ROBOT Wars, an artists and makers’ fair and a performance by Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra are some of the highlights on offer this weekend. There is also a May Day Feast in Whitchurch on Monday, featuring the village Olympics.
A battle arena will be set up in Kingsbury on Sunday to allow robots from the famous TV show to compete against each other – in front of a large crowd who are able to get close to the action (behind a perspex screen).
Children can also control smaller robots in another part of the arena. The popular free-event is now in its ninth year and regularly attracts 5,000 visitors to the town. Shoppers, who come to watch, can also meet the creators of the robots and have their photo taken with a full size dalek. The event runs 11am-3pm.
Meanwhile at Waddesdon Plant Centre there will be 60 artists displaying their unique printmaking, clay and willow work. Entry to the two-day fair costs £3,
On Sunday BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010 Lara Melda will be performing alongside Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra at St Mary’s Church from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £9-£11.
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Obsidian Art gallery in Stoke Mandeville will be showcasing artists and makers who have been featured at the gallery in the past 10 years. Runs today until June 3. For more details visit www.obsidianart.co.uk
Withcert Chorale with friends from Berlin’s Golgotha Kantorei will perform at St Mary’s Church in Haddenham at 7.30pm. For details visit http://witchert.org.uk
Artists and makers’ fair at Waddesdon Plant Centre, Saturday and Sunday. Entry is £3, which goes to Helen and Douglas House children’s hospice, Iain Rennie Hospice and Bucks Young Carers. For more details visit wwww.sallyevansevents.co.uk.
Why not visit?
Children’s drawing competition and face painting, along with craft and food stalls behind Antiques at Wendover on the High Street. Expect to also find potted fresh herbs, hand made sweets and soaps, cakes, jewellery and ornaments. Starts at 10am with proceeds going to The Florence Nightingale Hospice.
Edlesborough Village Green fun day from 12pm-5pm. Expect to tug-of-war and fancy dress competitions, bouncy castle and jousting mat. Also stalls and music from Great Horwood Silver Band. Proceeds will help ‘beautify’ Edlesborough, Dagnall and Northall.
Longwick village fete, featuring maypole dancing, Towersey Morris Men, pony rides and craft stalls. Runs 12pm-5pm on the laying Field off Thame Road.
Table top and plant sale at Waddesdon Methodist Hall in the High Street. Starts at 11am. Proceeds going to the renovation of the church hall.
Plant and produce market at Great Missenden Memorial Hall, from 10am-1pm. Free entry. Proceeds go to the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
May fair at St Mary the Virgin Mary Church in Weston Turville from 2pm-5pm.
Stagecoach Theatre Arts School is holding an open day for four-18 year olds, at 2.30pm at The Phoenix Performing Arts Centre. For more details visit www.stagecoach.co.uk/thame
International Chelsea garden designer David Stevens will offer advice on designing small gardens at 7pm at the Nurseries in Preston Bisset, near Buckingham. For more details visit www.thenurseries.com
Why not visit?
Robot Wars is back in Kingsbury for its ninth year running. Come along and experience the carnage for yourself as the robots battle it out in the Kingsbury Arena. You can also meet the creators behind the robots and have your photo taken with an original full sized Dalek. Runs 11am-3pm.
Horses, heroes and hounds family fun day at the Speen-based Home of Rest for Horses. Attractions include a Spitfire fly-over, dog show, pony rides, archery experience, falconry and a demonstration by the Light Household Cavalry. Runs 11am-5pm. For more details visit www.horsetrust.org.uk
Winslow Farmers’ Market, first Sunday of each month in Market Square. Starts at 10am. For details visit www.winslowbucks.org
The National Trust at Stowe is opening its gardens for a fundraising walk in aid of charity. Chose between a 30-60 or 60-90 minute walk. For details visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe
British Wheelchair racing championships at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, 10am-5pm. For more details visit www.stokemandevillestadium.co.uk
Aylesbury and District Ramblers walk from Hyde Heath, past Great Missenden, Ballinger and Pednor. Starts at 10am. For details visit www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk
Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra will perform Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 at St Mary’s Church in Aylesbury. Starts at 7.30pm. For more details visit www.aylesburyorchestra.co.uk
The Lion pub in Waddesdon charity fundraiser from 2pm. Performances by Valentine, Ally Craig, The Dung Beatles and Kontraband.
Withcert Chorale with friends from Berlin’s Golgotha Kantorei will be singing madrigals from the church towers of St Mary’s in Long Crendon at 8.30am and St Nicholas in Cuddington at 9.30am. For details visit http://witchert.org.uk
Why not visit?
Whitchurch community fun day at the Recreation Ground 12pm-4pm. Featuring a youth parade, real ale bar, morris dancing and live music. Villagers will also take part in a version of the Olympic Games.
May Fair at Aldbury School, near Tring. Featuring Maypole dancing, morris dancers, climbing wall and assault course. Starts at 12pm. For more details visit www.aldbury.herts.sch.uk