Just the ticket: What's on this week in south Bucks

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Exhibitions

Second Thoughts in Black and White.
A diverse collection of prints of recent original work in black and white frames, all for sale at £60 each including frame, during the exhibition run. The artist has exhibited at the Swan before in 2012, and his work has been shown at the 2013 Chicago Art Walk. Contact Box Office for exact viewing times on 01494 512000.
7 until 30 March, Various Times, Wycombe Swan Theatre (Circle Gallery), St Mary's Street.High Wycombe.

Photographic/Art Exhibition.
A photographic exhibition of four working photographers showing a variety of work from their personal collections. Call 0845 2303232 for details.
7 until 23 March, 9am, Wycombe Library, Eden Centre, High Wycombe

Talks and groups

Leonardo da Vinci, The Renaissance Man.
Beaconsfield WEA Saturday study day, based mainly on Leonardo's own notebooks, revealing the extent of his achievements in the sciences and arts. Call 01494 813529. Tickets: £26.
8 March, 10am, Room 1, Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield.

George Holt Thomas
Join Dave Scott for his latest talk on the aviation industry in Wycombe. Holt Thomas created AIRCO an Aircraft Manufacturing Company, and in 1914 he employed Geoffrey de Havilland as his Chief Designer. AIRCO and their sub-contractors (including E. Gomme in High Wycombe) had built over 10,700 aeroplanes by the end of 1920, the majority having been built during World War 1. He founded Air Transport & Travel, one of the World`s first airlines, that in 1919, operated the World`s first international regular scheduled air service. Cost: £4 (Wycombe Leisure Card discount available).
9 March, 2.30 to 4pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Road, High Wycombe.

High Wycombe and District Cage Bird Society
Talk and Power point presentation by Mr Dave Brown of Cage and Aviary Bird Magazine. Call 07811 321328.
10 March, 7.45pm, The Pavilion, Hazlemere Sports Recreation Ground, Hazlemere.

Grow your own- 5 a day. The Good Life.
Marlow & District Horticultural Society is hosting a talk by Chris Day from Buckingham Nursery and Garden Centre. Chris is going to tell the group how to produce a balanced selection of home grown produce for the table. Doors open at 7.30pm, meeting starts at 8pm. A break for refreshments at 9pm. Call 01628 486206 for more details. Tickets: £1 members, £2 non members.
11 March, 8pm, Liston Hall, Liston Road, Marlow.

Tracing the History of a Village
The people, the streets. the churches, the workplaces, the shops and the public buildings - there are so many aspects to explore in a village to uncover its fascinating history. Kirsty Gray, the village detective, documents the sources available to trace the history of villages, with particular reference to Bourne End, and how genealogical and historical records can be used to build up a comprehensive picture of a community from the 18th century to the 21st. Non-members welcome; a small donation is appreciated
11 March, 7.15 for 7.45pm, Buckinghamshire Family History Society, Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

Children's activities

Horrible Histories with Martin Brown.
For ages 6+: join Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown for an action-packed show of stories, jokes and live drawing, with lots of suggestions from the audience. Horrible Histories is the world’s bestselling children’s history series. Look out for Terrible Trenches, a new Horrible Histories book created especially for World Book Day 2014, available in our shop. Adults and children £3 per person plus Museum entry. Call 01494 892192 to book.
8 March, 1 and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street.Great Missenden.

Music

70s Night.
70s music rock and pop. Dress to impress. Tickets £3 per person and members free. Call 01494 528161.
8 March, 7.30pm, British Legion, Queensmead Road.Loudwater.

Johnny Wheeler at The Crooked Billet
His repertoire includes songs from the 50s right through to the 2000s. Free entry. Call 01628 521216 for details.
8 March, 8pm, The Crooked Billet, Sheepridge Lane, Little Marlow.

Open Mic Night
Call 01494 862537 for details.
8 March, 9pm, The Black Horse Pub, Aylesbury Road, Great Missenden

Cabaret Night
West-End star Anita Louise Combe is renowned for being one of the few actresses who has played both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago on stage. She is also responsible for originating the roles of Betty in Sunset Boulevard and Stephanie in the world premiere of Saturday Night Fever, starring opposite Adam Garcia. Anita will be supported by Mark Morgan. He has played the title role in Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Joseph, in both the West-End and on tour around the UK. This evening of world class music will be hosted by James Church. Tickets are £14 (£12 conc) from 01628 788997  or go to www.nordenfarm.org.
8 March, 7.45pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead.

