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Enjoy Rugby Festival guide now available

A FREE guide to the town's Rugby World Cup 2015 celebrations has been published.

The Enjoy Rugby Festival guide contains details of all the events taking place in the Proud Home of the game during the tournament, with the Rugby Village and Fanzone in Old Market Place hosting a packed programme of entertainment from 12 September to 6 November.

Distribution of the guide to thousands of homes across the borough has now started. Copies can also be picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre while you can read the guide online at

The Enjoy Rugby Festival has entertainment for all the family, with more than 30 events to choose from.

You can enjoy film, theatre, music, comedy, art, exhibitions, fashion, science, dance, food and drink - and, of course, rugby.

Famous names visiting the Proud Home for the festival include Paul Grayson, Catherine Spencer, Gavin Hastings, James Wong, Ian McMillan and Tony Husband.

Music comes from The Searchers, Stringfever, Mallory Knox and the ACM Gospel Choir, while film fans can enjoy Wind In The Willows, Back To The Future, Shaun The Sheep and Invictus.

The Enjoy Rugby Festival also features the Ministry Of Science, a performance of Torch Theatre Company's acclaimed one-man play, Grav, and a night of top stand-up comedy.

The Rugby Village - a unique covered events space - becomes an official Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone on match days, when it shows games live on a giant screen.

The festival guide includes a Rugby World Cup 2015 planner, with dates and kick-off times for all the games so you can be at the heart of the action in the Proud Home of the game.

Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for economy, development and culture, said: "The Enjoy Rugby Festival celebrates Rugby World Cup 2015 and our town's heritage as the birthplace and Proud Home of the game.

"The festival line-up has been designed to cater for all ages and interests, and also celebrates Rugby's other contributions to the world - from literature and science to sport and education.

"While we prepare to welcome thousands of visitors to the Proud Home during Rugby World Cup 2015, we also want residents to join in the fun and enjoy the special atmosphere in the town during the tournament.

"I'd encourage everyone to pick up a copy of the Enjoy Rugby Festival guide and find out how to join in what promises to be a memorable event."

For more information on the Enjoy Rugby Festival, visit or call Rugby Visitor Centre on (01788) 533217.

Photo caption: Cllr Michael Stokes, leader of Rugby Borough Council, and Cllr Heather Timms, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for economy, development and culture, with the Enjoy Rugby Festival guide.

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