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

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Your guide to music, theatre, community and other events in the next few weeks.

Rugby Festival of Culture: For a full list of the 100+ events being hosted at the Rugby Festival of Culture between June 29 and July 14, see rugbyfestivalofculture.co.uk or pick up a free guide from Rugby Visitors Centre.


Merchants Cider Festival: Merchants Inn, Thursday July 4 to Sunday July 7

Mad Hatters Tea Party with Rugby FM: July 6, 10am to 4pm, Caldecott Park

Alexandra Arms Summer Festival: July 8, to July 14. Details can be found by searching for the Alexandra Arms on Facebook

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

Stockton Scarecrow Trail with over 40 scarecrows: July 6 and 7, the trail starts at the church where Trail Maps can be purchased for £2 and there will be a prize draw for all completed sheets. There will be refreshments in church from 11am to 5pm both days. Stockton Scout Group are having a barbecue on the Green between 12noon and 2pm each day. Proceeds to Church Funds.

Clifton on Dunsmore village fete: Saturday July 13, from 2pm, Clifton Sports Field. Barn dance and other festivities in the evening from 7pm,

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

Keep fit

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday July 7, All Around the Wrekin, 12 and 15 miles. Meet 8am top of Barby Road. Contact Brian 01788 816042 or Stephen 01788 578733

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday July 10, Draycote, 4 miles. Meet 7.30pm Thurlaston Post Office. Contact Pat 01788 540023

Yoga in the Park: Saturday July 13, Caldecott Park

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


101% Pantera: Friday July 5, Vault, 7pm

The Godiva Festival: War Memorial Park, Coventry, Friday July 5 to Sunday July 7. See godivafestival.com

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

Ian Hill (saxophone jazz): July 5, Vermillion, 7.30pm. Book on (01788) 550222

Jonathan & Sandra Smith (baritone, soprano), Mervyn Bethell (piano): St Andrew’s Tuesday Recital, July 9, 1pm

Jonathan Smith and Rob Colley: July 9,

St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Live Jazz outside Summersault: Saturday July 14, 12noon to 2.30pm.

Cathy and Nick Scott-Burt (violin and

piano/organ): July 16, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Spitfire at the Alex Beer Festival: Saturday July 13, 9pm, Alex

Stringfest GALA Concert: Temple Speech Room, Saturday July 13, 7.30pm. See stringfest.co.uk for details and to book tickets

Rugby’s Got Talent: Saturday July 20, Vault, 6pm

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

We are the Ocean: Saturday August 3, Vault

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

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

Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault

restaurant, High Street, Rugby

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


Alice - An extraordinary Adventure: July 6, Caldecott Park. Book on (01788) 533217

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

Romeo and Juliet: Sunday July 7, Caldecott Park, 7pm, booking essential on 01788 533217

Story in the Park: Sunday July 14, Caldecott Park, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm, book on 01788 541234

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

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

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

Art and exhibitions

Silver Barn Studios in Frankton event: See seven contemporary artist makers work in ceramics, precious metals, textiles, wood and paper, from Thursday 4 July, 2pm to 7pm until Sunday 11am to 6pm and Thursday 11 July until Sunday July 14. Contact 01926 633648 or see warwickshireopenstudios.org

Poems and Pints: July 4, Town and Country Club, 7.30pm

The Edge at Electric Railway Museum: July 6 and 7, Electric Railway Museum, Baginton (near Coventry). Prints on display as part of Warwickshire Open Studios

Warwickshire Open Studios exhibition: Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until July 11

Screen exhibition by Pip Dickens: Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until August 31

Sarah Crawshaw, Wildlife and Countryside Artist: Appletrees in Willey near Rugby to the public. 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