What’s On across Northampton this week

Cropredy Festival 2013.
Cropredy Festival 2013.

Your weekly guide to what’s on across Northamptonshrie this week

WE recommend readers check with organisers about regular events during the summer holidays. The Chron cannot be held responsible for any late or unnotified changes or cancellations during the summer break:



Thursday Unplugged at Black Bottom Club, Npton. More info www.richardsonsevents.com

The Dick Patrick All Stars at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm.

Swing’s The Thing in the Courtyard at the Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton

Jazz Numbers at The Windhover, Brampton Lane, Chapel Brampton, 7.30pm. Free.

Open mic at Brave Old Oak, Towcester

Open Mic Night, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton

Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm.


Under Her Skin, Underground Auditorium, Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Looking Glass Theatre presents Treasure Island, at Abington Park Museum & Courtyard, 7pm. 01604 624811


Whist Drive (every Thursday), Boothville Community Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. £2.50.

County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.

NLP4KIDS offer places on Self Esteem & Confidence Workshops for ages 7– 15 years, at Pinnacle Climbing Centre, Npton. Contact Heather King 07779 211230 or Heather@NLP4Kids.org

Wellingborough Ramblers linear walk Hemlock Stone to Maekeney (13 miles). Meet nr Holly Bush, Holly Bush Lane, Makeney DE56 0RX, 10am. 01604 403597

Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). Meet 7pm Great Doddington. 01604 786443/07762 609728

Gruesome Town Tour: Fire of Northampton at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 5.30pm–6.30pm. £2.50

ACEs Singles Club, The RAOB Club, South Street, Npton, 7pm. £5 membership. Contact Paul 07908 410543.

Centre Screen will be showing “I Give It A Year!” (15) at Hougemont Barn, Royal Oak, Blisworth, 7.30pm.

The Infinity Show at NN, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton. Free entry. www.nncontemporaryart.org



Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Acoustics night, Foundry Tavern, St James, N’pton, 8pm.

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm

Caribbean Theme Night at Monks Park WMC, N’pton. Tickets £4 inc buffet and disco.

Cher & Roy Orbison Tribute Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden. Free.

Pure Genius at Black Bottom Club, N’pton, 9pm

Way Back Then, Chequered Flag, Corby

Front Cover at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton

Take The Shot at Horseshoe Inn, Wellingborough. Free.


Looking Glass Theatre presents Treasure Island at Abington Park Museum & Courtyard, 7pm. 01604 624811


Quiz at Brafield Working Men’s Club, A428.

Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain Northampton at Abington Community Centre, Wheatfield Road South, N’pton, 10am–11.30am

Kevin McCarthy headlines at Comedy Club Express, The Hind Hotel, Sheep Street, Wellingborough. £10 inc burger & chips. www.thehind.co.uk

Handbag Heaven hosted by Bernie Keith at Long Buckby Community Centre. Tickets £5 from Long Buckby Newsagents.



Karaoke Disco at Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm.

Live entertainment at Rushden WMC, Griffith Street, Rushden. Free admission.

Live DJ at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm.

Musical Theatre School for ages 6–14 at St Michaels Community Hall, Roundhill Road, Kettering, 10am. 07747 865626

Time Machine entertain at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.

Elation Community Voices at Long Buckby Baptist Church (& September 1). Details from Long Buckby Newsagents

The Collective at Monks Park WMC, Npton.

Stephen Cesari at Queen’s Park WMC, Northampton

Curvy Love Dogz at Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9.30pm.

Live DJs at Black Bottom Club, George Row, Npton

Milkshake at The Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton

Ray Vonn at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Accrington Stanley at The Griffin, Pitsford, 9pm

TNT – Rock Covers at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, Great Doddington, 9pm

Vinny at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

The Heathtones at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Wellensian Consort (BBC Choir of the Year 2010) at St Mary’s Church, Burton Latimer, 7.30pm. 01536 524974 or purchase tickets on the door.

Kat Blay at Towcester Sports & Social Club, Swinnyford Road, Towcester, 8.30am. Free entry


Looking Glass Theatre presents Treasure Island at Abington Park Museum & Courtyard, 2pm. 01604 624811

A Day At The Seaside, live Burlesque and Cabaret show at The Racehorse, Abington Square, Npton, 7.30pm. www.wegottickets.com


Start Ballroom Dancing at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 12.30pm. £3 admission. 01604 787246.

Bazaar at 55 Sheraton Close, Headlands, N’pton, 11am–2pm. Village Show in the Community Centre, Towcester Road, Greens Norton, 2.30pm–4pm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Gt Brington & Whilton (8 miles). Meet nr The Saracens Head, Little Brington, 10am

Craft & Gift Festival (& September 1) held by KOS Musical Theatre Company in the grounds of Cranford Hall, nr Kettering, 10am–5pm.

Shoe Store Tour at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10.30am–noon. Tickets £3.50

Market Harborough Gardening Club Annual Open Show in the Jubilee Hall, Congregational Church, Bowden Lane, 2pm. Schedules from Kath Outram 01858 468153.

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (7.5 miles). Meet 10am at second (overflow) car park at Harrold-Odell Country Park. www.northamptonramblers.co.uk

Stray Animal Fund Summer Craft Fair at St Matthew’s Church Hall, The Drive, N’pton, 1pm to 4.30pm. Free entry.

Centre Screen showing “To Catch A Thief!” (PG) at Braunston Village Hall, 7.30pm.

