Leisure listings – Wednesday, October 30 to Tuesday, November 5

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Your comprehensive guide to what’s on where – feel free to add events by using the comment function below.


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

On now until Saturday, November 2: A brand new all singing, all dancing, colourful restaged version of the classic American frontier dance musical. Set in Oregon in 1850 this is the story of Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, who goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day and when they return to his backwoods home she discovers he has six brothers all living in the same cabin! Evening performances 7.30pm and additional matinee performances on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets from £10. Box office 0844 871 7607.

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Thursday October 31 & Friday November 1: Combing edge-of-your-seat thrills with stunning physical theatre, Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic ‘bogey tale’ is brought chillingly to life this Halloween in this ground-breaking one-man show, the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde starring James Hyland. Showing in the Second Space from 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Box office 0844 871 7607.

Antique masterclass

Sunday November 3: Antiques expert Eric Knowles gives an insightful talk on the subjects of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the Second Space. Take two objects along for Eric to assess before the talks. The evening will end with an interactive valuation session. Starts 6.30pm. Tickets £17. Box office 0844 871 7607.

Bill Wyman

Sunday November 3: Legendary former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman performs with his Rhythm Kings featuring special guest Maria Muldaur. The musicians bring back to life the kind of classic rhythm and blues that first inspired Wyman to pick up the guitar as a teenager. Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets from £33.50. Box office 0844 871 7607.

Les Vepres Siciliennes

Monday November 4: The Royal Opera House live from Covent Garden is shown in the Second Space at 5.45pm. Tickets £15. Box office 0844 871 7607.

Romeo and Juliet

Monday November 4: Moscow City Ballet comes to Aylesbury for the first time to perform two of their most famous and best loved classical ballets. Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is a signature piece of their entire repertoire. Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets from £10. Box office 0844 871 7607.


Tuesday November 5 & Wednesday 6: Moscow City Ballet dance to Tchaikovsky’s rich score. Evening performances 7.30pm with additional matinee at 2.30pm on Wednesday. Tickets from £10. Box office 0844 871 7607.


Gilmore & Roberts

Friday November 1: BBC Radio 2 ‘Best Duo’ 2013 nominees Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts combine lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive folk sound. They have toured with folk legends Fairport Convention, completed a 30 date tour in their own right and recorded their latest album The Innocent Left. Starts 8pm. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50. Box office 01296 431272.

Open mic night

Saturday November 2: Step into the Limelight 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 from 8pm. Tickets £2.50 for performers, £4.50 for spectactors, £3.50 for U16s. Box office 01296 431272.


Artist in residence

Every Wednesday: Internationally acclaimed iconographer Constantina Wood demonstrates her art every Wednesday from 10am-2.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury.

Halloween special

Today, Wednesday October 30: Take the kids to the Market Square between 11am-3pm to get their faces painted for free while collecting your pumpkin for Halloween.

Halloween story & crafts

Thursday October 31: Spooky stories and ghoulish crafts for your half term little horrors in the library from 10-11am. This is a free event.

Spooky fun

Thursday October 31: Enjoy treats without the tricks and take the children to Kingsbury to burn off some excess energy 11am-3pm. This is a free event with a climbing wall, bungee trampolines, mega slide and ball pond. There will be spooky goings on with face paint at thris frighteningly fun family event.

Classical music

Thursday October 31: Lunchtime concert at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury from 12.45pm. Tenor Constantine Clarke with Oxford based pianist and teacher Emma Jordon. Constantine studied Classics before taking up music full time. His stage experience is varied and as a recitalist he casts his net wide from baroque to spirituals, musicals and Puccini. Admission £3, U18 free.

Halloween fun night

Thursday October 31: Ghouls and ghosts creeping through the town with lots of scary fun 4-8pm.

Chatterbox reading

Tuesday November 5: Fun book club at the county library for kids aged seven to 11-years. Chat about your favourite author, play fun games and get creative 4.30-5.30pm. Free event.

Chatterbox reading

Tuesday November 5: Fun book club at the county library for kids aged 11-15 years. Chat about your favourite author, play fun games and get creative 6-7pm. Free event.


