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More details - The Literary Heritage of Northamptonshire - a talk by Ian Addis
The Literary Heritage of Northamptonshire - a talk by Ian Addis. More than 70 poets, playwrights, novelists and historians are featured in The Literary Heritage of Northamptonshire, the book on which this talk is based.
Barton Seagrave Village Hall, Bertone Road - turn off Polewell Lane at Redrow Homes then first left turn
Wed 9 May

More details - KETTERING VINYL , CD, and DVD FAIRS
VINYL:CDs:DVDs:TAPES:BOOKS: MEMORABILIA FAIR From the 50’s to the present: Pop, Punk, Rock ‘n Roll, Northern Soul, Progressive and more! Free Admission! Drinks and Refreshments available Established dealers 1000’s of Vinyl , CD’s and DVD’s for sale Collections Purchased Buy online!
The Parish Church Hall, Market Place, Kettering Northants
Sat 28 Apr

More details - KETTERING VINYL , CD, and DVD FAIRS
VINYL:CDs:DVDs:TAPES:BOOKS: MEMORABILIA FAIR From the 50’s to the present: Pop, Punk, Rock ‘n Roll, Northern Soul, Progressive and more! Free Admission! Drinks and Refreshments available Established dealers 1000’s of Vinyl , CD’s and DVD’s for sale Collections Purchased Buy online!
The Parish Church Hall, Market Place, Kettering Northants
Sat 19 May

More details - All Shook Up
The story is all new… the hits are all Elvis! Loosely based on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelth Night’ this rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza is guaranteed to rock your socks off! The story takes place in 1955 somewhere in middle America, and centres on Natalie Haller – a young girl with big dreams.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Rewritten
Join Starlight Dance & Musical Theatre School as they rewrite the classics! Dive into the pages of all your favourite fairy tales with a Starlight twist!
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sat 5 May

More details - The Keep It Country Show
Join 4 of Ireland’s top country Stars for an unmissable “Keep It Country” show filled with toe tapping Country music, cabaret and laughter that will have the audience singing and clapping all night long.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Wed 9 May

More details - Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers
Experience the power of thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography, synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery – all in a spellbinding display of sheer energy.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Fri 11 May

More details - The Little Mermaid
Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sat 19 May

More details - Whispers Art Exhibition
There is a whisper in the wind of beautifully crafted artworks coming together for an exhibition bringing exciting unique works in a variety of styles and media.
Rooftop Arts Centre 9 Chisholm House, Queen Srq, Corby
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - You've Got Dragons
“Dragons come when you least expect it. You turn round…and they’re there.” Lots of people get them; bad dreams, swirly tummy, feeling prickly. And sometimes they make you feel alone. So, what can a young child with a bad case of the dragons do?
The Core at Corby Cube George Street Corby
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Corby Race For Life 5k & 10k
A 5k suitable for all abilities - or up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k! HOW TO ENTER: Online via the Race For Life Website - raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/find-an-event?utm_source=WhereCanWeGo&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=RFL18 Women of any age welcome.
West Glebe Park
Sun 20 May

More details - Cransley Spring Fair
An indoor event at Cransley Village Hall. Lots of stalls selling their wares, including some handmade, cake stall, tombola. childrens craft stall, free entrance and parking. Disabled facilities.
Cransley Village Hall, Loddington Road, Cransley, Kettering
Sun 20 May

More details - Great Harrowden Art Exhibition
Opportunity to see and buy many paintings by local artists, in the beautiful setting of All Saints’ Church, Great Harrowden. It’s a well established exhibition attracting work from a number of different artists.
All Saints’ Church, Great Harrowden
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May

More details - Titchmarsh House - Open Garden for NGS
4½ acres extended and laid out since 1972. Special collections of magnolias, spring bulbs, iris, peonies and roses with many rare trees and shrubs. Walled ornamental vegetable garden and ancient yew hedge. Some newly planted areas; please refer to the website.
Titchmarsh House, Titchmarsh
Mon 7 May, Sun 20 May

More details - Lego Build & Show - April 2018
Come along and build one of the 800+ kits we have available, or design your own model in the free build competition. Come see the Lego models on display too. All children must accompanied by an adult. Buggies shall need to be left outside.
Rothwell Methodist Church, Market Hill, Rothwell
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - RaundsMusic Festival
A Bank Holiday Weekend Festival for all the family. Concerts, Song & Tune Pub Sessions, Ceilidh, Hot Food and Real Ale Bar at our wheelchair-friendly, concert and ceilidh venue. Song and Tune Sessions:Thursday evening & Sunday lunchtime.
Raunds
Thu 3 May to Sun 6 May

More details - Giveaway Day - Free baby and toddler clothes
Little Blessings is a project from Compass Church Wellingborough. We give free new and nearly new baby and toddler clothes to people who need them. free entry, free refreshments, free parking
Diana’s Gym, 109E Finedon Road, Wellingborough
Sun 13 May

