Your what’s on guide

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

Friday February 27

Long Itchington Cricket Club’s AGM, all current and potential new members will be made most welcome, Green Man, Church Road, Long Itchington, from 8pm, contact Steve Crosthwaite on 814971 or Martyn Rawbone on 332179.

Black Cat Bones, classic rock and blues band, The Wharf Inn, Fenny Compton, from 9pm to 11.30pm, free admission.

Whirlwind! Warwick School’s annual wind orchestra spectacular, All Saints church, Warwick, from 7.30pm, free admission.

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.

Warwick Words Xtra: Margot at War - love and betrayal in Downing Street 1912-1916, join best selling author Anne De Courcy as she reveals an extraordinary love triangle that took place behind the scenes of Number 10 during the First World War, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 2pm, tickets £10 including tea and cake, call 334418, or visit

Warwick Words Xtra: Second Life, international best-selling author S J Watson talks about his new physiological thriller novel Second Life, Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick, from 7.30pm, £12 for tickets (£10 concessions) call 334418 or visit

Friday Focus Free Lunchtime Talk, ceramicist Sally Larke and pupils from St Peter’s School in Leamington will talk about their digital art and ceramics project, Leamington Art Gallery and Museum, from 1pm.

Beer Festival, at least 14 real beers plus cider, wine and soft drinks, live and loud entertainment on the Saturday evening, Eathorpe Village Hall, 5.30pm to 11pm and also on Saturday February 28 from 1pm to 11pm and Sunday March 1 from 1pm to 11pm, enquiries email

Saturday February 28

Championship Show for the Coventry and Leicester Cat Club and the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Cat Club, Warwickshrie Exhibition Centre near Leamington, from 11.30am to 4pm, visit

Galanos House Rummage Sale, in aid of the Royal British Legion home, from 2.30pm, everyone welcome.

Dancing to John Harrison, The Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, from 8pm to 11pm.

The Works, live band, The Nelson Club, Charles Street, Warwick, members and bona fide guests welcome, call 496657.

Girlguiding Leamington Swimming Gala, come and cheer Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members compete for the glory of their units and for the fun of it, Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, from 6pm, £1 for adult spectators,

The Crown Function Band, Southam Sports and Social Club, School Street, from 9pm, free entry.

Live Band - Bridget & Heartbeat are playing at St Patricks Irish Club (just off Adelaide Road). Live band. Doors open at 8pm. Ideally suited to 50+ age group. Call 420265 for more details.

Death in the Family, What records were left by your ancestors after their deaths? This workshop by Jennifer Cranfield looks at the uses of these records and where to find them, Warwickshire County Record Office, Priory Park, off Cape Road, Warwick, from 9.15am to 12.15pm, £12 per person, call 738959 to book.

Sunday March 1

Dene River Jazz Men, The Gauntlet, Ceasar Road, Kenilworth from 7.30pm to 10pm, free admission, good food , good jazz, friendly atmosphere, good parking.

Warwick Show Band Sunday Lazy Car Boot, Band headquarters, Westend Centre, Hampton Road (by Racing Club Warwick FC, opposite Shakespeare Avenue, from 12.30pm for sellers and 1pm for buyers. Pitches £6 (no booking required), buyers – Adults 50p, children - free.

Justin’s Open Mic, Oak House, Leamington Liberal Club, Upper Holly Walk, from 3pm to 7pm.

Tuesday March 3

Friends of Oakley Wood AGM, featuring a talk by moth and butterfly expert David Brown, Bishops Tachbrook Sports and Social Club, from 7pm to 9.30pm, all welcome,

Wednesday March 4

Warwickshire National Trust Association, talk on Our Victorian Architectural Heritage with architect and historian Keith Cattell, Spa Centre, Leamington, from 7.30pm, visitors welcome, admission £3.

Leamington and District Organ and Keyboard Society presents An Evening with Paul Roberts, Radford Road church (new venue), Radford Road, Leamington, from 7.30pm, pay on the door, £8 admission, refreshments provided, for more information call 427493.

Maps and Plans for Local History, Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick, from 10am to 1pm, £12 per person, call 738959.

Woodloes Townswomen Guild will listen to a talk about symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s Disease given by John Daly, the Community Centre, Woodloes Park, from 7.30pm, visitors are welcome, entry £3 including refreshments.

Thursday March 5

Box Tale Soup, a performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with puppets and props, suitable for children aged three and upwards and includes a hands on demonstration of the puppets with the company after the show, organised by Offchurch Events Group and Live and Local, Offchurch Village Hall, from 6pm, tickets £6.50 per person or £24 for families of four and £50 for groups of ten, call 07787 170590.

Diabetes UK South Warwickshire Group, AGM followed by a talk and activity session with dietician Claire Nevard, Medical Education Centre, Warwick Hospital, from 7.30pm, free parking.

Warwick Natural History Society – Jan Clemens will tell members and visitors more about the Amphibians and Reptiles of the UK at the Friends’ Meeting House in High Street, Warwick at 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome –

Show and Tell Free talk: Warwick’s Historic Building Stone, Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick, from 1pm to 1.30pm.

Archives Online, Find out how you can use ‘Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked’, the County Record Office’s own online catalogue. Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick Free, call 738959 to book.

Chamber Concert with Warwick School’s finest musicians playing Mendelssohn, Haydn and Vivaldi, The Bridge House Theatre, Myton Road, Warwick, from 7.30pm, free admission, call 776438.

Warwick Poetry Reading Group, readings and discussion of poet W H Auden, The Warwick Quaker Centre, 39 High Street, Warwick, from 7.45pm, new members welcome, call 511969.

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.

Saturday March 7

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

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

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

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

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.

Sunday March 8

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Saturday March 14

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

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.

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

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

Saturday March 21

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

Tuesday March 24

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

Saturday March 28

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