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More details - Serve Car Treasure Hunt
Come and join us for an exciting Car Treasure Hunt. Serve are promoting our Volunteer Drivers scheme by giving teams clues in and around the Rushden area to solve towards reaching the mystery end destination! There are prizes to be won and refreshments for everyone taking part!
In and around Rushden, approximately 15 miles radius
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Father's Day - What your Dad Drove Car Show
Celebrate Fathers Day in style! We have a show of ’What your Dad Drove Cars’, to reminisce over. If you have a Pre 2000 Car, Bike or Van that you would like to show off, Please register at www.ticketsource.co.
The Station, Station Approach, John Clark Way Rushden, Northants
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Outdoor Cinema - THOR: RAGNOROK (12A)
The outdoor cinema experience returns to the lake-side amphitheatre! The LUNA FLIX summer season continues with Marvel’s boldest and most audacious movie yet! Rated as one of the best, and certainly funniest, superhero adventures from the Marvel universe - see it on a HUGE outdoor screen!
Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick
Today

More details - Outdoor Cinema - The Breakfast Club (15)
The outdoor cinema experience returns to the lake-side amphitheatre! The summer season continues with the essential 80’s teen comedy-drama! Five high school students from different walks of life endure a weekend detention under a power-hungry teacher.
Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Outdoor Cinema - SHAUN OF THE DEAD (15)
The outdoor cinema experience returns to the lake-side amphitheatre! The summer season continues with Simon Pegg’s classic comedy homage to the zombie genre on a HUGE outdoor screen! Dressing up optional but encouraged... ’get some red on you’!
Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick
Fri 8 Jun

More details - FIA European Drag Racing Championship - The Main Event
FIA European Drag Racing Championship - The Main Event Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europe’s most prominent Drag Racing meetings, ‘The Main Event’.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - JapShow
It doesn’t matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo, ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something for everyone with the relaxed pace of the Show Paddock, club displays and trade area.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Retro Show
Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when machines were created with a bit of character.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough
Sun 17 Jun

More details - 67-69 High Street - Open Garden for NGS
Constantly evolving acre rear garden of C17 cottage (not open). Early spring garden with snowdrops and hellebores, summer and autumn mixed borders, and many obelisks and containers, kitchen garden, herb bed, rambling roses, at least 60 different hostas, all giving varied interest from Feb through to Oct.
67-69 High Street, Finedon
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Family Fun Day - Wellingborough
Family Fun Day is an annual event held in Wellingborough in the first week of June. There are craft, charity and food stalls as well as live music and arena activities, such as local dance groups. The event is free to the public and runs from 12 - 5pm. This will be our fifth year.
Bassetts Close Park - Westfield Road Wellingborough
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Odell Fete and Family Dog Show
Odell Fete and Family Dog Show has many attractions. Bottle and gift stalls Pimms, produce, plants and cakes, children’s sports, raffle, teas, Bedford Brass Band, ice creams, tombola, refreshments and many side shows. Parking opposite the Bell public House. Disabled parking next to the Scout Field.
Scout Field, Horsefair Lane, Odell, Befordshire
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Bletsoe Fête
Bletsoe Country Fete. Classic Car Display. Ouse Valley Swing Band. Family Dog Show. Passenger Model Railway. Steam Engine. Stalls. Bucking Bronco. Jousting. Children’s Games. BBQ. Irish Band. Irish Dancing. Cakes and Cream Teas. Official opening by ’Strictly Come Dancing’ Alan Deddicoat.
Bletsoe Village Hall Bletsoe Bedford
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Orlingbury Village Fete
Very popular annual village Fete with licensed bar, BBQ, afternoon teas, ice creams, Brass Band, Morris Men, arena display, bowls, bouncy castle, tombola, bric a brac, books, raffle, children’s toys and games, plants, hanging baskets, jewellery, jams and chutneys, face painting and many more stalls.
Village Hall and Old Rectory Garden, Orlingbury
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Pavenham Open Gardens
A very well established annual event with well over 10 gardens of varying design, size and style. Includes 2 gardens that have opened for the NGS this year. Vintage car display, train rides, plant sale, teas, free hop on, hop off shuttle bus. All in aid of Cancer Research UK. Every penny goes to the charity.
Pavenham, Bedford
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Castle Ashby, Art, Craft and Design show
Members of Northamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsmen will be exhibiting their work at this event. Art,Craft and Design show will be well worth a visit! some of the best UK designer makers.
Castle Ashby Gardens
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Art, Craft & Design Show in the walled garden at Castle Ashby House Gardens Northamptonshire
A top quality craft fair, held in marquees, on the lawns of the 16th century walled garden. Exhibitors who are attending have travelled from all over the country, many of whom are demonstrating.
Castle Ashby House Gardens Northampton
Today and Mon 28 May

