What's on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday, 18th August 2016, 5:00 am



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

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Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

Corby Male Voice Choir. Rehearse every Thurs, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church of Scotland (Church Hall), Occupation Road, Corby. New members welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy signing. More info www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

Karaoke. The Fox & Quill, Npton, 8pm-late

Barry Wilson. With All That Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Admission free.


Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p.

Clubbercise Northampton. With Marie (every Thurs). New dance fitness class set in a darkened room with disco lights & glow sticks. Caroline Chisholm School, 7.30-8.15pm. £6 a class. www.facebook.com/Mariesclubbercise

Whist Drive. (Every Thurs), Boothville Village Hall, Npton. Doors open 7.15pm. Entry £3 otd. Tea & biscuits halftime. New members very welcome.

Community Craft Club. For hand crafters of all levels, meet every Thurs, Kingfisher Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club, nr Deanshanger, 10.30am-12.30pm. No fee and all welcome.

Natter Morning. (Every Tue & Thu) at Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon. Come and have a chat, meet new people. Breakfasts, teas and coffees all available to purchase.

Wellingborough Garden Club. Meet at Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough, NN8 4JT, 7.30pm. Illustrated talk on Gardens of Canon Ashby by Chris Smith.

Painting for Beginners. At Ringstead Village Social Club, 12.30-4.30pm. Mountain view in easy acrylics. £18. Enq & booking tel 01933 460676.

Canons Ashby House. Family 50 Things Fun Day, activities for the entire family, starts at 10.30am.



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

Live Music. Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.

J for Jazz. Play “trad” (every Fri) at The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, LE16 7RA, 12.30-2.30pm. Gig is free. Good food, lovely views and happy jazz. Call 01162 791 515 to book a table if eating.

The Dave Johnson Trio. The Navigation, Stoke Bruerne, 8.30-10.30pm.


Street Dance Class. Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4 per session.

Quiz Night. Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Bingo. Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm to 9.45pm.

8-16 Yrs Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. (Coaching), 5-6.30pm. Every Fri. £4/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road. Call Jack, 07708 679452 for further details.

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall (NN14 4DA), 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

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

Tai Chi. (Every Fri), Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. £4.

R-Zone Club. Recommences for young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. Contact Mel 07979 152746 for more details.

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

Gentle Yoga. At Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email [email protected]

Craft Club. (Every Fri), 11am to 3pm, Church Hall, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettering. Bring your own craft project or take part in a demonstration workshop. For info call Sue Shipham 07733 341674. Admission £3 inc tea & coffee.

Relax Kids. New course at Stanwick Village Hall, 10-11am. Songs to sing, games to play, dance, stretch and relax. More info call Jo on 07972 680411.

Luna Flix. Outdoor Cinema are showing “Grease” (PG) at Stanwick Lakes, 7.30pm. Tickets www.lunaflix.co.uk

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Will be at Corby Town Centre, close to Corby Cube, George Street, 10am-1pm



Karaoke Disco. At Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late

Live Music. At Malt + Bass, 7 High Street, Corby Old Village, NN17 1UU, 7pm.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Richard Deveraux from 8pm.

Jamie Neale. At Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Jordan Herbert Band. (Acoustic pop), 9pm at Walnut Tree Inn, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS. Free entry.

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. At The Romany, Npton

Matt Franklyn. At Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11pm Doors open 7pm. Free admission.


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

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. At Kingsley School (NN15 5DP), 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Saturday Stage Stars. For 5-8 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 45 mins drama, 45 mins jazz dance, 45 mins singing. Call Lucy 07788 983403

Harrington Aviation Museum. – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

Free Ballroom & Latin Dance Lessons. (Every Sat) at James Lewis Court, Cherry Orchard, NN3 2TH, 1.30pm

Luna Flix. Outdoor Cinema are showing “Top Gun” (12A) at Stanwick Lakes, 7.30pm. Tickets www.lunaflix.co.uk

Baby & Kids Nearly New Sale. The Pemberton Centre, Rushden. Lots of stalls to browse! Refreshments available. Entry £1, kids free. Lots of preloved items (toys, clothes etc) at a fraction of the high street cost. To book a stall please call 07577 701161 or email [email protected]

Step Back In Time. Meet The Tudors Day at Abington Park Museum, 11am-3pm

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (10 miles) from Shutlanger. Meet nr the Plough, NN12 7RR, 10am. Please bring picnic lunch. For info ring leader 07745 080061

Junior Night Walk. At Brixworth Country Park, NN6 9DG, 7.15-10.15pm. £3pp. Advance bookings only. www.fireandair.org

The Ramblers Northampton Afternoon Walk from Emberton. Moderate (5.8 miles). Start 2pm, MK46 5BX, the clock tower, High Street, Emberton (nr Olney). Park carefully in the village or the car park in Emberton Country Park. 4 stiles. Unsuitable for dogs.



