What’s on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, September 11 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.

ONGOING

Leamington Art Gallery & Museum: Terry Frost: A Leamington Lad, an exhibition running until October 11.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts, a football-themed comedy with a distinctly adult flavour at the Talisman Theatre. Visitors are warned that the writer’s themes are adult and may offend, but are being reassured that they are handled with great humour and a fine ear for contemporary dialogue. Tickets cost between £7 and £8.50. Booking is through the box-office on 01926 856548 or the theatre’s website.

Playbox Theatre’s second summer musical theatre festival brings Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr to Warwick’s Dream Factory. Booking is open now on 01926 419555 ext 2 and online at www.playboxtheatre.com

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets start at £8. See page 69 for more.

Leamington library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.

Local journalist Cynthia Stanton will be discussing ‘Spa Water Toffee’, which has traditionally been made in Leamington. There will also be the opportunity to try some of this sweet which Cynthia will make especially for her talk at the Pump Room, Leamington at 1pm. Admission is free. Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalpumprooms or call 01926 742700.

The Leamington Beer and Music Festival begins at The Band Factory, Althorpe Street. There are 15 confirmed bands to be joined by over 45 real ales and cider. Doors open at 4pm. It costs £5 to enter, including your glass and programme. See www.leamingtonbeerfestival.org and page 68 for more details.

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Side By Side (‘60s band).

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth, 7.30pm: Jumpers For Goalposts. See Friday September 11 entry for details.

Market Hall Museum, Market Square, Warwick, 10am to 2pm: Join family friendly activities and talks. Meet its Baby Warwickshire Ichthyosaur at 10am, when visitors can see and learn about this fascinating creature. At 11am, there’s a chance to view shoes from the museum’s collection – everything from early examples of shoes and how they were made to a pair of 1970s platforms. Learn ‘How to Keep Warm Animal Style’ at 12noon and explore how different species have adapted to keep warm. Learn about the Art of the Prehistoric Metalsmith at 1pm, when visitors can view some examples from the museum’s collections. And from 10am to 2pm. get crafty with make-and-take activities downstairs at the museum. Free admission. No need to book – just drop in.

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets start at £8.

The Leamington Beer and Music Festival begins at The Band Factory, Althorpe Street. See www.leamingtonbeerfestival.org and page 68 for more details.

Berkswell Windmill in Windmill Lane, Balsall Common will be open from 12 noon to 4pm. There is an entrance fee of £3.50 for adults, £3 for concessions, £1 for under-16s and £8 for a family ticket. The Coventry Weavers and Spinners are attending to give a demonstration of their ancient craft, and Bill Pullen the folk singer will be sure to get feet tapping. Various stalls will be selling a variety of wares and produce.

We’ll Meet Again, a play about the onset of the Second World War, is being performed at Lighthorne Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50. The price includes cream tea. Call 01926 732018 to book. See page 67 for further details.

Leamington library: A touring exhibition, “Rocking and Rolling for 60 Years”, looks at the rise of the teenager and other aspects of post war Britain and Warwickshire. Visit heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk.

‘Songs of Inspiration’ benefit concert with Chris Gibbons & Friends, Becki & The Dove and Chez, with dancing, licensed bar and raffle prizes. In aid of Compassion Direct UK, 8pm for 8.30pm at the Sports & Social Club, Bridge Street, Kineton. Tickets in advance from Flower Thyme, High Street, Kineton cost £7 or £8 per person on the door.

Southam Sports & Social Club, 8pm: Karaoke and disco.

Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, Off Cape Road, Warwick, 2pm to 4pm: There are many animals hiding in the collections at Warwickshire County Record Office. View original documents to do with animals, tour strongrooms and get crafty with animal-related make and take activities. Admission free. No need to book, just drop in.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way: International N Gauge Show. N Gauge is a popular model railway scale that can be enjoyed by all - some of the model locomotives on show are nearly as small as your thumb. Visitors will see and enjoy a wide variety of N Gauge layouts. The exhibition features nearly 30 layouts this year, plus five society stands. The largest layout has a 45m running track, the length of a Boeing 737 aircraft. Adult tickets: £10. Visit www.warwickshireexhibitioncentre.co.uk

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Quiz night.

Marton Museum of Country Bygones, which provides a unique local insight into the past, will be open 10.30am to 5pm. Admission will be free. Refreshments will be available in the Cricket Pavilion and there will be some vintage tractors on site. The museum contains a collection of a large number of exhibits dating from the 17th century onwards all collected locally by one man, George Tims, throughout his lifetime. The museum is in Louisa Ward Close, Marton CV23 9SA. For more, email museummarton@gmail.com

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13

We’ll Meet Again, a play about the onset of the Second World War, is being performed at Lighthorne Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7.50. Call 01926 732018. See page 67 for more.

The Leamington Beer and Music Festival at The Band Factory, Althorpe Street. See www.leamingtonbeerfestival.org and page 68 for more details.

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth: Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets start at £8.

1950s-inspired Pageant Garden Party in Pageant Gardens, Warwick, with Warwick Community Band, food and drink, a best-dressed royal dog competition, afternoon tea and cake and tombola, all in aid of the British Legion. It runs from 11am to 5pm. Admission is free.

Join Leamington Studio Artists and BID Leamington from 1pm to 3pm at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum for the official unveiling of their first community painting by Andy Farr and David Curtlin , which will be sited in the foyer entrance. Guests can also enjoy the first screening of the Art in the Park 2015 film.

Leamington’s Zephyr Lounge goes prog for the night. Italy’s symphonic progressive band Barock Project with the classical pianist and composer Lucca Zabbini will be headlining the event. Tickets cost £16.50. Visit www.leamingtonassembly.com

Oak House (formerly Liberal Club), Upper Holly Walk, Leamington, 7pm: Just John and Leslie.

Marton Museum of Country Bygones will be open 10.30am to 5pm. See Saturday September 12 entry for details.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14

The Whitnash Society present Here Come the Girls, a talk and presentation by Sheila Woolf, described as “Downton Abbey with a twist”. The Whitnash Society meets at 7.45pm at the New Hall, Whitnash Sports & Social Club, Heathcote Road, Whitnash. Visitors are welcome for whom there is a charge of £2 per meeting. Call 01926 336393 or 01926 330038.

Leamington’s Masochist Film Club presents Over The Top at the Town House in George Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. See page 68 for more.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15

County Record Office, 1pm to 1.30pm:

View an apprenticeship indenture and find out more about the system of pauper apprenticeships. Free admission. No need to book – just drop in.

The Coull Quartet perform a concert for Children’s Cancer Charity CLIC Sargent at Packington Hall from 6.30pm to 9pm. The Coull Quartet will be performing works by Haydn and Debussy at the second in a series of annual charity musical evenings organised by the Worsted Weavers Guild of Coventry. Tickets for the concert and reception are £35 per person. Visit http://donaldsinger.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/coull-quartet-concert-for-childrens.html for details.

The Leamington Spa Macular Support Group meet from 2pm to 4pm at The Baptist Church, Chandos Street, Leamington. The talk this month is ‘Confessions of a Morris Man’ by Mike Ledbury. Call 314841 for more.

Warwickshire Rock and Rollers Social Dance with live rockin’ music from Rena and the Retrotones at The Westend Centre, Hampton St off Hampton Rd, Warwick CV34 6JP. Starts 8pm. Admission £3.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16

Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society: Duncan Coombes o will talk about Lawrence Johnston’s other garden at Menton. There will be a produce table for bring and buy plants etc. St Peter’s Church Hall, Dormer Place at 7pm for 7.30pm start.Everyone welcome, non members £3 on the door.

Sydenham History Group meet at the earlier time of 2pm. The speaker will be Ann Loscombe whose talk is entitled The Trees of Jephson Gardens. The meeting will be held at the SYDNI Centre, Cottage Square, Sydenham. Admission is £2 including refreshments. All welcome.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17

James TW, 17-year-old Warwick School pupil who was signed to Island Records earlier this year, performs at 7.30pm at The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa. Tickets are available from their box office/record shop in advance or on the door at £7.50 each.

The Royal Leamington Spa Flower Club will meet at the Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Rd CV32 5AH

for a floral art demonstration by David Martin, NAFAS National Demonstrator.

All visitors welcome at 7pm for 7.30pm. Please pay at the door, cost £5.