Going Out Guide: what’s on in and around Rugby this week - December 6

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A selection of things to do in Rugby and the surrounding areas


Christmas Fair: Saturday December 8, Long Buckby Baptist Church, 9.20am to 2.30pm. Plenty of gifts and toys as well as a raffle and ten pin bowling

Dunchurch and District U3A: December 5, 2pm to 4pm, A talk titled Using your Resources with hot drinks and mince pies, Dunchurch Village Hall

Advent Carol Service: Sunday December 2, St Andrews Church, 6pm

Rugby Natural History Society: Thursday December 6, Tim Rose speaks on Urban Woodlands, Challenges and Opportunities, Foxcroft Lecture Theatre, Rugby School: 7.30pm

St Andrew’s Church Festival of Christmas Trees: Friday December 7, 8 and 9, St Andrew’s Church. The trees can also be viewed during the week when the church is open (usually during the morning).  Donations are invited, with proceeds going to the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Table Top Sale: Saturday December 8, Bilton Infant School, Magnet Lane, Bilton. Free Admission, bric a brac, clothes, toys, books, crafts, cakes, refreshments

Rugby Natural History Society: Photographic competition, buffet and raffle, Foxcroft Lecture Theatre, Thursday December 20, 7.30pm, Rugby School, Barby Road

Xstream Children’s Club: every Monday from 6.30 - 7.30 pm. Children aged 7-12.  Venue The Salvation Army Bennfield Road Rugby

Coffee mornings: 9.30 - 11.30 every Monday and Friday, The Salvation Army Bennfield Road, Rugby

Rugby and District Canine Society’s Ring Training Classes: Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm at Newbold Village Hall, Newbold CV21 1EL. For details call (01788) 336113

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 Tuesday, 8.30pm, The Coombe Social Club, Brinklow Road, Coventry CV3 2HY

Rugby Retired Teachers’ Association coffee mornings: Last Wednesday of every month, 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: With a 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

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

Sunday Artzone: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Call (01788) 533201 for details


Rugby Ramblers: Sunday September 9, Christmas Common, 11 and 14 miles. Meet 8am, top of Barby Road. Contact John 01788 332332 or Fran 01788 815484

Yoga on Chair: Mondays 11am to 12noon, Rugby Spiritual Centre, 5 Newbold Road, call Kailash on 07876 688099

Free yoga and meditation: Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre, 5 Newbold Road, Rugby. Call 07876 688099 for details

Zumba: Mondays, Welton Village Hall, 9.30am

Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11am, Daventry Leisure Centre

Body conditioning Circuits: Thursdays, 7.30pm, Spirit Health Club, Crick

Rugby Folk Dance Club: Alternate Wednesdays, 7.45pm, Rogers Hall, Hillmorton. For details call (01327) 315720

Aqua fit: Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am, Daventry Leisure Centre, (and again at 7pm at Crick Spirit Health Club), contact Marcia 07976 534084

Circuits: Thursdays 7.30pm, Crick Spirit Health Club, contact Marcia 07976 534084

Over 50s Keep Fit: Mondays, 9am to 10.25am and 10.30 to 11.25am, Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

Over 50s Line Dancing: Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11.30am, Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

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 11.00am, birthlight pregnancy Yoga class Mondays 11.15am to 12.45pm both at Overslade Community Centre (term time only). Contact Leigh on 07941 279343 or visit innerpeaceyoga.co.uk

Hatha Yoga for core strength and body sculpting: Starting Wednesday October 17 10am to 11.30am. (term time only) Impact Dance. Contact Leigh on 07941 279343 or visit innerpeaceyoga.co.uk

In Shape pilates classes: Thursdays, 6.15pm to 7.15pm, Bawnmore Infant School

In Shape pilates classes: Thursdays, 6.15pm to 7.15pm, Dunchurch Village Hall

Belly Dancing, intermediate: 6pm to 7pm Tuesdays, Percival Guildhouse

Rugby Scottish Society’s Scottish Country Dancing classes: Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Betts Hall, Claremont Road

