“In the Ballroom” in 2018

Tea and cake in the Ballroom.

The monthly welcoming social group “In the Ballroom” has proved extremely popular and is continuing throughout 2018. It will be on the first Thursday of each month (except in June which will be the second Thursday) – so easy to remember!

These afternoon gatherings are held from 2pm – 4.30pm in the Jury Street Court House ballroom, and feature a talk or an activity and usually a fun quiz; then tea, coffee and a selection of cakes served by Unlocking Warwick volunteers. There’s plenty of time to chat and make new friends. Entry is just £2. There’s no need to book. Just drop in!

Here’s the line-up of activities for this year.     

  • January 4th: Local historian and author Graham Sutherland talks about ‘The Darker Side of Warwick’.     
  • February 1st: The ever-popular Beetledrive.      
  • March 1st: A talk about the restoration of Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden
  • April 5th: Bring your old photographs of Warwick. We will be launching a War Memorial Project to commemorate all the Warwick people who lost their lives in WWI. Do you have any stories about your relatives, or pictures?       
  • May 3rd: Local historian Trevor Langley will present ‘Hidden Depths’ – our local canals.     
  • June 14th: A talk by Philip Wilson about the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum.   
  •  July 5th: Randolf Turpin. Ady Bush tells the story of the local boy who became a world champion boxer against the odds.      
  • August 2nd: A Crafts and Activities afternoon.   
  • September 6th: A Cream Tea with a Music Hall theme.    
  • October 4th: Antiques – fake or fortune?    
  • November 1st: St. Mary’s Church and the Great Poppy Display for the Armistice Centenary.   
  • December 6th: Christmas Carols with the Singwell Community Choir.

For details and any changes, keep your eye on the Events pages on this website, or 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. It is supported by the Big Lottery ‘Awards for All’ and The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust.