Your what’s on guide

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

Friday March 27

Race Night in aid of Long Itchington Cricket Club, The Community Centre, Stockton Road, Long Itchington, doors open at 7pm and the first race scheduled for 7.30pm, to book a seat call 07530 804020.

Live Band, Pat McManus and his rock band at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside Walk, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, tickets £10, call 420265.

Warwick Words Xtra Event: Emma Bridgewater, Toast and Marmalade – Stories from the Kitchen Dresser, Join Emma Bridgewater as she talks about her best-seller Toast and Marmalade, the personal stories behind her distinctive and popular kitchenware designs. Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 2pm, Tickets £20 includes signed copy of the book and tea and cake, call the box office on 334418. For the full Warwick Words Xtra Events Programme February – June 2015 visit www.warwickwords.co.uk

V8, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free entry.

Friday Focus Extra, talk by a group of ceramicists who have been inspired by Leamington Art Gallery and Museum’s permanent collection, at Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm, free.

Saturday March 28

A Dramatic Presentation of St Mark’s Gospel, by the Rev Ian Burkinshaw and his son Peter of the Riding Lights Theatre Company, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 4pm, free admission.

Dancing to Richard Tarver, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Live Band, Doyle and Daniels are playing at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside Walk, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, suited for over 55s, call 420265.

Reminiscing, live band, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington

Collegium with Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Handel’s Messiah, St Mary’s church, tickets £14 or £12 for concessions, call 403940.

The Mosquitos, Southam Sports and Social Club, from 9pm, free entry.

Dale Williams, live singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir with the Stamford Choral Society, Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Alinka Kozari soprano, Marion Ramsay contralo, Richard Monk tenor, Alistair Ollorenshaw bass and conductor Nigel Stark, Mendelsshon’s Elijah, All Saints’ church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £14 in advance or £15 on the door, from Preston Classical in Leamington, www.rlsbc.org or on the door.

Distorted Decade, covers band, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, from 8.30pm.

Discovering the History of Gardens, with historian Christine Hodgetts, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, call 738959.

Sunday March 29

Jackie’s Open Mic, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, from 3pm to 7pm.

Spring Flower Walk in South Cubbington Wood, led by Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, two-mile walks last about 90 minutes, children and dogs on leads welcome, leaves the King’s Head in Church Hill at 3pm, bring suitable footwear, no charge for the walk but donations to the group are welcome, for more information call 425283.

Monday March 30

Arty Tots: Crazy Clay at St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 2.30pm to 4pm, costs £2.50 per child, suitable for under fives but older siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Flower Walk in South Cubbington Wood, led by Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, two-mile walks last about 90 minutes, children and dogs on leads welcome, leaves the King’s Head in Church Hill at 10am, bring suitable footwear, no charge for the walk but donations to the group are welcome, for more information call 425283.

Tuesday March 31

Sydenham History Group, Watermills and Windmills around Leamington by Tim Booth, the SYDNI Centre, Cottage Square (off Marloes Walk) Sydenham, from 7.30pm, entrance £2, refreshments available, call 330711 or visit www.sydni.org

Stone Age to Iron Age, Become an archaeologist for the day and find out what people used to eat and how they lived in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. ‘Excavate’ your own Bronze Age model roundhouse and make your own artefacts to take home. St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 9.30am to 4pm, Cost £24 a day or Book two or more days and get a 20% discount on the overall cost per child. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years. Bring packed lunches snacks or drinks, Places must be booked in advance by calling 412132.

Young Curators Club, a chance for children to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes in a museum, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 2pm to 3pm, This club is suitable for children aged 8 and above, book your free place by calling 742700 or emailing penelope.thomas@warwickdc.gov.uk.

Wednesday April 1

Woodloes Evening Townswomen Guild, AGM and bring and Buy sale, meets at the Community Centre on Deansway, all welcome, £3 for visitors to include refreshments.

The Great Fire of Warwick, discover the story of the historical event, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 9.30am to 4pm, £24 for the day, book two or more days and get 20% discount on the overall cost per child, suitable for ages six to 12, birng packed lunch, snacks and a drinks, to book in advance call 412132.

