What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, October 23 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

The Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon hosts a week of family fun workshops to tell your own car stories from October 24 to November 1. The programme includes Popbang Colour workshops, a chance for visitors to create their own car story comic and the return of the Large Model Aircraft Show. All activities are free of charge but normal museum entry fees apply. For more information, visit www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk or call 01926 641188.

Chekhov’s Three Sisters at The Loft Theatre in Victoria Colonnade, Leamington runs from Saturday October 24 to Saturday October 31 (no performances on Sunday or Monday). The play, written more than 100 years ago, is set in pre-Revolutionary Russia and follows the life of a family ‘exiled’ in a provincial town and longing to return to Moscow.Visit www.loft-theatre.co.uk call 0844 493 4938 to book.

Tuesday 26 October to Friday 6 November 2015

The Priory Theatre’s next production is Alan Ayckbourn’s rip-roaring 1980’s comedy A Chorus of Disapproval. It runs from Tuesday October 26 to Friday November 6. Visit www.

priorytheatre.co.uk to book.

The RSC in Stratford is holding a range of activities from October 24 to Saturday October 31. Highlights include a chance to make and decorate your own Halloween inspired biscuit, joining Peter Pan’s friends, the Lost Boys and Tink, to help them find their toys as part of a free trail around the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and learning a range of East Asian paper making-skills and techniques as part of a new workshop. Call 01789 403493 to book.

Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements

Exhibition runs at Compton Verney until December 13. The exhibition is based on the best-selling book, Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. It features work by Joseph Beuys, Tim Etchells, Antony Gormley, Thomas Heatherwick, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker RA and others. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for details.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, until December 6: A celebration of the tenth anniversary of Leamington Football Club reaching the first round proper of the FA Cup. As well as memorabilia, those who wish to relive the football matches can watch a film documenting the cup run on the TV screen in the museum. There will also be a place for people to share their memories of the day.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23

Warmington’s picturesque 12th-century church will swing to the sound of jazz from 7.30pm. The Dene River Jazzmen will perform a selection from their circa 400-tune repertoire at St Michael’s Church. Drinks will be on sale throughout the event. Ticket cost £10.Call 01295 690673, 01295 690467 or 01295 690331. All proceeds in aid of the church wall repair fund.

Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Spa Opera presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Essentially a rock opera, it tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus’s life. Call 01789 842008 or email boxoffice@warwickdc.gov.uk for tickets.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: music from duo Chris Tobin and Dave Cooke.

Tango Warwick: Maria Solero is taking new beginners. The class meets at St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington every Friday. Beginners class 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers 7.15pm to 8.15pm, intermediates 8.30pm to 9.30pm and practice 9.30pm.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24

Khalsa Hockey Club in Wise Street, Leamington, hosts a special comedy night to raise funds for the new facilities. Headlining will be the Canadian comedian Wes Zaharuk, who uses offbeat comedy props. Support will come from Nik Coppin . Also appearing will be vivacious comedian, singer/songwriter, musician and actor Tamar Broadbent. The warm and welcoming Spiky Mike is compere for the evening. Tickets are £10 in advance and can be bought via www.funhousecomedy.co.uk. Doors open 7.30pm.

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Keith Tomlin

Members of Napton Art Group will showcase their work at its Autumn Art and Craft Exhibition. The group has over 70 members who will be displaying their work in oils, watercolour, acrylic and pastels. There will also be craft items, card sales and a raffle. It takes place at Napton Village Hall between 10am and 5pm both days. Admission is £1 and children enter free.

Battle of Edgehill Weekend, with Sealed Knot re-enactments and demonstrations from 1.30pm to 4pm. Admission £1 per person. Live music from 8.30pm, with several real ales, plus a range of ciders, perries, meads and wines. Food and other refreshments also available. Call 01926 640121 for more information.

Family life, politics and sport are among the subjects popular Scots comic Fred MacAulay will explore when he comes to the Spa Centre on. Fred is a regular on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, Bridget Christie Minds The Gap and The Unbelievable Truth. Tickets cost £15 or £13 for concessions. Call the box office on 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Spa Opera presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Call 01789 842008 or email boxoffice@warwickdc.gov.uk for tickets.

