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Feb
10
Sat
Elisabeth Frink @ Bucks County Museum
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm
Elisabeth Frink @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

A fabulous opportunity to see work by the famous 20th century artist, Elisabeth Frink in this exhibition of sculpture, prints and drawings.

The idea for the exhibition came from the iconic and well known bronze life-sized sculpture of a black horse outside Lloyds Bank in Milton Keynes, commissioned in 1978 as part of a major public art scheme. The exhibition commemorates the 25th anniversary of Frink’s death in 1993 and the 40th anniversary of the Lloyds’ commission.

Themes of Horses, Heads, Human Figures, Animals and Birds will be explored through magnificent bronze sculpture, print and drawings.
Highlights include a Riace III figure, a 2 metre tall bronze warrior which will dominate the gallery, a Goggle Head, an Easter Head, an Eagle Lectern and many original drawings including Warrior Birds and Horse and Rider.

Entry to the exhibition – By Donation.

© The Elisabeth Frink Estate from The Ingram Collection of Modern British Art

Feb
23
Fri
Ex Libris: Altered Books Exhibition @ Bucks County Museum
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ex Libris: Altered Books Exhibition @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Ex Libris: Altered Books

9 December 2017 – 24 February 2018

The altered book is an art form in which artists recycle and transform existing books into new works of art.

Discover the intricate, delightful and artistic work created by artists from Sparksartists.

Pace Pamper Evening @ The Pace Centre
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pace Pamper Evening @ The Pace Centre | Weston Turville | England | United Kingdom

It’s back! Gather your friends and family for an evening of fun and relaxation. Indulge in a range of beauty therapy taster sessions, receive beauty advice from the experts and browse health and beauty stalls for treats just for you.

Your £7 ticket includes entry, a glass of bubbles and a goodie bag with samples and information about the treatments available on the night. Sounds heavenly, right?

Join us for Pamper Evening, and enable children with disabilities access to an education. Help them receive the therapy and education they need to reach their full potential.

Book online or contact us on 01296 616974

The Case of the Frightened Lady @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Case of the Frightened Lady @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter from “the king of the detective thriller” Edgar Wallace.

When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret.

The star cast includes Gray O’Brien, one of TV’s most popular actors, known for his memorable roles in The Loch, Peak Practice, Casualty and as Tony Gordon in Coronation Street; Rula Lenska, one of Britain’s best-loved actresses, who since her breakthrough in Rock Follies has starred in iconic shows Doctor Who, One Foot In The Grave, EastEnders and comedy series Take A Letter Mr Jones; Denis Lill from long-running drama The Royal and of course Only Fools and Horses; Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon from the popular series Soldier Soldier; Philip Lowrie, best known for playing Dennis Tanner in Coronation Street; April Pearson, star of award-winning drama Skins and Glenn Carter, widely recognised as the definitive Jesus in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

One of the most popular writers of the 20th century, Edgar Wallace is celebrated as the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, King Kong.

Kelly Oliver @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Kelly Oliver @ Queens Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Counting the legendary Whispering Bob Harris as a champion of her music, Kelly Oliver has established herself as an artist offering an exciting, contemporary take on the acoustic folk tradition.

Feb
24
Sat
Altered Books Basics Workshop @ Bucks County Museum
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Altered Books Basics Workshop @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Saturday 24 February 2018

10am – 4pm

Tutor: Heather Hunter www.hunterbooks.co.uk

A marvellous opportunity to learn the basics of the art of altered books with book artist Heather Hunter whose work can be seen in the current exhibition at the museum Ex Libris: Altered Books.

In this Study Day you will investigate simple techniques to start respectfully altering a book. You will choose a book from a selection supplied that are ready for recycling.

You will start altering your book by discussing how to use the text that you want to respond to creatively.

Techniques that will be covered include strengthening pages, folding, cutting cavities and making pockets whilst retaining the quality of the book as an amazing piece of flexible engineering.

If time permits embellishments will be discussed and you will start to decorate the pages.

At the end of the day you will have a book ready for you to continue altering.

No previous experience is needed.

Cost £45 per person. To book please call 01296 331441 or book online below.

Ex Libris: Altered Books Exhibition @ Bucks County Museum
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ex Libris: Altered Books Exhibition @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Ex Libris: Altered Books

9 December 2017 – 24 February 2018

The altered book is an art form in which artists recycle and transform existing books into new works of art.

Discover the intricate, delightful and artistic work created by artists from Sparksartists.

Los Endos – And When There Were Five @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Los Endos - And When There Were Five @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Los Endos, probably the best Genesis tribute band in the UK, are proudly playing the Aylebury Waterside Theatre with a new show for 2018.

The only gig that Genesis played in the UK in 1978 was Knebworth – a show lovingly remembered by those lucky enough to be there. We can’t get away from 40 year anniversaries and 1978’s best selling album is well represented with ‘Lady Lies’ and ‘Burning Rope’ among at least four songs from And Then There Were Three…. We also have old favourites like Cinema Show, Ripples, Salmacis and loads more plus of course, Los Endos’ famous value for money extras!

