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Here is a list of what’s on in the area

Friday September 19

An evening of Readings from Dylan Thomas, with Barford Drama Group, Memorial Hall, Barford, tickets from the village’s Community Shop, also on Saturday September 20.

Tango Warwick, classes with Dante Culcuy St Mary’s Church hall, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, 7pm to 8pm beginners/improvers, 8.15pm to 9.15pm intermediates, 9.15pm to 10.30pm practica.

Spen and Dave, live music, Oak House (also known as Leamington Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, admission free for members, £1 for non-members.

Andrew Parkes baritone, free concert, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm,

‘Cantamus in Concert On The Theme of True Love?’, at All Saints’ church in Burton Dassett. Tickets £10 including a glass of wine and light refreshments. Proceeds towards installing roof security system at the church. Call 01608 652346.

Saturday September 20

Dancing to Karisma and Bingo, Royal Naval Assocation Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Guided History Tour of Hill Close Gardens, Bread & Meat Close, Warwick, from 11am to noon, £3.50 for adults, £1 children, refreshments on sale along with plants, produce and gifts, call 493339, www.hillclosegardens.com

What’s on the Internet for Family History, workshop, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, cost £12.

Madhouse Talk, The History of Hatton Asylum, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £5 per person.

Macmillan coffee morning, Fenny Compton village hall, 11am to 1pm.

Astronomy For Fun event with international guest speaker Stephen W Ramsden, founder and director of the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, at Lunt Roman Fort, Coventry Road, Baginton. Gates open at 6pm. For further details, email astroforfun@gmail.com

Kineton Playgroup & After school club, Autumn New to You Sale, buy or sell quality children’s wear (aged 0 to 13) Kineton High School from 1pm to 3pm, Those interested in selling can call 640010 for a sellers pack, seller gets 75 per cent of the sales.

Airsoft Expo, the next combat sport after paintball using airsoft guns, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington, from 9am to 5pm, adult £10 online or £12 on the door, child (8-14 yers) £6 online or £8 on the door, www.airsoftexpo.co.uk

Skittles Night, £6 entry for teams of four, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 8pm.

An Evening of Music with the Mill House Green Male Voice Choir and the Stoneleigh Male Voice Choir, St Mary the Virgin church, Stoneleigh, from 7pm, tickets £15 including glass of wine and canaps, call 024 7641 5506 or email admin@stoneleighchurch.co.uk

Sunday September 21

Charity Golf Day, in aid of young musicians competing in the World Finals in County Sligo, Ireland, four-man teams in a Texas Scramble, followed by live entertainment and fun for all the family, £20 per player, £12 for club members, Newbold Comyn Golf Course, first tee from 11.30am, call 07742 735452 or 313047.

ClaRa Brass with Amy Alcok and Rebecca Hawkins, playing music for horn and trumpet, St Nicholas church, Warwick, from 3pm, admission free.

Airsoft Expo, the next combat sport after paintball using airsoft guns, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington, from 9am to 5pm, adult £10 online or £12 on the door, child (8-14 yers) £6 online or £8 on the door, www.airsoftexpo.co.uk

Leamington Chamber Orchestra, pieces by Beethoven, Finzi and Delius arr Threfall, Leamington town hall, Parade, from 3pm, for tickets visit www.leamingtonchamberorchestra.org.uk, call 317025, or visit Presto Classical in Leamington.

Monday September 22

Whitnash’s new Guide Unit opens at the Chapter House, St Margaret’s church, a warm invitation to girls aged from 10 to 14, from 6.30am to 8.30am, no experience necessary,

Leamington History Group, Alice Fookes to give a talk on Alice Rosa Barker, Victorian Traveller and Explorer, Dormer Conference Centre, St Peter’s church, Leamington, from 7.30pm, £2.50 per meeting or £10 annual membership, call 424659 or email rushtonmm1860@gmail.com

Wednesday September 24

Warwickshire Garden Trust, talk by landscape architect Hazel Fryer about her work on the restoration of the historic Stoneleigh landscape. Friends’ Meeting House, Warwick, 7pm for 7.30pm start, £4 for non-members, £3 members, refreshments included.

Leamington and District Organ and Keyboard Society, an Evening of Live Music with Matthew Bason, Sydenham Community Centre, Chesterton Drive, Sydenham, from 7.30pm, £8 on the door.

David Williams organ, St Mary Magdalene, church, Lillington, from 7.30pm, free admission,

Thursday September 25

Radford Road Church Film Club showing The Young Victoria, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 2pm, tea and homemade cakes after, £2 per person.

Friday September 26

Friday Focus, free lunchtime talk on the Jacqueline Donachie exhibition by curator Alice Swatton, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Medicine Men, live music, Oak House (also known as Leamington Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, admission free for members, £1 for non-members.

