What's on in and around Northamptonshire

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 30th June 2016, 5:00 am
The Tempest in Rehearsal at The Royal & Derngate Theatre.
The Tempest in Rehearsal at The Royal & Derngate Theatre.



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

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

Corby Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm, St Andrews 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

The Sensation Five Star Swing. The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Free.


Peppa Pig’s Surprise. Derngate Auditorium, 10am/1pm/4pm. Box Office 01604 624811

The Tempest. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm. 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. 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. Boothville Village Hall, Npton. Doors open 7.15pm. Entry £3 otd. Tea & biscuits halftime.

Community Craft Club. For hand crafters of all levels, meet every Thurs, Kingfisher Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club, nr Deanshanger, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free.

Althorp’s 13th Literary Festival. (until July 3), a unique celebration of the written word that takes place against the backdrop of one of England’s most beautiful, private, historic houses. Guest speakers and book signings. www.spencerofalthorp.com/the-althorp-literary-festival

The Battles of the Somme Centenary. Service of Commemoration, 9pm, Gretton War Memorial on the Village Green. This will be a candlelit service to commemorate particularly the 5 Gretton Men who gave their lives in those dreadful battles.

Flower Festival. Finedon Independent Wesleyan Chapel (until July 3). Timings are 30th & Jul 1, 2-4pm, Jul 2, 10am-5pm & Jul 3, 10.30am-5pm. Refreshments available. Admission free. More info call 01933 681000

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Corby Town Centre, Close to Corby Cube, George Street, 10am-1pm, to raise awareness of National Macular Week

Bingo. Brafield Working Mens Club, A428



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” 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.

Memphis Blue. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


The Tempest. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

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. £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. www.tangsoo.net

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

Tai Chi. Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4.

R-Zone Club. For young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. 07979 152746

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm

Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email [email protected]

Craft Club. 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. 07972 680411.

Free Dance Lessons. Lindy Swing, English & American Ballroom and Latin, Cats Dance Club, James Lewis Court, Cherry Orchard, 1-3pm

Curry Club. A Morrocon Feast - Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Northampton Town Centre, Market Square, Events Area, 10am-2pm, to raise awareness of National Macular Week



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

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

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Michael Knight from 8pm.

SOUL-ar ENERGY. The Wayfarers Inn, London Road, Kettering, 9pm. Modern Soul Music 70s – Today

Steve Perry. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. Spread Eagle, Npton

Pattishall Music Festival. Pattishall Hall & Playing Field, School Road, Astcote, 12.30-11pm. 01327 830279

Summer Tamla Motown Night Special. Aspers Casino, Commercial Street, Npton, 8pm-1am. Motown & Soul hits from the 60s & 70s – the gold era. DJs Paddy Gray, Paul Gray, Terry Oliver & Felix. Admission £7.

Take Note Group. traditional favourites and songs from the shows. St Albans Church, Npton, 7pm. £10 inc refreshments. Children free. 01604 408543

Ali by request. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30am. Doors open 7pm. Free

Matt Roberts. Rushden WMC, Griffith Street, 8.30pm

The Revisited. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


The Tempest. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811


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. Kingsley School, 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. 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)

Vinyl, CD & DVD Fair. Parish Church Hall, Market Place, Kettering, NN16 0AL, 9am-3pm. Free entry.

Baby & Kids Nearly New Sale. The Pemberton Ctr, Rushden, 10am-12noon. Lots of stalls to browse. Refreshments available. Entrance £1, kids free. To book a stall please call 07577 701161 or email [email protected]

Northampton Ramblers Afternoon Walk. (6 miles). Meet 2pm The Square, Hanslope, Hanslope Park and Linford Wood. Due to stiles, this walk may not be suitable for dogs.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from Ringstead. Meet at the Kinewell Lake Car Park, 10am. For info ring leader 01933 623132

Newton Bromswold Village Fete. starts 1pm. Stalls, afternoon tea, music and childrens fancy dress with a royal theme.

Caldecott Sumer Fete. starts 2pm. Tombola, homemade cakes and a variety of stalls. Refreshments available from the barbecue along with afternoon teas, ice cream and a licensed bar.

Finedon Local History Society Exhibition. About the work of Finedon Urban District Council 1895-1935. Heritage Centre, 71 High Street, Finedon, 2-4pm (Sat & Sun until Aug Bank Holiday). Free entry.

Summer Fair. Isebrook SEN College, Eastleigh Road, 12-2pm. Music from Rusty Steel.

Table Top & Car Boot Sale. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, from 8.30am. Pitches £6. Refreshments available throughout. To book call/text 07887 617978

Car Boot Sale. Day Centre & Car Park. St Matthews Healthcare, 29-31 St Matthews Parade, Npton, 9am-12noon.

Orlingbury Open Gardens (& Jul 3), 2-5.30pm. 12 different gardens open plus the historic dovecote and church.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Hollowell Steam Rally, Hollowell, 10am-3pm (& Jul 3), to raise awareness of National Macular Week

The Ramblers Northampton Afternoon Walk. Moderate (6 miles). Start 2pm, Chequers PH, Yeldon. Park carefully in the village. Some stiles. Unsuitable for dogs.



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

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

Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton

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

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Mat Roberts from 8pm.

Backbeat. Sunday Sessions, Headland Pub, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm.

