What’s On - December 24 to 31

John Partridge and Sid Sloane in Cinderella
John Partridge and Sid Sloane in Cinderella

A guide to what’s on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday

MUSIC

A K Disco’s Karaoke. O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late

Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

Spike Drivers. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

Christmas Music and Santa. Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton, from 7pm (contact the club with names of children attending)

The Dreamettes + Tony G Disco. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Tony Gee’s Christmas Eve Motown & Soul Disco. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Oh No! Not Snow!. Underground, 11am/2pm/4pm. 01604 624811

The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella. Derngate Auditorium, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Aliens Love Underpants. The Core at Corby Cube, 11am, 2pm, 4pm. 01536 470470

Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering. Jack and the Beanstalk, 1pm, 4.30pm, 01536 414141

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are fairly traded. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p

Quiz. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Quiz. Fox & Hounds PH, 186 Harborough Road, Npton, NN2 8DJ, 8.30pm. Cash prizes to be won. Special curry meal for £5. Call to reserve your table

Quiz Night. The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo. (every Thurs) at Brafield WMC, located on A428, from 8.30pm

Table Tennis. for adults, all levels welcome, tea & biscuits, informal social group. NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton. More info 07813 575264

Masque Youth Theatre Drama Sessions. (every Thu) for ages 11-18 at Northampton High School, 7.15-9pm. Sessions £4. All welcome. More info www.masqueyouththeatre.co.uk

Yoga. Stanwick village hall, 6.30pm to 8pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Whist Drive. (every Thu), Boothville Community Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. Tea & biscuits provided at half time. If you like a game of cards please come along. £3 otd.

All Age Nativity Service. Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 4.30pm

Friday

MUSIC

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

Live Music. Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, NN17 1UU, 7pm.

OTHER

Street Dance Class. Stanwick village hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4 per session.

Quiz Night. Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Bingo. Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm to 9.45pm

8-16 Yrs Kingsthorpe Kobras. Badminton Club (Coaching), 4.30-6.30pm. Every Fri. £3.60/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road.

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead village hall (NN14 4DA), 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Fitsteps Class. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

Tai Chi. (every Fri), Duston village hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. £4.

R-Zone Club. recommences for young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. Contact Mel 07979 152746 for more details.

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell parish hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

Gentle Yoga. Stanwick village hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Craft Club. (every Fri), 11am to 3pm, church hall, St Peter & St Paul’s church, Kettering. Bring your own craft project or take part in a demonstration workshop. For info call Sue Shipham 07733 341674. Admission £3 inc tea & coffee.

Short Church Service. Gretton Baptist Church, 10.30am. For inquiries 01536 770188

Christmas Celebration. followed by optional Holy Communion at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 10.15am

Christmas Celebration. The Salvation Army, Kettering – Rockingham Road Entrance, 10am. Leader/Speaker Major Paul Doust.

Saturday

MUSIC

Karaoke Disco. Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late

Live Music. Malt + Bass, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Acoustic Voices Disco from 8pm. Also bingo.

John Burrow Band. Plus FAB Disco (Day) and Purple Light District (Eve) at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Tony Gee’s Christmas Boxing Day Motown & Soul Disco. The Romany, Npton

Rhythm & Roots. Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm (function room)

THEATRE

Oh No! Not Snow!. Underground, 2pm/4pm. 01604 624811

The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella. Derngate Auditorium, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering. Jack and the Beanstalk, 10.15am, 1.15pm, 01536 414141

OTHER

Military Fitness Class. for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kingsley School (NN15 5DP), 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

English and American Ballroom. Latin & swing-dance lessons at St Alban’s church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, NN3 2RA, 2pm. Enquiries 01604 787246.

Saturday Stage Stars. for 5-8 years at Stanwick village hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 45 mins drama, 45 mins jazz dance, 45 mins singing. Call Lucy 07788 983403

Harrington Aviation Museum. – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

Church Service. Gretton Baptist Church, 10.45am. For inquiries 01536 770188

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6.5 miles). Meet nr The Stags Head PH, Earls Barton, 10am. For info ring leader 01604 810581

Quiz. at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). Boxing Day Breather. 10am from Shelfleys Car Park, Ladybridge Drive, West Hunsbury. Mostly paths, but some muddy sections. Unsuitable for dogs. No stiles.

Sunday

MUSIC

Bullit’s Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Karaoke. Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, John Kirby from 8pm. Also bingo.

Johnny Red. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Navy and Marine Club. Lorne Road, Northampton. Entertainment every Sunday from 8pm. Free entry. All welcome

THEATRE

Oh No! Not Snow!. Underground, 11am/2pm. 01604 624811

The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella. Derngate Auditorium, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering. Jack and the Beanstalk, 2pm, 5.30pm, 01536 414141

OTHER

Informal Worship. (café style) at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 10.15am

Badminton Club. (16+) – Every Sunday at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. For more info call Jay 07946 631449

Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm.

Fotheringhay village hall. Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea and cake £2.50.

Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1pp admission. Cash prize.

Yoga Class. The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, NN5 4EN, 10am to 11.15am (every Sun). Please bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions for students and those on a pension.

Morning Walk. The Ramblers Association (5.5 miles). 10am Kislingbury Playing Fields, NN7 4AL. Use car park for the playing fields.

Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers. (6.5 miles). Meet 10am White Hart PH, Hackleton, NN7 2AD. A gentle post-Christmas walk through fields and woodland with pleasant views of open countryside, good tracks and a few stiles. Parking available at the Dudley Winterbottom Memorial village hall Hackleton, Church Lane, NN7 2AH. Please display your Northampton Ramblers membership card.

Sunday Worship. “Thank You Lord for 2015” at The Salvation Army, Kettering – Rockingham Road Entrance, 10am. Leader/speaker Major Paul Doust.

Mulled wine and mince pies. Pitsford village hall, 2.30pm-4.30pm.

Monday

MUSIC

Karaoke. The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm

Acoustic Open Mic. The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.

THEATRE

Oh No! Not Snow!. Underground, 11am/2pm. 01604 624811

The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella. Derngate Auditorium, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering. Jack and the Beanstalk, 2.30pm, 6.30pm, 01536 414141

OTHER

TCB Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp
Bingo at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 2.30pm

Bingo. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.30-11.15pm. All welcome.

If you enjoy singing. why not join Kingsthorpe’s newly formed choir, Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. No need to be an expert singers as all ‘voices’ are welcome. More details stuartpauljenkins@gmail.com or 01604 717866

Iyengar Yoga. 9.30am to 10.45am, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Northampton Morris Men. practice nights every Monday 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. Never done it before? Don’t worry instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell parish hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

Kettering Vinyl, CD & DVD Fair. parish hall, Market Place, Kettering, NN16 0AL, 9am-3pm. Free entry. Established dealers. Collections purchased or traded. Drinks and refreshments available. Stall and general enquiries/wants list, tel 01536 520547 or email outofthepastrecords@ntlworld.com

RHTS Mince Pie Specials. (Diesel), Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, NN10 0AW. Enjoy a train after Christmas. Fares apply and must be booked in advance. Go to www.rhts.co.uk

Tuesday

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir. meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. New members very welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy singing. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. (every Tues), 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church), visitors always welcome to come along and join us. For details www.nmvc.co.uk

Enfield Carter + Spacegoat. Althorp Coaching Inn, Gt brington, NN7 4JA

THEATRE

Oh No! Not Snow!. Underground, 11am/2pm. 01604 624811

The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella. Derngate Auditorium, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering. Jack and the Beanstalk, 2.30pm, 6.30pm, 01536 414141

OTHER

Yoga. for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton (every Tue), 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community

Body Balance. (every Tues) at Stanwick village hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. More info call Loraine 07958 382720

Iyengar Yoga. 7pm to 8.30pm, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Line Dancing. Stanwick Village Hall (every Tue), 7.30pm.

Ukelele Club. (every Tue), Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email saraspadmusic@outlook.com to see which group will suit your needs or call 0203 004 6770

Absolute Beginners Dance Class. – Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road), Npton, NN3 3HH, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6 miles). Meet on The Market Square, Olney, MK46 4AP, 10am. For info ring leader 01933 441270

Painted Volcanoes. is a place where writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. We meet fortnightly upstairs at The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com

Craft Tutorial. (every fortnight) at The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Kit and and project for the craft that week will be covered by the small fee (£10), with a demo and support to make the kit during the session. Tea/coffee and homemade cake on tap! Crafts inc needle felting, wirework jewellery, card making and mosaic.

Wednesday

MUSIC

Acoustics Night. Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.

Jazz & Blues. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry

Acoustic Session. The Cuckoos Nest, Clare Street, Npton, 8.30pm. All welcome.

Freight Train Jam Night. Thomas A Beckett, St James Road, Npton, 9pm.

Legends Open Mic. Kitty O’Shea’s, St Peter’s Way, Npton, 8pm (every Wed)

J for Jazz. plays “trad” (every Wed) at The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, LE16 7RA, 7.30pm. Gig & parking are free. Good food, lovely views and happy Jazz.

Travelling Riverside Blues Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

Open Mic Night. Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm

THEATRE

Oh No! Not Snow!. Underground, 11am/2pm. 01604 624811

The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 2.15pm/7.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella. Derngate Auditorium, 2pm/7pm. 01604 624811

Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering. Jack and the Beanstalk, 2.30pm/6.30pm, 01536 414141

OTHER

Craft Club. knitting, stitching and cardmaking (every Wed). Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Kay on 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. meet (every Wed) in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, NN2 6PH, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play. Refreshments available.

Apollo Badminton Club. playing at Moulton School (every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. More info call Trevor 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. (every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road (next to the Uni). Fun and sociable at £5 a session. Guaranteed to return.

Fitness Exercise Class. (every Wed), all abilities age 18+, fun friend group. St James School, Npton. For more info 07711 230109

Phil Hollis’ Mighty Music Quiz. (every Wed), The Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Pilates for Beginners. (every Wed), Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5 per session. Just turn up.

Morning Walk. with The Ramblers Association (7.5 miles). 10am from Red Lion PH, Broughton, NN14 1NF. Park in car park if using the pub. Pub lunch available after the walk. Unsuitable for dogs. A few stiles.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7 miles). Meet The Cock Inn, Roade, NN7 2PE, 9.30am. For info ring leader 01604 810581

New Year’s Eve

MUSIC

A K Disco’s Karaoke. O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am

Tony Gee’s New Year’s Eve Disco. Whitehills Pub, Npton

New Year’s Eve Party. DJ Errol Jay at Red Lion Brackley, 8pm till late. Themed “Proms” night. Tickets £10 in adv only inc cold buffet & glass of wine or port.

Oscar Themed Night. The Harvester, Grange Park, Npton, from 8pm. Live music with 40 Watt. Tickets £15 in adv or otd, inc buffet, photobooth & glass of bubbly at midnight. No admittance after 11pm.

Rondeau. (pop & rock covers duo) at The Cock, Potterspury, 8pm till late. Free entry & buffet. No admittance after 11pm.

Tammy. and Boogie Fish Disco at The Crown, Weston (nr Lois Weedon), 7pm-1am. Tickets £20 in adv, inc buffet.

Memphis Blue + Brian Redmond Disco. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Disco from 8pm. Also bingo.

Ultimate Motown New Year’s Eve Party. 1st Floor Function Suite, Aspers Casino, Npton. Doors 8pm-1am. Admission £12.50.

Del Bromham & Stray. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

THEATRE

Oh No! Not Snow!. Underground, 11am/2pm. 01604 624811

The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 1.15pm/5.15pm. 01604 624811

Cinderella. Derngate Auditorium, 1pm/5pm. 01604 624811

Lighthouse Theatre. Kettering. Jack and the Beanstalk, 1pm/4.30pm, 01536 414141

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p

Quiz. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Quiz. Fox & Hounds PH, 186 Harborough Road, Npton, NN2 8DJ, 8.30pm. Cash prizes to be won. Special curry meal for £5. Call to reserve your table

Quiz Night. The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo. (every Thurs) at Brafield WMC, located on A428, from 8.30pm