Your guide to music, theatre, community and other events in the next few weeks
Sound Effects: London Calling, Rugby, Friday, February 28 at 9.45pm
Hart of England Recorder Orchestra: Lutterworth High School, 7pm. Telephone 01455 553703. Programme includes Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture and Young Musician runner up Charlotte Barbour-Condini, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist James Hollingworth: Tuesday, March 11, at The Merchants Inn, Rugby, 9pm, 5 Little Church Street, Rugby (Pink Floyd night).
Strip Club night of rock, with Keltik Fish and Mesch: Saturday, March 1, at the West Indian Club, St. Peter’s Road. Starting at 8.30pm costing £3 entry.
Sound Effects: Friday March 28, Quigley’s Irish Bar, Rugby
Spitfire: Arnold Arms in Barby on March 8 at 9pm. Also on March 29 at 9pm at the Pyke & Eel pub in Daventry. Both events are free and everyone is welcome.
Buzzcocks: Saturday March 8, Leamington Assembly
Open door at St Andrew’s Church: Friday, March 7, 7.45pm. Murder mystery with fish and chips. Who Killed the Archbishop
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.
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.
Nicholas Nickleby: March 15 to 22, Rugby Theatre
A Night at the Musicals: March 23, Rugby Theatre,
Sleuth: April 12 to 19, Rugby Theatre
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
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: Until 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.
Rugby National Trust Association: ‘The Barber Institute’ lecture on March 19 is ‘Historic Warwickshire Gardens’.. Furniture making over the last 30 years, Thursday March 6, 2.30pm, Masters of the Sea - Maritime Art, Wednesday March 10, 7.30pm. All at Dunchurch Village Hall. Visit www.rugbynationaltrust.co.uk
Open door at St Andrew’s Church, Rugby: Friday, March 7, 7.45pm. Murder mystery with fish and chips. Who killed the Archbishop? written by Simon Grenville (back by popular demand after last year’s murder mystery at St Andrew’s, and a member of the St Andrew’s congregation. Admission £10. Ring (01788) 565609 in advance to book.
British Heart Foundation Furniture and Electrical, High Street, Rugby: third anniversary celebrations with a magician, Stormtrooper, Big Bird from Sesame Street and a tombola.
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
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,
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
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: Sunday March 2, Welford, 7 miles. Everyone is welcome to take part. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Pat 01788 540023
Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday March 5, Stockton, 5 miles. Meet 10am Inside Sainsburys car park, petrol station end. Contact Barry 01788 811471
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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