What's on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 6:00 am
Joe McElderry



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

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

Corby Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm, St Andrews Church of Scotland (Church Hall), Occupation Road, Corby. www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

Barry Wilson with All That Jazz. The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Free.

Bluegrass Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Acoustic Sessions. featured artists followed by open mic session, at Walnut Tree, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, 8pm. Free entry.


Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Derngate Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811


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.

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.

Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society meeting. Philatelic Auction St Mary’s Primary School, Fuller Street, Kettering, 7.30pm.

Free Quiz. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Rushden, ExtraCare, Imperial Court, Duck Street, 10.30am-12.30pm AND Irchester WMC car park, High Street, 1.30-2.30pm

Exploring Watercolour Techniques with Richard Allen. Art course at Lamport Hall, 1-4pm. Booking essential 01536 724866 or [email protected]



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” at The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, 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. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. Bringing you music from all the era’s.

Shred Belly. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Derngate Auditorium, 5pm/8pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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. (Coaching), 5-6.30pm. £4. Kingsthorpe College, 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. 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 Whitefriars Church Retireds’ Group. 1.30-3pm, at Bridge Community Office, Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, Rev Chris Youngman will talk about his visits to the Middle East. Free. 01933 676989.

Curry Club. Cujarati Thali. Evening workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Masque Theatre. open audition for the open-air Shakespeare’ ‘Henry V’, 7.30pm. 9 Burns Street Studios, Northampton. For performance late July.Details 01604 711317.



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, Jed Seager from 8pm.

Mark Wright & Friends. (60s to current pop & rock party band) at Red Lion, Brackley, 9.30pm

Acoustic Us. (80s pop covers) at Walnut Tree, Blisworth, 9.15pm

SOUL-ar ENERGY. The Wayfarers Inn, London Road, Kettering, 9pm. Modern Soul Music 70s – Today

Jamie. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Snog. at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton.

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

Mod Story. Brave Old Oak, Towcester, NN12 6BT, 9pm.

Acoustic Rock/Country Sessions. Walnut Tree, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.

Jumping Jack’s 16th Birthday Bash. Come and celebrate the late Jack Thompson’s 16th Birthday at Gretton Village Hall, 2pm-midnight. £5 entry after 7pm. 8 hrs of live music plus tank rides, bouncy castle, scooter display team, afternoon tea followed by hog roast, auction and more. Proceeds divided between Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, Addenbrooks PICU and British Heart Foundation.

The Great Hikelele. feat BBC Radio 2 artist Sara Spade & The Noisy Boys with 60 uke players doing a little musical jaunt around the Northampton Countryside. Meet 1.30pm, Kislingbury Village Hall, Event £20 inc Hike with coaching sessions and playing music in the open air. www.theUkuleleLady.co.uk

Kate Axten. Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Free.

The Dreamettes. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Handel & Vivaldi. with Judit Felszeghy soprano at All Saints Church, Flore, NN7 4Lz, 7.30pm. Fiori Musicali Chamber Ensemble, directed from the harpsichord by Penelope Rapson. Tickets £20 www.fiori-musicali.com or 0333 666 3366.


Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Derngate Auditorium, 2pm/5pm/8pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

The Dublin Legends. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470


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. 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)

Race Night. Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Funhouse Comedy Club. Bugbrooke St Michael’s FC, Birds Close, Camp Hill, NN7 3PH. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. Info & tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Oundle Art Group. Annual Exhibition, St Peter’s Church, Oundle (until May 15), 10am to 4pm (from 12.30pm on Sunday). Free entry.

Gluten Free Bread & Pastry Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Spring Foraging Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, (& May 8), 10am-3.30pm. £80pp, per day. More info www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Vinyl, CD & DVD Fair. Parish Church Hall, Market Place, Kettering, 9am-3pm. Free entry. 1000s of bargains for the music collector.

CTC Northampton Cycle Ride to Whilton Locks. 20 miles at around 13mph. Café stop at Whilton Locks Marina. Meet 9.30am Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, Npton, 01604 416315.

May Fete. Brington School, Little Brington, 11am-2pm. Games, stalls, maypole dancing, BBQ, bouncy castle and more.

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

Coffee Morning. St Mary’s Church Hall, Rushden, 10am-12noon. Admission 50p with various stalls. Proceeds for The Children’s Society.

Antiques. Collectables & Book Fair, Abington Church Rooms, Park Avenue North, 10am-4pm. Free.

