Ten events in Northamptonshire over next seven days

The Vendetta Vixens roller derby team will be in action this weekend.
The Vendetta Vixens roller derby team will be in action this weekend.

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. Northamptonshire’s Vendetta Vixens will take on the Lincolnshire Bombers in their first home roller derby event for the season, at Lings Forum on Sunday.

Starting the day there will be a mixed team bout including players from Vendetta Vixens, Bedfordshire Roller Girls, York Minxters, Mean Valley Roller Derby, Grid City Division, Lincolnshire Bombers and the Oxford Wheels of Gory.

The event will begin at midday. Tickets cost £5 per person online or £7 on the door. Under 12s go free.

Visit www.wegottickets.com/event/212806

2. An exhibition of dance and landscape, film and photography will run at Collective Collaborations gallery in Market Walk, Northampton, until April 2.

Tim Halliday and Matthew Gough work in The School of The Arts at The University of Northampton and this exhibition reflects their shared interest in shifting perceptions of time through encounters with landscapes.

Filmed in locations ranging from the Arctic Circle to the Welsh mountains, ‘that which has become’ focuses on dance, place and time through the use of high speed video and time lapse photography.

The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

3. There is still a chance to see a range of photography, print making, drawing and sculpture exhibited as part of The University of Northampton’s Spring Show.

The display is being staged at a pop-up gallery in Market Walk shopping centre, Northampton.

The Spring Show, which features work by second year students from courses including Fine Art, will run until Wednesday.

4. The Kerry School of Irish Dancing fund-raising ball will be held on Saturday at Wootton Community Centre, starting at 7.30pm.

The centre can be found in Curtlee Hill, Northampton. For more information, visit www.thekerryschool.co.uk

5. There will be a sale of new, nearly new and vintage clothes for women and girls at the former Albero Restaurant premises in Lower Mounts, Northampton.

The event will be held between 11am and 3pm on Saturday. Entry is £2 and proceeds go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

6. Ukrainian maestro Kirill Karabits will be conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening of Russian masterpieces on Sunday.

The programme will include Prokoviev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Alexei Volodin.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Tickets cost between £14 and £32.50.

The RPO will also be hosting a family workshop in the Royal & Derngate’s Underground, starting at 1pm. The theme will be Russian Adventure. Tickets cost £2.50 (including accompanying adults). Recommended for those aged six to 13. Call 01604 624811 for more info.

7. The Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club will return to Royal & Derngate’s Underground stage tonight, with three stand-up stars to entertain crowds.

James Dowdeswell, Diane Spencer and Johnny Candon will be the comics involved.

The show will be compered by Dan Evans.

Entertainment will start at 8.15pm, with tickets priced at £11.50 in advance and £12.50 on the door. Doors open at 7.45pm.

The show is recommended for those aged 16 and over. Contact 01604 624811.

8. As part of its 2013 centenary celebrations, the Northampton Town and County Art Society will be holding a major free exhibition at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery in Guildhall Road.

Paintings by the society’s past presidents, among them Henry Bird, Peter Atkin, Chris Fiddes, G B Holland and Richard Barnard, will feature in the All the Presidents...’ exhibition from Saturday.

9. Acting students from The University of Northampton will stage DBC Pierre’s play Vernon God Little at the Royal & Derngate next week.

Performances are in the Underground on Tuesday and Thursday at 2.45pm and on Wednesday at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £7.

10. An Easter Craft Fayre is being held at the Holiday Inn (Northampton West), Flore, on Sunday from midday until 4pm.

There will be a display of local handmade crafts and items including wood-turning crafts, pictures, knitted items, cards and lots more. There will also be an Easter Egg hunt for the children, a bonnet competition and a colouring competition.

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