Guide to Rugby's World Cup party now available - The Rugby Observer

Guide to Rugby's World Cup party now available

Rugby Editorial 29th Jul, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A FREE guide to the town’s Rugby World Cup 2015 celebrations has been published.

The Enjoy Rugby Festival guide details the events taking place in the Proud Home of the Game during the tournament, with the Rugby Village and Fanzone in Old Market Place hosting a packed programme of entertainment from September 12 to November 6.

The festival will feature over 30 events, covering film, theatre, music, comedy, art, exhibitions, fashion, science, dance, food and drink – and, of course, rugby.

Famous names visiting the Proud Home for the festival include Paul Grayson, Catherine Spencer, Gavin Hastings, James Wong, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband.

Music comes from The Searchers, Stringfever, Mallory Knox, We Are The Ocean and the ACM Gospel Choir, while film fans can enjoy Wind In The Willows, Back To The Future, Shaun The Sheep and Invictus.

The Enjoy Rugby Festival also features the Ministry Of Science, a performance of Torch Theatre Company’s acclaimed one-man play, Grav, and a night of stand-up comedy.

The temporary, 1,000 capacity Rugby Village building will become an official Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone on match days, when it shows games live on a giant screen.

The festival guide includes a Rugby World Cup 2015 planner, with dates and kick-off times for all the games.

Rugby Borough Council culture spokeswoman Coun Heather Timms said: “The Enjoy Rugby Festival celebrates the Rugby World Cup 2015 and our town’s heritage as the birthplace and Proud Home of the game.

“The festival line-up has been designed to cater for all ages and interests, and also celebrates Rugby’s other contributions to the world – from literature and science to sport and education.

“While we prepare to welcome thousands of visitors to the Proud Home during Rugby World Cup 2015, we also want residents to join in the fun and enjoy the special atmosphere in the town during the tournament.

“I’d encourage everyone to pick up a copy of the Enjoy Rugby Festival guide and find out how to join in what promises to be a memorable event.”

The guide will be posted to thousands of homes around the borough. It can be read online at or picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre at Rugby Library.

For more information on the Enjoy Rugby Festival, visit or call Rugby Visitor Centre on (01788) 533217.

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