Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Rugby in the coming weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.
Newbold on Avon Chapel, Main street CV21 1HH, tomorrow (Friday): Folk on the Water at The Chapel, featuring Berlin-born singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion, recently included in the Daily Telegraph’s list of the best folk albums released this year, plus anthemic rockers Speak Brother and 15-year-old talent KJ. Tickets: £5.
The Swing Museum are performing at St Botolphs Church Newbold, tomorrow (Friday) at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 adults, £5 children. The Swing Museum are a quartet performing Parisienne Swing from the 1930s and 40s. They have played throughout the country at festivals, lindy hop dance events and private functions. The quartet comprises Adam Fernie and Andrew Rackham from Rugby, AC Wood from Gloucester and Stewart Brackley from Market Harborough.
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 10 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 on 07790 678737.
Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Ansty Working Men’s Club, meet every Monday evening 8.30pm.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum kicks off its World Cup celebrations on Saturday with a new exhibition and the premiere of The Gain Line, a film by award-winning contemporary artist Ravi Deepres. The Rugby Football Open exhibition also makes its debut at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday. See next week’s Advertiser for more and visit www.ragm.co.uk
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way: International N Gauge Show, opening on Saturday. N Gauge is a very popular model railway scale that can be enjoyed by all, some of the model locomotives on show are nearly as small as your thumb.
This is an extremely popular specialist model railway exhibition and totally focuses on N Gauge. Visitors will see and enjoy a wide variety of N Gauge layouts – each one a slice of the world in miniature - Modern image, Steam and Continental. The exhibition features nearly 30 layouts this year, plus five society stands. The largest layout has a 45m running track, the length of the largest Boeing 737 aircraft. Adult tickets: £10. Visit www.warwickshireexhibitioncentre.co.uk
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.
Crush, a new musical set in a high school full of rebellious girls, runs at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry until September 19. For tickets, call the box office on 024 7684 6715 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are cheaper.
Coffee morning and book sale: Bilton Methodist Church (next to Tesco), Saturday, September 12, 10am to noon. In aid of Bilton House
The next meeting of the Rugby Gardeners Guild is on Tuesday, September 15 at The Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club starting at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Don Witton talking on euphorbias and other spring perennials. Refreshments and a raffle will be available.
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 and 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.
Regent WI Group: meets the first 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 07733 360657 or email email@example.com for details.
Rugby Open Code Club: the club meets at 7pm every Wednesday at The Benn Partnership Centre on Railway Terrace. More details can found on the 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 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.
Karaoke: Hollybush Inn, Lawford Road, 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): Monday term times - 10-12, Tuesday evenings 6.30pm to late Grosvenor Hotel; Wednesday evenings 5pm to late Rugby Hotel; second Saturday of the month 11am to 1pm. 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: Meets 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 to 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 costs £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: Meets 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.
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.
Dunchurch Photographic Society: Meetings at the Dunchurch WI hall on Southam Road, Dunchurch. For more details go to www.dunchurchps.com.
Lutterworth Speakers Club can help people increase confidence and overcome the fear of speaking in public. See www.LutterworthSpeakersClub.com
Rugby Ramblers: Thursday, September 10, Sutton Park, 9 miles. Meet 9am Inside Sainsbury’s car park, near recycling area. Contact Mary or Phil 02476 544891
Rugby Ramblers: Sunday September 13, Braunston (Rutland), 9 miles. Meet 9am at the top of Barby Road. Contact Carol 07986 102841
Rugby Ramblers: Wednesday September 16, Braunston (Northants), 5 miles. Meet 10am Inside Sainsbury’s car park, near recycling area. Contact Alan 01788 890011
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 midday - 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 and Wednesdays at 7.30pm at The Harris Sports Centre, Mellish Road, Rugby. Costs £4 per session. Contact Jo on 07817 679311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Military Fitness circuits: Indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby. www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.