Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Daventry this week.
Love From A Stranger, Milton Keynes Theatre, Until July 7
A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems.
Napton Festival, Napton, July 6-7
Oasis tribute Oas-is will headline this year’s festival with 16 different acts performing over the two days and two stages of the festival. There will also be a wide range of activities for families as well.
Daventry Chroal Society, All Saints Church, Braunston, July 7
The society celebrate music from the other side of the Channel in a programme of French favourites. The choir’s Musical Director, Dr Nicholas Scott-Burt has written delightful choral
arrangements of classic popular songs like She and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien. There’ll also be classic songs from earlier times by composers like Debussy and Fauré, and some charming French piano solos.
4 FOOD AND DRINK
The Great British Food Festival, Kelmarsh Hall, July 7-8
There will be a wide range of stalls selling food and drink from all over the world. There will also be chef demonstration, cheese offs, gin-offs and activities for children. Former Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn and runner up Jane Beedle judge a Cake Off cmpetition on Saturday.
Hollowell Steam Rally, Hollowell, July 7-8
A wide range of vintage vehicles, stea, engines and heavy horses as well as attractions for the entire family can be found at this event which has been running for more than 30 years.
Music on the Green, Newnham, July 7
An annual event held on the picturesque village green in Newnham.
This year Charlie Tarry and the outlaws will be entertaining this event with a wide variety of music, mainly classic classic rock covers, some old favourites and some originals.
Northampton Town Festival 2018, Northampton Racecourse, July 7-8
A fun filled throwback to the Northampton Town Show, the festival is also bringing hot air balloons back to the Racecourse. It’s jam packed with stalls and bars, chill out tents, live music, funfair rides, kids zone, fireworks, stunts and shows, and balloons.
Battle of Northampton, Delapre Abbey, July 7-8
A hoard of soldiers will descend on Delapré Abbey and form an encampment on the grounds in preparation to
perform the famous Battle of Northampton. Valiant sword fighting, skilful archery and cannon displays will all
bear down on the historic battlefield.
Bugsy Malone, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, July 7-15
New York is in the shadow of the great depression, and mob boss Fat Sam is under threat from his new rival Dandy Dan and her gang of hoodlums. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive ‘splurge guns’ wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls in love with Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah and stay out of trouble.
An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical, Milton Keynes Theatre, July 9-14
The world premiere of a new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! Based on true events, An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical follows film and packed with 80s hits.