Leisure Listings: Wednesday April 16 to Tuesday April 22

Colonel Custard, who will be performing in Market Square
Colonel Custard, who will be performing in Market Square

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Pegasus Kick Boxing: Aylesbury’s own fight team from Pegasus gym will be taking on the rest of the county in a night full of contact kick boxing, boxing, muay thai and MMA action. Headlining the show will be Aylesbury’s only professional kick boxing champion Steven ‘Pocketrocket’ Cook. The day of action starts at 10am on Saturday. Day tickets £9, evening £26.

Hear the People Sing!: For over a decade The WestEnders have established themselves as one of the country’s leading musical theatre companies. All past members of the London production of Les Miserables, this gala concert is an unmissable evening celebrating the world’s most popular musical. On Tuesday at 7.30pm.


Easter storytime and craft: Take the children along to Aylesbury library, Thursday, 10-11am for a story and free craft activity.

Colonel Custard: The Vale’s favourite magic man, is providing free entertainment for all in the Market Square on Thursday, courtesy of the Town Centre Partnership. The legendary and dearly loved colonel will be in the square from 11am-3pm with special showtimes at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Holy Space: Displays and activities reflecting on the Easter story at St Mary’s Church. Good Friday, 11am to 2pm.

Easter Saturday market: On from 9am-4pm with free chocolate eggs for the first 100 customers at the market.


Family activities: Easter holiday fun from 10am-3pm. Thursday, ancient Egyptian sarcophagus. All activities cost £2.50 per child/participant. No need to book. Adults/carers not making anything are free. Drop in any time between 10am and noon or 1pm and 3pm. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friars exhibition: The history of the famous Buckinghamshire music club is celebrated with a dedicated exhibition until July 5. Tickets £4 available online www.theticketsellers.co.uk or in person from the county museum on the day of the visit, subject to availability.


The Art of Poetry: Inspired by World Book Night, artists have submitted pieces based on poetry displayed at the Obsidian Art Gallery at the Bucks Goat Centre in Stoke Mandeville. The exhibition is open every day and runs until April 23.

Motorsport: An exhibition of 30 original paintings is on display at Stoke Mandeville Hospital until the end of May. The artwork shows Formula One from the ‘50s to the current day and is all for sale.


Eight Bells: Four day festival over Easter at the pub in Long Crendon, with a wide variety of entertainment.

White Swan: Grunge covers band Alice’s Pearl Garden play at the pub on Walton Street, Aylesbury on Easter Saturday. The band members are drummer Ashley Goodwin from Aylesbury, guitarist Aaron ‘Blad’ Bernstein from Aylesbury, bassist Toby Hudson from Dorton and vocalist Charlie Bind from Bourne End. The band play songs from the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. They will be supported by Go Primitive. The gig starts at 9pm, entry is free, over 18s only.


Thomas the Tank Engine: Thomas fans have the chance to meet their hero when he visits the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Quainton over the Easter weekend each day from 10.30am-5.30pm. Meet the Fat Controller, dress up as Thomas characters, have your picture taken with Thomas and his friends. The colourful train will be at the centre from Good Friday through to Easter Monday. Tickets are available on the day but can also be booked in advance. See www.bucksrailcentre.org.


Spring trail: Join in the hunt for signs of spring around the gardens and claim a small prize. Drop in sessions throughout the day from 10am Thursday. No need to book. £2 per child.

Easter tea: Indulge in an Easter celebration afternoon tea in the manor restaurant with open sandwiches, heavenly fancies and gorgeous homemade cakes from April 16 until April 25 at 4pm. Adults £16.50, children £6.50. Book on 01296 653226. Normal admission charges apply.

Easter trails: Join the Easter egg trail around the gardens and claim your Cadbury ‘egg head’. On every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday 10am-5pm. £3 per trail. Normal admission charges apply.


Pitstone Wharf: Ninety minute and two hour trips available to enjoy over Easter.


Thame: Two days of spectacular countryside activities for all the family. Advance tickets £10 for adults and £4 for children. Book on 01283 820548.


Watergate Farm: Will you be lucky enough to witness a live lambing at the open days over Easter? Open over Easter, 10.30am to 4pm. Entrance £4 for adults and £3 for children.


Box office: 01494 512000

Formby: Following George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars, performed and written by Ewan Wardrop. Wednesday from 7.30pm. Tickets £16.

Champions of Magic: Join an award winning team of liars, swindlers and cheats for a spectacular night of trickery Thursday from 7.30pm. Tickets £18.

The Drifters: The Optimum Tour including the band’s historical legacy as well as brand new recordings. Saturday 7.30pm. Tickets £25.

Matt Cardle: The singer songwriter presents The Porcelain Tour in the Town Hall. Sunday, doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. Tickets £21.