Here is a list of what’s on in the area
Friday January 2
Matti Fantasi, Banbury entertainer, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.
Saturday January 3
Family Arts Weekend, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from noon to 4pm, also on Sunday January 4, free to drop in.
Sunday January 4
Dene River Jazzmen, The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth, 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission, - good food, good jazz, friendly atmosphere, parking.
Thursday January 8
Warwick Poetry Reading Group: The Sonnet - members should bring copies of two favourite sonnets to read and share with the group, The Warwick Quaker Centre, High Street, Warwick, from 7.45pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.
Warwick Natural History Society –Mistletoe: Fact, Myth & Legend, presented by Dr Mike Jones at the Friends’ Meeting House in High Street, Warwick at 7.30pm, visitors very welcome – www.wnhs.info
Saturday January 10
Oriflamme, playing Brahms Tragic Overture and Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E, tickets £10 from Amnesty International Mid-Warwickshire, call 259098 or 07876 790546.
Bookmaking Workshop for adults, learn how to craft your own books from origami to Japanese style sewn books, with artist Helen Wilson, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, booking required.
Tuesday January 13
Leamington Literary Society, talk on The Art of Interviewing by BBC Midlands news reporter Joan Cummings, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, annual membership £15, joint membership £25, visitors welcome for £2.50 per person, call 259265.
Wednesday January 14
Kenilworth Family History Society, talk entitled A Noble Affair: a story of adultery, bigamy and divorce in late 18th century England, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969.
Saturday January 17
Monochrome Painting Workshop for Adults, all drawing and painting matetrials provided, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, booking required.
Sunday January 18
Beyounes String Quartet, music by Brahms, Haydn and Mendelssohn, the Pump Room, Leamington, from 3pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk
Friday January 23
The Jellyheads, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission
Saturday January 24
Big Garden Bird Watch with the RSPB, bird spotting using binoculars and telescopes, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 11am to 4pm, free to drop-in and join in, fun for the family.
Thursday January 27
She’Koyokh, Klezmer and Balkan music band playing on National Holocaust Memorial Day, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk
Friday January 30
Jubilee String Quartet, playing Mozart, Bartok and Mendelssohn, Pump Room, Leamington, from 7.30pm, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk