What’s on listings: a guide to what’s happening in and around Rugby

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A selection of things to do in and around the town


Jumble Sale: Saturday March 9 at Willoughby Village Hall, 2pm, raising funds for Willoughby WI

Rugby and District Philatelic Society: Visit to Coventry PS, March 4. Visit from Loughborough PS, March 18. Early Belgian Congo by Theo Schilderman, April 8, Percival Guildhouse, 7.30pm. 9AGM and one sheet display, April 22, Percival Guildhouse. For more information about the society, call (01788) 542467 or email manningham8@mypostoffice.co.uk.

Beer, Banter and Curry Night for the Matt Hampson Foundation: Wednesday March 25, 7pm, Merchants Inn (featuring rugby internationals Geordan Murphy, Anthony Allen and Craig Newby. Call (01788) 571119 for tickets, £20)

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 National Trust Association Spring Lecture Series: Daily Life in Tudor Times, Wednesday February 20, 7.30pm, Historic Scotland, Thursday March 7, 2.30pm and Wot? No Polar Bears, Wednesday March 20, 7.30pm. All events take place at Dunchurch Village Hall

Railways Remembered - Railway Film Show: Wednesday February 20, 7.30pm, Benn Hall

Trivia Quiz Night: Thursday March 7, Benn Hall, in aid of Myton Hospice

National Clown Theatre Circus Funshow: Thursday February 21, Benn Hall

Coffee mornings: 9.30-11.30am every Monday and Friday, The Salvation Army Bennfield Road, Rugby

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 Tuesday, 8.30pm, The Coombe Social Club, Brinklow Road, Coventry CV3 2HY

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

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

Sunday Artzone: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Call (01788) 533201 for details


Rugby Ramblers: Sunday March 3, Houghton on the Hill, 12 and 15miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road. Contact Roger 01788 816860 or Jack 536732

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday March 6, Crick, 5 miles. Meet 10am Inside Sainsbrys car park, close to petrol station. Contact Chris 01788 574299

Free yoga and meditation: Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre, 5 Newbold Road, Rugby. Call 07876 688099 for details

Zumba: Mondays, Welton Village Hall, 9.30am

Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11am, Daventry Leisure Centre

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 Spirit Health Club, contact Marcia 07976 534084

Over 50s Keep Fit: Mondays, 9am to 10.25am and 10.30 to 11.25am, Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

Over 50s Line Dancing: Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11.30am, Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

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

Hatha Yoga for core strength and body sculpting: Starting Wednesday October 17 10am to 11.30am. (term time only) Impact Dance. Contact Leigh on 07941 279343 or visit innerpeaceyoga.co.uk

Belly Dancing, intermediate: 6pm to 7pm Tuesdays, Percival Guildhouse

Roller Disco: Saturdays 6pm, Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

Commit to Get Fit Step Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm, call 07770 433216, Bawnmore Infant School

Slimming World: Ex-Servicemen’s Club, The Green, Hillmorton, Monday 7pm, call Tina on 07976 421179

Slimming World: Rugby Workers Club, Oliver Street, Mondays 7pm, call Sarah on 07964 513154

Slimming World: Asda Superstore Café, 12 Chapel Street, Tuesday evenings, 7..30pm, call Marianne on 07805 191429

Slimming World: Dunchurch Community Library, Wednesdays, School Street, Dunchurch, 7pm, call Sarah 07964 513154

Slimming World: Rugby United Reformed Church, 40 Hillmorton Road, Wednesdays, 9am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm, call Lynn 07925 407091

Slimming World: Henry Hinde infant school: Grenville Close, Bilton, Thursday, 7pm. Contact Marianne 07805 191429

Slimming World: Clifton Village Hall, Lilbourne Road, Fridays, 9.30am, contact Lynn 07925 407091

Slimming World: Sacred Heart

Catholic Church, Limetree Avenue, Fridays, 9.30am. Contact Marianne 07805 191429


The Jellyheads: Friday March 2, 8.30pm, Black Horse

Odessa/Despite my Deepest Fear/Buried from BelowAshes of Maybelle: Friday March 1, 6pm, Vault

Guns 2 Roses and Old Rosie: Friday March 8, Vault

Rugby Male Voice Choir: Saturday march 16, BEN Townthorns Care Centre in Easenhall, and Saturday April 19 at St Andrew’s church. See rugbymalevoice

choir.com for details

Resin: Saturday March 2, The Alexandra Arms, 8.30pm

The Stranglers: Monday March 11, Leamington Assembly

Showaddywaddy: Friday March 15: Leamington Assembly

Wes Finch: Tuesday March 19, 9pm, Merchants Inn (Coventry-born finger-style player)

