What’s on - August 20-26

Canons Ashby House.
Canons Ashby House.

What’s on in and around Northamptonshire.

Thursday August 20


Acoustic Jazz, Blues, Indie & Soul. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tea Dance. Picturedrome, N’pton, 1pm

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

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

Open Mic Night. The Artizan, Artizan Road, Npton, NN1 4HR, 8pm

Cool Jazz. Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.


Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village, 7pm – 9pm All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. All our items are genuinely baked, grown or crafted by local individuals and are “fairly traded”. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p

Quiz. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm. Free entry.

Quiz Night. The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo. (every Thurs) at Brafield WMC, located on A428, from 8.30pm

Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 6.30pm to 8pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Whist Drive. (every Thu), Boothville Community Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. Tea & biscuits provided at half time. If you like a game of cards please come along. £3 otd.

Wellingborough & District Garden Club. Salem Hall, Salem Lane, Wellingborough, NN8 4JT, 7.30pm. Ruseel Attwood and an evening devoted to Pumpkins. Non-members welcome, £3.

Evening Walk. The Ramblers Association (4 miles). 7pm Post Office, Great Brington. Park very carefully in the village. Unsuitable for dogs. 3 or 4 stiles.

Harpole Playing Field. Skate jam, event for youngsters during school holidays, 1pm-4pm

Dahlia Delight Art Exhibition. A solo exhibition of new work by Northampton Professional, International Selling Artist and MA Fine Art graduate Angela Stanbridge. The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries, 78 Derngate, Northampton, 10am-5pm. Runs until September 9.

Friday August 21


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

Rhythm & Roots. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

The Acoustic Lounge. (every Friday) at the Lord Byron, Kingsley, 8.30pm. All singers and musicians welcome

Disco. The Sunnyside PH, Boughton Green Road, Npton, 8pm

Vibe@Baroque Bar. Npton (every Friday) with DJ Barney B and DJ Clue playing the best of soul, rnb, & club classics

Kontra Roots Club. Kennedy’s Bar, Finedon, NN9 5EJ 8pm. Free admission. More info www.kcbworld.co.uk

Mod Story. The Harlequin, Kettering, NN16 9UA, 9pm.

Michael Jackson Tribute Night. Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, 7.30pm to 12.30pm. Spectacular show, with a 3-course dinner, half a bottle of house wine and entertainment. From £49pp, book online www.whittleburyhall.co.uk or call Events Team 0845 400 1406

All Requests Friday. with Apollo Disco at The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

Rita Perira. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Street Dance Class. Stanwick Village Hall, 3.45pm to 4.45pm. £4 per session.

Quiz Night. Shoulder of Mutton, Weldon, 8pm.

Bingo. Liburd Room, Whilton Road, Kingsthorpe, 7.30pm to 9.45pm

Free English and American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons. (every Fri), 12.30pm. James Lewis Courts, Cherry Orchard, NN3 2TH

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. Beginners welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

Fitsteps Class. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church Hall, behind Waitrose, 10am

Tai Chi. (every Fri), Duston Village Hall, Sycamore Road, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. £4.

R-Zone Club. recommences 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 (every Mon & Fri)

Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. Free trial session, no obligation. Call Patricia 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Craft Club. (every Fri), 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.

Canons Ashby House. Family Fun Fridays with activities designed for youngsters, 12.30pm-3.30pm

Saturday August 22


Karaoke Disco. Vocal Club, Bailiff Street, Npton, 8pm till late

Live DJ. Bootleggers, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 9pm till late

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Jugar from 8pm.

Keane Tribute Band. Stanwick Village Hall, 9pm. To book call 07830 187960. Also see Facebook page “notkeaneband”

Kelly. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Illuminated Sensory Care Charity Event. Rockingham Forest Hotel, Corby, 7.30pm. Tickets £25 inc entertainment, food & a raffle. Dress code is Black tie/Formal evening wear. More info www.illuminated.webeden.co.uk

Tony Gee’s Motown & Soul Disco. Romany PH, Npton

Disco. Scott Freeman at The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.30pm

The Heatwaves. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


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. All welcome. More info www.tangsoo.net

English and American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons. St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, NN3 2RA, 2pm. Enquiries 01604 787246.

