What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, October 2 edition

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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.

ONGOING

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum: Terry Frost: A Leamington Lad, an exhibition running until October 11.

The Art Barn at the Old Rectory in Preston Bagot, Henley in Arden hosts an ‘Arts’ Odyssey’ until October 4, featuring paintings, ceramics and sculptures by a range of artists. It’s open from 10am to 6pm. Call 01926 843023 for details. story of displacement, hope and survival, The Silver Sword. Adult tickets cost from £12.25. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055 to book.

Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements

Exhibition runs at Compton Verney from October 3 to December 13. The exhibition is based on the best-selling book, Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. It explores the way in which the elements in the Periodic Table have inspired artists over the centuries and the rich cultural legacy and associated meanings to which artists continue to respond. The concepts are presented through a line-up of work by well-known national and international contemporary artists including Joseph Beuys, Tim Etchells, Antony Gormley, Thomas Heatherwick, Roger Hiorns, Maria Lalic, John Newling, David Nash RA, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker RA, Simon Patterson, Fiona Banner, Tania Kovats, Marc Quinn, Lucy Skaer, Danny Lane, Kate Williams, Bill Woodrow RA, Annie Cattrell, Lucia Nogueira and Julia+Ken Yonetani. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for details.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 2

Marton Art Festival 2015, St Esprit Church, Marton. Friday October 2, preview wine and canapes, 6.30pm, £5; Saturday October 3, 10.30am to 5pm; Sunday October 4, 10.30am to 5pm. Harvest Service, with the Windmill Singers, Sunday 6.30pm. This open exhibition includes all forms of decorative arts and includes photography. There will also be a children’s art exhibition.

Playbox Theatre stages Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale at the Dream Factory, Shelley Avenue, Warwick. A cast of 16 follow Tess as she studies, falls in love, faces heartbreak, omits to revise and does a host of other things freshers are prone to do when first away from home. Tickets: £12 standard, £8 concessions. Call 419555 ext 2 or book online at www.playboxtheatre.com

A Coventry and Warwickshire firm of accountants and business advisors is to swap its desks for the dance floor during a charity gig night. Harrison Beale & Owen (HB&O), which has offices in Coventry and Leamington, is set to host its second annual charity gig which will include music from local covers band Rewind. The event will take place at The Newbold Comyn Arms in Newbold Terrace, Leamington, and raise money for HB&O’s nominated charity for 2015, Myton Hospice.

Mark Johnson, who is Tax Manager at HB&O and also a vocalist and keyboard player in Rewind, said he is confident guests will be singing along to all of the hits. To purchase tickets, which cost £5, contact Caroline Trainor at caroline.trainor@hboltd.co.uk or on 01926 422 292.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Music from Buckley,Cooke & Stone.

The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry hosts the world premiere stage production of Ian Seraillier’s classic story of displacement, hope and survival, The Silver Sword. Adult tickets cost from £12.25. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055 to book.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 3

Warwick Words Meet the Authors: Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd, County Record Office, 2pm to 3.30pm

Wife and husband duo Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd are known for writing parodies of famous books, including The Very Hungover Caterpillar and We’re Going on a Bar Hunt. Their new book is called Switch it Off - the only smartphone made entirely of paper and containing no electronics at all! Think The Dangerous Book for Boys meets Wreck This Journal in an exciting, innovative format that readers will love. Hear them talk about digital detox and the importance of connecting with people face to face, especially with regards to family. Then get the chance to look at some of the letters and other material in the record office’s collections and find out how we used to communicate with one another in the past. Make an embroidered First World War postcard to take home. A family event. Tickets cost £18 per family for up to two adults and two children or £5 each and can be booked through Warwick Words box office 01926 334418 or online at www.warwickwords.co.uk

Church Rooms, Wellesbourne: Jumble sale , 2pm, in aid of Warks and Northants Air Ambulance.

Critically acclaimed artist Caroline Shotton will be making a guest appearance at Castle Galleries, Regent Street, Leamington between 1pm and 4pm, presenting autumn collection, alongside a range of signed limited editions and rare pieces from previous collections. All of Shotton’s pieces can be bought from the exhibition or online: www.castlegalleries.com

Berlin-based folk-pop musician Emaline Delapaix is giving a dinner performance at the Garden Shed Cafe in Regent Place, Leamington. born electric/lapsteel guitarist Lukas Creswell-Rost. Emaline Delapaix is an Australian singer, composer and musician who lives in Berlin. She spends a lot of time writing intense and thought-provoking folk pop for piano, acoustic guitar, celtic harp and sometimes whatever else she has lying about the place. Some say she sounds a little like Kate Bush or Tori Amos, but she also admires much Scandinavian music. Visit www.emalinedelapaix.com for more.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Quiz night.

