GUIDE: What’s on in and around Northamptonshire this week

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A guide to music, theatre and more in Northamptonshire this week.

Thursday

MUSIC

Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance. Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm. Free entry.

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

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

Country Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

First Things First. comedy performed by Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society at the Wellingborough Museum, 7.45pm. 01933 276838

Rebecca. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Pam Ayres. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

Chotto Desh. The Core at Corby Cube, 1pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

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

Quiz. Fox & Hounds PH, 186 Harborough Road, Npton, 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 welcome, 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. 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. £3 otd.

Lino Print Christmas Cards. Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (6.75 miles) Emberton - Sherington circular. Meet 8.50am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 9.30am Prospect Place Loop Road on A509 just above Emberton.

Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition.10am to 1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Wellingborough Town Centre, Outside McDonalds, 10am to 1pm

Desborough Pocket Park. AGM Desborough Heritage Centre, Station Road, 7pm. 07923 915580 or email keithnb1945@gmail.com

Friday

MUSIC

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

Rhythm & Roots. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

Live Music. 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

Las Vegas Show Night. Viva Las Vegas, Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, 7.30pm-12.30am. Music, dancing, 3-course dinner and half-bottle of wine for each person, from £49. www.whittlebury hall.co.uk or call Events Team on 0845 400 1406.

Doctor Moonshine. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Kontra Roots Club. Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon 8pm. Free. www.kbcworld.cco.uk

Winter Social. Live DJ at Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Funkytown. presents Jazz, Funk & Soul at Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 9pm. Tickets £8

Drum & Bass. The Phoenix Bar, Lower Bridge Street, Npton

THEATRE

First Things First. comedy performed by Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society at the Wellingborough Museum, 7.45pm. 01933 276838

He Wore A Red Hat. Gretton Village Hall, 7.30pm. www.newperspectives.co.uk £12 from Gretton Post Office or 01536 770302 or pay otd

Rebecca. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Pam Ayres. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

Foster & Allen. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470

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

Free Dance Class. 12.30-1.30pm followed by From Swing to Rock (every Fri), 1.30-3.30pm. James Lewis Courts, Cherry Orchard,

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. 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. 07733 341674. Admission £3 inc tea & coffee.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Quiz Night. Rushden Bowls Club, Northampton Road, 7.30pm. £2. 07870 332606

Christmas Stockings. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Towcester Farmers’ Market. Richmond Road car park, 9am to 1pm. Profits to support local charities.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Corby Town Centre, Close to Corby Cube, George Street, 10am to 2pm

The NAB Christmas Fayre. Kettering Sight Centre, 22b Wadcroft, 10am-1pm. Entrance by donation. Various stalls inc cakes, Xmas goods, crafts, nearly new, tombola. More info call 01604 719193

NIAG’s November Talk. The Restoration of Wooden Canal Boots by Peter Boyce. 7.45pm, The Garden Rooms, St Matthews Church Hall, Kettering Road, Npton.

Saturday

MUSIC

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

Live DJ. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

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

Northampton Symphony Orchestra. Christ Church, 3 Christchurch Road, Npton, 7.30pm. £12-£14 www.nso.org.uk

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Billy De Laine from 8pm. Also bingo.

Repro Jam Squad. Walnut Tree, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, 9pm. Free.

Military Bands Armistice Concert. Holy Speulchre, Npton, 7.30pm. 01604 754782.

Paul James. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Dance The Night Away. Weldon Village Hall, Bridge Street, 8-11pm. Latin, Sequence, Ballroom & Jive. £5, pay otd. 07718 519480 or email guido@derosa.me.uk

Motown & Soul Night. Aspers Casino, Npton, 8pm-1am. Hits from 60s & 70s with DJs’ Paddy Grady & Gadders (Radio Npton), Paul Gray (ex Cali) & Felix plys live on stage, SoulMoFunk band & The Honeyz. £7.

Harkback. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

BBs Soul, Reggae & Motown Night. Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8pm

40 Watt. Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton

Jumpin.’ Auntie Ruth’s, Npton, 10pm. Old skool R n B, Hip Hop & House. Half price drinks until 12am.

Britpop Special. Cool Britannia DJs at Charles Bradlaugh, 8pm. Free.

Jayne Stonehold. Lord Byron, 58 Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Caribbean City. The Phoenix Bar, Lower Bridge Street, Npton. Come and enjoy some Caribbean food and listen to some Dancehall, reggae, soca, hiphop, RnB & soul

THEATRE

First Things First. comedy performed by Wellingborough Cooperative Amateur Dramatic Society at the Wellingborough Museum, 7.45pm. 01933 276838

Rebecca. Derngate Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Military Fitness Class. For adults and children at 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. 45 mins drama, 45 mins Jazz dance, 45 mins singing. Call Lucy 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)

Gretton Silver Band. Annual Craft Market, Gretton Village Hall, Kirby Road, 10am-4pm.

Table Top Sale & Craft Fayre. Coffee Morning and Cake Stall. St Francis’ Church, Duston, 10am-12noon. Tables £5, Call 01604 753679 or email office@duston.org.uk to book. In aid of the Lantern Appeal/Roof Fund.

