What’s On: Your guide to events in Northamptonshire

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Your seven day guide to events happening across Northamptonshire this week...

TODAY

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, 135 St James Road, Northampton 8pm

Quiz Night, Sun, 9 High Street, Hardingstone 8pm

Quiz Night, Fox & Hounds, 186 Harborough Road, 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

Artists Carole Miles and Jo Dacombe will holding workshops (until August 25) at various times 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

Korean Karate (Tang Soo do) adult class at Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering from 7pm to 9pm.

FRIDAY

MUSIC

Eddie Brown at Kingsley Park WMC

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

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

Unity Reggae at Red Lion, Bozeat, 9pm

OTHER

Northampton Balloon Festival, Billing Aquadrome (until August 19). Mass balloon launch at 6am and 6pm (weather permitting). Visit www.northampton
balloonfestival.co.uk

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Rushden Town Centre, High Street from 10am to 12.30pm

American Car event (until August 19), Billing Aquadrome, Great Billing. £10 admission

SATURDAY

MUSIC

The Damones at Kingsley Park WMC, 8.30pm to 11.30pm

Bootleg Zoo, Thomas A Becket, James Road, Northampton, 9pm

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

Bootleg Zoo, Indie Band at Thomas A Becket, 52 James Road, Northampton, 8.30pm

Richard Deveraux at Brafield WMC

Andy Stone, Northampton WMC, County House, Sheep Street, Northampton

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

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

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

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

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

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 to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Charity.

Coffee morning for The Royal British Legion at Nether Heyford Baptist Church Schoolroom, 10am to 12noon. All proceeds to British Legion Funds.

Moulton Gardeners have a day trip to Capel Manor Gardens and Buckingham Palace

Umbrella Fair, Northampton Racecourse, noon to 11pm (6pm most stalls)

Burton Latimer Town Garage Sale, 10am to 3.30pm. Town maps (£1) available from 7 Churchill Way, Burton Latimer. Further details from 01536 398967

Korean Karate (Tang Soo do) family class at Kingsley School, Churchill Way, Kettering from 10am to 11am

SUNDAY

MUSIC

Luke Gessner at Kingsley Park WMC, 8.30pm to 11.30pm

Open Mic at The Melbourne Arms, Duston, 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

Americana Roots, open stage, Thomas A Becket, 52 James Road, Northampton, 8.30pm

Bobby Daniels at Brafield WMC

All That Jazz at The Longboat, Duston

Similar Jones, Abington Park Bandstand, Northampton, 2pm to 5pm. Music from the ’50s to present day

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

Paul Watson at Gladstone WMC, Finedon, 3pm

OTHER

The UK Monster Truck Nationals at Santa Pod Raceway. Admission £15 Adults; £5 Children or £35 Family (2 adults, 2 children). Gates open 10am.

Kettering Fire Station Community Fun Day, Wicksteed Park, 10am to 3pm. RTC displays, fire service vehicles, information, other emergency and voluntary services. Entry free, normal car park charges apply

Charity event – Northampton Smile Mile – A Walk In The Park to raise funds for British Heart Foundation. One mile walk around Abington Park followed by free entry to Northants v Kent cricket match at Northants CCC. Register for the walk on the day or by emailing colen@bhf.org.uk. Registration fee £5

Morning Walk with Higham Ferrers Footpath Group, Kimbolton, Stow Longa, Kimbolton. Meet 9.30am Market Square car park or 10am Kimbolton High Street

Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club – all day ride to King’s Norton. Meet by arrangement or Hallaton (Bewicke Tea Room) 11am. Telephone 01536 712507

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

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

Car Boot sale, Rotary Club of Northampton at Northampton University site, Boughton Green Road, 8am to 12.30pm

Umbrella Fair, Northampton Racecourse, 12noon to 6pm

Northampton Cyclists’Touring Club – day ride to Oundle via Burton Latimer. Meet by Co-op, Moulton, 9.30am.

