Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Daventry this week.
1 SPOKEN WORD
Sami Imas, Dane Tree Verse, Early Doors, Daventry, September 27
The Bard of Northampton will be performing at the second poetry night taking place in Daventry tonight (Thursday).
The entertainment starts at 7pm.
Sami is performing from 8.30pm to 9pm.
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.
Donald 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.
Kinky Boots The Musical, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, until October 6
Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
War Horse, Milton Keynes Theatre, until October 6
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a mission to find him and bring him home.
60 Miles By Road Or Rail, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, September 28
It’s 1968 and Northampton is on the verge of great change: it is becoming a “New Town”. An advertising jingle is soon to be re-released as a pop record. But as thousands of families flock in from London, some are concerned that Northampton’s identity is starting to slip away…
Bowls Open Day, Daventry Eagles Indoor Bowls Club, Browns Road, September 29
Entry is free, all equipment will be provided and there is a bar and restaurant.
The event runs from 10am to 3pm.
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Braunston Village Hall, September 29
A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of the Second World War when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the conflict.
8 FOOD AND DRINK
Rugby Food & Drink Festival, Rugby town centre, September 29
This mouth-watering event celebrates and showcases the amazing variety of high quality food and drink that the town and surrounding areas has to offer.
Hal Cruttenden, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, September 29
Hal’s filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off:
Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. The title of his new show was picked by his daughters. It is called Chubster and Hal is now on a diet.
Sean Lock, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, October 2
Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Come and see what he’s blithering on about this time in Keep It Light.
Tickets for the show are likely to be limited.