What’s on in and around Northamptonshire

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A guide to what’s on in the local area

Thursday

MUSIC

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

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

Corby Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm, St Andrews Church of Scotland (Church Hall), Occupation Road, Corby. New members welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy signing. More info www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

Jazz. The Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, 9-11pm with All That Jazz.

THEATRE

National Theatre Connections Festival. Derngate Auditorium, Times vary. Box Office 01604 624811

Into The Breach. one man’s battle with Shakespeare. A heartwarming drama of love, war and odd jobs. Roade Library, 7.30pm. Tickets £6.50, inc wine, team, coffee or soft drink. To book call 0300 126 100 (opt 5, then 1) or email RoadeLib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. Locally produced goods. Prices start at 50p

Table Tennis for adults. all levels welcome, good exercise & great fun, friendly social evening. 7.30-9.15pm NASO, St Michael’s Road, Npton. 07813 575264

Clubbercise Northampton with Marie. New dance fitness class set in a darkened room with disco lights & glow sticks. Caroline Chisholm School, 7.30-8.15pm. £6 a class. www.facebook.com/Mariesclubbercise

Whist Drive. Clipston Village Hall, 2pm

Quiz. Monks Park WMC, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Carey Marx & Stuart Mitchell + Support. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. £5. Info & tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Coffee Morning. Kettering Rugby Club, Waverley Road, 8.30-11am. “Youth Employment UK Business Breakfast. Booking Fee £15 www.yeuk.org.uk

Desborough Bounce Stay & Play. under 1s £1 and 1-5 years £2.50. 9.45-11.15am at Marlow House, Gold Street, Desborough, NN14 2NQ

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Wellingborough Town Centre, pedestrian area opp The Hind Hotel & Colemans stationery shop, 10am-1pm

Bingo. Brafield Working Mens Club, A428

Indian Banquet. Half-day workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Flore Art Club Exhibition. 5-8pm. Also May 1st & 2nd, 10.30am-5pm. Homemade teas served. Further info call P Powell 07710 524475

Friday

MUSIC

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

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

J for Jazz. The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, LE16 7RA, 12.30-2.30pm. Gig is free. Good food, lovely views and happy Jazz. Call 01162 791 515 to book a table if eating.

Disco. Sounds from the eras at Monks Park WMC, Npton, 8pm

PushPop 90s Night. Barratts Club, Npton, 8pm

Harkback. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

The Odd Couple. Yelvertoft Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50, call 01788 822072

OTHER

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. 5-6.30pm. £4/session. Kingsthorpe College (next to the Uni), Boughton Green Road. Call Jack, 07708 679452 for further details.

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. www.tangsoo.net

Fitsteps Class. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

Tai Chi. Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4.

R-Zone Club. 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

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. 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.

Relax Kids. New course at Stanwick Village Hall, 10-11am. Songs to sing, games to play, dance, stretch and relax. More info call Jo on 07972 680411.

Free Dance Lessons. Lindy Swing, English & American Ballroom and Latin, Cats Dance Club, James Lewis Court, Cherry Orchard, 1-3pm.

Saturday

MUSIC

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

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

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Andy Stone from 8pm.

Rhythm and Roots. (Reggae/Soul) at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.

Phoenix Show Band. Monks Park WMC, Npton

Vinny. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Magical Spring Concert. Northampton Concert Band at Christchurch, Christchurch Road, Npton, NN1 5LL, 7.30-9.30pm. Conducted by Graham Tear with NMPAT Community Choir. Tickets £10 adults, £5 under 16s www.northamptonconcertband.org.uk

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. Far Cotton Club, 7.30pm till late.

Del Bromham & Stray. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 2.30pm

The Spree. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Northampton Ceilidhs Barn Dance. Christchurch Hall, Christchurch Road, Npton, Live music from Will Hall with Cambridge Ceilidh band Passerida. Admission £9 adults, students £5 and accompanied U/16s free. 07760 197921.

Social Evening. Ballroom Dancing – Modern, Sequence, Rock n Roll, Latin at The Holy Sepulchre Church, 8-11pm. £4 entrance. Bring your own drinks.

Matt Jackson. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Free admission, all welcome.

THEATRE

The Odd Couple. Yelvertoft Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tickets £7.50, call 01788 822072

OTHER

Military Fitness Class. for adults and children at Delapre Park, Northampton, 9.30am to 11am. For info www.bpt-uk.com

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kingsley School, 10am to 11.15am Children & family class. All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

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

Harrington Aviation Museum. – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

RHTS Event. Cavalcade (until May 2). Our famous Cavalcade of Historical Transport & Country Show. Off the A6, Bedford Road, South of Rushden, For full details www.cavalcade.org.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from Stonton Wyville. Meet Stonton Wyville x-roads, LE16 7UQ, 10am. For info ring leader 01604 717947

Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (5 miles). Abington Park. 1.30pm start from bridge over the A45 (Weston Mill Lane). Park on the bridge. We will stop for a drink at the Abington Park Café. No stiles.

Quiz. Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Big Film Show. Irchester Village Hall, will be showing Brooklyn. Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm. To book www.billetto.co.uk/lunabrook , email shops 100@btinternet.com or £5.50 otd

Art Exhibition & Sale of Paintings. By members of Duston CC Art Group at St Andrew’s Church, Harlestone, 11am-5pm (& May 1). Refreshments available.

Annual Art Show. Blisworth Village Hall, Stoke Road, Also on 1st May. 10am-5pm both days.

Sunday

MUSIC

Bullit’s Karaoke. at The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Karaoke. Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton

Navy and Marine Club. Lorne Road, Northampton. Entertainment every Sunday from 8pm. Free entry.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Bobby Daniels from 8pm.

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. Monks Park Club, Npton, 4pm till late

Accrington Stanley. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 2.30pm

Reminiscence. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Cliff Bywater. Gladstone WMC, Finedon, NN9 5LG, 3pm.

OTHER

Badminton Club. (16+) – Every Sunday at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. For more info call Jay 07946 631449
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, 10am to 11.15am. Please bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions for students and those on a pension.

Tried skinny dipping on holiday?. Join us in Northampton on a Sunday evening for naturist swimming, steam & sauna. All ages welcome, couples & families. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email nsg@nsgswim.org.uk for further details.

Homemade Cream Teas. Badby Village Hall, 1-5pm (& May 2), when hopefully the bluebells will still be in bloom in Badby Woods. Proceeds from the teas will boost Village Hall funds.

Great Brington Gardens Open Day. 11am-5pm, in aid of the National Gardens Scheme and The Friends of St Mary the Virgin, Great Brington. Morning refreshments, music in the church plus a plant stall and local history exhibition.

Art, Craft & Design Fair. Lamport Hall (& May 2), 10am-5pm. With high quality artisan crafts; a fantastic opportunity to pick up some unique handcrafted products and design tips.

Handmade & Unplugged. Victoria Inn, 2 Poole Street, NN1 3EX, 1-5pm. Craft fair with music by local musicians.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (5.5 miles) – Great Staughton, circular. Meet 9.20am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am nr Church, Peternhall Road, 0.5 miles from Great Staughton.

CTC Northampton Cycle Ride. (30 miles). Mostly off-road route conneting several of Npton’s local woods & parks. Not suitable for road bikes – requires mountain or cyclo-cross type bike. Meet 9.30am Brampton Valley Way, Welford Road (nr Windhover PH), New riders welcome. For more info call Phil 07867 388592.

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

Full English Breakfast. Served in Pitsford Village Hall, 10.30am-12.30pm, last orders 12.15pm. £4.50.

Monday

MUSIC

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

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

OTHER

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

Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. Eyes Down 2.30pm.

Bingo. Rifle Band Club, Kettering, 8.30-11.15pm. All welcome.

Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7-8.15pm. No need to be an expert singers as all “voices” are welcome. More details stuartpauljenkins@gmail.com or 01604 717866

Iyengar Yoga. 9.30am to 10.45am, Perry Street – 07759 152986

Northampton Morris Men. 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. Never done it before? Don’t worry instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Gretton Netball. plays purely for recreational purposes, is non-league based and is a fun way to exercise. No prior experience needed. All women over age 18 invited to come along. We meet on Multi Use Games Area at Recreation Ground, off Kirby Road, 7.25-8.30pm. Cost £1 per session.

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm

Mums & Tots Group. at St Mary’s Church, Little Harrowden, 9.30am.

Bank Holiday Knock Out. Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Pitsford Mayfayre. Sportsfield at 2pm. Maypole Dancing, Crowning of the May King & Queen, Live music, Falconry display, White Cobra productions, Miniature Shetland ponies, Classic cars, raffle, teas and lots of stalls.

Traditional May Day. Event on Orlingbury village green with Maypole dancing starting at 1.45pm. Free

Tuesday

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir. 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. 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

The Richard Baker Band. The Wig & Pen, 19 St Giles Strreet, Npton, 9-11pm. Free admission.

OTHER

Yoga. Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton 9.30am to 11.30am. Free.

Body Balance. 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.

Ukelele Club. Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email saraspadmusic@outlook.com to see which group will suit your needs or call 0203 004 6770

Natter Morning. Grange Resource Centre, Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering, 10am-12noon. Breaks, teas, coffees all available to purchase. Come and meet new people for a chat.

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

Piccolos Music Club.Stanwick Village Hall, 1045-2.45pm. Singing, stories, games, dancing, puppets and learning. A fantastic upbeat and fun club, pop along and give it a try. £4 entry, £2 for any extra siblings. More info www.piccolosmusicclub.co.uk or call 07990 615359. Tea and coffee provided for adults.

Holiday Characters. An interesting & entertaining morning led by Angela Twiselton. Regular weekly meetings, variety of topics, 10.30-11.45am. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. 01604 858252

Gretton Village Hall. Monthly Lunch, food available from 12.30pm. All for £4 per serving. Proceeds go to the village hall improvement fund. 01536 772328 or email lizwatt263@btinernet.com

Painted Volcanoes. A place where writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. We meet fortnightly upstairs at The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com

Craft Tutorial .The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Kit and and project for the craft that week will be covered by the small fee (£10), with a demo and support to make the kit during the session. Tea/coffee and homemade cake on tap! Crafts inc needle felting, wirework jewellery, card making and mosaic.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. King’s Sutton, close to Post Office, Bulls Lane, 10-11.30am AND Middleton Cheney, Dands Drive, off Main Road, 11.45am-12.45pm AND Woodford Halse, Co-op car park, Phipps Road, 1.30-2.30pm AND Byfield, Village Hall car park, The Green, 3-4pm.

Gretton Women’s Hour. Gretton Baptist Church Hall, High Street, 2.15pm. Hymns, prayers and readings all featured during the afternoon get together. 01536 770188.

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

The Steve Summers Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry

Billy Leonard. Country Scene at Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm

OTHER

Craft Club. Knitting, stitching and cardmaking. Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play. Refreshments available.

Apollo Badminton Club. Moulton School, 7.30-9.30pm. Need new players, ideally with some experience. More info call 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 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. The Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Pilates for Beginners. Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5.

Over 30s Sports Sessions. Multi Use Games Area, Gretton Recreational Ground, 7-8pm. Open to adults who would like to get fitter and meet other like minded people. Sessions organised by Friends of Gretton Recreation Ground and run by a qualified sports coach from Corby Borough Council. £2 per session.

Meet New People. Grange Resource Centre 10am-12noon. Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering. Breakfasts, teas, coffees, all available to purchase.

Bellydance Classes with Fulya. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church Rooms, 1 Church Lane, Beginners, 6.45-7.45pm £5 otd or £4 in a block in advance OR Advanced, 8-9.30pm £6 otd or £5 in a block in advance.

Wonderful History of London. An enjoyable & informative evening led by Gerald Smith. Regular weekly meetings, why not come & join us, from 7.30-9pm. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. More info call 01604 858252

Quiz Night. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Brackley Town Centre, Piazza, outside Town Hall, 10am-12.30pm AND Towcester, Waitrose car park, Water Lane, 1.30-3.30pm