More details - Craft and Vintage Fair Higham Ferrers
A monthly Craft and Vintage Fair held at the same time as the popular Farmers’ Market in Higham Ferrers 9am-1pm. Free entry. Around 20 fabulous stalls selling handmade and vintage items. Always a great selection and something different every month. Refreshments and cakes. 9-10am half price hot drinks.
Working Men’s Club, Westfields Terrace, Higham Ferrers
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 26 May

More details - The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde’s most popular play When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs to escape a dull country life, Algernon poses as his brother resulting in ever increasing confusion.
Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Waendel Art Competition 2018
Local artists and photographers are invited to submit a recent or freshly created example of their artwork / photographs to the Waendel Art Competition, organised by The Pixie Gallery and Discover Wellingborough.
The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough
Fri 11 May

More details - National Garden Scheme
Deene Park is proud to support the National Garden Scheme Gardens Open for Charity initiative again in 2018 and will be opening our gardens to the public on Sunday 29th April with all entrance fees going to the NGS charity.
Deene Park, Deene, Corby
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Deene Park - Open Garden for NGS
Interesting garden set in beautiful parkland. Large parterre with topiary designed by David Hicks echoing the C16 decoration on the porch stonework, long mixed borders, old fashioned roses, Tudor courtyard, White Garden and Golden Garden. Lake and waterside walks with rare mature trees in natural garden.
Deene Park, Corby
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Absolute Stone Roses LIVE at RUSHDEN ATHLETICS CLUB
The Absolute Stone Roses - arguably one of the best Stone Roses Tribute bands are heading to RUSHDEN! The Absolute Stone Roses are a Tribute Band to the Manchester legends The Stone Roses.
Rushden Athletics Club, 61 Newton Road, Rushden
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Probing Peakirk’s Past: The Archaeology of a Fen-edge Settlement
A talk by Dr Avril Lumley-Prior for the Middle Nene Archaeological Group Peakirk is a rural settlement on the western margins of Borough Fen, formerly in the Soke of Peterborough, Northamptonshire, now in Cambridgeshire.
Oundle Methodist Church, Drumming Well Lane, Oundle
Fri 4 May

More details - Rushden Cavalcade Steam Rally
Over the last 40 years Rushden Cavalcade has evolved from a small gathering of vehicles taking part in a parade around Rushden High Street, into the Rally that starts the season, bringing together over 1,200 different exhibit’s from all over country and attracting over 25,000 visitors annually there’s something for
A6, Bedford Road, South of Rushden
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Rushden Cavalcade and Country Show 2018
This is a transport show that has been going for the past 40 years. It attracts 30k visitors. We are looking for real crafters for the Craft Marquee. Non crafts enquiries will be ignored. Details at www.cavalcade-craft.co.uk Applications by email only
Bedford Road Higham Ferriers
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Funfest 2018
A Community Fun Day incorporating an It’s A Knockout Competition, organised by the Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele, Rushden Round Table and Cynthia Spencer Hospice. Lots of fun for all the family - children’s amusements, catering outlets, bar facilities, trade stalls and entertainment.
Rushden & Higham Rugby Club, Manor Park, Bedford Road, Rushden
Sun 20 May

More details - Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport
The 40th Annual Cavalcade of Transport run by Rushden Historical Transport Society , over 40 steam tractions engines, classic cars, classic commericals, real ale beer tent, arena events, trade stands and a fly past each day by the BBMF ( Spitfire / Hurricane)
Avenue Road, Rushden, Northants
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Kelmarsh Hall is an elegant Palladian house set in glorious Northamptonshire countryside with highly regarded gardens, which are the work of Nancy Lancaster, Norah Lindsay and Geoffrey Jellicoe.
Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens, Northampton
Sun 20 May

More details - Kirtan - chant, mantra heart centred singing
Druva Yoga Therapy with Michelle Helstrip supports the following event: Kirtan - Create positive energy through joyful sound, led by singer/musician Eleanor Gibson. Chant, mantra, heart centred singing. Yoga studio, Warmington PE8 6TE
Yoga studio, 31 Church St., Warmington
Sat 12 May

More details - Westbrooke House - Open Garden for NGS
Westbrooke House is a late Victorian property built in 1887. The gardens comprise 6 acres in total and are approached through a tree lined driveway of mature limes and wellingtonias.
Westbrooke House, Market Harborough
Sun 6 May, Sun 1 Jul

More details - Big Bang VW Show
Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. With high-octane racing, the festival remains as laid-back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome! Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing and entertainment at the home of European Drag Racing!
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough
Fri 27 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Harborough Antiques Market
Antiques and Vintage Market held inside the Market Hall in Market Harborough.
Market Hall, Northampton Road, Market Harborough
Wed 25 Apr, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May

More details - Ferrar House - Open Garden for NGS
A peaceful garden of a Retreat House with beautiful uninterrupted views across meadows and farm land. Adjacent to the historic Church of St John’s it was here that a small religious community was formed in the C17. The poet T. S. Eliot visited in 1936 and it inspired the 4th of his Quartets named Little Gidding.
Ferrar House, Huntingdon
Sun 13 May