Shadows Chasing Ghosts, Hildamay, Urma Sellinger, Scream Blue Murder: Friday March 22, Vault

Mojo Hands: Tuesday March 19, 9pm,Merchants in

Chronographs, The Shallow: Saturday March 30, Vault

Thom Kilpatrick: Tuesday April 2, 9pm, Merchants Inn

The Ataris: Thursday April 4, Vault

Foodstock - Rugby Foodbank Benefit Album Launch: Friday April 5, Vault

Love/Hate, Knock out Kaine, New Generation Superstars: Saturday April 6, Vault

Traditional Irish and folk music: Saturdays, Quigleys, Albert Street

Drowning Pool, Fozzy, Revoker: Wednesday April 17, Vault

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

Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The Squirrel pub

Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings, The Crown, Market Place, Rugby

Muse and Dizzee Rascal: May 22, Ricoh Arena

The Austrialian Pink Floyd Show: NIA, Birmingham, March 1

Olivia Newton-John: NIA, Birmingham, March 15

Olly Murs: NIA, Birmingham, March 20

Alfie Boe: NIA, Birmingham, March 22

Stagecoach Theatre Arts: NIA, Birmingham, March 24

Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour – Cirque du Soleil: NIA, Birmingham, March 26

Ne-Yo: LG Arena, Birmingham, March 14

The Script: LG Arena, Birmingham, March 16

Biffy Clyro: LG Arena, Birmingham, March 21

One Direction: LG Arena, Birmingham, March 22-23

Meat Loaf: LG Arena, Birmingham, April 12

Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins: LG Arena, Birmingham, April 13

P!nk: LG Arena, Birmingham, April 21-22

Beyonce: LG Arena, Birmingham, April 26-27


Wrestling Association of Rugby’s Championship Showdown: Saturday March 2, Lawrence Sheriff School. For tickets, £6 per adult, call 07795 621740

BBC Winterwatch’s Chris Packham: March 5, 7.30pm, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

Outside Edge: March 16 to 23, Rugby Theatre

Murder Mystery plus entertainment with fish and chip supper: Friday March 22, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church

Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams: March 19 to 23, Loft Theatre Leamington

Zoe Lyons - Pop-up Comic: Sunday February 24, Warwick Arts Centre

Marcus Brigstocke - The Brig Society: Sunday March 10, Warwick Arts Centre

Shappi Khorsandi - Dirty Looks and Hopscotch: Wednesday March 13, Warwick Arts Centre

The Best of the Musicals: March 24, Rugby Theatre

Rugby Male Voice Choir: Friday April 19, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church

Whistle Down the Wind: June 8-15, Rugby Theatre

Marriage: February 2 to 23, Belgrade Theatre

Birds of a Feather: February 26 to March 2, Belgrade Theatre

The Hairy Bikers - Larger than Live Tour: March 14 to 15, Belgrade Theatre

The Arrival: March 26 to 28, Belgrade Theatre

Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton:

April 3 to 13, Loft Theatre, Leaington

Sons without fathers: April 13 to May 4, Belgrade Theatre

The 39 Steps: April 22 to 27, Belgrade Theatre

Calender Girls by Tim Firth: May 8 to 18, Loft Theatre, Leamington

The Blues Brothers: April 29 to May 4, Belgrade Theatre

Croydon Male Voice Choir: Saturday June 1, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church

Rugby Operatic Society 50th Anniversary Concert and launch of the third Rugby Festival of Culture: Friday June 28, St Andrew’s Church

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov: June 8 to 15, The Loft Theatre, Leamington


A Closure Look at Nature: Until March 7, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Made in the Middle – Contemporary craft from across the Midlands: Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, until March 9

Stolen Car - New paintings by Shaun Morris: Floor One Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, until February 21

His Dark Materials – New Art by Adie Blundell: Until March 17, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Caught in the Crossfire - Artistic responses to conflict, peace and reconciliation: Until Sunday July 7, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Revealed - Government Art Collection: until February 24, Birmingham Museum

Workplace: Until March 9, Warwick Arts Centre

Landscape to Sculpture - John Bridgeman (1916-2004) and Design for Pleasure: Until April 21, Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Scooter Mania: Until March 3, Coventry Transport Museum

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December 2014, Birmingham Museum