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


We are the Ocean: Saturday August 3, Vault

The Skints/Popes of Chili Town/Zegema Beach: Thursday August 8, Vault, Rugby

Tragedy – All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees: Friday August 9, Vault

UV Paint Party II: Saturday August 10, Vault

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

Aborted/Dyscarnate/System Divide/Arcrania/Lazarene: Monday August 19, Vault, 7pm

When We Were Wolves/special guests/Cold Ocean Lies: Friday August 23, Vault, 6pm

Three bands, one night: Sunday August 25, The Alex, Rugby, 8.30pm

Buddy Holly – A Legend Reborn: September 18, Belgrade Theatre

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

Rat Pack Live: September 20, Belgrade Theatre

Talon – The Best of Eagles: September 17, Belgrade Theatre

Chas and Dave: September 21, Belgrade Theatre

Idiom/The Smoking Hearts/Eagles Born Vultures/Chili Con Carnage: Saturday September 21, Vault, 6pm

Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe: Wednesday October 23, Vault

Knotslip: Saturday November 16, Vault

The Record Covers: Sunday September 22, Bar 29, Rugby

Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The Squirrel pub

Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday

evenings, The Crown, Market Place,


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


The Prodigals: Friday August 30 to Saturday September 14, Belgrade Theatre

Cymbeline: An Asian infused adaptation by Phizzical. Saturday September 14 to 21, Belgrade Theatre

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

One Night in November: Saturday September 28 to Saturday October 19, Belgrade Theatre

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

Three Witches: Friday October 4 to 12, 7pm, Belgrade Theatre

Being Human: October 18 and 19, Belgrade Theatre

Kindertransport: October 23 to October 26, Belgrade Theatre

Charlie Peace – His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend: October 26 to November 16, Belgrade Theatre


Collection Conversations: Tuesday August 27, 11am to 1pm, The Herbert Gallery, Drop into What’s In Store and handle items from our natural history, archaeology and social history collections. Curators will be on hand to answer your questions

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

Looking in Wonderland – Sir John Tenniel’s Illustrations to the Alice in Wonderland books: Until September 8, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

Turner and Constable - Sketching from Nature: Until September 22, Compton Verney, CV35 9HZ

Quentin Blake – As Large as Life: Until November 3, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

Collection in Focus - Naples: Until September 1, Compton Verney CV35 9HZ

Beyond Surface and Material: September 19 to November 9, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Warwickshire College exhibition: October 19 to 31, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Dunchurch Photographic Society: November 2 to 13, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Lilly Gardener: November 16 to 18, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Rugby Open 2013: November 22 to January 11, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum


Book Sale in aid of St Cross: Clock Towers Centre, Friday and Saturday August 9 and 10, 10am to 3pm

In aid of the Friends of the Hospital of St. Cross

Impact Dance open day and fete in aid of Cancer Research: Sunday August 4, 11am to 3pm, Mill Road, Rugby. 20 minute taster sessions in all types of dance as well as hula hooping, cheer leading, Zumba, Military Fitness and Tae Kwon Do. There will also be a bouncy castle, ice cream, candy floss, sweets, beauty treatments, therapies and lots of stall holders.

Vintage and Craft Fayre: Sunday August 4 at Dunchurch Village Hall.11.30am to 4.30pm

Lots of wonderful stalls selling vintage clothes, accessories, shabby chic furniture and handcrafted gifts. Vintage Tea Room. Admission £1 (Under 16’s free) in aid of Cancer Research UK - Breast Cancer.

Royal Naval Association: Rugby Branch. Social evening first Friday every month 8pm RADEA Club, Castle Street Rugby. All welcome. Please contact Frank Redfern for further details on (01788) 543062

Warwickshire and West Midlands Game and Country Fair: Arbury Hall, Near Nuneaton, August 17 and 18

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

Julie and Jeff’s Animal Bazaar: Saturday August 31, St Margaret’s Hall, United Reformed Church, Hillmorton Road, Rugby. Hand made crafts for sale, guide dogs and other activities

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

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 On Board: A friendly board games group that meets at the Raglan Arms every Tuesday from 7.30. There is no charge to join or be a member. They play a broad range of Euro-style boardgames like Carcassonne and Agricola.


Rugby Ramblers: Sunday August 4, Wootton Wawen, 11 and 15 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Kay 07811 543880 or Mary 02476 544891

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday August 7, Easenhall, 4 miles. Meet 7pm Golden Lion. Contact Richard 01788 543962

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