Here’s your guide to events and activities in and around Rugby in the next few weeks. If you’d like to be included in our listings, please email email@example.com by the Friday before the edition in which you’d like to feature.
Jamz R Us - Every other Sunday at The Vault in Rugby 4pm til 7pm – free entry all ages welcome and all musicians and public welcome.
Live music – The Merchants Inn. Everyone is welcome to the live music sessions every Tuesday, starting at 9pm. June 17: Kent Duchaine June 24: Dukes Jetty.
Folk Night with Paddy Wex and friends: First Friday of every month, 8.30pm, The George, Kilsby.
Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The Squirrel pub, Rugby,
Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings, The Crown, Market Place, Rugby.
Rugby Music Festival: Saturday, August 9, Whitehall Recreation Ground, Hillmorton Road, Rugby. Free event featuring top acts.
Hamplified Music Festival and Rugby Tournament: Saturday, July 19 from 11am, Rugby St Andrews RFC in Rugby. Tan.Trum, the Record Covers, Ol Rosie, lots of attractions.
Napton Music Festival : July 11 & 12. Organisers have been working hard getting a great line-up of bands that will make this year’s festival another great weekend of music, for an all - in two day ticket price of £18. www.naptonfestival.co.uk
Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault restaurant, High Street, Rugby
Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.
Modern Flares 00s to 10s Music: Every Tuesday night at The Vault Rugby with all genres of music from the 00s and 10s from 8.30pm and free entry.
Think Pink Fest: A day musical festival taking place at The Bull Inn, Clifton Saturday 26 July. Ticket sales will go to two charities Coppafeel and Against Breast cancer. The event starts from 3pm with live music at 4pm. Telephone (01788) 552237
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone (01788) 812802
South Pacific: Kilworth House. Dates until July 13. Kilworth House Theatre is proud to present one of the greatest and most popular musicals of all time – the exhilarating ‘South Pacific’. Lutterworth Road, North Kilworth, Leicestershire, East Midlands, LE17 6JE +44 (0)1858 88 19 39.
Dealer’s Choice – A Made in Northampton production: until Saturday June 14.
Underground studio: Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP, 01604 624811
Coventry Musical Three Minute Heroes: Returns to The Belgrade Stage.
The Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to announce that 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 from Sat 4 – Saturday 25 October. This will be followed by the return of the Belgrade’s popular B2 Xmas show, Oh No It Isn’t! from Mon 8 – Sat 27 December. Telephone 024 7655 3055.
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
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
The Rugby Collection: Exhibition of the town’s contemporary art collection until June 14. 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.
Staffordshire Hoard: Until December 2014, Birmingham Museum
Learn to knit: Saturday, June 21, from 10am - 4pm. Toft Manor, Dunchurch
Free entry. Learn to knit and/or bring your knitting along.
Church Lawford Village Fete - June 29 from 2pm in the grounds of the village hall, all usual attractions including stalls and refreshments.
Rugby Festival of Culture: 1 July - Royal School of Needlework Talks, Rugby Art Gallery, £5, 6 July- Peter Pan, Caldecott Park, £8 6 July - Stringfest Orchestra, Temple Speech Room, From £8, 10 July - Stringfest Cabaret Night, Temple Speech Room, From £10, 12 July, Strawhouse Singers Summer Spectacular, St Andrew’s Church, £8, 13 July - Macbeth, Caldecott Park, £8
Open Gardens: Pailton Open Gardens Bring the whole family and enjoy some stunning village gardens ~ large, small, different and unusual! Also ice creams on sale, Sunday, 15th June, 2pm to 5pm -
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.
Kids’ Club: Run by parents Jo and Steve Bryan. Games, discos, film nights in Newton and Rugby. Telephone 07964 546097.
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
Dunchurch and District U3A: (meetings take place at Dunchurch Village Hall, Southam Road) Contact (01788) 522578 for more information
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 RADEA Club, Castle Street Rugby. Please contact 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
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.
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
Painting and Drawing: Small friendly 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 Tearoom, Catthorpe
Brownsover Art Group meet: Thursdays, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helvellyn Way, Brownsover
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. They play a broad range of Euro-style board games
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
Rugby Gardeners Guild: Tuesday 17th June 2014 at The Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club commencing at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Marie Le Nepveu on ‘Plant Propagation from Cuttings’. Refreshments and raffle will be available.
Rugby Methodist Church Centre celebrates 30 years: Open Day on Saturday 21st June 10.00am - 3.00pm. Free cream teas & ice creams for children. Performances throughout the day, painting and drawing displays, under 5s play area including bouncy castle, puppets, children’s crafts, competitions and activities. Free entry, donations to the Foodbank welcome.
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday June 15, Ratley and Edge Hill, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Norman (01788) 813748
Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday June 18, Newbold, 4 miles. Meet 7.30pm at The Barley Mow. Contact Martin (01788) 572620
Rugby Ramblers: Thursday June 19, Geddington, 9 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park, petrol station end. Contact Fran (01788) 815484
Yoga class: Rugby Spiritual Centre, Newbold Road, on Friday Evenings 5pm - 6pm for over 50’s.
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 to7pm, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11.30am, Daventry Leisure Centre, Mondays, 7pm, Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Crick
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
Legs Bums and Tums: Thursdays 7.30pm, Crick Spirit Health Club, call Marcia 07976 534084 or email email@example.com
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 11am, birthlight pregnancy
Yoga class: Mondays 11.15am to 12.45pm both at Overslade Community Centre
(term time only). Contact Leigh on 07941 279343.