Leisure Listings: Wednesday April 9 to Tuesday April 15

Christopher Timothy as Inspector Hubbard in Dial M For Murder
Christopher Timothy as Inspector Hubbard in Dial M For Murder

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Box office: 0844 871 7607

Dial M For Murder: Christopher Timothy stars as Inspector Hubbard, pictured, in this intense and darkly gripping thriller, which was famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock. On until Saturday, evenings 7.30pm and also matinees at 2.30pm Thursday and Saturday. Tickets from £10.

Private Peaceful: Reliving the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. On Wednesday until Saturday. Tickets from £10.

Peppa Pig’s Big Splash: The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa needs to fix it! Super cute puppets in an all-singing, all-dancing show full of songs, games and muddy puddles. On Tuesday April 15 at 1pm and 4pm and Wednesday 16 at 10am and 1pm. Tickets from £13.50.


Box office: 01296 431272

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat: Fun and games at the lighthouse when the inspector calls. Production showing Thursday at 3pm. Tickets £7 and £5.50.

Lucy Ward: Winner of the Horizon award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012, Lucy Ward is a 23-year-old acoustic artist from Derby. Playing guitar, ukulele and concertina she is a vibrant and forthright young talent with a breathtaking voice. Appearing on Friday at 8pm. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50.

John Otway: Aylesbury’s own music star plays on Saturday at 8pm. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50.


Treasure Hunt: In the lower High Street Thursday from 11am to 3pm.

Easter Fayre: The Friends of Bedgrove Surgery are holding their Easter Fayre on Saturday from 9.30am-12.30 pm. Lots of stalls, raffle and refreshments.

Buckinghamshire Family History Society: Julian Hunt gives a talk entitled A Tour Of Buckinghamshire Chapels at the April meeting on Saturday at 2pm. He will talk about churches including Amersham Free Church, the Quaker Meeting House at Jordans and Trinity Baptist Chapel at Chesham. The meeting is at Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, Fowler Road and is free to members. Non-members are welcome, a small donation would be appreciated.

Celebrating Dvorak: One of the most famous composers of the Romantic period. Aylesbury Choral Society, under Peter Leech, present Antonin Dvorak’s Mass in D major for choir and organ, composed in 1887. The piece will be juxtaposed with two delightful sets of Dvorak’s folk songs (sung in English). At St Mary’s Church on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, under 18s £5, available from 01296 640915, any choir member or www.aylesburychoral.org.uk


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.


King Louis XVIII lunch: A celebratory three-course lunch to recognise Hartwell’s French connection will be held on Friday at 12.30pm. Dr Philip Mansell will give a talk and illustrated power point presentation following the lunch prepared by head chef Daniel Richardson. Cost £45 per head, book on 01296 747444.


New season: The manor is now open again after being closed through the winter months. New exhibitions and displays can be seen throughout the house, including a dedicated First World War exhibition, lace displays and a Rascal Shadows trail commemorating the years when child evacuees lived there during the Second World War. The house is open Wednesdays to Fridays noon-4pm and at the weekend 11am-4pm. The gardens, aviary, woodland playground, shops and restaurant are open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am-5pm.

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. On until April 17 (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays). No need to book. £2 per child.

Wildlife Day with RSPB: Join the RSPB for a day of wildlife activities in the gardens on Friday from 11am-3pm. £2 per child. Drop-in session, no need to book.


The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe: A musical production set in Narnia, to be performed by Risborough Youth Theatre at Princes Risborough School from tomorrow, Thursday until Saturday at 7pm. Tickets available from Princes Risborough Information Centre or the box office 01844 274617.


Bootleg Beatles: For over 30 years this tribute band has been performing the classic pop songs of the mop haired quartet from Liverpool. They play Thursday, at 8pm. Tickets £27.50. Box office 01494 512000.


Russell Watson: The two-time Classical BRIT award winner who has sold over seven million records worldwide. He appears on Sunday at 7pm. Tickets from £26. Box office 0844 871 3020.