What's on where around Rugby: listings, March 17 edition

Here's your guide to what's on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. Please email [email protected] with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 6:30 am
What's On


Rugby welcomes US psych-rockers Wooden Indian Burial Ground, to the West Indian Club in St Peter’s Road. The band, from Portland, bring their brand of psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll, high energy garage fuzz and reverb to promote their latest album, How’s Your Favorite Dreamer?. Suppot comes from Starwheel and A Noble Ghost.

Starwheel, are a Psychedelic rock outfit from the Midlands, that utilise tremolo, feedback and noise to create phased out soundscapes. Drawing eclectic influnence from both the ‘60s and the early ‘90s, the songs are a “wall of sound” punctuated by catchy melodies.

A Noble Ghost is the project of Matt Storer, previously the bassist in Rugby band Uberfuzz, who is joined by Ben Jennings of The Anteloids, to play new tracks: a mix of pop hooks and heavy psychedelic riffs, influenced by Spacemen 3, Black Sabbath and Galaxie 500. DJ Sets are provided by Pete Bassman and Paulo’s Hoodoo Jukebox.

The gig is on tonight (Thursday) from 7.30pm to 11pm. Tickets are £4 on the door.

St Andrew’s church in Rugby hosts a concert of Handel’s Messiah, sung by Daventry Choral Society, on Saturday March 19 at 7.30pm. Tickets

priced at £12 and £2 (students) are available from 01788 890551 or on the door.

Eathorpe Village Hall, Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20: The internationally renowned classical pianist, Andrean Lazarov, is coming from Bulgaria to play pieces by Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt and several others, including, for the first time, a couple of his own compositions. He plays a concert called 300 Years of Contemporary Piano on Saturday at 8pm and the Top 20 Piano Encores on Sunday at 4.30pm. Tickets £13.50 or £12, including glass of wine or soft drink and canapés after the performance during a reception with Andrean. Call 632575 or 632664 or email [email protected] for more information.

Rugby School’s Concerto Concert provides a chance to showcase a selection of some of the school’s most accomplished musicians supported by a full, professional orchestra at the Temple Speech Room on Monday March 21 at 7.30pm. Admission is free. Call 01788 556227 for tickets.

Rugby School’s Choral Society, a mix of pupils, staff and parents, will give a concert featuring music by Mozart and Beethoven as well as Haydn’s Stabat Mater. The line-up of soloists includes Rugby School’s new head of singing, tenor James Oxley, soprano Elizabeth Adams, mezzo soprano Jeanette Ager and bass Gavin Carr accompanied by Bliss Sinfonia. It takes place in the Temple Speech Room at 7.30pm. Admission is free. Call 01788 556227 for tickets.

Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments. The programme includes works by Schumann and Brahms. Admission costs £5 at the door. Refreshments available.

Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone 01788 812802.

The Zephyr Band, Rugby: New members welcome. The Zephyr Wind Band has been playing in the community for the last 10 years. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school terms at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church next to the Recreation Ground Sports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact details – Ann on 07790 678737.

Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Ansty Working Men’s Club, meet every Monday evening 8.30pm.


Rugby actor Augustus Stephens plays six parts in Altered Minds, Altered Realities at the Benn Partnership Centre in Railway Terrace tonight (Thursday) at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6 on the door. Visit www.augustusemperors.com for more information.

Rugby Theatre presents Ladies in Lavender, adapted from the 2004 film of the same name. The story is set in Cornwall in the mid-1930s and is about two ageing sisters whose lives are turned upside down when they discover a young man washed ashore on the beach, close to death. It until Saturday March 19. Call (01788) 541234 or visit rugbytheatre.co.uk to book.


Rugby School’s Lewis Gallery hosts the Coventry University Drawing Prize 2016 exhibition. The scale and themes are many and varied, from landscapes and portraiture to works of vivid imagination and invention. Non-traditional approaches to drawing are equally embraced, so this year three dimensional works and films are included along with complex computer generated drawings and transport design. The exhibition runs until Wednesday March 23 and is open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm.

Painting and Drawing Group: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy on 01788 567457 or David on 01788 823212 for times and venues.

The Craft Studio: Hilltop Farm, Fosseway, Hunningham, CV33 9EL, phone 07890 154852. Arts, crafts, workshops and drop-in sessions for adults and children. Contact the venue for more information.


Newton Village Hall hosts a jumble sale on Saturday March 19. It runs from 2pm to 4pm and admission is 20p. The sale is in aid of church funds. Telephone (01788) 860375.

