Your what’s on guide

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

Friday April 10

Lunchtime Concert Series: Adrian Moore - organ, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, refreshments available from 12.30pm, free admission, retiring collection.

Marvellous Medicines at St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 3pm, cost £2.50 per child, no need to book, just drop in. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Rockin’ the Stone Age, It’s more than just flints, bronze and burial chambers, discover life from Stone Age to Bronze Age times. Did our ancestors really live in caves, what sort of things did they have to wear and eat? make a piece of ancient jewellery and a shield to take home, £2.50 per child. Tickets must be booked in advance in person at the library and may be limited. Sessions are suitable for school-aged children.

Northern Soul Night, The Nelson Club. Charles Street, Warwick, from 8pm to 12.30pm, £5 on the door.

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

The Craft studio at Hilltop Farm, Fosseway, Hunningham, phone 07890 154852. Children’s felt making. Make a handmade felt picture with a spring theme, suitable for age 6 upwards, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, £15. Drop-in pottery painting, decopatch and card making every day.

Friday Focus free lunchtime talks, Margaret Watkins, secretary of the Leamington Literary Society will talk about the life and work of Mary Dormer Harris; an unusual Leamington woman - scholar, writer, historian, actress and campaigner, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm

The Talisman Theatre Cinema in Kenilworth will play The Lives of Others at 7.30pm. The psychological thriller is in German with English sub-titles. It follows an East-German Stasi officer as he gets drawn into the lives of the people he must spy on. Oscar, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner. Certificate 15

Saturday April 11

Billy Mac, solo singer, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.

Grand National Day, free members’ barbecue and race night from 11.30am to 11.30pm, The Nelson Club, Charles Street Warwick, from 11.30am to 11.30pm.

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

Heritage Walks: Exploring Warwick, Meet at Priory House, County Record Office, from 2pm to 4pm, £7.50, to book a place call 738959.

Southam Lions’ Grand National, buy a horse and nominate a jockey to race, children welcome, audience participation, formal race attire encouraged, in aid of Zoe’s Place baby hospice, The Graham Adams Centre, from 7.30pm, paddock entry £2.50.

Side by Side, live reggae music, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club.

Sunday April 12

Noel’s Knights, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.

Life in Bethlehem Today, speaker Zoughbi Zoughbi the founder and director of Wi’am, a Palestinian Christian organisation working to resolve and transform conflict within the Palestinian community. Dale Street Methodist church, Leamington, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, free entry,

Craft Club for adults, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 2pm to 4pm, free admission, just drop in.

Monday April 13

The Whitnash Society, talk Donald Graham A Royal Manor Survives - the Fate of Wootton Wawen, New Hall, Whitnash Sports & Social Club from 6.45pm,

Tuesday April 14

Charity Antiques Valuation Event with Charles Hanson of Hansons Auctioneers, Harbury Village Library, The Wight School, High Street from 4pm to 7pm, maximum of six items per person, items may be consigned for auction, visit www,harburyvillagelibrary.org,uk

Learn to dance Rock and Roll with the Warwickshire Rock and Rollers, every Tuesday at the Court House Ballroom, Jury Street, Warwick, above the Tourist Information Centre. Beginners lesson starts at 7.30pm followed by social dancing until 10pm. Admission £4. Everyone welcome, no partner necessary.

Unison Retired Members AGM, come along to hear about the summer programme of outings and winter programme of meetings with speakers, St Mark’s church, Rugby Road, Leamington, from 2.30pm, new members always welcome.

Leamington Literary Society, Crime and Punishment in Warwickshire in the Early 19th Century, talk by writer J P Lethbridge, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, annual memebrship £15, joint membership £25, visitors £2.50, call 259265.

The Warwick Society, Warwickshire Police and Crime Comissioner Ron Ball will talk about the county’s policing priorities and his role, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 7.30pm, free admission.

Wednesday April 15

Sketch Club for adults, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 2pm to 4pm, free, just drop in.

Wellesbourne Flower Club, Diane Street will lead a workshop and give a demonstration entitled Swirls and Twirls showing members the art of using midollino sticks in their arrangements, please bring scissors, Wellesbourne village hall, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome, £6 per person, refreshments available.

Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society have Ann Bird,a highly regarded rose judge who will take people on a journey through Japan and the wonderful roses grown there, St Peters Church Hall, Dormer Place, 7pm for 7.30pm start, everyone welcome, non-members £3 on the door including coffee or tea and biscuits, produce table - a plant, cake or any item to be put on the table will be very welcome.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Musical, Priory Theatre, Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth, runs up to and including Saturday April 25, from 7.30pm, Tickets £10.50 (concessions available) from the Box Office on 863334 between 2pm and 8pm.

Thursday April 16

The Royal Leamington Spa Flower Club is meeting at The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, for a Floral Art Demonstration from 7pm for a 7.15pm start, visitors are always welcome, costs £5 at the door.

Show and Tell: Why did we collect taxidermy?, Market Hall Museum, Warwick, from 1pm to 1.30pm, free admission.

Free Antiques Valuation Day with Hanson’s Auctioneers featuring antique textiles expert Notty Hornblower, St Francis of Assisi church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, from 10pm to 4pm.

Friday April 17

An Introduction to Social Media for the Complete Novice, interactive discussion, bring laptops smartphones and tablets and a bottle of wine for a fun and informative evening, booking required, £2 donation.

Lunchtime Concert Series: Adrian Moore - organ, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, refreshments available from 12.30pm, free admission, retiring collection.

Friday Focus free lunchtime talk, Archie Pitts, Chairman of the Friends of the Pump Room Gardens, will talk about the plans to restore the gardens to their heyday in the early 1900s. Archie will discuss the bandstand, the focal point of the gardens and the centre piece for many of the events that take place there, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Saturday April 18

Fimo clay making adult workshop, create Fimo jewellery with members of the Shelanu women’s craft collective, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £20 per person, to book call 742700.

Race Night, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.

The John Steeds Band, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, from 9pm.

Find My Past.co.uk, find our more about the website, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, tickets £12, call 738959 to book.

St James’s Singers and Players, Bach Mass in B Minor, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £15 or £10, call 07502 939498 or buy on the door.

Faye Horne, live singer with hits from the 60s, 70s, 90s right up to present day, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club.

Sunday April 19

Long Itchington Cricket Club, junior registration day, All junior practice is held on Sunday morning under the guidance of qualified coaches with matches played mostly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The club runs sides at under 11, under 13 and 15 age groups. Under 17’s are encouraged to play in a senior Wednesday night league. For further information on registration timings or junior cricket at Long Itchington please contact Clive Haywood on 07967 830173 or clive@fwhaywood.co.uk

Recital by Soprano Victoria Wilson accompanied by Antoine Mitchell on the piano, St Nicholas church, Warwick, free admission, from 3pm.

Monday April 20

Behind the Scenes at the Warwickshire County Record Office, Learn how to use the record office, tour the strongrooms, view original records and discover how Warwickshire’s records are cared for, £5 per person, call 738959 to book tickets.