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

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 Tessa Beaver’s 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

Ideas for Christmas, charity gift and craft fair including face painting, hand-made cards, jewellery, cupcakes, craft kits, Body Shop products, refreshments and more, St Paul’s church, Friars Street, Warwick, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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

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 18th century, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from noon , £5, to book call 738959.

Christmas craft market at Leamington Hastings church. Open from 11.30am to 2.30pm with stalls, refreshments, raffle and lunch available. Contact Karen on 812363.

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, singers, Santa, fortune teller, stalls and more, organised by the hospital’s League of Friends, at the hospital from 2pm to 4.30pm, free parking for the afternoon.

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.

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

Kenilworth Castle Christmas Shopping Event, draw to win a luxury hamper, free mince pies, tastings of meads and wines. From noon to 7pm,

Warwickshire Rock and Rollers, Rock & Roll Christmas Party with live music from All or Nuthin, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm to 11pm, Tickets £3.50 in advance or £5 on the door. Come along and have a dance, bring your own supper, everyone welcome, more details from Martin on 07900 818644.

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.

Thursday December 4

Show and Tell: How to Keep Warm Animal Style, Spice up your lunchbreak with these bitesize, informal, free of charge exploratory sessions showcasing the Market Hall Museum in Warwick’s collections. Talks are led by one of our museum curators. No need to book, just drop in. Donations welcome. Talks start at 1pm and last 15 to 30 minutes,

Treasure Island, The Lapworth Players’ Christmas production, Until Sunday December 6,

Friday December 5

Friday Ficus free lunchtime talk, Steve Bond - a fourth generation descendant of artist Jame Holland - will be talking about the artist’s life and work, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

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.

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

Concert by Lillington Ladies’ Choir at Cubbington Methodist Church Hall at 2.30 p.m. Raffle, preserves stall, refreshments served. Admission Free.

Elivs, live music at the Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

The Artist, award winning silent movie, screened at the Ballroom in the restored Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, from 6.30pm, tickets £6 by calling 492212 or email info@visitwarwick.co.uk

Saturday December 6

All Saints church, Harbury Christmas Fayre, traditional stalls and tea shop, order your turkry, wine and cheese, find gifts for all ages, live music, village school art competition, visit from Santa, raffle to raise funds for the Myton Hospices, from 2pm to 4pm,

Coffee and Croissants for Christmas Shoppers, continental breakfasts, Dale Street Methodist church, Leamington, from 9am to 11.30am, £3 for adults, squash and hot buttered toast for children for 50p, proceeds in aid of Action for Children.

St James church Christmas Fair, books, bottle tombola, bric-a-brac, cakes, stalls, raffle, crafts, refreshments and more, St James church, Southam, from 10am to 12.30pm, free admission.

Whitnash Ladies Bowls Christmas Coffee Morning, quiz, tombola, table top stall, win a hamper and more, New Hall, Whitnash Sports and Social Club, Heathcote Road, from 10.30am, £1.50 per person.

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,

Wreath Making Workshop for Adults, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700 to confirm bookng.

The Circle Singers, programme to suit all tastes, St Leonards church, Priors Marston, tickets £6 including refreshments, buy on the door, call 612788 or visit www.circlesingers.co.uk

Dancing to Joe Priddy and Bingo, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Leamington Sinfonia with Warwickshire Young Voices and conductor Thomas Payne, Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel, St Mark’s church, Rugby Road, Leamington, from 6.30pm, tickets from Presto Classical and 01789 731966.

Christmas for Warwick performed by the Choirs of St Mary’s church, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £13 or £11 for concessions, from St Mary’s Bookshop, 403940 or on the door, children free.

Ancestry.co.uk, The ‘Ancestry’ website is a vital tool for family historians. This session by family historian Jennifer Cranfield provides an in-depth look at the ancestry.co.uk website. Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, £12, to book call 738959

Myton Hospices Carol Concert, All Saints’ church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 6.30pm, tickets on the door, mulled wine and mice pies.

Sunday December 7

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra and Saint Michael’s Singers, Family Christmas Concert, Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick, from 3pm, call 850385 or visit boxoffice@wso.org.uk

Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission.

Spirit of Christmas at Hill Close Gardens, enjoy carols and mulled wine, bran tub, tombola, Christmas raffle, decorations, gifts and seasonal refreshments on sale, 2pm to 5pm,