Things to do in February
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 7:30pm, Mon 29 January – Thurs 1 February
The Castle Theatre are showing one of the latest additions to the Star Wars franchise. the story goes on as Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Like Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga, that unlocks age-old mysteries of the force and shocking revelations of the past.
Tickets cost £7 (£5 under 16s) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01933 270 007, or online.
Pub Quiz Night at The White Horse Old, Northampton, 8:30pm, Thurs 1 February
The White Horse Old hosts a pub quiz every first Thursday of the month. Win cash prices and drinks vouchers and enjoy a relaxed, fun evening with your friends. It starts at 8:30pm and is only a £1 entry fee. It gets quite busy so booking is suggested, you can book by calling 01604 891297.
The White Horse, Walgrave Road, Northampton, NN6 9HR
Charity breakfast, Elsie’s Caf. Real Junk Food Project, Northampton, 9:30am – 11:30am, Fri 2 February
Elsie’s Caf are hosting a charity breakfast to raise funds for Thomas’s Fund, they provide music therapy at home and in hospital for children with life threatening illnesses. The cost is only £5 and the funds will be split between the cafe and the charity.
Market Street Community Room, Exeter PI, Northampton, NN1 4BG
Tea Dance, All Saints Community Hall, Kettering, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, Sat 3 February
Put on your best dancing shoes and dance away at the All Saints Community Hall, whether you have a partner or not, you’ll enjoy the lovely atmosphere and have an enjoyable Saturday afternoon.
Tickets are only £3 and refreshments are included.
All Saints Community Hall, William Street, Kettering, NN16 9RR
Medieval Northampton, Abington Parish Church, Northampton, 7pm, Wed 7 February
Embrace yourself in the medieval history of Northampton with a talk from Historian and Author, Mike Ingram. The talk starts at 7pm and refreshments will be available.
Tickets available in advance from Abington (St.Peters and St. Pauls) Church or on the door £6.00.
7:00 pm start.
Abington Parish Church Rooms, Ashburham Road, Northampton, NN3 2HT
Paddington 2, Castle Theatre, Northampton, 11am & 1pm, Fri 9 – Sun 11 February
Enjoy the sequel to the worldwide family film hit and see the famous brown bear’s journey continue. See Paddington as he has happily settled in Windsor Gardens with the Brown family, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. Perfect for an afternoon treat for all the family, it’s one that everyone will enjoy, a film full of fun and adventure that will put a smile on your face. Tickets are £7 (£5 for under 16s) and you can book by calling the box office on 01933 270 007, or online.
Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough, NN8 1XA
Les Petits Theatre Company bring their latest production to stage for a family-friendly audience. It’s all aboard, me hearties, for a non-stop action packed pirate adventure! Audiences will be whisked away for another fantastic adventure to a world of devious dinosaurs, deep sea dangers and smelly sausages!
When Flinn, Pearl and Tom are in the middle of their school play their old nemesis, Mr T the T-Rex, appears and kidnaps the children, forcing them to hunt for the secretive Magic Cutlass; a sword that grants the holder any wish! Will fearless Flinn be able to outwit the pirate dinosaurs? Will Pirate Pearl be brave enough to battle the dangerous dinos and will terrified Tom be back in time for Tea?
Performances are at 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday and 11am and 2pm on Thursday. Tickets are priced at £13 and can be booked by calling the Ticket Office on 01604 470 470 or online.
The Corby Cube, George St, Corby NN17 1QG
Hiccup Theatre bring their brand new version of the classic tale The Gingerbread Man toCorby.
A cheeky gingerbread hero sets off on the biggest adventure of his life. Out of the Kitchen, through the town, across the fields and all the way to the river….. Now if he could just avoid that sly old fox. With delicious live music, tasty storytelling and dollops of fun, The Gingerbread Man is suitable for children aged three and above and their families, and runs for 55 minutes without an interval.
Tickets are priced at £8.50 and can be booked by calling Ticket Office on 01536 470 470 or online.
The Corby Cube, George St, Corby NN17 1QG
An afternoon of awesome stunts and displays for all the family, featuring some of the top UK stunt drivers and riders. The perfect high octane half term entertainment for kids in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and the Midlands. Tickets must be booked in advance as they are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Adult tickets from £12, Kids 5 – 15yrs from £5 (kids under 5 go free). Family tickets available from £30. Contact the Box Office on 01234 782828 or visit the website.
Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN29 7XA
Standens Barn Community Centre, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 9DF
Caravan and Motorhome Show, Wellingborough, 10am-5pm, Sun 25 February
White Arches Caravans and Motorhomes are hosting a huge show to show off all the new 2018 models. It’s a fantastic, family-friendly event which has a large selection of models for you to browse at. With discounted prices on new and used models, you can help get prepared for the summer with a new caravan or motorhome. There’s even an onsite Coffee Shop with free tea, coffee and cake in case you get a little bit peckish.
A45 (West Bound), Higham Road, Irchester, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2DU
A Christmas Carol, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, until Feb 4 2018
A brand new adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the most loved short stories ever written. In one ghostly Christmas night, cold-hearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough? A festive tale of redemption and compassion.
David Edgar is one of their greatest living writers. His rich history with the RSC stretches from Destiny in 1976 through the multi-award-winning adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, to Written on the Heart (2011). Now he returns to Dickens to rediscover the social conscience of this timeless tale.
Rachel Kavanaugh (Alice in Wonderland, 2001; The Merry Wives of Windsor, 2003) directs, fresh from stunning the West End with her award-winning production of Half A Sixpence.
Suitable for ages seven and over and children go half price. Find out more about ticket prices and discounts.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YF
Chinese New Year in London, Sun 18 February
Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 in London on 18 February during the free annual event across London Chinatown and the West End. Enjoy a colourful Chinese New Year parade, lion dances in London’s Chinatown, delicious Chinese street food, and free entertainment and a spectacular pyrotechnic display in Trafalgar Square, marking the Year of the Dog.
School of Rock, London
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit. ‘School of Rock’ is a New York Times Critics’ Pick which is based on the hit film. This hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.