What's on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:29 pm
Gangsta Granny coming to Northampton



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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. www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

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

Roy Forbes. Roy Civil Sound at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Free.

Country Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Gangsta Granny. Derngate Auditorium, 1.30pm/7pm. 01604 624811

Oliver!. Royal Auditorium, 7.30pm. 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.

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

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Wellingborough Town Centre, pedestrian area opp The Hind Hotel & Colemans stationery shop, 10am-1pm

Exploring Watercolour Techniques with Richard Allen. Art course at Lamport Hall, 1-4pm. Booking essential 01536 724866 or [email protected]

Artisan Bread Making. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club. Walnut Tree Inn, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, NN7 3DS, doors open 8pm. Tickets £9 adv from www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Church, Chelveston. 7.30pm. Chelveston Chorus entertains. Tickets £7.50 from Sharron Smart 01933 622020

Natter Morning.Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon. Come and have a chat, meet new people. Breakfasts, teas and coffess all available to purchase.



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, 12.30-2.30pm. Gig is free. Good food, lovely views and happy Jazz. Call 01162 791 515 to book a table if eating.

Fizzy. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

70s Soul & Funk Disco. Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.


Gangsta Granny. Derngate Auditorium, 10.30am/7pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Oliver!. Royal Auditorium, 7.30pm. 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, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. 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. Contact Mel 07979 152746 for more details.

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

Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. 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.

Learn to Dance. Foxtrot to Lindy at, James Lewis Court, Cherry Orchard, 1.30pm

Plimsoul. The Lab, Charles Street, Npton, 8pm-12am. The best in Disco/Funk/Boogie/Groove/80s & Early House.

Talk & Demonstration. It Shouldn’t Happen To A Flower Arranger” by Keith Gubbins. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 7.30pm. Tickets £3 (inc light refreshments). Auction/raffle of arrangements.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Corby Town Centre, Close to Corby Cube, George Street, 10am-1pm



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

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

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Billy Delaine from 8pm.

Phil Allen. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Summer Fundraiser. Point Blank Party Band at Gretton Village Hall. Tickets £15, inc fish & chip supper, from June Casey at Gretton Homes 01536 770325. Funds raised for the PWS Association.

Concert given by Roger Judd. former organist of the Queen’s own Free Chapel of St George’s Windsor Castle. Inc popular organ repertoire of Back, Elgar, Cesar Frank & Mendelssohn. St Mary’s Church, Midland Road (station end). Admission free with a retiring collection.

Anne Marie Johnson Trio. (Acoustic Soul/Pop) at Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry

Harkback. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

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

Brighton Riot. Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Steve Perry. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Free.

Myke Baish. Rushden WMC, Griffith Street, 8.30pm

Motown. Northern & Club Soul Night at Towcester Football Club, 19 Iislington Road, 8 till late. Resident DJ Kev Berry with Guest DJs Kev Palmer, Tony-MK & Frankie Rae. £3 otd


A Midsummer Nights Dream. Live performance in the gardens of Lamport Hall, 6.30pm, by The Rain or Shine Theatre Company. Booking Essential 01604 686272

Gangsta Granny. Derngate Auditorium, 2.30pm/7pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Oliver!. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01604 624811

Core Dancers – Assemble. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Box Office 01536 470470


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. 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)

The Ramblers Northampton Afternoon Walk. Moderate (6.5 miles). Start 2pm, The Green, Ashton. Unsuitable for dogs.

Luna Flix Outdoor Cinema. Showing Grease, Oundle Wharf, 8.30pm. Tickets www.lunaflix.co.uk

Night Walk. Experience Brixworth Country Park at night. Booking advisable. Meet 8.15pm. Bring torches and warm clothing. £3pp.

Kettering Indoor Boot Sale. Kettering Town Centre, Parish Hall, Market Place, 7.30am-2.30pm.

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 Morning Walk. (7.5 miles). Meet 10am Market Square, Olney. Walk from Olney Market to Clifton Reynes, Lavendon Grove, Warrington Farm, Hyde Farm & back to Olney. Long ranging views, a few stiles, some road walking and some hills.

Evening of Clairvoyance. Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue. Members £2.50, Guests £3. www.ketteringspirit.org.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6.5 miles) from Isham. Meet nr The Lilacs PH, 10am. 07973 364411

Havelock Infant School. Desborough Fete, 11am-2pm. Entrance 50p adults, children free. Many stalls inc raffle, barbecue and bouncy castle.

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.

