What's on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 9:52 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:06 pm
Jamie Raven
Jamie Raven



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

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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

Karaoke. The Fox & Quill, Npton, 8pm-late

Elaine Hatton. with Cool Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Admission Free.


The Festival 2016. Derngate Auditorium, 7pm. 01604 624811

Graeme Of Thrones. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811


Martial Art of Tang Soo Do at 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

Clubbercise Northampton with Marie. 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. Boothville Village Hall, Npton. Doors open 7.15pm. Entry £3 otd.

Community Craft Club. For hand crafters of all levels, meet every Thurs, Kingfisher Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club, nr Deanshanger, 10.30am-12.30pm.

ArEU in or out?. Come and hear both sides from local politicians & ask your questions. 7.30pm, St Francis’ Church, Eastfield Road, Npton.

Learn to crochet or knit. Workshops at Saracens Head, Little Brington. Cost £20 inc refreshments. This week Crochet Hearts (suitable for beginners), 6.30-8.30pm. To book www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/just-fred-9826458057



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

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

J for Jazz play “trad” (every Fri) at 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.

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. The Romany, evening


Sara Pascoe. Royal Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

8-16 Yrs Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. (Coaching), 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 [email protected]

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

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Corby Town Centre, Close to Corby Cube, George Street, 10am-1pm

Summer Candle Making Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Fun Quiz Night. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 7.30-9.45pm. £5 for teams of 4. Bring your own drink. Tea/Coffee/Biscuits. Raffle.



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, Dee Marie from 8pm.

SoulMoFunk. Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry

Will Kin. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Mod Story. Rushden Cons Club, Npton, NN10 0QX, 9pm

TJ Johnson & The Preachers. London r&b soul & funk band. Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Fotheringhay Annual Piano Recital. Fotheringhay Church, 7.30pm. James Kirby, international concert pianist and friends. Tickets £10

Royal & Derngate Community Choir. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811

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

Ad Parnassum. presents Mozart – “Bastien & Bastienne” sunk and spoken in English. St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Finedon, 7.30pm. Tickets £12 (children free) inc refreshments (7pm). Pay otd, in adv at the church or www.bit.ly/BastienFinedon

Superfly. Present their Lurve Groove Thang, The Picturedrome, Kettering Road, Northampton. £5 in advance from The Picturedrome or Seetickets.com or on the door


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)

Summer Reading Challenge Open Day. If you are aged 14-17 come in to Northampton Central Library, 2-4pm, to learn more and apply! Gain valuable experience to add to your CV or UCAS application.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8.5 miles) from Cranford St John. Meet at nr the Church, 10am. For info ring leader 07740 995707

Gluten Free Summer Picnics & BBQs Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Kettering Indoor Boot Sale. Kettering Town Centre, Parish Hall, Market Place, NN16 0AL, 7.30am-2.30pm. Refreshments available.

15th Kettering Scout’s Craft & Gift Fair. Woodcroft Scout Centre, London Road, Kettering, 10am-4pm. Crafts, cakes, gifts, raffle, hot food. Free parking.

Luna Flix Outdoor Cinema. Showing “Dirty Dancing” (12A) at East Carlton Park, 8.30pm. Tickets www.lunaflix.co.uk

Drawing & Painting the Early Summer Landscape. With Pat Taylor – Art course at Lamport Hall, 10am-4pm. Booking essential 07843 175806

Northampton Ramblers Afternoon Walk. (6.4 miles). Meet 2pm Red Lion, Broughton, nr Kettering, NN14 1NF. A farmland walk via Pytchley. Some stiles, dogs welcome on leads.

Swahili Language Course. for Beginners, Leicester Street Community Room (off Barrack Road), Leicester Street, NN1 3RS, 10am-noon. 10 week course. Fees £5 per lesson (concessions £3 per lesson). For info email [email protected], www.uaassociation.org or call 01604 779008/07974 257389

Little Houghton Open Gardens & Floral Display (& June 19). 10 beautiful gardens with some offering stone fired pizzz. BBQ, hamburgers & hot dogs with a licensed bar. Cream teas and floral display titled in the honour of “Our Queen” in the church. Model railway exhibition with home produce and plant stalls. Admission to the open gardens £3. More details 01604 899180. All proceeds for church funds.

