Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming week. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events at least a week before publication date. Thank you.
Until November 27: Art lovers in Leamington have got the chance to view and buy original artwork from future stars of the art world at a special exhibition. Students from Leamington College are selling 10 inch by 10 inch artworks for £10 at the annual 10x10x10 special exhibition. All arts students across a range of courses were invited to take part and have produced work including photography, illustration, printmaking, painting, collage, drawing and textile pieces. A percentage of each sale will go to the School of Arts charity of the year, SSNAP, which supports sick and premature babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The exhibition is open from 9am to 4pm.Call 318233 for more information.
Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements
Exhibition runs at Compton Verney until December 13. The exhibition is based on the best-selling book, Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. It features work by Joseph Beuys, Tim Etchells, Antony Gormley, Thomas Heatherwick, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker RA and others. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for details.
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, until December 6: A celebration of the 10th anniversary of Leamington Football Club reaching the first round proper of the FA Cup. As well as memorabilia, those who wish to relive the football matches can watch a film documenting the cup run on the TV screen in the museum. There will also be a place for people to share their memories of the day.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20
Oak House Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Rena and the Renegades.
Pump Room, Leamington: Rob Chapleo, health and wellbeing officer for Warwick District Council, will discuss his department’s work. The Friday Focus talk will provide a look at themes in the Medicate 2015 exhibition within a local, non-arts context. All Friday Focus talks are free and there is no need to book, talks take place every Friday at 1pm. Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms or call 742700 for details of the current programme.
All Saints’ Church, Leamington, 7.30pm: Winter Concert. The orchestras and bands of Warwick School will perform a varied and entertaining repertoire in classical and popular styles. Call 776463 for details. Tickets free from www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk/tickets
Comedian Rob Newman is bringing his new tour to the Spa Centre studio, Leamington. The Brain Show involves Rob taking a sceptical approach to grand claims made by neuroscience. After volunteering for a brain-imaging experiment that was intended to locate the part of the brain that lights up when in love, Rob emerges with more questions than answers. Tickets cost £16.80. Call 334418 to book.
The Kings Chamber Orchestra is giving two concerts at St Mark’s Church in Rugby Road, Leamington. The acclaimed professional chamber orchestra. Keen to introduce children to live music, they will not only be giving their usual evening recital, but a special family concert at 4.30pm. Visit www.KCOChildrens.eventbrite.co.uk or www.KCOLeamington.eventbrite.co.uk for tickets to the concerts.
TV comic, actor and quiz show panellist Alan Davies is coming to the Spa Centre. He is best-known for playing the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997 and for appearing as a permanent panellist on the BBC show QI from 2003. Tickets cost £20. Call 334418 to book.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21
Collegium Choir sings The Sparrow and St Nicholas Masses at St Mary’s church, Warwick, at 7.30pm. The Mozart “Sparrow” mass is so called because of the bird-like chirping motif in the organ part during the Sanctus and Benedictus. It’s a festive setting first performed in Salzburg Cathedral at Easter 1776. The Haydn “St Nicholas” mass was composed in 1772 for St Nicholas’ Day, the name day of Haydn’s court employer, prince Nicolaus Esterhazy. Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominum’ is a lyrical solo movement from his Solemn Vespers of 1780. The dynamic and exhilarating ‘Insanae et vanae curae’ is a chorus from one of Haydn’s early oratorios.
Tickets cost £13, under 16s free. Visit www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk for details.
Southam Sports and Social Club, 8pm: Karaoke/disco.
St John’s Museum, Warwick, 10am to 4pm: To celebrate the creation of new 3D prints of historic jewellery, Heritage and Culture Warwickshire us running a jewellery workshop. Participants are invited to discover the stories behind centuries of Warwickshire jewellery history and make a wearable piece of their own to keep. Get the chance to see prototype 3D prints of treasures such as a golden ring from the fifteenth century which was given as a New Year’s Gift, a gold and garnet ring inscribed with a secret message of love and a silver Tudor dress pin, not only a decorative way to fasten your garments, but a status symbol too. The workshop costs £35, including the cost of casting a ring in bronze. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, and light refreshments will be provided. Book tickets by calling 412132 or visiting www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice
One of hip hop’s greatest pioneers will send records and clubbers into a spin when he headlines at the Kasbah in Coventry. South Bronx-born Grandmaster Flash is widely credited as the King of hip hop after he was the first DJ to manipulate vinyl records on the decks to modify and create a new sound.
