What’s On Guide: a round-up of what’s happening in and around Rugby

Stand-up starJason Manford brings his new show First World Problems to Warwick Arts Centre on January 15. Tickets are still available for the show from warwickartscentre.co.uk. The show starts at 8pm in Butterworth Hall.
Stand-up starJason Manford brings his new show First World Problems to Warwick Arts Centre on January 15. Tickets are still available for the show from warwickartscentre.co.uk. The show starts at 8pm in Butterworth Hall.
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Your guide to music, theatre, community and other events in the next few weeks


Awkward Silence presents Open Mic In The Early Eve: Featuring Stevie Jones - At Style Bar Rugby, Sunday January 5, 4pm

The Blackout: Saturday January 25, Kasbah, Coventry

Bleed from Within: Saturday February 1, Kasbah, Coventry

John Otway & Band: Friday February 7, Leamington Assembly

El Born: Monday February 10, Kasbah, Coventry

Quireboys (unplugged): Wednesday February 12, Leamington Assembly

Mr Scruff: Thursday February 13, Leamington Assembly

Peter Hook and the Light: Saturday February 15, Leamington Assembly

The Aristocrats featuring Guthrie Govan - support from Godsticks: Wednesday February 19, Leamington Assembly

Reverend and the Makers: February 22, Kasbah, Coventry

Taking Back Sunday: Sunday February 23, Kasbah, Coventry

The Stones: February 28, Leamington Assembly

Buzzcocks: Saturday March 8, Leamington Assembly

The Stranglers - 40th Anniversary Tour: Tuesday March 11, Leamington Assembly

The Answer: Tuesday March 18, Kasbah Coventry

Miles Kane: Sunday March 23, Kasbah, Coventry

The Orb - Live: Thursday March 27, Leamington Assembly

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



Jack and the Beanstalk: Belgrade Theatre, until January 5

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: December 19 to February 2, Birmingham Hippodrome

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

An Evening of Burlesque: January 17, Belgrade Theatre

Jason Manford 2014 - First World Problems: Wednesday January 15, 8pm, Warwick Arts Centre

Richard Herring - We’re All Going to Die!: Sunday January 19, 8pm, Warwick Arts Centre

David O’Doherty Will Try To Fix Everything: Friday January 24, 7.30pm, Warwick Arts Centre

Joe Lycett – If Joe Lycett Then You Should’ve Put a Ring On It: Sunday January 26, 7.45pm, Warwick Arts Centre

Moscow City Ballet: Monday January 20 to Saturday January 25, Royal and Derngate, Northampton

HMS Pinnafore: Monday January 20 to Saturday January 25, Royal and Derngate, Northampton

John Cooper Clarke: Royal and Derngate, February 8

Boeing Boeing: February 8 to 15, Rugby Theatre

Kiss me Kate (non Rugby Theatre Production): February 18 to 22, Rugby Theatre

Bilton Siver (Rugby) Band: February 23, Rugby Theatre

Nicholas Nickleby: March 15 to 22, Rugby Theatre

A Night at the Musicals: March 23, Rugby Theatre,

Sleuth: April 12 to 19, Rugby Theatre



Tantalus presents Scary Monsters, Super Creeps: Floor One,Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, until January 6

Exposed: The Body in Art from Dürer to Freud: Until Monday April 21, The Herbert, Coventry

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

A Morning with the Rugby Archaeological Society: A Guide to Identifying Man Made Flint Tools presented by Brian Burningham - Lutterworth Fieldwalking Group. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Saturday 11 January 2014 10 am - 12.15 pm. Designed for an adult audience, 16+

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

Qalam: the art of beautiful writing:

Birmingham Museum until 26 January2014

Photorealism: Birmingham Museum, until March 30

Moore Rodin: February 15 to August 31, Compton Verney gallery, CV35 9HZ, A major exhibition both inside the gallery and in the grounds comparing the work of British sculptor Henry Moore with one of the pioneers of modern sculpture Auguste Rodin.

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

Little Discoveries: Hands-on fun for the under fives, 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm, last Friday of each month, Rugby Art Gallry and Museum, no booking necessary

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December 2014, Birmingham Museum



Rugby Railway Circle: Tuesday January 7. Rugby United Railwaymens Club, Railway Terrace, 8pm. An evening of Club Slides. British Steam 1938 - 1968.

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

Rugby National Trust Association 2014 Winter Lectures: Dunchurch Village Hall, Wednesday February 19, 7.30pm Furniture making over the last 30 years, Thursday March 6, 2.30pm, Masters of the Sea - Maritime Art, Wednesday March 10, 7.30pm, Historic Warwickshire Gardens. All with light refreshments, new members welcome. See rugbynationaltrust.co.uk

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) 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

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. Meetings at 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



Indoor Kurling Evening: Friday Febuary 24, Hill Street Community Centre, 7pm. ALl money raised will go to the Hill Street Community Centre, tickets £5

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

Legs Bums and Tums: Thursdays 7.30pm, Crick Spirit Health Club, call Marcia 07976 534084 or email marciaarcher@feelitfitness.co.uk

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