Local Businesses, Events & Information for Local Residents

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What’s on…

Til 7th December
The Burton Latimer Heritage Society’s exhibition ‘Burton in the 1930s – the end of an era’ is open every Thursday & Saturday from 10am-1pm in the Heritage Museum in the Civic Centre opposite Sainsburys. The exhibition shows what Burton Latimer was like in the years leading up to the Second World War.

Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November
Guiding Light Christian Drama Group and Inspire Theatre Arts present ‘A Christmas Carol’: 7:15pm on Thursday/Friday & 4:30pm on Saturday at United Reformed Church, St Peters Avenue, Kettering. (Please take your seats by 7pm Thursday/Friday and by 4:15pm on Saturday.) Tickets: Adult £6, Children £4.50, Family (2 adults 2 children) £19. Children under 3 free if sat on knee. Charity donations for refreshments. Call Peter on 01536 46103 or Ann on 01536 391017 to book tickets.

Thursday 28th November
Blues and Roots – Live Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave from 9pm-11pm. Free admission. Enquiries to Chris on 07436 000622.

Friday 29th November
Polly Feeley – the 12 days of Christmas (a light-hearted look at the Festive season).  7.30-9.15pm at All Saints Church Hall, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR. Entry £4 includes tea/coffee/biscuits. Raffle available.

Saturday 30th November
Christmas Fair, 12-3pmat St Thomas More Primary School, Northampton Road, Kettering.

Free Children’s Film Club, hosted by Friends of Kettering Library, 2pm at the Library, Sheep St, Kettering with a recently released, Cert U or PG film. All children aged 4 -11 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. FREE refreshments will be available for children.

An evening of Murder Mystery & Mayhem at the Royal Hotel Kettering, 7pm. The Hamitup Players are once again turning their expertise(!) to providing an evening of entertainment for anyone who’s brave enough to come along. This is a fabulous event which will raise funds for the British Legion. Tickets on the door £5. Bar will be open.

Sunday 1st December
Toy Service, 10.30am at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR. It’s a time to give new, unwrapped presents for all ages of children to go to the Home-Start Charity. Come and meet Rev & Vera (our resident puppets).

Deck the Halls! St Botolph’s Church invites you to join us for coffee, mince pies, Christmas decoration-making and chat in the café at Barton Seagrave Village Hall, Bertone Road from 2-3.30 Christmas decoration-making. All welcome.

Retired Church of England minister Rev Trevor Dearing will be visiting Kettering. The service will be held at 4.30pm in the St John’s Church Hall, Stamford Road/Edith Road, NN16 0PZ on the Grange Estate. At the end of the meeting he will pray for anyone with a physical, spiritual or emotional need. Run by www.GatewayCommunityChurch.co.uk www.GatewayCommunityChurch.co.uk.

Monday 2nd December
Friends of Kettering Library have invited James Hornsby to present his outstanding one man adaptation of the Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol at 7pm at the Library, Sheep St, Kettering. Tickets £6 from the Library pay point or email: ketlib@firstforwellbeing.co.uk. Booking essential. Refreshments available for a donation. All 18+ welcome to come to this lively & entertaining evening.

Wednesday 4th December
Kettering Stamp & Philatelic Society Christmas Fun Night for members and guests. Bring along treats to share, donate items for the tombola and participate in quizzes, bingo and games. Produce a puzzle or conundrum to fox other members. From 7.30–10pm at St. Andrews Church (Art Centre, opposite Sainsburys Supermarket), Rockingham Rd, Kettering, NN16 8RG. Further information at www.my-stampclub.co.ukwww.my-stampclub.co.uk.

Kettering and District Flower Club meeting, 7:30 pm at the Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, NN15 7QA with Flower Arranging Demonstrator Barbara Collins: “All Spruced Up”. Visitors are most welcome (£5) and further details can be obtained from the Janet on 01536 516966, email: jmb1303@hotmail.co.uk, or find the Club on Facebook.

Thursday 5th December
Drop-in Surgery with Councillor Andrew Dutton in the Panelled Room at Church House, Barton Seagrave from 10-11am. No appointment needed – and you can enjoy coffee and biscuits afterwards at the coffee shop in Church House.

See Santa’s sleigh from 4-8pm, with Kettering & District Lion helpers at Kettering Xmas Market. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

The Nighthawks- Live Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave from 9pm-11pm. Free admission. Enquiries to Chris on 07436 000622.

Thursday 5th December, 6-9pm and Saturday 7th December, 10am-2pm
St Andrew’s Community Christmas Fair at St Andrew’s Church (opposite Sainsburys). Stalls manned by charities such as: KCU, Cransley Hospice, British Heart, Samaritans, Parkinsons and lots more. Entrance is free. Lots of entertainment: St Andrew’s School Choir, Salvation Army Band plus other choirs and Christmas music. Do not miss Father Christmas! Delicious lunches, mince pies plus tea and coffee.

