FAMILY fun in Aylesbury town centre, the world premier of Opera Come Strictly and a talk about the crew members on board the Titanic – just some of the highlights on offer in Aylesbury this weekend.
Each week the Bucks Herald brings you a comprehensive round up of everything going on in the Vale. Below are the highlights for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pick up a copy of this week’s paper for a full seven day guide.
Storm Warning will perform at Aylesbury’s Limelight Theatre, playing songs from their latest album Strategy. Lead guitarist Bob Moore is highly acclaimed and well respected on the blues/rock scene, blending influences such as Santana and Pink Floyd to produce his electric sound. For more details visit www.qpc.org
The Dreamboys’ Full Frontal tour comes to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. The group have made guest appearances on The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Celebrity Big Brother. Show starts at 7.30pm. More details via www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury
Musical group for babies and toddlers every Friday afternoon in Bedgrove at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall. Runs 2pm-2.45pm with www.jacqinthebox.com
Aylesbury Library bounce and rhyme session for under fives, 10.30am-11am. Free entry, but booking required as only enough space for 35 children. For details call 0845 230 3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Princes Risborough Library storytime session for under fives, 2.15pm-2.45pm. Free entrance, no booking required.
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Wedding Fair at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Quainton, featuring over 35 stalls. Runs 5pm-9.30pm with a catwalk show at 6.45pm and 7.45pm.
The RSPCA Blackberry Farm in Quainton are holding a race night at Waddesdon Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, which includes supper. Proceeds will go to towards new equipment at the centre. For more details call 01296 488010.
Opera Come Strictly world premier at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. The show has been created by one of the UK’s leading operatic tenors Andrew Amdur and award winning dancers Michael and Martina Burton. Show starts at 7.30pm. More details via www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury
Ellesborough Silver Band will be holding a concert in aid of Scannappeal at Mandeville School from 7.30pm. Tickets £8 and £5 concessions. Free entry for under 12s. For more details visit www.scannappeal.org.uk/events
St George’s Day celebrations in Kingsbury. Free family fun day from 11am-4pm. Expect morris men, live medieval music and arts and crafts such as pottery making. Also stilt walkers and a play telling the story of George and the Dragon.
Geoff Swindells talks to members of Buckinghamshire Family History Society about Trade Tokens. Starts 10am at Prebendal Farm Community Centre. For details visit www.bucksfhs.org.uk
James Cronan examines what is known about the lives of those who served as crew members aboard the Titanic for Buckinghamshire Family History Society. Starts at 2pm in Prebendal Farm Community Centre. For details visit www.bucksfhs.org.uk
Regular panellist on Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, Matthew Biggs, will give a talk called ‘plants in medicine- the past, the present and your future’. It takes place at the annual plant sale of the Bucks and Oxfordshire group of the Hardy Plant Society from 1.30pm in the Winslow Centre. For details call Ann Draycott on 01525 240281. Visitor tickets £5.
‘Are you a victim of sweet poison?’ Talk by Joanne Oliver on whether sugars and artificial sweeteners are robbing you of your health. Come and learn plant and easy home-made alternatives and solutions to the growing ‘sugar epidemic’. Tickets are £10, for details call Preston Bissett Nurseries (near Buckingham) on 01280 848038 or visit www.joanneoliver.co.uk
Like A Virgin will be performed at the Limelight Theatre from 8pm. Expect a hilarious romp through the bubble-gum years of teenage life. Obsessed with Madonna two schoolgirls play out their fantasies of becoming famous. Show starts at 8pm. For details visit www.qpc.org
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A variety of breads, meats, cheeses, soaps, leather handbags, olives, toys and patés from Normandy, will be on offer at a French Market in Waddesdon Manor. Runs 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Free entry to the market but normal admission charges apply to the manor’s gardens. For details visit www.waddesdon.org.uk
Granborough Village Hall’s Committee is hosting a table top sale from 10.30am-12.30pm. Entrance is free and there will be a variety of stalls offering both new and secondhand items.
The Aylesbury and District Voluntary Group of Diabetes UK are holding a quiz night. Tickets are £10 which includes supper. The quiz starts at 7.30pm in the Fairford Leys Centre. For more information visit http://dukad.org.uk
Mentmore Nursery Plant Sale from 12pm-5pm on Mentmore Village Green. Barbeque, cake stall and refreshments will be available in the village hall. £1 entrance includes free prize draw. For details visit http://mentmore.org
Artists’ and makers’ fair for Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire artists, including printmakers and silversmiths. £1 entry donated to John Radcliffe Heart Centre. Runs 10am-4pm at Thame Town Hall. For details visit www.sallyevansevents.co.uk
Free dads and toddlers session at St Mary’s cafe in St Mary’s Church in Aylesbury from 10am. Session features play equipment, soft mats, toys, books and a chance for dads to spend quality time with their young children. More details from Karen Baker 01296 437641.
Aylesbury Dodgeball Club meet every Saturday 12.30pm-1.20pm in Aylesbury College’s sports hall. £2 per person or £1 with Passport to Leisure. Suitable for ages 14 and above. Details via www.aylesbury.ac.uk
St George’s Scout parade and service from 2.15pm. Residents are expected to line the streets around Aylesbury town centre to watch.
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Haddenham antiques and collectables fair, held every fourth Sunday of the month at Haddenham Village Hall. Up to 40 stalls will be selling a wide variety of items. Open to the public from 10am-4pm. Entry is £1, or free for under 18s.
Storytelling with Nick Halliday, a local author and artist, at Waddesdon Manor. He’ll be reading from his book The Lonely Tree at various times from 10am-4.30pm. Storyteling is free, but normal manor admission charges apply. For details visit www.waddesdon.org.uk