5 things to do in and around the Buckingham area

Easter fun at Waddesdon Manor
Easter fun at Waddesdon Manor

Here is our guide to some of the events coming up in and around Buckingham

1 Film
Paddington 2 (PG), 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and Breathe (12A), 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), The Film Place, Buckingham
Repeat performances of two films that have already been shown at The Film Place. Wine will be served before both films. Paddington 2 is an adventure, children’s comedy starring Jim Broadbent, Ben Wishaw and Hugh Grant. Paddington gets into unexpected trouble when he attempts to buy a very special birthday present for his adoptive family. Breathe is a drama starring Claire Foy and Tom Hollander about the inspiring story of Robin Cavendish who contracted polio at the age of 28. Confined to bed, paralysed and dependent on a respirator, the determination of him and his wife led to the invention of a wheelchair with a built-in respirator. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children, available on the door, or from The Old Gaol or online:
2 Theatre for children
The Selfish Giant, Royal and Derngate, Northampton, Wednesday April 4 through to Saturday April 7
The Selfish Giant has a beautiful garden but he won’t let any of the children play in it. Winter comes and never leaves, until the power of love brings spring and joy into the giant’s garden and his heart. This is a new folk musical adapted from the Oscar Wilde classic children’s story by Ivor Novello award winning composer Guy Chambers. Guy has written number one songs for Kylie Minogue and Rufus Wainwright and was behind numerous chart toppers for Robbie Williams including the unforgettable Angels. Tickets from £10 to £27. Box office 01604 624811 or book online:
3 Easter
Easter Extravaganza and Easter Egg Hunt, Waddesdon Manor, 10am - 4pm Friday March 30 to Monday April 2
Younger visitors are invited to explore the gardens and help bunny to find the rare and exotic birds of Waddesdon’s aviary to receive a special chocolate prize. The Easter Egg Trail costs £3 per child. Normal admission charges apply. Picture above copyright Peter Greenway, National Trust, Waddesdon Manor.
4 Music - tribute night
Motown, Funk and Soul, Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Friday April 6
This is an ideal night for those who enjoy soulful music. With sleek dance routines and wonderfully harmonised vocals, the evening will pay tribute to Motown greats and soul legends to create a stunning musical tribute to a genre that lives on. Cost from £55 per person including three course dinner, half a bottle of wine and the entertainment. Tribute and Stay packages are also available to include overnight accommodation and breakfast. Call 01327 857857 or see online:
5 Music - tribute night
The Rolling Stones Story, Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday)
A high energy concert celebrating the music of one of the world’s greatest rock and roll bands. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and experience a truly authentic spectacle, complete with Mick Jagger lookalike, Paul Ashworth. Tickets from £27.50. Box office 0844 871 7607 or book online: