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Sleeping Beauty – Grove Theatre Dunstable – December 2017

STARRING: John Partridge (EastEnders), Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street) & Rebecca Keatley (CBeebies). Click here to find out more about the cast. *** Grove Theatre has teamed up with Evolution Productions to present a spell-binding and breathtaking adaptation of the pantomime Sleeping Beauty. Evolution Productions, led by television presenter Paul Hendy and

Waddesdon Manor at Xmas – 2017

  Every year they seem to out do themselves... A beautiful way to get yourself into the Xmas Spirit. Richard Carr and Heather Jan Brunt have a look at what is on offer this year. WADDESDON MANOR DETAILS

Waddesdon Manor Summer Season Launch 2017

There is always something spectacular and new to view at Waddesdon Manor. A special display exploring how Elizabeth I and her courtiers used portraits to fashion their public image and promote themselves in a glamorous, dangerous world. Two spectacular panel paintings by Nicholas Hilliard will be accompanied by loans from the Royal

The Great British Dog Walk 2017

Why join Hearing Dogs at Hughenden Manor? This will be a fab walk for dog lovers of all ages! Lots of fun activities for both adults and children Stalls with lots of great gifts,homemade crafts and refreshments By coming along, you'll be helping us to raise vital funds and awareness so we

Friars Aylesbury – Holy Holy – April 2017

  Holy Holy featuring Tony Visconti, Woody Woodmansey and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory played Aylesbury in April. The first time that original Spiders from Mars drummer Woody Woodmansey has played the Ziggy album in Aylesbury since the classic David Bowie show on 15 July 1972 – 44 years ago. Bowie formed the Spiders from

Waddesdon Manor Spring 2017 Launch

There is always something new to see and and do up at Waddesdon. Glorious Years is a celebration of the power of the printed image before photography. An exhibition of rare calendars, published in Paris in the 17th and 18th centuries, from their golden period under Louis XIV, through to

Scannappeal Scrub Run 2017

Scrub Run May 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Free - £45 Support your local hospital by taking part in the Scrub Run. Two routes, two distances to appeal to the whole family whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings of Amersham Cricket Club and Shardeloes. Sunday 21st May  Registration from 10am 5K starts

Bucks & Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day 2017 – LAUNCH

The Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day 2017 event will be returning to Aylesbury Rugby Club on Saturday 17 June 2017.It will be a big celebratory family friendly fun day event packed with air displays, live music, live sport, attractions, craft stalls and also the Guinness World Record attempt

La Strada ( the road)

La Strada Overview From the Olivier award-winning Producer of West End hits Top Hat, The Play That Goes Wrong and Hetty Feather Frederico Fellini’s Oscar-winning La Strada is one of the all-time masterpieces of world cinema. This stunning new stage adaptation is directed by Olivier Award nominee Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre &

Waddesdon Manor at Christmas 2016

[jwplayer mediaid="14390"] [jwplayer mediaid="14389"] A world of magical materials Our theme this year is inspired by our extraordinary Collection, some of which features rare and exotic materials and some humbler elements from earth and sea, made wonderful by the skilled craftsmen who made them. From the gleam of silver and gold to the sparkle

David Bowie Statue Campaign

[jwplayer mediaid="14301"] David Bowie had a very special connection with Friars Aylesbury. To celebrate that connection by creating a stunning statue of David in Aylesbury Market Square, the same Market Square he referenced in the first line of ‘Five Years’, the opening track of one of the most iconic albums of

Live in The Park 2016

[jwplayer mediaid="14133"] Vale Park was once again  filled with great live music, all day on the huge outdoor stage, showcasing 13 local bands and acoustic acts including Lost Minute, James & Jack Manders, Evette Judge, Bustin’ Loose and headlined by the fabulous SkaSouls.  Your host and compere for the day was

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors - A charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic. Seymour Krelborn, the assistant at Mushnik's Flower Shop in downtrodden Skid Row, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the colleague he’s

Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon, the sensational smash hit West End musical will rock a venue near you in 2016 Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon is an irresistible musical with slick theatricality and ingenious storytelling at its heart. It tells the captivating tale of how one of

We speak to Liz West Spiceworld Collection Owner

[jwplayer mediaid="13462"] To coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the Spice Girls hit single, Wannabe, Watford Colosseum is proud to host an exhibition dedicated to the 90's pop phenomenon The Spice Girls. Spiceworld: The Exhibition: the story of how Sporty, Baby, Scary, Posh and Watford's own Ginger became the most successful girl group

