It’s Thursday, grab your brolly and fly
Live Music, Costa Coffee Wellingborough, NN8 1AA, 10 Sep
It’s not normal Muddy fare (a stonking big chain), but I am partial to a Costa flat white and it is in falling distance of Muddy HQ when I need a quick pep me up. The Wellingborough branch of Costa Coffee is hosting a free Blues night featuring songs from Eric Clapton, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Gary Moore, and Joe Bonamassa. What promises to be a worthwhile night is made even sweeter by no upfront cost, so feel free to splurge an extra fiver for a small frappe (who knows if I’m exaggerating?), 6pm – 8:30pm.
Northamptonshire Food Show, Delapre Park, NN4 8AJ, 10 Sep – 11 Sep
With such a gorgeous setting, is it any way inappropriate to bring an annual celebration of all that is good to eat and drink from across the region and beyond as well as an abundance of arts, crafts and gift stalls from which to sample and buy? Didn’t think so. What with this now and the end of the month Althorp Food festival, we is spoiled!
Classic Bus Services, Northampton, NN1 1DF, 10 – 11 Sep
Alright alright, I know what you’re thinking. Those buses with the ugly orange and blue chairs with the unidentifiable brown stains, the crying babies in the seat to your left, and the gang of bad boys at the back seats playing the latest crapola from their phone speakers. Throw all’a that outta that pop out bus window and get your ticket ready for this stop. Enjoy a ride on an historic bus linking open buildings and places of interest. Hop on and off at your leisure to visit various events, 9:30am – 5pm.
The Playhouse Theatre, Northampton, NN1 3JA, 10 Sep
September 10 proving to be an eventful day for Northamptonshire with another shindig. Here we have tours through The Playhouse Theatre, a converted Victorian factory. Soak up the history with stories of the building, which was rumoured to be a coffin factory! And if you don’t accept the invitation back at 7:45pm for the short performance, they’ll have a coffin made just for you (no, not really)! Tours every hour from 10am to 4pm .
Sounds Of Philadelphia & Motown, Royal & Derngate, NN1 1DP, 10 Sep
The tunes just keep on getting on this Muddy Radar as original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings knits together the sound of three of America’s iconic labels, Motown, Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic, in one action-packed concert. The show spans the hits of The Three Degrees, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Stevie Wonder, Billy Paul, Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye and The O’Jays, to name a few. It features the iconic songs Me And Mrs Jones, Don’t Leave Me This Way, and Givin’ Up Givin’ in and many more.
Richard Alston Season: The Third Man, Errol Flynn Firmhouse, 11 Sep
The esteemed Richard Alston has yet another compilation of films for us to enjoy at everyone’s favorite cinema, the EFF. We told you about the first of the trio, and here are the next two kicking off with 1949 film noir The Third Man, on Sunday 11 Sep. It’s a fast moving mystery set against the theatrically lit ruins of post-war Vienna, which Richard finds full of choreographic ideas, permeated with a resonating score by Anton Karas. Next up is Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew, on Sunday 18 Sep, inspired Richard with its accompanying soundtrack that covers the Missa Luba, choruses from the Bach Passions, Mozart’s Masonic Funeral music and Bulgarian women’s emotional singing (I wish I was cultured enough to come back with some witty rhetoric…er!).
Town and Country Vets, Northampton Road, 10 Sep
Courtesy of Muddy Paws, we have a tasty treat here for you (hmmmm never noticed dog pics before we got a pup). Town and Country Vets in Market Harborough are holding a charity open day at their base on Northampton Road. There’ll be lots of activities including a big raffle, bouncy castle, face painting and a dog photographer. So get those pics of your doggies and @ us on twitter/#Insta!
An evening of Dirty Dancing, Lighthouse Theatre, NN15 6PB Sep, 15 Sep
Slip on your dancing shoes and buckle up! Here we have a 5-star tribute act of the music special to our heart, so prepare for some really dirty dancing (yes Debbie, I’m looking at you). A high energy, emotional roller-coaster of an evening with breathtaking choreography and buckets of nostalgia. Need I say more? Starts 7:30pm.