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What's on in south Bucks: Your Leisure Guide
Artist of the Month by Michele Field
Original striking modern floral art on canvases and landscapes. This is a first for this artist exhibiting in Buckinghamshire. Call 01494870123 for details. Tickets: free. 9 to 30 August, 9am to 5pm, Seasons Café at Rowan Garden Centre, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles.
Rossetti Art Group Annual Exhibition.
Paintings by local artists for sale. Refreshments will be available and admission is free. 17 August, 10am to 6pm, and 18 August, 10am to 5pm, Rossetti Hall, Rossetti Hall, New Pond Road, Holmer Green
Mirrors in the Parkland
Visitors to Hughenden Parkland may have noticed some strange shapes appearing in various spots in the National Trust owned estate. To the casual observer they seem like a rather odd collection of misshapen mirrors, but take another looks and the mirrors begin to take the form of various animals which hold significance to the history of Hughenden. Local artist and the man behind the mirrors, Emile Jones, constructed the mirrors. The four sculptures, some up to 10 feet high, will remain in the parkland until the end of the summer. Summer, Hughenden Parkland.
Summer Dance Workshops
Fri 9: Ballerina Magic, Weds Aug 21: Musical Theatre Kids, Thurs Aug 22: Cheer Stars, Fri Aug 23: Street and Popstars. £23 per day- three consecutive days £65. Ages 4+. Call 07841124697. 9 until 23 August, 9am to 3pm, Flackwell Heath Community Centre, Straight Bit, Flackwell Heath.
Kobika Summer Dance Academy 2013 with guest teacher "Poppin Ron"
BGT Semi Finalist The week will be jam packed full of lots of different styles of dance including Contemporary, Jazz, Musical theatre, Hip hop and Capoeira to name but a few. The teachers coming are either experienced dancers or established teachers and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We have even secured "Poppin Ron" to come and teach. You might have seen him in this year’s semi-final of Britain's got Talent! You do not have to book the full week- we also offer individual days. Call 07825 336827 or email email@example.com. Tickets: £130 per week or £30 per day. 12 until 16 August, 9am to 4.30pm, Sir William Ramsay School, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere.
What's on at The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden: Call 01494 892192 to book.
Bogswizzling Canvas Bags For 6+ years: create a crackling canvas bag by decorating it with fabric paint or some marvellous materials. Will you make a book bag for Matilda, or a mischievous swag bag for Mr Fox to keep his chickens in? £3 per participant in addition to museum entry. 9 August, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Fantabulous Fingerprint Art For 5+ years: join Claire, our in-house artist, to create animal characters from James and the Giant Peach with this squinkingly simple yet effective painting technique. Come in old clothes - you could get marvellously messy! £2.50 per person in addition to museum entry. 11 August, 12.30pm and 2pm
Florentine and Pig with Eva Katzler For 3 to 7 years: set sail on a shiver-me-timber’s adventure. Listen to Eva Katzler read from Florentine and Pig and the Lost Pirate Treasure and take part in some buckswashling arts and crafts. Eva will also be answering questions you have about writing stories and being an author. Bring your swashboggling eye patches, pirate hats and your loudest Ooo Arrrrs! £3 per person in addition to museum entry. 13 August, 12.30 and 2pm
Mischief and Mayhem with Matilda For 4+ years: join in with an hour of mind-bending mischief and mayhem with Matilda. We’ll be playing lots of games with prizes to be won, including Mrs Wormwood’s Bingo and fishing the newt that scared Miss Trunchbull. £2 per participant in addition to museum entry. 14 August, 12 and 2pm
Mischievous Witchy Magic For 8+ years: cast a magical spell and make a zipfizzling zoetrope which shows a boy change into a mouse. £3.50 per participant in addition to museum entry. 15 August, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Blood Donor Session
Call 0300 1232323. 9 August, 1.30 to 3.30, 4.15 to 7pm, The Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere.