Joseph Brings His Multi Coloured Coat to MK

[jwplayer mediaid="13327"] X-Factor winner Joe McElderry dons the coveted coat! Having enjoyed sensational reviews, Bill Kenwright’s “Amazing”, “Superb”, “Wonderful” and “Brilliant” production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical continues to enjoy huge success across the country with standing ovations at every performance. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his

Kate Malone @ Waddesdon Manor

[jwplayer mediaid="13285"] Kate Malone, one of the UK’s leading ceramic artists, will exhibit new work, inspired by the gardens, collections and archive at Waddesdon. She has drawn inspiration from many elements of the collections Contemporary art at Waddesdon 8 June to 16 October 2016, 11-5pm (Entry free with Grounds tickets)

Jamie Raven’s Magic Tour

[jwplayer mediaid="13212"] Magician Jamie Raven who wowed the judges and audiences on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent has announced his debut nationwide UK tour for February 2016. Jamie Raven’s audition on Britain’s got Talent, which has had over 11 million hits on YouTube alone, catapulted him straight through to the final with

A Matthew Bourne Classic at the Wycombe Swan

[jwplayer mediaid="13206"] Matthew Bourne’s dazzling production of Sleeping Beauty has won the hearts of thousands and smashed box office records across the UK and the USA since its premiere. New Adventures have revived this new classic in the repertoire to give audiences one more chance to see the final piece in the

Avenue Q in Milton Keynes

[jwplayer mediaid="13032"] Following five years in the West End and sell-out runs worldwide (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness) this hugely entertaining show is hitting the road on a brand new tour! Created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez (co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for

Jackie the Musical

Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie the Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcée who seeks

Priscilla Tour Bus Halts at Milton Keynes Theatre!

[jwplayer mediaid="12788"] Local actor Philip Childs chats about being in the current tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, at Milton Keynes Theatre this week. Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical returns due to overwhelming popular demand - starring Jason

Amersham Museum

[jwplayer mediaid="12628"] Amersham Museum is a small local museum located on the High Street in Old Amersham. The museum is located in a 15th-century half-timbered house, with a herb garden to the rear, and covers local history. amershammuseum.org/

Bekonscot Model Village

[jwplayer mediaid="12629"] Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village, opening for the first time in 1929. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, 1.5 acres of well kept gardens andfinely detailed model buildings Bekonscot is a great day out for everyone. ww.bekonscot.co.uk/

Black Park Country Park

[jwplayer mediaid="12630"] Woodland, heathland and miles of tracks including great family facilities. www.buckscc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/country-parks/black-park/

Bletchley Park & National Museum of Computing

[jwplayer mediaid="12631"] Bletchley Park was the central site for Britain's codebreakers during World War Two. Run by the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), it regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The official historian of World War II British

Buckinghamshire County Museum

[jwplayer mediaid="12632"] The Buckinghamshire County Museum is a museum in the centre of Aylesbury, in Buckinghamshire, England. It displays artefacts pertinent to the history of Buckinghamshire including geological displays, costume, agriculture and industry. Also has the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, a children's museum in honour of Roald Dahl. www.buckscountymuseum.org/

Chiltern Open Air Museum

[jwplayer mediaid="12634"] Chiltern Open Air Museum was founded in 1976 with the aim of rescuing threatened buildings.  More than thirty historic building have now been saved and rebuilt at the site, and there are more in store.  The museum only accepts buildings that would otherwise be demolished. www.coam.org.uk/

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

[jwplayer mediaid="12635"] The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway is a preserved heritage railway with its headquarters and only station at Chinnor in South Oxfordshire, England. It runs along the foot of the Chilterns escarpment. www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/  

College Lake

[jwplayer mediaid="12636"] Once a chalk quarry, College Lake is now one of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserves. The transformation is a fantastic example of what people passionate about wildlife can bring about through a shared vision and sheer determination. www.bbowt.org.uk/reserves/college-lake

Chiltern Brewery

[jwplayer mediaid="12633"] George and Tom Jenkinson, brothers and directors of the family run brewery. Founded in 1980 by their father and mother, Richard and Lesley Jenkinson, and remain the oldest independent brewery in the Chiltern Hills and Buckinghamshire. www.chilternbrewery.co.uk/

