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

Claire Goose and Les Dennis in The Perfect Murder at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from February 24 to March 1.
Claire Goose and Les Dennis in The Perfect Murder at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from February 24 to March 1.

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


Rugby Male Voice Choir concert: 7.30pm, February 22, Crick Village Hall, call Gwyneth on (01788) 822679 for tickets. www.rugbymalevoicechoir.com

Sound Effects: Saturday February 22, The Bell Inn, Hillmorton

Reverend and the Makers: February 22, Kasbah, Coventry

Taking Back Sunday: Sunday February 23, Kasbah, Coventry

Sound Effects: London Calling, Rugby, Friday, February 28 at 9.45pm

Sound Effects: Friday March 28, Quigley’s Irish Bar, Rugby

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, Rugby

Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault restaurant, High Street, Rugby

Open mic nights at London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.



Comedy from girl at the piano: Vikki Stone, Thursday, February 20, 8pm. Tickets £8, Telephone (01788) 533719.

Blood Brothers, Derngate Theatre: Monday March 24 - March 29 with performances at 7.30pm each night and matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets from £32.50 to £15* and are available from the Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk

The Alchemist: Belgrade Theatre, (until February 22) which tells the story of a housekeeper who, while his master is out of town, joins forces with a cheater and his punk as the city’s premier conman.

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

Bilton Silver (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



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

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

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, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, last Friday of each month, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, no booking necessary

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December 2014, Birmingham Museum

Jackie Cox and Chris Sinden: Outside Inside Exhibition, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Nuneaton, until Sunday, March 23.



British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical, High Street, Rugby: third anniversary celebrations with a magician, Stormtrooper, Big Bird from Sesame Street and a tombola.

The Bear in Bilton: charity hair shave and family fun day, Saturday, February 22, from 11am. Lots to see and do for all ages in aid of Macmillan Cancer Nurses.

Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road: Save the Children Quiz Night, March 14 at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of four. Tickets £10 per person. Includes fish and chip supper. Call (01788) 811005 or (01788) 335974 for tickets

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: 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) Contact (01788) 522578 for more information

The Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society: Meets every Tuesday evening (8pm to 10.30pm) and Saturday afternoon (2pm-6pm) 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. Please contact Frank Redfern for further details on (01788) 543062.

Free meditation: Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre, Newbold Road, Rugby.

Meditation class: Every other Thursday 7pm to 8.30pm,

Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers: Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 for 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 members/£2 non-members. New members welcome. Please contact Joyce for further details on (01788) 575661

Rugby and District Canine Society’s Ring Training Classes: Wednesday evenings 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, Community Hall Development Project, St John’s Avenue 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: 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: Thursdays, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helvellyn Way, Brownsover Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village Hall

Rugby On Board: A friendly board games group that meets at the Raglan Arms every Tuesday from 7.30pm. They play a broad range of Euro-style board games

Patchwork Club/Workshops for Rag Rug. Learn to crochet/sewing/knitting, all at Rustic Pumpkin Cafe (above Vanilla in Albert Street) call in for details. Other craft workshops available

Rugby Male Voice Choir will be holding its annual Open Evening on Monday, February 24 at 7.30pm. Interested male voice singers are invited to come to a special choir rehearsal. It will be held at St George’s Church Hall, St John’s Avenue, Hillmorton, Rugby.

Rugby Ramblers, Saturday, February 15, Lapworth, 9 miles. Meet 9am Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Road. Contact Mary 02476 544891

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday, February 16, Daventry, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Alan (01788) 890011

Paint & Glaze Rugby, Thursday, February 20, Rugby Play Cafe, 10.30am-11.30am - mummy’s special mug £8 each, 1.30p,– 2.30pm – Flower vase £14 each. Friday, February 21, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, 10.30am–11.30am, paint your own clock £15 each. Saturday, February 22, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, 10.30am–11.30am – love is in the air plus more events (01788) 560771



Rugby Ramblers: Sunday, February 23, Farthingstone, 11 and 15 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Bill (01788) 522480 or Roger (01788) 816860. Thursday February 27, Old, 7 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park at petrol station end. Contact Sandra (01788) 890475

Rugby Jolly Joggers run off road on Sunday mornings: Telephone Tom on (01788) 815025 for more information.

Salsa Dancing Classes: Thursdays Beginners 7:45pm, Intermediates 9pm, Churchover Community Centre. Call 07906 395445 for more details.

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.

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 11am, 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: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm and

8pm to 9pm, call 07770 433216, Bawnmore Infant School