Warwick Racecourse: Christmas at the Races
Dec
14
10:15 AM10:15

Warwick Racecourse: Christmas at the Races

We'll be at Warwick Races from open doors until the start of the first race, to help racegoers get into the festive spirit. And we'll definitely be wearing our Christmas jumpers!

From the website:

There is no better place to start your Christmas celebrations than a day at the races! 
Whilst it’s important that all horses racing at Warwick are good jumpers, we insist that you consider wearing a bad jumper (or a Christmas jumper) as we have prizes for the worst of them on display. First prize is two tickets to New Years Day at Cheltenham Racecourse so be sure to take part!
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Carols at Warwick Castle 2017
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Carols at Warwick Castle 2017

Carols at Warwick Castle is held annually in the run up to Christmas and is for many people the start of their Christmas festivities. It is a great opportunity for families and people of all ages to get together and join in singing carols led by the excellent choir of St Mary’s and Royal Spa Brass.

Set against the magnificent setting of the Castle’s East Gate, the event has a wonderful atmosphere and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of stalls offering such fare as mince pies, baked potatoes, sausage rolls and warm drinks including mulled wine.

The money raised by the event goes to local charities and towards good causes. This is organised by The Warwick Lions, Rotary Club, Merlin’s Magic Wand and the Friends of St Mary’s Choir. Warwick Castle provides the venue and many helpful support services free of charge.

Tickets will be available in September from http://www.carolswarwick.com/tickets/ 

 

Photo credit: Gillian Fletcher

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Warwick Racecourse: New Year's Eve Party at the Races
Dec
31
10:30 AM10:30

Warwick Racecourse: New Year's Eve Party at the Races

Fresh out of our Christmas season, we'll be dusting off the cobwebs with a New Year's Eve gig at Warwick Racecourse.

From the website:

Make no mistake this event is where everyone should start their New Year’s Eve celebrations! Last year, a record 6500 people made their way through the turnstiles to deliver what was an unrivalled atmosphere on an unrivalled race day. This year we are opening up the middle of the course as Party Central with live music, great food and drink offerings and the guarantee of great fun! If there is one meeting a year to be on-course….make it this one. 
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RSB Quintet at Santa's Grotto
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

RSB Quintet at Santa's Grotto

  • Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (map)
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RSB Quintet are excited to be serenading Santa and his visitors at his Grotto in Leamington Art Gallery and Museum. We'll be playing Christmas carols and a whole range of seasonal favourites (and hopefully meeting Santa too!).

From the website: 

Come and visit Santa in his Alpine Grotto situated in the Hammam (which used to be the cooling room from the Turkish Baths!). Enjoy Christmas Crafts in the gallery all serenaded by a brass quintet from Royal Spa Brass. Explore the library and gallery with a Children’s Christmas Trail with a prize draw. Why not buy some unique presents from our Gallery Shop while the children enjoy themselves!
Cost: Free, drop in and join in.
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RSB Quintet at Warwick St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

RSB Quintet at Warwick St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

  • St Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSB Quintet are delighted to return to St Mary's for this year's Christmas Tree Festival. Hear us on Saturday morning from 10-11am, when there will also be a pop up cafe serving teas, coffees, soft drinks and delicious home made cakes

From the website:

The Collegiate Church of St Mary’s in Warwick is the beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival that opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening, Thursday 30 November and continues until Sunday 10 December 2017. 
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RSB Quintet at Warwick St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

RSB Quintet at Warwick St Mary's Christmas Tree Festival

  • St Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSB Quintet are delighted to return to St Mary's for this year's Christmas Tree Festival. Hear us on Saturday morning from 10-12pm, when there will also be a pop up cafe serving teas, coffees, soft drinks and delicious home made cakes

From the website:

The Collegiate Church of St Mary’s in Warwick is the beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival that opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening, Thursday 30 November and continues until Sunday 10 December 2017. 
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RSB Quintet at the launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary's Collegiate Church
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

RSB Quintet at the launch of the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary's Collegiate Church

  • St Mary's Collegiate Church Warwick (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSB Quintet are delighted to return to St Mary's for the launch of this year's Christmas Tree Festival. We'll be playing in the church in the lead up to the carol service, which begins at 8.45pm - you can hear us from 6.30-7.15 and 7.45-8.30.

From the website:

The Collegiate Church of St Mary’s in Warwick is the beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival that opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening, Thursday 30 November and continues until Sunday 10 December 2017.  Visitors can vote for their favourite Christmas tree and be entered in the prize draw. Admission on Victorian evening is 50p per adult and for the remainder of the festival it is £1.00 per adult.  Children are Free.  There will be Entertainment to include a variety of music, including the ever popular Hand Bell ringing demonstration & mulled wine & mince pies.  Craft stalls and the St Mary’s gift shop will help with those Christmas presents. The evening will be rounded off with a short carol service at 8.45 pm.
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RSB Carolling at Coughton Court
Nov
26
11:30 AM11:30

RSB Carolling at Coughton Court

An RSB ensemble will be entertaining the crowds with some festive favourites for the opening weekend of Christmas at Coughton.

