Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. If you’d like your event to be included, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday before the edition in which you want it to be featured.
Gypsy Fire: Dunchurch Village hall Friday, October 24, 7.30pm. Acoustic Genius quartet sets music performances alight. Expect a truly exhilarating 90 minutes of music, humour and sheer virtuosity. Featuring Ben Holder (violin), Stuart Carter-Smith (guitar), Will Barnes (guitar) and Paul Jefferies (double bass), this fab four weave darkness, excitement, exuberance and great beauty through music from some of most iconic eras. £12 on door.
Jazz Sundays: The George, Kilsby, telephone: (01788) 822229. John Dunmore’s New Orleans Jazz & Boogie Band, Sunday 2nd November, 1pm – 4pm free admission. www.thegeorgeatkilsby.co.uk www.louisiannamusic.co.uk Acoustic Night Friday 7th November, at 8.30pm, featuring George Hougez and friends.
Country Meets Folk: Friday October 24 at 7.30pm, Crick Village Hall, featuring Guy Rogers, Julie and Rob, Dragonhead and more. Call 01788 822679 for tickets and details.
Woodland Singers: concert, Saturday November 1st, at RMCC (Rugby Methodist Church Centre) 7 30 pm Supporting guests, David King and Andrew Rackham. proceeds from raffle for Hope 4 Tickets £6 00 (concessions £5) on the door.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: Rehearsals for the Christmas performance which takes place on December 13. Messiah Part 1 plus carols. If you are interested telephone (01788) 812802. Rehearsals at the Temple Speech Room on Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm.
Live music: The Merchants Inn. Everyone is welcome to the live music sessions every Tuesday.
Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone (01788) 812802.
The Zephyr Band Rugby: New members welcome telephone 07790678737 to find out more.
Open mic: Awkward Silence presents Open Mic at The Bull Inn, Clifton, Sunday, November 2, 5pm - 7pm, featuring Eve Singleton. If you are a novice, a bedroom singer or even a old hand at treading the boards you are welcome to come down a strum a few tunes in a warm and friendly environment in a great bar and restaurant in Clifton Upon Dunsmore near Rugby. If you fancy booking a slot ahead email - email@example.com.
Rent: Rugby Theatre until October 25. Some of the most talented singers and actors in the area have been brought together by Rugby Theatre for its latest show, Rent. Tickets cost £14 and £15 (01788) 541234.
Coventry Musical Three Minute Heroes: Returns to The Belgrade Stage. Three Minute Heroes will make its long awaited return to Coventry for three weeks this autumn. This brand new production by Bob Eaton will play on the Belgrade’s B2 stage - until Saturday 25 October. This will be followed by the return of the Belgrade’s popular B2 Christmas show, Oh No It Isn’t from Mon 8 – Sat 27 December. Telephone 024 7655 3055.
This Is My Family: A new musical comedy from the pen of Tim Firth (Calendar Girls). This hilarious show takes to the Belgrade Theatre stage from Tues 28 Oct – Sat 1 Nov as part of a limited national tour. www.belgrade.co.uk/event/this-is-my-family
Royal & Derngate auditorium: Northampton Musical Theatre Company present South Pacific Tuesday 28 October to Saturday 1 November. Royal auditorium: Paul Chowdhry – Mon 27 October
Foster & Allen – Wed 29 October, Hal Cruttenden – Thurs 30 October, Mark Steel – Sat 1 November. Telephone the Box Office on 01604 624811 www.royalandderngate.co.uk
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
Rugby and District Art Society: Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm at Dunchurch Village Hall, see rugbyanddistrictartsociety.org.uk.
Painting and Drawing Group: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy on (01788) 567457 or David on (01788) 823212 for times and venues.
Little Discoveries: Hands-on fun for the under fives, Dressing-up, stories, exploring the museum, 1.30pm to 2pm, Every Friday, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, no booking necessary.
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Floor One Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Regular exhibitions by freelance artists and art groups. Exhibition changes every fortnight.
Troubled in Hollywood: listen to Marie Rowe’s fascinating insights into her years in Hollywood, both as a casting director and working with troubled children. 30th October, 7pm at Dunchurch Library. Refreshments and raffle.
Rugby & District Philatelic Society: Meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays (01788) 542467.
Coffee Morning: with crafts/Gifts for sale, St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch, on Saturday, October 25, 10am – 12noon, in aid of St Peter’s Restoration Fund
Ocho Rios Steel Band Concert: St Peter’s Church, Dunchurch, Saturday, October 25, at 7.30pm (bar available, doors open from 7pm. Tickets £10 (including light bites served in the interval, available from Wanda Fashions, on (01788) 811893. This event is in aid of Peter’s Restoration Fund.
Rugby Stamp & Postcard Fair: Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, December 4. Free admission. Telephone 07792 603334 or (01788) 630072, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hillmorton United Ladies Group: Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Ave, Hillmorton, Visitors are welcome to join at a cost of £2. For further details contact Christine on 578724.
Hillmorton and Paddox Townswomen’s Guild: Meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month (except August). Meet at 1.45pm at the Community Centre in Hillmorton Road. Speakers, days out, tea and chat. Call (01788) 573099.
