Here is a list of what’s on in the area
Friday January 16
Tango Warwick, classes with Maria Solero, absolute beginners from 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers from 7pm to 8.15pm, intermediates from 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practice from 9.30pm to approximately 10.30pm, St Mary’s church, Leamington, £6.
Saturday January 17
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, conducted by Roger Coull and led by Sue Meteyard, presents its first concert of 2015, The programme includes Vivaldi’s Concerto for four violins, Serenade No.1 in D by Brahms and Schubert’s Symphony No.4, the “Tragic”. St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets on the door for £12 or £10 for concessions and £2 for children.
Jay Kays, live music, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk.
Silent Auction, raising money for meeting room and toilets for St Mary’s church in Cubbington. The event takes place at Cubbington Primary School from 2pm to 4pm, items can be brought to the school between 11am and 1pm, refreshments available, for more information call 772559.
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.
Skittle Night, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 8pm, £6 entry for a team of four.
House History: Getting Started, How to find out more about your house or the house of one of your ancestors, with local historian Christine Hodgetts. Look at the house itself, and then the records which will set you on the trail, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm, £12 per person, call 738959 or 412132.
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
Beauchamp Sinfonietta, conducted by Roger Coull and led by Sue Meteyard, The programme includes Vivaldi’s Concerto for four violins, Serenade No.1 in D by Brahms and Schubert’s Symphony No.4 the Tragic, Leamington Town Hall, from 3pm, tickets on the door for £12 or £10 for concessions and £2 for children.
Wednesday January 21
National Trust Mid-Warwickshire Association, A Legal Flight From Hastings to Strasbourg: the history of the court system from 1066 to the European Court of Human Rights, light-hearted talk by legal eagle Robin Sankey, Spa Centre, Leamington, from 7.30pm, £3 for visitors.
Thursday January 22
Radford Road Church Film Club, showing The Young Victoria, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 2pm, tea and homemade cakes will be served at a cost of £2 per person.
Warwick Natural History Society, A Lane in Brazil presented by the well known Mike Lane at the Friends’ Meeting House in High Street, Warwick, at 7.30pm. visitors very welcome, visit www.wnhs.info
Friday January 23
The Jellyheads, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.
Henry’s Rhythm & Blues Band, Rena and the Renegades, live music, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk.
Friday Focus, free lunchtime talk, historian Jacqui Kirk presents Predator and Prey - the pilots of the Royal Flying Corps, with the help of poems, images, letters, diaries and interviews, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.
Saturday January 24
Big Garden Bird Watch with the RSPB, bird spotting using binoculars and telescopes, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, free to drop-in and join in, fun for the family.
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, Priors House care home, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington, visitors welcome from 2pm, also on Sunday January 25.
Jay-Kay 60s Band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 9pm, free entry.
What’s on the Internet for Family History, More family history websites are coming on-line all the time. This workshop will guide you through some of the new sources available and develop your research skills, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, call 738959 or 412132.
Justin’s Open Mic, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, from 3pm to 7pm.
Monday January 26
Family History for Absolute Beginners, Come and find out how to begin researching your family tree using the local and national sources available at the County Record Office, including parish registers, census records and online sites, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £5 per person, call 738959 or 412132.
TUesday January 27
She’Koyokh, Klezmer and Balkan music band playing on National Holocaust Memorial Day, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk
Learn to dance Rock and Roll with the Warwickshire Rock and Rollers, every Tuesday at the Punch Bowl in Warwick. FREE Beginners lesson at 8pm followed by social dancing. Everyone welcome, no partner necessary.
Wednesday January 28
Leamington & District Organ and Keyboard Society presents an evening of musical entertainment with Andrew Nix, Sydenham Community Centre, Chesterton Drive, Sydenham, from 7.30pm, £8 on the door, for enquiries call 427493 or email email@example.com
Friday January 30
Jubilee String Quartet, playing Mozart, Bartok and Mendelssohn, Pump Room, Leamington, from 7.30pm, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk
Saturday January 31
Quiz Night, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk £1 per person, maximum five in a team
National Storytelling Week, free events at Leamington Art Gallery and Museum until Saturday February 7.
Sunday February 1
Children’s Storyteller Colin King will be sharing stories from around the world in an interactive, musical, adventure, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 2pm and 2.45pm, suitable for the whole family, free admission, just drop in.
Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Caesar Road, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission, good food, good jazz, friendly atmosphere, good parking.
Monday February 2
Breakfast Club, for men who are stressed, depressed or anxious, Springfield Mind 2, Southborough Terrace, Leamington, every Monday from 10am to noon,call 01789 298615.
Tuesday February 4
Leamington Literary Society, talk by David Howe - an X-certificate talk Thoughts on Censorship, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, annual membership £15, joint membership £25 and visitors £2.50, call 498317.
Wednesday February 4
Woodloes Townswomen’s Guild will meet for a fun evening getting to know you with Pat Daly and a bring and buy sale, Woodloes Community Centre from 7.30pm
Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Branch, talk by Prof Roger Gadsby followed by a Q&A, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, free parking, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday February 7
Book Illustration & Visual Storytelling Workshop, an inspirational workshop for adults with illustrator Julie de Bastion, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, payment required to confirm booking.
Wednesday February 11
Kenilworth Family History Society, Suffrage Stories - Warwickshire Women and the fight to gain the vote, talk by Dr Sarah Richardson, Senior Citizens’ Club, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.
Sunday February 15
Emma Johnson Clarinet and John Lenehan Piano, music by Weber, Chopin, Brahms, Bernstein and more, Spa Centre, Leamington, from 3pm, pre-concert talk at 2.10pm, tickets £17 rserved, 312.50 unreserved. call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org