Leisure listings: Wednesday, January 5 to Tuesday, January 11

Katie Hall as Maria and Louis Maskell as Tony in West Side Story. Picture by Alastair Muir.
Katie Hall as Maria and Louis Maskell as Tony in West Side Story. Picture by Alastair Muir.
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Your guide to what’s on where including local gigs – feel free to add events using the comment function.


Box office: 0844 871 7607

West Side Story: The iconic Romeo and Juliet story, direct from a sell-out season at London’s Sadler’s Wells comes to Aylesbury on Tuesday until Saturday (February 11-15).

Private Lives: Cinema Live presents Noel Coward’s play in the Second Space at 7pm on Thursday. £13.50.

Comedy Club: Peter White, Joe Bor and special guest appear in the Second Space on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets £11.

Ice the Cake wedding show: Be inspired with hundreds of ideas, catwalk shows, vintage zone, live entertainment and demonstrations on Sunday from 11am-4pm. Entry is free. Visit www.icethecake.co.uk to pre-register and to jump the queue.


Box office: 01296 431272

Fish & chip quiz night: Tuck into a tasty supper before battling it out against other teams on Friday. All money raised goes towards the centre’s fundraising efforts. Food served from 7pm, teams of eight people maximum. Vegetarian option available on request. Tickets must be booked in advance, £7.50 each with an invitation to make a donation of £2.50 towards the centre fundraising.


Classical concert: Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra perform at St Mary’s Church in Aylesbury on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 with Irish musician Michael McHale, and Sibelius’s 7th Symphony. Tickets £11 and £9 in advance, £12 and £9 on the day, available from www.aylesburyorchestra.com and also the Tourist Office at the King’s Head.

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, until February 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, until February 20.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm about How We Fell In Love With Valentine’s Day. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.


The Oak House: The Joke House Comedy Club presents comedians Fred Ferenczi and Olaf Falafel at 8.30pm tonight, Wednesday, in the Market Square pub. Ferenczi was a finalist in the Silver Comedy Die Laughing competition and Falafel describes himseld as ‘Sweden’s eighth funniest comedian’. The evening will also feature emerging comedy stars Simon Lacey from Aylesbury, Peter Ford, Rosie Martin and Deric Newman. Entry is free and all are welcome. On Thursday, there is a disco night from 10pm-2am with a great selection of upbeat music from DJ Pete Ashmore. On Sunday, Dan hosts karaoke night from 9pm-2am.

The Brit: An open acoustic night is being held at the live music venue within The Britannia pub on Buckingham Road, Aylesbury on Thursday from 8pm. Facilities include a superb full stage and lighting. Get in touch with Ray on 07583 820987 if you want to play. On Friday top ska band Skatalists, made up of band members from Bad Manners and Selecter, play from 9pm. On Saturday The Beatles Tribute Band play 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 Hustler, the ultimate pop/indie/rock covers band play live from 9.30pm until midnight; and on Saturday InDefinately, a cover band specialising primarily in pop and rock classics from the 50s through to today, play from 9pm.

The Aristocrat: Yellowhouse provide dynamic, modern rock covers at the pub on the Wendover Road from 9pm until midnight on Friday.

The Hub: A jam/open mic night on Friday from 7-11pm at the club on London Road, Aston Clinton, hosted by KMD. Get in touch with Gary on 07903 731123 if you want to perform.

The Weavers: Karaoke/disco night at the pub on Park Street, Aylesbury on Friday from 9-11.30pm. On Saturday the region’s number one ska group, Skasouls, make the first of three planned visits to the pub this year. Due to expected demand admission to this gig, which is on from 9-11.30pm, is by ticket only, on sale from behind the bar.

Victoria Club: Four-piece band The Brahmas perform at the club in Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury on Saturday from 8.45-11.30pm. The band perform popular cover songs from a diverse range of bands and artists including a few surprises along the way such as Rage Against The Machine’s Killing In The Name Of.

Rivet Sport and Social Club: Presenting Andy Crust with the Frankie Valli and Friends Experience on Saturday night from 8.45pm at the club in Whitehead Way, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury. A fabulous night of music that has also been seen at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This is a supper night and members’ entry is free with guest tickets at £7 per head. The supper is an optional extra and costs £2.50 for both members and guests. In keeping with the American theme, the food is hot dogs with onions and can be ordered and paid for on the night. Tickets are on sale now, call 01296 424824.


The Wizard of Oz: Halton Players perform at RAF Halton on Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 6pm. Tickets £7 adults, £5 children and concessions. Box office 01296 586582 and Wendover Tourist Office in the High Street 01296 586582.

Sleeping Beauty: Winslow Players perform at Winslow Public Hall on Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm and on Saturday at 1pm and 8pm. Tickets £6-8, available from Jennie Wren’s Tearoom and on the door.

Robin of Bernwood: The Windmill Players at Brill Memorial Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm . Tickets £6 from Brill Stores, The Pointer or call 01844 238788.


Classical concert: The Crendon Chamber Orchestra perform Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 3 in E minor at St Mary’s Church , Thame, on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 adults, £9 students, free under 14s, available on the door or from ForeGolk, 10 Buttermarket.