The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: What’s On

What’s on until 30 March:

22 Mar 2017

This week the What’s on has a distinctly maternal feel to it.  It’s Mothering Sunday on 26 March, and whilst there are lots of other fun activities to be getting on with around the county, this Muddy thinks it’s time to put Mum first.

A Tribute to George Michael, Kettering Park Hotel, Friday 24 March

His larger than life persona, and sheer talent was been the soundtrack to our lives  – ever since we woke up in the eighties and “went went”,  This  “tribute to George Michael” is well timed for those of us who want to be reminded of just how good he was.

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10 thing to do in Northants now!

15 Mar 2017

The Spring equinox is nearly upon us and that’s the time that we head outside, have some fun, and then head inside for more fun.  There’s lots on offer for us all in and around the county this week, and there’s sweet treats to keep our energy levels high because we’re going to need some stamina to get through it all.

70’s Party Night, Whittlebury Hall, 7.30pm – 12.30am, Friday, 17 March

Yes Sir, I can boogie, But I need a certain song, I can boogie, boogie boogie, All night long.

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National Muddy guide to What’s On…

11 Mar 2017

Feel like exploring somewhere new? Muddy tenticles cover the South of England and who better to know the cool stuff that’s hard to unearth than our brilliant regional Muddy editors (all national journalists in their own right) who are constantly scouring their counties for the best arts and cultural highlights? Whether you’re day tripping or planning for longer, here are some of the treats in store for you.


An Evening With Opera’s Young Stars, Cliveden House Taplow, Sun 12 Mar

Who needs a dramatic set design when you’ve got Cliveden House?

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It’s a vintage What’s on until 16 March

7 Mar 2017

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.  

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12 cool things to get you off the sofa this week

28 Feb 2017

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.

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Grab the remote: Two unmissable TV shows tonight!

28 Feb 2017

Tonight, I will be downing tools, turning off my phone, and commandeering the sofa, remote and wine from 9pm – 11pm as not one, but two, fantastic TV shows arrive on the small screen.

First up, at 9pm on BBC1 is The Replacement, a three-part thriller.

Muddy Oxon/Bucks was lucky enough to go to a preview screening of the first episode, and she said it is edge-of-your seat stuff.

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16 great things to do in Northants!

21 Feb 2017

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.

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Whats On for the rest of half term?

15 Feb 2017

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.

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Welcome to new Muddy neighbours – Warwickshire & Cambridgeshire

12 Feb 2017

Muddy tentacles are increasingly covering the South of England (including our neighbours Warwickshire and Cambridgeshire) and who better to unearth the fun stuff for families than our brilliant regional Muddy editors? Whether you’re day tripping or planning for longer, here are some of the treats in store for you all over the south of Blighty…


Meet The Bugs, Beale Park, Lower Basildon Wed 15 Feb

Bugs large or small give me the heebie jeebies, but kids love ’em.

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Half Term Fun…

6 Feb 2017

Has there ever been a better combination than romance and bored children?  This week’s What’s On deals with the paradox of Valentines Day and half term hitting us like a Perfect Storm.  Put another way, perfect Mums and Dads, should get, nay DESERVE, a bit of fun time after days of distracting the little ‘uns. Allow us to show you how…

The Soul Weekender, Stanwick Hotel, 10-12th February

Hands up who know’s the roots of Northern Soul?  

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