Plan for the week ahead with our handy list of the best events going on in the area: 


Learn to Rock n Roll Jive Marlow
Fun and friendly, no partner or experience needed. Come and learn at the beginning of the evening then dance the night away. Dancing from 8.30pm until late with DJs The Rocking Rebels. Top music and plenty of parking, next to Marlow Station. Dancers and non-dancers welcome. Entry is £5 on the door.
Every Friday, 7:30pm, Marlow British Legion, Station Approach, Marlow.

Music at Windmill Hill: Charlotte de Rothschild
Join us for some memorable musical concerts in the spectacular setting of Windmill Hill at Waddesdon Manor. Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano) with Michael Collins (clarinet) and Michael McHale (piano). Following her debut in the 2013 opening season with her evening of “Family Connections”, Charlotte de Rothschild returns to Windmill Hill with a special programme, “Dedicated to the Rothschilds”, celebrating the music of Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rossini, Liszt, Poulenc and Mathilde de Rothschild amongst others. Book online at Tickets £16.
3 June, 7:30pm, Waddesdon Manor: Windmill Hill, Silk Street, Aylesbury.

Crookey Karaoke
Karaoke with Dave Crook in the club bar - come and join in the fun. All welcome. Call 01494 448800 or email for more information.
3 June, 8pm, The Riverside Club, Legion Hall, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

The Chris Dunne Band
An evening of live country and western music with the Chris Dunne Band. Call 01494 440349 or email for information. Tickets: Members £1, guests £3.
3 June, 8:30pm, Cressex Community Centre and Social Club, 203 Cressex Road, High Wycombe.

Derek Nash and Martin Shaw at Marlow Jazz Club
The brilliant pairing of two award-winning jazzmen will provide the June jazz event at Marlow Jazz Club. Multi-instrumentalist Derek Nash will join top trumpeter Martin Shaw and the resident Frank Toms Trio at the Royal British Legion Hall. Derek, one of the most in demand musicians in Britain, is leader of his own Sax Appeal band and star soloist in Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. He always arrives with a wide selection of saxes of all sizes, but not many other venues get to see his priceless and very rare white acrylic Grafton alto, as played by Charlie Parker. Martin rates as one of the best, possibly the best, on both trumpet and flugelhorn. Music starts at 8.30pm with admission, pay at the door, £8. Call 01628 486571 or email for information.
6 June, 8:30pm, Marlow Jazz Club at The Royal British Legion Hall, Station Approach, Marlow.

Drive Duo
Drive are back at The Riverside - all welcome to come along. Call 01494 448800 or email for information.
4 June, 4pm, The Riverside Club, Legion Hall, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Jordans Music Club Summer Festival
The Jordans Music Club Summer Festival returns for its 74th season with four concerts presenting performances of classical music by artists of international calibre. Angela Hewitt, particularly renowned for her interpretations of Bach, gives the first concert featuring music by Bach and Beethoven. This is followed on Sunday 18th June by Nicholas Daniel (oboe) with the Britten Oboe Quartet playing an imaginative selection of music for oboe and strings. Tasmin Little, virtuoso violinist, accompanied by Martin Roscoe (piano) appear on Sunday 2nd July in a recital including pieces by Brahms, Schubert, Ravel and Beethoven. The last concert in the series features the Endellion String Quartet, one of the finest string quartets playing today, with works by Haydn, Mozart, Webern and Brahms. Visit, email or call 01923 282943 for information. Tickets: £20. All four concerts £68. Students’ half-price.
4 June until 16 July, 7:30pm, Jubilee Hall, School Lane, Seer Green, Beaconsfield.


