Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

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
Tue 24 Apr 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 - 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 & GIFT FAIR in aid of Save the Children
Browse a wide selection of hand made crafts & unique gifts not found on the High Street. FREE ENTRY Pop along and give your support
Glamis Hall Community Centre, Goldsmith Road, Queensway Estate, Wellingborough
Sat 21 Apr

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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue
Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge, the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement, free at last to practise their extreme colouring-in, ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge- making.
Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering
Sat 21 Apr

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
Tue 24 Apr 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 - 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 Applications by email only
Bedford Road Higham Ferriers
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 21 Apr, Sat 28 Apr, Sat 5 May, Sat 12 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 - 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 - 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.
Thu 3 May to Sun 6 May

More details - .a Antique,retro & vintage Flea market,Northampton,Brixworth village hall,Sunday 22nd April 2018
Antiques are affordable,A collectable and vintage Flea market,on a Sunday ! A peaceful ,friendly atmosphere for all the family.Come look at our a Flea market,you never know what you will find from antiques to military ,coin’s,glass,weird stuff!
Brixworth village hall Northampton
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Songs and Sonnets
Northampton Chamber Choir would love to welcome you to our next concert - Songs and Sonnets - music inspired by Shakespeare.
St Matthew’s Church, Kettering Road, Northampton.
Sat 21 Apr

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 - Jumble Sale
Jumble Sale with Table Top Sale all under cover . Various items for sale - many open to offers. Brick-a-Brack, Collectables, Excellent quality clothing, Housewares, Cheap Books, Garden equipment etc. A limited number of Stalls / Tables available @ £10 each. Cafe Open 10:00am - 2:00pm Refreshments available.
Melchbourne Village Hall, Park Road, Melchbourne.
Sat 21 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

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 - 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 - Don Broco
Don Broco. Artists performing: Don Broco.: Tickets avaiable.
Northampton Roadmender, Northampton
Wed 2 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 - MILITARY BAND CONCERT (Royal Anglian Regiment)
Holy Sepulchre Restoration Trust is delighted to welcome back The Band of the Royal Anglian Regiment to present a concert of popular music in the Forces Church for Northamptonshire.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep St., Northampton
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Vegan Fest
Vegan Fest an Event to celebrate all things Vegan , we will be showcasing local suppliers of Food , cosmetics, skincare and home goods. There will be information for those interested in becoming Vegan. We also have a fantastic tea room with Vegan fayre on offer.
The Retro Room at Vintage Retreat Lower Harding Street
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Comedy in Cahoots with the Comedy Crate at the Retro Room
We are excited to launch our first Comedy Night in the Retro Room at Vintage Retreat. Our MC is ROSS SMITH with his razor wit who is a regular at the biggest Comedy clubs. JON PEARSON A great standup with two successful Edinburgh shows under his belt , performing at both The Comedy Store and Jongleurs.
The Retro Room @Vintage Retreat Lower Harding Street
Sat 5 May

More details - Malt Shovel Tavern "On The Farm" Beer Festival - 50 Real ales & Ciders
We are going "On the farm" This May bank holiday weekend, featuring 50 real ales & cider all with farm related names. Wed 2nd:- Between 5 & 8pm "6 of the best in the barn" (6 x 1/3rds) Enjoy tutored tasting of our best beer festival ales for just £6.
121 Bridge street Northampton
Wed 2 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Shakespeare Weekend
A celebration of one of history’s greats! We are dedicating an entire weekend to Shakespeare day which is on the 23rd. We will set the mood by lighting our beautiful historic fireplace in the kitchen for you to come and see it in action.
Delapré Abbey, London Rd, Northampton
Sat 21 Apr to Mon 23 Apr

More details - Feast of Fools presents Giles Abbott telling "Mongan's Frenzy"
A wild Irish tale featuring love, loss, humour and venomous sheep. So is it that we dream then wake to life or is this life the dream form which we one day awaken? Mongan could tell you. Mongan, the son of a god, is a man who lives in many worlds but can only learn wisdom in this world, the herd way.
Northampton Delapre Abbey, London Road Northampton
Wed 2 May

More details - Spring Fair
Celebrate the end of the long winter nights with our Spring Fair. There will be plants to buy at our fair and you can create your own spring flower arrangement in our workshop or cheer on the racing ferrets.
Delapré Abbey, London Rd, Northampton
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - The Old Rectory, Sudborough - Open Garden for NGS
A charming 3 acre village garden situated next to a church, including extensive herbaceous borders, a rose garden, gravel border and highly regarded potager, designed by Rosemary Verey.
The Old Rectory, Sudborough, Kettering
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Pavenham Nursery Plant Sale
Our ninth annual Plant Sale will feature a wide range of nurseries including some newcomers. We are expecting 9 nurseries from 6 counties: Alpines, Clematis, Herbs, Perennials and Shrubs, Roses, vegetables, Shade-lovers, basket and bedding plants, Sundries. Some foodstuffs.
Pavenham Village Hall
Sat 12 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 - Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Award-winning gardens by Geoffrey Jellicoe, Dame Sylvia Crowe, James Alexander Sinclair and more recently Arne Maynard. Formal gardens and terraces surround Queen Anne house with extensive vistas onto the lake and C18 parkland containing many mature trees.
Cottesbrooke Hall Gardens, Cottesbrooke
Sun 22 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

More details - Milton Malsor Film Club
Film - The Sense of an Ending Cert. 15 108 mins . A man becomes haunted by his past when he is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life. Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter
Village Hall, High St., Milton Malsor
Fri 4 May

More details - Secret Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Alpine lovers can see a wide variety of alpines in two small scree gardens, front and back of bungalow plus pans, dwarf Salix, rhododendron, daphne’s. Dwarf acers, conifers and pines, hellebores, epimediums. Two small mixed borders of herbaceous salvias, lavenders and potentillas.
Secret Garden, Bedford
Sat 5 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 - Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin
A biographical film of the life of AA Milne and his son Christopher Robin. After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son’s growing collection of stuffed animals.
Mandeville Hall Thrapston Road, Kimbolton

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