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Chart-topping Jamaican rapper Sean Paul, American hip-hop star Fatman Scoop and BBC 1’s Charlie Sloth will be heading to the region this summer.
It has been a whirlwind few years for Lucie Jones and now she’s about to return to one of her favourite musicals.
Unreal how much this engine bugs me.
Echo & The Bunnymen will headline the Royal & Dertngate this autumn following a run of sold out shows this month.
New York quartet, Fruit & Flowers, will be heading straight to Northampton following their gig at the Mello Festival in Worcester on Sunday to headline The Garibaldi Hotel later the same day.
Disco royalty rolls into town as Corby Amateur Theatrical Society present the glamorously feel-good musical by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott.
It is safe to say that life has gone a little mental for one of the stars of the show The Band.
You've come a long long way, Billy. A decade after debuting at The White Elephant as a teenager, Billy Lockett was back Northampton, his hometown, on Saturday night for the first time in two years.
Alt-rock trio INK. head to the region this weekend on the back of a series of sold out shows across the UK.
It’s just over a week until global superstar Lionel Richie kicks off his summer tour at Franklin’s Gardens.
Rehearsals are well under way for an outdoor production of one of the most popular musicals of all time.
Like almost every other household in the UK my children's bookshelves are filled with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler stories.
After a relatively quiet couple of months, gaming is set spring into action with a host of exciting titles on the horizon.
The organisers of this year’s Northampton Music Festival have announced details of the acts which will play at this year’s event.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday as the world watches on.
A festival of plays is to be performed next week at the Playhouse Theatre in Northampton from Tuesday May 22 to Saturday May 26.
The classic children’s book Dear Zoo, by author and illustrator Rod Campbell, is brought to life at Kettering later this month.
The inaugural Speedmahine weekend is almost upon us with the FIA World Rallycross making its historic move to the new Silverstone Rallycross circuit.
Berlin quartet The Underground Youth will be bringing their blend of darkly cinematic psychedelia and raw post-punk music to Northampton on Friday night.
Leeds five-piece Fizzy Blood are headlining the Craufurd Arms this Thursday before continuing a summer of festival shows.
The Feeling will be playing their debut album Twelve Stops And Home in full when they headline the Roadmender in October.
Placing a small group of people together and letting them battle it out under the virtual magnifying glass of a stage spotlight seems to be a winning formula for playwright Yazmina Reza.
No great technical leaps but a worthy addition to Switch.
Former Coronation Street star Gray O’Brien says that the audience will be kept guessing throughout his latest play.
A Victorian mother of the upper classes had certain expectations of her future son-in-law's background - and being found in a handbag as a baby was probably not high on the list.
Students from the University of Northampton will be opening the main stage of this year’s Northampton Music Festival.
Oldham’s Twisted Wheel are back on the road and bring their Snakes and Ladders tour to Corby on May 12.
Italian trio JoyCut are headlining The Craufurd Arms on Sunday.
The organisers of this year’s Twinfest have revealed details of the bands and venues which will be taking part in the festival.
Billy Lockett returns to Northampton next weekend for his first hometown gig in more than two years.
Actor Stephen Tompkinson’s career is all about long standing relationships at the moment.
A day out for all the family will be coming to Grafton later this month.
Oh my God...it’s the game of the year.
Apparently a fear of heights is the single most common phobia affecting us humans.
Northampton came alive on Wednesday night when Don Broco played to a sweltering sold-out crowd at the Roadmender.
The Jets will headline the main stage of this year’s Northampton Music Festival on June 17.
If you were in any doubt that you were stepping back into the 1970s, the upbeat pop of the era was presented as you walked into the auditorium
Duston Players have been performing shows for more than 70 years including thrillers, pantomimes and comedies.
Marmozets headline the Roadmender next Wednesday as part of a short run of UK dates ahead of a series of festival gigs.
Former Westlife singer Shane Filan is back at Royal & Derngate on Saturday when the latest leg of his Love Always tour heads to town.
Arcane Roots will headline the main stage at this year’s Rocked Up Hootenanny in Corby.
