1. THE 49th Wycombe Arts Festival kicks off this weekend. There is a host of events taking place from Saturday until June 2. Tomorrow there is a Spring Concert by the High Wycombe Choral Society with the West Forest Sinfonia in All Saints Church in High Wycombe. The concert starts at 7.30pm with a programme of Rachmaniov Piano Concert no 2, Bruckner Mass in D Minor, Beethoven Overture Coriolan and Mandelssohn Psalm 98 Op.91. Tickets are £14 and £12 which you can buy on the door. There is also an evening of traditional music from High Wycombe Music Centre's wind chamber groups on Saturday at 6pm at High Wycombe Library. (Tickets 5) and there is a Blues Kitchen Jam Session on Sunday at the Arts4Every1 Centre in Desborough Road from 4 to 8pm. For full details of all events go to www.wycombeartsfestival.org.

2. WILLY Russell's legendary Blood Brothers is at the Wycombe Swan this weekend. Make sure you catch this classic musical before it goes. It is on tonight at 7.30pm and tomorrow at 2.30 and 7.30pm.Maureen Nolan plays Mrs Johnstone. It tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Songs includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Tickets are £20 to £39 from 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.

3. ENJOY music from the stage and screen at a classics concert tomorrow at 7.30pm. There will be an evening of superb musical entertainment provided by The Marlow Town Band and featuring special guests the Marlow Music Makers choir. Tickets are £7 in advance or £8 at the door. Call 07950 690775 or email marlowtownband@btinternet.com. It takes place at The Shelley Theatre, Court Garden Leisure Complex, Pound Lane, Marlow

4. THE First Ridge Off Roader is on Sunday, starting at 10am. The 10k race will take to the footpaths, bridleways and lanes of the Chiltern Hills around Bledlow Ridge in the 10k race which starts and finishes at the school in Bledlow Ridge. It is aimed at families with activities for the children including a bouncy castle and a one km race for any one who wants to take part. There will also be refreshments, stalls selling local produce and massages available to runners before and after the race. Entries to the race on the day will cost £15 for adults and £10 for juniors. For more details go to www.ridgeoffroader.co.uk.

5. TAKE on a swimming challenge this weekend as part of the Marie Curie Cancer Care Swimathon. From today to Sunday swimmers can take on Swimathon’s established distance challenges, including the individual 5k, individual 2.5k and individual 1.5k. Up to five people can also create a team to take on the Team 5k and Team 1.5k challenges. All challenges are in support of Marie Curie. Swimathons are taking place at High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Marlow and Aylesbury.