Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Daventry this week
Of Mice and Men, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 8-10
This landmark play by Nobel Prize-winner John Steinbeck tells the story of George and Lennie, two migrant ranch workers who dream of owning their own ranch. Still relevant to modern times, it is a moving portrayal of threatened friendships and dreams during difficult times, and explores what it really means to be human.
The Friends of Daventry Museum, Daventry Museum, February 9.
This talks begins at 2.30pm and is all about The History and Development of Daventry Museum which will be led by Rod Viveash and Sophie Wallace. Members free. Visitors welcome - admission £3.
Boris Godunov, Badby Village Hall, February 10
Members of Badby and District Film Club will attend Supper at the Opera and see Boris Godunov (2002) starting at 7.30pm. Membership enquiries can be made below.
Weird and Wonderful Valentines, Canons Ashby House, February 10-18
Explore the house and grounds whilst looking out for the weird and wonderful Victorian expressions of love. These strange cards and tokens certainly caught people’s attention.
Florabunda Art Exhibition by Angela Stanbridge, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, February 10-22
This exhibition focuses on nature, in particular flowers, bringing a modern edge to botanical painting. Angela explained: “Nature is ever changing; there is beauty to behold in every step. Each
of us has the choice of simply seeing a flower or something much more. I love to take flowers and enhance their drama, which can allow you to view them in a completely different way.”
6 FOOD AND DRINK
Charwelton Pancake Races, February 11
The annual event will take place at 11am in Church Street. All participants are asked to register in the village hall at 10.45am. Following the races, pancakes and other home made refreshments will be served in the village hall.
Make a Bird Feeder, Canons Ashby House, February 12-16
Make a bird feeder to help your feathered friends in the cold weather.
Until the plants get growing and the insects get more active it can be hard for birds to find enough food to eat. Make a bird feeder to take home and help the birds that live near you.
The Russian State Ballet Of Siberia, Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake, February 12-14
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia is one of Russia’s leading ballet companies, with a reputation for performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. The superb soloists and corps de ballet never fail to delight audiences with their breath-taking physical ability and dazzling costumes.
Cara Dillon, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, February 13
Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, February 13-17
Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true Second World War romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night
for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.