FILM: Northampton Filmhouse, throughout Oct
Brilliant new independent films this season include the thought provoking drama The Wife, Anton Chekhov adaptation The Seagull and introspective drama Lucky. The cinema continues to present the best big new releases, including heist drama King of Thieves, as well as Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. The classics offering includes a selection of films celebrating Black History Month in the UK this October. The programme of event cinema features screenings of top class drama, ballet and opera. They’ve also announced a new series of screenings aimed at welcoming even more 16-25 year-olds into the cinema, thanks to support from the BFI Film Audience Network – one for the not so little Mudlets!
Northampton Filmhouse, off Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UD
KIDS: Super Camps, throughout Oct
Super Camps is a leading provider of Ofsted registered holiday day camps, with over 30 locations across the UK running camps in October. Aimed at children aged 4-12, Super Camps are running Multi-Activity camps, giving parents childcare options that not only fit with their busy lives but are also guaranteed to keep their children entertained. Super Camps’ Multi-Activity camps offer a wide range of activities, from messy play and story book detectives for the early years to arts and crafts, go-karting, dodgeball, LEGO® building and team-based activities for the older children. There is also a different theme each week, which means there is always something new to look forward to. The theme of the week for Oct Half Term has been confirmed as Heroes vs Monsters.
FAMILY: Pumpkin Trials, Canons Ashby, Sat 6 Oct – Wed 31 Oct
Dress to impress for a great family day, out hunting hidden and spooky pumpkins in the grounds. Try the Pumpkin Trail as a team and explore the grounds whilst seeking our pumpkins and solving the clues! Then collect your sticker. Normal admission prices apply.
THEATRE: The Dreamboys, Castle Theatre, Thu 11 Oct
The Dreamboys are getting pulses racing across Britain with their official 2018 UK tour, and they will be heating up the Castle Theatre stage when they perform live in Wellingborough on Thu 11 Oct, 7.30pm. enowned for their atmospheric shows bringing together high energy dance routines, challenging choreography, incredibly toned physiques and larger-than-life personalities, it’s no surprise The Dreamboys have stolen the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.
EVENT: Swish Event, Brixworth Village Hall, Fri 12th Oct
This event is one of many being arranged in the area of Brixworth to raise money for research and treatment for a local boy Magnus Petters. He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just before Christmas last year. Tickets cost £10, including a glass of fizz and 5 raffle tickets!
EVENT: Dr. Fright’s Halloween Nights presents Horrortown, Earls Barton, Fri 12 – Fri 26 Oct
Venture through the sinister locations of a derelict and cursed town! All whilst being hunted by the terrifying residents that reside there . . . Featuring 4 live action scare mazes all loaded with huge horror scenes, terrifying special FX and amazing actors! It’s the ultimate Halloween night out! Due to the intense, scary nature of the event we don’t recommend that under 12’s attend. Entry times 7-9pm. Ticket prices range from £15.95 to £22.95 and can be bought here.
White Nurseries, Clay Lane, Earls Barton, NN6 0EP
FAMILY FUN: World Conker Championships, Southwick, Northants, Sun 13 Oct
Watch the experts as they battle it out to see who is the best at playing conkers in the world! It’s a big event with a kids’ conker competition, stalls, guide dog displays, bumper cars, climbing wall, food offerings, a tea and cake tent, Morris dancers, juggling workshops, a ukuleke band and praise be, a bar.