Friday 6th December
Quiz evening at 7.30pm at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR. Teams of 4 max – £2 per person, includes tea/coffee and light refreshments. Bring your own drink and nibbles. Raffle.

Seagrave Singers Christmas Concert – an evening of festive music & Christmas merriment. 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Burton Latimer. Tickets £8 (children under 16 free) refreshments included. Contact Diane on 01536 723515 or any choir member for tickets or pay on the door. All proceeds to The Kettering General Hospital Centenary Wing Fund to support patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

Annual Quiz – Kettering & District Locomotive Society vs N’hampton RCTS. Our friends join us for the annual brain racking exercise when Bryan Benford gets us to delve into the far recesses of our memories in search of obscure locations and half-forgotten facts. From 7.45pm at Cornmarket Hall, London Rd, Kettering, NN15 7QA. For more information call Brian on 01604 844802.

The Seagrave singers present their Christmas Concert at St Mary’s Church, Burton Latimer at 7.30pm. Tickets including refreshments £8, U16’s free. Contact Diane on 01536 723515. All proceeds to KGH Centenary Wing Fund.

Christmas Barn Dance with Kelly’s Eye at Kettering Athletic Working Mens Club, Rockingham Rd, Kettering. From 8pm ’til late. Tickets £5. Call 01536 521306 or 01536 514023 for more info and tickets.

Saturday 7th December
Kaleidoscope Club Christmas coffee morning in the Parish Rooms from 10am-12 noon at Parish Rooms, Market Place, Kettering. Admission free & everyone welcome. Bacon buttys, tombola and much more. For more details call 01536 484468.

Coffee Morning from 9.30am-12 noon at the Guiding Centre, Alexandra Street, Burton Latimer, hosted by 3rd Burton Latimer Guides. Come and grab a hot bacon roll, or enjoy cake, with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Come along to our drop-in café from 2-4pm at Elm Bank Care Home, Northampton Road, Kettering, NN15 7JZ. Make new friendships and enjoy a range of optional activities, enjoy a slice of cake and a cuppa at our fun, supportive and informal afternoon.

St Mary’s Church, High Street, Little Addington NN14 4BD present their Annual Christmastide “Carols and Festive Music” concert at 7.30pm, with Midlands Group Championship Section Rushden Town Brass Band. £7.50 Adults; Children £3, which includes mulled wine or soft drinks & mince pies. For bookings & more details please contact 01933 650245.

Weekley Singers Christmas concert at St Bololph’s Church, Barton Seagrave NN15 6SR, 7.30pm. Light refreshments; free admission; retiring collection in aid of Accommodation Concern, Kettering & 52 Lives (a charity that aims to change someone’s life every week of the year: www.52-lives.org).

Sunday 8th December
Charity Concert of Carols, Christmas Music & Readings with Camerata Singers, in support of Cransley Hospice, 3.30pm at Orlingbury Village Hall, Rectory Lane, Orlingbury, NN14 1JE. Also featuring the Nene Recorder Ensemble. Tickets £6. For more information visit www.cameratasingers.netwww.cameratasingers.net.

Monday 9th December
The Magic of Christmas Concert with the Cransley Hospice Community Choir & guests, 7.30pm at the Salvation Army Citadel, Rockingham Rd, Kettering. Tickets £4 from the Cransley Hospice Fundraising Office or Coffee Shop or call 01536 452423. 

Tuesday 10th December
Santa & Sleigh with Kettering & District Lion helpers, collecting for charity, visiting Barton Seagrave between 6-8pm. Sleigh route: The Stirrup Cup pub, Belvoir Dr, Linnet Dr, Finch Dr, Beaufort Dr, Woodland Ave, Cottesmore Ave, Grosvenor Rd, Hilltop Ave, Gotch Rd, Brington Dr, Newton Rd, Sherwood Dr. Finish at Hilltop Ave. Donations help support local charities, community groups & organisations. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

Wednesday 11th December
Santa & Sleigh with Kettering & District Lion helpers, collecting for charity, visiting Ise Lodge East, between 6-8pm. Sleigh route: Budgen’s store (St Stephen’s Road), St Saviour’s Rd, St Catherine’s Rd, Deeble Rd, St Anthony’s Rd, St John’s Rd, St Matthew’s Rd, Deeble Rd (top), St John’s Rd. Finish back at the end of St Matthew’s Rd. Donations help support local charities, community groups & organisations. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

Barton Seagrave W.I.  Christmas Social at 7.30pm in Barton Seagrave Village Hall, Bertone Road, Barton Seagrave NN15 6WF.
Join members of All Saints Church for Beer & Carols at the Beeswing, Rockingham Rd at 8pm. 

Thursday 12th December
Roy Civil’s Swing Circus – Live Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave from 9pm-11pm. Free admission. Enquiries to Chris on 07436 000622.

Friday 13th December
Nine Lessons and Carols, 7.30pm at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR (collection to Johnny’s Happy Place).

