What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, July 29 edition

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

ONGOING

Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30, Quaker Meeting House, Warwick, 7.30pm: Tell Tale Theatre present The Austerity Games, an award-winning play that was first written to mark the 2012 London Olympics and the Bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth. The play has been described as “A Christmas Carol meets Chariots of Fire” and is inspired by Charles Dickens and the 1948 London Olympic Games, also known as the Austerity Games. Tickets are available on the door or in advance by calling 01789 290 969.

Until Sunday October 2, Compton Verney art gallery: Compton Verney is staging two new exhibitions celebrating an optimistic time of Britain’s future and laughter by the BBC. Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration reflects on how design shaped people’s lives, while BBC Faces of Comedy – opening on Tuesday July 19 presents the seminal comedy faces of Joyce Grenfell, Tommy Handley, Frankie Howerd, Tony Hancock, Morecambe and Wise, and The Goons, plus stars from sitcoms. For more information and tickets, visit www.comptonverney.org.uk.

Until October 16, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum: The exhibition Concealment & Deception tells the story of the camouflage establishment based in the town during the Second World War. Call 742700 for more information.

FRIDAY JULY 29

St John’s Museum, Warwick, 11am to 3pm: Can’t wait to see the redesigned Market Hall? Let your imagination run wild with makeshift materials and help create a massive Market Hall replica. Join in the competition to make your own museum trail. Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.

Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 1.15pm to 1.45pm: Adrian Moore, organ. Free admission.

SATURDAY JULY 30

Spa Centre, Leamington, 3pm and 7pm: Another chance to see André Rieu’s Maastricht concert, one of the most eagerly anticipated cinema events of the year. It lasts about three hours, with a 15-minute interval. Tickets cost £20 or £18 for concessions. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Tribute act Jason Allen presents Bublé Sway, singing Bublé favourites and swing classics. Visit www.priorytheatre.co.uk or call 03336 663366 to book.

Stoneleigh Park, 11am to 3pm: Charity Dogs for Good is holding a family fun day. Pet dogs are welcome to join their owners at the event, which includes a dog show, dog agility and flyball, heel and wheel work to music, Dogs for Good’s own demonstration team, hands-on animal encounters with wild creature features, a fire and rescue service search dog and handler, falconry, a magician, face painting and more. The charity provides assistance dogs to vulnerable people. Visit dogsforgood.org for details.

Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne, 10am to 2pm: Enjoy the atmosphere of this heritage blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s yard by joining a guided tour, relaxing in the garden or browsing in the Visitor Centre where light refreshments, cards and souvenirs are available. Today, the Yard is displaying artwork (paintings and photographs-many for sale) by local artists. The Yard is a three-minute walk from Chestnut Square where the X18 bus from Leamington, Warwick, Stratford and Coventry arrives twice an hour. Free admission. Last entry 1pm. No need to book. Visit www.chedhamsyard.org.uk for more information.

SUNDAY JULY 31

Chesterton church, 2pm to 4pm: Tea and cake will be served. A pleasant afternoon sitting and enjoying the view.

Eathorpe Village Hall, 4pm: Tell Tale Theatre present The Austerity Games, an award-winning play that was first written to mark the 2012 London Olympics and the Bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth. The play has been described as “A Christmas Carol meets Chariots of Fire” and is inspired by Charles Dickens and the 1948 London Olympic Games, also known as the Austerity Games. Tickets are available on the door or in advance by calling 01789 290 969.

Meet at Coventry Building Society, The Parade, Leamington, 8.50am: Every Sunday in July and August, casual cyclists in Leamington are meeting to ride through the town’s parks. The gentle 45 minute ride – led by the Sky | Ride – visits Newbold Comyn, Pump Room Gardens, Victoria Park and other places in Leamington. Visit www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=80934 for details.

British Motor Museum, Gaydon: A family day of art and science a themed around the great British car. There are plenty of workshops and drop-in activities to keep everyone entertained including Keep Calm and Carry on British Car Making, Balloon Modelling and Storytime with Veronica Lamond, the author of Landy. There is a chance to meet Mr Carter & Jim the bus driver, try drumming with car parts and make clay models with Aardman. Call 641188 for more information about the event.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Open mic.

MONDAY AUGUST 1

Warwickshire County Record Office, 11am to 3pm: Hybrid Healey Cars Live. Get creative with cars and design the weirdest and most wonderful hybrid Healey you can imagine. Explore images from the Healey archives to generate ideas, and use materials to create your car in 3D. Then try out your car on our custom-built racetrack. Plus follow the special archives trail. Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.

