I’m a vintage chick, I admit it. Give me those 50’s lipsticks, and a retro seat on which to park my Muddy posterior, charge me a vintage champagne in antique crystal glasses and you’ll have friend for life. There’s lots going on in the county this week, but theres also a definite nod to the good old glamourous days.
Big Chef, Little Chef at Stanwick Lakes, 10.30am- 12pm, Friday, 10 March
Stanwick Lakes – fresh air, brilliant scenery and home to numerous species of wildlife.
It’s up to us Northamptonshire types to make up our minds this week. Do we go out, do we stay in? If Storm Doris didn’t put you off there are plenty of outdoor pursuits to keep you and yours fit and healthy (wrap up warm though). On the other hand, our theatres are putting on rather a good show, what. Decisions, decisions…
Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age, Castle Theatre, 8pm, Thursday 2 March
It’s all about growing up and growing down.
Pinch punch first of the month. This week’s What’s On has us running from one side of the county to the other like a March Hare. We’ve got gorgeous gardens, beautiful spring bouquets and should it get a bit nippy out there we’ve got plenty of Northants arts and culture to keep us company. We’ve even got a Northants to London day planned. Goodbye February – Spring has almost sprung. Yippee.
Status Update, Royal & Derngate, Friday/Saturday, 8pm, 24-25 Feb
We know facts.
Hello all, still alive and in one piece? Good, because there’s lots of activity to suit our varied lifestyles. If it’s fun in the fresh air, or actors, crooner and comics you’re after in your leisure time, check out our Muddy guide: we’ve got it covered for our tribe.
Forever Jackson, The Castle Theatre, Friday 17 February
“There’s a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis” sings Kirsty MacColl.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Fri 29 Jul
Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots (ahhh I remember the halcyon days). But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the river Thames at an uber fashionable launch party, Eddy and Patsy become entangled in a media storm surrounding the supermodel’s untimely demise and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi.
Throughout the Summer don’t forget to check back into Muddy as I’ll regularly be updating and adding to the weekly Muddy Guides, and if you know of anything utterly amazing that you think I’ve omitted, feel free to let me know. Right, gin and tonic at the ready? Then let the holiday Muddy Guides commence!
Catch BFG in cinema – Released this weekend (official date Fri 22 July)
I think I may be more excited about seeing this film than my kids.
Great Gatsby 1920’s Show, Whittlebury Hall, Fri 17 Jun
If you think Gatsby knew how to throw a fabulous party, wait until you’ve experienced this one! You’ll be swept back to the Roaring Twenties for a fun and enjoyable night out. So sip the giggle juice, feast on the food, and treat your peepers to the professional flapper dancers. You can dance the night away too or see if you can make a killing at the casino.
Youth, Castle Theatre, Thurs 14 Apr
A retired composer, his daughter Lena, and his long-time friend (a renowned filmmaker), are on holiday in the Swiss Alps (it sounds like the start of a joke). While Mick scrambles to finish a screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. The two men reflect on their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life.
I only went up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time last year. Not very cool of me but *sigh* there you go. I’m not a fan of massive festivals either. It takes a lot for me to don my wellies and carry wet wipes around all weekend (I’ve been known to accept on the back of a VIP ticket, don’t judge me). It’s on my hit list to go again, but I’m not an aficionado like Debbie who edits Muddy Stilettos Sussex – a total Edinburgh Fringe Festival pro.