Five things to do in Aylesbury and beyond

Sylar impressing with some tricks at the Bucks Herald office
Sylar impressing with some tricks at the Bucks Herald office

Here is our guide of five things to do in and around Aylesbury


Music at Lunchtime, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury, 12.45pm tomorrow (Thursday May 18)

The duo of Bryony Gibson-Cornish on viola and Gamal Khamis on piano is noted for dynamic performances and innovative programming, so anyone seeking a refreshing break in the middle of the day will be in for a treat at the parish church. The programme will include solos from Bryony (Bach and Hindemith) and Gamal (Schubert); playing together in Schumann; and rounding off with dances from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Admission £4, free for under 18s.

AylesburyFlower Club meeting at Aylesbury Grammar School, Walton Street, 7pm Monday May 22

The theme for the Diamond Anniversary meeting of the flower club is Magic Moments with demonstrator Lorraine Saunders. Cake and a glass of fizz will be available before the demonstration starts at 7.30pm in the lecture theatre. The floral items will be raffled at the end of the evening. Visitors are welcome, £6 adults, 50p children.


Sylar, Thame Players Theatre, High Street, Thame, 7.45pm Friday (May 19)

Psychological magician Sylar has performed at thousands of events across the UK from small house parties to large corporate events, and he has even performed in the offices of The Bucks Herald in Aylesbury (see picture). Now he is visiting the stage of the Thame Players Theatre with a mind boggling show of the magician’s art. Tickets £11. Available from Spear Travels in Greyhound Walk, Thame, or call 01844 217228. Or online.

Althorp, Northampton, running now during House opening days until Sunday October 8

As the 20th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana approaches this summer, an exhibition of 15 iconic images taken in 1997 by Mario Testino are now on display at the Spencer family home which is also the final resting place of the princess. Previously shown at Kensington Palace in 2005,these images are being shown in the Grade 1 listed Stables of Althorp alongside a reminder of Diana’s legacy and charitable works. Althorp is just over an hour from Aylesbury via car and provides a full day out for visitors. Entrance to the ‘Diana, Princess of Wales’ exhibition is included in the regular Althorp admission ticket. Adult tickets are £18.50, discounts available. Full details of house opening times and admission prices on the website.

From Shore to Shore, My Sichaun Restaurant, The Old School, Gloucester Green, Oxford, OX1 2BH, 1pm and 7pm on Tuesday May 23 and 7pm on Wednesday May 24

Part of Oxford Playhouse’s Playhouse Plays Out programme, this very special performance-dining experience is set inside a restaurant and blends English, Mandarin and Cantonese to tell the stories of migrant Chinese communities living in the UK. Three tales of love and loss, struggle and survival are told alongside a delicious two course meal and live music. Age guideline 12+ Tickets £20 includes the two course meal.

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