Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.
Until Saturday April 23, Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: The theatre presents the Michael Cooney farce Cash on Delivery. Visit www.priorytheatre.co.uk or call 0333 666 3366 to book.
Until Saturday April 23, Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth: Neil Simon’s comedy The Sunshine Boys. Tickets cost between £8 and £9. Call 856548 or visit talismantheatre.co.uk to book.
Saturday April 23 to Sunday April 24, Kenilworth Castle: An array of activities are taking place to mark St George’s Day. Call 0370 333 1183 for details.
Tonight (Friday) until Sunday, Murphy’s Bar, Regent Street, Leamington: Murph-fest, celebrating St George’s Day and raising money for Help for Heroes with live music.
Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, South Lodge, Jephsone Gardens, 10am to 5pm: For the first time in the history of the Coventry Watercolour Society, it is holding an exhibition of original art in Leamington. The Society, founded 32 years ago, has a selected membership of semi professional and amateur artists who work in the traditional mediums of watercolour and gouache. On display and for sale will be original paintings, drawings, prints and cards covering a wide selection of subjects. Admission is free
Saturday April 23 to Saturday May 7: From Syria With Love, an exhibition of art work by Syrian children at the ArtsTrail Gallery, 4 Windsor Street, Leamington. Free Entry, all welcome. Gallery open 11am-5pm. Open Bank Holiday Monday. Private viewing and talk on the artwork and the situation in Syria by Baraa Ehssan Kouja, curator. on Sunday April 24 from 2pm to 5pm. Visit http://bit.ly/1qLoAX9 or call/text 07834 167 498 for more information.
Saturday April 23, Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30, Dream Factory, Shelley Avenue, Warwick: Playbox Theatre presents Games and Thrones, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays. Standard tickets cost £15, with concessions £10. Call 419555 or visit www.playboxtheatre.com to book or for more details.
Until June 19, Compton Verney Art Gallery: Shakespeare in Art exhibition. Call 645500 or visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more.
FRIDAY APRIL 22
RNA Club, Riverside, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 7.30pm: RNA Male Voice Choir spring welfare concert. Tickets £5 from choir members, the RNA club and on the door.
St John’s Museum, Warwick: 7pm to 9pm: Beehive to Jive, a 1950s-themed event. Jiving experts Strictly Jitterbug will open the evening, demonstrating dances such as jive, rock and roll and strolling and encouraging you to have a go yourself. Visit SGR’s Vintage Pop up Parlour for a mini makeover and hairdo. Explore Heritage and Culture Warwickshire’s contemporary collections, including costume and other items from the period. Visit a1950s cinema. Refreshments available. Cost: £12. Suitable for over 16s. Book by calling 412132 or online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice
Quaker Meeting House,Warwick, 7.30pm: Tell Tale Theatre presents Not Just William, a play about the Bard’s early life. Tickets cost £10 or £6. Call 0844 8442920 to book.
St Mary’s church, Warwick, 7.30pm: A screening of Shakespeare in Love as part the church’s Shakespeare 400: History, Heritage and Faith festival. Tickets £5. Call 403940 to book.
Leamington Assembly: Death-defying rhythm and blues hero Wilko Johnson, best known for his role in raucous r’n’b outfit Dr Feelgood, plays at the venue. He will be supported by in-demand blues artist Joanne Shaw Taylor. Visit leamingtonassembly.com for more information.
SATURDAY APRIL 23
Southam Sports and Social Club, 9pm: Live music with Mike Gibbons Band. Free entry.
Zephyr Lounge, Leamington, 8.30pm: Cult Leamington punk-popsters The Shapes supporting Northern Irish garage punk blues act The Bonnevilles. Admission £8.
St. Mary Magdalene’s church, Lillington, 7.30pm: O England, musical entertainment from two Elizabethan eras in support of The Mayor’s charities – WAYC, the Netherfield Centre and Castel Froma. he concert will feature The Circle Singers, organist Mike King, and others. Tickets £10 (£5 for children) to include refreshments. Visit the Leamington Town Hall or call 07794 147975 to book.
Oak House (former Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Rhythm Street.
Cubbington Sports & Social Club: Stereofix play ‘60s and ‘70s covers.
St John’s Museum, Warwick: Paranormal event , giving visitors the chance to take part in ‘ghost hunting’ with the Simply Ghost Nights team, including séances, ouija board and table tipping experiments, as well as electrical equipment. Tickets cost £39. Call 0800 009 6240 or visit www.simplyghostnights.co.uk for more.
Tysoe Village Hall, 7.30pm: The George Huxley Jazz Men celebrate St George’s Day. The group will feature trumpeter Jamie Brownfield, who won the 2012 British Jazz ‘Rising Star’ award, and saxophonist George Huxley, who is much in demand in the UK, Europe and USA. Tickets are £10 and a raffle and licensed bar will be available. Visit Tysoe Village Stores or call 01295 691011 to book. The concert is in aid of the village hall’s refurbishment.
SUNDAY APRIL 24
King’s Head, Church Hill, Cubbington, 2.30pm: Free guided Spring Flower Walk will be led by Cubbington Action Group Against HS2 to see woodland anemones or bluebells and the Wild Pear tree. Easy two mile walk lasts one-and-a-half to two hours. Strong shoes or wellies essential. Dogs allowed on leads. Donations welcomed. Contact 425283.
Oak House (former Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Graham’s Open Mic.
Compton Verney Art Gallery, 2pm: K’antu Ensemble’s award winning multi-instrumentalists and singers perform songs and dance music inspired by the current exhibition Shakespeare in Art exhibition at Compton Verney. Day tickets are £25 and include entry to the Shakespeare in Art multimedia exhibition, Compton Verney’s six permanent collections and the Capability Brown landscaped park between. Call 645500 for more information.
MONDAY APRIL 25
St Mary’s church, Warwick, 7.30pm: Nicola Benedetti, winner of the Best Female Artist at the 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards, will play an evening of violin concertos by Mozart and Vivaldi, joining the leading UK baroque ensemble, Armonico Consort, conducted by Christopher Monks. Tickets range from £12.50 to £33.50. Call 0844 5810750 or visit www.armonico.org.uk for details or to book.
TUESDAY APRIL 26
Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick, 1pm to 1.30pm: Show and Tell Free talk: Churchwardens’ Accounts. The record office holds many examples of churchwarden’s accounts in the parish records, particularly from the 16th to 19th centuries. Who are the churchwardens and what do the accounts tell us about the political and social history of a parish? Free drop in, no need to book.
Kenilworth Library, Smalley Place, 10am to 3pm: Share your memories of Kenilworth for the ‘Our Warwickshire’ website. Bring your old photos and share your memories. Free, no need to book – just drop in.
Methodist church hall, Barrack Street, Warwick, 7.30pm: Warwick Horticultural Society meets for a talk by Sarah Ridgeway on tree wardens. Existing and new members welcome.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 27
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Embarking on their first solo tour since the 1970s, three of the original Rubettes line-up – Alan Williams, John Richardson and Mick Clarke – re-live the band’s successful years when their worldwide number one hit Sugar Baby Love shot them to stardom, paving the way for a further 15 international hits and assuring their place in rock ‘n’ roll history. Tickets: £20. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
THURSDAY APRIL 28
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Test Match Special’s Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter promise an evening of entertaining anecdotes and insights into the beloved broadcasting institution. Tickets cost £18.50. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
FRIDAY APRIL 29
Pump Room, Leamington, 7.30pm: Guarneri Piano Trio (Czech Republic). Mozart Piano Trio in G K564, Dvořák Piano Trio in G minor Op 26, Mendelssohn Piano Trio in C minor Op 66. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
Oak House (former Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: The Granulites.
SATURDAY APRIL 30
Southam Sports and Social Club, 9pm: Karaoeke/disco, 8pm, free entry
Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Talon – The Best of Eagles. The first half is an in-depth look at the early Eagles roots before visiting Hell Freezes Over through to the critically acclaimed Long Road Out of Eden’ The second half arrives with a change of mood and pace featuring classic hits. Tickets: £22.50 or £20.50 concessions. Call 334418 to book.
Cubbington Sports & Social Club: Side By Side, Real Music For Real People.
Hill Close Gardens, Warwick: ‘A Day to Celebrate May Day and Springtime’. There will be a history of Maypole dancing in the Visitor Centre, plus some very early photos of May Day festivities in villages around Warwickshire and a display of maypole dancing by the children of Hampton Lucy School. Dancing displays start at 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Call 493339 for details.
Pump Room, Leamington, 7.30pm: Martinû String Quartet (Czech Republic). Dvořák String Quartet in E Op 80, Janáček String Quartet No 1 Kreutzer Sonata, Tausky Coventry, Martinû String Quartet No 4. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.