What’s On across Northamptonshire this week

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Here’s your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days.

If you’re organising an event let us know by filling out our 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).



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.

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.