What’s on this week…
Indian Banquet Workshop, Bay Tree Cottage, Thurs 28 Apr
Go and learn how to spice it up (your cooking, not your love-life) at a hands-on workshop making a selection of delicious and authentic homemade Indian dishes to wow your friends. I think after this you’ll be the one that hosts the dinner parties (or be the one decanting from takeaway cartons into posh bowls…just me then, meh). From 9.30am-1.30pm, £45.00.
BFI Presents: Richard III + Q&A, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Thurs 28 Apr
Marking 400 years since the death of Shakespeare, Richard III will return to cinemas across the UK and Ireland presenting a new 2K restoration of the classic followed by a post-film discussion with its screenwriter and star, Ian McKellen, and its director, Richard Loncraine, broadcast live from BFI Southbank (Muddy happens to know there’s a very cool cocktail bar there too, so you could always try and make it down to that there London)!
Broadway Spectacular, Whittlebury Hall, Fri 29 Apr
Whittlebury is a great venue for these type of events (I took the Grand Mud to an excellent Queen tribute night where she ended up stalking Freddie)! This time, a cast of international performers present a selection of songs from the greatest Broadway and West End Musicals of all time. Extracts from Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, Chicago, The Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Mama Mia, Oliver, Mary Poppins and many more (I think I’m in musical theatre heaven). Enjoy an evening filled with great food, great music and spectacular entertainment, starting at 7.30pm and disco on until 12.30am, all for £49.
Brooklyn, Irchester Village Hall, Sat 30 Apr
Wonderful 50’s-set romantic film (petticoats and kisses? I’m in!) screened at Irchester Village Hall. Oscar nominated performances from the cast with support roles by Julie Walters & Jim Broadbent. BAFTA AWARD – Best British Film 2016. Doors from 7pm, Film starts around 7.30pm (with old skool intermission).
Eboracum Baroque – An Evening With Shakespeare, Canons Ashby House, Sat 30 Apr
A unique Shakespearean themed programme, orchestrated by Eboracum Baroqueto (nope, I don’t know him either) to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The programme will include selections from The Fairy Queen (Purcell’s interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and The Tempest.
The British GT & BRDC F4 Championship, Mitchell Road, Sat 30 Apr – Sun 1 May
Racing on the International Super Sportscar Circuit, it will all be about staying power and endurance as the high-performance teams battle it out over two-hours for supremacy and maximum points (Grrrrrrr). The championship has established itself as the best place for the rising F1 stars of the future! I know muchos testosterone right?
Silverstone Spectacular: Motor Racing with the Classic Sports Car Club, Silverstone, Sun May 1
Club Motorsport racing on the National circuit, organised by the Classic Sports Car Club, featuring cars from the 1950s up to present day. Any car lovers out there? If so this is for you, all types of brum brums over one weekend. A car enthusiast’s dream! Saturday is Modern and Sunday is Classics (just like what we are ; )
From the Jam, The Public Gets What The Public Wants, The Castle, Wellingborough, Sun May 1
No strangers to Wellingborough, this time round, Bruce Foxton and the band will be performing a greatest hits show – The Public Gets What the Public Wants. There’ll be a selection of the classic hits and great album tracks from across their catalogue, which was actually rather bloomin’ epic (chart success with 18 singles and seven albums to make the top 40 in the United Kingdom). I reckon there’ll be a few Welleresque barnets on the dance floor and some stomping tunes.
With A Little Bit of Luck, The Castle, Wellingborough, Tues May 3
London, 2001. Raves. Revision. Re-election (or for me nappies and nanna coats). Nadia is swept up in one hot summer’s night of love that promises endless possibilities. Drinking, dancing, hope, ambition, lust, greed…and decisions that will determine the rest of her life.
Rhythmically underscored by a live mix of old school UK Garage, award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz explores the legacy of a cultural movement that defined the hopes of a generation. I don’t think much time will be spent in your seat with this one!