“In the Ballroom” 2023

The popular monthly social gathering “In the Ballroom” returned in March 2023 after a two month break during the dark evenings in January and February..

‘In The Ballroom’ will be held on the second Wednesday of each month for the rest of the year, with a range of excellent speakers.

These afternoon gatherings are held from 2pm – 4pm in the Jury Street Court House ballroom, with a talk or an activity and usually a fun quiz; then tea or coffee and a selection of cakes served by Unlocking Warwick volunteers. There’s plenty of time to chat and make new friends. Entry will be just £3 to include the tea. (Cash on the door, please).

Numbers will be limited to avoid overcrowding, so guests must book places in advance by dropping in to the Visitor Information Centre, or calling them on 01926 492212. Or you can email enquiries@visitwarwick.co.uk or George.Palmer@warwicktowncouncil.org.uk

Here’s the line-up of speakers and activities that are planned for 2023.

  • May 10th. ‘The Warwickshire Avon’ with Rick Thompson. The wildlife and history of the Heart of England’s river.
  • June 14th.  ‘Crimson Fields’ with David Bardell. ‘ The story of the nurses and surgeons who served on the frontline between 1914 and 1918
  • July 12th.  Everlasting Flowers’ with Christine Ramsey. Tips on how to dry and arrange flowers from your gardens and hedgerows.
  • August 9th.  Travel on the Orient Express’ with Bill Devitt. The history of the famous long-distance travel route. 
  • September 13th.  ‘Canals and their History’ with Roger Butler. The story of the building of our canal network.
  • October 11th. ‘Songs, Shows and Films of the 1940s’ with Trevor Langley. Capture the flavour of the forties.
  • November 8th.  Surnames and their Origins’ with Anthony Paulton-Smith.  Learn the history of your surname.
  • December 14th.  ‘Christmas Celebration’. Carols and entertainment in the ballroom. 

For any changes to the situation, keep your eye on the News and Events pages on this website, or check our ‘What’s On in Warwick’. 

‘In the Ballroom’ is brought to you by Unlocking Warwick, the Court House volunteer group, on behalf of the Town Council, supported by the Big Lottery ‘Awards for All’ and The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust.