Things to do this week
Mon 17 - Sun 23 September
FILM: Northampton Filmhouse, throughout Sep and Oct
Brilliant new independent films this season include the thought provoking drama The Wife, Anton Chekhov adaptation The Seagull and introspective drama Lucky. The cinema continues to present the best big new releases, including heist drama King of Thieves, as well as Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. The classics offering includes a selection of films celebrating Black History Month in the UK this October. The programme of event cinema features screenings of top class drama, ballet and opera. They’ve also announced a new series of screenings aimed at welcoming even more 16-25 year-olds into the cinema, thanks to support from the BFI Film Audience Network – one for the not so little Mudlets!
Northampton Filmhouse, off Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UD
THEATRE: The Lovely Bones, Royal & Derngate, from now – Sep 22
Haunting, beautiful and surprisingly funny, this is two hours of your evening VERY well spent. Maybe pack some tissues though… Muddy review here, still time to get tickets & I promise you, these performances are worth it!
Royal & Derngate Theatre, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP
Panto cheeky chappy Dickey fancies Snow White, but she won’t let him have his way because he isn’t a prince! With rude, crude, fun and frolics included, Dickey enrols in Prince School in a bid to get his girl! Add some horrible dwarfs, an ugly old evil queen, and a couple of scantily dressed girls for no reason, this is the adult panto that everyone’s talking about! This one’s strictly for adults.
Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA
ART: Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, now – Nov 4
FESTIVAL: Chilterns Heritage Festival, Sat 22 Sep – Sat 6 Oct
In case you didn’t know, you either live in or very close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. No, not Aylesbury rather the gorgeous Chilterns and for the first time there’s a festival to celebrate the diverse heritage of our region. The Chiltern Society has organised 25 special events which include an Iron Age weekend at Wendover Woods (where families will have the opportunity to meet the Iron Age inhabitants of Boddington Hillfort, and help them with their everyday jobs like grinding grain, making butter and cooking stew), pop-up cinema screenings at the National History Museum in Tring and the Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe, a Roald Dahl guided trail and afternoon tea in Great Missenden, an afternoon at the Wormsley Estate owned by the famous Getty family and history walks around some of the area’s market towns including Berkhamsted and High Wycombe. That little lot should keep you busy. If you’ve always meant to visit some local attractions but never got round to it now’s your chance.