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

American Callie Denbigh will be among the performers at a Random Opera Company concert at St Andrew's Church on November 29, 7.30pm
American Callie Denbigh will be among the performers at a Random Opera Company concert at St Andrew's Church on November 29, 7.30pm

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


Sister, Fallen Mafia, Dante’s Eclipse, Generation Graveyard: Vault, November 28, 7pm

Movember Charity Ball: Featuring Ol Rosie & The Record Covers, Saturday November 30, 7pm, St Andrews Rugby Club

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

District of Dunchurch Brass Christmas Concert: Sunday December 1, 3pm to 5pm, Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, CV22 6NP. Free admission; there’ll be a raffle and refreshments and any donations received, will be split between Cancer Research and Myton Hospice

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

Live jazz - Roy Forbes and the Graham Dent Trio: Wednesday December 4 at the Style Bar in Rugby, 7.30pm

The Quireboys: Saturday December 7, 6pm, Vault

Dunchurch Band’s Annual Christmas Concert: Saturday December 7, 7.30pm to 9.45pm, Dunchurch Village Hall. Tickets, £5 per adult and £3 for children, can be obtained from Wanda Fashions, Dunchurch or from Maxine Dutton on 07837 132864

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

Rugby Male Voice Choir: Charity Christmas Concert, Saturday December 14th, 7.30pm, St. George’s Church, Hillmorton,

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

Bilton Silver Band Christmas Concert: December 21, 7.30pm, St Mark’s Church, Bilton. Tickets £6 and £4 (concs). 16 years and under free. Tickets available from 01788 840022, publicity@biltonsilver.co.uk and more info at biltonsilver.co.uk.

Bilton Silver Band: Carols at Bubbenhall village Hall, December 19 (evening); St Edith’s Church, Monks Kirby Nr Rugby, December 22, Carol service at St Edith’s Church, Monks Kirby Nr Rugby, 6:30pm; Concert at Rugby Theatre, Henry Street, February 23 2014, tickets from box office: (01788) 541234

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



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: Panel of Prints competition on Wednesday November 27 at 7.45pm in the

Dunchurch WI hall on the Southam road

Dunchurch Art Gallery: Exhibition of paintings, oils, watercolours and pastels by artists Anna Phillipps, Carol Gordon, Roger Clarke and Michael McMormic until January.

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



Christmas Bazaar: Saturday November 30 10am to 1pm at St Peter and St John’s church hall, Clifton Road. Various gift stalls, tombola, raffle and refreshments

Dunchurch Photographic Society: Critique evening with guest a judge, Wednesday December 4, 7.45pm, in the Dunchurch WI hall on the Southam road in Dunchurch

Lawrence Sheriff School Christmas Fayre: December 7, 12noon to 3pm, festive live music from the school band, games and activities for children, refreshments, home-made soup and cakes, glasses of winter warmer and mince pies, as well as bottle and chocolate tombolas and our ever popular raffle with £150 first prize

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

The Dunchurch Photographic Society: Panel of Prints competition, Thursday November 28, 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, 7.30pm), talk by Duncan Crewe on Coydon Airport, December 2, Christmas Social Evening, December 9, visit to Hinkley Philatelic Society, December 10. To find out more about these events contact Mike Whittaker on 01788 817892

Angel Meditation: Monday Evenings, 7.30pm at Rugby Spiritual Centre. see rugbyspiritualistchurch.com

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



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