What’s on this week

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Here’s your guide to what’s on this week, including cinema listings.


Carpenters tribute

Friday June 21: Rainy Days and Mondays Carpenters Greatest Hits Live! More than two hours of Carpenters classics including Close to You, Superstar, Ticket to Ride, Only Yesterday and Goodbye to Love. Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets from £17.50. Box office 0844 871 7607.

Shaolin Warriors

Saturday June 22: Return of the Master is a breathtaking show depicting feats of strength and skill by King Fu masters, using Buddhist meditation. Includes gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music and beautiful costumes. Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets from £21. Box office 0844 871 7607.


Monday June 24: Royal Opera House live screening of Gloriana. Britten’s portrait of the public and private faces of Elizabeth I depicts the Tudor court and tension between affairs of state and affairs of the heart. Showing in the Second Space at 7.15pm. Tickets £15. Box office 0844 871 7607.

Less Than Kind

Monday June 24 until Saturday June 29: Starring Sue Holderness from Only Fools and Horses and William Gaminara from Silent Witness. A hilarious romantic comedy by Terence Rattigan set in 1944. Ms Holderness plays widow Olivia Brown who is caught between her teenage son and her new beau (Gaminara). Evening and matinee performances. Tickets from £10. Box office 0844 871 7607.



Saturday June 22: Get Off the Sofa - Be Fit for Life! Meet representatives from local sports and activity clubs at the library from 10am-4pm.

Wingrave Singers

Saturday June 22: This well established choir, formed in 1977, has won a fine reputation for excellence, having been invited to sing in over 30 of our country’s greatest cathedrals. Tonight they perform in the fine acoustics of Aylesbury’s comfortable Methodist Church. Concert starts at 7.30pm, entrance £5 payable on the door. All welcome. All proceeds will be donated to the Karibuni Trust in aid of schools and education of street children in Nairobi.

Artisan village

Sunday June 23: Browse the many accessories, decorations and innovations on display from artists and amateurs; be inspired by the skills on display and join in a workshop. Enjoy live music and a Bohemian atmosphere. 11am-3pm.

Farmers market

Tuesday June 25: Fabulous local produce in the Market Square 9am-2pm.

County museum

Stitched exhibition

Until June 29: Stitched into Life - work created by textile artist Naomi Ryder during her Muir Trust residency 
at the museum. 
Featuring stitched portraits of local people. In the Georgian Room.


Until July 6: Splendid Stitches and Exotic Embroidery – a treasure house of textiles in the art gallery. Sumptuous embroideries and textiles selected from rarely seen treasures from three collections.


Live music

Friday 21, Saturday 22 : At The Green Man, Market Square, Aylesbury. Acoustic and band gigs from 9pm.


Saturday June 22: Music from folk traditions, Baroque, classical and romantic periods performed by Robin Ward on his handcrafted triple harp. At St John the Baptist Church, Stone. Starts 7.30pm. 
Tickets £10 adult, £8 concessions, donation (18 and under). Contact 07768 096467 or go to www.stonedintonhartwell.com


Saturday June 22: Michael Nelson entertains with soul, pop, R&B, Motown and reggae at Rivets Sports and Social Club in Whitehead Way, Mandeville Way, Aylesbury. Starts 8.45pm. Members free, guests £2.

Band showcase

Sunday June 23: On the last Sunday of every month Weavers Pub runs a band showcase. If you are a musician or in a band and would like to play, get in touch via the Weavers Facebook page. Starts 8pm.



Saturday June 22 & Sunday 23: Acer Corner, 10 Manor Road open from 2-5pm. Garden designer’s garden with Japanese influence and large collection of Japanese maples. Back garden divided into three areas, patio area surrounded by roses, densely planted area with acers and roses, and the corner which includes a productive greenhouse. Home made teas. Admission £2.50, children free.


Sunday June 23: Two gardens adjacent to one another, open 2-5pm. The Farmhouse is an informal three quarter acre orchard garden with herbaceous borders, vegetable garden and chickens. Farm Cottage has a series of modern landscaped rooms within a traditional cottage garden. Home made teas. Combined admission £4, children free.


