10 things to do around Northamptonshire

Here is our guide to 10 things to do in and around Northamptonshire

Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 3:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:59 pm
Beauty and the Beast

1 FOOD AND DRINKBeer Festival. Market Tavern, Northampton. April 13-17There will be 12 real ales from across Northamptonshire for the first beer festival at the venue. There will also be a barbecue, live music and a Sunday roast served across the five days of the festival,

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2 FILMBeauty and the Beast, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton. April 14-20If you are looking for something to do with the littles ones over the Easter holidays, then a tale as old as time might be suitable. The live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs01604 624811 or www.errolflynnfilmhouse.com3 MUSICGuns 2 Roses, Roadmender, Northampton. April 15.Top tribute band Guns 2 Roses are headlining the Roadmender. Since forming in 2002, the band have played across the world. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £13 before fees.www.theroadmender.com4 THEATREDolls Abroad. The Core at Corby Cube. April 15.A whirlwind of ungodly heat, new foods and an unlikely romance in this Scottish comedy. However in the end the most important discovery is that a friendship found gabbing over the bleached holy bowl is a friendship for life!01536 470470 or www.thecorecorby.com5 FAMILYKelmarsh Country Fair. Kelmarsh Hall. April 16-17.From Hot Air Balloons, to clay shooting, gundog events, fishing displays, rural crafts and much more, Kelmarsh Country Show promises a great day out for the whole family.www.kelmarshcountryshow.co.uk6 THEATREThe First Hippo on the Moon. The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. April 17From number one bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children aged three and over. Two big hippos. One enormous dream. Who can make it to the moon first?01933 270007 or www.castletheatre.co.uk7 MUSICLucy Ward. The Old White Hart, Northampton. April 18.Award winning folk singer songwriter Lucy Ward is headlining the Old White Hart. Ward released her third album I Dreamt I Was A Bird in 2015 with her new Cupola:Ward collaboration LP out now. Doors 7.45pm, tickets £9.

8 THEATREMillion Dollar Quartet, Royal & Derngate, Northampton. April 18-22.Following its success in the West End, Las Vegas and on Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet is touring the UK.This worldwide smash-hit musical is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.01604 624811 or www.royalandderngate.co.uk9 PANTOMIME Robin Hood. The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. April 18.Join our heroes Robin Hood and Maid Marian in this swashbuckling, arrow-slinging, tights-wearing comedy adventure! The show’s cast includes Britain’s Got Talent Winner George Sampson as Robin Hood and children’s TV favourite Dani Harmer from CBBC’s Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing.01933 270007 or www.castletheatre.co.uk10 SPORTAn Evening with Aggers and Tuffers. The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering. April 19.Phil Tufnell talks about his career both in and out of cricket with the commentator Jonathan Agnew. Tufnell has a reputation as a bad boy of cricket despite his talent.01536 414141 or www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk