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What's on this week
Art at the Shelter Retrospective, until September 9, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe. This insightful exhibition looks at a selection of collages, photographs and sculpture from art projects developed at Wycombe Homeless Connection in partnership with Wycombe Museum and led by artist Jono Rettalick. Supported by Wycombe Arts Development. Call 01494 421895 for details.
The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, 8pm, The Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham. It's fun all the way as the "Purveyors of Cool" swing into town, with a sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Junior; in a fabulous production, that continues to be successful all over the world. Tickets are £20 from www.elgiva.com or call 01494 582900.
Lighnin’ Willie and the Poor Boys, 8pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead. Blues sensation performs with a band line up of guitar, bass, drums and harmonica. Tickets are £15 (£13 concessions) from 01628 788997 or go to www.nordenfarm.org.
Thomas The Tank Engine, 10.30am-4.30pm, and Sunday 9, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, Quainton, near Aylesbury. Take a ride with a Thomas the Tank Engine Steam train, meet Sir Topham Hatt the Fat Controller and enjoy a ride on the train pulled by Percy. Tickets are £15 and children (aged 2-15) £11. Children under two go free. For more details call 01296 655720 or go to www.bucksrailcentre.org.
Heritage Open Day at Hughenden Manor, 11am-5pm. Hughenden Manor, Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe. Free entry to Hughenden Manor. Garden shop, cafe and estate: open 11am-5pm. Manor: Open 12-5pm (Last entry 4.30pm) Call 01494 755573 for details.
Talk by John Tindall, 1pm, The Bagnall Centre, 71-79 Waterside. Chesham. A rare chance to meet internationally renowned traditional healthcare practitioner, author, researcher, lecturer and pioneer in traditional medicine. Tickets are £10. Call 01494 791288.
Jeremy Hardy, 8pm, The Elgiva, Chesham. Jeremy has been a stand up comic since 1984 and is best known for his work on Radio 4, on News Quiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Tickets are £14. Call 01494 582900 or go to www.elgiva.com to book.
Nysa Speakeasy @ The Snug Bar, 8pm, The Snug Bar, 7 Crown Lane, High Wycombe. The UK’s first weekly Electro-Swing Speakeasy just happens to be at The Snug Bar, High Wycombe House, Funk, Latin and Electro-Swing! With a fantastic range of cocktails, vintage décor and a Speakeasy theme, come down to sample the styles of a by-gone era with the sounds of today. Free Entry from 7pm.
Pann Mill Open Day - National Heritage Day, 11am-5pm, Pann Mill, The Rye, High Wycombe. Pann Mill Open Day - National Heritage Day. Free admission. Crafts by Society Members, bric-a-brac stall, plants and produce, books, teas and cakes, sale of flour (water level permitting) Water Trail - 2.30 pm - Start and finish at Pann Mill.
Roald Dahl Day celebrations at The Roald Dahl Museum, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden. For all the family: join us to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday and 30 years of The BFG. There will be heaps of big friendly fun including swashboggling storytelling, Village Trails, crackling crafts, magic and face painting. Roald Dahl’s garden at nearby Gipsy House will also be open for you to explore. Activities free with Museum entry, call 01494 892192 to book tickets. Gipsy House garden admission by donation - no need to book.
NGS Gardens Open For Charity, 2pm, Whitewalls,Quarry Wood Road, Marlow. Thames side garden with spectacular view of the weir. Large wildlife pond, interesting trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Tickets are £2.50.
Themed costumed guided tours of High Wycombe Cemetery, 10.30am-4pm, Setting off from Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue. These popular tours will occur throughout the day and will tell the stories behind the people buried in the Victorian part of the cemetery. The event is free but it is recommended that places are booked in advance with the Museum as numbers are limited. The tours are unsuitable for children under 12 years. Help will also be on hand to find the graves of family members buried in the cemetery, and Bucks Family History Society will be at the Museum to assist visitors with family history research. See http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Family History Talk: My Ancestor Was An Apprentice, 7.15pm, Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End. In this talk, Stuart Raymond invites members of Buckinghamshire Family History Society to consider the way apprentices were trained. Non-members are very welcome; a small donation will be appreciated.
Born In The Gardens, 7.45pm, until September 15, The Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame. This play is a comedy play about a dysfunctional family and was written in 1979. Tickets cost £8 and £7 with £1 off for concessions and are available from Tickets Anywhere call 01844 217228.
The Buckinghamshire Machine Breakers, 7.30pm, Sarney Room, Community Centre, Flackwell Heath. The first major event the group will be hosting is a talk by Jill Chambers, a national authority on the so- called 'Swing Riots' in England. Jill will be focusing on the riots and machine breaking in the Flackwell Heath, Wooburn, Loudwater, Chepping (High) Wycombe area, and the Special Commission trials of the rioters that followed. Tickets for the talk cost £5, are available from the Library, or by contacting Mike Dewey on 01628 525207
A Boy Growing Up, 7.30pm, The Kenton Theatre, Henley. Rodney Bewes appears in this own man show as he adapts the stories that Dylan Thomas wrote detailing his childhood adventures growing up in south Wales. The show was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets are £12. Call 01491 575698 or go to www.kentontheatre.co.uk .
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