What's on - April 14-20

A guide to what's on in and around Northamptonshire

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 14th April 2016, 5:30 am
King Lear at Royal & Derngate, Northampton
King Lear at Royal & Derngate, Northampton



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 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

Country Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


King Lear. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

John Law’s New Congregation. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Ticket Office 01536 470470

Calling for Help!. The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Npton, 8pm. Tickets £8, cons £6.50. 01604 627791


Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village, 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

Table Tennis. For adults, all levels welcome, good exercise & great fun, friendly social evening. 7.30-9.15pm NASO, St Michael’s Road, Npton. 07813 575264

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

Wellingborough Ramblers. walk (10.5 miles) from Kislingbury. 10am, Kislingbury to Cogenhoe, 01604 891234

Quiz. Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free.

Whist Drive. Clipston Village Hall, 2pm

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



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.

Disco. Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm. Sounds from the eras


Calling for Help!. The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Npton, NN1 3JA, 8pm. Tickets £8, cons £6.50. Box Office 01604 627791

King Lear. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Stuart Goldsmith. Underground, 8pm. Ticket Office 01604 624811


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. 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.www.tangsoo.net

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

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

R-Zone Club. Ffor 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. More info call Jo on 07972 680411.

Free English & American Ballroom & Latin Dance Class. James Lewis Courts, Cherry Orchard, 1-3pm. Tel 01604 787246

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, Rik King from 8pm.

Pennyless and Paspatou. live double bill at Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £10, on sale at Gretton Post Office or from Andy Butterworth 01536 770302. Can pay otd if you wish. More info www.pennyless-music.co.uk and www.paspatou.co.uk

Nightshift. Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton

Kate Axten. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Genesis Connected. Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, 8pm. Box Office 01536 414141

The Whatevers. (Pop/ Rock) at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9pm. Free.

Boobs & Brass. all ladies brass band, playing at St Marys Church, Finedon, 7.30pm. Raising funds for breast cancer and the church. Tickets otd £10.

Towcester Studio Band. Spring Concert in St Lawrence Church, Towcester, 7.30pm. Tickets £7 otd, inc light refreshments.

Neil M James. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. Free.

Northampton Chamber Choir. directed by Stephen Moore, will sing Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vespers. 7.30pm in Christchurch, Npton. Tickets £14, available from St Giles Music, or 01604 635959 or otd.


James I - The Key Will Keep The Lock. Derngate Auditorium, 11am. Box Office 01604 624811

King Lear. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

James II - Day Of The Innocents. Derngate Auditorium, 3pm. Box Office 01604 624811

James III - The True Mirror. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 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 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)

Wedding Flower Workshop. LA’s Florist, 4 Prince William Walk, Sheaf Street, Daventry. 9.30am-3.30pm. Flowers and materials provided. Handtied, corsages and buttonholes. Looking to learn a new skill, arranging flowers for your own wedding or just like a day with flowers. 07990 992088

Welton Fun Day. 15 organisations invite you to have a go at bellringing, skittles, bowls, crafts and much more. Starts 11am. Free entry

Handmade. Vintage & Gift Shopping Event, Saxon Hall, Raunds, 10am-3pm. Over 40 stalls set across 2 rooms selling a fabulous range of craft items, vintage goodies and gifts. Refreshments & cakes for sale. Highchairs, toys/books & a colouring table for the little ones. www.rainbowcrafts.co.uk Free entry.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6.5 miles) from Sherington. Meet nr White Hart, 10am. 01933 678545

Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 2pm start from The Church of St Andrew, Arthingworth, Park on the street nr the church. 2 stiles.

Gretton’s Clean Up For The Queen. to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday along with similar clean ups nationally around the Country. Residents and helpers invited to join in. Meet Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, 9am until completion, should take around 2 hours. All ages welcome. Litter picking equipment and bags supplied.

