A big welcome to the 2016 Rugby Festival of Culture as it returns to Rugby town centre from Friday 1st to Sunday 17th July. The festival, supported by Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council, continues to go from strength to strength and we hope that within this guide you will find something of interest for you, your friends and family!  Many of the events are free but where booking is required you will need to book early to avoid disappointment!

Take time to look through the guide – there’s plenty inside. Indulge yourself, try something different, socialise, laugh, discover, enjoy, celebrate, learn and have fun. Experience the unique town of Rugby – The Birthplace of the Game – which provides a wonderful stage and backdrop to showcase the borough’s rich, diverse, creative and wonderfully talented individuals and groups that make this festival possible.

A big thank you to all those who bring the festival to life through art, literature, music, dance, film, food and drink along with our sponsors, advertisers and Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council for their continued support.

We want you to join us, be part of something special, be proud, bring your friends and family, share and enjoy the experience, while celebrating the very best of Rugby.