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.
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.
Deasil Art Gallery, Oxford Street, Leamington: Inked Palette, an exhibition of tattoo art with over 15 tattoo artists’ work. The exhibition opens at 6.30pm on Saturday and runs until October 20.
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, until December 6: A celebration of the tenth 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.
Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, until tomorrow (Saturday), 7.30pm: A ‘fresh and striking’ new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. To book, call 01926 856548 or online via www.talismantheatre.co.uk
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16
Cubbington Action Group Against HS2 present an entertaining evening with Spa Strummers Ukulele group with music and laughter on Friday 16 October. The event takes place at Cubbington Sports & Social Club, Windmill Hill, Cubbington, CV32 7LN with bar and raffle. Doors open 7.30pm, start 8pm. Tickets £6 from Elaine on 07811 647 831 or 01926 771628 or on the door.
The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry welcomes The Smallest Show On Earth, a new musical comedy based on the film that starred Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford. The stage show contains some of Irving Berlin’s greatest songs. Full-price tickets start at £18.25. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055 .
Doritos advert stars The Mariachis will spice up Coventry music venue the Kasbah on Friday when they perform a live fiesta. During their lively stage routines, the band dress in traditional charro suits while performing their own Mexican renditions of pop classics such as Duran Duran’s Rio, Human League’s Don’t You Want Me Baby and East 17’s Stay Another Day. Tickets are priced at £5 for over 18s only and includes entry to the venue’s Kinky clubnight.
Critically acclaimed acoustic trio Whalebone return to Shrewley Village Hall. Whalebone’s Seasons tour features high energy acoustic music alongside haunting atmospheric tunes. The show includes inventive interpretations of traditional music, rock classics and original material from their two award-winning albums. Tickets are £11 (including supper) and are available by calling 01926 842576 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/whalebone . For more information see www.whalebone-music.com
Swan Singers with the choir of St Peter Apostle Church and guests present a Flavour of Faure featuring the Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine, Elegie, and Apres Un Reve, on Friday 16 October at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Kineton, and on Sunday 18 October at 3pm at St Peter Apostle Church, Leamington Spa. Free admission with retiring collection. All welcome. Details: 07852 970049 or email@example.com
Masquerade Ball, an evening full of entertainment and mystery in the heart of Leamington, in aid of the charity Safeline, 8pm to 11pm. Visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charity-masquerade-ball-tickets-17762381762. Dress code: black and white and masked.
Midge Ure, who helped propel 1980s band Ultravox to stardom and co-created Live Aid/ Band Aid/ Live 8 with Bob Geldolf, performs at The Assembly, Leamington. See www.leamingtonassembly.com for more.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Music from The Firm.
The Russian Choir Voskresenije (Resurrection) St Petersburg concert, 7.30pm, at Our Lady & St Wulstan Church, Wood Street, Southam. Retiring collection for expenses.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17
RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Harley Street.
The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry welcomes The Smallest Show On Earth, a new musical comedy based on the film that starred Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford. See entry under October 16 for details.
Sale in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Barford Scout Hut, 2pm to 4pm. Call 01926 624733 for details.
Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra and St Michael’s Singers will be joining forces at All Saints’ Church, Leamington at 7.30pm. The programme includes Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra Holst’s The Planets. Tickets are £12 (£5 concessions) and are available from Presto Classical in Leamington, from www.wso.org.uk or by calling 01926 850385.
The League of Friends of Warwick Hospital present a concert Featuring The RNA Male Voice Choir and The Melody Makers Ladies Choir at Northgate Methodist Church, Barrack Street, Warwick at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 each from League shops, Warwick Hospital, Warwick Tourist Office in Court House, Jury Street, and on the door.
Southam Sports & Social Club, 9pm:
Live band The Mosquitos. Free entry.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Karaoke/disco.
Concert at St Nicholas Church, Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, 7pm. Martha Hayward (soprano) will perform light opera, art and folk song with music by Puccini, Mozart, Dvorak, Rossini and Copland. Tickets are £7.50 including tea and homemade cake and are available on the door.
Family Tree Maker at County Record Office, Warwick, 9.15am to 12.15pm. This workshop by family historian Jennifer Cranfield explores the Family Tree Maker genealogy software programme and shows you how to get the best out of it. 2012 version. Cost £12. Call 738959 to book.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18
Swan Singers with the choir of St Peter Apostle Church and guests present a Flavour of Faure featuring the Requiem, Cantique de Jean Racine, Elegie, and Apres Un Reve, on Friday 16 October at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church, Kineton, and on Sunday October 18 at 3pm at St Peter Apostle Church, Leamington. Free admission with retiring collection. All welcome. Details: 07852 970049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coventry & Warwickshire Youth Orchestra, conducted by Brian Chappell, will be giving its first concert of the season at 2.30pm in the Hall of King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, Coventry. The programme will include Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No 3. Bizet’s 2nd L’Arlesienne Suite and a rare performance of a Cuban Suite by British composer Bryan Kelly. The soloist in the violin concerto will be Barbara O’Reilly, who is now based in Leamington. Tickets will be available at the door, priced £8 and £6 for concessions.
St Nicholas Church, Warwick, 3pm: Clara Brass play Autumn Colours, music for trumpet and horn. Admission free. Refreshments.
Leamington Rambling Club: Hook Norton walk, 7-9 miles, leave from Newbold Terrace East at 9.30am.
Leamington Rambling Club: Lowsonford walk, 4-6 miles, leave from Newbold Terrace East at 1.30pm.
Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Jackie’s Open Mic -featuring Malarki.
MONDAY OCTOBER 19
Film Screening: The Call of Cthulhu with live soundtrack by Florence Ellis. The 45-minute featurette will include a live four-piece ensemble, followed by a Q&A with the composer. It takes place new performance at Playbox Theatre’s Dream Factory in Shelley Avenue, Warwick. Tickets cost £5. Visit www.florenceellis.co.uk to book.
The Sydenham Evening Townswomen’s Guild will meet at 7.30pm. The meeting will take the form of a Craft Evening where members will be shown how to make items including a gift box. There will also be a bring-and-buy table. It takes place at St Mary’s Church Hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington. Visitors welcome, £3 including refreshments.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 20
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Spa Opera presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Essentially a rock opera, it tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus’s life .Call 01789 842008 or email email@example.com for tickets.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21
St Peter’s Church Hall, Dormer Place, Leamington: Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society AGM, 7pm prompt. Members only. Everyone welcome at 7.30pm for Adrian James’s talk on ‘Through the Garden Gate’.Non-members £3 on the door including cheese and wine.
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Spa Opera presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar. See entry under October 20 for details.
Wellesbourne Flower Club’s AGM is at 7.30pm in the village hall. After the AGM, Barbara Sheppard will give a small demonstration entitled ‘Something for Everyone’. Visitors are very welcome, £6 per person. Refreshments are available.
Multi-award-winning comedy star Mark Watson comes to the Spa Centre.
On top of being a nationally recognised funny person, Mark has written a number of novels. Call 01926 334418 for tickets.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 22
For their annual fund-raising talk, the Friends of Leamington Station are presenting Rob Brighouse, current Managing Director of Chiltern Railways to talk about his 40 years’ experience in the rail industry across three continents. He will discuss recent developments and future opportunities for Chiltern Railways as well as opportunities in the national UK rail industry. The meeting takes place at 6.30pm in Dormer Place Conference Centre, Leamington. Admission £5. Profits to work of Friends of Leamington Station. Visitors welcome.