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Date? What's On? Where & When? Details? Who to contact?
  2012  
Wed. 11th January 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Tues. 17th January 2012 Viaduct Cycleway Steering Group 6pm in the Town Hall, Evreux Way, Rugby. Paul Mernagh, Street Scene Team Leader (01788) 533782 / 533723, Mick Stent (01788) 533738 or email street.scene@rugby.gov.uk
Rugby Borough Council, Environmental Services Division, Town Hall, Rugby.
January 2012 Friends of Cawston Greenway Workdays usually have an 11am start. January dates include 9th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 29th
(This group has been around for a few years now but still would love to welcome new members who want to get involved with their Greenway project)
They plan to do this every Sunday (sometimes at different times); See their Blog for details 
or email paul.hart@cawstongreenway.org
Thurs. 26th January 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 26th January 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Tues. 31st January 2012
Annual Event
Warwickshire Waste Partnership Conference 2012 at the Northgate Conference Centre, Warwick Caroline Faulkner, Waste Projects Officer, Warwickshire County Council
01926 418088
February 2012 Friends of Cawston Greenway Workdays usually have an 11am start. February dates include 7th, 14th, 19th, 22nd
(This group has been around for a few years now but still would love to welcome new members who want to get involved with their Greenway project)
They plan to do this every Sunday (sometimes at different times); See their Blog for details 
or email paul.hart@cawstongreenway.org
Sat. 4th February 2012
Annual Event
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: Annual General Meeting, Friends Meeting House, 89 High St. Warwick CV34 4AX, 10am to 12 noonm
(A Renewable Energy Club - Warwickshire meeting)
Action 21 Office on 01926 456067
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
Sat. 4th February 2012 FoE West Midlands Regional Gathering, Birmingham Mark 01788 560436
Mon. 6th February 2012 Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 6:30-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
Wed. 8th February 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Monday 13th February 2012 "Community Networking Lunch Event" - local lunch for community leaders.
(for volunteers, group leaders, committee members, project workers, council representatives etc, to meet others and share information, ideas and support over lunch - suggested donation £2)
Christine Slater, Community Development Worker, Rugby Town West on (01788) 533656 or 07825 044565
Tues. 21st February 2012 Talk on Warwickshire Waste Management by Chris Moreton, BSc MCIWM Operations Manager Waste Management Warwickshire County Council, in Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Warwick 6pm-8pm. Wilfred Denga or Andrew Fowler Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Thurs. 23rd February 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 23rd February 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
FEB - MARCH 2012 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Brownsover Benn & Newbold 28th Feb; Fosse 1st March; Rugby Town West 7th March; Earl Craven 8th March; Eastlands & Hillmorton 13th March; Dunchurch 14th March; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
Sat. 3rd March 2012 Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: Friends Meeting House, 89 High St. Warwick CV34 4AX, 10am-12 noon
(2 speakers sharing their experiences of insulating and heating older homes and also of the work carried out on historic buildings by a specialist architect. A very useful insight into energy saving measures that can be taken on older properites. An Action 21 Renewable Energy Club - Warwickshire meeting)
Action 21 Office on 01926 456067
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
March 2012 Friends of Cawston Greenway Workdays usually have an 11am start. March dates include 6th, 11th
(This group has been around for a few years now but still would love to welcome new members who want to get involved with their Greenway project)
They plan to do this every Sunday (sometimes at different times); See their Blog for details 
or email paul.hart@cawstongreenway.org
Tues. 6th March 2012 Talk on "Energy for Life" by Dr Alex Paterson [on Nuclear Energy], in Rokeby Room, Benn Hal CV21 2DD 6pm-8pm.
(6pm tea/coffee for 6:30pm start)
Wilfred Denga or Alan Hesketh Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
(Energy Environment & Sustainability event)
12th-18th March 2012 Climate Week
(in partnership with Tesco)(
Climate Week
Wed. 14th March 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 22nd March 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Wed. 28th March 2012
Bilton Churches meeting with Mark Pawsey MP at Sacred Heart R C Church, Bilton, Rugby (7.30pm) Brian Davies, Bilton Churches & Stop Climate Chaos Coalition
Thurs. 29th March 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Sat. (late March - tbc) 2012 Warwick Campus Rooms Clearance, Warwick University Campus. Warwick Volunteers are asking for volunteers to participate in their room clearances in partnership with Oxfam and Warwick Accommodation. Starting at 10am.
(The volunteering roles involve collecting and sorting the students' food and toiletries donations. Health and Safety Training is given, gloves are supplied. Packed lunches are supplied.).
Warwick Volunteers,
Warwick Uni,
Students Union (Level One, North)
9:30-16:30 Mon-Fri
024 7657 2763
Sat. 2nd April 2012 Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: 10am-12 noon (venue tbc).
(Action 21 Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire meetings are usually held at 10am-12 noon on the first Saturday of the month and move each month between Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick).
Action 21 Office on 01926 456067
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
April 2012 Friends of Cawston Greenway Workdays usually have an 11am start. April dates include litter pick on the 2nd and workday on Tuesday 17th April at 11:00am
(This group has been around for a few years now but still would love to welcome new members who want to get involved with their Greenway project)
They plan to do this every Sunday (sometimes at different times); See their Blog for details 
or email paul.hart@cawstongreenway.org
Thurs. 5th April 2012 Area Committee Meeting, at Council Chamber, Town Hall, Rugby at 6.30pm Rugby Area Committee Meetings
BY Thurs. May 17th 2012 Submit your entry or nominations for Rugby Business Awards
to Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott, Advertisement Manager, The Rugby Advertiser, 2 Albert Street, Rugby. CV21 2RS. (One of the ten categories is Green Company of the Year sponsored by [TBA].).