Boutique Cinema at Clayton’s Marlow Every Monday Clayton’s Marlow transforms into an intimate Boutique Cinema to show you the very best in film. Sit back in one of their comfy sofas, sip on a cocktail, grab a bite to eat and watch a film on their big screen with superb surround sound. Screening starts at 8pm with a Pre-Feature comedy classic from 7.30pm For full film listings including trailers see http://www.marlowbar.com/films Every Monday excluding Bank Holidays.Call 01628 488 404 for details. Free entry. 12 August, 8pm, Clayton's Marlow, 16, Oxford Road, Marlow.
Luton Reptile Rescue Fundraiser
This event is to raise money for Luton Reptile Rescue; there will be reptile and mammal handling, stalls, pizza, bouncy castle, face painting and a lot more fun for the whole family. Tickets: free entry. 10 August, 12pm, Working Men's Club, The Green, Wooburn Green.
Charity Quiz Night
Two University of Nottingham students raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The evening will include dinner, cash bar, a raffle and a quiz, with prizes. Tables of 8. You can organise your own table, or team up with other. Call 07939 440215 for tickets (£15) 10 August, 7pm, Fitzwilliam Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield.
The Studio Session
The Studio Session showcases local musicians and singer-songwriters. It is the chance to perform in the venue’s Studio space, with the support of professional technicians. Reviva Rush is an exciting new collaboration with singer Retini Dunleavy, guitarist Andrew Fry and percussionist Stuart Young. They will be performing an eclectic set of cover versions and their own original material. Tickets are £8 (£6 conc) from 01628 788997 or www.nordenfarm.org. 9 August, 8pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead
Johnny Wheeler Returns to Wycombe Marsh RBL
A mixture of styles and tempos are on offer, Rock n Roll, ballads and music to dance to from every era. Free car park and drinks at a sensible price. Non-members may be signed in. Call ahead for peace of mind on 01494 520022 during club hours. Small fee on the door. Non members may be signed in. 10 August, 8pm, Wycombe Marsh Royal British Legion, 11, Cock Lane, High Wycombe.
A gig fundraiser for Animal SOS Sri Lanka, a UK based charity. Two Non Blondes, Tequila Damned, Cherry Scream and Incarna will be performing as well as burlesque dancers Bruise Violet and her Burlesque Beauties. Tickets are £10 from 07751 658803 or 07799 175723. 10 August, 7.30pm, Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere.
The Peacocks are a three-piece punk/rockabilly band from Switzerland. 2012 saw the release of ‘Don’t Ask’ on People Like You Records, a 14 track stomper of an album that is all that we have all come to expect from The Peacocks - Explosive, rockabilly influenced, stand-up bass driven punk rock, addictive and catchy. 12 August, Scorpios, High Wycombe
The Nils Solberg Swing Band
The brilliant acoustic guitarist in the Reinhardt style brings his own band to Marlow Jazz Club for the first time, with the added attraction of a guest appearance from lead violinist from RiverDance, the dynamic Noreen Cullen. It will be a swinging evening. Call 01628 486571 for more details. Tickets: £8. 13 August, 8.30pm, Marlow Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Hall, Station Approach, Marlow.
ELVIS - The King Remembered Downley resident Billy Gallacher will be donning his Elvis outfits for the 25th time to raise funds for Scannappeal. This popular annual concert by Billy and The Bonquas is on the anniversary of Elvis’ death. Tickets, priced £12.50, are available from Scannappeal on 01494 734161 or securely online at www.scannappeal.org.uk/events or from Billy on 01494 439912. 16 August, 8pm, Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere
Music To Your Ears
The town's original live music night.The line-up includes Bela Takes Chase, The Rakettes and CCU. £5 tickets can be booked in advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/231642 or pay on the door for £7. 16 August, 8.15pm, Loft Bar, High Street, Chesham Classes
Yoga class - Tracy N'Jie Yoga
Hatha based yoga combining flowing posture work and breathing techniques (finishing each class with a relaxation session) to improve well being, flexibility and strength. Call 07939373609 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 12 August, 9.30am, URC Church Hall, 16, Aylesbury End, Beaconsfield 12 August, 7.30pm, St Michaels Church Hall, Grenfell Road, Beaconsfield.