Wicksteed At War More details - Wicksteed At War
A fantastic FREE family day out packed with fun, excitement, and education. Wicksteed At War is the Midlands premier living history show suitable for all ages.
Wicksteed Park Barton Road Kettering Northamptonshire
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun
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More details - Clay Modelling (Slab and coil) family workshop
A family workshop for youngsters and adults working alongside each other. Using clay for slab and coil building. Great fun for everyone. Age 8+ and under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Wed 30 May

More details - Mould making and Casting family workshop
Youngsters and adults working alongside each other with artist Clare Abbatt. Age group 8+ and under 12’s much be accompanied by an adult.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Thu 31 May

More details - Family Art Club
Family Art Club with Jane and Polly. Choice of activities from drawing, painting, cutting and sticking. (Please wear old clothes)
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Meet the Artist: Elke Pollard
Elke Pollard is an award winning local artist, who has lived in Northampton for many years. Join us to watch Elke paint a portrait before your very eyes and demonstrate the three rules of portraiture. You’ll also gain an insight into Elke’s extraordinary life.
The Old School Hall, The Square, Yardley Hastings
Wed 6 Jun

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
Sat 23 Jun

More details - The Manor House, Stevington - Open Garden for NGS
The Manor House Garden is now 25 years old with many different rooms and views to enjoy. Clematis, wisteria and laburnum arches are under planted with alliums, poppies and foxgloves. White and yellow Banksian roses vye for space on the house walls.
The Manor House, Stevington, Bedford
Mon 28 May

More details - Cycle for Cransley
Saddle up and join Kettering’s first ever sportive event! With 10, 25 and 50-mile routes taking in the picturesque Northamptonshire countryside and ending at the Kettering Rugby Club Beer Festival!
Kettering Rugby Club, Kettering
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Hamlet @ Lowick
Following the huge success of ‘The Three Inch Fools’ extraordinary performance last year we are pleased to let you know that they will be performing Hamlet, at St Peters Church, Lowick on Thursday 14th June 2017 @7pm.
St Peters Church Main Street, Lowick Northants
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Dear Zoo
Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book makes its stage premiere. Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982. And has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Thu 31 May and Fri 1 Jun

More details - Kast of Kinks
The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Dreamboys
The Dreamboys are back for their 2018 UK tour. The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK’s top male strip show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous male stripper act the UK has ever produced.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Thu 7 Jun

More details - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. ‘Heresy II Heritage’, their new tour, charts the Uke’s rise from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Dusty and the Shades of the 60s
Dusty & The Shades of the 60s celebrates the life and music of one of the most iconic female artistes of our time, the legendary Dusty Springfield.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Whole-Lotta-Led
In August 1968 four young musicians convened in a small rehearsal room in London and performed an old Johnny Burnette song ‘Train Kept A-Rollin’. This was the birth of Led Zeppelin.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Fri 15 Jun

More details - PCA MuscleTalk  Championships 2018
Some of the UK’s best bodybuilders and fitness models will be competing to qualify for the 2018 Physical Culture Association (PCA) Finals in October. Includes all PCA men’s and women’s classes including Junior, Novice, Bikini, Men’s Physique, Muscle Model, Ladies’ Figure, Masters and more.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sat 16 Jun

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
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Molesworth & Brington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
2 styles of planting showing how to make a garden complement the building it surrounds. Molesworth House is an old rectory garden with everything that you’d both expect and hope for, given its Victorian past. There are surprising corners to this traditional take on a happy and relaxed, yet also formal garden.
Molesworth & Brington Gardens, Huntingdon
Sun 10 Jun

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 23 Jun

More details - 3 day Flower Festival
To celebrate the 600th Anniversary of St Dunstan’s church in Bolnhurst this beautiful church is hosting a three day Flower Festival over the second May Bank Holiday.
St Dunstan’s Church, Thurleigh Road, Bolnhurst
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Antiques Showroom Open Days at Williams Antiques Bedford
Williams Antiques & Restoration along with Ralph Moss Antiques & Copperplate maps will be holding their showroom open days. There will be Antique furniture, silver, antique maps, glass, pottery, paintings and collectables. There will be a small tea room open on both days serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes
Tythe Farm, School Lane
Fri 22 Jun and Sat 23 Jun

More details - Sale  raising money for the Patients of the Dialysis Unit, Northampton
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 30 May

More details - Cowper & Newton Museum Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
The tranquil Flower Garden of C18 poet William Cowper, who said ’Gardening was of all employments, that in which I succeeded best’, has plants introduced prior to his death in 1800, many mentioned in his writings.
Cowper & Newton Museum Gardens, Olney
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Car Boot Sale - Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 2018
8.00 -Sellers admitted £7.00 outisde £8.00 inside 9.00- 12.00 p.m. - Buyers admitted Entrance 50p. Refreshments:- Bacon Butties, homemade cakes, tea coffee etc.All reasonably priced.
St Mark’s Church & Community Centre Calder Rise/Avon Drive Bedford
Mon 28 May

More details - Embroiderers' Guild Bedford Branch
Embroiderers’ Guild Bedford Branch Do you enjoy textiles? Would you like to learn some new techniques or just see great work in a friendly setting? Would you love to buy previously loved fabrics, threads, magazines or books at very reasonable prices?
St Mark’s Church Hall, Calder Rise, Bedford
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Rosearie-de-la-Nymph - Open Garden for NGS
We have been developing this romantic garden for about 10 yrs and now have over 1800 roses, incl English, French and Italian varieties. Many unusual water features and specimen trees. Roses, scramblers and ramblers climb into trees, over arbours and arches. Collection of 95 Japanese maples. Butterfly rearing unit.
Rosearie-de-la-Nymph, Northampton
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 24 Jun

More details - Boothville Art & Craft Exhibition 2018
This is the annual Art and Craft exhibition presented by the Boothville Art Group where some exhibits are for sale. Admission is free and raffle and refreshments will be available.
Scout & Community Centre, Fernie Fields, Northampton
Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

More details - Rock n Roll afternoon with live 5' piece band Reelin n Rockin
An afternoon of Rock n Roll from the 50’s and 60’s with live band Reelin n Rockin bringing back memories of classic hits from that era. If your young bring along Mum and Dad or Grandad as a surprise.
The Headlands, PH Northampton
Sun 24 Jun

More details - 192 Kimbolton Road - Open Garden for NGS
A third of acre cottage garden with grape vine, vegetable and soft fruit patch and an orchard. The garden includes over 90 roses.
192 Kimbolton Road, Bedford
Sat 16 Jun

More details - British Red Cross Bedfordshire OPEN GARDENS, BIDDENHAM, BEDFORDSHIRE
This collection of village country gardens vary in size and interest. These gardens offer several orchards with apple, pear and plum trees, flowing lawns, rose gardens, shrubs, herbaceous borders, vegetable patches and a pond and rockery.
Biddenham Village Gardens, 17 Biddenham Turn , 27 Biddenham Turn , King’s Close Main Road MK40 4BB, 8 Darlow Drive MK40 4AX
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Northampton Pretty Muddy 5k & Mini Muddy
Pretty Muddy® isn’t like any other fundraising event. It’s a muddy obstacle course that women of any ability can climb over, crawl under, and charge through. Choose from either 5k or 10k Pretty Muddy events. Whatever the distance. However dirty you get. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Abington Park
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Northampton 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.
Abington Park
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Race Night
Fun family night!! Place a bet , as little as 50p! Watch the horses on big screen and win some money if wins!! Everyone welcome! Bar Open with great prices!
PARKLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE, DEVON WAY, PARKLANDS NORTHAMPTON
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Lyveden - Lyveden Alive
This May half-term investigate Lyveden’s wilder inhabitants with free trails, worksheets and activity sessions. There are plenty of opportunities to get closer to nature during Lyveden Alive week. Enjoy a different activity every day! Booking Not Needed.
Lyveden, near Oundle,
Mon 28 May to Fri 1 Jun

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