5 things to do in and around the Aylesbury area

Leona Crasi
Leona Crasi

Here is our guide to some of the events coming up

1 Gardening
Garden Re-Leaf Day, Wyevale World End’s Garden Centre, Wendover, Friday March 16
Garden centres across the region are running special customer events and activities to raise money for Greenfingers Charity, providing gardens for hospice patients and their families. There are product and plant promotions available to buy in-store. And a Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk will start from World’s End with distances of either 10 miles or 20 miles. There is also a Garden Re-Leaf Cycle Challenge for bike enthusiasts. To sign up for the events and for more information visit:
www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk/gardenreleaf
2 Theatre
My Mother Said I Never Should, Thame Players Theatre, 7.45pm Sunday March 18
A deeply moving and poignant play about four generations of women from the same family. The action moves from World War II up to the present day as it explores the timeless relationships between the mothers and daughters. The all female cast from Ubiquitous Theatre Company present laughter and tears in full measure. Tickets £10 from Spear Travels in Greyhound Walk or call 01844 217228 or:
www.thameplayers.co.uk
3 Music
The Sharpeez, Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury, 8pm Friday March 16
March’s Blues Night at the Limelight sees an appearance from Bill Mead and the Sharpeez, a London based band formed from the ashes of the 70s band Rebel, who mostly played in and around the London and Kent area. Although the band suspended activities in 1984 Bill reconvened it in 2003. The current line up is Bill Mead (pictured in circle) on lead guitar and vocals, Brendan O’Neil on drums and Baz Payne on bass. Tickets £10.50 in advance, £12.50 on the door. Box office 01296 424332.
www.qpc.org
4 Theatre
Love From A Stranger, Oxford Playhouse, Tuesday March 20 to Saturday March 24
Queen of Crime Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper’s nerve jangling Love From A Stranger is electric with suspense and has a shocking twist. This edge of your seat, rarely seen thriller, is considered to be unnervingly brilliant. A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems ... Starring Helen Bradbury as Cecily and Sam Frenchum as Bruce Lovell (pictured above by Sheila Burnett). Tickets start from £10. Box office 01865 305305 or book online:
www.oxfordplayhouse.com
5 Music
Music at Lunchtime, The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury, 12.45pm tomorrow (Thursday)
Prize winning pianist Leona Crasi has studied in her native Romania and the USA and is currently at the RAM in London. As a solo and chamber musician she has played extensively on both sides of the Atlantic. Tomorrow she will be playing Bartok’s 1926 Sonata, Beethoven’s Appassionata and several of the Looks from Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jesus. Admission £4, under 18s free.
www.aylesburylunchtimemusic.co.uk