Talks Family History Talk: Online Historic Newspapers for Family Historians
Richard Heaton gives an overview of the main historic newspaper sites in the English language, followed by an introduction to newspaper digitization to help understand how better to search digitized texts, and the importance of searching different versions of the same newspaper title. Free; non-members of Buckinghamshire Family History Society are very welcome; a small donation will be appreciated. 13 August, 7.45pm, Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End.
Easy to Grow Flowers Suitable for Cutting
Marlow Horticultural Society is hosting a talk by Edwin Rye on easy to grow flowering plants that are also suitable for cutting. Cost of entry also includes refreshments. Doors open at 7.30pm. Call 01628 486206 for details. Tickets: £2 non members, £1 members. 13 August, 8pm, Liston Hall, Liston Road, Marlow.
Weekly Hash (Run)
High Wycombe Hash House Harriers - drinkers with a running problem - meet every Tuesday at a local pub (normally within a 10-mile radius of HW town centre) and go for a run, seeking out a trail that has been previously laid. No-one gets left behind, Find out more at www.hwh3.co.uk. Tickets: £1, free the first time. 13 August, 7.45pm, The Fleur de Lis, The Common, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch.
Sports Actually provides sports classes to children and adults in Amersham, Wycombe and surrounding areas. Through skilful coaching techniques, children are kept engaged through-out the sessions enabling them to make the necessary commitment for improvement. Focus in training is on movement and stamina building, leading, even after only a few weeks, to visibly increased ability and fitness.Call 01494 646703. Tickets: check website for details www.sportsactually.com. 14 August, 4.30pm, Hard pitch on the Rye, The Rye, off Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe.
Moving the Mail weekend
Anyone who has wondered how mail posted in the evening in the south was delivered in Scotland at breakfast time the following morning should visit the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre this weekend. It will cover many aspects of Moving Mail - from the early horse-drawn days to more modern times - Plus Postman Pat® and Jess the Cat will be visiting. The British Postal Museum & Archive will be displaying Banners telling the story of the Great Train Robbery and the subsequent Post Office Investigations Department. Go to www.bucksrailcentre.org 10 and 11 August, 10.30am to 5.30pm, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Near Aylesbury.
Murals and Mosaics
Join in with our collaborative mural and make a patterned mosaic tile to take home. Learn how murals such as those by Diego Rivera can be used to tell a story. Each two hour session is suitable for children aged five to 12. £15 per session (all inclusive), £40 for all three. There are two further activity days on August 21 called Myths and Monsters, and August 28 called Traditional Tales. Booking essential. There is also a one-off under fives special on August 14 from 12.45 to 1.30pm to make your own salt dough mosaic. £4.50 siblings £3, booking required. For more details email email@example.com, call 07448 793813 or go to www.happydoodle.co.uk. 14 August, 10am to 12pm or 2 to 4pm, Downley Community Centre, HP13 5TR.
Ben and Holly
A different character visit every Wednesday during the summer holidays. Mike the Knight (21 Aug), Fireman Sam (28 Aug) and a return visit from Peppa Pig (4 Sept), there will be several opportunities for children to see them at intervals. 14 August, 11am to 4pm, Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common.
Wild Wednesday - Zoolab Animal Handling Workshop
Come and join the Trust in the Power House to learn about a selection of interesting animals including snakes, frogs and giant millipedes. Find out where they come from and what they eat in the wild. You'll be able to have a go at handling these creatures in a safe environment. This activity completes No 30 of the 50 things. 14 August, Waddesdon Manor, Near Aylesbury.
