What’s on in Northamptonshire... Sept 4-11

Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr



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

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

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

Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Regeneration, Royal Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

Jasper Carrott, Derngate Auditorium, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 624811


COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby

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

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (13 miles), startst near The Red Lion, Yardley Hastings, 10am. Leader 01234 713526

The Northamptonshire Branch of the Royal Army Service Corps and The Royal Corps of Transport meets at the Ex-Servicemans WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton 8pm. 01604 628292

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meeting/auction at St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, 7.30pm.

NAB Sight Centre visits Piazza, Co-op car park, St Osyths Lane Oundle , 10am–1pm

‘Mind your Language’ meeting at a new WI at Kingsley Park Methodist Church, Kettering Road (corner of Milton Street), with Shirley Allen. Details from 01604 646055 or www.thewi.org.uk/northamptonshire

Macmillan Memory Wall at Newton Hall, Rushden. Add your memories; Mon to Sat, 9am–5pm (until Sept 30)

FRIDAY, Sept 5


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

Rhythm & Roots at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm

Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Raven Hotel, Corby, 8.30pm

Mod Story at The Navigation pub, Stoke Bruerne, 8.30pm

Mat Roberts at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Regeneration, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

Jimmy Carr, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 8.15pm. 01604 624811


1940s dance celebrating the first anniversary of the Blitz Tea Room and Jazz Lounge next to Kettering Library and raising money for Help for Heroes. Dress in 1940s-themed clothes. For ticket information email allan@the-blitz.com.

Fashion show, St Andrew’s Church, Lindsay Street, Kettering, in aid of Cancer Research UK, 7pm. Tickets £5

Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.

Ballrooom Dancing at St Alban’s Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 7pm. £3. 01604 787246.

Church-run Retireds’ Group meeting/beetle drive in Bridge Community Office, Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, 1.30pm.



Karaoke Disco at Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm

Live DJ at Bootleggers, W’borough Road, Npton, 9pm

Matt Franklin, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Spare Parts at Great Doddington WMC, Lower Street

Roy Stone at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Soul-ar Energy at The Wayfarers Inn, London Road, Kettering, 9pm.

Fun charity night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton. 7pm. Bouncy castle, raffle, lucky dip, disco and more. Tickets £5 in advance or £6 otd.

Kristel at Aspers Casino, Commercial St, N’pton, 11pm.Free.

Mod Story at Lakeside Club, Sywell, 9.15pm

Just Keith at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

The Spree at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Regeneration, Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

The ELO Experience, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811


Quiz with Fish & Chip Supper (options available) at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 7pm. Adults £6.50; ages 12 and under £4. 01604 582994.

Anglo-Saxon Feast in the grounds of Brixworth Church, 7pm, feat banquet, entertainment; tickets £12 from Lovell’s Hardware, Brixworth.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles) starts near the village sign in Hemington, 10am. 01933 441270

Baby/Kids Nearly New Sale, The Pemberton Centre, HE Bates Way, Rushden. Entry £1, kids free. To book a stall email karen_aves@hotmail.co.uk

KOS Theatre Company Craft Fair in the grounds of Cranford Hall (& September 7), 10am–5pm, featuring many hand-made crafts and entertainment.

Lyddington Kettering & District Ramblers Club (6 miles). 01536 520832 or 07514 020365

Whist Drive at Great Easton Village Hall in the Welland Valley, cards dealt 7.30pm. 01536 770784

Whittlebury Country Fair at the Cavalier fields on the edge of the village from noon with classic car show, steam train rides, dog show, barbecue and more. £2 entry per car.

Sponsored Walk/Cycle at Pitsford Reservoir. Start in Lower Car Park at Brixworth Country Park, 10.30am. £5 per person, under 10s free. In aid of Parkinson’s UK Kettering Branch. 01536 517306.

Ringstead Produce and Horticultural Schow, Ringstead Social Club

Antiques, collectibles & book fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Npton, 10am–4pm.

Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6 miles), 2pm start from Paulerspury church.

World War One commemoration exhibition (& Sept 7) by Finedon Local History Society at the Heritage Centre, High Street, Finedon, 2pm–pm. Free.

Quiz Night at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, N’pton

Art Exhibition & Sale (& Sept 7) by Parklands Art Society at Delapre Abbey Stable Block, 10am–5pm.

Pitsford Thursday Club Jumble Sale, home-made cake stall, nearly new, books, toy, etc. 2pm–4pm. 20p adm.

SUNDAY, Sept 7


John DunmoreJazz ‘n’ 
Boogie Band, The George, Watling Street, Kilsby, 1pm.

Gretton Silver Band perform their latest Cransley Hospice Bands in the Park concert at the Rockingham Road Pleasure Park in Kettering from 3pm. Bring along chairs and a picnic..

Jamie Neale, Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Tess & the Durbervilles at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton

The Hart has Talent, contest at The Hart of Duston, Harlestone Road, Npton.£2 entry, all proceeds to Gossett Ward, Northampton General Hospital

New Orleans Heat in The Ellington Suite, The Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, noon–2.30pm. £8 admission.

Accrington Stanley (Eagles tribute) at Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 4pm. Free entry.

District of Dunchurch Band perform in the bandstand in Abington Park, 2pm–5pm.


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

Tea & Cake, Fotheringhay Village Hall, 3pm–5.30pm. £2. villagehallfotheringhay@gmail.com

Summer Teas with homemade 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

Flower & Vegetable Show in Holcot Village Hall, 3pm. Produce Auction at 4pm

Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (16 miles), meet Church Lane, (near Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church), at 8.55am or meet leader 9.30am start from Bottom Lock car park of Stoke Bruerne flight. No dogs.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles), starts at Rush’s Lane, Lubenham, 10am. 01536 205260

Handmade and Unplugged – Craft fair with local goods and music at The Victoria Inn, Poole Street, N’pton, 1pm–5pm. Free.

Northants RGT 13th Annual Greyhound Gala & Companion Dog Show at Holiday Inn, Crick, M1 (jct 18), 10am–4pm. Adm £2 adults, proceeds help 45 dogs in the care of Northants Greyhound Rescue. Registration at 10am, judging 11am. www.northantsgreyhoundrescue.co.uk

NCS Fest – family event organised by 13 individuals aged 16-17 years who want to make a positive contribution to the community. Proceeds to brain injury charity, Headway. Held at Thrapston Plaza, 10am–3pm. Adm £2 (free to under 6s).

MONDAY, Sept 8


Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School are opening their doors at Blackymore Community Centre, Butts Croft Road, N’pton, 4pm–8pm. www.starlightdance.net


Regeneration, Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811


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

Just Voices singing group, meets at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7pm. 01604 717866



Roy Forbes with the Graham Dent Trio at the Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

Lisa Stansfield, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Shanty Band – Jenkins Ear at The Old White Hart Inn, Bridge St, Cotton End, Npton, 8pm. Adm £8 www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk


Regeneration, Royal Auditorium, 7pm. 01604 624811


Classic Movies Afternoon at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 1pm

“Why Do We Say...” origins of everyday sayings by Joan Simson at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am to 11.45am. 01604 858252.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (3.5 miles). Start at Carey Close, Moulton, 1.30pm. 01604 647096



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, with The Concrete Boys

Robin Bibi Band – Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.


Regeneration, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

The Gruffalo, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 1.30pm/4.30pm. 01604 624811


‘Hong Kong’, by George Twisleton, discussion group at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 858252.

Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6 miles), 9.30am from The Quays/Premier Inn, Billing Aquadrome, No dogs.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles), start The Fox PH, Hallaton, 9.30am. 07748 618089



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

All That Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Country Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends with Trevor Whiting (sax/clarinet) at The Castle, Wellingborough, 8pm. 01933 270007

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


Regeneration, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

The Gruffalo, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 10.30am/1.30pm. 01604 624811.