10 things to do in and around Daventry

The Greatst Showman
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Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Daventry this week.

1 MUSEUM
Arts, Crafts and Collectables exhibition, now-August 24
Alongside historical pieces in the museum collection, such as the handmade
Daventry May Queen Crown, exhibits include beautifully crafted ceramics by
Charlotte Hupfield and landscape artist Ralph Davies will be displaying a selection of his oil paintings, featuring scenes from the local area. Collectables will also feature in the exhibition including vinyl records and pocket watches. This event is running as part of Daventry Arts Festival
www.daventrymuseum.org.uk
2 LIBRARY
Exhibitions at Daventry Library, June 16-24
Daventry Photographic Society will be showcasing the collection of photographs sent in as part of their photographic competition. Also The Grid Studios present the work of painters, sculptors, ceramicists, printmakers, furniture restorers and mixed media artists.
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3 OUTDOORS
Stargazing with Astronomy for Fun, Borough Hill, Daventry, June 21
Ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what constellation was which? Then pop along to the stargazing event with local group Astronomy for Fun. Watch the night skies and find stars and constellations using a telescope.
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4 OUTDOORS
Summer Solstice Gathering, Borough Hill, Daventry, June 21
Midsummer, also known as Saint John’s Day, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and traditionally was celebrated to welcome the start of summer. Led by Daventry Pagan Group, the summer solstice gathering will feature ere-enactments of the Holly King meeting the Oak King as well as poetry and a bonfire.
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5 WORKSHOP
Tips on being an Author Workshop, Daventry Library, 11am-noon, June 23
Hosted by local author, Mark Robson, there will be advice from where to start your novel or story, to how to publish your written word. Mark will be reading a short excerpt from one of his latest publications and there will also be a chance for a Q&A session at the end.
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6 MUSIC
An Evening of Song, Holy Cross Church, Daventry, June 23
The Rock Choir is so much more than a choir - it is a multi layered singing experience. With more than 45 members, and with a current and upbeat repertoire, their performance is one not to be missed. The Cantare Singers are a 45 strong SATB choir based in Northamptonshire. They perform a variety of music from songs from musicals to modern pop hits.
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7 FAMILY
Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally, Braunston Marina, June 23-24
There is a real ale beer tent, exhibitors, traders & waterways artists, an open air Songs of Praise church service on Sunday, live music from bands & groups, Morris dancing, fast food and a theatrical presentation. The guest of honour will be Poirot actor David Suchet.
www.braunstonmarina.co.uk
8 FILM
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Guilsborough Village Hall, June 23
Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. When the law gets too close, they decide to flee to Bolivia.
www.ruralcinema.net
9 FILM
The Greatest Showman, Daventry Community Centre, June 24
The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron star in the film. Tickets are free but places are limited.
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10 MUSIC
O Splendor Gloriae, Wolfhampcote, June 24
Glorious choral music by English Tudor composers on Midsummer’s Day in the isolated church at Wolfhampcote presented by Fiori Musicali.
www.fiori-musicali.com