What’s on where around Rugby: Listings, November 27 edition

Colourful creations of all shapes and sizes will be on show at this year's Christmas Tree Festival in Newbold. It takes place at St Botolph's Church, Newbold, on December 6 and 13 and Sunday, December 7 and 14, from 1pm to 5pm. On Wednesday, December 10, it runs from 2pm to 4pm. Rugby Community Choir launch the event Friday, December 5, 7.30pm �6 adults, �3 children.
Colourful creations of all shapes and sizes will be on show at this year's Christmas Tree Festival in Newbold. It takes place at St Botolph's Church, Newbold, on December 6 and 13 and Sunday, December 7 and 14, from 1pm to 5pm. On Wednesday, December 10, it runs from 2pm to 4pm. Rugby Community Choir launch the event Friday, December 5, 7.30pm �6 adults, �3 children.
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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.


Sound Effects: MOD, SKA Indie and Britpop covers band at the Webb Ellis, Saturday, December 6 and London Calling Boxing Day. See the band on Facebook.

Jamz R Us Jam Session/Open Mic: The Merchants Inn in Rugby every 2 Sundays 7pm until 9.30pm.

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.

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.


Christmas show, Oh No It Isn’t: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, from Monday December 8 – Saturday December 27. Telephone 024 7655 3055.

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


Dunchurch Photographic Society: Annual exhibition at Rugby Library, Museum and Art Gallery until Thursday 13, open Saturdays 10am to 4pm and Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. There will be a wide range of images to view. Displaying images of the work of the ‘Friends of St Cross’.

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.


Coffee morning: and table top sale on Monday 1 December at 10am at The Salvation Army Bennfield Road Rugby.

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 25th December 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.

Salvation Army Carols: Bennfield Road Rugby, Community Carol Service, Sunday 7 December at 4pm. (featuring St Oswald’s School Choir) Followed by refreshments. Candlelight Carol Service:Sunday 21 December at 4pm. Followed by refreshments

Mac Christmas cracker: Festive fun is guaranteed at Rugby’s Frankie & Benny’s on Tuesday, December 9 from 4pm - 8pm. Mac Christmas Cracker party includes a visit from Santa, face painting and games in aid Macmillan Cancer Support. Telephone 07791 542852. www.facebook.com/events/816658468355649/

Christmas party nights: Coombe Abbey Hotel teams up with Free Radio Breakfast Show presenter JD. The popular radio personality will host selected party nights in Coombe Abbey Hotel’s Marquee, with an evening of festive fun, entertainment and music. Visit www.coombeabbey.com/coombe-events/christmas-new-years-eve/ The Party Nights in the Marquee start on the 4th December and take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday , with an additional date on Wednesday 17th December.

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.

The Good, the Bad and the Panto: Swinford Village Hall 28, 29 November, 7.30pm each of these days and 3pm matinee on both Saturdays. Tickets £7 adults, £4 children, £20 family ticket (2+2) Available from (01788) 869140 or (01788) 86031.

Comedy Night: with top comic Lucy Thompson and guests, London Calling, Castle Street, Rugby, 11th December.

Bradby Club: Jumble sale at the Bradby Club, East Union Street, Rugby, 10am start, Saturday, November 29, Jumble wanted: if you have any jumble contact Matt Conibere at the club on (01788) 544344 to arrive delivery collection. Proceeds to club funds.

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

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: Sunday November 30, Alcester, 11 or 15 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Dave (01788) 817937 or Ron 846510

Rugby Ramblers: Thursday December 4, Swinford, 7 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsbury’s car park, near the recycling area. Contact Chris (01788) 574299

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.