Children’s Events

Crackling Clay Gremlins
Roald Dahl wrote about the Gremlins – the RAF’s own magical creatures - while he was still a serving airman. You will work just like Walt Disney’s illustrators did – listen to Roald’s description and make your own clay version of these naughty little beasts. 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: suitable for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by an adult. Call 01494 892192 to book.
13 April, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Tiny Talk Time: Spring Special
Come along for stories, crafts and museum fun in this special time for 2 - 4 year olds. Tickets £3, available at
13 April, 10:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe.

Discover Dahl’s archives
Family archive experience for older children and adults. A unique behind-the-scenes peek into the archive store, which houses Roald Dahl’s original letters and manuscripts. The collections team will introduce you to the highlights of the archive, housed in the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. Cost: £1.50 per participant, adults and children. Age: recommended for 8 years to adult. Call 01494 892192 to book.
14 April, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Stage Flight with Alfred Taylor-Gaunt
Fun, drama based workshop with choreographer and producer Alfred Taylor-Gaunt. Find out about Roald Dahl’s love of flying, then enjoy some drama and language games and activities. Be ready to use your imagination and be active. Cost: £3 per participant. Age: suitable for 4+ years. Call 01494 892192 to book.
14 April, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Fantabulous Flying Scarf
Celebrate the RAF Centenary and find out more about Roald Dahl’s RAF career. Take a good look at his uniform and discover the importance of his scarf! Then design your own emblem to print onto a scarf to take home. 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: suitable for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by an adult (no more than two non-participating adults will be allowed in the room per group). Participating children aged 2 to 4 years will still need to pay. Call 01494 892192 to book.
15 April, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.

Science Club for Kids
Little House of Science foster this natural curiosity in boys and girls and re-enforce STEM subjects in a fun, project-based way so that children can connect with science from an early age. All three partners take a great interest in the science community. They wanted their own children to explore and find answers to the questions about their world around them…such as how plants breathe, the universe, its galaxies, how bridges are built, the life of ants and bees to name a few. The partners therefore felt it would be great to have a safe and fun environment for kids to learn about the sciences and all the questions around it. An environment which is active, full of project based learning, 'hands-on and brains-on' and stimulating. Email for more information.
18 April until 18 July, 4pm, The Curzon Centre, Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield.

Exhibitions and Workshops

Bucks Pottery & Sculpture Society Exhibition
Are you interested in pottery and sculpture? Then come along to the All Saints Church in Marlow and see what members of the Bucks Pottery & Sculpture Society have been making recently.  The Society's 2018 annual exhibition is being held from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Entry is free and all items will be for sale. Light refreshments will be available so you can indulge in tea and cake while you examine the exhibits. The BPSS holds regular monthly meetings where guest speakers come along to talk and demonstrate their own particular brand of pottery or sculpture making. For more details about the society or the exhibition see or contact Chris Inder on 01844 342355.
14 April, 9:30am, Church Hall, All Saints Church, The Causeway, Marlow.

Bucks Genealogical Society
King of the Woods. Many Bucks men earned their living by cutting and shaping timber for the chair-makers, up in the Chiltern woodlands. The inimitable Stuart King, owner of a furniture firm and renowned raconteur, tells the story of these 'bodgers' and their life among the trees, working for the Wycombe furniture makers. Doors open at 2pm for research advice and chat, talk 2:30pm. BGS members free, non-members welcome £1. Refreshments are available following talk at small charge. Maybe even purchase one of the McLaughlin Guides for Family Historians or other books from the shop to help with your research. Call 01844 291631 for more information.
14 April, 2pm, Southcourt Community Centre, Prebendal Avenue, Aylesbury.

Gallery Tours of Elisabeth Frink Exhibition
Join museum curator Mel Czapski for a tour around the stunning Elisabeth Frink exhibition of sculptures, drawings and prints. Hear more about Frink’s life and career and look at some of her work on display in more depth. Find out the background to this major loan exhibition and the work involved in getting it on display. Tickets £5 per person. Numbers are limited to 12 people per tour. Please call 01296 331441 to book or ask at Museum reception.
18 April, 11am and 2pm, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Blacksmithing workshop at Queens Park Arts Centre
Blacksmithing with Nicholas Packham. Visit a practising workshop to learn and refine the art of blacksmithing. Classes take place at Nicholas’ workshop in Milton Keynes. Call Queens Park Arts Centre for address. Places must be booked in advance - don't forget to bring a packed lunch. Call 01296424332.Tickets: £45/£40 for members (all materials included).
15 April, 10am, Queens Park Arts Centre, Queens Park, Aylesbury.

Finds Surgery
Arwen James, the Finds Liaison Officer for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, will be holding a Finds Day at Bucks County Museum. Please email or ring for an appointment: or 01296 325227. Bring in any objects you have discovered for identification and recording, she can also advise on issues relating to finds and the Treasure Act. Your finds could be recorded on to the Portable Antiquities Scheme database and add to our shared archaeological knowledge of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
18 April, 10am, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury.

Coffee and Cards
A fun new coffee morning for all ages 18+ at the Evreham Centre. Every first and third Wednesday of the month - excluding school holidays - we will be getting together to learn a new game, chat and have fun. The first week you will be playing Scrabble. Beginners welcome. Hot drink and a slice of cake included in the admission fee of £2.
First and Third Wednesday until 20 July, 11am, Evreham Centre, Swallow Street, Iver.

Sales and Fairs

Volunteer Fair at Hearing Dogs
Thinking about volunteering? Come along to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People's Volunteer Fair to find out how you could get involved. Meet some hearing dogs in training and other roles. There will be talks at 11:30am and 12:30pm plus a demonstration at midday. Dogs on leads welcome. Free entry.
14 April, 11am, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Grange, Wycombe Road, Saunderton.

Naphill Brownies and Guides Jumble Sale
Jumble will be collected around the village from 8:30am or can be dropped at the hall. No furniture or electrical goods please. Tickets: 50p.
14 April, 1:30pm, Naphill Village Hall, Main Road Naphill.

Spring Flower Show
Hazlemere Gardening Association spring flower show. Flowers, pot plants, arts and crafts and photography sections. Refreshments and raffle. Call 01494 711570 or email for more information. Free entry.
14 April, 2pm, Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere.


Music from Stage and Screen - Bucks Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Join the Bucks Symphonic Wind Ensemble for an evening of music from stage and screen in the beautiful setting of St Francis of Assisi Church, Terriers, High Wycombe, in support of Christian Aid. The concert will feature a varied programme of uplifting wind band music from well-known films and musicals, including many old favourites, all under the baton of conductor, Duncan Stubbs OBE. They will also be joined by special guests, vocalist Matthew Little and Ladies A Cappella chorus, Capital Connection. Tickets can be reserved in advance from or purchased on the door. Tickets: adults £12, concessions £10, under 16s free.
14 April, 7:30pm, St Francis of Assisi Church, Terriers, High Wycombe.

David K Duo
Someone new for the club this weekend. Come along and support David in his first gig in the club bar. All welcome. Call 01494448800 or email for more information.
14 April, 8pm, The Riverside Club, Legion Hall, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.


Wildlife in a Frame
A Rennie Grove Hospice Care fundraiser, costing £20 including a glass of wine and homemade canapes. Jeremy Gould had the wonderful opportunity of working at the BBC Natural History Unit, Bristol for more than 10 years. As part of a BBC Film Crew he worked with Sir David Attenborough on 'Life on Earth' and 'The Living Planet'. He tells his story of travelling overseas to photograph natural history in the raw. Sometimes arduous, always exciting and mostly very enjoyable and great fun. From the Equator to the Antarctic he reveals what it is like to be on the front line of programme making on film. Call 07884 432133 or email for more.
16 April, 7:15pm, Davenies School, Station Road, Beaconsfield.

Foraging to Farming: Food in the Stone Age
How did our eating habits change when humanity transitioned from being foragers and hunter-gatherers to farmers? Has this huge change to our diet been for the better? Find out from prehistorian Kim Biddulph about the original palaeodiet. Kim will have food production artefacts to demonstrate what our prehistoric ancestors were eating in and around Wycombe. Talk from 8pm-9pm, doors open at 7:30pm. Why not have a look around the exhibition 'Food: Food: Beer, Bacon Badgers and Bhajis' - an exploration of local foods through history and today - while you're there? Tickets:
17 April, 7:30pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe.

Russian Churches
High Wycombe Russian Cultural Club presents: Russian Churches, a talk (in English) on Russian churches, including their architecture and historical background, as observed on a river journey from St Petersburg to Moscow. An illustrated talk by Jessica Houdret. Entry fee £2.
19 April, 2pm, Downley Community Centre, Oak Room, School Close, Downley.

Theatre and Comedy

Shappi Khorsandi - Mistress and Misfit
Shappi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson's mistress', a bit of a harlot. (You get one job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in. She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm. Call 01494 582900 or email to buy tickets, which are £15.
14 April, 8pm, The Elgiva, St Mary's Way, Chesham.

Cirque Berserk
Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Tickets £20 - £29.50, available at or call 01494 512 000.
Until 15 April, various showings, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Cilla – The Musical
The spectacular rise of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. Cilla - The Musical is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. It’s an introduction by a young John Lennon to music mogul Brian Epstein that changes Pricilla White’s life forever. By the age of just 25 she would be known as singer and TV Star Cilla Black, Number One selling artist and at the fore-front of the Brit-Pop music scene. Tickets £17.90 - £49.90, available online at
Until 14 April, various showings, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Performing the legendary Rumours album note-for-note and in its entirety... plus much more. Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2018 with a brand new show celebrating 40 years of the iconic Rumours album. Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offer a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved bands of all time. Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups. Tickets £27.65 - £37.65 at
17 April, 7:30pm, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.