Artists & Makers

Until Sunday June 23: Visit artists in their studios throughout Buckinghamshire during this special celebration fortnight. See them at work, ask them questions, and at some locations try out your own artistic talent or enjoy hoem made refreshments. Full details of all participants, locations and opening times www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk



Saturday June 22: The summer carnival in Pound Meadow starts with a High Street parade with a ‘storytime’ theme at 11.30am, before the grand opening at 12 noon. Attractions include an Air Ambulance fly-past, live entertainment all afternoon in two arenas, music, dance, sport and displays, a dog show, a market place with more than 70 stalls, Tring Brewey Festival in a marquee, lots of fun for kids with bouncy slides and an assault course and foodie heaven.


Sunday June 23: Craft and gift fair in the Village Hall 11am-3pm. Range of unique stalls, tarot card readings in private room, hot food and drink. Free.


Picnic in the park

Saturday June 22: A relaxed and fun summer’s evening in the historic Old Park, Swanbourne from 6.30-10pm. A great line-up of music including Charlotte Wheatley and James Harker, Palmerston and MP4. Gates open 5.30pm, parking at Swanbourne House School. Tickets £10 adults, £5 children, family ticket (2+2) £25, available from Tom Finchett 01296 720256 or 07974 029961 or email office@swanbourneestates.co.uk.

Concert on the lawn

Sunday June 23: The Beacon Community Choir’s annual summer concert on Ivinghoe village green from 1pm. The joyous afternoon of musical entertainment includes the John Cameron Three playing jazz and rock classics, instrumentalists and singers Tim and Julian Mann with original songs, Brookmead School Choir and the saucy wit of Paul Cullerton. Licensed bar, toilet facilities and free parking. Take a picnic, deck chairs and gazebos. No tickets, but £5 donation from adults welcome, children free.


Steaming day

Sunday June 23: Bucks Railway Centre, Quainton is fully open with steam train rides and plenty to see: Visitor Centre with interesting exhibits, gift shop, licensed refreshment rooms, museum, workshops, and plenty of railway vehicles and locomotives to see. The miniature railway is also very popular with little ones (small charge for rides). Full details and to book tickets 01296 655540.


Textile stores

Friday June 21: Join curator Rachel Boak to learn more about the costume and accessories in store at Waddesdon Manor. See where the treasures are kept and which members of the Rothschild family acquired them. 10.30am-12noon. Price £30 (includes house and gardens admission). Book on 01296 653226.


She Loves Me

Tuesday June 25 until Saturday 29: Tring Festival Company presents a charming, intimate and life affirming show featuring captivating music and poignant lyrics. She Loves Me is about Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a 1930s European parfumerie who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing their respective correspondents are none other than each other. Book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Show starts 8pm. (Saturday matinee 2.30pm). Tickets from £10. Box office www.


After Earth (12A)

Friday 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm;

Saturday and Sunday 11.10am; Monday to Wednesday 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm; Thursday 1pm, 3.30pm ,6pm. Audio description available

NT Live: The Audience (TBC)

Thursday 3pm.

Behind the Candelabra (15)

Friday to Thursday 8.15pm.

Audio description available.

Despicable Me 2 (U) Digital 3D

Saturday and Sunday 10.30am, 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm, 8.30pm. Audio description available.

Despicable Me 2 (U)

Saturday and Sunday 12 noon, 2.30pm, 5pm. Audio description available.

Epic (U)

Friday 3.15pm; Saturday and Sunday 10.15am; Monday to Wednesday 3.15pm. Audio description available.

The Great Gatsby (12A)

Friday 8.30pm; Monday toThursday 8.30pm. Audio description available.

Star Trek Into Darkness (12A) Digital 3D

Friday 4.45pm; Monday to Wednesday 4.45pm. Audio description available.

Man Of Steel (12A) Digital 3D

Friday to Thursday 1.30pm, 5.15pm, 8.45pm. Audio description available.

Man Of Steel (12A)

Friday to Sunday 12.30pm, 4.15pm, 7.45pm; Monday and Tuesday 12:30pm, 4.15pm, 7.45pm. Wednesday and Thursday 12:30pm, 4.15pm, 7.45pm. Audio description available.

World War Z (15) Digital 3D

Friday toThursday 12:45pm, 3.30pm, 6.15pm, 9pm. Audio description available.

World War Z (15)

Friday toThursday 2.20pm, 5.15pm, 8pm. Audio description available.

Paranorman (PG)

Odeon Kids, tickets £2.50. Saturday and Sunday 11am.

Guilt Trip (12A)

Odeon Senior Screen, tickets £3.50. Wednesday 11am.