What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, August 14 edition

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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.

ONGOING

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum: Opening of Terry Frost: A Leamington Lad, an exhibition running until October 11.

Compton Verney, until September 4: Compton Verney has crafty activities to keep the kids creative throughout the summer holidays. There will be the chance to join in with giant collaborative creations, make mini models and imagine your own stories about the art at Compton Verney’s . All activities are included in the admission price which is £3 for children, under 5s go free. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more information.

The Continuous Stitch exhibition at the ArtsTrail Studio,Russell Street, Leamington is displaying work created by the Leamington & District Embroiderers’ Guild. Until August 30.

Deasil Art Gallery at 44 Oxford Street has curated an exhibition which shows some of the different sides of Warwickshire. Work by first time exhibitor Benjamin Penrose captures the architecture of Leamington terraced buildings, while the show alsp includes floral images, painting, photographic prints and monoprints from artists from across the UK. Until August 20.

FRIDAY AUGUST 14

Potty Pottery at St John’s Museum, Warwick, 11am to 3pm

Find out all about how we’ve used pottery through time. Make a pottery pot or tile of your own – personalise it with buttons and cool designs.

Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.

Saturday August 15

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Mr Bojangles.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Race Night. Prizes to be won.

Southam Sports & Social Club, 8pm;

Live band Mising Lynx.

The ever popular Battle Proms Picnic Concert will return to Ragley Hall o. Visitors can enjoy asublime classical music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale overlooking the lake. Gates open at 4pm, entertainment begins from 5.50pm and the event finishes at 10pm. Adult tickets cost £36 if booked until the day before the concert and £40 on the day of concert (subject to availability). Tickets for children aged 5 to 15 cost £17 (children aged 4 and under are free). Advance group bookings of 10 or more qualify for a £2 reduction per ticket.

For more information and to book tickets please visit www.battleproms.com or call 01432 355 416. For more information on Ragley Hall & Gardens please visit www.ragley.co.uk.

Leamington’s annual Mela festival takes place in the Pump Room Gardens from 12 noon to 6pm.

The festival is open to everyone and is free of charge for all to attend.

There will be musicians and dancers performing at the event, as well as various stalls and children’s rides. proceedings from a raffle will go to a nominated charity.

SUNDAY AUGUST 16

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, 2pm: Buckley Cook & Stone.

Chesterton church: Tea and cake served between 2 and 4pm. Explore this historic 11th-century church and enjoy locally made cakes, and tea.

All profits will go towards maintenance and renovation of the church.

Thousands of BMWs will converge at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon when it hosts the annual BMW Car Club Festival. The focal point of the event will be the arena, where there will be a master of ceremonies, Steve Deeks. Other activities will include radio controlled cars, tombola, wheel changing challenge and special ‘show only’ promotions.

Tickets: £15 for adults, £8 for children (under-fives are free). See www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk

TUESDAY AUGUST 18

Show and Tell free talk: School Logbooks and Other Records, County Record Office, Warwick,,1pm. Find out about the school records held at the County Record Office and what they can tell you about school life in the past. Free drop in, no need to book.

Seaside Stories – Arty Tots , 1pm to 3pm .Be transported to the seaside for an afternoon at St John’s Museum in Warwick for some arty-tots fun – with crafts and story-times to enjoy. For Under 5s, older siblings welcome. Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19

Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society have Mave Dellor showing the Flora and Fauna of Ethiopia.St Peter’s Church Hall, Dormer Place at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Everyone welcome. Non members £3 on the door including coffee/tea and biscuits.

English political rockers The Levellers play at The Assembly, Leamington. Named after a 17th-century radical democracy movement founded during the English Civil War, the band are known for their rabble-rousing live shows and hit singles including One Way and What A Beautiful Day. Tickets: £20. Call 0871 220 0260.

THURSDAY AUGUST 20

A fresh telling of the story of Richard III comes to Warwick. Uncle Richard is written by Leamington playwright Richard ES Cooper and presented by award-winning company Tell Tale Theatre. Uncle Richard is being performed at the Warwick Quaker Meeting House at 39 High Street on Thursday August 20 from 7.30pm to 8.45pm, with no interval.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children. Call 0844 824 8600 to book or visit www.wegottickets.co.uk to book. See page 52 for more details.

