Looking for something to do over the next couple of weeks? Take a look at our what’s on section.
Film and beer festival at the Betsey Wynne, August 23 and 24, outdoor cinema, real ale, Scrumpy Cider, live music, hog roast, barbecue, bouncy castle and face painting, screening of Good Morning Vietnam (15), from 10pm, on Saturday and Jaws (12A), on the Sunday, at dusk. Tickets £5.
Sunday, August 24
Duck race on the River Great Ouse, from the University of Buckingham bridge, 3pm, followed by a barbecue and music at the New Inn, from 8pm, in aid of Garden House Hospice, Letchworth.
Croughton, Hinton and Greatworth
Brackley Morris Men dance tour, 1pm at Shire Horse Open Day, Gateridge Farm, Croughton; 2.30pm, at The Crewe Arms, Hinton and 4pm at The Inn at Greatworth.
Cream teas, £4, at Stowe Parish Church, 1.30pm to 5pm, August 24 and 25, stalls, crafts and face painting, all proceeds will go to Stowe Parish Church Restoration Fund.
Bandjam, 1pm to 10pm, town centre, free music event featuring young local musicians and bands, organised by Sean Allen, Bandjam and sponsored by Buckingham Town Council.
Future and ongoing events
Auction of promises, August 30, Meadow Valley Farm, from 7pm, to raise money for the restoration of St Mary’s Church roof, pre-purchased tickets £1.50 (£2 on the night) adults and children over 12, £1 children and senior citizens, £5 for families.
September 4, free board games morning at Buckingham Library, first Thursday of the month, 10am to 11.30am, tea and biscuits.
Until September 5, archaeology hands on activities around the Old Gaol for children. Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm, last admission 3.30pm. Museum admission charges will apply, free entry to Trust/Friend members. 01280 823020.
CANCELLED. Jazz concert at Chetwode Church, on September 5.
St Mary’s Church Fête, September 6, noon to 3pm, at the church, and The Great Blakesley Bake Off and Produce Show. Barbecue lunch, Pimms, cream teas, live music, stalls and games, wedding dress display.
Golf charity day at Silverstone Golf Club, from 1pm, September 12, Texas scramble, hole in one competition where you can win a Ford Fiesta, charity dinner, presentation, raffle, in aid of Garden House Hospice, in Letchworth.
Nearly new clothes sale, September 20, 2pm to 5pm, in aid of Race for Life, in the village hall.
Bucks Local History Network annual conference and fair, at the Royal Latin School on September 27, five lectures, doors open at 9am and first lecture at 10am. Lectures on The Origins of Buckinghamshire − Sashes & Buckingham, Two Competing County Towns: Aylesbury & Buckingham, The County Maps C16−C18, The Large Scale Maps of the Ordnance Survey 1840−1940, The Great War At Home, The Large Scale Maps Of The Ordnance Survey 1840−1940. Booking essential at www.bucksas.org.uk. Tickets £10/£16 with lunch