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Award winning producer Ellen Kent returns to Northampton with a new production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly.
With only two months until its return, Slam Dunk has added more acts to its already stellar line-up.
The Handmade Fair presented by Kirstie Allsopp returns to Warwickshire this summer for the ultimate creative day out and you could win one of five pairs of tickets.
The organisers of Northampton’s Twinfest have revealed the dates of this year’s event and urged and bands who are interested in taking part to get in touch.
When Gary Numan headlines the Roadmender on Sunday, it’ll be on the back of the most successful 18 months of his career.
Heaven 17 are heading out to play their acclaimed 1983 album The Luxury Gap in full this winter and will kick off their tour at the Roadmender in Northampton.
Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson will be performing the iconic album Pet Sounds at Cropredy Convention this summer.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has finished restoration work on the Whipsnade White Lion, a famous chalk image that has overlooked the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire since 1933.
Enjoy a movie under the stars at an outdoor cinema event next month.
Matt Adcock reviews Tomb Raider (12A), starring Alicia Vikander
A Supermassive disappointment.
Here are a few of the highlights coming up in Milton Keynes Theatre's new season.
This week I took my kids to a land far, far away…
Strictly husband and wife duo Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara will return to Northampton next month with their revamped version of Remembering Fred.
There are many people out there who would like to spend Valentine’s Day with Tom Chambers.
A show featuring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe is being bought to life on a stage in Northampton this week.
Iconic Irish folk band The Dublin Legends bring their foot-stomping hits back to The Core in Corby on March 23.
Rock four piece Milk Teeth bring their Go Away tour to the Craufurd Arms on March 21.
The Sex P Dolls will be playing some of punk and rock’s biggest hits as well as their own material at the Roadmender on Friday - a day before electronic industrial icon Gary Numan headlines the venue.
Hop Fest will return this summer for another three days of live rock, metal and punk.
In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic,on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York,collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank.
The Rolling Stones have announced they are performing at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry on June 2.
Real thrills on two wheels but limited.
Matt Adcock reviews Gringo (15)
Therapy? returned to Milton Keynes for their first club gig in the town for about two decades this week ahead of heading out on tour with the Stranglers.
Milton Keynes Theatre has announced that television, recording, musical theatre and pantomime star Shane Richie will lead the cast in this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Robin Hood from Saturday 8 December
Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around the Hemel Hempstead area.
Corby sextet Raging Speedhorn have announced that they will be regrouping with their original line up for a one-off reunion show at the Electric Ballroom in London later this year.C
Ginger Snaps’ single Number Crunching has been nominated in the Best Produced Record category of this year’s Unsigned Music Awards.
A 'Best of British Party' to celebrate Prince Harry's Royal Wedding will take place in Northampton in May.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox heads to Royal & Derngate on March 9.
Northants metallers Krysthla are headlining the Roadmender in Northampton on March 16.
Bedlam Breakout is back for its 25th anniversary show at the Roadmender next week for three days of some of the best rockabilly, psychobilly, garage thrash and punk rock from around the world.
Drinsipa, Sarpa Salpa and Keiron Farrow will be representing Northampton at the Mano MusikFestival in Germany this weekend.
Loose Gravel makes for skiddy start.
Matt Adcock reviews Red Sparrow (15), starring Jennifer Lawrence
The erotic thriller was a staple of 1990s entertainment and now it makes an unexpected return in the guise of Agatha Christie stage play Love from a Stranger.
I might get this out of the way now. I really don't like Shakespeare.
Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Northamptonshire this coming week.
Lily Canter reviews Love from a Stranger at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Marmozets have announced a short run of UK shows and will be headlining the Roadmender in May.
Matt Adcock reviews I, Tonya (15)
Esquires in Bedford is gearing up for a busy March with gigs by Catholic Action, Itch, the 2 Tone All Ska’s and Red Kite.
Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will be previewing some of the songs from her forthcoming third album when she headlines Corn Market Blues this weekend.
Don Broco will return to Northampton in May to headline the Roadmender.
The UK’s best-selling classical crossover star Russell Watson is headlining the Lighthouse Theatre on Sunday.
Following the success of his first smash hit one man show My Life Story, Suggs is back on the road and returning to Northampton.
Expect quirky characters, witty dialogue and creative staging as Guilsborough Village Hall presents a comedy staged next month.
