What’s on where around Leamington: Listings, July 24 edition

Evans the Death are playing at The Tin, Coventry
Evans the Death are playing at The Tin, Coventry
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Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming week. Please email news@leamingtoncourier.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before publication date. Thank you.

FRIDAY JULY 24

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington: 1.15pm to 1.45pm: Alison Shepherd mezzo-soprano.

Free admission (Holy Trinity Music)

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum: Opening of Terry Frost: A Leamington Lad, an exhibition running until October 11.

Warwick Folk Festival. Visit http://warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for details.

Compton Vernery, until September 4: Compton Verney has crafty activities to keep the kids creative throughout the summer holidays. There will be the chance to join in with giant collaborative creations, make mini models and imagine your own stories about the art at Compton Verney’s . All activities are included in the admission price which is £3 for children, under 5s go free. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more information.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 7.45pm: Bobby Socks & Blue Jeans. The show stars the g impressions of Kytsun Wolfe featuring, Elvis, The Beatles, Cliff, Billy Fury, Adam Faith, Roy Orbison, The Hollies, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Bee Gees and more. Plus the all-girl group The Pony Tails and the The 5 Pennies. Full-price tickets cost £24.75. Call 024 7655 3055 for details.

The Tin, Canal Basin, Coventry:

Cult indie band Evans the Death, with support comes from local indiepop favourites Duck Thieves. Tickets are £4 in advance from http://thetinmusicandarts.org.uk/ 
See page 52 for more details.

SATURDAY JULY 25

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 12.15pm: Edward Taylor, organ (Carlisle Cathedral). Admission free, retiring collection.

Warwick Folk Festival. Visit http://warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for details.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 11am to 10pm: Belgrade Mela. Showcasing Coventry’s South Asian arts, artists and arts organisations, the Belgrade Mela will see representatives from Coventry’s diverse South Asian communities come together to celebrate South Asian arts in Coventry and to provide a showcase for emerging South Asian talent in the city. Workshops running between 11am to 5pm in the B2 auditorium this year include Encouraging South Asians into Higher Education, Yoga, Bollywood Dancing, An Introduction to Classical Instruments and Learning to Play the Dhol. Stallholders from across the South Asian community will be on hand throughout the afternoon selling traditional artisan crafts as well as a selection of sweet and savoury food items. During the evening, South Asian talent from across Coventry will take to the Belgrade Main stage for a 2 hour, 40 minute showcase featuring special guest star and Punjabi hit-maker Sukshinder Shinda. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk for more.

St John’s Museum, Warwick, 10.30am to 4.30pm: Craft and Vintage Fair. A great chance to shop for unique handcrafted gifts, vintage items and art work in historical surroundings.

Entrance to the fair is free. For stall booking information please call 01926 412034 or visit www.heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk

Stoneleigh Park: Dogs for the Disabled fun day. See page 52 for details.

Bancroft Terrace, Stratford, 10am to 5pm: Up Against the Wall: Live Drawing Display and Giant Colouring Workshop.

Watch artist Scott Walker as he creates a giant cartoon seaside scene on the Bancroft Terrace and then come and help him colour it in the next day.

Warwick Folk Festival. See pages 47 and 49 and visit http://warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for details.

SUNDAY JULY 26

Bancroft Terrace, Stratford, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm: Up Against the Wall: Live Drawing Display and Giant Colouring Workshop. See entry under Saturday July 25.

Warwick Folk Festival. See pages 47 and 49 and visit http://warwickfolkfestival.co.uk for details.

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 1pm to 4pm: The venue will be hosting free paper flower-making workshops for families every Sunday during July. Throughout these workshops, visitors will learn how to design their own paper flowers. See page 51 for details.

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Made in 48 Hours presents The Undirectables. See page 53 for details.

Oak House Sports & Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Open day with Spa Strummers, barbecue and bouncy castle.

TUESDAY JULY 28

Hill Close Gardens, Warwick:

Heartbreak productions perform Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare. Picnic in the gardens from 5.30pm, drama 7pm. Call 01926 493339 for tickets.

St John’s Museum, Warwick, 1pm to 3pm: Fabulous Flowers. Use the garden at St John’s Museum to inspire some arty-tots fun – with crafts and story-times to enjoy. For under 5s, older siblings welcome. Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.

WEDNESDAY JULY 29

Market Hall Museum, Warwick, 10.30am to 12 noon and 2pm to 3.30pm: Brilliant Bugs – summer holiday activity. From spiders to butterflies and bees, discover amazing facts and incredible records about insects and make some creepy-crawly crafts of your own, including a bouncing bug! Plus, follow the special museum trail. Cost: £2.50 per child, no need to book, just drop in.

THURSDAY JULY 30

Market Hall Museum, Warwick, 10.30am to 12.30pm: Free knit and natter workshop. Learn how to knit and crochet with help from volunteers from STRADFAS. Help knit or crochet squares for our giant knitted picture to decorate Market Hall Museum. No need to book, just drop in.

