What's on where around Rugby: listings, September 29 edition

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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.


A night of African music in celebration of Black History Month will be held at the Loft above Style Bar on Saturday October 1. The night involves DJs playing music of African descent. All proceeds and donations will go to the the Hope 4 Centre for homeless and badly housed people in Rugby. Admission costs £2.

Rugby Riders Action Group presents Five Balls in Hand, with three live bands and a rock disco, at the St Thomas Cross Pub, Newton Rd, Rugby from 6pm on Saturday Oct 1. Admisson £5 on the gate. Free overnight camping. Proceeds to ‘Bike tours for the wounded’ (https://www.facebook.com/BikeToursForTheWounded/?fref=ts). Call 07949 867760 for details.

The Fresh Air Wind Ensemble will be giving the final PJ Saturday Music concert on Saturday October 1 at 1pm at St Peter & St John’s Church in Clifton Road. Fresh Air’s music includes classical compositions, jazz, swing and the occasional whimsical number. The concert includes music by William Byrd, Haydn, Gershwin and a special arrangement of The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Pre-concert refreshments are available in the church hall from noon.

The George in Kilsby hosts a Jazz Sunday on October 2. Call 01788 822 229 for details.

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. The band meets on a Thursday evening during school terms at 7.30pm at the United Reformed 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 8pm.


Villagers in Newton are holding their second Arts Festival on Saturday October 1 in the village hall and the Church of the Good Shepherd from 10.30am to 4pm. More than 20 people are exhibiting, with works including ceramics, painting, woodwork, metalwork, needlework, jewellery and knitting . Several workshops will be available to help visitors learn creative skills. The day will be followed by an evening’s entertainment from 7pm with a barbecue and live music from The Buskers.

Grid Artists, a group of about 20 local artists who share a studio space in Harborough Magna,are holding an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and prints at Grid Studios in Montilo Lane, Harborough Magna from Saturday October 1 to Sunday October 9. A will be held from 6.30pm on Friday September 30. Visit www.gridstudios.co.uk for details.

The 2016 British Dog Grooming Championship will take place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Fosse Way on Sunday October 2. Organised by the British Dog Groomers’ Association, the leading UK trade associations for dog groomers, and sponsored by Groomers Limited, the Championship will determine this year’s Groomer of the Year and the Newcomer of the Year. Call 01234 273933 or visit www.petcare.org.uk/index.php/british-dog-cship for details.

A new exhibition revealing the heroic role played by a remarkable woman in the First World War is currently open in Rugby. Lady Dorothie’s War traces the daughter of the Earl of Denbigh’s journey from the family estate in Newnham Paddox to the frontline in Flanders. The exhibition runs until Saturday October 20. Visit www.ragm.co.uk for more information.

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.


Rugby’s Keeping Time Disco presents a charity family disco on Friday, September 30 at Weddington Social Club, Nuneaton, to raise money to help a local mum walk Jane Gould again with help from stem cell treatment. There will be fun and games for all ages. £2 adults, £1 children, all welcome.

Rugby Community Choir welcomes new and old members to their rehearsals at Avon Valley School. It meets on alternate Tuesdays in Term time 6.15pm prompt start. Next meeting September 20. No auditions, just turn up and sing. Contact details - 07745306289, email rugbycommunitychoir@outlook.com or visit rugbycommunitychoir.wixsite.com/rugbycc

Quiz Night in aid of the Friends of St Cross at the Indian Community Centre, Edward Street on October 21. Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 7.30pm. Cost £30 per team of up to six if booked by October 14 or £35 on the door. Chicken or vegetable curry £4 per person (advance orders only), licensed bar / table service. To book call Willy on 07767 788938 or Kathryn on 07964 316645.

St Andrew’s Cafe, Church Street, Rugby, is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and Saturday from 10am to 12 noon.

Rugby & District Canine Society: Ringcraft Classes every Wednesday evening from 7.30 at Newbold Village Hall, 418 Newbold Road, Rugby CV21 1EL. Puppies welcome from 13 weeks or after their course of injections. Email carolyn.cheesman@ntlworld.com for more.

Cawston Grange WI Lite: Meets the third Thursday of every month (7.30pm to 9.30pm) at Cawston Community Hall. A WI for women of the 21st century. All welcome to a varied programme of activities, talks and the odd bit of salsa. For more information, visit Cawstongrangewilite.co.uk

Art & Craft: make your own keepsake book. Make your own pages using various techniques. A combination of a wide range of materials and any personal photos and items can be included. Quick and easy cards can be made using the same techniques. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm, £10, contact Toni: 07814 152 830

Tea Leaf Tales: a drama group aimed at young people with learning difficulties, covering storytelling, mime and performance. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm, £2.50. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156.

Thursday Threads: a relaxing afternoon with tea and chat while learning about knitting, crochet and sewing. Bring your own project or learn a new skill. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, 2pm to 4pm, £10. Contact Lynne: 07542 236 760

Craft Workshops: Make time for yourself, and join like minded people for a sociable evening. All types of art and craft are covered. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Thursdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm, £10. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156

Pottery workshop, available to people of all levels and abilities. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby Fridays 1pm to 3pm, £10. Contact Kate: 07816 575 156

Children’s Craft Classes. Two experienced artists teach a combination of pottery and experimental techniques, including paper skills, print and batik. Works 4 Me shop, 3 Albert Street, Rugby, Saturdays 10am to 12 noon, eight years plus, £10. Contact Toni: 07814 152 830

Bellydance Classes with Fulya, term times, The Dance Studio, second floor of the main building, Rugby College, Technology Drive CV21 1AR. Visit www.kookiekaftan.co.uk, email Lynne@kookiekaftan.co.uk or call 01327 843352 for details.

Rugby Spiritual Centre meet every Sunday in the Robbins Building, Albert St, Rugby at 6.30pm for free demonstrations of mediumship. All welcome. Clairvoyant evenings are held on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. Members £3 non members £4. All welcome. Healing is available on Wednesday evenings (5-7pm) and Sunday (4.30-6pm). Please ring and leave a message on 01788 536899 to check availability.

Rugby Independent Spiritualist Church, Pennington Mews, CV21 2RG. Divine service with mediumship demonstration every Sunday 6.30pm. Open Development Circle Mondays (twice monthly) 8pm. Clairvoyant Evenings and private readings. www.rugbyspiritualistchurch.com

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 margbaughan@btinternet.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 and films, geography, sports and leisure, science and 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.

Rugby & District Philatelic Society: meetings held at the Percival Guildhouse, St Matthew’s 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 - 10am-noon, 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 07970


Deering’s Daytime WI: extends a warm welcome to all ladies when we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm. Join us for interesting talks, workshops and outings. We meet in Rogers Hall, Deering Road, Hillmorton, Rugby.

Further information from Alison on 01788 547661 or Josephine on 01788 542378.

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 from 7.30pm at Newbold village hall.

Rugby Fibromyalgia Support Group: Meets at 7pm at The Exchange (the Old Telephone Exchange), Albert Street, Rugby CV21 2SA on the second Thursday of each month (excluding January). Access is from the disability ramp in the car park. Telephone 01788 560406.

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.

Rugby Retired Teachers’ Association coffee mornings: Last Wednesday of 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: Tuesday October 4th, Stockton, 7 mile walk. Meet at Sainsburys car park at 8:55am. Contact Carol & Chris, Tel. 07986 102841.

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 jomariedavis@hotmail.co.uk for


Military Fitness circuits: Indoor and outdoor exercise class in Rugby. See www.militaryfitnesscircuits.co.uk or call 07976 044282.