What’s on in Warwickshire & beyond This Weekend, Fri Aug 11-Sun Aug 13
Fri Aug 11-Sun Aug 13
Battle Proms Picnic Concert, Ragley Hall, Alcester, Sat Aug 12
Thousands of classical music fans from far and wide will be returning with their hampers, champers and candelabras for the 7th open-air concert including a freefall demo by the Parachute Regiment and British Army’s official display team. This 2-hour orchestral concert from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017.
Wind in the Willows, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, Stratford, Sun August 13
Immersion Theatre will be bringing Kenneth Grahame’s class children’s story Wind in the Willows to life in the stunning grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage at 2pm. A great family day out!
Little Gin Festival and Music from Andi Wolf, Hilltop Farm, Hunningham, Fri Aug 11
A menu inspired by Asian street food to complement the bold flavours of gin, with its lime, coriander, juniper & citrus flavours.
Who said gin was just an aperitif, gin deserves a place on the dinner table, it’s time to invite gin to the main event! Sharing bowls £5.50 each or 3 for £15.
Bottoms Dream, Macbeth & Roman Games Day, The Dell & Bancroft Gardens, nr RST, Stratford, Sat Aug 12 & Sun Aug 13
Wiltshire’s Shakespeare Live will be performing Bottom’s Dream on Saturday at The Dell (12noon & 3pm); while Arclight Drama Studio, one of Ireland’s leading drama schools will be bringing Macbeth to the outdoor stage on Sunday (12noon &3pm). On Sunday you can also play Roman games, traditional and reimagined, in the RSC’s Outdoor Arena, from gladiatorial Rock, Paper, Scissors to KnuckleBones. Suitable for all the family and equipment provided. Free, no booking required, 12 – 4pm. Suitable for all ages.
The Play’s The Thing inspired Craft Day, Swan Reading Room,Swan Theatre, Stratford, Thurs Aug 10 & Fri Aug 11
- Vice-Versa, currently on at the The Swan, Stratford
Be inspired by the Roman costumes displayed in the RSC’s interactive props and costume family exhibition, The Play’s The Thing and the plays on stage. Drop in at any time in the day and stay for as long or as little as you like. Free. (All children must be accompanied by an adult), 11am – 4pm, suitable for ages 5+ Adults with full-price tickets for The Play’s The Thing can also bring up to four under-18s to climb the Tower and go back to explore the exhibition for free throughout the holidays.
Paws in the Park, Compton Verney, Sun Aug 13
There’ll doggy competitions galore on the day for our four-legged friends. Plus family theatre courtesy of Hand to Mouth Theatre Co, displays from Crufts winners, shire horses, geese herding, games and plenty of stalls and games.
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Charlecote Park, nr Warwick, Sun Aug 13
The Three Inch Fools present Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in this National Trust owned Victorian home set in a landscaped deer park, 7pm-9.15pm.
Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9ER, To book Tel: 01789470277
Grease Drive-in, Beacon Park, Lichfield Historic Parks, Sat Aug 12
- Experience a 50’s style American drive-in and pile into your cars to watch John Travolta strut his stuff in cult musical Grease on a giant inflatable screen in Beacon Park on Sat Aug 12. Cars will be directed to their places – all foot tickets have sold out. Lakeside Bistro will be selling movie snacks, including popcorn, hotdogs and ice creams. Tickets need to be pre-booked.
££ – £20 per car with a maximum of 4 people (£5 extra per head).
The Goonies, Birmingham Cathedral’s First Annual Free Film Festival, Fri Aug 11
Screenings start at 9pm with entertainment starting at 7pm.
Outdoor Street Food & Film Festival, Rum Runner Yard, Regency Wharf, Birmingham, Thur Aug 10-Sat Aug 12
As part of this ongoing festival this week’s screenings are: Thurs August 10 – Ratatouille + Baked in Brick, Ticket link here; Fri August 11 – The Italian Job 1969 + Baked in Brick (this UK award winning street food trader cooks in the converted engine compartment of a Mini) Ticket link here and Sat August 12 – Edward Scissorhands + DDC Street Food with ticket link here.