What’s on July 9-15

Kimbolton Country Fayre
Kimbolton Country Fayre

What’s on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday July 9


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

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

All That Jazz. Stirrup Cup, Barton Seagrave, 9pm. Free entry.

Variations Concert. Rockingham Road Baptist Church, Kettering, 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7, otd or 01536 710218.

Country Jam Session. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Rushden Mission Brass Band. Heritage Chapel Halls, Park Road, Rushden, 7.30pm. Free but donations welcome.

Oxjam Northampton Takeover Launch Party. The Victoria Inn, Poole Street, Npton, NN1 3EX, 7pm. Live music from Evil Big Grin, Skybeard and many more!! Free entry with donations gratefully received. www.OxhamNorthampton.co.uk


Frantic Assembly – No Way Back. The Core at Corby Cube, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01536 470470

Moulton Theatre. Rape of the Belt, 7.30pm, £6.50 - £8, enquiries to the box office 07704 483516, evenings only


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

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon. We welcome browsers – our prices start at 50p

Quiz at 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, A428, from 8.30pm

Yoga at Stanwick Village Hall, 6.30pm to 8pm. 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Alfresco Flowers for Summer Entertaining. Floristry Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Wellingborough Town Centre, Outside McDonalds, 10am to 1pm

Friday July 10


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

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

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

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

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

Hunsbury Harmonettes. The Sacred Heart Church, Pyramid Close, Weston Favell, Npton, NN3 8DP, 7pm. £5 available from John Sleet 07982 511029, Sheila Dowling 01604 633150 or otd. Proceeds to The Karuri School Project.

Sound Sensation Summer Concert. St James Church, Grafton Underwood, 7.30pm. Tickets £6 (inc interval refreshments) otd or from 01536 330407/330380

Sara Spade. The Labour Club, Npton Annual Gala Concert in Holcot Church, 7.30pm. Children’s choir, brass ensemble plus other musical items. Tickets £12 from 01604 781611/791246

Shred Belly. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Frantic Assembly – No Way Back. The Core at Corby Cube, 2.30pm/7.30pm. 01536 470470

Moulton Theatre. Rape of the Belt, 7.30pm, £6.50 - £8, enquiries to the box office 07704 483516, evenings only

Much Ado About Nothing. The Castle, Wellingborough, 7.30pm, Tickets for the show from £14


Quiz Night. Brafield WMC, A428. Hot food available. Cash prizes.

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

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. 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. £4.

R-Zone Club. 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.

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.

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

Antipasti & Prosecco. Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE, 7pm to 9pm. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club. Holiday Inn, Geddington Road, Corby, NN18 8ET, doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £15 adv inc drink & nibbles. Info & tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

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

American BBQ Fundraiser. Brampton View Care Home, 2pm to 4pm. Burgers, hotdogs, smores & ice cream. Country & Western music by The Dentores

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Visiting Corby Town Centre, Close to Corby Cube, George Street, 10am to 2pm

Quiz Night. All Saints Church, William Street, Kettering, 7.30pm. £5 per team. Bring your own drinks but refreshments will be available. Call 07887 617978

Professional Magic. presents Something Tricky 2, Kettering Science Academy, Deeble Road, Kettering,, 7pm www.SomethingTricky.co.uk

Formula Student (FS). Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, run by Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Silverstone Circuit (until July 12), 9am to 6pm. Experience the innovation, engagement, fun and race atmosphere of over 3,000 inspired and talented students from all over the world. www.formulastudent.com

Saturday July 11


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

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

Cain Rising. Walnut Tree Inn, Station Road, Blisworth, 9pm. Free.

Fascination. The Duo at Monks Park WMC, 259 Wellingborough Road, Npton

Retrobution. Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, NN29 7TL

J Faye. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Soul Legends. The Castle, Wellingborough, 7.30pm. 01933 270007

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

Kate Axten. Kettering Rifle Band Club, Havelock Street, Kettering

An Edwardian Summer. Northampton Chamber Choir Concert at All Saints Church, Brixworth, 7.30pm. £10 from St Giles Music, by phone 01604 635959 or otd

Prime Mustard. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

The 11th Northampton Boys’ Brigade Grand Concert. Featuring Northampton Male Voice Choir & Rushden Town Band. Spinney Hill Theatre (NSG) , 7.30pm. Tickets Adults £8/Children £5, from 07729 177824 or email 11northampton@boys-brigade.org.uk


Northampton Dance Festival. Competition, Derngate Auditorium, 9am. Box Office 01604 624811

Northampton Dance Festival. Gala, Derngate Auditorium, 6.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Moulton Theatre. Rape of the Belt, 7.30pm, £6.50 - £8, enquiries to the box office 07704 483516, evenings only


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

English and American Ballroom. Latin & Swing-Dance Lessons at St Albans Church, Broadmead Ave, N’pton, 2pm. 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)

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (9.5 miles). Start at High Street C.P.. Wendover, 10am. Ring leader 01604 450946.

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association. (5.5 miles). 2pm outside Barley Mow, Cosgrove, MK19 7JD. Unsuitable for dogs.

Let’s Sew: A Classic Summer Shift Dress. Country Living Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, NN12 8HE. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

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

Woodford Fun Day. In aid of the Air Ambulance at Woodford WMC. Live music, dog show, stalls, bouncy castles, BBQ, disco, chicken dinner raffles and lots more. Remembering late Stewardess Bev Peacock.

Dahlia Delights. Solo exhibition of new work by Northampton Professional, International Selling Artist and MA Fine Art graduate Angela Stanbridge (until Sep 27). The Charles Rennie Mackintosh House & Galleries, 78 Derngate, Npton, NN1 1UH. Free entry to gallery. www.78derngate.org.uk

Cosgrove Canal Festival & Craft Fair, 10am to 5pm (& July 12, 10am to 4pm). Festival at Lock Lane, Grand Union Canal, MK19 7JR & Craft Fair at Village Hall, Bridge Road, MK19 7JA. Historic and trade boats, stalls, games and entertainment. Cream teas and cakes.

Flore Dog Show & Family Fun Day. Brodie Lodge Playing Field, NN7 4LS. 10am to 10pm. 15 classes sponsored by James Wellbeloved, have a go agility & flyball, veterinary & behaviourist advice. Minibeast roadshow, stalls duck race, raffle live music, dancing dogs, BBQ and more. Raising money for Medical Detection Dogs, Milton Keynes

Duston Parish Summer Fayre. St Luke’s Church, Duston & the Vicarage Garden (Main Road), 11am to 3pm. Cakes, raffle, books, puzzles, gifts, tombolas, games BBQ & refreshments. Entertainment by Northampton Pipe Band, 1pm. Free admission.

Coffee Morning. Northampton Hope Centre, Christ Church Hall, Christchurch Road, 10am to 12noon. Refreshments and various stalls.

Rothwell Carnival & Fete. Parade at 1pm Moorfield Road, Fet at Manor Park, 1.45pm.

Kettering vinyl CD and DVD Fair. Parish Hall, Market Place, 9am-3pm, free entry.

Mad Hatter Tea Party. From 10am - 4pm, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Dressing up is welcome but not obligatory. There will be live music and a eat as much as you like buffet including a free ‘mocktail’

Vintage Jumble. 11am - 2pm. St Mathews, Kingsley Park Terrace. Tea and homemade cakes, stalls inside the Parish centre and outside on the lawn. Tel: 07827 228747

Sunday July 12


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

Jack’s Hill Café. Presents the famous Ton Up Day, A5 Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 8ET. Live music The Rapiers. Bike Show. (Pre-party 50s & 60s vinyl on the deck on Sat, July 11). www.jackshillcafe.com

Jackie Faye. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton


Stepping Out Communities. Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, NN10 9HX. Breakfast at the Junior School, 10.15am, Silver Service church service, 10.30am and Books ‘n’ More Reading Group at Beans in Higham Ferrers, 10.30am

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)

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

Circular Day Walk. The Ramblers Association (12 miles). HS2 Walk – 8.45am Church Lane (adj to rear entrance Holy Sepulchre Church) or meet leader 9.30am Bell Inn, Church Street, Helmdon. Lunch alfresco.

Kimbolton Country Fayre in the grounds of Kimbolton Castle. Classic cars, over 80 stalls, stage and ring events (from 12noon), music from Galaxy Swing Band, dancing & various rides and much more. More info www.kimboltoncountryfayre.com

Recital. Nene Recorder Consort. Abington Church, 3pm. Admission by donation.

French Market. The Rural Shopping Yard, Castle Ashby, NN7 1JF, 9am to 5pm. 200 stalls and a bar with local beer and cider. Free entry and free parking.

Dog show. Rockingham Village Hall Dog Show, entries, 1pm, judging at 2pm, dogshow@rockinghamvillage.co.uk for further details/enquiries

Monday July 13


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. The Picturedrome, Npton, 8pm. Free entry.

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

Just Voices choir. 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. Instruction is given. More info www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

Tuesday July 14


The Tongue & Groove Big Band. Wig & Pen, 19 St Giles Street, Npton, 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.

Bingo. Monks Park WMC, N’pton, 8pm

Classic Movies Afternoon. 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 at 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.

“Optimism (HB 1985)” with Di Liebscher. Very friendly weekly meeting & discussion groups at NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.30am to 11.45am. More details 01604 858252.

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.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (4 miles). Start nr the Church in Stanwick, 10am. Ring leader 01604 846201

Painted Volcanoes. 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

Wednesday July 15


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)

Vincent Flatts Final Drive. Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton NN1 1QF, 8.45pm. Free entry


Aliens Love Underpants. The Castle, Wellingborough, 4.30pm


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.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (8 miles). Start at The Half Moon PH, Grendon, 9.30am. Ring leader 01604 405521

Morning Walk with The Ramblers Association. (6.5 miles). 10am Kings Head PH, Harbridges Lane, off King Street, Long Buckby (the road to Watford), NN6 7QL. Park in pub car park if eating there after walk, or sensitively in Harbridges Lane. (Need to head for centre of Village to find Kings Street). Unsuitable for dogs.

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Visiting Daventry Town Centre, nr Shopmobility, New Street, 10am to 1pm & Long Buckby, GP Surgery, Station Road, 2pm to 3pm