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Nearly New and Jumble Sale

Lapworth Village Hall

Old Warwick Road
Lapworth
B94 6LD

Sat 14th March 2015

11am

Refreshments available.


Dinosaur Zoo

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Apr 2015

024 7652 4524

They’re back! Watch out for those teeth!

Following a “dinosaursome” visit to Warwick Arts Centre in 2013, Dinosaur Zoo returns for Easter 2015, bringing these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage as you’ve never seen them before!

From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, observe and interact with extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this imaginative and hilarious live show. But watch out. Not all of these ravenous reptiles are as tame as they seem!

Join us after the show in the foyer for a “meet & greet” with the dinosaurs!

http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2015/dinosaur-zoo/



Shustoke Sailing Club Open Day

Shustoke Sailing Day

Reservoir Drive,
Shustoke,
Coleshill,
B46 2BE

11/04/2015

10:00 - 16:00

Free

www.shustokesailingclub.co.uk

Shustoke Sailing Club will kick off a landmark year with free sailing for all as the club's new clubhouse and changing facilities, funded by a
£50,000 Sport England grant, is officially opened on Saturday 11 April.

 

From 10am local people of all ages and abilities are invited to give sailing a go on Shustoke Reservoir as Shustoke SC hosts the first of its three free 2015 Open Days to celebrate the extension and improvements to the club.

Shustoke were awarded a Sport England Inspired Facilities grant in August
2013 and over the past 18 months the club has worked tirelessly to extend and update the club's changing and toilet facilities plus build a new training room.

The new training facilities will be named after the late Terry Booth, one of the founder members of the club, and will be opened by his wife, Marie along with Shustoke SC's own former World Champion sailor, Holly Scott, who as a young teenager was one of the first females to win the Mirror World crown in 2007.

Now with the ribbon about to be cut, the club can't wait get even more local people into sailing this year.

Peter Maidment, Club Commodore, said: "It's proven that people only stay
in any sport if they enjoy it and having comfortable, good quality, modern
facilities is a huge part. We're really looking forward to helping more
local people discover just what a sociable, accessible sport sailing
really is and that all starts again on 11 April!"

All you need to try sailing at the Open Day is warm clothes, shoes you don't
mind getting wet and a towel. The club will provide everything else you
need, with the added bonus of complimentary buffet and celebration cake.

Shustoke is running four adult RYA Start Sailing courses between late
April and early October, supported by informal Friday evening or Saturday
coaching sessions for people to hone their new skills in a more relaxed
and social setting. There are also two courses for juniors running from 16
May and during the summer holidays.

Meanwhile Shustoke's next two free 'have-a-go' Open Days are on Saturday
16 May - as part of the national RYA Push The Boat Out event - and
Saturday 1 August.

Shustoke SC is a recognised RYA Training Centre meaning it conforms to the
highest standards of quality and safety. The club currently has around 200
members aged from aged 8 to 80+.

Inspired Facilities is Sport England's £110m programme that funds the
renovation and modernisation of local sports facilities. To date over
1,300 projects have been helped to improve and refurbish sports clubs or
transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities.

To find out more about Shustoke Sailing Club and how you can make the most
of the club's new facilities this year visit www.shustokesailingclub.co.uk
or for more information on RYA Push The Boat Out visit
www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo


Family Film: The Boxtrolls (PG)

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7AL

Sat 9 May - 11am

£5.50 (£3.50)

024 7652 4524

From the creators of Coraline, The Boxtrolls is a humorous and endearing animation based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters! In the town of Cheesebridge, the Boxtrolls are feared and despised. But when the mischievous creatures are threatened with extermination, they must befriend the town’s children to save themselves from the villainous pest catcher, Archibald Snatcher.

“Splendidly inventive and outrageously squishy”
★★★★ The Observer


Rugby Bike Fest

Market Place,
Rugby
CV21 3EA

17/05/2015

10:30am - 3:00pm
Free

Rugby town centre will echo to the sound of motorbikes and music on Sunday 17th May 2015 as "Rugby Bike Fest" rides into town. The FREE family festival will include a "ride-in", displays of vintage and modern bikes, stalls, children's activities, music and food. Organised by local motorcycle groups, clubs and organisations, in conjunction with Rugby First, the event will take place in Market Place and High Street.



Family Film: Spirited Away (PG)

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick,
Gibbet Hill Road,
Coventry,
CV4 7AL

Sat 23 May - 11am

£5.50 (£3.50)

024 7652 4524

Studio Ghibli’s enchanting Oscar-winning animation is back on the big screen. Take the kids on a fantastical journey through the eyes of 10 year old Chihiro who stumbles upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park.

“Spirited away is fast and funny; it’s weird and wonderful”
★★★★★ The Guardian


Along The Riverbank

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL

Sun 31 May 2015

12.30pm - open to all children and their families; 3.30pm - open to children with learning difficulties and their families

£10.95 (£7.95)

02476524524

Bamboozle invites you along to share Mole's adventures into the big wide world as she discovers the dreamy dragon fly meadow, Ratty's river and Toad's mad ideas. And dare we enter Wild Wood where the up-to-no-good weasels are partying?

Inspired by Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows the show has been developed by Bamboozle from the original co-production with The Royal and Derngate Theatre (2013) and is suitable for young family audiences and specifically engages those who have a learning disabled child.

"A truly magical production" The Stage

" . involves all the children in an experience that will leave a wonderful lasting impression." The Stage


Oxford Playhouse and Untied Artists present
The Boy Who Bit Picasso

Inspired by the book by Antony Penrose

Sun 31 May 2015 1pm & 3.30pm

Venue: Helen Martin Studio (Warwick Arts Centre)
Tickets: £10.95 (£7.95)

My name is Tony and I have the most extraordinary friend… Pablo Picasso!
Come and play down on the farm with Tony and Picasso. We’ll have loads of fun, make crazy pictures and we’ll tell the true story of how a young boy became friends with one of the greatest artists who ever lived.
The Boy Who Bit Picasso is an interactive theatre show for everyone aged four to eight. With storytelling, music and lots of chances to make your own art, this hands-on family show introduces one of the 20th century’s most influential artists through the eyes of a young boy. Be sure to wear some play-clothes because it’s going to get messy!
Please note: Please wear old/play clothes as the interactive art can get messy.


Family Film: MirrorMask (PG)

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick,
Gibbet Hill Road,
Coventry,
CV4 7AL

Sat 6 Jun 2015 - 11am

£5.50 (£3.50)

024 7652 4524

A fantastical collaboration between comic-book artist Dave McKean (The
Sandman) and Neil Gaiman,the film follows 15 year old Helena, a daughter of circus performers who delves into a magical world to find the mythical MirrorMask.


The Boy Who Became A Beetle

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Rd, Coventry, West Midlands CV4 7AL

Fri 26 Jun 2015 - 6.30pm

£10.95 (£7.95)

He's an ordinary boy, much like any other. At least, he was. until this morning - when he wakes up and has turned into a beetle!

How will he get dressed? Eat his breakfast? Go to the loo? What will his family do when he scuttles downstairs? And how will everyone at school react?

A funny, messy and moving new show for everyone who knows what it's like to feel different. Created with young children as part of Little Earthquakes Young Producers Project.


Family Film: Shaun the Sheep Movie (U)

Warwick Arts Centre

University of Warwick,
Gibbet Hill Road,
Coventry,
CV4 7AL

Sat 20 July - 11am

£5.50 (£3.50)

024 7652 4524

Our favourite mischievous sheep makes his way to the big screen in this stop-motion animation from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman.
Adventures beckon when Shaun and his flock travel to the big city to
rescue their farmer.



Stratford Town  Walk

Swan Fountain 
Waterside 
opposite Sheep Street 
Stratford upon Avon 
Warwickshire 
CV37 

ongoing regular 

Adults £6, over 65's & students £5, children £3, under 8's free!

