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Box office: 0844 871 7607
Grimethorpe Colliery Band: The stars of the hit movie Brassed Off are in constant demand throughout the world, and appear at the Waterside on Sunday January 12 at 3pm. Having won almost every brass band accolade these musicians have a highly acclaimed international reputation with numerous television appearances and recordings to their credit.
LIMELIGHT THEATRE/ QUEENS PARK ARTS CENTRE
Box office: 01296 431272
Open mic night: Step into the Limelight for an opportunity to share your talent in front of an appreciative audience on Saturday January 11. A fun evening of music, comedy, poetry and magic - an acoustic night only. Tickets, £2.50 performers, £4.50 spectators, £3.50 U16s.
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.
AYLESBURY TOWN CENTRE:
Baby signing: Signing fun for babies and parents/carers at Aylesbury Library from 10am on Thursday January 9.
PUBS AND CLUBS:
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 and four flat screen televisions, as well as pool leagues and several live music nights. On Thursdays the Jam Jar open mic night from 9pm onwards is open to all musicians, vocalists and performers. On Friday evening there is live music from 10pm and on Saturday evening from 7pm onwards.
The Three Horseshoes: Alice Wylde, traditional Appalachian, old time, country and gospel play at the pub in Towersey on Friday evening.
The White Swan: Gwyn Ashton performs at the pub in Walton Street, Aylesbury on Friday from 9pm.
The Brit: Five piece rock/blues and punk band The Underdogs play at the live music venue within The Britannia pub in Buckingham Road, Aylesbury on Friday evening. Irie White presents a top reggae and soul night at the same venue on Saturday January 11 from 8pm.
Rivet Sports & Social Club: Appearing for the first time at the club in Whitehead Way, off Mandeville Road, Aylesbury is female solo vocalist Tammy. She has a set list that spans many decades and genres for the enjoyment of all, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy on Saturday evening from 8.45pm. Members entry is free, guests £2 per head.
The George & Dragon: Four piece covers band Roughcut Ruby play at the pub in Market Square, Princes Risborough on Friday evening at 9.30pm.
The Oakhouse: Aylesbury acoustic singer/songwriter Joshua Pallett performs in New Music Monday at the pub in Market Square, Aylesbury on January 13 from 9pm.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, TRING
Animal markings with fingerprints: Thirty minute workshops at 11am and 2pm on Thursday January 9 at the Natural History Museum in Tring. Suitable for under fives. Tickets £1.50. Book on 020 7 942 6163.
Winter walks: Enjoy a frosty morning or afternoon walk in the grounds of the manor over the weekend. January is the month of snowdrops, and they feature in several areas of the gardens at Waddesdon. The boldest display is along Baron’s Walk where thousands of beautiful snowdrops have been planted over the years, but they can also be seen at the top of Daffodil Valley and on the short winter walk.
Cheung Steinway: Some of the world’s most celebrated pianists will perform in the new auditorium, tonight Wednesday January 8. The concert will last for approximately one hour, tickets cost £8 (including a complimentary glass of wine). Book tickets at www.stowearts.co.uk
Singing workshop: The Bernwode Singers are holding a singing workshop led by Jeff Stewart on Saturday January 11 in Brill Church. Doors opem at 11.30am. Singing will be from 12 noon until about 5pm with breaks for lunch and tea. The music will cover a range of styles, mainly secular. There will be an informal sing through of the pieces learned at the end, which friends and families are welcome to attend, for free. Participants should provide their own picnic lunch. A glass of wine, plus tea and cake will be provided by the Bernwode Singers. Tickets for participants are £10, they are limited and will be available in advance only from Brill Stores or email email@example.com
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
Box office: 0844 871 3020
Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochrane: A tribute to two American superstars tonight, Wednesday January 8 at 7.30pm. Also paying tribute to Billy Fury, Georgie Fame, Joe Brown and Vince Eager.
Three Steps to Heaven: A tribute to the ultimate rock and rollers, Elvis Presley, Roy Oribson and Buddy Holly. Thursday January 9 at 7.30pm and Friday January 10 at 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
Winter dance party: A tribute to rock legends Buddy Holly and the Crickets and Ritchie Valens and songs including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Donna, A Teenager in Love. Two performances on Saturday January 11 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Jazz Sundays: Brighten up your weekends in the darker months and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and smooth melodious jazz in the Oxfordshire Pantry at the palace. On Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm the Matthew Cook Trio will entertain while a selection of delicious food options will be available including breakfast paninis, warming porridge, pastries and fresh tea and coffee as well as the Sunday newspapers. A park and gardens ticket is required for this event.