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

Transatlantic folk and roots duo James Hickman and Dan Cassidy will play at Stretton Under Fosse village hall tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30. Telephone (01788) 833390 for tickets.
Transatlantic folk and roots duo James Hickman and Dan Cassidy will play at Stretton Under Fosse village hall tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30. Telephone (01788) 833390 for tickets.

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


CMS Central Area Music Theatre Group stage three performances of Annie: March 7 and 8. It takes place at North Leamington School. Telephone Ian Eardley on 01926 742956.

Singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist James Hollingworth: Tuesday, March 11, at The Merchants Inn, Rugby, 9pm, 5 Little Church Street, Rugby (Pink Floyd night).

Music in the Marquee: A night of music and dancing at Dunchurch Park Hotel on April 25. Email laluk_22@hotmail.com

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

Spitfire: Arnold Arms in Barby: 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: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.

Julie Madly Deeply: Thursday, 17th April, 7.45pm. All the Julie Andrews song favourites. Tickets: £15 Conc. £14, Royal Spa Centre & Town Hall, Leamington Spa


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

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

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.


Charity fashion show auction: Sunday, March 23, Brandon Hall Hotel. More than 130 designer evening dress and outfits, entertainment, punch and canapes. Show starts at 3pm. Tickets £11. Telephone 02476 540831.

Hamplified Comedy & Chilli Night: Friday, March 28 at The Rugby St Andrews RFC , Ashlawn Road Rugby. Tickets are £12.50 which includes a pre comedy meal. Email robertlow1970@hotmail.com or dippers8@hotmail.com

Wrestling: Last ever show at Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby, Saturday, March 22, 6.30pm. Adults £6.

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.

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

Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: meet at 7pm at the John Lees Hall, Regent St, Rugby on the second Thursday of every month. Telephone (01788) 333755.

of each month as well as provide a telephone advice service.

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

Craft fair at Dunchurch Village Hall: Proceeds to Rugby Gymnastics Club. Entrance £2. Sunday, April 6, 12 - 4pm. Contact 0795 777 9374.

Rugby Floral Society, Rugby United Reformed Church, Hillmorton, meet on the third Thursday of the month 2pm. Demonstrations followed by raffle for the arrangements. Telephone (01788) 547238.

Deerings Daytime Women’s Institute: meet on first Tuesday of the month at 2pm, Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Telephone (01788) 542378.


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

Rugby Ramblers: Tuesday March 11, Ashby St Ledgers, 7 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park, petrol station end. Contact Alan (01788) 890011

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