What’s On in Northamptonshire Aug 28-Sept 4

Sywell Country Park.
Sywell Country Park.

THURSDAY, August 28


Ed Arm Trio, at Jazz Cafe in Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, N’pton, 8pm. £1.

Roy Forbes with the Graham Dent Trio at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free.

Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Centre, Npton, 8.30pm


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

Animals Workshop at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Rd, 10am–noon & 1pm–3pm. Drop-in suitable for all ages.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (10 miles) from Church Lane, Great Comberton, Worcs, 10am. 01604 403597

Painting In The Garden workshop at Kelmarsh Hall. Sessions 11am–noon and 1pm–2pm. Cost £7.50 or £12 for both sessions. Booking essential 01604 686543

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind’s Mobile Sight Centre, outside McDonalds, Wellingborough town centre, 10am–1pm. .

FRIDAY, August 29


Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Friday Feeling at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm.

IF & Troubleman at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 9pm.

Salsa Estrellas presents Saints & Sinners Party at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton. www.salsaestrellas.com

PushPop 90s Night at Barratts Club, Barrack Rd, Npton, 8pm

Point Blank at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

Street Dance Class, Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm. £4.

Fitsteps Class, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

SATURDAY, August 30


Jed Seager, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.

Jamie Neale at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Wordsworth at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Tickets £1

Miss Mics & Neil Harrison spin the decks at Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 9pm. Also Whiteroom return.

UK South Summer Tour featuring Kevin Minney & Della Lupa at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 7pm

Cider & Music Festival, The Abington, W’boro Rd, Npton, featuring The Cloud, 8.30pm

After The Lights at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm

Moulin Rouge at Aspers Casino, Commercial St, Npton, 8pm. Evening of Parisian pleasures from award-winning London-based burlesque group, The Folly Mixtures. £25 inc meal.

Mod Story at Conservative Club, Corby, 9pm

John Holly at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Proms In The Park – Rushden Town Council event at Rushden Hall Park, 7pm.

Gabbo at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

Hub Whipley at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street

The Silhouettes at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Soul Sounds of the 70s & 80s Disco at Far Cotton WMC, Npton, 7.30pm. £5 on the door.

Music & Bingo at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton


Northamptonshire Food Show at Holdenby House, 10am–5pm. Adults £7.50, concessions £6, child £3.50, family (2+2) £18.

Towcester Sausage and Cider festival takes place at Towcester Racecourse, noon–midnight, Adults £5, under-18s free.

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

Carpetbagger Secret War Museum, Sunnyvale Farm, Harrington (and bank holiday), 10am–4pm. £4 entry,

Network Arts Annual Exhibition (until Sept 30) at The Alfred East Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering, 10am–4.45 pm (Tues-Sat). Free entry. More info www.networkarts.co.uk

Evening of Clairvoyance with Liz Fuller, Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peter’s Avenue, Kettering, 7.30pm. Members £2.50, Guests £3. www.ketteringspirit.org.uk

World War One Family Day, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and Royal & Derngate, 11am–4pm. Activities, stalls, exhibitions. Free entry.

Afternoon Walk with Northampton Ramblers (5.5 miles). Meet 2pm in the car park nr the visitor centre, Harrold Country Park. Circular walk via Odell.

Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5.5 miles). 2pm from Whilton Church.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Start at Calverton Road car park, Stony Stratford, 10am. 01604 717947

Vinyl, CD and DVD Fair, Parish Hall, Market Place, Kettering, 9am–3pm.

Bats, Moths and Night Time Creature Walk at Sywell Country Park. Join the Rangers and local wildlife experts. Adults £3, £2.50 children. Booking essential on 01604 810970 or email sywell@


Wellingborough & District Horticultural Society Flower & Produce Show, Bosworth’s Nurseries and Garden Centre. Finedon Road, Burton Latimer, noon–6pm (& August 31, 10.30am–3.30pm)

Annual Village Show at Geddington Village Hall. Adm 50p. Sale of produce starts at 2pm.

Neighbourhood Sale, visit the Market Square, Higham Ferrers to pick up a map of homes taking part from 9am. Cost £1

SUNDAY, August 31


Alan Black, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, from 8pm.

