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A Judgement in Stone

22 Sep 2017

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood –

on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, and cover-ups which, when revealed, bring a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself.

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie.

Credited with revitalising the mystery genre, Ruth Rendell was first published in 1964 her prolific output included film and TV as well as 80 novels.

Running time: Approx. 2 hours, 20 minutes including interval

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Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Cost: From £20.50 to £32.50 Concessions: £15.50 to £30.50

Happening Today, 22 Sep 2017
Adult Acting Classes

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS


Cost: Please see the website for costings

Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting, learn more about theatre, or maybe you’re just looking for an opportunity to meet new people?

Our Adult Acting Classes are the perfect way to develop new skills, stretch your creativity, build your confidence and have lots of fun.

These practical theatre workshops are open to anyone aged 16+ and are led by our experienced theatre practitioners. Each term we focus on a different theme or style of theatre practice, so there’s always something new to learn.

Adult Acting Classes are bookable per 10 week term. Current term dates are listed below, click on the individual links for more information and to book.


An Evening with Robbie Fowler

Location: The Rialto 85 Moseley Ave, Coventry CV6 1HR

Time: 18:00 - 22:00

Cost: £25.00

Meet Liverpool Legend Robbie Fowler in Coventry – 22nd September 2017.

Meet Liverpool Legend Robbie Fowler in Coventry – 22nd September 2017.

Robbie Fowler was one of the most exciting players ever to wear the Liverpool shirt, his eye for goal was second-to-none and his finishing was like a gift from above – no wonder the Kop nicknamed him ‘God’! This autumn Reds fans in and around Coventry have the chance to meet the man himself.

The Rialto are bringing Robbie this September for a night that will be one to remember for any Liverpool fan. You’ll get the chance to meet him beforehand – shake his hand, get your photo with him, get him to sign something for you – and then you’ll be able to see him live on stage in his hilarious show as he talks about his time at the club.

Tickets Online ---> www.fowler9.co.uk

General Admission: £25 (plus handling)
Meet and Greet (includes admission to the show): £45 (plus handling)

Meet and Greet: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Show: 8pm - 10pm

The Rialto
85 Moseley Ave, Coventry CV6 1HR

22nd September 2017

Meet and Greet tickets give you the chance to shake hands with Robbie and get his autograph, as well as an opportunity to get your photo taken with him before you go in for the show.

Standard tickets, for the show only, are well worth the money and, as well as being a great laugh listening to Robbie’s take on his career and his life at Anfield, you get the chance to take part in auctions and raffles for some very special and rare sporting memorabilia. It’s a night you won’t forget.

Cartists: Reimagining the Car

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free Entry

Fourteen artists, one challenge… Transform a car into a work of art!

Step into a world where art and engineering collide, and see cars as you’ve never seen them before in this incredible new exhibition. Cartists will bring together some of the best contemporary creativity in the UK for an exclusive and unique fusion of industrial design and artistic imagination.

Taking inspiration from the Art Car movement, Coventry Transport Museum is challenging graffiti artists, lighting designers, 3D artists, graphic designers and more to create an extraordinary display of bespoke vehicles and artworks using cars or their parts. Featuring work from a wide range of internationally recognised artists including Patrick Murphy, Christiaan Nagel, Dale vN Marshall, Cityzen Kane, Pahnl, Carrie Reichardt, Ben Slow, Emerald Faerie and more.

This exhibition is kindly supported by Rowley Auto Ltd.

Fearsome Craftsmen: Discover The Artistry Of The Viking World

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP


Cost: Free

Making the perilous journey through the crashing waves of the North Sea, the bloody and brutal Viking invasions of Britain are legendary – but what did they do while they were here?

Making the perilous journey through the crashing waves of the North Sea, the bloody and brutal Viking invasions of Britain are legendary – but what did they do while they were here?

Step back in time and discover the 1,000 year old human innovations that built a vast empire and a flood of intercontinental migration spanning northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the coasts of Africa and even America.

