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Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Unusual ballet in Aylesbury

The Northern Ballet Company is famous for stepping outside the classical world and taking on unique projects.

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Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

A family of four will cough up almost as much as the cost of a weekly food shop to visit some of the country’s leading museums, according to new research.

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Sue Shave, new Bucks County Museum director

Sue Shave announced as new Bucks County Museum director

The County Museum Trust is pleased to announce that following Richard de Peyer’s retirement in June a new director has been selected to take the Trust on to a new phase in its development.

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Haddenham Ceilidhs to call it a day after 45 years of performances

Haddenham Ceilidhs to call it a day after 45 years of performances

Haddenham Ceilidhs are set to call it a day after 45 years of unique dance events.

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Shardeloes Lake between Old Amersham and Little Missenden. HS2 will actually go under the lake

HS2: Mark King to document HS2 route with unique laser photography at County Museum this weekend

Using state-of-the-art lasers, Mark’s project explores where the proposed ‘High Speed 2’ (HS2) train route will travel through the countryside.
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Andrew Green performing in the Town Centre

Aylesbury town is banging the drum for more buskers

Talented performers of all varieties are being encouraged to busk in Aylesbury, to help make the town a vibrant and entertaining place to visit.

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My First Ballet presents Cinderella

Cinderella tale in Oxford

A reimagined version of the fairy tale Cinderella is coming to the New Theatre in Oxford for two days, starting on Friday April 28.

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St George's flag

8 things you need to know about Saint George’s Day

It’s Saint George’s Day today - the day we celebrate England’s patron saint.

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One of the pieces from Demons land: A Poem Come True

Edmund Spencer’s epic poem The Faerie Queene inspires new multi-media exhibition at Stowe

The world-famous landscape garden at Stowe in Buckinghamshire is the setting for a new multi-media exhibition inspired by the sixteenth-century poem The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser.

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Kenneth Tindall

Interview: Casanova choreographer talks about ballet ahead of Milton Keynes date

We chat to Kenneth Tindall who has put together the Northern Ballet's production of Casanova coming to Milton Keynes Theatre next week

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Arts and crafts in Haddenham

Spacious setting in Haddenham

Some quite unusual and unique arts and crafts are on offer at a fair in what used to be a free range chicken roost.

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Cinderella as a ballet comes to Oxford

Classic fairy tale served up at Oxford

Children as young as three can come along and see a ballet which has been specially created for young people.

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Urban Strides perform at last year's Activate dance festival

Dancers set to showcase their talents at Aylesbury festival

Hundreds of young dancers from across Bucks and beyond are preparing to descend on the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury for a two night dance extravaganza next week.

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Photo by Connie Fore

Call goes out for your funny pet photos

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards has already received a barrage of strong (and rib-tickling) contenders, but there's still time to enter.

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The Mother of Parliaments: Annual Division of Revenue by Adam Dant, 2017. Copyright Adam Dant

Aylesbury Vale MP John Bercow featured in contemporary take on artistic French calendars

Aylesbury Vale MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow takes pride of place at the centre of a contemporary take on the classic French almanac on display at Waddesdon Manor.

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BCC 'family first' project praised by Government for 'high quality work' with families

BCC 'family first' project praised by Government for 'high quality work' with families

Families across Bucks are getting better, more coordinated, help earlier and only have to tell their story once, as the Council puts Families First.

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Almost 30 youngsters from the local area joining up with the English National Ballet

Dream comes true for Aylesbury and Buckingham dancers

Almost 30 children will dance alongside professional principals in a production of Nutcracker Suite by the English Youth Ballet.

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One of the pieces by the artist

Artist loved by Theo Walcott sees work on display at Stoke Mandeville

For a spectacular display of beautiful and stunningly executed myth and folklore inspired drawings and paintings, visit Obsidian Art’s current exhibition featuring the work of Ed Org.

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It’s almost spring, and just look at this beautiful Weston Turville scene

It’s almost spring, and just look at this beautiful Weston Turville scene

The Bucks Herald’s resident historian Karl Vaughan took this amazing shot of a swan at sunrise at Weston Turville Reservoir on February 24.

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