Into The Woods
Join the Jackie Palmer Stage School as they bring to life this musical which intertwines several of the Brothers Grimm fairy-tales and follows some of the characters and their wishes, including Red Riding Hood, Rupenzel and Cinderella. Tickets £12 and a £1.50 booking fee from 01494 510597.
13 April, 3 and 7pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.
Follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars. In a unique one-man performance Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life. Tickets £16, concessions £2 off. A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies. Call 01494 552875 to book for no fee.
16 April, 7.30pm, The Elgiva, Chesham.
Easter holiday activities
Chiltern Open Air Museum
A packed programme of events over Easter offer families lots of choice for exciting things to do including the Terrific Tuesdays with an Easter theme on 15 April, joining the holiday club for 5 to 12 year olds and visiting over the Easter weekend to make traditional Easter treats such as Easter biscuits, or have a go at some fun craft activities and games. Details of the Museum’s exciting event programme can be found by visiting the web site on www.coam.org.uk. Meet the lambs this Saturday and Sunday.
11 to 21 April, 10am to 5pm, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles.
Woodland Animals in Clay
For crafty inspiration, children can get stuck in and make their own family of hedgehogs or owls in clay. Sessions start at 10.30, 11.30am, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm. By timed ticket on the day (places are limited). children to be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £2.50. There is an egg hunt from April 11 to 20 from 10am to 4.30pm at the museum, except Bank Holiday.
15 and 17 April, Wycombe Museum, Priory Ave, High Wycombe HP13 6PX.
Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
Join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles. Tickets are £15.40 to £17.40, with a £2.85 booking fee from www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury or call 0844 8717607.
15 April, 1 and 4pm, 16 April, 10am and 1pm, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.
At The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Bogswizzling Cloth Bags.
For 6+ years: create a crackling cloth bag by decorating it with fabric paint. £3 per participant in addition to museum entry.
11 April, 11am.
For all ages: get crafty with The Wildlife Trust. Find out about the living landscapes around Buckinghamshire, the inspiration for many of Roald Dahl's books. Free with museum entry.
12 to 13 April, 11am.
Swishwiffling Spring Gardens
For 6+ years: create a miniature Roald Dahl garden, complete with his Writing Hut. £3 per participant in addition to museum entry.
15 April, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Buzzwangling Bug Jars
For 5+ years: create a bugwhiffling bug-house using a jamjar; perfect for observing creepy crawlies.
£2.50 per participant in addition to museum entry.
16 April, 10.30am.
Telling Tales with Sandra Agard
For 4+ years: come and join in with some wondercrump storytelling for all the family with storyteller and writer Sandra Agard. Adults and children £3 each.
16 April, 12 and 2pm.
Farmer Boggis' Chicken Farm
For 6+ years: listen to some storytelling, and make a cheepy chick topper and clucky chicken bookmark.
£2 per participant in addition to museum entry.
17 April, 11am, 1 and 3pm.
Call 01494 892192 to book.
At The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
Children’s Easter party
A pancake bonanza and an Easter egg hunt, and an appearance of the Easter bunny.
12 April, 12 to 2pm, The Tree Hotel at Cadmore, Cadmore End.
Science Museum Live presents The Energy Show
Methane bubbles are set alight to make fireballs, hydrogen balloons explode and rockets are fired into the audience. Stand back and cover your ears - theatre just got dangerously exciting. Two futuristic science students race against time to prove their knowledge of energy. Suitable for everyone aged 7+. Tickets £16, children £13, family £52. A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies. Call 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
14 April, 7pm, 15 April, 2 and 7pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.
Behind the Facade: Easter Performing Arts Workshop
Join the Behind the Facade team for all things food this Easter. Get your Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory: singing, acting and dancing to the tune of all things edible. At only £45 per person in advance for this two day workshop. A team of professional teachers and instructors with West End credits will help you to improve your skills while putting the fun back into performance. To book or for further details, go to www.behind-the-facade.weebly.com or call 07525 741995.
14 to 15 April, 100am, Little Theatre by the Park, Church Street, Chesham.