Hellfire Comedy Club
Join Wycombe Swan for a brand-new season of the hottest comedy with the most exciting up-and-coming comedians on the circuit. Cool beer and red hot comedians will ensure you laugh the night away. Tom Ward, Marcus Birdman, and Marlon Davis will be performing at this comedy evening. Tickets £10, available online at or by calling 01494 512 000.
8 June, 8pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Last Night of the Proms
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to join them for the ultimate British spectacular. This classical extravaganza will be full of Pomp and Circumstance, celebrating the best of British music, plus many more well-loved classical masterpieces, popular arias and Proms favourites. Led by conductor Owain Arwel Hughes, the Orchestra will be joined by the talented soprano Sarah Redgwick. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra encourage you to you to get your Union Jacks ready for what promises to be a world-class performance of the music that you know and love. Tickets range from £18.50 to £35, available online at or by calling 01494 512 000.
4 June, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Fantastic Mr Fox
Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A juicy tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations, promises a dahlicious theatrical feast with live music and songs and gloriumptious designs. A wondercrump treat for the whole family. Suitable for ages 5+. Tickets range from £17 to £25, available online at or by calling 01494 512 000.
6 to 10 June, 7pm, 2:30pm and 10:30am showings, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

A Judgement in Stone
Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Company, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie. Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. The star cast includes award winning TV and stage favourite Andrew Lancel best known to TV audiences for his portrayal of villainous business man Frank Foster in Coronation Street and for the role of DI Neil Manson in The Bill. Tickets range from £14.40 to £37.40, available online at
Until 3 June, 2:30pm and 7:30pm showings, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.

Children’s events

Ship Ahoy! Half term fun at Eden Shopping Centre
Set sail to High Wycombe’s Eden Shopping Centre this half term for a pirate adventure. There are free craft workshops at Kids Corner through to Friday, 2 June where all the little scallywags can create eye patches and hats, peg dolls and treasure chests, cutlass' and hooks and top it all off with their very own message in a bottle. The half term fun will take place from 11am-4pm daily. For more information visit
Until 2 June, 11:00am, Eden Shopping Centre, Oxford Street, High Wycombe.

May Half Term Multi-Activity Holiday Camp
May Half Term Multi-Activity Holiday Camp for children ages 4 to 16. Children are split into age appropriate groups. Visit the website to find more venue locations, view timetables and book online. Childcare Vouchers Accepted -
Until 2 June, 8am, Prestwood Junior School, Clare Road, Amersham.

Museum Trails
Come and explore the nooks and crannies of the beautiful Museum buildings, or spend some time in your favourite period of history with their bespoke trails based on areas such as the Tudor rooms, Roman displays or Bucks wildlife. Each trail is designed for school-aged children (accompanied by an adult) and typically take around 25 minutes each (timings will vary by child). The museum will provide all the equipment necessary. No booking is needed, purchase from the front desk at £1 each, or 3 for £2. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate. Last trail will be 30 minutes before closing time.
Until 3 June, 10am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

The Building Boy with Ross Montgomery
Go on a magical journey with The Building Boy. When a little boy makes a model of his Grandma out of her old building materials, she sweeps him away on a thrilling adventure. Join author Ross Montgomery for storytelling and lots of interactive fun. Cost: £3 per person, adults and children. Everyone who attends needs to pay for a space although children under 2 who can sit on laps are free of charge. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop. Call 01494 892192 to book.
2 June, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum,, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Terrific Twits Garden
Roald Dahl loved gardens, especially his own. He included a particularly icky one in The Twits. Join us to make your own miniature gruncious Twit garden full of scary and disgusterous things. Cost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop. Age: recommended for 4+ years. Call 01494 892192 to book.
3 June, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum,, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Dahl’s Door Hanger
No one was allowed inside Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut. Find out more and then make a door hanger either to keep people away from Roald’s hut or your own special space. Cost: £3 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop. Age: recommended for 4+ years. Call 01494 892192 to book.
4 June, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Chiddlers’ Hour: The Magic Finger
Thirty minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on The Magic Finger. Cost: £3 per child. Price does not include Museum entry which you don't need to buy to enjoy this workshop. Age: for 0 to 3 year olds. Call 01494 892192 to book.
6 June, 10am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Exhibitions and talks

HS2 // Intervention
A unique laser photography exhibition documenting the HS2 route by award-winning photographer Mark King. Using state-of-the-art lasers, Mark’s project explores where the proposed ‘High Speed 2’ (HS2) train route will travel through the countryside. Serving as an important historical document they show how the landscape could be irrevocably transformed. Following on from two previous exhibitions on the same theme, Mark has recorded new locations that lie beyond The Chilterns AONB. Illustrated by using two green lasers to replicate the concept of train tracks, the lasers are mounted on a custom built platform separated by the width of the planned track gauge. They are then projected along the plotted path using various calculations. Call 01296 331441 or email for information. Free event.
Until 8 July, 10am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Just One Life
Pat Abercromby, the author of Just One Life will be talking about her debut novel. Signed copies of the novel will be available to purchase. Call 01296 382415 or email for information. Free event.
6 June, 2:30pm, Beaconsfield Library, Reynolds Road, Beaconsfield.