Bullit’s Karaoke. At The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Karaoke. At Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo and Hoy. At Queens Park WMC, Npton

Navy and Marine Club. Lorne Road, Northampton. Entertainment every Sunday from 8pm. Free entry. All welcome.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Steve Perry from 8pm.

Park Royal, Sunday Sessions. At The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm

Rushden Town Band. At Abington Park Bandstand, 2-5pm


Morning Worship. At Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 10.15am.

Badminton Club. (16+) – Every Sunday at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. For more info call Jay 07946 631449

Fotheringhay Village Hall. Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea and cake £2.50.

Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1pp admission. Cash prize.

Yoga Class. The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, NN5 4EN, 10am to 11.15am (every Sun). Please bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions for students and those on a pension.

Tried skinny dipping on holiday. Join us in Northampton on a Sunday evening for naturist swimming, steam & sauna. All ages welcome, couples & families. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email [email protected] for further details.

Village Hall Teas. Are served, along with a variety of delicious homemade cakes and scones, at Kings Cliffe Village Hall, PE8 6XD, 2-4.30pm.

Afternoon Tea & Cream Teas. At Pitsford Village Hall. 2-pm till 4-30pm. Cakes and books also on sale

Higham Ferrers. Footpath Group walk (8.25 miles) – Blisworth, Shutlanger. Meet 9.10am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am at the junction of High Street & Gayton Road, Blisworth, NN7 3BN. Lunch stop at Stoke Bruerne.

Corby Spiritualist Church Service. At Autumn Centre, Counts Farm Road, Corby, 3pm (spiritual healing from 2pm). Guest speaker is Rev Maureen Hutchins.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles) from Hallaton. Meet nr The Fox PH, LE16 8UJ, 10am. For info ring leader 07748 618089

Summertime Stroll. Arranged by Kettering Mind to promote the social, mental & physical health benefits of being active. The Harvester, North Kettering Business Park, Weekley Wood Avenue, NN14 1UD. 3 times during the day (11.30am, 12.15pm & 1pm) we will set off on a short walk around the beautiful paths of Weekley. More info www.ketteringmind.org.uk

Northampton Ramblers Morning Walk. (6.5 miles). Meet 10am White Horse, Old, NN6 9QX. A walk mostly on level ground with four footbridges to cross, passing through Scaldwell and the abandoned village of Faxton. Lunch available at the pub after the walk.

Book Sale and Cream Teas. Great Billing Methodist Church, 3-5.30pm.

CTC Northampton Cycle Ride. To Wistow Rural Centre, South Leicestershire. 58 miles at around 13mph average (16-18mph on the flat). Lunch stop at Wistow Rural Centre, LE8 0QF. Meet 9am Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB. New riders welcome. More info contact Brian Tunbridge 01604 622073



Karaoke. At The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm

Acoustic Open Mic. At The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.


TCB Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp.

Bingo. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.30-11.15pm. All welcome.

If you enjoy singing. Why not join Kingsthorpe’s newly formed choir “Just Voices”. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. No need to be an expert singers as all “voices” are welcome. More details [email protected] or 01604 717866

Iyengar Yoga. 9.30am to 10.45am, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Northampton Morris Men. Practice nights every Monday 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. Never done it before? Don’t worry instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Gretton Netball. (Every Mon) plays purely for recreational purposes, is non-league based and is a fun way to exercise. No prior experience needed. All women over age 18 invited to come along. We meet on Multi Use Games Area at Recreation Ground, off Kirby Road, 7.25-8.30pm. Cost £1 per session.

Petanque. (Every Mon exc bank holidays) at Abington Park, near the bowling green, 10am-12noon. More details call 01604 642265

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

Mums & Tots Group. (Every Mon) at St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden, 9.30am.

Monday Lunch Club & Bingo. At Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. Eyes down 2.30pm.



Just Voices Community Choir. Meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. New members very welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy singing. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. (Every Tues), 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthew’s Church), visitors always welcome to come along and join us. For details www.nmvc.co.uk

Roy Forbes. With the Roy Civil Sound at Wig & Pen, 19 St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm. Free admission.


Yoga for Well-Being. At Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton (every Tue), 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community

Body Balance. (Every Tues) at Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. More info call Loraine 07958 382720

Iyengar Yoga. 7pm to 8.30pm, 
Perry Street – 07759 152986

Line Dancing. Stanwick Village Hall (every Tue), 7.30pm.

