The first ever Bucks Open Weekend is set to take place this month - and includes more than 70 events and activities so far.

Open Weekend is a new co-ordinated event taking place July 22 to 25 and organised by Buckinghamshire Culture in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council.

The celebration of creativity, culture and stories includes activities being run by Waddesdon Manor, High Wycombe BidCo and many others - and events are taking place across the county, from Stowe to Marlow.

Take a look at the Open Weekend What’s On ( to find out what’s happening – and try something new this July.

It could be a literary walk, a textiles workshop, a dyeing workshop, or a story telling event.

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The Story Stall will also be visiting various locations during the Open Weekend – so head along to Discover Bucks Museum (July 22), Bourne End Library (July 23), Story Telling Festival on Frogmoor (July 24) or Chiltern Open Air Museum (July 25) to share your stories with friendly artists.

If you want to stay home, the artists are each designing a story-themed activity, all downloadable as part of their Summer of Stories story pack.

Bill Morris, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair said: “It is fantastic to see so many creative activities taking place for Open Weekend. We are really excited about the stories that people of all ages and background might share as part of the Open Weekend.’’

He added: “This feels like a great opportunity to welcome people back to our town centres and cultural venues after lockdown.”

Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council’s cabinet member for culture and leisure added: “This really is a wonderful way to showcase the creative and cultural activity taking place across the county, in museums, libraries and other venues and spaces. I’d encourage people of all ages to take a look at what’s on during the Open Weekend and to participate in some of the available activities. I’m sure it’s going to be a weekend that is fun for everyone.”

Many events are free and many are aimed at children and families.

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