The American comedian Reginald D Hunter admits that the election in 2016 of Donald Trump as US President hit him like a 10-ton truck.
The gaming world is slowly starting to wake up for 2018 as we head into March but February had a few little surprises up its sleeve.
We took a visit to the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham to visit Shrek the Musical.
Don Broco will return to the region in May to headline the Roadmender.
The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons come to Kettering in this funny yet faithful new adaptation of H. G. Wells’ science fiction masterpiece, The War of the Worlds.
Kay Mellor is on a mission to make us feel good about ourselves, whatever our size.
Irish girl group B*Witched are the latest act to be added to the StepBack 90s concert which heads to the region later this year.
The organisers or this year's Raunds Music Festival have revealed some of the acts which will play this year's event.
Blues rock trio Wille & the Bandits return to the region next week to headline the Roadmender.
Singer songwriter Hana Brooks released her latest single Used To Be earlier this month.
Phil Beer brings his solo tour to the Castle Theatre next week as part of his String Theory tour.
R&B chart-toppers Soul II Soul have been revealed as the Friday night’s headlines at this year’s Silverstone Classic.
Between getting Boyzone back together, hosting a morning radio show and raising a family, Ronan Keating is an extremely busy man these days.
Lights, camera…. ballroom as Corby favourite Pasha Kovalev, from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, returns with his brand new show, The Magic Of Hollywood.
The organisers of this year's Shambala music festival have urged fans without tickets to buy them sooner rather than later after revealing more than 75 per cent have already been sold.
A gripping thriller from one of the country’s most famous writers can be seen at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate starting this week
The organisers or this year's Raunds Music Festival have revealed some of the acts which will play this year's event.
The Royal Shakespeare Company takes Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and revenge on a national tour in 2018.
When Nintendo releases a console question marks are always raised over it’s long-term validity.
Singer Sting visited Northampton today (Friday) for a launch of his musical The Last Ship
Matt Adcock reviews Black Panther (12A), starring Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong’o
The story of Carole King is to be portrayed in a musical coming to Milton Keynes Theatre this week.
This heart-warming musical adaptation of the ITV mini series is coming to Northampton next week.
The world premiere of The Lovely Bones will open at Northampton's Royal & Derngate later this year.
By the time you are reading this, the tour of the comedy Art will have started.
What causes women of a certain age to suffer cold sweats, hot flushes, hormones to rage like tsunamis and mood swings that make them as predictable as the British weather?
This is not your usual fairy-tale story, told in the normal fairy-tale way. This is not your usual ballet, shown in the normal balletic style.
Billy Locket announced plans for a headline gig Royal & Derngate in May.
Ginger Snaps will head out on an 11-date UK tour in April and May.
Catholic Action return to the region in March as part of a 14 date trek around the UK.
Rocked Up have announced a host of new names which will play its Hootenanny in September.
The South will be playing songs by the iconic British pop band The Beautiful South at The Stables in Wavendon on Sunday.
The Royal & Derngate is gearing up for busy run of shows with performances by folk act Fisherman’s Friends, acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vampires Rock.
Legendary ‘pub rockers’ Eddie and the Hot Rods headline the Roadmender this weekend as part of their farewell tour.
As big and bold as it’s Monsters.
“If I told you about her, what would I say? That they lived happily ever after?”
The Peoples Army have will return to Corby to headline the Hip-Hop Stage at Rocked Up’s Hootenanny in September.
Companionship, displacement and alienation are the universal themes that bind this competent adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1930s novella Of Mice and Men playing at Royal and Derngate this week.
Idles will return to the region in April to headline The Craufurd Arms.
Madame Electrifie’s Discotech is heading back to the Charles Bradlaugh for its first party of 2018 on February 10.
The inside story of the rise, fall and rise again of one of the UK’s best-loved bands will be revealed by the man who was at the centre of it all, when he appears at the University of Northampton this week.
Brooklyn alt rockers We Are Scientists will be playing an intimate gig at the Craufurd Arms next month.
Influential alternative post punks ChameleonsVox will be marking the 35th anniversary of their classic album Script of the Bridge with a headline gig at Esqures in June.
Sheffield’s RedFaces kick off their UK tour this week and head to The Black Prince in Northampton on Friday February 9.
