We are the town’s civic society, and a local charity, established for the benefit of people living in Stratford-upon-Avon and the surrounding areas. We meet on the third Monday of each month at the White Swan Hotel, Rother Street and meetings include a talk. They are sometimes also broadcast online (via Zoom) and recorded for our YouTube page. Membership includes the opportunity to get involved in the development of this unique market town by raising awareness and influencing development in planning policy, research and education on the historic buildings. To find out more visit www.stratfordsociety.co.uk or email stratfordsociety@gmail.com.

We have been supporting Beekeepers since 1936. We hold a Taster Day in January for those tempted by the craft; provide help and training to members new to beekeeping by running an Introduction Course for Beginners; and help to develop more experienced Apiarists by mentoring or instruction through exam processes, as required. We run an active Association Apiary where members meet and practical sessions take place in a safe environment under expert guidance, throughout the summer. Enabling members to socialise all year, monthly winter meetings are supported by invited speakers. For more information visit www.stratfordbeekeepers.org.uk.

Saturday talks at 2pm to raise funds for the Fusiliers Museum, Jury Street, Warwick. These will be on Zoom and ‘live’ in the Brandwood Room at the Museum. To receive a Zoom invite, email the Secretary on friends.fusiliermuseumwarwick@gmail.com about a fortnight before. To join email the Secretary for an application form on rrfwarwickfriends@outlook.com. Talks are free for Friends. For others, please make a donation via www.warwickfusiliers.co.uk. Click on “Support Us” then “Online Donations”.

The Stratford member of The Arts Society holds lectures on the third Thursday of each month at the Stratford Play House at 10.45am and again at 1.30pm. The lecturers are nationally accredited in a wide area of subjects. Membership also includes opportunities to join art trips in this country and abroad, attend days of special interest and work with our Heritage volunteers. Guests are welcome. For more details please email membership@stradfas.org.uk or visit www.stradfas.org.uk.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month between October and May to hear guest speakers on a wide range of Shakespeare-linked topics. All are welcome. Our usual venue is the Methodist Hall, Old Town. See our website for more details: www.stratfordshakespeareclub.org.

Bidford Library and Community Hub can be found next door to the school in Bramley Way. We are open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-4pm and Saturday mornings from 10am-12pm. Please pop in and don’t forget to ask about the activities we run for both adults and children. Our phone number is 01789 773239.

Come along to our Reading Group every second Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Atherstone Library, Long Street, Atherstone, CV9 1AX.  Tel: 0300 555 8171

Afternoon Coffee with Speaker event every first Wednesday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Atherstone Library, Long Street, Atherstone, CV9 1AX.  Tel: 0300 555 8171

We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm at St Patrick’s Irish Club, Adelaide Road, Leamington Spa to hear a presentation and to discuss a topic of current scientific interest. For details of all meetings visit www.leamingtoncafesci.org where you can also join our mailing list.

We provide free and confidential one to one reading coaching for adults who struggle with reading. We are seeking more volunteers to help support delivering this life changing service in Coventry and Warwickshire. Read Easy are setting up a group in Coventry and are seeking volunteers to join the team to run Read Easy locally, we are also looking for reading coaches and possible suitable venues. To find out more please contact Kris Ventris-Field at Kris@readeasy.org.uk or visit www.readeasy.org.uk.

We are a South Warwickshire Charity who provide sessions for children and adults with additional needs. The user-led sessions we deliver promote independence, raise self-esteem and build confidence so participants are always learning, whilst having fun alongside friends old and new. We have a wide variety of sessions both via Zoom and at safe venues. For more information these can be viewed at www.ileap.co.uk or contact sparkle@ileap.co.uk and someone will get in contact. We also have volunteering opportunities for people aged 13 years+ to get involved with. For more information please contact Natalie at volunteer@ileap.co.uk.

Come and explore our Roman Heritage and possible site of Boudica’s last battle. Open Saturdays at St Peter’s Church, Mancetter from 10.30am to 2.30pm, refreshments available. For more information please call 01827 370030 or visit www.stpeterschurchmancetter.com.

Need help to find a job? ReCOM offers free training and telephone and online support to residents who need to find employment. They can help with basic IT skills, online job applications, producing a CV and setting up & using email. Bookable appointments, one to one sessions tailored to your needs, experienced friendly staff. For more information call 0121 663 0335 or email admin@recom.org.uk. Registered Charity No 1091315

Learn CPR & Save a Life! Kenilworth HeartSafe are running short training sessions in CPR and the use of defibrillators. No prior knowledge is assumed. Sessions are free of charge and run for approximately 90 minutes. Please apply to Neil Morris of Kenilworth HeartSafe at neil@kenilworthheartsafe.com or call 07836 283652.

The WFA aims to further interest in the Great War 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those of all sides who served their countries, and to educate the public in the history of the War. Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of every month at Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington, CV32 5AA and are open to all for a donation of £5. For further information call Bob Bristow on 07530 031062.

If you would like to know how to play bridge or wish to improve your game we run beginner and intermediate lessons at Coventry & North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Road, Coventry, CV3 1HB. For full details call Ann Ridgway on 024 7647 3893 or email margaretannridgway@gmail.com.

