Sales and fairs

Fashion Show and Clothes Sale
A ladies and children's fundraising fashion show and clothes sale with half price surplus stock from high street stores. Raising funds for The Walk Centre, Nakuru, Kenya, a primary school for children living on the Nakuru slums. It is tipped to be a fun clothes-filled evening with a bar available. The show starts at 6:30pm. Admission £5 per person. Booking is essential – email walkcentreevents@gmail.com or call 07890 426544.
10 November, 6pm, St. Pauls Church, Town Lane, Wooburn.

Bourne End Community Craft Market
A co-operative of mainly local residents offering their own produce, services, delicious home-made and edible products and quality arts and crafts. They also hold a charity tombola raising awareness and money for a different local charity every month.
11 November, 10am, Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End.

Art and Craft Fair
The hugely-popular autumn event returns with a wide selection of the region’s best art and craft to view and buy, including jewellery, glass, textiles, cards, paintings and ceramics – perfect for Christmas presents. Children’s activities, refreshments and free parking available throughout the day. Call 01296424332 for more information. Entry is £2, £1 concessions.
11 November, 10am, Queens Park Arts Centre, Queens Park, Aylesbury.

Jumble Sale
Grab a bargain at the annual jumble sale: clothes, children's clothes, toys, books, bric-a-brac. Bring in any jumble donations to the school hall from 3pm on 10 November. Tickets £1 entry.
11 November, 10am, St Mary and All Saints Primary School, Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield.

Off the Wall Art Fair Launch
Come and join the museum for the launch of the Off the Wall Art Fair. Enjoy the beautiful artwork on display and meet the exhibiting artists. Wine and nibbles will be served. Off the Wall Art Fair is a popular and vibrant selling show with a mix of contemporary paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, photographs and glass from 30 artists. With a range of prices to suit all pockets, you can buy and take away on day of purchase in time for Christmas. Entry by donation.
11 November, 12pm, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Christmas Fair
More spectacular than ever before, with a new location and even more stalls, the fair is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed. For the first time, the fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit north front of the manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with 80 hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets.They will have an exciting variety of high-quality, unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods to delight you and your loved ones. Free with grounds admission.
15 November until 10 December, 11am, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Music

The Echo and The Stormflies
The Echo and The Stormflies will be performing to raise money for Keep Bourne End Green. Tickets are £11, available at http://bit.ly/2A3hVMI. Over 18s only.
11 November, 7pm, Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End.

Upbeat Soul at Magnolia Park
DJs including Roger Allen and guest DJs. They will be featuring 60s & 70s Soul, Funk, Motown, Stax and of course Northern Soul and rare import tracks. Entry is £5 on the door. Visit www.upbeatsoul.com, call 01494 854332 or email info@upbeatsoul.com for more information.
10 November, 8pm, Magnolia Park, Valley Road, High Wycombe.

Chiltern Music Academy
A return visit by some of the smaller groups from the Chiltern Music Academy. Visit and hear some of the wonderful local young musicians - and prepare to be amazed. Call 01628 486227 or email ashfo24@gmail.com for more information. Tickets £7 for adults, concessions for children.
11 November, 7pm, Christ Church URC, Oxford Road, Marlow.

An Evening With Rebecca Grant
Enjoy an upbeat and glamourous cabaret performance by TV, film and theatre star Rebecca Grant. Known for her roles in Stan Lee's Lucky Man and the BBC series Doctors, Rebecca has been described as 'suitably demure and yet twinklingly mischievous,' by The Independent. Doors open at 6pm with sharing platters and drinks available to order before the show starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £17.50 per person which you can purchase by calling 01494 866811 or emailing events@missendenabbey.ltd.uk.
12 November, 6pm, Missenden Abbey, London Road, Great Missenden.

John Mayall
For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues”. Sixty-four albums later and John’s captivating and authentic sound is still as vital today is it ever was. Special guest and long term collaborator, Texan guitarist Buddy Whittington makes a welcome return to the UK with The Buddy Whittington Band. Tickets are £35.50, available online at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or by calling 01494 512 000.
16 November, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Talks and Exhibitions

Roald Dahl’s War
Join former RAF pilot Graham Laurie for some free family talks to learn about Roald Dahl’s time in the RAF during the Second World War. Cost - free with museum entry, although they do encourage you to book your space in advance. Age: recommended for 8+ years to adult. Any under 8s will need to be accompanied by an adult. Call 01494 892192 to book.
11 November, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Bucks Genealogical Society
With all the stories that have been told of life in the workhouse, and what life was like in the towns and villages of the time. Was it really so bad to be in the workhouse? A talk on what life was like in the workhouse. Doors open 2pm for expert advice and chat. The talk starts 2:30pm. Light refreshments available following talk at small charge. For further details see www.bucksgs.org.uk or call 01844 291631. BGS members free, non-members welcome £1.
11 November, 2pm, Southcourt Community Centre, Prebendal Avenue, Aylesbury.

