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Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Northamptonshire this week
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Carl Davis reviews Iron Maiden at the Genting Arena, Birmingham
Fresh from new single Real Friends, Eliza & The Bear are back with a revitalised sound and touring ahead of the release of their second album.
The debut EP by electronic duo Fugues is out now.
The organisers of next month’s Rocked Up Hootenanny have added more acts to the line-up.
This week’s Looking Back series features a few familiar places in Northampton.
Peter Ormerod reviews The Dining Room at Mallory Court Hotel and Spa in Harbury Lane, Leamington
Sean Paul has spoken fondly of eating "delicious" fish and chips in Rugby on his last visit to Warwickshire.
Feed me will be the cries of both the plant and audience as several youngsters from around the local area perform the sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors.
The Pig and Applestock festival returns this month, promising a “family-friendly, fun-loving freak-fest”.
It’s a popular legend and now it will be performed in the open air as Robin Hood comes to Boughton House later this month.
The world premiere of The Lovely Bones coming to Northampton at the start of the next month has added one of the stars of the ITV crime drama Broadchurch.
What do you get if you cross Shakespeare, a pantomime dame, and a comic actor playing on a stage just 19ft by 12ft?
Matt Adcock reviews Mission Impossible: Fallout (12A)
Staff at Center Parcs Woburn Forest have discovered one of the resort’s lodges has been keeping a secret… and a very cute one at that.
Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning chart-topper Rather Be was the anthem of 2014, and Jess Glynne was the lady with the vocals.
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A wide range of drama, music, comedy, dance and family entertainment will be coming to Northampton.
A huge range of celebrated authors has been confirmed for the 15th Annual Althorp Literary Festival, which takes place later this year.
Strictly Come Dancing favourite Anton Du Beke will head out on new tour which will mix the magic of dance and musicals on stage.
Aussie folk punks The Rumjacks are out celebrating their 10th anniversary and headline Esquires in Bedford next month.
One of the most famous works by William Shakespeare will be performed in the open air in Northampton starting later this week.
Former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy is returning to Northampton to headline the Roadmender as part of a tour celebrating four decades of the iconic band.
Some of the biggest names in comedy will be making the journey to Milton Keynes Theatre
More than 80 different drinks were on offer as thousands of people came from all over to enjoy Brackley Beer Festival on Saturday (July 21).
The ELO Experience is back at Royal & Derngate on Saturday to celebrate the legacy of the iconic band.
Twinfest is back this week with bands from Northampton’s twinned towns of Marburg in Germany and Poitiers in France joining local acts for gigs at across the town.
Singer songwriter Samantha Harvey is the latest act to be added to Craig David and Rita Ora’s headline gig at the County Ground in September.
An announcement from Ubisoft this week has signalled a real change of tide in the world of video games.
It is the final chance to get cheaper tickets for Fairport’s Cropredy Convention.
Call the Midwife star Laura Main says she is delighted to be making the leap from midwifery to go off to a kingdom far, far away.
Currently Taking the UK by storm with their Dark Side and Animals tour, The UK Pink Floyd Experience is heading to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate.
The Sixfields Rock Festival returns this weekend with 18 bands playing alongside funfair attractions, a beer tent, food stalls and camping.
The Silverstone Classic is back this weekend with R&B chart-toppers Soul II Soul and reggae legends UB40 ensuring race fans will be kept entertained into the evening..
Matt Adcock reviews Incredibles 2 (PG)
Hundreds of people descened on the village of Crick at the weekend for the annual scarecrow and music festival which was bigger and better than ever before.
Visitors to Wistow Maze will be able to take on a new puzzle which will be open later this week
A number of big name comedians will be performing at the Comedy Crate Festival this weekend taking place across three different venues in Northampton.
EastEnders star Shane Richie visited Milton Keynes Theatre today (Friday) to promote his appearance in the pantomime Robin Hood later this year.
Thousands of Little Mix fans descended on Northampton last night to enjoy the girl’s Summer Hits Tour.
Tour de bore? Good but a bit of a grind.
Following its successful inaugural event last year, the Garden Open Mike one-day mini festival is returning to The Black Prince next month.
KettFest is back this weekend for three days of arts, culture and music.
