Culture vultures can swoop on this feast

A total of 54 events will be running across Bucks this month in a jam-packed Open Weekend.

Between 25-28 July, 34 contributors will be taking part.

Whether people are looking for something to do with young children, a chance to try a new artform, time to learn or chill out, there is plenty from which to choose.

This year’s programme from Buckinghamshire Culture includes opportunities to watch or join in with singing, dancing, music-making, crafting and more.

There is the chance to visit an exhibition, listen to an author interview, enjoy live music, join a themed tour or explore local heritage. Events are taking place across the county, and online, too.

This year organisations will be offering a wide range of activities on the theme of Together We Celebrate, inspired by the Paris Olympics and Paralympics 2024.

Bucks has an extra special reason to celebrate as it is the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. This year event organisers are debating how they can honour this heritage.

This year Open Weekend will be part of Buckinghamshire Council’s wider Together We Celebrate programme of activities and exhibitions taking place throughout the summer.

A celebration of togetherness runs through all of 2024 Open Weekend events. Some are offering particular activities to make a medal (at Hughenden), design a Paralympic poster (at Aylesbury Library), or explore Paralympic artefacts and stories through a new Virtual Museum (online via the National Paralympic Heritage Trust).

Bill Morris, Buckinghamshire Culture’s Chair said: ‘We are so pleased and proud that once again organisations and individuals across Bucks have put together a programme of fantastic events.’

Ruth Page, the council’s Head of Culture said: ‘Open Weekend is a brilliant way to celebrate the range of creative and cultural things you can do in Bucks.’

Open Weekend is funded by Rothschild Foundation and the council, co-ordinated by Buckinghamshire Culture.

See the Buckinghamshire Culture website for the full listing:, follow #BucksOpenWeekend and #TogetherWeBuild on social media.

The Alina Orchestra Band in a van, which brings free classical music to Milton Keynes and other parts of the county.