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 town.


Rainsbrook Valley Miniature Railway: Sunday May 19, Onley Lane Rugby. Rides from 2pm until 5pm, two tracks in operation. Light refreshments and free parking

Rugby Aviation Group: Talk on The Ultimate British piston fighter The Hornet/Sea Hornet by prolific aviation author and historian Tony Butler, Tuesday May 21, 7.30pm, The Rugby Hotel (formerly The Three Horseshoes)

Third Charity Spring Ball in aid of Genesis Research Trust: Saturday June 15, Dunchurch Park Hotel, 7.30pm until late, £40 per ticket, tables seat eight. Includes Welcome Drink, three Course Meal, four Bottles of wine on each table and a chocolate fountain. For information and tickets please call Deena, 07905 111859

Coffee morning and book sale: Saturday May 18, 10am to 12noon, Bilton Methodist Church, proceeds to Warwickshire’s air ambulance

Vintage and Craft Fayre: Sunday May 26, 11.30am to 4.30pm, Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch. Lots of lovely vintage and craft stalls and tea rooms. In aid of Mind - £1 admission

Smartys Ex-Chainstore Clothing Fashion Show & Clothes Sale: Raising funds for Clifton Playgroup. Clifton Primary School Hall , Thursday May 23

Time: 7.30pm. Ladies and children’s clothing for sale with up to 70% off original RRP. Tickets available from Clifton Playgroup 01788 560886 or on the door

Night at the Museum: Friday May 17, 5.30pm to 10.30pm, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (free entry)

Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church Pennington Mews (off Lawford Road): Sunday Service, 6.30pm. Clairvoyant Evenings twice monthly. For full details please go to rugbyspiritualistchurch.com

University of Warwick Book Festival: Saturday June 15, Warwick Arts Centre. See go.warwick.ac.uk/bookfestival for more information

Hamplified stand-up comedy and chilli night with a raffle and auction: July 19, St Andrews Rugby Club, Ashlawn Road. Search for Hamplified on Facebook for more details

Painting and Drawing Outside - with a small, friendly group: Thursday afternoons at various locations around Rugby. Call Joy on (01788) 564457 or David (01788) 823212 to find out more

Free Meditation: Thursdays 7pm to

8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre, New-

bold 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 ran 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

Tea Tasting Afternoon: Started Wednesday April 20, 3.30pm a selection on teas on offer and some cakes as well, £5 per person

The Rugby Amateur Transmitting So-

ciety: Meets every Saturday at the

ex-Servicemen’s Club in Hillmorton.

For anyone interested in Amateur Radio

and Electronics. For further information

contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940.

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 Tues-

day, 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 frien-

dly 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: Thurs-

days, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helve-

llyn Way, Brownsover

Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays,

6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village


Sunday Artzone: 1.30pm to 3.30pm,

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Call

(01788) 533201 for details


Rugby Ramblers: Sunday May 19, Napton on the Hill, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Evelyne 01788 890197

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday May 22nd, Thurlaston, 4 miles. Meet 7pm Main St/Church Lane junction. Contact Richard 01788 543962

Rugby Ramblers: Thursday May 23rd, Sibford Gower & Burdrop, 9 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park, close to petrol station. Contacr Stephen 01788 578733

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 1pm to 2pm, Claremont 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

Two Tone & Ska Night (with a hint of Soul): Saturday, May 25, The Wheeltapper, 123 Railway Terrace, Featuring Danny Le Mod and guests

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

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 Spi-

rit Health Club, contact Marcia 07976534084

Over 50s Keep Fit: Mondays, 9am to

10.25am and 10.30 to 11.25am, Ken Ma-

rriott Leisure Centre

Over 50s Line Dancing: Tuesdays,

10.30am to 11.30am, Ken Marriott Leisu-

re 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

Belly Dancing, intermediate: 6pm to

7pm Tuesdays, Percival Guildhouse

Roller Disco: Saturdays 6pm, Ken Ma-

rriott Leisure Centre

Commit to Get Fit Step Classes: Mon-

days and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm and

8pm to 9pm, call 07770 433216, Bawnmo-

re 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, Dun-

church, 7pm, call Sarah 07964 513154

Slimming World: Rugby United Refor-

med Church, 40 Hillmorton Road, Wed-

nesdays, 9am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm, call

Lynn 07925 407091


The Record Covers: Saturday May 18, 9.30pm, The Hollybush, Lawford Road

Caroline Shipton (soprano) and Clive Pollard (piano): May 21,St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Rosemary Robinson Early Music Ensamble: May 28, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Hilary Henderson and pupils: June 4, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Pupils from Rugby School: June 11, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Braunston Ensemble: June 18, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Friday Singers: June 25 St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Record Covers: Friday June 28, The Plough, Braunston

Wendy Smith and Mirjam Morat: July 2, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

The Record Covers: Friday July 5, The Bull Inn, Clifton

Jonathan Smith and Rob Colley: July 9, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Cathy and Nick Scott-Burt (violin and piano/organ): July 16, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Tamsin Murphy: Tueasday July 23, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Jane Birks (soprano), Jo Luce (mezzo) and Jo Foote (piano): Tuesday July 30, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Ethne Goode (mezzo): Tuesday September 3, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Christopher Beaumont (organ): Tuesday September 17, St Andrew’s Church Tuesday Recital, 1pm

Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault

restaurant, High Street, Rugby

The Record Covers: Saturday May 18, The Hollybush, 9.30pm

Rugby Roots presents Ray Cooper (formerly Chopper from Oysterband): Monday May 20, tickets available from Sounds or from (01788) 567338

The Subways: Thursday May 30, 7pm, Vault


The Vicar of Dibley: May 11 to 18, Rugby Theatre

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

Calender Girls by Tim Firth: May 8 to 18,

Loft Theatre, Leamington

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

Scott Ian (of Anthrax) Spoken Words Tour: May 29, Vault

Croydon Male Voice Choir: Saturday

June 1, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s Church

Rugby Operatic Society 50th Anniver-

sary 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

James and the Giant Peach: June 11 to 15, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry


Arc Symposium - The Artist behind the City: Friday May 17, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

The Rugby Collection: Until June 15, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Caught in the Crossfire - Artistic res-

ponses to conflict, peace and recon-

ciliation: Until Sunday July 7, Herbert

Gallery, Coventry

Open 2013: Until July 14, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s biennial open exhibition, Leamington Pump Rooms

999 Emergency Vehicle Exhibition: Until June 16, Coventry Transport Museum

Contemporary Art Season: Until July 7, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Wasted: Until June 9, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

New Art West Midlands: Until May 19, Birmingham Museum

Metropolis - Reflections of a Modern City: Until June 23, Birmingham Museum

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December

2014, Birmingham Museum