What's on in and around Northamptonshire this week

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 5:00 am
The Tempest in Rehearsal at The Royal & Derngate Theatre.



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

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Jam Nigt. 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

The Richard Baker Band. The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Free.

Tad Newton’s 70th Birthday Jazz Party. The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 8pm. 01933 270007


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

Ventoux. The Core at Corby Cube, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01536 470470


Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village, 7pm – 9pm More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon.

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, meet every Thurs, Kingfisher Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club, nr Deanshanger, 10.30am-12.30pm. Free.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (12.5 miles) from Higham Ferrers. Meet at Aldwincle (nr school) for car share to Higham Ferrers, 10am. For info ring leader 01604 891234

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

An Introduction to Stained Glass (Copper Foil). Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (6.5 miles) – Ecton & Great Billing. Meet 8.55am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 9.30am Billing Mill car park.



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.

PushPop 90s Night. Barratts Club, Npton, 8pm

Gunslinger. Gardeners Arms, Npton, 9.30pm

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

Toadi. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


The Chicago Blues Brothers. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

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. 07708 679452.

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 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, no obligation. 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. 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

Luna Flix Outdoor Cinema. Showing Pitch Perfect. Stanwick Lakes, 8.30pm. www.lunaflix.co.uk

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Northampton Abington Street, Close to Central Library, 9.30am-1pm

Moroccan Feast. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Flower Festival. St James Church, Gretton (until June 26). Theme is The Voice of Singing with refreshments served in the Vintage Café inside the church and delicious homemade lunches served in the adjacent Old School House garden.

Flower Festival. Kingsthorpe Church, 10am-4pm, on the theme of Wedding Anniversaries (also June 25, 10am-4pm & June 26, 12-4pm)



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, Richard Deveraux from 8pm.

Divinity. Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry

Paul James. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Little Pig. Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Towcester Studio Band and Brackley & District Band concert. In support of Armed Forces Day. Ugland Auditorium at Stowe School.

Northampton Philharmonic Choir. Noah & his Floating Zoo at Harrington Church, 7.30pm. Tickets £14. www.harringtonconcerts.org

Superfly present their Lurve Groove Thang. The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Npton. £5 in adv from The Picturedrome or Seetickets.com or otd.

The Silhouettes. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Michael Knight. Rushden WMC, Griffith Street, 8.30pm

The John Burrows Band. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. Free entry.


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

Mayhew School of Dance. Derngate Auditorium, 7pm. 01604 624811


Military Fitness Class. For adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. 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. Stanwick Village Hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 45 mins drama, 45 mins Jazz dance, 45 mins singing. 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)

Luna Flix Outdoor Cinema. Showing Stand By Me, Stanwick Lakes, 8.30pm. www.lunaflix.co.uk

Sewing Bee. Social group encompassing all kinds of sewing. Kingsthorpe Community Ctr, Mill Lane, Npton, (opp Kingswell Road), 2-4.30pm. £5 per session inc tea & homemade cake. More details or to book, call or text Rose 07766 376460 or email [email protected]

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (9 miles) from Uppingham Rutland. Meet Seaton Road, nr the cricket ground, 10am. 01604 450946

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

Flying Scotsman. Pass through Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Gretton, Welland Viaduct, Manton, Oakham & Melton Mowbray. Further details www.flyingscotsman.org.uk

Annual Summer Market. St Marys Church, Knox Road, Wellingborough, 10.30am. Refreshments, stalls inc bric-a-brac, raffle, tombola, linen, plants, toys, books & games.

Art Exhibition. Tamsin Edwards & Marlene Snee are exhibiting their latest collection at Chichele College , College Street, Higham Ferrers, 9am -5pm (& June 26, 10am-4pm). Free admission.

Art & Contemporary Craft Show. Lamport Hall, 10am-4pm (until July 3). www.lamporthall.co.uk

Quinton Village Church Fete. 2.30pm on Quinton Village Green, NN7 2EB. Teas plus raffle, tombola, bottle stall, bric-a-brac. books/DVDs. Owl display & much more.

Car Boot Sale. Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School, Occupation Road, Corby, 11am-2pm. Sellers from 10.30am. Cost is £5 per seller. Contact the school 01536 203805 or www.ourladys.co.uk to book a pitch.