Cider & Music Festival, The Abington, W’boro Rd, Npton, featuring Rapscallion, 4pm

Ma Browns Groove Box at Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton

Gretton Silver Band performing at the bandstand in Abington Park, 2pm–5pm, as part of the Bands In The Park season.

Sonny and the Honey Dippers perform at the latest Cransley Hospice Bands in the Park concert, Rockingham Road Pleasure Park, Kettering, 3pm.

Donnybrook Fair at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Northamptonshire Food Show at Holdenby House, 10am–5pm. Adults £7.50, concessions £6, child £3.50, family (2+2) £18.

Craft, Gift & Vintage Market, Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 10am–3pm.

Tea & Cake, Fotheringhay Village Hall, 3pm–5.30pm. Cost £2 (free concerts at the church some Sundays. villagehall fotheringhay@gmail.com

Summer teas with home-made cakes and scones with cream and jam at Kingscliffe Village Hall, 2pm (last orders 4.30pm).

Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info

Medieval/Elizabethan manor with exhibitions/grounds/refreshments at Southwick Hall, nr Oundle, 2pm to 5pm. Admission £7, Child £3.50

Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, circular routes from St John’s Arms, Melchbourne (choice of 6 or 12 miles), 10am. www.waendel.org.uk. 50p

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (11.5 miles), 8.45am Church Lane (near Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church) for 9.30am start from Greatworth Sports & Social Club.

All Saints Community Hall, William Street, Kettering, serving refreshments when bands are playing in Rockingham Road Pleasure Park between 3pm and 4.30pm.

Car Boot Sale at Sixfields Stadium, N’pton, 8am for sellers, 9am for buyers. Cars £6, people carriers & small vans £8, vans, cars with trailers £10. Parking for buyers for donation to Multi Disabled Football Team. No Traders. www.ntfc.co.uk

Family Fun Day at The Woolpack, Rothwell. Music by Double Trouble, barbecue & bouncy castle. Also walk round Rowell Rally from 1pm, in aid of Sam Swingler.

Cream teas, Pitsford Village Hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Church Fete, St Mary the Virgin, Weekley, noon–3pm, barbecue, cream teas, fun and games.

MONDAY, September 1


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

Acoustic Open Mic night with Jim Hale at The Woolpack, Rothwell, 9pm.

Live Light Music Concert, Friends’ Meeting House, Wellington St, Npton, 7.30pm, feat Junior Prizewinners from the Northampton Music Festival.


Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1 or £5 for 5+

COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm–8.30pm (& Mon). www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby

TUESDAY, September 2


Brian’s Big Band at the Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free entry


Yoga for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, N’pton (every Tue), 9.30am to 11.30am.

Salsa Tuesday, at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton. Various classes from 7pm, 01604 230777

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 8pm

Classic Movies Afternoon at The Picturedrome, Npton, 1pm

“Entertainment in Northampton”, discussion by Ruth Thomas at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am to 11.45am. 01604 858252.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles), start nr The Half Moon, Grendon, 10am. 01604 408499

Monthly Lunch at Gretton Village Hall, 12.30pm. £4 per serving. Proceeds in support of the village hall repair fund. For more info call Liz Watt 01536 772328

WEDNESDAY, September 3


J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free. 01848 463183

Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.

Rhythm Roots ‘n’ Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, St James, Npton, 9pm

Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.

Wednesday Country Scene at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton. Tonight Jefferson Kane Band

The Spike Drivers, Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.


“What Does The Picture Hold” by Cynthia Campbell, discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm to 9pm. 01604 858252.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Start at Green Man pub, Lavendon, 9.30am. 01234 713526

Mobile Sight Centreoutside Town Hall, Brackley town centre piazza, 10am–12.30pm; then at Waitrose car park, Water Lane, Towcester, 1.30pm–3.30pm.

Pub Quiz at The Woolpack, Rothwell, 8.30pm. Free to enter, max 4 per team.

THURSDAY, September 4


Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.

A K Disco’s Karaoke, O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late

Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm

Ed Arm Trio, Jazz Café at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 8pm. £1 admission.

The Great Birmingham Trombone Company at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm

Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton