What’s On: Your guide to events in Northamptonshire

Ock N' Dough playing at Folk in the Park at Abington Park, Northampton,
Ock N' Dough playing at Folk in the Park at Abington Park, Northampton,
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Your seven day guide to events happening across Northamptonshire this week...

TODAY

MUSIC

Rhythm Connect, The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

All That Jazz, The Golden Lion, Wellingborough, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

OTHER

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting Oundle, Co-op Car Park, St Osyth’s Lane from 10am to 1pm, and The Meadows Surgery, Meadow Lane, Thrapston, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Texas Hold Em poker at Barratts, Northampton. Entry £10, possible £250 cashpot.

Meeting of Standens Barn Residents Association, 7pm at Standens Barn Community Centre. Main topic helping Standens Barn School.

Comedy Night, Victoria Inn, Poole Street, 8.30pm

Quiz Night, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton 8pm

Quiz Night, The Sun, High Street, Hardingstone 8pm

Quiz Night, Fox & Hounds, Harborough Rd, Kingsthorpe 9pm

Richard’s “Thank You” Evening Walk with Higham Ferrers Footpath Group. Higham Ferrers to Rushden to Higham Ferrers. Meet 6.45pm Saffron Road car park

Talk on Northamptonshire Churches at Kelmarsh Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £5, inc entry to gardens. 01604 686543 or events@kelmarsh.com

FRIday

MUSIC

Leonie Voss, vocalist at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm.

Round One of The Welcome Inn Does The Ex-Factor Karaoke Challenge, The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

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

All That Jazz, The Navigation, Stoke Bruerne

Jazz with Mark Griffiths, Tony Sketchley and Malcolm Rock at Stags Head, Maidwell

Adrenalin, Red Lion, Bozeat, 9pm

OTHER

Walk at Harlestone Pheasantry or perhaps Harlestone Firs with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in bus station for bus SC 96 at 1.40pm

Lunchtime Talk at Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering by Tony Kirby on “Holiday Resorts”, 1pm. Tickets £5, £2.50 for Leisure Pass Holders

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre, visiting Corby Town Centre, Queen’s Square from 10am to 2pm

SATURday

MUSIC

Kustom Kings, rock n roll at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm to 11.30pm.

Brackley Sausage & Cider Festival, Brackley RUFC, Fine Lady Fields, Nightingale Close, Brackley, noon to midnight. Admission £1

Donny Brookfair, Irish folk, rock, bluegrass at Thomas A Becket, St James Rd, Northampton, 9pm

40 Watt, Crown & Anchor, Victoria Road, Northampton.

John Lester at Brafield WMC

Maggie Gee, Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton

Roof Top Sessions, Black Bottom Club, Northampton, 9pm.

Kim Robinson, The British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Northampton

Althorp Park Battle Proms Concert, 01432 355416 or www.battleproms.com

Diamond, Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street

OTHER

Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party, charity event at The Elgar Centre, High Street, Upton, 1pm to 4pm. Stalls, demos, hot food. Tickets £2.50 age 13, £1.50 ages 2-12, under 2s free.

Gentlemen’s evening at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden. Tickets £7.

Book Sale and stalls at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, Northampton, 10am to noon

Summer Fayre, Lancum House Care Home, Wellingborough, 2pm. Stalls and refreshments.

Summer Fayre, Abbott House Care Home, Oundle, 2pm.

Geology week (until August 17) with Stowe National Trust. For more info visit www.
nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

Quiz and Fish and Chip Supper, Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 7pm. £6 admission. Details 01604 582994. Profits to go to the kitchen refurbishment fund.

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

Vintage Sale, The Works Fancy Dress, 157 Adnitt Road, Northampton, 10am to 4pm

Going for Gold exhibition (until October 7) with sports demonstrations at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.

Annual British Cycling (& A5 Rangers CC) will be hosting an “Olympic go-ride event” for children at Magdalen College School, Brackley. All info on the British Cycling website.

SUNday

MUSIC

P G Chips at Kingsley Park WMC

Karaoke Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

Folk in the Park at Abington Park, Northampton, 1pm to 7pm. Music from local folk groups, take a picnic. Free event. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk

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

Bryan G at Brafield WMC

OTHER

Football – Charity Shield televised at Barratts, Barrack Rd, Northampton at 3pm.

Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, starting at Sun Inn, Hardingstone, 10am. 50p entry fee. Peter Rickwood 07787 151855, Steve Sloan 01604 410723 or www.waendel.org.uk

Weather Workshop, presented by Northamptonshire Natural History Society at the Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 2.30pm. Free entry, non members welcome

Quiz Night, The Workhouse, Wellingborough Road, Northampton 8pm

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

CarKraft is a half day event at Silverstone for 15 and 16 year olds having a first driving lesson and all other drivers experiencing the ice hill and kick plate. Times are 8.30am to 12.45pm or 1.30pm to 5.45pm. www.northamptonshire.gov.uk (click on the road safety page).

