Your what’s on guide

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

Friday December 5

Friday Focus free lunchtime talk, Steve Bond - a fourth generation descendant of artist Jamie Holland - will be talking about the artist’s life and work, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Tango Warwick, autumn season with Maria Solero, classes: beginners, 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers 7pm to 8pm, intermediates 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practical 9.30pm to 10.30pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington.

Harry Rag, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, free admission, www.thewharfinnfennycompton.co.uk

Concert by Lillington Ladies’ Choir at Cubbington Methodist Church Hall at 2.30 p.m. Raffle, preserves stall, refreshments served. Admission Free.

Elivs, live music at the Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

The Artist, award winning silent movie, screened at the Ballroom in the restored Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, from 6.30pm, tickets £6 by calling 492212 or email info@visitwarwick.co.uk

Saturday December 6

Singer Ian Michaels, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona-fide guests welcome, call 496657.

Christmas Tree Festival, St Lawrence church, Napton, nearly 20 trees decorated by village organisations, from 11am to 4pm also on Sunday from noon to 4pm, £2 entry (£1 concessions), refreshments and craft stall.

Christmas Fair, cakes, pies, pickles and preserves, cards, books, tombola, gifts, etc, Northgate Methodist church, Warwick, from 10am to noon.

Village Voices perform seasonal songs at St Nicholas Church, Warwick, in aid of SW Heart, to help fund an extra coronary nurse, from 7.30pm.

Newburgh Primary School PTA Christmas Fair, eaturing tombolas, stalls, refreshments and the chance to meet Father Christmas, Kipling Avenue, Warwick, from noon to 2pm.

All Saints church, Harbury Christmas Fayre, traditional stalls and tea shop, order your turkey, wine and cheese, find gifts for all ages, live music, village school art competition, visit from Santa, raffle to raise funds for the Myton Hospices, from 2pm to 4pm,

Coffee and Croissants for Christmas Shoppers, continental breakfasts, Dale Street Methodist church, Leamington, from 9am to 11.30am, £3 for adults, squash and hot buttered toast for children for 50p, proceeds in aid of Action for Children.

St James church Christmas Fair, books, bottle tombola, bric-a-brac, cakes, stalls, raffle, crafts, refreshments and more, St James church, Southam, from 10am to 12.30pm, free admission.

Whitnash Ladies Bowls Christmas Coffee Morning, quiz, tombola, table top stall, win a hamper and more, New Hall, Whitnash Sports and Social Club, Heathcote Road, from 10.30am, £1.50 per person.

Call Of Cthulhu with live soundtrack, North Hall, Spencer Yard, Leamington, from 7.30pm, Tickets are available online from www.wegottickets.com/event/288884 for £5, free entry for those who bought a pass for the recent Leamington Underground Cinema Festival,

Wreath Making Workshop for Adults, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700 to confirm bookng.

The Circle Singers, programme to suit all tastes, St Leonards church, Priors Marston, tickets £6 including refreshments, buy on the door, call 612788 or visit www.circlesingers.co.uk

Dancing to Joe Priddy and Bingo, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Leamington Sinfonia with Warwickshire Young Voices and conductor Thomas Payne, Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel, St Mark’s church, Rugby Road, Leamington, from 6.30pm, tickets from Presto Classical and 01789 731966.

Christmas for Warwick performed by the Choirs of St Mary’s church, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £13 or £11 for concessions, from St Mary’s Bookshop, 403940 or on the door, children free.

Family historian Jennifer Cranfield provides an in-depth look at the ancestry.co.uk website. Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, £12, to book call 738959

Myton Hospices Carol Concert, All Saints’ church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 6.30pm, tickets on the door, mulled wine and mince pies.

The Royal Naval Association presents a Christmas Concert with the Lillington Ladies and Southam Melody Makers, Dale Street Methodist church, Leamington, from 7.30pm.

Sunday December 7

Leamington Rambling Club, seven to nine-mile hilly walk, Warmington, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 9.30pm, call 496974

Leamington Rambling Club, four to six-mile walk, Leek Wootton, leaves Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm, call 496974.

Christmas Celebrations in Leamington’s Old Town, live music, food, drink, entertainment, fairground rides and a Brocante market, from 11am to 7pm.

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra and Saint Michael’s Singers, Family Christmas Concert, Guy Nelson Hall, Warwick, from 3pm, call 850385 or visit boxoffice@wso.org.uk

Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission.

Spirit of Christmas at Hill Close Gardens, enjoy carols and mulled wine, bran tub, tombola, Christmas raffle, decorations, gifts and seasonal refreshments on sale, 2pm to 5pm.

Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Group will have a tombola stall at Leamington Christmas Market.

Contemporary Craft Fair, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from noon to 4pm, free entry.

Monday December 8

The Whitnash Society, musical entertainment from Midweek and quiz, raffle and bring and share buffet, Whitnash Sports and Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash, from 7.45pm, annual subscription £9 (£7 concessions) and a small charge of £2 for visitors.

Tuesday December 9

Signing for the Brain, for people with dementia, their carers and family and friends, bringing people together through song, Brunswick Healthy Living centre, call 888899.

Leamington Literary Society, Christmas meeting with seasonal refreshments and a perforamnce of a seasonal whodunnit ‘Who Killed the Archbishop?’. Dormer Conference Centre at St Peter’s Church in Dormer Place, Leamington, 7.30pm start.

Stile Antico, In Dulci Jubilo, Christmas music by Handl, Hassler, Lassus and more, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org

Wednesday December 10

Kenilworth All Together Greener will meet at The Kenilworth Centre at 7.30pm to continue its exploration of successful grassroots projects which generate community spirit and interest in greener living. Come along and be inspire to start similar activity here. All welcome, more details from Pam on 07770607622.

Kenilworth Family History Society, talk by Richard Ratcliffe on Newspapers as a source of family history, senior citizen’s club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.

Thursday December 11

Warwickshire Plant Heritage Group, AGM followed by talk by Gary Farmer a ranger from Solihull Borough Council entitled Bugs and Weeds, raffle and refreshments provided, the Great Hall, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 7.30pm for 7.45pm start

Free antiques valuation day with Hansons Auctioneers, St Francis of Assisi church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, from 10am to 4pm, refreshments in aid of the NSPCC, call 07802 839915.

The Royal Leamington Spa Flower Club at the Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, Christmas Floral Art demonstration by Julia Mitchell, visitors are welcome. Cost £5. is meeting at 7pm (for 7.15pm)

Friday December 12

Friday Focus free lunchtime talk, artist Mary Partridge’s who has been inspired by the architecture of the Pump Room to create contemporary drawings will talk about her works and the ongoing project, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Noel’s Knights, live music, guest musicians welcome, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

Long Itchington Cricket Club’s annual Christmas Quiz, in aid of a new pavillion, 30 teams of four required to fill the community centre, Stockton Road, Long Itchington, Doors open from 7pm, £24 per team includes a free samosa per person and the half time flier, email mitchellasm@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.justgiving.com/
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Saturday December 13

The Breaks, live music, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

Dancing to Harley Street and Bingo, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Armonico Consort, Christmas Readings and Music, All Saints’ church, Leamington Hastings, from 7pm, call 07540 689606 or www.musicat
leamingtonhastings.co.uk

An evening of musical entertainment with Espressivo to raise moey for Cancer Research UK, St Nicholas church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £10 including glass of wine and mince pie, call 831848.

Father Christmas will be with Leamington Rotary in the Royal Priors, bring your children to tell him what they would for Christmas and he will give them a toy each. Bring your camera for lovely photos.All-in cost £4 or £6 maximum for more than one child, profits to Rotary charities, from 10am to 4pm.

Christmas Flower Festival and Coffee Morning at Saint Mary’s Church, Haseley from 10am until 2pm. Come and enjoy wonderful Christmas floral arrangements in our very special 900 year-old-church. Raffle, bring and buy table and Christmas card sale.

Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir, Widor’s Messe Solenelle pou Deux Orgues et Choeur and more, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets from Presto Classical, www.rilsbc.org or on the door.

Sunday December 14

Christmas Open Mic with Justin, nibbles and mince pies, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, members free, non-members pay on entry.

Father Christmas will be with Leamington Rotary in the Royal Priors, bring your children to tell him what they would for Christmas and he will give them a toy each. Bring your camera for lovely photos.All-in cost £4 or £6 maximum for more than one child, profits to Rotary charities, from 11am to 3pm.

A Service Of Carols and Readings at Saint Mary’s. Church, Haseley At 6pm.

Monday December 15

Leamington History Group, Christmas Function and Quiz, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm.