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

Friday March 6

Leamington & District Embroiderers’ Guild invite you to a talk by Annette Emms, Finding the Magic at St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, from 7pm, £5 - refreshments included.

Friday Focus Extra to mark the opening of the Sensational Clay exhibition. Artist Jon Williams will give an introductory talk about the touring show as well as discussing his creative practice. This talk will last approximately one hour, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Saturday March 7

Fingers and Thumbs, live music, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk.

Bric-a-brac sale,St Barnabus Church, Albion Street, Kenilworth, from 2pm to 4pm.

Compton Verney’s History and Related Exhibitions - Friends of Warwickshire County Record Office AGM, Warwickshire County Record Office, from 2pm to 5pm - talk starts at approximately 3.15pm, £3 no need to book, just pay on the door, includes refreshments.

Piano Symposium presented by John York international concert pianist, Warwick School, Myton Road – from 11am to 5pm, Free admission – email c.druce@warwickschool.org or call 07761 5442561.

Back to the 80s, fundraising party for Cancer Research UK, fancy dress, photo booth, music, food and a luxury raffle, Old Leamingtonians Rugby Club, from 8pm to midnight, tickets £12.50, call 07764 606762 or email kerry@abouthere.co.uk

Live band - Telstar Country are playing at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, ideally suited for ages 55 and over, call 420265.

Craft and Preloved Toys and Clothes Sale, raising money for the ETR Meningitis Fund, Dale Street Methodist church, Leamington, from 10am to 1pm, 50p entrance, children free, £10 for a table, visit www.edward.thomas.rawnsley.muchloved.com

Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition, 25 layouts and 35 specialist traders, Stoneleigh Park Exhibition Centre, from 10am to 5pm, also on Sunday March 8 from 10am to 4pm, tickets £7 for adults, 36 for concessions and £4 fo children with a family ticket on the Sunday for £18, visit www.lwmrs.co.uk

Tapestry Lost Traditions, learn basic tapestry weaving techniques that you can continue at home with textile artist Emma Price, St John’s Museum, Warwick, from 10am to 4pm, £35 per person, call 412132 to book.

A musical evening featuring choir, Local Vocals, will be held at Kenilworth Methodist church on Priory Road from 7.30pm. With supporting artists, tickets are £7.50 for adults, children under 13 go free. Refreshments included. Profits to support Karenni Students Development Programme (supporting Moe Bu’s Caring Stars clinic). All welcome.

Friends of Warwickshire County Record Office AGM followed by The Heroine of Flanders, Lady Dorothie Feilding’s letters from the Great War, County Record Office, Warwick, from 2pm to 5pm, £3 no need to book, just pay on the door, includes refreshments.

Quiz Night, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, cash rollover could be £220, every team wins a prize.

Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, Katharine Lam Piano, Dominic Grier conductor, North Leamington School, Sandy Lane, from 7.30pm, tickets £12 or £15 for children and students, call 850385 or email boxoffice@wso.org.uk

Dancing to the Laurence Knight Duo, The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

The Lost Boys, live band, Southam Sports and Social Club, from 9pm, free entry.

Ben Wright, live singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, from 8.30pm, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.

Sunday March 8

Easy Listening with Martin, live music, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, from 2pm.

Free Craft Club, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, from 2pm to 4pm.

Leamington Chamber Orchestra, Samantha Ward piano and Richard Laing conductor, Town Hall, The Parade, Leamington, from 3pm, tickets £11 or £9 for concessions and £2 for children under 18, call 024 7644 1243 or visit www.leamingtonmusic.org.uk

Monday March 9

The Whitnash Society. Talk and presentation by Allan Jennings of The Leamington History Group titled “The Bombing of Royal Leamington Spa during the Second World War, New Hall, Whitnash Sports and Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash, from 7.45pm, annual subscription is £9 (£7 concessions). Visitors are most welcome for whom there is a small charge of £2 per meeting. For further information on this or any forthcoming meetings please contact 336393 or 330038.

Tuesday March 10

Leamington Literary Society, Spa Writers: local writers of poetry and prose, Dormder Conference Centre, Dormer Place, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome for £2.50 per person. call 887838.

The postponed talk on the excavations carried out last summer on the demolished 1930s office building behind Northgate Street, Warwick, will take place on Tuesday (March 10), as part of the Warwick Society’s next meeting, at the Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, 7.30pm. The talk will be presented by Caroline Rann from the County Archaeological Service. Open to all. Free Admission.

Wednesday March 11

Kenilworth Family History Society, Dr Sarah Richardson will talk about Roland’s War - the story of a Coventry soldier in the First World War, Senior Citizens’ Club, Abbey End, Kenilworth, from 7.30pm, non-members welcome, call 511969

Thursday March 12

North Leamington Community Forum, have your say on issues in the area, St Paul’s church, Leicester Street, from 6pm for a 6.30pm start to 8.30pm.

Federation Of Small Businesses - Leamington Branch, Networking, refreshments, a tour of all Family Tree’s facilities and a talk by Luke Ezard of Right Step Careers, from 6pm to 8pm, free event for members, £5 for guests and non-members, bookings need to be made via www,networking-march2015-warksandleamfsb.eventbrite.co.uk

Parkinson’s UK - Leamington & District Meeting, Mike Peachey will provide a fun afternoon, Sydni Centre, Marloes Walk, Sydenham, from 2pm to 4pm, call 853023.

