5 things to do in and around the Buckingham area

Tingestock 2018
Tingestock 2018

Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and Buckingham this week

1 Comedy
Funhouse Comedy Club, Towcester Mill Brewery, Chantry Lane, Towcester, 7pm Thursday June 21
Comedians Martin Mor, Dominic Holland and Freddie Farrell are on the bill, with compere Carl Jones holding the night together. Food available from 6pm, show starts at 8pm. £15 in advance from:
www.funhousecomedy.co.uk
2 Music
Tingestock 2018, Tingewick Village Hall, Buckingham, 5.30pm Friday
This popular micro festival will see five bands perform in one evening at the village hall. The local pub, The Royal Oak, will supply a barbecue in the bus shelter, and punters are encouraged to take along old records they no longer listen to for exchange with others. The headline act is Oxford based The Shapes who concentrate on upbeat indie. Also on the programme is Felix Holt and The Radicals, Les Clochards and Mahoney & The Moment. Tickets are £17 on the night or £15 in advance from The Royal Oak in Tingewick or from The Old Gaol in Buckingham or online:
www.wegottickets.com/emptyroompromotions
3 Art
Art in St Martins, St Martin’s Church, Dunton, near Whitchurch, 11am-4.30pm Saturdays June 16 and 23 and Sundays June 17 and 24; and 4-7pm Wednesday June 20
Enjoy beautiful art in this quaint and peaceful 900 year old church, held as part of Bucks Art Weeks. Work includes equine, landscape and floral art; vibrant and colourful countryside art; unique jewellery; photography; and delicate embroidery. Homemade refreshments available.
www.bucksartweeks.org.uk
4 Film
The Greatest Showman (PG), 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and Darkest Hour (PG) 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), The Film Place, Buckingham
Return visits for both these films. Musical ,The Greatest Showman, stars Hugh Jackman as P T Barnum (pictured above), a visionary who rose from nothing in the mid 1800s to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Period drama Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman, is based on real events covering the uncertain first few weeks of Churchill’s role as Prime Minister as he sought to rally the nation against Germany as Hilter defeated France and Norway. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children, available on the door or from The Old Gaol or online:
www.thefilmplace.org.uk
5 Literature
Buckingham Literary Festival, various locations, now through to Sunday (June 17)
The line up for this year’s exciting mix of talks, discussions and entertainment include
Booker Prize winner Ben Okri, novelist Lady Antonia Fraser, satirist Craig Brown last governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten and, tonight (Friday), author Frederick Forsyth (pictured in circle below). There will be opportunities for the audience to question authors, meet them in person and get their books signed. Events , including Behind The Scenes With The Archers on Sunday, will be held throughout the town at venues including the Villiers Hotel, the Radcliffe Centre and Buckingham Library. Full details of ticket prices, confirmed speakers and all events can be found online:
www.bucklitfest.org