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                Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December, 11am & 4pm
Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Get in the festive spirit at their annual Christmas craft fair featuring a carefully selected range of stalls selling a variety of items, perfect for working through those Christmas gift lists.
Thursday 5 December, 10am - 1pm
Christmas Tree Decorations
Make your own ceramic Christmas tree decorations with local pottery artist Penny Varley.
7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 December
Meet Father Christmas
See the house in all its 1930s Christmas glory before joining in with some festive arts and crafts in the old kitchen where you will meet Father Christmas and receive a special present. Book early as spaces are limited.
Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL 024 7652 4524
Sunday 17 November, 8pm
Lenny Henry Who Am I, Again?
Join the legendary Sir Lenny Henry as
he embarks on a brand new UK tour this autumn.
Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best- known and celebrated comedians, with
a career which began with cult stardom
on children’s television to including writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and award-winning actor. Saturday 23 November, 7.30pm
Dr John Cooper Clarke
The ‘people’s poet’ Dr. John Cooper Clarke is back with a much anticipated and critically acclaimed new poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive.
This is John at his brilliant, and hilarious, best and this is a chance to see a living legend at the top of his game.
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 November
The Nutcracker and I
A new and innovative live family performance based in the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream.
Performing classics such as Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Flower Waltz, Alexandra Dariescu inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara from little girl to concert pianist. She invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up.
Wednesday 27 November - Sunday 29 December
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas Join Santa as he awakes from a dream
of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.
This heart-warming adaptation is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry. It’s a perfect introduction to theatre for young children
who won’t be able to look away as secret doors and hidden hatches are revealed in this beautifully visual show.
Friday 6 December, 8pm
Suzi Ruffell - Dance Like Everyone’s Watching
Suzi Ruffell has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year she is actually happy. This show answers the question are all stand-ups at their best when they are miserable? Fingers crossed no!
Warwick Racecourse
Hampton Street, Warwick CV34 6HU 01926 405560 Friday 8 November
Sporting Icon Day
An exciting day at the fantastic racecourse as they welcome the company of one of Britain’s most famous sporting icons on this unique raceday at Warwick Racecourse. Wednesday 20 November
Winter Warmer
Mulled wine and great racing, who needs anything else?
A day of quality action on the track will
be more than enough to get you in the festive spirit this November. As the days get shorter, and life gets busier, why not have a mid-week break and spend the day at Warwick racecourse watching quality racing?
Tuesday 31 December
New Year’s Eve -
Warwick’s Big Day Out
Join them for the last raceday of 2019 and celebrate Warwickshire’s big day out in the best way possible.
Live music, great racing and a fantastic atmosphere is an absolute certainty.
Enjoy the occasion in style with one of their exclusive New Year’s Eve hospitality packages.
Baddesley Clinton National Trust
Rising Lane, Knowle, Solihull B93 0DQ 01564 783294 Fridays 6, 13 & 20 December Christmas House Tours 2019
Enjoy the house dressed for a traditional Christmas on one of the Christmas House Tours followed by a three-course festive supper in the Barn Restaurant. A glass
of wine is included. The shop will also be open for festive shopping.
Friday 27 December
27th Lions Festive Walk
Fill up your car with family & friends, turn up and make a donation and walk off your Christmas pudding. This year offers a choice of 4 sign-posted routes of between 1.4 & 9.1 miles.
A great opportunity to help the Lions raise funds for Solihull Hospital Charity, Clic Sargent and local causes. Visit the House & Gardens after your walk and enjoy mulled wine & hot mince pies with the Lions. Details and FREE registration form on-line at or call 08458 335 894.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Westbourne Road, Edgbaston B15 3TR 0121 454 1860 Tuesday 5 November, 4.30pm - 6pm Firework Display
Enjoy a brilliant display of fireworks and watch them dance across the night sky to your favourite songs.
Packwood Lane, Lapworth B94 6AT 01564 782024
Tuesday 3 December, 9.15am - 11.45am Christmas Breakfast Tours
Visit for a delicious breakfast in the
Garden Kitchen Café followed by an early tour of the house beautifully dressed for Christmas.
Explore the house while we piece together the development of Packwood over 500 years and reveal how Baron Ash played the part of the Baron, the sheriff and host to royalty. Booking essential. Call 0344 249 1895.
Thursday 5 December, 10am - 12.30pm + 1.30pm - 4pm
Christmas Decoration Workshop This Christmas at Packwood you can
add a touch of homemade charm to your festive season at our Christmas Decorating Workshop. All materials will be provided alongside tea, coffee and mince pies. Please book online.
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