10 things to do in and around Daventry this week

The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones

Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Daventry.

1 ART
A 25 Years Retrospective of Portrait Photography, Storehouse Gallery, Weedon, until September 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, who will also be on hand, in a series of events during the exhibition’s run, to offer amateur and professional snappers insights into his pioneering approach.
www.storehousegallery.com
2 THEATRE
The Lovely Bones, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, until September 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.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
3 THEATRE
Rain Man, Milton Keynes Theatre, until September 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 star in the show based on the film of the same name.
www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes
4 ART
Jennifer Hogwood, Evergreen Art Cafe, Daventry, September 8
This is a chance to meet the artist who has become well known for her McMoos. The bovine creations have made her a firm favourite with collectors. She will be there between 1pm and 3pm.
www.evergreenartcafe.co.uk
5 OUTDOORS
Bat Walk, Canons Ashby House, September 8
Learn about these fascinating residents of Canons Ashby on an evening walk with bat experts and volunteers.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby
6 MUSIC
Last Night of the Proms, Byfield Village Hall, September 8
There will be a chance to watch – and sing along with – the Last Night of the Proms. There is no charge for this event, but people are asked to bring along a contribution to the buffet supper.
Contact bracher@btinternet.com for details
7 MUSIC
Remembrance, Peace and Light, All Saints Church, Flore, September 8
Vocalium, in partnership with Flore Boards, will be commemorating the 1918 armistice centenary. This concert will offer a memorable evening of words and music.
www.floreartsevents.com or 01327 341026
8 THEATRE
Peppa Pig, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, September 8-9
Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music.
www.royalandderngate.co.uk
9 WEDDING
Wedding Fayre, The Mercure Daventry Court Hotel, September 9
There will be more than 40 exhibitors and a bridal catwalk show at this event designed to help people create their own dream wedding. Entrance is free but registration before is encouraged as there will be several goodies the happy couple can claim.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-mercure-daventry-court-hotel-wedding-show-tickets-45333059401?ref=eios&aff=eios
10 OUTDOORS
Althorp House, until September 23 on various days
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. For further information about the exhibition or to check the opening days visit the website.
www.spencerofalthorp.com