5 things to do in Buckingham

The Limehouse Golem
The Limehouse Golem

Here is our guide to some of the events coming to Buckingham and the surrounding area this week.

1 Film

The Limehouse Golem (15), 7.30pm tonight (Friday) and Kedi (U), 6.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), The Film Place, Buckingham

Bill Nighy and Daniel Mays star in The Limehouse Golem from the 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd. Victorian London is gripped with fear as a grisly serial killer is on the loose. With few leads and increasing public pressure for results, a seasoned detective (Nighy) is assigned to this apparently unsolvable case. Kedi is a Turkish documentary with subtitles. For centuries the streets of Istanbul have offered a home to thousands of feral cats. Following a wily cast of notorious felines and the locals who care for them, this documentary explores how these whiskered residents have shaped the rapidly changing metropolis they live in. Tickets £5.50 adults, £5 concessions, £3 students/children. Available on the door or in advance from The Old Gaol or book online at the website:

2 Offbeat applications

Oxford Playhouse and Arts at the Old Fire Station, apply now

Anyone wishing to take part in the third festival showcasing the best of fringe theatre in nine action packed days during June needs to get their application in now. The deadline for applications is Tuesday January 30. To apply, visit:

3 Theatre

Fiddler On The Roof, Oxford Playhouse, 7.30pm Monday January 15 through to Saturday January 20

A joyous evening of song from one of the regions leading non-professional performance companies, the award winning Oxford Operatic Society. The story follows Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman who lives in a small Ukrainian village with his sharp tongued wife and their strong minded daughters who wish to marry for love. Taking the iconic lead role of Teyve is Steve Mellin, who will be joined on stage by two of his sons. Featuring hit songs including If I Were A Rich Man, Matchmaker and Sunrise Sunset, this timeless classic beautifully captures and comments on vital themes, while also revealing plenty of heart. Tickets start at £10. There is an additional matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday. Age guideline 10+. Box office 01865 305305.


Winter Weekends at Waddesdon Manor, 11am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday

The glorious Rothschild manor opens its grounds to enable walkers to banish winter blues and enjoy the great outdoors. Pull on your boots and follow one of the specially mapped routes and explore the beautiful grounds. Normal admission charges apply. Also this weekend, from 10am -2pm on Saturday (January 13) the monthly Artisan Food Market returns to the visitor car park offering the very best in quality fresh, seasonal produce, all locally sourced. Admission to the food market is free.

5 Museum

Ex Libris: Altered Books, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, on now until February 24

In this exhibition, artists have taken old books that were due to be recycled and have transformed them into new works of art. The artists have chosen books on a variety of subjects including Shakespeare, nature and science. See Yorick’s skull revealed through carefully folded pages or birds flying from the pages of another.