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

Friday November 21

The Score, Live Music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free entry. www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Tango Warwick, autumn season with Maria Solero, classes: beginners, 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers 7pm to 8pm, intermediates 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practical 9.30pm to 10.30pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

Friday Focus free lunchtime talk, park ranger Laura Smith and Margaret Rushton of the Leamington History Group will discuss the installation of the Barbed Poppies dedicated to all those who fought in the First World War.

The Score, live music, indie, pop, rock and soul, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Saturday November 22

Salvation Army Autumn Fayre, stalls including light refreshments, home-made cakes, preserves and sweets, ‘bric-a-brac’ (including books, DVDs and CDs etc), Christmas cards and wrapping paper, toiletries, plants and ‘Hook-a-duck’. in aid of community groups in Africa, Chapel Street, Leamington, from 10.30am, entrance £1 including free tea or coffee, children free.

Cubbington Mill Care Home’s Annual Christmas Fete, games, tombola, nearly new stall, jewellery, books, toys, refreshments and more, Cubbington Mill Care Home, Church Lane, Cubbington, call 430351 or email reception.cubbington@barchester.com

Fenny Compton’s Christmas Fayre for Cancer Charities, including a visit from Santa, village hall, from 2pm, free admission.

Whitnash Methodist church Christmas Fayre, stalls, book sale, CDs, gifts, raffles, refreshments including soup, from noon to 2pm, raising money for church funds free admission.

Macmillan Cocktail Party, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, Manor House and Marquee, The Newbold Comyn Arms, Leamington, from 7pm to midnight, £15 per person including cocktail and canapes on arrival, call 07581 785783 or email shell.bee@sky.com

Family Arts Afternoon to celebrate Road Safety Week, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from noon to 3pm, free admission, just drop in and join in, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Tree Maker, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, call 738959.

Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society with Colin Druce organ, World War I Commemorative Concert, All Saints’ church, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets from Presto Classical, Kenilworth Books or 850264.

Divertimento, music from Cecilia’s Day by British composers including Elgar, Vaughn Williams and new work by Paul Sudlow, St Nicholas church, Warwick, tickets from Presto Classical, call 778646 or email www.divertimento.org.uk

Collegium, music by Karl Jenkins and Haydn, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets from St Mary’s bookshop, on the door or call 403940.

Sunday November 23

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

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

Stir Up Sunday, make a Christmas pudding and look at some of the recipes from the archives, St John’s Museum, from 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm, bring your own pudding basin, £10, call 412132.

Christmas Truce talk with author Sir Andrew Hamilton, Newbold Pacey church, from 3.30pm, tcikets £8 in aid of the church and include a high tea of soup, cheese and wine, call 651558 or 07860 346878.

Monday November 24

Leamington History Group, talk by Allan Jennings on James Bisset: pioneer and entrepreneur of Leamington Priors, St Peter’s church, Dormer Conference.

Tuesday November 25

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

Rehearse with Magic Voices, mixed contemporary choir, St Margaret’s Centre, Whitnash, from 8pm, to register for a free taster session visit www.magicvoices.co.uk

Groovy 60s Tour, Go back in time to the 1960s and explore a selection of costume and objects from Warwickshire Museum’s social history collection, Museum Stores, Monatgue Road, Warwick, from 1.30pm to 3pm, £5 per person, call 412132 or 412501

ThUrsday November 27

Federation of Small Businesses’ Regional Annual Conference, Warwick University, from 6.30pm, The event is free and includes a light buffet, register at www.fsbannual2014.eventbrite.com

Indian Gardens: a talk by Diane James, Diane has been researching into the influence of Indian Gardens on the British administrators who served in India over several centuries, and what they brought back to England of their experience of Indian culture. The Friends’ Meeting House. High Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm, admission £4, members £3. All welcome.

Friday November 28

Tango Warwick, autumn season with Maria Solero, classes: beginners, 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers 7pm to 8pm, intermediates 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practical 9.30pm to 10.30pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

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

Zemlinsky String Quartet, Pump Room, Leamington from 7.30pm, for tickets call 334418, visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk

Friday Focus Extra, talk on the exhibition My Craft or Sullen Art opening on Saturday November 29, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm to 2pm, free, no need to book.

