Leisure listings: Wednesday, March 12 to Tuesday, March 18

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia perform Giselle
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia perform Giselle

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


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The Two Worlds of Charlie F.: The incredible and moving true stories of British servicemen and women brought to life in an award winning production directed by Stephen Rayne. Starring real ex-servicemen and women as part of the first Theatre Recovery Project for the Ministry of Defence. See page 105 picture story for further details. On from Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm and on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm. Suitable for 14+, parental discretion advised. Tickets from £14.

Murder mystery: The first murder mystery evening to be hosted at the Waterside Theatre takes place in the Second Space on Saturday evening at 7pm. Tickets cost £41 per person and include a three-course meal.

Ballet: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns to the Waterside with Giselle, pictured, and Sleeping Beauty. Giselle, the tale of love, treachery and forgiveness from beyond the grave, will be performed on Monday. Sleeping Beauty, set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score, will be performed on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 18 and 19). Tickets from £17.

Aylesbury Music Centre: More than 500 young musicians from the town’s music centre perform at the theatre in two concerts on Sunday, at 3pm and 6.45pm. The concerts will feature music from a wide range of styles including orchestral, choral and jazz. The musicians are aged from seven to 19 years and will combine to form 14 groups, seven appearing in each concert. Groups from the centre are incredibly talented and have performed at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and on BBC television. Tickets cost £8.50 for adults, £5 for concessions with some extra discounts available.


Box office: 01296 431272

Black Boys Rock and Soul Band: Named after Oving’s famous pub, this eight-strong band produces high-octane rock and soul music from Sixties America right through to 21st century Britain. With a mix of male and female singers, and an impressive horn section, the gig on Friday evening at 8pm should be even better than their sell-out performance at the Limelight last year. Tickets £10.50, concessions £8.50.

The Devine Family: Celebrate St Patrick’s Day early with this dynamic family band on Saturday at 8pm. John, Joe and Caz Devine perform traditional Irish music and songs and introduce guest musicians, Irish dancing and new original material. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50.


Baby signing: Signing fun for you and your little one in Aylesbury library on Thursday from 10am.

Classical lunchtime concert: Meridian Trio perform at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury on Thursday from 12.45pm. The programme is expected to take about 75 minutes.

Bucks Family History Society: The March meeting will see Kirsty Gray looking back at the unusual, now obsolete and fascinating occupations undertaken in Victorian times. Meeting takes place at Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, Fowler Road, Aylesbury on Saturday at 2pm. Entry is free to members. Non-members are welcome, a small donation would be appreciated.

Around the world fair: Fun family afternoon at St Joseph’s Catholic Infant School, Hazell Avenue, Aylesbury from 12.30-3.30pm on Saturday. Bouncy castle, face painting, international themed stalls, barbecue, entertainment, raffle, Lego competition, cafe and gifts to buy suitable for Mother’s Day.


Lunchtime talk: Gallery talk today, Wednesday, from 12.30-1pm entitled ‘Potty about archaeology - identifying archaeological pottery’. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.

Friars exhibition: The spectacular history of the famous Buckinghamshire music club that attracted musicians like Marillion, Genesis, David Bowie, Howard Jones and the Clash, and put Aylesbury at the centre of the music scene, is celebrated with a dedicated exhibition until July 5. Exhibits include rare posters, photographs and memorabilia. Tickets cost £4 and are available online from www.theticketsellers.co.uk or in person from the county museum on the day of visit, subject to availability.


The Bell: An evening at the races is presented at the Stoke Mandeville pub on Lower Road, on Friday at 7.30pm, with first race at 8pm. Being held in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice. Tickets £5 (includes glass of fizz on arrival) available from the pub or call FNH on 01296 429975. The best dressed couple will win dinner for two at The Bell.

The Britannia: Five-piece band Milner appear at the live music venue in Buckingham Road, Aylesbury on Friday from 9-11pm. As well as playing original material, the band perform mod, rock and indie covers.

Rivets: Local band The Vibes perform at the sports and social club in Whitehead Way off Mandeville Road, Aylesbury on Saturday at 8.45pm. The band will be playing a selection of numbers by The Eagles, Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Beatles and Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. Members entry free, guests £2 per head.

The White Swan: Five-piece rock covers band Sudden Gunfire play at the pub in Walton Street, Aylesbury, on Saturday from 9pm.


Cookery demonstration: Held in the Manor Restaurant and Old Kitchen on Friday from 10.30am-4pm, guests will learn about the dinner party, discovering a mouthwatering selection of recipes with which to dazzle your dinner guests. The day will also include an informal introduction into the art of matching food and wine by in-house wine advisor Peter Tompkins. The session will include a two-course lunch with wine and goody bag to take home including recipe folder. Costs £45 per person, book on 01296 653226.


Orienteering: Thames Valley Orienteering Club has courses for all ages and abilities and help is available for newcomers. Saturday March 15, between 10am and 11.30am. Fees: £5 for adults (£4 for TVOC or BOF members) and £2 for juniors. EMIT hire included, second runs at an event are free.


Stoke Mandeville: Jumble sale on Friday at the Methodist Church from 6-7.30pm. In aid of Karibuni Charity and church funds. The Methodist church will be open from 9.30am onwards on Friday if you wish to drop in any jumble.

Prestwood: The village events group is holding a charity jumble sale on Saturday from 2pm in Prestwood Village Hall. Funds raised will go towards the Christmas lights and supporting local charities.