The Indian Army and the First World War
Nearly 1.5 million men from British India served in the First World War, but their contributions to the war effort are not well known. This talk will shed new light on Indian experiences of the conflict from local perspectives. Tickets £4 - book online at wycombemuseum.org.uk.
12 November, 2pm to 3:30pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe.

The Rudolf Hess Cover-up
The curious arrival in Scotland in 1941 of Hitler’s Deputy Fuhrer, Rudolf Hess, remains surrounded by mystery. The official account states that he made the dangerous flight of his own volition and his offer of peace came from a deluded mind. But Tony Eaton asks: has there been a cover-up to protect those involved in secret negotiations for peace with with Nazi Germany?
14 November, 7:45pm, Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End.

Chiltern Humanists Meeting – Fake News
So much of what we hear in the news and elsewhere can be challenged as Fake News. Since Donald Trump started using this expression to challenge reports from the media, are we generally more suspicious of what we read, hear and see as factual news? What can we believe and what is either untrue or at least misleading? Is the phenomena greater currently than historically? The vice-chair will lead a discussion and you are invited to bring along examples of “Fake News” you find in the media of which there are certainly many (or are there?). Everybody welcome. Bring your friends.
14 November, 8pm, Wendover Library Room, High Street, Wendover.

Beyond the Census and Civil Registration - Bridging the Gap
The 10-year census and the records of civil registration help us document our ancestor's lives back to 1837, but what then? Professional genealogist Antony Marr will give some ideas and suggestions about taking your family history research back beyond the reign of Queen Victoria. All welcome. Call 01494713912 for more information. Tickets: £3 - pay on the door.
15 November, 2pm, High Wycombe Library, 5 Eden Place, High Wycombe.

Three Remarkable Russian Women
High Wycombe Russian Cultural Group presents Three Remarkable Russian Women, an illustrated talk by Dr Ruth Sobel. Entry fee £2. Email info@GoRussianClub.co.uk for more information.
16 November, 2pm, Downley Community Centre, Oak Room, School Close, Downley.

Ex Libris: Altered Books
The altered book is an art form in which artists recycle and transform existing books into new works of art. Discover the intricate, delightful and artistic work created by artists from Sparksartists. Call 01296 331441 or email museum@buckscountymuseum.org for more information.
9 November until 24 February 2018, 10am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Days Out

Waddesdon Manor - Electric Menagerie
Discover American artist Lauren Booth’s Electric Menagerie, light-based artworks throughout the grounds which evoke the Rothschild’s passion for natural history. The American artist Lauren Booth has transformed Waddesdon’s animals into light and placed them around the grounds. Discover a giant illuminated dragon, neon goats and parrots and even a flea circus as you explore the Aviary, Stables and grounds. Free entry with ground admission.
11 November until 2 January, 11am, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Willow Lantern Walk
Follow a magical illuminated trail through the woodland at Waddesdon. Enjoy features including willow lanterns by local schools and a specially commissioned artwork by light artist Anna Whetstone. Free entry with ground admission.
11 November until 2 January, 11am, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Waddesdon Manor - Enchanted Menagerie
This year we celebrate the weird and wonderful animals of Waddesdon. See an elephant parade inspired by an 18th-century musical automaton to a life-sized zebra and trees decked with birds and mythical beasts. While Waddesdon’s main rooms are ‘put to bed’ for cleaning and conservation, parts of the house are opened specially for Christmas, with decorations that celebrate the weird and wonderful animals of Waddesdon, from an elephant parade inspired by an 18th-century musical automaton to a life-sized zebra and trees decked with colourful birds and mythical beasts. For kids, pick up one of the free children's trails at the house entrance to discover some of the more unusual aspects of the collection. Tickets: adult £25, child £12.50, family £62.50.
11 November until 2 January, 11:30am, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Waddesdon Imaginarium
From dusk you can enjoy a new light and sound show projected onto the manor created by the Guildhall School. The building and its contents have been scanned in 3D and transformed into detailed animations that bring the façade to life with enchanted objects. Roaming porcelain animals, dancing musical clocks, fluttering clouds of butterflies and moths and spirited 18th-century portraits lead you through a fantastical visual story of Waddesdon. Free with ground admission.
11 November until 2 January, 4:30pm, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury.