Bedford’s River Festival is back this weekend with a host of bands joining in the entertainment at the largest free event in the UK after the Notting Hill Carnival.
Tom Grennan celebrated the release of his debut LP Lighting Matches with hundreds of fans at two sold out shows and signings at Esquires in Bedford on Sunday.
Rock and roll revivalists Showaddywaddy are returning to Northampton this weekend to headline the Roadmender.
Enter Shikari have announced their biggest ever UK tour which they will bring to the Roadmender in Northampton next year.
Rehearsals are well under way for Kilworth House Theatre's production of a classic musical.
Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Aylesbury this week.
Britain's Got Talent winner Lee Ridley is heading to Northampton's Deco Theatre as part of his first nationwide tour.
The water will flow in Corby later this month with a new outdoor arts festival.
Pictures and video show the a new adapted Treehouse at nearby Center Parcs Woburn Forest before final preparations ahead of the arrival of the first guests.
A show described as a black comedy heads to Northampton's Playhouse Theatre this week.
Some roads will be shut in Northampton this week ahead of a sold-out concert with pop superstars Little Mix at the county cricket ground.
Blazin’ Squad star Marcel Somerville believes his stint on reality TV show Love Island has played a big part in the 90s band’s revival.
The actors getting their kinky boots on have been revealed when the musical with Northampton origins makes its debut in the town later in the year.
A host of big family shows, top comedians and music will be coming to The Core at Corby Cube for a new season of entertainment.
Be careful what you wish for is the tagline for this tense thriller which is performed at Milton Keynes Theatre this week
Gorilla-sized expansion to mash-up madness that could pass as a sequel.
We did it! England are through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup and the nation is simply bursting with excitement.
Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Jo Clifton won the show and has been receiving rave reviews for her musical theatre performances, but you might be surprised to hear what has been the biggest difficulty in appearing in Flashdance.
TV and theatre star Darren Day and dance sensation Flawless have been announced to star in the pantomime Peter Pan at Northampton's Royal & Derngate this Christmas period.
Three-day fundraising festival Daxtonbury returns to Podington this weekend.
Legendary singer Elkie Brooks is bringing her trademark powerhouse blues voice to Royal & Derngate on July 7.
The National Champion Band of Great Britain and the National Champion Youth Band of Great Britain will be sharing the stage when Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band And Youth Brass 2000 head to The Core in Corby on July 7.
Pop superstars Little Mix bring their UK tour to the County Ground in Northampton next week.
One of the biggest smash hit musicals of all time will be performed by youngsters from across Northamptonshire starting next month.
A gripping thriller from one of the country’s most famous writers can be seen at Milton Keynes Theatre from next month.
It’s all a bit quiet out there in video game land at the moment.
Summer is finally here! The sun is shining, the sky is blue so pack a picnic and head to one of our perfect spots across Northamptonshire.
Fresh from being announced as returning to Strictly Come Dancing this autumn, professional dancer Giovanni Pernice will be bringing his latest stage show to The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough.
It is not every youngster at a Northamptonshire school who can go from there to Hollywood working on a movie of his own musical.
Turning one of the biggest tragedies into a musical is certainly a big clash of tones you could ever get.
Visiting a ballet can be an assault on the senses - albeit a pleasant one.
Lewis Floyd Henry is bringing his one man, multi genre travelling ‘sonic medicine show’ to the region on June 29.
Northants rockers The Big Dirty are headlining The Lab this Friday.
Venus Fly Trap are celebrating the release of their new album with a release party at The Garibaldi Hotel in Northampton on Friday.
HOP Fest returns this weekend for three days of live rock, metal and punk.
Turn Onrush and you won’t turn off.
Looking for something to do in Northamptonshire? We have a few ideas here for the best days out in the county.
Our town has ranked highly for a decent night out, according to a recent survey.
Four bands will be competing for the chance to play on the main stage at Rocked Up’s Hootenanny festival on Friday night.
Liverpudlian indie stalwarts The Farm are headlining Steelfest which takes place this Saturday at Corby Town Football Club.
Singer songwriter David Ford is on the road touring in support of his new album and headlines the Roadmender on Saturday.
Charismatic Irish quartet The Kilkennys return to The Core at the Corby Cube on Saturday.
The Northampton Music Festival returned for its 11th year on Sunday.
