Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here's 14 ideas from across south Bucks for tonight, this weekend and into next week.

Scannappeal’s Brush Party

Join Brush Party to paint a fabulous theme ‘Cherry Blossom’. Get creative and experience a great night out and raise funds for Scannappeal, creating a masterpiece that you’ll be talking about for weeks. It’s all about fun and finding your inner creative spark – naughty nibbles and tasty tipples will be available with a donation. Ticket price includes all equipment needed: easels, canvas, brushes, paints and aprons. Fully guide tuition from a professional artist to take you through every step. Tickets available from or 01494 734161. Tickets: £30.

7 June, 7pm, West Wycombe Village Hall, The High Street, West Wycombe.

The Little Welly Goes Wild

The Little Welly obstacle course and festival. A day at The Little Welly is jam-packed full of fun and crazy experiences. They choose beautiful countryside locations and using the landscape and natural features design a 3km course with over 30 big obstacles – involving water, foam and of course mud. But there’s so much more, they have a festival field full of activities, music, live entertainment and seriously yummy refreshments. Visit the website for more information and tickets -

8 June, 9:30am, Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames.

Simpatico at Bucks Art Weeks

During Bucks Art Weeks Simpatico and Candida Hackney will be exhibiting. Simpatico is a group of locally based artists (Cécile Gallina, Liz Grammenos, Beverley Parkin and Jenny Thompson) who paint in a variety of styles and mediums. They have taken part in Bucks Art Weeks for the last 12 years bringing their own brand of colourful and inspiring work. Candida Hackney, whose beautiful paintings blend well with Simpatico’s artworks, is joining them again this year. In 2019, the group will be donating a percentage of their sales to a local charity called ‘An African Dream’ helping a community in East Kasese.

8 June until 23 June, 9:30am, St Michael and All Angels Church, Sycamore Road, Amersham.

‘Around Here, Now and Then’ Art Exhibition

This Bucks Art Weeks exhibition brings together four talented artists whose work proudly celebrates South Bucks and especially the High Wycombe area with drawings, prints and paintings. Leading the show is Lorna Cassidy who has been documenting the area for over 60 years and whose work is on display at Bucks County Museum and Wycombe Museum. Her stunning print work shows the changing landscapes and buildings of her home town. She will appear in person on Saturday mornings. Also in the exhibition is ‘en plein air’ oil painter Jan Gaska, Impressionist Richard Grinter and Wycombe Art Centre’s Daniel Wilson. Check for more details. Free entry.

8 June until 19 June, 9:30am, Wycombe Arts Centre, 15 Desborough Road, High Wycombe.

Bucks Art Weeks - Art Exhibition

An exciting exhibition of art work by The George & Dragon painters - Linda Travers Smith, Keith Francis, Julia Johnson, Pauline James, Graham Heron and Angela Fielder. Situated in the centre of West Wycombe Village with plenty of parking in the hotel car park. (Open all week 11am - 6pm - Saturday 8th and Friday 14th open till 9pm). Free entry.

8 June until 15 June, 11am, The George & Dragon Hotel, High Street, West Wycombe.

AMCHOR Bring and Sing - Messiah with Cake

Choruses from Handel’s Messiah. Registration 11.30am for 11.50am start (do bring a packed lunch). Tea and cake for audience and singers, 4.30pm, followed by the performance, 5.15 - 5.50pm. Please bring your own score. Singers’ booking form from Singers: £15. Performance: £5 on the door. Tea and cake: £3. or 01494775191 for information.

8 June, 11:30am, Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham.

Jordans Village Summer Fair

Games, stalls, food and refreshment for the all the family to enjoy. Call 01494874565 or email for more information. Free event.

8 June, 2pm, Jordans Green, Seer Green Lane, Jordans.Chalfont St Giles.

Sun Day Sessions: Bajan Barbecue and Cocktail Party

An afternoon of tropical merriment on the outdoor terrace. Michelin starred chef Chris Godfrey will be cooking up a Bajan inspired barbecue whilst the Clayton’s bar team serve up frozen Daiquiris, rum punch and other rum based delights from the Mount Gay rum shack. Native fave DJs Kwassa Kwassa Sound bring their tropical vibe to the party playing tunes from the terrace throughout the afternoon. Tickets £15 – this includes food and entry to the raffle.

9 June, 12pm to 5.30pm, Clayton’s Marlow, 16 Oxford Road, Marlow.

National Garden Scheme

Many antique, species and rambling roses. A potager and lily pond. Chalk garden on two levels and geraniums, herbs and succulents. Plants for sale. Teas in parish church nearby. Call 01494 862701. Tickets: £4.

9 June, 2pm, Overstroud Cottage, The Dell, Frith Hill, Great Missenden.

The Chiltern Camerata

The musicians of the Chiltern Camerata close their current season with a concert of music by Mozart and Mendelssohn. This concert will be the Sam Laughton’s final concert with the orchestra. Sam has presided over a golden decade with the Camerata during which it has progressed through a broadening repertoire to ever higher standards. This concert is characterised by beginnings and endings. The programme includes the first and last symphonies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: His symphony No. 1 was written in 1764 at the age of eight. His magnificent final symphony No. 41 - The masterpiece ‘Jupiter’ - was composed 24 years later, just three years before his death. They also welcome to the concert the celebrated violinist Alexandra Caldon for a performance of the ever-popular Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. £12 (adults), free for accompanied under 18s.

9 June, 6pm, The Church of St Lawrence, West Wycombe Hill, West Wycombe.

Derek Nash meets Art Themen

Marlow Jazz Club is noted for setting up meetings with musicians who are rarely seen side by side and there have been, over the years, some spectacular sessions. Tuesday June 11th, the Royal British Legion Hall will witness a partnership that amazingly has never happened before – two of Britain’s finest and best known saxophonists, Derek Nash and Art Themen. Derek is the multi-instrumental leader of Sax Appeal and star soloist in the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, usually arriving with (amongst many saxes) his priceless “Charlie Parker” Grafton acrylic alto, whilst “Doctor Jazz” Art, playing tenor and soprano is noted for his truly original style. Both musicians are eagerly awaiting their first ever “confrontation”, with the Frank Toms Trio providing the usual dependable backing. Admission at the door is £10, but as always the best seats can be reserved in advance by phoning 01628 486571.

11 June, 8:30pm, Marlow Jazz Club, The Royal British Legion Hall, Station Approach, Marlow.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. You can picnic in the grounds before the show. Full bar - including Rebellion Beer - is available and picnics can be prebooked via the website. Two performances are being signed (British Sign Language) and there is a hearing loop. The year’s show charity is Wycombe First Responders. Call 01494 573 559. Tickets: £15-£25.

12 until 22 June, 8pm, Hall Barn, Windsor End, Beaconsfield.


The hugely successful and unique six-man tribute to rock music’s greatest band AC/DC, complete with cannons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock ‘n’ Roll in a show critically acclaimed for its closeness in look and sound to the real thing. Tickets £17.50 at or call 01494 512 000, £19.50 on the door.

7 June, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.

Amélie the Musical

A story of an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that to find her own contentment she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Tickets £15 - £37 at or call 01494 512 000.

11 to 15 June, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.