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

Quiz Night. Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Harrington Aviation Museum. – come and learn about Spies, Supplies & Dangerous Skies. Covert Warfare in World War 2. Open 10am to 5pm (Sundays also)

An Evening of Clairvoyance. featuring Gwen Smith & Phillip Waters. Kettering Spiritualist Church, St Peters Aenue, NN16 0ES, 7.30pm. For info and to book www.ketteringspirit.org.uk

Afternoon Walk. The Ramblers Association (5 miles). 2pm Eastcote Arms, Gayton Road, Eastcote, NN12 8NE. A few stiles.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8.5 miles). Start at The Village Green, Cranford St John, 10am. Ring leader 01933 441270

Medieval Mayhem. Abington Park Museum, 11am to 3pm. Experience life in medieval times through living history demos of cookery, medicine, jesting and jousting. Watch the birds of prey in the falconry displays and take aim to practice your archery skills. Drop in. Free entry. Suitable for all the family.

Talk. Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 2pm. “Mixed Messages: A peek at the media and propaganda in World War One”. Talk given by Kate Wills, former news librarian and member of the Western Front Association. £5pp, ring 01604 837397 to book.

Burton Latimer Town Garage Sale. around the streets of Burton Latimer from 10am. Town maps showing sales locations will be available from 7 Churchill Way, NN15 5RX. More details from Mrs Janet Kirton, 01536 398967. Fundraising event for The Children’s Society.

Craft Fair. The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, NN10 9YP, 10am to 2pm. Lots of stalls to browse. Entrance £1, kides free.

The Rothwell Charnel Chapel Project. open day at the Bone Crypt, Rothwell Church, 10am to 4pm. There will be skeletal activities for youngsters, astrological demos and project staff on hand to answer questions about the project. A visit with a difference!

Warkton Village Fayre. with Steam Event, 11am to 4pm. Free car parking and entry. 4 large Steam engines, Static engine & “Chugger” engine with seated trailer for trips around the village. Tea, coffee, cakes etc & games in the village hall. Marquee with craft stands, jewellery, books and more. Donations welcome to Alzheimer’s, Meningitis & a Chjildren’s Cancer charity please. Why not visit the recently restored Montague monuments in the adjacent church.

Craft Fair, All Saints Church. William Street, Kettering, 10am to 4pm. 50p entry. Light refreshments available. Stalls inc jewellery, candles, books, crochet, needlework and much more.

Riverside Court, Weedon. Coffee morning, 10.30am

Daventry Rugby Club. Community Fun Day, featuring the Josh Granfield Memorial Match. Entertainment starts at noon. Includes beer festival, food and shopping village and fairground rides for children. match kicks off at 2pm

Sunday August 23


Bullit’s Karaoke. The Welcome Inn, Irchester Road, Rushden

Karaoke. Jekyll & Hyde, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm

Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton

Sunday Jam Night. Thomas A Beckett, Npton, 9pm

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Mick White from 8pm.

Out of Order. The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 7pm to 9.30pm (approx)

Amy Gilbert. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Morning Worship. Holy Communion at Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX, 10.15am.

Badminton Club. (16+) – Every Sunday at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. For more info call Jay 07946 631449

Bingo. Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8pm.

Bingo. British Rail Club, St Andrews Road, Npton (every Sun)

Fotheringhay Village Hall. Sunday Tea, 3pm to 5.30pm. Tea and Cake £2.50.

Quiz. at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm. Teams of 4, £1 admission pp. Cash prize.

Book Sale & Cream Teas. (Sundays thru August), 3pm to 5.30pm. Great Billing Methodist Church. Chapel Recipe Book now on sale. Evening service at 6pm

Yoga Class. The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, NN5 4EN, 10am to 11.15am (every Sun). Please bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions for students and those on a pension.

Traditional Cream Teas. served (every Sun until end Aug) in Pitsford Village Hall, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. £2.50.

St Martin’s Church, Litchborough. Afternoon Teas, 3pm-5pm

Drayton Reservoir, Middlemore estate, Daventry. Rugby and Daventry Sailing Club open event, 2pm-4pm

Monday August 24


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

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


Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp
Movie Night at The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.