Weight Loss Challenge: Wednesdays, 7pm, call 01327 878726 for details

Roller Disco: Saturdays 6pm, Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

Come Dancing: Mondays, 8pm to 10.30pm, Benn Hall, Rugby

Tai Chi Classes: Mondays, 3.30pm to 4.30, Claremont centre, Clifton Road, Rugby

Tai Chi Classes: Thursdays 10am to 11.30am, call (01788) 565412 for details, Claremont Centre, Clifton Road

In Shape pilates classes: Fridays, 9.30am to 10.30am, Dunchurch Village Hall

Commit to Get Fit Step Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm, call 07770 433216, Bawnmore Infant School


Slam Cartel and Blackwolf: Friday December 7 8pm, Vault

Graveyeard Johnnys, Luna Vegas, the Zipheads and Jack ‘O Bones: Saturday December 8, 8pm, Vault

A Record Covers Christmas: Saturday December 8, Alexandra Arms, Rugby

Lunchtime Recital: Caroline Shipton (soprano), Ethne Goode (mezzo) and David King (piano), Tuesday December 11, 1pm, St Andrew’s Church

Armonico Consort: Saturday December 15, 7.30pm, All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings. See musicatleamingtonhastings.co.uk

Paul Lucas – vocalist and guitarist: November 19, December 3, 10 and 17 at 8.30pm at the William Webb Ellis, Rugby

The Vaiders: Friday November 30, Quigleys, Albert Street

Rugby Philharmonic Choir presents the Sounds of Christmas: December 8, 7.30pm, Temple Speech Room, tickets available fro Doreen Long (01788) 812802 or on the door

Rugby Male Voice Choir’s annual Charity Christmas Concert: Saturday December 15, 7.30pm, St.George’s Church, St.John’s Avenue, Hillmorton, CV22 5HR

This is Old Skool: Saturday December 1 8pm onwards, Oakfield Club, Bilton Road

Vince Ray and The Boneshakers (Clarendon Music): Saturday December 8, Vault

Open mic night: Alternate Thursdays (alternating with a live rock band), Quigleys, Albert Street

Traditional Irish and folk music: Saturdays, Quigleys, Albert Street

Pre-arranged open mic musicians: Sundays, Quigleys

Folk sessions and open mic: Mondays, Quigleys, Albert Street

Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault restaurant, High Street, Rugby

Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The Squirrel pub

Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings, The Crown, Market Place, Rugby

Peter Andre: December 6, The NIA, Birmingham

Mumford and Sons: December 7, LG Arena

Madness: December 13, LG Arena, Birmingham

Andre Rieu: December 18 to 20, LG Arena, Birmingham

Ronan Keating: Friday, January 25, LG Arena


Rugby Natural History Society: Tim Rose talks about Urban Woodlands - Challenges and Opportunities, Thursday December 6, Foxcroft Lecture Theatre, Rugby School, Barby Lane

Comedy at the Holly Bush: December 8, 8pm, Andy White, Pete Teckman and Phil McCullough

Steve Hughes - Big Issues: Sunday December 9, 7.30pm, Warwick Arts Centre

Josie Long - Romance and Adventure: Saturday December 8, Warwick Arts Centre

Rugby and District Art Society’s annual Awards Exhibition: Until Saturday December 8, Floor One Gallery, Rugby

CATS Imaginarium: December 5 to 8, Rugby Theatre

Christmas Showtime: December 9, Rugby Theatre

ART and


Empowered - The Art and History of Cerebral Palsy Midlands: Until January 1, Birmingham Museum

Love and Death - Victorian Paintings from Tate: Until January 13, Birmingham Museum

Dinosaurs Uncovered: July 21 to January 2013, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December 2012, Birmingham Museum

The Marson collection of historic vehicles (1900 to 1930): Every weekend until December 2012