Leisure listings: Wednesday, January 29 to Tuesday, February 4

Paul Michael Glaserin rehearsal for Fiddler in the Roof (Credit: Pamela Raith)
Paul Michael Glaserin rehearsal for Fiddler in the Roof (Credit: Pamela Raith)

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


Box office: 0844 871 7607

Coriolanus: National Theatre Season, Live Screen in the Second Space. Thursday 6.45pm.

Big Band Dance Night: Down For The Count swing orchestra, formed by members of Aylesbury Music Centre, perform a unique blend of big band swing classics to get you in the dancing mood on Saturday at 7.30pm. Show off your ballroom skills and dress to impress and dance the night away to hits from Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, alongside jive hits from Louis Jordan and Louis Prima and more modern swing tunes. Tickets from £14.

Lost Illusions: Bolshoi Ballet screening in the Second Space. Sunday 3pm.


Box office: 01296 431272

Amber Willow: The folk group is hosting a fund raising ceilidh in support of Queens Park Centre on Friday from 8pm. A caller will be available to guide participants through the dances, so no experience is necessary, just lots of enthusiasm. Suitable for any age group, a great night of family fun. Book your ticket cost £10.

Open mic night: Step into the Limelight on Saturday for an opportunity to share your talent in front of an appreciative audience. A fun evening of music, comedy, poetry and magic - an acoustic night only, starting at 8pm. Tickets £2.50 performers, £4.50 spectactors, £3.50 under 16s.


Christian concert: Internationally renowned Christian singer songwriter Noel Richards performs with his wife Tricia at Aylesbury Methodist Church and Centre in Buckingham Street, Aylesbury on Friday at 7pm. His songs include All Heaven Declares, You Laid Aside Your Majesty, and He Has Risen. Tickets are limited to the first 300 to apply and cost £5 for adults, children free (but they do need a ticket), available from the church office 01296 426526.

Saturday storytime: A special Chinese new year storytime followed by a free fun craft session on Saturday from 10.30am-12 noon.

Bounce & Rhyme: Take your child along to Aylesbury library on Tuesday and share the bounce and rhyme experience reciting simple songs and nursery rhymes from 10-11am. Tickets are free and are issued on the first working day of the month.

Photography exhibition: Aylesbury Camera Club’s annual exhibition is being held at Queen’s 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.

Charlotte Harris: Abstract expressionism meets garish colour and print design from an artist inspired by still life and the natural form. A gallery exhibition at Queens Park Centre, free to view during centre opening hours, from February 3 - 14.

Lizzie Bulteel: An exhibition of paintings and fabrics inspired by nature in the gallery at Queens Park Centre, free to view during opening hours, from February 3 - 20.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm about the gods of Ancient Egypt. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.


The Queens Head: A wine dinner is being held at the pub in Wing on Thursday at 7.30pm. A light supper and five delicious wines to taste at £13.50 per head. Book on 01296 688268

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.

Rivet Sports & Social Club: New to Rivets is a great local duo, Storytellers, with a set list that includes classics from across the decades including the Rolling Stones, The Jam and Jimi Hendrix. Performing at the club on Whitehead Way off Mandeville Road, Aylesbury on Saturday at 8.45pm. Members free, guests £2.


El Bronson: The Court Theatre sees the welcome return on Saturday of the outlaw brothers after their debut last year. Support from professional wrestlers, exotic dancers, and an unusual choir coupled with El Bronson’s unique headline will make this an event no one should miss. Playing music others would never attempt, in a way others would never dream of, El Bronson will rock out The Court Theatre from 7.30pm. Tickets £8 available online www.courttheatre.co.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.


Fiddler on the Roof: From the award-winning producers of The King and I and High Society comes a new production of one of the world’s favourite musicals. Starring former Starksky and Hutch tv detective Paul Michael Glaser, pictured, as milkman Tevye. Glaser, an acclaimed actor, director and writer has attracted rave reviews for his portrayal of the man who has always stuck by tradition and suddenly has to deal with his headstrong daughters who want to marry for love . Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood the show is filled to the brim with classic songs including If I Were A Rich Man, Matchmaker Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset and To Life. Playing Wednesday to Saturday at 7.30pm with additional matinee performances on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets from £23. Box office 01494 512000.