The Muddy Guide: What’s On, Thurs 25 – Weds 2 March ’16
Sushi Made Simple, Bay Tree Cottage Workshops, Towcester, Thurs 25 Feb
I only got into sushi relatively late in life, but once I was in, yum. Hone your sushi skills, using the traditional Japanese bamboo rolling mat with tutor Rashmita Shah. She will be sharing her culinary know-how and passion to show you all the techniques you need to make your own selection of homemade sushi (be warned though, I once had a sushi session with the kids, and was hoovering up sticky rice three weeks later)! Sushi Made Simple 7-9pm, £22.50.
Classic Film Night, Bede House, Higham Ferrers, Fri 26 Feb
Next in their Winter film series is the 1959 classic Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. Major film nerd here at Muddy, I have seen this over 10 times – anything with Marilyn held a peculiar fascination when I was younger! You know the story, it follows two musicians who witness a mafia murder and they disguise themselves as a female jazz band (where the complications obviously set in). Great to see Marilyn in THAT dress! It’s a film everyone should watch (add fish and chips with a flute of something sparkly, a perfect Friday night).
Rolling in the Aisles Comedy Club Night with Rob Rouse, Kettering Arts Centre, Sun 27 Feb
You’ve made it to the end of Feb! That in itself deserves a belly hurting laugh! Well, Kettering Arts centre has a gaggle (should that be giggle) of comedians for you! Jollyboat, a musical comedy duo get things started and set the pace for an evening of high energy laughs. Followed by stand-up comedian Craig Deeley before the main act, Rob Rouse. Rob is the winner of ‘SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY’, as s well as having his own BBC series Comedy, Shuffle with Rob Rouse (he’s also on The Friday Night Project and 8 out of 10 Cats). Laugh your way into March peeps!
Artists Talk, NN Art Gallery, Northampton, Sat 27 Feb
Does a bit of art tickle your fancy? The Revisiting the Poland International Exhibition from 2015 was a huge hit so several artists from the exhibition are revisiting NN (er, I’m lost on who is revisiting what…doesn’t take much). Featuring Wojtek Doroszuk, Agata Kleczkowska, the artists will talk about their work and look back at the hugely successful show last summer.
Jason Donovan, Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits Tour, Royal and Derngate, Sun 28 Feb
Don’t pretend you’re not interested! The Don (as I’ve just decided to call him), is back by popular demand and this is the first time he has toured the Ten Good Reasons album! Everyone loves a bit of Scott from Neighbours (oops, does that really age me). Anyhoo, the star of stage and screen will be at the Royal and Derngate to perform songs from this album AND his Greatest Hits – especially for you (no? Too much..?) As well as his prolific sing-song career, Jason is a seasoned performer in stage musicals, having been in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sweeney Todd and Joseph.
It’s all about the honey, honey – Bees and Bee Keeping, Finedon, Tues 1 March
Bees are very current right now (if our native bees die out we will lose a third of our diet!). One way to help the stripy critters survive, is to offer them a home. Raymond and Hazel Goodman will be doing a presentation on bee-keeping, hopefully halting the decline of our wee chums (every little helps). Talk from 7:45pm – 10:00pm.
The Danish Girl, The Castle Theatre, Tues 1 March
Couldn’t drag Mr Muddy to this at the EFF, so I’ll be going it alone at The Castle! The award winning film directed by Tom Hooper stars the incomparable Eddie Redmayne and tells the story of married Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener through Lili’s transformation as a transgender pioneer. At Muddy we have a special place in our heart for Redmayne, he’s just so God Damn pretty!
Jonas Kaufmann – An Evening With Puccini, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, 1 March
A night at the Opera anyone with a swarthy gentleman? The legendary performance of Jonas Kaufman (an amazing Italian Opera singer, easy on the eye) is the focus of a new concert film directed by Brian Large and produced by Arts Alliance. The performance earned a 40 minute applause and 5 encores – I know it must be good right? The film is also narrated by Jonas and features rare archive footage.
Rob Beckett- Mouth of the South, The Castle Theatre, Wed 2 March
The Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats star is coming to Northants and he’s taking on very serious topics like flatbread and KitKats! See ya there Mudsters!