Contact Helen Hogg on 07855 760377 

Discover the beauty of Stratford upon Avon and all it has to offer by joining the award winning daily guided walk around the historic streets. See the Shakespeare Town Houses, Grammar School, Royal Shakespeare Theatres, River Avon, Guild Chapel and visit Holy Trinity Church. Interesting and informative. Hear stories about fire, flood, plague, medieval cures, old fashioned sayings and the town's history, wrapped up in a little Shakespeare. No need to book, just turn up by the Swan Fountain on Waterside, opposite Sheep Street. Duration 2hrs. Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri at 11am. Sat and Sun at 11am and 2pm. Christmas day at 10.30am. Discounts available with your ticket at specially selected shops, tearooms, restaurants and attractions. Groups welcome by prior arrangement. Walks are accessible. More info tel: 07855 760377 or visit 
www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk 


Stratford Town Ghost Walk

Swan Fountain 
Waterside 
opposite Sheep Street 
Stratford upon Avon 
Warwickshire 
CV37 

ongoing regular 

Adults £6, children £ 4

Contact John Hogg on 07855 760377 

Highly acclaimed, award winning entertaining Ghost Walk every Mon, Thu, Fri and Sat evening at 7.30pm. Discover the buildings where there are tales of ghosts, witches, murder and misery. Good old-fashioned story-telling with entertainment. The guides are professional magicians, or actors and deliver the ghost walk in their own particular style.  Please book in advance by calling 07855 760377 before 6pm. Groups are welcome by prior arrangement. Don't miss the Halloween special on 31 October and try one of the evening Ghost Cruises (in partnership with Bancroft Cruisers), between March and October. Discounts available with your ticket to save money at specially selected shops, tearooms, restaurants and attractions.
More info tel: 07855 760377 or visit www.stratfordtownwalk.co.uk 
 


The Mad Museum

4/5 Henley Street
Stratford upon Avon
Warwickshire. CV37 6PT
Tel: 01789 269 356

The MAD Museum (Mechanical Art & Design) showcases Kinetic Art, Automata and Steampunk. It can be found in the heart of one of England’s finest and most visited towns; Stratford upon Avon.
It is located on Sheep Street and if you venture down our tunnelled entrance you will find a world full of whirling and churning, weird and wonderful machines. 
The MAD Museum houses an exciting assortment of exhibits which are superbly engaging for all ages. The attraction offers an extravaganza of visual entertainment with lots of rolling balls and plenty of clanking and rattling thrown in for good measure!  Think Heath Robinson mixed with a Scrapheap Challenge and a hotchpotch of futurist mechanisms and then stir it all up with mind blowing creativity and ingenuity. The museum is proud to feature items from artists across the globe and the quality of the exhibits cannot be underestimated. This is a wonderful place to experience and interact with an extraordinary assortment of both modern and old fashioned, yet highly innovative, machines!  The MAD Museum is the only permanent museum of its kind in England, there is nothing quite like it, make sure you drop by in 2012!


Stratford Racecourse Car Boot Sale

Stratford on Avon Racecourse,
Luddington Road,
Stratford-upon-Avon.
CV37 9SE

Every Saturday    9am - 1pm

Free for the public

Contact: Bill Kimberley 07966 145286

For more information go to www.racecoursebootsale.com



Salsa Classes and Parties

St Patricks Irish Club

Adelaide Road
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 5AH

Every Monday - 8.15pm

£5

Contact Julian  Atkins on 07962508223

Come and join the Salsawarwick team on a Monday evening for 4 levels of salsa classes from complete beginners to advanced with dancing afterwards!
Fantastic fun way to keep fit and meet new people. Classes start at 815pm, only £5 for 1 class or £6 for 2 classes. No need to book and no need to bring a partner - what are you waiting for!!



Treasure Trail

Stratford upon Avon
Every Day Any Time
£5
Contact Paul Maguire on 07816 789829
We've just added the Stratford Upon Avon Treasure Trail to our website.
Please visit www.treasuretrails.co.uk
It's great family fun.


