'One World' theme

People are invited to enjoy creative projects, performances, workshops, exhibitions and more taking place across Buckinghamshire during Open Weekend.

Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, said: ‘We invite residents across Buckinghamshire and beyond to embark on a creative adventure and discover the cultural riches within our county during Open Weekend. There is something for everyone to enjoy in this wonderful celebration of sustainability, community and the arts.’

Confirmed activities for this year from 27 to 30 July include a special opera performance of ‘Revolting Rhymes’ at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden; giant bug hotels building at Langley Country Park; a creative workshops organised by Chesham Library resulting in joint ‘One World’ through ‘Many Stories’ display; a festival of Marlow’s colourful history at Marlow Museum; inclusive workshops organised by ‘Sing Your Pain Away’(online and in person); a workshop for a giant sculpture out of recycled material at Chiltern Open Air Museum; an online writing workshop; and a session of ‘musical forest bathing’.

Other activities include craft workshops, dance performances and classes, textile workshops, exhibitions, free theatre performances, concerts and choir sessions for families.

Everything will be searchable in one place on the Visit Buckinghamshire website.

The theme this year is ‘One World’. Events centre around sustainability and climate change, as well as involving communities in Bucks and beyond.

Julius Weinberg, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair, said: ‘We are delighted that the theme has inspired such a great range of projects, particularly as many of them are based upon collaboration between different creatives and bring together more than one art form or venue.’

Open Weekend is organised by Buckinghamshire Culture and supported by Buckinghamshire Council and the Rothschild Foundation.

Find out more about the idea behind Open Weekend at www.buckinghamshireculture.org, on Twitter @BucksCulture, Instagram @Bucks_Culture

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

An art display from a previous Open Weekend.