Albert Einstein Relatively Speaking (junior edition)
Award winning theatre company Tangram Theatre bring to life the mind-boggling world of Albert Einstein. Songs, juggling, puppetry and interactive games lead the audience on a journey through Einstein's life and theories. Albert will split an atom live on stage and turn audience members into subatomic particles as they become part of the show. Tickets are £8.50, Family (4 people) £31. Suitable for ages 7+ years. . Call 01628 788997 or go to www.nordenfarm.org.
15 April, 2pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead.
Sleeping Beauty in the Woods
This adaptation of the timeless tale from the Brothers Grimm brings to life a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forest, ogres and fairies and princes and babes. Little Angel Theatre is a leading puppetry company. They have been creating engaging family puppetry shows for over 50 years. Tickets are £8.50, family (four people) £31. Suitable for ages 3+ years. Call 01628 788997 or go to www.nordenfarm.org.
17 April, 11.30am and 2pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead.
Groups and shows
Club Hispanico Spanish Talk.
La poesia burlesca y satirica - talk given in Spanish at Club Hispanico Internacional de Bucks. Price includes drink and snacks. Call 01494 813477 for more details. Tickets: £2 members, £7 non-members, £2 students.
11 to 12 April, 8pm, Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield.
Booker and District Horticultural Society spring show
There will be a display of daffodils, tulips, flower arranging, crafts, cookery photography, and children's class. For a show schedule call 01494 436793.
12 April, 2 until 4pm, Booker Memorial Hall, Limmer Lane, Booker, High Wycombe, HP12 4QS.
Behind the Lines: A World War One Anthology
A performance by Linda Hart and Gabriel Woolf, brought to you by The Beaconsfield Society. Tickets are £10 from Beaconsfield Library or call 0845 2303232.
12 April, 2.30 and 6pm, The Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield.
Bowls Club Open Day
Free coaching and loan of equipment. New members welcome. Call 01494 718424 for more details.
12 and 15 April, 2pm and 17 April, 6pm, High Wycombe Bowling Club, Chestnut Avenue, High Wycombe.
Bucks Laughing Club
Laughter and relaxation for your body and mind. Release those endorphins and boost your immune system. In May they laugh again on the 10th. No charge but contributions are requested and much appreciated. Email email@example.com or see www.buckslaughingclub.com
12 April, 2 to 3pm, Rossetti Hall in Holmer Green.
High Wycombe and District Cage Bird Society
An evening with Ron Pearce budgerigar judge and breeder. Teas and refreshments available. Further details at www.hwbbs.co.uk or call 07811 321328. New members are welcome.
14 April, 7.45pm, The Pavilion, Hazlemere Sports Recreation Ground, Hazlemere.
Jaguar Drivers' Club Chilterns Area.
Harry Irons WW2 Battle of Britain Lancaster Bomber Rear Gunner will be the speaker at the April meeting. New members and visitors welcome. Join in for a meal at 7pm before the meeting. Call 01895 233984 for more details.
15 April, 8pm, Merlins Cave Public House, High Street, Chalfont St Giles.
Marlow Spanish Language Meetup
The High Wycombe Spanish Speakers meet-up group has now expanded into Marlow, so if you speak Spanish (native or learner) and live in or near Marlow this event, which they aim to repeat regularly, might be of interest to you. Register at http://www.meetup.com/High-Wycombe-Spanish-Speakers to find out more.
15 April, 8pm, The Marlow Donkey, Station Road, Marlow.
Sales and markets
Open House and Moving Sale.
Magnificent Mabel is holding an open house and moving sale. Due to relocation they need to reduce stock by around 50 per cent- prices start at just £1. There'll be the usual mix of French, vintage, upcycled and handcrafted gifts and homewares, including furniture, mirrors, china, glassware, home furnishings and even display and office furniture. Free parking and all payment cards accepted. Call 01628 477181 for more details.
12 April, 10am, Unit A6, Rose Business Estate, Marlow Bottom Road, Marlow.
Hazlemere Gardening Association
HGA Spring flower and plant show, also includes arts and crafts and photographic sections. Free admission, refreshments and raffle. Call 01494 711570 for details. Tickets: free admission.
12 April, 2pm, Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere.
Popular annual jumble sale. Good quality items at low prices. Stock includes - women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, bric a brac, books, handbags, shoes, toys, DVDs and cds. Refreshments available. Call 01494 722627 for more details. Tickets: 50p entrance.
