An incredible week of free events to enjoy

Shappi Khorsandi
Shappi Khorsandi

Music, comedy, workshops, guided ghostly walks, fabulous food, drama, and dance are all part of this year’s Buckingham Fringe Week which takes place from Saturday June 13 through to Saturday June 20.

The week, funded and organised by Buckingham Town Council, is an annual community event for residents of Buckingham and the surrounding areas to enjoy.

The fun starts with jazz music from the New Orleans Four who will be playing outside the Old Gaol from 10am - noon on Saturday June 13.

Inside the Old Gaol on the same day, from 10.30am through to 2.30pm there will be a family workshop to create a banner for the Roald Dahl Festival held in Aylesbury in July. This year AVDC has invited villages to take part in the festival. Buckingham Town Council will be holding the workshop so that participants can create a banner that they can then take to the festival to represent the town in the parade. A professional artist will work with participants to make the banner based around the theme of ‘The Twits’. The workshop is free but places will be limited. Sign up at the Tourist Information Centre if you are interested.

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi was last in town four years ago and performed to a large audience. She returns on Sunday June 14 to perform at the Old Town Hall 8-10pm.

On the evening of Monday June 15, from 7.30-8.45pm, there will be a ghostly walk led by Ed Grimsdale that starts ouside the Old Gaol and finishes spookily in the old cemetary in Hunter Street.

If you enjoy listening to music whilst indulging in a delicious cream tea pop along to the Villiers Hotel on Tuesday June 16 from 1-4pm and listen to the Keith Templeman Quartet. On the same evening the Oxford Fiddle Group will play at the Radcliffe Centre from 8-10pm.

Wednesday June 17 sees a joint production from Buckingham Secondary School and the Royal Latin School involving music, dance and drama. Everyone is welcome to attend at Buckingham School from 7-8pm. On FridayJune 19 enjoy flamenco guitar at the Radcliffe Centre 8-10pm.

The week ends on Saturday June 20 with a free music event organised by Colin Saunders, The Beat Goes On, in the community centre from noon until 11pm in memory of the late drummer Tom Dewhurst. Full details