Farmers Bar – Kings Head Aylesbury

[jwplayer mediaid="12747"] Dating from 1455 The Farmers’ Bar is an historic hidden gem in the heart of the old market town of Aylesbury. Beautiful beams and wooden floors bedeck this ancient inn, which surrounds an impressive old cobbled courtyard, and there is a warm welcome from our friendly, award winning staff,

Free Walks & Cycle Rides Through the Chilterns

[jwplayer mediaid="12638"] The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers 324 square miles of countryside, stretching from the River Thames in southern Oxfordshire up through Buckinghamshire. www.chilternsaonb.org/

Horses Trust

[jwplayer mediaid="12650"] The Horse Trust is a home of rest for retired horses. They were founded in 1886 to help London working horses. www.horsetrust.org.uk/

Lacey Green Windmill

[jwplayer mediaid="12651"] Lacey Green windmill stands on the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills, near Princes Risborough and halfway between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. Since 1971 it has been restored back to working order by members of The Chiltern Society. The 1970 picture below shows the sad condition it had reached.  It

Literature Connections in Bucks

[jwplayer mediaid="12668"] Richard Carr tours the County learning about Buckinghamshire strong literary connections. www.visitbuckinghamshire.org/Inspiration/Literary-Connections

Longridge Outdoor Activity Centre

[jwplayer mediaid="12669"] Longridge-on-Thames Outdoor Activity Centre on the Thames near Marlow and Hurley, booking information, activities and facilities description. www.longridge.org.uk

Milton Keynes Museum

[jwplayer mediaid="12670"] The Museum was founded in 1973 when a group of local people began to collect items found in farms and factories that were being closed down to make way for the development of Milton Keynes, the UK’s last ‘new city’. www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

Milton’s Cottage

[jwplayer mediaid="12671"] Milton’s Cottage, situated in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, was once the home of John Milton (1608-1674), one of England’s greatest poets. It is now a museum of his work and times. www.miltonscottage.org/

Roald Dahl Museum

[jwplayer mediaid="12672"] Visit our great little award-winning Museum, situated in the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. www.roalddahl.com/museum

Rumsey’s Chocolate

[jwplayer mediaid="12673"] Since 1991 Nigel Rumsey has been creating an exquisite range of Handmade Chocolates. Sample them in Wendover and Thame. www.rumseys.co.uk

Waddesdon Manor

[jwplayer mediaid="12675"] A National Trust property in the heart of Buckinghamshire. Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874. www.waddesdon.org.uk

Walkfree Breakfree- Chiltern Hills Walking

[jwplayer mediaid="12676"] Walkfree Breakfree Chiltern Hills walking weekends and holidays offer you an opportunity to enjoy wonderful walks, fun and companionship in one of England’s finest walking areas. www.walkfreebreakfree.co.uk

Milton Keynes Panto 2015 – Aladdin

Priscilla Presley, Hollywood royalty and wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, will be making wishes come true by bringing all the magic of the Christmas season to life as the 'Genie of the Lamp' in Aladdin in Milton Keynes. [jwplayer mediaid="12187"]

Priscilla Presley Talks To Bucks TV

Priscilla Presley, Hollywood royalty and wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, will be making wishes come true by bringing all the magic of the Christmas season to life as the 'Genie of the Lamp' in Aladdin in Milton Keynes [jwplayer mediaid="12186"]

Friars Remembers David Bowie

[jwplayer mediaid="12173"] Memories and thoughts of David Bowie when we recently produced a DVD to celebrate the Friars Exhibition. Click Here to Purchase the full DVD:

Marillion at Friars 2013

[jwplayer mediaid="11654"] Marillion returned to Friars Aylesbury for the first time in 28 years in November, taking to the Waterside Theatre stage to a sell out audience as part of a tour.

Dirty Dancing in Oxford Over Xmas

[jwplayer mediaid="11578"] Fancy something different to panto this Xmas then head over to the New Theatre in Oxford. Dirty Dancing is in town for the month. An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance & sensationally sexy dancing.

Go Ape Wendover

Tom Cox and Luke Sabatini take us on an up close and personal visit to this tree top adventure in Wendover woods.

Famous TV and Film Locations in Bucks

Buckinghamshire has become a massive TV and Film set over the years. Richard Carr has a tour around the County spotting a few locations. including a behind the scenes look behind the scenes of Midsummer Murders.

Tonight’s the Night

Tonight’s the Night, the musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show. Your chance to rediscover the magic of timeless classic songs, from Maggie May to Baby Jane and Hot Legs to Sailing plus many more!