Learn more about the people who settled in Britain from excavated skeletons, and explore the Norse myths and legends passed down through generations in our unique family friendly Viking settlement. See real examples of Viking crafts including intricate metalwork, and a replica 15ft

fishing boat, decorated with designs which reveal the true creative spirit of the Viking Age.

A touring exhibition from Jorvik Viking Centre.

Kenilworth Arts Festival 2017

Location: Abbey Fields Kenilworth, CV8 1LS


Cost: Varies per event

Kenilworth Arts Festival is a week-long gathering of writers, musicians and other creative artists. It is at once a series of unique events and collectively an extraordinary experience.

For one week, the historic town of Kenilworth is transformed into a hive of creative exploration through a celebration of art, imagination, innovation and community. Join us!

“Run by people with a conscious desire to celebrate the writing, music, poetry and art they actually love, Kenilworth Arts is a wonderful home-grown festival with heart.” – Rob Cowen (journalist and author)

Kenilworth Arts Festival is an annual, week-long celebration of the creative arts that weaves throughout the leafy setting of historic Kenilworth. Our aim is to bring together some of the finest contemporary music, literature and art from across the country, as well as to offer a platform for local talent. With a programme of inspiring and engaging events that will exhibit the current creative landscape at its very best, we hope to inspire people of all ages to try new things, hone their skills and indulge their passions.

We do not confine ourselves to any particular genre or style, rather we strive to reflect exciting developments across the broadest spectrum of culture to offer a celebration of art, innovation and community.  For one week, Kenilworth is transformed into a hive of creative exploration.

Our festival programme offers three interconnected strands, each designed to engage, challenge and entertain. Together, they provide a week-long immersive experience.

  • Headline events feature a varied range of nationally and internationally renowned and respected musicians, writers and artists, united by their exceptional output.
  • Fringe events, exhibitions and workshops offer a platform for local talent, showcase new work and, like all the festival’s events, aim to engage the imagination of festival goers.
  • Fiesta is a free, open-air extravaganza held in the beautiful surroundings of Abbey Fields. This event features live music, theatre, local arts & crafts and a host of interactive activities for all age groups.

Please note that the festival takes place in multiple locations. 

Book your tickets

MA Painting Final Show

Location: Coventry University School of Art, Graham Sutherland Building, 5th Floor Coventry University School of Art, Cox St, Coventry CV1 5PH

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

An exhibition of paintings by MA Painting students at Coventry School of Art and Design.

Works by Andy Farr, Tabi Lampe, Yue Huang, Yiwen Chen, Jennifer Shufflebotham, Samridhi khandelwal.

Noctium in association with the Belgrade Theatre presents Hymns for Robots

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS


Cost: Pay What You Can

In a small house’s loft, packed in hundreds of cereal boxes, lies the life’s work of the unsung hero of strange sounds and weird wobbulations.

Inspired by the life of Delia Derbyshire, Noctium explores the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and of its unaccredited pioneer of electronic sound.

Join Noctium as it forms its newest production inspired by this Coventry-born icon, the champion of modern music and the Doctor Who theme tune. It is sure to be an experience your ears will not believe.

Photo credit – Arnim Freiss.


Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception

Location: Compton Verney Warwick CV35 9HZ

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: Adult - £15

Compton Verney’s summer exhibition will take you on a fascinating and stimulating journey that looks at the ways in which our visual perceptions have been explored by artists.

Compton Verney’s summer exhibition will take you on a fascinating and stimulating journey that looks at the ways in which our visual perceptions have been explored by artists.

From the Impressionists onwards, artists have been inspired by the colour theories of scientific thinkers such as Michel Eugène Chevreul. The most famous examples are the pointillist works of Georges Seurat and his associates, in which colours other than those actually painted on the canvas are generated in the eye of the beholder through the application of small dots of primary colour.