Gretton Art Group Exhibition. Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, 10am-4pm (& June 26, 1-5pm). Free

Hellidon Summer Fete & Dog Show. Real Ale bar, BBQ & Afternoon Teas. Stalls and games, inc a bouncy castle! This year’s Dog Show inc a Scruffts Heat which could give you the opportunity to show at Crufts! Full details at www.heartofenglanddogshows.co.uk

Car Boot Sale. Harringworth Village Fete, 12-4pm. £5 a car, £10 for traders. Fete inc Afternoon Teas, Live Band, BBQ, Pimms White Elephant, Children’s Games, Plant, Stall, Bottle Stall and much more.

Car Boot Sale. Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info Tel 07712 114819

Hanslope Open Gardens & Festival of Flowers. 18 gardens open to visit. Over 20 floral displays in St James Church. Light refreshments and cream teas, plant stall. Open 10.30am-5.30pm (& June 26, 1.30-5.30pm). Tickets £6 per adult – valid all weekend. In aid of the Church Bells Restoration Fund.

CTC Northampton brisk. (14+ mph) Cycle Ride to Sulgrave. 36 miles, back around 1pm. Refreshment stop at Sulgrave Manor café. Meet 9.30am Hunsbury Hill Library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, 07749 477231



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

Karaoke. 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.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Bobby Daniels from 8pm.

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

Fiori Musicali Choir. Music from the Sistine Chapel in St Peter’s Church, Wolfhampcote, 6.30pm. Tickets £20 & £15 www.fiori-musicali.com or 0333 666 3366.

The Richtones. Royal Oak, Church Street, Crick, 5-7pm

The Caverners. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


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. 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.

Learn To Paint Open Day. Ringstead Village Social Club, call in anytime between 11am & 4pm. Free event. 01933 460676 or 07751 106666

Picnic in the Park. (Teddy Bears Invited), Sywell Country Park, 12-4pm. Bring a picnic and teddy bear along to the park and enjoy a range of activities such as tractor rides, best dressed teddy bear.

The Ramblers Northampton Morning Walk. (6.9 miles). Meet 10am Five Bells PH, Church Lane, Bugbrooke, A scenic walk through 4 villages, inc the canal with narrowboats, trains and toilets en route.

Disability Family Fun Day. Sport4Fitness in partnership with Disability Inclusive Sports Club. Free for anyone with a disability or sensory impairment and their family, friends & carers. Fernie Fields Sport Club, Npton, 2-5pm. 07811 371569 or email [email protected].

Honda Owners Club. Classic Motorbike Show at The George, Northampton Road, Brixworth, NN6 9BU, 10-4pm. Auto Jumble, BBQ, Cake Sale, Live Music and Raffle. All funds raised go to the WNAA. Free entry. More details www.hoc.org.uk/Classic2016.htm

Classic Cars & Village Fair. (Charity Event) at Draughton, 1-5pm. Cream teas, pop up pub & fair stalls. Supercars from vintage to modern classics.

Car Boot Sale. Harpole Playing Field, 8am-1pm. Sellers 7am. No dogs. Park In Playing Field and not in Village.

Burton Latimer Duck Race & Fete. Pocket Park (main entrance opp Weetabix, Station Road), from 1pm. Free entry. Duck tickets £1 ea. More info call Maureen 01536 725524 or email [email protected]



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

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

Northampton Music Appreciation Society. Bellringers & the Piano Maestro, David Old. 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Npton. £3.


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

The Kilkenny’s. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470


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

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

Just Voices. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church 7-8.15pm. [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. www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Gretton Netball. For recreational purposes. For women over age 18. Multi Use Games Area at Recreation Ground, off Kirby Road, 7.25-8.30pm. £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. Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

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

The Roy Hawksford Band. Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm. Free.


The Tempest, Royal Auditorium, 7pm. 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] 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.

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.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (3.5 miles) from Summer Leys Wollaston. Meet at Summer Leys car park nr Wollaston, 10am. For info ring leader 01933 441270

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

Gretton Womens Hour. Gretton Baptist Church Hall, High Street, 2.15pm. Afternoon’s guest is Susan Deacon. Hymns, prayers and readings will also feature. 01536 770188.



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 Greg Coulson Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

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


Peppa Pig’s Surprise. Derngate Auditorium, 1pm/4pm. 01604 624811

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


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. playing at Moulton School, 7.30-9.30pm. 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College, 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. Run by sports coach from Corby Borough Council. £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.

Solitude. Led by Ruth Chapman. 7.30-9pm. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. For more details. 01604 858252

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8.5 miles) from Twywell. The Old Friar, 9.30am. 01933 678545

The Ramblers Northampton Evening Walk (4 miles). Meet 6pm Three Fishers PH car park, Turvey. To eat at the Three Fyshes after the walk has finished, call the walk leader Janet on 01933 664917