Your what’s on guide

Here is a list of what’s on in the area

Friday October 31

Autumn season with Maria Solero at Tango Warwick, classes 6.30pm to 7.15pm beginners; 7pm to 8pm improvers, 8.15pm to 9.15pm intermediates, 9.30pm to 10pm approx practical, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

Jon Baldwin, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission,

Halloween Disco to raise money for the Myton Hospice, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, Southam, from 8am, free entry.

Beetlejuice, an informal talk on our perceptions of insects and some of the issues involved with how an overcrowded planet deals with feeding itself in the future with collections assistant Laura McCoy, stay and handle live insects or just explore the museum followed by a complimentary screening of Beetlejuice. The Natural History Gallery (not accessible to wheelchair users), Market Hall Museum, 
Warwick, from 7pm to 10pm, £10 per person.

Insects Alive, meet a creepy-crawly collection of live spiders and insects and make spooky spider crafts to take away, Market Hall Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 3pm, £2.50 per child, no need to book just drop in.

Spooky Bats and Owls, find out all about the nocturnal animals that come alive at night like bats and owls, make a Halloween decoration and an owl mask and meet some of Warwickshire Museum’s natural history specimens face to face, Leamington Library, from 2.30pm to 4pm, £2.50 per child, booking in advance is essential, call 738959.

The Fault Line, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission,

Autumn season with Maria Solero at Tango Warwick, classes 6.30pm to 7.15pm beginners; 7pm to 8pm improvers, 8.15pm to 9.15pm intermediates, 9.30pm to 10pm approx practical, St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

Saturday November 1

Lillington Firework Display, at Lillington Nursery and Primary School, from 5.30pm to 8pm, entry £5 adults, children free, award-winning professional display team, hot food and drink, bar, mini funfair.

Napton Art Group’s Autumn Exhibition, village hall, Napton, from 10am to 5pm, also on (same times) on Sunday November 2, £1 for adults, no charge for children, for more about the group call 812991.

Remembrance, an exhibition to mark the centenary of The First World War and the 70th anniversary of D-Day, All Saint’s church, Leamington, from 11am to 3.30pm and then from November 5 to 8 from 10am to 3.30pm and November 12 to 15th from 10am to 3.30pm.

Printmaking for Adults, inspired by the Jacqueline Doanchie Exhibition, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700.

Southam Sports and Social club will host a live band, The Lost Boys from 9pm. Free entry, all welcome.

Sunday November 2

Leamington Old Town Brocante. Sell and declutter, antiques and vintage, shabby chic and kitsch, curios, and second hand, street food, refreshments, pitches for sellers £5, artists and makers £3 gazebos for £15 to rent, visit

Leamington Rambling Club, seven to nine-mile walk, Rowington, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Wasperton, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.

Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Caesar Road. Kenilworth 7.30pm to 10pm free admission, good food, good jazz, good parking.

Traditional French Market, the Parade, Leamington, from 10am to 4pm.

Monday November 3

Ladies Night Out, beauty stalls and pamper sessions, free glass of fizz and canapes, Seasons Restaurant, Leamington, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, tickets £6, call 07795 644214 or email

Tuesday November 4

The Dufay Collective , Cancionero - Music for The Spanish Courts of Ferdinand and Isabella of Castille and Aragon 1470 - 1520, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £20 and £18 reserved, £15 and £12 unreserved, call 334418 or visit (available lunchtime).

An Eighteenth Century Scottish Gardener at Warwick, Robert Patterson came to Warwick in 1758 to complete the laying out of the Castle gardens. Find out about his life in Warwick and how a recent find has added to our knowledge, Warwickshire County Record Office from 7pm to 9pm, £5 per person.

Wednesday November 5

The annual bonfire and firework display at Old Leamingtonians RFC, in The Crofts, Bericote Road, Blackdown, Leamington will be held on Wednesday November 5. Tickets cost £3. Gates open at 6pm, light-up at 7.15pm and fireworks at 8pm. For more information, visit or call 01926 424991.

Bonfire and firework display at Leamington Rugby Club, Moorefields, Kenilworth Road, Leamington) including Barker’s Amusements, food and drink. Gates open at 5pm, bonfire and 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. £10 per car, £15 for larger vehicles. Children under 12 free.

The Ladykillers. Priory Theatre, Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth, tickets £8 or £7 for concessions, available from the box office on 01926 863334 (2pm-8pm), shows until November 15

Woodloes Evening Townswomen’s Guild, social evening with a fish and chip supper, Community Centre, Deansway, from 7.30pm, visitors £3 including refreshments.

Diabetes UK, South Warwickshire group, talk by Jonathan Small on Your Feet and Diabetes, Kenilworth Centre, Abbey End car park, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, parking 50p.

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Clifford Chambers, meet at the car park at Newbold Comyn leisure Centre at 9.30am, pub food at the finish

Thursday November 6

A Warwickshire Ichthyosaur - spice up your lunchbreak with these bitesize, informal, free of charge exploratory sessions showcasing the Museum’s collections, Market Hall Museum, Warwick, talks are led by one of our museum curators, No need to book, just drop in. Donations welcome. Talks start at 1pm and last 15 to 30 minutes.

Poetry Reading & Study Group, readings and discussion of Dylan Thomas, Warwick Quaker Meeting Centre, 39 High Street, Warwick, from 7.45pm, new members welcome, call 511969.

Warwick Natural History Society presents ‘Bulbs in the Wild’ with Dr John Paige at the Friends’ Meeting House in High Street, Warwick at 7.30 pm. Visitors very welcome –

Friday November 7

Riff Raff, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission,

Saturday November 8

The 27th annual Round Table bonfire night held at Kenilworth Castle will start at 5.30pm, and the bonfire will be lit around 45 minutes later and fireworks from 7pm.

Visit various town shops or for tickets.

Balsall Common Lions club and Berkswell and Balsall Common sports association will host a charity bonfire and fireworks display on Lant Playing Field. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets priced from £3 for children and £7 for adults. Available from Angela Jaynes Florist, Oakes Farm Shop and Motorist Discount Centre.

The Printed Word: Newspapers & Books for Family History, Warwickshire County Record Office. This workshop explores the uses of newspapers & book to widen your knowledge of your ancestors. It will show how to find newspapers in libraries, record offices & on-line, from 9.15 am to 12.15pm, £12 per person.

A Country Market will take place at the Dorothea Mitchell Hall, Claverdon. Open from 9.30am-2.30pm and admission is free. The event has been org anised by Claverdon Gardening Group.

There will also be a raffle on the day Coffee and cake refreshments will be available.

Cubbington Methodist Church is holding a Festive Fair 11am to 2pm; stalls include raffle, preserves, tombola, cakes, biscuits, wood turned items, toys, Christmas goods, lucky bags and much more. Soup, hotdogs and burgers served from noon. Admission £1 including refreshments.

Southam Sports and Social Club will hold a skittles night for all ages from 8pm. All welcome, continues till late.Free entry on the door.

Abbey Hill United Reformed church will host a grand coffee morning and

autumn fayre from 10am to midday.

Refreshments and various stalls, free admission. All welcome.

Sunday November 9

Leamington Rambling Club, seven to nine-mile walk, Wixford, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am, call 496974.

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Kenilworth, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 881055.

Tuesday November 11

Andrew Davies will be talking about Dylan Thomas and adopting literature for television at a joint meeting with the Leamington Society and the Leamington Literacy Society at Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, at 7.30pm. £6 members, £8 non members.

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra will be playing at The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington, 8p-11pm, tickets £8.

‘Singing for the Brain’ session at the Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Shrubland Street, Leamington, 10.15-11.45am.

Tea and friendship from 2.30pm in the Elizabeth Room of Kenilworth Parochial church hall. Make friends and meet new people and enjoy a morning of new company. Lifts can be arranged by contact with Jacky on 512227, Anne on 858677 or Barbara on 777367.

Wednesday November 12

An evening of musical entertainment with Daniel Watt at The Sydenham Community Centre, Chesterton Drive, Sydenham, Leamington. 7.30pm start. £8 at the door. Enquiries: call Beryl on 01926 427493.

Thursday November 13

Takacs String Quartet at the Royal Pump Room, Leamington, playing Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. 7.30pm start. Tickets £22.50 and £17.50 reserved. £12.50 unreserved.

Friday November 14

Southam Lions presents an evening of poetry at the Graham Adams Centre, Southam. Prizes will be awarded to the 2014 winners of the Southam Lions Poetry Competition and an open mic session will be held. 7.30-9.30pm.

Saturday November 15

Dancing to Laurence Knight and Duo Bingo, RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leam ington, 8-11pm.

Kenilworth-Uyogo Friendship Link will host a quiz to bring in funds . Starts at 7.30pm at the Leyes Lane school. Includes fish and chips and raffle. Quiz master David Williams. Tickets £8 from Kenilworth Methodist church.