Wicked

When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences across the world for a decade.

Winter Light at Waddesdon Manor

Every Friday, Sat & Sun from 29 Nov to 29 Dec, Waddesdon Manor hosting late night openings. View the decorations in the house., then make your way out to the gardens and explore the amazing trail around the six new light installations by Bruce Munro.

The Searchers

The Searchers are one of the few British pop groups who have maintained their position at the top for well over 45 years. Second only to the Beatles as Liverpool's finest 60's group. Topping the bill at the 2013 Hobble on the Cobbles.

Almost Midnight

An original funk/rock band, all songs written by bassist and vocalist Charlie Wood playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Palahniuk

A 3 piece pop rock band from Aylesbury, compared to Feeder and the Foo Fighters playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Tin Spirits

A guitar based Prog/Rock band from Swindon featuring former XTC guitarist Dave Gregory playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Little Bird

A lively modern acoustic duo, influenced by an eclectic mixture of genres playing at this year's Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

John Young Band

The commercial end of progressive rock featuring Frosty Beedle on drums, Robin Boult on guitar and Steve Rispin on sound playing Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Pete and Robs Musical Whimsey

Pete Trewavas (Marillion) and Robin Boult, life long friends have created their Musical Whimsey. A guitar duo playing music in no particular style playing Hobble on the Cobbles in Market Square Aylesbury.

Steve Hackett Returns to Friars

Steve Hackett plays at Phase Four. Genesis started off their career at friars and always greatful to the Friars members for their support.

The Specials

Phase Four Friars from the Waterside Theatre… reuniting The Specials after all these years when they last played in Aylesbury.

9 to 5 the Musical

Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge. With an all star cast including Natalie Casey, Bonnie Langford, Jackie Clune, Mark Moraghan and Amy Lennox. Based on the hit movie.

Friars Phase 1 – Night in the Museum

David Stopps and the creators of Friars Aylesbury met up for an exhibition and talk at the Buckinghamshire Museum to reminisce about 'Phase One' LONG VIDEO YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO DOWNLOAD BEFORE YOU CAN WATCH WITHOUT STOP & STARTING

Friars – Night in the Museum – Phase One

David Stopps and the creators of Friars Aylesbury met up for an exhibition and talk at the Buckinghamshire Museum to reminisce about 'Phase One' This is a montage of the evening. The FULL DVD can be purchased by clicking below the video.

"EUROBEAT"Almost Eurovision

MKC'S 8th Theatre Experience. This show has everything you can imagine from singing, dancing, acting as well as bringing all countries together for a fabulous competition with lots of surprises in store. 1st September 2012

Aylesbury Festival Weekender 2012

A family friendly and laid-back free music festival, now in its 5th consecutive year, offering a multitude of different musical styles, featuring some of the best local bands.

Jon Lord

Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at 71. Bucks TV caught up with him at the 2009 'Buckinghamshire Armed Forces Day' organised by his friends the McAlpines.

Music In the Park in Thame

A fantastic event presented by the 'Friends of the Elms Park.' A vast array of musical talent filled the day and night and entertained the massive crowd.

Bucks Open Studios

During June each year, artists and makers from all over Bucks open up their studios to visitors.

South Pacific

Set on a tropical island during World War II, a sweeping romantic story of two couples. One of the finest musicals ever written, including loads of classic songs. Starring Samantha Womack and Daniel Koek.

Save The Last Dance For Me

Save the Last Dance for Me is by Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran writers of the hit West End musical Dreamboats & Petticoats. When Luton sisters go on holiday they find much more than just sea and sand when they meet handsome American airmen.

Sister Act Tour

The hit musical comedy 'Sister Act', produced by Whoopi Goldberg is now touring the UK.Starring Cynthia Erivo, Denise Black and Michael Starke. It comes to the Wycombe Swan 6th -17th March and Milton Keynes Theatre 19th-30th June 2012.

Kill Keith Premiere

WARNING – Language and content suitable for 15 YO and Over.
A bunch of local talent have created this very funny and potentially cult film. We were at its premiere in London

Waterside Talent Showcase Finalists

The finalists who have been selected to perform at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre's 1st Birthday celebrations on Thursday 24th November… will join Dick Whittington star Jonathan Wilkes. One lucky act will get to be in the Panto for a special one night

Camp Rock The Musical

Summer project production from The Musical Kidz Company. 11 days jampacked with choreography, singing, acting, costume design, set building. Show on Saturday 13 August 2pm and 6pm at the Court Theatre Pendley Tring. www.themusicalkidz.co.uk

Flowers at Chicheley House 2011

A first of its kind in the beautiful grounds of Chicheley Hall, just North of Milton Keynes… Over the 5th to the 7th August… Top designers showing off their skills… Loads of Floral arrangments in and around the house. www.judithblacklock.com

Bucks Open Studios 2011

During the last two weeks in June each year, artists and makers from all over Bucks open up their studios to visitors.

