What's on - March 3 to 9

What's on in and around Northamptonshire.

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 6:30 am
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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. New members welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy signing. More info www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

Acoustic Sessions. featured artist following by open mic session. Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8pm. Free.

Bluegrass Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Organ Recital. Jem Lowther at All Saint’s Church, George Row, Npton, NN1 1DF, 1.10-1.50pm. Free admission with retiring collection. www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk

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


Clare Teal. Clare And Her Trio, Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

Quiz. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Rd, Npton, 9pm. Free.

Quiz. Fox & Hounds PH, 186 Harborough Road, Npton, NN2 8DJ, 8.30pm. Cash prizes to be won. Special curry meal for £5. Call to reserve your table

Quiz Night. The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Mars Science Laboratory. Lecture by Professor John Bridges of Space Research Centre, Leicester. Takes place at Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, NN14 3BX, 8pm. Visitors & members welcome. £3pp inc tea/coffee & biscuits. More info call Steve Williams 01933 650331 or email [email protected] or Petra Jellis 01933 356914, email [email protected]

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meeting. Philatelic Auction where members have the opportunity to bid for stamps St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, 7.30pm.

Candle Making. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk



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.


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. £4/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road. Call Jack, 07708 679452

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. 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. More info call Jo on 07972 680411.

Family History Roadshow. Towcester Library, 10am-2pm

The Whitefriars Church Retireds’ Group. meet 1.30-3pm at the Bridge Community Office, Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, NN10 9HX. Free admission

Women’s World Day of Prayer. St James Church, Station Road, Gretton, 2pm. Women from Gretton and the surrounding area are all welcome to attend. For further details call 01536 770237/770784



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, Jugar from 8pm.

Benefit Dance & Auction in the Mutch Suite. Grampian, Patrick Road, Corby, 7.30pm. Fundraiser in memory of George W Smith, all money raised goes towards Lakelands Hospice NGH Oncology. Lots & lots of prizes! £5pp, tickets available from Grampian or Tracy 07454 008574

Culpepper’s Catch Barn Dance. (Irish Ceilidh Band) Caldecott Village Hall, 7pm till late. A chilli & rice supper will be served, you are welcome to bring your own drinks. Tickets £12.50 (must be purchased in advance) from Andrew Davidson 01536 770242, June Gower 01536 770046, Jake Hill 01536 770463 or Bob Pitt 01536 770136.

Greg Coulson. Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.15pm

Mikki Jons. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

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

Northampton Symphony Orchestra Concert. St Michael’s Church, Perry Street, NN1 4HL, 7.30pm. Tickets available from www.nso.org.uk. Adults £14, Concessions £12, Children – 2 free with each adult, £7 thereafter

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

The Bruge. playing old school rock ‘n’ roll, soul, R&B. Phipps NBC Brewery, Npton, 9pm.

Rifle Band Club. Havelock Streetm Kettering. Lee Richards. Free admission. All welcome.


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)

Craft Fair. The Pemberton Centre, Rushden, 10am-2pm. A lovely variety of goods from homemade gifts to unique products. Refreshments and newspapers available! Free entry. For a stall contact 07525 786141 or [email protected]

Linear Day Walk. The Ramblers Association (15 miles). Catch the 8.29am Z&S bus from The Drapery, Npton to Castlethorpe. Walking from junction of North Street & South Street to Lavendon via Olney. Picnic lunch at Weston Underwood, pub available. Refreshment stop at Olney. Return to Northampton by No 41 bus.

Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (6.25 miles). 2pm from Richmond Road Car Park, Towcester. This car park is a public car park next to Waitrose (but separate from Waitrose car park).

Vinyl, CD & DVD Fair. Parish Church Hall, Market Place, Kettering, NN16 0AL, 9am-3pm. Free entry. 1000’s of bargains for the music collector.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7 miles) from Ashby St Ledgers. Meet nr the church, Ashby St Ledgers, CV23 8UN, 10am. For info ring leader 01604 450946

Jumble Sale. East Farndon Village Hall, 2pm

Burton Latimer Heritage Society’s Exhibition. “Childhood Memories” at the Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre (opp Sainsbury’s), High Street, 10am to 1pm (Thursdays & Saturdays until June 25). All welcome, free admission. More info www.burtonlatimer.info

Jumble Sale. Newnham Village Hall, 2-3.30pm. Included with the numerous stalls are good quality bric-a-brac, nearly new clothes and homemade teas.

