For culture vultures

Buckinghamshire Culture Open Weekend is back for a third year.

Cultural organisations, community groups and creatives are being invited to take part and submit events from Tuesday 11 April.

This celebration of creativity and culture showcases the range and breadth of creative events, activities and projects taking place in the county. It is organised by Buckinghamshire Culture and supported by Buckinghamshire Council and the Rothschild Foundation.

The theme for the event, which will run from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July, is ‘One World’.

It could link to local or global sustainability and climate change or could incorporate ideas of involvement, connecting with communities in Bucks or abroad.

Suggestions include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultural projects to raise awareness of climate crisis and sustainability;
  • Creative activities around recycling and environmental topics;
  • Events focused on stories about diversity;
  • Cultural activities that encourage participants to mix with other communities in Bucks, or worldwide

In previous years, activities have included literary and heritage walks, performances, open days, trails, concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, painting workshops and storytelling events.

Submissions for events/activities can be made until Monday 22 May using the online form where people can also find out further information, plus frequently asked questions and criteria for the events.

Buckinghamshire Culture is giving out a limited amount of micro grants for implementing projects/activities. More information on how to apply will be on the website.

Bill Morris, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair, said: ‘We hope to build on the success this year to put the creative potential of Buckinghamshire on the map for everyone.’

Clive Harriss, the council’s cabinet member for culture and leisure, added: ‘It allows local groups and organisations to showcase their cultural and creative talents to the wider community.’

There will be further information on Open Weekend at, on Twitter @BucksCulture, Instagram @Bucks_Culture

The programme is supported through funding from the council and the Rothschild Foundation.

Wycombe Library taking part in last year’s event