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May
18
Sat
Murder Mystery Steam Supper @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Murder Mystery Steam Supper @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Murder, Mystery and Suspense – solve the clues on our steam train steam supper evening! The scene is set at Chinnor station, All you have to do is follow the clues, question the suspects, find the physical evidence and solve the case before Sherlock Holmes makes his deductions.. The Theft, and Colonel Holman Stevens, the railway magnate, has called upon the services of Sherlock Holmes to investigate the ongoing thefts from his trains, which are believed to be the work of a ruthless gang. Meanwhile the mysterious Captain Basil, a famous explorer, is on board a train with a valuable haul of gold coins, which he is to present to the British Museum. A murder follows but the body appears to be that of an innocent passenger, one Doctor Dietler. Who is Captain Basil? Why was a murder committed? What is the motive for the subsequent blackmail aboard the train? Join Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson as they unravel no less than three crimes in this complex case. Your evening starts at 19.00 and finishes at approx. 22.30 back at Chinnor station, where the murderer is revealed. We suggest a minimum age of 10 years. Price includes three round trips of the line, locally fried Fish & Chip* supper with Beechdean Ice Cream to follow – there is also a paid-for service of alcoholic beers and wines, soft drinks etc, served at your seat by our volunteer stewards. *Alternatives include sausage, steak pie, and veggie burger – all with chips (or even just chips, if you prefer!)Advance booking only as the numbers are limited, so we recommend that you do book early to avoid disappointment please. For full details about the evening or information about the railway and other activities please see our website. We very much look forward to seeing you on our Murder Mystery Steam Supper and thank you for your support.

China Bears @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
China Bears @ Queens Park Arts Centre

China Bears create misery anthemic indie combining ambient guitars, choral vocals and raw lyric writing. Their three independently-released singles have received airplays on BBC Radio 1, Radio 6 and Radio X.

May
19
Sun
Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally 25th Anniversary @ Weedon Park, New Road
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally 25th Anniversary @ Weedon Park, New Road | Weedon | England | United Kingdom

Come and join in the fun at our 25th Chiltern Hills anniversary vehicle rally with over 1000 classic and vintage cars, buses and vehicles of all kinds and ages.

There will also be a Fun Dog Show, Children’s Rides, Live music, Food and Refreshments, plus Trade and Autojumble stands.

It’s one of the largest single day outdoor events in Bucks and great value too!

Free public parking.

Creative Writing Workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Creative Writing with Claire Steele

Re-Writing Shakespeare
One-day writing workshops, drawing inspiration from the stories of Shakespeare.

Places must be booked in advance. Food on sale in the Queens Park Coffee Bar, or bring your own packed lunch. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

May
21
Tue
Love Your Local Market @ Market Square
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Love Your Local Market @ Market Square

“Tuesday 21 May
Aylesbury’s Vintage & Craft Bazaar is proud to be hosting expert John Bly who will be on hand to value your antiques between 10am – 2pm. Loads of stalls to browse around

Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum

6 April – 13 July 2019
Discover stunning examples of historical Samurai armour and weapons, from complete suits to beautiful swords and ornate helmets. Not to be missed! Entry by donation.

May
22
Wed
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum

6 April – 13 July 2019
Discover stunning examples of historical Samurai armour and weapons, from complete suits to beautiful swords and ornate helmets. Not to be missed! Entry by donation.

May
23
Thu
American Block Patchwork @ Workaid
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum

6 April – 13 July 2019
Discover stunning examples of historical Samurai armour and weapons, from complete suits to beautiful swords and ornate helmets. Not to be missed! Entry by donation.

May
24
Fri
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum

6 April – 13 July 2019
Discover stunning examples of historical Samurai armour and weapons, from complete suits to beautiful swords and ornate helmets. Not to be missed! Entry by donation.

Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock @ Queens Park Arts Centre
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Prolific in their respective solo careers, Clive and Liz have united as part of a brand new project, which so far has included a hugely-successful tour and an album of brand-new material entitled ‘Underwater Dancing’.

The Revelators @ The Chequers
May 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Revelators @ The Chequers

Lively and very danceable blues, boogie and classic rock, for fans of Seasick Steve, Hendrix and Clapton

May
25
Sat
Diesel Railcar Rambler KIDS £1 @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Diesel Railcar Rambler KIDS £1 @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

On our Diesel Railcar Rambler up to two children (5-15 yrs) go for just £1 each when accompanied by any fare-paying Adult (16-59 yrs), Senior (60+ yrs), or Adult National Railcard holder. A unique opportunity to see, listen and learn something about the history of the line and the local area it traverses and also see some of our Chilterns area flora and fauna. The trip in our vintage diesel railcar includes an informative but light-hearted commentary on the journey leg from Princes Risborough to Chinnor – which is given by one of our railway volunteers as we gently wend our way along the foothills of the Chilterns. In addition to an overview of our local history and the line and some of the people who worked on it; when we see something of interest to you, then we’ll simply ask our driver to stop so we can take a better look: that’s not something you can normally do! What are those birds? What’s growing in that field? Was that really the site of a Roman Villa? There are 4 timetabled trains that you can choose from; these are Chinnor Depart: 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 & 15.00, Princes Risborough Depart: 11.00, 12.30, 14.00 & 16.10. There is a large free car park, cafe and souvenir shop available at Chinnor station. For more information about the railway and other activities please see our website. We very much look forward to seeing you on our Diesel Railcar Rambler KIDS £1 and thank you for your support.

Railex 2019 Model Railway Exhibition, Presented by Risborough & District Model Railway Club @ Stoke Mandeville Stadium
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Railex 2019 Model Railway Exhibition, Presented by Risborough & District Model Railway Club @ Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Many Model Railway Layouts from all over the country, as well as around 40 manufacturers, traders, societies and demonstrations. The exhibition has disabled access.
Remember that if you fill in one of our Visitor Questionnaires at the Exhibition you have the chance to Win the First Prize of a Family Travel Pass to Travel with Chiltern Railways (a family travel pass is valid for 2 Adults and 2 Children to travel for one day, off-peak, return anywhere along our route).
There is a Second Prize of Two Complimentary Adult Tickets to Next Year’s Exhibition.
There is limited on site car parking at the stadium especially on the Saturday, so we recommend that you use the car parks in Aylesbury, the Friars Croft car park (£3 all day Saturday and £1 on Sunday) located in the town centre to the rear of Morrison’s and catch the free vintage bus from Aylesbury railway station car park, which will also link up with Chiltern trains services from London Marylebone.
There is also parking in Stoke Mandeville hospital adjacent to the stadium, but it is recommended that visitors use and use the vintage shuttle bus to the venue from Aylesbury railway station car park, a time table will be posted on the website www.railex.org.uk
Photograph of Penfold Priory, Exhibited by Bridgend Model Railway Group, Photograph by Chris Nevard, Courtesy of Model Rail.

Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan @ Bucks County Museum

6 April – 13 July 2019
Discover stunning examples of historical Samurai armour and weapons, from complete suits to beautiful swords and ornate helmets. Not to be missed! Entry by donation.