Weekly events listing for the Telegraph region


Coming up in the next week are events covering everything from live music to quizzes and fashion shows to craft sales.

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Thursday, November 15

Top Thin Lizzy tribute Limehouse Lizzy will be keeping the spirit of Celtic rock alive at The Core at Corby Cube on Thursday, November 15.

Their attention to detail and rapport with their audience has seen Limehouse Lizzy showered with accolades, including Live Band Of The Year (Guitarist Magazine), and Britain’s Hardest Working Tribute Band (PRS). Throw in a stunning replica of the famous Lizzy light-up mirrored backdrop, banners adorned with Phil Lynott’s image, and pyrotechnic explosions galore and you could be witnessing an original ‘Live & Dangerous’ Thin Lizzy show.

To book tickets, call the ticket line on 01536 470 470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com. Tickets are £17 (concessions £15), and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Wellingborough Central Townswoman’s Guild’s next meeting will take place on Thursday, November 15, in the Swanspool Pavillion, Swanspool Gardens at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Shirley Allen with a talk entitled Mind Your Language. All ladies welcome to attend.

Buy a Cake Day on Thursday 15th November in aid of Children in Need. Why not pop into the house and buy a cake or two between 10am – 4pm. Abbeyfield, Sarnia House, 86 Rockingham Road, Kettering

Wellingborough Civic Society will be hosting a talk by Chris Gravatt, who will be speaking about Woburn Abbey.

The talk will be held in the Dulley Room, Wellingborough Museum, 12 Castle Way, Wellingborough at 7:30pm on Thursday November 15.

Entrance will £1 for members and £2 for guests. Tea and coffee will be served, and a raffle will be held.

Friday, November 16

Members of the public are urged to visit a Volunteer Fair that is being held on Friday November 16, at Rushden Library, Newton Road, Rushden from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Voluntary organisations who are offering the chance for people to talk to groups about the types of volunteering that they have available.

On Friday November 16th, The Friends Of The Church is holding a Lunch in Geddington Village Hall, 12.30 to 2.20pm. Please ring Donna on 747105 to book your tickets at £5 each for adults and £2 for children.

Friday November 16th fun quiz night in Grendon village hall, supporting church funds. Starts at 7.30pm, teams of six or pot luck team on the night, hot supper, bar and raffle. Tickets in advance only £7.50 from Deborah 01933 663918 or Ann 01933 663397.

On 16/17 November at the Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave Northamptonshire’s Award Winning Show Choir Voices Alound in Concert. Tickets obtainable from Kettering Tourist Information Office 01536 315115, cost £7. Book early to avoid disappointment.

On Friday 16 November 1 – 2pm at the Alfred East Art Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering, a Lunchtime Talk USAAF : The American Arrivals by Matthew Smith. A compelling account of the arrival of the US Army Air Force in England in 1942. Accompanying the American Arrivals exhibition at the Manor House Museum the talk will explore the actions of the USAAF Eighth Air Force during WW2, includes many captivating stories associated with the Eight Air Force local to Kettering Borough. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets £5 per person, £2.50 for Leisure Pass Holders.

Tickets are now available for Stanwick WI’s Fab Footwear Fashion Show, which will take place at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 16th November in the Village Hall.

Tickets are £5 each, which includes a glass of wine and nibbles. To obtain your ticket, please call Sue Foster on 07572 497 116.

A Fashion Show in aid of Village Hall funds and back by popular demand has been arranged for Friday 16th November at 7.30pm in Weldon Village Hall.

The show is hosted by SD Fashion Show Ltd all items are modelled and available for sale on the night.

Tickets are £3.50 and are available from Rita 01536268463 Sue 01536269749 or Janet 01536 269615

A dance evening is taking place at Corby’s Irish Club, in St. Patrick’s Road, from 7.30pm on Friday, November 16. All proceeds from the evening will go to Wrenn Spinney School in Kettering. Tickets are priced at £4 and will be available on the door or in advance by calling 01536 746159.

Saturday, November 17

Desborough-based lingerie business Eveden will be hosting a two-day discount extravaganza in its factory shop aimed at raising awareness about the importance of perfectly fitting lingerie on Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18. With around 80 per cent of women wearing the wrong bra size, Eveden’s factory shop will host its unique event to advise on why wearing the right size lingerie is so important as well as selling some bargain lingerie collections. The event is open between 9am and 5pm on the Saturday and between 11am and 4pm on the Sunday.

A event is being held in memory of popular drummer Roy Walker, who died earlier this year. The event is at the Raven Hotel, Corby, from 7pm on Saturday, November 17. There will be three live bands and a disco. Tickets cost £10 from the hotel or Alan White on 07970 802778.

Ex-employees’ from the LaBour Pump Company are holding a reunion at the Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough on Saturday November 17 from 2pm to 6pm, for ex-employees and their partners.

Club Palm Beach in Wellingborough will host a 80’s disco night to raise money for charity on Saturday November 17.

All the proceeds will go towards the Chelsea’s Angels charity which helps children with Neuroblastoma and other rare cancers.
It is an 18-plus event and tickets cost £3 or can be purchased on the door for £5.

The Rutland Big Band will perform a Concert for Life 2012, at St James’ Church, Gretton. The concert is in aid of local Charities Integrated Cancer Therapies and Cransley Hospice. Doors open 6.45pm with the band starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are only available in advance from Gretton Post Office or call Andrew on 01536 771940.

An annual autumn fair will be held at St Barnabas Church Hall, in College Street, Wellingborough, on Saturday, November 17, from 10am until midday. There will be stalls selling a variety of items, including jewellery and second-hand books.

Admission is £1,including tea, coffee and a doughnut. All proceeds go to church funds.

An open weekend will take place at Wollaston Baptist Church on Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18. The event is being held to celebrate the recent completion of the new church building in Hinwick Road. The church open from 10.30am until 5pm on both days. A family service will take place at 10.30am on the Sunday.

Stand-up comedy legend and star of TV and radio Fred MacAulay brings his one man show, Legally Bald, to The Core on Saturday, November 17.

Now a household name through TV’s Have I Got News for You, Q.I, Mock the Week and BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Just a Minute, Legally Bald sees Fred (and his forehead) reflecting on family life and the puzzling and sometimes infuriating state of the world.

Legally Bald is at The Core at Corby Cube on Saturday, November 17, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15.50, concessions £13.50 – can be booked by calling the ticket line on 01536 470 470 or online at www.thecorecorby.com. Please note that this show is recommended for ages 15 and upwards.

Burton Latimer Children’s Society table-top sale at the Community Centre, Pioneer Avenue, on Saturday, November 17th, between 9am and 11.30am. There is a 20p entrance fee for anyone who wants to browse the 32 stalls. Refreshments, including the famous bacon butties, are also available.

Jumble Sale in Harringworth Village Hall on Saturday 17 November from 2 – 4 pm which is in aid of Children in Need.

Higham Ferrers Christmas Sparkle on Saturday 17th November will include a children’s fancy dress parade with a “red, white and blue” theme in keeping with our Royal Jubilee celebrations this year. All youngsters from nought upwards are invited to dress in red, white and blue for this special event and the overall winner will help the Mayor to switch on the Christmas lights at 5 pm. Judging for the fancy dress starts at 2.30 pm in the Working Men’s Club with prizes kindly donated by Waitrose of Rushden.

A mini disco is also being provided for the youngsters.

Sparkle will include a fairground on the Square, continental market on College Street, Father Christmas in his grotto, craft stalls in the Bede House and a display of pantomime characters in Church with carol singing by local schools from 4 pm. A one way traffic system will be in operation, College Street will be closed and arrangements made for extra parking.

A Painting Demonstation by the internationally renowned Rushden artist John Frederick Black will take place on Saturday 17th November at Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, from 3.30pm to 5.00pm. Mr Black is the founder of the Fellowship of Professional and Amateur Artists – Admission for Members is £3.00 – visitors welcome at £5.00. Refreshments. To reserve a place contact 395605.

A craft fair and bazaar at the United Reform Church in Wellingborough on Saturday, November 17. The event will take place in Salem Hall, Salem Lane, from 10.30am until 2.30pm and admissions will be 20p. There will be a variety of externa craft stalls along with other stalls selling items including cakes, books, jewellery and toys.

Dance the night away at another of the popular evenings held at Weldon Village Hall on Saturday, November 17. Take your partners onto the dancefloor for ballroom, sequence, Latin and jive. Regular and new dancers are all very welcome. Doors open at 8pm through until 11pm. Entrance on the night is £5 including raffle tickets. You are very welcome to bring your own drink and nibbles

For all enquiries please call Joan on 01536 403768 or email guido@derosa.me.uk

Monday, November 19

A ladies afternoon group – Free Spirits – meet in Chelveston Village Hall on Monday 19th November from 2 pm to 4 pm with Julia Bennie hosting a flower workshop “A Christmas Twist”. Further information from Tricia 01933 623442.

The Nene Valley Astronomical Society meet on the third Monday of the month from 8 pm to 10 pm in Chelveston Village Hall. Visitors are always welcome at a charge of £2.

Stargazing sessions are also held each Friday, weather permitting. Contact 07504 989890 from 6.30 pm on Friday to check if the session is on. For more details contact Steve Williams 01933 650331 or www.neneastro.org.uk

Kettering General Hospital and the NHS are organising an event to show people suffering from respiratory problems and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder what help is available. The event will be held at Kingswood School, Gainsborough Road, Corby, on Monday, November 19, from 5.45pm. There will be stands and a talk by Dr Syed Hussain. For details call 01536 494173 or email foundationtrust@nhft.nhs.uk

Tuesday, November 20

Gretton Women’s Hour next fortnightly meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 20, at Gretton Baptist Church starting at 2.15pm.

Janet Jones is the afternoon’s guest speaker.There will also be hymns and prayers and light refreshments served at the end of the get together.

Gretton Women’s Hour has been meeting regularly in the village for many years. They are always happy to see newcomers from the village and surrounding area pop in and join them.

If you would like to know more give Carol a call on 01536 770188

Wednesday, November 21

Wellingborough Sugarcraft Guild’s next meeting is on November 21st in the Mission Room, Well Street, Finedon at 7.30pm. Fay Barratt will be demonstrating `Lilies the Soft Way’. Visitors are always welcome at £5 per evening.

The GADS Autumn play is being performed in Geddington between November 21st and 24th. The play starts at 7.45pm with the wine bar open from 7.15pm. This year they are performing Noel Coward’s hilarious play ‘Blithe Spirit’. Tickets can be ordered from the Box Office on 01536 742527.

Members of U3A meet at 2 pm on Wednesday 21st November in the Pemberton Centre Rushden. Veronica Bennett will be talking about the National Trust “putting a house to bed” for the winter.

Non-members are welcome to attend up to two meetings for a nominal charge of £2 with the annual subscription of £12 giving access to around forty activity groups.

See website www.highamandrushdenu3a.org.uk.