Here’s your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days.
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).
Liane Carroll, Black Bottom Club, N’pton, 8pm. Tickets £15, all proceeds to CAN.
Live Music at the Tea Dance, The Picturedrome, Kett Rd, N’pton, 1pm; Y Factor, The Picturedrome, 7.30pm.
The Platform, free weekly open jam night at Charles Bradlaugh, N’pton, 9pm. 01604 233401
Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends with Trevor Whiting, The Castle, Wellingborough, 8pm
The Neal Astbury Show, The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Kettering, 9pm. Free.
Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends, The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 8pm. 01933 270007
John Shuttleworth: Out Of Our Sheds, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. 01908 280800
Sin Bin comedy Club, Franklin’s Gardens. Tickets £16 from Saints ticket office on 01604 581000.
Embroiderers Guild meets for a talk by Cherily Tyler at Roman Way Day Centre, 36 Roman Way, Market Harborough, 7.30pm. Donation of £5 requested.
The Great Debate: How to Present the Great Hall of Kelmarsh Hall, 10am to 5pm. Cost £95. 01604 686543 or www.kelmarsh.com
Northampton Borough Council drop-in session to help residents reduce fuel costs at Community Centre, North Oval, Kings Heath, 3.30pm–5pm
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Sundon Hills (11 miles). Meet at Pulloxhill Church, 10am. www.wellingboroughramblers.co.uk
Morning Walk – Sudborough, Aldwinckle, Lowick, Sudborough (5.5 miles). Meet 9.25am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am roadside off Sudborough’s southern turn.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café at Cozy Nook, Thrapston, 6pm–8pm. Refreshments and speaker on related topics
Museum Members & Patrons Launch Event, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 2.30pm –5pm.
Wellingborough Inter Faith “Open Doors”, Mill Road Baptist Church, 10am–noon.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Wellingborough town centre (outside McDonalds), 10am–1pm; then Earls Barton Medical Centre, Aggate Way, 1.45pm–3pm
Pavilion Christmas Shopping & Pamper Evening, Parish Hall, Booth Lane Sth, Weston Favell, 7pm–9.30pm. £2.
Ewan McLennan, The Castle, Wellingborough, 8pm. 01933 270007
Rhythm ‘n’ Roots, Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, W’boro, 9pm
Kontra Roots Club, Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, 8pm. Acoustic showcase, free admission.
Pravin Disco, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton
Barn Dance, Christchurch Hall, Christchurch Road, N’pton. www.northamptonceilidhs.co.uk
London Community Gospel Choir, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. 01908 280800
The Hairy Bikers, Derngate Auditorium, 8pm. 01604 624811
Corby Youth Arts Slam, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470
Advice Centre with Michael Ellis MP, Northampton Guildhall, by appointment only 3pm–5pm. 0207 2197220
Christmas Exhibition, Towcester Town Hall, Watling Street, 7.30pm–9.30pm (Private Preview Invitation Only). www.towcesterart.com
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Corby Town Shopping Centre: Corporation Street, 10am–2pm
Joe Whelan, O’Neill’s, The Drapery, N’pton, 10pm
Jamie Neale, British Rail Sports and Social Club, N’pton
John Lee, Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street
Donnybrook Fair, a dance in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton. £5 admission.
Divinity & Movember Party, Sir Pickering Phipps, Wellingborough Road, N’pton
Milkshake, funk, soul, at Charles Bradlaugh, Earls St, N’pton
The Vivas, Anthony Lewis & Neil Harrison, Black Bottom Club, N’pton
Sarah Jameson, Monks Park WMC, N’pton
A.D., Queens Park WMC, N’pton
Dave Martin entertains at Brafield WMC, 8pm (& bingo)
Kay T Daley, Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton
The Bootleg Sixties, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. 01908 280800
James Kirby, acclaimed soloist, St Peter’s Church, Oundle, 7.30pm.
The Montanas, Crown & Anchor, N’pton, 9pm.
