What’s on in Northamptonshire: Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2014

Alan Davies
Alan Davies



Bellowhead, Derngate Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Tunes Together fund-raising for a children’s music project. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50 (£10 otd) www.richardsonsevents.com

The Richard Baker Band at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Baroque violinist Kerstin Linder-Dewan at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Rd, 7pm. Tickets £20 & £15. www.fiori-musicali.com or 01327 360931.


Merlin, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 2.15pm. 01604 624811


Funhouse Comedy at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8.30pm. Tickets £7 in adv. www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

An Introduction to Astronomy with Northants Natural History Society, Delapre Abbey, 7pm. Tickets £3 (free to FoDA members). 01604 214614

Charity doughnut eating competition at The Abington pub, W’boro Rd, Npton, 7pm. In aid of National Autistic Society. £2 entry fee.

The Comedy Club at Saints Rugby Club, Franklin’s Gardens, Weedon Rd, N’pton, 8.30pm. Tickets £16 (over 18s only). www.thecomedyclub.co.uk

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Mini-Market, 11am– 1pm at Community Halls, Church Lane, N’pton, adm 30p.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre outside McDonalds, Wellingborough town centre, 10am–1pm; followed by Medical Centre, Aggate Way, Earls Barton, 1.45pm–3pm

Tree Festival, St Giles Church, Desborough, 7pm–9pm, in aid of Cransley Hospice. Tickets £5 from Crumbs Coffee Shop, Desborough, Cransley Hospice and on 01536 527407

FRIDAY, Nov 28


IF Northampton presents Troubleman at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 9pm

The Hair Rock Experience 80s nostalgia show at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Tickets £5

Disco at Monks Park WMC, Npton, 8pm.

Kontra Roots Club at Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, 8pm. Free. www.kcbworld.co.uk

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

JuGaR at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Clarinet Concert by Reedology at Parish Church, Holcot, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 otd.

Elaine Hatton and Neil Riches, cool jazz at The Royal Oak, Cogenhoe.


Alan Davies, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 624811

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811


Quiz night at Brafield WMC, A428.

Sin Bin Comedy Night at, Northampton Saints Rugby Club, Franklin’s Gardens, Weedon Road, 8.30pm. Tickets £16 (over 18s only). www.thecomedyclub.co.uk

Old Union Canals Society video mix presented by Harborough Movie Makers at Great Bowden Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Art Baby Charity Exhibition, The Princess Alexandra, Alexandra Rd, N’pton, 7.30pm.

Towcester Winter Beer Festival in the Horse Walk Marquee at Towcester Racecourse, 5pm (& Nov 29, 11am–7pm), to accompany full card of National Hunt horse racing. Live music from at 8.45pm. www.facebook.com/TowcesterWinterBeerFestival

Charity Event at Moulton Guide Hall, Barlow Lane, 7.30pm. Christmas Carols and songs. £2.50 otd.

Tree Festival, St Peter’s Church, Isham, 2pm–6pm. Adm £2 for church charities.

NAB Mobile Sight Centre outside The Cube, Corby, 10am–2pm.

Charity Curry Night at King Billy pub, The Green, Kingsthorpe, 7pm–10pm. Tickets £5. 01604 719193.



Paul James entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Strangers at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street,

An Elizabethan Christmas at Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Seasonal music and stories. Tickets £10/£8 from Gretton Post Office or 01536 770302.

DJs Miss Mics & Neil Harrison and live music from Whiteroom at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm.

Angels Share at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. Tickets £5

Point Blank at Monks Park WMC, Npton.

Barni Scott at Queens Park WMC, Cranbrook Rd, Npton

Variations Choir Christmas concert at Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel, 7.30pm. Adm £5. 01933 398188

Adam J Wilford at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton

Chris Parker celebrates 50 years with The Mantas at the Celebration Charity Ball, Highate House, Creaton, 7pm. £25. Email 

Velvet Brass band classics, at St Lawrence’s Church, Watling Street, Towcester, 7.30pm. £7 adults/£4 concessions. 

Dale David at Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

John Burrows Band at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Mystic Crew at The Romany PH, Kingsley Rd, Npton


That’ll Be The Day, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Merlin, Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella, Looking Glass panto at Stanwick Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets from shop@stanwick £6 or £20 family ticket (2+2).


Northamptonshire Natural History Society stroll round the lanes in Moulton. Meet for bus SC 38 at 11.53am. www.nnhs.info

The Most Amazing Story of The Nativity, St Mary’s Church Burton Latimer, 10am–4pm (& Nov 30, 1pm– 4pm). Free adm.

Quiz, Semilong WMC, St Andrew’s Road, Npton

Rushton Walk – Kettering & District Ramblers Club (4.5 miles). Meet Thornhill Arms. 01536 514390 or 07880 887570

Towcester & District Art Society Christmas Exhibition 2014, Towcester Town Hall, Watling Street, 9am–5pm (& Nov 30, 10am–4.30pm). Free adm.

Charity event at Overstone Primary School, Sywell Road, 1pm–4pm. Games and activities plus Father Christmas. Adm £1, under-12s free

Hampers and a ‘Hexacopter’ among attractions at the Harringworth Christmas Bazaar, held in the Village Church, 10.30am–1.30pm. £1.50 entry, under-12s free. 01572 747700.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7 miles) start nr The Shuckburgh Arms, Southwick, 10am. 07850 243413

Hellidon Village Hall Christmas Fair, 1pm–5pm. Stalls and crafts, Windmill Vineyard with their wine, plus plants and decorations. Adm £1.50 adults, under-14s free

Bazaar at Holy Trinity Church, Edinburgh Rd, Npton, 11am–2pm. Stalls and refreshments.

Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5 miles), 10.30am, Delapre Abbey car park.

Table-top Sale, St Francis Church, Eastfield Road, Duston, 10am–noon. Entry free. To book a table for £5, call 01604 753679

Duston CC Art Group exhibition of paintings at St Luke’s Centre, Duston (& Nov 30), 11am–5pm. Free entry. Also Christmas Market (Nov 29 only), 11am–4pm.

Auction & Christmas Fayre, Community Centre , Brook Close, Bugbrooke, noon–4pm. Auction at 2pm. Proceeds to Northants Greyhound Rescue. Admission 50p. 07810 458365

Christmas Mini Market, Church of Holy Sepulchre Rooms, Church Lane, N’pton, 11am–1pm.

Christmas hand-made fair, Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Npton, 11am–4pm.

Whitehills Nursery Christmas Fayre, Acre Lane, Npton, 10am–noon. Live band, entertainment, hot food, stalls. Entry adults £1, children free.

Tree Festival, St Peter’s Church, Isham, 10am–5pm. Adm £2 for church charities.

Christmas Sale, Isham Village Hall, 10am–5pm. Lots of craft stalls.

WPHSA Xmas Fayre at Brigstock Village Hall, 2pm. Various stalls. Entry 50p.

Abington Avenue URC Christmas Bazaar, N’pton, 10.30am–3pm. Carol singing in church from 3pm–3.30pm.

Christmas Fayre, St Andrew’s Church, Harlestone, 11am–4pm. Christmas boxes, marching band. Entry £1.

Advent Fair, St Peter’s Church Hall in Stanion, 2pm–4pm. stanion.stpeters@gmail.com.

Charity sale in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice at Village Hall, Holcot. Doors open 9.30am.

Christmas Craft Fair, Abington Park Museum, N’pton. Free entry.

St James Christmas Fayre, at St James Community Centre, St James Rd, N’pton, 2pm–4pm. 0300 126 1000

SUNDAY, Nov 30


Mat Roberts entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Music, Bingo & Hoy at Queens Park WMC, N’pton

The Rockin’ Hams… Jazz ‘n’ Blues with a twist at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, noon in The Ellington Suite. £8 adm. www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com

Stuart Leigh at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Christmas Carol Concert, The Bandstand, Abington Park, Npton, 3pm, feat. Barry Primary School, Abington Community Choir and the Salvation Army Band..

Winter Wonderland with The Lincoln Noel Trio at The Woolpack, Rothwell, 3pm.


Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am, followed by a farewell finger buffet lunch for Rev Philip Evans. To attend please email administrator@whitefriarschurch.org.uk.

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

Craft Fair, Caldecott Village Hall, 4pm

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (13 miles), 8.30am Church Lane, N’pton) or 9.30am from Eleanor Cross, Geddington.

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (7 miles). Meet 10am The Stags Head, Maidwell.

Walk organised by Old Union Canals Society past Laughton Hill to Laughton Village. Meet near The Bell Inn, Gumley at 10.45am.

Table Top Sale organised by Healing Minds Project at Beanfield Community Ctr, Corby, 9am– 1pm. Entry by donation.

Christmas Craft Fair Spectacular with 20 stalls and live music, The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Npton, 1pm–5pm. Free entry.

Tree Festival, St Peter’s Church, Isham, 11am–4.30pm. Adm £2. Followed by carol service at 4.30pm.

Northampton Cats Protection homing day at 110 Sywell Road, Overstone, 1pm–3pm. www.cats.org.uk/northampton



Acoustic Open Mic Night with Jim Hale & Darryl Irons at The Woolpack, Rothwell, 9pm.


Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm, showing 22 Jump Street. Free entry.

Floral Four Seasons, solo exhibition by Angela Stanbridge at Towcester Library, Richmond Road, Towcester (until Jan 2). Free. 0300 126 1000



Geoff Tooley & the New York Jazz Trio at the Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free.

Lebedek at The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton. Doors open 8pm. £8 otd. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk


Merlin, Royal & Derngate, Npton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811


Wellingborough Ramblers walk (4.5 miles). Start Kingsway CP, Wellingborough, 10am. 01933 441270

Short Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.5 miles), 10am from White Horse PH, Silverstone.

Christmas monthly lunch from 12.30pm at Gretton Village Hall. £5. 01536 772328.

“Milestones” with Helen Crabtree, discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am. 01604 858252.

Diabetes UK Northampton Area Group meeting, Cripps Postgraduate Medical Centre, Northampton General Hospital, 7.30pm.



Sarah Warren Band, at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

The Freight Train Jam at Thomas A Becket, St James Road, Npton, 9pm


Merlin, Royal & Derngate, Npton, 10.30am/2.15pm. 01604 624811


Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles). Start Cowpers Oak, Weston Underwood, 9.30am. 01234 711604

Morning Walk with N’pton & District Ramblers (7 miles). 9.30am Stratton Arms, Turweston.

Pub Quiz at The Woolpack, Rothwell, 8pm. Max 4 per team.