Rugby Festival of Culture Guide 2018 - Out Now

Rugby Festival of Culture Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018

The free colour guide, highlighting the Festival's three-week programme of eclectic and engaging music, stage, comedy, film, heritage and art is now available.

The guide can be picked up from Rugby Visitor Centre, town centre businesses or online at

The ever-popular festival supported by Rugby First and Rugby Borough Council will take place from Sunday 24th June until Sunday 15th July in a variety of town centre locations. Within the guide you will find something that genuinely appeals to all ages and interests.

This year’s festival has the theme of ‘People and Place’ as we celebrate Rugby and its diversity of culture and creativity, its rich history, and the wealth of activity and opportunity in the town today. Within the festival Rugby School present STEAMfest, an exhilarating and distinctive celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics from school students and guests.

Aftab Gaffar, Managing Director of Rugby First, said: “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. Many of the events are free but where booking is required you may need to do so early to avoid disappointment!”

Michael Beirne, Rugby Borough Council’s tourism and town centre team leader, said: “The Rugby Festival of Culture has gone from strength to strength each year, and this year’s festival has a packed programme of events guaranteed to entertain both residents and visitors to The Rugby Town.

“We’ve been working hard behind the scenes preparing for this year’s Festival of Culture with Rugby First, local businesses, community organisations and our dedicated team of volunteers, and we’re all looking forward to a busy and exciting three weeks in the summer.”

To get hold of your FREE guide please call into the Rugby Visitor Centre, phone 01788 533217 or email The guide can also be found on To keep up to date with the festival, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.