Howlin Hootin Owls, with King’s Gambit, The Racehorse, Abington Sq, N’pton, 7.30pm
Charity event, live music & DJs, The Picturedrome, N’pton, 9pm.
Handel & the English Baroque, the Fiori Musicali Chamber Orchestra at The Castle, W’boro. Tickets £18 from 01327 360931
Strictly Northampton, dance contest in aid of Chronicle & Echo/Macmillan appeal, Derngate Auditorium, 7pm. 01604 624811
Wadzanai Project, The Core at Corby Cube, 2pm. 01536 470470
Campion School, Bugbrooke, Christmas Market, 2pm–4pm. Tables £10 each. www.campion.northants.sch.uk
Coffee Morning, Rothwell Methodist Church, Market Square, 9.30am–11.30am, 20p adm. In aid of Cats Friends
Christmas Fayre, Alpha Preschool, Westfield Terrace, Higham Ferrers, 1pm to 3pm.
St Patrick’s Church Christmas Fair, Duston Community Centre, Pendle Road, 1.30pm. 30p adm.
Christmas Bazaar, St Mary’s Church, Great Brington, 2pm–4pm.
Bric-a-Brac and Jumble Sale, The Schoolrooms, Church Stowe, 2pm. Proceeds to St Michael’s Guild.
Charity event in aid of Movember, The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, N’pton, 8pm
Dinner to celebrate 50 years of the Northampton Casuals RFC at Rushmills, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 636716
Baby/Kids Nearly New Sale, The Pemberton Centre, Rushden, 10am–noon. £1 entry, kids free.
Christmas Fayre, Towcester Methodist Church, 10.30am. Proceeds to the church.
Christmas Fayre, Wilbarston Village Hall, noon–5pm. Free.
Book Sale, St John Ambulance, St John House, Billing Road, N’pton, 9.30am–12.30am. Free.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk, via Provost Lodge & Shire Hill Lodge (7.5 miles). Meet at The Shuckburgh Arms pub, Southwick, 10am. www.wellingboroughramblers.co.uk
Afternoon Walk (5.6 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. 1.30pm start Long Buckby village square; Morning Walk (5 miles), meet 1.30pm The Green, Nether Heyford.
Cabaret Show, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery featuring burlesque, music, 8pm–11pm. 01604 837397.
WPHSA Xmas Fayre, Brigstock Village Hall, 2pm. Entry 25p.
Christmas Exhibition, Towcester Town Hall, Watling Street, 9am–5pm. Free admission. www.towcesterart.com
Art exhibition at Kislingbury Village Hall, 10am–4pm. Free entry.
Christmas Fayre, St James Church, N’pton, 10.30am, in aid of upkeep of church.
Craft & Gift Fayre held by Friends of Moulton Library at Moulton Village Hall (next to Sports Complex), 10am to 2pm. Christmas Bazaar, Brixworth Primary School, noon–2pm. Winter Art Show, Independent Wesleyan Church Hall, Queen Street, Rushden, 10am–4pm. www.radas.org.uk
The Gathering, community group meeting, St.Andrews Church hall, Berrymoor Road, W’boro, 4pm. 01933 385946.
Morning cycle (35 miles) via Cosgrove. Meet Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, 9.30am. www.ctc-northampton.org.uk
Jam Night, Old Kings Head, Long Buckby, 8pm.
Lights, Camera, Dinner, hosted by Preacher at Revolution, Bridge St, N’pton. 07535 183243
Guy Surtees, British Rail Sports and Social Club, St Andrew’s Rd, N’pton
Sir Alan’s Hot Groovers, feat Ben Holder (violin) & James Evans (clarinet/sax), The Walnut Tree, Blisworth,noon
Donnybrook Fair, Monks Park WMC, N’pton
3-D Trio entertain at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm (& bingo)
Open Mic Night, The Woolpack, Weldon, 7pm–9pm
Stewart Francis: Outstanding In His Field, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. 01908 280800
An Evening with Pam Ayres, Derngate Auditorium, 5pm. 01604 624811
Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.
Burton Park Wanderers Under 9s Table Top Sale, Football Club, Polwell Lane, Burton Latimer. 07954 785887 or 07798 890337. Tables £5 each.
Christmas Craft Fair, Delapre Abbey, London Road, Far Cotton, 10am–4pm. Free entry.
Gig Club for 13-18 year olds, Central Library, Abington St, N’pton, 1pm–3pm. ruth.gasson @northamptonshire.gov.uk
All Day Ride to Shearsby with Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club. Meet Rothwell, 9.30am or Great Bowden (Welton’s Tea Room), 11am. 01536 712507
Wellingborough Ramblers Circular day walk, Meet at Denton Village Hall, 9.30am (10.5 miles) or 11.30am (5 miles). www.wellingboroughramblers.co.uk
Afternoon Walk (5.6 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. 1.30pm start Long Buckby village square; morning walk from Denton Village Hall, 9.30am (10/11 miles) and 11.30am (5 miles). www. northamptonra.org.uk
Christmas Exhibition, Towcester Town Hall, Watling Street, 10am–4.30pm. www.towcesterart.com
Open Darts Singles Knockout Competition, Desborough Conservative Club. Register 7.30pm for 8pm start. Best of 3 x 401 double in. £2. 01536 760309.
Brampton Health Golf Centre Annual Festive Fayre, 11am–4pm. Free entry.
Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, Sunley Management Centre, N’pton, 11am–3pm. Free adm.
Live In 3D, comedy/magician Mark Shortly, The Picturedrome. N’pton, 1.30pm. www.markshortland.com.
Vintage Fair, Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall, 11am – 4pm, admission £1, children free.
KOS Musical Theatre Company Christamas Fayre at The Ise Lodge Community Centre, Kettering, 10am–4pm. Adm 50p
Katherine McLean with the Maurice Merry Quartet, The Golden Lion, Sheep Street, W’boro, 9pm. Free admission.
The Vagina Monologues, Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.
Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, N’pton, 8pm. £1 (or £5 for 5+)
Comedy Night, Sir Pickering Phipps, Wellingborough Road, N’pton. Tickets £8
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Cafe at The Old TA Building, Elizabeth Street, Corby, 10am–noon.
Salsa Fun, The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, N’pton, 7pm
The Lincoln Noel Trio, Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, N’pton. 9pm. Free admission
Glorious Handel by Candlelight, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
Cover Me (male & female pop covers duo), Althorp Coaching Inn, Great Brington, 8.30pm
Quiz Night at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8.30pm
Rushden Pensioners Parliament (support and companionship for men), 2pm–4pm at Rushden Hall.
Museums of Paris by Richard Young at Northamptonshire Natural History Society, The Humfrey Rooms, Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 7.30pm.
Morning Ride to Great Oxenden with Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club. Meet Rothwell, 9.30am or Waterloo Farm, 11am. 01536 712507
Diabetes UK area group meets at Cripps Medical Centre, NGH, Northampton, 7.30pm – speaker Dr Charles Fox
Men In Black, movienight, Sir Pickering Phipps, Wellingborough Road, N’pton
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Emberton Park & Hollington Wood (6.25 miles). Meet The Market Sq, Olney, 10am. www.wellingboroughramblers.co.uk
J for Jazz, at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. 01848 463183 for details
Sarah Warren Band, Malt Shovel Tavern, N’pton
Stewart Francis, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
A Christmas Carol, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 2.15pm. 01604 624811
Northampton Borough Council drop-in session to help residents reduce fuel costs, Court Room, The Guildhall, N’pton, 1pm–3pm
Comedy with Al Ridge and support, The Racehorse, Abington Sq, N’pton, 8.30pm.
Wellingborough Ramblers Circular walk via Cottesbrooke (8.5 miles). Meet at The Stags Head, Maidwell, 9.30am. www.wellingboroughramblers.co.uk; Morning Walk (7 miles), 9.30am start Spencer Arms, Chapel Brampton. No dogs please.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Northampton St Crispin Retirement Village, 10am–noon.