Decibelles Ladies Choir & Friends present an Evening of Christmas Magic at Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell at 7.30pm. Tickets £7 U12’s free, contact 07484835337. All proceeds to KGH Maternity Bereavement Suite – Twinkling Stars Appeal. 

Saturday 14th December
Lee Joshua-Rose live at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave from 9-11pm. Free admission. Enquiries to Chris on 07436 000622.

Santa & Sleigh with Kettering & District Lion helpers, collecting for charity outside Toller Church between 9.30am-4pm. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

Friends of Kettering Library will be holding a FREE Children’s Disco run by Bill Burton at the Library, Sheep St, Kettering, 2-4pm. So get your dancing shoes on & come and have fun. Free refreshments. All children are welcome but under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Raunds Temperance Brass Band presents Christmas Concert & Nostalgia Night, 7.30pm at Raunds Town Football Club. Tickets £8 on the door, or reserve via facebook/raundstemperanceband, www.raundstemperanceband.co.ukwww.raundstemperanceband.co.uk, tel. 07803 762186.

A Celebration of Christmas Concert with the Variations Choir & the Stanwick Hand Bell Ringers, soloist Annabelle & Christopher on Trombone. 7.15pm at the United Reformed Church. London Rd. Kettering. Tickets Adults £6. Children under 12. £3 refreshments included, for tickets ring 01536 513548/723376 or on the door. 

Friday 15th December
A Tea Dance has been arranged at the Royal Hotel Kettering from 2pm, in memory of Gerald Browne, a long standing member of the local Legion branch & treasurer, who sadly died earlier this year. Gerald used to organise regular tea dances which many people may remember. Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be available. Tickets on the door £5. Bar will be open.

Chrstingle Service at St Mary’s Church, Burton Latimer, at 3 pm. All welcome.

Dedicating our Christmas Memorial Tree, 4pm at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR. A time of peace & carols as we think of Christmas past & our loved ones. Tea/coffee afterwards.

Monday 16th December
Santa & Sleigh with Kettering & District Lion helpers, collecting for charity, visiting Ise Lodge West, between 6-8pm. Sleigh route: The Woolcomber pub, St John’s Rd, Lomond Dr, Culloden Dr, Kylesku Crescent, St John’s Rd, Walsingham Ave, Kenilworth Dr, Richmond Ave, St John’s Rd, Churchill Way, Anderson Dr, Horrock’s Way, Templar Rd. Donations help support local charities, community groups and organisations. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

Tuesday 17th December
Santa & Sleigh with Kettering & District Lion helpers, collecting for charity, visiting the Redrow Estate, Barton Seagrave, between 6-8pm. Donations help support local charities, community groups & organisations. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

Thursday 19th December
RSPB Mid–Nene Local Group meeting, 7.30pm at Saxon Hall in Raunds. AGM followed by an Illustrated talk on W H Hudson by Conor Jameson. All welcome. More details from Penny 01933 350404.

Debbie Rookers Trad and Blues band – Live Jazz at The Stirrup Cup, Woodlands Ave, Barton Seagrave from 9pm-11pm. Free admission. Enquiries to Chris on 07436 000622.

Friday 20th December
Santa & Sleigh with Kettering & District Lion helpers, collecting for charity, visiting Tesco’s Extra, Carina Rd, Kettering. Donations help support local charities, community groups and organisations. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

Snowman Drive (like a beetle drive) at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR. Design your own snowman pizza face & cook it, £3.50 entry at 7.30pm.

Saturday 21st December
Santa & Sleigh with Kettering & District Lion helpers, collecting for charity, in the Kettering Town Centre, outside Toller Church between 9.30am and 4pm. Donations help support local charities, community groups & organisations. Find us on Facebook: Kettering Lions.

Everyone is welcome to join a group from St Botolph’s Church, Barton Seagrave from 12-1pm in Barton Village Hall, Bertone Rd for a time of crafts for children, singing & a gospel talk. It is very relaxed & there is plenty of time to chat with refreshments.
Friends of Kettering Library will be holding a craft and gift Fair at the Library, Sheep St, Kettering, 11am-3pm All welcome to come & visit a delightful celebration of Christmas craft & gift ideas. Refreshments available for a donation. Free entry.

Dave Johnson Band Christmas singalong, live at The Stirrup Cup, 7.30pm.

Christmas Eve
5pm Christingles & Carols & 11.30pm Midnight Mass, both at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR.

Christmas Day
9.30am Family Service at All Saints Church, William St, Kettering NN16 9RR.

Thursday 26th December
RSPB Mid–Nene Local Group local walk at Stanwick Lakes. Normal car park charges apply. For more information & booking please contact Bob on 01933 460644.

Sunday 29th December to Thursday 2nd January
Kettering Youth Theatre Group presents Snow White at The Masque Theatre, Kettering. Tickets from only £6.50. To book tall 01536 414141 or online www.kytg.co.ukwww.kytg.co.uk Matinee and evening shows available.