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

21
OCT
FREE taster session at the Higham Ferrers Rock Cho
St Mary's Church

The Higham Ferrers Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Jessica Hunting. The Higham Ferrers branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Higham Ferrers community causes and events all the local…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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22
OCT
FREE taster session at the Bedford Rock Choir
The Corn Exchange

The Bedford Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Lottie Greenhow. The Bedford branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Bedford community causes and events the local branches of Rock Choir…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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24
OCT
POPES OF CHILLITOWN ON TOUR
Horseshoe Inn

BiographyPOPES OF CHILLITOWN are a SkaDubPunk band from London who have been rampaging through the UK scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving skanking juggernaut. Touring their debut pledge‐funded album A Word To The Wise in 2013 saw them…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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25
OCT
Bedford Record Fair
The Harpur Suite

VIP Record Fairs will be holding the new BEDFORD RECORD FAIR at the Harpur Suite on Harpur Street Bedford Town Centre on Saturday 25th October. VIP Record Fairs have been in the business for 30 years. They run the premier Record Fairs…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01162 752815
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25
OCT
Flame and Thunder
Santa Pod Raceway

Flame and Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing. Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles including a Jet Dragster Jet Funny Cars Jet Truck and Jet Beetle. Experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
OCT
Retrobeat presents DADDYKANE
Horseshoe Inn

RETRO‐BEAT is an Indie Alternative live music club night featuring DJs and bands.DADDYKANEbunch of folks playing some indie tunes...Dan Glazewski ‐ vocals & lyricsGarry Carr ‐ guitar vocals lyricsLuke Glazewski ‐ guitar lyricsAngela Carr ‐ bass vocalsDan Underwood ‐ drumsKaren Carr ‐…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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30
OCT
Kid's Halloween Disco
The Forest Centre

Get your scariest costume on and join us at the Forest Centre for our Halloween Disco. Booking essential ‐ party games disco and fancy dress with prizes. Food box and drink included in price. Adult supervision required ‐ ages 5 and up.…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 762613
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31
OCT
Chantry Dance Company Autumn Tour 2014
The Masque Theatre

I was overcomethey were really fab Ronald Corp OBE. Chantry Dance Company celebrates Oscar Wilde's 160th Anniversary with a stunning new modern ballet production of his poignant short story of The Happy Prince'. Step into Wilde's world and meet the charismatic but…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 414141
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01
NOV
DRIVING SOUTH
Horseshoe Inn

Awesome band definitely worth a trip down to see these guys awesome musicians that rock out some great blues tunesGenreBlues n RockMembersLee ‐ Guitar and VocalsStu ‐ BassDrums ‐ SimonHometownIsle Of WightRecord labelround n sticky…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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01
NOV
Vintage and Handmade Christmas Fayre
Carlton Club

On Saturday 1st November Mercy in Action are holding a Vintage and Handmade Christmas Fayre in Olney. We have more than a dozen stalls run by local craft makers who will be selling handmade gifts jewellery and Christmas decorations. It is the…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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03
NOV
Chris Difford
Royal and Derngate

Chris Difford at Royal and Derngate live on Monday 03 November 2014 in Northampton Northamptonshire. For tickets to see Chris Difford at Royal and Derngate see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
NOV
Chris Difford Glenn Tilbrook
Royal & Derngate

Chris Difford Glenn Tilbrook at Royal & Derngate live on Monday 03 November 2014 in Northampton Northamptonshire. A popular live music event taking place on the Monday 03 November 2014 that will see tickets sell out quickly. Buy tickets for…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
NOV
Glenn Tilbrook
Royal and Derngate

Glenn Tilbrook is one of the UKs best‐loved musicians thanks to a career with Squeeze and on his own that has spanned 30 years spawning Top‐Ten hits all around the world such as Cool For…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
NOV
Dave Gorman
Corn Exchange Bedford

English author presenter and stand‐up comedian Dave Gorman takes his stories of extreme adventures and experiences to theatres across the length of the country. Born in Staffordshire Dave first performed live at the 1998 Edinburgh…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
NOV
Jools Holland
Royal and Derngate

