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Top five things to do this weekend
1. LOOK to the stars this weekend as part of the Stargazing LIVE programme run by BBC2. Woodrow High House in Cherry Lane, Amersham is holding two observing evenings and parties on Friday (tonight) and Saturday as a follow up to the Stargazing Live programmes in the week. The Friday session is due to start at 8pm with Saturday's start at 7pm. Everyone is welcome. The Wycombe Astronomical Society at the Chiltern Observatory in Amersham is also offering an opportunity to see a wide variety of astronomical equipment and weather permitting, views of the night skies tonight from 8-10pm and tomorrow from 7pm-10pm. There is also a stargazing event with Maidenhead Astronomical Society on Saturday from 6.30 – 9.30pm at Braywick Nature Centre, Hibbert Road, Maidenhead.
2. THE Tree Hotel at Cadmore End is set to host a Punjabi Lohri Festival (the festival of fun and gaiety) extravaganza complete with Bhangra, bonfires and a host of special curries on Saturday. The Lohri festivities are part of a special Indian month at the Tree Hotels which will see each Saturday evening in January offer a different Indian focus from North Indian Thalis to West Indian rich seafood dishes and Southern Indian hot curries. Each Saturday night celebration will commence from 6pm, with booking advised. Prices start from £9.99 per person.
3. SEE a winning graduate musician from The Guildhall school of Music and Drama this Sunday at 11.45am at Norden Farm in Maidenhead. Jean-Selim Abdelmoula will be playing the piano during this lunchtime concert. The programme includes Debussy, Franck and Schubert. Jean-Selim has won numerous international prizes as a pianist and composer. There are two other concerts in the series in March and April. Tickets are £12 (£5 under 16s) from 01628 788997 or go to www.nordenfarm.org
4. ENTER a fairytale world with The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderssen at The Elgiva in Chesham on Saturday at 3pm. Quantum Theatre return with this family production of the tale of two devoted friends, Kay and Gerda, who are parted by the Snow Queen when a splinter from a magical mirror lodges in Kay’s heart changing him into a cold, cruel and aggressive boy. When the Snow Queen whisks Kay away to her ice palace in the North Pole, Gerda cannot bear to lose him and sets out on a dangerous journey to find him. Tickets are £12 Adult / £7 Child / £35 Family. Call 01494 582900 or go to www.elgiva.com
5. PROFESSIONAL burlesque dancer, teacher and choreographer, Miss Daisy Deluxe is on hand this weekend to teach people the art of burlesque. On Sunday at 2.15pm at the British Legion Main Hall in St Mary Street in High Wycombe there will be a burlesque workshop teaching glamorous, cheeky and sultry moves. Beginners/Revisors from 2.15pm-3.40pm, Improvers/Intermediates 3.50pm-4.15pm. Props provided for your use. It is £15 per workshop or £23 for both from 07977442616.