This weekend: community music-making, stamp fair, village fete, countryside rambles - The Rugby Observer

This weekend: community music-making, stamp fair, village fete, countryside rambles

Rugby Editorial 5th Jul, 2019   0

MUSIC-MINDED people are being urged to join a community music-making event in Rugby on Saturday July 6.

St Andrew’s Church is urging musicians, singers, and anyone who just wants to listen, to join the bid to play three hours of continuous music.

Running from 10am to 1pm, It is free to attend with a voluntary retiring collection for the Rotary Music Bursaries Trust, which helps young people with the cost of music lessons, and supports music projects in partnership with the Warwickshire Music Hub.

People are invited to drop in at any time.

Organiser Rex Pogson said: “It is a fun event – not a competition or a daunting formal occasion. There will be accompanists there all morning, so if you want to sing or play your instrument as a soloist, for one minute or more, bring your music and enjoy the occasion.

“If you’d like to join in a sing-song, there’s that chance too. If you just want to listen, there’ll be no requirement to play or sing.”


STAMP collectors will be delivering themselves to Warwickshire Event Centre this weekend.

The MIDPEX Stamp Fair takes place at the venue off the Fosse Way near Leamington on Saturday (July 6), from 10am to 4.30pm.

The free entry event will bring together specialist societies and dealers covering all aspects of philately.


PAILTON’S village fete takes place on Sunday (July 7) on the village playing field next to Pailton Club from 2-5pm.

Attractions include entertainment, tombola, hot dogs, hammer slammer, white elephant and book stalls, plant and preserves sales, have a go at pottery, locally made ice cream, refreshments and cakes.

Admission costs £2 (under-16s free).

All money raised will go towards the upkeep of St Denys Church and the Village Hall.


RUGBY Ramblers will take an eight-mile walk around Thrapston on Sunday (July 7). Meet just before 9am in Barby Road, opposite the Temple Speech Room. Bring a packed lunch. Contact Pat and Ron for more information on 01788 578429 or 07812 161183.

They will also embark on a four-mile evening walk around Lilbourne on Wednesday (July 10). Meet just before 7.30pm in the car park of The Head of Steam, Station Road, Lilbourne. Contact Lynn on 07721 978128 for more information.

Throughout July, the group has walks scheduled in Claybrooke Magna, Nettlebed, Sawbridge, Marton, Stowe Nine Churches, Long Buckby, Ashford -in-the Water and Barby. Visit for more information.


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