Here is a list of what’s on in the area
Friday October 3
Warwick Soul Club, original 1970s soul night DJs No Gaps Frankie and J Tee assisted by Mark and Gary, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, from 8pm to 12.30pm, £5 on the door, www.warwicksoulclub.co.uk
The Jolly Rogers, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission.
Kathryn Ellis soprano and David Borsada Barieon, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, free admission.
Launch of Older People in Action’s Charter, guest speaker Mervyn Eastman who is the society’s secretary and co-director of Change, Victoria House, 59 Willes Road, Leamington, registration from 2pm for 2.15pm start, refreshments provided.
Marton Art Festival, preview with wine and canapes, St Esprit church, Marton, from 6.30pm, £5.
Tango Warwick, new term with Maria Solero at St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington CV31 1JW.
6.30pm to 7.15pm beginners, 7pm to 8pm improvers, 8.15pm to 9.30pm intermediates, 9.30pm to 10.30pm practical.
Saturday October 4
The Players, live band in aid of Zoe’s Place Children’s Hospice, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.
Marton Art Festival, St Esprit church, Marton, from 10.30am to 5.30pm.
Coffee and Cake in aid of Heartline supporting children born with heart conditions, Lillington Free church hall, from 10am to noon,
Craft Fair, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 11am to 3pm, free admission.
Quirky Tales from the Quarter Sessions, learn about 19th Century crime and punishment in Warwickshire and the secrets hidden in the quarter session minute books, £5 per person.
Lucas Adams, live music, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.
Petanque taster Session, free sessions with Nomades Club de Pétanque for both adults and juniors, Castle Farm Recreation Centre, Fishponds Road, Kenilworth, between 10am to 2pm, melee at 2pm, for more information call 07768 415182. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kineton Art Group Open Exhibition and Sale of Paintings, Kineton Village Hall, from 10am to 5pm, refreshments available, also on at the same place and time on Sunday October 5.
The Ocicat Club’s 8th Championship Show, Ettington Community Centre, from 1pm, adults £2, senior citizens and children £1, refreshments.
Celebrating Dusshera (leading up to Diwali), Shree Khrishna Community Centre, High Street, Leamington, from 5pm to 7pm, free admission, everyone welcome, fun for all the family, ensure children wear traditional or cultural dresses, to book a stall call 07971 385183, email email@example.com
Sarabande Piano Trio, playing music by Beethoven and Debussy, Unitarian Chapel, High Street, Warwick, from 3pm, tickets £5 or £3.50 for children under 12.
John Wilderspin organ, Anniversary Organ Recital, St Mary Magdalene church, Lillington, from 7.30pm, free admission, with wine and cheese at the interval.
Opera Loki, performing Verdi’s Rigoletto, St Nicholas church, Warwick, tickets £25 or £20 for concessions, from 7.30pm,call 419905 or visit www.stnicholaswarwick.org.uk
Find My Past.co.uk, in-depth look at the website with family historian Jennifer Cranfield, County Record Office, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person.
Sunday October 5
Noel’s Knights and Open Mic, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, from 3pm to 7pm, members free, non-members pay on entry
Warwick Words Writers’ group Showcase, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 5.30pm, tickets £5 on the door or by calling 776438.
Marton Art Festival, St Esprit church, Marton, from 10.30am to 4pm and Harvet service with the Windmill Singers from 6.30pm.
Chesterton Church Candlelit Harvest Festival Service with the Warwickshire Young Voices Choir at 6pm, all welcome’.
Charity Swim and Snorkel, raising money for Fisher House at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham which provides a home away from home for wounded servicemen and their families, Southam Leisure Centre, from 1.30pm to 5.30pm, call 817788 or 07969 423585.
Dene River Jzzmen, The Gauntlet, Caesar Road, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission, good food, good jazz, friendly atmosphere, good parking.
Monday October 6
New Girlguiding Unit Whitnash Rangers starts at the Chapter House, St Margaret’s church, Whitnash, from 6.30pm to 8pm, a warm invitation for girls aged 14 and over to come along and join the adventure.
Tuesday October 7
Pera Training’s apprenticeships bus, Kineton Road Industrial Estate, Southam, from 10am to 2.30pm.
K’antu Ensemble with Clifford Rose, an evening of speeches and sonnets by Shakespeare, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org
WednesdaY October 8
Artist Winifred Wilmot is exhibiting her work, which ranges from rustic industrial in oils, water colour and acrylic and at the Loft Theatre, Victoria Collonade, Leamington, until Christmas.
Kenilworth All Together Greener will meet at the Kenilworth Centre at 7.30pm with a visiting speaker and videos to explore successful projects which encourage local production, healthier eating and greener lifestyles. Come along and be inspired to do something similar. Details from Jan on 857226.
Kenilworth Family History Society, talk by Anne Langley on Bertie Greatheed’s 18th century Grand Tour of Europe, Senior Citizen’s Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.
Thursday October 9
Warwick Natural History Society presents ‘Bird Evolution and Migration’ with Graham Maples at the Friends’ Meeting House in High Street, Warwick at 7.30 pm. Visitors welcome, www.wnhs.inf
Free antiques valuation day with Hansons Auctioneers, with Don Collins for coins, medals and militaria and Notty Hornblower with vintage textiles, St Francis of Assisi church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, 10am to 4pm, donations to the NSPCC, call 07802 839915.
Emscote History project, Emscote Memories of the First World War, All Saints church, Emscote, from 2pm.
Friday October 10
Kenilworth Flower Festival by Churches Together. Runs at St Nicholas; St Barnabas; St Francis; Abbey Hill; Methodist and All Saints in Leek Wootton until Sunday. Entry £2, all welcome.
Fingers and Fumbs, singing and comedy duo, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.
Taming of the Shrew performed by Two Gents Productions, Eathorpe village hall (off the Fosse Way),
8pm, tickets: £10.50 or £9.50 for over-65s and under-18s, call 632575 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Illustrated talk by Paul Handford about the work of the Friends Ambulance Unit in the First World War, Quaker Meeting House, 39 High Street, Warwick, from 6.30pm, free admission.
Saturday October 11
Maggini String Quartet, All Saint’s, Leamington Hastings, from 7.30pm, call 07540 689606 or visit email@example.com
Jumble Sale, Church Rooms, from 2pm, in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Wellesbourne, 01789 842248
Dancing to Joe Priddy, plus bingo, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.
Leamington Rambling Club, annual meeting, St Mark’s church hall, Leamington, from 7.30pm, call 498668.
Scott David, live music, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.
The Big Draw, spend the day with artist Julie de Bastion and experiment with drawing and printmaking techniques, suitable for the whole family, free to drop-in and join in, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, noon to 4pm.
Allegri String Quartet, Pump Room, Leamington, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org
The Voyaires, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free entry, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk
Orchestra Da Camera with Warwickshire County Youth Strings, Julie Robertson oboe and Tony Ayres conductor, St Mary’s church, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £12 or £6 for children, from Presto Classical, Kenilworth Books or www.orchestradacamera.co.uk.
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, playing pieces by Haydn, Ravel and more, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, call 428835 or buy on the door.
Sunday October 12
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, playing pieces by Haydn, Ravel and more, Leamington Town Hall, Parade, from 7.30pm, call 428835 or buy on the door.
Harvest Festival Service, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 10.30am, also animal service from 3pm, bring pets to be blessed.
Leamington Vintage Fair, organised by Vintage in the Shires, Pump Room, from 10am to 4pm, admission £1, visit http://www.facebook.com/VintageinTheShires or call 07827 228747.
Monday October 13
Behind the Scenes at the County Record Office, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 10.30am to noon, £5 per person.
Southam Lions Hog Roast, raising money for the WNAA and Myton Hospice, the back of The Old Mint, Southam
Tuesday October 14
Warwick District Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Annual Meeting with guest speaker Tim Willis the project lead for extra housing care on Warwickshire County Council, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, from 2pm to 4pm.
Singing for the Brain, for people with dementia, their carers and family and friends, using singing to bring people together, Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Shrubland Street, Leamington, from 10.15am to 11.45am refreshments provided, call 888899.
Friday October 17
Maggie Bartmanis, mezzo-soprano, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 1.15pm, free admission, retiring collection.
Chicken Switch, acoustic duo, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk
Bounce Back Breast Cancer Support’s Fundraising Dance, disco and live music from the Harry Rag Band, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £5 from the club or call 770628.