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 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.
Until Sunday July 10, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum: Simon Lewty’s exhibition The SIGNificance of Writing. Lewty’s work combines evocative images with text generated from his imagination and dreams. Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms for more information.
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.
Friday April 29 to Monday May 2: The Grist Mill in Sydenham hosts its annual Gristfest in aid of support group Rest Stop. The event features 30 local bands and artists, along with other attractions. Call 887451 for more information.
Until June 19, Compton Verney Art Gallery: Shakespeare in Art exhibition. Call 645500 or visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more.
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: Karaoke/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, 12 noon: London Haydn Quartet. Haydn String Quartet in A Op 55 No 1, Mysliveček String Quartet in Eb Op 3 No 4, Haydn String Quartet in Bb Op 55 No 3. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
Pump Room, Leamington, 2.30pm: Warwickshire Music Concert. A platform for the most talented students in the county performing on a variety of instruments and composers to include Mozart, Weber and Chopin. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
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.
Restaurant in the Park, Jephson Gardens, Leamington, 8pm: World-renowned guitarist John Etheridge will be joining the quintet Interplay for a concert marking International Jazz Day. Dr Nicolas Pillai of Birmingham City University will give a free illustrated talk entitled Before Whiplash: Understanding the Jazz Film. The talk takes place at 5.30pm in The Studio in Jephson Gardens. No advance booking is required, although places are limited. Call 334418 or visit http://tinyurl.com/zhtj9uj for more information.
Assembly, Leamington, doors open 7pm: The Magic of Motown, featuring dozens of classics performed in a theatrical show. Tickets cost £20. Visit leamingtonassembly.com to book.
SUNDAY MAY 1
Oak House (former Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Justin’s Open Mic
Pump Room, Leamington, 12 noon: Guarneri Piano Trio. Eben Sonatina semplice in D, Janáček Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, Martinû Variations on a Slovak theme, Smetana Concert etude on the Sea Shore, Dvořák Mazurek, Suk Piano Trio in C minor Op 2. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
Pump Room, Leamington, 7.30pm: Martinû Piano Trio (Czech Republic). Haydn Piano Trio in C HobXV27, Suk Elegy Op 23, Martinû Piano Trio No 3 in C H332, Dvořák Piano Trio in E minor Op 90 Dumky. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
MONDAY MAY 2
All Saints’ church, Leamington, 11am: Nicholas Morris, deputy organist at Birmingham Cathedral, will play works from Buxtehude and Bach to Alain and Martinu. Tea/coffee and cake available from 10.30am and after the recital. Admission free – retiring collection.
Pump Room, Leamington, 12.30pm: Martinû String Quartet, Petr Jirikovsky piano. Haydn String Quartet in G minor Op 20 No 3, Janáček String Quartet No 2 Intimate Letters, Martinû Piano Quintet No 2 H298. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
Pump Room, Leamington, 7.30pm: Ensemble 360, Beethoven Duo for clarinet and bassoon WoO 27, Fučík Die Gardinenpredigt, Martinû Madrigals, Sylvie Bodorova Dza More, Martinû Variations on a theme of Rossini, Janáček Concertino, Martinû La Revue de la Cuisine. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
Outside King’s Head, Cubbington, 10.30am: 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. Call 336838 for more information.
TUESDAY MAY 3
Pump Room, Leamington, 12 noon: Simon Wallfisch baritone, Simon Callaghan piano, Benjamin Nabarro violin, Ruth Gibson viola, Gemma Rosefield cello. Schubert String Trio in Bb D471, Klein String Trio, Schubert Lieder – An die Musik, Du bist die ruh, Der Zwerg, Haas Four Songs on Chinese Verse, Ullmann Two Chinese Songs, Krasa Tanec, Ullmann Lieder der Trosting. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
Holy Trinity Church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 7pm: Martinû String Quartet, Simon Wallfisch baritone, Gemma Rosefield cello. Mozart Divertimento in D K136, Mendelssohn Capriccio, Sylvie Bodorova Terezin Ghetto Requiem, Schubert String Quintet in C. Part of Leamington Music Festival Weekend. Call 334418 to book.
WEDNESDAY MAY 4
Community Centre, Deansway, Warwick, 7.30pm: Woodloes Townswomen Guild will meet to hear a talk from Eugene and Margaret Schellenberg about the Ifakara Bakery Project. Visitors welcome, £3 to include refreshments.
Spa Centre, Leamington: Royal Leamington Spa Decorative and Fine Arts Society presents a lecture entitled An Image of Liberty: The Origins of the English Landscape Garden, focussing on ‘Capability’ Brown’s local work, including Compton Verney and Croome Park. One hour lecture at 11am, repeated at 2pm. Email email@example.com to attend and for more information. Visitors welcome.
THURSDAY MAY 5
Warwickshire County Record Office, 10am to 1pm: Crime and Punishment. Find out what records are available at the County Record Office and elsewhere to study criminal activities in the 18th and 19th centuries, with local historian Christine Hodgetts. Cost: £12, call 738959 to book.
Spa Centre Studio, Leamington, 7.30pm: Foil, Arms and Hog present their bizarre and surreal comedy scenes. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £10 for concessions. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.
FRIDAY MAY 6
Oak House (former Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Brown Eyed Handsome Boys.
Foundry Wood, Leamington, doors open 7.15pm, film starts 8.30pm: Leamington Underground Cinema is screening The Blair Witch Project, First up on Friday 6th is the classic Blair Witch Project, the film purportedly made from the documentary footage shot by three student filmmakers who disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland in 1994. The organisers will have expert guides on hand to explain the little-known occult history of the Foundry Wood site and the dark spirits that are said to lurk in the wood to this day. Visitwww.wegottickets.com/event/351678 to book.
Holy Trinity church, Beauchamp Avenue, Leamington, 1.15pm to 1.45pm: David Borsada baritone, Linda Carr piano. Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel. Free admission.
SATURDAY MAY 7
Ryton Pools Country Park, 6.30pm to 8.30pm: Have you ever wanted to enjoy the sound of birdsong but have been put off by the early start? From early spring through to summer as the sun sets, songbirds fill the air with music. Get the chance to see specimens from Heritage and Culture Warwickshire’s Natural History Collections first, then enjoy the natural spectacle first hand. Please wear suitable clothing and bring binoculars. Meet at the visitor centre. Cost: adults £4.50, concessions £3, family £12, includes drink and biscuits. Booking essential – call 024 7630 5592.
Kineton Village Hall, 10am to 5pm: Kineton Art Group holds its Open Art Exhibition and sale of paintings. Refreshments including cakes will be available throughout. The group will be sponsoring Painting For Pleasure, a not for profit organisation for disabled people and those living with or recovering from illness including respite for carers. Adults 50p, children free.