There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might like.
We’ll do our best to include the details in our weekly What’s On listings. (Details must be received by midday on the Friday prior to print publication).
1. Polish-Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska will play in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday at 7.30pm.
She will be playing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
To book tickets, log on to www.royalandderngate.co.uk or call 01604 624811.
2. A ‘Winter Warmer’ evening of storytelling will be held this evening at the Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.
The event will run from 6.30pm to 8pm. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3.50 for children. There will be free admission to all exhibitions.
3. A production of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol will be held at Stanwick Village Hall tomorrow at 3pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets are available in the village shop. They cost £6 each or £15 for a family ticket (two adults and two children).
4. Singer Faryl Smith will be entertaining crowds at Kettering Salvation Army Hall in Rockingham Road tomorrow, in an event organised by the Kettering female voice choir Belcanto.
The concert will begin at 7pm and tickets cost £8 or £6 for concessions.
5. Today and tomorrow will be the last chance to see the current production of The Nutcracker at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, performed by the Moscow City Ballet.
There will be performances tonight and tomorrow at 7.30pm and a matinee at 2.30pm tomorrow.
Tickets cost from £34 to £17.50. To book, call 01604 624811 or log on to www.royalandderngate.co.uk
6. Two events are set to take place in Northampton to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday.
This international day marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and also recognises other genocides around the world.
The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Communities Together: Build a Bridge’ and people from around Northampton are welcome to join councillors and community groups as the town pays homage to past victims.
At 11.30am there will be a ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Stone in the courtyard at the Guildhall, when Northampton’s Mayor Councillor Roger Conroy and guests will be joined by representatives from the Jewish community.
A second event will be held at the Guildhall at 6.30pm when pupils from two local schools and members of the Northampton Youth Forum will be taking part.
The events are open for anyone to attend. For more information visit www.northampton.gov.uk
7. Local people are encouraged to share their creative talents when The Core at Corby Cube’s monthly free Play sessions return on Sunday from 2pm to 6pm.
Dancers, DJs, writers, actors, musicians, film-makers, digital and visual artists are invited to use The Core’s creative spaces, free of charge, to try out new ideas.
All sessions are free. For more info call the ticket line on 01536 470470 or log on to www.thecorecorby.com
8. The Cat Protection League in Northampton is holding a homing day in the town this Sunday from 1pm to 3.30pm at the Spinney Lodge Veterinary Hospital in Kettering Road.
9. Inspiration FM will host The Band Review Show at the Charles Bradlaugh in Northampton tonight.
The show will be helping to raise money for the radio station.
There will be live music by An Army of Lights, The Mobbs, Jon Martins Italian Divorce, Fallingham Fair and DJ sets,
Doors open at 8pm and admission is £3.
10. Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be hosting a family workshop on Sunday with a rural theme.
Visitors will be invited to journey through ‘the rolling hills and lush meadows of the musical countryside’ to see how composers have put rural life into their music.
The event will start at 1pm and tickets cost £2.50 per child (price includes accompanying adults).
Recommended for those aged between six and 13. No instrumental skills are necessary, but those who can play are welcome to take along an instrument. For details, call 01604 624811.