5 things to do in and around the Buckingham area


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

1 Music
Cantlos, St Laurence Room, Market Square, Winslow, 6.30pm tomorrow (Saturday)
Ever popular song duo Cantlos perform their favourite songs from the British Isles and Ireland. Refreshments will be in the very capable hands of Winslow Earlybirds WI. Cantlos, who take their name from the last month in the ancient Celtic calendar, are Kirsty Morris Selley on clarsach (Celtic harp), bodhran and vocals; and Great Horwood resident James McCafferty on cittern, guitar, dulcimer, melodon and vocals. Their performances are a rich harvest of traditional songs and the duo have attracted a strong following from audiences delighted to hear once more the almost forgotten folk songs of these islands. Doors open and refreshments are served from 6.30pm, the concert begins at 7pm, and refreshments will also be available during the interval. Advance tickets £5 from the Tourist Information Centre in the Old Gaol, Buckingham. Tickets on the door (cash only) are £8. Enquiries to 07974 949996 or email:
Kinky Boots, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Wednesday September 19 through to Saturday October 6
Winner of every major Best Musical award, the show that put the spotlight on Northampton comes home. With songs by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentleman’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Inspired by true events, this joyous story of Brit grit follows Charlie Price who is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some study new stilettoes. Tickets from £16. For all performance times and to buy tickets, box office 01604 624811 or online:
3 Cinema
The Lost Boys, Open Air Cinema, Stowe, 6.30pm tonight (Friday)
Patrons are welcome to take a picnic including alcohol, picnic rug and deck chairs. There will be a licensed bar and food option on site. Gates open 6.30pm, the film starts at about 8pm. General parking is free. Tickets £12.50 plus option of VIP parking for £10. Book online:
4 Cinema
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and A Woman Of No Importance (U) 7pm tomorrow (Saturday)
See last week’s paper for a description of The Guernsey ..... film. Adult tickets £5.50. Anne Reid stars in A Woman Of No Importance, which is a recording of a 2017 live performance of the Oscar Wilde drama in which a mother of an illegitimate son encounters the man who deserted her many years earlier. Tickets £6 - £8. Wine will be served prior to both of these films. Tickets on the door or from The Old Gaol or online:
5 Heritage
Halton Heritage Day, Halton House, The Officers’ Mess, RAF Halton, Wendover, 10am - 4pm Sunday September 16
A chance to see the interior of this historic house, built by Alfred de Rothschild in 1883, a lasting reminder of Victorian decorative taste.