Rugby Advertiser's Rugby Business Awards 2012 microsite. Tickets £40+vat 
Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott on (01788) 539990
(N.B. Rugby Business Awards 2012 are sponsored by Cemex)
Wed. 11th April 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Sun. 15th April 2012 Heart of England Organic Group Guided tour of Hill Close Gardens, Bread and Meat Close, Warwick CV34 6HF, 12.45 Heart of England Organic Group 
Sun. 15thApril 2012 Daffodil Sunday, Newnham Paddox.
(by Friends of the Revel Churches)
Revel Group of Parishes 
16th - 22nd April 2012 Real Nappy Week 2012
(by Go Real, the Real Nappy information service)
Go Real 
Thurs. 26th April 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 26th April 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 3rd May 2012
Annual Event
Rugby Borough Council Elections
(All Councillors are up for election this year. For more information, about the changes to Ward boundaries please visit LGBCE's Rugby Electoral Review web pages.)
Electoral Commission 
or the Electoral Registration Officer 01788 533 595
Sat. 3rd May 2012
Monthly Event
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: 10am-12 noon (venue tbc).
(Action 21 Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire meetings are usually held at 10am-12 noon on the first Saturday of the month and move each month between Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick).
Action 21 Office on 01926 456067
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
Sun. 6th- Fri. 11th May 2012
Event
Big Green Bike Ride - how far will you go to save the planet? London to Edinburgh. 500 miles. 6 days. May 2012. Join for a single day or the full challenge.
(Cycle almost 500 miles between two great capital cities and raise money for Friends of the Earth. The route will take us from the hustle and bustle of London through rolling countryside, around river estuaries and across stunning moorland. It will visit historic cities and picturesque market towns as we wind our way north. If you love cycling or you're interested in environmental issues and up for a challenge - this ride is perfect for you.)
email FoE or call 0800 581 051 Big Green Bike Ride 
Sun. 6th- Fri. 11th May 2012
Event
Big Green Bike Ride.
(Day 1: 6 May, London, near Hampstead Heath to Cambridge [65 miles - 1,050 ft ascent]
Day 2: 7 May, Cambridge to Grantham [85 miles - relatively flat 900 ft ascent through East Anglia]
Day 3: 8 May, Grantham, past Lincoln, stop for lunch by the River Trent then to Beverley [90 miles - 1,050 ft ascent]
Day 4: 9 May, Beverley, River Derwent, Malton, across the North York Moors National Par to Great Stainton [90 miles - 2,800 ft ascent]
Day 5: 10 May, Great Stainton, past Durham to Alnwick (Hogwarts in two Harry Potter films) [75 miles - 3,050 ft ascent]
Day 6 (last day): 11 May, Alnwick, to Coldstream on the River Tweed Then it's on to Edinburgh and the finish line [85 miles - 2,600 ft ascent].)
email FoE or call 0800 581 051 Big Green Bike Ride 
Wed. 9th May 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Sat. 12th May 2012 World Fair Trade Day 2012 Fairtrade Foundation 
Sat. 12th May 2012 FoE 'Bee prepared' training, Northampton Meeting House, Wellington St, Northampton NN1 3AS 13:00-16:00 for the Bee Cause
Bee Prepared: find out why bees matter and how to create bee-friendly spaces in your area. Cost: free - no need to book. Refreshments provided.
Mark 01788 560436
Sun. 13th May 2012 FoE stall at Daventry Countryside day at Daventry Country Park, Northamptonshire, open to the public from 12-4.00.
It is one of the parks most popular events attracting visitors of all ages.
Mark 01788 560436
Mon. 14th May 2012 (was 7th May) Sustainable Rugby, Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings - postponed due to Bank Holidays)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
Tues. 15th May 2012 Closing date for e-petition to introduce a tax on waste incineration
(Created by Keith Kondakor).
HM Government's e-petition Directgov microsite.
Thurs. 17th May 2012 Closing date for entry or nominations for Rugby Business Awards
to Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott, Advertisement Manager, The Rugby Advertiser, 2 Albert Street, Rugby. CV21 2RS. (One of the ten categories is Green Company of the Year sponsored by [TBA]. Individual categories are sponsored by Rugby First & Clock Towers Shopping Centre; Rugby Borough Council; Brethertons Solicitors; BT & Aviva Investors; Nationwide Windows and Doors; Rugby Advertiser).
Rugby Advertiser's Rugby Business Awards 2012 microsite. Tickets £40+vat 
Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott on (01788) 539990
(N.B. Rugby Business Awards 2012 are sponsored by Cemex)
Sat. 19th May 2012
Regular ewvent
FoE East Midlands Regional Gathering, Voluntary Action Leicestershire, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN starting at 11am until 5pm
- see energy in a new light.
Mark 01788 560436
or Tim
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 "Community Networking Lunch Event" - local lunch for community leaders, in Rugby Salvation Army Church & Community Centre, West Leyes/Bennfield Road (with pedestrian access from Oliver Street via Bridget Street) 12:30-2:30pm. (for volunteers, group leaders, committee members, project workers, council representatives etc, to meet others and share information, ideas and support over lunch - suggested donation £2) Christine Slater, Community Development Worker, Rugby Town West on (01788) 533656 or 07825 044565
Thurs. 24th May 2012 Five Acre Farm Launch Meeting in the John Lees Hall (by Rugby Baptist Church), Regent Place, Rugby CV21 2PJ. 7.30 - 9pm.
(Admission free and open to all members of the public.
Rugby Baptist Church Eco-Congregation 
01788 570410   or email office@rugbybaptist.org.uk
Thurs. 24th May 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Sat. 26th May 2012
Regular ewvent
FoE West Midlands Regional Gathering, The Birmingham & Midland Institute, Birmingham, starting at 11am until 5pm
- see energy in a new light.
