What’s on where around Leamington: July 3 edition

Fun Lovin' Criminals are headlining the Godiva festival in Coventry
Fun Lovin' Criminals are headlining the Godiva festival in Coventry
0
Have your say

Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming week. Please email news@leamingtoncourier.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before publication date. Thank you.

FRIDAY JULY 3

The Assembly, Leamington: Influential electronic , ambient and dub act Banco de Gaia. Formed in 1989 by Toby Marks, their best-known work is Last Train to Lhasa, which was recorded in Leamington and is being reissued to mark the 20th anniversary of its release. Toby has put together a live band to celebrate, including James Eller on bass (The The, Teardrop Explodes, The Pretenders) and Ted Duggan on drums (The Beat, Desmond Dekker).

Tickets cost £15. Call 0871 220 0260 or visit www.leamingtonassembly.com

Memorial Park, Coventry: Godiva Festival, a free festival of music and entertainment. Friday’s headliners are the Fun Lovin’ Criminals. See http://www.godivafestival.com for details.

Pump Room, Leamington, 1pm: Throughout the Open 2015 exhibition, visitors have been voting for their favourite artworks on display. On Friday 3 July the People’s Choice Award and £500 prize will be awarded by the Vice Chairman of Friends of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (FLAG), Clive Nelson. The winning artist will also be discussing their work during this Friday Focus Extra. Free entry.

Hampton Lucy, 7.30pm to 10pm: :Jazz Picnic on the Green with the River Dene Jazzmen .Call 01789 841155 for details.

The Dentist Gallery in Leicester Street, Leamington, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm until July 9: Mary Woolley, from Whitnash, has a collection of atmospheric landscape paintings on show.

SATURDAY JULY 4

Pump Room Gardens, Leamington, 11am to 7pm: Warwickshire Pride. Legendary dance music diva Angie Brown, X Factor finalist Wagner, and The Voice contestant Letitia George are headlining the 2015 Warwickshire Pride festival, alongside local acts such as Kirsty Wright, Wild Bill, and Leamington drag queen Sassi Afrika, will be national performers Paul Andreas, Eyeden and girl group DeltAmour.

Oak House Social Club (also known as the Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Music from Reminiscing.

Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, 11am to 4pm: Mixed-media artist Lisa Broughton will be running a Felt Jewellery Adult Workshop. Spend the day with experienced artist Lisa and create your own felt jewellery. Through a variety of techniques and processes those taking part will learn how to wet felt colourful merino wool tops to create three-dimensional beads. These can then be used to make necklaces, bracelets or rings. All materials, tools and fastenings will be provided. Cost: £20 per person. Places are limited. Call 01926 742700 to book a place. Payment is required to confirm booking. Non-refundable.

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: George Bernard Shaw’s social comedy Pygmalion. Tickets are between £7 and £8.50. Call the box office on 856548.

Band headquarters, Westend Centre, Hampton Road (by Racing Club Warwick FC, opposite Shakespeare Avenue), 12.30pm for sellers and 1pm for buyers: Warwick Show Band Car Boot. Pitches £6 (no booking required). Admission for buyers: adults 50p, children free.

Sunbeams Preschool, School Lane, Radford Semele, 11am to 2pm: Open Day with bouncy castle, face painting, games, BBQ and more.

Memorial Park, Coventry: Godiva Festival, a free festival of music and entertainment. Saturday’s headliners are the Wombats. See http://www.godivafestival.com for details.

Newbold Comyn Arms, 11.45am: Leamington Ukulele Festival returns for its third year. Once again the supported charity will be Zoe’s Place baby hospice who will also have a stall. See page 52 for details and vVisit http://www.spa-strummers.co.uk for more.

St. Mary’s Church, Warwick, 12.15 pm:

Jonathan Pricem organ (Christ Church, Bristol). Admission free, retiring collection. Call 403940 for more.

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 7.30pm:

St Mary’s Scholars, Michael Blake organ, Mark Swinton director, Service High and Anthems Clear. Tickets £10(£8) from St. Mary’s Gift Shop, 403940 and door.

Dale Street Methodist Church, Dale Street, 7.30pm: Divertimento, Sheila Koch conductor, Music to make you laugh – Music to make you cry. Tickets £10/£3 for children from www.divertimento.org.uk, Presto Music and 01926 778646. In aid of Action for Children.

All Saints’ Church, Vicarage Field, Warwick, 7.30pm: Da Capo Chamber Choir, John Adams conductor, Stars and Stripes. American choral music on Independence Day. Tickets £10/£8/£25 family from www.dacapochoir.org.uk and www.oxboffice.com 0845 680 1926.

Coventry Cathedral, 7.30pm: Saint Michael’s Singers, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir (Dallas Texas USA), English Symphony Orchestra, John Rutter, Paul Leddington Wright, Bob Chilcott and Terry Price conductors. International Gala Concert .Rutter UK premiere of new commission, Leddington Wright Te Deum (written for St Michael’s Singers’ 50th anniversary in 2012), Chilcott Movements from the Requiem and the motet and two hymns from his St John Passion, Rimsky-Korsakov Glory. Tickets £30-£15 with concessions, children and students half price from www.ticketweb.co.uk 0844 477 1000 and tickets@saintmichaelssingers.org

Folly Inn, Napton, 6pm: Folk on the Water, with some of our brightest folk talents. Free admission. See www.folkonthewater.com for more.

Bishops Tachbrook Sports & Social Club, 8pm: Encephalitis Society quiz night. Visit https://www.justgiving.com/encephalitishelp

Guide Dogs, Edmondscote Manor, Warwick New Road, Leamington, from 11am: Guide Dogs are holding their annual National Open Day and Car Boot. Activities include Guide Dog displays, as well at the Duston german shepherd display team, children’s entertainment, bouncy castle, teas and refreshments, stalls and much more.Guide Dogs are also looking for car booters to attend – if you have recently had a spring clean and wish to sell those unwanted items, contact melanie.gurney@guidedogs.org.uk or call on 0845 372 7417.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, 10am to 5pm: The Midpex Stamp Show is one of the largest stamp shows in the UK. Midpex, which attracts nearly 1000 visitors, will be attended by over 70 dealers and 40 specialist societies and will feature displays covering many aspects of collecting. Free admission, free brochure, free parking and a free shuttle bus throughout the day to and from Leamington station. See www.midpex.co.uk

SUNDAY JULY 5

Open Door Cafe, Slade Hill, Hampton Magna, 2pm to 5pm: F1 Grand Prix Scalextric afternoon. Children from school age upwards welcome. Call 410446.

St Nicholas Church, Warwick, 3pm: Solstice wind quintet. Admission free; refreshments available.

Oak House Social Club (also known as the Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Music from Rob Paul.

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: George Bernard Shaw’s social comedy Pygmalion. Tickets are between £7 and £8.50. Call the box office on 856548.

Folly Inn, Napton, 6pm: Folk on the Water, with some of our brightest folk talents. Free admission. See www.folkonthewater.com for more.

The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth, 7.30pm to 10pm: River Dene Jazzmen. Free admission.

Memorial Park, Coventry: Godiva Festival, a free festival of music and entertainment. Sunday’s headliners are Embrace. See http://www.godivafestival.com for details.

Wasperton: visit Wasperton for afternoon tea. Take a stroll round the village. Participate in village picture trail. Church open.

MONDAY JULY 6

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: George Bernard Shaw’s social comedy Pygmalion. Tickets are between £7 and £8.50. Call the box office on 856548.

TUESDAY JULY 7

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: George Bernard Shaw’s social comedy Pygmalion. Tickets are between £7 and £8.50. Call the box office on 856548.

WEDNESDAY July 8

Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Kenilworth Family History Society members to give short presentations on aspects of their family history or the processes of research. Followed by summer refreshments. Non-members welcome. Call 511969.

Head, Lower Mall, Royal Priors, Leamington, 4pm: Live performance and signing by Warwickshire singer Lucy Rose, on the day her new album Work It Out is released on Columbia Records. Vogue magazine stated in 2012 that she was one of that year’s “indie music breakout stars”, and her music has appeared on TV shows including Skins and The Vampire Diaries, as well as adverts for Sony Mobile. Call 887870 for details.

Market Hall Museum, Warwick, 5pm to 7pm: Free Knit and Natter workshop. learn how to knit and crochet with help from volunteers from STRADFAS. Help knit or crochet squares for a giant knitted picture to decorate Market Hall Museum. No need to book - just drop in.

THURSDAY jULY 9

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: George Bernard Shaw’s social comedy Pygmalion. Tickets are between £7 and £8.50. Call the box office on 856548.

St Francis of Assisi church hall, Kenilworth, 10am to 4pm: Kate Bliss will be attending Hansons Auctioneers valuation day. Kate is an appointed Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and regularly appears as an antiques expert on the BBC’s Flog It! and Bargain Hunt, For more information call Carol Jones, Warwickshire Area Manager for Hansons Auctioneers on 07802 839915 or email service@hansonsauctioneers.co.uk www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

FRIDAY JULY 10

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 1.15 to 1.45pm: Mariko Terashi, piano. Freee admission.

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: George Bernard Shaw’s social comedy Pygmalion. Tickets are between £7 and £8.50. Call the box office on 856548.

Pump Room, Leamington, 1pm: H ybrid Arts, a Leamington based arts training provider, will be discussing their current project Beauty & Truth. Beauty & Truth is a socially and environmentally conscious fashion and textile brand. Inspired by organic forms, the brand transforms waste materials into useful and enduring things of beauty. Hybrid Arts will be explaining the concept behind the brand as well as discussing the printing and production processes. Free entry.