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Talented artist and professional pianist, Natasha Awuku, will be returning to Rugby Central on Wednesday 29 June, to officially launch and play, the full- sized piano, she transformed into a magical piece of musical artwork, less than two weeks ago. She will be joined by Rugby First, who developed the initiative, along with Rugby Central, Steve Droy Pianos and LSM. Natasha will be performing between 1pm and 2pm, adjacent to Wilkinson’s. Jo Kemp, Rugby First Operations Director, said; “I am absolutely delighted […]

People on one Rugby street have come together to celebrate Pride Month by holding one of the world’s smallest – and shortest – Pride parades.Around 40 residents on Batt Close – part of the Rochberie Heights development in Warwickshire – marched together for 80 metres along their street. Each household created costumes and decorations to […]

Colourful artwork depicting Rugby’s origins now adorns Hillmorton Road Bridge, marking the completion of an award-winning four-year Rotary project to upgrade a section of The Great Central Way  The murals, including the Central Station building, the Houlton transmission station, four famous Rugbeians, and the new ecology found there today, have beencreated by professional graffiti artists Nicolo and Stefano Suglich. The inventor of the game of rugby, William Webb Ellis; inventor of the turbojet engine; Sir Frank Whittle, poet Rupert Brook and Rugby School headmaster and […]

Tickets for this powerful, vibrant and spellbinding musical adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic tale are now on sale for performances on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2022 starting at 7pm.  Talented young actors and musicians from across the UK starred in this musical at Theatre Royal Winchester in August 2017. As testament to its brilliance, it was chosen to run 8 performances in April 2018 at The Other Palace in London’s West End.  Local resident Ollie Wheeler performed and sang in the show; reflecting back he says “Being on stage […]

The game of rugby will be 200 years old next year, and Rugby School – the birthplace of the game in 1823 – has planned an exciting year of national and international matches and other events to celebrate.Sarah Hunter MBE, captain of the England women’s rugby team, and one of the patrons supporting Rugby School’s […]

Over the course of three days, talented artistNatasha Awuku-Williams, will transform the blank canvas of a full-size piano into a magical piece of musical artwork. Rugby Central will be providing the stage and backdrop for the transformation and shoppers will be able to watch the artist as she works, from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 June(10am to 4pm). Once complete the brightly coloured piano will be temporarily installed in Rugby Central and passers-by – amateurs and […]

Rugby Theatre is seeking talented youngsters to take part in its annual youth project, which gives children and young adults the chance to perform on stage over the summer holidays. This year’s show is Back to the 80s, a fast-paced musical with legendary pop songs from the 1980s – plus copious amounts of blue eye shadow, a Star Wars dream sequence, 20 cans […]

A charity supporting victims of domestic abuse has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Rugby. Refuge offers support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Services include safe accommodation, practical and emotional support, assistance navigating the legal system and outreach support. The charity also offers support via a 24-hour helpline, […]

A support group for people diagnosed with a brain tumour has received a donation of £500 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Rugby. Brain Tumour Support works with people local to Rugby, as well as across the UK, who have been affected by a brain tumour. The charity supports patients, families and friends, offering one-to-one […]

A comedy musical celebrating the Swinging 1960s is next on the bill at Rugby Theatre – and audience members are encouraged to don their best 60s’ outfits in celebration of the legendary decade. Packed full of 60s’-style tunes, A Slice of Saturday Night joins seven teenagers as they navigate the rituals of fashion, musicand relationships in the fictional Club […]




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