What's on inRushden


Welcome to Rushden

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Rushden - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Rushden to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Rushden

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APR
Curtain Call
Stantonbury Theatre

Moylan School of Dances talented students will showcase their work in an array of inspirational dance genres from Cinderella to West Side Story with diversity in music ranging from Bach to The Rolling StonesSomething for everyone to enjoy.A show not to be…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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Geno Washington & Goldsoul DJs
The Roadmender

A great night of classic Soul in 3 rooms plus Geno Washington live at the Roadmender Northampton. Venue: The Roadmender 1 Ladys Lane Northampton NN1 3AHPrice£7.50: GBP 7.50Links: Inquiries: https:go.evvnt.com82745‐0…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01909 515150
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Marston Mavericks 8km/4km Run
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

8km run starts at 3pm entry fee £104km run starts at 3.20pm entry fee £5Sign in between 1 ‐ 2.45pm on the dayAll finishers will get a medal for taking part ‐ BBQ and licensed barFor more info or to sign up…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 767037
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Milton Keynes Hindu Association - Ladies Dinner &
Stantonbury Leisure Centre

An exclusive evening for ladies that includes music & dance and a vegetarian Indian meal. A full bar service will be available.Live music from STRINGS.7pm ‐ MidnightNet proceeds to go to the MKHA Building FundSaturday 1st AprilTickets £20Tickets can be booked online…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 324422
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02
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Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

A light guided stroll around the Park. Meet at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. £1 payable to the leader on the day no booking required. For more info or if you have any special requirements please call 01234 767037.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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02
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Featuring huge club stand displays Run What Ya Brung FWD & JDS Drag Racing Drifting Stunt Displays Jet Car Trade Village Caterers Fun Fair Rides and much more.Everyone is welcome at the Fast show including clubs individuals supercars modified cars hot‐hatches and…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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APR
A Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Marshwood House

A unique opportunity to practice the art and craft of DSW.These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building using stone without mortar. In addition you also receive an extensive discussion overview packed with tips and information…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07749 032680
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Early Spring Migrants Bird Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

8‐11am. A guided walk led by our knowledgeable volunteers to see the visiting migrant birds in the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers. …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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A Spring Surprise - Kids Outdoor Activity
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Follow the woodland trail to discover a spring surprise hiding in the Country Park. There will be riddles to solve and amazing animal facts to discover on this spring walk. Wear warm clothes and boots. Sessions last 1hr 15mins approx and start…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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Festival of Power
Santa Pod Raceway

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Plus all things powerful off ‐track including monster trucks stunts air…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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Boughton House Open for Easter
Boughton House

Boughton House ‐ the iconic Northamptonshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch ‐ is set for its first public opening of the year over Easter weekend.The House and Gardens at the stately home will open from 15‐17 April enabling visitors to enjoy…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01536 515731
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St John's Easter Eggstravaganza
Sue Ryder, St John's Hospice.

SimplySuzie by Beverley story telling at: 1pm ‐ 1:30pm and 3pm ‐ 3:30pmSUPA Puppets puppet show at: 2pm ‐ 2:40pmParking is located through our bottom gate on St Johns Road coming from Bedford Road drive down St.Johns Road past the hospice you…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01767 642412
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Easter Trail
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

11am 4pm. Get out and about this Easter and take part in our Easter Trail around the Park. £2 per child everyone gets a chocolate treat for taking part. Parental supervision necessary. No booking required. Runs throughout the day no…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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Big Bang
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. Despite high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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Hitchin Brass Band Spring Concert
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7.30pm onwards. In aid of Bedford Hospital Day Treatment Unit. Hitchin Brass Band return for an evening of classics. £9 per ticket includes entry into raffle for £100 John Lewis voucher. Book at the Forest Centre or from Haematology Reception at Bedford…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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02
MAY
the lady boys of bangkok
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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04
MAY
Microsoft Power BI - 'Build a Dashboard in a Day'
Holiday Inn Express - Kettering

In this workshop you will learn various key features of the Power BI service. This is an introductory to intermediate course intended to learn how toauthor reports using Power BI Desktop and create operational dashboards via the Power BI Service.At the end…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07770 385157
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Dawn Chorus Bird Walk (+breakfast)
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

4.30 7.30am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn led by our knowledgeable volunteers. Includes cooked breakfast in the Forest Centre afterwards. £10.50 adults£7.50 children booking in advance essential call 01234 767037. £1…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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MAY
Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival
Bedford Blues

New for 2017: Bedford Sausage and Cider FestivalWHENSaturday May 13 ‐ Noon to 10pmSunday May 14 ‐ Noon to 7pmWHATLive music real cider and great sausages ‐ Bedford Sausage and Cider Festival is new for 2017.30 real ciders sourced from artisan producers…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07540 059985
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MAY
Dawn Chorus Walk for Late Risers
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7‐10am. A chance to explore the beauty of the Park at the break of dawn at a slightly more sociable hour Led by our knowledgeable volunteers ‐ £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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MAY
FakePunch: Unarmed Combat Masterclass
Stantonbury Theatre

This masterclass is open to anyone interested in learning the basic but constantly used hand‐to‐hand combat techniques both on stage and screen. Participants will learn how to slap punch kick grapple and strangle one another whilst gaining an understanding of fight rhythm…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

All things on 2 wheels with motorbike only RWYB ACU National Championships stunt bikes wheelie machine wall of death free live music show bikes and loads more. Testing for the Main Event welcome limited availability. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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MAY
Cut&Thrust: Single Sword Masterclass
Stantonbury Theatre

This one‐day masterclass will introduce participants to the 16th Century Renaissance European Rapier a style of swordplay known for for its fast paced exciting combination of cut and thrust techniques. Made popular in such films as The Princess Bride Pirates of the…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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MAY
Evening Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

7.30 10.30pm. A guided walk around the Park at dusk to see the bats and birds of the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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03
JUN
GTI International 2017
Rockingham Motor Speedway

GTI International 2017GTI International is the event for all VAG enthusiasts and performance VW and Audi owners. Held this year at Rockingham Motor Circuit on the 34 June it is open to everyone. It is family friendly and you can have a…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01525 750500
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03
JUN
Northampton Pretty Muddy 5K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Sports

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JUN
Northampton Race for Life 10K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Sports

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JUN
Northampton Race for Life 5K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 14:00 Last entryAdult entry Women aged…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Sports

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JUN
The Comedy Club Northampton
Aspers Casino

The Comedy Club Present 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Venue: Aspers Casino 6 Commercial Street Northampton NN1 1PJPriceComedy Show Only: GBP 16Comedy Show & 3 Course Meal: GBP 35VIP 3 Course Meal Comedy Show Glass of Bubbly £5 Bet: GBP…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 623580
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Tourist Attractions


Activity World Play Centres

Activity World Play Centres ‐ Amusement Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01536484838 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Alfred East Gallery

The Alfred East Gallery is one of the County's two major public art galleries, housing important collections by Sir Alfred East and Thomas Cooper Gotch, some of which have recently gone on display in the new Permanent Collection Room. Alfred East was an english painter and etcher,…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Contact venue on 01933 441020 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Bedford & County Golf Club

Bedford & County Golf Club ‐ golf course in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01234 352617 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bedford & County Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Billing Aquadrome

Billing Aquadrome Ltd ‐ Amusement Park in Northampton, . Contact venue on telephone number 01604408181 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Bodyflight

The World's largest and best indoor skydiving wind tunnel.Come and learn the fun and exciting sport of Bodyflying in the safety of a vertical wind tunnel. No heights or jumping involvedSkydivers use Bodyflight as a valuable training tool and we often have some of the world's top skydiving…

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