The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry hosts the world premiere stage production of Ian Seraillier’s classic story of displacement, hope and survival, The Silver Sword. Adult tickets cost from £12.25. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055 to book.

Playbox Theatre stages Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale at the Dream Factory, Shelley Avenue, Warwick. A cast of 16 follow Tess as she studies, falls in love, faces heartbreak, omits to revise and does a host of other things freshers are prone to do when first away from home. Tickets: £12 standard, £8 concessions. Call 419555 ext 2 or book online at www.playboxtheatre.com

Radford Road Church, Leamington, 11pm to 3pm: Craft fair, with stalls selling unique handcrafted goods. Refreshments throughout day. Free entry.

In their first full UK tour performing New Order’s third and fourth albums, Low Life and Brotherhood, Peter Hook & The Light play at The Assembly, Leamington. Hooky and The Light will be supporting themselves performing a selection of Joy Division material. The concert will include the singles and B-sides from New Order’s most prolific period, from August 1983 up to 1987, taking the audience from Confusion to True Faith, with both Low Life and Brotherhood performed in full alongside all the other tracks from that era. Doors open 6pm. Tickets cost £22.50. Visit www.leamingtonassembly.com or call 0871 220 0260.

Compton Verney, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm: Monkey about in one of the venue’s really big trees with The Big Tree Climbing Company and hang out in the canopy. Cost £18.50 per session (does not include admission to Compton Verney). Book directly through the Great Big Tree Climbing Company: www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Vinyl afternoon.

Spa Centre, Leamington, 2.30pm: How the Koala Learnt to Hug. Hear Karen The Koala tell her story in this fun filled family musical, written especially for parents to enjoy with their children. Based on the book How The Koala Learnt To Hug by Steven Lee, this charming production is back on tour for its fifth anniversary celebration.

With a host of gorgeous puppet characters, great stories, sing along songs, superb games and first class hugging all you’ll need are your ears. (And your arms!) Steven will be available to sign copies of his book How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales which will be on sale at a specially reduced rate after the show. Tickets £8/£7. Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk or call 334418 to book.

MONDAY OCTOBER 5

Kenilworth Jazz Club, Kenilworth Rugby Club, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth: Reflections of Brubec” with Mitch Perrin’s Atlantic Quintet. Doors open 7pm. Admission £7.50 on the door.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 6

County Record Office, 10am to 1pm:

Warwickshire was central to the development of the private practice of Capability Brown, beginning with his first site in that role, Warwick Castle. In the lead-up to the tercentenary of his birth in 2016, discover how the circle of friendships of Warwickshire landowners led to his rising national reputation. Cost: £12, call 01926 738959 to book.

The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: The West End hit comedy Handbagged opens the clasp on the relationship between two giants of the 20th century. The monarch - Liz. Her most powerful subject - Maggie. Moira Buffini’s celebrated new comedy speculates on what the world’s most powerful women really talked about behind closed palace doors. Tickets range from £11.25 to £26.25. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055.

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Joglaresa in Robbers, Rebels and Royals concert of music celebrating Magna Carta. Opening concert of monthly Leamington Music winter season. Tickets, from £12 to £20, on www.leamingtonmusic.org or call 01926 334418.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7

Mid Warwickshire Association of the National Trust meets at the Spa Centre at 7.30pm for a talk entitled When the Lights Went Out, by Andrew Lound, who will dramatically describe how Birmingham went to war.

Woodloes Evening Townswomen’s Guild will welcome Merleen Watson and her assistance Dog to learn about Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The evening commences at 7.30pm and is held at the Community Centre on Deansway. Visitors are welcome, £3 to include refreshments.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 8

Warwick Natural History Society – Mike Slater of the Warwickshire Butterfly Conservation Trust will be entertaining members once more with a talk entitled ‘Butterflies as Biological Indicators’ at the Friends’ Meeting House in High Street, Warwick at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome – check www.wnhs.info

SUNDAY OCTOBER 10

Eathorpe Village Hall is hosting Kepow Theatre Company, performing Crazy Little Thing Called Love at 8pm. An improvised, comic show about different types of love – romantic, platonic, love of one’s pet, love of money. Tickets from Sue on 01926 632575 or sueateathorpe@gmail.com and Susanne: 01926 632665. They cost £9.50 adults/ £8.50 concessions if purchased before October 4, or £11/ £10 if purchased after. Doors/bar open from 7.30pm.