What’s on listings: a guide to what’s happening in and around Rugby

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A selection of things to do in and around the town


Household and bric a brac sale: Sunday May 5 and Monday May 6, 11am to 4pm, the old post office, Main Street, Thurlaston

Rugby Spring Fair: Bank Holiday Monday May 6 at Oakfield Recreation ground in Bilton road

Spring into Psalms: Saturday May 11, 7.15pm, Bilton Evangelical Church Centre, Main Street, Bilton

Night at the Museum: Friday May 11, 5.30pm to 10.30pm, Rugby Art Gallry and Museum (free entry)

An evening of Entertainment by Cavatina Singers and a delicious 5 course dinner: Saturday May 11, 7.30pm at St Peter & St Johns church, Clifton Road, Rugby. Tickets are £10, contact Yvonne on (01788) 546405 for more information

Coffee Morning with Rugby National Trust Association: Thursday May 9, Dunchurch Village Hall, 10.30am to 12.15pm. Everyone welcome, will include a book stall, plant stall, cakes and refreshments

Hamplified stand-up comedy and chilli night with a raffle and auction: 19th July, St Andrews Rugby Club, Ashlawn Road. Search for Hamplified on Facebook for more details

Rugby Spiritualist Church: Sunday services at 6.30pm at Rugby Spiritualist Church, Pennington Mews (off Lawford Road). And twice monthly Clairvoyant evenings, Mondays at 8pm, £2. For details go to rugbyspiritualistchurch.com

Painting and Drawing Outside - with a small, friendly group: Thursday afternoons at various locations around Rugby. Call Joy on (01788) 564457 or David (01788) 823212 to find out more

Free Meditation: Thursdays 7pm to

8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre, New-

bold Road, Rugby. Call 07876 68809 for more details

Meditation class: Every other Thursday 7pm to 8.30pm, Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers, Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 to find out the next date. It cost £5 per session and is ran by Lillian Poultney

Drawing for Beginners: Sunday at 1pm to 4pm, Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers, Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 to find out more. £10 per person

Tea Tasting Afternoon: Started Wednesday April 20, 3.30pm a selection on teas on offer and some cakes as well, £5 per person

The Rugby Amateur Transmitting So-

ciety: Meets every Saturday at the

ex-Servicemen’s Club in Hillmorton.

For anyone interested in Amateur Radio

and Electronics. For further information

contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940.

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 mem-

bers/£2 non-members. New members

welcome. Please contact Joyce for fur-

ther details on (01788) 575661

Rugby and District Canine Society’s

Ring Training Classes: Wednesday eve-

nings from 7.30pm at Newbold Village

Hall, Newbold CV21 1EL. For details call

(01788) 336113

Coffee morning and table top sale:

Second Saturday of the month, 10.30am

to 12.30pm, St George’s Church, Commu-

nity Hall Development Project, St John’s


Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Every Tues-

day, 8.30pm, The Coombe Social Club,

Brinklow Road, Coventry CV3 2HY

Rugby Retired Teachers’ Association

coffee mornings: Last Wednesday of

every month, 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

Painting and Drawing: With a small frien-

dly group. If interested ring Joy (01788)

567457 or David (01788) 823212 for times

and venues

Free arts and craft workshop for

children of all ages: Thursdays, 10am

to 12.30pm, Manor Farm Shop and


Brownsover Art Group meet: Thurs-

days, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helve-

llyn Way, Brownsover

Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays,

6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village


Sunday Artzone: 1.30pm to 3.30pm,

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Call

(01788) 533201 for details


Rugby Rambers: Sunday May 5, Somerton & The Heyfords, 12 or 15 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Stephen 01788 578733

Rugby Ramblers: Tuesday May 7, Harlestone, 9 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park close to petrol station. Contact Barry 01788 811471

Bokwa level 1 class: Lutterworth Town Hall, Monday and Wednesday 9.30am. Contact 07976534084

Zumba: Mondays & Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Rd, Rugby. £4 per session.

Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or jomariedavis@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Free yoga and meditation: Thursdays

7pm to 8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre,

5 Newbold Road, Rugby. Call 07876

688099 for details

Zumba: Mondays, Welton Village Hall,


Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11am, Daventry

Leisure Centre

Body conditioning Circuits: Thursdays,

7.30pm, Spirit Health Club, Crick

Aqua fit: Mondays and Wednesdays at

11am, Daventry Leisure Centre, (and

again at 7pm at Crick Spirit Health Club),

contact Marcia 07976 534084

Circuits: Thursdays 7.30pm, Crick Spi-

rit Health Club, contact Marcia 07976534084

Over 50s Keep Fit: Mondays, 9am to

10.25am and 10.30 to 11.25am, Ken Ma-

rriott Leisure Centre

Over 50s Line Dancing: Tuesdays,

10.30am to 11.30am, Ken Marriott Leisu-

re Centre

Belly Dance for beginners: Mondays,

6pm to 7.30pm and intermediate 7.45pm

to 9.15pm, The Percival Guildhouse

Mixed Level Hatha Yoga: Mondays

9.30am to 11.00am, birthlight pregnancy

Yoga class Mondays 11.15am to 12.45pm

both at Overslade Community Centre

(term time only). Contact Leigh on 07941

279343 or visit innerpeaceyoga.co.uk

Belly Dancing, intermediate: 6pm to

7pm Tuesdays, Percival Guildhouse

Roller Disco: Saturdays 6pm, Ken Ma-

rriott Leisure Centre

Commit to Get Fit Step Classes: Mon-

days and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm and

8pm to 9pm, call 07770 433216, Bawnmo-

re Infant School

Slimming World: Ex-Servicemen’s Club,

The Green, Hillmorton, Monday 7pm, call

Tina on 07976 421179

Slimming World: Rugby Workers Club,

Oliver Street, Mondays 7pm, call Sarah

on 07964 513154

Slimming World: Asda Superstore Café,

12 Chapel Street, Tuesday evenings,

7..30pm, call Marianne on 07805 191429

Slimming World: Dunchurch Community

Library, Wednesdays, School Street, Dun-

church, 7pm, call Sarah 07964 513154

Slimming World: Rugby United Refor-

med Church, 40 Hillmorton Road, Wed-

nesdays, 9am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm, call

Lynn 07925 407091


Rat Attack and guests: Monday May 6, 7pm, Vault

Eureka Machines and The Loyalties: Friday May 3, Vault, Rugby

Star Wars Party with White Men Can’t Funk: May 4, Vault

Electric Six’s Dick Valentine: Thursday

May 9, Vault

Pupils from Rugby School: May 7, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Dance Gavin Dance, Closure in Moscow, Affiance and Violet: Monday May 13, Vault

Mariko Terashi (piano): May 14, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Caroline Shipton (soprano) and Clive Pollard (piano): May 21,St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Rosemary Robinson Early Music Ensamble: May 28, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Hilary Henderson and pupils: June 4, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Pupils from Rugby School: June 11, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Braunston Ensemble: June 18, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Friday Singers: June 25 St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Wendy Smith and Mirjam Morat: July 2, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Jonathan Smith and Rob Colley: July 9, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault

restaurant, High Street, Rugby

Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The

Squirrel pub

Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday

evenings, The Crown, Market Place,


The Record Covers: Saturday May 18, The Hollybush, 9.30pm

Rugby Roots presents Ray Cooper (formerly Chopper from Oysterband): Monday May 20, tickets available from Sounds or from (01788) 567338

Muse and Dizzee Rascal: May 22, Ricoh


The Subways: Thursday May 30, 7pm, Vault

Bruce Springsteen: June 20, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

H20, Giants, The Fear, Outlived, xSaboteurx: Thursday July 4, Vault, Rugby

Vault Summer Ball: Friday July 19, Vault

Hamplified 2013: Comedy Night, Friday July 19, St Andrews RFC , Ashlawn Road

Hamplified 2013 - Music Festival and Rugby Tournament: Saturday July 20, St Andrew’s RFC, Ashlawn Road

We are the Open: Saturday August 3, Vault, Rugby

Eddie Izzard: May 15 to 16, LG Arena

Alicia Keys: May 25, LG Arena

Eric Clapton: May 13, LG Arena

Mark Knopfler: May 24, LG Arena

Journey/Whitesnake: May 28, LG Arena

Neil Young and Crazy Horse: June 11, LG Arena

Rod Stewart: June 19 and 20, LG Arena

Maroon 5: June 22, LG Arena

The Who: June 28, LG Arena


The Vicar of Dibley: May 11 to 18, Rugby Theatre

Whistle Down the Wind: June 8-15, Rugby Theatre

Sons without fathers: Until May 4,

Belgrade Theatre

Calender Girls by Tim Firth: May 8 to 18,

Loft Theatre, Leamington

Uncle Vanya: June 8 to 15, The Loft Theatre, Leamington

The Blues Brothers: April 29 to May 4,

Belgrade Theatre

Scott Ian (of Anthrax) Spoken Words Tour: May 29, Vault

Croydon Male Voice Choir: Saturday

June 1, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church

Rugby Operatic Society 50th Anniver-

sary Concert and launch of the third

Rugby Festival of Culture: Friday June

28, St Andrew’s Church

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov: June 8

to 15, The Loft Theatre, Leamington

James and the Giant Peach: June 11 to 15, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry


Architexture an exhibition by FACETS Art Textiles: Saturday April 20 to Thursday May 2, Rugby Floor One Gallery

Melvyn Warren-Smith’s Fifty Shades of Paint: May Bank Holiday weekend (May 4 to 6) in Leamington Hastings. See melvyn-warren-smith.com for more details

The Rugby Collection: Until June 15, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Caught in the Crossfire - Artistic res-

ponses to conflict, peace and recon-

ciliation: Until Sunday July 7, Herbert

Gallery, Coventry

999 Emergency Vehicle Exhibition: Until June 16, Coventry Transport Museum

Contemporary Art Season: Until July 7, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Wasted: Until June 9, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

New Art West Midlands: Until May 19, Birmingham Museum

Metropolis - Reflections of a Modern City: Until June 23, Birmingham Museum

Landscape to Sculpture - John Bridge-

man (1916-2004) and Design for Plea-

sure: Until April 21, Leamington Spa Art

Gallery and Museum

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December

2014, Birmingham Museum