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

Artist Helen Oxley's first exhibition of work will be on show at the Lewis Gallery at Rugby School from November 4 to November 15.
Artist Helen Oxley's first exhibition of work will be on show at the Lewis Gallery at Rugby School from November 4 to November 15.

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


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

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

Spitfire: Quigleys, Friday November 8

Stiff Joints: The Alex, Saturday November 9, 9pm

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

A Tribute to Korn’s Family Values Tour with Korn Again, Rammlied and Stiff Bizkit: Friday November 1, 7pm, Vault, Rugby

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

A Very Record Covers Christmas No. 1: Saturday December 7, The Bell Inn, 9.30pm and Sunday December 15 at Bar 29, 6pm

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

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 14 November. Tickets cost £8. Over 18s only. See bennhall.com.

Acorn Antiques - the Musical: Rugby Theatre, October 19 to 26, see rugbytheatre.co.uk

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

Halloween Party Night: Thursday 31 October, Benn Hall

Kindertransport: October 23 to October 26, Belgrade Theatre

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

Blood Money: Rugby Theatre, November 16 to 23, see rugbytheatre.co.uk

All Winter Through: November 24, Rugby Theatre

Christine Anderson Theatre School’s Web of Dreams: Rugby Theatre, December 5 to 7

Christmas Variety Night: December 8, Rugby Theatre

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

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates: January 10 to 19, 2014, Rugby Theatre, see rugbytheatre.co.uk



Dunchurch Photographic society annual exhibition: Saturday November 2 to Thursday November 14 in the Floor One Gallery of the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

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. If you want to join the group contact 01926 812991

Beyond Surface and Material: Until November 9, 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



Quality clothes and Bric a Brac sale: at Hoskyn Centre for the Disabled, Hamilton House, 12 Bilton Road, Saturday 26 Oct 10am to noon. For details call 01788 54239

Darby and Joan coffee morning and sale: Saturday October 26, 10.30am to 12noon, Crick village hall

Half term fun: Holiday Club (four to 11 year olds)- at Rugby Baptist Church, Monday October 28 to Wednesday October 30, 9.45am to 12.30pm, £5 for three days, contact Louise for more information on 07891069786

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

Rugby Library children’s fun: Sunday October 27, 2pm, Wendy and Peter Pan, Sarah Jane-Lee, a storyteller with the Royal Shakespeare Company, will give a taster oftheir winter production of Wendy and Peter Pan for families

Rugby Library children’s fun: Wednesday October 30, 2:30pm and 3:30pm, Maria Whatton, interactive

storyteller of myths and legends

Daventry Photographic Society: Show and Tell Evening, on Wednesday October 30, at 7.45pm, members will be

bringing some of their work and talking about it

Halloween Party: Thursday October 31 from 7.30pm, Benn Hall, Rugby

Rugby and District Philatelic Society: (meetings at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays), a talk on Malta by Colin Searle, November 4, Members choice, November 18, Croydon Airport Airmails, Duncan Crewe, Christmas Social Evening, December 9, visit to Hinkley Photographic Society, December 10. To find out more about these events contact Mike Whittaker on 01788 817892

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

Dunchurch and District U3A: (meetings take place at Dunchurch Village Hall, Southam Road) Women’s Role on the Home Front in WW1, November 20, 1.45pm, Favourite Christmas Recipes, December 18, 1.45pm. Contact 01788 522578 for more information

The Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society: Meets every Tuesday evening (8pm to 10.30pm) and Saturday afternoon (14:00-18:00) at the Scout Headquarters, Boughton Leigh Community Junior School, Wetherell Way,Brownsover.

For anyone interested in Amateur Radio and Electronics. For further information contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940

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

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 run 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

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 Monday, 8.30pm, Green Lane Ex Serviceman’s Club, Beanfield Avenue, Coventry CV3 6BH (near to the A45)

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

Tearoom, Catthorpe

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


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: Thursday October 24, Medbourne, 9 miles. Meet 9am inside Sainsbury’s car park, close to petrol station. Contact Norman 01788 813748

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday October 27, Corley Moor, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Chris 02476 407416

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 12noon to 1pm, Diamond Jubilee 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