Life's a beach as town centre gears up for free fun summer events - The Rugby Observer

Life's a beach as town centre gears up for free fun summer events

Rugby Editorial 14th Jul, 2023   0

A BEACH, an outdoor cinema, outdoor family theatre and a play day all feature in a series of free summer events in Rugby town centre.

Rugby Summertime is a programme of free family entertainment being organised by Rugby Borough Council.

Quantum Theatre’s enchanting adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny takes place in Caldecott Park on Thursday July 27, with performances at 11:30am and 2.30pm.

On National Play Day on Wednesday August 2, Whitehall Recreation Ground will host a community family fun day featuring inflatables, a climbing wall, trampolines, multisport, arts and crafts and more. It takes place from 11am-3pm.

Caldecott Park opens its outdoor cinema on Tuesday August 8, the start of a three-day run featuring Disney classics, summer blockbusters and family favourites. Screenings start at 12.30pm, 3pm and 6pm each day, with films including Matilda, Elvis, Frozen 2 and Top Gun Maverick all being shown in the open air.

Residents can head for the beach in the heart of the town centre – complete with golden sand, buckets and spades, and deck chairs – on Monday August 21, Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23.

The ongoing exhibition KAPOW – The Art of Making Comics and Film runs at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum until September 9. The exhibition explains how comics and films are made, through the ideas, character creation, rough visual concepts, storyboards and the final production.

Visit for more information on the KAPOW exhibition.

Visit for more information, and to book free tickets for outdoor cinema film screenings.


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