From the website:

Festive shopping in the Coach House gift shop, the house decorated for a traditional Christmas, soup of the day, a warming winter one pot, hot turkey rolls, sandwiches and hot drinks in the restaurant, and at weekends a Christmas Market in the Stableyard which is included in the normal admission price. Pre-bookable timed tickets for the house at weekends will be available via the website.
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Rotary Tree of Light 2017
Nov
19
3:30 PM15:30

Rotary Tree of Light 2017

This is one of our favourite annual gigs - the switching on of the Rotary Tree of Light outside Leamington Town Hall. We'll be accompanying the short carol service and playing lots of seasonal favourites before and after the ceremony. Come and sing along!

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Leamington Christmas Lights Switch-on
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Leamington Christmas Lights Switch-on

We're looking forward to entertaining the crowds in the lead-up to the switching on of the Leamington Christmas Lights! From the website:

The Leamington Christmas lights switch on is taking place along the Leamington Parade, Regent Street and Warwick Street on Sunday 19th November 2017.

The lights switch on is one of the premier annual events in Leamington Spa, well attended by local residents and is a family friendly Christmas event.

There will be a Yuletide market from 10.00am, fun fair rides, tree of lights (outside the Town Hall) and Touch FM stage show (top of parade) all leading up to the Christmas lights switch on at 5.00pm. 

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RSB Quintet celebrate Her Majesty's Sapphire Jubilee with Dunchurch Festival Group
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

RSB Quintet celebrate Her Majesty's Sapphire Jubilee with Dunchurch Festival Group

  • Dunchurch Sports Field and Village Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

RSB Quintet are proud to support the Dunchurch Festival Group's Royal Command Performance of "The Good Old Days", to celebrate Her Majesty's Sapphire Jubilee. We'll be playing lots of singalong favourites - and could there be a very special guest in the audience?

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RSB Oompah Band at the Leamington Beer and Music Festival (Saturday)
Sep
16
to Sep 17

RSB Oompah Band at the Leamington Beer and Music Festival (Saturday)

Leamingt-Oom-Pah was formed in 2013 following a panicked call from a well loved local pub who were desperate for a last-minute band to play at their beer festival after a cancellation. We told them that we had an Oompah Band at our disposal (we didn't) and we could certainly play at their festival (a dubious claim).

Jump forward four days, we've rustled together an eight-piece band, ordered some music (but not had chance to look at it in advance) and were psyching ourselves up for the gig. After a 2 1/2 hr performance, the manager came up to us an immediately booked us for the following year!

Since then, we've been polishing the act and are now proud to gig as LEAMINGT-OOM-PAH, playing a wide variety of music including the classic German tunes (Fliegerlied, in München Steht Ein Hofbräuhaus & of course Ein Prosit) and a mixture of more modern popular music from around the world.

We promise to have even the shyest of you up and dancing/singing before the night is out!

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RSB Oompah Band at the Leamington Beer and Music Festival (Friday)
Sep
15
to Sep 16

RSB Oompah Band at the Leamington Beer and Music Festival (Friday)

Leamingt-Oom-Pah was formed in 2013 following a panicked call from a well loved local pub who were desperate for a last-minute band to play at their beer festival after a cancellation. We told them that we had an Oompah Band at our disposal (we didn't) and we could certainly play at their festival (a dubious claim).

Jump forward four days, we've rustled together an eight-piece band, ordered some music (but not had chance to look at it in advance) and were psyching ourselves up for the gig. After a 2 1/2 hr performance, the manager came up to us an immediately booked us for the following year!

Since then, we've been polishing the act and are now proud to gig as LEAMINGT-OOM-PAH, playing a wide variety of music including the classic German tunes (Fliegerlied, in München Steht Ein Hofbräuhaus & of course Ein Prosit) and a mixture of more modern popular music from around the world.

We promise to have even the shyest of you up and dancing/singing before the night is out!

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RSB Quintet at Warwick Poppies Launch
Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

RSB Quintet at Warwick Poppies Launch

RSB Quintet are honoured to support the launch of the Warwick Poppies Campaign 2018. We'll be playing a selection of music at the campaign launch event on Tuesday 5th September.

From the Warwick Poppies website:

Warwick Poppies 2018 will be a massive community tribute to mark the centenary of the end of World War I. Thousands of hand crafted poppies are being collected during a year long project that is to be launched on 5th September 2017. These poppies will then form a major installation within St Mary's Collegiate Church, Old Square, Warwick. The exhibition will be opened at a gala dinner on 5th October 2018, and will be open daily until early December 2018. The Patron of this campaign is the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
 

Image credit: Flickr user Bill Hartmann, under Creative Commons 

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