What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, September 4 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: Opening of Terry Frost: A Leamington Lad, an exhibition running until October 11.

Compton Verney, until September 4: Compton Verney has crafty activities to keep the kids creative throughout the summer holidays. There will be the chance to join in with giant collaborative creations, make mini models and imagine your own stories about the art at Compton Verney’s . All activities are included in the admission price which is £3 for children, under fives go free. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more information.

Deasil Art Gallery, Oxford Street, Leamington, until September 10: The Art of Design exhibition, featuring garden furniture, jewellery, sculptures and more. See http://deasil.co.uk for more.

Temporary VJ Day display now at the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire), St John’s House, Warwick. Tel: 01926 491653

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4

Loft Theatre, Leamington: Emma, by Heartbreak Productions, 7.30pm.

Local photographer Hilary Roberts will be displaying over 20 photographs through in Mashed Swedes Café, Russell Street, Leamington, from today. Hilary has been involved in photography for about 25 years, and has achieved a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society and a Master of the International Federation of Photographic Art. Each image is manipulated to create Hilary’s desired effect.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: New musical Crush, set in 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls. It has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life, so it’s a crushing blow when the new headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values.

Tickets cost from £18.50 to £30.75. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/crush and see page 55 for more information.

Chasing Deer, a five piece pop/rock band from Warwickshire in the Midlands, play the Zephyr Lounge in Leamington from 7pm. See www.chasingdeer.co.uk for more.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5

Loft Theatre, Leamington, 2pm and 6.30pm: Mr Stink by Heartbreak Productions. Tickets: £12/£10

Wasperton Village Hall, 2pm: Bargains, clothing, bric-a-brac. household and other interesting items.

All profits go to the village hall improvement fund.

Southam Sports & Social Club, 9pm: Live music from Mike Gibbons Band. Free entry.

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Mick White .

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: New musical Crush, set in 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls. Tickets cost from £18.50 to £30.75. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/crush and see page 55 for more information.

Lost Traditions: Calligraphy, St John’s Museum, 1pm to 4pm. Learn how to create your own design using simple calligraphy styles, inspired by the museum’s collections, at this workshop run by experienced calligrapher, Jane Upson. Cost: £20.

Please take your own lunch, light refreshments provided .

Book tickets in advance by calling 01926 412132 or online at www.war

wickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk: female vocalist Kezzabelle.

All Saints’ church, Bath Street is hosting a local history day organised by the Leamington History Group from 10am to 4pm. Free entry. Displays, slide shows, family history stall and book sales.Further details from Margaret Rushton on 424659.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6

The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth 7.30pm to 10pm: Dene River Jazzmen. Free admission.

Warwick Corps of Drums Sunday Car Boot Sale, from 12.30pm for sellers and 1pm for buyers. Cost:Pitches £6 (no booking required), Buyers – Adults – 50p, children - free. Band headquarters, Westend Centre, Hampton Road, CV34 6JP (by Racing Club Warwick FC, opposite Shakespeare Avenue).

Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, 11am to 12 noon and 2pm to 3pm: Jazz Kids. Trumpet player Matt Gough and Phil Merriman introduce young festival fans to the double bass, the trumpet and the blues in an hour long workshop of singing and dancing. Ideal for ages three to eight, accompanied by parents/carers. Produced by Kenilworth Jazz Club as part of the Kenilworth Festival, £6 adults / £3 children

11am – 12noon. All adults and children attending this event require tickets, so select both when booking. See www.kenilworthfestival.co.uk for more.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: New musical Crush, set in 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls. Tickets cost from £18.50 to £30.75. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/crush and see page 55 for more information.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: Youngsters are invited to audition for a role in the chorus for the forthcoming pantomime Beauty and the Beast. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk for details.

Monday September 7

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tickets start at £8.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: New musical Crush, set in 1963 at Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls. Tickets cost from £18.50 to £30.75. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk/event/crush and see page 55 for more information.

