What’s on where around Leamington: listings, June 12 edition

Dancers at last year's Regency Ball. This year's will be on June 19
Dancers at last year's Regency Ball. This year's will be on June 19

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 June 12

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, 1.15pm to 1.45pm: Chris Farr plays the harpsichord. Free admission.

Stratford Arts House, Rother Street, Stratford, 8pm: Orchestra of the Swan with guitarist Craig Ogden, violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen and conductor David Curtis, performing the world premiere of William Lovelady’s concerto for guitar and violin, plus Vivaldi’s Concerto for Guitar, Albeniz’s Suite Espanola, Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasilieras No.9. Tickets £23.50. Call (01789) 207100.

Pump Room, Leamington, 1pm: Friday Focus talk. Artist Mary Riley will be talking about the techniques of still life drawing, in response to music and displaying some photographs of her students’ work. Free admission.

Stoneleigh Park, doors open 10am: The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show. Free parking and admission.

Saturday June 13

Pump Room Gardens, Leamington: Two days of music, workshops, talks, dance, food, children’s activities and stalls.

St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 12.15pm: Organ recital with Thomas Corns. Admission free, retiring collection.

All Saints’ Church, Leamington Hastings, 7.30pm: Gould Piano Trio, playing Dvorak, James Macmillan and Schubert. Call 07966 584328 for ticket details.

Stoneleigh Park, doors open 10am: The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show. Free parking and admission.

Bridge House Theatre, Warwick, 7.30pm: Singer-songwriter James Taylor-Watts has recently signed a record deal with Island Records and is soon going to New York to record his first album. Hear some of this new material as well as some of his older songs and covers. Tickets are £10 each. Call 01926 776438 or email boxoffice@bridgehousetheatre.co.uk. All proceeds will go to the new school hall campaign.

Castle Galleries, Regent Street, Leamington, 1pm to 4pm: The new ‘For Your Good Heart’ collection by Paul Horton will be unveiled at Castle Galleries . There will also be the opportunity to meet the artist on the day and find out about the inspiration behind his work at the gallery. With over a decade as a successful painter, Horton has become one of the most popular contemporary artists in the UK today, with his playful signature style widely recognised not just as art, but as a visual collection of memories, values and traditions.

The new collection will be at Castle Galleries until June 28.

Southam Sports & Social Club, 9pm: Live music from the JKs. Free entry.

Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, 9pm: Vocal entertainer Roy Carter.

Charlecote church fete: The Vicarage, 2.30pm. Adults £1, children free.

Sunday June 14

Stoneleigh Park, doors open 10am: The World of Park & Leisure Homes Show. Free parking and admission.

Ragley Hall, 11am to 4pm: Dogs and their owners are in for a day of fun when Ragley hosts a special Dog Fun Day. In aid of Dogs Trust Evesham, the day will feature a range of activities for all the family to enjoy including agility displays, heelwork to music, doggie dash, temptation alley, fair rides, charity stalls, trade stands, a giant tombola and raffle, coconut shy and hook-a-duck. In addition visitors can also enjoy spending time at Ragley’s Adventure Playground with 3D maze, be taken on guided tours of Ragley Hall & Gardens, see the Antique Carriage Collection, walk through the Woodlands plus enjoy snacks at the Lakeside Lodge or afternoon tea at the Terrace Café. Gates will open at 10am with the last admission at 3.30pm. Admission is £5 per person. Under 5’s are FREE as are Ragley members. Dogs on leads are welcome in the park and on the Woodland Walk. Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/our-centres/evesham/centre-updates/events/dogs-trust-evesham-fun-day for more.

Tuesday June 16

County Record Office, Warwick, 1pm: Canaletto’s Visit to Warwick Castle. Find out about Canaletto’s visit to Warwick and see the traces of evidence left in the the Warwick Castle archive. Free drop in, no need to book.

Little Sunflowers, Kenilworth, 12.45pm to 2.15pm: NCT Bumps & Babies Group.Make friends with new parents and parents to be at the Bumps & Babies group, refreshments, chat and toys. Everyone is welcome, parents, carers, grandparents.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a dramatisation of John Boyne’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling novel, an emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys set during the Second World War. The story is seen through the eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and devastating consequences. It was made into a feature film which was released in 2008. Tickets are priced from £10 to £16.50 for adults and £10.25 & £12.75 for children. For more information and to book, call the Belgrade Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are cheaper.

Wednesday June 17

Wellesbourne Village Hall, 7.30pm: Wellesbourne Flower Club’s June meeting. Catherine Wickens will present her interpretation of ‘Wimbledon Whites’. Visitors are very welcome, £6 per person. Refreshments are available.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a dramatisation of John Boyne’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling novel, an emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys set during the Second World War. Tickets are priced from £10 to £16.50 for adults and £10.25 & £12.75 for children. For more information and to book, call the Belgrade Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are cheaper.

Thursday June 18

Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 7pm: Royal Leamington Spa Flower Club will be meeting for a floral art demonstration by national demonstrator Coral Gardiner All visitors welcome. £5 on door. For further information call 01926 330670.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a dramatisation of John Boyne’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling novel, an emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys set during the Second World War. Tickets are priced from £10 to £16.50 for adults and £10.25 & £12.75 for children. For more information and to book, call the Belgrade Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are cheaper.

Warwick Castle, 9.15pm: Outdoor cinema company Luna is showing the 1978 musical, Grease. Audiences are welcome to take along picnics and drinks, but the venue will also have hot food for sale and a full bar on site.

Premium tickets are available, which include a seat in a prime position in the arena, a drink at the Luna Bar and a gift bag supplied by hotel firm DoubleTree by Hilton. General admission tickets cost £16.50. Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted without an adult. Visit www.thelunacinema.com or call 0844 858 6767 for more information.

Friday June 19

Nelson Club, Warwick: The Official Receivers

Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, until Sunday June 21: Dancing with the Stars weekend. Join BBC Strictly Come Dancing stars James and Olga Jordan, Aljaz Skorhanec and Janette Manrara, Natalia Lowe and Ian Waite, plus British National Ballroom champions Warren and Kristi Boyce, see them perform up close and personal, learn to dance with them and hear all about their Strictly journeys. Enjoy dancing lessons tailored to your ability and three says of showcases from the stars of TV dance. Call 0800 160 1770.

Compton Verney: Also Festival. Leading writers, academics and experts are coming to Compton Verney from June 19 to 21 for a festival designed to make people think. It includes talks from philosophers and authors, wild swimming, cutting-edge cuisine and a set from DJ Greg Wilson. Children can go on a bat walk and learn to DJ, dance bhangra, hoopercise and knit. Weekend tickets start at £75 and cost £170 for a family of four (including camping).Visit http://also-festival.com to book. See page 53 for a full preview.

Warwick Castle, 9.15pm: Outdoor cinema company Luna is showing the 1991 blockbuster, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Audiences are welcome to take along picnics and drinks, but the venue will also have hot food for sale and a full bar on site.

General admission tickets cost £16.50. Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted without an adult.

Visit www.thelunacinema.com or call 0844 858 6767 for more information. Both films start at 9.15pm.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a dramatisation of John Boyne’s highly-acclaimed and best-selling novel, an emotive tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys set during the Second World War. Tickets are priced from £10 to £16.50 for adults and £10.25 & £12.75 for children. For more information and to book, call the Belgrade Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk where tickets are cheaper.

Pump Room, Leamington, 7pm to 11pm: Step back in time at a Regency Revel, for an evening of Regency-themed entertainment inspired by celebrations 200 years ago. There will be live music, readings from the period, including works by Jane Austen, as well as games. There will also be the chance to have a go at different dances from the era. Regency dress is encouraged, but not essential. Tickets cost £25. Call 01926 742700.