Mawkin
Five piece folk rebels. Their bold new sound mixes the instrumental roots and the traditional folk songs of the British Isles, reworking them for a modern audience. They will be tackling traditional songs, giving them their own spin. Mawkin have released two critically acclaimed albums to date. On this tour, they will be previewing tracks from their third album, released later this year. Tickets are £14 (£12 conc) from 01628 788997 or go to www.nordenfarm.org.
13 March, 8pm, Norden Farm, Maidenhead

Marlow Jazz Club
One of Marlow Jazz Club's most popular stars, saxophonist Art Themen, widely known as "Doctor Jazz" as result of his double life as a top bone surgeon, will back, lining up alongside another extrovert sax player, Benn Clatworthy. Benn was born in this country, was tutored by the great Ronnie Scott, but left for the States at an early age where he has become a big name on the West Coast Jazz Scene, and this date is part of a short tour back in his homeland. He has met up with Art on just a couple of previous occasions and some explosive music has resulted. The two stars have both requested the highly regarded John Donaldson to accompany them on piano, and they will be joined by the Club's regular drummer Denis Smith; whilst playing bass will be another top name - Andy Crowdy. Pay at the door - at £8.
18 March, 8.30pm, Royal British Legion Hall, adjoining Marlow Railway Station.

Quiz

Quiz Night.
Quiz Mistress Jenny presents a quiz night in the bar. Teams of four. Free entry and a prize to the winners. Call 01494 815180.
8 March, 8pm, Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere.

Sales

Booker Hill School Car Boot Sale.
Tables cost £5 in advance, £10 on the day. Entry is 50p for adults, children free. Contact Tracy Fenn on 01494 521646 to book a table or for more details.
9 March, 10am to 1pm, Booker Hill School, Field Road.High Wycombe.

Sport

Football classes.
This is professional football training for all of those who want to really improve their skills and fitness. Coach Edwin will focus on those areas he feels you would benefit most from. Call 01494 646703.Tickets: per term £95.
12 March, 2.30pm, Sports Actually Football Classes, Wycombe Lido, Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe.

One off events

Pizza making and Tuscany Evening
The first regional evening of the year at The Plough, which will focus on the region of Tuscany. It will be £27.50 for a four course meal or £45 with wine to accompany each course. To book call  01494 259757.
12 March, The Plough, Winchmore Hill.

Cliveden Open House
A rare chance to see inside Cliveden House, including many rooms normally only enjoyed by hotel guests. All tickets £7.50 and normal admission charges apply. Booking essential on 0844 249 1895.
13 March, 10.30am to 4pm (by timed entry ticket), Cliveden, Near Maidenhead.

Theatre

Colin Fry The Voices from Heaven Show
Being one of the World’s most recognised Spiritualist Mediums and Healers, Colin’s TV series " 6ixth Sense" has now been broadcast worldwide for 12 years. Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for education and entertainment purposes only. Tickets: £17.50 from 01494 582900 or go to www.elgiva.com.
7 March, 8pm, The Elgiva, Chesham

Auditions for Fawlty Towers
Following the success of the 2009 production at The Court Theatre, Tring, the team is pleased to announce that they will once again be presenting three episodes in one production: A Touch of Class, The Builders  and The Germans. These are open auditions for anyone to attend; they will be looking for a close mimic of the classic characters Basil, Sybil, Manuel, Polly and the Major with a little more flexibility around the cameo roles within these episodes such as Mr O’Reilly & Lord Melbury. They are not looking for your interpretation of the character so it is recommended you study the episodes and characters prior to auditioning. Rehearsals will be on Sundays from 10am to 12pm at Marsworth Millennium Hall with show week commencing Sunday June 22 at The Court Theatre, Tring. Audition pieces are available on request. For more details email fawlty@tringfestivalcompany.co.uk
9 March, 10am to 1pm,   with recalls on Sunday 16, Marsworth Millennium Hall, 1 Vicarage Rd, Marsworth.

