Area: Warwickshire

‘Our Also Festival serves up brilliant speakers and their ideas to you in a stylish, relaxed and natural setting.’ Held Early July.

'The Society was formed in 1994 and covers the area of the Parish of Aston Cantlow, including the villages of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote, together with the hamlets of Little Alne, Newnham and Shelfield. The main object is the promotion of interest in community, local and general history, through talks, meetings, outings, and by participating in history based events.'

Category Coventry

Member of BCS: The Chartered Institute for IT Grouping

'Our Society was formed in 2006 for enjoyment by those who take an interest in the history of South Warwickshire and beyond. We sustain a membership of over 100 interested members, due to our varied, lively and compelling range of guest speakers, many renowned leaders in their field.'

'If you're at all interested in astronomy we are the society is for you! Our members range from people with a casual interest in astronomy to serious amateurs and even professionals. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join, nor do you need to own a telescope etc. You can also be sure of a friendly welcome. We normally meet on the second Friday of the month but tend to avoid bank holidays etc.'


Category Coventry

Member of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'Formed in 1994, the aim was to fulfill a growing need and to promote and encourage the study of family history, genealogy and local history in relation to the City of Coventry and its people. This has changed somewhat with the increasing amount of information available on the internet. ‘CFHS’ is still a great source of information, providing research and assistance for people with Coventry roots, to fill in the missing details of their ancestors ... Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month ... Coupled with our bookshop and library available at these meetings, we have excellent guest speakers ... The talks are varied and informative.'

Category Coventry

Member of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Grouping

'Our Society meets every other Tuesday at 7:30pm ... Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings. If you are a new collector or an established philatelist there is something for everyone. We are a small group with a wide range of interests and are always happy to welcome new members.'

'Our research centres focus on a range of real world issues including sustainability, disease prevention and innovative engineering. Our new strategy will build on these successes, strengthen our position as an innovative university and will enable us to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges.'

Category Art Galleries

'The perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and engage with art and culture. Our permanent galleries range from the Visual Arts to Social and Industrial History, Archaeology and Natural History – there is something for every visitor ... We have a wide range of talks, events and workshops for adults and families, encouraging creativity, exploration and fun.'

'Our Society meets every fortnight from 7:00 pm for 7:30 pm to approximately 9:15 pm ...  Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings. If you collect stamps or postal history or are just interested, please come along and try us out.'

'We are dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of Leamington Spa (Warwickshire, England) and neighbouring districts ... Regular Group Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month, starting at 7.30 pm. Meetings are free for members and students. (Non-members are welcome to join us for £2.50 per session.)'

Category Rail Transport

Formed in 1972. Aims are 'to provide a non profit making organisation to promote interest in all forms of railway knowledge and general transport both at home and abroad.' The Society 'runs its own series of talks annually, members still support many preservation groups, and the society has a successful modelling section'.

'The friendly family history society for all of North Warwickshire ...'

'We create world class theatre, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. We perform plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as commissioning a wide range of original work from contemporary writers. Our purpose is to ensure that Shakespeare is for everyone, unlocking the power of his plays and live performance, throughout the UK and across the world.'

'The Society was founded in 2007. We have regular monthly meetings, usually with a guest speaker ... We hold also regular observing sessions in the autumn, winter and spring months.'

'Our Society meets every fortnight, 7:15pm for 7:30pm to approximately 9:00pm ... Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings.'

'We are a small group based in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire. Our aim is to encourage and aid the study of Family History which extends to conducting research relating to Rugby & surrounding areas for Members resident outside the district. A comprehensive programme is arranged each year which includes a varied range of talks held monthly, interspersed with group visits to research establishments, social occasions and regular computer and project evenings.'

Category Rugby

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

'The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is the global centre for learning about and experiencing the works, life and times of the world’s best-known writer ... The Trust runs a world-class, award-winning programme of formal and informal educational courses and literary lectures, to encourage the appreciation and study of Shakespeare’s works, and the advancement of Shakespearian knowledge on an international scale.'

'Our Club meets on the 3rd Monday of every month from 13:30 to 16:00 ... Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings.'

'If you are interested in astronomy, The Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society is for you! Our members range from people with a casual interest in the subject to serious amateurs and professionals. You don't need any specialist knowledge to join, nor do you need to own a telescope ... On the first Tuesday of each month, we have a practical workshop, covering topics oriented around observational astronomy. On the third Tuesday of each month we have a talk by a visiting guest speaker, usually a professional astronomer ... If you're interested, simply turn up at one of our meetings. There's no need to book. Visiting is free, and there's absolutely no pressure to join.'

'Our Society meets every fortnight, from 7:00pm for 7:30pm to approximately 9:30pm ... Visitors are very welcome to any of our meetings.'

'The Society aims to promote and encourage interest in the local history of Stretton on Dunsmore and of history and archaeology in general. Meetings are normally held at 7.30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the village hall.'

Category Coventry

Member of The Arts Society - 8 West Midlands Grouping

Category Rugby

Member of The Arts Society - 8 West Midlands Grouping

Events across the University - each description indicating whether 'open to the public'.

Category Booksellers

'The town’s only independent bookshop, established in 2004. We love books and we aim to offer the highest quality of service to our customers. Whether you visit our first floor to curl up on our cosy sofa, enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee whilst browsing our poetry, sport and health books or explore the ground floor for fiction, travel, history whilst the kids enjoy our extensive children’s section, we look forward to your visit.'

Category Warwick

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category Modern History

'Warwick Words is a festival of the written and spoken word in the historic town of Warwick ... Warwick Words has been hosting annual Festivals in Warwick since 2002 ... In 2016, the Festival became specifically a History Festival, focussing on events with a theme of the past: Warwick is the ideal location for a History Festival, with its own rich history and a wealth of historic buildings in which to stage our events.' Held Early October.

Category Warwickshire

Member of the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK Grouping

'Warwickshire has eight Branch Associations, each with a programme of activities throughout the year. Honey bees are only active during the spring and summer, so the summer programme focuses on the apiary and the practical aspects of managing honey bees through the season. During the winter months each Branch arranges a programme of talks and demonstrations.'

'Formed in 1989 with the aim of promoting the study, recording and preservation of the industrial archaeology of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The Society is affiliated to the Association for Industrial Archaeology. The main activity of the Society is the regular monthly meeting, with talks by visiting speakers, although additional visits to sites within Warwickshire and beyond are arranged on an occasional basis.'

'The Society exists to promote the advancement of public education in local history in Warwickshire ... Membership of the Society is open to any person, society, organization, library, or corporate body interested in promoting its objects ... Lectures are at 7:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month, apart from our annual Saturday afternoon meeting in January, which is at 2pm.'

'The Welford and Weston Local History Society has been in existence since 1969. Its objectives are to investigate, discuss, acquire and share knowledge of the history of the two villages, and matters relevant to that history. We are a membership-based Society and are currently thriving, with a membership of over 100. We have a schedule of bi-monthly meetings ... from September to March, an AGM in April, and a summer visit, usually in early June. Apart from the announced programme we take part in projects as and when time and interest allows.'

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