What’s On Guide: 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


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

Sylosis, Bovine, Lavondys: 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

Rugby Male Voice Choir: Saturday November 23, 7.30pm, Rugby Methodist Church Centre,(for Myton Hospice)

Awkward Silence Presents an Acoustic Special: Wednesday November 27, Style, 8.30pm

The Jam’d: Benn Hall on Friday November 29. Tickets, priced £10, can be booked at the box office on (01788) 533719. Doors open 8pm. Over 18s only

Awkward Silence Presents an Open Mic Night: Sunday December 1, Style bar, 4pm

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

The Record Covers: Friday December 20, 9.30pm, London Calling, Castle Street

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.

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

New beginnings by Lilly Gardener: November 16 to 28, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Lilly Gardener, last year’s winner of the Rugby Open 2012 and also prize winner of the Northampton Town & County Annual Show 2012, will be presenting her first solo exhibition at Floor One Gallery in Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

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

Rugby and District Art Society: Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm at Dunchurch Village Hall, see rugbyanddistrictartsociety.org.uk



Sale of Watercolours by the late Jan Blonberg and coffee morning: Saturday November 16, 10am to 12noon, Methodist Church Hall, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton. Some money raised going to church dunds.

Leamington Hastings All Saints Church Christmas Market: Saturday November 16, 11.30am to 2.30pm, coffee, stalls, light snacks, Christmas tree decoration competition. Contact Marie to book a tables 01926 362060

Dunchurch U3A: Monday December 18, Favourite Chriastmas Recipes, Dunchurch Village Hall, 1.45pm. December 20, Women’s Role on the Home Front in WW1 by Verne Hardingham, 1.45pm. Call 01788 522578 for more information

Rugby Gardeners Guild meeting: Tuesday November 19 at The Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club commencing at 7,30pm.The guest speaker is Geoff Hodge on Happy House Plants - The Indoor Jungle. Refreshments and raffle are available. Members are f

ree and guests £4

The Rugby Floral Society: Soup and Pud Lunch, Thursday, November 21 commencing 1pm at Rugby United Reformed church, Hillmorton Road, Rugby. Followed by a floral demonstration by Gail Mills entitled ‘Floral Gems’

HOPE 4 (Helping the Homeless): Christmas Craft Fayre on November 23 at St Andrews Church, 10am to 4pm. Home made products and stalls, much, much more and also, Santa will be there

The Dunchurch Photographic Society: Panel of Prints competition, Thursday November 27, 7.45pm, Dunchurch WI hall on the Southam Road, Dunchurch

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

Hill Street Youth and Community Centre’s 50+ Club: Second Tuesday of every month, Hill Street community centre, 10,30am to 12.30pm

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

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: Sunday November 17, Around The Tews, 12 and 15 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Dave 01788 817937 or Diana 576238

Rugby Ramblers: Tuesday November 19, Marton, 7 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park close to petrol station. Contact Chris 01788 574299

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, call 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