Back to the 80s
The totally awesome musical presented by the Marlow Operatic Society. Featuring the hits, Kids in America, Footloose, Video Killed the Radio Star, Material Gil and Walking on Sunshine and many more. 80s fancy dress optional. Tickets from £12 from Marlow Tourist Information Office or call or text Lucy on 07899 867757. Go to www.maosmarlow.com for more details.
12 to 15 March, 7.30pm, The Shelley Theatre, Court Garden Leisure Centre, Pound Lane, Marlow.

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace... and beyond!  Inspired by the 1956 motion picture Forbidden Planet and based, loosely, on Shakespeare's The Tempest, Bob Carlton's award-winning musical is packed with rock and roll hits including Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Teenager in Love, The Young Ones and The Monster Mash.  Fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions... An amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. Tickets: £16 Full / £14.50 Concs. Call 01494 582900 or go to www.elgiva.com.
12 to 15 March, 7.45pm, The Elgiva, Chesham.

Eric and Little Ern
This affectionate, moving and fantastically funny homage to the greatest comedy double act that Britain has ever seen vividly brings back warm memories of a bygone era. Recreating some of the finest moments of Eric and Ernie’s television and stage performances, cherished moments from the archives sit alongside new material created by the performers. Together they make a brilliant comedy that recreates the all-ages appeal of Morecambe and Wise in their heyday. For more information or to book tickets go to www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk/
13 to 15 March, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Windsor

On the radar

Charity quiz night
With a ploughman’s supper. Staff from the school, Louise Goodridge and Jemma Smith are organising the event to raise money for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and The Alzheimer’s Society.  Tickets are available for £10 (including supper) from SWR reception or by email from lgoodridge@swr.bucks.sch.uk. Louise is also running in the London Marathon on April 13.  You can sponsor her at www.virginmoneygiving.com/RunningForJen.
14 March, 7pm, Sir William Ramsay School in Hazlemere. 

Windsor Spring Festival
Celebrating music, literature and the arts, Windsor Spring Festival once again unlocks an enchanting series of high quality events which allows everyone to enjoy Windsor’s finest venues. The highly respected arts festival will be located among and around the grounds of Windsor Castle. The events promise to be a selection of sheer brilliance and are segregated into different categories to enthrall different audiences. Visit www.windsorfestival.com  for further information or follow @WindsorFestival on Twitter.
15 March to 23 March, Various times and locations, Windsor.

Classic Ghosts
A haunting evening featuring a double bill to thrill... The Signalman and Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad with Terrence Hardiman (The Demon Headmaster/Cadfael), Dicken Ashworth (Coronation Street/Emmerdale), James Morley, Jenny-May Darcy and Greg Fitch. Tickets are £16 to £25 from 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.
19 to 22 March, 7.30pm, Thu and Sat matinee at 2.30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Vegetable Garden Workshops
From chard to chillies, beans to brassicas, at this free workshop you’ll cover everything from seed sowing under glass and outdoors, pricking out, planting and much more. Free after normal admission charges.  Capacity is limited with booking advised on 0844 249 1895 to secure your space.
20 March, 11am to 12.30pm, Cliveden, Near Maidenhead.

And This is My Friend, Mr Laurel
Hi De Hi actor Jeffrey Holland will star in this one-hour matinee which is a heart-warming tribute to Stan Laurel - the slimmer half of classic comedy double-act Laurel and Hardy. And This is My Friend, Mr Laurel takes an in-depth look at the life and times of the late great comedian Stan Laurel. On a visit to the sickbed of an ailing Oliver Hardy, Stan remembers their past successes when they performed together as Laurel and Hardy, their shortcomings, and the women in their lives. For tickets go to www.kentontheatre.co.uk or call (10491) 575698.
29 March, 3pm, Kenton Theatre, Henley.

The Mayor's Charity Ball
Cllr Trevor Snaith is hosting the ball as Mayor of High Wycombe, and proceeds this year will go to Child Bereavement UK and One Can Trust. This black tie occasion will start at 6.30 pm with a reception and canapés in the library followed by dinner in the Great Hall with complimentary wine. There will be entertainment throughout the evening including live music and dancing; a raffle and silent auction; an official photographer to provide a memento of the evening as well as a cocktail bar should you fancy something a little more exotic to drink. Tickets are £50 each.  Tables typically seat eight but can accommodate nine or ten if requested. If you would like to book online visit www.mayorofwycombe.com (Events Page)
29 March, 6.30pm, Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe.

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