What's on - March 31 to April 6

What's on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 7:30 am
Tom McGovern, Joshua Elliott and Michael Pennington in rehearsals for King Lear



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. 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

Debbie Rookers Jazz & Blues Band. The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, 9-11pm. Free.


Puccini’s Tosca. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811


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

Towcester County Market in 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

Underwater World. Brixworth Country Park, 11am-3pm. Learn about the creatures lurking in and around the water. Rangers will be on hand to help you identify your finds. Children must be supervised by an adult. £ per pond dipping pack.

Whist Drive. Clipston Village Hall, 2pm



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” (every Fri) 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

Totally Tina. Recreating the Live Experience of the Legendary Queen of Rock N Roll. The Castle, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. 01933 270007

RPO Charles Dutoit Conducts Dvorak. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Point Blank. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


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

Roy Orbison. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470


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 for further details.

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall (NN14 4DA), 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. 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. 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.

Free English & American Ballroom & Latin Dance Class. James Lewis Courts, Cherry Orchard, NN3 2TH, 1-3pm. Tel 01604 787246



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

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

The Retros. Kettering Athletic WMC, 104 Rockingham Road,

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Sam Richards from 8pm.

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

Matt Franklyn. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

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

Davaris. Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton

Beatles Tribute Night. Westone Manor Hotel, Npton, NN3 3DS. Tribute Show with disco, plus food, drinks & snacks available. Tickets £15, call the Events Team on 01604 739955 or email [email protected]

BBs Music Night. Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 7.30pm till late. Music from all the decades.

The Buggs. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Jay West. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Free admission, .

The Big Head. (Ska/Soul) at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9pm. Free. entry.


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


Military Fitness Class. 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. 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)

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). , free admission. More info www.burtonlatimer.info

Open Roads Day. Rockingham Circuit, Mitchell Road, Corby, 10am-3pm. Road safety exhibits inc supercars, bike sale, staged Police pursuit and rescues. Bouncy castles and face-painting. Free entry.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from Little Brington. Meet nr Saracens Head, 10am. 07740 995707

Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (5.5 miles). 2pm start from Rothersthorpe Church

Table Top Sale/Car Boot Sale. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 8.30am. Booking essential phone Richard on 07887 617978, cost £6 pitch/table. Refreshments available.



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. 8pm. Free entry.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Ashby Clarke from 8pm.

Jazzin’ Around. The Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 12-2.30pm. The Alan Haughton Trio. Admission £10. 01604 858549

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

Acoustic-US. Sunday Sessions, Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm

Jenna. Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Npton

Sarah Simms. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


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

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, 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. All ages welcome, couples & families. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email [email protected] for further details.

Full English Breakfast. Pitsford Village Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm. £4.50, inc tea/coffee and toast.

Car Boot Sale. Sixfields Stadium, 8am for Sellers, 9am for Buyers. Cars £6, People Carriers & Small Vans £8, Vans, Cars with Trailers £10. Parking for buyers by donation to Multi Disabled Football Team. No Traders. Hard Standing. Organised by NTFC Supporters. More details www.ntfc-trust.co.uk or 07763 360523.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from Stoke Albany. Meet nr village hall, 10am. 01536 205260.

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

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

Circular Day Walk. The Ramblers Association (12 miles). 9.30am from Harrold Country Park. Voluntary parking fee £1. Lunch alfresco, bring packed lunch. Pub stop possible. Walking via Felmersham, Sharnbrook, Radwell, Pavenham and Carlton.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group. walk (9.5 miles) – Ramacre Wood, Stagsden, Mount Pleasant Farm, Turvey. Meet 9.20am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Turvey Church.

Cycle Ride to Naseby. (45 miles at around 13mph) with CTC Northampton. Meet 9.30am Overslade Close, Hunsbury NN4 0RZ, nr Hunsbury Library. Stops at Brixworth Country Park and Naseby. Contact Phil 07927 377191



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

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

Maurice Merry (keyboards) & Chris Parker (guitar/vocals). Café Brio, Olney, 7.30pm. Free admission. 01234 717000

The Lincoln Noel Trio. The Golden Lion, Wellingborough, 9-11pm. Free.


Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

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


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

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

Mums & Tots Group. at St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden, 9.30am.

PETANQUE. Abington Park, near the Bowling Green, 10am-12noon. More details call 01604 642265

Easter Holiday Club!. (until April 8), Rock UK Frontier Centre, Addington Road, Irthlingborough, NN9 5UH, 9am-5pm. Open Canoeing, High Ropes, Archery, Raft Building and much more! £25 per day or £100 for the full week. [email protected]



Just Voices Community Choir. 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

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

Graham Dent’s Jucamaya. Jazz at The Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm


The Importance of Being Earnest. 7.30pm. The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Npton, 7.30pm. Tickets £9/£8 cons 07586 288793 or from St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace or pay otd.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

King Lear. Royal Auditorium, 7pm. Box Office 01604 624811

We’ll Meet Again. The Core at Corby Cube, 2.30pm. 01536 470470


Yoga for Well-Being. Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton (every Tue), 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.

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.

Northampton National Trust Association. (NNTA) Meeting – Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust will be the speaker at the NNTA meeting. Weston Favell Academy, Booth Lane South, NN3 3EZ, 7.30pm. All National Trust members welcome.

Gretton Village Hall. Monthly Lunch, 12.30pm. Cost £4 per lunch with all food freshly prepared. Residents, ramblers & cyclists fare always welcome to attend with proceeds going to support Gretton Village Hall as an important community venue.

Short Morning Walk. The Ramblers Association (4 miles). 10am start from rear car park at Billing Mill, The Causeway, Great Billing.

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.

Brackley & District Flower Club. Evenley Hall, 7.30pm. This month there will be a workshop with demonstrator Wendy Wesley. Make a flower arrangement to take home with you.



Acoustics Night. Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm.

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 Mick Pini Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm.

ThrillBillies, Country Music Scene. Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm


The Importance of Being Earnest. 7.30pm. The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Npton, 7.30pm. Tickets £9/£8 cons 07586 288793 or from St Giles Music, St Giles Terrace or pay otd.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Derngate Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01604 624811

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. playing at Moulton School 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road (next to the Uni). Fun and sociable at £5 a session.

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. 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.

Cynthia Spencer Hospice. With Sue Bowness, an interesting evening discussion. 7.30pm. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. More info call 01604 858252

Quiz Night. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Gretton Baptist Church. Holding their annual Womens Rally from 2.30pm with guest speaker Margaret Johnson. The afternoon will inc hymns, prayers and readings ending with a buffet tea served in the church hall.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from Southwick. Meet at Shuckburgh Arms, PE8 5BL, 9.30am. 07788 865661

Garden Tour. Lamport Hall, 2pm. An opportunity to blow away the winter cobwebs, explore the gardens and see the snowdrops and spring bulbs. www.lamporthall.co.uk

Morning Walk. The Ramblers Association (6 miles). 10am Cock Inn, Roade.

Xplorer Orienteering. Brixworth Country Park, 11am-3pm. A family activity for all ages. Certificate for all children taking part. Minimum donation 50p per person. Start at the Mackintosh Centre.

Quiz Night. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Brackley Town Centre, Piazza, outside Town Hall, 10am-12.30pm AND Towcester, Waitrose car park, Water Lane, 1.30-3.30pm