Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Buckingham this week.
I See Hawks in L.A., Dinton Parish Church, near Ayledbury, 8pm tomorrow (Saturday)
The Hawks are noted for their lyrical celebrations and lamentations of earth and ecosphere, odes to the endless highway and wry social commentary - not exactly the trucks and tight jeans of mainstream country. Tickets £12.50.
Peter Rabbit (PG), The Film Place, Buckingham, 6.30pm tonight (Friday)
With a cast including James Corden, Margot Robbie and Daisy Ridley, this children’s animation is an adaptation of the Beatrix Potter story in which a rabbit tries to outwit a farmer and save his own supply of food. Peter Rabbit and his three sisters enjoy spending time in Mr McGregor’s vegetable garden but when a relative moves in he is not thrilled to find a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills breaks out as the new resident hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter and his family, but Peter proves to be a wily and worthy opponent. This is the final film being shown until the end of August when screenings will resume after the summer break. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children, available on the door or from The Old Gaol or online:
The ELO Experience, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday)
Accurately recreating the sound of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra, this show celebrates a legacy that includes achieving more combined UK and US Top 40 hits between 1972 and 1986 than any other band of the era. Blending rock rhythms with classical influences, ELO released many classic albums and their many sell out tours further established them as one of the most influential bands ever. Formed over 12 years ago The ELO Experience performance features a stunning light show, string section and large screen projection. Tickets £25. Box office 01604 624811 or book online:
Drama based holiday projects, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, 10am - 4pm Monday July 30 - Friday August 3
Five day summer holiday project (pictured above)for children aged four to 13. The Worst Witch, suitable for ages four to seven, will involve magical mayhem as they join the characters of Jill Murphy’s much loved classic - the original story of life at a magical boarding school. Children aged eight to 13 are invited to rehearse and perform Matilda The Musical (in 20 minutes), an abridged version of the West End hit. Children may be dropped off from 9am and collected as late as 5pm by prior arrangement. Cost £125 per child (sibling discounts available). Call Ashley Elbourne on 01604 627566 or email:
5 Summer holidays
Lego Brick Adventure, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, 10am - 5pm Mondays to Saturdays now through to September 5
Civilisations - an interactive brick adventure around the world, is a show with stunning Lego models including life sized human figures from ancient civilisations. All tickets £4.50, under fours by donation. No advance bookings, tickets only available on the day.