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Things to do this week

Mon 9 - Sun 15 July 2018


FESTIVAL: Prosecco and Gin Festival, Corby Town FC, Sat 14 Jul

Gin AND Prosecco in ONE place plus loads of lush food and live music!!! YES PLEASE!! The Vino Van Events Ltd have brought our dream festival to life (be still our beating hearts) and we’re super duper excited about The Prosecco & Gin Festival!! There’ll be FOUR Prosecco bars and over TEN Gin brands, including Muddy Award winner Warner Edwards Distillery. Oh, how will we choose!!!

Prosecco & Gin Festival, Corby Town Football Club, 34 Nene Crescent, Corby, NN17 2LN


MUSIC: Bands in the Park, Abington Park, now – Sun 16 Sep

Enjoy live music every Sunday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm at the Abington Park bandstand and be surrounded by the relaxing and beautiful environment of the park.

Abington Park Museum, Wellingborough Road, NN3 3HN


COMEDY: Screaming Blue Murder, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, now – 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


ART: Arts, Crafts & Collectables, Daventry Museum, now – Fri 24 Aug
Daventry Museum are looking for local artists, crafters and collectors to exhibit their work and showcase collections to celebrate Daventry Arts Festival. It is free entry so you can browse around the work of the best of Northants. Opening times are Tues – Fri 9:30am – 1:30pm and the first Sat of the month 10am – 4pm.
Daventry Museum, 3 New Street, Daventry, NN11 4BT
Game, Set & Match Menu, The Apothocoffee Shop, Earls Barton, now 
Settle back, watch all the tennis action and enjoy a beautifully British treat of Afternoon Tea in the heart of Northants. The tennis themed menu is in full swing serving various scrumptious Wimbledon treats including Wimbledon Afternoon Teas with homemade tennis ball macaroons, pimms cupcakes, eton mess, prosecco sponge and much more. The Apothcoffee Shop is open Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm.
Apothocoffee Shop, The Square, Earls Barton, Northampton NN6 0NA
FESTIVAL: Oundle International Festival, Wed 4 – Sat 14 Jul
For over 30 years, the Oundle International Festival has been providing Northants with entertaining and enriching music concerts, theatrical performances and community events which includes folk, jazz, classical and choral music, complimented by family theatre, an outdoor cinema screening, an encore screening of an opera and the annual Bach Walk (phew)… and let’s not forget about the Party at the Wharf.
Oundle Music Trust, 4 New Street, Oundle Northamptonshire PE8 4ED
THEATRE: Bugsy Malone, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Sat 7 – Sun 15 Jul
Royal & Derngate’s Youth Theatre and Young Company delve into the jazz age to explore the thrilling, dark and dangerous 1920s American prohibition era. This fun-filled family musical is packed with well-known songs and will feature Northampton’s brightest up and coming young talent.
New York is in the shadow of the great depression, and mob boss Fat Sam is under threat from his new rival Dandy Dan and her gang of hoodlums. As custard pies fly and Dan’s destructive ‘splurge guns’ wreak havoc, Bugsy Malone, a penniless ex-boxer and all round nice guy, falls in love with Blousey Brown, an aspiring singer. Will Bugsy be able to resist seductive songstress Tallulah and stay out of trouble while helping to defend Fat Sam’s business?
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
DANCE: Giovanni Pernice Born to Win, Castle Theatre , Wellingborough, Tues 10 Jul
Strictly Come Dancing’, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new tour Born to Win. Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, energy and drama than ever before! Get ready for glitzy costumes and spectacular routines to dances like the Paso Doble, the Argentine Tango, the Rumba, the Viennese Waltz, and not forgetting the Jive, to name just a few! Tickets cost £26-£28.
Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA
FESTIVAL: Flashpoint Music Festival, Fri 13 – Sun 15 Jul
Oh my word.  What a line up.  Now then, this festival sits on our border so it’s only a hop, skip and a jump for us Northants types. Relive your youth with this throwback festival showcasing the greats of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Dig out your forgotten flares and spandex and stir up the nostalgia within you in the beautiful surroundings of the Great Park at Rockingham Castle. This is must for music enthusiasts and the atmosphere caters for everyone witth themed bars and food stalls catering for all tastes.  So bring along your deck chairs and then either sit back and relax or dance the nights away.
The Great Park, Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH
FILM: Mean Girls, LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick, Fri 13 Jul
This summer, LUNA FLIX presents a mini-season of classic movies with the feminine touch to Stanwick’s lakeside amphitheatre. Funny, smart, and well regarded, Mean Girls is a witty look at the pitfalls of teenager cliques. Bring a picnic and pack the prosecco, let your hair down with the gals. Tickets cost £8.50-£12.50 and can be booked online.
LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, NN9 6GY
FESTIVAL: KettFest, Fri 13 – Sun 15 Jul
KettFest 2018 is Kettering’s art, culture, music and community festival. Bringing Kettering together with colour, randomness and fun. Free event with things going on across the town – info can be found just here.
Kettering, NN15 6J
EVENT: Wimbledon Finals Party, 185 Watling St, Sat 14 – Sun 15 Jul
A fantastic day of fun at 185 Watling St Pub & Kitchen! Complete with live coverage of the finals, BBQ, Pimms & Strawberry & Cream Gin Bar, Garden Tennis Tournament, and live Music & DJ!
185 Watling Street, Towcester, NN12 6BX
FILM: Beaches, LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick, Sat 14 Jul
Avoid the World Cup, enjoy the sunset & get the girls together for a great night out with the 30th Anniversary of Bette Midler’s classic emotional tale of life-long friendship. Doors from 8:30pm and pack a late night picnic full of the perfect movie snacks (and booze, of course). Tickets cost £8.50-£12.50 and can be booked online.
LUNA FLIX Outdoor Cinema, Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, NN9 6GY

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