THURSDAY, Oct 23
Eddi Reader, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470
The Richard Baker Band at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Leburn Maddox, at The Jazz Café, Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, N’pton, 8pm. £1 adm.
Dancing In The Street, Derngate Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
This Is My Family, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811
Village Market, tasting of Christmas food, 9am–11am, Community Centre, Long Buckby
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (10.5 miles), from nr Bletsoe Church, 10am. 01234 713526
FRIDAY, Oct 24
Kontra Roots Club at Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, 8pm. Free adm.
Jazz & Dine with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends and Trevor Whiting at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 7.30pm. Special guest Karen Sharp (sax), £20 inc two-course meal. 01604 858549.
Hannah Faulkner at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm
Sure Thing Too, jazz at All Saints Community Hall, William Street, Kettering. 7.30pm. Advance tickets £6, from 01536 524125 or 01536 522158. £7 otd.
Take That Live Tribute Band at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. In aid of Richard Butcher Memorial Charity. Tickets £15.
Funk Disco at The Sunnyside, Boughton Green Rd, Npton, 8pm
Beer Festival, feat Dr Busker at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street.
Big Bopper’s Big Bash at Wicksteed Park’s pavilion from 7pm. Fancy dress encouraged. Tickets £5, to book call 0136 512475 or www.wicksteedpark.co.uk. In aid of Air Ambulance.
Sixties Gold, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
This Is My Family, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811
Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club, Underground Studio, Royal & Derngate, N’pton, 8.15pm. 01604 624811
Chris Ramsay, The Core at Corby Cube, 8pm. 01536 470470
Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.
Bingo, Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm
Towcester Farmers’ Market in Richmond Road car park, 9am–1pm. Profits to charities.
Northamptonshire Association for the Blind’s Mobile Sight Centre visits Queens Square, Corby, 10am–2pm. www.nab.org.uk
SATURDAY, Oct 25
Big Motown & Soul Night with guest DJs Mick Murphy & Frankie Rae at Cripps Centre, General Hospital, Cliftonville, Npton. Tickets £6, contact Hayley at the Cripps Centre or Mick 07775 684816, or £8 otd. Proceeds to the hospital
Jeff Judge, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, from 8pm.
Billy De Laine at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Smarties at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 10pm
Superfly at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. £5
DJs Neil Harrison & Miss Mics at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton, 9pm
MOJO Soundsystem’s Strictly Vinyl Night at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. £3
Tony Gee Motown & Soul Night at The Sunnyside, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm
Beer Festival Acoustic Session (3pm–pm) and Ma Browne’s Groove Box (9pm) at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street.
Soul & Motown Night at the football club, Islington Road, Towcester, 8pm
Phyzical at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Chrissie at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Room On The Broom, The Core at Corby Cube, 1.30pm/4pm. 01536 470470
This Is My Family, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811
The Black Dyke Band, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7.30pm.
Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (5.5 miles), 1.30pm from Shutlanger Village Hall.
Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (5.5 miles). Meet 10am All Saints Church, Turvey. Park in Three Cranes pub only if using after the walk or with consideration in the village.
Vinyl, CD and DVD Fair; collections purchased or traded, 1950s to present. Parish Hall, Market Place, Kettering, 9am–3pm.
Table Top Sale at Finedon Community Centre, noon–3pm, free admission, set up at 11am. More info 01933 398544 or www.finedoncc.co.uk
Evening of Clairvoyance with Alex Whiting, Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, Kettering, 7.30pm. Members £2.50, guests £3. www.ketteringspirit.org.uk
Coffee Morning in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind at Kingsley Park Methodist Church, Npton, 10am–noon.
Farmers’ Market on The Square, Higham Ferrers
Jumble Sale, Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (entrance Waitrose car park), 10am. Admission 20p. Proceeds for Northants Christian Family Refuge.
2-3 hour Leisurely Cycle Ride (18 miles) on cycle paths and quiet roads. Meet 2pm, Brampton Valley Way (nr The Windhover pub). www. ctc-northampton.org.uk
Friends of St Christopher’s Home, Abington Park Crescent, Autumn Bazaar, 2pm–4pm
Coffee Morning, Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, Npton, 10am–noon.
Quiz Night in The Swan, Newton Bromswold, 7.30pm, £10 for a team of 4 people. Proceeds to Friends of Newton Church.
Ballroom Dancing, Church of the Holy Sepulchre Rooms, Church Lane, N’pton, 8pm to 11pm, £3.50 otd. 01604 499226.
Kettering/Lahnstein Twinning Association will be holding a Coffee Morning and cake sale at Church Rooms of Toller Church, Gold Street, Kettering.
