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101 Ways to Enjoy Getting Older

20 Apr 2018

: Austin Heath retirement village to host celebrity panel discussion with Gloria Hunniford at Leamington Town Hall.

On Friday 20th April, Inspired Austin Heath, the luxury retirement village operator, is hosting a panel discussion event at Leamington Town Hall to discuss health, happiness, inspiration and aspiration for the retirees of today and tomorrow. The event is free of charge and will be chaired by BBC and ITV television presenter Gloria Hunniford, OBE.

The panel will also consist of GP Dawn Harper (This Morning TV presenter and author of ‘Live Well to 101’) and Warwick and Leamington MP, Matt Western. The discussion will have a varied focus, with topics ranging from the health benefits of a happy later life and what retirement villages mean for the wider community, to the future of later living and a new way of life for our ageing population.

Audience members will also get the opportunity to contribute to the discussion, as part of a ‘Question Time’-style segment of the event. Questions and points to raise can be submitted prior to the discussion, which will be put forward for debate between panel members.

The panel discussion will take place on Friday 20th April at Leamington Town Hall between 2 and 4pm. The free event has limited places, which can be secured by calling 01926 334 201, emailing info@austinheath.co.uk or registering online at www.austinheath.co.uk/debate.

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Leamington Town Hall The Parade, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4AT

Cost: Free Entry

Happening Today, 20 Apr 2018
Dan Walsh 'Banjo' Folk Show at Coventry's Big Comfy Bookshop

Location: Big Comfy Bookshop Unit 2F, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED

Time: 19:00 - 21:30

Cost: £10

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominee 2016 Folk Musician of the Year DAN WALSH brings his show to Coventry 20 April

Nominated for Musician Of The Year at 2016 BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT) and as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he has also had successful tours in USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with the duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. 2017 saw the release of his latest solo album ‘Verging On The Perpendicular’ this album sees Dan revisiting his first musical love, that of traditional Irish and Scottish folk music but as usual with Dan there’s a fairly eclectic range of music.. www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk

Photo Johnny Dent Photography

www.wegottickets.com/event/421238 £10 adv. 7pm

Field skills for Camerawork

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: £30

Join professional wildlife cameraman Steve Watts for a session exploring the skills needed for both still and motion camerawork...

Online booking essential at: http://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2018/04/20/field-studies-camerawork?instance=0

Each session will cover:
• What are field skills?
• The power of using of field skills in the application of camerawork.
• What camera?
• Getting to know your patch.
• Lay of the land and light - knowing your East and West.
• Recognising seasonal changes, routines, cycles and habitat - and preparation for them.
• Basic tracks and signs.
• Active or Passive Camerawork?
• Being acutely aware of 'the moment'.
• Knowing your subject - pre-empting and planning.
• Ethical use of lures and some luring techniques.
• Clothing and movement.
• Hide's - natural, bought and positioning.
• Composition
• Turning 'record' shots into something more.
• Depth of field.
• The 'low' down - benefits of good positioning.
• Using social media for your own benefit.
• Gentle walk to apply some elements 'in the field'.

New Art West Midlands

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

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free Entry

New Art West Midlands opens February 2018, celebrating and showcasing extraordinary works from some of the region’s most exciting emerging artists.

The exhibition includes new large-scale installations, sculpture, photography, video, animation, paintings and digital artworks, exploring themes of identity, artificial intelligence, blurred reality and more.

Roofless Rhythms

Location: The Albany Theatre 53 Butts Road, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 3BH

Time: 19:00 - 22:30

Cost: £5

Roofless Rhythms is a night to celebrate the achievements of our members and raise awareness of Crisis across the region.

Roofless Rhythms is a night to celebrate the achievements of our members and raise awareness of Crisis across the region. The evening will showcase talents from people who are accessing Crisis services and will also include performances from local bands and musicians. There will be performances from Calton Kelly, Mara Falls, Lost the plot and The Caprines.

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They are committed to ending homelessness.

Every day they see the devastating impact homelessness has on people’s lives. Every year they work side by side with thousands of homeless people, to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good.

Through their pioneering research into the causes and consequences of homelessness and the solutions to it, they know what it will take to end it.

Together with others who share their resolve, they bring their knowledge, experience and determination to campaign for the changes that will solve the homelessness crisis once and for all.

They bring together a unique volunteer effort each Christmas, to bring warmth, companionship and vital services to people at one of the hardest times of the year, and offer a starting point out of homelessness.

Homelessness is not inevitable. Together we can end it.

Tickets are available from: https://albanytheatre.co.uk/crisis-roofless-rhythm

Say Sue Me & Wolf Suit

Location: The Tin 1-4, The Canal Basin, St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY

Time: 20:00 - 23:00

Cost: £5.00 advance, £7 door

The quartet play an addictive amalgam of sugary indie pop and gritty surf that showcases a finely-tuned sense of melody and technical skill.

Say Sue Me are a surf-inspired indie rock quartet from Busan, South Korea. Friends since 5th grade Jae Young (Bass) and Kim Byungkyu (guitar) were introduced to drummer kang Semin and then they heard Sumi’s speaking voice and decided she should be the singer. Sumi Choi turned out to be a natural at songwriting. Formed in 2012, they released their 1st album [We’ve Sobered Up] in 2013 and EP [Big Summer Night] in 2014. Damnably Records of London, England released a Record Store Day exclusive 7″ EP [Semin] and Compilation album of 1st and EP [Say Sue Me] in UK/Europe to coincide with the band’s debut UK tour supporting Japan’s Otoboke Beaver that started at a sold out 100 Club.

Tickets can be bought on the door or in advance at The Tin's website.  

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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