Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Daventry this week
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Dane Tree Verse Poetry Night, Early Doors, Daventry. August 30
The second of the regular poetry nights designed for people who have an appreciation of the spoken word or wish to perform some of their material.
Althorp House, until September 23 on various days
Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics. A beautifully thought out new exhibition charts the story of the Spencer family from medieval sheep farmers, through the dynasty of politicians and strong female figures, to the present day. Visit the website to check opening days.
Charles Chipperfield Circus, The Hollows Playing Field Daventry, until September 2
Featuring the Wheel of Death, free standing ladder, Hillarious circus clowns Roller skating and so much more. This is a show for the entire family.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Holdenby House, August 31
Deep in the Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world’s greatest detective. When the wife of Dr Watson disappears, a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face with his greatest fear at the hands of his mortal enemy in this new tale of romance and suspense. The show is presented in the open air by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
Grease and the Jungle Book, Winwick Hall, September 1
There will be two films screenings at the rural venue with the gates opening at 2pm. The entertainment starts at 4pm. There is also a fireworkd display choreographed to music.
The Post, Welford Village Hall, September 1
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
A 25 Years Retrospective of Portrait Photography, Storehouse Gallery, Weedon, September 1-30
Stars of film and stage line up alongside figures from politics, business and the arts in this rare chance to see 40 striking works by Donald MacLellan will also be on hand, in a series of events during the exhibition’s run, to offer amateur and professional snappers insights from his pioneering approach.
Bat Walk, Canons Ashby House, September 1
Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with bat experts and volunteers.
The Lovely Bones, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, September 1-22
Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There’s one big difference though – Susie is dead. This is a world premiere of the stage adaptation. Broadchurch actress Charlotte Beaumont will play the lead role of Susie.
Rain Man, Milton Keynes Theatre, September 3-8
When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multi-million-dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. Raymond is an autistic savant and has a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers. Charlies borrows his brother to ensure he gets his half. Matthew Horne and Ed Speleers will star in the show based on the film of the same name.