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Marcus Malone (top). Below is comedian Mitch Benn
Marcus Malone (top). Below is comedian Mitch Benn

FOR a comprehensive seven day what’s on guide pick up a copy of this weeks Bucks Herald (Feb 15-22, 2012)

FRIDAY

Mitch benn

Mitch benn

Music

Detroit-born blues and rock guitarist Marcus Malone is performing at the Limelight Theatre. His latest album, Let the Sunshine In, was released in April. The show starts at 8pm. For details visit www.qpc.org

Film

Buckingham and Winslow Film Society is screening Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids at the Winslow Centre at 7.30pm. For details visit www.bwfs.org.uk

Why not try?

Martial arts fun day at Prebendal Farm Community Centre in Aylesbury. Learn simple school safe, street safe techniques in a fun and safe environment. All Instructors are CRB checked and qualified in first aid. Runs 10am-3pm. For details call 0800 612 5670.

SATURDAY

Comedy

Acclaimed musical satirist Mitch Benn is performing at Aylesbury’s Limelight Theatre. Benn is best known for his BBC Radio 4 Now Show and BBC One’s The One Show. Benn takes to the stage at 8pm. For details visit www.qpc.org

Why not try?

Bucks mountain biking club ride from Wendover Woods at 10am. The group will follow an off-road cross country route around Wendover, Ivinghoe and Tring. For details visit www.bucksmtb.co.uk

Talk

There will be a talk on Irish gardens by Dr. John Page. It is organised by the Bucks and Oxon branch of the Hardy Plant Society. Dr Page is a retired university lecturer who has travelled extensively and is an author of articles on plants and gardening. The talk takes place at the Winslow Centre at 2.15pm. Further details from Paul Radcliffe on 01280 813352.

Children

CBeebies TV star Mister Maker will be at Hobbycraft in Aylesbury. Free entry. Children can shake his hand and take a picture between 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm.

Live music

Classical and contemporary music will be performed on harp, saxophone, flute and piano at St Mary’s Church, Wendover, from 7.30pm. The evening will raise money for the charity Ripple Africa and the St Mary’s refurbishment fund. The concert is organised by 17 year old Alastair Heald, a harpist who is travelling to Malawi this summer to undertake charity work. More details and tickets are available via www.stmaryswendover.org.uk

Soprano Fran Hall will perform at St John’s Church in Lacey Green at 6.30pm, accompanied by pianist Sue List. Tickets cost £5

Why not try?

Model railway exhibition at the Community Centre, Wades Park, Princes Risborough. The annual event is a chance for local modellers to display their layouts and model making. Runs 10am-5pm. For details email rdmrc@btinternet.com

Seed weekend at Waddesdon Plant Centre, 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday. There will be a wide range of specialist seeds to choose from and you can swap your own seed varieties with other keen gardeners. For details visit www.waddesdonmanor.org.uk

Aylesbury Dodgeball Club meet every Saturday 12.30-1.20pm 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

SUNDAY

Live music

Singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics Paul Carrack will perform at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. With a back catalogue of hits including How Long, Tempted and The Living Years, his soulful voice is known to millions around the world. Show starts at 7.30pm. For details visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury

Why not try?

Aylesbury CTC moderate cycle ride from Quainton to Heyford Wharf, near Bicester. The ride leaves at 9.30am. For details visit www.southbuckscycling.org.uk/aylesbury

The gardens, shop, restaurant, aviary and woodland playground at Waddesdon Manor are open at weekends until Sunday March 25. The house will open from March 28. For details visit www.waddesdon.org.uk