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Things to do this weekend

Fri 18 - Sun 20 May

Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Throughout April & May

Enjoy an Easter treat with a great selection of films at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. A huge range of films are available including new independent films, such as ‘Wonderstruck’, top foreign film ‘The Square’ and family favourite ‘Peter Rabbit’. Whether it’s a girls night out or a family day trip, there’s a movie to tickle everyone’s fancy. Tickets range from £6 – £8.50 and can be booked online.

Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Derngate, Northampton NN1 1TU

Bands in the Park, Abington Park, 2pm – 5pm, Every Sunday

Enjoy live music every Sunday afternoon from the Abington Park bandstand and be surrounded by the relaxing and beautiful environment of the park.

Abington Park Museum, Wellingborough Road, NN3 3HN

Screaming Blue Murder, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Fri 27 Apr – Fri 16 Nov
Don’t miss our Friday night comedy club in the Underground Studio with compere Dan Evans. This season features many of comedy’s rising stars. Visit the website to book and to see what comedy stars are on this week.

Doors 7.45pm, Show 8.15pm. Tickets £13.50.


Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP


Living Legends: Hidden Histories Exhibition, The Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby, 11am-4pm, Wed 2 May – Sat 2 June



The exhibition has taken inspiration from the ‘Humans of New York’ social media campaign and aims to uncover the hidden stories of Corby and reflect the changing face of the town. It features ten local people who have an extraordinary story to tell; an incredible experience, an uncelebrated achievement or a surprising fact about their life.


Rooftop Arts Centre, 9 Chisholm House, Corby, NN17 1PZ

Art, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Mon 14 – Sat 19 May


When Serge spends an extortionate amount of money on an all white modernist painting, his close friends Marc and Yvan are baffled. But does their violent reactions to this provocative canvas mirror more dangerous antagonisms towards each other?


This brilliant production of Yasmina Reza’s dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance stars Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson.


Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP


Big Bang VW Festival, Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Fri 18 – Sun 20 May



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! All Beetles and buses, campers and Caddies, Golfs and Ghias are welcome at the show to enjoy the show. Lots of activities are on throughout the weekend, including live music, a fun fair and kids entertainment.


Tickets cost £14 – £35 (under 16s go free) and can be bought online or by calling 01234 782828.


Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, NN29 7XA


Champagne and French Wine Dinner, Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering, Fri 18 May


Our guest speaker Guy Cliffe of Mason Marques will welcome you with an apertif before explaining more about the wines over dinner £45.00 per person. Call 01536 416666 to book.
Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering Parkway, Kettering, NN15 6XT
 Rockingham Tour, Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby, Sat 19 May
The Rockingham Tour will take you on a fascinating journey behind the scenes to learn about the circuit’s chequered history and discover some interesting facts. Adults – £15 | Children (5-15yrs) – £10 | Children (Under 5’s Free).


Rockingham Motor SpeedwayMitchell Road , Corby, NN17 5AF


Great Harrowden Art Exhibition, All Saints’ Church, Great Harrowden, 11am – 5pm, Sat 19 – Sun 20 May



Opportunity to see and buy many paintings by local artists, in the beautiful setting of All Saints’ Church, Great Harrowden. It’s a well established exhibition attracting work from a number of different artists. There will be an ‘Artist in Residence’ demonstrating watercolour painting every afternoon from 2-4pm. There is also a children’s area where they can draw pictures while parents enjoy looking around. There will also be many unframed paintings and prints for sale, plus greetings cards and some craft items. We also have a section of ‘pre-loved’ original paintings for sale, for which we ask for donations.


Entry is £1 and refreshments available all day.


All Saints’ Church, Great Harrowden, Northamptonshire NN9 5AD 


Comedy Night, Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering, Sat 19 May


The funniest night of the year! Have a fun filled evening with laughs a plenty. Enjoy a three course meal and a belly full of laughter.


Tickets cost £40 per person and include a three-course meal.


Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering Parkway, Kettering, NN15 6XT


Barnwell Food Festival, Barnwell Village Hall, Barnwell, 10:30am – 4pm, Sun 20 May



The beautiful Northamptonshire village of Barnwell near Oundle will host a food & craft festival on May 20. There will be local food and drink as well as artisan stalls. If you are a food or drink business interested in exhibiting, call Paula from Stanley Street Food on 07857 150803.

Barnwell Village Hall, Near Oundle, Barnwell, Peterborough PE8 5QD


Wedding Open Day, The Stanwick Hotel, Stanwick, 12pm – 3pm Sun 20 May


Have a look around The Stanwick Hotel and see Reflections, their events suite and outdoor wedding pavilion. Bedrooms will be open from 1pm to have a look at and prosecco and canapés will be available on arrival. Recommended suppliers will be attending too to help you will all the important decisions you need to make. Plus get a chance to meet Hayley and Marie, their wedding planners.

Come and see what The Stanwick Hotel has to offer and make your wedding dreams a reality.

The Stanwick Hotel, West Street, Stanwick, NN9 6QY

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