Cosgrove Canal Festival & Craft Fair. 10am-5pm (& Jul 17), Cosgrove Lock, Grand Union Canal, Lock Lane, Cosgrove. Craft Fair & Cream Teas in Cosgrove Village Hall. Free entry – historic boats, trade boats and craft stalls.

CTC Northampton Cycle Ride to Milton Ernest. 57 miles at steady pace (13mph average). Coffee stops in Olney and Milton Ernest. New summer start time 9am from Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill. More info call Iain 07909 992468

Great British Tennis Weekend. Courts across Northampton serve up free tennis for families and friends over two weekends this summer. Participating venues this weekend are Beckets Park, Abington Park, Rushmere tennis club, Northampton Lawn tennis club, Crick and West Haddon clubs. To reserve your place www.lta.org.uk/gbtw



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, Burt Barber from 8pm.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

RPO – The Last Night Of The Derngate Proms. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

The Valentines. Sunday Sessions at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm

Traditional Jazz. Gardens of Lamport Hall, 2-5pm (gates open 1pm) with Christine & the Stackyard Stompers back by popular demand! Booking essential 01604 686272

Music in the Park 2016. Barnwell Country Park, 12noon-8pm. This year we shall be hosting 4 bands on the picnic meadow. That perfect pint supplied by Digfield Ales helping the enjoyment. Free event.

Oxjam Northampton Takeover. Green Leaves Down at The Magic Bean Emporium, St Giles Street, Npton, 1pm.


Oliver!. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

Badminton Club. (16+) Duston Sports Centre, Npton. 07946 631449

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

Quiz at 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 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.

Harpole Playing Field Car Boot Sale. 8am-1pm. Sellers 7am. No dogs. Refreshments available. Please park in Playing Fields and not in village.

Gretton Family Fun Day. Recreation Ground, with everyone invited to enter teams (4-5 per team) for the Gretton Games. All ages and abilities to take part in a variety of games. Also a rounders match, tug of war, bouncy castle, stalls, teas, ice creams & BBQ.

Rotary Dragon Boat Festival. Family fun day at Billing Aquadrome, all day from 10am. 40 teams are racing to be the fastest.

Corby Spiritualist Church Service. Autumn Centre, Counts Farm Road, Corby, 3pm (spiritual healing from 2pm). Guest speaker is Gwen Smith.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (6 miles) – Deenthorpe circular. Meet 9.15am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Benefield Road, Deenthorpe.

The Ramblers Northampton. Linear Day Walk. Moderate (14 miles). Start 8.35am, Northampton Bus Station for 9.30am start from NN8 2DP. Catch the 8.35am bus X47 from bay 12 to Dog & Duck, London Road, Wellingborough.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (5 miles) from Old. Meet nr White Horse PH, 10am. 01933 398905



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

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

The Valentines. Sunday Sessions at The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm

RnR Jive Lessons. The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm

Oxjam Music Festival Volunteer Open Evening. The Black Prince, from 7pm (Promoters, Musicians, Venue Owners, General volunteers – all welcome).


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

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

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. For recreational purposes, is non-league based and is a fun way to exercise. 18+, 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, entrance from rear of Waitrose. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall. www.nmvc.co.uk

Five Star Swing. Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm. Free.


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] for details or call 0203 004 6770

Natter Morning. Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon.

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

Piccolos Music Club.Stanwick Village Hall, 1045-2.45pm. Singing, stories, games, dancing, puppets and learning. £4 entry, £2 for any extra siblings. www.piccolosmusicclub.co.uk or call 07990 615359.

Table Talk. The Happy Sandwich Café, Limehurst Square, 12.15-1.15pm. Time for a cuppa & a chat about different topics each week.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6 miles) from Woodford. Meet The Dukes Arms PH, 10am.01933 678545



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

Debbie Bond & The Trudats. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Jailbreakers. 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. Meet Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm.

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 £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 and run by a qualified sports coach from Corby Borough Council. £2 per session.

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.

The Ramblers Northampton Morning Walk. Leisurely (7.3 miles). Start 9.45am, NN11 6LG, Red Lion, Hellidon, Daventry. Park in the pub car park or considerately in the village.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Daventry Town Centre, nr Shopmobility, New Street, 10am-1pm

Northampton Ramblers Evening Walk. (3.5 miles). Meet 7pm Brampton Heath Golf Club.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.3 miles) from Orlingbury. Meet Queens Head, NN14 1JD, 9.30am. For info ring leader 01933 676660