Leisure listings: Wednesday, September 25 to Tuesday, October 1

Brides Dress Revisited
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Thursday September 26: A National Theatre live screening of Shakespeare’s Othello in the Second Space direct from the London stage. 6.45pm. Tickets £13.50. Box office 0844 871 7607.


Your Number’s Up

Friday September 27 & Saturday 28: Set in an old people’s day centre this tragicomedy is a poignant, powerful reminder of the inescapable impact of past upon present. Issues of ageing, family dysfunction, revenge and duplicity all emerge amidst the highly charged fallout of a missing lottery ticket belonging to the raucous, irrepressible, 85-year-old Dolly. A fast paced, thought provoking play with a perfect balance of both humour and pathos. Starts 8pm. Tickets £10.50/£8.50 concessions. Box office 01296 431272.


Classical music

Thursday September 26 : Lunchtime concert at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury from 12.45pm. Gerard Cousins, a rising star in the classical guitar world. Cousins has performed all over the world from Peru to Pakistan. He has been praised for his acute and technical prowess and great range of tone. His singing tone and fresh spontaneous approach will be enjoyed in Spanish and South American favourites as well as his own compositions and arrangements.

Quiz afternoon

Wednesday September 25 : Enjoy a cup of tea, meet some friendly faces and improve your mind with quizzes, puzzles and brain teasers. In the library 2.30pm. A free event.


Films showing from Friday September 27 to Thursday October 3

About Time (12A): Friday 1.15pm, 4.45pm, 7.45pm; Saturday to Sunday 4.45pm, 7.45pm; Monday to Wednesday 1.15pm, 4.45pm, 7.45pm; Thursday 1.15pm, 4.45pm (subtitled), 7.45pm. Audio described.

Despicable Me 2 (U): Saturday and Sunday 11.30am. Audio described.

Diana (12A): Friday 4.15pm, Monday to Thursday 4.15pm. Audio described.

Insidious 2 (15): Friday to Thursday 6.15pm, 9pm. Audio described.

Justin and the Knights of Valour (PG): Friday 3.45pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.45am, 1pm; Monday to Thursday 3.45pm. Audio described.

Justin and the Knights of Valour (PG) 3D: Saturday and Sunday 3.30pm. Audio described.

Monsters University (U): Kids screen. Saturday and Sunday 11am. Audio described.

One Direction - This Is Us (PG) 3D: Saturday and Sunday 11.45am, 2.15pm. Audio described.

Planes (U): Saturday and Sunday 11.15am, 1.30pm. Audio described.

Prisoners (15): Friday to Thursday 2pm, 5.20pm, 8.40pm. Audio described.

R.I.P.D (15): Saturday and Sunday 4.15pm. Audio described.

R.I.P.D (15) 3D: Friday to Thursday 6.45pm. Audio described.

Rush (15): Friday to Sunday 2pm, 5pm, 8pm; Monday 2pm (subtitled), 5pm, 8pm; Tuesday to Thursday 2pm, 5pm, 8pm. Audio described.

Runner Runner (15): Friday to Monday 1.50pm, 4.20pm, 6.40pm, 9pm; Tuesday 1.50pm (subtitled), 4.20pm, 6.40pm, 9pm; Weds and Thurs 1.50pm, 4.20pm, 6.40pm, 9pm. Audio described.

White Hosue Down (12A): Friday to Thursday 9.15pm. Audio described.

Man of Steel (12A): Senior screen. Wednesday 11am. Audio described.


Lunchtime talk

Today, Wednesday September 25: A gallery talk entitled ‘The Gardens of Hartwell House’ 12.30-12.50pm. Free, but voluntary donations are welcome to support the museum programme.

Visions of wood

Thursday September 26: A special tour of the treasures of wood and woodland exhibition focusing on pictures inspired by Bucks trees and woodland. 2-3pm. £5 per person, book in advance 01296 331441.

Painting exhibition

On until October 5: Spectacular scenes of Hartwell House and its grounds displayed in the Georgian Room. A marvellous depiction of Georgian life captured by Balthasar Nebot in 1738 for Sir Thomas Lee.

Wood and woodland

On until November 2: A fascinating exhibition in the art gallery celebrating the beauty and importance of trees, featuring a wonderful array of objects from the museum’s collections. The exhibition highlights the many and varied uses of wood and shows the skills of traditional crafts people. Explore the special walk-through wood and discover art inspired by the county’s woodlands as well as the wildlife and plants that inhabit them. There is also a woodland story corner, and a chance for everyone to choose their favourite object on display and nominate it for the People’s Choice award. Free entry to the exhibition.


Live music

Thursday September 26, Friday 27, Saturday 28: At the Shoot Pool, Hale Leys, Aylesbury. Every Thursday 9pm-1am jam night; every Friday 10.30pm-1am live cover/tribute bands; every Saturday from 7-10pm new original artists and from 10.30pm-1am live cover/tribute bands.

Live music

Friday September 27: Live music in the bar of the Broad Leys, Wendover Road, Aylesbury on the last Friday of every month. 9pm.

Funk soul

Friday September 27: Funk soul Friday with DJ Paul Williams every last Friday of the month at the Slug and Lettuce, Exchange Street, Aylesbury. From 9pm.

Frankie Roma

Saturday September 28: Prepare for a swinging night out with Frankie Roma and a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, the Rat Pack, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jnr, Matt Monroe and Michael Buble. Frankie has played all over Europe, New York and Las Vegas to brilliant reviews and now brings his show to Rivet Sports and Social Club, Whitehead Way, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury. The evening is also a ‘supper night’ with a menu of ham or cheese ploughman’s with fresh crusty bread. Members who wish to attend should add their names and advance food bookings to the notice board in the foyer as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Members entry is free on the night, guest tickets are £5 each. Food is an optional extra for both members and guests at a cost of £4.50 each and is not included in the entry price. The food will be served at 8.30pm.


