Dress for the West at dance

Dancers are invited to ‘Dress For The West’ at a barn dance in Brackley on Saturday.

Featuring a caller and the well-known fiddler Tom Leary, the Brackley Music Festival event is taking place at the Bowls Club, in Westminster Road, from 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £8 for adults and £4 for children from BLISS, Market Place, Brackley.

> On Wednesday, February 2, the University of Buckingham welcomes the return of the hugely talented violinist Peter Fisher and pianist Peter Hewitt for a lunchtime recital entitled The Romantic Violin.

The concert is in the Radcliffe Centre at 1.15pm. Admission on the door £3.50 (concessions £2.50).

> The Pin Money Craft Co-operative is running a Community Crafting Roadshow on Saturday, at Syresham Village Hall from 10am to 4.30pm.

There will be three two-hour craft classes to choose from and a multitude of drop-in craft workshops to try your hand at. A range of artisans and artists will be selling and showcasing their hand-made wares, and there will be Fairtrade tea, coffee and home-made cakes and muffins.

To find out more, visit www.pinmoneycrafts.co.uk or contact Polly on 01280 701145.

> Keep your fingers crossed for good weather during half term week, from February 21, when kids can let off steam in the grounds of Stowe Landscape Gardens from 10.30am to 4pm daily. You can also hire Family Activity Packs for a small donation.

Find out more by calling 01280 822850, email stowegarden@nationaltrust.org.uk or log on to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowegardens