Here is a list of what’s on in the area
Friday March 20
Villiers String Quartet, music by Haydn, Delius and Elgar, Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreamdtownhall.co.uk
Friday Focus Free Lunchtime talk, Nick Peacey the great-nephew of William Denis Browne will discuss Browne’s life through a series of illustrations. Browne was a pianist, organist, critic and composer who lived in Leamington. Talk at Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.
Saturday March 21
St Patrick’s Party, live music and dancing, dinner and bar, wear green, white or orange or even fancy dress, St Peter’s church hall, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm to 1.30pm, tickets £10 on the door or call 07768 617081.
Gruesome Gripes and Murderous Medicine, Horrible Histories-style event, activities will include a museum trail linked to the four humours. There will also be an apothecary shop in the craft studio where visitors will get to create their own ghastly cures and there will be a costumed actor playing the part of a barber surgeon, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, Also on Sunday March 22, admission is free.
Quiz and Pudding Night, The Open Door Cafe, Hampton Magna, from 7.30pm for 8pm start, £6 per person.
Andrean Lazarov, the Bulgarian pianist will be playing music by Rachmanioff, Schubert, Liszt, Ravel, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin and Vladigueroff, Eathorpe Village Hall, from 8pm, also on Sunday March 22 from 4pm, tickets £12.50 or £11 for concessions, call 632575 or 633522 or email email@example.com
Dancing to Harley Street, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.
Race Night, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, call 421621.
Skittles Night, Southam Sports and Social Club from 8pm, £6 entry for a team of four.
The JayJays, live band, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.
Crime & Punishment, Was your ancestor a criminal or a victim of crime? This session gives an overview of Victorian Crime, the Courts and the punishments meted outand where to find these records. Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm, £12 call 738959 to book.
Live band, Jim and Ed Jules at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside Walk, off Adelaide Road, live band, from 8pm, ideally suited for over-55s, call 420265.
Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society and Beauchamp Sinfonietta, music by Mozart and Poulnec, All Saints’ church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 7.30pm,
The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, concert in support of the Mayor of Leamington’s charities, Christ church, Priory Terrace, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £10 or £5 for children, call 450906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Choirs of St Mary’s Church, Glories of England, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £13 or £11 for concessions, children under-16 free, call 403940 or buy at the door.
Muve On, live band, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington.
Sunday March 22
Royal Naval Association, Branch AGM, Royal Naval Association Club, Riverside, Leamington, from 11am.
Oriflamme Ensemble, Mayor of Warwick’s charity concert St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 2.30pm, tickets £12, call 411694.
Monday March 23
Easter Bingo, Galanos House, Banbury Road, Southam, fundraising for the Royal British Legion home, from 7.30pm, bar open, refreshments, lots of prizes.
Brass Concert with young musicians from Warwick School, The Bridge House Theatre, Warwick, free admission, from 7.30pm, call 776438.
Tuesday March 24
Warwick Horticultural Society, Methodist Church Hall, Barrack Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for more information call 734013.
The Bach Players, music by Bach, Telemann and Buxtehude, St Mary’s church, Warwick, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk
Over 50s Luncheon, The Open Door Cafe, Hampton Magna, from 12.30pm, £4.50 per person, book by March 18, call 410446.
Wednesday March 25
Anne Marie of Get Cooking! will be at The Chain, Crown Way, in Lillington, showing how to use just a kettle to create tasty meals, from 11am to noon,
Thursday March 26
Divertimento, Elizabethan Panorama - A Snapshot of the Age, The Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, tickets £10 from the Visitor Information Centre, call 778646 or visit www.divertimento.org.uk
Radford Road Church Film Club, showing Philomena starring Judi Dench, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 2pm, tea and cakes served after the film, £2 per person.
Friday March 27
Race Night in aid of Long Itchington Cricket Club, The Community Centre, Stockton Road, Long Itchington, doors open at 7pm and the first race scheduled for 7.30pm, to book a seat call 07530 804020.
Live Band, Pat McManus and his rock band at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside Walk, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, tickets £10, call 420265.
Warwick Words Xtra Event: Emma Bridgewater, Toast and Marmalade – Stories from the Kitchen Dresser, Join Emma Bridgewater as she talks about her best-seller Toast and Marmalade, the personal stories behind her distinctive and popular kitchenware designs. Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 2pm, Tickets £20 includes signed copy of the book and tea and cake, call the box office on 334418. For the full Warwick Words Xtra Events Programme February – June 2015 visit www.warwickwords.co.uk
V8, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free entry.
Friday Focus Extra, talk by a group of ceramicists who have been inspired by Leamington Art Gallery and Museum’s permanent collection, at Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm, free.
Saturday March 28
A Dramatic Presentation of St Mark’s Gospel, by the Rev Ian Burkinshaw and his son Peter of the Riding Lights Theatre Company, Radford Road church, Leamington, from 4pm, free admission.
Dancing to Richard Tarver, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.
Live Band, Doyle and Daniels are playing at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside Walk, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, suited for over 55s, call 420265.
Reminiscing, live band, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington,
Collegium with Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Handel’s Messiah, St Mary’s church, tickets £14 or £12 for concessions, call 403940.
The Mosquitos, Southam Sports and Social Club, from 9pm, free entry.
Dale Williams, live singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.
Royal Leamington Spa Bach Choir with the Stamford Choral Society, Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Alinka Kozari soprano, Marion Ramsay contralo, Richard Monk tnor, Alistair Ollorenshaw bass and conductor Nigel Stark, Mendelsshon’s Elijah, All Saints’ church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £14 in advance or £15 on the door, from Preston Classical in Leamington, www.rlsbc.org or on the door.
Distorted Decade, covers band, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, from 8.30pm.
Discovering the History of Gardens, with historian Christine Hodgetts, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, call 738959.
Sunday March 29
Jackie’s Open Mic, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, from 3pm to 7pm.
Spring Walks in South Cubbington Wood, led by Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, two-mile walks last about 90 minutes, children and dogs on leads welcome, leaves the King’s Head in Church Hill at 3pm, bring suitable footwear, no charge for the walk but donations to the group are welcome, for more information call 425283.
MOnday March 30
Arty Tots: Crazy Clay at St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 2.30pm to 4pm, costs £2.50 per child, suitable for under fives but older siblings welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Spring Walks in South Cubbington Wood, led by Cubbington Action Group Against HS2, two-mile walks last about 90 minutes, children and dogs on leads welcome, leaves the King’s Head in Church Hill at 10am, bring suitable footwear, no charge for the walk but donations to the group are welcome, for more information call 425283.
Tuesday March 31
Sydenham History Group, Watermills and Windmills around Leamington by Tim Booth, the SYDNI Centre, Cottage Square (off Marloes Walk) Sydenham, from 7.30pm, entrance £2, refreshments available, call 330711 or visit www.sydni.org
Stone Age to Iron Age, Become an archaeologist for the day and find out what people used to eat and how they lived in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. ‘Excavate’ your own Bronze Age model roundhouse and make your own artefacts from the era to take home. St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 9.30am to 4pm, Cost £24 a day or Book two or more days and get a 20% discount on the overall cost per child. Suitable for ages 6 to 12 years. Bring packed lunches snacks or drinks, Places must be booked in advance by calling 412132.