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Dec
14
Sat
The Snow Queen (Family Pantomime) @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Snow Queen (Family Pantomime) @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Directed by Hannah Rogers
Written by Dario Knight & Gareth Johnson

Grab your woolly hat and prepare to let it snow – Queens Park Arts Centre’s traditional family pantomime is off to a winter wonderland this year…

Once upon a time there was a mirror which reflected all the evils of the world and turned people’s hearts to ice. The glass was smashed long, long ago – but now the fiendish Snow Queen and her dim-witted accomplices have a plan to put the pieces back together…

It’s up to brave young friends Kai and Gerda to stop the wicked queen bringing about the eternal winter. Along the way they’ll meet sinister snowflakes, a motley crew of giant bugs, and even Old Father Time himself.

A thrilling adventure lies ahead – but just how does the story end…?

A light-hearted, music hall-inspired pantomime spectacular, this year’s show is packed full of side-splitting slapstick, delightful dances, silly songs, and truly magical handmade sets, costumes, props and puppets from the artists and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

The show is produced by Queens Park’s in-house production company Unbound, and once again features amazing dance routines choreographed and performed by the Susan Diane School of Dance.

Early Evening Performances run:
Sat: 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec
Sun: 22 Dec

Carol Evening Kids £1 @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Carol Evening Kids £1 @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Come and join us for our Festive Carol Evening train ride, with light refreshments. Our popular Carol Evening on the train is offered in support of the great work of our local St Andrew’s Church at Chinnor. Each Adult or Senior ticket purchaser can include two accompanied Child (5-15 years) for just £1 each – everyone is welcome to come along, join in with the singing and thoroughly enjoy this annual festive treat. The train will depart at 19.00 for 2 trips of the line, you can book your seats online now (all seats are reserved through our online booking system on our website). 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 Carol Evening and thank you for your support.

Dec
15
Sun
Creative Writing Workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Creative Writing with Claire Steele

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

Places must be booked in advance. Classes are suitable for adults and students aged 16+.
Bring a packed lunch or light lunches are on sale.

Santa Steam Trains ex Chinnor @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Santa Steam Trains ex Chinnor @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Come and join us for a Festive train ride and meet Santa on one of our Steam Trains that is on in during December. Santa and his Elves will visit every family during the journey and they will provide quality presents for all fare-paying children and young people between the ages of 1-15 yrs. Everyone can also enjoy a spiced hot berry cordial and a delicious mince pie served at your seat (alternative squashes and biscuits are also available for younger children). There are 5 timetabled ex Chinnor trains that you can choose from to book (all seats are reserved through our online booking system on our website); these are 10.15, 11.30, 13.00, 14.15 & 15.30. At Princes Risborough there really isn’t enough time to leave the train to explore and we certainly don’t want you to miss Santa as he does his rounds (and we don’t want to leave anyone behind either, as Santa says a punctual departure will be necessary!). 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 Santa Trains and thank you for your support.

Dec
16
Mon
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Just in time for Christmas, our pop-up shop will be open throughout December selling beautiful handmade items crafted by the tutors, students and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

For exact opening hours please consult our website: www.qpc.org

Writing Workshop: Self Publishing @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Writing Workshop: Self Publishing @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Tutor: Nick Andrews

Writing skills – Creative, business and ‘life-writing’

Following on from Nick’s two four-week courses exploring writing skills, this single session workshop introduces the means and methods of self-publishing, so that you can see your newly-developed writing in print!

Places must be booked in advance; suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Dec
17
Tue
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Just in time for Christmas, our pop-up shop will be open throughout December selling beautiful handmade items crafted by the tutors, students and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

For exact opening hours please consult our website: www.qpc.org

Dec
18
Wed
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Just in time for Christmas, our pop-up shop will be open throughout December selling beautiful handmade items crafted by the tutors, students and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

For exact opening hours please consult our website: www.qpc.org

Dec
19
Thu
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Just in time for Christmas, our pop-up shop will be open throughout December selling beautiful handmade items crafted by the tutors, students and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

For exact opening hours please consult our website: www.qpc.org

Dec
20
Fri
Christmas Playscheme @ Jonathan Page Play Centre
Dec 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Christmas Playscheme @ Jonathan Page Play Centre

Christmas Playscheme – 20 December – 06 January 2019 (excl Bank Holidays 27, 30 and 31 Dec)
It’s all things Christmas and New Year for this Playscheme. The children will be making cards and Christmas decorations with plenty of sparkles and smiles. We will be making New Year’s resolutions together with the children and celebrate the New Year with a disco. There will also be plenty of singing and dancing and games throughout this festive Playscheme.