Mark 01788 560436br>or Tim
Thurs. 31st May 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Fri. 1st June - Thurs. 07 Jun '12 National Volunteers' Week WARWICKSHIRE COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY ACTION (WCAVA)
Warwick Volunteers
Fri. 1st June 2012
Annual Event
Rugby Business Awards, Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby Road, Dunchurch CV22 6QW, 6.30 pm - Late
(One of the ten categories is Green Company of the Year sponsored by [TBA]. Individual categories are sponsored by Rugby First & Clock Towers Shopping Centre; Rugby Borough Council; Brethertons Solicitors; BT & Aviva Investors; Nationwide Windows and Doors; Rugby Advertiser).
Rugby Advertiser's Rugby Business Awards 2012 microsite. Tickets £40+vat 
Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott on (01788) 539990
(N.B. Rugby Business Awards 2012 are sponsored by Cemex)
June 2012 Mikron Theatre Company touring on their narrowboat Tyseley, and by road - 7:30pm
Saturday 2nd June - Losing The Plot Napton Bridge Inn, Southam Road, Napton, Southam, CV47 8NQ. £10 Collection taken after show; Sunday 3rd June - Can You Keep A Secret? Badseys Cafť Bistro, Lock Stop, The Locks, Hillmorton CV21 4PP £10 Collection taken after show;
See the Tour Dates page for details 01484 843701 or Email Mikron
Sat. 2nd - Tues. 5th June 2012 The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Weekend
(The main programme will take place from Saturday 2nd June to Tuesday 5th June with celebratory activities throughout the United Kingdom e.g. Hillmorton Jubilee Weekend, Hillmorton Village Green (2-4pm) 5th June)
Diamond Jubilee Weekend
Sat. 2nd June 2012 Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch family event at Buchanan Road Park co-hosted by New Bilton Community Association and Brownsover, Overslade and Benn Partnership Centre. Photo of New Bilton Party in the Park, Addison Rd Rec in Rugby 2009 on NBCA website photo gallery The New Bilton Community Association
or Mark 01788 560436
Sat. 2nd June 2012
Monthly Event
CANCELLED: Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: 10am-12 noon (venue tbc).
(Action 21 Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire meetings are usually held at 10am-12 noon on the first Saturday of the month and move each month between Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick).
Action 21 Office on 01926 456067
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
JUNE 2012 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Brownsover Benn & Newbold 12th June; Rugby Town West 13th June; Earl Craven 14th June; Eastlands & Hillmorton 19th June; Dunchurch 20th June; Fosse 21st June; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
Wed. 13th June 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Fri. 15th June 2011
Annual Event
Global Wind Day (in UK Wind Week)
(RenewableUK, Action for Renewables "to celebrate the immense power and potential of wind energy", Embrace My Planet Celebrating Wind Week, Wind turbine exhibitions, etc.)
European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) 
and the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA)
Fri. 15th- Sat. 16th June 2012
Annual Event
29th Rugby CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, Thornfield Bowling Club CV22 5LJ Rugby Beer Festival
Fri. 15th- Sat. 16th June 2012 Workshop at University of Sussex "Finding Out Which Garden Plants are Best for Bees" will be taught twice (13:00-17:30). University of Sussex Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI)
Sat. 16th- Sun. 17th June 2012
Annual Event
FoE stall at Leamington International Peace Festival, free arts and music festival, Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa, 11am - 8pm on Saturday, and 11am - 6pm Sunday Download the 2011 programme lite version (no ads)
(15 page 3.6Mb PDF)
 
Mark 01788 560436
Sun. 17th June 2012
Annual Event
Open Farm Sunday is an annual event that gives everyone the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside.
Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LG), it benefits from generous cross-industry support.)
Open Farm Sunday Annabel Shackleton 024 7641 3911 / 07912 463151
Sun. 17th June 2012
Annual Event
Rugby & Coventry Bikeathon, Newbold Riverside School, Rugby, or Royal Oak, Brandon. Start: 10am, 10.30am and 11am
(Distance: 10, 26 or 50 miles for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. £10 including Hog Roast. Save £2 & enter at your local cycle shop - Thorntons, Cambridge Street; Paddox Cycles, Hillmorton; Herberts, Railway Terrace; Halfords, Elliots Field)
email Janet Haynes MBE 01926 632258 Rugby & Coventry Bikeathon 
Mon. 18th - Sun. 24th June 2012
Annual Event
Recycle Week (This years theme is once again 'Recycling - Home and Away'; the Big Tidy Up events partnership between Recycle Now and Keep Britain Tidy.)†
there is a lot of information for schools
Recycle Now
Tues. 26th June 2012
Annual Event
The Eco-Schools Show 2012 is an annual event that and will be held at Sheffield Arena on Tuesday 26 June 2012.
Eco-Schools in Englandis run by Keep Britain Tidy)
Keep Britain Tidy 01942 612621
Thurs. 28th June 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 28th June 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Fri. 29th June- Sun. 1st July 2012
Annual Event
CANCELLED:FoE stall at Godiva Festival, free festival, War Memorial Park, Coventry†
"The UK's biggest free Family Festival"
Godiva Festival
Sat. 30th June 2012 Closing date for 'Earth Words'
(the Friends of the Earth hosted poetry competition).
Friends of the Earth's 'Earth Words' Poetry Competition, 3 The Jetty, Wing, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8RX or via email.
2nd-15th July 2012
Fortnight-long Event
Rugby Festival of Culture
The second Rugby Festival of Culture includes | food | drink (Picnic in the Park, Food Fayre, Cider & Perry Festival -including bands) | art (Art Trail) | literature | music | dance (Hillmorton School Music project, Choral Festival) | theatre |
supported by Rugby First, Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council
For further information call Rugby Festival of Culture on 01788 533217 or if you're interested in having a stall, doing a demonstration or getting involved in the Festival call Chris Stanley on 07817 312718 or email Unlimited Communications.
