Here is a list of what’s on in the area
Friday February 6
Summer Choir Concert, All Saints’ church Emscote, including V-W Five Mystical Songs Palestrina’s Missa Assumpta est Maria two Parry’s Songs of farewell and more from 7.45pm, entrance free with collection for Medecines sans Frontieres MSF.
Leamington & District Embroiderers’ Guild invite you to a talk by Jane Cobbett, Quilt Detective at St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, from 7pm, £5
Friday Focus Free Lunchtime Talk, David Close, from Chedham’s Yard project in Wellesbourne, will talk about its transformation into an award winning visitor site. Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.
Saturday February 7
Big Daddy V Giant Haystacks, Eathorpe village hall, CV33 9DE (off Fosse Way), doors/bar opens from 7.30 pm, tickets £11 or £10 for over 65s and under-18s.
Book Illustration & Visual Storytelling Workshop, an inspirational workshop for adults with illustrator Julie de Bastion, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, payment required to confirm booking.
Spen and Dave Duo, live music, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.
Not So Acoustic Who, tribute band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 9pm, free entry.
Great Fire of Warwick Talk, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 2pm to 5pm, £5 per person, call 738959.
Live band - Gerry Glennon are playing at St Patrick’s Irish Club (just off Adelaide Road), doors open at 8pm. Ideally suited to 50+ age group. Call 420265 for more details.
Charity Quiz Night, raising money for the Encephalitis Society, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, call 421621.
Jessica, live singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 496657.
Sunday February 8
Leamington Literary Salon, with author Mez Packer, Audley Binswood, Binswood Hall, Binswood Avenue, opening at 7.30pm, event from 8pm to 10pm, £8, refreshments available, pay on the door or call 07768 617081.
Table Top Sale, Warwick Show Band Headquarters, Hampton Road, opposite Shakespeare Avenue next to Racing Club Warwick FC, Hampton Road, setting up from noon, buyers from 1pm, call 07983 425359.
Monday February 9
The Whitnash Society, talk and presentation by Ray Steele titled Three Men in a Boat, The Whitnash Society meet on the second Monday of the month at the New Hall, Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash at 7.45 pm. The annual subscription is currently £9 (£7 concessions), visitors welcome for a charge of £2, call 336393 or 330038.
Tuesday February 10
The Warwick Society, Caroline Rann of the County Archaeological Service will give us her eagerly-awaited report on the excavations conducted last summer on the site of the demolished 1930s office building behind the houses in Northgate Street, talk at the Lord Leycester Hospital from 7.30pm.
Wednesday February 11
Kenilworth Family History Society, Suffrage Stories - Warwickshire Women and the fight to gain the vote, talk by Dr Sarah Richardson, Senior Citizens’ Club, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.
Thursday February 12
Leamington Society Talk, ‘Bread’ - speaker Steve Burnett has grown his bakery business to a chain of independent Leamington and Warwick based shops and cafés. Try their products and learn about the world of bread baking, Dormer Place Conference Centre, Leamington, from 7.30pm, £2 per person, visitors welcome.
Vintage Beauty Museum After Hours, visit Market Hall Museum in Warwick after hours and enjoy talks from historical beauty expert Sarah Jane Downing plus imagery and items from her own collection, from 7pm to 9pm, tickets £12 including glass of wine or soft drink, suitable for over 16s, call 412132 or visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice
Free Antiques Evaluation Day, with Hansons Auctioneers, jewellery and silver valuations with expert Kate Bliss, St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, from 10am to 4pm, for moe information call 07802 839915.
Parkinson’s UK Leamington and District Branch meeting AGM and demonstration by Shop Mobility, The Sydni Centre, Marloes Walk, Sydenham, call 853023.
Quiz Night, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, from 8pm, teams of up the six people for £1 per person.
Warwickshire Plant Heritage Group (NCCPG) talk by Andrew Mikolajski, author, garden designer and lecturer, on the subject of pruning. There will be a raffle, plant table and tea and coffee available. non-members welcome, The Great Hall, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick from 7.30pm for 7.45pm.
Trench Art, children’s drop-in activity, to make a shell vase or tank from craft material, at the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, St John’s House, Warwick, from 2pm to 4pm, £2 per child (under 5s £1). Call 491653, www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk
Quiz Night, The Nelson Club, Charles Street Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 496657.
Friday February 13
7TH SON, band, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly walk.
Friday Focus Free Lunchtime Talk, historian Stas Librowski will introduce J V Barber, the artist who became a major developer and speculator and who created the Royal Leamington Spa we see today, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.
Saturday February 14
Valentine’s Skittles Night, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, call 421621.
Live band - Easy Feeling are playing at St Patrick’s Irish Club (just off Adelaide Road). Live band. Doors open at 8pm. Ideally suited to 50+ age group. Call 420265 for more details
Valentine’s Stone Carving Workshop for Adults, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, payment required to confirm booking.
Valentine’s Day drop-in family craft activity, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm to 3pm, free, last entry at 2.45pm, recommended for children up to 12 years.
Valentine’s Disco, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 8pm, free entry.
Opening the Parish Chest, Find out what you can learn from its other contents with local historian Christine Hodgetts, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, call 738959.
Valentine’s Vintage Fair, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 4pm, free entry.
Armonico Consort & Baroque Players, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons played on authentic period instruments and also Vivaldi Magnificat, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 0844 581 0750 or visit www.armonico.org.uk
Valentine’s Rock and Roll Night, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, £6 entry, call 419326 for tickets.
Sunday February 15
Model Tractor, Plant & Construction Show, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, www.warwickshireexhibitioncentre.co.uk
Emma Johnson Clarinet and John Lenehan Piano, music by Weber, Chopin, Brahms, Bernstein and more, Spa Centre, Leamington, from 3pm, pre-concert talk at 2.10pm, tickets £17 reserved, £12.50 unreserved. call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org
Noel’s Knights, live music, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, from 3pm to 7pm.
Silk piano trio play Debussy, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Piazzola. St Nicholas Church, Warwick. from 3pm, admission free, refreshments.
Monday February 16
Furry Friends and Arty Tots, meet come furry friends from Wild Creature Features and enjoy a story and some animal crafts, Market Hall Museum, Warwick, from 2pm to 3.30pm, £2.50 per child, book tickets by calling 412132.
Behind the Scenes: Family Museum Stores Tours, explore the Museum Stores with natural sciences curator Jon Radley, Montague Road, Warwick, from 2pm to 3pm and 3.30pm to 4.30pm, £5 per person, family ticket £14, call 412132 or 412501.
Tuesday FebrUary 17
Sydenham History Group, Leamington and the Flying Circus by Jacqui Kirk, How WW1 pilots bought aviation to Leamington, Tales of the Bonniksens, Sir Alan Cobham and Joy Rides at Sydenham, The Sydni Centre, Cottage Square , Sydenham, from 7.30 pm, all welcome, admission £2, call 330711.
Wednesday February 18
Wellesbourne Flower Club, Helen Hunter presents her interpretation of My Hobbies, village hall, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome, £6 per person, refreshments available.
Meet the Terrific Tudors, half term event for children, Market Hall Museum, Warwick, from 10.30am to noon and 2pm to 3.30pm, £2.50 per child, no need to book just drop in.
Thursday February 19
Royal Leamington Spa Flower Club will be holding a floral demonstration evening at The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington from 7pm for a 7.15pm start, visitors are welcome. £5 per person, pay at the door, for more information call 330670.
Friday February 20
The Wild Murphys will be playing at St Patrick’s Irish Club (just off Adelaide Road). For more details www.wildmurphys.com. £5 entry .