MONDAY

MUSIC

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

The Martin Simons Quartet, The Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough. Free admission

Nene Valley Organ & Keyboard Club presents Kevin Grunill at Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Sheet Street, Northampton, 8pm. Admission £6.

OTHER

Multi Sport & Activity Week (until August 24) at Oundle School. To book, visit www.activatesport.co.uk or 0115 973 1676

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

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café at Kings Cliffe Active, Station Road, Kings Cliffe, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. An opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed forum and share experiences. Refreshments and speaker on related topics

tUESDAY

MUSIC

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

Chris Allin at Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington, 8.30pm

OTHER

Cookery class for children at Stanwick Village Hall. Aged 3-8 years 10am to 11am; 9-12 years 11.30am to 1pm. To book 
contact Faye on 01604 
812800 or faye.baxter1@btinternet.com

Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club – morning ride to lunch at Brixworth. Meet Rothwell 9.30am or Brixworth (Olive Branch Café) 11am

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

Premiership Rugby Academy (until August 23) at Oundle School. To book, visit www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/community or telephone 01604 599116

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

WEDNESDAY

MUSIC

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

Big Mama’s Door, Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Northampton

Hollywood Octopus, Charles Bradlaugh, 8.30pm. Free entry

OTHER

Community Games at Stanwick Village Hall, supported by the Cultural Community Partnership and Youth Action Team.

Photographic Walk at Delapre Abbey with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in the car park in front of the house at 7.30pm. Bring a torch

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

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting St Crispin Retirement Village, off St Crispin Drive, Duston from 10am to 12noon

Bethany Black, alternative comedy at The Racehorse, Abington Square, Northampton, 8.30pm. Free entry, donations encouraged

THURSDAY AUG 23

MUSIC

The Lincoln Noel Quartet, The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

OTHER

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

Poker – Texas Hold Em at Barratts, Northampton. Entry £10, possible £250

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café at Cozy Nook, Thrapston, 6pm to 8pm. An opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to meet in a relaxed forum and share experiences. Refreshments and speaker

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Wellingborough Town Centre, outside McDonald’s from 10am to 1pm and Earls Barton Medical Centre car park, Aggate Way from 1.45pm to 3pm

Korean Karate (Tang Soo do) adult class at Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering from 7pm to 9pm.

FRIDAY AUG 24

MUSIC

Clair Daniels at Kingsley Park WMC, 8.30pm to 11.30pm

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

THEATRE

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

SATURDAY AUG 25

MUSIC

Krys, top London 60s band at Kingsley Park WMC, 8.30pm to 11.30pm

Reggae on the Roof, Black Bottom Club, Northampton from 9.30pm

Stuart James, The British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Northampton

Jemma Reed at Brafield WMC

The Buzz, Charles Bradlaugh, Northampton, 9pm to 3am

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

Sarah Quinn, Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton

Kiss Me Judas, Classic Rock at Thomas A Becket, 52 James Road, Northampton

Sean Grew, Crown & Anchor, Victoria Road, Northampton

Riff at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm

Fuego Nights at Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington, 8.30pm

The Cloud at The Harlequin, Kettering, 9pm

Rhythm & Roots at White Horse, Stony Stratford, 9pm

Northern Soul event at Challenge Arms, Eskdail Street, Kettering, 8.30pm. £3.50 entry

THEATRE

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

OTHER

Summer Fete at Sarnia House, Kettering, 2pm to 5pm. Selection of stall, tombola, games and refreshments. Entrance is free.

Table Top Sale, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 10am until 12noon. For table ring 01604 711574/711597, cost is £6

Train ride or walk in the nature reserve at Wicksteed Park with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in the bus station for bus SC X4 at 11.15am

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

Jumble Sale, charity event by Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (entrance Waitrose Car Park), 10am to 12noon. Refreshments available. Admission 20p

Korean Karate (Tang Soo do) family class at Kingsley School, Churchill Way, Kettering from 10am to 11am 
For more info www.
ketteringtangsoodo.com