Film Night at the Plaza. “The Imitation Game” will be showing at Thrapston Plaza, Cozy Nook, NN14 4PS, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £5 if bought in advance from Thrapston Town Council Office or £6 otd. Bar refreshments available.

Antiques, Collectables & Book Fair. Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, Npton, 10am-4pm. Admission free.

Upholstery. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk



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. All welcome.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, John Kirby from 8pm.

Time Machine. Sunday Sessions, Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm

The Rusty Players of Oundle. with musical director Vince Davey perform a Free Mothers Day Concert at Gretton Village Hall. Join us for tea at 4pm, concert begins at 5pm.


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.

CTC Northampton Cycle Ride to Market Harborough. 50 miles at around 13mph average. Lunch stop at Waterloo Farm. Meet 9.30am Moulton Co-op, Moulton Village, NN3 7TB. Please bring lights for tunnels on Brampton Valley Way. New riders welcome. More info contact Tim 07749 477231.

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

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7 miles) from Aldwincle. Meet nr the Village Hall, NN14 3UU, 10am. For info ring leader 07821 729982

Craft & Gift Fair. Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby (nr Rockingham Castle). A wide selection of handmade unique crafts & gifts, not found on the High Street. Stallholders tel 01536 675000 or email [email protected]

Handmade & Unplugged, Victoria Inn, 2 Poole Street, NN1 3EX, 1-5pm. Craft fair with music by local musicians.

Circular Day Walk. The Ramblers Association (11.5 miles). Battlefield Walk. 9.45am from outside Griffin PH, Culworth Road, Chipping Warden, OX17 1LB. Park in Culworth Road or the free car park just along the road. Lunch alfresco. Unsuitable for dogs. A few stiles.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (6 miles) – Delapre, Hardingstone. Meet 9.20am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am nr the Britannia Inn, Brackmills, just off the A428.

Rushden Transport Museum & Railway Mothers Day Event. The Railway Station, Station Approach, Rushden, NN10 0AW. Treat Mum to a sumptuous cream tea in the Gresley Buffet Carriage. Mums receive a complimentary present. Pre booking essential – please mention any special dietary requirements. £10pp. Also Diesel Running Day – Class 31, no booking required; fares apply. For train times www.rhts.co.uk

Little Art Works Craft Day. Sywell Country Park, 10am-4pm. A unique opportunity to make some personalised gifts. Hand and foot impressionsin clay and bespoke silver jewellery. Prices vary. Cash payment on day required. For more info www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/parks



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

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

Northampton Music Appreciation Society. presents a concert given by Don Gemilos String Ensemble at Quaker Meeting House, Npton, 7.30pm. £3 admission.

Jazz. The Golden Lion, Wellingborough, featuring The Rockin Hams, 9-11pm. Free entry.


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

Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 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 practice nights. 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. Instruction is given. www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

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



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 (opp St Matthews Church), visitors always welcome to come along and join us. For details www.nmvc.co.uk


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

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. 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.

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.

The Alpaca Experience. an enjoyable & friendly members social morning led by Sue Watkins. from 10.30-11.45am, NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. 01604 858252

Painted Volcanoes. A place where writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. We meet fortnightly upstairs at The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com

Craft Tutorial. (every fortnight) at The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Kit and and project for the craft that week will be covered by the small fee (£10), with a demo and support to make the kit during the session. Tea/coffee and homemade cake on tap! Crafts inc needle felting, wirework jewellery, card making and mosaic.

Tea at Two. All Saints Church Hall, Wellingborough from 2-4pm for a cup of tea/coffee and a cake and a nice chat. Contact Fred Raitt 01933 677988 for further info.

Gretton Women’s Hour. Gretton Baptist Church Hall, High Stretton, 2.15pm. Guest speaker is Janet Robertson. The meeting will feature hymns, prayers and readings. For further details please call 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 Rd, Npton, 9pm.

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

Alabama Express. Wednesday Country Music Scene, The Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

Rag Mama Rag. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free.


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

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, NN2 6PH, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play. Refreshments available.

Apollo Badminton Club. playing at Moulton School, 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. More info call Trevor 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

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, 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.

Elsie’s Café. interesting, fun evening. 7.30-9pm. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. 01604 858252

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from Shutlanger. Meet Plough Inn, NN12 7RU, 9.30am. For info ring leader 01604 405521

Flower Arranging Demonstration. by Lee Berrill at Shutlanger & Stoke Bruerne Flower Club. Roade Village Hall, 7.30pm. £5. 01604 863021

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