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


Live Music Extravaganza in aid of Warwickshire Air Ambulance with Pinkertons Assorted Colours: Friday October 4, 7.30pm, tickets cost £10 from the Railway Club in Hillmorton Road

2 Balls in Hand: Saturday October 5, St Thomas’s Cross pub, Newton Road, Rugby. Headline act is Mojo State, supported by Dionysus Unbound and Lost in Sanity. All proceeds to MAG, see warwickshiremag.co.uk/shop for tickets and details

Awkward Silence presents - Open Mic In The Early Eve: Sunday October 6, 4pm, - At Style Bar Rugby

The Record Covers Live at the Boat Inn: Saturday October 19, 9.30pm

Ska Night: AEC Club, Saturday September 28

The Dunchurch Band: Last Night of the Proms concert at the Dunchurch Village Hall on October 5 at 7.30pm. The theme will be based on the Royal Celebrations. Tickets are £5 adults and £3 children and can be obtained from Wanda’s, Dunchurch, Maxine on 07837132864 or on the door

John Dunmore’s New Orleans Jazz and Boogie Band: Sunday October 6, Sunday November 3, The George Kilsby, 1pm to 4pm. See louiannamusic.co.uk

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

Morgue Orgy, WolveXyhs: Friday October 25, 6pm, Vault

Big Country: Saturday October 26, 6pm, Vault Rugby

Bits from the Blitz: Friday 15 November, Benn Hall, see bennhall.com

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

Sylosis, Bovine (plus support): Thursday November 14, 6pm, Vault Rugby

Knotslip: Saturday November 16, Vault

King Prawn, Anti-Vigilante (plus support): Tuesday November 19, 7pm, Vault Rugby

Martyr De Mona plus support: Friday November 22, 6pm, Vault

The Quireboys: Saturday December 7, 6pm, Vault

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


Comedy Night at the Benn Hall (with Gag Reflex): Thursday 17 October, and Thursday 14 November. Tickets cost £8. Over 18s only. See bennhall.com.

Could It Be Magic: Friday October 25, Benn Hall, Rugby. See bennhall.com.

Halloween Party Night: Thursday 31 October, Benn Hall

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

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

Sabrina Duncan International: Benn Hall, Saturday December 14, Benn Hall, see benhall.com


John Pannell’s Exhibition of Oil Paintings at Draycote Water Visiter Centre: Currently running at Draycote Water. All proceeds to WaterAid

The Muses Project: October 7 to 20, Lewis Gallery, Rugby School. An exhibition of 150 works from Rugby Artists’ Group. Preview event on Sunday October 6, 7pm to 9pm

Dunchurch Photographic society: The society’s first merit competition will be on Wednesday October 2 at 7.45pm in the Dunchurch WI Hal, Southam Road

Napton Art Group’s Autumn Exhibition: at Napton Village Hall, October 26 to 27, 10am to 5pm. On display and for sale will be paintings, cards, photographs and craft exhibits. There will also be refreshments, raffle, tombola. Entry - Adults £1, children free. If you want to join the group contact 01926 812991

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


Woolscott Flower Club’s Charity Jumble Sale: Saturday, October 26, at Bilton Methodist Church, Bilton, from 2pm to 4pm. All proceeds will be donated to Help the Heroes

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

Newnham Village Hall Autumn Fayre: Saturday October 12, 2pm to 4.30pm. There will be stalls selling a range of goods including crafts, produce and those perfect Christmas gifts.Teas and homemade cakes will be available. Entrance is 50p - all proceeds towards refurbishment of Newnham Village Hall.

Rugby Food and Drink Festival: September 26 to 29, various locations around Rugby

Coach trip to the Malvern Autumn Show: Sunday September 29, organised by Bilton Allotments and Garden Association. Tickets are £24. For more details call Brian on (01788) 811317 or Jan on (01788) 816270

Quiz Night with a Fish & Chip Supper: Friday November 22, The Railway Club

On Hillmorton Road, 7.30pm. £9 per person payable on the door. Maximum team size of six. Half a Case of wine for the winning team plus raffle. All proceeds are going to Hope4

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

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, Newbold 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.

They play a broad range of Euro-style boardgames like Carcassonne and Agricola


Rugby Ramblers: Sunday September 29, Eathorpe, 5 miles. Meet 2pm at the Plough. Contact Sue 01788 334712

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday September 29, Meningitis Trust Cotswold 5 Valley Walk, Choice of 7 to 20 miles. Contact Vale 01788 842788 for sponsorship/registration forms

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