Sat. 7th July 2012
Monthly Event
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: "Biogas - not just hot air" 10am-12 noon, Quaker Meeting House, 39 High St, Warwick.
(Talk and discussion on Anaerobic Digestion Technologies with Mike Woollacott, MD of Greenwatt Technology, Alcester. ::::::::::::::::: Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire meetings are usually held at 10am-12 noon on the first Saturday of the month and move each month between Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick).
REC-Warwickshire
  DERRICK on 07812 795 537
or JONATHAN on 07910 124 324
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
Sat. 7th July 2012
Annual Event
Rugby FoE plant stall at Village fete and street party; Village Green, Stretton on Dunsmore
This popular outdoor family event Starts at 2.30 and Finishes at 16.30pm
Log into the Stretton on Dunsmore Village Web Site or contact Michelle Shaw on 07919 543052 or via email to theshaws27@aol.comk
Mon. 9th July 2012 (was 2nd July) RESCHEDULED - Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings - postponed)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
Wed. 11th July 2012
Annual Event
Rugby FoE Summer Social, 7pm
(details tba - there is no business meeting in July)
Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 12th July 2012 Area Committee Meeting, at Council Chamber, Town Hall, Rugby at 6.30pm Rugby Area Committee Meetings
NEXT ON IN July 2013
Bi-Annual Event
Music in the yard festival in Cotesbach, Leicestershire 12.00am - 12.00pm
Live music, local food, collective art project.
Music in the yard
Wed. 18th July 2012
EXTRA DATE ADDED
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: "Oil or Beer - which will peak first?" 7.30pm (to 9:30-ish) in the Function Room at The Old Fourpenny Shop Public House, Crompton Street, Warwick, CV34 6HJ (opposite the Race Course main entrance).
(an update on Peak oil and Gas - following the he 10 International Conference of ASPO (the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas) in Vienna. Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire meetings are usually held at 10am-12 noon on the first Saturday of the month and move each month between Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick).
REC-Warwickshire
  DERRICK on 07812 795 537
or JONATHAN on 07910 124 324
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
Thurs. 26th July 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 26th July 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
July/Agust 2012 Mikron Theatre Company RETURN LEG - touring on their narrowboat Tyseley, and by road - 7:30pm
Sunday 29th July - Losing The Plot The Wharf Inn, Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Southam, CV47 2FE; Wednesday 1st August - The Boat, Rugby Road, Southam, CV23 8HQ
See the Tour Dates page for details 01484 843701 or Email Mikron
Sat. 4th August 2012
Monthly Event
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire: 10am-12 noon (venue tbc).
(::::::::::::::::: Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire meetings are usually held at 10am-12 noon on the first Saturday of the month and move each month between Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick).
REC-Warwickshire
  DERRICK on 07812 795 537
or JONATHAN on 07910 124 324
Renewable Energy Club Warwickshire logo
Wed. 8th August 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Sat. 18th August 2012 "Music For Sight" Rugby Music Festival, Caldecott Park. Live music to kick off at noon.
This event will be entirely FREE OF CHARGE but will be collecting for charity on the day, supported by Rugby Borough Council
Rugby Music Festival Contact David Head on 07720 444084.
Thurs. 23rd August 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 30th August 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
31st Aug. - 2nd September 2012
Annual Event
Back again for its 4th year, The "Small is ..." Festival at Practical Action's headquarters in Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9QZ

(a weekend summer festival in the grounds of The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, hosted and organised by international development and technology charities Practical Action and Engineers Without Borders based on the principles of radical economist E.F. Schumacher, with a series of inspirational Schumacher Lectures from international speakers including Tony Juniper.

Also with Garden Organic and a number of delicious, top-quality local food suppliers, the Small is... festival is a weekend packed full of workshops, talks, music and fun including a dedicated kids zone. This year's festival will bring together the curious minds of experts, activists, students and families from around the world. Share, learn and be inspired by sustainable living, international development, and appropriate technology.

A full line-up of bands includes a partnership with BBC Introducing to bring in some fresh new talent...
Also see last year's flyer).
Photo of The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development on Practical Action's website
"Small is ..." Festival website.
If you have any questions or queries please email Practical Action for further information. (01926 634400) or see their "Small is ..." Festival webpage
Mon. 3rd September 2012 Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
SEPTEMBER 2012 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Earl Craven 6th Sept; Eastlands & Hillmorton 11th Sept; Dunchurch 12th Sept; Fosse 13th Sept; Brownsover Benn & Newbold 18th Sept; Rugby Town West 19th Sept; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
Sat. 8th September 2012 Rugby FoE stall at Newton Show.
(Newton, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23)
Mark 01788 560436
Wed. 12th September 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Fri. 13th - Sun. 14th July 2013
Annual Event
FoE EWNI Local Group National Base Camp 2013 in London
(including workshops, speakers, Earthmover awards, elections and debates. £30, plus accommodation)
For local group members & local campaigners
Mid to Late September (tbc) 2012 Warwick Campus Postgraduate Rooms Clearance, Warwick University Campus. Warwick Volunteers are asking for volunteers to participate in their postgraduate room clearances in partnership with Oxfam and Warwick Accommodation.
(The volunteering roles involve collecting and sorting the food and toiletries donations. Health and Safety Training is given, gloves are supplied. Packed lunches are supplied).
Warwick Volunteers,
Warwick Uni,
Students Union (Level One, North)
9:30-16:30 Mon-Fri
024 7657 2763
Wed. 26th September 2012 ' Bees: their diversity, life-cycles and use to us'.
