What’s on in and around Northamptonshire this week
The Neal Astbury Show at the Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 8.30pm
Chase Me Up Farndale Avenue, S’il Vous Plait!, The Castle Studio Theatre, Wellingborough, 7.45pm. Tickets £10/£9. 01933 270007
NMPAT The Festival 2014, Derngate Auditorium, N’pton, 7pm. 01604 624811
Honk! Jr, Underground Studio, 7.15pm, Guildhall Rd, N’pton, 01604 624811
COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby
County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon.
Evening Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.5 miles), 7pm from Flore Village Post Office.
Chicken Master Class, half day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone. www.btcworkshops.co.uk
Higham Ferrers Footpath Group – Upper Dean Circular (5.5 miles). Meet 9.05am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 9.30am United Reformed Chapel, High Street, Upper Dean.
Country Weather Lore, talk by John Bates at Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough, 7.30pm.
Jonbar Archaeology (until June 22) at NN, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton, 11am–6pm (2pm–5pm on June 22). Free entry. www.nncontemporaryart.org
Celebration Cake Stage 3 course, Hockley Cakes in Brixworth, 11am. www.hockleyscakes.co.uk or 01604 881551
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
Nicki Gillis at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 7.30pm. Tickets £5
Simon Boswell at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm
Martin James Lewis at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Tea Dance, Saxon Hall, Raunds, 2pm to 4.15pm, £3
Honk! Jr, Underground Studio, N’pton, 7.15pm. 01604 624811
A Musical Theatre Revue presented by students of Northampton College at Cripps Hall Theatre, NSB, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 258666
Guys & Dolls, Kettering Music and Performing Arts Centre production at Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave. Tickets www.masquekettering.co.uk or 01536 414141.
Quiz at Brafield WMC, A428.
Stained Glass (leaded panel), one day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Quiz Night at Rushden Bowls Club, Northampton Road, Rushden, 7.30pm. £2pp
Learn to create a stunning chocolate rose using modelling paste, Hockley Cakes, in Brixworth, 6pm. 01604 881551
SATURDAY JUNE 21
Time Machine, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, 8pm.
Jed Seagar at Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Fiori Musicali plays Bach, Handel & Vivaldi concertos at St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington, 7.30pm. Tickets £17 www.fiori-musicali.com or 01327 360931
Bird Dogs, Mad Hatters, Pulse, Audio Pirates, on Church Green, Kislingbury, 11am–5pm
Shirley Marie at British Rail Club, St Andrew’s Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Neil Harrison & Dozzer at Black Bottom Club, N’pton, 8pm
Band Substance at The Picturedrome, Kettering Rd, Npton, 8pm. £1 entry
Chasetown at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 10pm
Far From Nashville at The Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.30pm
Juice at Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton
Jamie Neale at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Summer Swing Party, dancing to the Rutland Big Band at Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £15 (inc buffet) from Gretton House, 3 High Street.
Jonbar Cabaret at NN Cafe, Guildhall Road, Npton, 8pm. Tickets £5. www.nncontemporaryart.org
The Crew at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Sound Sensation, KOS Musical Theatre Co concert at Sharnbook Mill Theatre Trust, Mill Road, Sharnbrook, 7.45pm. Tickets £10 from Virginia Pope 01933 356974, www.sharnbrookmilltheatre.co.uk.
Bingo & Music at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton
Come & Sing from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” with Camerata Singers. Church of Christ the King, Kettering, 11am–5.30pm. £10. www.cameratasingers.net
Chase Me Up Farndale Avenue, S’il Vous Plait!, The Castle Studio Theatre, W’boro, 7.45pm. Tickets £10/9. 01933 270007
Honk! Jr, Underground Studio, 7.15pm. 01604 624811
A Musical Theatre Revue presented by Northampton College at Cripps Hall Theatre, NSB, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 258666
Guys & Dolls, Kettering Music and Performing Arts Centre production at Masque Theatre, Barton Seagrave. 01536 414141.
Newton Hall Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 9am–5pm. 07954 179299
Carpetbagger Secret War Museum, Sunnyvale Farm, Harrington, 10am–4pm. £4 entry,
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7 miles). Start at Rupert’s View, Clifton Road, nr East Farndon, 10am. 01604 450946
Morning Walk with Northampton Ramblers (7.1 miles). Meet 10am outside Saracens Head, Little Brington. No dogs.
Afternoon Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (4.9 miles), meet 2pm outside Lamport Church. No dogs.
Open gardens in Maidwell (& June 22), 2pm–6pm. See 14 beautiful gardens, plus Maidwell Hall School will be opening its grounds. Proceeds to St Mary the Virgin Church, Maidwell. Adults £5/Children free. www.maidwell.info
Northampton Town & County Art Society & Northants Guild of Designer Craftsment hold annual joint exhibition at Lamport Hall (until June 27), 10am to 4pm. Free admission. www.ntc-artsociety.co.uk
Village Fete & Car Boot Sale, Manor House, Seaton Road, Harringworth, 2pm–5pm. Music by Gretton Silver Band.
Flore Gardens will be open under the National Garden Scheme, 11am–6pm. £5 entry. 10 gardens open.
German & VAG Car Show, Billing Aquadrome, N’pton, 10am–5pm (& June 22). Adm £10 per car. www.activeshows.co.uk
Summer Fayre in Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, N’pton, 1pm–3pm. Variety of stalls. Free admission.
Midsummer Coffee Morning at Burton Latimer Methodist Church, Piggots Lane, hosted by 1st Burton Latimer Girls’ Brigade, 10am–noon.
Untune at St Crispins, Meet at NN, Guildhall Road, Npton, 3.30pm–6.30pm. Free. www.nncontemporaryart.org
Jumble Sale at Hackleton Village Hall, 1.30pm. All proceeds to Hackleton charities.
Learn to model a panda and a Teddy using modelling paste, Hockley Cakes, Brixworth, 6.30pm. www.hockleyscakes.co.uk or to book 01604 881551
Craft Fayre, at St Giles Community Centre, Lower Street, Desborough, 10am–noon. In aid of Alzheimer’s Society.
SUNDAY JUNE 22
The Cinqui Jam at Thomas A Becket, St James, N’pton, 9pm
Mat Roberts, Brafield Working Mens Club, A428, from 8pm.
Duncan Craven at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Fenny Stompers Jazz Band at a Summer Jazz Lunch at Harlestone Village Institute, Upper Harlestone, 11.30am. £20. 01604 843734
Jazz Duo at Mem Saab, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.
Northampton Music Festival at venues in town centre; main stage on Market Square (see Music pages).Evening ‘after party’ at Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St.
Open Mic hosted by Hannah Faulkner at Ken’s Diner, Finedon, 2pm–4.30pm
Summer Comedy & Variety Show, Royal Auditorium, N’pton, 8pm. 01604 624811
Morning Worship with Holy Communion at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am,
Craft, Gift & Vintage Market, Indoor Market, Newton Road, Rushden, 10am–3pm.
Car Boot Sale at Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info
NANNA 10th Anniversary Open Weekend Fun Show at Higglety Pigglety Farm, A6 opposite Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, starts noon. £1 entry fee. www.nannaopenweekend.webs.com/funshowsunday22nd.htm
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (11 miles). Start nr the church at Turvey, 10am. 01933 387645
Circular Day Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (11 miles), meet 9am Church Lane near Church of Holy Sepulchre, N’pton for 9.45am start from The Green in Bythorn.
Duck Race & Fete at Burton Latimer pocket park, from 1.15pm.
Insect Fair, Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, 11am–4pm. Adm £3.50 adults/£2 children. 07901 577251
MONDAY JUNE 23
Karaoke at The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm–7pm
Pub Quiz, Charles Bradlaugh, Earl St, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1 or £5 for 5+
Lone Survivor showing at Movie Night, The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
COYS Touch Rugby Club training at Dallington Park, Npton, 6.30pm. www.pitchero.com/clubs/coystouchrugby
TUESDAY JUNE 24
Richard Baker Band at Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry
Yoga for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Npton, 9.30am
New WI in Burton Latimer, Burton Park Wanderers Club, Polwell Lane, Burton Latimer, 10am–noon. www.thewi.org.uk/northamptonshire
Women’s Hour at Gretton Baptist Church Hall, 2.15pm.
The Strauss Family, with Alun Bye; discussion group at NASO, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 10.30am. 01604 858252.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (6.5 miles). Start at The Lilacs PH, Isham, 10am. 01933 441270
WEDNESDAY JUNE 25
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm. 01848 463183
Acoustics Night, Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free entry.
Rhythm Roots ‘n’ Rhyme at Thomas A Becket, St James, Npton, 9pm
Jazz & Blues at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Country Jam Session at Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Cool Jazz Duo at Frank’s Burger House, Billing Aquadrome, 8pm. Free entry
Dave Johnson Band at The Artichoke, Moulton, 9pm. Free.
Simon Honey Boy Hickling Band, at Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge St, Npton. Free entry
Open Mic Night, Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm
“Strive” with Joan Innes, discussion group at NASO, St Michaels Road, N’pton, 7.30pm. 01604 858252.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk (7.5 miles) from The Two Brewers, Olney, 9.30am. 01234 711604
Morning Walk with Northampton & District Ramblers (6 miles). 9.30am The Wharf, Cornhill Road, Bugbrooke.
Italian Fish & Seafood, half day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone; plus Chutneys, Pickles & Preserves, evening workshop. www.btcworkshops.co.uk
Higham Ferrers Footpath Group evening walk. Meet 6.45pm Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers
Learn to model flowers using modelling paste, Hockley Cakes, Brixworth, 11am–2pm. 01604 881551
Catherine Wellingbrook-Doswell OBE speaks at Royal British Legion lunch at Bowls Club, High Street, Desborough, noon. 01536 710319.
THURSDAY JUNE 26
Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul, Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance at the Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.
A K Disco’s Karaoke, O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late
Jam Night, The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm
Jazz Café at Black Bottom Club, George Row, Npton, 8pm. £1 entry
All That Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Dave Manington’s Riff Raff at Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 8pm. £12.50 (£10.50 concessions)
Karaoke with Luke Marlow at O’Neill’s, the Drapery, Npton, 9pm
Open Mic, hosted by Hannah Faulkner at The Obelisk Centre, Npton, 8.30pm