Art/music installation; Parents Zone event; village fete - what's on in and around Rugby this weekend - The Rugby Observer

Art/music installation; Parents Zone event; village fete - what's on in and around Rugby this weekend

Rugby Editorial 6th Jul, 2018   0

‘LITERALLY anything could happen’ at a public multimedia art installation this evening (Friday July 6).

Rugby artist Pete Thornley is collaborating with local band The Anteloids for Flashpoint, described as a ‘multi-projection sound experience’.

The band will improvise music to images projected by Pete – with neither knowing what to expect from the other.

Pete added: “FlashPoint will be a revelation as it progresses.”




He explained the idea for the event was derived from concepts from the ‘dada’ movement and the artist Man Ray who famously said: “Replace the laws of reason with the whims of chance.”

Pete added: “It will demonstrate the edginess of the moment which teeters between disaster and glory. We very much hope glory will be the outcome.”


Pete has been responsible for some memorable art shows in Rugby, the most well-known being Ten Decades, when he projected huge images onto the Rugby Cement Tower in 2001.

The event, which was originally planned for April but was cancelled due to bad weather, takes place at the entrance to Rugby Art Gallery and Museum from 9.30pm.

AN EVENT to help families find information and activities takes place at Overslade Community Centre on Sunday (July 8) from 2-4pm.

The Rugby Parents Zone Summer Showcase is a non-profit event for families, organised by businesses including Tiny Talk Baby Signing, Mini First Aid, Drama Tots, NCT Rugby, Rock and Roll Soft Play Hire, Relax Kids and Gentle Touch Parenting.

Families can sign up for free taster classes, while children can enjoy glitter tattoos, a bouncy castle and soft play.

Entry costs £2 per family, with all profits going to By Your Side, a volunteer-run project which supports maternal mental health during pregnancy and post-natally throughout Warwickshire and Coventry.

Visit www.facebook.com/rugbyparentzone for more information.

WARWICKSHIRE’S wildlife will be celebrated at Thurlaston Village Fete on Saturday (July 7) from 2-4pm.

Villagers will be making scarecrows to set the scene, with free entry and attractions for all ages.

Stalls will include produce and plants, gifts and toys, bric-a-brac, books and bottles, plus a stall run by Thurlaston Ladies’ Club and pocket-money games for children.

Hot dogs, burgers, ice creams, strawberries and Pimms are on the menu at the church, with tea and cakes available in the village hall. Leamington Spa Ukulele Band will provide the music.

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