Saturday November 29

Guide Dogs Christmas Fair, the Guide Dog Training Centre, Edmonscote Manor, Warwick New Road, from 10am to 3pm.

Opening of the In My Craft or Sullen Art exhibition with curator Simon Kirby, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am, free, no need to book.

Victorian Crazy Patchwork, create a traditional fabric tree decoration and greetings card, St John’s Museum, Warwick, £20, booking is essential, call 738959, 411132 or 412501.

Christmas Fair, light lunches, cakes, stalls, gifts, books and more Homewood Methodist House, Kenilworth Road, Leamington, from 12.30pm to 3pm, call 428135.

Lillington Free Church Christmas Fayre, stalls and a visit from Santa, from 11am, £1 admission includes refreshments and mince pies.

Barn Dance Spectacular with Long Itch Scratch, Eathorpe village hall, from 8pm, doors and bar open at 7.30pm, tickets £8 or £7 for under-18s and over 65s, limited numbers, call 632575, 632664 or email sueatathorpe@gmail.com

Long Itchington Cricket Club’s Annual Rummage Sale, community centre, Stockton Road, Long Itchington, bring items to the community centre on the day from 10am or call 814971, the event starts at 2pm with a tombola and refreshments.

St James Singers and Players plus guests, Verdi Requiem, All Saints church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, tickets from the box office on 07502 939498.

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

In My Craft or Sullen Art, exhibition of works by printmaker and painter Tessa Beaver, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, opens at 11am, free, no need to book, runs until February 22, www.wawickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms

Life in Warwick in the eighteenth century, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from noon , £5, to book call 738959

Sunday November 30

Warwick Show Band Christmas Fair, Band Headquarters, Westend Centre, Hampton Road, Warwick, from noon, £10 per table, £6 for outside pitches, call 490444

Leamington Rehabilitation Hospital Christmas Fair, organised by the hospital’s League of Friends, at the hospital from 2pm to 4.30pm

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

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Braunston

Tilt, live music, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, from 3pm to 7pm, members free, non-members pay on entry.

Hampton Magna Christmas Fayre, a variety of crafts and giftware and more, Hampton Magna Community Centre, Field Barn Road, Hampton Magna, from 1pm to 3pm, free admission.

Sydni Centre Christmas Fair, stalls, a choir, a brass band and Santa’s Grotto, The Sydni Centre, Cottage Square, Sydenham, from noon to 4pm, free admission, call 422071.

Tuesday December 2

Illustrated talk by lecturer and writer Sarah Hoskin on Coventry Cathedral, organised by the Leamington Society, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, £2, visitors welcome.

Sydenham History Group Christmas Meeting with Alastair Clark from AC Lloyd talking about The building of Sydenham and Alan Goldstraw on The Elephants of Leamington Spa, Sydni Centre, Cottage Square, Sydenham, from 7.30pm, mince pies and refreshments, entrance £2. All welcome. Call 330711 or www.sydni.org

Wednesday December 3

Wellesbourne Flower Club’s Christmas Meeting, NAFAS demonstrator Zoe Podmore will be presenting her interpretation of Bloomin Christmas, village hall, from 7.30pm, visitors are welcome, £6 per person, refreshments available.

Woodloes Townswomen’s Guild, Singalong with Julia, the community centre, Deansway, Woodloes Park, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome, £3 to include refreshments.

Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Group, meeting and talk by Prof Richard Downing about his research into Isleyt Transplantation followed by “A Taste of Christmas”, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, free parking

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Napron, pub food at the finish, meet at Newbold Comyn car park opposite the leisure centre at 9.30am, call 496974.

Friday December 5

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

Saturday December 6

Call Of Cthulhu with live soundtrack, North Hall, Spencer Yard, Leamington, from 7.30pm, Tickets are available online from www.wegottickets.com/event/288884 for £5, free entry for those who bought a pass for the recent Leamington Underground Cinema Festival,