An Evening with Michaela Strachan
Renowned wildlife TV presenter and conservationist Michaela Strachan will be guest speaker at the college to raise funds for the fantastic Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit based in South Africa. Pre-booking essential via the ‘Payments’ section of www.bca.ac.uk - £10 per person. Michaela has been presenting since 1986 on a variety of programmes from The Wide Awake Club to The Hitman And Her, The Really Wild Show to Michaela’s Wild Challenge, Elephant Diaries to Countryfile to Springwatch and many more. She started off presenting children’s programmes but these days is known as a wildlife presenter and has travelled all over the world filming animals and conservation projects.
19 July, 7pm, BCA, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead.
The Big Beyond with James Carter
Pull on your space helmet and take an intergalactic adventure with author, poet and musician James Carter, Keith (his guitar) and Steve (his melodica). Great for adults and kids who fancy writing some rhymes and getting some creative inspiration, or who simply want to enjoy some knock-your-socks off poetry. Cost: £3 per person, adults and children. Everyone who attends needs to pay for a space although children under 2 who can sit on laps are free of charge. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop. Age: recommended for 5+ years. Under 16s will need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Call 01494 892192 to book.
20 July, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm, The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden.
The Country Bears doing covers of the most popular country music - from Kenny Rogers to John Denver, from Dolly Parton to Patsy Cline there is something for everyone. Tickets £5 per person available from the office or across the bar.
20 July, 8pm, Hazlemere Community Centre, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere.
Billy Gallagher and Shades of Night
Billy and his band return to the Cressex Club to perform all the songs we all know, including numbers by Elvis and many more. Tunes sure to get you on the dance floor or simply just enjoy listening to. Call 01494 440349 or email email@example.com. Tickets: £3 members, £6 non-members.
20 July, 8:30pm, Cressex Community Centre & Social Club, 203 Cressex Road, High Wycombe.
Race for Life
Race for Life is a non-competitive event and suitable for all ages and abilities. Bring the whole family and walk, jog or run 5k or 10k at your own pace while raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work. Prices: adult £14.99, children £10, young adult £14.99, under 6 enter free with no registration needed. Go to raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org to enter.
21 July, 11am, The Rye, Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe.
Amazing Summer Adventures
Daily from 25 July to 3 September, the Oddsocks Family return to Odds Farm Park, bringing with them different themed shows, arts, crafts and lots of summer-time games you won’t want to miss. Join in with Farm Park family fun, with furry and feathered friends to meet, plus acres of indoor and outdoor adventure play, including the one-of-a-kind water play attraction H2Odds – prepare to get wet. Please see the website for more details or call 01628 520 188.
25 July, 10am to 5:30pm, Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common.
Make the most of midsummer with three weeks of Museum Lates with the Fun Fridays. Experience jazz, gin, dancing and song after hours at these new informal evenings. This week, join in the barn dance with ceilidh band Tamlin. Limited tickets. Tickets £25 per person inclusive of a vegan or meat chilli dinner. Call 01494 871117.
19 July, 7:30pm, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles.
Amersham Summer Festival
Enjoy live music, funfair rides, a dog show and classic car show, food, craft beer, gin and prosecco and craft stalls. There will also be community performances to enjoy and much more. Entry is free.
20 July, 12pm to 9pm, King George V Playing Field, King George V Road, Amersham.
Music in the Park
Watford Band open this season of ‘Music in the Park’. The season runs through July and August each year, with free concerts running from 2.30 to 4.30pm, in Lowndes Park on Sunday afternoons. Please contact the Town Hall on 01494 774842 (Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm for more information). The concerts are free to enjoy.
21 July, 2:30pm, Lowndes Park, Chesham.
The Rosina Hepburn Quintet
With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Rosina Hepburn and her band pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate, celebrating the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day. From intimate jazz clubs to outdoor festivals and swing dance nights, Rosina believes that the melody is the heart of any great song. Tickets £14 at nordenfarm.org.
20 July, 8pm, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead.
Be Bop a Lula
The West End smash hit comes to town starring five giants of rock ’n’ roll – Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. In 1960 American rockers Eddie and Gene flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK’s very first multi-artist rock ’n’ roll tour. Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born. Relive these seminal concerts in the company of incredible singers and a band tighter than a pair of your tightest drainpipe trousers. And there’s more – Orbison and Holly’s live tours were equally responsible for introducing rock ’n’ roll to the UK. Tickets £27 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.
19 July, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.
Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time. So many fabulous hits to be covered but they’re all here, from the early piano and harmony heavy masterpieces , to the later, catchy pop of the eighties and Rock anthems of the early nineties. Tickets £27 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.
20 July, 8pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.
Code Breakers - The Story of the Enigma
Dr Mark Baldwin (Dr Enigma) has to date given over 500 presentations on World War II codebreakers: Enigma and Bletchley Park and 70 presentations on Special Operations to audiences totalling over 50,000. He has been handling Enigma machines for longer than anyone in Germany’s armed forces and is the only person to be asked to speak on ‘The Codebreakers’ at London’s Special Forces Club, and on ‘Special Operations’ at Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers. He is the only Briton to be asked to speak on Enigma in Germany. This fascinating talk includes details of the life and work of Alan Turing OBE FRS. Tickets £19.50 at www.wycombeswan.co.uk or call 01494 512 000.
21 July, 7:30pm, Wycombe Swan, St Mary Street, High Wycombe.
Community Fair and Fun Day
The event, which falls on the 100th anniversary of the Peace Day celebrations at the end of WW1, will celebrate togetherness within the community. Free all day. Leave your car at home and receive a free tea or coffee. Free entry to the raffle, prizes include tickets to the open air cinema events, drinks, food and membership packages. The day will feature music, dance, kids play activities, games, bouncy castle, a barbecue, bar, workshops, and more. The museum and cafe will be open as usual.
21 July, 12pm, Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenue, High Wycombe.
Summer Reads with Catherine Alliott and Fanny Blake
Chorleywood Bookshop invites you to an evening of summer fiction. Join Catherine Alliott and Fanny Blake at Chenies Manor House for a Pimm’s, nibbles and two fantastic summer reads. Tickets £8 to include a glass of non-alcoholic summer punch and nibbles and are available online at checkout.matterpay.com/s/chorleywood-bookshop.
23 July, 7pm, The Garden Room, Chenies Manor House, Chenies.