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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

Apr
21
Sat
The Pace Big Walk @ Wendover Memorial Hall
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Pace Big Walk @ Wendover Memorial Hall | Wendover | England | United Kingdom

£10 registration fee

This year’s Big Walk starts on the Icknield Way Ridgeway Link at Dunstable Downs and takes in part of the Ridgeway Trail, including Ivinghoe Beacon, Wigginton and Wendover.

There is a choice of three routes:
• Dunstable Downs to Wendover (approx. 18 miles)
• Ivinghoe Beacon to Wendover (approx. 12 miles)
• Wigginton to Wendover (approx. 6 miles)

Registration will take place at the Memorial Hall in Wendover and parking will be available nearby. After registration, walkers will be shuttled to their chosen starting point by coach.

The start times are as follows:
• Dunstable Downs – 8am
• Ivinghoe Beacon – 11.30 am
• Wigginton – 3pm

(Please note that these are the times you are scheduled to start the walk. You will need to allow time to register and for the shuttle service to your start point – you will receive more information after you register.)

The walks are guided and there will be a team supplying drinks and snacks and plenty of motivation en route.

Refreshments, snacks and a warm, celebratory welcome will greet you at the end of the walk.

Please dress for all weathers as we cannot control the UK weather!

For more information, or to sign up contact Kelly on 01296 616973 or kelly.houghton@thepacecentre.org.

Curator’s Choice @ Bucks County Museum
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Curator's Choice @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

We asked our Collections Team to choose their favourite things from the museum collections and to tell us why they chose them.

The museum collections are divided into four main groups: Art, Archaeology, Social History and Natural History and each group is looked after by one of the Team.

Come and discover what they have chosen and their reasons for choosing them.

Do you have a favourite object in the museum?

Entry by Donation.

Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Glorious Years is a celebration of the power of the printed image before photography. An exhibition of rare calendars, published in Paris in the 17th and 18th centuries, from their golden period under Louis XIV, through to the Revolution, when time itself was re-invented, with new ways of illustrating and naming the days and years.

Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon. Discover them through this self-led trail of the Manor.

Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon. Discover them through this self-led trail of the Manor.

Free exhibition included with house and grounds admission.

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery @ Waddesdon Manor  | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups – known as the ‘Aldobrandini Tazze’ – will be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor.

Shakespeare at the Museum @ Bucks County Museum
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Shakespeare at the Museum @ Bucks County Museum | England | United Kingdom

Twelfth Night performed in the museum garden by Unbound from the Queen’s Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury. No need to book.

Entry by Donation

The Illegal Eagles @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Illegal Eagles @ Aylesbury Waterside Theatre | England | United Kingdom

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles’ distinctive sound.

Featuring the very best from the Eagles’ repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!

Twelfth Night at Queens Park Arts Centre @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Twelfth Night at Queens Park Arts Centre @ Queens Park Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Viola finds herself stranded on the shores of Illyria, where a bittersweet web of mistaken identity, wicked humour and tangled love awaits. A brand new take of Shakespeare’s classic comedy from Unbound.

Apr
22
Sun
Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Glorious Years: French Calendars from Louis XIV to the Revolution @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Glorious Years is a celebration of the power of the printed image before photography. An exhibition of rare calendars, published in Paris in the 17th and 18th centuries, from their golden period under Louis XIV, through to the Revolution, when time itself was re-invented, with new ways of illustrating and naming the days and years.

Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon. Discover them through this self-led trail of the Manor.

Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Riches of the Earth @ Waddesdon Manor | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild’s collection was full of objects made of precious materials: hardstones, minerals, silver and gold. Many examples of these extraordinary objects are still to be found throughout Waddesdon. Discover them through this self-led trail of the Manor.

Free exhibition included with house and grounds admission.

Rothschild Wines from Around the World @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rothschild Wines from Around the World @ Waddesdon Manor  | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

Join us for an informal tasting of twelve Rothschild wines from around the world.

The Rothschild portfolio is as diverse as it is impressive. From the acquisition of Château Mouton in 1853, through to the creation of Rimapere in 2012, the collection now covers over twenty properties, and produces well over a hundred wines. The flight will include wines from France, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand.

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery @ Waddesdon Manor
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery @ Waddesdon Manor  | Waddesdon | England | United Kingdom

For the first time in more than 150 years some of the most extraordinary and enigmatic treasures of the Renaissance, a set of 12 European silver-gilt standing cups – known as the ‘Aldobrandini Tazze’ – will be reunited and displayed together at Waddesdon Manor.