Festival of Culture gets into full swing

Brothers Giles, Neal & Ralph Broadbent visited Rugby Town Centre today (Friday), to perform to visitors to the town centre, ahead of their Temple Speech Room performance on Sunday 10th July, as part of the Rugby Festival of Culture.
Brothers Giles, Neal & Ralph Broadbent visited Rugby Town Centre today (Friday), to perform to visitors to the town centre, ahead of their Temple Speech Room performance on Sunday 10th July, as part of the Rugby Festival of Culture.

WITH Rugby’s first ever Festival of Culture in full swing here’s a reminder of what’s still to come.

There’s still time to check out the continental market in the town centre, which is running until Tuesday. This afternoon Rugby School is hosting The Real Inspector Hound at its Temple Reading Room at 3pm. Later tonight the Town and Country Club is hosting Rugby Writers’ Poetry and a Pint night between 7.30pm and 10pm.

On Friday the Merchants Inn is hosting a cider festival from noon until midnight. Lawrence Sheriff school is hosting fingerstyle guitar master John James at 8pm while at Summersaults the Andy Davey Quartet will be entertaining diners between 7pm and closing time.

On Saturday Rugby’s first urban beach comes to the Percival Guildhouse gardens between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. The beach party includes music, activities and other entertainment and has been organised by Rugby Community Anchors and Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action.

Later in the afternoon at Caldecott Park will be five-piece rock band Trip to the Sun – who will be playing between 5pm and 7pm. The band’s repertoire features covers from the 1960s onwards ranging from rock to jazzy blues.

At 9.30pm the Squirrel will host Bellatryx, a folk rock band from Rugby who cover artists such as the Levellers, the Waterboys and KT Tunstall.

On Sunday Caldecott Park hosts Picnic in the Park, a free family fun day with stage acts headlined by Rugby’s Dukes Jetty. On Sunday Evening world class musicians String Fever take to the stage at the Temple Speech Room for their set of classical combined with rock n’ roll, movie themes and other pop music.

Anyone wanting to know more can call Rugby Visitor Centre on (01788) 533217. For Rugby School events call (01788) 556227.