Here is a list of what’s on in the area
Friday October 10
Friday Focus, free lunchtime talk with Stephanie Kerr of BID Leamington in which she will talk about Leamington’s Silver Medal-winning exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.
Kenilworth Flower Festival by Churches Together. Runs at St Nicholas; St Barnabas; St Francis; Abbey Hill; Methodist and All Saints in Leek Wootton until Sunday. Entry £2, all welcome.
Fingers and Fumbs, singing and comedy duo, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.
Taming of the Shrew performed by Two Gents Productions, Eathorpe village hall (off the Fosse Way),
8pm, tickets: £10.50 or £9.50 for over-65s and under-18s, call 632575 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrated talk by Paul Handford about the work of the Friends Ambulance Unit in the First World War, Quaker Meeting House, 39 High Street, Warwick, from 6.30pm, free admission.
Tango Warwick, Autumn season with Maria Solero, at St Mary’s Church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, classes: 6.30pm to 7.15pm beginners, 7pm to 8pm improvers, 8.15pm to 9.15pm intermediates, 9.30pm to about 10.30pm practical.
Saturday October 11
Harvest at Haseley, come and see the church filled with amazing floral and vegetable decorations. From 10am to 4pm, also on Sunday October 12 from 10am to 3pm.
Jewellery Making Workshop, make and take home at least three pieces, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 1pm, £20 per person, call 412132.
Calvary, film screening, The Talisman Theatre, Barrow Road, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm.
Maggini String Quartet, All Saint’s, Leamington Hastings, from 7.30pm, call 07540 689606 or visit email@example.com
Jumble Sale, Church Rooms, from 2pm, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Wellesbourne, 01789 842248
Dancing to Joe Priddy, plus bingo, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.
Leamington Rambling Club, annual meeting, St Mark’s church hall, Leamington, from 7.30pm, call 498668.
Scott David, live music, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.
The Big Draw, spend the day with artist Julie de Bastion and experiment with drawing and printmaking techniques, suitable for the whole family, free to drop-in and join in, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, noon to 4pm.
Allegri String Quartet, Pump Room, Leamington, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org
The Voyaires, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free entry, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk
Orchestra Da Camera with Warwickshire County Youth Strings, Julie Robertson oboe and Tony Ayres conductor, St Mary’s church, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £12 or £6 for children, from Presto Classical, Kenilworth Books or www.orchestradacamera.co.uk.
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, playing pieces by Haydn, Ravel and more, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, call 428835 or buy on the door.
Sunday October 12
Leamington Rambling Club, Long Compton, seven to nine-mile hilly walk, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.
Leamington Rambling Club, Lighthorne, four too six-mile walk, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.
Harvest at Haseley, Harvest Evensong, from 6pm.
Kenilworth Rambling Club, Edgehill, eight miles, call contact 427901
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, playing pieces by Haydn, Ravel and more, Leamington Town Hall, Parade, from 7.30pm, call 428835 or buy on the door.
Harvest Festival Service, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 10.30am, also animal service from 3pm, bring pets to be blessed.
Leamington Vintage Fair, organised by Vintage in the Shires, Pump Room, from 10am to 4pm, admission £1, visit http://www.facebook.com/VintageinTheShires or call 07827 228747.
Justin’s Open Mic with Drums and Bass, Oak House, Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington from 3-7pm,
Monday October 13
The Whitnash Society, presentation by Sarah Ridgeway on the Restoration of Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden, the New Hall, Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash, from 7.45pm. Visitors are welcome for a nominal charge of £2.
Behind the Scenes at the County Record Office, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 10.30am to noon, £5 per person, book tickets on 412132.
Southam Lions Hog Roast, raising money for the WNAA and Myton Hospice, the back of The Old Mint, Southam
Tuesday October 14
Warwick District Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Annual Meeting with guest speaker Tim Willis the project lead for extra housing care on Warwickshire County Council, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, from 2pm to 4pm.
Singing for the Brain, for people with dementia, their carers and family and friends, using singing to bring people together, Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Shrubland Street, Leamington, from 10.15am to 11.45am refreshments provided, call 888899.
The Hungry Heart - seductive stories from Italy, sultry storytelling show for adults, with songs and tantalising folk tales from the land of passion with Cat Weatherill, Offchurch village hall, School Hill, from 8pm, tickets £8.50, Wine, coffee, biscotti and tiramisu on sale, call 07787 170590,
Leamington Literary Society, John Burton of the George Eliot Fellowship will read Kiss Ethel for Me from Letters sent home by a Bedworth Soldier during the First World War, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome for £2.50 per meeting, annual membership £15, joint membership £25, call 259265.
Wednesday October 15
Lea, Jazz, A Night at the Movies with the Organik Trio Plus 1, Leamington Rugby Club, Moorefields, Kenilworth Road, from 7pm for 8pm start, tickets £6, call 07919 210510.
MC Beaton book signing event, Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End, Kenilworth Tickets are £3.50 each, £2 concessions,
Wellesbourne Flower Club’s Annual Meeting, Jenny Down and the Home Team will lead a workshop entitled Small in Beautiful, Wellesbourne village hall, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome, £6 per person, refreshments available.
Leamington Spa Horticultural Society Members’ Annual Meeting at 7pm followed by a talk by Caroline Tait - nursery manager of Coton Manor Gardens entitled Past Present and Future which is open to all at 7.30pm, cheese and wine to follow, St Peters Church Hall, Dormer Place, Leamington.
Thursday October 16
Stand up for Labour comedy night, The Zephyr Lounge, The Assembly, Spencer Street, Leamington, Tickets cost £12 in advance and can be purchased online at zephyrlaughs.eventbrite.co.uk.
Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa. Four-day event ending on Sunday October 19. for times and tickets visit www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk
Friday October 17
Friday Focus, free lunchtime talk with Dr Tania Woloshyn - Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Medical Humanities at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Warwick University - focusing on light therapy in Britain and the treatments which took place at the Pump Room, Leamington Art Gallery Museum, from 1pm.
Maggie Bartmanis, mezzo-soprano, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, free admission, retiring collection.
Chicken Switch, acoustic duo, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk
Bounce Back Breast Cancer Support’s Fundraising Dance, disco and live music from the Harry Rag Band, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £5 from the club or call 770628.
Saturday October 18
Made in Leamington, contemporary design and craft fair, Leamington town hall, from 11am to 5pm. Also on at the same place and time on Sunday October 19.
Buteyko Breathing Rehabilitation Method, session to help people with all kinds of breathing problems, Castle Farm Recreation Centre, Fishponds Road, Kenilworth, from 10am to noon, placements cost £15 and MUST be booked in advance either online at www.buteykomethod.co.uk or by calling 0844 357 7373.
Leamington Comic Con, Pump Room, Parade, Leamington, from 10.30pm to 4pm. Search for Leamington Comic Con on Facebook.
Autumn Fun Afternoon, hosted by The Oddfellows, stalls, games, tombola, teas, raffle, proceeds in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Dale Street Methodist church, Leamington, from 2pm to 4pm.
Autumn Fayre, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 10am to noon.
Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Group, Quiz Night, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, call 855374
Local History Fair hosted by Leamington History Group, Dormer Hall, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 10am to 4pm.
Louise James, vocalist, Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington.
Family History: They Emmigrated, Warwickshire County Record Office, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, book tickets on 412132.
Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, playing Elgar, Dvorak and more, Guy Nelson Hall, Myton Road, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £12 or 35 for children and students, call 850385 or visit www.wso.org.uk
Sunday October 19
Solstice wind quintet, playing Faure, Lauber, Arnold & Poulenc. St Nicholas Church, Warwick, from 3pm, admission free, refreshments available.
Leamington Rambling Club, seven to nine-mile walk, Alcester, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.
Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Charlecote, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.
Tuesday October 21
The Russian Choir, Our Lady & St Wulstan church, Wood Street, Southam, from 7.30pm, free admission.
Sydenham History Group, The History of Soans of Leamington, A presentation by Richard Soans about the family firm, the Sydni Centre, Cottage Square, off Marloes Walk , Sydenham, starts at 7.30pm, refreshments, entrance £2. No membership required. call 330711.