Your what’s on guide

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

Friday October 17

Autumn season with Maria Solero at Tango Warwick, classes 6.30pm to 7.15pm beginners; 7pm to 8pm improvers, 8.15pm to 9.15pm intermediates, 9.30pm to 10pm approx practica, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington

Friday Focus, free lunchtime talk with Dr Tania Woloshyn - Welcome 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

Louise James, live music, The Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

Karaoke, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 8am, free entry.

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 Emigrated, 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.

Wednesday October 22

Leamington Rambling Club, Corley Moor, meet at the car park opposite Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre at 9.30am, call 496974.

Thursday October 23

Winter will be Stylish Charity Fashion Show, raising funds for The Air Ambulance Service, ladies wear by Captain Tortue presented by personal stylist Sarah Gray, Warwick Tennis Club, Hampton Road, from 7.30pm, tickets £5, booking essential, email sueant8btinternet.com

The Leamington Society and Friends of Leamington Station present Growing the Railway in the West Midlands: an exciting future, independent rail consultant and former Chiltern Railways director Ian Baxter will discuss the development of the West Midlands Rail Network to HS2 in 2026 and beyond, proceeds to the Friends of Leamington Station, Dormer Place Conference centre, Leamington, from 6.30pm, £5 admission.

Friday October 24

In Conversation with artist Jacqueline Donachie and Prof Chris Dorsett, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm to 2pm, free, no need to book.

Gareth Lloyd, vocalist, by popular demand, The Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

Tim Campain organ, luncthime concert, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, admission free, retiring collection, light refreshments available from 12.30pm.

The Rooters, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Autumn season with Maria Solero at Tango Warwick, classes 6.30pm to 7.15pm beginners; 7pm to 8pm improvers, 8.15pm to 9.15pm intermediates, 9.30pm to 10pm approx practica, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington

Saturday October 25

Gig for Gaza, raising money for Medical Aid for Palestinians, music by South Town artists including Matt Hernandez and friends and Palestinian poetry, The Grand Union bar and restaurant, Leamington, from 7.30pm, £5 on the door, for more information email 
marjolaw@yahoo.com

Autumn Craft Fair in aid of the Myton Hospices, 30 stalls and a performance by the Coventry Rock Choir, St Mark’s church, Rugby Road, Leamington, from noon to 3pm, admission £2 adults, children free.

The Mosquitos, live band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, Southam, from 9pm, free entry.

Archaeology Day, A day of talks, displays and interactive workshops related to local history and archaeology, keynote speaker Professor John Blair of Oxford University on Power and Display in a Changing World, c.600-650: Hatton Rock and Long Itchington in Context , Warwick School, from 10am to 4.30pm, tickets £15 per person, £5 for stall holders, bring your own lunch, tea and coffee provided, call 738959.

Sunday October 26

Leamington Rambling Club, nine to 11-mile walk, Hook Norton, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Claverdon, leaves Newbold terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.

Kenilworth Rambling Club, Meriden, seven-and-a-half miles, call 024 7641 8719.

Monday October 27

Arty Tots, Come and get arty at St John’s Museum and meet a Falconer from the Falconry and Hawking Centre with some real live owls, create your own feathered friend to take home, suitable for under-5s, older brothers and sisters welcome, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 2pm to 3.30pm, £2.50 per child.

Leamington History Group, talk by Jo Clark on Leamington 1930 - 1970: demolition and development, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, call 424659 or email rusthonmm1860@gmail.com

Tuesday October 28

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

Wednesday October 29

Storyteller Sue Andrews will delight audiences of all ages, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, noon to 3pm, free admission.

Spooky Bats and Owls - Meet the Owls, Find out all about the nocturnal animals that come alive at night, like bats and owls, make a Halloween decoration and an owl mask and meet some of the museum’s natural history specimens face to face, also meet some real live owls at lunchtime with the falconer from the Falconry and Hawking Centre. Market Hall Museum, Warwick, Craft sessions from 10.30am to noon and 2pm to 3.30pm,

Meet the Owls from noon to 2pm, £2.50 per child, children must be accompanied by an adult, no need to book just drop in.

Friday October 31

Jon Baldwin, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Halloween Disco to raise money for the Myton Hospice, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, Southam, from 8am, free entry.

Beetlejuice, an informal talk on our perceptions of insects and some of the issues involved with how an overcrowded planet deals with feeding itself in the future with collections assistant Laura McCoy, stay and handle live insects or just explore the museum followed by a complimentary screening of Beetlejuice the Natural History Gallery (not accessible to wheelchair users), Market Hall Museum, Warwick, from 7pm to 10pm, £10 per person.

Insects Alive, meet a creepy-crawly collection of live spiders and insects and make spooky spider crafts to take away, Market Hall Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 3pm, £2.50 per child, no need to book just drop in.

Spooky Bats and Owls, find out all about the nocturnal animals that come alive at night like bats and owls, make a Halloween decoration and an owl mask and meet some of Warwickshire Museum’s natural history specimens face to face, Leamington Library, from 2.30pm t0 4pm, £2.50 per child, booking in advance is essential, call 738959.

The Fault Line, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Autumn season with Maria Solero at Tango Warwick, classes 6.30pm to 7.15pm beginners; 7pm to 8pm improvers, 8.15pm to 9.15pm intermediates, 9.30pm to 10pm approx practical, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

Sunday November 2

Leamington Rambling Club, seven to nine-mile walk, Rowington, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Wasperton, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.

Tuesday November 4

The Dufay Collective , Cancionero - Music for The Spanish Courts of Ferdinand and Isabella of Castille and Aragon 1470 - 1520, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £20 and £18 reserved, £15 and £12 unreserved, call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org

Wednesday November 5

Woodloes Evening Townswomen’s Guild, social evening with a fish and chip supper, Community Centre, Deansway, from 7.30pm, visitors £3 including refreshments.