What’s On: Your week’s guide to events in Northamptonshire

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

TODAY

MUSIC

All That Jazz, The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

OTHER

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

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.

Newton’s Tulips In The Garden Art Exhibition by Angela Stanbridge (until 30th August) at The Three Hares, part of Cowper & Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney. Tues to Sat, 10.30am to 4.30pm (closed Sun & Mon). Free admission. For info call 01234 711516 or www.cowperandnewtonmuseum.
org.uk/event/newtons-tulips-in-the-garden.

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

friday

MUSIC

Ben Murphy, male vocalist at Kingsley Park WMC, 8.30pm.

Music and games at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

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

THEATRE

Bangers & Mash Theatre Company presents The Pied Piper at Kettering Market Place, 11am to noon.

OTHER

Woodland Scene Making, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 1pm to 3pm. Create your own 3D woodland box picture. For children age 7+. £3 per child (adults must accompany children at all times).

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre, outside Central Library, Northampton, 10am to 12.30pm.

saturday

MUSIC

The ViPeas, Thomas A Becket, James Road, Northampton, 9pm .

The Nevs, Crown & Anchor, Victoria Road, Northampton.

Sarah Quinn at Brafield WMC.

Kim, Northampton WMC, County House, Sheep Street, Northampton.

John Lee, Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street.

Adrenalin, top London band at Kingsley Park WMC, 8.30pm to 11.30pm.

Anna, local singing star at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.

Nelson, British Rail Sports & Social Club, Northampton, 8.30pm.

THEATRE

A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by The Little English Theatre, at Boughton House, near Kettering, 7.30pm. Tickets £13.50 adults/£8 child/£36 
family. Call 0844 477 1000
or visit the website www.
thelittleenglishtheatre.co.uk

OTHER

Fermyn Woods Country Park walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in the car park (£2.50 charge) at 11am. Free entry, non members welcome. Contact Sean Karley 01933 225397 or seankarley@tiscali.co.uk

Walk from canal at Crick to the Millenium Wood with Northamptonshire Natural History Society. Meet in the bus station for SC 96 at 10.40am.

Northampton & District Fuchsia Society Annual Show (until August 5) at Northampton Garden Centre, Newport Pagnell Road, Wootton, Saturday 10am–6pm and Sunday 10am–5pm.£1 admission.

Illustration and photography show by This Modern Life at Creative Folks, 1a Clare Street, Northampton, noon to 6pm.

Fleece Bring and Buy Sale, Wilbarston Village Hall, 11am–4pm. Entrance £5. For more info chair@longdrawspinners@org

Coffee Morning, Rothwell Methodist Church, Market Square, 9.30am to 11.30am. In aid of Cats Friends. 20p admission.

Masti Mela! at Crescents Community Centre, Laburnum Crescent, Kettering, 11am to 4pm. Music, kids activities, Indian games, Masti Maza Dancing and stalls. For info 01604 745340 or info@dostiyo.org.uk

Paulerspury Horticultural Society Annual Show in Paulerspury Village Hall at 2pm, £1 admission. Classes covering most vegetables, flower growing and arranging, cookery and handicrafts (20p per entry). Call 01327 811789 or 01327 811288.

Jumble Sale in aid of Northampton Cat Rescue at St James Community Centre, Northampton, 10am to 11am.

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

Broadmead Avenue Allotments Open Day, 1pm to 3.30pm.

SUNday

MUSIC

Northampton Music Festival, noon-8pm in Market Square, featuring Badly Drawn Boy, 
Dr Feelgood.

Ska-Waddy, ska, reggae and glam at Kingsley Park WMC, 8.30pm to 11.30pm.

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

Open Mic at The Melbourne Arms, Duston, 8.30pm.

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

Moulton 77 Brass Band at Abington Park Bandstand, 2pm to 5pm.

Ashby Clarke at Brafield WM.C

OTHER

Quiz at Barratts, Northampton, 8pm.

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

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

Car Boot sale at Harpole Playing Fields, 10am–4pm. Proceeds care and maintenance of Village Playing Fields. Cars £6, Large Vans £10.

Morning Walk with Higham Ferrers Footpath Group. Nether Heyford, Weedon, Flore circular. Meet 9.10 am Market Square Car Park, Higham Ferrers 9.10am or 10am The Green, Nether Heyford.

MONday

MUSIC

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

OTHER

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

Gold Medal Games Week, inc Annabel Croft Tennis Academy (until August 10) at Oundle School. To book, visit www.activatesport.co.uk or 0115 973 1676.

Service of Thanksgiving, 50 years of Jamaican Independence at Christ Church, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 7.30pm. For info contact David Wiseman 01604 633254.

TUESday

MUSIC

The Lincoln Noel Trio, Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Northampton, 9pm to 11pm. Free admission.

OTHER

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Cafe at Kettering Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, 10am to noon. For more info call Sue Bassett on 01832 736674 or 07803 115351.

HSBA (Home Working & Small Business Alliance), meeting at The Fair & Square, Billing Mill, Little Billing, Northampton, 10am to noon. Booking advisable on 0845 862 1875 or
 www.hsba.biz

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

WEDNESday

MUSIC

Clare Free Band, Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Northampton.

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

Hollywood Octopus, Charles Bradlaugh, 8.30pm. Free admission.

OTHER

Sight Loss Support, The NAB Mobile Sight Centre will be visiting Northampton Market Square from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Storytelling in the Garden at Kelmarsh Hall, 11am, 12.15pm, 2pm and 3.15pm. All sessions suitable for different age groups. Free entry for children, adults £5. For info call 01604 686543 or www.kelmarsh.com

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

Funhouse Comedy Club at the Tollemache Arms, High Street, Harrington. Show starts 8.30pm. Free admission. For info www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Open House at the Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 10.30am to 2.30pm. Presented by Northampton Natural History Society, study the literature and exhibits. Free entry.

Archaeological Finds Surgery at Manor House Museum, Kettering, 2.30pm to 4pm.

Charity Golf Day followed by evening of entertainment at Brampton Health Golf Club in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

Linear Bus Walk with Higham Ferrers Footpath Group, Great Houghton to Bozeat. Meet 9.55am Saffron Road car park or 10.30am Red Lion, Bozeat, bus to Great Houghton.

thursday, AUG 9

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 will visit Oundle Town Centre, 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.

Meeting of Standens Barn Residents Association, 7pm to 9pm at Standens Barn Community Centre. On the agenda will be helping Standens Barn School.

Northampton’s Premier Comedy Night, Victoria Inn, Poole Street, 8.30pm.

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

FRIday, AUG 10

MUSIC

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

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

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

OTHER

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

Lunchtime Talk at Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering by Tony Kirby on “Holiday Resorts”, 1pm to 2pm Tickets £5, £2.50 for Leisure Pass Holders.

SATURday, AUG 11

MUSIC

Kustom Kings, rock n roll at Kingsley Park WMC, 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, James Road, 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, from 9pm.

Kim Robinson, British Rail Sports & Social Club, Northampton, 8.30pm.

Althorp Park Battle Proms Concert, for more info call 01432 355416 or www.battleproms.com

OTHER

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

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

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

Summer Fayre, Lancum House Care Home, Wellingborough, 2pm.

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

Geology week (until August 17) with Stowe National Trust. 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.

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