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Mediterranean Breads, Bay Tree Cottage, Towcester, Thurs 12 May

That Bay Tree Cottage makes so much bread I reckon the lucky employees are in a permanent carb coma! This week they’re using an authentic range of ingredients, baking methods and techniques, and learning how to create a selection of delicious Mediterranean breads. I’m looking at a carb light three weeks pre-holiday but I don’t think I could resist these melt in your mouth goodies – 9.30am – 3pm, £65.00
Bay Tree Cottage

Megan Henwood, Thurs 12 May, Towcester Mill 


Award-winning singer-songwriter Megan Henwood will be performing in Towcester including tracks from her acclaimed album Head, Heart, Hand. Henwood has been described as one of folk music’s finest proponents, a chilled night out for everyone (and that sleeve is lovely too – Muddy loves a bit of record artwork).
Towcester Mill Brewery Ltd

Bouquets and Handties, Bay Tree Cottage, Towcester, Fri 13 May

Keeping it busy at BTC, this time it’s a half-day hands-on workshop learning how to arrange a selection of flowers into either a flat gift bouquet or a hand-tied arrangements that will make the perfect gifts for your friends and family (or just for you, because you deserve it).
Bay Tree Cottage

Workbridge Spring Craft Fair, Northampton, Sat 14 May

About usBack by popular demand, the Workbridge Spring Craft Fair will again be running this year, displaying the very best of local handcrafted produce and gifts. Having worked at St Andrew’s Healthcare (which Workbridge is part of), Muddy is a big fan of the ethos there which offers a vocational pathway for people with mental health needs, learning disabilities or brain injuries. It provides them with opportunities to gain skills and build confidence and the Spring Craft Fair will showcase lots of what they’ve produced – handmade jewellery, crochet accessories, knitwear, greetings cards, paintings, paper crafts, home accessories, sweets and cheeses & preserves which will complement other Workbridge products. A really bloomin’ good cause this one Mudsters.

Workbridge, Bedford Road

The Pantaloons Theatre Co. present: The Importance of Being E(a)rnest , Kettering Arts Centre, Sat 14 May

Many people may have read this classic piece of literature (one of my Wilde favs!), but probably not have come across its sub title – Handbags at Dawn. Sub title? Well, yes, if you want to bring the written word to the stage in a production from the much-loved Pantaloons Theatre Company. This energetic show features all the usual Wildean wit, plus a few Pantaloony surprises including singing butlers, travel by means of musical montage, a post-interval Hollywood-style recap and an interactive gameshow, ‘The Bracknell Factor’ (A HANDBAG?).
Kettering Arts Centre

British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) Club Race Meeting, Rockingham, Sat 14- Sun 15 May

THE British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) returns to Rockingham over the weekend and you can expect two fantastic days of tin-top, sportscar and historic racing. A firm favourite at the Northamptonshire circuit, the BRSCC always offers a great programme from the British club racing scene and this event will be no different with 12 races from six separate championships.


Eurovision 2016, Sat 14 May, Errol Flynn Filmhouse

The annual celebration of Eurovision returns! A night of cheesy splendour including sing-a-longs, themed snacks and more in tribute to all things Euro-tastic. Represent your favourite country by dressing up in your most OTT outfit and bringing flags and banners, culminating in the chance to watch the all important competition on the big screen (awwwww, we miss you Terry).

Errol Flynn Filmhouse

Singin’ In The Rain – Dementia-Friendly Screening, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Tue 17 May

In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Off screen, Don, aided by his happy-go-lucky friend and piano accompanist, Cosmo Brown, have to dodge Lina’s romantic overtures, especially when he falls for chorus girl Kathy Selden. During Dementia Awareness Week this special screening offers people living with dementia the chance to enjoy a classic film in a relaxed and supportive environment. Tickets for this screening are standard price, with one free companion ticket and specially trained staff will be on hand. The screening will also include:
– An interval midway through the film
– A complimentary ice cream at the interval
– Clearer signage to help you find your way about
– No adverts or trailers preceding the screening
– The lights will be up a little and the sound reduced slightly
Errol Flynn Filmhouse

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