Acclaimed and award-winning vocalist Barb Jungr and Emmy and Grammy award-winning American pianist, orchestrator and musical director John McDaniel will be reinterpreting the music of The Beatles at The Core at Corby Cube on February 9.
Acclaimed Irish singer songwriter Cara Dillon is returning to the Royal & Derngate next week.
Don Broco got their UK tour off to a flying start on Thursday night with a triumphant hometown gig on the eve of the release of their third album.
The day has finally come... the second coming... retro gamers rejoice the Commodore 64 is getting in on the mini reproduction craze and it’s out next month!
Following the success of their 2017 UK tour, The Classic Rock Show is returning to Northampton on February 8 with a host of rock gems and irresistible hooks.
British reggae pop legends UB40 will top Saturday night’s live music line-up at this summer’s ‘Rocking and Racing’ Silverstone Classic.
Alt rockers InMe, Corby’s King Purple and jazz hip-hop trio Flame Griller have been revealed as the first acts which will play Rocked Up’s Hootenanny this summer.
Matt Adcock reviews Downsizing (15)
Xbox has launched a real game changer in the race to try and topple Sony’s PS4 dominance... quite literally.
The organisers of this summer’s Slam Dunk festival have added more acts to its already stellar line-up.
Maybe it's the sunshine, glamorous Greek island setting or flamboyant Abba party feel to the musical Mamma Mia! that makes me keep coming back for more.
It seems tough to remember the time, not so long ago, when the image of ballroom dancing was rather more dusty and old-fashioned than it is now.
Some of the biggest hits of the 90s will be performed live at Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena later this year.
Mark Grist headlines Run Your Tongue which returns to Kettering on Thursday.
Regarded as one of the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute shows, Fleetwood Bac headline The Core at Corby on Friday January 26.
The Craufurd Arms will be marking Independent Venue Week with headline gigs by Press To Meco, S G Wolfgang and a local showcase featuring Hollow Hands, Naked Next Door, Khasia and Flowertoy.
The Lab will be representing Northamptonshire during Independent Venue Week with headline gigs by The Wholls, Deaf Trap and Forest Of Fools.
Finally worthy of legendary series.
The Fratellis and Will Varley are among the latest names to be added to Texfest which takes place in the region this summer.
I see a lot of shows in this job, and one of the best I have ever seen for sheer uplifting joy, is The Jersey Boys.
Mayor-Fest will be helping to raise money for Alfie Bear’s Journey Fund at The Picturedrome next weekend (January 26 to 28).
US singer songwriter Jonah Matranga is back in the county this weekend as part of a short UK tour.
The Sex Pistols Experience are bringing the sounds of the iconic punk act to the Roadmender.
Live music will make its return to Rockingham Speedway this summer when Rocked Up's annual Hootenanny heads to the venue.
January is not usually the most thrilling time of year for gamers but here are four releases to look out for.
Last year saw indie quartet Sarpa Salpa firmly establish their place on the county’s music scene, releasing two singles, playing dozens of shows and picking up new fans across the country.
Funhouse Comedy will be bringing their first nights of laughter of the year to Blisworth and Towcester on Thursday, January 25.
He’s had a career packed with many pop hits, but the latest show by Jimmy Osmond has seen his career go full circle.
Following his hugely successful Love Always tour in autumn last year, Shane Filan will return to Royal & Derngate on May 6.
The Blockheads are back in the region this month to headline MK11 in Milton Keynes.
Leo Robinson is readying the release of his debut album Wish You Were Here.
Don Broco will play a hometown gig in Bedford next month to celebrate the release of their new album.
The enchanted tale of The Nutcracker is being performed by East Haddon School of Dance at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on Sunday.
Matt Adcock reviews Hostiles (15)
Still counting the cost of an expensive Christmas? Well how about some free games to beat the January blues.
Former Strictly pro and Northamptonshire dancer Kristina Rihanoff teams up with colleague Robin Windsor for this latest show.
Join one of the nation’s favourite ballroom couples when they return with an exciting new show for 2018.
For a woman who has played the lead part in the musical Mamma Mia more times than you have probably had hot dinners, you would expect her to be a massive ABBA fan.
One of the most famous novels of the 20th century will be kicking off a new year of entertainment staged by the Made in Northampton production team.
Here is our guide to some of the events coming to Northamptonshire this week.
As we head into the new year I take a look at the top 5 most anticipated game releases of 2018.
Frank’s Big Christmas Package.