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

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A selection of things to do in and around the town


Rugby Aviation Group talk, Ships of the Sky: By Colin Van Geffin, Tuesday March 26, The Rugby Hotel (formerly the Three Horseshoes)

Rugby and District Philatelic Society:

Early Belgian Congo by Theo Schil-

derman, 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@


Easter Fun at Manor Farm: Friday March 29, Catthorpe Manor Far, 2pm

Lutterworth Library book and DVD

sale: Saturday April 13 to April 20, Lut-

terworth library. Items are all old stock

Free Meditation: Thursdays 7pm to

8.30pm, Rugby Spiritual Centre, New-

bold Road, Rugby. Call 0787668809 for more details

Beer, Banter and Curry Night for the

Matt Hampson Foundation: Wednesday

March 25, 7pm, Merchants Inn (featu-

ring rugby internationals Geordan Mur-

phy, Anthony Allen and Craig Newby. Call

(01788) 571119 for tickets, £20)

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: Starting Sunday April 14 at 1pm to 4pm, Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers, Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby call (01788) 543570 to find out more. £10 per person

Dinner Club - Australia Night: “Barbie on the beach” April 6, Bridge66 Clifton Cruisers, Clifton Wharf, Vicarage Hill, Rugby. call (01788) 543570 to find out more

Tea Tasting Afternoon: Starting 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 National Trust Association

Spring Lecture Series: Wot? No Polar Bears, Wednesday March

20, 7.30pm. All events take place at Dun-

church Village Hall

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: Saturday March 23, Farnborough, 9 miles. Meet 9am Orchard Centre, Lower Hillmorton Road. Contact Mary 02476 544891

Rugby Ramblers: Sunday March 24, Old, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Sandra 01788 890475

Rugby Ramblers: Thursday March 28, Wormleighton, 7 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsburys car park, close to petrol station. Contact Carol 07986 102841

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

Zumba: Mondays, Welton Village Hall,


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 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


Shadows Chasing Ghosts, Hildamay,

Urma Sellinger, Scream Blue Murder:

Friday March 22, Vault

4 Poofs and a Piano: March 22, Benn Hall, Rugby. Call (01788) 541516 for tickets

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

Foodstock and Album Launch: Friday April 5, Vault

Love/Hate, Knock out Kaine, New Gene-

ration Superstars: Saturday April 6, Vault

Shenton Dixon: April 5, Worker’s Club, Oliver Street. Call (01788) 544250

Bar 29 Open Mic in the Afternoon: Sunday April 7, 3.30pm

Traditional Irish and folk music: Satur-

days, Quigleys, Albert Street

Drowning Pool, Fozzy, Revoker: Wed-

nesday April 17, Vault

V8 and Whole Lotta DC: April 20, Vault

Sharks and support: Monday April 29, Vault

Eureka Machines and The Loyalties: Friday May 3, Vault, Rugby

Star Wars Party: May 4, Vault

Electric Six’s Dick Valentine: Thursday

May 9, Vault

Dance Gavin Dance, Closure in Moscow, Affiance and Violet: Monday May 13, 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,


Muse and Dizzee Rascal: May 22, Ricoh


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, Bir-

mingham, March 24

Michael Jackson, The Immortal

World Tour – Cirque du Soleil: NIA, Bir-

mingham, March 26

Ne-Yo: LG Arena, Birmingham, March 14

The Script: LG Arena, Birmingham,

March 16

Saxon: April 18, 7pm, Leamington As-


Biffy Clyro: LG Arena, Birmingham,

March 21

One Direction: LG Arena, March 22-23

Meat Loaf: LG Arena, Birmingham,

April 12


The Mousetrap: March 18 to 23, Royal and Derngate, Northampton. starring Bruno Langley and Karl Howman, performance times vary, visit .royalandderngate.co.uk

Fences: March 18 to 23, Milton Keynes Theatre. Starring Lenny Henry. See tgtickets.co.uk/milton-keynes-theatre for more details

Outside Edge: March 16 to 23, Richard Harris’s comedy play, at Rugby Theatre until Saturday.

Beoing Boeing: March 19 to 23, Belgrade Theatre, see belgrade.co.uk for details

Murder at St Cuthberts (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


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, Rug-

by Theatre

The Arrival: March 26 to 28, Belgrade


Bring the Happy - Mapping Coventry: April 8 to 26, Warwick Arts Centre

Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton:

April 3 to 13, Loft Theatre, Leaington

Sons without fathers: April 13 to May 4,

Belgrade Theatre

Lee Herring: Sunday April 21, Warwick Arts Centre

Terry Alderton - Season 4?: Sunday April 21, Warwick Arts Centre

The 39 Steps: April 22 to 27, Belgrade


Calender Girls by Tim Firth: May 8 to 18,

Loft Theatre, Leamington

The Blues Brothers: April 29 to May 4,

Belgrade Theatre

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


The Rugby Collection: March 16 to 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

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

Wasted: March 30 to June 9, Herbert Gallery, Coventry

Landscape to Sculpture - John Bridge-

man (1916-2004) and Design for Plea-

sure: Until April 21, Leamington Spa Art

Gallery and Museum

Staffordshire Hoard: Until December

2014, Birmingham Museum