Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Aylesbury this week
SubWoofers Festival, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Grange, Saunderton, 1-7pm Sunday May 6
In collaboration with Bucks New University’s Bucks Live a fun day out for all the family with live music, entertainment and attractions has been planned at the home of Hearing Dogs. Michele Jennings, chief executive of Hearing Dogs, said: “We are delighted to be working with Bucks New University on this brand new event. With the growth in music festivals over recent years, we want everyone to enjoy live music, but remember to look after their hearing! The one day event will raise funds to train more clever, lovable hearing dogs, and we hope lots of families will enjoy a great day out with us.” There will be live signing on stage for BSL users, disabled access provision, family friendly attractions including fairground rides and of course, dogs will be welcome to join in the fun. Tickets £15 standard, £10 children and concessions, £30 for a family (two adults, two children).
An Officer and A Gentleman, Wycombe Swan, 7.30pm Monday May 7 - Satruday May 12 with additional 2.30pm matinees on the Wednesday and Saturday
This brand new musical (pictured right) will sweep audiences off their feet. Based on the Oscar winning film starring Rciahrd Gere the feelgood sound track includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many Eighties classic anthems. Zack Mayo is in training to be a US Navy Pilot, but when he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself. Tickets from £27. Box office 01494 512000 or book online:
Music in the Park, Elms Park, Thame, noon - 9pm Sunday May 6
Three live stages, two well stocked bars, delicious food stalls, children’s activities and a line up of music for all ages. Musicians include local guitar star Billy Watman (pictured in circle right). Tickets family (two adults and three children) £25, adults £10 and concessions £7, available online:
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, New Theatre, Oxford, 7.30pm Tuesday May 8 - Saturday May 12 with additional 2.30pm matinees on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
The inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit song writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Tickets from £15. Box office 0844 871 3020 or book online:
Music at Lunchtime, St Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury, 12.45pm tomorrow (Thursday)
Alice Bishop, soprano and Simon Marlow, piano, perform songs by Fanny Mendelssohn, Alma Mahler, Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke and Madeleine Dring. Admission £5, 18 and under free.