In and around Rugby this weekend - art and craft exhibitions, charity gig - The Rugby Observer

In and around Rugby this weekend - art and craft exhibitions, charity gig

Rugby Editorial 25th Oct, 2019   0

ARTWORKS by local artists will go on display at two village exhibitions in November.

Flights of Fancy features the work of Linda Caven and Judy Haslam-Jones, who have explored the theme of birds through drawing, ceramics and recycled materials.

They promise an eclectic mix of fine drawings, imaginative bird vessels, brooches and assemblage – and have also teased ‘a tower of amusing hens’.

The exhibition runs on Tuesdays to Saturdays (10am-5.30pm) throughout November at Fosse House Gallery in Dunchurch. Visitors can meet the artists on Sunday November 10 (11.30am-2.30pm).

Judy will also take part in New Perspectives, which takes place at Barby Village Hall on Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4 (10am-5pm).

She will showcase some of her unusual decorative ceramics alongside metal sculptures from recycled materials by Jack Kirk, and traditional and abstract watercolour and oil paintings by Winifred Wilmot.

Refreshments will be provided by the Barby Church Group.


ARTISTS and crafters from Thurlaston are putting the final touches to their creations for the village’s fifth biennial Art and Craft Show this weekend.

Past shows have included lace work, upholstery items, quilting, fabric pictures, knitted toys and gifts, and variety of artwork including portraits, landscapes, hand-crafted Christmas cards and a Thurlaston calendar featuring painted scenes of the village.

Entrance is free. Profits from sales will go towards local charities.

The show takes place in the Village Hall and St Edmund’s Church, Church Lane on Saturday October 26 and Sunday October 27 at 1.30-4.30pm.


AN ANNUAL charity gig takes place at The Courthouse pub this weekend.

Organised by Rugby RAG and Rugby Free Riders, the eighth Ball in Hand event takes place on Saturday (October 26) from 7pm.

It will feature live performances from The Unresolved and Yellow King, and a rock disco from DJ Matt Taylor.

Entrance is £5 on the door. All proceeds go to Warwickshire & Solihull Blood Bikes, a charity which provides a free out-of-hours transport service for hospitals in and around the Warwickshire area.

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