What’s on where around Rugby: Listings, December 18 edition

Rugby Male Voice Choir present their annual Christmas Concert at St George's Church in Hillmorton on Saturday, at 7.30pm. The choir, which was originally formed by a contingent of the Home Guard, celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2014. Current musical director Mike Minton is the son of one of the founding members. Tickets are �7 on the door. Proceeds will go to the Friends Appeal.
Rugby Male Voice Choir present their annual Christmas Concert at St George's Church in Hillmorton on Saturday, at 7.30pm. The choir, which was originally formed by a contingent of the Home Guard, celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2014. Current musical director Mike Minton is the son of one of the founding members. Tickets are �7 on the door. Proceeds will go to the Friends Appeal.

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 lucie.green@rugbyadvertiser.co.uk by the Friday before the edition in which you want it to be featured.


Jamz R Us Jam Session/Open Mic: The Merchants Inn in Rugby every two Sundays 7pm until 9.30pm.

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. The Zephyr Wind Band has been playing in the community for the last ten years. It is hoping to recruit new players of a modest standard for Wind and Brass instruments, and a new drummer. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school term at 7.30pm at the United Reform Church next to the Recreation GroundSports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact Details - Ann: Telephone 07790 678737.

Rugby Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert: St George’s Church, St. John’s Ave. Hillmorton, CV22 5HR, 7.30 pm Saturday 20th December 2014. Tickets £7 (inc. refreshments) from Rugby Visitor Centre or on the door, proceeds to The Friends of the Hospital of St. Cross Diamond Jubilee Appeal.


Christmas show, Oh No It Isn’t: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, until – Saturday December 27. Telephone 024 7655 3055.

Aladdin Pantomime: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: with Imagine Theatre presents Aladdin, until Saturday, January 10 Main Stage.

Cinderella: pantomime Spa Centre, Leamington, until Saturday 3rd January 2015 box office on 01926 334418

Peter Pan: Royal and Derngate, Northampton, Box Office: 01604 624811, until January 4.

Aladdin Pantomime: Bedworth Civic Hall, Bedworth, until December 28. Telephone 024 7637 6707.


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.

Dark Age Warwick & the Warrior Queen: popular exhibition on show this summer in St Mary’s Church, Warwick, has now moved to Leamington Spa. It is on show in Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum in the Royal Pump Rooms until Sunday 11 January 2015.


A West End Christmas: Benn Hall, Rugby: Monday, December 22, 7.30pm. Telephone the venue on (01788) 533719.

Rainsbrook Valley Railway: Sunday December 21 the Rainsbrook Valley Railway, located in Onley Lane Rugby, will be open to the public from 2pm until 5pm providing rides on the miniature railway. Free car parking available on site and light refreshments served in the clubhouse. All tickets are £1.20 per ride with the under three year olds traveling free when accompanied.

Christmas lunch: The Benn Partnership Centre will again this year be hosting a Christmas Day event on the corner of Railway Terrace and Craven Road. The event is free and runs from 10.30am to 4pm on Thursday December 25 and will consist of games, a three course meal (Turkey/ Vegetarian option) and lots of fun for everyone. It is completely free and everyone is welcome. Book your place call the BPC before December 18th on (01788) 553033 between 9am to 1pm Monday-Friday or contact Angie on 07818 228696.

Comedy Club Lutterworth: Wednesday 31st December, 8.30pm until 10.30pm The Comedy Club Lutterworth Christmas Special. Set in the luxurious function room, the evening offers modern surroundings with a classic twist in which to enjoy the fun and laughs with 3 top comedians from the UK comedy circuit. Telephone 07854 414 345; Website www.thepianoroom.net.

Come Dancing with Pat and Harold: Dance event held by Pat and Harold Taylor at the Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby. It takes place on Monday, January 5, 7pm. Telephone 02477 677992. All welcome.

Tea Dance: Benn Hall, Rugby, January 12, £2, 2pm - 4.30pm, telephone 02476 382331.

Quiz night: Steam Turbine, Rugby, every Monday from 8.30pm. £1 per person to enter with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed teams. Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road Karaoke: every Friday night from 8pm. All the latest songs and plenty of drinks promotions.

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, December 4. Free admission. Telephone 07792 603334 or (01788) 630072, stamps@midphil.com

Antiques fair and flea market: Bargains from yesteryear will be on sale at the Benn Hall in Rugby on Sunday, January 4. A flea market and antiques fair takes place at the Newbold Road venue, staged by Iain Handey. It takes place from 9.30am - 4pm. The next one in Rugby is February 1. For more information, telephone (01788) 533719.

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.

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 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. 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. 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, Rugby. 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: Saturday December 20, Daventry - pub lunch, 7 miles. Meet 9am Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Road. Contact Kay 07811 543880

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday December 21, Church Lawford, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Carol 07986 102841

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday December 26, Boxing Day amble, Newbold, 4 miles. Meet 10am The Barley Mow. Contact Bob 07729 300008 or Vale 07910 290713

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday December 28, Wellesbourne & Walton Hall, 11 or 15 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Graham (01788) 814597

Rugby Ramblers: Thursday January 1, Pitsford, 9 miles. Meet 10am top of Barby Road. Contact Jack (01788) 536732

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 jomariedavis@hotmail.co.uk for more details.