Ten events in Northamptonshire over next seven days

Italian Job inspired art display by Richard Wilson, who will be giving a talk at the University of Northampton next week.
Italian Job inspired art display by Richard Wilson, who will be giving a talk at the University of Northampton next week.

There’s dozens of events taking place across Northamptonshire over the next seven days, but here’s 10 things we think you might like.

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1. A charity car cruise is being held to raise money for Help for Heroes.

It will take place on Sunday in the car park at Sixfields Stadium, between 7.30pm and 11pm.

Entry is £5. There will be trophies for the best car and best paint job. Call Northampton 627775 for details.

2. A bridal evening hosted by Serendipity Brides will be held at Dodford Manor on Thursday, March 14 from 7pm.

The event will include a fashion show at 8pm, hair and make-up demonstrations, photography information and transport ideas.

3. There are still spaces left to take part in a pampering day at Cynthia Spencer Hospice tomorrow.

Call Northampton 678088 for more details.

4. There will be another chance to commemorate Kettering’s World War II legacy tomorrow when the Manor House Museum shows the locally made film The Day The Americans Came.

The film, which captures the experiences of people in Kettering during this era, will be shown at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Meanwhile, at Alfred East Art Gallery, there will also be poetry readings by local poet ‘Spike,’ capturing wartime memories. These sessions will begin at 11.50am, 1.50pm and 3.50pm.

Seating is first come, first served.

5. Visitors to Whittlebury Hall can enjoy an evening of Beatles music on Friday, March 15.

A world-class tribute band will be on hand to recreate performances from the early rock ‘n roll days of The Cavern right through to the ‘Let It Be’ rooftop gig and Abbey Road sessions.

The cost is £49 per person, including a three course dinner, half a bottle of house wine and the entertainment.

6. Live entertainment will be provided by a jazz band at Whittlebury Hall as a Mother’s Day treat on Sunday.

The jazz trio band will play during a three-course lunch in Aston’s restaurant. Mothers will also receive a spa gift from Whittlebury’s Day Spa.

The cost is £29.95 per adult and £14.95 for children aged between five and 12. Under 5s eat for free.

7. The music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Herbert Howells and Michael Tippett will be celebrated at 7.30pm tomorrow when the Northampton Philharmonic Choir performs a concert at St Michael’s Church in Perry Street.

Tickets cost £10 each or £5 for students and are available on the door or by calling 07958 768661.

8. The sculptor famous for balancing a bus on the roof of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea will be giving a talk in the main hall at Avenue Campus at The University of Northampton on Tuesday.

Richard Wilson’s recent work Hang On A Minute Lads, pays tribute to Michael Caine’s last line in the famous final scene of The Italian Job.

He is also known for work such as 20:50, a room full of oil, put together for the Saatchi Gallery in 1987.

His talk, Not By Half, will take place at the campus in St George’s Avenue between 6.30pm and 8pm.

The talk costs £4 or £2.50 for concessions. It is free to students at the University and booking is essential. Email suzanne.stenning@northampton.ac.uk

9. Corby’s Rooftop Gallery is currently staging an exhibition by artists who have never displayed their work before.

The exhibition will run until Sunday, March 31.

The gallery can be found in the former library above Queens Square.

10. There is still an opportunity to see an exhibition of footwear, designed by Northampton College students, at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery in Guildhall Road.

‘The Shoe’ exhibition will run until March 17.

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