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Fri 16th- Sun 18th Nov

FOOD/ THEATRE: The Ten (Food) Commandments by Jay Rayner, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Friday 16th November.

Legendary Masterchef critic Jay Rayner is redefining the rules of food in his new show, which will include a Q & A, as well as a book-signing. So break the rules this November, don’t just stay and watch your average Friday night TV. Venture out for 7:45pm, to the Royal & Derngate, for an evening sure to be filled with laughter and plenty of foodie fun. Tickets are £21.50 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or online at C’mon it’s two of the best things in life: food and theatre, could it be any more perfect?

THEATRE: Hazel O’Connor, Opera Boys and Miller Plays the Musicals, The Royal & Derngate 15th -17th November

The Derngate has a whole host of other exciting shows starting from the 12th Nov: The Odyssey, Foster and Allen, Live on Mars, Dylan Moran and many more!!! Hazel O’Connor & Breaking Glass is on Thu 15 November, Opera Boys on Fri 16 November and Miller Plays The Musicals on Sat 17 November. It’s sure to be a theatre filled week. For the full lowdown check out their brochure, it’s rather snazzy. With every £10 donation made by audiences through an Xmas booking being matched by Royal & Derngate to provide a free ticket for either Peter Pan, The Worst Witch or The Everywhere Bear (throughout the festive period), give disadvantaged children living in Northamptonshire the chance to visit the theatre this Christmas.

FOOD: Bully Beef Afternoon Tea, Memory Lane Tearooms Northamptonshire NN10 9YU, available until Fri 16th Nov during normal tearoom opening hours 11.30 – 2.30pm, Mon – Fri.

Take a trip down memory lane and commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WW1, by attending this traditional afternoon tea at the Memory Lane Tearooms. They promise corned beef sandwiches, traditional tea and plenty of biscuits. It’s just £8.50 for one, or £15.50 for two, so grab a friend and enjoy. Pre-booking is essential and can be completed by ringing 01933 3155.

KIDS: Build a Bear workshop at the Wicksteed Park Craft and Gift Fair, 17th November, 11-4pm, Barton Road Kettering

With parking and Mudlet admission being free for this marvellous market, why not avoid the tears and treat them to a teddy. Run by the Just Party team, tickets are just £12 and can be bought online. Splash the cash on the ticket quick as it’s a one time exclusive and saves you trekking to the Centre at MK to buy the furry friend.

THEATRE: Colour, Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6PB, Sat 17th Nov, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Starlight’s Dance and Musical Theatre School’s Multi Award Winning Show Teams proudly present ‘Colour’, where dance and art collide. Tickets cost just £12 and can be purchased via the Lighthouse website. Try something a bit different this weekend and enjoy the Starlight talent showcased in all its splendour.

MARKET: Christmas Fayre & Hog Roast, Higham Town Band Club, 7 Wharf Rd, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 8BQ, Sat 17th Nov, 11am-4pm

With xmas fast approaching, feel those festive vibes by visiting this fab fayre in Higham Ferrers. Not only is it FREE entry, but there is set to be over 20 local business owners, all under one roof. The star of the show is certainly the Hog Roast and other delicious food will be available all day.

HEALTH: Managing the Menopause with essential oils and aromatherapy with Caren Benstead, Sat 17th Nov, 2pm-4:30pm, The Well Retreat, Unit 2 Glebe Farm Park, Turweston, Brackley

If you’re looking to manage the symptoms of menopause naturally then join the Well Retret team to learn how essential oils can help relieve and manage pain in a natural and organic way. The informative and interactive session will include essential oil information and will allow participants to blend their own oils to take home. The Well Retreat also hosts other events including a Christmas Blending Workshop and holds weekly classes which can be found on their website.

MUSIC/ THEATRE: The Sensational 60s Experience, Lighthouse Theatre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 6PB, Sun 18 Nov 2018 at 7:30PM

Get ready for a swinging 60s evening, with this explosive show returning to Kettering for one evening only! This November they bring you a three hour extravaganza of pure 1960’s nostalgia. Six legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Swinging Blue Jeans, New Amen Corner and The Fourmost. Hits include Needles and Pins, Out Of Time, I’m Into Something Good, Hippy Hippy Shake, Bend Me Shape Me, A Little Lovin, plus many more. Step back in time to when pop music was at its very best.Tickets can be bought through this link and cost  £28.50.

MARKET: Pattishall Christmas Craft Fair, Pattishall Parish Hall, School Road, Astcote (next to Pattishall, near Towcester), Northamptonshire NN12 8NN, Sun 18th Nov from 11- 4pm

Christmas is just around the corner so this is the perfect place to shop for that extra special gift. This bumper craft event, with 30 stalls full of hand crafted unique items made by skilled crafts men and women is not to be missed! There will also be Live music from the acclaimed Danetree Ukulele Orchestra during the afternoon. If you’re feeling peckish then visit the cafe, which will be selling light lunches and refreshments all day. Free entry and parking is available all day. For more info visit this website.

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