Leisure listings: Wednesday, May 6 to Tuesday, May 13

Tap Factory

Tap Factory

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Box office: 0844 871 7607

Tap Factory: An award winning concept in the genre of Stomp and Tap Dogs, pictured. A blend of music, percussion, tap dance, urban dance and acrobatics, performed with skill and humour. On tonight, Wednesday at 7.30pm. Tickets from £19.

Let’s Hang On: Award winning production taking a journey through the prolific career of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Thursday, 7.30pm. Tickets from £22.

Comedy club: Damian Clark and two special guests perform in the Second Space on Friday. Doors open 7.30pm, first act 8pm. Recommended for age 16+. Tickets £11.

An Evening with Pam Ayres: The poet with perfect timing and an eye for detail appears on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets £22.

Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem: One hundred years on, Buckinghamshire remembers the outbreak of the First World War in a special concert on Sunday evening at 7pm. Soloists Dame Felicity Lott, Benjamin Hulett and Gareth John join Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society, local secondary school choirs and Buckinghamshire Youth Orchestra in a charity performance of Benjamin Britten’s moving and spectacular choral work. Ian Hooker directs. Tickets from £12.90.


Box office: 01296 431272

Open Day: Have a go sessions for children and adults in a wide range of arts and crafts activities on Saturday 11am-3pm. Refreshments, free parking. Entry free.


Organ concert: Liam Cartwright performs at Aylesbury Methodist Church in Buckingham Street this evening, Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Lunchtime concert: Pianist Ilya Maximov plays at St Mary’s Church tomorrow, Thursday from 12.45pm. He is playing the first and darkest of Schubert’s great trilogy of last sonatas, the C minor D958; Chopin’s adventurous masterpiece, the Polonaise-Fantaisie; and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, in which each of the six pieces is dedicated to a friend who fell in the First World War. Entry £4, under 18s free.

Motorbikes and music: Up to 300 riders are expected to arrive in the town centre on Sunday to enjoy a day of live outdoor music. Organised by the Motorcycle Air Ambulance Trust to raise money for the Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust. Eight bands will perform in the Market Square from 12noon until 8pm. DJ Dan Blaze will lead the event.


Friars exhibition: The history of the famous Buckinghamshire music club is celebrated with a dedicated exhibition until July 5. Tickets £4 available online www.theticketsellers.co.uk or in person from the county museum on the day of visit, subject to availability.


Wildlife: Today, Wednesday, is the last day of the exhibition of British and overseas wildlife photographs by Alan Boutel presented in the gallery area at Queens Park Centre.

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 1950s to the present day and is all for sale.

Deadly!: Discover the truth about the most dangerous creatures on Earth at a special exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Tring, on until July 6. Some of the creatures featured include killer cats, scary sharks, creepy crocodiles, top dogs and speedy sea creatures. Opening hours Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm. Admission free.


Pop Up teashop: Cream teas and homemade cake at Kimble Free Church on Saturday 11am-4pm. Paintings by Princes Risborough art group will be on show and available to buy. Plants and preserves for sale.


Paws for a Walk: Dog lovers and walking enthusiasts are invited to join Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at 11am on Sunday for a three-mile walk around Wendover Woods followed by a picnic afterwards. See leisure picture story for full details.


Steaming day: Passenger rides, miniature railway, all centre facilities open at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton on Sunday. The centre’s unique wooden-bodied vintage coaches will be used for passenger rides at no additional cost.


Classical music concert: A concert from the Music in Quiet Places series. Haunting Dvorak meets The Archers in the Reading Room on Windmill Hill, Saturday 7.30pm. See leisure story for further details.

Twenty mile menu: A four-course dinner with ingredients sourced from within 20 miles of Waddesdon, served on Saturday from 7.30pm in the manor restaurant. Showcasing produce from the estate, Long Crendon and the Chiltern Hills. Dress, lounge suit. £40 per person. Book on 01296 653226.


Florence Nightingale weekend: Join in the celebrations of Florence Nightingale’s birthday with a variety of Florence-themed activities on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm.


Thame: Enjoy a private tour of the 15th Century Rycote Park and gardens, near Thame, on Tuesday between 10am and 12pm. There will be refreshments on arrival followed by an introduction about the history of this former seat of the Earls of Abingdon. A suggested donation of £10 will go towards the work of Calibre audio library in Weston Turville, which provides audio books for many elderly and housebound people living with sight loss. For more information contact Liz Clarke on 01296 432 339 or email liz.clarke@calibre.org.uk


Encore Encore: The Encore Dance Company from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts perform in the Markova theatre at the school on Thursday. Featuring classical ballet, dynamic urban jazz and contemporary dance. Information about tickets from 01442 821516.




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