Arts

Arts

See if your tastes match our civic leaders’ in Leamington exhibition

The Association of Midland Artists will be holding a very competitive exhibition at Althorpe Studios & Gallery in Leamington this weekend.

Whats on
Russian State Ballet and Opera House perform Swan Lake

Russians bring ballet classics for families to the Belgrade

Performers from Russia are bringing two much-loved ballets to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry next month.

Whats on
Roald Dahl at work in his famous writing hut

Roald Dahl Day celebrates 100 years since author’s birth

Exactly 100 years ago today Roald Dahl was born and children and adults around the world will be coming together to celebrate the life and works of the much-loved author.

Arts
Concise classics you can read in one day

Concise classics you can read in one day

In celebration of National Read A Book Day (6 Sep) we take a look at some classic short reads that you can easily breeze through in 24 hours or less.

Arts
Trendy mums spend more on themselves than back-to-school kids

Trendy mums spend more on themselves than back-to-school kids

Fashion-conscious mums are spending more on themselves than on their children ahead of the new school term, according to new research.

Arts
Physical theatre company Frantic Assembly is coming to the arts centre

Big names on their way to arts centre

Warwick Arts Centre’s autumn programme promises big names and something for everyone over the coming months.

Whats on
Chedham's Yard in Wellesbourne.

Cyber trail to bring stories alive at BBC Restoration site in Wellesbourne

Music and illustrations will give visitors to a blacksmith heritage site in Wellesbourne a unique insight into the stories about the site.

News
Charlecote Park. Picture by Jass Lall.

Loyd Grossman urges Warwickshire people to ‘treasure their treasures’

Charlecote Park, Baddesley Clinton House and Guy’s Cliffe Masonic Rooms are among the sites of cultural and historical interest in south Warwickshire opening their doors during this year’s Heritage Open Days.

News
Ann Loscombe, Warwickshire Libraries' Fusion artist in residence.

Leamington artist helps inspire people to create poetry-inspired art

A Leamington artist is creating new poetry-inspired artwork as part of a residency at Kenilworth library - and anyone can contribute towards her project.

News
Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

Five things we won’t miss about the VHS video recorder

In a world where the pocket calculator was as close as many of us got to technology, the video recorder seemed like it had come from outer space (or possibly off the set of Tomorrow’s World). A whole world of television viewing opened up in the late 1970s with TV shows and the latest(ish) films available to watch whenever we wanted.

Offbeat 4
Book Pirates event at Leamington library. Picture by Alan Fletcher.

Pirates and other performers haul in crowds at Warwickshire libraries

Poets, writers, storytellers, performers and arts organisations helped to bring more than 1,900 people into libraries across Warwickshire during a spring/summer festival.

News
Children and parents at Northleigh House School with headteacher Jill Cornfield.

Art and photography exhibition by bullied youngsters

Art and photography created by young people who have been bullied or emotionally distressed has been shared with the public at an exhibition in Hatton.

News
One of Tim Peake's space pictures

10 amazing pictures from space by astronaut Tim Peake

Astronaut Tim Peake is due to return to earth this weekend after six months on the International Space Station.

News
Leamington dance teacher Mary Grigg.

New dance charity to bring community together

A Leamington dance teacher who has been selected to take part in a nationwide mentorship programme is hoping to set up a new dance charity.

News
Tracy Borman is taking part in this year's Warwick Words History Festival.

Historic Warwick to host literary history festival

The history of Warwick and its county will take centre stage at this year’s Warwick Words Festival.

News
People can create knitted graffiti for the Pump Room columns as part of the Leamington Camouflage Festival.

Celebrate Leamington’s link with war-time camouflage

Art, cinema and music are among the inventive ways people in Leamington can explore the history of camouflage in the town as part of a summer festival.

News
Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Mills & Boon publishes colouring-in book

Romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon is to launch its first ever colouring book.

News 4
Letter to a Dismissed Servant, 2011, by Simon Lewty

Images and text come together in new show

Striking work by a nationally renowned artist from Leamington goes on show in the town this week.

Whats on
Gill Flower, Bernard Flower's daughter-in-law, with Karoline Alexander and Bernard's grandchildren Robin and Gerhard Bosdorff at the Southam Heritage Collection Exhibition.

Illicite war-time love affair revealed by Leamington family

A Leamington family have helped to add a story of an English-German romance to the Southam Heritage Collection.

News
Christmas gift shop at Woodwards in Leamington in the 1970s. Picture by John Wright Photography.

Leamington event explores how our brains work when shopping

Leamington Art Gallery and Museum is holding an event today (Saturday) at which people can learn about the different parts of the brain we use when shopping.

News
Load more