What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, August 21 edition

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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.

ONGOING

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

Compton Verney, 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.

The Continuous Stitch exhibition at the ArtsTrail Studio,Russell Street, Leamington is displaying work created by the Leamington & District Embroiderers’ Guild.

Temporary VJ Day display now at the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire), St John’s House, Warwick. Tel: 01926 491653

FRIDAY AUGUST 21

Oak House Sports & Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: music from the Jay Kays.

Second Thoughts Drama Group are going back to their roots for their 100th production. Steve Farr’s play Sparrows In A Hat will be Staged at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford. Booking is via the RSC box office. Tickets cost £10 and are available online. See www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/p/sparrows-in-a-hat/l/stratford-upon-avon. See page 53 for more details.

Danny Howard from BBC Radio 1 will be providing the post-match entertainment in the Jaguar Hall of the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. His dance tracks will follow the rugby sevens matches taking place in the stadium bowl between Wasps, Harlequins, Northampton Saints and Saracens. Over-18s will be treated to a night of top tunes with tickets now available costing £10. A combined ticket is available costing £15 which includes entry to the rugby and the after party. See www.ricoharena.com

Build-a-Dino at St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 3pm.

Build a dinosaur out of junk modelling materials – there will be a prize for the best dino on the day.

Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in

SATURDAY AUGUST 22

Southam Sports & Social Club: Skittles night.

The Blues at Broom Hill Festival is set to delight a crowd of music lovers this month when it returns to rolling countryside on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border for a third consecutive year. The festival has an American theme for 2015, and features a varied line-up of music artists who reflect the influence American music has around the world.

The festival takes place on a site between Compton Wynyates and Epwell, starting at 2pm.For tickets, call 0777 564 4073 or visit www.bluesatbroomhill.co.uk. See page 53 for more information.

Ploughman’s lunch at St Mary’s church, Cubbington from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Tickets £6.50 all inclusive.

In aid of the Church Room Building Project.

The past, present and future of the WI is explored in a witty and fast-paced production coming to tting of Foundry Wood in Leamington. Raising Agents is set around Bunnington WI, a branch that is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood – initially.

The show has a strong musical element, and the original music has been composed by female duo O’Hooley and Tidow, who are award winning musicians and song-writers, recently nominated as ‘best duo’ for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The show is presented by theatre company Mikron and will be held from 3pm. There is no need to buy a ticket as a collection will be taken by the company after the performance. Foundry Wood can be found off Princes Drive. Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics.

Second Thoughts Drama Group are going back to their roots for their 100th production.

Steve Farr’s play Sparrows In A Hat will be Staged at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford. Booking is via the RSC box office.

Tickets cost £10 and are available online. See www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/p/sparrows-in-a-hat/l/stratford-upon-avon. See page 53 for more details.

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Keith Tomlin.

SUNDAY AUGUST 23

The nostalgic Buses Festival is to return to the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon for the enjoyment of bus and coach enthusiasts. Organised by Key Publishing, publisher of Buses Magazine and sponsored by TTC Diecast, the festival will feature a display of over 100 classic and modern buses and coaches.

Advance tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children (aged 5 – 15 years) or £12 for adults and £8 for children on the day. Visit www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk and see page 56 for more details.

Chesterton church: Tea and cake served between 2 and 4pm. Explore this historic 11th-century church and enjoy locally made cakes, and tea.

All profits will go towards maintenance and renovation of the church.

Oak House Sports & Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Vinyl afternoon.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26

Champion Sports & Greatest Games at

Market Hall Museum, Warwick, 10.30am- to 12noon and 2pm to 3.30pm. Who can run the fastest, and who has scored the most football goals ever? Find out the answers to sports and games records. Make a finger football game and some games of your own to play with your friends.

THURSDAY AUGUST 27

Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, half-hour sessions starting at 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm: Art Club, where youngsters can take part in an activity planned by members of our Young Curators Club. Summer Art Club is a free event, drop in and join in. Recommended for ages six to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call 01926 742704 for details.

FRIDAY AUGUST 28

Auctioneers Warwick and Warwick are holding a valuation day at its office in Scar Bank, Millers Road, Warwick from 9am to 2pm to meet the public and accept material for valuation and sale. The firm specialises in collectable areas, stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards, cigarette cards, models, toys, model railways and medals. Postcard collections and military medals are particularly welcome, as are coin collections. The auctioneers say that home visits may be possible if the collection is particularly large or difficult to transport. Call 01926 499031 for more information.

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.30pm to 11pm: Vocalist comedian Dave South.

Terrific Treasure at St John’s Museum, 11am to 3pm: Join in a treasure hunt around the museum and gardens. Make a pirate treasure map and a little treasure chest to keep your ‘pieces of eight’ in. Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.

SATURDAY AUGUST 29

Southam Sports & Social Club: Karaoke.

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Karisma

Galanos House, Banbury Road, Southam, 2.30pm: Summer Fete. Stalls of

homemade cakes preserves crafts

plants books bric-a-brac tombola raffle and more. Food and refreshments available. Call 01926 812185.

Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival:

Activities will get underway from 6.30pm when bars and streetfood will begin serving ahead of the outdoor screening of Back to the Future at 7.30pm.

See page 54 for details.

SUNDAY AUGUST 30

Kenilworth Castle, 11am to 5pm: Over the weekend Kenilworth will be transported back in time to 1173 as widespread rebellion threatens the monarchy. Three re-enactment groups – Historia Normannis, The Household, and Conroi - will come together to bring a siege to life from both sides of the ramparts. Expect full on action in a series of assaults on the castle – with trebuchets, archery, and massed ranks of rebelling troupes. With authentic outfits, weapons, encampment and entertainments, the 12th century will be brought to life. Tickets are £11.70 for adults and £7.10 for children. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk

Kasbah, Coventry: Dance-pop favourites The Vengaboys perform with support from Big Brovaz and Blazin’ Squad. Tickets cost £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

Chesterton church: Tea and cake served between 2 and 4pm. Explore this historic 11th-century church and enjoy locally made cakes, and tea.

All profits will go towards maintenance and renovation of the church.

Warwick Rocks Food and Film Festival: The action on the Sunday gets underway at midday with the build-up to a screening of the Pixar family favourite Toy Story, which will be followed at 3pm by Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park.

The festival will end with a screening of the first Indiana Jones film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, from 6pm. See page 54 for details.

MONDAY AUGUST 31

Kenilworth Castle, 11am to 5pm: Over the weekend Kenilworth will be transported back in time to 1173 as widespread rebellion threatens the monarchy. Three re-enactment groups – Historia Normannis, The Household, and Conroi - will come together to bring a siege to life from both sides of the ramparts. Expect full on action in a series of assaults on the castle – with trebuchets, archery, and massed ranks of rebelling troupes. With authentic outfits, weapons, encampment and entertainments, the 12th century will be brought to life. Tickets are £11.70 for adults and £7.10 for children. Visit www.english-heritage.org.uk

All Saints’ church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, 11am: Anthony Hammond, organ (Cirencester Parish Church).

Free, retiring collection. Refreshments before and after recital.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

St Mary Magdalene Church, Vicarage Road, Lillington, 7.30pm: Peter Summers, organ. Free admission,