Centre Screen showing “Song for Marion (PG) at Welford Village Hall, 7.30pm

Party In The Car Park in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden. Events inc football training, dog show and music from 8.45pm.

Art Exhibition in the Stable Block, Delapre Abbey, London Road, N’pton, 11am–5pm (& September 1).

Dance Performance: I Infinite at NN, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton, 11am. Free entry. www.

Flower and Produce Show 2013 by Wellingborough & District Horticultural Society, at Bosworth’s Nurseries & Garden Centre, Finedon Road, Burton Latimer, noon–6pm (& September 1, 10.30am to 3.30pm).

Welford Road Allotment’s Open Day, Kingsthorpe, 11am–2pm. Cake stall, veg for sale.

Charity MGR autumn weekender at Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane, Great Billing (& September 1), 10am–4pm.

Stray Animal Fund Summer Craft Fair, St Matthew’s Church Hall, The Drive, 1pm–4.30pm.

Harlestone Road Allotments Open Day, 11am–4pm. Meet Johnnie Amos, presenter of Radio Northampton’s The Green Welly Show”.



Music Night at Queen’s Park WMC, Northampton

Ray Hue entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, from 8pm (& bingo).

Hollie Marie at Monks Park WMC, Npton.

Open mic at The Horseshoe, Sywell

Jenna at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Elvis Presley Tribute at the Courtyard Hotel, West Street, Stanwick, 7.30pm. www.musicandfriends.co.uk

Debbie Rooker’s Jazz & Blues Band at the Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, noon. £8 admission.


Summer Teas in King’s Cliffe Village Hall, 2pm (last orders at 4.30pm).

Car Boot sale behind Super Sausage Car Boot on the A5 at Potterspury. Sellers 9am, buyers 10am. More info www.potterspurycarboot.co.uk

Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (9.5 miles). Meet 9.30am Glebe Lane, Staverton.

Fete in the Community Sports Field, Eydon, noon–4pm. Proceeds to support the Church and Village Hall.

Circular Walk with Waendel Walkers Club, from The Bell, Little Addington, 10am. Choice of 6 or 12 miles. 50p entry. More info www.waendel.org.uk

Day Walk at Elsworth, Lolworth, Boxworth, Conington, Elsworth (10.5 miles). Meet 8.50am Market Square car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Boxworth Road, Elsworth.

Exhibition at the Northampton Museum & Art Gallery (until October 13). Susan McWilliam investigates the paranormal.

Car Boot Sale at Sixfields Stadium, Npton. Sellers, 8am, Buyers 9am. No traders please. Organised by NTFC Supporters.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Sawtry and Steeple Gidding (10 miles). Meet nr crossroads by the shop, Great Gidding, 10am. 01480 436126

Cats Protection homing day at Spinney Lodge Veterinary Hospital, Kettering Road, Npton, 1pm–3.30pm. www.cats.org.uk/northampton



The Dave Johnson Band at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm–11pm.

Open Mic Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Acoustic showcase, Market Inn, Kettering


Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1 or £5 for 5+

Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm.

Skittles at The Harlequin, Stamford Road, Kettering, 8pm

Club Abington Photographic meeting, 7.45pm at Abington Community Centre, Wheatfield Road South. www.



The Next Big Sing! at St Michaels Church, Roundhill Road, Kettering, 7.10pm, followed by Music Theory Group, 8.10pm. 07747 865626.

Jam Night at Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm hosted by Adam Gammage)

All That Jazz at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, Npton, 9pm to 11pm.

Northampton Male Voice Choir practice 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall.

“Access Angels”, a charity and music recital and reception at St Mary’s Church, Rushden Town Ctr, 7.30pm. Tickets 01933 412785 or via email Clarke_s9@sky.com

John Watterson aka “Fake Thackray” at The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton, 8pm.

Open mic at Cardigan Arms, Stanion

Hot Club of Cambridge at the Carlton House Club, Olney, 8pm. £9/£7 in advance


Rushden Hall Pensioners Parliament whist drive, 2pm.

Northampton Liberty Stars football training at The Racecourse, 5pm. 01604 603781.

Monthly lunch at Gretton Village Hall, 12.30pm, £4. 01536 772238

Families Need Fathers meet at Thorplands Childrens Centre, Npton, 7pm.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Hartwell (6 miles). Meet nr The Cock pub in Roade, 10am. 01604 408499



Jammin’ n Acoustics, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 8pm. Free entry.

Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, Npton, 8.30pm

Jazz & Blues at The Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton.

Blues with Les Wilson & The Mighty Houserockers, at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton.

Bluegrass Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Musical Mayhem, a comedy musical review at Parson’s Hall, High Street, Irchester, 7.30pm. Box Office 01933 624310


Sequence Dance Lessons at Weldon Village Hall, Bridge Street, 8.30pm. £5 entry. 01536 403762

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (6 miles). Meet 9.30am Greens Norton pub.

Northampton Area Railway Group presents Dennis Wilcock and GCR Main Line Photographic collectio, 7.30pm at Weston Favell Parish Hall. 07890 667868/01536 514341

Northamptonshire Alliance monthly meeting at Kettering Athletics Club, Rockingham Road, 8pm.

The Aspergers & ADHD Peer Support Group meet at Wellingborough Mind, 7pm. Call Bev on 01933 675094

Members Night - Kettering & District Flower Club. Meet at the Cornmarket Hall, 7.30pm. Visitors £5.

Wellingborough Ramblers morning circular (8 miles). Meet Red Lion, Yardley Hastings, 9.30am. 01604 696573.