See what’s on across the region
An evening with Gerald Seymour, writer of The Corporal’s Wife, at Coles Books, from 7.30pm, in conversation with Kat Orman of BBC Radio Oxford, reserve tickets by calling 01869 320779.
Book launch and talk, August 10, 2.30pm, St Laurence Room, Winslow in 1556 by David Noy, published by the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society. Readings from the original documents, display of Winslow History Project work, free refreshments.
Monday, August 12
10am to 2pm, woodwork workshops, inflatables and sumo suits. Free activity for children in Bourton Park, beside the basketball court.
Future and ongoing events
Chackmore Flower Show, August 17, in the parish hall from 2.30pm, teas, schedule of classes from Colin Beckett (01280 813448).
August 19, 10am – 2pm. Inflatables, sumo suits, giant games. Free activities for children. Overn Ave play area.
August 19, children’s activities at Buckingham Old Gaol - Life of a Prisoner - from 10.30am-12.30pm. Gruel/bread and water for elevenses anyone? Tales of our prisoners long ago. £1.50 adm if a Trust/Friend member, £3 if not, no unaccompanied children please. Call in anytime. 01280 823020.
August 21, 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm , Barbara of the Spotted Chicken Ceramics will be running children’s workshops, courses include a home made goody and tea and coffee for the adults. Cost is £3 plus the cost of any pottery you paint. Booking is essential.
August 22, 10am – 3pm, Play Around The Parishes. Children’s activities for ages 1-11 years. Free event.Chandos Park. If it is wet then the event will be in the hall at Grenville Combined School.
Charlton-on-Otmoor, Murcott and Oddington
Flower festival at three Otmoor churches, August 24 to 26, St Mary’s, at Charlton-on-Otmoor, St Andrews, at Oddington and Murcott Chapel, 10am to 6pm, refreshments at Charlton, songs of praise at St Mary’s on August 26, 6.30pm.
August 28, 10am – 3pm Play Around The Parishes. Childrens activities for ages 1-11yrs. Free event, Chandos Park. If it is wet then the event will be held in the hall at Grenville Combined School.
August 30, 10am – 2pm, mobile skate park, i-van and giant games. Free activities for children. Maids Moreton Playing Field.
Open Studios Northants, work from local artists on display at Towcester Museum, September 6 to 8.
September 8, car boot sale, Souldern playing field in aid of village hall. Boots £7 per pitch, free parking, hall open for hotdogs, bacon butties, teas and homemade cakes from 8am to 1pm. Donations to Katharine House Hospice, call 01869 345874. Guide dogs only.
Buckingham Twinning Association murder mystery evening, Confessions, September 28, 7.30pm in the Community Centre. Tickets £8.50 including a buffet supper, from Sue Watkins 01280 816266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.