Kathyrn Ellis Soprano & Friends, concert as part of the Sherbourne 150th Anniversary Weekend, All Saints church, Church Road, Sherbourne, from 7.30pm, tickets £7.50.

Saturday September 27

Poverty after the New Poor Law, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 10am to noon, £5 per person.

Historical displays, music, cake sale, raffle, silent auction, Pimms tent, part of the Sherbourne 150th Anniversary Weekend, All Saints church, Church Road, Sherbourne, from 10am to 5pm, £3 entry, also on at the same place and time on Sunday September 28.

The Rooters, classic rock band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 9pm, free entry.

Fayre run by Girlguiding Southam District in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. in The Barn behind Aldine House opposite the Co-op on the main street in Southam from 10am to noon.

Leamington Royal Naval Association Male Voice Choir’s Annual Concert, Northgate Methodist church, Northgate Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £5, from choir members, Warwick tourist office, Court House, Jury Street, Warwick.

Oriflamme Wind Ensemble, pieces by Gounod, Graham Whettam, Arnold and more, St Nicholas church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £10, call 419905 or 07919 253710, money to the Brain Tumor Charity and St Nicholas church Appeal.

Gardens Open for Charity, Hill Close Gardens, Warwick, from 10.30am to 5pm, £3.50 for adults, £1 children

Sunday September 28

Festal Evensong Service, St Mary’s Scholars Choir and The Lord Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Dr Christopher Cocksworth, part of the Sherbourne 150th Anniversary Weekend, All Saints Church, Church Road, Sherbourne, from 6pm.

Paws Against Cancer fun day at Priors Marston sports field, noon onwards, with fun dog show, stalls, displays, licensed bar, barbecue food, bouncy castles and fun agility for children. Proceeds to Cancer Research UK. For details call Becky on 07952 868998.

The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, unaccompanied singing in the house and Packwood House, Lapworth, from 2pm,

Tuesday September 30

Singing for the Brain, for people with dementia, their friends family and carers, Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Shrubland Street, Leamington, from 10.15am to 11.45am, call 888899.

Ladies’ and Children’s Fashion Show & Sale: Love Labels, new discounted clothing up to 70% from High Street names will be shown in Cubbington’s Village Hall on Broadway, 7.30pm for 8pm start. in aid of Cubbington Action Group against HS2. £5 ticket includes complimentary glass of wine. Contact Gill on 772558, or Cubbington’s Only Foods & Sauces cafe or Love Labels in Warwick Market Place.

Wednesday October 1

Warwick Words Autumn Festival, special guests include Wendy Cope, Charles Spencer, Andy Kershaw, Bedsit Disco Queen Tracey Thorn, Alison Weir, Jo Baker and more, For full programme see www.warwickwords.co.uk, call 776438.

Speaker Paul Thompson will be talking to Woodloes Park Evening Townswomen’s Guild about “Tommy & Denise – First Woman to fight on the front line in WW1” Community Centre, Deansway, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome, £3 including refreshments.

Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Group, talk by Dr Umar Raja on new drugs for Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, no parking charge.

Friday October 3

The Jolly Rogers, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission.

Kathryn Ellis soprano and David Borsada Barieon, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, free admission.

Launch of Older People in Action’s Charter, guest speaker Mervyn Eastman who is the society’s secretary and co-director of Change, Victoria House, 59 Willes Road, Leamington, registration from 2pm for 2.15pm start, refreshments provided.

Saturday October 4

Kineton Art Group Open Exhibition and Sale of Paintings, Kineton Village Hall, from 10am to 5pm, refreshments available, also on at the same place and time at Sunday October 5.

The Ocicat Club’s 8th Championship Show, Ettington Community Centre, Ettington, from 1pm, adults £2 senior citizens and children £1, refreshments available.

Celebrating Dusshera (leading up to Diwali), Shree Khrishna Community Centre, High Street, Leamington, from 5pm to 7pm, free admission, everyone welcome, fun for all the family, please ensure children wear traditional or cultural dresses, to book a stall call 07971 385183, email dva18@hotmail.co.uk

Sarabande Piano Trio, playing music by Beethoven and Debussy, Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick, from 3pm, tickets £5 or £3.50 for children under 12.

John Wilderspin organ, Anniversary Organ Recital, St Mary Magdalene church, Lillington, from 7.30pm free admission with wine and cheese at the interval.

Opera Loki, performing Verdi Rigoletto, St Nicholas church, Warwick, tickets £25 or £20 for concessions, from 7.30pm,call 419905 or visit www.stnicholaswarwick.org.uk

Find My Past.co.uk, in-depth look at the website with family historian Jennifer Cranfield, County Record Office, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person.