Easy Sunday. Music featuring Jill Crossland, International Concert Pianist at Fotheringhay Church, PE5 8HZ, 3-4pm. Free

Tony T & his BirdDogs. Conservative Club, Billing Road, Npton, 3-6pm.

Camerata Singers Concert. Inspired by Shakespeare, 3pm at Cranford Village Hall, Grafton Road. Tickets £8, inc tea & cakes. Seating is limited so please contact 01536 513955/519741 or email [email protected] singers.net to reserve a seat.

Richard Griffin. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Morning Worship. Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.

Badminton Club. (16+). 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, 10am to 11.15am. 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. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email [email protected] for further details.

Learn To Paint Open Day. Ringstead Village Social Club, 11am & 4pm. Free. All enq 01933 460676 or 07751 106666

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (9 miles) from Great Oakley. Meet opp Spread Eagle PH, 10am. 01536 205260

Waendel Walkers Club Sunday Walk. Circular route starting & finishing at The Two Brewers, Olney (choice of 6 or 12 miles), any time from 10am onwards. No booking or membership required. 50p entry. www.waendel.org.uk

Handmade & Unplugged. Victoria Inn, 2 Poole Street, 1-5pm. Craft fair with music by local musicians.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (6 miles) – Gretton circular. Meet 9.15am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Gretton Village Hall or Kirby Road.

Little Art Works Craft Day. Sywell Country Park, 10am-4pm. Unique opportunity to make some personalised gifts. Hand & foot impressions in clay and bespoke silver jewellery. Prices vary. Cash payment on day required.



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

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

Maurice Merry (keyboards) & Chris Parker (guitar/vocals). at Café Brio, Olney, from 7.30pm. Free.For table bookings 01234 717000


The Tempest. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

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

Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church 7-8.15pm. More details [email protected] or 01604 717866

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

Northampton Morris Men. 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80.Instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Gretton Netball . 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.Abington Park, near the Bowling Green, 10am-12noon. More details call 01604 642265

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm

Mums & Tots Group. St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden, 9.30am.

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



Just Voices Community Choir. 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church), www.nmvc.co.uk

Wig & Pen’s 6th Anniversary of Jazz. St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm, featuring Yongue & Groove. Free.

The Shivas. The Black Prince, 15 Abington Sq, Npton, doors open 7.30pm. Advance tickets £4/£6 www.wegottickets.com/event/361302. Door price £8


Bill Bailey. Derngate Auditorium, 8pm. Box Office 01604 624811


Yoga for Well-Being. Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton 9.30am to 11.30am. Free.

Body Balance. Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. 07958 382720

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

Line Dancing. Stanwick Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Ukelele Club. 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. Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon. Breaks, teas, coffees all available to purchase.

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

Piccolos Music Club.Stanwick Village Hall, 1045-2.45pm. Singing, stories, games, dancing, puppets and learning. A fantastic upbeat and fun club, pop along and give it a try. £4 entry, £2 for any extra siblings. More info www.piccolosmusicclub.co.uk or call 07990 615359. Tea and coffee provided for adults.

Gretton Monthly Lunch. Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, from 12.30pm. £4 per serving with all food freshly prepared. Residents, ramblers, cyclists along with anyone passing through the village are welcome to attend. More info contact Liz Watt 01536 772238 or email [email protected]

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. Great Doddington. Meet at the Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, 10am. 01933 224598

Table Talk. The Happy Sandwich Café, Limehurst Square, 12.15-1.15pm. Time for a cuppa & a chat about different topics each week, ie relationships, work, burnout, justice, forgiveness, well-being etc.

The Ramblers Northampton Short Morning Walk. Leisurely (5 miles). Start 10am, car park in front of Billing Mill, The Causeway, Great Billing. Pub lunch available after the walk.



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

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

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

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

Legends Open Mic. Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm

The Lee Ryder Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Red Thunder., Beat Scene, Headland Pub, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.


Craft Club. Knitting, stitching and cardmaking. Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play.

Apollo Badminton Club. Moulton School 7.30-9.30pm. 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road (next to the Uni). £5.

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

Pilates for Beginners. Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5.

Over 30s Sports Sessions. Multi Use Games Area, Gretton Recreational Ground, 7-8pm. Organised by Friends of Gretton Recreation Ground. £2.

Meet New People. Grange Resource Centre, 10am-12noon. Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering.

Bellydance Classes with Fulya. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church Rooms, 1 Church Lane. 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.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles) from Chelveston. The Star & Garter PH, 9.30am. 07709 957919

Waendel Walkers Club Evening Walk. Starting & finishing at The Hare & Hounds, Great Addington (about 6 miles), 10am onwards. No booking or membership required. 50p entry. www.waendel.org.uk

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Brackley Town Centre, Piazza, outside Town Hall, 10am-12.30pm, to raise awareness of National Macular Week. Also at Towcester, Waitrose car park, Water Lane, 1.30-3.30pm.

Venture Autism Monthly Meeting. (1st Wed of each month, exc Oct), 7-9pm, Oakley Vale Community Ctr, Butland Road, Corby, £1.50 entry. Social & wellbeing group for people on the Autism spectrum.

Northampton Ramblers Evening Walk. (3.5 miles). Meet 7pm Arthingworth Brampton Valley car park. Some pavement walking and a couple of stiles. Dogs on leads please.

The Ramblers Northampton Morning Walk. Moderate (7.5 miles). Start 10am, Northampton Golf Club, Harlestone.