Mini In The Park 2012 Event Preview, Santa Pod Raceway. Admission £15, £10 in advance via www.miniinthepark.co.uk

Fossils event at Boughton House. Fossil handing sessions, displays and more. Price is £5 to gardens and ukafh event or £10 for the house aswell

Countryside Walk, a “Whitefriars/Wyminton Wander”. Meet at Whitefriars Junior School (NN10 9HX) at 10am. Contact Andrew Presland on 01933 316927

Whitefriars Messy Church “Our World” at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am. Activities and worship. 01933 411393

Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club – all day ride to Ferry Meadows. Meet Rothwell 7am or Oundle (The Ship) 9am

MONday

MUSIC

The Neal Astbury Show, The Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough. Free

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

OTHER

Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

Multi Sport & Activity Week inc Activate Stage (until August 17) at Oundle School. To book, visit www.activatesport.co.uk or 0115 973 1676

International Goalkeeper Academy (until August 16) at Oundle School. Visit www.just4keepers.co.uk or 0151 281 0466

Artists Carole Miles and Jo Dacombe holding workshops (until August 25) in a summer house on Green Patch Community Allotment, Valley Walk, Kettering. All work will be included in an exhibition and celebration in September. All workshops are free but booking is essential – call 01536 521555

tUESDAY

MUSIC

The Dave Johnson Band, Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Northampton, 9pm to 11pm. Free

OTHER

Classic car meet, Queen Eleanor Pub, off A45 Northampton, 6.30pm. All classic cars and bikes welcome

The Beesness Worksop (under 8s), Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10.30am to noon and 1pm to 2.30pm. Try a taste of honey, earn more about these creatures. Admission £2 Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club morning ride to Aldwincle. Meet Rothwell 9.30am or Aldwincle (Peartree Farm Café) 11am

WEDNESday

MUSIC

Uncle Tom Cobley, 50s & 60s beat scene, Headland Pub, Longland Road, Northampton, 8.30pm

Hollywood Octopus, Charles Bradlaugh, 8.30pm. Free

Travelling Riverside Blues Band, Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Northampton.

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

OTHER

Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, starting at The Bedford Arms, Souldrop, 6pm. 50p entry free. Peter Rickwood 07787 151855, Steve Sloan 01604 410723 or www.waendel.org.uk

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

Tropical Encounters, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery. Opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of fascinating and exotic animals. Tickets £2

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Daventry Town Centre: Shopmobility, New Street from 10am to 1pm and Moulton: Village Autos, Stocks Hill from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

THURSday, AUG 16

MUSIC

Swings The Thing Big Band, The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm to 11pm. Charity night in aid of Air Ambulance, tickets £5

Laura Lous, The British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Northampton

THEATRE

Looking Glass Theatre presents The Railway Children at Abington Park Museum (until August 26). Tickets £10 adults/£8 concessions/£5 children To book 01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk

OTHER

Quiz Night, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton 8pm

Quiz Night, Sun, High Street, Hardingstone 8pm

Quiz Night, Fox & Hounds, Harborough Rd, Kingsthorpe 9pm

Afternoon Car Boot at Pattishall Parish Hall and Field, noon sellers, 1pm buyers. Cars £4, vans £6. Inside if wet.

Murder Mystery at Kelmarsh Hall, 7pm. Tickets £25 to inc a two-course meal. Call 01604 686543 or email events@kelmarsh.com

FRIday, AUG 17

MUSIC

Eddie Brown at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton

Karl’s Disco Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

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

OTHER

Northampton Balloon Festival, Billing Aquadrome (until August 19). Mass balloon launch at 6am and 6pm (weather permitting). For latest info, see wwwnorthamptonballoonfestival.co.uk

SATURday, AUG 18

MUSIC

The Damones at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton

Bootleg Zoo, Thomas A Becket, St James Rd, Northampton, 8.30pm

Rhythm and Roots, Crown & Anchor, Victoria Road, Northampton

Richard Deveraux at Brafield WMC

Andy Stone, Northampton WMC, Sheep St, Northampton

Grand Union Syncopators, Trad Jazz,originally of Zenith Hot Stompers “Carrying on the Tradition! At Harrington Church. Tickets £10 (child £5) available from Music Market Harborough, Kettering TIC or on the door.

Stephen Cesari, Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street

OTHER

Football at Barratts, Barrack Northampton, 12.45pm. Premier season starts

Ladies evening at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden. Tickets £7.

Family Fun Day, Abington Park Museum. School sports day meets village fete. Free.

Walk from Rectory Farm to Great Billing with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in the bus station for bus FN 2 at 1.28pm

National Rally 2012 (until August 25) at Kettering Rugby Club Field, Waverley Road to inc Tandem Games (evening of August 21) and BBQ evening (August 24) with entertainment from Sonny and the Honey Dippers.

Ghost Hunt at The Hind, Wellingborough, 9pm to approx 2am. Tickets £12.50 from www.lupinemagic.com

Gamaluku – Charity Day Party featuring DJs from across the UK/world at Fever Nightclub, Northampton, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity.