What’s on where around Rugby: listings, June 18 edition

For anyone who enjoys a play and a pint, The Merchants Inn, in Rugby will play host to a Belgrade 'Unplugged' performance of rehearsed readings for audiences to preview the Belgrade's autumn season of home-produced drama on Wednesday, 24 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling 024 7655 3055.
For anyone who enjoys a play and a pint, The Merchants Inn, in Rugby will play host to a Belgrade 'Unplugged' performance of rehearsed readings for audiences to preview the Belgrade's autumn season of home-produced drama on Wednesday, 24 June at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but should be reserved by calling 024 7655 3055.

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. Please email editorial@rugbyadvertiser.co.uk with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.


St Edith’s Church Monks Kirby, Saturday June 20, 7.30pm: Rugby Operatic Society presents a Musical Extravaganza including a selection from the musicals Chess, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers, Lion King, Merrie England, Gilbert & Sullivan operas plus well-loved music from Queen, Beatles, Eva Cassidy and more. Tickets at £10 include strawberries and cream which will be served in the interval.

Folk On The Water: The Two Boats, Long Itchington, June 20 and 21, 7pm. Including Emily Middlemas, Luke Jackson, the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Best Folk Artists of 2014’ Kim Lowings & The Greenwood and Hollie Aires. Free entry.

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

Rugby Philharmonic Choir: New members welcome. Telephone (01788) 812802.

The Zephyr Band Rugby: New members welcome. The Zephyr Wind Band has been playing in the community for the last ten years. It is hoping to recruit new players of a modest standard for Wind and Brass instruments, and a new drummer. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school terms at 7.30pm at the United Reform Church next to the Recreation Ground Sports Centre, Hillmorton Road. Contact details - Ann: telephone 07790 678737.

Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Ansty Working Men’s Club, meet every Monday evening 8.30pm.


Clare Pentlow explores the possibilities of paper in a new exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from Saturday June 20.

Bathing Beauties: Re-imagining The Beach Hut For The 21st Century opens at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday June 20.

Lisa McKenna- Fine Art Exhibition at The Lewis Gallery, Rugby School

Tuesday June 23 to Friday July 3. See next week’s Advertiser for more information.

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.

Painting and Drawing Group: Small friendly group. If interested ring Joy on (01788) 567457 or David on (01788) 823212 for times and venues.

The Craft Studio: Hilltop farm, Fosseway, Hunningham, CV33 9EL, phone 07890 154852. Arts, Crafts, Workshops and drop in sessions for adults and children. Contact the venue for more information.


Church Lawford Fete, Sunday June 21, 2pm. Traditional entertainments - Tombola, china-smashing, bouncy castle, cake stall, strawberry teas, plants and produce. The fete will be opened by Neil Stevenson, a local cabinet-maker who makes furniture for the royal palaces. Streetcats dance group will entertain, and there will be a Fun Dog Show: entries on the day (2 pm) and classes are: Most Perfect Puppy (Under 1 year), Prettiest Female Dog, Most Handsome Male Dog, Waggiest Tail, Best Child & Dog Team, and Best Rescue Dog. For further details please contact 02476 542007.

Bric-a-brac, Household and Tools Sale:

98 Percival Road, Rugby, Saturday, June 20. In aid of Rough Collie Rescue (Midlands)

Open day at the Rainsbrook Valley Railway on Sunday June 21. Gates open at 1.30 pm with trains running from 2pm until 5pm. Ample free parking and light refreshments available. All tickets £1.20 each with under 3s travelling free when accompanied. See www.rugbymes.co.uk for more information.

Bacco Lounge, Rugby: Just Give June, consisting of cocktail masterclass £15pp on Thursday June 25, coffee and cake mornings on Friday June 26 June, and Chill Out Knights- local acoustic talents on Thursday June 18.

Staff will also be raffling off their chefs to cook a meal in your own home. All proceeds are going to Cancer Research.

Rugby Aviation Group meet at The Arnold Room, The Rugby Hotel, Sheep Street, Rugby (formerly The Three Horseshoes) at 7pm for 7.30pm. Subject: “In The National Interest”.Speaker: Graham Andrews, Former Chief Test Pilot and Chief of Flying Operations at Rolls Royce and Chief Test Pilot at Shorts.

Rugby Spiritual & Healing Centre: meet every Sunday in The Robbins Building, Albert Street, Rugby at 6.30pm for free demonstrations of mediumship; and hold clairvoyant evenings every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm (£4). Healing available every Thursday between 4pm - 9pm; and other events include a weekly open circle - on a Friday at 7.30pm - so people can work on their spiritual selves. Everyone welcome, please call (01788) 536899 or visit www.friendsofthespirituallight.co.uk.