Top Hat

Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen take to the Milton Keynes Theatre Stage in August, for the World Stage Premiere of that 76 year old classic movie .

Wildboyz come to Chesham

A BEHIND THE SCENES PEEK AT THE NEW SHOW WILDBOYZ – A REVEALING GLIMPSE OF OUR FOUR CELEBRITIES INTIMATE THOUGHTS ABOUT STRIPPING IN THIS NEW COMEDY WITH MARCUS PATRICK, SCOTT WRIGHT, CHRIS PERRY METCALF AND DALE HOWARD – BEWARE THE BOYZ ARE IN TOWN !!!

Aerial Extreme – Goliath.

The Milton Keynes attraction has just revealed its latest adrenalin rush…. the highest freefall simulated jump in Britain…. climb to the top of a 100ft tree (that's 7 double decker buses stacked on top of each other.)

British Guitar Academy

The latest project of Steve Rothery, guitarist with Marillion. Using the best of successful British guitarists to offer help assistance and ideas to the next generation. We talk to Steve and Dave Foster, Matt Pryor and Rob Harris from Jamiroquai.

Airkix Milton Keynes

It's flying! Imagine a wind tunnel that could be used for testing the aerodynamics of an F1 racing car, turn it upright, gently lean into the airflow and you are skydiving.

Bucks Art Autumn Exhibition 2010

Founded in 1920 The Bucks Art Society have two exhibitions a year. They are keen to invite senior schools throughout Buckinghamshire to enter their 'Young Artists Competition' for 16 to 18 year olds.

Friars – 8th October 2010

A new era in the history of Friars, phase four at the Waterside, with 999, Eddie & the Hot Rods and Buzzcocks. Interviews and performances.

David Stopps – Friars.

The legend of Friars the World famous music club in nAylesbury chat on the sofa… will we ever get David Bowie playing at phase Four?!

Hairspray

…It's 1962, the 50's are out and change is in the air…..
Starring Brian Conley and Les Dennis. Coming to Milton Keynes and Oxford in September/October 2010

Friars – June 2010

The last ever Friars at its phase three venue the Civic Centre, with John Otway and Paul Weller. Photographs kind permission – Neale Wareham.

Last Local Rock Show

The organiser and the seven local bands taking part in the last local band gig at the Civic Centre in Aylesbury before it closes, chat about there memories of this iconic music venue.

Friars Punk Night.

Part two of the Friars 40th Anniversary…. This time is the Punk era, with 'The Disco Students' 'Penetration' and 'Stiff Little Fingers'

Punk Night at Friars

Music, interviews and the atmosphere of the night now showing on the Music Channel

Friars Aylesbury 40th Anniversary Party No.2. Tickets on Sale

Fri 23rd Oct 2009 – 7.30PM. Following the success of the first Friars Aylesbury gig for 25 years, earlier this year, this second date focuses at the core of the Phase Three Friars punk period with Friars legends Stiff Little Fingers and Penetration.

Lightbox at Aylesbury Festival 2009

Live FREE bands in Kingsbury Aylesbury, thanks to Aylesbury Town Council. A whole weekend of talented, local musicians put together by Aylesbury Showcase.

John Braley Tour

The Entertainment Manager of the Civic Centre during the Friars days walks Richard Carr around the town re visiting all three phase venues and a possible fourth!?

Kris Needs

The local music journalist talks us through his highlights from the good old 'Friars' days

David Stopps

Richard Carr chats to the man behind "Friars" on the 40th Anniversary of the clubs launch in 1969

Pepper Show

The Pepper Foundation is a registered charity, which provides funds for The Pepper Children’s Nurses managed by The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home Service (IRHH). Our nurses provide much needed professional and loving home care on a 24 hour, 365 days of th

Friars June 2009 Tickets On Sale

Twenty five years since the last one. On Monday 1st June, the Groundhogs, the Edgar Broughton Band and the Pretty Things performed to healthy 800 crowd. History repeated itself when tickets went on sale.

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