Ukelele Club. (Every Tue), Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email [email protected] to see which group will suit your needs or call 0203 004 6770

Natter Morning. (Every Tues & Thu), Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon. Breaks, teas, coffees all available to purchase. Come and meet new people for a chat.

Absolute Beginners Dance Class. Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road), Npton, NN3 3HH, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Brazilian Adventure Events. At Wyevale Garden Centre. Samba Shaker, 11am-1pm (20 min sessions). Children are invited to make music by creating their very own samba shaker and decorate it carnival style! £2.50. Pre-book www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/braziliant-adventures

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (4.7 miles). Meet Albany Hill Nursery café, MK36 5JQ, at junction of Sherington Road and A509 north of Sherington, 10am. Please bring picnic lunch. For info ring leader 01933 224750

Painting for Beginners. At Ringstead Village Social Club, 1-4.30pm. The Estuary watercolour landscape. £17. Enq & booking tel 01933 460676



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

Jazz & Blues. At Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry

Acoustic Session. The Cuckoos Nest, Clare Street, Npton, 8.30pm. All welcome.

Freight Train Jam Night. At Thomas A Beckett, St James Road, Npton, 9pm.

Legends Open Mic. At Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm (every Wed)

Julian, Country Music Scene. Headland Pub, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

The Dave Johnson Band. At The Artichoke, Moulton, 9-11pm


Craft Club. Knitting, stitching and cardmaking (every Wed). Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Kay on 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Meet (every Wed) in the church hall, Edinburgh Road, NN2 6PH, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery rhymes and play. Refreshments available.

Apollo Badminton Club. Playing at Moulton School (every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. More info call Trevor 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. (Every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road (next to the uni). Fun and sociable at £5 a session. Guaranteed to return.

Phil Hollis’ Mighty Music Quiz. (Every Wed), The Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Pilates for Beginners. (Every Wed), Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5 per session. Just turn up.

Over 30s Sports Sessions. (Every Wed) on the Multi Use Games Area, Gretton Recreational Ground, 7-8pm. Open to adults who would like to get fitter and meet other people. Sessions organised by Friends of Gretton Recreation Ground and run by a qualified sports coach from Corby Borough Council. £2 per session.

Meet New People. At Grange Resource Centre (every Tues, Wed & Thu), 10am-12noon. Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering. Breakfasts, teas, coffees, all available to purchase. Come along for a chat.

Bellydance Classes. With Fulya (every Wed), The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church rooms, 1 Church Lane, NN1 3NL. Beginners, 6.45-7.45pm £5 otd or £4 in a block in advance OR advanced, 8-9.30pm £6 otd or £5 in a block in advance.

The Ramblers Northampton Morning Walk. Leisurely (6.5 miles). Start 9.30am, MK43 7AX, Odell, The Bell. Limited parking behind the pub. Pub lunch available after the walk. A pleasant summertime walk that includes the Odell/Harrold Country Park. Unsuitable for dogs.

SPLAT. (Sports, Play, Leisure and Arts), South Northamptonshire Council’s activity programme, held in the Education Room, The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne. “Ancient Travels Painting” workshop – join artist Shashi Chana to see how to paint on wood and create your own wall hanging. Session runs from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm for children aged 8 to 14. More info www.southnorthants.gov.uk/SPLAT or call 01933 322277

Brazilian Adventure Events. At Wyevale Garden Centre, (session times may vary). Continent Cookies & Flaming Torch Cupcakes (also Aug 25). To coincide with the closing ceremony children can come to the centre to bake and ice tasty cookies, representing the 5 continents that have take part in the games. Finally wave goodbye to a fantastic summer of sports, by decorating a torch inspired cupcake. £5 Pre-book www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/braziliant-adventures

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from East Haddon. Meet at Red Lion Hotel, NN6 8BU. For further information phone ring leader 07788 865661

X-plorer Orienteering. At Brixworth Country Park, NN6 9DG, 11am-3pm. Family activity for all ages. Help each other find the clues and complete the course. Certificate for all children taking part. Minimum donation 50p per person. Starts at the Mackintosh Centre.

Albion Artists Art Exhibition. (Until Oct 1) at The Primrose Gallery, 26 High Street, Thrapston, NN14 4JH. Opening times Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-4pm. Free entry.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Will be at Burton Latimer Library car park, High Street, 10am-12noon AND Raunds Town Centre, The Square car park, off High Street, 12.30-2pm.