10 things to do in Daventry and beyond

Artist Leigh Lambert is visiting Daventry
Artist Leigh Lambert is visiting Daventry

Here is our guide to some of the events coming to the Daventry area

1 FILM

Whisky Galore! Kilsby Village Hall, November 23

Based on a true story, this is a remake of the classic Ealing Comedy in which Scottish islanders try to plunder cases of whisky from a stranded ship during Second World War

01788 823662

2 THEATRE

The Ghost Train, Yelvertoft Village Hall, November 24-25

Drama in Yelvertoft will be staging The Ghost Train, written by English actor and playwright Arnold Ridley. The story centres on a group of stranded railway passengers who feel increasingly threatened by a latent external force, with a reveal denouement ending. The comedy suspense thriller will be performed at 7.30pm each night. Tickets cost £7.50

01788 822 072 or 07966 025 206

3 ART

Leigh Lambert, Evergreen Art Cafe, Daventry, November 25

Warwickshire artist Leigh Lambert will be returning to the the Sheaf Street venue where people will be able to ask about his work. He depicts the terraced streets perfectly and he has a “canny knack” of enabling his colourful characters to bring these scenes to life with a sense of humour and sheer childlike joy.

www.evergreenartcafe.co.uk
4 COMMUNITY

Jumble Sale, Newnham Village Hall, November 25

This event will be in aid of the upkeep of the village hall. It runs from 2pm to 3.30pm and entrance is 20pm.

5 MUSIC

Folk Fiddle Evening, All Saints Church, Flore, November 25

Fiddle player Jenny Newman

and guitarist Andy Glass will play traditional tunes from across the globe as well as some of her own compositions. Jenny will bring the massed ranks of her Big Fiddle Band, a community enterprise featuring a wide range of talents and ages. Tickets are

£10 for adults and £7 for under 18s.

www.FloreArtsEvents.com or 01327 341026

6 HISTORY

Celebrating Edward Dryden 300 Years On, Canons Ashby House, November 25-26

300 years since the death of Edward Dryden, we are paying attention to some of the important items he owned. As you explore the house look out for the highlighted items and find out more about this extraordinary man. This will be the last weekend of the display.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby
7 MUSIC

An Elizabethan Christmas with Eboracum Baroque, Canons Ashby House, November 26

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to Canons Ashby Priory to perform a festive programme of music from the Elizabethan era including works by William Byrd and Thomas Tallis. The concert will also include seasonal favourite carols from across the ages.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby
8 THEATRE

The Jungle Book, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, November 28 - December 31

Mowgli the man cub battles for survival in this heartwarming coming-of-age story about a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his animal friends, including Bagheera the panther, Baloo the bear and Kaa the python, Mowgli outwits the cruel and powerful tiger, Shere Khan, and learns the law of the jungle.

www.royalandderngate.co.uk
9 THEATRE

Hedda Gabler, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, November 28 to December 2

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

www.royalandderngate.co.uk
10 THEATRE

Sunset Boulevard, Milton Keynes Theatre, November 28 to December 2

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world and is seduced by her and her luxurious lifestyle. Danny Mac stars in the show.

www.atgtickets.co.uk/miltonkeynes