Family Quiz Night: Second Friday of every month, Nelson Club, Stockton.
Rugby National Trust Association: Dunchurch Village Hall, The Barber Institute: Nov 6, 2.30pm. Light refreshments. New members welcome. www.rugbynationaltrust.co.uk
Ball of Yarn (Rugby): Tuesday evenings starts 6:30pm @ Table table, Clifton Road,Thursday day times at 10:30am @ Get Stuffed Cafe (Near the Merchants Inn), Rugby. For more information please see the Facebook group or call me on 07970 664187
Kids’ Club: Games, discos, film nights in Rugby. Telephone 07964 546097.
Deering’s Road Daytime Women’s Institute: Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, Rugby. All meetings followed by light refreshment. New members and vistors welcome. For further information please contact Alison (01788) 5476661 or Josephine (01788) 547238.
Crick car boot sale: Every Sunday, gates open at 7.30am for everybody £6 a boot. It runs from April-October at the old sports field in Crick. Everyone welcome.
Ashlawn Women’s Institute: Meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Telephone (01788) 560208.
Hillmorton United Ladies’ Group: Meet the second Thursday of every month (excluding Bank Holidays) at 7.45pm at Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton, Rugby - interesting speakers, followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. New members welcome. £10 per annum for members or £2 visitors. Please contact Christine for further details on (01788) 578714.
Hill Street Youth and Community Centre’s 50+ Club: Second Tuesday of every month, Hill Street community centre, 10.30am to 12.30pm.
The Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society: Meets every Tuesday evening (8pm to 10.30pm) and Saturday afternoon (2pm-6pm) at the Scout Headquarters, Boughton Leigh Community Junior School, Wetherell Way, Brownsover. For anyone interested in Amateur Radio and Electronics. For further information contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940.
Royal Naval Association: Rugby Branch. Social evening first Friday every month 8pm at the Oakfield Club in Bilton Road. Telephone Frank Redfern for further details on (01788) 543062.
Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers: Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 for next date. It cost £5 per session and is run by Lillian Poultney.
Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village Hall.
Rugby On Board: A friendly board games group that meets at the Raglan Arms every Tuesday from 7.30pm.
St Peter’s and St John’s Ladies’ Group: Meet the first Monday of every month (excluding bank holidays) at 7.45pm in the church hall - interesting speakers followed by light refreshments - £1 members/£2 non-members. New members welcome. Please contact Joyce for further details on (01788) 575661.
Rugby and District Canine Society’s Ring Training Classes: Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm at Newbold Village.
Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meet at 7pm at the John Lees Hall, Regent St, Rugby on the second Thursday of every month. Telephone (01788) 333755.
Coffee morning and table top sale: Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm, St George’s Church, Community Hall Development Project, St John’s Avenue.
Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Every Monday, 8.30pm, has moved to Ansty Club, Grove Road, every Monday.
Rugby Retired Teachers’ Association coffee mornings: Last Wednesday of every month. Meetings at Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club, Bruce Williams Way, 10.30am.
Royal Air Forces Association of Rugby monthly meeting: First Tuesday of every month, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Green, Hillmorton, 7pm.
Family Quiz Night: Second Friday of every month, Nelson Club, Stockton.
Brownsover Art Group: Meet Thursdays, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helvellyn Way, Brownsover.
Rugby Floral Society: Rugby United. Reformed Church, Hillmorton: meet on the third Thursday of the month 2pm. Telephone (01788) 547238.
Deerings Daytime Women’s Institute: Meet on first Tuesday of the month at 2pm, Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Telephone: (01788) 542378.
Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church: Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com.
Adult Education Courses: The Percival Guildhouse. Call for a brochure (01788) 542467 or visit www.percival-guildhouse.co.uk.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more information go to www.dunchurchps.com.
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday October 26, Avon Dasset, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Rachel 07964 915353
Airborne Fit: Bilton School, Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm - 8pm and other locations. Get fit with friendly leaders and members. Call 07940 161249.
Yoga class: Rugby Spiritual Centre, Newbold Road, on Friday Evenings 5pm - 6pm for over 50’s. Friday evening 5pm - 6pm and Tuesdays at 6pm - 7pm. Contact Kailash - 0787 6688099.
Rugby Jolly Joggers: Run off road on Sunday mornings. Telephone Tom on (01788) 815025 for more information.
Jado Kuin Do martial arts: Every Friday, 6pm and 7pm, Overslade Community Centre, free first lesson, 6pm children 7pm adults. Contact Tim 07540 887764
Tai Chi Classes: Mondays 2.30pm to 3.30pm Claremont Centre, Clifton Road, Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm, Regent Rooms, Regent Place, Rugby, Tuesdays 7pm to 8.30, Regent Rooms, Wednesdays 12noon to 1pm, Diamond Jubilee Centre, Thursdays 7pm to 9pm, Regent Rooms, Fridays 10pm to 11.30pm Claremont Centre. Call Christian (01788) 565412. Bokwa level 1 class: Tuesdays 7pm, Newbold Methodist Hall.
Zumba: Mondays & Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Rd, Rugby. £4 per session. Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or email@example.com for more details.