North Marston

Saturday September 28: An evening of distraction and musical comedy with identical twins Professor Victor and Dr Albert. Original songs, comedy and sheer physical exertion.

An evening of double entendre. Suitable for 16+. At North Marston village hall. Doors open 7.30pm for pre-show drinks. Tickets £12 from Charlotte Chappell on 01296 670868 or

charlotte@plancast.co.uk. Or from Theatre in the Villages co-ordinator Jeannette Baxter on 01296 630902 or 07966 473379 or theatreinthevillages@btconnect.com


Saturday September 28: An adaptation of one of Oscar Wilde’s most popular stories made into a thoroughly entertaining two-man play, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime with Rocket Theatre. A gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder.

Lord Arthur takes his marriage vows very seriously, but when he has his fortune told just weeks before the wedding, his destiny simply cannot be ignored.

Join Lord Arthur and his trusty valet, Middlewick, in a wicked black comedy that positively fizzes with fun. Suitable for 11+ years. Starts 8pm at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington. Tickets £12 from Elaine English on 01296 655698. Or from Theatre in the Villages co-ordinator Jeannette Baxter on 01296 630902 or 07966 473379 or theatreinthevillages@btconnect.com


The Barn, Hulcott

Saturday September 28: A family fundraising fun day from 11am with fairground and pony rides, craft stalls, food, live music and a children’s fancy dress competition. Entry by donation. Followed by an evening disco, entry £5. Proceeds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

More information from Frederica Ashby 07814 014402 or email



Saturday September 28: Fun dog show and fete from 1-4pm at Chiltern View, Brendon Care Home, St John’s Drive, Stone. Opened by actor Bruce Alexander from A Touch of Frost and organised by the League of Friends. Registration for the dog show is from 1pm with judging starting at 2pm. Classes include prettiest bitch, most handsome dog, obedience (stay and recall), special veteran (7+ years), cutest puppy (three months-one year) and best trick. Entry fee £2 per class. The afternoon includes a barbecue, cream teas, bouncy castle, games and tombola.


Halton Singers

Friday September 27 & Saturday 28: Halton Singers present their autumn show, Viva Variety! at the village hall. The ‘show for everyone’ includes sing-along songs, musical comedy, guitar players, a flautist and humorous monologues. Bar available all evening and nibbles provided. Tickets £5 from 01296 624841 and 696759.


Wendover Woods

Sunday September 29: The Wendover Memory Walk at Wendover Woods is held to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society. A 5km walk on grass and woodland paths, with options to head back to the gazebo/parking area after 1km and 3km.

Registration and signing-in for walkers is from 10am in the main car park area of Wendover Woods, setting off at 11am after a fun warm-up session.

Registering for the walk is free. Go to www.memorywalk.org.uk/wendover or call 0845 3060 898.



Saturday September 28: More than 100 stallholders will line the streets of the town for a massive collection of regional artisan food and drink producers. There will also be a live entertainment and a packed programme of demonstrations and talks from local and celebrity chefs. Comperes for the day include BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce. Car parking will be available at Thame Showground where a hop-on bus will be available to take passengers into town. Festival starts at 9am.



Friday September 27: The archive and reading room at Windmill Hill is an amazing space to enjoy contemporary art and is home to the Rothschild Foundation. The archives are open every Friday afternoon from 2-4pm until October 25. This is a unique opportunity to view the inside of this magnificent building, designed by Stephen Marshall architects.

The archive is 10 minutes from the manor by car or can be reached on foot. Please note, on occasions the archive opening may have to be cancelled at short notice so it is recommended to check the Waddesdon Manor website before starting your journey. Admission is free to Windmill Hill. Normal admission charges apply to the House and Gardens.

Pull Brew Melt

Saturday September 28 & Sunday 29: Returning after a highly acclaimed first year in 2012, Pull-Brew-Melt will be showcasing true artisan producers, blenders, brewers and roasters at Waddesdon Plant Centre from 10.30am-4.30pm. The core of the festival will centre around coffee, tea and chocolate. This year, however, some new and exciting off-shoots will be making their debut, with the entire show looking like it’s been plucked from the pages of a 1950s sci-fi comic book. Entry to the festival is free, with donations going to the nominated charity www.coffeekids.org. Normal admission charges apply to Waddesdon Manor.

Autumn glory

Saturday September 28: Celebrate the finest local produce in a rare opportunity to dine at night in the manor restaurant. The evening begins with a glass of Champagne followed by a four-course dinner inspired by the autumn months. Dress code, lounge suit. 7.30-11pm. £38.50 per person. Booking essential, 01296 653226.


Wedding dress fun

Here’s a chance to wear your wedding dress again – or even a favourite ball gown, party dress, mother-of-the-bride outfit and of course not forgetting wedding suits, DJs and lounge suits worn by the groom, best man and male guests!

Brides Dress Revisited is the ultimate wedding dress reception charity ball. Held in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice and the Court Theatre, Tring, it takes place at the theatre on Saturday September 28.

Dress code is strictly bridal and the £20 tickets include a two-course buffet and disco suitable for all ages.

Tickets must be bought in advance and are available from the box office 07543 560478 or www.courttheatre.co.uk or from Beechwood Fine Foods in Frogmore Street, Tring.