What’s on in and around Northamptonshire
Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm
A K Disco’s Karaoke. O’Malleys Bar, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm
Jam Night. The Cardigan Arms, Moulton, 9pm to 12am
Oh What A Night. Ladies Night, Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, 7.30pm-12.30am. 3-course dinner, half bottle of house wine and entertainment. To book call 0845 400 1406.
Cool Jazz. The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Free entry.
Carmen. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811
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. 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. tea & biscuits, friend group. NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton. 07813 575264
Masque Youth Theatre Drama Sessions. (every Thu) for ages 11-18 at Northampton High School, 7.15-9pm. Sessions £4. 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. £3
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (10 miles). 9.45am The Bull Hotel, Olney. Linear Bus 9.50am to Bromham. 01234 713526
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Rushden, ExtraCare, Imperial Court, Duck Street, 10am to 1pm
Wellingborough & District Garden Club. 7.30pm. Digital Sequences by Geoff Stone. Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough,
Great Bowden Flower Guild. Monthly Meeting at Great Bowden Village Hall, 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, charge is £5.This time’s flower demo is “Christmas Celebrations” by Sally Gee. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served. Please call Janet 01858 545428 or Diane 01858 468357 if you wish to come along.
Gretton Local History Society. Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. Show & Tell evening when interesting items from the Society’s archives will be available for inspection. Members requested to bring along any items or collections which they have and would like to show. All welcome, members free, visitors £3. Refreshments and raffle available.
Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition. 10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street (opp Sainsbury’s)
Festive Lunch. Wyevale Garden Centre, Podington, £9.95 for 1-course, 2,3 & 4-course options available (served until Dec 24)
Kettering/Lahnstein Twinning Association AGM. 7.30pm, Municipal Offices, Bowling Green Road, Kettering. Raffle and light refreshments. Mayor of Kettering, Councillor June Derbyshire will be present.
Disco and Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Rhythm & Roots. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late
Live Music at Malt + Bass. 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.
The Acoustic Lounge. (every Friday) at the Lord Byron, Kingsley, 8.30pm.
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
Winter Social. Corbin Dallas at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.
Wordsworth Live. The Phoenix Bar, Lower Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm-late
Dave Gorman. Derngate Auditorium, 8pm. 01604 624811
Screaming Blue Murder. Underground, 8.15pm. 01604 624811
Corby Youth Arts Slam. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470
Street Dance Class. Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4
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, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. 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. For young people aged 8-13 years at the Community Ctr, Olden Road, Rectory Farm, 5pm to 6pm. 07979 152746.
Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)
Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com
Craft Club. (every Fri), 11am to 3pm, Church Hall, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettering. Call Sue Shipham 07733 341674. £3 inc tea & coffee.
Country Living Workshops. Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, Stained Glass Christmas Decorations or Christmas Pud and Mincemeat. www.btcworkshops.co.uk
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Kettering Town Centre, High Street (close to Greggs), 10am to 1pm
Karaoke Disco. Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late
Live DJ. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late
Live Music at Malt + Bass. 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.
Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Ali from 8pm. Also bingo.
Mod Story. Maltsters, Weedon, 9pm.
Box Eddy. Walnut Inn, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.
Andy Stone. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton
Acoustic Us. Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm
The Two Tones. The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Npton, 8pm. £5.
Jumpin’. Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 10pm. Old skool R n B, Hip Hop & House. Half price drinks until 12am.
DHT. Lord Byron, 58 Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton,9pm
Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. The Romany, Npton
Steve Perry. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.45pm. Also, Bingo and Open The Box. Free.
Northampton Chamber Choir. Music by contemporary composers. in St Matthews Church, Npton, 7.30pm. £10 from St Giles Music, choir members or 01604 635959
Music Over Matter. house event at The Phoenix Bar, Lower Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm-late
Strictly Northampton. Derngate Auditorium, 8pm. 01604 624811
Military Fitness Class. Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. www.bpt-uk.com
Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kingsley School, 10am to 11.15am www.tangsoo.net
English and American Ballroom. Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 2pm. 01604 787246.
Saturday Stage Stars. for 5-8 years at Stanwick Village Hall, 11.15am. £10.50 per week. 07788 983403
Quiz Night. 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)
Thrapston Film Night. Thrapston Plaza Centre, doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Admission £5. 01832 733521
Baby and Kids Nearly New Sale. The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, 10-12pm. Entrance £1, kids free. 07577 701161 or email email@example.com
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (9 miles). Meet nr the Church, Tur Langton, 10am. 01604 717947
Rushden Station. Station Approach, Rushden, will be taking bookings for their Santa Specials on Dec 12 & 13 Ticket office open 2.30-5.30pm (& Dec 5, 2-4pm). Or go to www.rhts.co.uk to book online.
Funhouse Comedy Club. Bugbrooke St Michaels FC, Birds Close, Camp Hill. Doors open 7pm. Info and tickets (£12 in adv) www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
Friends of Kingsthorpe Grange. Festive Bazaar. Pastures Community Centre, Welford Road, 10.30am-12.30pm. Money is being raised towards our residents’ Christmas presents.
Christmas Bazaar. Held by Cystic Fibrosis Trust Earls Barton Group. Church Hall, Earls Barton, 10am-12.30pm. Free entry.
Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (4.5 miles). 2pm Hunsbury Hill Country Park car park. Hunsbury Hill Road, Northampton, opp St Benedict’s Church. No stiles.
Pre-Christmas Extravaganza. Holy Trinity Church Hall, Desborough, 10am-12noon.
Winter Market. St Marys Church, Knox Road, Wellingborough, 11am.
Afternoon Walk with Northampton Ramblers (5 miles). Meet 1pm at southern end of Weston Mill Lane, Weston Favell (before entrance to Riverside Trading Estate), NN3 3HJ. Relatively flat walk via Billing Aqua Park, Billing Mill and Little Houghton – no stiles. There should be ample parking on Weston Mill Lane. Dogs must be on leads please.
Burton Latimer. Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition,10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street
Kingsthorpe College Christmas Fair. 12-2pm. Over 40 stalls, find unique Christmas gifts, gorgeous decorations and delicious food treats. Lots of festive performances by dancers, choirs and musicians. Face painting and fair games for kids. Free entry.
Harringworth Christmas Bazaar. John the Baptist Church, 10.30am-1.30pm. Entry £1 inc coffee or tea and a mince pie. Exciting local stalls as well as the famous Harringowrth Hamper Raffle and “Made in Harringworth” stall. There will also be Spinning Wheel demos and a chance to meet a local children’s author.
Craft Sale. Weston Favell Community Hall
Charity Grotto. (& Nov 22) at Wyevale Garden Centre, Podington, . Come and see Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. He’s waiting for your Christmas wishes! Sat, 10.45am-1.30pm & 2-3pm; Sun 11.15am-1.30pm & 2-3pm. Tickets £7, can be purchased at the centre.
Christmas Fayre. Towcester Methodist Church, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Free entry. Stalls, homemade cakes and coffee.
Christmas Fayre. Pitsford Village Hall, 10.30am to 1.30pm. Christmas decorations, crafts, homemade cakes. Bring buy toy stall etc. Organised by Pitsford Scout Group
CTC Northampton Brisk Cycle Ride. Castle Ashby café. 35 miles at 15mph. Meet 9.30am nr Hunsbury Hill library, Overslade Close, NN4 0RZ. 07867 388592.
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, Ashby Clarke from 8pm. Also bingo.
Double D. Lord Byron, 58 Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 4-6pm
Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends. Greg Abate (USA sax/flute star) at The Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 12-2.30pm. £10
BirdDogs. St James WMC, Weedon Road, Npton, 3-6pm.
Bay City Rollers. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470
Noel Fielding. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
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.
Rainbow Craft Event Christmas Fair. Stanwick Village Hall, Spencer parade, 10am-3pm. Lots of fantastic stalls selling beautiful handmade items made by local craftspeople. Refreshments and cakes available. Live Christmas music, Children’s craft activity table. Free entry. www.rainbowcraftevents.co.uk
Circular Walk. Waendel Walkers Club. Choice of either 6 or 12 mile routes starting & finishing at The Kings Arms, Thrapston, any time from 10am onwards. For more info www.waendel.org.uk. 50p entry fee
Circular Day Walk. The Ramblers Association (11.5 miles). Meet leader 8.45am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance to Holy Sepulchre Church) for 9.30am start from Alderton, junction of Pury Road and Spring Lane. Lunch alfresco. Possibel put stop. Relaxed pace. Unsuitable for dogs.
Car Boot Sale. Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am; Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info. Tel 07712 114819
Karaoke. The Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 4pm to 7pm
Acoustic Open Mic. The Woolpack, Rothwell from 9pm.
Four Great Hands at One Grand Piano. Northampton Music Appreciation Society Concert, Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Npton, 7.30pm. Admission £3.
The Steve Summers Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry
Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp
Movie Night. at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Amy. Free entry.
Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 2.30pm
Bingo. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.30-11.15pm. All welcome.
Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk
Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)
Just Voices Community Choir. meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682
Northampton Male Voice Choir. (every Tues), 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall visitors always welcome to come along and join us. www.nmvc.co.uk
Gareth Malone. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
Yoga. 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 7.15pm.
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 email@example.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 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.
Gluten Free Christmas. Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6.5 miles). Meet 10am, parking (fee) in car park with care on Pitsford Causeway, 01536 710427
Members Music Choices. an enjoyable morning of music, 10.45am-12noon. NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton. 01604 858252
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.
Tenth Electric. King Billy, Npton
Jefferson Kane Band. Wednesday Beat Scene, The Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Free.
Open Mic Night. Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm
The Dave Johnson Band. Artichoke, Moulton, 9-11pm
The Snow Queen. Royal Auditorium, 2.15pm. 01604 624811
Jools Holland. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811
Craft Club. knitting, stitching and cardmaking (every Wed). Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. 07910 989410
Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. meet (every Wed) in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm.
Apollo Badminton Club. playing at Moulton School (every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with experience. 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.
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.
Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles). The Lamb PH, Stoke Goldington, 9.30am. 01234 713526
Morning Walk. The Ramblers Association (7 miles). 10am Dukes Arms, Woodford (nr Thrapston). Park in pub car park if frequenting pub after walk, otherwise park around the Green. Pub lunch available after the walk. Unsuitable for dogs. 5 stiles.
World Vision, Armenia, a really interesting talk by Hilary Spurrier. Why not come along, join in, have tea & biscuits and meet some very friendly people. NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 7.30pm. More info 01604 858252
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. at Desborough Town Centre, Co-op car park, Gladstone Street, 9.45am to 11am AND Brixworth, outside Library, Spratton Road, 11.30am-12.45pm AND Moulton Village Autos, Stocks Hill, 1.30-2.30pm.