Jumble Sale, Hawthorn Community Parish School, Hawthorn Road, Kettering, 9.30am–11am. Admission 25p (children free). Clothes, books, toys, bags, shoes, bric-a-brac and baby linen.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8 miles). Start at West Perry Car Park, Grafham Water, 10am, 07740 995707
SUNDAY, Oct 26
Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Bryan G, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.
Frog Island Jazz Band at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm. Admission £8
P J Devlin at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
The John Dunmore New Orleans Jazz & Boogie Band tea dance, Horseshoe pub, Sywell, 4pm–7pm. Visit www.louisianamusic.co.uk
Beer Festival at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street
Rocking out for Oxjam! Local rock bands take to the stage at The Picturedrome, 7pm. Tickets £7
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 2pm–.30pm
Room On The Broom, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. 01536 470470
Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am,
Antique, retro & vintage flea market, Brixworth Village Hall, 10am–3pm.
Craft Group, Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 10.30am–1.30pm
Hannington Vintage Tractor Club hold Vintage Agricultural Bring & Buy Sale in field at rear of Lamport Hall, 8am–1pm. Sellers £5, buyers £1pp on the gate.
Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, circular route from The Old Friar, Twywell (choice of 6 or 12 miles), 10am. www. waendel.org.uk. 50p entry fee
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (11 miles). Start nr the church Lower Shuckburgh, 10am. 01933 676660
Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (15 miles), 9am Church Lane (rear Church of Holy Sepulchre) or meet leader 9.30am Whiston Road (T-junction). Lunch at Wollaston WMC, where own food is ok.
MONDAY, Oct 27
Live Light Music Concert, Nikki Hannent, multi-instrumentalist & singer. Quaker Meeting House, Wellingborough Street, Npton, 7.30pm
Paul Chowdhury, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 624811
Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Earl st, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1 or £5 for 5+
Kids’ half-term screenings at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton: Postman Pat (12.30pm) and Mr Peabody & Sherman (3pm); Monday Movie Night – Godzilla (8pm). Free.
COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, N’pton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby
Just Voices choir meets Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7pm. firstname.lastname@example.org or 01604 717866
Northampton Morris Men practice night, 8pm. www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk
TUESDAY, Oct 28
All That Jazz at the Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free.
South Pacific, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
Slimming & Fitness Class at Stanwick Village Hall, 5.15pm. Eight-week programme. www.slimandfitclasses.com
Women’s Hour meets at Gretton Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Gretton, 2.15pm. Members participation meeting . 01536 770188/770784
“Belfast” talk with Richard Deacon at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am. 01604 858252.
St Giles Quarter Ghost Walk & Haunted Theatre Experience (until October 31); 5pm (suitable for adults and children over age 8), 7pm & 8.45pm (suitable for adults and children over age 12). Meet in front of The Guildhall, St Giles Square, Npton. Tickets £6.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6 miles). Start nr Red Lion, Warmington, 10am. 01604 718576
WEDNESDAY, Oct 29
Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Earls Street, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Rocking Goose, Wednesday Beat Scene at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.
Cherry Lee Mewis – Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge St, Npton, 8.45pm.
The Freight Train Jam at Thomas A Becket, St James Road, Npton, 9pm
Phil’s Mighty Music Quiz at The Lord Byron, Kingsley, Npton
Open Mic Night, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm
Foster & Allen, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811
South Pacific, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
“Johann Strauss” talk with Alun Bye at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm to 9pm. 01604 858252.
Football commentator John Motson will talk about Match of the Day, at the Masonic Hall in Rushden, 7pm. Tickets £20 inc finger buffet. Proceeds to Serve. 01933 315555
“Things That Go Bump In The Night” – two-day drama workshop (& October 30) at Looking Glass Theatre, Newspaper
House, Derngate, N’pton, 10am–3pm. £30pp plus 50p booking fee. 01604 631764 or 07711 540546
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (8.25 miles). Start The Fox, Wilbarston, 9.30am. 01933 678545
Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6 miles), 9.30am Old Plough Inn, Braunston.
Half-Term Cookery Workshops for primary school children (4 to 12yrs), Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone; pizza & dough balls, 10am–noon and 2pm–4pm. www.btcworkshops.co.uk
THURSDAY, Oct 30
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 1pm. Free. Then, don’t miss world exclusive of Nyctophobia “You won’t be alone”. £5. www.richardsonsevents.com
Edi & The Smokin’ Stone, Jazz Café at Auntie Ruth’s, George Row, Npton. 8pm, Adm £1.
The Lincoln Noel Trio at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Chris Pearce’s Frenchman Street Jazz Band at The Castle, Wellingborough, 8pm. 01933 270007.
The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470
Hal Cruttenden Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811.