Local events this autumn

Below is a list of activities and events happening this autumn in your local area. Information supplied by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Simply Walk in Wendover
10am Meet outside the Clock Tower, High Street, HP22 6DX
Walk – occasional stile and gradient, 60 – 90 minutes

First Thursday of every month
11am. Meet at Wendover Woods café in main car park, HP22 SNQ
Parking charges apply
Walk – occasional stile and gradient, 60 – 90 minutes

Theatre in the Villages

Boo & Bang by Cat Weatherill
Marshmallows or sprinkles? Pizza or chips? Sometimes you just want both! This show is a combination of spooky ghost stories and a funny and wondrous whacky science show, so you can laugh, shiver and go WOW all at the same time. Brilliant! Cat is one of Europe’s most famous storytellers and a best-selling children’s author. Catch her while you can! Suitable for 8+ years.
Sat 12 Oct 3pm
St Anne’s Hall, Aylesbury Road, Wendover, HP22 6JG
Tickets £10 Adults £3 Children (Family ticket available)
Mike Spain 01296 622678 mjp.spain@btopenworld.com or Wendover Tourist Information Centre 01296 696759

The Government Inspector by Flintlock Theatre
Anton Antonovich, a mayor in small-town Russia, is in the midst of a crisis. A government official is on his way to inspect his district where the streets are unkept and Anton has been liberal with the mayoral accounts. The inspector is only too willing to overlook these misdemeanours in exchange for the odd generous bribe. But is he quite who he says he is? Flintlock Theatre presents Gogol’s hilarious satire in a high-energy production featuring four actors swapping characters at break-neck speed and frequent audience participation. Following a sell-out run, The Government Inspector is a captivating night out for all the family. Suitable for 10+ years.
Sun 13 Oct 7pm
Wingrave Community Centre, HP22 4PE
Tickets £10 Adults £5 Children
Sylvia Francis 01296 681566 or Mrs Kelly Targell 01296 688461The Village Shop, Winslow Road, Wingrave.

HeartSong by Cat Weatherill
HeartSong is a show I created specially for churches and old, old buildings. It’s not a religious show but ‘stories and songs to stir the soul and captivate the heart’. The stories are warm, thoughtful and atmospheric. There’s live music too – songs performed with a shruti box and a dulcimer. HeartSong is about feeling connected: as a community, as fellow travellers on life’s journey. It’s the kind of show that will linger in the memory for years to come. Suitable for 12+ years.
Sat 26 Oct 8pm
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane,
Wendover, HP22 6NL
Tickets £12
Mike Spain 01296 622678 mjp.spain@btopenworld.com or Wendover Tourist Information Centre 01296 696759

Full details of the Theatre in the Villages programme are available on the AVDC website: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/theatreinthevillages

 Energise Gold sessions for the over 50s
Gentle aerobics is followed by a choice of table tennis, short tennis or bowls. Energise Gold take place on Thursdays at Cheddington Village Hall, 10.15am to 12.15pm for only £3 a week.

Home Sweet Home
Be part of a unique art project and see your story brought to life in 3D in Aylesbury Town Centre!  During the Paralympic Flame Celebration in 2012, Shared Space and Light transformed the Court House in Market Square in Aylesbury with a spectacular video projection.  Now they’re back!

This autumn, a 3D video installation in Aylesbury’s Market Square will combine locals’ stories with startling transformations and surprising juxtapositions of architectural images.

What’s your story?
Short informal interviews will take place to collect a wide cross-section of stories and opinions from Aylesbury Vale residents about their home and where they live.
Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury HP21 7RT
Thursday 12 September
20 minute slots between 12pm and 8pm
If you are interested in getting involved then please book your slot by contacting Katie Laird at ladylaird@googlemail.com or 07838 393421.


Are you looking for a fun-filled family day out with a difference?
Junior Autumnwatch is an fun event on Saturday 26 October, 11am to 3pm for children, young people and their families to encourage and promote ideas for nature and outdoor activities. The event will take place at Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Centre in Aylesbury HP19 9HH. The event runs alongside the BBC programme Autumnwatch due to be aired in September and October.

In today’s society it’s easy for children to fall victim to video games, TV and internet so the event aims to provide the perfect opportunity for children and young people to get closer to and interactive with wildlife. There will be birds from Shuttleworth Birds of Prey, farm animals for the children to play with and live creepy crawlies from The Butterfly World Project. There will also be fun hands-on activities such as willow weaving and arts and crafts.

Also on offer will be a wide range of fun yet educational activities provided by various environmental organisations, local voluntary groups and children’s play providers. Information will be available about local places of interest, local clubs and organisations.

There will be a small entry charge and parents must attend with their children.

Our previous Autumnwatch event in 2010 had over 1000 children and families attend and we’re expecting this year to be even bigger! Come along, have a great time and learn something too.

For more information go to www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/doit

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