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Events: Theatre, Entertainment and Festivals 


The Events
February 1, 2, 3, 9, 10
RSC - The Seven Acts of Mercy
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Naples, 1606. Inside an unfinished church, a painting is emerging from the darkness - Caravaggio’s first since he killed a man and fled Rome. Bootle, the present day. A retired dock worker teaches his grandson, as their community disintegrates around them. Anders Lustgarten’s visceral new play confronts the dangerous necessity of compassion, in a world where it is in short supply.

This production contains violence and scenes of a sexual nature.

February 8, 11
RSC -  The Rover
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Three wandering cavaliers, exiled from Cromwell’s England, meet up in a Spanish colony as carnival begins. Meanwhile three wealthy sisters escape their overbearing brother and disappear into the city in search of love. As night falls and the wine flows, chaos ensues. The Rover was last staged in 1986 as part of the Swan Theatre’s first season. Directed by Loveday Ingram.
February 4 and 18
Farmers Market
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Surrounded by the rich agricultural landscape of rural Warwickshire there are always some very tasty treats on offer in the Rother Street Farmers' Markets.
February 11
Warwick Races - Gentlemen’s and Kingmaker Chase Day
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One of Warwick’s feature racedays of 2017 featuring the Kingmaker Novices’ Chase. Call all Gentlemen! Don't miss your chance to dress to impress with the Best Dressed Gentleman Competition.

Opens 11:30, First race 13:30, Last race 16:55

February 11-12
Act-up for Valenties Day
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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Shakespeare's Birthplace. This event is free with a valid annual pass and takes place from 12pm-4pm On Valentine's Day you and your loved one can transform into Shakespeare's romantic heroes! Dress up as your favourite Shakespearian couple and act out one of their famously romantic scenes with Shakespeare Aloud! Cherish the moment by having your scene recorded and posted on social media.
February 14th
From Anne Hathaway's, with Love
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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Anne Hathaway's Cottage This event is free with a valid annual pass and takes place from 12pm-4pm Spend this Valentine's Day with your loved ones at the very place Shakespeare's love for Anne Hathaway bloomed. Follow the riddles and post your Valentine's message in our love post box. The most romantic messages will be posted on Twitter.
February 14
Oh come all ye Lovers
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Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hall's Croft This event is free with a valid annual pass and takes place from 12pm-4pm. Enjoy a romantic stroll through the stunning Hall's Croft garden and place your Valentine's message on our special Valentine's tree. Make a wish for your loved ones and celebrate this day of loves with everyone you hold dear.
February 18-26

February Half Term Fun!

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Fun for all the family this half term!

Bird watching, animals and music are all happening this half term at the Shakespeare Houses.

Click here for details.

February 24
John Shuttleworth
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My Last Will and Tasty Mint John Shuttleworth hits the road following appearances on Celebrity Antiques Roadshow and the second series of Radio 4s John Shuttleworths Lounge Music for his farewell tour.

A recent health scare (well, a mild bout of sciatica) has made Sheffields finest singer/songwriter(The Times) focus on his mortality, and the many things he needs to do before the inevitable move into a hospice. Can sole agent, Ken Worthington pull out the stops and make John a star before his retirement? As befits a man living on borrowed time  John considers Lifes major issues: the rise in popularity of hi viz protective wear, the suitability of the plastic lid on takeaway coffee cups, and the excitement he felt when sucking his first mint: It gave my tongue activity, as the mints flavours bore into me, turning my grey world azure blue  I remember my first Polo, do you?

February Raceday
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A competitive afternoon of racing on offer with the £30,000 Budbrooke Chase

Opens 12:10, First race 14:10, Last race 17:20

February 25, 8pm
Barry Steele and Friends -The Roy Orbison Story
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Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time as he celebrates his own personal ten year anniversary on tour.