Beasts of the Night
Come on a gentle walk around this lovely Nature Reserve looking and listening for nocturnal creatures. This is a popular family event. Cost: £6 per adult, £3 per child/concession. Don’t forget a jumper for when the sun goes down. Wellies can be advisable after heavy rain. Bring a torch. 16 August, Meet: Spade Oak public car park, Coldmoorholme Lane, Near Bourne End, SL8 5PS (times will vary slightly - confirm start time on booking).
Come and enjoy a delicious cream tea or a slice of home-made cake(or both). These will take place every Saturday during August. You might also find a bargain on the bric-a-brac stall. 11 August, 3 to 5pm, Holmer Green Baptist Church.
Are served every Sunday from April until October. Run by the Church and with all home made cakes, in the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust park. Sundays, 2 to 5pm, Church House, St Michaels and All Angels Church, Hughenden Park .
Shakespeare's Globe presents King Lear on tour Directed by Bill Buckhurst, this production features Joseph Marcell as Lear, best known as Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Rawiri Paratene, star of the Whale Rider. Tickets £16.90 to £22.90 from 0844 8717607 or go to www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury. 16 August, 7.30pm, 17 August, 2 and 7.30pm, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street.
On The Radar
The 5th Annual Young Pop Star competition
If you're 19 or under and have what it takes, this is your chance to strut your stuff on a big stage with a professional sound system in front of a panel of music industry experts. The judges will be Georgia Lock, the star of CBBC's TV series Sadie J, Marillion's Pete Trewevas and vocal coach Suzy Ann Smith. It's free to take part, but contestants will need to register by August 19. The winner will receive a £100 cash prize, a live recording of their performance plus a £100 cheque to the charity or local organisation of their choice. Details and competition entry forms are available to download on the Aylesbury Town Council website, or contact the organisers on 07751 310983 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 26 August, Kingsbury, Aylesbury.
Family fun, rides, stalls, exhibits, classic cars, fancy dress, fun dog show, raffle. Free entry. Contact Ray Cox on 01494 813000. 26 August, 1 to 5pm, Hazlemere Community Centre and Sir William Ramsay School field, Hazlemere
The Gravity Grand Prix
A free family fun day where home made carts fly down a hill from the junction of Church Road and Spring Lane to finish at Uncle Tom's Cabin in Cookham Dean. Run by volunteers to fund good causes. Limited parking. 1 September, 1pm, Cookham Dean.
Local live music arts, family open-air concert, a bar, BBQ, paella, and rides for kids. Acts will be playing from 2pm and include Alice Ella, Shout Timber, The Hazards, Bolaji Blues, John James Newman and more. Adults £10, kids £5 and £25 family. Bring a picnic. More details and tickets at www.marlowrockbottom.co.uk. 7 September, 12.30 to 8pm, Marlow Bottom Playing Fields.
Chiltern Film Society Season
The long established Chiltern Film Society is pleased to announce its 45th season, starting on 11 September with Susanne Bier Love is All You Need as the first feature. They are run by their members with the aim of bringing the best of international films to the Chiltern area. From this year, they will be able to enjoy the Elgiva's new digital projection facilities which will enable a wider choice of films and an enhanced viewing experience. The season consists of 15 films, all shown at the Elgiva on Wednesday evenings between September and the end of April. Membership is available for £49, a substantial saving on normal ticket prices. Go to www.chilternfilmsociety.org.uk to find out more. 11 September, The Elgiva, Chesham.
Kop Hill Climb
Bikes and cars thunder up the Kop Hill Climb in Princes Risborough. This event is now a fixture on the historic motor sport calendar. 400 bikes and cars will storm the hill and there will be a further 200 on display in the paddock. On the day £10 per person, children are free (12 and under), one complimentary programmer per group, Grandstand Tickets £5 for half day. 21 and 22 September, Gates open 9am, Kop Hill Climb, Princes Risborough.
Georgie Fame in Concert
Georgie Fame's music is a blend of jazz and rhythm and blues and is an icon of the British music scene. He has collaborated with greats such as Eric Clapton and Van Morrison. Tickets are £19. 30 September, 7.30pm, The Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.
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