Anna Brosnan reviews Teletubbies Live - Big Hugs at the Royal and Derngate, Northampton
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As a child my parents sang the Edward Lear poem The Owl and the Pussycat to me every bedtime, a tradition I now continue with my own young children.
Fresh blood restores some Order.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Northampton with an orchestral concert A Night at the Ballet.
Tom Grennan is returning to Esquires for a special album launch show and singing session next month to celebrate the release of his debut LP Lighting Matches.
Cult underground duo The Lovely Eggs are on the road touring in support of their latest album This Is Eggland and head to the region on Friday.
The Barratts are headlining the This Feeling club night at The Roadmender on Saturday night.
The organisers of this year’s Northampton Music Festival are urging people to head into the town on Sunday to enjoy performances by a selection of homegrown talent.
Bands from Northampton’s music scene from the last 60 years will be reuniting for the fourth annual Have Guitars…….Will Travel Live gig at The Picturedrome this weekend.
It seems almost inconceivable that at the height of their fame in the 1980s, the original girl group Bananarama never went out on tour as a trio.
Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Leighton Buzzard this week
If you took a visit to Northampton Carnival at the weekend you might have seen the rather impressive handiwork of a Milton Keynes firm.
It is summertime - and Kilworth House presents it's first outdoor musical - Guys and Dolls.
BBC Gardeners’ World TV presenter Adam Frost and BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Pippa Greenwood are headlining this year’s remastered Woburn Abbey Garden Show on 23rd and 24th June.
One may have to slightly question the sanity of staging this Roald Dahl classic featuring mostly kids as a fully choreographed musical.
A beautiful time capsule of brilliance.
Harry Hill has announced a new family-fun filled tour kicking off in October coming to Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Coventry and Oxford.
Bedford Esquires is gearing up for another busy week of gigs with headline shows by The Chameleons (Vox) and Tom Hingley, former frontman of the Inspiral Carpets.
Kettering trio Monarchs and Corby’s King Purple kicked off ‘The Royal Tour’ earlier this month and are getting ready for a series of gigs in the region.
The Castle is hosting blues stalwarts The Blues Band and a tribute to Glen Campbell next week.
Punk favourites The Members return to Northampton next week for the first time since playing the County Ground almost three decades ago.
This week marks the final chance people have to save money on tickets to Kelmarsh Country Show.
They have been icons of television for the past 20 years and now the Teletubbies will return with their first ever live show.
We chatted to actors Faye Christall and Katy Clayton who are currently starring in The Band at Northampton's Royal & Derngate.
There will be a lots going on Towcester Food Festival taking place on both Saturday and Sunday.
Live entertainment from toe tapping musicians and a wide selection of food and drink will be on the bill at the Foxton Festival taking place later this month.
We took a little tour of the stage for the Take That musical The Band which is currently being staged at Northampton's Royal & Derngate this week.
Families, friends and zoo-lovers are in for an adventure on Saturday June 23, as ZSL Whipsnade Zoo opens its gates after hours for a wild night of fun at Sunset Safari.
The shortlist for the 35th Catey Awards has revealed that Peter Borg-Neal, Founder and CEO of Oakman Inns & Restaurants, the operators of 22 venues across the Home Counties, Midlands and beyond has been shortlisted for a top honour.
Agony and ecstasy, it’s one hell of an experience.
The organisers of the annual Northampton Beer Festival have revealed full details of the bands and musicians which will be playing at this year’s event.
KOYO are playing a special Download Festival warm up gig at the White Hart in Corby on June 7.
Irish singer songwriter Donna Taggart is bringing her UK headline tour to The Core in Corby on June 8.
Thousands of punk, rock and metal fans from across the region descended on the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Monday for the final day of this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
She might say that she is small but it hasn’t stopped Northamptonshire’s Poppy Jones from taking the starring role in Matilda the Musical coming to Milton Keynes Theatre next week.
The line up for this comedy festival has been announced taking place across three venues in Northampton town centre.
Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin and Karen Clifton started their latest tour at Northampton last week.
Alt rock trio Ash will play Esquires in Bedford this summer as part of a short run of UK dates before heading to America.
Freshen up your home, add space and even increase your asking price with a colourful conservatory.
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.