What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, November 6 edition

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Here’s your guide to what’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming week. Please email news@leamingtoncourier.co.uk with details of your events at least a week before publication date. Thank you.


The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, presents Terence Rattigan’s poignant play Flare Path until Saturday, November 7. It stars Philip Franks, Olivia Hallinan, Leon Ockenden and Alastair Whatley. Based on Rattigan’s experiences as a tail gunner during the Second World War, Flare Path paints an evocative portrait of life in wartime Britain for the RAF bomber crews, and their wives and sweethearts who were left waiting their return. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk for tickets.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington hosts The International Model Boat Show from today (Friday) until Sunday. Over 20 specialist suppliers will be present along with 30 clubs and societies with over 600 marine models on show.  There will be live demonstrations at the indoor pool area and a chance for younger visitors to navigate boats on the pool . Visit www.modelboatshow.co.uk or call 614101 for tickets and details.

Tango Spa Festival, until Sunday, featuring Jenny and Ricardo Oria. Includes classes, a grand ball and farewell Milonga at various locations in Leamington and Warwick. Call 426514 for details.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap visits to Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre from Monday to Saturday November 14. The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production at its London home since 1958. Tickets start at £16.50. Visit www.belgrade.co.uk or call 024 7655 3055.

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington runs from Monday until November 14. It focuses on Ruth Ellis, the last woman in Britain to be hanged for murder. Performances begin at 7.30pm. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. Call 856548 or visit http://talismantheatre.co.uk to book.

Until today (Friday): The Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, presents Alan Ayckbourn’s rip-roaring 1980’s comedy A Chorus of Disapproval. Visit www.

priorytheatre.co.uk to book.

November 11 to 14: Second Thoughts Theatre are performing Cyrano de Bergerac in the Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford. Tickets cost £10 or £8 concessions. Call 01789 403416 or visit www.TheBearPit.org.uk/whats-on/Cyrano-de-Bergerac to book.

November 11 to 15: Circus Fantasia comes to Thickthorn Roundabout, Leamington Road, Kenilworth. Call 0844 888 9991 for tickets and show times.

Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements

Exhibition runs at Compton Verney until December 13. The exhibition is based on the best-selling book, Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. It features work by Joseph Beuys, Tim Etchells, Antony Gormley, Thomas Heatherwick, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker RA and others. Visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for details.

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, until December 6: A celebration of the 10th anniversary of Leamington Football Club reaching the first round proper of the FA Cup. As well as memorabilia, those who wish to relive the football matches can watch a film documenting the cup run on the TV screen in the museum. There will also be a place for people to share their memories of the day.


Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Jay Kays.

Quaker Meeting House, High Street, Warwick, 7.30pm: Theatre company Tell Tale presents Gunpowder Plot. Tickets £9 or £5 on the door or in advance from 0844 8842920. See next page for more details.

Glastonbury Festival favourites Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband play at Leamington Assembly. With every song an all-time classic, Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonderband promise to keep everyone on the dancefloor all night with the greatest hits of disco, funk and soul. Visit www.leamingtonassembly.com for details.

Pump Room, Leamington, 1pm: Artist Lyndall Phelps will discuss her body of work Touch which is part of Leamington a Art Gallery & Museum’s collection and is included in the current Medicate 2015 exhibition. Lyndall aims to uncover the highly personal and emotive within the scientific, this is clearly highlighted in Touch which focuses on the previous medical uses of the Pump Room. Free admission.

The Kodaly String Quartet will play the Pump Room on Friday, November 6, at 7.30pm. The programme will include two works by the Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly, after whom the quartet is named – his Quartet No 2 and Intermezzo. Haydn’s Quartet Opus 76 No 4 The Sunrise, Webern’s Langsamer Satz and Beethoven’s last Quartet in F Opus 135 will also feature. For tickets and full details about the concert season, visit www.leamingtonmusic.org and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk. Alternatively call 334418.

An Evening with Charles Hanson at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, raising money for South Warwickshire Diabetes UK group. Tickets £10 each to include one valuation and light refreshments, starting at 7.30 pm. Email swarks.diabetes@btinternet.com to book or for more details.


The third Leamington Underground Cinema Festival begins with two special events. It starts at North Hall, Spencer Yard, at 4.30pm with a screening of the cult detective film Zero Effect starring Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion of Sherlock Holmes and cinema, illustrated by numerous clips. The festival hosts its first Desert Island Films event at 8pm. Tickets for these events are £5 each and can be bought on the door or in advance from www.wegottickets.com/lucfest

Cubbington Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and festive fair from 10.30am to 2pm. Stalls include raffle, preserves, tombola, cakes, biscuits, toys, Christmas goods, lucky bags, cards and much more. Jacket potatoes and choice of fillings on sale from noon. Call 423446 for details.

Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, 11am to 4pm: Artist Sally Larke will be running a ceramics workshop inspired by Edmund de Waal’s piece Water-shed. Participants will explore the technique of making collections of pots using a variety of hand building methods. Cost: £20 per person. Places are limited. Call 01926 742700 to book.

RNA Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 8.15pm to 11pm: Dancing to Mr Bojangles.

Southam Sports & Social Club, 9pm: Music from The Firm. Free entry.


Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Rob Paul.

Leamington Underground Cinema presents Live Soundtracks, four acts providing soundtracks to short films. Pump Room, 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. Visit www.leamingtonundergroundcinema.co.uk

Comedian Rob Newman presents The Brain Show at Warwick Arts Centre. Visit warwickartscentre.co.uk to book.

A unique night of comedy is promised at Warwick Arts Centre in aid of Leamington charity Thare Machi Education. The line-up has been put together by Hal Cruttenden, who will be joined by Terry Alderton, Tom Binns and Alexis Dubus. All proceeds will go to Thare Machi’s work to provide basic health education, in their own language, to people around the world who would otherwise not have access to life-saving information. The event starts at 7pm. Call 024 7652 4524 for tickets.


Leamington Underground Cinema presents Hard Ticket To Hawaii at The Town House, George Street at 8pm. Tickets: £5. Visit www.leamingtonundergroundcinema.co.uk

The Whitnash Society meets at 7.45pm at the New Hall, Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash. This month’s talk, given by Yvonne Brown, is on “Antique Buttons from the 18th Century to the 1950s.” Prior to this talk there will be a brief presentation by Allan Jennings and an opportunity to purchase copies of the four new books on Leamington which have been recently produced. Visitors are welcome for whom there is a small charge of £2 per meeting. Call 336393 for more details.


The London Handel Players play at St Mary’s church, Warwick on Tuesday. The programme is entitled Beg, Borrow or Steal, with works by Telemann, Leclair, Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Campra. They will be joined by soprano Elizabeth Cragg. Visit www.leamingtonmusic.org and www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk or call 334418 to book.


Leamington Underground Cinema presents World of Tomorrow and Southland Tales at the Spa Centre from 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. Visit www.leamingtonundergroundcinema.co.uk

Magic, the first tribute to Queen, perform all of Queen’s greatest hits at the Spa Centre. While not attempting to emulate Queen visually, Magic intend to create all the excitement of a Queen live show. It starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £18 or £16.50. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.


Leamington Underground Cinema presents American Movie at St Patrick’s Irish Club off Adelaide Road at 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. Visit www.leamingtonundergroundcinema.co.uk

Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2015: Featuring Phil Wang & Alex Smith, Spa Centre, Leamington. Phil Wang is the Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award and the Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011. Alex Smith’s trademark mix of observations and cleverly crafted comedy songs have helped him rapidly emerge on the circuit. Tickets: £10. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

Parkinson’s UK Leamington & District meets at the Sydni Centre, Marloes Walk, Sydenham from 2pm to 4pm. Special entertainment from Concordia

Call 850869 for details.

Warwickshire Plant Heritage Group meets at the Lord Leycester Hospital at 7.30pm. The speaker is Duncan Coombes, who is a plantsman, planthunter and advisor at the RHS Centre at Pershore College. His talk is entitled ‘Into the high mountains of China’, from his 2013 expedition. Non-members welcome.

County Record Office, Warwick, 10am to 11am: Find out how you can use the County Record Office’s online catalogue. Free admission, Call 738959.


Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Goat Smashers.

Wine merchants SH Jones in Leamington Spa is hosting one of Matthew Jukes’ roadshows on at the Pump Room from 7pm to 10pm. Voted the most influential wine writer in the UK by Off Licence News and winner of several international awards, Matthew is regarded as the UK’s foremost Australian wines expert. Tickets : £20. To book, visit SH Jones Wines, 121 Regent Street, Leamington, call 01926 315609 or email leamington@shjones.com Tickets £20.

Pump Room, Leamington, 1pm: Artist and curator Dan Auluk will discuss his recent project The Lives of Others. The project was presented at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts as part of New Art West Midlands. Dan’s work confronts creating art in response to a medical condition and his talk will touch on themes explored in the Medicate 2015 exhibition. Admission is free.

Rock’n’roll rabble-rousers The Fratellis, best known for their 2006 hit Chelsea Dagger, perform at the Copper Rooms at Warwick University. Tickets start at £19.50. Visit www.seetickets.com to book.