See what’s happening over the Easter weekend and beyond

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There are a variety of events in store over the coming weeks

Today, Friday

BRACKLEY: Good Friday at the piazza, 11am, details from, Churches in Brackley.

BUCKINGHAM: Old Gaol and the Tourist Information Centre open today from 10am to 4pm. Easter hunt around the museum, £1 plus admission charge, includes a prize. 01280 823020.

BUCKINGHAM: Passion Play at the Old Gaol, from 11am, meditation in the parish church, from 2pm to 3pm.

BUCKINGHAM: A weekend of local music at The Kings Head, Friday - Tombraider disco; Saturday - live band Scratchplate Reloaded, a rock covers band from Banbury and Sunday - Lucky Jack, headed by local lass Suzy Smith, also drink and food promotions.

BUCKINGHAM: Joey Essex, from The Only Way is Essex, will be appearing at Thirteen High Street, from 9pm, complimentary cocktails from 8pm, magician performances, DJ from 9pm, last entry at 11pm,

Saturday, April 7

BUCKINGHAM: From 2pm, Rose & Castle Morris will be performing traditional clog morris dances from the North West of England outside the Old Gaol Museum.

TOWCESTER: Towcester & District Art Society spring exhibition, Towcester Town Hall, 9am to 5pm and April 8, 10am to 4.30pm, free admission, refreshments, raffle, visit website

GREATWORTH: Trio Meridium performing at The Inn, Greatworth, from 8.30pm.

Sunday, April 8

BUCKINGHAM: Veteran’s football match, at Buckingham Athletic Sports and Social Club, kick off 10.30am, barbecue at noon, children’s egg hunt for ages two to 10 at 12.30pm (small charge) plus colouring competition where the winner will receive a prize, a tombola stall, and a licensed bar, noon until 6pm, details on 01280 816945.

TINGEWICK: Cream teas and displays at St Mary Magdelene Church, over the Easter weekend, exhibitions from the Winslow & District Art Society, the Tingewick Historical Society, a display of flowers, display to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer, church open on April 8 and 9, between 2pm and 5pm.

BUCKINGHAM: SS Peter and Paul, 8am, holy communion, 10am, family communion, 6pm, Ignite informal service with holy communion.

Monday, April 9

BUCKINGHAM: Old Gaol and the Tourist Information Centre open from 10am to 4pm. Easter hunt around the museum £1 plus admission charge, includes a prize. 01280 823020.

Wednesday, April 11

BUCKINGHAM: Coffee morning, every Wednesday, at the Salvation Army Hall, 10am to noon.

BUCKINGHAM: Children’s activities at the Old Gaol, 10.30am to 12.30pm, castles and knights theme, £1.50 if member, £3 if not. No unaccompanied children, 01280 823020.

STEEPLE CLAYDON: Chrgd NRG Easter workshops, at Steeple Claydon Methodist Church, 10am to 2pm, £7 per child, activities include dancing, crafts, Easter bonnet making, baking, bonnet parade, to book phone Sheree on 01296 733630 or 07754 870052.

Future and ongoing events

BUCKINGHAM: April 14, Rose & Castle Morris barn dance, Buckingham Community Centre, 7.30pm. Music and entertainment by Rose & Castle Morris, real ales, no experience required, tickets £5 (including food) from The Old Gaol Shop, The Duke’s Music or at the door.

BRACKLEY: 60s evening, Brackley Town Hall, in aid of Katharine House Hospice, April 14, dancing to the Lee Malvern 4, £6 per person or £11 per couple, tickets available from Gems or Jenny on 01280 700768, raffle on the night, bring your own food and drink.

BRACKLEY: Friends Of Brackley Library second-hand book and puzzle sale, April 14, 10am to 4pm in the library, Manor Road, books from 50p and puzzles from £1, refreshments, information from library 01280 703455 or minutes secretary on 07917 401228.

PADBURY: Spring garden opening, The Old Rectory, April 14 and 15, 2pm to 5pm, tea, plant sale and raffle, £4, all proceeds to the Puzzle Centre, Middle Claydon.

SOULDERN: Souldern car boot (B4100) in aid of village hall, 8am to 1pm, pitches £7, parking free, Bacon butties, sausage rolls, teas and homemade cakes call 01869 345874 for more details or email

MIDDLE CLAYDON: Third Claydon Seed Swap, April 21, Claydon House, from noon to 5pm, organised by West Bletchley Garden Club.

PADBURY: April 22, treasure hunt and barbecue, family event to take in three villages, finishing at Padbury vicarage for prize giving and barbecue, to book your place contact Neil Gibbard

GRANBOROUGH: Quiz night in aid of village play area, at the village hall, April 28, from 8pm, tickets £6 including ploughman’s supper, teams of four, bring your own drinks.

TOWCESTER: Annual 1st Towcester Scout Group duck race, April 28, tickets from any member.

PADBURY: Ali’s Dream clay pigeon shoot, April 29, refreshments and registration from 9am to 9.25am, at Padbury Hill Farm.

SILVERSTONE: Village fete to celebrate Diamond Jubilee, June 5.