What's on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, June 10 edition

Here's your guide to what's on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming weeks. Please email [email protected] with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 10:06 am
Updated Friday, 10th June 2016, 11:25 am
What's On


Until Saturday June 11, Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Brian Clark’s witty and poignant play Whose Life Is It Anyway, which deals with the topic of euthanasia. Tickets cost £8 and £9. Call 856548 or visit talismantheatre.co.uk to book.

Until Sunday June 12, East Lodge, Jephson Gardens, Leamington: Kim and Paul Ingvar will be showing pieces from their Of This Earth exhibition. The project combines the four elements of air, earth, fire and water with portraits of local people.

Friday June 10 to Sunday June 12, Hilltop Farm, Hunningham: The third annual Beer & Cider Festival, featuring local bands, children’s activities and more. Visit www.hilltopfarmshop.com or call 632978 for more information.

Wednesday June 15 and Thursday June 16, Jephson Gardens, Leamington, 7.30pm: Heartbreak Productions present Murder on the Terrace, an original interactive murder mystery written by Heartbreak stalwart David Kerby-Kendall. Standard tickets £15, premium tickets (with chair and canopy) £18. Visit heartbreakproductions.co.uk to book.

Until June 19, Compton Verney Art Gallery: Shakespeare in Art exhibition. Call 645500 or visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more.

Until Sunday July 10, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum: Simon Lewty’s exhibition The SIGNificance of Writing. Lewty’s work combines evocative images with text generated from his imagination and dreams. Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms for more information.


Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: The Jay Kays

Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 10am to 12 noon: Homemade cake and coffee/tea to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.

Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Fresh from recent appearances on the Graham Norton Show, Strictly Come Dancing and The One Show, British harmony trio Blake present a new tour featuring the finest songs from stage and screen, with projections and lighting that bring the cinematic magic to life. The show will include You’ll Never Walk Alone, Memory, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Music of the Night, Maria and much more. Tickets: £20 or £18. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

St Mary’s church, Warwick, 1.15pm to 2pm: William Weir (Birmingham Conservatoire) presents a summer organ recital. Free admission, retiring collection. Details from 403940.

Lighthorne Village Hall, 7.30pm: Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays continues. Take 2 from Stourbridge present Vita and Virginia by Dame Eileen Atkins, Rugby Theatre present A Frank Exchange by Nick Marsh and Banbury Cross Players present The Regina Monologues by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer. Visit lighthornefestival.org.uk or call 651239 to book.

The Folly Inn, Folly Lane, Napton, 8.30pm: The Canalboat Crew, who are touring the area by canal, host a relaxed, all-inclusive session of acoustic music. Call 07887 607008 for details.


The Wharf Inn, Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, 8.30pm: The Canalboat Crew, who are touring the area by canal, host a relaxed, all-inclusive session of acoustic music. Call 07887 607008 for details.

Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick, 9.15am to 12.15pm: The ‘findmypast.co.uk’ website constantly adds data sets. Family historian Jennifer Cranfield provides an in-depth look at the website, how to research it effectively and looks at what is new. Cost: £12. Call 738959 to book.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Disco/Karaoke and England v Russia (football)

All Saints’ Church, Harbury, 6pm: Warwickshire Singers, organ Matt Penn, conductor Yvonne Rollins. Music to celebrate a royal 90th birthday: anthems by Handel, Parry, Willan and Vaughan Williams with audience participation. Concert lasts one hour. Tickets £5 at the door.

All Saints Church, Leamington Hastings, 7.30pm: Mary Wu piano. Bach /Hess Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach Prelude and Fugue Book 1 No 3, Schubert 2 Waltzes German Dance, Schubert/Liszt Valse Caprice No 6 of Soirées de Vienne, Beethoven Sonata in F minor Op 57 Appassionata, Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales, Chopin Sonata in B minor Op 58. Tickets and details from 07966 584328, [email protected] and www.musicatleamingtonhastings.co.uk

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 7.30pm: Leamington Sinfonia, Robert Kurnatowski cello, Thomas Payne conductor. Dvořák Cello Concerto, Beethoven Symphony No 4. Tickets £10/£8, students £5 and accompanied under 16s free from Presto Classical and 01789 731966.

Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, 10.30am to 12 noon: Book, CDs and plant sale for Saturday Friendship Group in aid of local homeless people.

Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne, 10am to 2pm: Enjoy the atmosphere of this preserved blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s yard by joining a guided tour, relaxing in the garden or browsing in the Visitor Centre. There’s mouse trail for children, short films about the Yard and light refreshments, booklets, cards and souvenirs on sale. Last entry 1pm. No need to book. Visit www.chedhamsyard.org.uk for more information.

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 2pm to 4pm: Warwick District U3A knitting group The Woolpack will be giving knitting workshops. Throughout the sessions, the public will be invited to create knitted graffiti artwork for two of the Royal Pump Rooms columns. The columns will be ‘yarn bombed’ and camouflaged to celebrate Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum’s upcoming exhibition Concealment and Deception: The Art of the Camoufleurs of Leamington Spa in World War 2. Call 742700 for details.

St Mary’s church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Film screening of Elizabeth. Tickets £5. Part of the church’s Shakespeare 400: Heritage History & Faith festival. Email [email protected] or call 403940 to book.

Lighthorne Village Hall, 7.30pm: Lighthorne Festival of One-Act Plays continues. Priory Theatre, Kenilworth present A Little Box of Oblivion by Stephen Bean, Armistice Theatre, Kenilworth present Thicker than Water by Rebecca Gardner Tildesley and Great Witley Operatic Society present Cox and Box by FC Burnand and Arthur Sullivan. Visit lighthornefestival.org.uk or call 651239 to book.


All Saints’ church, Leamington Hastings, 3pm: The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music will be holding a High Scorers’ Concert for outstanding local musicians hosted by Music at Leamington Hastings.

Hatton Country World, from 11am: Country Fair and Dog Show to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, with pedigree and novelty classes, and a ‘Have a Go’ agility course, Street Party fancy dress and games for the children. Stalls including plants and tom bola, music from Cubbington Silver Band, and displays by the Beagles and the Stratford Belly Dancers also feature, along with vintage vehicles and farm machinery and more. All proceeds to local charities. For more details call 842501.

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 2pm to 4pm: Action 21’s Craft Club. ‘Skills sharers’ are on hand to help and sewing machines are available. Admission is free and no ticket is required. Call 742700 for more information.


National Herb Centre, Warmington, 7.30pm: The Warwickshire Gardens Trust and Warmington Heritage Group are joining forces to present a debate in Warmington on the legacy of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Dr Christine Hodgetts is speaking in favour of Brown. On the opposing side will be Stephen Wass, writer, teacher and archaeologist, Call Jenny Handscombe on 01295 690286 to register interest.

New Hall, Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash, 7.45pm: The Whitnash Society meet for a talk and presentation by Dr Gillian White titled Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth and the Kenilworth Entertainment of 1575. The society meets on the second Monday of the month. Visitors are welcome for whom there is a charge of £2 per meeting. Call 336393 for more information.

Heartbreak Productions, Spencer Yard, Leamington, 8.15pm to 10.15pm: Meeting of The Harmoneers, a community choir who meet every Monday. The choir sing modern and classic rock/pop songs with a choral twist. Everyone welcome, £4 per session. Call 07881 922555 for more.


Leam Jazz, Leamington Rugby Club, Moorefields, Kenilworth Road, Leamington, 8pm: Leam Jazz welcomes back internationally renowned drummer and composer Asaf Sirkis. Since arriving in London at the end of the 90s, the Israeli-born jazz musician and composer and educator has earned a reputation as one of the world’s premier drummers He returns to Leam Jazz with his own trio. Admission: £8. Visit www.leam-jazz.com for more.

St. Peter’s church hall, Dormer Place, 7pm for 7.30pm: Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society invite Ann Brookman who will talk about the restoration of Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens. Everyone welcome, non-members £3 on the door including coffee/tea and biscuits.

Wellesbourne Village Hall, 7.30pm: Wellesbourne Flower Club welcome demonstrator Mary Smith, who will present her interpretation of ‘June’. Visitors are welcome, £6 per person. Refreshments are available.


Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 7pm: The Royal Leamington Spa Flower Club will meet for a floral art demonstration. Visitors welcome. Cost £5, pay at the door.

Warwickshire County Record Office, 1pm to 1.30pm: Show and Tell talk: Moles - Life in the Dark. Learn about the lives and capabilities of these secretive little creatures and what is going on beneath our feet. Free drop in, no need to book.