Admission for the 18-and-overs evening costs £6 and doors open at 10pm.
Multi-award winning comedian Sean Hughes is back at the Spa Centre, Leamington with a new show called Mumbo Jumbo. The show consists of stories including trekking with mountain gorillas in Rwanda and coming to the conclusion that he will never have a proper conversation with his dear mum. There will be a few poems and a three-minute musical about ageing too. Tickets cost £15 or £13 for concessions.
Call 334418 or visit www.royalspa centreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22
Musicians from across Warwickshire will be making music at the Spa Centre in Leamington in a family fun concert designed to appeal to music lovers of all ages. Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra’s annual Family Concert features cannons, magical spells, fighter aeroplanes and animals in the musical line-up, and with audience participation an important part of the show.
Works being performed include Dukas’ The Scorcerer’s Apprentice (magical spells), 633 Squadron (fighter planes), Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture (cannons) and selected pieces from the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns. Full price tickets are £12 and are available from Presto Classical in Leamington, by visiting www.wso.org.uk or by calling 850385.
Leamington Rambling Club: Milverton, 7 to 9 miles. Leave from Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am.
Leamington Rambling Club: Leamington Hastings, 4 to 6 miles. Leave from Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 23
Warwickshire’s Side by Side Theatre for adults with and without learning difficulties presents its 27th annual show, Live the Life, at the Spa Centre in Leamington at 7.30pm.
The show, an annual extravaganza of dance, music, drama, mime, poetry and comedy this year features music from Coldplay, Frozen, Evita, Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel and The Rolling Stones. Tickets cost from £6 to £9.50. Call 334418 or visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royal spacentre to book.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24
Warwickshire’s Side by Side Theatre for adults with and without learning difficulties presents its 27th annual show, Live the Life, at the Spa Centre in Leamington at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The show, an annual extravaganza of dance, music, drama, mime, poetry and comedy this year features music from Coldplay, Frozen, Evita, Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel and The Rolling Stones. Tickets cost from £6 to £9.50. Call 334418 or visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royal spacentre to book.
American blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout very nearly wasn’t here. In summer 2014 ago he underwent an incredible life-saving liver transplant. He had lost 13 pints of blood and was in a coma for three days, when he came out he suffered from encephalopathy, a temporary brain damage but due to the life-saving liver operation he is now back and fitter than ever and will be playing at Leamington Assembly. Tickets cost £25. Call 0871 220 0260 or visit www.leamingtonassembly.com to book.
Thursday November 26
Oddsocks are bringing to life The Legend of King Arthur at the Spa Centre, Leamington at 7.30pm. Prepare for magic, music and mirth as the “boy who would be king” pulls the sword from the stone. Cheer for your favourite jousting knight of the round table, admire the gutsy Lady Guinevere as she reveals her strength and skills, gasp at the magic Merlin as he controls the twists and turns of this classic English legend.
Tickets cost £16 or £14 for concessions. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
The Mitchell Gallery in Church Street, Warwick hosts a preview of its new Surrealism & Fantasy exhibition from 5pm to 9pm, with mulled wine and festive fayre. It includes works by Shelli Graham, Don Clarke and Pat Short. Call 408787 for more information.
Radford Road Church Film Club, Leamington Spa will show Miracle on 34th Street at 2pm. A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Tea and cakes will be served at £2 per person.
FRIDAY November 27
Oddsocks are bringing to life The Legend of King Arthur at the Spa Centre, Leamington at 7.30pm. Prepare for magic, music and mirth as the ‘boy who would be king’ pulls the sword from the stone. Tickets cost £16 or £14 for concessions. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
Pump Room, Leamington, 7.30pm: Carducci String Quartet with Morgan Szymanski on guitar. Haydn Quartet Op 33 No 6, Shostakovich Quartet No 3, guitar solos, Boccherini Quintet Fandango.
Tickets £20/£16/£13 from 334418 and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk