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

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

02
DEC
A Talk By Leigh Bishop
Irchester Village Hall

The Rushden and District Photographic Society Presents an illustrated talk by Leigh Bishop The world renowned Shipwreck Explorer. The talk is entitled Out of Africa‐Vanishing Warships. Numbers are strictly limited and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07904 062109
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05
DEC
The South
Roadmender

Formed in 1988 The Beautiful South had a string of hit singles such as Old Red Eyes Is Back Rotterdam Dont Marry Her Perfect 10 and Number One single A Little Time. Their greatest hits…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
Christmas Tree Festival
The Forest Centre

Free entry and parking Times to be confirmed.Our third annual Christmas Tree Festival with stalls rides attractions live music crafts Santa and much more All money spent at the Forest Centre goes towards the creation of the Forest of Marston Vale ‐…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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06
DEC
THE JETS ROCKIN XMAS No 4
The Picturedrome

THE JETSThe three Cotton brothers are returning once again for a Rockin Xmas No4. The three previous shows at this venue have been a complete Sell Out so be sure to book your tickets early to avoid disapointment.Having recently returned from appearing…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01604 230777
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06
DEC
THEE TELEPATHS
Horseshoe Inn

Born bad Kettering garage & psych quartetBiographyFormed in 2012 as The Abattoir Blues played some rocking gigs doing classic indie rock psych and garage. Lost our drummer to another band now were hiding away in a basement writing and recording our own…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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07
DEC
Dickens of a Christmas
Olney High Street

Bring the fun back into Christmas with an event to visit for all of the family. Come and join the local residents of Historic Olney as they celebrate this annual event. With 2 Markets which includes a Farmers market loads of stalls…

Location: 9.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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11
DEC
Kingsthorpe College Christmas Gift Fair
Kingsthorpe College

A fantastic festive event for the whole familyKingsthorpe College are hosting a Christmas Gift Fair on Thursday 11th December from 4.30pm‐7.30pm. It is set to be a fantastic festive evening perfect to get everyone in the Christmas spirit There will be over…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01604 716106
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13
DEC
CAMOUFLAGE
Horseshoe Inn

Based in Northampton Camouflage have been disturbing the peace in pubs clubs bike rallies beer festivals and the like since 1995We play a varied set of Rock Pop Metal & Punk from the sixties to the noughties ‐ from the Stones and…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01933 278499
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13
DEC
Christmas Concert - Strictly NO Carols
Church of the Holy Supulchre

Award winning Northampton Concert Band perform a seasonal and fun musical selection in the historic setting of Northamptons Holy Sepulchre Church. This concert has everything except carols ‐ which means you wont have to feel obliged to stand up and sing along.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07561 390099
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19
DEC
Missing Andy
Esquires Club

Missing Andy have announced a comprehensive tour of the UK set to kick off this spring. The Essex based 5 piece shot to prominence as the runners up to the solo act Emmas Imagination on…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JAN
FREE taster session at the Northampton (South) Roc
Sunley Conference Centre - University of Northampton

The Northampton Rock Choir is led by choir leader Jessica Hunting. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Northampton and wider Northamptonshire area. We are…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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13
JAN
FREE taster session at the Higham Ferrers Rock Cho
The Bede House

The local Higham Ferrers choir is run by singerpianist Jessica Hunting. We support a number of local charities raising money and awareness around Northamptonshire and as a choir we also join up with other branches of Rock Choir to support national charities…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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14
JAN
FREE taster session at the Bedford Rock Choir
Harpur Suite

Your friendly local Bedford choir is run by Bedfordshire based musician Hazel Neighbour. We support a number of local charities raising money and awareness around Bedfordshire and as a choir we also join up with the other choirs near us to sing…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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16
JAN
Hayseed Dixie
Roadmender

Hayseed Dixie at Roadmender in Northampton on Friday 16 January 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Hayseed Dixie live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
JAN
Anton and Erin
Royal & Derngate

Anton and Erin at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on Thursday 22 January 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Anton and Erin live…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
FEB
Johann Strauss Gala
Royal and Derngate

Johann Strauss Gala at Royal and Derngate in Northampton on Friday 06 February 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
FEB
Ross Noble Tangentleman
Royal and Derngate

Geordie Stand‐Up Ross has been performing since he was smuggled in to his local comedy club at the age of 15. Licensing laws meant that immediately after his slot he had to leave through the…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
FEB
Milton Keynes Model Railway Exhibition, 2015
Stantonbury Leisure Centre

Over 40 layouts and 30 traders offering something for everyone from families to experienced modellers.A new venue this year which offers more exhibition space within two large halls. Over 40 layouts and 30 traders offering something for everyone from families to experienced…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01494 773759
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17
FEB
Kids Crafts' - Otter's Riverside Home
The Forest Centre And Millennium Country Park

Learn about the secretive otter and have fun creating a riverside scene in a shoe box. Sessions cost £3.50 per child and run for approx. 45 minutes at 10am 11am 1pm and 2pm. Parental supervision required and booking is essential. Suitable for…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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21
FEB
Count Arthur Strong
Royal & Derngate

Count Arthur Strongs new show Command Performance is so new not even he knows hes doing it yet. Dont worry about that though its never stopped him before So get your Maltesers out roll your…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
FEB
Alan Carr
Corn Exchange Bedford

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
FEB
Winter Wedding Fair
The Forest Centre

A chance to view the Forest Centre as your potential wedding venue; meet local suppliers of everything from dresses to cakes music to stationary and get some inspiration for your big day. Free entry ‐ book in advance to receive your…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01234 762615
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27
FEB
Sleaford Mods
Roadmender

Sleaford Mods at Roadmender in Northampton on Friday 27 February 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Sleaford Mods live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAR
Dylan Moran
Royal & Derngate

Dylan Moran star of Black Books Shaun of the Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is about to spread a little happiness with a brand new tour for 2011. Ageing religion kids relationships…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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