FRIDAY JULY 31

Southam Sports & Social Club, 8pm: Open mic night. Singers and musicians welcome.

St John’s Museum, Warwick, 11am to 3pm: Spiders and Creepy Crawlies. Come and handle some creepy-crawly creatures including spiders with Wild Creature Features. Make a super spider mobile to take home. You are welcome to bring a picnic and sit in the historical walled garden. Take part in the family friendly trail around the museum. Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.

Mary Arden’s Farm, Stratford: Theatre company Oddsocks perform fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. See page 53 for details.

SATURDAY AUGUST 1

Hartwig Barte-Hanssen organ (Wilster, Germany)

St. Mary’s Church, Warwick CV34 4RA

Organ Recital. Admission free, retiring collection.

Mary Arden’s Farm, Stratford: Theatre company Oddsocks perform fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. See page 53 for details.

County Record Office, Warwick, 9.15am to 12.15pm: Lost Ancestors. Have you hit a brick wall in your family history research? This workshop will give you fresh ideas to assist you in tracking down that elusive ancestor.

Cost: £12. Call 01926 738959 to book.

Oak House Sports & Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Simon’s Karaoke & Disco.

Old Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, 7pm: Stand and Deliver – A light hearted re-enactment of the Historic 1776 trial of Warwick’s notorious highwayman, Bendigo Mitchell, presented by The Slaughterhouse Players. Bendigo Mitchell was a notorious highwayman who preyed on travellers along the Warwick to Banbury turnpike and the Fosse. The Slaughterhouse Players will tell the tale of Bendigo and his horse Skater, who got his nick name when he skittered across the frozen pond at Chesterton Water Mill, with Bendigo on his back, to escape capture. Members of the audience are being encouraged to dress in the fashions of the time and take part in the proceedings. Twelve of their number, who will be drawn at random, will take their places at the end of the evening as members of the jury, to deliver the verdict on the trial of Bendigo Mitchell and his accomplices. Tickets: £12. Contact Warwick Tourist Information Office, The Old Post Office, The Wild Boar or email slaughterhouseplayers@gmail.com.

Hill Close Gardens, Warwick, 11am to 5pm: Lammas Harvest Weekend / Food Festival. Entry £3.50 adult, £1 child (5-16).

Southam Sports & Social Club, 9pm: Live music from The Inspirations.

Althorpe Studios and Gallery, Althorpe Street, Leamington, 7pm to 2am: LAMP presents Nights of the Needle. It’s a night of local musical talent, including The Rosenberg Appeal. Eagle Circles, Robin Plays Chords and Legends of the Whitnash State Circus, followed by a DJ set from LaserBun. Admission costs £5.

Warwick Castle: A feast for eyes and ears awaits as no fewer than four fearless horseback heroes push their skills and agility to the limit in The Great Joust. The knights are back to impress the crowds gathered on the banks of the River Avon with an all-new show, just part of an action-packed full day out at the attraction. During the colourful pageant, knights will cross lances and attempt to unhorse one another. It runs twice daily until August 31. Visit www.warwick-castle.com

Jephson Gardens, Leamington: Art in the Park, a two-day showcase for local artists, founded by Leamington Studio Artists. More than 85 artists are already confirmed as exhibitors, with a number of bands playing, plus performances by Motionhouse Youth Dance Theatre Company and Pauline Quirke Academy. The event will also celebrate the opening of the Award Winning RHS Chelsea garden in Jephson Gardens. There will be a range of creative hands-on opportunities to make and shape including clay pot making, flora and fauna inspired screen printing, animal inspirations and designing your own t-shirt. See www.artinpark.co.uk for more details.

SUNDAY AUGUST 2

Hill Close Gardens, Warwick, 11am to 5pm: Lammas Harvest Weekend / Food Festival. Entry £3.50 adult, £1 child (5-16).

Jephson Gardens, Leamington: Art in the Park, a two-day showcase for local artists, founded by Leamington Studio Artists. More than 85 artists are already confirmed as exhibitors, with a number of bands playing, plus performances by Motionhouse Youth Dance Theatre Company and Pauline Quirke Academy. See entry under August 1 and visit www.artinpark.co.uk for more.

Old Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, 3pm and 7pm: Stand and Deliver – A light hearted re-enactment of the Historic 1776 trial of Warwick’s notorious highwayman, Bendigo Mitchell, presented by The Slaughterhouse Players. Tickets: £6 for matinee or £12 for evening performance. Contact Warwick Tourist Information Office, The Old Post Office, The Wild Boar or email slaughterhouseplayers@gmail.com.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, 7pm: Folk music star Kate Rusby brings her soulful voice and Yorkshire wit to the venue. Call 0844 800 1110 for tickets, costing £15 or £25.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5

Southam & District Children’s Centre, Arundel House, 50 Coventry Street, Southam, 10.30am to 1.30pm: The centre hosts a National Play Day event. Arts & crafts, face painting, bouncy castle and more. Free fun for families with children under eight years old.