Leisure listings: Wednesday, January 22 to Tuesday, January 28

Joe Payne. Photo by Paul Michael Hughes
Joe Payne. Photo by Paul Michael Hughes

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


Box office: 0844 871 7607

Ballroom to Broadway: Strictly Come Dancing favourite Anton Du Beke arrives at The Waterside tonight, Wednesday. With his professional partner Erin Boag expecting her first baby, he is joined on this tour by special guest Summer Strallen. Show starts 7.30pm. Ticket prices start from £28.50.

Ultimate Rhythm and Blues: Featuring music from the Swinging 60s, take a chance to hear the musical revolution of 1964 on Thursday at 7.30pm. Acts include The Zombies, Animals and Friends, The Yardbirds, Spencer Davis and Maggie Bell. Tickets cost from £26.

Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular: The ‘purveyors of cool’ with some of the best music of the 20th century. Wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis. A live orchestra and Vegas showgirls will be joining in the fun. Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets from £17.

Giselle: Ballet production screened into the Second Space live from the Royal Opera House. Monday 7.15pm. Tickets £15.


Box office: 01296 431272

Hi-Tide: A four-piece indie pop group formed in early 2013, drawing inspiration from bands like Bombay Bicycle Club, Peace and Foals. Playing on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, no concessions.

Mama: Dedicated to reproducing the sights and sounds of a high octane contemporary Genesis rock concert, Mama provides great musicianship and a full light show on Saturday at 8pm. Performing pieces from every era of Genesis, from the early Peter Gabriel Genesis albums, through the Phil Collins era in the 70s and 80s and up to the final Genesis studio album, We Can’t Dance. Tickets £14, concessions £12.


Ebooks and Tablets: Pop along to Aylesbury Library on Thursday from 10.30am-12 noon for a cup of coffee and free advice on the use of Ebooks and Tablets.

Business Information: A drop-in session at the Study Centre in the county offices next door to the library from 11am - 1pm on Friday will provide information about starting a business, trading legally, finding premises and more.

Childrens’ reading group: Fun book club for kids ages seven to 12-years in the library on Tuesday from 4.30-5.30pm. Chat about favourite authors, play games, get creative.

Photography exhibition: Aylesbury Camera Club’s annual exhibition is being held at Queens Park Centre until January 31. A wide variety of images, taken by members of the Chiltern Association of Camera Clubs, is free to view during centre opening times. Visit www.qpc.org for further details.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm about highlights from the mammal collection. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.


The Green Man: The pub in Market Square, Aylesbury offers a wide range of food and live music. Wednesday is open mic night from 8.30pm; Thursday is Blues night from 8.30pm; Friday and Saturday offer acoustic and band gigs from 9pm.

The 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. On Friday evening there is live music from 9pm; and on Saturday live music from 10pm.

The Oak House: New Music Monday at the pub in Market Square, Aylesbury features singer Ruby Lewis, indie trio Tony Goff, rock band Silver Tongue Bandaliers and three piece emo band Southpaw. Presented by Carol Jenkins, entry is free.


The Enid: The cult rock band celebrate 40 years of symphonic rock in the home town of new young lead singer Joe Payne, pictured. Tring-born Payne joined the reformed band in 2011 as lead vocalist. The show on Saturday will feature music from the band’s latest release Invicta as well as famous pieces from the back catalogue. Tickets £15 from the box office 07543 560478 or www.courttheatre.co.uk


Game dinner: Seasonal three course game dinner with wine, and including apertif and canapes on arrival, at the Five Arrows. Friday, 7.30pm for 8pm. £59 per person. Book on 01296 651727 or email five.arrows@nationaltrust.org.uk

Winter walks: Enjoy a frosty morning or afternoon walk in the grounds of the manor over the weekend. Admission charges to the grounds apply.

Afternoon tea: Enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant at the weekends. Booking essential on 01296 653226. If you book via the website www.waddesdon.org.uk there is a discount. Normal admission charges to the grounds apply.


Supersonic Seventies Show: If you were a teenager in the 70s this is the show for you on Thursday. The high energy, talented band of musicians and vocalists recreate the music of the decade from the towering majesty of Queen, ELO and 10cc, to the pin up pop of David Cassidy, David Essex,The Osmonds and Oliva Newton John, and the glam rock foot-stomping music of The Sweet, Mud and T Rex. Tickets £17 and £16. Box office 01494 512000.


Cinderella: Wing Players proudly present one of the most popular pantomimes at the village hall on Friday (8pm) Saturday (2pm and 7.30pm) and Sunday (2pm). Tickets cost £7 for adults, £5 concessions. Book on 01296 682378.

Cinderella: The Curtain Call Theatre Group and Youth Theatre present their unique version of the pantomime tale, as written by Gavyn Lugsden who also appears on stage. Directed by Roya Richards, the production plays at the Vandyke Theatre in Leighton Buzzard on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Adults £9, children £6, family ticket (2+2) £27. Box office 01525 220525 or online at www.curtaincalltheatregroup.co.uk and follow links to bookings and payments.