If you’ve seen the band before, you know what to expect – top quality musicianship, top quality sound and a stunningly beautiful light show to complement this timeless, astonishing music.

As we always say ‘Let’s Keep Prog Rock Live!’

The Case of the Frightened Lady @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Case of the Frightened Lady @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Building on the phenomenal decade long success of The Agatha Christie Company, which sold over two million tickets around the UK, comes a new thrilling chapter from “the king of the detective thriller” Edgar Wallace.

When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Mark’s Priory, the grand ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. As Tanner moves closer to the heart of the mystery he uncovers a shocking and closely guarded secret.

The star cast includes Gray O’Brien, one of TV’s most popular actors, known for his memorable roles in The Loch, Peak Practice, Casualty and as Tony Gordon in Coronation Street; Rula Lenska, one of Britain’s best-loved actresses, who since her breakthrough in Rock Follies has starred in iconic shows Doctor Who, One Foot In The Grave, EastEnders and comedy series Take A Letter Mr Jones; Denis Lill from long-running drama The Royal and of course Only Fools and Horses; Agatha Christie Company stalwart Ben Nealon from the popular series Soldier Soldier; Philip Lowrie, best known for playing Dennis Tanner in Coronation Street; April Pearson, star of award-winning drama Skins and Glenn Carter, widely recognised as the definitive Jesus in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

One of the most popular writers of the 20th century, Edgar Wallace is celebrated as the brains behind one of the most iconic films of all time, King Kong.

Gig Night at the Limelight @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gig Night at the Limelight @ Queens Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Mr Paul Adams presents Gig Night at the Limelight – the best local acts playing fantastic original music. See www.qpc.org for the latest line-up details.

Hale Leys Utd U12s @ Fairford Leys Pitches
Feb 24 @ 10:45 pm – 11:45 pm
Hale Leys Utd U12s @ Fairford Leys Pitches  | England | United Kingdom

Hale Leys Utd are expanding our teams up to a brand new U12s.
This will take place at Fairford Leys Pitches from 10:45-11:45am.
We welcome children of all abilities to join our new team for season 17/18.
Our coaches are DBS checked and we have a very high standard of safeguarding all of our players at the club.
We make sure that the players have a very high standard of coaching as well as implementing respect,teamwork and of course fun.
Your child’s first session is FREE and £3 thereafter for training per training session per child.
We would love to see your child join up with the amazing and very welcoming club of Hale Leys Utd.
Please contact me for more information regarding this age group.
Thanks Marc Kenny
Head Coach/Welfare Officer
07875723707

Feb
26
Mon
This Is Elvis @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This Is Elvis @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Internationally renowned, award winning Steve Michaels stars as Elvis. His masterful renditions of The King and his music have garnered him worldwide fame, and appearances alongside the extraordinary Jordanaires and the Sweet Inspirations as well as Elvis’s legendary drummer DJ Fontana and bassist Jerry Scheff.

It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what would come to be known as The ’68 Comeback Special. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years, and securing his place in history as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! This production celebrates 50 years since the TV phenomenon and is testament that his songs live on and the King still rules!

This Is Elvis recreates all the drama leading up to the comeback as well as staging the monumental concert. It then proceeds with the King to his Vegas debut. Featuring Elvis’s greatest hits including Trouble, Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, All Shook Up, Suspicious Minds and many more…

Feb
28
Wed
Assertiveness for Business Course @ The Clare Charity Centre
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Assertiveness for Business Course @ The Clare Charity Centre | Stokenchurch | England | United Kingdom

Gain respect, communicate better and build confidence in the workplace.

Knowing and understanding our personal values and boundaries is an important key to gaining self-esteem and self-confidence. Effectively communicating our feelings and opinions in an open and honest manner helps to deter people from undermining and dominating us and build respectful and loyal working relationships.

This course is designed to give participants a greater understanding of assertive behaviour and to encourage self-confidence by developing appropriate skills and techniques to become more assertive in both their personal and professional lives.

ROH – The Winters Tale, Live Screening @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Feb 28 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
ROH - The Winters Tale, Live Screening @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

Mar
1
Thu
Snowdrops at Welford Park @ Welford Park
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Upon arrival, enjoy hot refreshments before talking a walk around the beautiful grounds and admire the first signs of spring with Welford Park’s glorious Snowdrop collection.

The snowdrops at Welford Park were planted by the Norman monks to decorate their Church for the feast of Candlemas, and also for medicinal use. Close to the snowdrop woods there is also found wild aconitum, petasites and mistletoe all of which have strong healing properties.

You will also have access to The Welford Park Plant Fair which specialises in snowdrops, spring bulbs, herbaceous, shrubs and trees. Our Plant Fair has become renouned for its well chosen stalls and interesting plants.

Your ticket includes entrance to the grounds and Plant Fair, as well as a sandwich lunch at The Queens Arms in East Garston.