TUESDAY AUGUST 2

Warwickshire County Record Office, 9.30am to 4pm: History Detectives Holiday Club. Become a family history detective and explore the family tales hiding in the record office, everything from a Victorian laundress to an eight-year-old chimney sweep. Bring your own family photos and documents along and learn how to use Ancestry.com to research your family tree. Make a scrapbook to store your precious family photos in. Cost: £20. Call 412132 to book.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3

St John’s Museum, Warwick, 11am to 3pm: Try out different types of 3D with this digital and hands-on event. Find out more about 3D printing and make an object in modelling clay. Build up a 3D map of the local area and watch out for 3D printer demonstrations. Cost: £2.50 per child. No need to book, just drop in.

Community centre, Deansway, Warwick, 7.30pm: Woodloes Townswomen Guild meet for a talk and demonstration by Clive Gardener on the History of Silk. Visitors welcome, £3 to include refreshments.

St John’s Museum, Warwick, 9.30am to 4pm: History Detectives Holiday Club – Back in Time to Dress Up. Find out what people wore in the past, including the Romans, Tudors and Victorians. Try on some of our costumes and have a go at designing your own. Make a tie dye T-shirt to take home. Cost: £20. Call 412132 to book.

THURSDAY AUGUST 4

St John’s Museum, Warwick, 9.30am to 4pm: History Detectives Holiday Club – Kings, Queens and Castles. Why were castles built and how were they defended? Who lived in our Warwickshire castles? Build a medieval siege engine, make feasts fit for a king or queen and design your own coat of arms. Cost: £20. Call 412132 to book.

FRIDAY AUGUST 5

Dallas Burston Polo Club, Southam, 7.30pm: Heartbreak Productions present Murder on the Terrace, in which a respectable garden party is thrown into disarray, and the sardonic Inspector Back arrives to investigate and the twists and turns of a whodunnit. Suitable for ages eight and above. Visit www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk to book.

SATURDAY AUGUST 6

Leamington Assembly: Ska legends Bad Manners perform. Tickets cost £16.61. Visit leamingtonassembly.com or call 0871 220 0260 to book.

Warwick Books, Market Place, Warwick, 2pm to 3pm: Dr Seuss Bingo. Come dressed up as your favourite Dr Seuss character to have the chance to win a book and play Dr Seuss Bingo with friends. Free admission but booking is required. Call 499939 for more information.

Jephson Gardens, Leamington, 6.30pm: Heartbreak Productions presents its stage version of David Walliams’ popular story Ratburger. Visit www.artinpark.co.uk for more information.

Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8pm to 11pm: Dancing to Harley Street.

Chedham’s Yard, Church Walk, Wellesbourne, 10am to 2pm: Walk back in time with a guided tour of this preserved wheelwright’s workshop and blacksmith’s forge. This is ‘wheel making day’ and an experienced wheelwright will demonstrate his craft. Alternatively, visitors can relax in the garden and enjoy light refreshments from the visitor Centre where booklets, cards and souvenirs are also available. Free admission. Last entry 1pm. No need to book. Visit www.chedhamsyard.org.uk for more information.

SUNDAY AUGUST 7

Meet at Coventry Building Society, The Parade, Leamington, 8.50am: Every Sunday in July and August, casual cyclists in Leamington are meeting to ride through the town’s parks. The gentle 45 minute ride – led by the Sky Ride – visits Newbold Comyn, Pump Room Gardens, Victoria Park and other places in Leamington. Visit www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=80934 for details.

Chesterton church, 2pm to 4pm: Tea and cake will be served. A pleasant afternoon sitting and enjoying the view.

TUESDAY AUGUST 9

Spa Centre, Leamington, 6.30pm: Béatrice et Bénédict, Berlioz’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, is being screened from Glyndebourne. The music is played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be sung in French with English subtitles. Tickets cost £14, £12 for concessions and £10 for under-16s. Call 334418 or visit royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10

St Mary’s Allotments, Leamington, 6.30pm: Mikron Theatre presents Pure, a story spanning 150 years of chocolate, focusing on a food manufacturer’s attempt to relaunch the nation’s former favourite bar in a blaze of razzmatazz. Access via Radford Road entrance, but drivers are asked to park next door in the Newbold Comyn car park. Free admission, donations welcome.

SATURDAY AUGUST 13

Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8pm to 11pm: Dancing to Richard Tarver.