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What’s on this week 28 Sept – 4 Oct

October incoming! There's a nip in the air and we need some hot happenings to warm our cockles this week. Fear not - Muddy is here to scratch that going out itch.

Live music from Kelly Jane, The Old White Hart, Far Cotton, Fri 2 Oct

Pre-booked tables only for this live musical performance in the garden of the Old White Hart. Gorgeous Northamptonshire singer-songwriter Kelly Jane will be bringing some much needed joie de vivre to your week with her fusion of jazz, pop soul and latin.

Spanish evening, Bar Encore, Towcester, Wed 30 Sept

bar encore towcester

Always a sell-out so book now to avoid disappointment. Warm up with some fiery flamenco, Spanish guitar, castanets, flute and singing, with paella cooked right in front of guests. Olé!

Saxby’s Cidery Tour, Farndish, Sat 3 Oct

Saxby's Cidery Tours

One for the grown-ups with plenty of tipple on tap, Saxby’s open their doors for another or their ever-popular cidery tours with a trailer ride around the apple orchards and a lovely refreshing cider tasting afterwards, we can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon getting tipsy.

Hello Autumn, Evenley Wood Garden, Sun 4 Oct

forest-meadow-leaves-autumn

Evenley Wood are heralding the darker days with a celebration of all things autumnal, there’ll be apple pressing (byo apples), learning about beehives from the resident beekeeper, autumn wreath making and wood carving demos with a chance to grab some early Christmas gifts.

Rural Craft and Food Fair, Green Acres Farm, Staverton, Sun 4 Oct

Deb Jones Willow

A day out on the farm with a showcase of local producers and homemade food. On site craft workshops including StitchWorx and Deb Jones Willow (above) will have demonstrations and workshops, as well as lovely locally made things to buy. A fab opportunity to support Northamptonshire artisans with a one way system in place to keep everyone safely distanced.

The Merry Wives of Whatsaap, Creation Theatre online, 3 – 4 Oct

Firstly, LOVE the tile. Second, the show is being put on by Creation Theatre so it’s a dead cert that it’s going to be brilliant. Written and adapted by Olivia Mace (the brains behind Bleak House) and Lizzie Hopley (CV: Royal Shakespeare Company, writer of Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio plays), this modern re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor promises to have you in hysterics. 

MK Calling, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, until 1 Nov

MK Gallery’s whacky exhibition (seriously, whats going on here?!) features work from over 130 contemporary artists, both established and up-and-coming, with one third of the pieces produced by local talent. Muddy approves.

FURTHER AFIELD

ART: Arrivals + Departures by YARA + DAVINA (Somerset House, until 10 October)

A particularly poignant outdoor installation, considering the year we’ve all had, this open air interactive piece at Somerset House invites visitors to add names of those they’ve lost (or gained!) in 2020 in the form of an airport arrivals and departures board. Every Wednesday until 10 October, artist duo YARA + DAVINA will be inviting specialist speakers to take over the installation, with talks on the subject of lockdown births, grief, and race and social justice.

EXHIBITION: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to the Chemical Brothers, The Design Museum, London, until 14 Feb

From underground raves to the pioneering sounds used in Dr Who, this exhibition explores the history and culture of electronic music throughout the ages. 

EXHIBITION: Ai Weiwei: History of Bombs, Imperial War Museum, London, until 24 May 2021

Part of Refugees, a free season of exhibitions, artistic commissions and immersive events taking place across IWM London and IWM North, this exhibition draws on renowned artist Ai Weiwei’s ongoing investigation into politics and power.   

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