What’s on where around Leamington: listings, January 15 edition

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

FRIDAY JANUARY 15

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Concert for Amnesty International. Coventry Philharmonic Choir with Oriflamme and soloists Wendy Whyte, Richard Lloyd Owen, Matthew Sandy, Colin Simmons,

SATURDAY JANUARY 16

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Concert for Amnesty International. Coventry Philharmonic Choir with Oriflamme and soloists Wendy Whyte, Richard Lloyd Owen, Matthew Sandy, Colin Simmons, and Antoine Mitchell conductor. Schubert Mass No 6 in Eb D.950, Bruckner Symphony No 4 in Eb Romantic. Tickets £12 or £10 for concessions. Call 07876 790546 to book.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Sparkles in their Eyes (talent competition) To sign up, pop in.

SUNDAY JANUARY 17

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, 2pm: Vinyl afternoon.

MONDAY JANUARY 18

All Saints’ church, Leamington, 7pm:

The world famous African Children’s Choir bring their joyous sound to Leamington this month.

After their uplifting performance of the number one single ‘Sing’ with Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the choir have been invited back to tour their inspirational talent and will be performing at All Saints’ Church in Leamington on Monday, January 18, with local children.

Music for Life, the official fundraising charity of the African Children’s Choir, works in seven African countries, and has educated over 52,000 children as well as improving the lives of more than 100,000 people through relief and development programmes during its 29-year history.

The African Children’s Choir travels the world, acting as the ambassador for Africa’s most vulnerable children, raising much needed awareness as they go. Funds raised contribute towards not only the entire education and care of all the touring children, but also to the continued development and support of the Music for Life programmes that help some of the continent’s most in-need children.

The choir has attracted fans from all over the world, including some celebrity admirers. Annie Lennox said: “I first encountered the African Children’s Choir as they were heading towards the stage to perform for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign. Since then I’ve come to appreciate more and more just how uniquely special they are.”

Many of the choir’s members have lost one or both parents to poverty and disease.

The concert starts at 7pm and tickets will be £7, available directly from creative arts company In2Cultures on 01789 299594.

TUESDAY JANUARY 19

Loft Theatre, Leamington, 7.45pm:

The River, by Jez Butterfield,described it as “a play of obsession and fear”. Tickets can be booked at any time via www.loft­theatre.co.uk, by calling 0844 493 4938 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or from the box office between 7pm and 8pm on performance evenings.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20

Loft Theatre, Leamington, 7.45pm:

The River, by Jez Butterfield,described it as “a play of obsession and fear”. Tickets can be booked at any time via www.loft­theatre.co.uk, by calling 0844 493 4938 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or from the box office between 7pm and 8pm on performance evenings.

The Mid Warwickshire Association of the National Trust: Wednesday January 20 at 7.30pm at the Spa Centre, Leamington. Battlefield tour guide Alan Rooney will speak on T’he legend of Napoleon’. Visitors welcome - £3 admission for non-members.

THURSDAY JANUARY 21

St Francis of Assissi church hall, 10am to 4pm: Hansons Auctioneers are holding their monthly valuation day. As well as general Valuers there will also be experts there for toys and paintings, with old Star Wars toys especially welcome. Visit www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk for more information.

Loft Theatre, Leamington, 7.45pm:

The River, by Jez Butterfield,described it as “a play of obsession and fear”. Tickets can be booked at any time via www.loft­theatre.co.uk, by calling 0844 493 4938 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or from the box office between 7pm and 8pm on performance evenings.

FRIDAY JANUARY 22

Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.45pm: Comic Gary Delaney’s new tour show is coming to the venue. Gary is a regular on Mock The Week, and is a double Sony Award winner and Chortle Award winner. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

Loft Theatre, Leamington, 7.45pm:

The River, by Jez Butterfield,described it as “a play of obsession and fear”. Tickets can be booked at any time via www.loft­theatre.co.uk, by calling 0844 493 4938 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or from the box office between 7pm and 8pm on performance evenings.

SATURDAY JANUARY 23

Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Simon Weston - My Life, My Story. In one of the most horrific moments of the Falklands War, the RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by two Argentine aeroplanes, with Simon Weston on board. It would change his life forever as Simon suffered 46 per cent burns to his body. Today he has become one of the most recognised faces of the conflict. Tickets cost £17.50 or £15.50. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Scorpian Disco/karaoke 8.30pm

TUESDAY JANUARY 29

Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.45pm: Colin Cloud is a forensic scientist who mixes mind magic and brain science with his love of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works. In 2014, Colin became the runaway success of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with 23 sold-out performances and multiple five-star reviews. Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions. The show is suitable for ages 12 and over. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.