12 April, 2pm, St Georges Scout Hut, White Lion Road, Little Chalfont.
Chesham Mayor gym and swim opening.
Mayor, Cllr Mark Shaw, officially marks the start of the summer pool season at 10am. He’ll be joined by a host of ‘mini Mayors’ who’ll be taking a plunge into the pool to celebrate the occasion. Aqua Aerobics class follows at 10.30 to 11.30am, with general swimming from 11.30am until 5pm. Afterwards, and following the recent gym refurbishment, the mayor will officially open the gym at 10.30pm. This will be followed by a free gym taster session for Chesham residents for the remainder of the day. Call 01494 776 975 for more details.
12 April, 10am, Chesham Moor Gym & Swim, Moor Road, Chesham.
Free Nordic walking taster
Free taster session to introduce participants to Nordic walking. Participants then have the option of enrolling on a four week course to learn the technique. Call 01491 573208 for more details.
17 April, 5.30pm, A Foot in the Chilterns, Hambleden.
Tours and walks
Bisham Church and Churchyard Tour
The ancient church of Bisham standing on the bank of the River Thames is a fascinating place to visit but to join this tour it is essential to book in advance. The churchyard tour following the visit to the church is weather permitting. Call 01628 482754 for more details. Tickets: No charge/donations in aid of church fund welcome.
12 April, 10.30am, Bisham Church, Church Lane, Bisham.
Discover the History of Woodoaks Walk
Find out more about the history of Woodoaks Farm and the surrounding landscape. The walk will include Ladywalk Wood and chalk farmland. Access to Woodoaks Farm is from the A412, just opposite Hertford Place, then follow the signs for parking. Call 07855 039728 for more details. Tickets: free.
12 April, 11am, Woodoaks Farm, Denham Way, Amersham.
Music and dance
Open Mic Night
And on 19 April an evening of live music with Devestation and Gary Devey. No charge for both.
12 April, 9pm, Black Horse, Great Missenden
Music by of one of the most famous composers of the Romantic period will be performed. Aylesbury Choral Society, under Peter Leech, will present Antonin Dvorak's Mass in D major for choir and organ. The piece will be juxtaposed with two delightful sets of Dvorak's folk songs (sung in English); an evening of uplifting music from Eastern Europe. Tickets £12: under 18s: £5 from the ticket secretary on 01296 640915, any choir member or www.aylesburychoral.org.uk
12 April, 7.30pm, St. Mary’s Church, Aylesbury.
Salsa Dance Lessons at Loudwater Salsa Club
Classes for all levels, followed by social, freestyle dancing. Fun and effective salsa classes, structured to make you learn quickly, no partner or dance experience required. No need to book. Lessons: 7 and 8pm for beginners/ improvers / intermediate and advanced. Freestyle dancing all night until 11.30pm. Classes: £8 (£6 club only). Free first beginners class when you quote CODE BF126. Call 07831 715368 for more details.
13 April until 29 June, 7 to 11.30pm, The Royal British Legion Loudwater, Queensmead Road, Loudwater.
Easter Music and Readings
Tea and coffee 10.30 to 11.00am. Followed by Easter music and readings. Light lunches from 12.15pm.
15 April, 10.30am, The Salvation Army, Frogmoor, High Wycombe.
Salsa Classes at The High Wycombe Salsa Club
Thursday salsa nights In Wycombe Liberal Salsa Club with Incognito Dance. Salsa classes for all levels. Everyone welcome including absolute beginners. Beginners / Intermediate 7.30 to 8.30pm; Improvers / Advanced 8.30 to 9.30pm. DJs Jazzy J and Queenie playing the latest salsa and Latin music.
Social dancing to salsa/bachata/cha cha tracks after classes. £8 for one class (£10 for two classes on the same night). Free first beginners class when you quote CODE BF126. Call 07831 715368 for more details.
17 April until 26 June, 7:15 to 11pm, The Wycombe Liberal Club, Queen Victoria Street, High Wycombe.
Easter Bank Holiday
Twist and shout 50s and 60s night with Sonny Ray. Tickets £5 from 01628 525740 or go to www.eventsteamuk.com.
17 April, 7.30pm, The Wooburn Club, 16, The Green, Wooburn Green.
3point3 LIVE at Clayton's Marlow
Five piece resident band 3point3 return to Clayton’s Marlow to play the best in vocal jazz, Latin grooves and soul. The stylish Clayton’s Marlow transforms into an intimate live music venue as resident band 3point3 perform their own interpretations of classics including Good Times by Chic, Get Lucky by Daft Punk and many more. Free entry. Call 01628 488404 for more details.
17 April, 8.30pm, Clayton's Marlow, 16, Oxford Road, Marlow.
Wycombe in World War 1
Exhibits include an actual propeller from one of the aircraft manufactured by local furniture factories. B. North & Sons and R.Tyzack were both major suppliers of aircraft parts as were other specialist woodworking businesses in the district. Local Terriers boy Geoffrey de Havilland was responsible for aircraft design for Airco at Hendon, helping significantly with the war effort before setting up his own company in 1920. The exhibition is interactive, with a replica walk in ‘dugout’, handling objects, clothing and music. Entrance to the Museum and the exhibitions are free. For further information call 01494 421895.
Now on, open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sundays 2 to 5pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Ave, High Wycombe HP13 6PX
Antiques and Collectibles Valuation Day
Bring along family heirlooms and household treasures. Hugo Lemon and Dick Ellis from Amersham Auction Rooms join the panel of experts. There will be a small charge of £2 per item, with a maximum of 10 items. The valuers will offer verbal appraisals on your treasures and can advise you on the auction process if you are interested. Refreshments available. Free parking subject to availability. Disabled access and parking. Call 01753 883759 for full details.
16 April, 10am to 3pm, The Gerrards Cross Community Association, The Memorial Centre, 8, East Common, Gerrards Cross.
On The Radar
Calling all Crossword Crackers
Peter Biddlecombe, Sunday Times crossword editor, will speak about crosswords in The Sunday Times and elsewhere, and tell amusing stories about crossword events and people. Afterwards, Peter will lead a community solving of a Sunday Times crossword. For full details visit www.scannappeal.org.uk/events.
27 April, 3.30pm, Latimer Place.
I love to boogie with TRextasy.
T*Rextasy are the only band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan’s Catalogue Management and are officially recognised as the worlds' No. 1 group dedicated to the greatest glam rocker of them all, Marc Bolan of T.Rex. Tickets are £18 from 01494 582900.
2 May, 8pm, The Elgiva Theatre, Chesham.
Music charity day
Raising money for Cancer Research UK. The headlining acts are Splash the Cash, Laura Tapp at P?nk UK Tribute and Two Non Blondes. There will be five other live bands, a tombola, raffle and face painting. Tickets are £8 from Cancer Research UK shop in High Wycombe and from the Community Centre. Tickets are £10 on the door on the day.
11 May, 1pm, Cressex Community Centre, High Wycombe.
John Craven, BBC Countryfile Presenter
Guest speaker at Macmillan Cancer Support lunch. John Craven OBE, one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters and presenter of the popular BBC Countryfile programme, will speak about his life and career following lunch in the hotel’s newly refurbished Riverside Restaurant. Signed copies of his latest book, John Craven's Countryfile Handbook, will also be available for purchase on the day. To book tickets at £30 each, which includes a two course meal, glass of wine and coffee, call the restaurant on 01628 405406 or hotel on 0844 879 9128. Money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
13 May, 11.30am, Macdonald Compleat Angler, Marlow.
Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) has announced that it is to host a special Gala Concert, as part of the ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations of the hospice. The concert will be held in St George’s Church and will be an evening devoted to choral music with headline act The Dunvant Male Choir and performances from the Halton Military Wives Choir, as well as an appearance by local musician and guest soloist Scarlet O’Shea. Tickets cost £12.50, and are available from the fundraising office on 01296 429975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 June, 7.30pm, RAF Halton.
Wycombe community festival
The festival brings local schools, community groups, businesses and residents together. Wycombe Community Festival needs businesses and other organisations to support the event through donations and sponsorships that will ensure the festival goes ahead as a free entry event. They are looking for musicians, performers and dancers to perform at this year’s festival. Volunteers are also needed and stall holders. Contact 01494 459449 or go to email@example.com for more information.
12 July, The Rye, High Wycombe.