Phil Moore reviews the Manic Street Preachers at Arena Birmingham
Matt Adcock reviews Avengers: Infinity War (12A)
A brand new production of the feelgood musical, Summer Holiday, featuring Cliff Richard’s classic hits comes to Milton Keynes Theatre later this month.
Milton Keynes will welcome the nation’s biggest party venue when Popworld in 12th Street launches this weekend.
Blazin’ Squad have been revealed as the final act to be added to a revival concert which heads to the region this autumn.
Global music star Billy Ocean is preparing to unleash waves of nostalgia when he joins other 80s acts in the region this summer.
Mio Flux and his long-time collaborator Patchy, the Rockstar made the most of their audience's early summer jubilance by putting on the sweatiest show of the season so far at The Garibaldi last week.
The Specials will open for The Rolling Stones when they play in the region this summer as part of their No Filter tour.
Funhouse Comedy brings a laughter packed night to Bugbrooke St Michael's Football Club on Saturday May 19.
One of the most popular comedies of all time is coming to Northampton with an all star cast.
There’s no better place for a day out for chocolate lovers than Cadbury World this spring, with Afternoon Tea and more to enjoy.
I have to admit that even though I pored over plenty of material for this show, I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to be in for when I went to see The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.
The LaFontaines will be joining Don Broco at the Roadmender next week. Ahead of the show, frontman Kerr Okan spoke about the band, their new album Common Problem and heading on tour with one of the region’s biggest bands.
A tale inspired by Sting's own childhood growing up in Tyneside, it is easy to see how his musical, The Last Ship, was a labour of love for the singer.
Indie folk quartet Turin Brakes and blues rock star Joanne Shaw Taylor will be both headline gigs at the Roadmender this autumn.
The legendary Craig Charles is bringing his Funk & Soul club back to the Roadmender next week.
Corn Market Blues is back on May 5 with headliner Sari Schorr.
The organisers of the Sixfields Rock Festival have revealed the line-up for this year’s event.
Don Broco return to Northampton on Wednesday to headline the Roadmender with Scottish quartet The LaFontaines in tow.
For many about to start a second tour across the UK, it is a case of half jotted notes on bits of paper flung up on walls and carpets and musings jabbed onto phones and tablets.
Not many people in their 80th year will try something new. But then many are not Tommy Cannon.
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society have been busy bringing Susie H K Brideswell's whodunnit Murder at Haversham Manor to Milton Keynes Theatre this week
Due to popular demand, Kilworth House Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been an extended by a week.
Deciding what to watch on Netflix can be time-consuming. Especially when there are hard-to-please friends or relatives involved.
Racing royalty royally remastered.
It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.
There will be something for everyone as a wide variety of entertainment comes to Northamptonshire over the course of the next week.
One of the most popular comedy plays of recent times will be making a return to the area later this month.
It has been 60 years since the Carry On films exploded on cinema screens but a new show in Northampton will not just be celebrating that anniversary.
The sunshine has finally arrived in Northampton and we’re all desperate to be outside enjoying it.
Record Store Day is back on Saturday with shops and collectors across Northampton getting ready for this year’s event.
Review by Hannah Richardson
It is safe to say that actress Susie Blake is enjoying her latest role in the theatre adaptation of Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em.
David Jackson reviews Idles at the Craufurd Arms, Wolverton
Tributes to The Eagles, The Bee Gees and Lionel Richie are among the line up for a series of one off shows which have been announced by Kilworth House Theatre.
The Feeling will be playing their debut album in full when they headline the Roadmender later this year.
The Brixworth Music Festival returns this Friday with performances throughout next week at All Saints Church in the village.
Following a lauded performance in 2016, frontman of The Bluetones Mark Morriss is returning to the Charles Bradlaugh in Northampton on April 28 for another solo show.
Northants metallers Stormbringer are headlining the Roadmender on Friday April 27 with alternative quartet Sarpa Salpa playing the following night.
The Core is gearing up for a busy run of live gigs with Strictly Sixties Gold, The Billy Fury Years and The Fureys heading to the Corby venue in the coming days.
Peter Ormerod reviews Arcade Fire at the Genting Arena, Birmingham
Top musicals, drama, comedy and concerts will be packed into a new season of entertainment at Northampton's theatre.
