Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.
Until Saturday May 21, Kenilworth Library, Smalley Place: Award winning photographs from Leamington Spa Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition Competition will be on display. Entrance is free to see the collection of work from the 80-strong membership, some having international accreditation. In addition to the 110 prints on display, a large TV monitor will show 60 digital entries. Visit www.lsps.org.uk for more information.
Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22, 12 noon to 4pm, Warwick Northgate Church: Labyrinth Weekend. Walk the Labyrinth,a spiritual tool designed to reduce stress,quieten the mind and “open the heart”.
Monday May 23 to Saturday May 28, Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: The Lion in Winter, a modern classic comedy drama based on the live of Henry II, comes to the Priory Theatre. The play centres on the personal and political conflicts of Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children and guests during Christmas at Chinon in 1183. Tickets start at £8. Visit www.priorytheatre.co.uk or call 0333 666 3366 to book.
Wednesday May 25 to Saturday June 4, Loft Theatre, Leamington, 7.30pm (except Sunday): Agatha Christie’s best-selling crime thriller And Then There Were None comes to life at the venue. Visit www.loft-theatre.co.uk or call 0844 493 4938 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.
Until Saturday May 21, St Mary’s church, Warwick: Playbox Theatre presents Games and Thrones, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays. Part of the church’s Shakespeare 400: History, Heritage &Faith festival. Tickets £20 or £12 for concessions. Call 419555 or visit www.playboxtheatre.com 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.
FRIDAY MAY 20
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Buckly Cook and Stone.
Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 1.15pm to 1.45pm: Mariko Terashi, piano. Free admission.
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Next month will mark a full 54 years of non-stop touring for The Searchers. Known for hits including Sweets For My Sweet, Sugar & Spice, Needles & Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away and Someday Were Gonna Love Again, they have a reputation for being the hardest-working act in the music industry. Tickets: £20. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
SATURDAY MAY 21
Leamington Town Hall, 10am to 5pm: Leamington Studio Artists is holding its first art fair, showcasing a range of affordable work produced by artists in the Leamington area. Everyone is welcome to come along to view and buy the work, which includes original paintings, ceramics, photography, jewellery and encaustic art as well as prints, greeting cards and gift ideas. Visit www.lsa-artists.co.uk for more information.
St Nicholas Hall, High Street, Kenilworth, 10.30am to 4.30pm: Choirmaster Chris Rowbury is returning to Warwickshire for a fun-filled day of singing songs from across the globe. This day is suitable for anyone over 16 who loves to sing – including those who think they can’t. Admission costs £20 in advance or £25 on the door. Bring some food to share for a communal lunch. Visit at chrisrowbury.com to book.
Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne, 10am to 2pm: Join a guided tour of restored wheelwright’s and blacksmith’s workshops, evoking memories of times gone by, or simply relax in the garden and enjoy light refreshments from the Visitor Centre where booklets, cards and souvenirs are also available. The day will have a Victorian Music theme with local musicians performing tunes from the past. Free admission. Last entry 1pm. No need to book. Visit www.chedhamsyard.org.uk for more information.
Southam Sports & Social Club, 9pm: Live music with Double Time, free entry.
St Nicholas Church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Village Voices of Warwick, a mixed social choir singing for pleasure whilst raising money for local charities, will perform songs from well-known musicals and the James Bond films. The chosen charity for 2016 is The Salvation Army’s Way Ahead Project, which helps homeless people in and around Leamington. Tickets cost £8 on the door. Email email@example.com or call 886408 to book.
Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 2pm to 4pm: The museum is running free drop-in knitting workshops on the lead up to the ‘Concealment and Deception: The Art of the Camoufleurs of Leamington Spa in World War 2’ exhibition. Leamington University of the 3rd Age Knitting Group - The Woolpack will be giving the knitting workshops. The public will be invited to create knitted graffiti artwork for two of the Royal Pump Room’s columns. The columns will be ‘yarn bombed’ and camouflaged. The session is free- just drop in. Visit leamington-camo.co.uk for more information.
Leamington Spa Baptist Church (Warwick Room), Chandos Street, Leamington, 12 noon to 2.15pm: Warwick District UN Association welcome Vijay Mehta who is chair of Uniting for Peace and has been mentioned as long standing activist for peace by the Sunday Times. He is an author of several books. Call 338430 for more information.
Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, 11am to 4pm: Spend the day with Bronia Sawyer for an experimental collage and drawing workshop using parchment and ink. Build up a nature themed collage from pen and ink drawings on parchment and then develop these into a final piece, using printing, marbling, stitching and embossing. Call 742700 for more information.
St Mary Magdalene Church, Vicarage Road, Lillington,7.30pm: Peter Irvine piano, Judith Irvine soprano, Michael King organ. Traditional arias and songs from the shows. Cheese and wine in interval. Call 470449. Free admission.
SUNDAY MAY 22
The Dell, Warwick Place, Milverton, Leamington, 1pm to 6pm: The Dell Party, a free family event with bouncy castle, Punch & Judy, face painting, home-made cake stall, real lemonade and a raffle. Featuring live music from local bands: Blue Radio, Chasing Deer, Funksters, Midweek, One Trick Pony, the Sam Powell (formerly Hangover) Blues Band and the Tony Webster Band. Call 07773 787297 or visit www.dellpark.blogspot.co.uk for more information.
Old Shire Hall, Northgate Street, Warwick, 3pm and 6.30pm: The Warwickshire-based, former barrister and Edinburgh Fringe sell out writer and performer Ginny Davis lifts the shroud of secrecy surrounding behind the scenes machinations of criminal proceedings in this high stakes legal cliff-hanger. Scenes are performed in the 18th-century hall and atmospheric courtroom, where the audience occupies the seats of former jurors, court officials and dock officers. Tickets cost £14 or £12 concessions and available from www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk or by calling 334418.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Rob Paul.
TUESDAY MAY 24
Spa Centre, Leamington, Liverpool-born, 7.30pm: Irish country music phenomenon Nathan Carter, who recently overtook Beyonce and Drake to take the No. 1 position in the Irish album charts, plays at the venue. Tickets: £25. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
FRIDAY MAY 27
Zephyr Lounge, Leamington, doors open 7pm: The Cuban prog five-piece Anima Mundi will be supported by Beardfish’s Rikard Sjöblom. Tickets: £16.59. Call 311311 to book.
SATURDAY MAY 28
Leamington Library, 10am, 12 noon and 2pm: The Book Pirates is a new, interactive journey of intrigue, thrills and spills. The free performances are suitable for all the family. The show is produced by acclaimed visual artists Vortex Creates and performance artists Highly Sprung. Call 0300 555 8171 for more information.
Punch Bowl, The Butts, Warwick: Music from King Biscuit Boys, Good Time, Back Porch Country Blues and Hokum.
Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne, 10am to 2pm: Find out about the life and work of this heritage blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s yard by joining a guided tour. The Yard won the BBC’s Restoration Village programme ten years ago and offers a rare glimpse of rural life and crafts during the time that five generations of the Chedham’s family ran the Yard. This will be ‘Bicycle theme day’ with a local bike club member on site to talk to enthusiasts . Also on offer, courtesy of the Police and Neighbourhood Watch, is the opportunity for free security marking for your bike or small hand tools. Refreshments and a selection of booklets and cards are available in the Visitor Centre. Free admission. Last entry 1pm. No need to book. Visit www.chedhamsyard.org.uk for more information.
Leamington Art Gallery & Museum,1pm to 3pm: Art Cart Family Fun session, relating to the current temporary exhibition - Simon Lewty: The SIGNificance of Writing. Families are invited to recreate characters from Simon Lewty’s drawings as a 3D puppet to take home. This is a free, drop in event suitable for all ages.
All Saints’ church, Leamington, doors open 7.30pm, film starts 8.15pm: The church is screening the Monty Python film Life of Brian. Tickets cost £10. Half of the profit form ticket sales is going towards the upkeep of the church.