Your what’s on guide

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

Friday December 12

Nativity Set exhibition at Abbey Hill Church, Kenilworth. Over 100 sets from around the world. Open 2pm to 4 pm, free entry.

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/liccxmasquiz14

The Broombusters, reggae and Ska band from Birmingham, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admissions.

Saturday December 13

Nativity Set exhibition at Abbey Hill Church, Kenilworth. Over 100 sets from around the world. Open 10am to 4pm, free entry.

St Michael’s Singers, Coventry Cathedral, free Family Carols concert from 3pm followed by the eagerly awaited Carols for All concert featuring the City of Coventry Youth Orchestra and the girl and boy choristers of Coventry Cathedral, from 7.30pm, tickets for this event cost £15 and

£13 for concessions) with discounts for families, call 0844 477 1000, email tickets@stmichaelssingers.org or go online www.ticketweb.co.uk or www.saintmichaelssingers.org

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 like 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.

Celebration of Christmas, concerts presented by Warwickshire County Music Service, All Saints’ Church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 3pm (doors open at 2.30pm) and also from 7.15pm (doors at 6.45pm), tickets available on the door, advance tickets including an online joint ticket offer are available from www.seetickets.com

A Victorian Christmas, travel back in time to experience a Victorian Christmas at Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, carols, stalls, dress up in Victorian period costume, from noon to 4pm, free admission.

Louise Claire, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bonafide guests welcome, for more information call 496657.

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 like 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.

Sherbourne Church traditional Candlelight Carol Service, All Saints Church, Church Road, Sherbourne, from 6pm to 7pm.

Napton Village hall’s Christmas Fair and Concert, a very traditional village community event with stalls,games,tombola,raffle and refreshments, from 2pm to 4pm, concert by the Windmill Singers starting at 3pm, admission 50p.

Monday December 15

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

Tuesday December 16

Warwick and Kenilworth Organ Society with Colin Druce, Handel’s Messiah, St Nicholas’ church, Bridge Street, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, tickets from Presto Classical, Kenilworth Books or 850264.

Da Capo Chamber Choir, A British Christmas, St Nicholas church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 0845 680 1926 or visit www.oxboxoffice.com

Wednesday December 17

Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society have Ross Barbour, Head Gardener of Ragley Hall giving a talk entitled The Winter Garden and plants that make a winter garden a delight. St Peter’s Church Hall, Dormer Place at 7pm for 7.30 pm start. everyone welcome, non-members £3 on the door including coffee/tea and a mince pie.

The Mellstock Band, a seasonal mix of jovial songs, dane music and hearty carols with readings from Hardy, Dickens, George Eliot and more, Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £17.50 oncluding mince pies and mulled wine, also on Thursday December 18, call 334418 or www.leamingtonmusic.org

Friday December 19

The Jolly Rogers, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Saturday December 20

Father Christmas at the Royal Priors in Leamington, from 10am to 4pm, £4 for one child maximum of £6 for more than one child, raising money for Rotary Club charities.

Guitar Monekey, live music, The Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, members free, non-members pay on the door.

Churches Together in Warwick invite you to Nativity Live in the Square, play your part in telling the Christmas story through carols and nativity fancy dress, Market Square, Warwick, from 1pm to 2pm.

St James Singers, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets from 07502 939498.

Evah, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 496657.

Sunday December 21

Father Christmas at the Royal Priors in Leamington, from 11am to 3pm, £4 for one child maximum of £6 for more than one child, raising money for Rotary Club charities.

Tuesday December 23

Armonico Consort, Carols by Candlelight, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for tickets visit www.armonico.org.uk or call 0844 581 0750.

Wednesday December 24 (Christmas Eve)

Erroll Williams, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 496657.

Disco and karaoke with Simon, Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, members free, non-members pay on the door.

Saturday December 27

Dancing to Mr Bojangles and Bingo, The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Kezabelle, female vocalist, Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, members free, non-members pay on the door.

Carl Merry, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome call 496657.

Wednesday December 31 (new year’s Eve)

Meloday Jay, singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome call 496657.

Thursday January 1 (New Year’s Day)

Long Itchington Footpath Volunteer Group are offerinf a variety of walks, meet at the Green Man pub at 11am, return by 12.30pm,, the pub will be selling hot soup and rolls for a reasonable price on return, numbers are needed in advance, call 815119 or email longitchingtonpaths@gmail.com, more details of the footpaths at www.longitchingtonwalks.co.uk

Friday January 2

Matti Fantasi, Banbury entertainer, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Thursday January 8

Warwick Poetry Reading Group: The Sonnet - members should bring copies of two favourite sonnets to read and share with the group, The Warwick Quaker Centre, High Street, Warwick, from 7.45pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.

Saturday January 10

Oriflamme, playing Brahms Tragic Overture and Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E, tickets £10 from Amnesty International Mid-Warwickshire, call 259098 or 07876 790546.

Bookmaking Workshop for adults, learn how to craft your own books from origami to Japanese style sewn books,with artist Helen Wilson, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, booking required.

Tuesday January 13

Leamington Literary Society, talk on The Art of Interviewing by BBC Midlands news reporter Joan Cummings, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, annual membership £15, joint membership £25, visitors welcome for £2.50 per person, call 259265.

Wednesday January 14

Kenilworth Family History Society, talk entitled A Noble Affair: a story of adultery, bigamy and divorce in late 18th century England, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.

Saturday January 17

Monochrome Painting Workshop for Adults, all drawing and painting matetrials provided, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, booking required.

Sunday January 18

Beyounes String Quartet, music by Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn, the Pump Room, Leamington, from 3pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk