What’s on: a guide to what’s happening in and around Rugby

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Whitehall Pre-school, Hillmorton Road

Beer Festival: June 7, 8 and 9 (Friday to Sunday), 6pm to 11pm, 12noon to 11pm and 12noon to 4pm respectively, Long Buckby Rugby Club (near the train station), Station Road, Long Buckby

Charity Craft Fair: in aid of Childreach International, Saturday June 15, Dunchurch Village Hall

Third Charity Spring Ball in aid of Genesis Research Trust: Saturday June 15, Dunchurch Park Hotel, 7.30pm until late, £40 per ticket, tables seat eight. Includes welcome drink, three course meal, four bottles of wine on each table and a chocolate fountain. For information and tickets please call Deena, 07905 111859

Pailton Village Fete: Sunday June 30, 1pm to 4pm. Pantomine theme including a woodwind band, pig roast, skittles, tombola, hammer slammer, face paints, book stall, smash the plate, beat the goalie, locally made ice cream, refreshments

Bilton Junior School summer fair: Saturday June 29, 10am to 5pm, Bilton Junior School field, Plantagenet Drive, Bilton

Tanks, Trucks and Firepower show: August Bank Holiday, August 24 to 26, one mile from Dunchurch on the A426. see tankstrucksandfirepower.com

Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church Pennington Mews (off Lawford Road): Sunday Service, 6.30pm. Clairvoyant Evenings twice monthly. For full details please go to rugbyspiritualistchurch.com

University of Warwick Book Festival: Saturday June 15, Warwick Arts Centre. See go.warwick.ac.uk/bookfestival for more information

Hamplified stand-up comedy and chilli night with a raffle and auction: July 19, St Andrews Rugby Club, Ashlawn Road. Search for Hamplified on Facebook for more details

Painting and Drawing Outside - with a small, friendly group: Thursday afternoons at various locations around Rugby. Call Joy on (01788) 564457 or David (01788) 823212 to find out more

Free Meditation: Thursdays 7pm to

8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre, New-

bold Road, Rugby. Call 0zumba876 68809 for more details

Meditation class: Every other Thursday 7pm to 8.30pm, Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers, Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 to find out the next date. It cost £5 per session and is ran 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

Tea Tasting Afternoon: Started Wednesday April 20, 3.30pm a selection on teas on offer and some cakes as well, £5 per person

The Rugby Amateur Transmitting So-

ciety: Meets every Saturday at the

ex-Servicemen’s Club in Hillmorton.

For anyone interested in Amateur Radio

and Electronics. For further information

contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940.

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 mem-

bers/£2 non-members. New members

welcome. Please contact Joyce for fur-

ther details on (01788) 575661

Rugby and District Canine Society’s

Ring Training Classes: Wednesday eve-

nings 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, Commu-

nity Hall Development Project, St John’s


Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Every Tues-

day, 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 frien-

dly 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


Brownsover Art Group meet: Thurs-

days, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helve-

llyn Way, Brownsover

Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays,

6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village


Sunday Artzone: 1.30pm to 3.30pm,

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Call

(01788) 533201 for details


Rugby Ramblers: Sunday June 9, White Peak, 12 and 15 miles. Meet 8am top of Barby Road. Contact Terry 01788 811156 or Alan 890011

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday June 12, Yelvertoft, 4 miles. Meet 7.30pm The Knightly Arms. Contact Lynn 01788 569531

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 1pm to 2pm, Claremont Centre, Thursdays 7pm to 9pm, Regent Rooms, Fridays 10pm to 11.30pm Claremont Centre. Call Christian (01788) 565412 or check healingwarrior.co.uk for more details

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.

Free yoga and meditation: Thursdays

7pm to 8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre,

5 Newbold Road, Rugby. Call 07876

688099 for details

Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11.30am, Daventry

Leisure Centre

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

Circuits: Thursdays 7.30pm, Crick Spi-

rit Health Club, contact Marcia 07976534084

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

Belly Dancing, intermediate: 6pm to

7pm Tuesdays, Percival Guildhouse

Commit to Get Fit Step Classes: Mon-

days and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm and

8pm to 9pm, call 07770 433216, Bawnmo-

re Infant School

Slimming World: Ex-Servicemen’s Club,

The Green, Hillmorton, Monday 7pm, call

Tina on 07976 421179

Slimming World: Rugby Workers Club,

Oliver Street, Mondays 7pm, call Sarah

on 07964 513154

Slimming World: Asda Superstore Café,

12 Chapel Street, Tuesday evenings,

7..30pm, call Marianne on 07805 191429

Slimming World: Dunchurch Community

Library, Wednesdays, School Street, Dun-

church, 7pm, call Sarah 07964 513154

Slimming World: Rugby United Refor-

med Church, 40 Hillmorton Road, Wed-

nesdays, 9am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm, call

Lynn 07925 407091


Joker: Saturday June 8, 9pm, The Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road

The Braunston Ensemble: June

8, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Pupils from Rugby School: June 11, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Nurse Roberts and the Medicine Man: June 15, The Hollybush Inn

Godiva Festival Unsigned Heat: Chance for bands to win a stage slot at the Godiva Festival, Thursday June 13, Coal Vaults, Canal Basin, Coventry CV1 4LY

The Friday Singers: June 25 St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Record Covers: Saturday June 22 at The Bell, Hillmorton, 9.30pm, and Friday June 28, The Plough, Braunston, 9.30pm

Dirty Pool vs One Eyed Jack: Saturday June 15, Alexandra Arms, 8.30pm

Wendy Smith and Mirjam Morat: July 2, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Record Covers: Friday July 5, The Bull Inn, Clifton

Jonathan Smith and Rob Colley: July 9, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Cathy and Nick Scott-Burt (violin and piano/organ): July 16, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Tamsin Murphy: Tuesday July 23, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Jane Birks (soprano), Jo Luce (mezzo) and Jo Foote (piano): Tuesday July 30, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Eithne Goode (mezzo): Tuesday September 3, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Christopher Beaumont (organ): Tuesday September 17, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault

restaurant, High Street, Rugby

The Subways: Thursday May 30, 7pm, Vault


Comedy At the Hollybush featuring Sean Percival, Rob Coleman and Phil McCullough: Sunday June 30, 8.30pm, The Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road

Whistle Down the Wind: June 8-15, Rugby Theatre

Uncle Vanya: June 8 to 15, The Loft Theatre, Leamington

Croydon Male Voice Choir: Saturday

June 1, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church

From Bad to Verse poetry evening: Sunday 23 June, Rugby Theatre

Rugby Operatic Society 50th Anniver-

sary Concert and launch of the third

Rugby Festival of Culture: Friday June

28, St Andrew’s Church

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov: June 8

to 15, The Loft Theatre, Leamington

James and the Giant Peach: June 11 to 15, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

It Runs in the Family: July 6 to 13, Rugby Theatre

Youth Project - Footloose the Musical: July 31 to August 1, Rugby Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest: September 21 to 28, Rugby Theatre

Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The

Squirrel pub

Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday

evenings, The Crown, Market Place,


Bruce Springsteen: June 20, Ricoh Arena, Coventry

H20, Giants, The Fear, Outlived, xSaboteurx: Thursday July 4, Vault, Rugby

My Fair Lady: June 5 to July 14, Kilworth House Theatre

Vault Summer Ball: Friday July 19, Vault

Hamplified 2013: Comedy Night, Friday July 19, St Andrews RFC , Ashlawn Road

Hamplified 2013 - Music Festival and Rugby Tournament: Saturday July 20, St Andrew’s RFC, Ashlawn Road

Anything Goes: August 6 to September 1, Kilworth House Theatre


Belgrade Theatre Unplugged: June 9 to 15, various locations. see belgrade.co.uk

The Rugby Collection: Until June 15, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Oklahoma!: June 22 to June 20, Belgrade Theatre

Caught in the Crossfire - Artistic res-

ponses to conflict, peace and recon-

ciliation: Until Sunday July 7, Herbert

Gallery, Coventry,

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s biennial open exhibition, Leamington Pump Rooms: Open 2013: Until July 14,

999 Emergency Vehicle Exhibition: Until June 16, Coventry Transport Museum

Contemporary Art Season: Until July 7, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Wasted: Until June 9, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Metropolis - Reflections of a Modern City: Until June 23.

Birmingham Museum

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December

2014, Birmingham Museum