Things to do this week

MON 17- SUN 23 JULY 2017

Lunaflix presents Pretty Woman (15) at Stanwick Lakes. Gates open 8.30pm Fri 21 July

Can there be a more picturesque surround to admire Pretty Woman than Stanwick Lakes  It’s a spacious, wonderful amphitheatre that the team at Lunaflix have got absolutely perfect, to present a brilliant line up of new and older classic movies throughout Summer.  Muddy has picked two of the classic variety out this month, starting with Pretty Woman.  Business meets lady of the night, they fall for each other, society tries to intervene, but will true love prevail?  You know the rest right.



Tickets can be bought here.

Also look out for these shows across the month
July 29 – BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017) due to high demand for the latest Disney smash!

Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick, Wellingborough NN9 6GY

Cheese and Butter making, Bay Tree Cottage, 9.30am – 3pm  Sat 22 Jul

From the ridiculous to the sublime.  If you’re inspired by the increasing number of artisan cheeses that are now available to buy and would like to try your hand at making your own, join the BTC team for this fascinating workshop where you can learn the art of home cheese and butter making. Following an introduction to the basic principles, tutor Neil Clark will explain and demonstrate ways of separating cream from whole milk as you churn some butter yourself. You will also be guided through the cheese making process as you make a Cheshire type hard cheese, using a traditional farmhouse method, and a soft curd cheese. Refreshments are provided throughout the day, including a delicious homemade lunch. The number on this workshop will be limited to a maximum of 8 people at £125 per place.

Bay Tree Cottage, Maidford Road, Farthingstone, Towcester, Northants, NN12 8HE

Launchpad festival, The Lab, The Core at Corby Cube, Thurs 20 – 22 July

For the last two years Launchpad has been giving theatre makers a chance to try out new work in front of a supportive audience. This festival is a chance to see some of that work as full-length plays.  On Thursday they present How Did It Get So Crazy by Spike, on Friday Numbered Days by Theatre In Black, and on Saturday a new work in progress from Richard Conlon. Each night will also include a support act and there will be short films curated by Loch And Steel Film Night.

Tickets £6 each or £15 for all three
Thu 20 July – How Did It Get So Crazy by Spike
Fri 21 July – Numbered Days by Ryan Leder
Sat 22 July – a new work in progress from Richard Conlon

The Core at Corby Cube, George Street, Corby NN17 1QG

Butterfly Quiz at Fermyn Woods Country Park until Fri 21 July

I just love Fermyn Woods Country Park and have had many an adventure there – See the Muddy review here. One thing I really love are the Butterfly meadows. The team at Fermyn have set up a butterfly quiz and you don’t need to be an expert to take part.  So howabout packing up a picnic and heading over? Pick up your quiz sheet from the Skylark Cafe. £2 per person including a prize.
10am to 4pm. It costs a £2 per person

Fermyn Woods Country Park, Lyveden Road, Brigstock, Kettering NN14 3HS


Summer holiday projects, Underground at Royal and Derngate from 24 July

Matilda The Musical РSam S. Shubert Theatre РThe Broadway Cast РPress Art РPhoto Credit: ©2013 Joan Marcus

So the school holidays land upon us once more and yet again the Royal & Derngate steps up to the plate offering our kids the opportunity to test out their theatrical talents, whilst giving parents a break.  Win:Win.   From Mon 24 – Fri 28 July or Mon 31 July – Fri 4 August the theatrical project will be the brilliant Jungle Book, which is suitable for ages 4-7.  The kids are invited to join all of their well loved and favourite characters as they all venture into the jungle for this magical and enchanting tale. Cost: £125 per participant.

For older kids it’s a 20 minute version of Matilda the musical that’s on offer. Mon 24 – Fri 28 July or Mon 31 July – Fri 4 August. The full length version is the winner of over 75 international awards, and is the musical of Roald Dahl’s classic book Matilda which has taken the world by storm. All participants will rehearse and perform an abridged version of this ever-popular tale, filled with action-packed scenes and show‑stopping songs. Suitable for ages 8-13.  Once again, the cost is £125 per participant.

Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

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