There’s plenty to see and do around the Advertiser and Review region over the next few weeks.
BRACKLEY: Avon and wine party. Deli Wine Bar and Bistro, to book call 01280 700797.
BUCKINGHAM: Fundraiser in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice, noon to 4pm, £10, hot lunch, tickets from Gerry Bluck on 01280 824536.
COLD HIGHAM: Annual art show at St Luke’s Church, July 28 and 29, 10.30am to 4.30pm, featuring the work of local artists, demonstrations, prizes, cakes and refreshments, proceeds in aid of the church.
BUCKINGHAM: Sale of books, CDs, DVDs and games, Buckingham Library, 9.30am to 4.30pm, details 0845 2303232.
STOWE: British Food Fortnight launch day, Boycott Farm, 11am to 4pm, vintage tractors, food and drink demonstrations, barbecue, the farm shop, butchery and The Hayloft Restaurant and Tearoom will be open for business as usual, details from www.boycottfarm.co.uk, 01280 821286, entry free but donations to charity, Buckingham and Winslow Young Carers Youth Club are welcome.
Tuesday, July 31
BUCKINGHAM: Michael Liversidge, academic advisor in art history on Sovereignty and Supremacy: A Newly Discovered Portrait of Henry VIII, part of the University of Buckingham art history Jubilee summer lecture series, Ian Fairbairn Lecture Hall, Chandos Road Building.drinks in seminar rooms 4 and 5 following the lectures, admission free, donations are welcomed. Parking is available off Hunter Street or opposite the Chandos Road Building, details Bethany Carter, 01280 820213.
Wednesday, August 1
WINSLOW: Buzz Clubs at Winslow CE Combined School will open for free between 10am and noon and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, for all children aged three to 11 (providing their parents stay with them) to celebrate National Playday, bouncy castle, indoor ball pool, mudroc workshop and sports races, sponsored by Winslow Town Council, details Ruth 07887 744890.
Thursday, August 2
BUCKINGHAM: Story Lab, at Buckingham Library, stories and theatrical story telling, join the summer reading challenge, 11am to noon, ages five to 11, tickets £3, booking required, www.storiesandmore.co.uk.
PAULERSPURY: Paulerspury Horticultural Society annual show, in the village hall, August 4, Doors open to the public at 2pm, for £1 entry, 4.15pm - presentation of trophies, followed by collection of exhibits unless donated for the auction, 4.45pm, auction of produce followed by the raffle draw, entry forms must be completed and handed into the village hall between 7pm and 9pm on August 1, entries to be staged between 8am and 10.30am, schedules and entry forms from the show secretary (01327 811789) or the society president (01327 811288).
SILVERSTONE: Performance from Lyra, an a cappella vocal ensemble, presents a programme of Russian sacred and secular music, St Michael’s Church, September 2, from 7.30pm, reserved tickets £10 (£8) centre aisle; £6 (£5) side (concessions), from Peter Byng, 6 Monkswood, Silverstone, NN12 8TG (857180) or contact any church member. Send sae if not from Silverstone, details email@example.com.