Coffee Morning. KOS Musical Theatre Company, at The Toller Church Rooms, off Gold Street, Kettering, 10am-12noon.

Indoor & Outdoor Car Boot Sale. Day Centre & Car Park, St Matthews Healthcare, 29-31 Matthews Parade, Npton, 9am-12pm.

May Fayre. Christchurch Rooms, Christchurch Road, Npton, 10am-12noon. 50p, children free. All proceeds of sale to Northampton Cats Protection. www.northampton.cats.org.uk

Evening of Clairvoyance. (Flower Service) with Cliff Wright at Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Avenue, 7.30pm. Members £2.50/Guests £3. www.ketteringspirit.org.uk



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.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Mat Roberts from 8pm.

Jackie Faye. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton

Purple Light District. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


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. Bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions

Tried skinny dipping on holiday?. Join us in Northampton on a Sunday evening for naturist swimming, steam & sauna. Contact Carol 0870 765 4326 or email [email protected] for further details.

Car Boot Sale. Harpole Playing Field, 8am-1pm. Sellers 7am.

Waendel Walkers Club. Circular route, starting & finishing at Little Harrowden WMC, 10am onwards. Choice of 6 or 12 miles. 50p entry fee. More info www.waendel.org.uk

St Luke’s Second Sundays. St Luke’s Church, Main Road, Duston, 2-4pm. crafts, books, jigsaws & activities for the children too!

Countryside Walk – Nene Calling. Walk nr countryside close to the River Nene. Whitefriars Junior School, Boughton Drive, Rushden, 9.30am or the car park nr Nunn Mills Road, off Bedford Road, 10.30am. 01933 316927.

Rutland Organ & Keyboard Music Club. Magical Afternoons of Live Music. Market Overton Village Village Hall, Main Street, doors open 1.45pm. £6 otd.

Nether Heyford Garage Sale. 10am-4pm. Maps showing all the registered garages available frp, Village Hall.

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



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

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


Heartbeat. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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

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

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

Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, 7-8.15pm. [email protected] or 01604 717866

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

Northampton Morris Men. 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. 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. 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. 2.30pm.



Just Voices Community Choir. 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall For details www.nmvc.co.uk

Blues & Roots. Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm. Admission free.


Heartbeat. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


Yoga. for 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. 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] 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 Npton, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Piccolos Music Club. Stanwick Village Hall, 1045-2.45pm. Singing, stories, games, dancing, puppets and learning. £4 entry, £2 for any extra siblings. More info www.piccolosmusicclub.co.uk or call 07990 615359.

World Girl Guiding Centre In India. Morning led by Margaret Burgon. 10.30-11.45am. NASO, St Michaels Road. Northampton. 01604 858252

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Braunston, Village Hall car park, 10am-11.15am AND Barby, outside St Mary’s Church, Rectory Lane, 12-1pm AND Kilsby, Village Hall, Rugby Road, 1.30-2.30pm AND Crick, outside Post Office, Main Road, 3-4pm

Barton Seagrave Women’s Institute. Church House, St Botolph’s Road, Barton Seagrave, 7.30pm. Resolutions and Craft Time with Ann Burbage. Competition – make a crown for a Fairy Queen in a medium

Traditional Upholstery Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, 10am-3.30pm. £75pp. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Tea at Two. All Saints Church Hall, Wellingborough from 2-4pm for a cup of tea/coffee and a cake and a nice chat. 01933 677988



Acoustics Night. Horseshoe Inn, Sheep St, Wellingborough, 9pm. Free

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 Grapevine Blues Band. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free.

Sixties Reunion. Beat Scene at Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm


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

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. Box Office 01604 624811


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.

Apollo Badminton Club. Playing at Moulton School 7.30-9.30pm. 07425 171724

Kingsthorpe Kobras Badminton Club. 7.30-9.30pm. Kingsthorpe College on Boughton Green road. £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.

Over 30s Sports Sessions. Multi Use Games Area, Gretton Recreational Ground, 7-8pm. £2.

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.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Daventry Town Centre, nr Shopmobility, New Street, 10am-1pm and Northampton St Crispin Retirement Village, Duston, 2-3.30pm

Waendel Walkers Club. Circular route, starting & finishing at The Brittania, Northampton, 6pm onwards. About 6 miles. 50p entry fee. www.waendel.org.uk

Quiz Night. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton