Children’s events

Chiddlers’ hour: The Magic Finger
Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The Magic Finger. Cost: £3 per child. Age: for 0 to 3 year olds. Call 01494 892192 to book. 
3 November, 10:30am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Tiny Talk Time: Twit Twoo Owls
Come along for stories, crafts and museum fun in this special time for 2 - 4 year olds. Tickets £3.50, available online at 
3 November, 11:15am and 1:15am, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe.

Exciting Entertainers
Every weekend in November, enjoy the fun and exhilaration of Odds Farm Park’s exciting entertainers. With several shows daily, all the extra fun is included in entry. 
Every weekend in November, Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common.

Tiddley Tots & Tales
High Wycombe Library in collaboration with Mapledean Children’s Centre brings you a weekly session of Tiddley Tots and Tales to encourage your child’s communication; sharing sensory creative activities, stories and songs.. Free event.
9 November, 9:30am, Wycombe Library, Eden Place, High Wycombe.

Saturday Storytime for Children
Bring your children along for Storytime on Saturdays. Free event. No booking required, just turn up on the day. Suitable for children up to the age of ten. 
4 November, 11am, Wycombe Library, Eden Place, High Wycombe.


Capricorn - Country and Western
Capricorn are an award-winning five-piece country music band who come to the Cressex Club having appeared on stage and in concert throughout the south of England. Last year was their 30th anniversary on the British country music scene. Call 01494 440349 or email for more information. Tickets £2 members, £5 for non-members.
4 November, 8:30pm, Cressex Community Centre and Social Club, 203 Cressex Road, High Wycombe.

Skamungas first visit to Shoot Aylesbury, the town’s biggest and best attended venue. They are looking forward to welcoming old friends and new to sample the delights of this new ska and reggae act. There may be a small door charge if you arrive after 11pm. Keep up with all the band news and gig dates at Call 07771561667 or email for more information. 
4 November, 10pm, Shoot Pool, Hale Leys, Aylesbury.

AMCHOR Come and Sing
Come and sing Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Zadok The Priest with AMCHOR (Amersham and Chesham Bois Choral Society). Conductor: Mark Austin. At 1.30pm, doors open for singers. The performance is from 4:45pm to 5.30pm. Singers £15, music available for hire, audience £5. Further details and singer registration online at, call 07708 608314 or on the door. All welcome. 
5 November, 1:30pm, Amersham Free Church, Sycamore Road, Chesham.

Dave O’Higgins Quartet
One of the UK’s very top jazzmen brings his latest tour to Marlow. Dave O’Higgins (saxes), Rob Barron (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass), Sebastiaan de Krom (drums). In association with Marlow Jazz Club. Call 01628 486227 or email Tickets: £10. 
7 November, 8:30pm, Christ Church URC, Oxford Road, Marlow.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed English language re-imaginings of operas including La Bohème and Carmen, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose take on Mozart’s classic. Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina. Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic. This production will re-invent The Magic Flute in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness through Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s lively orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity. Tickets are £30, available online at or call 01494 512 000.
8 November, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Sales and talks 

Muir Trust Residency Talk
Muir Trust residency talk with textile artist, James Fox. At the end of his residency and immediately prior to his solo exhibition, James Fox will give an illustrated talk about his career and inspirations. James is a popular speaker at Embroiderers’ Guild meetings in the Lancaster area but has not had the opportunity to speak publicly in this area before. James will also be discussing his residency at the museum and the challenges and opportunities that this project has raised. Tickets £5 –telephone 01296 331441 to book a place. 
3 November, 11am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

NCT Nearly New Sale
Bag a bargain - maternity wear, baby and children’s clothes, equipment and toys. Admission £1 per adult (in aid of the NCT charity). NCT Members admitted from 11am (with valid membership card). Email for more information. 
4 November, 11:30am, The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury.

Jumble sale for Chesham Grammar Equestrian Club
This annual fundraising jumble sale will take place on Saturday, November 4. Doors open at 2pm. Entry fee 50p per adult. Bargains galore - toys, books, bric-a-brac, clothes, shoes, linens and more. Refreshments will be available (hot and cold drinks, cakes, biscuits). All proceeds will go to the Chesham Grammar Equestrian Club - a self-supporting riding club based at Chesham Grammar School. 
4 November, 2pm, Chesham Grammar School, White Hill, Chesham.

Craft Fair
Craft fair with a wide variety of stalls including handcrafted items - jewellery, cards, knitwear, toys, cakes and more. Refreshments available. Call 01494 812645 or email for more information. Free entry. 
4 November, 2:30pm, Tylers Green Village Hall, Church Road, Tylers Green.

Christmas Talk
Mark Lewis explores the events surrounding Christmas including cribs cards and christingles as well as chrismons, mumming plays and wassailing. Entry £5 on the night (£4 for association members).
9 November, 7.45pm, Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End.


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 for more information.
9 November until 24 February 2018, 10am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Billy and the Minpins
Almost 40 years after his first collaboration with Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake was asked to illustrate Billy and the Minpins, Roald’s last story. This exhibition unites a selection of prints from Quentin’s brand-new drawings with extracts copied from Roald’s original manuscripts for the book: two heroes of the imagination together again. Call 01494 892192 to book.
Until 15 April 2018, 11am, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Disraeli the Author
A new exhibition that explores Disraeli’s literary career. As well as being Prime Minister, Disraeli was also a successful Victorian author. Booking is not needed to enjoy this exhibition. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue - adults cost £10.90, children £5.45. For more information, call 01494 755573 or email
Until 21 November, 11am to 5pm, Hughenden Manor, Valley Road, Hughenden.

Theatre and comedy 

Comedy Live in Amersham
Four circuit comics on the up. Presenting LJ Da Funk, Sameena Zehra, Ryan McDonnell and Sandra Hale. Call 07841509735 or email for more information. Tickets £6. 
8 November, 8pm, Mad Squirrel Tap and Bottle Shop, 100 Sycamore Road, Amersham.

T.Rextasy, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, has been performing all over the world for 25 years, a career that ironically out-lives Marc’s very own T.Rex. In 2017, the band returns to venues across the UK to transport audiences back to the 70s for the Marc Bolan 40th commemorative anniversary tour. Accepted as the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management, T.Rextasy have been described by many as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’. The skilled musicianship of Danielz (Vocals & Lead Guitar), Neil Cross (Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals), Rob Butterfield (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals) and John Skelton (Drums) lets the timeless music and legacy of Marc Bolan and T.Rex live on, performing everything from 20th Century Boy to Children of the Revolution and Telegraph Sam to Hot Love with superb authenticity. Call 01494 512 000 to book. Tickets £25.60.
9 November, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

The Titfield Thunderbolt
The Titfield Thunderbolt: can the villagers of Titfield save their steam train? The latest production is based on the classic Ealing comedy film, ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’, which starred the great Stanley Holloway and harkens back to the simpler days of steam trains and the closure of small branch lines by Dr Beeching. Set in the fifties, it tells the tale of the villagers of Titfield and their plans to buy and run the line themselves or risk losing their commute to work and market, vying for business against Harry Crump, the owner of the local bus service. Who is the mysterious Miss Coggett? Who is lurking about in the dark? Will the vicar get his wish of driving the train? And will the villagers triumph in the end? Starring plenty of well-known local theatre faces, this play is a laugh-out-loud romp with plenty of old-fashioned humour for all the family. Tickets from £13.50 to £15.50. Visit to buy tickets. 
9 to 11 November, nightly at 7.45pm, Saturday matinee 2.15pm, Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham.

Kast Off Kinks
Former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.  This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s and 90’s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose). Expect all the hits, including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, and many more for a great night out. Tickets £20, available at or by calling 01494 582900.
4 November, 8pm, Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham.

Faith- The George Michael Legacy
Don’t accept imitations Faith- The George Michael Legacy features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham to George’s solo career, this t. rexshow is based upon the George Michael 25 live tour using actual video footage and those everlasting hits such as Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, I’m Your Man, Faith, Father Figure, Fast Love, Amazing and Outside. Tickets £26, available online at or by calling 01494 512 000.
5 November, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe. 

Summer of Love
Taking you back on a nostalgic musical journey to that incredible summer of 1967 - an eclectic explosion of flowers, psychedelia, freedom, peace and love and, of course, timeless music that inspired a generation. With original 1960s film footage, The Summer Of Love also features a full live band performing songs such as ‘California Dreaming’, ‘San Francisco’, ‘Turn Turn, Turn’, ’Somebody To Love’, ’Happy Together’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, and over 40 more classic songs from the summer that changed the world. Tickets £25.50, available by calling 01494 512 000.
7 November, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to venues across the UK with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away. It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way. Featuring the hit songs Welcome to the 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days. Tickets £21.50 - £59.50 available at
6 to 11 November, 7:30pm and 2:30pm showings, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.

Hellfire Comedy Club
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. This time, Tom Deacon, Geoff Norcott and George Lewis will perform. Hellfire is a 14+ show. Tickets are £6, available at or by calling 01494 512 000. 
9 November, 8pm, Wycombe Swan Old Town Hall, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Top five things to do this weekend 

Autumn Fest
A great family day out. Free admission. Lots to see and do, games, face painting , food, make your own crafts, tombola, raffles, fancy dress competition, bobbing for apples, donuts on a string, local businesses, food, a bar, piñata and much more. Wycombe Sound will be judging the fancy dress competition for the following categories: best homemade costume, scariest, most original, best over the top, prettiest, cutest, most accurate, best super hero. Call 07488231665 or email for more information. 
5 November, 12pm, Totteridge Community Centre, Totteridge Drive, High Wycombe. 

Mayor’s Quiz Night
Calling all quiz fans - join High Wycombe mayor Cllr Brian Pearce for a quiz night in aid of charity - raising funds for South Bucks Hospice and Wycombe Rent Guarantee Deposit Scheme, which are the mayor’s chosen charities this year. Up to six people per team, £5 per person.
3 November, 7pm for a 7:30pm start, Wrights Meadow Centre, Wrights Meadow Road, High Wycombe.

Wycrail 2017
One of the largest and best-supported one-day model railway exhibitions in the south east. WYCRAIL ‘17 will have an impressive line-up of 26 high quality and inspirational model railway layouts, of British, North American and Continental outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including Z, N, 3mm, 00, H0, EM, 0 and narrow gauges. Full trade support will be present ranging from tools, kits, electronic components to R-T-R models and books. Also for sale will be the limited edition 00 gauge Dapol 7 plank Private Owner wagon representing High Wycombe coal distributor S.H. Evans of Terriers. Further information and details can be found on the Societies website at 
4 November, 10am to 5pm, Cressex Community School, Holmers Lane, High Wycombe.

Introduction to Quilting Workshop
Want to start a new hobby? Join us for a fun and short course that will introduce you to the creative world of quilting. Recommended 12+. Tickets £27.50, available at 
4 November, 10:30am to 12:30pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe.

Magical Tales with Sandra Agard
Centenary storyteller-in-residence returns to share marvellous tales of magic and wishes. All the family will have a fabulous time with Sandra. 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. Age: recommended for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Call 01494 892192 to book. 
4 November, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.