Pamper and Shop Event at Warwick Gates Community Centre, 5pm to 8pm. Free entry and glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Pamper treatments available to book in advance or on the night. stalls selling beauty products, gifts, treats, including handbags, jewellery, cards and wrap.

‘Victorian pop’ musician Mister Keith performs at a house in central Warwick. Email hello@misterkeith.com

The band From The Jam, featuring original The Jam bass player Bruce Foxton and guitarist/vocalist Russell Hastings, will play the album Sound Affects in its entirety live at the Assembly, Leamington. Expect a selection of hits and album tracks from The Jam’s back catalogue and songs from Bruce Foxton’s own solo career. Tickets cost £17.50 seated. Call 0871 220 0260.

Southfields Residents Association holds an Autumn Fayre at 57 Lillington Road, Leamington Spa from 11am to 2pm. Free entry. Stalls include Tombola, refreshments, cakes, jewellery, clothes and bric a brac.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 25

Members of Napton Art Group will showcase their work at its Autumn Art and Craft Exhibition. The group has over 70 members who will be displaying their work in oils, watercolour, acrylic and pastels. There will also be craft items, card sales and a raffle. It takes place at Napton Village Hall between 10am and 5pm. Admission is £1 and children enter free.

Car Boot and Brocante event, Court Street car park, Leamington, 10am to 4pm, with street food traders and specialist furniture stalls.

Battle of Edgehill Weekend, with Sealed Knot re-enactments and demonstrations from 1.30pm to 4pm. Admission £1 per person. Live music from 8.30pm, with several real ales, plus a range of ciders, perries, meads and wines. Food and other refreshments also available. Call 01926 640121 for more information.

Leamington Rambling Club: Moreton-in-Marsh, 7-9 miles, meet at Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am.

Leamington Rambling Club: Newbold Comyn, 4-6 miles, meet at Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm.

MONDAY OCTOBER 26

Warwick Books in conjunction with Oken Kitchen is challenging local bakers in a bun-baking competition to be judged by the Great British Bake Off’s own Richard Burr. Affable and with his trademark pencil behind his ear, he impressed the judges with his cakes, pies and pastries. Richard will be talking about his new book Bake it Yourself, baking with guests and judging their buns at the event. There are sessions from 2pm to 4pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Cost £20, including refreshments and a copy of the book to take away. See www.warwickbooks.net for more information.

Moscow Ballet presents The Nutcracker at the Spa Centre, Leamington at 7.30pm. Full-price tickets cost £23.50. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

St John’s House Museum, 2pm to 3.30pm: Arty Tots, a special Halloween event for under-fives. Make a pumpkin-related craft and hear some stories and tall tales. Cost: £2.50 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just drop in. Suitable for under-fives, older siblings welcome.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27

FW Murnau’s landmark vampire film Nosferatu is being shown at the Spa Centre, Leamington, with a live piano soundtrack by Dmytro Morykit. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.50. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

Warwick District Citizens Advice holds its 75th AGM at the Kenilworth Centre,

Abbey End Car Park , from 2pm to 4pm.

Guest speaker for the meeting will be

Dr John Linnane, director of Public Health Warwickshire. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting. Individuals over the age of 18 years, or member organisations, are invited to join. Email manager1@wdcab.cabnet.org.uk for more information.

Sydenham History Group meets at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Kay Bugg whose talk is entitled “The First World War, a survivor’s story”. The meeting will be held at the SYDNI Centre, Cottage Square, Sydenham. Admission is £2 including refreshments. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28

Leamington & District Organ Society presents organist and entertainer Matthew Bason playing the Roland

AT350c Organ in concert at Radford Road Church, Leamington at 7.30 pm. Admission costs £8. Matthew was former resident organist at The Nickelodeon, Ashorne Hall, Warwick. Call 427493 for more information.

Time-travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility at the Spa Centre, Leamington at 2.30pm.

Tickets: £10 or £9 for concessions. Suitable for ages four and above. Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk or call 334418.

St John’s House Museum, Warwick:

Insects Alive! with Wild Creature Features. Meet a creepy-crawly collection of live spiders and insects at this special Halloween-themed event. Make a spooky spider craft to take away and discover all about these incredible creatures. Cost: £2.50 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just drop in.