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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Harborough Antiques Market
Antiques and Vintage Market held inside the Market Hall in Market Harborough.
Market Hall, Northampton Road, Market Harborough
Today, Wed 2 May, Wed 9 May

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Thorpe Lubenham Hall - Open Garden for NGS
15 acres of formal and informal garden surrounded by parkland and arable. Many mature trees. Traditional herbaceous borders and various water features. Walled pool garden with raised beds. Ancient moat area along driveway.
Thorpe Lubenham Hall, Lubenham
Wed 23 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 - Birdwatching trip to  Rutland Water organised by Watford Local RSPB group
Watford local RSPB shared transport trip to Rutland WaterOspreys are sure to be nesting, and there will be plenty more resident and migrant birds to see from the wealth of hides covered by their two visitor centres. Also a prime time of year for wild flowers and butterflies
Meet at Lyndon Visitor Centre at 10 am Contact Jenny Hill to organise car shares
Sun 13 May

More details - Ensonglopedia of Science
A critically acclaimed one-man musical-comedy-science family show from the top-drawer storyteller John Hinton. 26 silly songs about science from A to Z. An hour of fun facts and mesmerising melodies to delight the inquisitive mind.
Braunston and Brooke Village Hall
Today

More details - Quaintree Hall - Open Garden for NGS
An established garden surrounding the medieval hall house (not open) incl a formal box parterre to the front of the house, a woodland walk, formal walled garden with yew hedges, a small picking garden and terraced courtyard garden with conservatory.
Quaintree Hall, Braunston
Sun 13 May

More details - Hedgehog Hall - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre organically managed plant lover’s garden. Steps leading to three stone walled terraced borders filled with shrubs, perennials, bulbs and a patio over looking the valley. Lavender walk, herb border, beautiful spring garden, colour themed herbaceous borders.
Hedgehog Hall, Tilton on the Hill
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Kings, Chess and Mozart
Rutland Sinfonia Paul Hilliam - Conductor Anne Bolt - Piano Walton - Prelude to Richard III Mozart - Piano Concerto No.
Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Sat 12 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 - National Gardens Scheme openings - Sulby Gardens
Sulby Gardens originally comprised gardeners’ cottage, walled kitchen gardens and orchard for Sulby Hall, (a minor stately home redesigned in 1792 by Sir John Soane, and demolished in the early 1950s). We have restored the orchard and kitchen gardens.
Sulby Gardens, Sulby, Northamptonshire
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 14 Jun

More details - Sulby Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Interesting and unusual property, on the Leicestershire border between Welford and Husbands Bosworth, covering 12 acres comprising working Victorian kitchen garden, orchard, and late C18 icehouse, plus species-rich nature reserve incl woodland, feeder stream to River Avon, a variety of ponds and established wild
Sulby Gardens, Northampton
Thu 26 Apr, Thu 14 Jun

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 - The Old Vicarage, Burley - Open Garden for NGS
Country garden, planted for yr round interest, incl a walled garden (with vine house) producing fruit, herbs, vegetables and cut flowers. Formal lawns and borders, lime walk, rose gardens and a rill with an avenue of standard wisteria. Wildlife garden with pond, 2 orchards and mixed woodland.
The Old Vicarage, Burley, Nr Oakham
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 - 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 - Bountiful Blossom
What a spectacular sight it is, the cherry blossom filling our spring gardens with abundant flowers, scent and stunning beauty. If you can manage to tear your eyes away from these spectacular trees, the whole gardens are also bursting with fresh, new-season flowers and foliage.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Growing Under Glass
Nick Hamilton shows you how to get the most from a productive greenhouse or tunnel in this easy-to-follow course.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 8 May

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Garden Views’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative workshop; it doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you will be able to sit up close and watch detailed demonstrations and then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout the
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 17 May

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 - Burrough Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Burrough Hall was built in 1867 as a classic Leicestershire hunting lodge. The garden, framed by mature trees and shrubs, was extensively redesigned by garden designer George Carter in 2007. The garden continues to develop.
Burrough Hall, Burrough on the Hill
Sun 6 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 - 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 - Guilsborough Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Enjoy a warm welcome in this village with its very attractive rural setting of rolling hills and reservoirs. Seven varied village gardens, from a flower arranger’s small garden surrounding a modern house (not open), to large gardens with sweeping lawns, mature trees and beautiful views.
Guilsborough Gardens, Guilsborough
Sun 29 Apr

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 - Mill House - Open Garden for NGS
Walled town garden with an extensive plant variety, many rare and unusual. A plant lovers garden, with interesting designs incorporated in the borders, rockery and scree. It is full of surprises with memorabilia and bygones a reminder of our past. Good variety of reasonably priced plants on sale both open days.
Mill House, Wigston
Sun 20 May, Sun 1 Jul

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 - 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 - Stamford Garden and Food Fair
Plant, food and craft stalls, children’s rides. Event run in aid of charity by the Rotary club of Stamford St Martin’s. Free to enter and plenty of free parking.
Stamford Town Meadows
Sun 13 May
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More details - Flower Arranging Demonstration
Enjoy National demonstrator ,Catherine Gledhill creating at least 5 arrangements on the theme ’Spring into Summer’ , whilst passing on tips and anecdotes. All the arrangements are raffled. Refreshments served. No need to be a member to come along to enjoy this entertaining evening. A warm welcome awaits.
Barn Hill Methodist Church, Barn hill , Stamford
Mon 14 May

More details - Farm Walks at Riverford, Sacrewell
Come and join us for a walking tour of our organic farm, being hosted once a month throughout Summer (May - September). We’ve been busy planting our crops for the coming seasons, so there’s lots to touch and taste in the fields.
Sacrewell Farm/Great North Rd, Peterborough
Wed 2 May

More details - Stamford Record Fair
Now well-established as a regular event in this beautiful market town, Stamford’s Record and CD Fair offers music-lovers the chance to buy lots of lovely vinyl records and music on CD from a range of dealers.
St Mary & St Augustine’s Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford
Sat 12 May

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 - Holdenby House Plant Fair
Up to 20 specialist nurseries selling quality plants. The Grade 2 listed gardens will be open and there will be falconry displays and garden tours. The cafe will also be open for tea and cake and light lunches.
Holdenby House, Holdenby
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May