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

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Events guide


Monks Kirby Midsummer County Fair: Sunday June 23, 12noon to 4pm, Newnham Paddox. Attractions this year include hen racing, farmers’ market, fun run, Ttug of war, childrens rides, real ale tent, live blacksmiths demo, pony rides, Burbage Silver Band, working dog trials, vintage cars, children’s circus skills workshop, local crafts, ice cream and fresh food

Rugby Aviation Group: An Illustrated talk on the Airpower 2011 Airshow at Zetwig, Austria by David Brown. Tuesday June 25, 7.30pm, The Rugby Hotel (formerlly The Three Horseshoes)

St Mary’s Church Clifton ‘Church Summer Event’: Saturday June 29 2pm to 6pm and Sunday June 30 1pm to 4pm. Gift stalls, picture, cake, flower arranging and children’s competitions. Mayor Cllr Tony Gillias on Sunday from 4.30pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Open Day: Sunday June 30, Oliver Street, Rugby. Sacrament Worship Meeting for everyone 10am to 11.10am. Men’s, Women’s, Youth Group, Children’s and Tots Sunday Schools 11.20am to 12pm, Priesthood Class, Relief Society, girls 12 to 18s, boys 12 to 18s, mixed children three to 12 years and nursery for 18 mths to three years 12.10pm to 1pm, Munch and Mingle 1.15pm. Everyone is very welcome and all sessions are completely free

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

Stretton on Dunsmore Village Fete: Saturday July 6, 2.30pm, Stretton, includes Bilton Silver Band, dancing, fun dog show, egg throwing competition. toddlers’ bouncy castle, sumo suits, traditional cream teas in the garden of Brook House, pork roast, drinks and cakes

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

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 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


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 23, Newton, four miles. Meet 2pm, at the Stag and Pheasant. Contact Lynn 01788 569531

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday June 26, Frankton, four miles. Meet 7.30pm at the Friendly Inn. Contact Anne 01788 522067

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 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, 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

Circuits: Thursdays 7.30pm, Crick Spi-

rit Health Club, contact Marcia 07976 534084

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


Charity event being held in support of WaterAid: Saturday June 22, 7.30pm, Rugby Workers Club, Oliver Street, Rugby. The evening will feature live music from local covers band, Transition. Tickets are £5 and can be requested via email: info@transitionband.com

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

Rugby Philharmonic Choir concert: Music by English composers. July 6, 7.30pm, Temple Speech Room. Tickets £12 - £10, from Doreen Long, (01788) 812802

The Levellers: Friday June 28, The Assembly, Leamington

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


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

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

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,


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


Oklahoma!: June 22 to July 20, Belgrade Theatre

Sarah Crawshaw, Wildlife and Countryside Artist: Appletrees in Willey near Rugby to the public, as part of Warwickshire Open Studios 2013. Saturday and Sunday June 29 and 30, and Saturdays and Sundays July 6, 7, 13 and 14. See saraiscrawshawart.com

8 Artists @ the Lewis: July 8 to 15, Lewis Gallery, off Barby Road, opposite Horton Crescent. Work includes ceramics, drawings, textiles, sculpture and mixed media.

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

Metropolis: Until June 23. Birmingham Museum:

Staffordshire Hoard: until December 2014, Birmingham Museum