Ten events in Northamptonshire over next seven days

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There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might like.

If you’re organising an event let us know by filling out our new online What’s On form or by emailing whatson@northantsnews.co.uk.

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) Northamptonshire Newspapers will be hosting its second Autumn wedding show this month at the Kettering Conference Centre.

Sponsored by Bonnie Brides & Grooms, the show will involve nearly 40 companies and organisations with everything from wedding venues to make-up artists, wedding gowns and menswear.

There will be fashion showcases at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Experts will also be on hand to offer advice.

At this Sunday’s event there will also be the chance for people to win £250 off the cost of their wedding by registering and being entered into a free raffle.

The show will run from 10.30am until 3.30pm. Parking and entry are both free.

2) A free open day to mark the official opening of Duston Sports Centre will take place tomorrow.

The new centre, in Cotswold Avenue, comprises of a gym, a main hall for sports such as badminton, and a studio which runs fitness classes including yoga, zumba and aerobics.

From 10am to 4pm, the centre will be open to give everyone a chance to look at the new facilities, meet local sport clubs and try their hands at sports including football, aikido, judo and karate.

3) Students and graduates are being invited to an annual careers fair at The University of Northampton’s Park Campus next week.

The event is open to undergraduates and graduates from any university and will include more than 25 exhibitors from the public, private and voluntary sector.

The fair will take place at the Sunley Conference Centre at the campus in Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, between 11am and 3pm on Thursday, October 25. Entrance is free.

4) Veteran singer-songwriter Paul Carrack will appear in concert at the Royal & Derngate on Monday.

The Sheffield-born star is a former member of bands including Ace, Squeeze, Mike and The Mechanics and Roxy music.

Tickets cost £28.50 and doors open at 7.30pm.

To book call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk

5) Fiori Musicali will be performing Faure’s Requiem on Saturday at the Church of St Margaret of Antioch in Crick, starting at 7.30pm.

Audiences can also enjoy the composer’s Cantique de Jean Racine as well as Bloch’s prayer for cello and strings.

Tickets cost £20 and £15 for concessions. Advanced booking is recommended by calling 01327 360931 or by emailing concerts@fiori-musicali.com

6) There will be a steam train and 1940s vehicles at Rushden station’s nostalgic Home Front event tomorrow and Sunday.

The cost will be £2 with money going to charities including the Poppy Appeal. For more information log onto www.rhts.co.uk

7) The seventh annual Arnold festival celebrating the life and work of the prolific Northampton-born composer Sir Malcolm Arnold takes place at Royal & Derngate this weekend.

The festival will include the world premiere of the comic opera The Dancing Master, as well as numerous recitals, performances and talks.

Tickets for the Gala Concert on Sunday cost from £14 to £32.50 with weekend tickets for the rest of the festival at £12. Tickets for individual events cost £7.50. For a full schedule of performances call 01604 624811.

8) The 99th annual exhibition of the Northampton Town and County Art Society will be held from Saturday.

The display, which is being held at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, will include paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings by members as well as talented graduates and non-society members.

The exhibition will run until December 8. Entry to the museum is free and opening times are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sundays 2pm to 5pm.

9) Resident Royal & Derngate storyteller Jo Blake Cave will give a backstage tour experience Behind the Curtain.

In an exploration of Royal & Derngate, Jo will guide visitors on a theatrical journey, exploring the colourful history of the theatre and discovering how its Made in Northamptonshire productions are created. The tour costs £10 per person or £17 concluding with afternoon tea and cake.

Tours will take place on Tuesday, October 30 at 11am and 1pm, and Wednesday, October 31 at 11am. To book, call 01604 624811. For an exclusive tour call 01604 655757.

10) An evening talk entitled “Every picture tells a story” will be held by photographer Peter Preece tonight.

The event will be held by the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society at Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough at 8pm. Entry is £1.50.

For a more detailed round-up of what is happening across Northamptonshire, click What’s On