During the 20th century, and culminating in the famous Op art movement of the 1960 onwards, the scientific and philosophical interest in perception extended into ways of communicating movement via static art forms. Early explorations of this can be seen in work by artists such as Helen Saunders, M.C. Escher and Josef Albers using tessellation, pattern, line, mathematics and colour, and sometimes optical trickery, to convey the sensation of movement.

This fascination with the optical in art remains strong amongst artists and makers today and this wide-ranging show features of the works of artists working since the 1960s, such as Jim Lambie, Christiane Baumgartner, Daniel Buren, Liz West and Lothar Götz. Their work is shown alongside later works of those who became stars of the ‘Op art’ movement in the 1960s and who continued to develop and explore new possibilities:  Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Jesus Rafael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Peter Sedgley, Jeffrey Steele and Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Find out more - www.comptonverney.org.uk

Two-Tone Legend, Neville Staple With His Band

Location: The Assembly The Assembly Spencer St. Leamington Spa CV31 3NF

Time: 19:00 - 23:00

Cost: £19:80

Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. He is a living legend

Neville Staple’s thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the ‘90s up to the present day.

Neville’s 2-Tone legacy is huge. 2-Tone fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. The movement helped to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain. The actual imagery of 2 Tone has become almost as famous as the music itself. The famous black and white chequered design has become synonymous with ska.

About his musical legacy, Neville Staple comments: “The way we brought it was mixing Jamaican music with the English style, which was actually punk at the time. Now most people are into ska, they listen to all the people that we talked about that they might not have listened to before… This has happened again and again with the different waves of ska. I am hearing lots more young bands now also putting their own spin on ska – some with dance music and some with a rock beat. It’s all good. The music just makes you want to dance. Even when singing about tough times, every-day things or bad things, the beat and the rhythm makes you want to move!” 

"Out on his own, still pretty special" - Record Collector

For more information email jill@jameshsoars.com or call 07702 230856

Wasps Rugby 2017/18 Fixtures

Location: Ricoh Arena Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Cost: Variable

The 2017/18 fixtures our Wasps will be taking on throughout this season. Come on you Wasps!


Tickets and Information

Date Fixture Venue Time 
28/07/17 Singha Premiership Rugby 7s  Franklin's Gardens 19:30
17/08/17 Ulster Kingspan Stadium  19:30
23/08/17 Connacht Ricoh Arena  19:30
02/09/17 Sale Sharks  Ricoh Arena  15:00
10/09/17 Worcester Warriors  Sixways Stadium  15:00
17/09/17 Harlequins Ricoh Arena  15:00
24/09/17 Exeter Chiefs  Sandy Park Stadium  15:00
01/10/17 Bath Rugby  Ricoh Arena  15:00
08/10/2017 Saracens  Allianz Park  15:00
28/10/17 Northampton Saints  Franklin's Gardens 15:00
18/11/17 Newcastle Falcons  Ricoh Arena  16:30
26/11/17 London Irish  Madejski Stadium  15:00
02/12/17 Leicester Tigers  Ricoh Arena 16:30
23/12/17 Gloucester Rugby  Ricoh Arena  TBC
30/12/17 Bath Rugby  Recreation Ground  TBC
07/01/18 Saracens  Ricoh Arena TBC
10/02/18 Harlequins  Twickenham Stoop  TBC
18/02/18 Exeter Chiefs  Ricoh Arena  TBC
24/02/18 Gloucester Rugby  Kingsholm TBC
04/03/18 London Irish  Ricoh Arena  TBC
24/03/18 Leicester Tigers  Welford Road  TBC
07/04/18 Sale Sharks  The AJ Bell Stadium  TBC
14/04/18 Worcester Warriors  Ricoh Arena TBC
28/04/18 Northampton Saints  Ricoh Arena TBC
05/05/18 Newcastle Falcons  Kingston Park  TBC

To buy tickets to any of the available matches click HERE

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