More details - Peterborough Book Fair
Popular friendly fair held in pretty village not far from the A1. Up to 14 dealers will offer a wide range of books and ephemera covering a variety of subjects. Also some postcards Delicious home made refreshments. Free parking. Admission: adults £1 (children under 15 free). Contact Chris Missing 01245 361609
Highgate Hall, Overend, Elton (nr Peterborough)
Sun 20 May

More details - Eastern Angles new production of 'Guesthouse' by Nicola Werenowska
“It is 1966. I am sixteen years old and I am on the Venetian bridge with Brian Joy from the Golden Sands Guesthouse and he has bought me a 99 and I am on top of the world. Now I am 16, I know what boys want and why you mustn’t give it to them.” Tensions are high in Clacton-on-Sea.
Mandeville Hall Thrapston Road, Kimbolton
Fri 18 May

More details - Sale  raising money for React Charity, supporting families of terminally ill children.
Sale of some really lovely items - handcrafted headbands, flower baskets and jewellery, beautifully decoupaged items, costume jewellery, toiletries, ornaments/ceramics, household and kitchen items, DVDs and CDs, technical /office items, books, toys & games, good clothing and accessories, stationery, decorative
The Community area in Weston Favell Shopping Centre (opposite The Fragrance Shop)
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Spaldwick Carpet Bowls Club Night
Why not come along and join us in a friendly game of carpet bowls. We now have all new mats, bowls and a 3 tier winding machine to store the mats. You will be assured of a warm welcome and if you have not played before full training will be given.
Spaldwick Community Primary School, Royston Avenue
Today, Tue 1 May, Tue 8 May, Tue 15 May, Tue 22 May

More details - Table Top Sale (inside car boot sale)
Table Top Sale (inside car boot sale) Saturday 5th May 2018 9.30 till 12 noon Parklands Community Centre Devon Way Northampton NN3 6DX Free Admission. Come along and grab a bargain.
Parklands Community Centre Devon Way Northampton
Sat 5 May

More details - The Rod Stewart Experience
Garry Pease IS Rod Stewart (in all but name...). Fantastic Tribute Artist - booked over a year in advance due to his huge popularity.
Odell Village Hall
Fri 27 Apr

More details - The Wonderful World of Creaton -  A Concert in Aid of Creaton's New Community Shop
The Wonderful World of Creaton will feature soloists Dawn Mallard-Parker, Susannah Carr and Jonathan Carr, and the Creaton Singers. The songs will be interspersed with poetry and readings. This evening of musical delight is in aid of the new Community Shop that is due to open later in the year.
St Michael’s Church, Creaton
Sat 19 May

More details - Table Top Sale (inside car boot sale)
Table Top Sale (inside car boot sale) Saturday 5th May 2018 10 til 12 noon. Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (entrance Waitrose Car Park) Admission 20p Refreshments available Various stalls, bric - a brac, clothes, toys, books, handbags, cakes, plants, jewellery, cards
Kingsthorpe Baptist Church (entrance Waitrose Car Park)
Sat 5 May

More details - Friday Arts Club
Our Friday Art Club is a full day for you to bring the art work of your choice, share the space with others and spend the day creating. Whether you want to sculpt, paint, draw, doodle or make - we should be able to accommodate you. The session is untutored but help is available. Bring your own materials.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Fri 27 Apr, Sat 26 May, Sat 23 Jun

More details - Exploring the Creative Spirit
A series of four workshops running over four consecutive weeks where artistic expression, spirituality and meditation combine. We will work together to encourage and support to re-awaken our inner artist by using different creative exercises, art activities and discussion each week.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 May

More details - Totally Tulips
Back by popular demand! A stunning display of over 100 varieties of tulips all under one roof. Beautiful terracotta pots full of tulips can be bought to instantly add colour to your garden. Brunches, lunches, teas and Prosecco Bar available all day.
Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Spectrum Disco
Free Disco for adults 18+ with a range of disabilities. Have fun . . . . . meet new friends . . . . and boogie on down !!! Free admission Bar facilities, tea and coffee facilities available. Wheelchair access ** Please note parents / carers are encouraged to stop if individual support is required **
Old Northamptonians Rugby Club, Billing Road, Northampton
Mon 21 May

More details - Choral Concert with Northampton Philharmonic Choir
Choral Concert with Northampton Philharmonic Choir, soloists and full orchestra. Beethoven : Mass in C. Mendelssohn : Cantata ’Hear My Prayer’. Faure : Pavanne
St Michael’s Church
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Handmade and Unplugged Craft and Garden Fair
Handmade and Unplugged brings you another fab, fun, free, family events. There is always quality original live music by local musicians and beautiful crafts by local crafters, but this one offers something special with garden goods too.
Racecourse Pavilion, Kettering Rd, Northampton
Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Legends show (The Kings of Harmony) performed by THE JETS
The Jets have had pop chart hits all over the world and have appeared on the legendary Top of the pops 6 times performing two different hit records.
The Picturedrome 222 Kettering road
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Northampton Croquet Club open day
Northampton Croquet Club Open Day. A sport of strategy and skill, come and try it. What’s not to like? Unfortunately no under 18s (Hospital policy)
St Andrews Hospital main entrance, Billing Road, Northampton
Sun 13 May