Money Matters Drop-in at Hill Street Community Centre, Rugby, on Monday March 21 from 2pm to 4.30pm.Information and advice for the over 50s and their carers from Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Age UK Advice & Information, Act On Energy, Rugby Credit Union and Warwickshire County Council’s Love Food Hate Waste. For more information contact Warwickshire County Council’s community development team on 01788 533656 or email [email protected]

Art & Craft: make your own keepsake book. Make your own pages using various techniques. A combination of a wide range of materials and any personal photos and items can be included. Quick and easy cards can be made using the same techniques. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm, £10, contact Toni: 07814 152 830

Tea Leaf Tales, a drama group aimed at young people with learning difficulties, covering storytelling, mime and performance. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm, £2.50. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156.

Thursday Threads, a relaxing afternoon with tea and chat whilst learning about knitting, crochet and sewing. Bring your own project or learn a new skill. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, 2pm to 4pm, £10. Contact Lynne: 07542 236 760

Craft Workshops. Make time for yourself, and join like minded people for a sociable evening. All types of art and craft are covered. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Thursdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm, £10. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156

Pottery workshop, available to people of all levels and abilities. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby Fridays 1pm to 3pm, £10. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156

Children’s Craft Classes. Two experienced artists teach a combination of pottery and experimental techniques, including paper skills, print and batik. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Saturdays 10am to 12 noon, eight years plus, £10. Contact Toni: 07814 152 830

Bellydance Classes with Fulya, term times, The Dance Studio, second floor of the main building, Rugby College, Technology Drive CV21 1AR. Visit www.kookiekaftan.co.uk, email [email protected] or call 01327 843352 for details.

Rugby Spiritual & Healing Centre meet every Sunday in The Robbins Building, Albert Street, Rugby, at 6.30pm for free demonstrations of mediumship, and hold clairvoyant evenings every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm (£4).

Healing available every Thursday between 4pm and 9pm; other events include a weekly open circle – on a Friday at 7.30pm – so people can work on their spiritual selves. Everyone welcome, please call 01788 536899 or visit www.friendsofthespirituallight.co.uk

Regent WI Group meets the first Thursday afternoon in the month at 2pm, in the blue room of the Regent Baptist Church, Regent Street, Rugby. Friendly group who enjoy interesting talks, trips and events. For further information please contact Megan 01788 573380 or Margaret 01788 561798.

Rugby Deaf Club meet every Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm (except for bank holidays) at Rugby Fellowship Church, 53 Cymbelline Way, Woodlands, Rugby. Text 07733 360657 or email [email protected] for details.

Rugby Open Code Club: the club meets at 7pm every Wednesday at The Benn Partnership Centre on Railway Terrace. More details can found on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rugbyopencodeclub) and via Twitter

@RugbyOpenCode. If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask.

Quiz night: every Monday at The Bull Inn, Clifton (one of the finalist pubs in the Rugby Advertiser’s Best Pub Award). 8.30pm start, £1 per person entry. Prize for every team. Rounds may include general knowledge, TV and films, geography, sports and leisure, science and nature, history, famous faces, music, etc. Monday quiz will be entirely focused on 2014, if you fancy putting a team in.

Quiz night: Steam Turbine, Rugby, every Monday from 8.30pm. £1 per person to enter with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed teams.

Rugby & District Philatelic Society: meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthew’s Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays 01788 542467.

Hillmorton United Ladies Group: Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, 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.

Ball of Yarn (Rugby): Monday term times - 10am-noon, Tuesday evenings 6.30pm to late Grosvenor Hotel; Wednesday evenings 5pm to late Rugby Hotel; second Saturday of the month 11am to 1pm. For more information please see

the Facebook group or call 07970


Deering’s Daytime WI extends a warm welcome to all ladies when we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm. Join us for interesting talks, workshops and outings. We meet in Rogers Hall, Deering Road, Hillmorton, Rugby.

Further information from Alison on 01788 547661 or Josephine on 01788 542378.

Hillmorton United Ladies’ Group: Meets 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.

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 to 6pm) at the Scout headquarters, Boughton Leigh Community Junior School, Wetherell Way, Brownsover.

For anyone interested in amateur radio and electronics. 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 costs £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. 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 hall.

Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meets at 7pm at The Exchange (the Old Telephone Exchange), Albert Street, Rugby CV21 2SA on the second Thursday of each month (excluding January). Access is from the disability ramp in the car park. Telephone 01788 560406.

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.

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.

Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch.

For more details go to www.dunchurchps.com

Lutterworth Speakers Club can help people increase confidence and overcome the fear of speaking in public. See www.LutterworthSpeakersClub.com

Ladies Second Hand Clothing Sale Sat. 13th February. 9.15-11.15am Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Various sizes - mostly 16-20, some smaller.


Zumba: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Road, Rugby. Costs £4 per session. Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or email [email protected] for


Military Fitness circuits: Indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby.

See www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.