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

02
JUN
Five Rivers Fostering @ Bedford Jobs Fair
Bedford Corn Exchange

Formed in 1989 Five Rivers Child Care is a Social Enterprise specialising in the care of Looked After Children through Residential Care and Foster Care.Were currently recruiting Foster CarersFor those who dont know Fostering involves children and young people being cared for…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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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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04
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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04
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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04
JUN
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: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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09
JUN
Romeo and Juliet
Bedford

The hugely popular theatre company Oddsocks Productions are back in Bedford with a new production. They will be performing their adaptation of Shakespeares classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet but with a difference....their version is fast‐paced hilarious and musical and like all their…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01234 351104
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10
JUN
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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07749 032680
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10
JUN
Bedford International Kite Festival
Bedford Events

Bedford International Kite Festival hosts an array of attractions food & drink entertainment music and kite stalls and workshops. The Bedford International Kite Festival will once again take place in Russell Park over the weekend of the 10th & 11th June 2017.…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 276252
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10
JUN
Summer Wildlife Walk
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

9.30am 12.30pm. A guided walk to see the beautiful plants animals and insects of the Millennium Country Park. £4 per person payable on the day. Book in advance. £1 discount to Friends of the Forest and Volunteers. Suitable for all ages.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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17
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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18
JUN
Midsummer Fair
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

11am 3pm. A collection of stallholders selling a variety of homemade crafts with kids crafts games and face painting. Free entry. …

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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18
JUN
One-day Workshop - Sing Haydn 'The Creation'
The Village Hall

Since 2010 we have been conducting exciting one‐day workshops open to the public. This summer sees the opportunity to rehearse and then perform Haydn The Creation. This is a great way for anyone to sing a major work from scratch…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 250815
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18
JUN
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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24
JUN
Summer Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

This National Drag Racing Championship round features over 25 car and bike classes with some real crowd favourites. Things are hotting up too in the MSA British Drag Racing Championship with the UKs Andy Robinson currently sitting in 2nd place. Dont miss…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival
Willen Lake

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today ‐ as well as the most fun Up to 16 people paddle each 40 boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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30
JUN
LEGENDS SHOW featuring The Jets
The Picturedrome

The Legends Show THE JETS performing their Kings of Harmony LEGENDS SHOW will be returning to The Picturedrome Northampton once again on Friday 30th June 2017 . Appearing with the three Cotton brothers will be the fantastic vocalist Titine Lavoix. The LEGENDS…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01604 230777
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01
JUL
Bedford Pretty Muddy 10K
Priory 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 16…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Sports

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01
JUL
Bedford Pretty Muddy 5K
Priory 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: 12.8 miles away
Category: Sports

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02
JUL
Bedford Race for Life 5K and 10K
Priory 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: 12.8 miles away
Category: Sports

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02
JUL
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway will be back for 2017 with a new summer date and all BMWs are welcome‐ race cars show cars modern retros classics new minis and BMW bikes.BMWs have all the right elements to make great…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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08
JUL
Stage & Screen
Abington Avenue United Reformed Church

Its Showtime Northampton Concert Band are pleased to announce their next concert ‐ Stage & Screen.They will also be joined by guests from The Northampton Musical Theatre Group to add that extra bit of razzle‐dazzle to the evening.Featuring music and songs from…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07561 390099
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09
JUL
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Stantonbury Theatre

The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreamsBiff is not like other dogs. He doesnt do dog stuff like weeing on lamp posts or scratching his fleas or drinking out of the toilet. No Biff likes moonlight and music…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324466
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09
JUL
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

JapShowIt doesnt matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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09
JUL
TS Eliot Festival 2017
Ferrar House

Held in the grounds of Little Gidding with access to the church which inspired the last of his Four Quartets this is an annual gathering of Eliot enthusiasts. This years speakers range from the celebrated novelist Ali Smith to leading academics exploring…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

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13
JUL
Hairspray
Stantonbury Theatre

Its 1962 in Baltimore and the lovable plus‐size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire ‐‐ to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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14
JUL
Dragstalgia
Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia a weekend dedicated to drag racing hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars altereds hot rods American muscle and more.There will be Championship Drag…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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15
JUL
Absolute Bowie: Party at The Wharf
Party at The Wharf

2.00pm Set up your canopy pitch limited availability ‐ book early to avoid disappointment4.00pm Gates open5.00pm Let the fun begin10.45pm The partys over... until next yearThis year we are proud give star billing to Absolute Bowie supported by The Houndogs. Other support…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01832 274734
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16
JUL
Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Event
Billing Aquadrome

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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28
JUL
Gary Barlow Tribute
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Definitely the worlds best Gary Barlow tribute act and lookalike Dan Hadfield returns to sing all of the classics from Take Thats early days including some of their signature dance moves to more current Gary solo hits. With a DJ afterwards…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01234 767037
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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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