A talk about Bees by Dr. Adam Bates, Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at the University of Birmingham, hosted by Rugby FoE and the Rugby branch of Warwickshire Beekeepers' Association, in the John Lees Hall, Regent Place, Rugby. 7:30pm start.
(Admission free and open to all members of the public. Doors open 7pm.
Bees are constantly in the news at the moment due to the colony collapse of Honeybees. However, the oft-told story of the Honeybee is just one story amongst many about this very diverse group of insects.
This talk will cover topics such as the life-cycles, ecosystem service provision, conservation, and diversity of bees. It will answer questions such as: What is the difference between a bee and a wasp? and What can I do to encourage bees?)
Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 27th September 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 27th September 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 4th October 2012 Area Committee Meeting, at Council Chamber, Town Hall, Rugby at 6.30pm Rugby Area Committee Meetings
Sat. 6th October 2012 Rugby Friends of the Earth will have a stall at the family-friendly 'Eco Transport Day in the John Lees Hall (by Rugby Baptist Church), Regent Place, Rugby CV21 2PJ. Drop in between 10am and 3:30pm.
(Admission free and open to all members of the public. There wil be locally produced food and refreshments as well as cycle training, cycle repair, cycle parking and plenty of information on travel options. Follow these links for further details of their Eco Congregation award and details of the Family Environment Day event in 2010.
Rugby Baptist Church Eco-Congregation 
Email: eco-cong@rugbybaptist.org.uk or contact the Church office on 01788 570410   or email office@rugbybaptist.org.uk
Wed. 10th October 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 25th October 2012 Rugby First 
01788 572150
October 2012 (tbc)
Annual Event
Energy Saving Week 2012. National campaign run during the week.
Details available nearer the date.
Act on Energy was previously known as Warwickshire Energy Efficiency Advice Centre (WEEAC).
Sustainability West Midlands Email:enquiries@swm.org.uk Telephone: 0121 237 5890
Thurs. 25th October 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 8th November 2012 Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm public meeting in Council Chamber - pre-consultation on radical revision of Town Centre Pedestrianisation plans
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
Wed. 14th November 2012
Annual Event
Rugby FoE AGM & Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Mon 19 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2012 Switch It Off week, now Switch-Off Fortnight, is a National campaign that has taken place each autumn, run during a week, now a fortnight, and culiminates in the Big Switch Off on the Friday of the week (from 4:30pm-6:30pm).
Details of participating restaurants available nearer the date. S.W.A.T (Save Warwickshire A Tonne) was a new campaign in 2010 by Warwickshire County Council running for the whole year but with a week of events planned for October.
WCC's "Switch If Off" website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/switchitoff
or email climatechange@warwickshire.gov.uk
or Telephone 01926 4104101
NOV - DECEMBER 2012 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Brownsover Benn & Newbold 20th Nov; Fosse 22nd Nov; Eastlands & Hillmorton 27th Nov; Dunchurch 28th Nov; Rugby Town West 5th Dec; Earl Craven 6th Dec; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
Thurs. 22nd November 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 29th November 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Wed. 12th December 2012 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Mid-December (tbc) 2012 Warwick Campus Rooms Clearance, Warwick University Campus. Warwick Volunteers are asking for volunteers to participate in their room clearances in partnership with Oxfam and Warwick Accommodation. Starting at 10am.
(The volunteering roles involve collecting and sorting the students' food and toiletries donations. Health and Safety Training is given, gloves are supplied. Packed lunches are supplied.).
Warwick Volunteers,
Warwick Uni,
Students Union (Level One, North)
9:30-16:30 Mon-Fri
024 7657 2763
Thurs. 20th December 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month - except December when it will be held on the Thursday prior to Christmas)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 20th (tbc) December 2011
Annual Event
Rugby FoE Christmas meal - Venue TBA - Rugby from 7:30pm
(date not confirmed yet - this replaces December's monthly pub meeting)
Mark 01788 560436
  2013  
Wed. 12th January 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 17th January 2013 Area Committee Meeting, at Council Chamber, Town Hall, Rugby at 6.30pm Rugby Area Committee Meetings
Thurs. 24th January 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 31st January 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Mon. 4th February 2013 Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 6:30-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
11- 16 February 2013 Student volunteering week. Email: info@studentvolunteeringweek.org.uk,
07866 695 010 - media enquiries only
Wed. 13th February 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 28th February 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
25 Feb- 10 Mar 2013
Annual Event
Fairtrade Fortnight 2013 Fairtrade Foundation 
Thurs. 28th February 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
MARCH 2013 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Rugby Town East (Eastlands & Hillmorton) 5th March; Rugby Town West 6th March; Rugby Town North (Brownsover Benn & Newbold) 12th March; Dunchurch 13th March; Fosse 14th March; Earl Craven 21st March; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
Sat. 2nd March 2013
Regular event
FoE West Midlands Regional Gathering, The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS, starting at 13:30 until 17:30pm Mark 01788 560436
or Tim
4th-10th March 2013
Annual Event
Climate Week
(in partnership with Andrex,ecotricity etc)
Climate Week
Friday 8th March 2013
Annual Event
Warwickshire Waste Partnership Conference 2013 at the Northgate Conference Centre, Warwick Caroline Faulkner, Waste Projects Officer, Warwickshire County Council
01926 418088
Wed. 13th March 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 14th March 2013
Bilton Churches meeting with Mark Pawsey MP at Sacred Heart R C Church, Bilton, Rugby (7.30pm) Brian Davies, Bilton Churches & Stop Climate Chaos Coalition
Sat. 16th March 2013
Regular event
FoE East Midlands Regional Gathering at Community Action Derby, 4 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GTN starting at 1am until 5pm Mark 01788 560436
or Tim
Wed. 20th March 2013 Robert Llewellyn "Electric cars? They're rubbish aren't they?!" at The Albany, 24 Albany Road, Coventry, CV5 6JU at 7.30pm Skeptics in the Pub, Coventry
Thurs. 21st March 2013 Area Committee Meeting, at Council Chamber, Town Hall, Rugby at 6.30pm Rugby Area Committee Meetings
Thurs. 28th March 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 28th March 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Sat. (late March - tbc) 2013 Warwick Campus Rooms Clearance, Warwick University Campus. Warwick Volunteers are asking for volunteers to participate in their room clearances in partnership with Oxfam and Warwick Accommodation. Starting at 10am.
(The volunteering roles involve collecting and sorting the students' food and toiletries donations. Health and Safety Training is given, gloves are supplied. Packed lunches are supplied.).
Warwick Volunteers,
Warwick Uni,
Students Union (Level One, North)
9:30-16:30 Mon-Fri
024 7657 2763
BY May 17th 2013 Submit your entry or nominations for Rugby Business Awards
to Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott, Advertisement Manager, The Rugby Advertiser, 2 Albert Street, Rugby. CV21 2RS. (One of the ten categories is Green Company of the Year sponsored by [TBA].).
Rugby Advertiser's Rugby Business Awards 2012 microsite. Tickets £40+vat 
Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott on (01788) 539990
(N.B. Rugby Business Awards 2012 are sponsored by Cemex)
Sun. 7th April 2013
Annual Event
Daffodil Sunday, Newnham Paddox.
(by Friends of the Revel Churches)
Revel Group of Parishes 
Mon. 8th April 2013 Sustainable Rugby, Committee Room 1, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings - may be postponed due to Bank Holidays)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
Wed. 10th April 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
15th - 21st April 2013
Annual Event
Real Nappy Week 2013
(by Go Real, the Real Nappy information service)
Go Real 
Thurs. 25th April 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 25th April 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 2nd May 2013
Annual Event
Rugby Borough Council Elections
(All Councillors are up for election this year. For more information, about the changes to Ward boundaries please visit LGBCE's Rugby Electoral Review web pages.)
Electoral Commission 
or the Electoral Registration Officer 01788 533 595
Sun. 5th & Mon. 6th May 2013
FoE stall at Garden Organic's Wildlife Weekend at Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Rugby CV8 3LG, open to the public from 10am-4pm.
Exciting talks on Sunday 5th May; "Myths & magic of wildlife Gardening" Stephen Trotter WWT; Bee workshop Brigit Strawbridge; "Gardening for butterflies & other beneficial insects" Jan Miller the author of the book 'Gardening for Butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects'; "Natural Beekeeping and the Sun Hive" Heidi Herrmann, Natural Beekeeping Trust.
Mark 01788 560436
Mon. 6th - Sun. 12th May 2013
Annual Event
The first full week of May is International Compost Awareness Week.
On Monday 6th May Master Composters will be on hand at Ryton Gardens to offer expert advice on all aspects of growing fruit and vegetables the organic way to protect wildlife in your gardens.
See the Master Composter website. 
or contact the Sustainable Waste Management Team at Garden Organic on 0247 630 8236, or email info@homecomposting.org.uk
Wed. 8th May 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Sat. 11th May 2013
Annual Event
World Fair Trade Day 2013 Fairtrade Foundation 
Sun. 12th May 2013
Annual Event
FoE stall at Daventry Countryside day at Daventry Country Park, Northamptonshire, open to the public from 12-4.00.
It is one of the park's most popular events, attracting visitors of all ages.
Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 17th May 2013 Closing date for entry or nominations for Rugby Business Excellence Awards
to Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott, Advertisement Manager, The Rugby Advertiser, 2 Albert Street, Rugby. CV21 2RS. (One of the eleven categories is Green Company of the Year sponsored by SITA UK. Individual categories are sponsored by Rugby First & Clock Towers Shopping Centre; Rugby Borough Council; GE Energy; Brethertons Solicitors; BT & Aviva Investors; Nationwide Windows and Doors; Perfection Beauty; Oxygen; Rugby Advertiser; SITA UK; Cemex).
Rugby Advertiser's Rugby Business Excellence Awards 2013 microsite. Tickets £40+vat 
Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott on (01788) 539990
(N.B. Rugby Business Excellence Awards 2013 are sponsored by Cemex)
Sun. 19th May 2012 Rugby FoE stall in the John Lees Hall (by Rugby Baptist Church), Regent Place, Rugby CV21 2PJ around lunchtime (11:30am - 12:30pm) Rugby Baptist Church Eco-Congregation 
01788 570410   or email office@rugbybaptist.org.uk
Thurs. 23rd May 2012 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 30th May 2012 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Sat. 1 - Fri. 7 Jun '13 National Volunteers' Week WARWICKSHIRE COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY ACTION (WCAVA)
Warwick Volunteers
Mon. 3rd June or 1st July 2013 (tbc) RESCHEDULED - Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings - postponed)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
Fri. 7 June 2013
Annual Event
Rugby Business Excellence Awards, Dunchurch Park Hotel, Rugby Road, Dunchurch CV22 6QW, 6.30 pm - Late
(One of the eleven categories is Green Company of the Year sponsored by SITA UK. Individual categories are sponsored by Rugby First & Clock Towers Shopping Centre; Rugby Borough Council; GE Energy; Brethertons Solicitors; BT & Aviva Investors; Nationwide Windows and Doors; Perfection Beauty; Oxygen; Rugby Advertiser; SITA UK; Cemex).
