What’s on where around Rugby

John McArdle in Brassed Off. Picture by Nobby Clark.
John McArdle in Brassed Off. Picture by Nobby Clark.
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Your guide to music, theatre, community and other events in the next few weeks


Choral music from Thomas Tallis to Hoaward Goodall: May 3, 1pm, St Peter and St John’s church, Clifton Road, Rugby. Visit https://sites.google.com/site/pjsaturdaymusic/

Male Voice Choir: Brinklow URC Saturday May 3 – for church funds - at the church 7.30pm- contact the church’s Mrs Janet Reeves (01788) 833048 for more details. Rugby Male Voice Choir: Saturday June 7 . Rugby MVC’s 70th anniversary concert at St. Andrew’s Church 7.30pm, celebrating 70 years of music-making by the choir since its inception in 1944.

RPO Classical Masterpieces: Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Sun May 4 01604 624811

Folk Night with Paddy Wex and friends: First Friday of every month, 8.30pm, The George, Kilsby

Dunchurch Band: Annual Spring Concert “Wartime Memories” on Saturday, May 10 at the Dunchurch Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. Also features items played by the training band. Tickets £5 adults and £3 children and are available from Wanda’s, The Green, Dunchurch or by contacting Maxine Dutton on 02476265666 or 07837132864. Refreshments provided by the Dunchurch and Thurlaston WI.

Sound Effects: live indie and mod covers band. Sat 10 May The Bell Inn, Friday 23 May London Calling

Open mic night: Wednesdays 8pm, The Squirrel pub

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

Bilton Sliver Band Concert: Dunchurch Village Hall - Saturday May 17, 7.30pm

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

Jazz Sundays: The George at Kilsby, John Dunmore’s New Orleans Jazz

& Boogie Band, Telephone: 01788 822 229, Sunday May 11, 1pm to 4pm, free admission

Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.

Lunar Festival 2014 – Brand new festival launches Friday 6 – Sunday 8 June Umberslade Estate, Tanworth in Arden. Headliners include Donovan, British Sea Power, The Polyphonic Spree, Tim Burgess, The Magic Band, Toy, Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Temples. www.lunarfestival.co.uk


Brassed Off: Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 024 7655 3055 or via www.belgrade.co.uk Main Stage from April 23 .

Dealer’s Choice: Royal & Derngate Northampton. Patrick Marber’s award-winning play.

An Evening with Brian Conley: Thursday May 1, Royal & Derngate, Northampton 01604 624811


Art & Craft Fair: Saturday, May 3, 10am - 4pm at Dunchurch Baptist Church, jewellery, cakes, lacemaking, clothes, knitting, crafts for children. Admission £1 for adults, under 16s free. Contact Mary Davies on (01788) 878362. Proceeds in aid of Dunchurch Baptist Church Building Fund.

Graphic artist Oxana Zhevachevskaya: Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from April 12 to 24th April 2014.

Spring Exhibition: at The Village Hall, Main Street, Wolston, CV8 3HJ, on Saturday April 26 and Sunday 27 from 10am– 5pm. An eclectic mix of sculpture, painting and ceramics by local artists. Free admission. Donations to Parkinsons’ Society. Disabled access available.

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


Rugby Natural History Society: Field visit - Draycote Meadows, May 17, SSSI WWT. Telephone (01788) 814747 or (01788) 811609 for more information.

Quiz: Rugby Sport for the Disabled General Knowledge Saturday April 26 7.30pm at Rugby Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club. Teams of up to five people at £15 per team. Proceeds towards helping local disabled people participate in sport. Contact Maggie on Rugby (01788) 814328 to book your team.

Kids’ Club: Run by parents Jo and Steve Bryan. Games, discos, film nights in Newton and Rugby. Telephone. 07964 546097.

Race night: Saturday May 10, Stag & Pheasant, School Lane, Hillmorton, CV21 4BW, Entry is free. An evening of fun entertainment with pre-recorded horse racing. In aid of the vision research charity (No 1153851) RP Fighting Blindness. Contact David on 07720 444084 or Jayne on (01788) 331228

Family Fun Day: The Boat, Newbold, May 25, from 1pm. Stalls, bands, refreshments, free entry in aid of the British Heart Foundation, in memory of Pete Diack.

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.

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.

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

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.

Rotary Plant Sale: Hill Street Centre - Saturday, May 17, 10am

Nearly new sale: National Childbirth Trust nearly new sale on April 27, Benn Hall, Rugby, 11.30am - 1pm.

Fashion Show: The Railway Club, Hillmorton Road. 7.30 pm - Thursday, May 22

Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church. Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. Private sittings.For full details please go to www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com


Yoga class: Rugby Spiritual Centre, Newbold Road, on Friday Evenings 5pm - 6pm for over 50’s.

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

Rugby Ramblers: Thursday April 24, Lower Brailes to Wichford, 9 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsbury’s car park petrol station end. Contact Stephen (01788) 578733

Salsa Dancing Classes: Thursdays Beginners 7:45pm, Intermediates 9pm, Churchover Community Centre. Call 07906 395445 for more details.

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.

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