Ofsted Registration EY536686 – rated “Outstanding” in December 2018

Hours and Prices (per child, per day)
8am to 6.30pm – £30 8am to 3.30pm – £22.50
8am to 12.30pm – £16 12.30pm to 5pm – £16
Playscheme is for all children from the age of 4 up to their 13th birthday.

Why not visit us before booking?
If you and your child would like to see the fantastic facilities and meet our team before making a booking please contact us to arrange a suitable date and time.

Bookings
We accept advance and last minute bookings for the After School Club and Holiday Playschemes through our online booking system. To register and book sessions for your child please visit https://jppc.magicbooking.co.uk
A small annual registration fee of £3 per account holder will be charged. All bookings must be accompanied by payment. We accept card and cash payments and childcare vouchers.

Children’s Christmas Workshop – Christmas Copper @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Christmas Copper with Pippa North

Learn how to emboss beautiful copper tree decorations.

Places must be booked in advance; classes are suitable for children aged 7+.

Wear an apron and don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!

Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Just in time for Christmas, our pop-up shop will be open throughout December selling beautiful handmade items crafted by the tutors, students and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

For exact opening hours please consult our website: www.qpc.org

The Snow Queen (Family Pantomime) @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Snow Queen (Family Pantomime) @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Directed by Hannah Rogers
Written by Dario Knight & Gareth Johnson

Grab your woolly hat and prepare to let it snow – Queens Park Arts Centre’s traditional family pantomime is off to a winter wonderland this year…

Once upon a time there was a mirror which reflected all the evils of the world and turned people’s hearts to ice. The glass was smashed long, long ago – but now the fiendish Snow Queen and her dim-witted accomplices have a plan to put the pieces back together…

It’s up to brave young friends Kai and Gerda to stop the wicked queen bringing about the eternal winter. Along the way they’ll meet sinister snowflakes, a motley crew of giant bugs, and even Old Father Time himself.

A thrilling adventure lies ahead – but just how does the story end…?

A light-hearted, music hall-inspired pantomime spectacular, this year’s show is packed full of side-splitting slapstick, delightful dances, silly songs, and truly magical handmade sets, costumes, props and puppets from the artists and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

The show is produced by Queens Park’s in-house production company Unbound, and once again features amazing dance routines choreographed and performed by the Susan Diane School of Dance.

Evening Performances run every Friday in December

Dec
21
Sat
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pop-up Christmas Shop @ Queens Park Arts Centre

Just in time for Christmas, our pop-up shop will be open throughout December selling beautiful handmade items crafted by the tutors, students and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre.

For exact opening hours please consult our website: www.qpc.org

Santa Steam Trains ex Chinnor @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Santa Steam Trains ex Chinnor @ Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Come and join us for a Festive train ride and meet Santa on one of our Steam Trains that is on in during December. Santa and his Elves will visit every family during the journey and they will provide quality presents for all fare-paying children and young people between the ages of 1-15 yrs. Everyone can also enjoy a spiced hot berry cordial and a delicious mince pie served at your seat (alternative squashes and biscuits are also available for younger children). There are 5 timetabled ex Chinnor trains that you can choose from to book (all seats are reserved through our online booking system on our website); these are 10.15, 11.30, 13.00, 14.15 & 15.30. At Princes Risborough there really isn’t enough time to leave the train to explore and we certainly don’t want you to miss Santa as he does his rounds (and we don’t want to leave anyone behind either, as Santa says a punctual departure will be necessary!). 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 Santa Trains and thank you for your support.