Money for Nothing
Money For Nothing is a tribute to the Dire Straits like no other before. Prepare to be captivated by the authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Money For Nothing is a show of the highest quality. Meticulous attention is paid to every detail, to faithfully recreate the distinct sound of Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular. During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums and spent over a thousand weeks on the UK charts, ranking fifth all-time. Performing Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Private Investigations, Walk of Life, Brothers in Arms, So Far Away and many more much-loved classics drawn from six platinum albums. Featuring all of their legendary hits, audiences are treated to those soaring guitar solos and instantly recognisable riffs by an incredibly talented band in a musical encounter you will never forget. Tickets £25.50 at
19 April, 7:30pm, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury.

Sister Act
A show by Chesham Musical Theatre Company. When disco diva Deloris Van-Cartier witnesses a crime, the police hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, the newly-renamed Sister Mary Clarence helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the power of friendship, Sister Act is reason for Chesham to rejoice. Tickets £16.50, available online at or call 01494 582900.
18 April, 7:45pm, The Elgiva Theatre, St Mary’s Way, Chesham.

Top five things to do 

The Chilterns Vintage Cinema Presents The Neverending Story
Young Bastian is being tormented by school bullies. One day he escapes into a bookshop and is shown an ancient book and told it could be dangerous. Later he borrows it and, as he reads it, is drawn into the land of Fantasia which needs a hero to save it from destruction. Can Bastian step up to the plate? Come and watch this classic film in the beautifully surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, Prestwood. Complimentary popcorn will be served and there will be a fully licenced bar selling a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. A choice of comfy beanbag or church bench seating will be available upon booking. For more information and to book tickets, visit Tickets: £10.
14 April, 6:30pm, Holy Trinity, Prestwood, 134 Wycombe Road, Prestwood.

Great Hampden and Whiteleaf Orienteering Races
A race with no set route. You have to find your way around a series of checkpoints as fast as you can, using a special orienteering map of the woods to choose your own route between them. Think of it as a competitive treasure hunt. Each checkpoint might be on paths, hidden behind vegetation or along streams. Each one consists of a marker flag and timing unit, for you to register your electronic timing chip against (which will be lent to you). Be as competitive as you want - run, jog or just walk, there will be several courses, from 1k to 8k, for runners, with the shorter ones for families and juniors. Your entry fee includes a waterproof map to keep, hire of a timing chip and a print out of your result and splits at the finish. Just turn up and enter on the day, any time between 10am and 11:30am. Courses close at 2pm and normally take 30 to 75 mins to complete. Organised by Thames Valley Orienteering Club. Lots of help will be available. Tickets: £8 for solo adults and groups/£4 solo juniors.
15 April, 10am, Great Hampden and Whiteleaf Woods, Parking in firm flat field at junction of Kop Hill and Peters Lane, Princes Risborough.

Gerrards Cross Spring Book Fair
The popular book fair will be held once again at the delightful Memorial Hall in the lovely town of Gerrards Cross. Over its life, the book fair has become a fixture in the summer calendar for book collectors and dealers from Bucks, Herts, Berks, London and beyond. Warmer than Barbados, more intimate than New York, less formal than Paris – Gerrards Cross has it all. Most exhibitors come back year after year and the customers return, again and again. Book collectors love the fair - it’s friendly and varied, the dealers have time to talk, there are plenty of books but it’s not overwhelming. Entry is £1 on the door. Breakfast and lunch served with a bar facility.
14 April, 9:30pm to 3:30pm, Colston Hall, East Common, Gerrards Cross.

Tropical Forest Handling Experience
Ever wanted to meet and hold animals from tropical rainforests? Learn all about exotic species including a tarantula, tree frog, emperor scorpion, hissing cockroach, a royal python and more. Book your half hour slot now – running from 11am to 4pm. entry is £6.50 per person.
13 April, 11am to 4pm, Black Park Country Park, Black Park Road, Wexham.

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano) - Wendover Music
Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012, Kolesnikov has performed around the world. Significant recital and festival appearances include Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, the Louvre (Paris), Vancouver Recital Society, Spoleto Festival USA, Canada’s Ottawa ChamberFest and Banff Summer Festival and the BBC Proms. Recent and upcoming orchestral appearances include London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Russia’s National Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira and Toronto SO. Pavel was also a member of BBC New Generation Artists. Buy tickets at
14 April, 7:30pm, St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Lane, Wendover.