Spa Speakers

Helen Ley Centre
Bericote Road
Blackdown
Leamington Spa
CV32 6QP

Every 2nd week - 7.15 - 9.15pm

Free to Guests

Contact John Sherry on 0781 483 4547

Spa Speakers is a local branch of Toastmasters. We are a likeable bunch of
local people of all ages and walks of life. We help people gain confidence
in public speaking and presentations, improve vocabulary and dialogue plus
support each other and have a relaxed chat and cuppa each time. We just
want to let people know where we are and that they are always welcome to
drop in for free and watch the evening and see what we do. It's often
educational, regularly inspiring and always fun. Come and see us sometime.


Warwick Girls Marching Band Car Boot Sales


Band Headquarters,
Westend Centre,
Hampton Road,
Warwick,
CV34 6JP

Every Sunday morning 8.00am to 11.00am

Pitches cost £6, buyers have free entry

Contact Sally Ellis on 01926 334340

All people who are bored on Sunday mornings will want to know that the
Outdoor Car Boots at Warwick Girls Marching Band are back! Every Sunday
the gates are open at 8.00am. There's room on the tarmac parade ground for
all the sellers to set up their stalls - no mud or grass to worry about.
Buyers have free entry and will also find ample parking and easy access
for all, even pushchairs/wheelchairs. There are indoor toilets, and
refreshments will be on sale until 11.00am. The sale ends then to allow
the Girls to practise, giving you time to sort out Sunday lunch. Pitches
need no booking and cost £6 on the morning. (Large vehicles may take 2
pitches.) The Sale is not troubled by bad weather due to the hard
standing; the gates will be open as long as booters turn up. Go along to
the WCoD headquarters, Westend Centre, Hampton Road, CV34 6JP - go past
the Warwick Racecourse grandstands and Racing Club Warwick FC and turn
right into the band opposite Shakespeare Avenue (stables entrance).


Public Speaking Club

Helen Lay Centre
Bericote Road Blackdown Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV32 6QP

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month

7.30pm

first two visits free

Contact James Binns on 01926335582

NEW MEMBERS REQUIRED
FOR SPA SPEAKERS
YOUR LOCAL BRANCH OF TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL
LEARN PUBLIC SPEAKING IN THE MIDLANDS
No matter what level of experience, we want to hear from you
A great fun, safe and friendly atmosphere in which to develop your skills
of public speaking
Learn at your own pace and benefit from the experience of others
Spa Speakers meet every second and forth Wednesday evening of each month
at 17.15pm, in the Helen Lay Centre, Leamington Spa.
Come and visit us for free.
For further details visit www.spaspeakers.org
As a member responsible for P.R., I will be happy to speak to any audience
who wish to learn more about this fantastic supportive bunch of people and
the benefits of joining us for an evening of entertainment.
Please Contact Jimmy Binns 01926 335582


Salsa Classes

at la Tasca Spanish Restaurant  Leamington Spa

Every Tuesday from 8:00pm until late

Classes for all level Beginners, Improvers and intermediate.
Salsa is a great way of exercise and a good way to improve your social
skills
Come and join us and we promise you going to have a good time.

44-45 Warwick Street, Leamington Spa , Warwickshire, CV32 5JS

Contact 07865321432
www.habanaloko.co.uk        info@habanaloko.co.uk

£5 per class

Handmade & Vintage Fair, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford Town hall

Sheep street
Stratford-upon-Avon

08/12/2013

10:00-16:00

free entry to public

Contact Amy & Julia - juliawykes@virginmedia.com

01789 550 651

A quality handmade & vintage  fair located  in the magnificent Town Hall in the historic centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, just a stroll from the ever popular waterside and the theatre.  On Sunday December 8th, 10:00 - 4:00.

The organisers are in their third year of hosting similar events & this is the second event at this venue. Our previous event in August was very well attended.

We will be using the council chambers and the committee room on the ground floor of the building.


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