Newnham Open Gardens: Sunday June 21, 2pm to 5pm. There will be eight varied gardens and the allotments open in this pretty village. Free Parking. Plants for sale and Teas in the Village Hall. Adults £3, children under 16 free.

Regent W.I. Group: meets the 1st Thursday afternoon in the month at 2pm, in the Blue room of the Regent Baptist church, Regent Street, Rugby. Friendly group who enjoy interesting talks, trips and events. For further information please contact Megan (01788) 573380 or Margaret (01788) 561798.

Rugby Deaf Club: Meet every Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm (except for Bank Holidays) at Rugby Fellowship Church, 53 Cymbelline Way, Woodlands, Rugby. Text 07733360657 or email margbaughan@btinternet.com for details.

Reloaded 2015: Free family fun day in memory of Joel Smith, Saturday, June 20, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust from midday. There will be stalls, rides, beer tent, superhero challenge, demonstrations and animals. For more information, see Facebook Reloaded - 2015 or telephone 079769 05415. It takes place at Whitehall Recreation Ground, Rugby.

Rugby Open Code Club: The club meets at 7pm every Wednesday at The Benn Partnership Centre on Railway Terrace. More details can found on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rugbyopencodeclub) and via Twitter @RugbyOpenCode. If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask.

Quiz night: Every Monday at The Bull Inn, Clifton. (One of the finalist pubs in the Rugby Advertiser’s Best Pub Award). 8.30pm start, £1 per person entry. Prize for every team. Rounds may include general knowledge, TV & films, geography, sports & leisure, science & nature, history, famous faces, music, etc. Monday 5th quiz will be entirely focused on 2014, if you fancy putting a team in.

Quiz night: Steam Turbine, Rugby, every Monday from 8.30pm. £1 per person to enter with prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed teams. Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road. Karaoke: every Friday night from 8pm. All the latest songs and plenty of drinks promotions.

Rugby & District Philatelic Society: Meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthews Street, Rugby, alternate Mondays (01788) 542467.

Hillmorton United Ladies Group: Paddox Methodist Church, Dunsmore Avenue, Hillmorton, Visitors are welcome to join at a cost of £2. For further details contact Christine on 578724.

Hillmorton and Paddox Townswomen’s Guild: Meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month (except August). Meet at 1.45pm at the Community Centre in Hillmorton Road. Speakers, days out, tea and chat. Call (01788) 573099.

Family Quiz Night: Second Friday of every month, Nelson Club, Stockton.

Ball of Yarn (Rugby): Tuesday evenings starts 6.30pm @ Table table, Clifton Road, Thursday day times at 10.30am @ Get Stuffed Cafe (near the Merchants Inn), Rugby. For more information please see the Facebook group or call me on 07970 664187

Kids’ Club: Games, discos, film nights in Rugby. Telephone 07964 546097.

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 visitors welcome. For further information contact Alison (01788) 5476661 or Josephine (01788) 547238.

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. 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.

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. Contact Steve (G8LYB) (01788) 578940.

Royal Naval Association: Rugby Branch. Social evening first Friday every month 8pm at the Oakfield Club in Bilton Road. Telephone 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.

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.

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. 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.

Brownsover Art Group: Meet Thursdays, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helvellyn Way, Brownsover.

Rugby Floral Society: Rugby United. Reformed Church, Hillmorton: meet on the third Thursday of the month 2pm. Telephone (01788) 547238.

Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church: Pennington Mews. CV21 2RG.Sunday Services 6.30pm. Clairvoyant evenings twice monthly. www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com.

Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more go to www.dunchurchps.com.


Rugby Ramblers: Sunday June 21, Flecknoe, 7 miles. Meet 9am top of Barby Road. Contact Evelyne (01788) 890197

Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday June 24, Lilbourne, 4 miles. Meet 7pm in the village hall car park (next door to “Head of Steam”). Contact Lynn (01788) 569531 or Lesley 551366

JadoKuin Do martial arts: Every Friday, 6pm and 7pm, Overslade Community Centre, free first lesson, 6pm children 7pm adults. Contact Tim 07540 887764

Outdoor buggy camp: Mondays 9.30 am-10.15am Long Lawford Park.

Tai Chi Classes: Monday 2pm - 3pm Age UK Tuesday 10am - 11am Dunchurch Methodist Church; Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm Regent Rooms, Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Leisure Centre, Friday 10.30am - 11.30am Age UK. 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 jomariedavis@hotmail.co.uk.

Military Fitness Circuits: indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby. www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.