Rugby Advertiser's Rugby Business Excellence Awards 2013 microsite. Tickets £40+vat 
Ginny Hunter / Leasa Marriott on (01788) 539990
(N.B. Rugby Business Excellence Awards 2013 are sponsored by Cemex)
June 2013 Mikron Theatre Company touring on their narrowboat Tyseley, and by road - 7:30pm
Wednesday 12th June - Beyond the Veil Wharf Inn, Canal Wharf, Welford, NN6 6JQ (& Friday 21st June - Fillongley Village Hall, Coventry Road, Fillongley, CV7 8EQ) £10 Collection taken after show; Thursday 13th June - Don't Shoot The Messenger! The Admiral Nelson, Braunston £10 Collection taken after show
See the Tour Dates page for details 01484 843701 or Email Mikron
JUNE 2013 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Dunchurch ??; Fosse ??; Earl Craven ??; Rugby Town East (Eastlands & Hillmorton) ??; Rugby Town North (Brownsover Benn & Newbold) ??; Rugby Town West 12th June; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
3rd-14th June 2013
Pilot Open Farm School Days will run from 3rd to 14th June 2013, alongside Open Farm Sunday.
Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LG), it benefits from generous cross-industry support. )
Open Farm Sunday Annabel Shackleton 024 7641 3911 / 07912 463151
Sun. 9th June 2013
Annual Event
Open Farm Sunday is an annual event that gives everyone the chance to meet the farmers who grow their food and care for the countryside.
Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2LG), it benefits from generous cross-industry support. Pilot Open Farm School Days will run from 3rd to 14th June 2013, alongside Open Farm Sunday)
Open Farm Sunday Annabel Shackleton 024 7641 3911 / 07912 463151
Sun. 9th June 2013
Annual Event
Rugby & Coventry Bikeathon, Newbold Riverside School, Rugby, or Royal Oak, Brandon. Start: 10am, 10.30am and 11am
(Distance: 10, 26 or 50 miles for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. £10 including Hog Roast. Save £2 & enter at your local cycle shop - Thorntons, Cambridge Street; Paddox Cycles, Hillmorton; Herberts, Railway Terrace; Halfords, Elliots Field)
email Janet Haynes MBE 01926 632258 Rugby & Coventry Bikeathon 
Wed. 12th June 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Fri. 14th- Sat. 15th June 2013
Annual Event
29th Rugby CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival, Thornfield Bowling Club CV22 5LJ Rugby Beer Festival
Sat. 15th June 2013
Annual Event
Global Wind Day (in UK Wind Week)
(RenewableUK, Action for Renewables "to celebrate the immense power and potential of wind energy", Embrace My Planet Celebrating Wind Week, Wind turbine exhibitions, etc.)
European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) 
and the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA)
Sat. 15th- Sun. 16th June 2013
Annual Event
FoE stall at Leamington International Peace Festival, free arts and music festival, Pump Room Gardens, Leamington Spa, 11am - 8pm on Saturday, and 11am - 6pm Sunday Download the 2011 programme lite version (no ads)
(15 page 3.6Mb PDF)
 
Mark 01788 560436
Mon. 17th - Sun. 23rd June 2013
Annual Event
Recycle Week 10th Anniversary.(The week will focus on metals, plastics, packaging, textiles and food waste. This years theme is once again 'Recycling - Home and Away'; the Big Tidy Up events partnership between Recycle Now and Keep Britain Tidy.)†
there is a lot of information for schools
Recycle Now
???. ??th June 2013
Annual Event
The date and venue for the Eco-Schools Show 2013 has not been decided yet. It is an annual event.
Eco-Schools in Englandis run by Keep Britain Tidy)
Keep Britain Tidy 01942 612621
Thurs. 27th June 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 27th June 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Fri. 5th July- Sun. 7th July 2013
Annual Event
FoE stall on Sat 6th & Sun 7th at Godiva Festival, free festival, War Memorial Park, Coventry†
"The UK's biggest free Family Festival"
Godiva Festival
Sat. 6th July 2013
Annual Event
Rugby FoE plant stall at Village fete and street party; Village Green, Stretton on Dunsmore
This popular outdoor family event Starts at 2.30 and Finishes at 16.30pm
Log into the Stretton on Dunsmore Village Web Site or contact Michelle Shaw on 07919 543052 or via email to theshaws27@aol.comk
Wed. 10th July 2013
Annual Event
Rugby FoE Summer Social, 7pm
(details tba - there is no business meeting in July)
Mark 01788 560436
Fri. 12th - Sun. 14th July 2013
Annual Event
"BaseCamp" FoE EWNI Local Group National Conference 2013 in Hartington, Dovedale, Peak District, Derbyshire
(including workshops, speakers, Earthmover awards, elections and debates. £30, plus accommodation)
For local group members & local campaigners
NEXT ON IN July 13th July 2013
Bi-Annual Event
Music in the yard festival in Cotesbach, Leicestershire 12.00am - 12.00pm
Live music, local food, collective art project.
Music in the yard
Thurs. 25th July 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 25th July 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
July/Agust 2013 Mikron Theatre Company RETURN LEG - touring on their narrowboat Tyseley, and by road - 7:30pm
Sunday 18th August - Beyond the Veil The Wharf Inn, Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Southam, CV47 2FE £10 Collection taken after show; Tuesday 20th August - Don't Shoot The Messenger! The Folly, Folly Lane, Napton on the Hill £10 Collection taken after show
See the Tour Dates page for details 01484 843701 or Email Mikron
Wed. 14th August 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 22nd August 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 29th August 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
31st Aug. - 2nd September 2012
Annual Event
Back again for its 4th year, The "Small is ..." Festival at Practical Action's headquarters in Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 9QZ

(a weekend summer festival in the grounds of The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development, hosted and organised by international development and technology charities Practical Action and Engineers Without Borders based on the principles of radical economist E.F. Schumacher, with a series of inspirational Schumacher Lectures from international speakers including Tony Juniper.