Lunchtime talk

Today, Wednesday October 30: A lunchtime gallery talk entitled ‘Recent Treasure Finds from Bucks’. 12.30-12.50pm. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome.


Today, Wednesday October 30, Thursday 31 and Saturday November 2:Family events in the Roald Dahl children’s gallery for half term. On Wednesday and Thursday discover the creepier residents of the museum’s collections during Halloween and make your own to take home. On Wednesday the focus is on spooky spiders and on Thursday it’s brilliant bats. Drop in any time between 10am-12 noon or 1-3pm. No need to book. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Activities cost £2.50 per child/participant. Adults/carers not making anything are free. On Saturday the Big Draw Takes Over from 11am-3pm. This is a free fun drawing event for all ages. No need to book, just drop in.


Queens Head

Today, Wednesday October 30 & Tuesday November 5: Tonight, Wednesday, Around the World food night at the Queens Head, 1-5 Temple Square, Aylesbury 6-9pm; Tuesday, the Big Money quiz night, register by 7.30pm for 8pm start.

Shoot Pool

Thursday October 31, Friday November 1, Saturday 2: Thursday 9pm-1am jam night, all welcome; Friday 10.30pm-1am live cover/tribute bands; Saturday 7-10pm new original artists; Saturday 10.30pm-1am live cover/tribute bands.

The Red Lion

Friday November 1: Halloween party night at the Red Lion, High Street, Wendover 8pm. Live music, prize for best fancy dress. Non ticket event.


Spooky Halloween

Today, Wednesday October 30 and Thursday 31: Halloween activities today and tomorrow. Full details in leisure picture story.



Saturday November 2: Relax with friends at an autumn coffee morning with cake in the village hall from 10.30am. Take home a bargain from one of the stalls or win a bonfire cake, an arrangment of flowers or one of many other prizes.


Craft fair

Saturday November 2: Up to 20 stallholders will display their festive goods in the Rewley Road visitor centre of the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Quainton from 11am-4pm. Refreshments open, the rest of the centre will be closed.


Steaming day

Sunday November 3: The last steaming day of the open season at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Quainton.



Friday November 1 & Saturday 2: See front page of leisure for full details.



Saturday November 2: Wingrave Singers are holding their annual quiz in the community centre. Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start. Paying bar available. Entrance £8 per person includes half time refreshments. Enter teams of up to eight people per table by ringing Brenda Dean on 01296 681291 or Brenda Horne on 01296 681418.


Eyes Front!

Saturday November 2: Television star Isla St Clair performs folk songs in a unique combination of music, film footage, humour and nostalgia showing the effects of music in wartime. Showing at Thame Players theatre just off the High Street on Saturday (November 2) just one week before Remembrance Sunday, the show starts at 7.45pm. Singer and television personality Isla St Clair performs a selection of songs ranging from Napoleonic times, through to the popular hits that were born out of two world wars and the 1950’s. Joining Isla is film maker Patrick King who uses film clips to illustrate how songs and music played an important part in people’s daily lives: for boosting morale, for propaganda or just to remind people of better times. Tickets £12, concessions £10 from Tickets Anywhere 01844 217228 or www.thameplayers.co.uk


Beware of Mr Baker

Friday November 1: Long Crendon’s community library film club presents a documentary about drummer Ginger Baker from Cream and Blind Faith. The film gives an amazing insight into the drug induced self destructing career who is now 73 and living in South Africa with his young bride and 39 polo ponies. Starts 8pm, Cert 15 (extremely bad language). Tickets to be booked andf paid for in advance at the boc office in the library.



From Tuesday November 5 until Saturday 9: Tommy Steele stars in the record-breaking London Palladium production of the hit musical based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The ideal winter treat, Scrooge is a heart warming family story with stunning sets and costumes, specially created illusions by magician Paul Kieve (acclaimed for the magic effects in the Harry Potter films) and a fantastic musical score. Evenings 7.30pm, matinees on Wed, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets from £26. Box office 01494 512000.