A guide to what’s on in the county from Thursday July 16 to Wednesday July 22
Thursday July 16
Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance. Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm
A K Disco’s Karaoke. O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm till late
Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am
Debbie Rooker’s Jazz & Blues Band. Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.
Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village, 7pm – 9pm 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 Night. The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm
Bingo. (every Thurs) at Brafield WMC, located on A428, from 8.30pm
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.
Evening Walk with The Ramblers Association. (4 miles). Whittlebury & Silverstone Race Circuit. 7pm St Mary’s Church, Church Way, Whittlebury, NN12 8XS. Unsuitable for dogs. Several stiles.
Friday July 17
Disco and Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Rhythm & Roots. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late
The Acoustic Lounge. (every Friday) at the Lord Byron, Kingsley, 8.30pm. All singers and musicians welcome
Disco. The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm
Vibe@Baroque Bar. Npton (every Friday) with DJ Barney B and DJ Clue playing the best of soul, rnb, & club classics
Disco. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm
Nutstock. Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth (until July 19). 16 live bands over 3 days. Real ale and food. £9 admission (£8 adv)
Jazzin’ Around. Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends at Gayton Church, 7.30pm. £8 admission.
McBusted. Alive @ Delapre. More info www.aliveatdelapre.co.uk
Request Friday. Apollo Disco at The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
Reelin n Rockin. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Quiz Night. Brafield WMC, A428. Hot food available. Cash prizes.
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
Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. 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.
Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com
Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)
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.
Free English and American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons. at James Lewis Courts, Cherry Orchard, NN3 2TH, 12.30pm.
LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema. showing “The Lost Boys” (15) at Stanwick Lakes, NN9 6GY. Doors open 8pm. Advance booking only www.lunaflix.co.uk
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. will be visiting Kettering Town Centre, High Street (close to Greggs), 10am to 1pm
Next to Shop Mobility, New Street, Dav-entry.Emergency Poets, 10am-3pm
Saturday July 18
Singing & Dancing from Glee4Kidz, 5pm; followed by Grange Park Summer Concert at 7.30pm, both at Abbey Centre, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury. Each concert £5 adults, £4 children.
Karaoke Disco. Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late
Live DJ. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late
Yasmin. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm
Sara Spade. at Sparkle Fest, Wellingborough, 10am
2D. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Concert. Sinfonia Viva featuring storyteller Zoe Palmer. Informal and relaxed. Kettering Science Academy, 2pm to 4pm. Particularly suitable for families with children with special needs. Tickets from Royal & Derngate Box Office 01604 624811
Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, S Cesari from 8pm. Also bingo starts at 8.30pm. Hot food available.
Donut. at Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, NN29 7TL
Jessie J. at Alive @ Delapre. More info www.aliveatdelapre.co.uk
John Daniels. Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton
Kickstart. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Military Fitness Class. for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com
Open day at Nic Bec day nursery, Broadway, Abington, N’pton, July 10am–noon.
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. St Albans 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
Quiz Night. at Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton
Harrington Aviation Museum. – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)
Nether Heyford Village Hall Fete. on the Village Green. Opened 2pm by the Rose Queen & her attendants. Maypole dancing, gymnastic display, Tug ‘o’ War, Grand Draw. Classic cars, afternoon teas, BBQ, Model Railway and stalls. Free admission.
LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema. are showing “Dirty Dancing” (12A) at Stanwick Lakes, NN9 6GY. Doors open 8pm. Advance booking only www.lunaflix.co.uk
RHTS Teddy Bear’s Picnic (Steam). Rushden Station, Station Approach, NN10 0AW. Bring along your favourite bear. First train – 11am, Last train – 4pm (depending on demand). Fares apply. More info www.rhts.co.uk or 01933 353111
Beastly Machines Exhibition. Kinetic Sculptures by Johnny White at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery (until September 6)
Talk. Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 2pm. This week “The War Memorials of Northampton Town”. Local researcher Angela Malin will look at the stories behind the various war memorials and regimental memorials to be found around the town. £5pp, ring 01604 837397 to book.
Bingo/Play Your Cards Right. Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8.5 miles). Start at The Star & Garter PH, Chelveston, 10am. Ring leader 07850 243413
Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (6 miles). 2pm The Horseshoe, Sywell. Park in side road next to pub. 4 stiles.
The Masters of Magic. The Viking Club, 4 Danesholme Square, Corby, NN18 9EJ, 7.30pm until late. Also DJ Jamie Smith. Tickets £10, to book call 01536 741442. All proceeds to The Charity Pot.
Earls Barton. The BIGGEST Yard & Garden Sale starting at 10am. Buy a map for £1 from Lee the Butchers, Jeyes The Chemist, The Chippery or Barrett’s Shop and tour the Village looking for locations (over 120) who are selling the bargains. Brilliant fun for all the family.
Flower Festival. “Bright & Beautiful”, St John the Baptist Church Piddington with Horton Church End, NN7 2ER, 10am to 6pm (& July 19, 12noon to 5pm). £5 adults/under 16s free. Organised to raise funds to repair the church roof . Also 2 open air services in the church yard. Benefice Communion at 11am and songs of Praise at 6pm. Refreshments available.
Sunday July 19
Bullit’s Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Karaoke. Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm
Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton
Sunday Jam Night. Thomas A Beckett, Npton, 9pm
Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, 3-D Trio from 8pm. Also bingo starts at 8.30pm. Hot food available.
Recital. by the Nene Recorder Consort. Abington Church (the Church in the Park), 3pm. Admission by donation. Tea & cakes afterwards.
Inspired by Vivaldi. 4 18th Century concertos. Estate Church, Castle Ashby, NN7 1LQ, 7.30pm. Tickets £20 & £15. Orangery & Italian Gardens open for picnics from 6pm for extra £5. www.fiori-musicali.com or 0333 666 3366.
Rita. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. Also, bingo at 8pm.
New Rope String Band. Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, on sale from Gretton Post Office or to reserve call Andy Butterworth 01536 770302. More info www.newropestringband.co.uk Proceeds to the halls improvement-repairs fund.
Eblana String Trio. Harrington Church, 3pm. Music by Finzi, Dohnanyi and Beethoven. Tickets £12 (child £6).
Alfie Boe. Alive @ Delapre. More info www.aliveatdelapre.co.uk
Relix. (3 piece live band) at The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 7pm
Stuart Leigh. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton
Charity football match Travis Perkins v Wickes in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, 6pm kick off at Kingsthorpe Mill football ground, home of Northampton Spencer FC.
Morning Worship. 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.
Bingo. British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Npton (every Sun)
Fotheringhay Village Hall. Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea and Cake £2.50.
Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1 admission pp. Cash prize.
Traditional Cream Teas. served (every Sun until end Aug) in Pitsford Village Hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
Walk. starting and finishing at The White Swan, Conington (choice of 6 or 12 miles), any time from 10am onwards. 50p entry. Walk at own pace. See website for details www.waendel.org.uk
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7 miles). Start nr Eleanor Cross, Geddington, 10am. Ring leader 07748 618089
Higham Ferrers Footpath Group. (6.75 miles) – Stow Longa, Spaldwick, Easton. Meet 9.20am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am in the lane to the Church at Stow Longa.
Circular Day Walk. with The Ramblers Association (12 miles) – Greensand Ridge. 9.10am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance to Holy Sepulchre Church) or meet leader 10am start from Great Brickhill, Beds. Park on Pound Hill nr High School or nearby Rotten Row. Lunch alfresco, Unsuitable for dogs. 10 stiles.
Cottesbrooke Garden Fete. in the garden of Cottesbrooke Hall, 2pm to 5.30pm. Entry £3 adults/under 14s 50p. Entertainer, games, cream teas, bouncy castle, pony rides, various stalls. Proceeds to all Saints Church, Cottesbrooke.
Monday July 20
Karaoke. The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm
Acoustic Open Mic. The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.
Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.
Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 2.30pm
Singing. 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 email@example.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)
Tuesday July 21
Cool Jazz. Wig & Pen, 19 St Giles Street, Npton, NN1 1JA, 9pm
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
“Ragtime Folk Guitarist” Eddie Walker. Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Npton, NN4 8BS, doors open 8pm. Tickets £8 otd. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk
Yoga. for Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton (every Tue), 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community
Salsa Estrellas. The Picturedrome, Npton. An evening of pure dancing and fitness, from 7.30pm.
Classic Movies Afternoon. brings you films from the Golden Age of cinema at The Picturedrome, Npton, 1pm
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
Free English & American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons. (every Tues), 1.30pm at Eden Close Community Room, Lakeview NN3 6NS. Tel 01604 787246
Ukelele Club. (every Tue), Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Members Quiz. with Strawberries & Cream”. Very friendly weekly meeting & discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am to 11.45am. More details 01604 858252.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6.5 miles). Start at The Queens Head PH, Milton Earnest, 10am. Ring leader 01933 355565
Evening Walk. with The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). 7pm start from lay-by at Great Billing on A4500 (adj to the footbridge).
Quiz Night. Phil Hollis at The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm
Wednesday July 22
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)
Lavendore Rogue. Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton NN1 1QF, 8.45pm. Free entry
Buckle Up. Wednesday Beat Scene, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Free.
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.
Evening Walk .starting and finishing at The Stags Head, Earls Barton (choice of 6 miles), any time from 6pm onwards. 50p entry. Walk at own pace. See website for details www.waendel.org.uk
Edinburgh Fringe Preview. Special at Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 8.30pm. Featuring Tom Binns & Nathan Caton. £10 admission. More info www.walnut-tree.co.uk
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles). Start at The Lamb PH, Stoke Goldington, 9.30am. Ring leader 01604 891234
Higham Ferrers. Footpath Group walk (3 miles) – Chelveston. Meet 6..45pm Caldecot Road, Chelveston nr the Church.
Morning Walk. The Ramblers Association (6.25 miles). 10am from Warmington, outside Red Lion PH, Peterborough Road, PE8 6TN. Pub lunch available, use car park if patronising pub. From 2pm, optional visti to Elton Hall & Gardens. Admission £9. Pre-booking not necessary. Unsuitable for dogs. No stiles.
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. will be visiting Desborough Town Centre, Co-op car park, Gladstone Street, 9.45am to 11am &, Brixworth, outside Library, Spratton Road, 11.30am to 12.45pm & Moulton Village Autos, Stocks Hill, 1.30pm to 2.30pm.