What’s On

Jam session at The Vault on Sunday
Jam session at The Vault on Sunday

What’s on in and around Rugby this week


The Record Covers: May 24, The Bell Inn, Rugby. Visit www.facebook.com/#!/TheRecordCoversLive

Rugby Male Voice Choir: Saturday June 7, Rugby MVC’s 70th anniversary concert at St Andrew’s Church 7.30pm.

Rugby Salvation Army: concert at the Bennfield Road centre, 7.45pm, Friday, May 16, telephone (01788) 542347.

A Celebration by Bilton Silver Band: organised by Rotary Club of Rugby Breakfast on Saturday, May 17 at Dunchurch Village Hall. Movies and TV themes. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Proceeds to Rotary Supported Charities.

Tickets bought in advance (by 10th May) are £7. Entry on the door is £8

For tickets in advance please call (01788) 817900. Rotaries charities include: WNAA, Hope4, Shelterbox, Cruse and many more. For tickets call 01788 817900, rotaryinrugby@googlemail.com

Folk Night with Paddy Wex and friends: First Friday of every month, 8.30pm, The George, Kilsby.

Dunchurch Band: Annual Spring Concert “Wartime Memories” on Saturday, May 10 at the Dunchurch Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 adults and £3 children and are available from Wanda’s, The Green, Dunchurch or by contacting Maxine Dutton on 0247 6265666 or 07837 132864. Refreshments provided by the Dunchurch and Thurlaston WI.

Sound Effects: live indie and mod covers band. Saturday May 10, The Bell Inn; Friday May 23, London Calling

Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The Squirrel pub, Rugby,

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

Bilton Sliver Band Concert: Dunchurch Village Hall - Saturday May 17, 7.30pm

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

Jazz Sundays: The George at Kilsby, John Dunmore’s New Orleans Jazz

& Boogie Band, Telephone: (01788) 822 229, Sunday May 11, 1pm to 4pm, free admission

Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.

Lunar Festival 2014 – Brand new festival launches Friday 6 – Sunday June 8 Umberslade Estate, Tanworth in Arden. of Arthur Brown and Temples. www.lunarfestival.co.uk


A Midsummer Night’s Dream, stage performance, standard tickets: £11- £12 (concessions available), May 10 - 17, at Rugby Theatre.

Pygmalion: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: From Mon May 12 – Sat May 17, Bernard Shaw’s enduring masterpiece will visit the Belgrade Theatre starring Bafta award-winning actor Alistair McGowan as Professor Henry Higgins, Rula Lenska (Coronation Street) as Mrs Higgins and Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, Eastenders) as Alfred Doolittle. Box Office: 024 7655 3055

A Sam Shepherd Roadshow: the Belgrade Theatre Coventry in association with Presence Theatre and the Actors Touring Company is delighted to announce that Chorale: will play to the Belgrade B2 stage for one week only from Saturday May 10 – Saturday May 17.

Scooby Doo and The Mystery of the Pyramid: Thurday May 8 to Sunday May 11, Derngate Theatre, Northampton.

art and 

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, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, last Friday of each month, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, no booking necessary

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December 2014, Birmingham Museum


Fun day: Caldecott Bowls Club, Sunday May 11, 12.30pm onwards

Families welcome

The Rugby Floral Society: invites all members, friends and families to attend their Spring lunch and floral demonstration on Thursday, May 15 at the Rugby United Reformed church, Hillmorton Road, Rugby commencing at 1p.m. Following lunch Jean Fordham an area demonstrator will give a floral demonstrationl entitled ‘Memories of Village Life’. Tickets £4 for members, and £7 for visitors. Tickets available from Josephine on (01788) 542378.

Deering’s Road Daytime Women’s Institute: meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, Rugby. Provides varied programme - guest speaker May 6 is Chris Bunyard with her talk entitled ‘I’ve started sew I’ll finish.’ All meetings followed by light refreshment. New members and vistors welcome. For further information please contact Alison (01788) 5476661 or Josephine (01788) 547238.

Rugby Natural History Society: Field visit - Draycote Meadows, May 17, SSSI WWT. Telephone (01788) 814747 or (01788) 811609 for more information.

Kids’ Club: Run by parents Jo and Steve Bryan. Games, discos, film nights in Newton and Rugby. Telephone. 07964 546097.

Race night: Saturday May 10, Stag & Pheasant, School Lane, Hillmorton, CV21 4BW, Entry is free. An evening of fun entertainment with pre-recorded horse racing. In aid of the vision research charity (No 1153851) RP Fighting Blindness. Contact David on 07720 444084 or Jayne on (01788) 331228

Family Fun Day: The Boat, Newbold, May 25, from 1pm. Stalls, bands, refreshments, free entry in aid of the British Heart Foundation, in memory of Pete Diack.

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

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

Drawing for Beginners: Sunday at 1pm to 4pm, Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers, Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 to find out more, £10 per person.

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

Free arts and craft workshop for children of all ages: Thursdays, 10am to 12.30pm, Manor Farm Shop and Tearoom, Catthorpe

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

Rugby On Board: A friendly board games group that meets at the Raglan Arms every Tuesday from 7.30pm. They play a broad range of Euro-style board games

Rugby Floral Society: Rugby United Reformed Church, Hillmorton:,meet on the third Thursday of the month 2pm. Demonstrations followed by raffle for the arrangements. 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.

Rotary Plant Sale: Hill Street Centre - Saturday, May 17, 10am

Fashion Show: The Railway Club, Hillmorton Road. 7.30pm - Thursday, May 22

Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church. Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. Private sittings.www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com

keep fit

Rugby Ramblers: Saturday May 10, Long Buckby, (bus there, walk back) 11 miles. Meet 8.45am Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Road. Contact Norman (01788) 813748

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday May 11, Meon Hill, 9 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Stephen (01788) 578733

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday evening, May 14, Pailton, 4 miles. Meet 7pm Pailton ex Servicemans club. Contact Eric(01788) 572594

Yoga class: Rugby Spiritual Centre, Newbold Road, on Friday Evenings 5pm - 6pm for over 50’s.

Rugby Jolly Joggers: run off road on Sunday mornings. Telephone Tom on (01788) 815025 for more information.

Salsa Dancing Classes: Thursdays Beginners 7:45pm, Intermediates 9pm, Churchover Community Centre. Call 07906 395445 for more details.

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 to7pm, 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.

Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11.30am, Daventry Leisure Centre, Mondays, 7pm, Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Crick

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

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

Legs Bums and Tums: Thursdays 7.30pm, Crick Spirit Health Club, call Marcia 07976 534084 or email marciaarcher@feelitfitness.co.uk

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 11am, birthlight pregnancy

Yoga class: Mondays 11.15am to 12.45pm both at Overslade Community Centre

(term time only). Contact Leigh on 07941 279343