What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, August 28 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.

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

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.

Launch of new urban art gallery Reload, 1a Augusta Place, Leamington, 7pm to 10pm. See www.reloadgallery.com and page 55 for more information.

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 11am-4pm : A special Family Day to celebrate the National Bowls Championships in Leamington. The art gallery and museum will be hosting indoor games with toys from the past. The day will also include face painting and families will be joined by ‘Professor’ Clive Chandler, one of England’s leading performers of Punch & Judy who will be entertaining visitors throughout the day. Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms for more.

Family Picnic at Hall’s Croft, Stratford, 12 noon to 4pm: Celebrate the start of the bank holiday weekend with a family picnic at Hall’s Croft, h ome of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her physician husband, John Hall. Enjoy free entry to the gardens from noon to 4pm with entertainment including dressing up, Tudor music and stories performed by our visiting Yarnsmith. Bring a picnic or enjoy the venue’s barbecue.

Oak House Sports & Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Music from Guitar Monkey.

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

Tudor Storytelling at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery. 10am to 4.30pm:

Join the Yarnsmith of Norwich on a very special story trail around the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Activities are included in normal admission.

Crafty Beasts at Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote, 10am to 5pm: Join a celebration of rare breed animals and the skills of Tudor rural workers. See traditional craft demonstrations and join in with animal-themed activities, including ferret roulette, falconry and sheep walking. Browse the craft market with stalls selling locally produced handmade products. You can also have a go at making your very own hobby horse, and enter it in the gymkhana for a chance to win prizes. Enjoy a special performance of ‘The Very Helpful Goat’ by Castle Small Puppet Theatre. Activities are included in normal admission.

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 2pm 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.

Warwick Real Beer Tour: the tour is set to start at midday in aid of Myton Hospice and will see a selection of specially chosen ales, talks from a local brewing expert and competitions held in each pub. There will be stops at local haunts The Old Post Office, The Tilted Wig, The Oak and The Wild Boar, with a secret pub yet to be revealed. Food will be provided by award-winning fish and chip shop Pot and Fin.

Tickets cost £10. Visit facebook.com/RealBeerTours or follow @realbeertours on twitter to find out more.

Chill on the Hill festival, Hilltop Farm, Hunningham: Bands, drink and great food.Day tickets cost £6. Entry and one night’s camping is £10, while entry and three night’s camping is just £25. Under 12s go free. See www.hilltopfarmshop.com, or call 01926 632978. Find Hilltop Farm on Facebook - www.facebook.com/HilltopFarmHunningham

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

Crafty Beasts at Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote, 10am to 5pm: Join a celebration of rare breed animals and the skills of Tudor rural workers.See entry under Sunday August 30 for more.

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

Free, retiring collection. Refreshments before and after recital.

Tudor Storytelling at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery. 10am to 4.30pm:

Join the Yarnsmith of Norwich on a very special story trail around the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Activities are included in normal admission.

Chill on the Hill festival, Hilltop Farm, Hunningham: Bands, drink and great food.Day tickets cost £6. Entry and one night’s camping is £10, while entry and three night’s camping is just £25. Under 12s go free. See www.hilltopfarmshop.com, or call 01926 632978. Find Hilltop Farm on Facebook - www.facebook.com/HilltopFarmHunningham

Wednesday September 2

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

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3

Show and Tell free talk: Warwickshire in the 1950s , Market Hall Museum, Warwick, 1pm to 1.30pm. Find out what Warwickshire was like in the 1950s and view some objects from the social history collection. Free drop-in, no need to book

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: New musical Crush, set in 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls. It has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life, so it’s a crushing blow when the new headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values.

Tickets cost from £18.50 to £30.75. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/crush and see page 55 for more information.

saturday SEPTEMBER 5

RNA Club, Adeliade Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Mick White .

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: New musical Crush, set in 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls. Tickets cost from £18.50 to £30.75. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/crush and see page 55 for more information.

Lost Traditions: Calligraphy, St John’s Museum, 1pm to 4pm. Learn how to create your own design using simple calligraphy styles, inspired by the museum’s collections, at this workshop run by experienced calligrapher, Jane Upson. Cost: £20. Please take your own lunch, light refreshments provided . Book tickets in advance by calling 01926 412132 or online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Monday September 7

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tickets start at £8.

Visit www.priorytheatre.co.uk to book and for more information.

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts”, a football themed comedy with a distinctly adult flavour at the Talisman Theatre. Visitors to the Talisman Theatre show are warned that the writer’s themes are adult and may offend, but are being reassured that they are handled with great humour and a fine ear for contemporary dialogue. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. Booking is through the box-office on 01926 856548 or the theatre’s website.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: New musical Crush, set in 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls. Tickets cost from £18.50 to £30.75. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/crush and see page 55 for more information.