Leisure listings: Wednesday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 16

Ben Thompson, winner of Europe Tribute To Elvis Competition 2013
Ben Thompson, winner of Europe Tribute To Elvis Competition 2013

Your guide to what’s on where – feel free to add your own events.


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West Side Story: Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty. On until Saturday, evenings 7.30pm with matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets from £15.

Don Giovanni: The Royal Opera House beams a live screening of the popular opera into the Second Space tonight, Wednesday, 6.45pm. Tickets £15.


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Lilian and her lovers: Sunny Ormonde, who plays Lilian Archer in the long running BBC Radio 4 farming soap opera appears on Friday at 8pm.

Carers Bucks variety night: See a great selection of acts showcasing some superb talent in aid of the charity Carers Bucks that supports unpaid family carers. Choose from a start time of 5pm or 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8, carers £6.


Baby signing: Fun for you and your little one at Aylesbury library on Thursday 10am.

Valentine’s Day special: Browse the stalls in the Market Square on Friday from 11am-2pm for that special gift for the one you love. Free balloon with every purchase. Live music.

Family history: Michael Gandy will give advice on how best to tackle the problems of researching your Irish ancestry in London. Lots of vital records for Irish research were either not produced, or not kept in Ireland. This talk by Buckinghamshire Family History Society will run through a long shopping list and there is bound to be something good for everyone with Irish ancestry! Saturday, 2pm, at Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, Fowler Road, Aylesbury. Free; non-members are very welcome; a small donation would be appreciated.

Food fun: Take your child along to a storytime and craft session at Aylesbury library on Tuesday from 2.30-4pm with a healthy eating theme.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm about John Nash - book illustrations. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.


Shoot Pool: The pub in Hale Leys, Aylesbury, has seven quality pool tables, four flat screen televisions and several live music nights. The Jam Jar open mic night is on Thursdays from 9pm onwards and is open to all musicians, vocalists and performers.

Thame Snooker Club: Europe’s Tribute to Elvis winner 2013, Ben Thompson (pictured), brings his magical interpretation of the King of Rock n’ Roll to Thame over Valentine weekend. He is playing two nights at the snooker club. On Valentine’s night, Friday, he will concentrate on replicating Elvis’s famous ‘68 television comback special. And on Saturday he will present a show spanning the 50s, 60s and 70s. Doors open on both nights at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for either night or £17.50 for both. To book call Adam on 07732 789370 or email adamgrant1968@hotmail.com

BCC Sports and Social Club: A charity Valentine’s disco for Relay for Life in aid of cancer research. Held at the club in Lower Road, Stoke Mandeville on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 must be purchased prior to event. Contact 01296 581566.


Quiz night: Charity quiz night at the Memorial Hall on Friday at 8pm to raise money for Wendover Celebrates. £12 per person includes hot supper. Licensed bar. Book your table at Wendover library.


Wedding Open Day: The historic house opens its doors on Sunday from 11am-3pm to enable couples planning a wedding to see the house and discuss how Hartwell can organise and host your wedding celebrations.


Afternoon tea: The Manor Restaurant presents a special Valentine themed afternoon tea on Sunday. £16.50 per adult with complimentary glass of champagne when booked online at www.waddesdon.org.uk or by phone 01296 653226. Normal garden admission charges apply.


Valentine’s Ball: Gareth Gates headlines an evening hosted by Chris Tarrant at the hotel in Tring. Held in aid of the Rhys Daniels Trust the ball on Saturday starts at 6.45pm for 7.15pm. Tickets cost £75 and include a three course meal, available from 07778 307231 or lorraineoakley@hotmail.co.uk


Radio control cars: The city’s Radio Control Touring Cars is putting on two full days of racing in Middleton Hall, thecentre:mk on Saturday and Sunday from 8am-6pm each day. The racing will feature some of the country’s best radio controlled racers including British and World champions. The pit area will be open to enable the public to talk to drivers. Free of charge there will also be a second smaller track where spectators can try their hand at a spot of remote control driving.


A Great Estate at War - Land, Sea and Air: Opening to the public on Saturday, this special exhibition marks the centenary of the First World War and will be partnered with both Help for Heroes and the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal in an effort to help raise awareness and funds for these two causes.

Held in the recently renovated Gallery Room in the Stables Courtyard, the exhibition, which remains open until April 21, explores the stories behind family members and workers from the Blenheim Estate who served in the First World War.