What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, June 19 edition

Joanne Harris, whose novel Chocolat became an award-winning film, will be at the Also Festival in Compton Verney
Joanne Harris, whose novel Chocolat became an award-winning film, will be at the Also Festival in Compton Verney

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming week. Please email news@leamingtoncourier.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before publication date. Thank you.

FRIDAY JUNE 19

Pump Room, Leamington, 1pm: Friday Focus talk. Leamington Looks Back at Waterloo mini festival will begin with a free talk by local historian Jacqui Kirk who will present Rattle in a Red Coat. Free entry.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a dramatisation of John Boyne’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling novel, an emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys set during the Second World War. Tickets are priced from £10 to £16.50 for adults and £10.25 & £12.75 for children. For more information and to book, call the Belgrade Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are cheaper.

Park Farm, Compton Verney:

The Also Festival welcomes Chocolat author Joanne Harris; offers the chance for everyone to sing at its Rockaoke session; and enjoy a closing party with DJ Greg Wilson. Supervised wild swimming sessions take place twice a day, while food will be served by the likes of The Black Cab Coffee Co and Nina, with a Great Indian Food Feast on the Saturday night. Children can go on a bat walk and learn to DJ, dance bhangra, hoopercise or knit. Weekend tickets start at £75 and cost £170 for a family of four (including camping). Visit http://also-festival.com

Deasil gallery, The Warehouse, Oxford Street, Leamington: Art exhibition opening night, 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Kenilworth Library, Smalley Place, 10am to 5pm. An exhibition of work by members of Coventry Photographic Society is raising money for Myton Hospice. Unusually for a photographic exhibition, all the prints are being offered for sale with the proceeds going to Myton Hospice. The exhibition, which comprises some two hundred prints, will be open from 10am until 5pm every weekday and from 10am until 1pm on the two Saturdays.

Nelson Club, Warwick: Music from The Official Receivers.

SATURDAY JUNE 20

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 12.15pm: Charles Matthews, organ (St. Catherine’s RC Church, Chipping Campden)

Admission free, retiring collection.

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, David le Page violin, Roger Coull conductor. Glinka Overture Ruslan and Ludmila, Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 Pathétique. Tickets £12/£5 children & students from 01926 850385, boxoffice@wso.org.uk

Northgate Methodist Church, Barrack Street, Warwick, 7.30pm: The Path to Waterloo performed by West Gallery costumed Quire - a sung and scripted commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo. Tickets £10/children free from 0121 689 1284. In aid of Help for Heroes

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. See entry under Friday June 19 for details.

St. Nicholas Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Warwick & Kenilworth Choral Society, Colin Druce organ, Benedict Wilson conductor. Vivaldi Gloria, Vierne Messe Solennelle. Tickets £13(£12), £5 students, £2 children from Presto Classical, Kenilworth Books and 01676 534944.

St Laurence Church, Rowington, 7.30pm: Rowington Summer Festival 2015. Ensemble 1685, Richard Jeffcoat director. Tickets £10 including cheese and wine from 01926 484332, 01926 484618 or email di.hibbs@btinternet.com. Further details www.ensemble1685.org.uk

Kenilworth Library, Smalley Place, 10am to 1pm. An exhibition of work by members of Coventry Photographic Society is raising money for Myton Hospice. Unusually for a photographic exhibition, all the prints are being offered for sale with the proceeds going to Myton Hospice.

County Record Office, Warwick, 9.15am to 12.15pm: What’s on the Ancestry.co.uk website for family historians and how to effectively search their databases. Cost: £12, call 01926 738959 to book.

Nelson Club, Warwick, 8pm: Karaoke night.

Pump Room Gardens, Leamington, noon to 4pm: Music, Medals and the Military, with activities for the whole family. Meet the Duke of Wellington and make military hats with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum. Napoleonic-era music will be performed by Dodici Corde on early 19th century guitars.

Southam Sports & Social Club, 9pm: Music from Drink & Jive.

Park Farm, Compton Verney:

The Also Festival, with talks, music, food and activities for all ages. See entry under Friday June 19 for details.

Balsall Common, noon to 4pm: Berkswell Windmill open day, with guided tours costing £3.50 for adults, £3 concessions, £1 under 16s and £8 family ticket. All proceeds go towards the maintenance of the mill. Children can mill flour with mini-stones, and plants and honey will be for sale. Enjoy a cream tea on the lawn and sit back and enjoy the landmark.

The Two Boats, Long Itchington, 7pm: Folk on the Water festival.

St James’s Church, Southam, 10am to 12.30pm: Summer Fete with books, bottle tombola, bric-a-brac, cakes, crafts, plants, raffle, refreshments. Free admission.

St John’s House Museum, Warwick: Ghost Hunt. Participate in Victorian séance, table tipping experiments, ouija boards, glass divination and use all the latest ghost hunting equipment such as K2 meters, Franks box, motion sensors, sound enhancers, infra red cameras and more. Tickets cost £39 per person . Call 0843 289 1215 or visit www.simplyghostnights.co.uk.

St Nicholas Park, Warwick, 11am to 6pm: Party in the Park with Churches Together. There will be music with a host band from Leighton Buzzard supported by local church worship groups and singers and other acts such as puppets and drama skits. There will be various inflatables, face painting, a treasure hunt and traditional games for the children and it’s all free.

St Nicholas Church, Warwick, 3pm: A concert introducing six talented young musicians. Admission free.

St Mary Magdalene church, Lillington, 7.30pm: Coventry Cathedral’s Amici Choir is back for a concert of music and readings on the theme of ‘Into the Light’. The programme includes works by Byrd, Tallis, Palestrina and Parry along with contemporary composers. The proceeds will be shared between the church and the cathedral’s music department. Tickets, which include refreshments, cost £10 from Godfrey and Caroline Carr on (01926) 422916 or at thecarrs01@virginmedia.com.

St Mary’s Church, Leamington: The Well Christian Healing Centre is hosting an event with speaker Kenny Borthwick. Tickets £20. Visit www.wellhealing.org for details.

Kenilworth Grange Care Home, Spring Lane, Kenilworth, 2pm to 5pm: Afternoon tea as part of National Care Home Open Day.

SUNDAY JUNE 21

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 8.15pm: The Caius Consort – Choral Scholars from the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Tudor polyphony, excerpts from Handel Messiah and close harmony arrangements. Tickets £15 to include interval drinks reception - email jshedderwick@gmail.com, call 01926 613543 or visit https://caius-in-warwick.eventbrite.co.uk. Charity concert in aid of Rufus’ Friends’ Fund

Hill Close Gardens, Warwick. 7.30pm (gardens open from 6pm): Visitors can enjoy a very special Midsummer Night in the restored Victorian gardens of Hill Close, overlooking Warwick Racecourse. This year sees the return of singer Katie Leaver (soprano) and Emma Cockbill (piano) performing a programme of classical and operatic favourites. Tickets: adults £10, children £5. Available to book in advance or buy on the night. Call 01926 493339 or visit www.hillclosegardens.com.

Pump Room, Leamington, 11am to 4pm: A Handsome Hats workshop will run on Sunday 21 June, 11am - 4pm. Create and decorate a hat suitable for a Regency lady or gentleman.

Pump Room Gardens, Leamington, noon to 1.30pm: Shree Krishna Community Centre has organised a free taster event with local yoga trainers and their groups to demonstrate postures, breathing exercises and meditation.

The Two Boats, Long Itchington, 7pm: Folk on the Water festival.

The Dell, Warwick Place, Milverton, Leamington, 1pm to 7pm: Music from young local groups. Hot food by the Star and Garter and the Fat Pug. Coffee and cakes with Coffee Architects. Face painting, graffiti art from Crom and Brink. Entrance free. Contact 01926 312009.

Church Lane, Berkswell, noon to 4pm: Village fete with classic cars, bouncy castle, beer tent, music, refreshments, face painting, children’s activities, games and stalls.

Park Farm, Compton Verney:

The Also Festival, with talks, music, food and activities for all ages. See entry under Friday June 19 for details.

MONDAY JUNE 22

County Record Office, Warwick, 10.30am to noon: Behind the Scenes. Learn how to use the record office, tour the strongrooms, view original records and discover how Warwickshire’s records are cared for.

Cost £5 call 01926 738959 to book

TUESDAY JUNE 23

Little Sunflowers, Kenilworth, 12.45pm to 2.15pm: NCT Bumps & Babies Group.Make friends with new parents and parents to be at the Bumps & Babies group, refreshments, chat and toys. Everyone is welcome, parents, carers, grandparents.

Methodist Church Hall, Barrack Street, Warwick, 7.30pm: Warwick Horticultural Society meet with a talk by Sarah Ridgeway entitled Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 24

Robbins’ Well, Leamington, 7.30pm: Post-election punk, with Die Wrecked, Huffy, DSM, Cause of Accident and Legends of the Whitnash State Circus. Entry £4.

THURSDAY JUNE 25

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Armonico Consort, Christopher Monks director. Rachmaninov Vespers. Tickets £11-£32.50 from 0844 581 0750 www.armonico.org.uk

Radford Road Church, Leamington: The Film Club will show Tom, Dick and Harry. Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic and a millionaire playboy, and must make a choice. Home made cakes and tea served afterwards, £2 per person.

FRIDAY JUNE 26

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 1.15pm: Adrian Moore, organ. Free admission.