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Thursday, 12th May 2016, 6:00 am
The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary
The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary



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

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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. www.corbymalevoicechoir.co.uk

Country Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Roy Civils’ Swing Circus. The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Avenue, Barton Seagrave, 9-11pm. Free.

Barry Palser’s Super Six. Jazz at The Castle, Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA, 8pm. Tickets £12.50/£10 (conc). 01933 270007


The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

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


Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village, 7pm – 9pm/ www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market in The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon.

Table Tennis for adults. 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

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Wellingborough Town Centre, pedestrian area opp The Hind Hotel & Colemans stationery shop, 10am-1pm AND Earls Barton, High Street, outside entrance to Co-op, 1.45-3pm

Mediterranean Breads Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Whist Drive. Clipston Village Hall, 2pm. In aid of Air Ambulance.

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

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

Northampton Ramblers Evening Walk. (c 3.7 miles). Meet 7pm at the church of St Peter & St Paul, Church Street, Rothersthorpe,



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

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

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.

Cliff Bywater. Lord Byron, Nptonm NN2 7HH, 9pm.

Janet Robin. Witj Stevie Jones and The Wildfires and Aiden Pryor Band at The Corby Cube

Open Mic. feat Ian Lovell & Duncan Craven at Bluebell, Gretton,

Disco. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton. Music from all eras.

Kontra Roots Club. Earl’s Barton WMC, 1 Queen Street, 8pm. Free www.kbcworld.co.uk

Blue Renegades Band. Podington United Services Club, Gold Street, Podington, 9pm.

Stuart Leigh. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

MotownPhilly. The Charles Bradlaugh, Upper Mounts, Npton. Anight of classic soul hits from Motown, Detroit, the Philly Sound & much more from the 60s, 70s & 80s. DJ’s Paddy Grady, Matt Facer & Felix. Doors 9pm-1am. £5.


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

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

Screaming Blue Murder. Underground, 8.15pm. 01604 624811

Lab Music Nights. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01536 470470


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 07708 679452

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. 07979 152746

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. 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. 07972 680411.

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

Flowers for Summer Entertaining Workshop. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Towcester Farmers’ Market. Richmond Road car park, 9am to 1pm. Profits to support local charities.

Outdoor Film Showing of Grease. organised by Events Management students of University of Northampton. Highgate House, Creaton, doors open 6.30pm, film starts 8pm. Tickets from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cinema-under-the-stars-tickets-21820744434

Great Doddington Evening WI. Jumble Sale in Great Doddington Memorial Hall, 6.30pm. Entrance 20p, children free.



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, Kelly from 8pm.

Serious Grooves. Funk/Blues, at Walnut Tree, 21 Station Road, Blisworth, 9pm. Free entry.

Laura Lou. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton

Andy Stone. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Laura Lou. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton.

The Crew. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Chrissy. female vocalist at Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering, 8.45-11.30pm. 7pm. Free.


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

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

The Cavern Beatles. 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 Children & family class. 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)

Outdoor Plant Sale & Gift Day. Nether Heyford Baptist Church on the Green in Nether Heyford. 9am-1pm.

Workbridge Spring Craft Fair. St Andrew’s Northampton, Cliftonville, NN1 5DG, 10am-4pm. 30 stalls selling various items. Free entry and free parking available.

Northampton Food & Drink Festival. Becket’s Park, Northampton Town Centre, 10am-6pm (& May 15).

Coffee Morning & Tombola. hosted by Friends of Kingsthorpe Grange, Hinton Road Community Ctr, 10am-12noon. Proceeds to the Resident activity fund.

Salcey Saturdays. Salcey Forest, 10-12pm or 1-3pm. Aimed at families who fancy a morning or afternoon outside exploring wildlife and the wilder side of life. Children £7.50 ea (discounts available), adults £1.50. Suitable for ages 4+. Reduction for multiple bookings. www.fireandair.org

Whist Drive. Great Easton Village Hall in the Welland Valley, cards dealt from 7.30pm. £2.50pp. Good prizes to be won. 01536 770784

Boxing Club Charity Race Night. Semilong WMC, Npton

Plant Sale. Coffee Morning & Cake Stall, St Francis Church, Eastfield Road, Npton, 10am-12noon. Plants & cakes can be bought to St Francis’ on Friday, 13th May, 5-6.30pm.

Abington Avenue Plant Sale & Cream Teas plus various stalls. Abington Avenue Reformed Church, 2.30-5pm. All profits for Christian Aid.

Yardley Gobion Annual Grand Village Garage Sale. 10am-1.30pm. More than 20 garages open with more to come and maps and bacon rolls will be available in St Leonard’s Church. 01908 542322

CTC Northampton. Spring Bluebells Cycle Ride towards Daventry. 30 miles at moderate pace (11-12mph). Café stop at Old Dairy Farm, Upper Stowe. Meet 9.30am Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, 07749 477231.

Car Boot Sale & Table Top Sale. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 8.30am. £6 pitch/table – contact Richard 07887 617978.

Antiques & Collector’s Fair. Northampton Market Square (Abington Street end) 9am-4pm. Various stalls selling a good range of antiques, vintage and collectables.

Jumble Sale. at Hackleton Village Hall, 1.30pm. In aid of Hackleton village charities.

What’s It Worth. Specialists from Cheffns valuation and auction house will be at Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby. Bring along items between 10am-3.30pm. Modest charge for an expert’s opinion and valuation will be £5 for the first item and £2 per item thereafter (max 5 items). Monies raised will be for medical equipment for Corby Urgent Care Centre. www.corbyphoenixrotary.co.uk

Great British Tennis Weekend. 2016 will see courts across Northampton serve up free tennis for families & friends over 2 weekends this summer. Participating venues this weekend are Beckets Park, Abington Park, Rushmere tennis club, Northampton Lawn tennis club, Crick and West Haddon clubs. To reserve your place www.lta.org.uk/gbtw



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. 8pm. Free.

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Burt Barber from 8pm.

Backbeat. Sunday Sessions at Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 2-5pm.

Memphis Blue. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, N’pton.

Colm Lyons. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


RPO Alexandra Dariescu Performs Rachmaninov. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Sharon Potter and Dena Smith. School Of Dance Showcase, The Core at Corby Cube, 3pm/6.30pm. Box Office 01536 470470


Badminton Club. (16+) – Duston Sports Centre, Npton.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

Yoga Class. The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, 10am to 11.15am. 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.

Car Boot Sale. Harpole Playing Field, 8am-1pm. Sellers 7am. No dogs. Refreshments available. Park in Playing Field not village.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (6.5 miles) – Wilbarston circular. Meet 9.15am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Wilbarston Village Hall & Sports Ground layby.

Faith Uniting Northampton. The High School, Newport Pagnell Road, Npton, 2-6pm. An afternoon of workshops and speakers which will celebrate the coming together of communities from different backgrounds. [email protected] or call 07914 237216

Northampton Ramblers Morning. Walk (6.75 miles). Meet 10am at Barley Mow, Costgrove, Walk via Cosgrove to Old Stratford along the river to the viaduct, on to Wolverton returning across fields to the canal and back to the pub for lunch.

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

CTC Northampton Cycle Ride. towards Market Harborough and Saddington. 56 miles at steady pace (13mph). Café stops at Market Harborough and Welford. Meet 9.30am at Moulton co-op, Moulton, Return by 15.30. 01604 622073



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

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

Northampton Music Appreciation Society. presents a concert of Songs from the Shows, performed by Rosemary Leonard, Adrian Taylor & Graham Kinnersly. Quaker Meeting House, Wellington Street, Npton, 8pm. £3 entry.


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

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

Just Voices. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church 7-8.15pm. More details [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. www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Gretton Netball. Plays purely for recreational purposes, is non-league based. 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. 2.30pm.



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

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

One Mo’ Time. Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton, 9-11pm. Free.

Open Mic. With Tony Shaw and Jacksboro’ B-Road at Althorp Coaching Inn, Gt Brington,


Fairport Convention. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811


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

Body Balance. Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4 a session. 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 Npton, 7-8pm. £7pp.

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

Happy Families.Led by Maureen Cross. 10.30-11.45am, NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. 01604 858252

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

Craft Tutorial. (every fortnight) at The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. £10.

Citizen’s Income. What would you do if you didn’t have to worry so much about money? Meeting & Discussion with Barb Jacobson, 7pm at Springs Family Centre, 9 Tower Street.

Northampton Ramblers Evening. Walk (c 4 miles). 7pm at the corner of Church Walk, Great Billing.



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

Electric Experience. Malt Shovel Tavern, 121 Bridge Street, Npton, 9pm. Free entry


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.

Apollo Badminton Club. 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. Open to adults who would like to get fitter and meet other people. £2.

Meet New People. Grange Resource Centre, 10am-12noon. Grange Shops, Stamford Road, Kettering.

Bellydance Classes. with Fulya (every Wed), The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church Rooms, 1 Church Lane, NN1 3NL. 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.

Edward Lear.,Led by Richard Chapman. 7.30-9pm, NASO, St Michaels Road, Northampton. More info call 01604 858252

Quiz Night. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton.