Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. If you’d like your event to be included, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by the Friday before the edition in which you want it to be featured.
Live music: The Merchants Inn. Everyone is welcome to the live music sessions every Tuesday.
The Rosamunda String Quartet: St Andrew’s Church. August 21 at 7.30pm. Will feature works by Mozart, Haydn and Purcell. Free entry, there will be a collection after the performance for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings, The Crown, Market Place, Rugby.
Rugby Music Festival: Saturday, August 9, Whitehall Recreation Ground, Hillmorton Road, Rugby. Free event featuring top acts.
Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersault restaurant, High Street, Rugby
Open mic nights: London Calling, Castle Street, Thursday nights from 8pm. Bring instruments.
Modern Flares 00s to 10s Music: Every Tuesday night at The Vault Rugby with all genres of music from the 00s and 10s from 8.30pm and free entry.
Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone (01788) 812802. The Saturdays: NIA Birmingham. Having now sold over five million records and securing four top ten albums, the Greatest Hits tour will celebrate the group’s pop success on September 15. Tickets £31.50, call 0844 338 8000.
Lee Evans: NIA Birmingham. One of the country’s favourite comedians will embark on his most ambitious tour to date. His new show Monsters is packed with side-splitting material and fans can expect to hear a few of his classic gags too. September 17 - 21, tickets £33.50. Call 0844 338 8000.
Coventry Musical Three Minute Heroes: Returns to The Belgrade Stage.
The Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to announce that Three Minute Heroes will make its long awaited return to Coventry for three weeks this autumn. This brand new production by Bob Eaton will play on the Belgrade’s B2 stage from Sat 4 – Saturday 25 October. This will be followed by the return of the Belgrade’s popular B2 Christmas show, Oh No It Isn’t! from Mon 8 – Sat 27 December. Telephone 024 7655 3055.
Sing-along-a-Grease: Saturday 30 August. The brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a-Sound of Music. The evening begins with the host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your magic moments fun packs. You’ll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive. Then just sit back and watch Danny and Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics as shown on the screen. For tickets call the Box Office on 0247655 3055.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
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, Dressing-up, stories, exploring the museum, 1.30pm to 2pm, Every Friday, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, no booking necessary
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Floor One Gallery, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Regular exhibitions by freelance artists and art groups. Exhibition changes every fortnight.
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum: Main Gallery – ‘The Best is Not Too Good For You’ –ceramics and pop art from collections across the Midlands. Exhibition runs from 28 June – 30 August 2014.
Wistow Maze: “First World War” theme and will be in the shape of a ‘Field Cannon’, with the quiz trail providing interesting WW1 facts. It is redesigned each year using GPS satellite technology, and is 20 times bigger than the maze at Hampton Court. 07884 403889 - www.wistow.com. community
Crick car boot sale: every Sunday, gates open at 7.30am for everybody £6 a boot. It runs from April-October at the old sports field in Crick. Everyone welcome.
Premier Performing Arts holiday clubs: Eastlands Primary School, Rugby
Carnival Week is August 4 - August 8 and Pirates and Princesses week from August 11th - 15, with Beach Week: August 18 - August 22, 8.30am - 5.30pm £19.95 per day or 9am - 3.30pm £14.95 per day.
For more information or to book your place contact Kate Maguire, Dance Co- 07528 730129
Car Boot at Wood Farm Brewery: Wood Farm Brewery every Wednesday. Gates open for Booters at 9am Gates open for buyers at 9.30am Booters: Cars £5. Coal Pit Lane Willey Rugby Warwickshire CV23 0SL CV23 0SL Wed 6 Aug, Wed 13 Aug .
Rugby National Trust Association: Dunchurch Village Hall, October 2, Mary Queen of Scots, The Final Journey, 2.30pm. Indian influence on British gardens and architecture, Oct 15, 7.30pm, The Barber Institute: Nov 6, 2.30pm. Light refreshments . New members welcome. www.rugbynationaltrust.co.uk
Ball of Yarn (Rugby): group of friendly crafters, who meet in Rugby. Crafters of various skill levels and styles. When do we meet up: Tuesday’s 7pm - Table table, Clifton Road, Rugby (Opposite the golf course) 2nd Saturday of the month 10.30am – Rustic Pumpkin Sewing Café, Above Vanilla, Albert Street, Rugby.
Fun day: Whitehall Rec in memory of Joel Smith. Telephone 07976 905415 to get involved. Saturday, August 30, 11:30am.
Deering’s Road Daytime Women’s Institute: meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 2pm in Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton, Rugby. All meetings followed by light refreshment. New members and vistors welcome. For further information please contact Alison (01788) 5476661 or Josephine (01788) 547238.
Ashlawn Women’s Institute: meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, Rogers Hall, Deerings Road, Hillmorton. Telephone (01788) 560208.
Kids’ Club: Run by parents Jo and Steve Bryan. Games, discos, film nights in Newton and Rugby. Telephone 07964 546097.
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
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, has moved to Ansty Club, Grove Road, every Monday.
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. 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 Independent Spiritualist Church: Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday August 10, Manifold & Hamps Valleys, Derbyshire, 11 or 15 miles. Meet 8am top of Barby Road. Contact Terry (01788) 811156 or Alan 890011
Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday August 13, Bretford, 4 miles. Meet 7pm The Queens Head. Contact Mary (02476) 544891
Rugby Ramblers: Thursday August 14, Honey Hill & Winwick, 7 miles. Meet 9am inside Sainsburys car park, petrol station end. Contact Lorna (01788) 814732 or Chris 334318
Airborne Fit: Bilton School, Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm - 8pm and other locations. Get fit with friendly leaders and members. Sessions are always varied and everyone is welcome. Call 07940161249 or email email@example.com
Yoga class: Rugby Spiritual Centre, Newbold Road, on Friday Evenings 5pm - 6pm for over 50’s. Friday evening 5pm - 6pm and Tuesdays at 6pm - 7pm. Contact Kailash - 0787 6688099.
Rugby Jolly Joggers: Run off road on Sunday mornings. Telephone Tom on (01788) 815025 for more information.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Aquacise: Wednesdays, 11.30am, Daventry Leisure Centre, Mondays, 7pm, Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Crick
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.
Yoga class: Mondays 11.15am to 12.45pm both at Overslade Community Centre.
Mini Military Mud Run: for children starting at 10am from Boughton Road, Rugby, on Saturday, August 23. Book online at www.militaryfitness.co.uk or telephone 0783 495 6346. The run is in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.