Christmas Candle Workshop
Learn to roll traditional beeswax candles and decorate a pre-moulded Christmas candle with wax paints and wax applique. All materials included, tea and coffee supplied. Booking essential – phone 0344 2491895.
13 and 15 November, 10:30am to 12pm and 1pm to 2:30pm, Hughenden Manor, Valley Road, High Wycombe.

Wycombe Unhinged Cask Beer Festival
After the recent success of Hopfest winning 1st place at St Albans beer festival, they felt this a great time to celebrate the beauty of quality cask beer. Wycombe Unhinged cask beer festival will feature 15+ cask beers featuring a limited release festival brew, our award-winning core range plus and awesome beers from select guest breweries. Thursday - Christmas lights switch on in town, beer fest downstairs at Mad Squirrel, and Comedy Night Upstairs. Friday - TBC + Rosie Blacher. Saturday night features The Apricot Hounds + Tinlin. Sunday - TBC. Call 01494 395 980 or email wycombe@rsgl.co.uk for more.
16 November until 19 November, 12pm, Mad Squirrel Tap & Bottle Shop (Formerly Red Squirrel), 4-5 Church Street, High Wycombe.

Theatre and Comedy

The Marlow Players - A Night on the Tiles
This perceptive, entertaining and highly comical play provides a glimpse into the lives of a working-class 80's family turned upside down by a wedding, a funeral, and a baby on the way. Performed by Marlow's long-standing amateur theatre group, The Marlow Players, the play has been described as 'laughter on the edge of tears' as it moves hilariously and challengingly through scenes of tension, tears, argument and reconciliation, before a final and moving revelation. Sit back and relax, as you watch events unfold. Tickets are £12 and are available online at www.marlowplayers.org.uk or call or drop into Marlow Information Centre on 01628 483957. New volunteers, members and performers always welcome.
16 November until 18 November, 8pm, The Shelley Theatre, Court Garden Leisure Complex Pound Lane, Marlow.

Comedy at the Mad Squirrel Tap & Bottle Shop
Upstairs at the Mad Squirrel Tap & Bottle Shop. Four circuit comics on the up for £6 – presenting Joe Jacobs, Georgie Morrell, Will Robbins and Saskia Preston. 18+. Tickets available www.brewerycomedy.com/wycombe.
16 November, 8pm, Mad Squirrel Tap & Bottle Shop, 4-5 Church Street, High Wycombe.

Top five things to do

Artists and Makers Studio Clearance
An unmissable opportunity to attend the last show at Commercial Square - an exciting retrospective celebrating 15 years of our flourishing creative community. For the last fifteen years a community of painters, jewellers, furniture makers, graphic designers, textile artists, ceramicists, printmakers, photographers and sculptors has been steadily expanding in the Old Furniture District of High Wycombe. Due to site redevelopment, the community will be relocated. They are now preparing their last show which will see every nook and cranny crammed with art. Free entry.
11 and 12 November, 1pm to 5pm, Commercial Square Studios, Leigh Street, High Wycombe.

World War One Culture Day
Get stories of WWI from a fresh perspective. To celebrate Remembrance Day and the opening of The Indian Army in the First World War, come and see our country’s multicultural history. Visit the trench, tie a turban, try your hand at Punjabi dhol drumming, make a war medal, plus music and poetry. Entry is free. There will be two drumming workshops – at 12:30pm and 2:45pm and a poetry recital at 1:45pm.
11 November, 12pm to 4pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe.

Chiddlers’ hour: The Enormous Crocodile and The Twits
Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The Enormous Crocodile and The Twits. Cost: £3 per child. Accompanying adults do not need to pay. Age: for 0 to 3 year olds. Call 01494 892192 to book.
10 November, 10:30am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Peppa Pig’s Adventure
Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure. Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music. Tickets £20, family offer £66, available online at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01494 512 000.
11 and 12 November, 10am, 1pm and 4pm showings, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

The ELO Encounter
The ELO Encounter promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie. So Hold On Tight because Rock and Roll Is King in a show that is guaranteed to have you partying All Over The World. Not only flawlessly recreating the wonderful music of ELO, it’s a spectacular live show from start to finish. Stunning lights and special effects create an atmosphere that will have you fully immersed in the whole experience. As the ELO Encounter reel off ELO classic hit after hit, it’s guaranteed to have the hairs on the back of your neck dancing in time to the music. Tickets £21.18, available online at www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury.
11 November, 8pm, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.