What's on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth: listings, April 14 edition

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Here's your guide to what's on where around Leamington, Warwick and Kenilworth in the coming weeks. Please email [email protected] with details of your events. We need the information at least a week before the publication date. Thank you.


Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum: Exhibition Through the Shop Window provides a glimpse at shopping in Royal Leamington Spa from the 1880s to the 1980s, including personal stories, photographs and objects from the collection. The exhibition runs until Sunday, April 17.

Until Saturday April 16, Loft Theatre, Leamington: Moonlight and Magnolias, a play about the tribulations of bringing Gone With the Wind to the screen. www.loft­theatre.co.uk or call 0844 493 4938 to book.

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Until Saturday April 16, Spa Centre, Leamington: Leamington & Warwick Musical Society present Singin’ in the Rain. Call 334418 or visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre to book.

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 June 19, Compton Verney Art Gallery: Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Shakespeare in Art offers a chance f to discover Shakespeare’s works in art. Call 645500 or visit www.comptonverney.org.uk for more.

Monday April 18 to 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.


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All Saints’ church, Leamington, 7pm: Leamington Underground Cinema is teaming up with the friends of All Saints Parish Church to screen The musical comedy The Blues Brothers. Starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, The Blues Brothers is a mix of car chases, comedy and musical cameos from the likes of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. The screening will be preceded by a short blues set from ‘Kentucky’ James Knight. Tickets cost £10 in advance or on the door. Half of the profits from ticket sales is going towards the continued upkeep and maintenance of the church. Visit leamingtonundergroundcinema.wordpress.com or the cafe in the church to book.

Oak House Social Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Rena and the Renegades

St Peter’s church, Kineton, 7.30pm: Recital by Brian Martin, Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Proceeds to St Peter’s Church restoration fund. Tickets £10 on the door. Call 640917 for more information.


Tree House Bookshop, The Square, Kenilworth, 11.30am: Popular Kenilworth band Romany Pie, who formed in 1977, are launching their first album. For more information on forthcoming events search Romany Pie on Facebook.

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St Mary’s church, Warwick, 7pm: Oriflamme Ensemble with Croft Preparatory School Junior Choir, Wendy Whyte soprano, Patrick Hinks bassoon, Antoine Mitchell conductor. Warwick Mayor’s Charity Concert. Rameau excerpts from Castor et Pollux, Brahms Volkskinderlieder WoO 31, Elgar Romance for bassoon and orchestra, Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été. Tickets £10 from 411694 and 492212.

St Peter’s church, Dormer Place, 10.30am to 3pm: The church is holding its first Live Simply Fayre, an opportunity see what is being done locally to improve the environment while having a chance to relax and have a cuppa. Call 423824 for more information.

St Paul’s church hall, Leicester Street, Leamington, 4.30pm to 6.30pm: 2nd Leamington St Paul’s Guides celebrates its 100th anniversary.All former St.Paul’s guides are welcome to a bring-and-share tea and reunion.

King’s Head, Church Hill, Cubbington, 10.30am: Spring Flower Walk will be led by Cubbington Action Group to show anemones and/or bluebells that group members say are threatened by the HS2 rail line. Two mile walks, strong shoes or wellington boots advised. Dogs on leads. No charge. Assemble outside the pub. Call 425283 for more information.

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Oak House Social Club, Upper Holly Walk, Leamington: Stevie G’s Disco Karaoke

Guy’s Cliffe Wallked Garden, 11am to 3.30pm: The garden holds its first full Open Day of the year. The garden was originally the ‘supermarket’ for Guy’s Cliffe House and is undergoing extensive restoration. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Entry to the garden is free. Visit www.guyscliffewalledgarden.org.uk for more information.

Cubbington Sports & Social Club: Hybrid, a young local band.


St Nicholas church, Warwick, 3pm: Solstice wind quintet playing Rossini and Rimsky-Korsakov. Admission free, refreshments available.

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Sunam Balti House, Abbey End, Kenilworth, 7pm: Charity curry night in aid of Guide Dogs. Tickets £20 including first drink, poppadoms and chutneys, set menu and coffee/tea. Call 289189 to book.


St Mary’s church hall, St Mary’s Road, Leamington, 7.30pm: The Sydenham Evening Townswomen’s Guild will meet. The speaker will be Susan Drage whose talk is entitled Recycling with a Difference. Visitors welcome - £3 including refreshments.


St Peter’s church hall, Dormer Place, 7pm for 7.30pm start: Royal Leamington Spa Horticultural Society welcomes BBC Radio Gardening presenter Steve Brookes.His book entitled ‘The Greatest Gardening Tips in the World’ will be available for sale. Everyone welcome, non-members £3 on the door including coffee/tea and biscuits.

Spa Centre, Leamington, 7.30pm: Researcher, doctor, writer and broadcaster, Lord Robert Winston is Britain’s best-known reproductive health expert and Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. He will ask whether the sequencing of the human genome will herald a new opportunity for medicine or whether there is a darker side that we ignore. Tickets: £16. Call 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk to book.

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Wellesbourne Village Hall, 7.30pm: Wellesbourne Flower Club’s April meeting. NAFAS Demonstrator Jane Fox will present her interpretation of ‘Come Fly with Me’. Visitors welcome, £6 per person. Refreshments available.

Leamington Rugby Club, Kenilworth Road: Leam Jazz hosts guitarist and composer Ant Law and his fellow musicians. Tickets cost £8. Visit www.leam-jazz.com for more information.


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

Quaker Meeting House, Warwick, 7.30pm: Tell Tale Theatre presents Not Just William, an introduction to the man, his times and some of his major works including Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear. Tickets: £10 or £6. Call 0844 8442920 to book.

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The Stagey Fox, 115 Regent Street, Leamington, 7.30pm: Amy Gardyne sings musical theatre new and old.

Royal Naval Association Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington, 7.15pm: Royal Leamington Spa Flower Club will meet for a floral art demonstration by Anna Steven, NAFAS demonstrator. Visitors are welcome. Please pay at the door, cost £5.

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