Ten events in Northamptonshire over next seven days

Gill Lindsay with her work, which is on display as part of the Seduction of Stitchery exhibition.
Gill Lindsay with her work, which is on display as part of the Seduction of Stitchery exhibition.
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There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might be interested in.

If you’re organising an event let us know by filling out our new online What’s On form or by emailing whatson@northantsnews.co.uk.

We’ll do our best to include the details in our weekly What’s On listings. (Details must be received by midday on the Friday prior to print publication).

1) A Holocaust survivor will give a talk at The University of Northampton’s Park Campus in Boughton Green Road on Thursday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The event will start at 12.30pm with an opening address from the Mayor of Northampton, before readings at the Anne Frank/Stephen Lawrence tree, led by the university’s multi-faith chaplaincy.

Between 1pm and 2.30pm, there will be a talk by Doug Rae, deputy dean of the School of Social Sciences, on the Nazis and genocide. This will be followed by a speech by Dr Martin Stern, a Holocaust survivor.

2) The Royal Bengal Indian restaurant in Northampton town centre is hosting a Bollywood-themed charity dinner on January 24 to raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

The dinner will start at 7pm and tickets are £15 per person. To book, call the Royal Bengal on Northampton 638617 or Heather Burton at the WNAA on 07761 242008.

3) People thinking about starting their own business can get advice at an event taking place from 10am to 1pm on Friday, January 25, at Northampton’s Central Library in Abington Street.

The Job Club Xtra business start-up event is free to attend and will bring together representatives from local banks, solicitors and business support organisations to offer free information and support to would-be entrepreneurs. More information is available at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/libraryservice

4) A ‘Winter Warmer’ event will be held to celebrate Burns Night next week at the Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in Guildhall Road.

Visitors are invited along next Friday, January 25, to enjoy storytelling, a hot toddy and the chance to see the exhibition, Cold Conversation.

The event is suitable for children aged eight and above. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3.50 for children.

5) NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for volunteers to attend blood donor sessions at the TA Centre in Clare Street, The Mounts, on Monday, January 21 from 1.15pm to 3.30pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Appointments must be made on 0300 1232323.

6) Tchaikovsky’s music will be brought to life next week when Moscow City Ballet arrives at the Royal & Derngate to perform Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

Sleeping Beauty will be performed from Monday until Wednesday at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on Wednesday.

The Nutcracker will be staged from Thursday, January 24 to 26, with 7.30pm performances each evening and a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday.

Tickets cost from £34 to £17.50. To book in advance, call 01604 624811 or log on to www.royalandderngate.co.uk

7) Members of the Northampton Gilbert and Sullivan group will be staging the opera Iolanthe from Monday to Saturday next week.

One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operas, Iolanthe will be performed at 7.45pm each evening, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Ticket prices start at £17.50 and are available from the Royal & Derngate box office by calling 01604 624811 or logging on to www.royalandderngate.co.uk

8) An exhibition of prints, drawings, photography and sculpture by University of Northampton students starts today.

The event, entitled Semblance, will be held at the Collective Collaborations gallery in Market Walk, Northampton, until February 7, and will include work by Holly Kemish, Suzannah Holford, Mimi Tobot and Alison Williams. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.

9) The Picturedrome in Northampton will hold its weekly ‘movie night’ on Monday, when The Sweeney will be shown at 8pm.

10) The work of Northampton-born Constance Howard is on show as part of an embroidery exhibition currently running at Northampton’s Museum & Art Gallery in Guildhall Road.

The display, entitled The Seduction of Stitchery, has been organised by the Northamptonshire branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Its members also have work on show alongside that of the late Constance Howard.

The free event will continue until January 27.

For a more detailed round-up of what is happening across Northamptonshire, click What’s On