Evening Secret Rangers Ramble at Brixworth Country Park, 8.30-11.30pm. Take a Ranger led walk around the park at night to see what you can see or hear of our nocturnal wildlife. Booking advisable. Bring torches and warm clothing. £3pp.



Bullit’s Karaoke. 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, Ashby Clarke from 8pm.

Tad Newton’s jazzfriends with Trevor Whiting. The NN Café Garden, 9 Guildhall Road, Npton, 1-2pm. Part of the Northampton Music Festival. Free admission.

Bands in the Park. Rockingham Road Pleasure Park, Kettering, 3pm. Peformance by Sonny & The Honeydrippers. Free entry.


Morning Worship. Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.

Badminton Club. 16Duston 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 [email protected] for further details.

Corby Spiritualist Church. Autumn Centre, Counts Farm Road, 3pm. Guest Speaker is Daniel Wright from Cambridge.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (8.75 miles) – Tingewick, Westbury, Water Stratford, Tingewick. Meet 8.45am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Tingewick, Water Stratford Road, in layby opposite play area.

Newnham Open Gardens. 2-5pm. Eight varied gardens will be open inc two NGS and one with ponds of Koi carp. Homemade teas and plant sale at the Village Hall. Free parking. Admission £3 for adults (children under 16 free).



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

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

Northampton Music Appreciation Society. Edna Lilliman Gala Concert. 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Npton. £3.


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

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 [email protected] or 01604 717866

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

Northampton Morris Men. practice nights, 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.

PETANQUE.Abington Park, near the Bowling Green, 10am-12noon. More details call 01604 642265

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

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

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



Just Voices Community Choir. Meet 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

All That Jazz. Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm. Admission free.


Yoga for Well-Being. Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community

Body Balance. Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. More info call Loraine 07958 382720

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

Line Dancing. Stanwick Village Hall 7.30pm.

Ukelele Club. Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email [email protected] 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.

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.

Behind The Scenes at The National Trust. An interesting & entertaining morning led talk led by R Moisey. Regular weekly meetings, different subjects. New members always welcome. From 10.30-11.45am, NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. More info call 01604 858252

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (6.8 miles) from Sharnbrook. Meet at The Swan with Two Nicks, For info ring leader 01933 355565

Table Talk. The Happy Sandwich Café, Limehurst Square, 12.15-1.15pm. Time for a cuppa & a chat about different topics each week, ie relationships, work, burnout, justice, forgiveness, well-being etc. No “teacher”, no “right answers”, but space for friends to ponder and talk. All welcome.

Northampton Inter Faith Forum AGM. Will be held at Sikh Gurdwara, 17-19 St Georges Street, Npton, Please bring a scarf to cover your head whilst inside the Gurdwara. Refreshments available.

Traditional Upholstery. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

New Techniques in Watercolour. with Catherine Staveley – Art course at Lamport Hall, 10am-4pm. Booking essential 01604 781339

Northampton Ramblers Evening Walk. (4 miles). Meet 7pm St Mary’s Church, Little Houghton,



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. All welcome.

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

Serious Blues. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Flingel Blunt. Beat Scene, Headland Pub, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm.


Jamie Raven. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

The Should We Stay Or Should We Go Show. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. Box Office 01536 470470


Craft Club. Knitting, stitching and cardmaking Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Kay on 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, NN2 6PH, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play.

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

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road (next to the Uni). £5.

Phil Hollis’ Mighty Music Quiz. The Lord Byron, Kingsley Park Terrace, Npton, 9pm

Pilates for Beginners. Abington Bowling Club, 1.50-2.50pm. £5 per session. Just turn up.

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 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.

Dealing with Offender., An interesting, social evening led by Di Liebscher. Regular friendly weekly meetings with a variety of topics, new members always welcome, from 7.30-9pm. NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. More info call 01604 858252

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles) from Arthingworth. Meet at Bulls Head PH, 9.30am. For info ring leader 01933 224122

Speciality Bread. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Northampton Ramblers Morning Strollers Walk. (3.5 miles). Meet 10am at southern end of Weston Mill Lane, Weston Favell (before the entrance to Riverside Trading Estate). An almost flat walk, no stiles. Loop of Billing Aquadrome and Billing Mill. Various options for drinks/meal after the walk.