Visit www.priorytheatre.co.uk to book and for more information.

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts, a football themed comedy with a distinctly adult flavour at the Talisman Theatre. Visitors to the Talisman Theatre show are warned that the writer’s themes are adult and may offend, but are being reassured that they are handled with great humour and a fine ear for contemporary dialogue. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. Booking is through the box-office on 01926 856548 or the theatre’s website.

Leamington Library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. It includes a look at music, fashion and eating out. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts. See Monday September 7 entry for details. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. Booking is through the box-office on 01926 856548 or the theatre’s website.

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets start at £8.

Leamington Library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. It includes a look at music, fashion and eating out. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts. See Monday September 7 entry for details.

Kenilworth Family History Society meet at 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens’ Club. Planned speaker Adrian de Redman is unable to come so a replacement speaker is being arranged. The meeting will go ahead as usual. Contact Norman Madden on 01926 511969.

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tickets start at £8.

Playbox Theatre’s second summer musical theatre festival brings Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr to Warwick’s Dream Factory. It’s an original new production by Juliet Vankay which is both reimagined and redesigned yet full of all the songs people will remember from the film.Booking is open now on 01926 419555 extension 2 and online at www.playboxtheatre.com

Leamington Library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. It includes a look at music, fashion and eating out. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts. See Monday September 7 entry for details.

Family Bat Night, with Vicky Dunne of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, in the Dell off Warwick Place, CV32 5BJ, 7pm to 8pm. Tickets £5 for an individual, £10 for a family. Contact 07773 787297 to book places.

Leamington Society talk, Dormer Place Conference Centre, 7.30pm: Lecturer Sylvia Pinches will talk on Mrs Maria Home, housekeeper of Warwick Castle, who died rich in 1834 and was able to bail out her boss the Earl of Warwick when he was on the verge of bankruptcy. Visitors welcome. Admission £2 for all.

Playbox Theatre’s second summer musical theatre festival brings Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr to Warwick’s Dream Factory. Call 01926 419555 ext 2 or visit www.playboxtheatre.com

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets start at £8.

Leamington Library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. It includes a look at music, fashion and eating out. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.

Warwickshire Plant Heritage Group (NCCPG) hosts a talk by Don Witton on Plants, People, Pleasures and Passions. Don is a nurseryman and author and also holds the National Collection of Euphorbia. He has been on Gardeners’ World twice and has won two gold medals at Tatton. Meeting at The Great Hall, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. Non members welcome.

Warwickshire County Council Offices, Montague Road, Warwick, 10.30am to 12 noon: Market Hall Museum will close temporarily to be refurbished. Get an advance preview of some of the objects from its geology, natural history, archaeology and social history collections currently in storage that will be displayed it reopens in 2016. Talk to the collections staff about the display and conservation issues involved. Free admission, but book on 01926 412132.

Kate Bliss is assisting Hansons Auctioneers as consultant in the specialist area of antique and modern jewellery, watches and silver and will be at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, from 10am to 4pm for a Free Valuation Day. Kate is an appointed Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and regularly appears as an antiques expert on the BBC’s Flog It! and Bargain Hunt, where she has worked with Charles Hanson for over eight years. For more information call 07802 839915 or email service@hansonsauctioneers.co.uk www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts. See Monday September 7 entry for details. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. Booking is through the box-office on 01926 856548 or the theatre’s website.

Playbox Theatre’s second summer musical theatre festival brings Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr to Warwick’s Dream Factory. It’s an original new production by Juliet Vankay owhich is both reimagined and redesigned yet full of all the songs people will remember from the film.Booking is open now on 01926 419555 ext 2 and online at www.playboxtheatre.com

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tickets start at £8.

Leamington library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. It includes a look at music, fashion and eating out. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts. See Monday September 7 entry for details. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. Booking is through the box-office on 01926 856548 or the theatre’s website.

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.

Tickets start at £8.

Leamington library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. It includes a look at music, fashion and eating out. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.