There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might like.
We’ll do our best to include the details in our weekly What’s On listings. (Details must be received by midday on the Friday prior to print publication).
1) Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to see a huge display of vintage lorries, cars, buses and tractors this weekend.
The annual Kettering Vintage Rally and Steam Fayre will be held on Saturday and Sunday in Cranford, off the A510 and A14, junction 11, between Kettering and Thrapston from 10am each day.
Attractions are expected to include steam and model engines, vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, tractors and buses as well as military, commercial and emergency service vehicles.
Money raised will go to support the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
Entry is £7 for adults, £5 for senior citizens and children aged between five and 16, £17 for families and free for those aged under five. Parking is free. For more information log onto www.ketteringvintagerally.co.uk
2) The shell of a VW Golf is just one of the quirkier items incorporated into sculptures currently on display in Guilsborough.
The work by University of Northampton graduate Leah Maycock is among 30 sculptures on show at Guilsborough Court in Cold Ashby Road, in an event entitled Sculpture With a View, organised by British Art Portfolio.
British Art Portfolio is the newly launched brainchild of University of Leicester Art graduates Amanda Lowther and Louise Newton.
The event will continue until September 30. Opening times are Mondays to Saturdays, 11am to 6pm. For more information log onto www.britishartportfolio.co.uk
3)The atmosphere of wartime Britain will be recreated this weekend as part of an annual 1940s event, organised by the Northampton & Lamport Railway.
This will be the ninth Railway at War event at the station in Pitsford Road, Chapel Brampton, encouraging visitors to remember the important role the railways played in World War Two.
Attractions at the event, which will be held tomorrow and Sunday, will include a fly-past by a Spitfire, battle re-enactments and a host of participants dressed in clothing of the era.
There will also be 1940s music, live entertainment from the Blitz Sisters and a Saturday evening swing dance at Brixworth Village Hall.
The event will be open each day between 10am and 5pm. Admission (including two train rides) is £10 for adults, £8 for seniors, £5 for children and £25 for families.
For more information log onto www.railwayatwar.org.uk
4)Tonight Fame Academy’s Carrie Grant and Jo Enright of Phoenix Nights will be the special guests at a Girls’ Night Out event at the United Reformed Church in Abington Avenue at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5 or £7 on the door. See www.ticketline.co.uk or ring 01604 604623.
5)Royal & Derngate’s orchestra season begins on Sunday as young violinist Jack Liebeck plays with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
in a concert of music by Sibelius, Wagner and Tchaikovsky.
Tickets for Jack Liebeck Plays Sibelius cost £32.50 to £14, with savings for customers who book four or more concerts in the season.
People between 14 and 26 can book any ticket for £11 and tickets for under 14s are £5. Sunday’s concert starts at 7.30pm. For booking details call the box office on 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk
6)A world premier comes to Corby next week as ThickSkin Theatre bring their production The Static to the stage.
The Static, which is directed by Corby-born Neil Bettles, can be seen at The Core from Wednesday, September 26 to Friday, September 28.
Written by Glasgow playwright Davey Anderson, it is a kinetic coming of age story about desire, guilt and mind over matter.
Performances take place at 7.30pm each night. Tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions. School tickets cost £8. The play is recommended for those aged 14 and over. For more information call the ticket office on 01536 470470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com
7)Artist Kardi Somerfield will be opening her home as a pop-up art gallery this weekend as part of Northamptonshire Open Studios.
The Number 8 Gallery at 8 St Giles Terrace, Northampton, will be open on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 5pm or by appointment at weekdays and evenings. Ring 07826552989.
8) Brigstock Beer Festival is being held today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday).
The Daytime Family Fun Session will take place between midday and 6pm tomorrow with free entry for adults and children.
Tonight’s comedy night and tomorrow’s evening accoustic band session are sold out.
For more details call 01536 373151.
9) A collection of work by professional artists from the Kettering area will be on display on Saturday and Sunday as part of Northants Open Studios.
The exhibition includes the work of a range of high profile artists: Michael Harrison, Roger Hatton, and Ian Luck, who share a studio in Bakehouse Mews, Rothwell, and guest artists Carolyn Bushell and Sue Lydia Taylor.
The exhibition will be open this weekend between 10am and 4pm.
10) There will be a host of attractions including birds of prey flying displays, arts, crafts and cookery demonstration marquees at this year’s Rockingham Castle Country Fair in the Great Park.
The fair will take place tomorrow and Sunday between 10am and 5pm. Entry is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions, £3 for children, £15 for families and is free to the under fives. There is also free car parking.
For more information log onto www.oakleighfairs.co.uk/rockingham or ring 0800 141 2823.
For a more detailed round-up of what is happening across Northamptonshire, click What’s On