What’s on

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Festive events in store across the region

Today, Friday

SYRESHAM: Fun quiz in the village hall, at 7.30pm, in aid of Diabetes UK, teams of four to six invited to take part, entrance fee £2.50 per person, bring your own drink and nibbles, but tea and coffee will be served during the interval.

BRACKLEY: Christmas wine tasting, tickets £15 per person, located at the Courtyard Coffee House, for information visit brackleywines.co.uk and click events.

Tomorrow, Saturday

BUCKINGHAM: Bourton Meadow Academy Christmas Fayre, 1pm to 4pm, Santa’s grotto, mulled wine, craft stalls, school choir, mountain dogs, £1.50 adults, children free, all funds to the school.

BUCKINGHAM: The Kings Head, live music with Stone Cold Mary, 9pm to 1am.

BICESTER: Jack and Jill Pre-school annual Christmas fayre, 2pm to 4pm, West Bicester Community Centre, raffle, money raised will go to pre-school garden project.

Sunday, December 2

BUCKINGHAM: Visit Father Christmas at Buckingham Old Gaol between 10.30am and 3.30pm, £3 per child includes a gift, accompanying adults free. Christmas robin competition December 2 to 31, £1 plus usual admission charge, 01280 823020.

Monday, December 3

BRACKLEY: James Hornsby will be appearing with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, at 7.30pm. Tickets at £6.50 are available from Brackley Library, Manor Road. Wine and mince pies during the interval, further information from 0300 1261000 or email Braclib@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Wednesday, December 5

MIDDLETON CHENEY: Middleton Cheney Library Supporters’ Group presents A Christmas Carol, performed by James Hornsby, in the library, from 7.30pm, tickets £7.50, raffle, to book email Amy Singleton on midlib@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Thursday, December 6

PADBURY: Charity flower demonstration, Christmas Is Coming, in the village hall, NAFAS demonstrator Jackie Page (Bicester Flower Club) will demonstrate her Christmas ideas, 7.30pm, tickets £8 each from 01280 812609 or 07890 334775.

Future and ongoing events

BUCKINGHAM: Hamilton House Christmas bazaar, December 8, 2pm - 4pm.

STEWKLEY: Stewkley Singers present music and mince pies, December 7 and 8, village hall, from 7.15pm, tickets £7 adults, £4 children under 16.

BUCKINGHAM: Buckingham Choral Society performs Haydn’s The Creation, Buckingham Parish Church, December 8, from 7.30pm, tickets £15, £13 (concessions) and £5 under 18s, from The Duke’s Music, the Tourist Information Centre, The Old Gaol, or www.wegottickets.com.

BRACKLEY: Christmas fun day, Little Oaks Pre-school, Manor Road, December 9, from 10.30am, entry £1 children, adults free

WINSLOW: Florence Nightingale Hospice Tree of Light service, December 9, St Laurence Church, 4pm.