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.
Spitfire: Jolly Abbot, Saturday, September 27, 9pm.
Abba Gold: Abba tribute band Abba Gold, Benn Hall, Rugby, cost £10 in advance, or £12 on the door, and can be booked online at www.bennhall.com or at the box office on (01788) 533719, October 24, 8pm.
Sunjay Brayne: Folk blues guitarist, and singer-song writer. Tuesday 14 October Green Man Folk Club, Long Itchington, Warks. 8.30pm Tickets £5 Tel. 01926 812208 www.julieneale.com/greenman.html
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.
Jazz Sundays: The George, Kilsby, John Dunmore’s New Orleans Jazz & Boogie Band, Sunday, October 5, 1pm-4pm, free admission.
Acoustic Night: The George, Kilsby, Open Mic Acoustic Evenings with George Hougez and friends, October 3, 8.3pm, free admission.
Rugby Riders Action Group: ‘3 Balls in Hand’ party on Saturday, October 4, rock bands Visitation, The Rattletones and headliners Stonefire’ + IBC Rock disco, real ale, food, undercover marquee, free overnight camping available, 6pm til late. Tickets £5. Proceeds split between Air Ambulance & Blood Bikes. For tickets visit paypal, pay: email@example.com or ring Di 07949867760 or on the gate cheques to: D Doyle, 23 Alfred St, Rugby Warks CV21 2EL.
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.
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 from Sat 4 – 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.
Sister Act: Kilworth House, until September 21. Telephone 01858 88193.
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.
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.
Rugby Food and Drink Festival : The event, now in its second year, runs from Thursday September 25 to Sunday September 28 in Rugby town centre - and food lovers can pick up a copy of the guide from Rugby Visitor Centre, local businesses or view it online at www.rugbyfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk.
Charity coffee morning: In aid of Macmillan. Everyone welcome to World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Frankie & Benny’s, Leicester Road, Rugby, on 27th September, from 9.30am - 11.30am. Competitions, mini raffle.
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.
Rugby & District Philatelic Society: meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays (01788) 542467.
Rugby Stamp & Postcard Fair: Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, Thursday, October 2 and December 4. Free admission. Telephone 07792 603334 or (01788) 630072, firstname.lastname@example.org
“75 Dance Group: Ballroom and Latin Dancing group looking to start a new beginners group. Run every Thursday at Bilton High School, join us for a taster session at 7pm on Thursday 25th. For details and to register phone (01788) 816030.
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.
Holiday Inn, Crick: Murder Mystery Evening with theme of St Trinian’s, Friday 24th October, 7pm, Tickets cost £25 per person with three course meal, in aid of air ambulance. Telephone (01788) 824840.
Rugby National Trust Association: Dunchurch Village Hall, October 2, Mary Queen of Scots, The Final Journey, 2.30pm. Indian influence on British gardens and architecture, Oct 15, 7.30pm, The Barber Institute: Nov 6, 2.30pm. Light refreshments. New members welcome. www.rugbynationaltrust.co.uk
Ball of Yarn (Rugby): Group of friendly crafters, who meet in Rugby. Crafters of various skill levels and styles. When do we meet up: Tuesday’s 7pm - Table table, Clifton Road, Rugby (Opposite the golf course) 2nd Saturday of the month 10.30am.
Book and craft sale: September 27 Cuppa and Books at Bilton Methodist Church Hall, 10 til 12pm in aid of the Friends Diamond Jubilee Appeal.
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.
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.
Autumn Beer Festival: Monday 27th October to Sunday 2nd November starts our Autumn beer festival, with over 100 ales and traditional ciders, live music and great food! More details to come soon.
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.
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.
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.
Rugby On Board: A friendly board games group that meets at the Raglan Arms every Tuesday from 7.30pm.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more information go to www.dunchurchps.com.
Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village Hall.
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday September 28, Henley In Arden. 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Judith (01788) 816150 Sunday September 28, Meningitis Trust: Cotswold Five Valleys Walk sponsored walk, 7 to 21 miles. Meet 7.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Vale for registration forms and info (01788) 842788
Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday October 1, Stretton Under Fosse, 5 miles. Meet 10am Inside Sainsburys car park, petrol station end. Contact Ann (01788) 812736
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.
Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11.30am, Daventry Leisure Centre, Mondays, 7pm, Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Crick.