Spring Sale. St Margaret’s Church, Denton, 11am-2pm. Wide range of previously loved items plus cakes, books, cards, toys, games, DVDs. Raffle. Coffee, tea and homemade soup with fresh bread



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 entry.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Dominic from 8pm.

Purple Light District. Monks Park WMC, Npton, 4-7pm

Harborough Singers. perform a lost version of Mozart’s Requiem at All Saints Church, Brixworth, 6pm. Tickerts www.harboroughsingers.com or Brixworth Community Centre 01604 882622


James I - The Key Will Keep The Lock. Derngate Auditorium, 11am. Box Office 01604 624811

James II - Day Of The Innocents. Derngate Auditorium, 3pm. Box Office 01604 624811

James III - The True Mirror. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811


Morning Worship. Led by the young people at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 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. All ages welcome, couples & families. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email [email protected] for further details.

Antiques and Collectors Fair. Wicksteed Park’s newly renovated Edwardian Pavilion, 9.30am-4.30pm. £3pp (accompanying under 16s free). Free parking for those attending. More info www.fielddogfairs.com

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

CTC Northampton Cycle Ride to Hellidon. 49 miles at around 13mph. Start 9.30am Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, Npton, NN4 7AA. New riders welcome. More info contact Milton 01604 416315.

Cowslip and Fritillary Day. St Peter’s Church, Newton Bromswold (& April 17), 2-4pm. Plants for sale and Cream Teas.

Car Boot Sale. Harpole Playing Field, 8am-1pm. Sellers 7am. No dogs. Refreshments available.

Funhouse Comedy. English Comedian of the Year” Competition, Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 7.30pm. Open to all English comedians who have been performing regularly for more than a year. The heat will have 10 comedians, the top 2 on the night decided by an audience vote, will go forward to the next round. Tickets £5 in adv. Info & booking www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (10 miles) from Harrold. Meet Harrold Country Park, MK43 7DS, 10am. £1 parking voluntary charge. For info ring leader 01933 387645

Circular Day Walk. The Ramblers Association (12.5 miles). Meet leader 8.45am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance to Holy Sepulchre Church) for 9.30am start from Paulerspury Church.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (5 miles) – Twywell Hills and Dales. Meet 9.30am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Twywell Hills & Dales car park



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

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


King Lear. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. Eyes Down 2.30pm.

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

Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 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. 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. at St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden, 9.30am.



Just Voices Community Choir.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. 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall, visitors always welcome www.nmvc.co.uk


King Lear. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

Body Balance. Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4. More info call Loraine 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.

My Life As An Imam. An informative & entertaining morning led by Fayf Nasser. Different topics each week, why not come & join us, from 10.30-11.45am. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. For more information call 01604 858252

Gretton Women’s Hour. Gretton Baptist Church Hall, 2.15pm. Guest speaker is Peter Strong. Further details on 01536 770188

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (4 miles) from Great Oxendon. Meet in the car park of Waterloo Farm Leisure, 1pm. For more details 01604 714704



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

John Verity Blues Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm.

Dave Paisley. Country Scene at Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm


Thoroughly Modern Millie. KOS Theatre Company production at The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, 7.30pm. Box Office 01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk

King Lear. 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. Moulton School. 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. Trevor on 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. Open to adults who would like to get fitter and meet other people. Run by Friends of Gretton Recreation Ground. £2 per session.

Meet New People. Grange Resource Centre, 10am-12noon. Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering. Breakfasts, teas, coffees, all available to purchase.

Bellydance Classes. with Fulya 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.

Spotlight On Spain. Led by Shirley Allen, from 7.30-9.30pm. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. More info call 01604 858252

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

Great Easton & District Society. Great Easton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Subject is Alpines by The Alpine Society. Visitors £2 inc refreshments.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles) from Irchester. Meet at Carpenters Arms PH, 9.30am. 01234 713526

Morning Walk. The Ramblers Association (7 miles). 10am start from The Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington.