Your seven day guide to events happening across Northamptonshire this week...
Save the Children Event: Rev Dr John Smith being “castaway” on a Desert Island, talking about his life and dreams of a hospice in Kettering. 7.30pmat Kettering Park Hote. Tickets £7.50 or £6 concessions. 01536 771054
The Neal Astbury Show at the Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free. 01536 513973
The Static (with post-show talk), The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Box Office 01536 470470
Radio Times, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. 01604 624811
Pathos in Vasco Araujo’s Work at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 7pm. £3. 01604 838111
Bird Quiz, Northamptonshire Natural History Society, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, 2.30pm. Funhouse Comedy Club (Dan Evans, Karen Bayley, Dan Bland), compere Jonny Awsum at Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 8.30 pm start, £7 advance tickets. Info and tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
The NAB Mobile Sight Centre visits Wellingborough, outside McDonald’s, 10am to 1pm
Towcester County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am–noon. Prices start 50p.
Corby Flower Club hold its monthly meeting at the Silver Band Club, Denford Road, Corby, 7.15pm, (demo by Margaret Aldridge). Entry fee £5.
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
Business Networking, Glen Suite, The Deco, Abington Square, Northampton. For info and www.creativityandsense.com/teaparty
10-week WEA course ‘History of Furniture & Furnishings’, 10am–noon at Canons Ashby House. 01604 813445.
10-week WEA course on ‘The Great War, 7.30pm at Upper Harlestone Village Institute. 01604 843284 for details.
Zumba at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 7pm to 8pm
Quiz at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 9pm. Free entry
Bullitt’s Motown Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Kickstart, at The Golden Horse, Southampton Road, Far Cotton, 8pm
Slim Chance, The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm, Tickets £15
Music Night, The Stables, Wavendon, 8.45pm. Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Box office 01908 280800
Country & Western night featuring Donna Rose at Far Cotton Loco Club, St Leonards Road, 8pm to 11pm. Free entry.
Ricky Swann at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Free admission.
The Static, The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470
Quiz Night at Brafield WMC
Ladies Lunch at The Church Bar & Restaurant, Bridge Street, Northampton. Speaker is makeup artist Toni Perryman. Tickets £20. Tel 01604 603800
Alison Weir, The Captive Queen book signing at Castle Hill United Reform Church, Doddridge Street, Northampton, 7pm. Tickets £5 waged, £3 unwaged, £7 on the door. 01604 622188
Coffee Morning at 2 Lanercost Walk, Boothville, 10am to 12.30pm for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”.
Coffee Morning at Praise Community Church, Kettering, 1pm to 3pm as part of Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”.
Coffee Morning (and September 29) at Woodford WMC, Kettering, 11.30am to 3pm for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Singles Night, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton. £3 entry
Comedy Club Express at the Hind Hotel, Sheep Street, Wellingborough, 7pm. Headline act is Anil Desai (Goodness Gracious Me). Tickets £10, includes burger & chips meal. Tel 01933 222827 or www.thehind.co.uk
Kickstart, Thomas A Becket, St James Road, Northampton, 9pm
Howard Smith & The Razors, Crown & Anchor, Northampton, 9pm
Thems The Brakes, The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Jef Judge at Queens Park WMC, Northampton
Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. Tickets £19, call 01933 270007 or visit www.ratpack.biz
Cambrensis at The Abbey Centre Baptist Church, Overslade Close, Northampton, 7.30pm. Tickets £10.
Myke Foard at The Foundrymans Arms, Northampton. 07747 697573
Ukulele Beginners adult/15+ at The Stables, Wavendon, 10am - 3pm. Course £32. 01908 280800
80s’ Mania at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, 8pm. Tickets £21.50, £23. 01908 280800; www.stables.org
Wordsworth & Disco, Bar SO, Abington Square, Northampton.
Picturedrome 100th Birthday Party, Kettering Rd, Northampton, 9pm featuring The Ginger Pig Band
WFMR 2012 Show at The Centre, The Green, Mawsley, 8pm Mel Peake and James Reynolds as Frank Sinatra and Robbie Williams. £10. Freephone 0800 118 5813.
Shannondore at Kingsley Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm. Free admission.
Rhythm & Roots, The Hart of Duston Pub, Harlestone Road, Duston, 8.30pm. Free
Sean Grew at British Sports & Social Club, Northampton
Eden at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton
Anyone Out There?, The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 9pm. Free.
Tariq at Monks Park WMC, W’boro Road, Northampton
Pete Wayre at the Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering
Soul Motown night at Towcester Town Football Supporters Club, Islington Road, Towcester, 8pm. £3 on the door.
Little Red…You Know Who!, The Core at Corby Cube, 11am/2pm. Box Office 01536 470470
Future Fund Hoedown, Derngate auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811
Village at War, The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne (and September 30). www. friendsofcanalmuseum.org.uk
Take One Shoe, a display of works inspired by the Chinese Child’s Tiger Shoes at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery (until November 11)
Singing Stories, join artist Vasco Araujo to create your own musical tour of the exhibition at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 2pm to 4pm. Tickets £3.
Day Walk (10 miles) with The Ramblers Association. Papworth Everard, Hilton, Papworth St Agnes. Meet 9am MSQ or 10.00am Rear of Library, Chequers Lane, Off Ermine St North, Papworth Everard
Afternoon Walk (5 miles) with The Ramblers Association. Iron Trunk Aqueduct. 2pm start from entrance to Stony Stratford Nature Reserve, Towcester Road. No dogs please.
Walk with Northamptonshire Natural History Society at Camp Hill. Meet in bus station for bus FN12 at 1.20pm
Afternoon Walk (6.5 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet 1.30pm St Mary the Virgin church, Little Harrowden.
ACES fund-raising ball at The Park Inn Hotel, Silver Street, Northampton. 01604 715044
Coffee morning in aid of Cats Friends at Rothwell Methodist Church, Market Square 9.30am – 11.30am. Admission 20p
Eden at Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Northampton
Karate (Tan Soo Do) at Kingsley School, Churchill Way, Kettering 10am – 11am. Master Thomas 01536 511216 or Kevin 07904 858577
En-Joy-Art & Craft Weekend (and September 30) at Loddington Village Hall, Main Street.
Tennis Tots for 2-4 year olds and a parent at Duston United Tennis Club, 9am–9.30am. £2.50 admission; ages 10-17, 10am to 12noon.
Charity Auction Event at Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall, Northampton Road. 50/50 auction - goods accepted 8.30am–1pm; viewing 1pm–2pm. Auction starts 2pm. Proceeds to village funds.
Table Top and Car Boot Sale at Aquadama Activity Centre, Heather Lane (off Tonmead Road), Northampton, 9am–1pm
Great Billing Village Fete, Penfold Lane Cricket Ground, 9am to 6pm. www.greatbilling.com
Owls, Bats and Moths at Sywell Country Park, 7pm to 9pm. Adults £3, Children £2. Call 01604 810970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Writing Group at Wellingborough Library, Pebble Lane, Wellingborough, 2pm to 4pm.
Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition at All Saints Church, Polebrook, 10am to 5pm (and September 30, 10am to 4pm). Admission £2
Mat Roberts, Brafield WMC, 8pm.
Live Jazz Matters at The Stables, Wavendon, 11.30am. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door Box office 01908 280800
Disco and Karaoke at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden
Spencer J, Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 4pm to 7pm
The Choir of the church of St Peter and St Paul, Abington will be singing music for Royal Celebrations, 4pm
Bob James at Kingsley Park WMC, Kingsley Park Terrace, Northampton, 8pm to 11pm
Gig Club at Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton, 1pm–3pm, ages 13-18 year olds. Bring your instrument. email@example.com
Car Boot Sale at Sixfields Stadium; 8am for Sellers 9am for Buyers. Organised by NTFC Supporters.
Linear Day Walk (14.3 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. Meet Church Lane (near rear entrance to Holy Sepulchre Church) 7.30am, minibus to Hawkesbury.
Day Walk, Papworth Everard, Hilton, Papworth St Agnes (10 miles). Meet 9am Market Square car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Rear of Library, Cheques Lane,South Street, Castlethorpe, nr Carrington Arms.
Quiz at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. £1 per person admission.
Morning Worship at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.
Quiz Night at Queens Park WMC, Northampton
Cottesbrooke Autumn Garden Fete in the Garden at Cottsbrooke Hall, 2pm to 5.30pm. Admission £2 (50p children under 14). All prceeds to All Saints Church.
Bingo at Monks Park WMC, Northampton, 8.30pm.
All-day ride to Wing Maze with Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club. Meet Rothwell 9am or Barrowden Village Tea Room, 11am
Whitefriars Church Harvest Festival at Whitefriars Junior School, 10.15am; then a shared lunch and charity auction.
Small Change at Ye Golden Lion, Sheet Street, Wellingborough, 9pm – 11pm Admission Free
Alexei Grynyuk, BBC Radio 3 live recording of acclaimed Ukrainian pianist, The Stables, Wavendon, 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£12.50, schools and under 16s £2.50. 01908 280800
Weekly Art Class at Irthlingborough Methodist Church Hall 2pm–4pm. 01933 650195
Discover Northampton campaign Grand Finale at Royal & Derngate. 01604 624811
Stu’s Quiz Night at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden.
Train Your Pedigree for Showing, Old Weston Village Hall, every Monday 8pm. For details info firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton. Eyes down at 2.30pm.
Jazzscape at The Wig and Pen, St Giles Street, Northampton, 9pm. Admission Free.
Dave Jolly at The Great kNnight Folk Club, The Old White Hart Inn, Cotton End, Northampton, 9pm. £6 on the door.
The Blend, at Althorp Coaching Inn, Fox & Hounds, Great Brington, 8.30pm
Piff The Magic Dragon in Jurassic Park, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811
Quiz Night at The Golden Horse, Southampton Road, Far Cotton, 8.30pm
Short Morning Walk (5 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. 9.30am, start from Cowpers Oak pub, High Street, Weston Underwood.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Cafe at Kettering Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, 10am–noon.
Bingo at Monks Park WMC, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 8.30pm.
Morning ride to lunch at Gretton with Kettering Cyclists’ Touring Club. Meet Rothwell 9.30am or Rockingham Tea Room, 11am
Capoeira Class at Doddridge Community Centre, St James Road, Northampton, 7pm to 8.30pm. £6 per class. For more info www.senzalamidlands.com
Bohemia Open Mic at the Jeckyll, Wellingborough Road, Northampton, 8pm.
Grapevine Blues Band at the Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street. 01604 234212
The Pat Travers Band supported by Laurence Jones at The Stables, Wavendon, 8pm. Tickets £17.50. 01908 280800
J for Jazz at The Coach & Horse, Lubenham, 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Free admission. Tel 01848 463183 for details
Blofeld And Baxter, Royal auditorium, Northampton, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811
Morning Walk (7.5 miles) with Northampton Ramblers. 9.30am start from The Old Sun pub, Middle Street, Nether Heyford.