Sweet Dough & Croissants. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (5.75 miles). 1.30pm from Emberton Park lay-by.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles). Meet Green Dragon PH, Brigstock, 10am. 01933 441270

RHTS Santa Specials. Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, (& Nov 15). www.rhts.co.uk

Whist Drive. Great Easton Village Hall in the Welland Valley, cards dealt from 7.30pm. £2.50pp. 01536 770784

Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition. 10am to 1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum, Civic Centre, High Street

Coffee Morning. Nether Heyford Baptist Church, 9.30am-12noon. Books, cakes and the usual stalls. Proceeds go to the children’s orphanage in Gangama, this is supported by Bliss Primary School. Entry 50p, inc drinks and biscuits.

50/50 Auction. Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall, 2pm. Goods accepted 8.30am-1pm. Viewing 1-2pm. Enq 01604 696382.

Christmas Craft Fayre. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 10am-2pm. Admission 20p,

Autumn Fair. Held by Northampton National Trust Association at St Matthews Church Parish Centre, Kingsley, 10am-12noon. Admission Adults, £1, children 50p, under 5s free inc tea/coffee/juice & biscuits.

Explore The Archive. Campaign - Oundle School Archive is encouraging people to take the time to visit the School Archive Open Morning, 9am-1pm, in The Great Hall, New Street, Oundle. More info www.exploreyourarchive.co.uk

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, Alan Black from 8pm. Also bingo.

Baby Joools’ Jazzaholics. Denny Ilett at The Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 12-2.30pm. £8

The Caverners. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Youth In Concert. Derngate Auditorium, 6pm. 01604 624811

Red Thunder. The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm.

OTHER

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. £2.50.

Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of four. £1pp.

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

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (4 miles). Meet on the A428 Turvey, Station End, 10am.01234 713526

Walks & Group AGM. The Ramblers Association. Choice of 2 walks. All meet at Cogenhoe Village Hall, York Avenue. Either 13 miles, starting 9.30am. Lunch alfresco. Or, leisurely walk of 5.5 miles, starting 1pm. Unsuitable for dogs. Walks followed by cream tea at 3.30pm for those attending the Northampton Group AGM at 4pm.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (5.5 miles) – Houghton Conquest, Houghton House, Greensand Ridge circular. Meet 9am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am opposite Church, Houghton Conquest.

Cycle Ride. (45-50 miles) through Sth Northamptonshire with CTC Northampton. Includes stops at Harley Equestrian Café, Woodford Halse and Towcester Brewery. Meet 9.30am nr Hunsbury Library. Return Npton approx 4.30pm. Philip Gray 01604 720552 or email publicity@ctc-northampton.org.uk. More info www.ctc-northampton.org.uk

Car Boot Sale. Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough. Sellers 7am, Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot. 07712 114819

Morning Walk. Northampton Ramblers (7.25 miles). 10am Bakers Arms, High Street, Bugbrooke.

Christmas Market & Craft Fair. Finedon Community Centre, Wellingborough Road, 11am-3pm. Admission £1 adults, accompanying children free.

Monday

MUSIC

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

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

THEATRE

Vampires Rock. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

TCB Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp

Bingo at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton, 2.30pm

Just Voices choir. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. 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. www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

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

Tuesday

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir. meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church. Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. (every Tues), 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall, www.nmvc.co.uk

Kevin O’Regan Band and Linda Watkins Band. The Old White Hart, Cotton End, 8pm. Tickets £8. www.greatknightfolkclub.co.uk

OTHER

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

Body Balance. (every Tues) at Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. 07958 382720

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

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

Free English & American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons. (every Tues), 1.30pm. Eden Close Community Room, Lakeview 01604 787246

Ukelele Club. (every Tue), Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. saraspadmusic@outlook.com or call 0203 004 6770

Absolute Beginners Dance Class. – Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Traditional Upholstery. Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Painted Volcanoes. writers meetoing. The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com

Arthingworth & District Garden Society. Arthingworth Village Hall, 7.45pm. Guest Johnny Amos with Gardeners Question Time. 07803 369075

Craft Tutorial. (every fortnight) at The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. £10.

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.

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.

The Rachel Johnson Trio. Special guest Clark Tracy on Drums at the Artichoke, Moulton, 9-11pm

THEATRE

The Four Seasons by Candelight. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Phoenix Dance Theatre Mixed Programme 2015. The Castle, Castle Way, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. 01933 229022. www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk

OTHER

Craft Club. – knitting, stitching and cardmaking (every Wed). Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Meet (every Wed) in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm.

Apollo Badminton Club. Moulton School (every Wed), 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, 07425 171724

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

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles). Meet White Hart PH, Sherington, 9.30am. 01234 711604

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association. (6.5 miles). 10am from Arthingworth, outside The Bulls Head.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Daventry Town Centre, nr Shopmobility, New Street, 10am to 1pm AND Long Bucky, GP Surgery, Station Road, 2pm to 3pm.

Rock & Alpine Meeting. Weston Favell Parish Hall, Booth Lane South, 7.15pm. Guest speaker John Page talks about Plant Hunting in Cyprus

Christmas Canapes. Workshops at Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Morning Strollers Walk. Northampton Ramblers (3 miles). 10.30am Sywell Reservoir car park.