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Ola Onabule performs at Aylesbury's Limelight Theatre on Friday
Ola Onabule performs at Aylesbury's Limelight Theatre on Friday
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PICK up a copy of this week’s Bucks Herald for our comprehensive seven-day what’s on guide. See below for a selection of this weekend’s highlights


Hartwell house art exbihibiton feb 2012

Hartwell house art exbihibiton feb 2012


‘Local Food Heroes’ cookery demonstration at Waddesdon Manor, 10.30am-5pm. Expect Aylesbury duck, Chiltern lamb sausages, Drover’s Hill Farm pork and Waddesdon Estate Game. Enjoy a two-course meal for £45. Details via

Live music

Ola Onabule will be performing material from his seventh studio album called Seven Shades Darker at the limelight theatre at 8pm.His music is rooted in the soul and blues of the late 60s and early 70s. For details visit


Musical group for babies and toddlers every Friday afternoon in Bedgrove at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall. Runs 2pm-2.45pm with

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

Princes Risborough Library storytime session for under fives, 2:15pm-2:45pm. Free entrance, no booking required.


Why not try?

Spectacular paintings of Hartwell House and its grounds go on display at the Bucks County museum in Aylesbury. Runs until June 2012.

Lovers’ leap 120 feet charity abseil inside House Of Fraser at Eden Shopping Centre in High Wycombe, 11am-6pm. Proceeds go the Buckinghamshire branch of the British red Cross. For details visit or call or email Sharon Charlton on 01296 739309

Fun day

Tree planting community fun day at Waddesdon Manor from 11am-2pm. Join Lord Rothschild and help plant one of 37,000 new trees to create a brand-new 60-acre woodland to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee. For details visit

Live music

St Martha’s Church in Tring is hosting international Russian Pianist Alexander Ardakov, He will perform a recital of music by Robert Schumann from 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 and available on the door or by calling 01442 822305.

Why not try?

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


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.


Windmill Pre-School present its annual Valentine’s fancy dress disco from 3pm-5pm. Tickets are £5 each, with sibling tickets £3. Entry is free for children aged two or younger.Tickets are available from Masons Stores, Marsworth Road, Pitstone or by emailing


RSPCA quiz and curry night from 6pm at Winslow Public Hall for teams of up to eight people. Tickets are £10 per person and can only be bought in advance. All proceeds will go to Blackberry Farm. For details call 0300 123 0752.

Live music

Johnny Wheeler and his band will be performing music from the 50s and 60s at Princes Risborough Community Centre. Starts 8pm. Tickets from Rita Woodward 01844 346718.

Aylesbury band Black Ju Ju perform at the White Swan in Aylesbury from 9pm. Free entry. For details visit


Why not try?

The Obsidian Art gallery in Stoke Mandeville is hosting the sixth annual exhibition of Ed Org’s work surrounding myths, folklore and fairies. On display will be 30 original drawings, sketches and paintings and the work of six other artists chosen by Org. He will be at the gallery to answer questions from 2pm-5pm.


Aylesbury and district ramblers will be walking seven miles from 10am-1.30pm. Starting and finishing in Chilton, near Brill. For more details visit