Also with Garden Organic and a number of delicious, top-quality local food suppliers, the Small is... festival is a weekend packed full of workshops, talks, music and fun including a dedicated kids zone. This year's festival will bring together the curious minds of experts, activists, students and families from around the world. Share, learn and be inspired by sustainable living, international development, and appropriate technology.

A full line-up of bands includes a partnership with BBC Introducing to bring in some fresh new talent...
Also see last year's flyer).
Photo of The Schumacher Centre for Technology and Development on Practical Action's website
"Small is ..." Festival website.
If you have any questions or queries please email Practical Action for further information. (01926 634400) or see their "Small is ..." Festival webpage
Mon. 2nd September 2013 Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
SEPTEMBER 2013 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Dunchurch ??; Fosse ??; Earl Craven ??; Rugby Town East (Eastlands & Hillmorton) ??; Rugby Town North (Brownsover Benn & Newbold) ??; Rugby Town West ??; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
Sat. ??th Sept. 2013
Regular event
FoE East Midlands Regional Gathering [Time & Venue TBA]
- [possibly at Voluntary Action Leicestershire, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN starting at 11am until 5pm]
Mark 01788 560436
or Tim
Sat. ??th Sept. 2013
Regular ewvent
FoE West Midlands Regional Gathering, The Birmingham & Midland Institute, Birmingham - Times tbc
(possibly starting at 11am until 5pm)
Mark 01788 560436
or Tim
Sat. ?th September 2013 Rugby FoE stall at Newton Show.
(Newton, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23)
Mark 01788 560436
Wed. 11th September 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Mid to Late September (tbc) 2013 Warwick Campus Postgraduate Rooms Clearance, Warwick University Campus. Warwick Volunteers are asking for volunteers to participate in their postgraduate room clearances in partnership with Oxfam and Warwick Accommodation.
(The volunteering roles involve collecting and sorting the food and toiletries donations. Health and Safety Training is given, gloves are supplied. Packed lunches are supplied).
Warwick Volunteers,
Warwick Uni,
Students Union (Level One, North)
9:30-16:30 Mon-Fri
024 7657 2763
Thurs. 26th September 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 26th September 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. ?th October 2013 Area Committee Meeting, at Council Chamber, Town Hall, Rugby at 6.30pm Rugby Area Committee Meetings
Wed. 9th October 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
October 2013 (tbc)
Annual Event
Energy Saving Week 2013. National campaign run during the week.
Details available nearer the date.
Act on Energy was previously known as Warwickshire Energy Efficiency Advice Centre (WEEAC).
Sustainability West Midlands Email:enquiries@swm.org.uk Telephone: 0121 237 5890
Thurs. 24th October 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 31st October 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Mon. 4th November 2013 Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 7-8:30pm public meeting in Council Chamber - pre-consultation on radical revision of Town Centre Pedestrianisation plans
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
Wed. 13th November 2013
Annual Event
Rugby FoE AGM & Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Mon ? Nov - Sun ? Dec 2013 Switch It Off week, now Switch-Off Fortnight, is a National campaign that has taken place each autumn, run during a week, now a fortnight, and culiminates in the Big Switch Off on the Friday of the week (from 4:30pm-6:30pm).
Details of participating restaurants available nearer the date. S.W.A.T (Save Warwickshire A Tonne) was a new campaign in 2010 by Warwickshire County Council running for the whole year but with a week of events planned for October.
WCC's "Switch If Off" website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/switchitoff
or email climatechange@warwickshire.gov.uk
or Telephone 01926 4104101
NOV - DECEMBER 2013 Rugby Area Office Locality Panels Rugby Area Community Forums meetings - Dunchurch ??; Fosse ??; Earl Craven ??; Rugby Town East (Eastlands & Hillmorton) ??; Rugby Town North (Brownsover Benn & Newbold) ??; Rugby Town West ??; Drop-In from 6:30pm (formal meeting 7pm)†
with representatives from the Police (Safer Neighbourhoods Team)
Rugby Area Office Locality Panels

Rugby Area Community Forums
Thurs. 28th November 2013 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 28th November 2013 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Wed. 11th December 2013 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Mid-December (tbc) 2013 Warwick Campus Rooms Clearance, Warwick University Campus. Warwick Volunteers are asking for volunteers to participate in their room clearances in partnership with Oxfam and Warwick Accommodation. Starting at 10am.
(The volunteering roles involve collecting and sorting the students' food and toiletries donations. Health and Safety Training is given, gloves are supplied. Packed lunches are supplied.).
Warwick Volunteers,
Warwick Uni,
Students Union (Level One, North)
9:30-16:30 Mon-Fri
024 7657 2763
Thurs. 19th December 2013?????? Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month - except December when it will be held on the Thursday prior to Christmas)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Thurs. 26th (tbc) December 2013
Annual Event
Rugby FoE Christmas meal - Venue TBA - Rugby from 7:30pm
(date not confirmed yet - this replaces December's monthly pub meeting)
Mark 01788 560436
  2014  
Wed. 8th January 2014 Rugby FoE Business meeting, Friends Meeting House, Regents Place, Rugby, 8pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 23rd January 2014 Rugby FoE Pub meeting, The Lounge, Alexandra Arms, James Street, Rugby from 9pm Mark 01788 560436
Thurs. 30th January 2014 Farmers' Market, Market Place, Rugby 9am-2pm
(trial of 2 days a month has ended - now only on last Thursday of the month)
Rugby First 
01788 572150
Mon. 5th February 2014 Sustainable Rugby, Town Hall, Rugby 7:00-8:30pm
(Bi-monthly on Monday evenings)
Sustainable Rugby 
01788 533827
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