What’s on - September 17-23

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What’s on in and around Northamptonshire

Thursday

MUSIC

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

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

THEATRE

Brave New World. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

Roy Orbison & Friends. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Abbamania. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Kettering Leisure Village (NN15 6PB), 7pm – 9pm www.tangsoo.net

Towcester County Market. The Chantry House, Towcester, 8.30am to 12noon.

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

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

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

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

Masque Youth Theatre Drama Sessions. (every Thu) for ages 11-18 at Northampton High School, 7.15-9pm. Sessions £4. www.masqueyouththeatre.co.uk

Whist Drive. (every Thu), Boothville Community Ctr, Npton, 7.30pm. Tea & biscuits provided at half time. £3 otd.

WEA Discovery Walk. Blatherwyke & Fineshade (4 miles). Meet in Blatherwyke village at 2pm. £1.50.

Country Living Workshops. Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, Choose from Gluten Free Bread & Pastry or Pedestals & Church Flowers. www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (10.75 miles). Brixworth Country Park, car park, 10am. Car share to Ecton, NN6 9UH. 01604 459156

Burton Latimer Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition. 10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum. Civic Centre, High Street (opp Sainsbury’s).

Friday

MUSIC

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

Strictly Come Dancing For Africa. Derngate Auditorium, Npton, 7pm. £15. 01604 624811

BBs 70s, 80s, Soul, Reggae & Motown Disco. Golden Horse, Far Cotton, 8.30pm

Motown Night. Aspers Casino, Commercial Street, Npton. Appearing live on stage Motown Legends The Contours. Plus DJs Paddy Grady, Terry Oliver & Felix. Doors 8pm-1am. Admission £15 otd.

Rufus Stone. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

Brave New World. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

The Same Faces, Underground. 8pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

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

Free Dance. From Swing to Rock (every Fri), 1.30-3.30pm. James Lewis Courts, Cherry Orchard,

Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Ringstead Village Hall, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. New children & family class. 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. 07979 152746.

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

Gentle Yoga. Stanwick Village Hall, 2pm to 3.15pm. 01832 358329 or email Patriciazstarkey@aol.com

Craft Club. (every Fri), 11am to 3pm, Church Hall, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettering. Sue Shipham 07733 341674. £3 inc tea & coffee.

LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema. Dirty Dancing (12A) at Lamport Hall, from 6.30pm. www.lunaflix.co.uk

The NAB Mobile Sight Centre. Kettering Town Centre, High Street (close to Greggs), 10am to 1pm

Italian Market. Market Square, Desborough, 9am to 4pm.

Saturday

MUSIC

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

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

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, Jacqueline Faye, 8pm Also bingo.

Point Blank. Great Doddington Club, Lower Street, Great Doddington, Wellingborough.

Phil Allen. Northampton WMC, Sheep Street, Npton

Social Evening. Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Dancing at St Albans Church Hall, Npton, 8pm to 11pm. No bar, please bring own drink with glass and any nibbles. Entry £5

Northampton – Last Night of the Proms. Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, 7.30pm with Northampton Concert Band. 041604 754782 to pre-book.

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

The Dreamettes. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

Music for Viols and Voices. St Mary the Virgin, Finedon, 7.30pm. www.stmarysfinedon.co.uk

THEATRE

Brave New World. Royal Auditorium, 2.30pm/7.45pm. 01604 624811

An Evening with Aggers & Swanny. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. Box Office 01604 624811

Lyric Lounge Workshops. The Core at Corby Cube, From 11am. 01536 470470

The Red Chair. The Core at Corby Cube, 7.45pm. 01536 470470

OTHER

Military Fitness Class. 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 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. 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)

LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema. An Officer & A Gentleman, Lamport Hall, from 5.30pm. www.lunaflix.co.uk

The Shires Group. Holistic Practitioners are holding a Mind Body Soul and Craft Day. The Abbey Centre, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury,, 10am to 4pm.

Artisan Bread Making. Country Living Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. 7.5 miles Old Red Lion PH, Litchborough, 10am. 07740 995707

Baby/Children’s Nearly New Sale. The Pemberton Centre, H E Bates Way, Rushden, 10am to noon. Entrance £1, kids free. karen_aves@hotmail.co.uk

Afternoon Walk with The Ramblers Association. 5.75 miles. 2pm Greens Norton Playing Fields, Towcester Road.

Northampton Indoor Bowls Club. Open Day, Kingsthorpe Rec, Npton, 10am to noon.

Church Table Top Sale. Victoria Road (Cyril Street entrance), 1-3pm. If you wish to have a table, cost is £5 which goes to help church funds.

Newton Bromswold. Quiz Night with a Rugby Theme (along with other questions), to celebrate the Rugby World Cup, at The Swan PH, 8pm.

Burton Latimer. Shops & Shopkeepers Exhibition, 10am to1pm, in Burton Latimer Heritage Museum. Civic Centre, High Street

40s Day, Station Road, Desborough. 12-5pm. Air raid siren at 12noon to start the fun. Tickets from Gillian 01536 763510 or events@ketteringvenues.co.uk.

Circle Dancing. Friends Meeting House, Wellington Street, Npton, 10.15am to 12.30pm. £6 per session (first session free). 01604 843113

Sunday

MUSIC

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

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

Bingo and Hoy. Queens Park WMC, Npton

Brafield Working Mens Club. A428, John Kirby from 8pm. Also bingo.

Easy Sunday music. St Mary’s & All Saints Church, Fotheringhay, 3pm to 4pm.

Karen Louise. Semilong WMC, St Andrews Road, Npton

Brixworth Music Festival. All Saints Church, Brixworth, 7.30pm, featuring Northampton Concert Band. www.brixworthmusicfestival.co.uk. £12, £8 concessions.

Purple Light District. Kingsley Park WMC, Npton

THEATRE

The Billy Fury Years. Derngate Auditorium, 7.30pm. 01604 624811

Doc Brown. Royal Auditorium, 8pm. Box Office 01604 624811

OTHER

Morning Worship. Whitefriars Junior School, Rushden, 10.15am.

Badminton Club. (16+) – Every Sunday at Duston Sports Centre, Npton. 07946 631449

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

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

Quiz. The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, 8pm.

King’s Cliffe Village Hall. Teas, open 2pm to last orders 4.30pm. Homemade cakes & scones, tea & coffee, fruit squashes.

Yoga Class. The Elgar Centre, 1A High Street, Upton, 10am to 11.15am (every Sun). Please bring yoga mat, water and blanket. £7, £5.50 concessions

LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema. The Princess Bride . Lamport Hall, 5.30pm. www.lunaflix.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. 8 miles. Meet Saxon Hall Car Park, Raunds, 10am. 01933 625601

Circular Day Walk. The Ramblers Association (13 miles). 8.50am Church Lane for 9.30am start from The Old Crown, Stoke Road, Ashton.

Higham Ferrers Footpath Group walk. (5.5 miles) – Twywell area. Meet 9.30am Saffron Road car park, Higham Ferrers or 10am Woodford Green.

Morning Walk. Northampton Ramblers (9.6 miles). Meet 10am Black Horse PH, Main Street, Cold Ashby.

Car Boot Sale. Nene Park Stadium, Irthlingborough, Sellers 7am; Buyers 8am. www.neneparkcarboot.info. Tel 07712 114819

Car Boot Sale. Harpole Playing Field, 8am to 1pm. Sellers from 7am.

Monday

MUSIC

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

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

THEATRE

Brave New World. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Pub Quiz. Charles Bradlaugh, Npton, 8pm. Entry £1pp

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

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

Just Voices. Meet Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (every Mon), 7-8.15pm. 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. www.northamptonmorrismen.co.uk

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

900 years of British Agriculture 1066-1945. WEA Course at Yelvertoft Reading Room, 2-3.30pm. £52 for 9 wk course, 01788 822961.

Tuesday

MUSIC

Just Voices Community Choir meet (every Tues), 7pm to 8.30pm at Kingsthorpe Baptist Church, entrance from rear of Waitrose. 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

Live Acoustic Night. Picnic Lounge, 37 High Street, Corby Old Village, 7pm.

Brian’s Big Band. Courtyard of the Wig & Pen, St Giles Street, Npton

THEATRE

Brave New World. Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

Yoga for Well-Being. 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. Golden Age of cinema at The Picturedrome, Npton, 1pm

Body Balance. (every Tues) at Stanwick Village Hall, 1.30pm to 2.30pm. £4. 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 01604 787246

Ukelele Club. (every Tue), Old Cherry Tree PH, Great Houghton. 6-7pm beginners, 7-8pm improvers, 8-9pm intermediate. saraspadmusic@outlook.com , 0203 004 6770

Absolute Beginners Dance Class. – Ballroom and Latin, Weston Favell CE Primary School, Westwood Way 7-8pm. £7pp, singles welcome.

Motor Neurone Disease Society. with MND Speaker. NASO, St Michaels Road, Npton, 10.45am to 12noon. 01604 580284.

IT for Work & Learning. WEA Course at Wellingborough Homes, Thompson Court, Silver Street, 10am to 12noon. £80.85 for 10 wk course, 01933 234468/234450.

A Brief History. English Gardens, WEA Course at The Lounge, Madams Gardens, Rushton Road, Rothwell, 2.30-4pm. £52 for 9 wk course, 01536 711837.

900 years. British Agriculture 1066-1945, WEA Course at Rushden Indoor Bowling Club, 9.30-11am. £52 for 9 wk course, 01832 733565 for details.

Shining A Light on the Dark Ages. WEA Course at Helmdon Reading Room, 7.30-9pm. £52 for 9 wk course, 01295 760079.

Barber Surgeon to the NHS. – the history of medicine, WEA Course at Church House, St Boltoph’s Road, Barton Seagrave, Kettering, 2-3.30pm. 01536 522127 for details.

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. 4 miles. Meet Main Car Park, Salcey Forest 10am. 01604 647906

Painted Volcanoes.writers can meet, read out and discuss their latest work. The Lamplighter, Overstone Road, Npton, 7.30pm. 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.

The Inventors Workshop, Whittlebury Hall, Towcester. This is for anyone who’s ever had even a blink of an idea for a new toy or game. It’s a unique opportunity for fledgling toy designers to meet experts who can guide them through the somewhat complex journey of sketch to shore. www.inventorsworkshopevent.com

Wednesday

MUSIC

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.

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)

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.

Fat Country. Wednesday Country Music Scene, The Headland PH, Longland Road, Npton, 8.30pm. Free.

Guy Tortora Band. Wednesday Blues Club at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Bridge Street, Npton, 8.45pm.

Jazz Special. Paul Harrison’s International All Stars, Walnut Tree, Station Road, Blisworth, 8pm, £8. www.tadnewtonsjazzfriends.com

THEATRE

Brave New World, Royal Auditorium, 7.45pm. 01604 624811

OTHER

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

Mums, Grannies, Childminders & Toddlers. (every Wed) in the Church Hall, Edinburgh Road, 1.30pm to 3pm.

Shakespeare behind closed doors. WEA Course at Charles Robinson Court, Gillitts Road, Wellingborough, 10am to noon. £53.90 for 7 wk course, 01933 234468/234450

Shining A Light on the Dark Ages. WEA Course at Friends Meeting House, St John Street, Wellingborough, 7.30-9pm. £52 for 9 wk course, free if on benefits or low income. Tel 01933 224324 for details.

Meditteranean Breads. Country Living Workshop at Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, www.btcworkshops.co.uk

Wellingborough Ramblers walk. (7.5 miles). Meet The Bedford Arms PH, Oakley, 9.30am. 01234 713526

Morning Walk. The Ramblers Association (7 miles). The Battle of Northampton & The Big Pubwatch. 10am The Britannia, Bedford Road,

Whittlebury Charity Shopping Fair. The Orangery & Pavilion, Whittlebury Park, nr Towcester, 5-9pm (& Sept 24, 9am-3.30pm). £5 entry. Raffle, refreshments and food. More info www.whittleburycharityfair.co.uk

Morning Strollers Walk. All welcome with Northampton Ramblers (3 miles). Meet 10.30am Britannia PH, Bedford Road, Npton, NN4 7AA. A pleasant walk along the banks of the River Nene on good flat paths with no stiles. Park in pub car park if staying for drinks, snacks or lunch afterwards otherwise park on the road but note that many cars will be parked around this spot.