Your what’s on guide

Here is a list of what’s on in the area

Friday January 9

Tango Warwick, classes with Maria Solero, absolute beginners from 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers from 7pm to 8.15pm, intermediates from 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practice from 9.30pm to approximately 10.30pm, St Mary’s church, Leamington, £6.

Rena and the Renegades, live music, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk.

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.

Three is a Crowd, live duo, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 9pm, free entry

Monday January 12

Talk and presentation by Laura Sheppard of Severn Trent titled “Water: How are we using it? Why does it matter?” The Whitnash Society meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the New Hall, Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash. Meetings commence at 7.45pm Currently the annual membership is £9 (£7 for concessions). Visitors are most welcome for whom there is a charge of £2 per meeting.

A new playgroup called Munchkin Madness starts at Chase Meadow Community Centre, Warwick, set up by Hayley Pielow, it will cater for young children up to the age of four years old on Monday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3pm, admission £3 per child plus £1 per sibling and hot drinks and snacks will be on sale, hayleyrobbins@hotmail.com

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.

Friday January 16

Tango Warwick, classes with Maria Solero, absolute beginners from 6.30pm to 7.15pm, improvers from 7pm to 8.15pm, intermediates from 8.15pm to 9.15pm, practice from 9.30pm to approximately 10.30pm, St Mary’s church, Leamington, £6.

Saturday January 17

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, conducted by Roger Coull and led by Sue Meteyard, presents its first concert of 2015, The programme includes Vivaldi’s Concerto for four violins, Serenade No.1 in D by Brahms and Schubert’s Symphony No.4, the “Tragic”. St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets on the door for £12 or £10 for concessions and £2 for children.

Jay Kays, live music, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk.

Silent Auction, raising money for meeting room and toliets for St Mary’s church in Cubbington. The event takes place at Cubbington Primary School from 2pm to 4pm, items can be brought to the school between 11am and 1pm, refreshments available, for more information call 772559.

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.

Skittle Night, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 8pm, £6 entry for a team of four.

House History: Getting Started, How to find out more about your house or the house of one of your ancestors, with local historian Christine Hodgetts. Look at the house itself, and then the records which will set you on the trail, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm, £12 per person, call 738959 or 412132.

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

Beauchamp Sinfonietta, conducted by Roger Coull and led by Sue Meteyard, The programme includes Vivaldi’s Concerto for four violins, Serenade No.1 in D by Brahms and Schubert’s Symphony No.4 the Tragic, Leamington Town Hall, from 3pm, tickets on the door for £12 or £10 for concessions and £2 for children.

Friday January 23

The Jellyheads, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free admission.

Henry’s Rhythm & Blues Band, Rena and the Renegades, live music, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk.

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.

Jay-Kay 60s Band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 9pm, free entry.

What’s on the Internet for Family History, More family history websites are coming on-line all the time. This workshop will guide you through some of the new sources available and develop your research skills, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, call 738959 or 412132.

Justin’s Open Mic, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, from 3pm to 7pm.

Monday January 26

Family History for Absolute Beginners, Come and find out how to begin researching your family tree using the local and national sources available at the County Record Office, including parish registers, census records and online sites, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £5 per person, call 738959 or 412132.

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

Saturday January 31

Quiz Night, Leamington Liberal Club, Oak House, Upper Holly Walk £1 per person, maximum five in a team

National Storytelling Week, free events at Leamington Art Gallery and Museum until Saturday February 7.

Sunday February 1

Children’s Storyteller Colin King will be sharing stories from around the world in an interactive, musical, adventure, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 2pm and 2.45pm, suitable for the whole family, free admission, just drop in.

Tuesday February 4

Leamington Literary Society, talk by David Howe - an X-certificate talk Thoughts on Censorship, Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, from 7.30pm, annual membership £15, joint membership £25 and visitors £2.50, call 498317.

Wednesday February 4

Woodloes Townswomen’s Guild will meet for a fun evening getting to know you with Pat Daly and a bring and buy sale, Woodloes Community Centre from 7.30pm

Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Branch, talk by Prof Roger Gadsby followed by a Q&A, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, free parking, email swarks.diabetes@btinternet.com

Saturday February 7

Book Illustration & Visual Storytelling Workshop, an inspirational workshop for adults with illustrator Julie de Bastion, from 11am to 4pm, £15 per person, call 742700, payment required to confirm booking.

Sunday February 15

Emma Johnson Clarinet and John Lenehan Piano, music by Weber, Chopin, Brahms, Bernstein and more, Spa Centre, Leamington, from 3pm, pre-concert talk at 2.10pm, tickets £17 rserved, 312.50 unreserved. call 334418 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org