Sales and fairs

Summer Market
There will be a fabulous mix of stallholders with handmade and vintage wares, as well as local small businesses, all handpicked and ready to show you what beautiful things they have. There will be natural body care products, handmade cards, children's clothes, vintage china and glass, antique silver, hand embroidered art and keepsakes, jewellery, children's bags and gifts, and more. Hot drinks and cake will be for sale, and plenty of room to sit and chat with friends over a cuppa. Call 07734 867211 for information. Free entry.
3 June, 10am, Parish Church Hall, Church Lane, Chalfont St Peter.

Table-Top Sale
A table-top sale in aid of charity. Everything must go. Enjoy homemade cakes, and browse many household items, books, clothing, plants, cards and much more. Come and snap up a bargain. All welcome. Call 01494 562080 for information.
3 June, 10am, St Dunstans Church Hall, Cores End Road, off Wakeman Road Car Park, Bourne End.

Craft Market
Local talented crafters will be filling West Wycombe Village Hall with all their fantastic hand made products. Just in time for Father's Day, you can find a truly unique gift. From upcycled furniture to paper art there is a great selection of crafters. Free event.
4 June until 5 June, 11am, West Wycombe village Hall, High Street, West Wycombe.


An all-inclusive adult art class situated in the Chiltern Hills at Butlers Cross. All materials supplied. Come and learn and be inspired. Call 01844273076 or email for information. Tickets: £340.
28 April until 2 August, 9:30am, 38 Salisbury Close, Princes Risborough.

Top five things to do

Marlow Beerfest
Marlow Beerfest is offering over 30 beers and ciders to taste through the weekend. With live music, silent movies and hot and cold food available, you are sure to have an enjoyable time relaxing at Marlow's historic football club. With plenty of space indoors and out, you can enjoy the beer festival regardless of the weather. The event is open on Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from midday until 10pm and Sunday from midday to 4pm. Tickets: £5 including free souvenir glass and beer guide. Email for information.
2 June until 4 June, 12pm, Marlow FC, Oak Tree Road, Marlow.

Broadwater Sailing Club Open Day
An invitation to all sailors, past and present, to come and see the facilities and beautiful surroundings at Broadwater Sailing Club. Barbecue and refreshments will be served, and there will be the opportunity to go for a sail with some of the members. Call 07900083594 for information. Free event.
3 June, 12pm, Broadwater Sailing Club, Moorhall Road, Amersham.

Tour De Ford
Cyclists of all abilities in High Wycombe are being invited to get a taste of the pro cycling experience at a Tour de Ford led ride, in association with Team Sky, at Perrys High Wycombe Ford. Ford, who are Team Sky’s exclusive supplier of cars and vans, are hosting Tour de Ford events around the country. The free group cycle rides will be accompanied by Team Sky-liveried Ford Mondeo estate cars. The 30 and 50 mile routes through the surrounding countryside will start and finish at Perrys High Wycombe Ford. The non-competitive ride will follow a route plotted on Strava, the social network for athletes, and have the full back up and support of a bicycle mechanic throughout the race. There will also be complimentary refreshments before and after the ride courtesy of The Works High Wycombe and the opportunity to collect Team Sky merchandise, including an official Tour de Ford medal. Email for information.
4 June, 9am, Perrys High Wycombe Ford, London Road, High Wycombe.

Chiltern Warrior Fun Run – 5k and 10k
If you love running in the wild outdoors, then enter Chiltern Open Air Museum's 5k or 10k trail that leads through the natural terrain and hills of the Museum’s woodland, adjoining Woodland Trust property and around the Museum’s historic buildings. The run is suitable for both beginners and experienced runners and you can even bring your dog along. Dressing up is optional. Free parking and a free medal for every participant. Every Chiltern Warrior Fun Run entry helps raise funds for the work of this unique Museum. For entry fees and further details, see
4 June, 10am, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles.