.com. Facebook page Ruby’s ballet.
Swansgate Shopping Centre, Wellingborough event – Get Set To Go Around the World, 11am to 4pm. Follow the World Map Trail and find the clues around the centre with prizes to be won!
THURS AUGUST 13
Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul,. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance. the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm
Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am
Open Mic Night, The Artizan, Artizan Road, Npton, NN1 4HR, 8pm
Graham Dent’s Jucamaya. the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Country Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Towcester County Market . The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon.
All items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p
Quiz. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.
Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 6.30pm to 8pm.
Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre . Wellingborough Town Centre, outside McDonalds, 10am to 1pm
Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association. (4.5 miles). 6.30pm The Royal Oak, Whiston Road, Cogenhoe, NN7 1NJ.
Summer Workshop. Abington Park Museum, 1-2pm & 2-3pm.
Bug Hunt – Join us for a bug hunt in the park.
Ring to book 01604 837397. All children must be accompanied by an adult, £2.
LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema are showing “Jaws” (12A) at Stanwick Lakes, NN9 6GY. From 7.30pm. Advance booking only www.lunaflix.co.uk
Fun Day, for Young People (under 18) Living with a Disability. The Pemberton Centre, Rushden, NN10 9RU, 9.30am to 3.30pm. £10 per young person. Free for Parent/Carer.
To book call Jackie Ackroyd 01933 352981 or email email@example.com with your full contact details.