Leisure listings: Wednesday, April 23 to Tuesday, April 29

Undercover art exhibition
Undercover art exhibition
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Your comprehensive guide to what’s on where – feel free to add more events using the comments function below.


Box office: 0844 871 7607

Alan Davies: The Jonathan Creek actor, QI panel resident and stand-up comedian returns with his highly anticipated follow-up show Little Victories tomorrow, Thursday at 8pm. Tickets £25.

Richard II: Performed by The Royal Shakespeare Company and screened in the Second Space tomorrow Thursday at 7pm. Tickets £15.

One Night of Elvis: Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, presents a brand new show for 2014 celebrating the entire career of the musical legend. Friday at 7.30pm. Further details in leisure picture story.

Buddy Holly Story: The sensational award-winning West End show comes to town on Monday until Saturday May 3. Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story. Featuring two hours of songs including That’ll Be The Day, Johnny B. Goode and Raining In My Heart. Evening performances 7.30pm, additional matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets from £10.

The Winter’s Tale: Watch this beloved ballet performed live from the Royal Opera House and screened in the Second Space. Monday 7.15pm. Tickets £15.


Box office: 01296 431272

What Became Of Harley Warren?: A professional theatre show production on Friday and Saturday evening at 8pm by Re:Conception Theatre based on The Statement of Randolph Carer by H P Lovecraft. Tickets £10.50, concessions £8.50. Further details in leisure picture story.

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Quiz afternoon: Enjoy a cup of tea and meet some friendly faces at Aylesbury library today, Wednesday at 2.30pm. Quizzes, puzzles and brain teasers.

Coffee morning: Have a coffee tomorrow morning, Thursday from 10.30am-12noon at the library and listen to a guest speaker from the Waterside.

Business Information Drop-in Session: Information on starting a business, trading legally, finding premises and more. At Aylesbury Study Centre on Friday 11am-1pm.

Spring craft fair: Beautiful local crafts in the historic and magnificent setting of St Mary’s Church in the heart of the old town on Saturday from 10.30am-4pm. Refreshments available.

St George’s Day Fun and Parade: A belated celebration of our patron saint takes place in the Market Square on Sunday from 11am-4pm with a free family fun day. The annual scout parade takes place during the afternoon.


Friars exhibition: The history of the famous Buckinghamshire music club is celebrated with a dedicated exhibition until July 5. Tickets £4 aailable online www.theticketsellers.co.uk or in person from the county museum on the day of visit, subject to availability. Remember to take your special £1 off voucher in this week’s Bucks Herald newspaper.


Undercover Postcards: An exhibition by amateur and professional artists of postcard art, see picture. The exhibition supports art therapy for spinal patients at Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s National Spinal Injuries Centre. The postcards are for sale and all proceeds will help fund the arts rehabilitation programme. The exhibition will be displayed in the foyer of the Waterside from today, Wednesday until Friday. Timings, on Wednesday 12noon-3pm and 5-8pm, on Thursday 12noon-3pm, on Friday 12noon-3pm and 5-7pm.

The Art Of Poetry: Inspired by World Book Night, artists have submitted pieces based on poetry displayed at the Obsidian Art Gallery at the Bucks Goat Centre in Stoke Mandeville. This is your last chance to see the exhibition as it closes today, Wednesday.

Motorsport: An exhibition of 30 original paintings is on display at Stoke Mandeville Hospital until the end of May. The artwork shows Formula One from the ’50s to the current day and is all for sale.


The Three Horseshows: Canadian old time/bluegrass trio The Sweet Lowdown appear at the Towersey pub tonight, Wednesday. Doors open 7.30pm, the band will be on stage from 8-10.15pm. Tickets £8 each, available from the pub.

The Village Gate: The monthly quiz night at this pub on the Aylesbury Road, Wendover, is held on the last Tuesday of the month. Create your own team and go along for a night of great fun and merriment. £10 per person includes delicious hot food. Book your place on 01296 623884.


Best Cellars of France: Enjoy a celebratory evening and a three-course black tie dinner with champagne reception and wine with each course on Friday. £85 per person. Book on 01296 747444.


French market: A true feast of French goods on the North Front on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Goods include breads and patisserie, pancakes, cheeses, Provencal soaps, leather handbags, basketware, olives, saucissons and pates from Normandy. Normal admission charges apply.

Afternoon tea a la Francaise: To complement the French weekend theme, the manor restaurant is offering tea with a French twist on Saturday and Sunday from 4pm. Adults £16.50, children £6.50. Book on 01296 653226. Normal admission charges apply.


Long Crendon: Seven gardens in the village are open on Sunday from 2-6pm for the annual National Gardens Scheme opening private gardens for charity. Three of the gardens are along the High Street and two are on the Bicester Road. There is a combined admission of £6 to all seven gardens, children entry free. There is restricted wheelchair access in some gardens. Maps showing the locations of all the gardens will be available on the day. Features to enjoy in the gardens include woodland, ornamental lakes, a Monkey Puzzle tree, terraced lawns, a water garden, ponds, spring bulbs and a summerhouse. Home made cakes will be available at Church House on the High Street.