Julian Miles Holland OBE DL was founder member of the band Squeeze but began his solo career as a pianist singer composer and band leader in the late 70s. In 1978 he co‐hosted The Tube…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
NOV
2 SICK MONKEYS R.P.G. BLACK VOLVO
Horseshoe Inn

2 SICK MONKEYS2 Sick Monkeys formed in December 2000 as a live two piece bass and drums primarily to support Darrin Mooney Primal Scream at a drum event in Swindon. They have now played over 800 gigs including 8 European tours.They have…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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08
NOV
2 TONES
Horseshoe Inn

The2Tones are based in Northants. We are an 8 piece ska band covering favourites by The Specials Madness The Beat Toots & The Maytals Bad Manners Desmond Dekker Laurel Aitken and many others.Our styles include UK and Jamaican Ska 2Tone Reggae Swing…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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15
NOV
THE DEPORTEES
Horseshoe Inn

Dont miss out on the awesome DEPORTEES I can safely say these are some of the most awesome musicians that I knowRob Matheson Nye Julie Doug and Jamie LaytonThree chords and the truthhttps:www.facebook.comthedeporteesmusicapp178091127385…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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18
NOV
Lee Mack
Royal and Derngate

Lancashire‐ born stand‐up comic and actor Lee Mack is famed for his social satire and observational comedy. He wrote and starred in the sit‐com Not Going Out and is team captain on TVs Would I…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
NOV
Lee Mack Hit The Road Mack
Royal and Derngate

The multi‐award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You Lee Mack is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
NOV
Mallory Knox
Roadmender

Mallory Knox at Roadmender in Northampton on Wednesday 19 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Mallory Knox tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
NOV
Classics By Candlelight
Royal and Derngate

Classics By Candlelight performs live at Royal and Derngate in Northampton Northamptonshire on Friday 21 November 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Classics By Candlelight at Royal and Derngate now.…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
NOV
MONSTER JAW
Horseshoe Inn

Monster Jaw were formed in February 2013 by charismatic frontmansongwriter Mik Davis and features bassist Neil Short and drummer John Bradford. Hailing from the gritty Northern cities of Leeds Bradford and Newcastle UK this highly creative trio make resonant and atmospheric Post‐Garage…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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22
NOV
Sue Ryder St John's Hospice Charity Ball
Park Inn Bedford

With summer holidays currently on the horizon there is now something you can look forward to later in the year when the nights start to draw in again. We are hosting our annual charity ball on Saturday 22nd November at The Park…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01767 642422
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27
NOV
Bellowhead
Royal and Derngate

From the wild rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads & sea songs this is a band that are also funny subtle and always engaging. Admire the sophisticated strings and elegant whirlwind of…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
NOV
Alan Davies
Royal and Derngate

After more than a decade since his last stand‐up show and following a hugely successful tour of Australia in 2011 Alan Davies the much‐loved star of iconic television series such as Jonathan Creek and QI…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
NOV
Alan Davies Little Victories
Royal and Derngate

Following the sell out success of his long‐awaited return to stand up Alan Davies returns with his highly anticipated follow up show Little Victories.Much lauded as resident dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

29
NOV
Kettering AlterNativity
Fuller Baptist Church

For the fifth year Kettering and District Churches Together will be running Kettering AlterNativity a Christmas gift fair where you can buy your family and friends an alternative gift in their name to help the poor hungry sick and homeless both in…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01536 512592
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29
NOV
Retrobeat presents SUPERSONICS plus Guests
Horseshoe Inn

RETRO BEAT PRESENTSRETRO‐BEAT is an Indie Alternative live music club night which takes place at THE HORSESHOE INN SHEEP ST WELLINGBOROUGH. Retro‐Beat takes place on the lastish Saturday of every month featuring DJs and bands.SUPERSONICShttps:www.facebook.comuksupersonicsinfoMembersLuke Edgington‐BassVocalsKurt Nicholson‐GuitarAlex Gibbons‐GuitarCraig Scott‐DrumsClick for a free…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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01
DEC
Stiff Little Fingers
Corn Exchange Bedford

Belfast‐based punk‐rock band 'Stiff Little Fingers' first hit the music scene in 1977. They split after 6 years and 4 albums then later reformed in the late 1980s and continue to record and tour today.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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