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

If you enjoy singing. why not join Kingsthorpe’s newly formed choir “Just Voices”. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. No need to be an expert singers as all “voices” are welcome. More details stuartpauljenkins@gmail.com or 01604 717866

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

Northampton Morris Men. practice nights every Monday 8pm to 10pm. Ages 18 to 80. Never done it before? Don’t worry instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Keep Fit & Coffee Morning. Weston Favell Parish Hall, 10am to 12pm (every Mon & Fri)

Tuesday August 25


All That Jazz. 19 St Giles Street, Npton, NN1 1JA, 9pm

Just Voices Community Choir. meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. New members very welcome. You don’t need to be able to read music, just enjoy singing. Details – Stuart Jenkins 01604 455682

Northampton Male Voice Choir. (every Tues), 7.30pm at Kingsley Park Methodist Church Hall (opp St Matthews Church), visitors always welcome to come along and join us. For details www.nmvc.co.uk


Yoga. Well-Being at Spencer Dallington Community Ctr, Npton (every Tue), 9.30am to 11.30am. Free yoga for the local community

Salsa Estrellas. The Picturedrome, Npton. An evening of pure dancing and fitness, from 7.30pm.

Classic Movies Afternoon. brings you films from the Golden Age of cinema at The Picturedrome, Npton, 1pm

Body Balance. (every Tues) at 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

Free English & American Ballroom, Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons. (every Tues), 1.30pm. Eden Close Community Room, Lakeview NN3 6NS. Tel 01604 787246

Ukelele Club. (every Tue), Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. Email saraspadmusic@outlook.com to see which group will suit your needs or call 0203 004 6770

Absolute Beginners Dance Class – Ballroom and Latin. Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way (off Wellingborough Road), Npton, NN3 3HH, 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Painted Volcanoes. is a place where writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. We meet fortnightly upstairs at The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. More info www.paintedvolcanoes.weebly.com

Craft Tutorial. (every fortnight) at The Meeting Room, St Matthews Church, Kingsley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Kit and and project for the craft that week will be covered by the small fee (£10), with a demo and support to make the kit during the session. Tea/coffee and homemade cake on tap! Crafts inc needle felting, wirework jewellery, card making and mosaic.

Elephants Workshop. Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm. Using the Elephant Boot as inspiration, in this workshop participants will learn about elephants nad make elephant related crafts. Drop in. £2.50, all ages.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (3.5 miles). Start at Summer Leys Car Park, Wollaston, 10am. Ring leader 01933 441270

Mediaeval Northampton. (Part 3)” with Ruth Thomas. Very friendly weekly meeting & discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am to 11.45am. More details 01604 858252.

Quiz Night. with Phil Hollis at The Spread Eagle, Wellingborough Road, Npton, 8.45pm. Cash, beer, wine & prizes.

Daventry Library. Olympic themed craft activities designed for youngsters aged five to 11, 2pm-4pm

Bugbrooke Antiques, Collectables & General Auction. Bugbrooke St Michael’s Football Club, Camp Hill, Bugbrooke, viewing from 4.30pm, auction starts at 6.30pm. 01327 871797

Wednesday August 26


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

Jazz & Blues. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8.30pm. Free entry

Acoustic Session. The Cuckoos Nest, Clare Street, Npton, 8.30pm. All welcome.

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 (every Wed)

Grapevine Blues Band. Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton NN1 1QF, 8.45pm. Free entry

Alabama Express. Wednesday Beat Scene, The Headland, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Free.

J for Jazz. plays “trad” (every Wed) at The Locks Inn, Foxton Locks, Nr Market Harborough, LE16 7RA. Gig & parking are free. Good food, lovely views and happy Jazz.

Open Mic Night. Golden Horse, Far Cotton, N’pton, 8.30pm


Craft Club. knitting, stitching and cardmaking (every Wed). Hazlewood Community Ctr, Gainsborough Road, Corby, 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Kay on 07910 989410

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. meet (every Wed) in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, NN2 6PH, 1.30pm to 3pm. Nursery Rhymes and play. Refreshments available.

Buckby Feast Quiz Night. Long Bucky Football Club. Bookings in advance only, application forms available from Bucky Newsagents & The Peephole. All profits donated to “Buckby Feast”.

Swansgate Shopping Centre. Wellingborough event – Get Set To Go Around the World, 11am to 4pm. Iconic landmarks are arriving in-centre, come and have your photo taken with them.

Morning Walk. with The Ramblers Association (6.75 miles). 10am The Greyhound, Milton Malsor, NN7 3AP. Park at pub or considerately in the village. Pub lunch available after the walk. Note – NO toilets available before departure. Unsuitable for dogs. Some stiles.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7 miles). Start at Red Lion PH, Yardley Hastings, 10am. Ring leader 01604 696573

Kelmarsh Hall. Storytelling event designed for youngsters, four sessions, first starts at 11.30am