Oriental Antiques Valuation Day with Antiques Roadshow expert Lars Tharp, St Francis of Assisi Church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth, from 10am to 4pm call 839915, email service@hansonsauctioneers.co.uk or visit www.hansonsauctioneers.co.k

Foundation Concert, orchestral and vocal concert with pupils from Warwick School, Warwick Prep School and King’s High School, including a performance of Faure’s Requiem, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, tickets £10 or £7 for concessions, call 776438 or visit www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk/tickets

Leamington Society, talk by national expert and author Paul Rabbits entitled Bandstands - their past and future, Dormer Place Conference Centre, from 7.30pm, admission £2 for all, visitors always welcome.

Warwickshire Plant Heritage Group (NCCPG). Timothy Walker, Director of the University of Oxford Botanic Garden, is giving a talk entitled Seed Collecting in Japan. Raffle, plant table, tea and coffee available. Non-members very welcome. The Great Hall, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start.

Friday March 13

Tango Warwick with Maria Solero at St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, 6.30pm to 7.30pm beginners, 7.15pm to 8.15pm improvers and 8,15pm to 9.15pm, intermediates.

Friday Focus Free Lunchtime Talk, painting The Young Reader T by Miguel Mackinlay will be introduced by Nigel Briggs, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Saturday March 14

The Midlands Garden Rail Show, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington, from 10am to 4pm, also on Sunday March 15, www.largescalemodelrail.co.uk.

Jumble Sale, all welcome – good quality clothes, nearly new toys and more, Long Itchington Primary School, drop off your jumble at 9.30am, sale from 11am to 12.30pm.

Sue C, live singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, from 8.30pm, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.

Men’s Breakfast, full English breakfast for the Fellowship of Christian Men to enjoy a good breakfast and Christian talk, The Open Door Cafe, Slade Hill, Hampton Magna, from 7.30am to 9am, email n.macrae2@btinternet.com

Karaoke and Disco, Southam Sports and Social Club, from 8pm, free entry.

Dancing to Mr Bojangles, Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

Live band - Kenny Paul are playing at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm, ideally suited for ages 55 and over, call 420265.

Bob Marley Tribute, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, for more informaiton call 421621 or email enquiries@bishopstachbrookclub.co.uk

Leamington Sinfonia, Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 01789 731966.

Sunday March 15

Flute and String quartet, St Nicholas Church, Warwick, from 3pm, admission free, refreshments.

Monday March 16

Family History Next Steps, learn how to find these records at the County Record Office and view some examples of original records, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, £5.00, call 01926 412501 to book.

Tuesday March 17

St Patrick’s Day - come down and enjoy the day, live band afternoon and night, St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside Walk, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from noon until late.

Friday March 20

Villiers String Quartet, music by Haydn, Delius and Elgar, Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington, from 7.30pm, for tickets call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreamdtownhall.co.uk

Saturday March 21

Race Night, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, call 421621.

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

The JayJays, live band, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.

Crime & Punishment, Was your ancestor a criminal or a victim of crime? This session gives an overview of Victorian Crime, the Courts and the punishments meted outand where to find these records. Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm, £12 call 738959 to book.

Live band, Jim and Ed Jules at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Riverside Walk, off Adelaide Road, live band, from 8pm, ideally suited for over-55s, call 420265.

Warwick and Kenilworth Choral Society and Beauchamp Sinfonietta, music by Mozart and Poulnec, All Saints’ church, Victoria Terrace, Leamington, from 7.30pm,

The Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa, concert in support of the Mayor of Leamington’s charities, Christ church, Priory Terrace, Leamington, from 7.30pm, tickets £13 or £11 for concessions, call 450906 or email admin@leamingtonspatowncouncil.gov.uk

Choirs of St Mary’s Church, Glories of England, St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, ticvkets £13 or £11 for concessions, children under-16 free, call 403940 or buy at the door.

Sunday March 22

Oriflamme Ensemble, Mayor of Warwick’s charity concert St Mary’s church, Warwick, from 2.30pm, tickets £12, call 411694.

Monday March 23

Brass Concert with young musicians from Warwick School, The Bridge House Theatre, Warwick, free admission, from 7.30pm, call 776438.

Tuesday March 24

Warwick Horticultural Society, Methodist Church Hall, Barrack Street, Warwick, from 7.30pm, for more information call 734013.

The Bach Players, music by Bach, Telemann and Buxtehude, St Mary’s church, Warwick, call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk

Thursday March 26

Divertimento, Elizabethan Panorama - A Snapshot of the Age, The Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, tickets £10 from the Visitor Information Centre, call 778646 or visit www.divertimento.org.uk

Friday March 27

Warwick Words Xtra Event: Emma Bridgewater, Toast and Marmalade – Stories from the Kitchen Dresser, Join Emma Bridgewater as she talks about her best-seller Toast and Marmalade, the personal stories behind her distinctive and popular kitchenware designs. Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 2pm, Tickets £20 includes signed copy of the book and tea and cake, call the box office on 334418. For the full Warwick Words Xtra Events Programme February – June 2015 visit www.warwickwords.co.uk

V8, live music, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm, free entry.

Saturday March 28

Collegium with Beauchamp Sinfonietta, Handel’s Messiah, St Mary’s church, tickets £14 or £12 for concessions, call 403940.

The Mosquitos, Southam Sports and Social Club, from 9pm, free entry.

Dale Williams, live singer, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 775578.