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A scene from South Pacific at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.
A scene from South Pacific at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

THIS WEEKEND’S Chiltern Car rally has been cancelled, but there are still lots of other things to try and do.

Pick up a copy of this week’s Bucks Herald for a comprehensive seven-day what’s on guide.





Award-winning show South Pacific opens at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. The latest production is a reinvention of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s classic musical, which played to sell-out audiences on Broadway for two years. Runs until Saturday, May 26. Shows start at 7.30pm. For more details visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury

Blackadder Goes Forth will be performed at the Court Theatre in Pendley, Tring until Saturday. The stage play is based on the original Richard Curtis and Ben Elton TV programme and set in the trenches of the First Word War. Shows start at 8pm. For more details visit www.courttheatre.co.uk

Cheddington Amateur Dramatic present Norman Robbins’ comedy Where There’s A Will tonight and tomorrow at the Village Hall. The play about inheritance is set after a funeral. Tickets £4.50-£6. Doors open at 7.30pm. For details call the box office on 01296 662398.


Award winning clowns Kakehole and Popol, who were named Britain’s Best Circus Comedy Act twice, are heading to Wendover this weekend. The show also features Britain’s Got Talent finalist Denis Remnev, who will set pulses racing as he swoops and soars around the roof of the big top. The show times are at 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday. Saturday at 2pm and 5pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Live music

Acclaimed blues and rock band, Virgil and the Accelerators perform at Aylesbury’s Limelight Theatre. Tickets £9-£11. Shows starts at 8pm. For more details visit www.qpc.org

Why not visit?

The Beaconsfield spring art fair today, Saturday and Sunday. Mixture of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and ceramics. Free entry. For details visit www.thebeaconsfieldartfair.moonfruit.com


Musical group for babies and toddlers every Friday afternoon in Bedgrove at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall. Runs 2pm-2.45pm with www.jacqinthebox.com

Aylesbury Library bounce and rhyme session for under fives, 10:30am-11am. Free entry, but booking required as only enough space for 35 children. For details call 0845 230 3232 or email lib-ayl@buckscc.gov.uk

Princes Risborough Library storytime session for under fives, 2.15pm-2.45pm. Free entrance, no booking required.


Live music

Music in Quiet places concerts return to Aylesbury Vale with a performance at All Saints Church in Brill at 7.30pm.Before each concert there is a free scenic walk around the village with a historian which is open to everyone, not just those attending the concert. For details visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

Evening concert at St Mary’s Church in Aylesbury from 7.30pm. Featuring violinist Ksenia Berezina and pianist Yulia Vorontsova. Their programme includes three contrasting sonatas, by Tartini (dazzling virtuosity), Poulenc (hauntingly bittersweet) and Grieg (highly passionate). Tickets £8.50-£10 or free for under 18s.


Art On The Hill exhibition returns to Brill Church of England Combined School today and tomorrow. The annual exhibition features paintings, photography and sculpture. A series of workshops are also taking place, showing how to create a Jubilee Hobby Horse for example. For details visit www.brillpta.co.uk

Why not visit?

Vale MP and Commons Speaker John Bercow will be the guest of honour at Aylesbury’s Queen’s Park Arts Centre open day from 11am-3pm. There will be free have-a-go workshops, demonstrations, performances and children’s activities throughout the day. Also the grand unveiling of work to the centre’s building and signage. For more details visit www.qpc.org.uk

1940s weekend at the Bucks Railway Centre in Quainton. There will be an art exhibition, live music, trade stands, military vehicles, re-enactments and firing demonstrations. For details visit www.bucksrailcentre.org


Bucks Family History presents a talk on women in the 18th century. Tom Doig will describe the lives of women at the time, looking at childbirth, marriage, work and family life. Starts at 2.30pm at Prebendal Farm Community Centre. For details visit www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Bucks and Oxon group of the Hardy plant society present Clematis Queen Of Climbers talk by horticultural lecturer writer and broadcaster Stuart Dixon. Takes place at the Winslow Centre at 2.15pm. £4 charge for visitors. For more details call 01280 813352.

Why not visit?

Spring fair in Long Crendon Catholic Church selling nearly new clothes, books and handbags. Starts at 2pm and is in aid of the Yala fund which is a charity that supports children in Sri Lanka.

Renaissance day centre spring craft fair at Ardenham House in Aylesbury from 10am. For details call 01296 334755 or email renaissance@hpcha.org.uk

Annual plant sale at The Ark, 28 Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville. Starts at 1.30pm.

Breast Cancer Care’s 10 or 20 mile Pink Ribbonwalk around the grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, in association with Woman And Home magazine. For details visit www.pinkribbonwalk.org.uk


Chesham Bois Catholic Players will perform House Guest by Francis Durbridge – the story of two movie stars whose child is kidnapped. Runs today and Sunday, then Friday and Saturday next week at The Little Theatre By The Park. For details visit www.c-b-c-p.org


Why not visit?

Princes Risborough monthly Sunday market 10am-2pm in the High Street. Offering a range of vegetables, jams, chutneys, cushions, cards and juices.

Live music

Stewkley singers present Happy And Glorious: A Concert To Celebrate The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Runs 7.30pm-9pm at St Lawrence Church in Winslow. For details visit www.stewkleysingers.org


Aylesbury and District Ramblers will meet at Wendover Library car park at 10.30am and walk to Buckland Common. For details visit www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk

Enjoy a guided walk around Stowe Gardens and learn about the several species of bats which live around the grounds. Talk is being organised by the National Trust and North Bucks Bat Group. Starts at 8pm. For more details visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

The Rotary Club of High Wycombe is holding its 17th annual Chiltern Cycle Pedal Push, featuring 25- or 50-mile signposted and marshalled routes through the Chilterns and Aylesbury Vale. Starts and finishes at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People in Saunderton from 8am. Entry is £20. For more details visit www.PedalPush.org.uk