 

Charity Reg No 1169026. Children's charity delivering dedicated mentoring to Schools across the West Midlands, working with distressed and vulnerable children to improve engagement, attendance, behaviour, relationships, performance, self-esteem and confidence. We provide fully trained volunteer Mentors to support and listen to referred pupils. Currently we are in need of male and female mentors in the Warwickshire area, particularly in Solihull, Nuneaton and Leamington Spa. We have gained an excellent reputation in achieving positive outcomes. We welcome enquiries from schools, health professionals and community organisations. To discuss how we can support you, or how to become a mentor, please call 01299 822336, email enquiries@mentorlink.org.uk or visit www.mentorlink.org.uk.

Breaking free from eating disorders. Online and local courses for those who suffer with any life-controlling eating issues, and those who support them. Input, discussion, stories of recovery and tools for life from those who have been there and know what it’s like. For more information please email admin@tastelifeuk.org or visit www.tastelifeuk.org.

The Society was founded in 1981 to petition for the preservation of the Parsonage, which forms parts of the Bedworth Almshouses. This is now the Bedworth Heritage Centre, which holds many exhibitions throughout the year. We meet on the first Monday of the month (excluding Bank Holidays) from September to June at the Old Meeting Church, Leicester Street at 2.30pm. Speakers and talks vary from old Bedworth, people from Bedworth to other interesting historical topics. A chance to meet people with the same interest. Refreshments available after the talk. For further information email contact@bedworth-society.co.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Want to live more sustainably in a more sustainable environment? With guest speakers, short films and discussion we explore a wide variety of green issues and innovative solutions already being tried here and elsewhere by individuals, groups and communities. Come and be inspired to make a difference! In normal times we meet in the Kenilworth Centre at 7.30pm on the second Wednesday of the month September to June. Check our Facebook page for info on topics and speakers or request details by emailing KATG@gmx.co.uk. All welcome.

We are a well-established voluntary group providing a free, confidential Reading Service for blind and partially sighted people across Coventry. Reading can cover a wide range of materials depending on the needs of the Listener. Letters, general paperwork, newspapers, magazines, labels, instructions, short stories - whatever is helpful or enjoyable. We have been serving local people for over 35 years. Contact us on 024 7641 0049 to find out about joining us as a Listener or Reader.

We are the local support group for Diabetes UK supporting those living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and their families. We offer support and time to listen. Our role is to promote a better understanding and self-management of the condition. We take part in many awareness events throughout the year, everyone is welcome. We meet bi-monthly at the Salvation Army in Coventry 7pm-9pm on the third Monday of the month (Easter and August Bank Holiday depending), with a guest speaker at most meetings. For more information please email diabetesukcoventry@icloud.com or call 07491 872092.

 

For the foreseeable future we are only meeting online via MS Teams. To be included in the mailing list please email coventryvolunteers@theros.org.uk with your name and email address. The meetings are open to all, whether ROS members or not, whether local or not.

We are a registered charity producing a fortnightly talking newspaper and magazine for over 100 listeners in the Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth area. This totally free and friendly service is produced and recorded in Kenilworth. We concentrate on local news and our magazines contain stories, articles of general interest and occasional special editions. If you know someone who is visually impaired or unable to access local newspapers because of illness or disability and may benefit from receiving our successful service or if you are interested in volunteering, please email ktnkenilworth@hotmail.co.uk.

Interested in the local natural environment?  Our winter evening talks are held on alternate Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House in Warwick. We also have a programme of afternoon summer field visits and details can be found on www.wnhs.info or call 01926 484598 for more information. Visitors are always welcome.

Our group meets on the third Tuesday of each month (except August and December) at The Baptist Church, Chandos Street, Leamington Spa, from 2pm to 4pm. The group enjoys a varied programme, including speakers and outings. Friends and family are also welcome to attend. Please contact the Macular Society Helpline for more information on 0300 30 30 111.

Weekly Events for Children: Baby Rhyme Time (0-9 months) Mondays & Fridays 10am-10.30am. Rhyme Time (0-2 years) Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-10.30am. Duplo (Lego for toddlers) Tuesdays from 10.30am. Story Stomp (2-4 years) Wednesdays 11am-11.30am. Lego (4-11 years) Saturdays 10am-12pm.

Weekly Events for Adults: Rummikub Club Tuesdays 1.30pm-3pm. Scrabble Group Thursdays 10am-12pm. IT Help! Thursdays 10am-12pm. Crafts Galore Fridays 1.30pm-3pm.

Monthly Events for Adults: 1st Wednesday of the month Afternoon Coffee with Speaker 1.30pm-3pm. 2nd Wednesday of the month Reading Group 1.30pm-3pm. 3rd Wednesday of the month Family History Surgery 2pm-4pm. 4th Wednesday of the month Atherstone Board Game Crew 1.30pm-3pm.

All events free, no booking required. For more details visit our Eventbrite page: https://bit.ly/44jUOMQ.

Opening hours: Monday & Friday 9.30am-4pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9.30am-5pm, Thursday & Saturday 9.30am-1pm, Sunday closed. Call 0300 555 8171 for more information. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atherstonelibrary/.

Every Thursday 10am - 12noon. No need to book; just pop along and have a go, with the help of our volunteers. It's free!

Atherstone Library, Long Street, Atherstone, CV9 1AX.  Tel: 0300 555 8171