Second Thoughts Drama Group are going back to their roots for their 100th production. Steve Farr’s play Sparrows In A Hat will be Staged at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford. Booking is via the RSC box office. Tickets cost £10 and are available online. See www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/p/sparrows-in-a-hat/l/stratford-upon-avon. See page 53 for more details.

Home-grown professional medium Jonathan Brown returns to Leaminton when he demonstrates his gift at The Assembly. He will be joined on the night by experienced medium Billy Cook.The demonstration begins at 7.30pm, with the audience asked to arrive for 7pm. Tickets cost £12. The Assembly is in Spencer Street. Call 0871 220 0260. Visit www.facebook.com/jonathan.spiritualistmedium?ref=hl for more information.

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum: Make your own summer bunting that will brighten up even a rainy day. sessions last 30 minutes, starting at 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm. The activity is free of charge - just drop in.

FRIDAY AUGUST 21

Oak House Sports & Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: music from the Jay Kays.

Second Thoughts Drama Group are going back to their roots for their 100th production. Steve Farr’s play Sparrows In A Hat will be Staged at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford. Booking is via the RSC box office. Tickets cost £10 and are available online. See www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/p/sparrows-in-a-hat/l/stratford-upon-avon. See page 53 for more details.

Danny Howard from BBC Radio 1 will be providing the post-match entertainment in the Jaguar Hall of the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. His dance tracks will follow the rugby sevens matches taking place in the stadium bowl between Wasps, Harlequins, Northampton Saints and Saracens. Over-18s will be treated to a night of top tunes with tickets now available costing £10. A combined ticket is available costing £15 which includes entry to the rugby and the after party. See www.ricoharena.com

Build-a-Dino at St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 11am to 3pm.

Build a dinosaur out of junk modelling materials – there will be a prize for the best dino on the day.

Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in

SATURDAY AUGUST 22

Southam Sports & Social Club: Skittles night.

The Blues at Broom Hill Festival is set to delight a crowd of music lovers this month when it returns to rolling countryside on the Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border for a third consecutive year. The festival has an American theme for 2015, and features a varied line-up of music artists who reflect the influence American music has around the world.

The festival takes place on a site between Compton Wynyates and Epwell, starting at 2pm.For tickets, call 0777 564 4073 or visit www.bluesatbroomhill.co.uk. See page 53 for more information.

Ploughman’s lunch at St Mary’s church, Cubbington from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Tickets £6.50 all inclusive.

In aid of the Church Room Building Project.

The past, present and future of the WI is explored in a witty and fast-paced production coming to tting of Foundry Wood in Leamington. Raising Agents is set around Bunnington WI, a branch that is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood – initially.

The show has a strong musical element, and the original music has been composed by female duo O’Hooley and Tidow, who are award winning musicians and song-writers, recently nominated as ‘best duo’ for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The show is presented by theatre company Mikron and will be held from 3pm. There is no need to buy a ticket as a collection will be taken by the company after the performance. Foundry Wood can be found off Princes Drive. Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics.

Second Thoughts Drama Group are going back to their roots for their 100th production.

Steve Farr’s play Sparrows In A Hat will be Staged at The Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford. Booking is via the RSC box office.

Tickets cost £10 and are available online. See www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/p/sparrows-in-a-hat/l/stratford-upon-avon. See page 53 for more details.

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Keith Tomlin.

SUNDAY AUGUST 23

The nostalgic Buses Festival is to return to the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon for the enjoyment of bus and coach enthusiasts. Organised by Key Publishing, publisher of Buses Magazine and sponsored by TTC Diecast, the festival will feature a display of over 100 classic and modern buses and coaches.

Advance tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children (aged 5 – 15 years) or £12 for adults and £8 for children on the day. Visit www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk and see page 56 for more details.

Chesterton church: Tea and cake served between 2 and 4pm. Explore this historic 11th-century church and enjoy locally made cakes, and tea.

All profits will go towards maintenance and renovation of the church.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26

Champion Sports & Greatest Games at

Market Hall Museum, Warwick, 10.30am- to 12noon and 2pm to 3.30pm. Who can run the fastest, and who has scored the most football goals ever? Find out the answers to sports and games records. Make a finger football game and some games of your own to play with your friends.

Oak House Sports & Social Club (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Vinyl Afternoon

SATURDAY 29

Southam Sports & Social Club: Karaoke.