Your weekly guide to events taking place across Northamptonshire this week.
WE recommend readers check with organisers about regular what’s on events during the summer holidays, in case of any late changes or cancellations:
THURSDAY, JULY 18
Roy Forbes with the Graham Dent Band at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free admission
Jazz Numbers at The Windhover, Brampton Lane, Chapel Brampton, 7.30pm. Free entry.
Chris Pearce’s Frenchmen Street Jazz Band at The Castle Theatre, W’gboro, 8pm. Tickets £12.50 (£10.50 concessions)
Night Piece and Holiday Diary, recital by pianist Pamela Rawlinson at All Saints Church, N’pton, 1.10pm. More info www.allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm.
Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm
Thursday Unplugged at Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton.
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting High St, Rushden, 10am–12.30pm; and Irchester: WMC car park, 1.15pm–2.30pm
Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association (4 miles), 7pm meet Watford Village Church. Unsuitable for dogs.
The Life and Works of Alfred East at the Alfred East Art Gallery. Talk by Paul Johnson, 7.30pm. Tickets £3, free to Friends Members.
Life Drawing Class at Kettering Museum & Art Gallery, 7pm. Contact carolynbushell@ kettering.gov.uk
Gretton Book Club meets at The Bluebell pub, High Street, Gretton, 8pm. Reading is “The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Jumped Out Of A Window and Disappeared”. 01536 772238
Quiz Night, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton, 8pm
Quiz Night, The Sun, High Street, Hardingstone, 8pm
Quiz Night, Fox & Hounds, Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, 9pm
Quiz at The Whitehills, pub, N’pton.
Quiz Night, Cripps Recreation Centre, Npton, 8pm. www.crippsrecreationcentre.co.uk.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Paul Weller headlines at Alive at Delapre Park, N’pton, supported by Toy. Tickets sold out.
Odd Child at Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton
Broadbay, Musclemobile, Via Dolorosa and Leila Jane at The Racehorse, Abington Sq, N’pton, 7.30pm. Tickets £4/£5.
After The Lights at Ye Golden Lion, Wellingborough, 9.15pm
The Magic of Mozart at All Saints Church, N’pton, 7pm. 01604 632845. www. allsaintsnorthampton.co.uk
Isabelle at Chequered Flag, Corby.
Open mic at Queen’s Head, Sutton Bassett
Candy Slam at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Auntie’s Acoustic Sessions, Black Botton Club, George Row, N’pton, 8pm
Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Acoustics night, Foundry Tavern, St James, N’pton, 8pm.
Open Mic, Foundrymans Arms, St James Road, Northampton, 9pm
Table Tennis at NASO Rooms, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 832745
Footsteps Through History, exhibition at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery. Free.
Dave Mackay – History of Stanwick Lakes at The Plaza, Thrapston, 10.30am. £1 members, £2 visitors.
Advice Centre with Michael Ellis MP at Northampton Guildhall, appointment only 3pm–5pm, call 0207 219 7220
SATURDAY, JULY 20
The Wanted feat Lawson (+ support The Vamps) at Delapre Park, London Road, N’pton, gates open 6pm. More info www.northampton.gov.uk/aliveatdelapre
Buck Naked, The Picturedrome, N’pton, 8pm. Free entry.
Lady Swing at Black Bottom Club, George Row, N’pton,
Peter Angelo at Queen’s Park WMC, N’pton.
Kayleigh entertains at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm (& bingo)
The Cloud at The Squirrels, Duston, 9pm
Justin Lovell at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, N’pton, 8.30pm
Odd Child at O’Neill’s, the Drapery. N’pton, 10pm
Front Cover at Monks Park WMC, N’pton
Martin James Lewis, The Foundryman’s Arms, St James Road, N’pton.
Michael Knight at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, N’pton
Singles Night (POF), Disco at Bar SO, Abington Square, N’pton. Free entry
Donnybrook Fair at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
Nighthawks at The Griffin Inn, Pitsford, 9pm. Free admission.
Karaoke at Semilong WMC, N’pton
Karaoke Disco at Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm
Live Entertainment at Rushden WMC, Griffith Street, Rushden. Free admission.
The Comedy of Errors at Lamport Hall, 6.30pm. 01604 686272
Paul Kerensa “So A Comedian Walks Into A Church” at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrews Church, 8pm. £6 entry (£4 concessions)
Musical Theatre School at St Michaels Community Hall, Roundhill Road, Kettering, 10am, for ages 6-14. For more info call Carly 07747 865626
fetes & FESTIVALS
Oundle Food Festival Street Market. Drop-in tastings and demonstrations in the Market Place. Street theatre and music.
Billing Bike Fest at Billing Aquadrome Holiday Park & Showground (& July 21), 10am–5pm. Entertainment, livecross and extreme sports.
Free Family Fun Day at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden, 1pm–4pm.
Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Charity Event, The University of Northampton, Newton Bldg, St George’s Avenue, 10am–3pm.
Coffee Morning at Duston United Reformed Church, Main Road, Duston, 10am to 12noon St Albans Church Novice Dance Class, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 12.30pm. £3 adm. 01604 787246
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Warmington & Elton (7 miles). Meet nr Fotheringhay Church, 10am
Zimwomen Association holds an event featuring demonstrations, health checks, nutrition advice, games and much more. www.zimwomenassociation.org
Open Garden at The Maltings, 10 The Green, Clipston, 2pm–6pm. £3 entry
Peak District Walk with The Ramblers Association (11 miles), 7am depart from Turnpike, Harpole Turn, for walk at Hay Wood, above Froggatt village. No dogs. 01604 63857.
Leisurely Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association (6 miles), 2pm from Market Square, Hanslope. 13 stiles.
Walk with Kettering & District Ramblers, Southwick (12 miles). Starts 9.30am. 01536 512701.
Afternoon Walk (6 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 2pm, nr church in Everdon, walk via Newnham, Badby Woods and Fawsley Park.
Brisk Morning Cycle (35-mile loop) via Haselbech & Maidwell with Northampton Cyclists’ Touring Club. Meet Brampton Valley Way, Welford Road, 9.30am. For info www.ctc-northampton.org.uk
Northampton Vintage Jumble, St Matthews, Kingsley, 11am–3pm. £1 Adults/Children free.
50/50 Auction, Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall, 2pm. Goods accepted 8.30am–1pm. Viewing 1pm–2pm. 01604 696382.
London Day Trip for Singles. For more details contact Elaine on 07888 604014
SUNDAY, JULY 21
James Morrison (+ support Bo Bruce) at Delapre Park, London Road, N’pton, gates open 6pm. More info www.northampton.gov.uk/aliveatdelapre
Bullit’s Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Top Floor Soul Club, Motown, Northern, Blues at The Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, N’pton, 2pm. £4.50 OTD
Bobby Daniels performs at Brafield WMC, A428, 8pm.
Tameside Stompers, traditional jazz at Lamport Hall, 2pm–5pm. Tickets 01604 686272
Music Night at Queen’s Park WMC, N’pton.
Johnboy’s Karaoke & Disco with Boogie Woogie Bingo at British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, N’pton, 2pm–5pm
Abington Wind Band at Abington Park Bandstand, N’pton, 2pm–4pm. Free admission.
Ally Gibb at Monks Park WMC, N’pton
Wildfire Open Mic at Wheatsheaf, Dallington, N’pton, 6pm
Wildfire Open Mic at The Wheatsheaf, Titchmarsh
Open mic at The Horseshoe, Sywell.
Tracy Matthews at Kingsley Park WMC, N’pton
FETES & FESTIVALS
Northamptonshire R.A.B.I. Summer Party on the lawn at Winwick Hall, 12.30pm. A unique opportunity to visit the ballroom and gardens. Two course lunch, £25pp. Tickets from Milly Wastie 07525 323450.
Oundle Companion Dog Show, Barnwell Country Park. Entries noon, judging 1pm. www.oundledogs.co.uk
Kidz Club at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am, with “Silver Service” church service at Bridge Community Office, 10.30am
Woodland Walk with Well Walking Group (3 miles or 1 hour). Meet at Corby boating lake car park, 11am.
Car boot sale behind Super Sausage Car Boot on the A5 at Potterspury. Sellers 9am, buyers 10am. More info www.potterspurycarboot.co.uk
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Bearshanks Wood & Lyveden New Bield (6.5 miles). Meet Wadenhoe Village Hall, 10am
Multi-Choice Walks, Breakfast & Cream Tea with The Ramblers Association. Long day walk 20 miles, short day 13 miles; morning of 11 or afternoon of 9. 01604 705475 or 07724 998700.
Morning Walk – Raunds – Chelveston area (6.5 miles). Meet 9.40am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am nr Darsdale Home, Chelveston Road, Raunds
Afternoon Car Boot at Pattishall Parish Hall & Field, noon. Cars £4, vans £6. 01327 830279
Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, sellers 6am, buyers 7am. www.neneparkcarboot.info
MONDAY, JULY 22
Karaoke at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm–7pm
Roy Civil’s Swing Circus at Ye Golden Lion, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free.
Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.
Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1 or £5 for 5+
Movie Night – GI Joe: Retaliation, at The Picturedrome, N’pton, 8pm
Skittles at The Harlequin, Stamford Road, Kettering, 8pm
TUESDAY, JULY 23
The Next Big Sing! (every Tuesday) at St Michaels Church, Roundhill Road, Kettering, 7.10pm, followed by Music Theory Group, 8.10pm. For more info 07747 865626.
All That Jazz at The Wig & Pen, St Giles St, N’pton, 9pm–11pm. Free admission
Northampton Male Voice Choir practice, 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall. www.nmvc.uk
Rushden Hall Pensioners Parliament, 2pm for Progressive Whist Drive.
Salsa Tuesday, learn to salsa at The Picturedrome, N’pton, 7pm, 01604 230777.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Grange Farm & Seven Acre Covert (6.5 miles). Meet nr White Hart pub, Sherington, 10am
Northampton Friendship Centre, a retirement group meets at Boothville Hall, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 627333.
Quiz Night at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm
Quiz Night at Duston Sports Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.nleisure.co.uk
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horses, Lubenham, 8.30pm. Free. 01848 463183.
Jammin ‘n’ Acoustics, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, N’pton, 8pm. Free entry.
Rhythm Roots & Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, St James, N’pton, 8.30pm
Jazz & Blues at The Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, N’pton, 8pm.
Chris Parker Jazz Quartet at King William IV pub, Kingsthorpe, N’pton. Free entry
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrews Church, 7.30pm. £10 entry (£9 concessions)
Quiz Night at Tanners, Farm Field Court, Thorplands, N’pton, 8pm.
Learn Line Dance at Corby Ex-Service Men’s Club, 7.30pm; Improvers Class, 8.15pm. 07968 576976
Killer Pool at The Harlequin Pub, Stamford Road, Kettering.
NAB Mobile Sight Centre visiting Co-op car park, Desborough, 9.45am–11am; then Brixworth Library, 11.30am–12.45pm; and Village Autos, Stocks Hill, Moulton, 1.30pm–3pm
Wellingborough Ramblers walk via Barnwell & Armiston (7.5 miles). Meet at The Montague Arms, Barnwell, 9.30am
Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (6.8 miles), 9.30am from The White Horse Inn, Old. No dogs.