Zany, wacky, maddening and cool RPG is fit for a Princess.
Buy or sell a range of vintage machinery at Sunday's event in Earls Barton.
The summer season of entertainment at The Core at Corby Cube has been announced.
The stage adaptation of the book The Remains of the Day will gets its world premiere at Northampton's Royal & Derngate.
A night of jazz and swing will be raising money for the charities Anthony Nolan and Cafod - Just One World, next week.
British electronic band Blancmange will headline the Roadmender in November.
Truth be told, trips to the theatre with my two-year-old have not gone well to date.
If you have a major star like Sting, you might imagine that he would have a very hands off involvement in a show.
Liverpool garage rock quartet The Cheap Thrills are out on tour and headline The Charles Bradlaugh in Northampton on April 20.
After supporting UK legends Squeeze last year – and securing a reputation as ‘one of the best Blues bands around today’, Nine Below Zero bring their UK tour to the Roadmender on April 14.
A limited number of tickets remain for The Bootleg Beatles who headline Royal & Derngate on April 21.
Beloved cult comedian, half of legendary comedy duo Lee & Herring, the star of Radio 4’s Relativity, Richard Herring gets to the half century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decad.
Two special guests will join Lionel Richie on his 'All The Hits' UK Summer Tour later this year.
The latest single by Ginger Snaps will be played on daytime BBC Radio 1 throughout this week after being chosen for its official playlist.
Big, bold, beautiful and brilliant.
The organisers of the Shambala Festival have revealed the line-up which will play this year's sold-out event.
After ‘15 years of trying to get to Milton Keynes’, We Are Scientists headlined the Craufurd Arms last week.
Shed Seven will headline the Roadmender in June ahead of the band's biggest headline gig in Manchester the next day.
If you want the glitz and glamour of Hollywood then look no further than Wellingborough later this month.
It has been almost 10 years since a younger Katie Piper’s life was changed.
Welsh National Opera is bringing a feast of Italian operas from three of the most well known composers to Milton Keynes Theatre.
Martine McCutcheon is on tour in support of her new album Lost and Found and headlines the Castle Theatre on April 10.
Japanese punk trio Shonen Knife headline Esquires in Bedford on April 14.
Vinyl enthusiasts, collectors and independent record shop are gearing up for the return of Record Store Day this month.
Stylish RPG shouldn’t be ignored.
Russian punk activists Pussy Riot have been revealed as the ‘in residence’ act at this year’s Greenbelt Festival.
Comedian Shappi Khorsandi can’t wait to bring her new show to Northampton, a show about a woman with an intimate connection to Admiral Nelson.
The world’s best selling home computer of all time is back tomorrow (Thursday March 29) when The Commodore 64 is reborn as THEC64 Mini ... and it is literally dripping with nostalgia.
David Jackson reviews Gary Numan at the Roadmender in Northampton
The Rezillos will be celebrating their 40h anniversary of their album Can’t Stand The Rezillos at the Roadmender in October.
Miles Kane will return to the Roadmender in June as part of a 16-date UK tour.
Alt-rock trio INK. will headline the Roadmender and Craufurd Arms in May as part of the band’s first UK tour.
A limited number of tickets remain for Lisa Stansfield, who kicks off her UK tour at Royal and Derngate on April 6.
One of Britain’s best-loved groups, The Hollies return to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate next week.
Creating a ballet about a mermaid may seem like an impossible task. How can a ballerina dance with a fish tail around her feet?
There will be several brand new features when the Kelmarsh Country Show returns to the area this weekend.
Easter is approaching, the kids are excited and there is chocolate everywhere.
Matt Adcock reviews Ready Player One (12A), directed by Stephen Spielberg
It’s better the Devil you know.
There will be two world premieres coming to the Royal & Derngate in Northampton with the announcement of the Christmas shows.
Tickets have gone on sale for a new show featuring two former Strictly winners.
Ginger Snaps will be headlining the Roadmender in Northampton in May as part of their first full UK tour.
In another line-up announcement, the organisers of this year's Slam Dunk Festival have revealed details of the acoustic stage.
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