Feast for culture vultures

‘Trees and Green’ is the theme of this year’s Buckinghamshire Open Weekend, which opens later this month.

The event from 28-31 July aims to showcase the breadth of creative and cultural venues and activities people can enjoy across the county. Details of what is happening have now been revealed, from creative workshops to walks, performances and open days all linked to this year’s topic.

‘Trees and Green’ has inspired institutions, groups and individual artists to register their events as part of the collective celebration all across the county.

People may want to join Discover Bucks Museum, Wycombe Museum, Garsington Opera, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Hughenden Manor, Buckinghamshire Archives or Milton’s Cottage for their events.

There are plenty of opportunities to discover something new, such as storytelling events; backstage tours at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; painting with natural colours; walking tours with cultural content or photo walks; performances of songs; and poetry readings.

The full What’s On Guide and event list can be viewed on the Visit Buckinghamshire website.

Julius Weinberg, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair, said: ‘We are very proud of the wide range of activities there are to shout about this year. This shows the success of this county-wide concept and how Bucks organisations and individuals value being part of something bigger than themselves.’

Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, added: ‘The quality of projects Buckinghamshire Culture received is really outstanding and it is great to see how the theme of ‘Trees and Green’ has been interpreted so creatively.’

This is the second Open Weekend event in Bucks, taking place over four days. This year’s topic was originally inspired by the Platinum Jubilee 2022 ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ project.

It will encourage people to involve creatively with nature, trees, green spaces, landscape and their heritage. Activities are inspired by, or take place near, local trees, in woodland, parkland and other green spaces.

Organised by Buckinghamshire Culture with the support of Buckinghamshire Council and Visit Buckinghamshire, it will be a celebration of all things creative and cultural that the county has to offer.

This programme is supported through funding from Buckinghamshire Council and the Rothschild Foundation.

Bucks Open Weekend big picture artwork on show.