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

Live @ The BBC, a fantastic live event showcases the very best in Blues, Swing, Funk and R&B at the Black Bottom Club, Northampton, 11am to 3pm

Karaoke night, Old House At Home, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 8.30pm til late

Karaoke, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free entry

THEATRE

Marcus Brigstocke, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

The Northamptonshire Branch of the Royal Army Service Corps and The Royal Corps of Transport meets at the Ex-Servicemans Working Men’s Club, Sheep Street, Northampton 8pm. Contact Brian Smith 01604 628292

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

Towcester County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to noon.

Fungi, Northamptonshire Natural History Society at The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 7.30pm. Free entry, non members welcome.

Free Digital Inclusion Roadshow at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Northampton, 10am to 4pm. The aim of this event is to give people with little or no knowledge of computers the opportunity to understand how to use the internet. For more info www.nvca.org.uk

Zumba at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 7pm to 8pm

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

Pamper Evening at Hunsbury Hill, 7pm to 11pm to raise money for NC TLC Trust (the national children’s leukemia cancer trust). Call Clare to pre book appointments on 07447 789281. £3 on the door or free with any pre booking. For more info www.nctlctrust.com

Capoeira Class at Doddridge Community Centre, 109 St James Road, Northampton, 7pm to 8.30pm. £6 per class or £20 for 4. For more info www.senzalamidlands.com

Dust: an Exhibition by Johanna Love (until October 26) at Avenue Gallery, University of Northampton, St George’s Avenue, 10am to 4pm (Mon to Fri). Free entry.

“Introduction to the world of Crypto”. Evening session with networking opportunties at University of Northampton, Avenue Campus (the Great Hall), Newton Building, St Georges Avenue, Northampton, For more info www.northampton.ac.uk

The Friends of Moulton Library are holding a quiz night at Moulton Working Mens Club, 7.30pm. Cost is £10 to book a table for up to 6 people, call 01604 647950.

FRIDAY

MUSIC

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

Barb Jungr sings Bob Dylan, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Terry Hall, The Specials front man will take to the stage at the Picturedrome, Northampton, 7.30pm

Disco, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free entry

Cozmick at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Free admission.

OTHER

Ron Todd Memorial Lecture at St Peter’s Church, Northampton, 6pm to 8pm on the theme of Young People – Crime, Peace & Politics. To reserve your free ticket contact 07925 730772 or email communitycourtyard@live.co.uk

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Northampton Abington Street: outside Central Library, 10am to 12.30pm

Public Talk on Modern Buddhism with Kadam Bridget Heyes at Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, 7pm. Free admission. For more information www.meditation-nagarjuna.org.

Love British Books 2012 (until November 7), an exhibition representing some of the best examples of British Literature at The University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, St George’s Avenue, 10am to 4pm (Mon to Fri). Free entry.

Charity Event at New Horizon House, 102 Lyttleton Road, Northampton, 1pm to 3pm. For more info contact Dee Wardle on 01604 756173 or dee.
wardle@bromford.co.uk.

SATURDAY

MUSIC

Billy J Marsden at Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm.

Tony Doyle at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton.

Zumba at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 7pm to 8pm

Expressive Harmony at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton,

Barn Dance at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (entrance Waitrose Car Park), 7pm. Tickets £5 adults, £3 children – 14 and under, to be purchased in advance. Available from 01604 717866. Ticket includes refreshments.

Decades Disco, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free

The Johnny Cash Roadshow, Derngate Auditorium, 8pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Rik King at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

The Retro at Thomas A Becket, 52 James Road, Northampton, 9.30pm.

Big Mistry at White Horse, Stony Stratford, 9pm.

Purcell and Monteverdi. Fiori Musicali Choir & Orchestra at Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton, 7.30pm. Tickets £20 and £15 www.fiori-musicali.com or 01327 360931.

Honeywell at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Free admission.

THEATRE

Farm Boy, Royal auditorium, 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Ladies/children only Swimming Session (every Saturday), Northampton Somali Women & Girls Association, 5pm to 7pm. Children under 5 free, age 5/9 years £1.50, adults £4. For more info contact Shukri on 07507 644763 or 07507 561372.

Tennis Tots for 2-4 year olds and a parent at Duston United Tennis Club every Saturday, 9am to 9.30am. £2.50 admission. Also Junior Tennis for ages 10-17 every Saturday, 10am to noon.

Adults Cookery class at Stanwick Village Hall, 10am to 12noon. For more info or to book call Fay 01604 812800.

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

Afternoon Walk (7 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. 2pm start from Glebe Lane, Staverton

Stoke Bruerne Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in the bus station for bus SC 86 at 10.55am.

Young Writer? Are you aged between 13-18? Want to be an author, journalist, poet , scriptwriter or just enjoy writing? Then come to our Creative Writing Group at Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton, 2pm to 4pm.

Charity Event at Kislingbury Village Hall, Ashby Court, Bugbrooke Road, Kislingbury, 1pm to 4pm. Various stalls, arts, crafts and items not found on the high street. Raffle and tombola. Event is to raise funds for local charity Kidsaid. Free admission.

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Chess Club, Room G9, The Northampton Academy School, Wellingborough Road (next to Weston Favell Ctr), Northampton, anytime between 11am and 4pm. Cost is £1. For more info www.northants61.freeserve.co.uk

Antiques, collectibles and book fair – Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, 10am to 4pm – Admission Free. To raise money for Abington Church and other charitable good causes.

Organ Concert with Nicholas Marlin at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, Northampton, 7.30pm. Tickets £6, on the door or from Mary Williams on 01604 715388.

Jumble Sale for Bugbrooke Girl Guides at Bugbrooke Sunday School, 2pm

Centre Screen are showing “Made In Dagenham” at Flore Millennium Hall, 7.30pm

Abington Antiques, Books and Collectables Fair at Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Northampton, 10am to 4pm. Stalls include china and glass, bottles, stamps, new and vintage jewellery, books, postcards etc. Entry is by donation to church funds.

SUNDAY

MUSIC

DJ Bob Nixon at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 4pm to 7pm.

Acoustic Open Mic at the Brampton Halt, Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton 8pm

Acoustic Open Mic at the Fox and Hounds, 186 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, 8pm

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

Billy J Redif at Queens Park WMC, Northampton

Richtones at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Free admission.

THEATRE

80 years of Drama with The Masque Theatre, Royal auditorium, 4pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

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

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

Quiz Night, Griffin Inn, Pitsford, 8.30pm. Free entry, £20 voucher for the winners.

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Eyes down at 8.30pm.

Art Exhibition by Michele Field at Daventry Library, North Street, Daventry (until November 2). Paintings include scenes of Northamptonshire and surrounding counties. Contemporary floral art, canals and wildlife also feature. For more info www.britishartists.co.uk/michele_field

Morning Walk (6 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 10am outside Culworth Parish Council. A fine walk through rolling Northants countryside including parts of the “Battlefield Trail” and the “Jurassic Way”.

MONDAY

MUSIC

Karaoke at The Golden Horse, 59 Southampton Road, Far Cotton, 4pm – 7pm

Maurice Merry (keyboards) and Chris Parker (guitar/vocals) at Café Brio, Olney, 7.30pm. Free admission. Reservations 01234 717000

OTHER

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Eyes down at 2.30pm.

Curation Group, Northamptonshire Natural History Society at The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 10.30am to 12.30pm. We will be curating our sands collection. Free, non members welcome to join us.

Radio Astronomy, Northamptonshire Natural History Society at The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 7.30pm. Free entry, non members welcome.

Military Fitness Class for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 7.30pm to 9pm. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Northampton Richmond Village: Bridge Meadow Way, Grange Park, 10am to noon.

tUESDAY

MUSIC

Lost Latinos at the Wig and Pen, 19 St Giles Street, Northampton, 9pm – 11pm Admission Free.

Disco & Karaoke, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. Free entry

THEATRE

The Woman In Black, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Eyes down at 8.30pm.

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

Photographic Practical Evening at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 8pm. Free entry, non members welcome.

Capoeira Class at Doddridge Community Centre, 109 St James Road, Northampton, 7pm to 8.30pm.

Centre Screen are showing “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at Whittlebury Reading Room, 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY

MUSIC

Bohemia Open Mic at the Jeckyll, 172 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 8pm. New open mic showcase for emerging artists

The Mantas Band (Wednesday Beat Scene) at The Headlands Pub, Northampton, 8.30pm. Free admission.

David Cattermole Band, Blues at the Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Northampton

Hollywood Octopus A variety of music and performance at The Charles Bradlaugh, Northampton, 8.30pm

THEATRE

The Woman In Black, Royal auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

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

Morning Walk (7 miles) with The Ramblers Association. 9.30am start from The Brampton Valley Way car park, Spratton Road nr Brixworth. Pub lunch available after the walk at The Coach and Horses, Harborough Road, Brixworth. A few stiles.

Open House at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 10.30am to 2.30pm. The rooms will be open for members and guests to study the literature and exhibits. Free entry, non members welcome.

The Art of Judging…..Without Judging presented by John Hammons at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 8pm. Free entry, non members welcome.