Mid Warwickshire Association of the National Trust present An Entertainment: a performance of monologues and sketches by Margot McCleary and Beverley Absom, Spa Centre, Leamington, from 7.30pm, Free to members of the association, visitors £3 and very welcome.

The Firm, Kelly’s Music Night, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, admission £5.

Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Group, Q&A forum with diabetes related health professionals, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, no charge for car parking.

Thursday April 2

Easter Art Club, Wonderful Windmills, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 2pm to 4pm, free drop in sessions, recommended for children 6-12 years.

Corsets to Camouflage, explore costume collections including the military unifroms belonging to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, make a toga, ‘make do and mend’ on the Second Word War Home Front and recreate psychedelic 60s tie dye, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 9.30am to 4pm, Cost £24 a day or Book two or more days and get a 20% discount on the overall cost per child. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years. Bring packed lunches snacks or drinks, Places must be booked in advance by calling 412132.

Countdown to Easter, Children’s Workshop for Easter bonnets, miniature gardens and an Easter trail, Hill Close Gardens, Bread and Meat Close, Warwick, from 10.30am to noon, booking essential, call 493339.

Friday April 3 (Good Friday)

Churches in Warwick Walk of Witness, finishing in The Market Square for a service starting at 12.15pm. Meeting at 11.45 am at one of the following churches: St Mary Immaculate in West Street, St Paul’s by the Racecourse, New Life Church on Friars Street, Northgate Methodist Church in Barrack Street or Castle Hill Baptist Church. If walking is not comfortable for you, come to The Market Square before noon. There will be some chairs.

Saturday April 4

What do the Lord of the Rings, Narnia and Star Wars have in Common with a 1st Century Roman Execution on the cross?, discussion with a light Mediterranean-style meal, The Mission in George Street, Leamington, from 7pm,

Solihull & District Orchid Society, 50th Anniversary orchid show, Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, from 11am to 4pm, trade stands, lots of displays, tombola, orchid plants for sale, call 747822 or visit www.solihullrorchidsociety.org

Guitar Monkey, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club.

Charity Quiz Night, raising money for Console - the national bereavement and suicide charity, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, http://bishopstachbrookclub.co.uk/

Sunday April 5 (Easter Sunday)

Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission, good food, good jazz, friendly atmosphere, good parking.


Easter Egg Hunt from 11am to 5pm and Easter Bonnet Parade at 4pm, Hill Close Gardens, adults £3.50, Children £1, free entry for children who attended the Countdown to Easter Event (see April 2).

Easter Egg Hunt, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 12.30pm.

Monday April 6 (Easter Monday)

Richard Cook organ, All Saints Parish church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 11am, refreshments from 10.30am, free admission, retiring collection.

Tuesday April 7

Young Curators Club, a chance for children to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes in a museum, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 2pm to 3pm, This club is suitable for children aged 8 and above, book your free place by calling 742700 or emailing penelope.thomas@warwickdc.gov.uk

Wednesday April 8

Kenilworth All Together Greener meets 7.30pm at the Kenilworth Centre. The guest speaker is Janet Alty and her topic is: “Why green issues should dominate all aspects of the coming election: questions you might like to put to all candidates.” Everyone welcome.

Kenilworth Family History Society, annual business meeting to be followed by a talk by Ray Sturdy on the Real Dad’s Army, Senior Citizen’s Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.

Thursday April 9

Silver Prizes, make your own sporting plate, trophy or shield, children’s drop-in event, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, 1st floor St John’s House, Warwick from 2pm to 4pm, £2 per child, call 491653 or viist www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk

Warwick Words Xtra Event: A Wild Life, join Springwatch and Autumnwatch presenter Martin Hughes-Games as he talks about his memoir, Main Hall, King’s High School, The Butts, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £12 or concessions £10, call 334418, www.warwickwords.co.uk

Spring Flower Walk in South Cubbington Wood, led by Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, two-mile walks last about 90 minutes, children and dogs on leads welcome, leaves the King’s Head in Church Hill at 10am, bring suitable footwear, no charge for the walk but donations to the group are welcome, for more information call 425283.

Friday April 10

The Rooters!, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Saturday April 11

Jumble Sale, The Church Rooms, Wellesbourne, raising money for the WNAA and The Myton Hospices, from 2pm, for more information call 01789 842248.