Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington in the coming weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.
SATURDAY JANUARY 9
Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 11am to 4pm: A Medicinal Jewellery Workshop will be led by members of Craft Space. Participants will spend the day making polymer clay jewellery inspired by the body and medicine. Craft Space is a ‘crafts development organisation’ with over twenty years’ experience in educating people about craft. Cost: £20 per person. Places are limited, please call 01926 742700 to book a place. Payment is required to confirm booking. Non-refundable.
Napton Village Hall, 7.30pm for 8pm: Folk music with The Cannons. Bar and light refreshments. Tickets £10. Call 814596 or email email@example.com to book or for more information.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Mr and Mrs Rock & Roll
SUNDAY JANUARY 10
Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 2pm to 4pm: Sew & Stitch at Craft Club, a new monthly group organised by environmental campaign organisation Action 21. This month’s theme is to resolve to complete those unfinished craft project or do up your clothes. Sewing machines are available. Admission is free. Call 339077 for more information.
Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington, 1.30pm to 2.30pm: WAGS Gang Show is calling all Beavers interested in being in the show to go along to the registration and first rehearsal. The WAGS Gang Show is a variety show performed by members of Warwickshire Scouts and Guides each year at the Spa Centre, Leamington. WAGS 2016 will take place from Tuesday March 8 to Saturday March 12. Tickets are available from www.wagsgangshow.org.uk. Email WAGSinfo@aol.com for more information.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Just Jon & Leslie (Duo)
MONDAY JANUARY 11
St Mary’s church, Warwick, 7.45pm: Collegium Choir will be holding an open rehearsal of John Rutter’s requiem. All interested singers are warmly invited whatever their experience of choral singing. Admission is free and music will be provided for the evening. The rehearsal runs from 7.45pm to 9.45pm. The choir is pleased to welcome new members and will be performing the Rutter Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs on Saturday March 19.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13
Kenilworth Family History Society: Dr Turi King of Leicester University will present a talk titled Richard III and DNA about her work in the investigation of the remains of Richard III. Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1QJ, from 7.30. Non-members welcome. Contact 511969.
THURSDAY JANUARY 14
The Warwick Poetry Reading Group meets at the Quaker Meeting House in Warwick. Meetings start at 7.45pm. In this meeting the group will be reading and discussing a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets. For details, contact Norman Madden at 01926 511969. New members welcome.
Warwickshire Plant Heritage Group: This month’s talk will be by Howard Drury, well known horticulturalist and lecturer, entitled Plants, People and Life in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. This will be held at the Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome.
SATURDAY JANUARY 16
St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Concert for Amnesty International. Coventry Philharmonic Choir with Oriflamme and soloists Wendy Whyte, Richard Lloyd Owen, Matthew Sandy, Colin Simmons, Antoine Mitchell conductor. Schubert Mass No 6 in Eb D.950, Bruckner Symphony No 4 in Eb Romantic. Tickets £12 or £10 for concessions. Call 07876 790546 to book.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Sparkles in their Eyes (talent competition) To sign up, pop in.
SUNDAY JANUARY 17
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Vinyl afternoon, 2pm
MONDAY JANUARY 18
All Saints’ church, Leamington, 7pm: In2Cultures, a creative arts company, is bringing the world famous African Children’s Choir to the area. After their uplifting performanceof the number one single ‘Sing’ with Gary Barlow at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the famous cchoir have been invited to tour their inspirational talents. Their performance will feature 125 children from fivr local primary schools. Tickets £7. Call 01789 299594 or 07879 040889 to book or for more information.
FRIDAY JANUARY 22
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.45pm: Comic Gary Delaney’s new tour show is coming to the venue. Gary is a regular on Mock The Week, and is a double Sony Award winner and Chortle Award winner. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
SATURDAY JANUARY 23
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Simon Weston - My Life, My Story. In April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands, which had been controlled by Great Britain for nearly 150 years, and resulted in the deaths of 655 Argentine Soldiers and 255 British Serviceman. In one of the most horrific moments of the conflict, the RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by two Argentine aeroplanes, with Simon Weston on board. This was an event which would change his life forever as Simon suffered 46 per cent burns to his body. Today he has become one of the most recognised faces of the conflict and for the first time, Simon is taking to the stage to tell his story. Tickets cost £17.50 or £15.50. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Scorpian Disco/karaoke 8.30pm
SUNDAY JANUARY 24
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Rob Paul
FRIDAY JANUARY 29
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.45pm: Colin Cloud is a forensic scientist who mixes mind magic and brain science with his love of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works. In 2014, Colin became the runaway success of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with 23 sold-out performances and multiple five-star reviews. Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions. The show is suitable for ages 12 and over. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.