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Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor

By popular public demand Colourscape is back at Waddesdon offering visitors of all ages an extraordinary experience of colour, music and light.  

Colourscape is a large and extraordinary labyrinth of 74 interlinked chambers where you can encounter unusual musical experiences during your colourful journey!  Colourscape promises an experience you will not forget. 

Date: 10:30 – 16:30, Saturday 28th May 2016 – Sunday 5th June 2016
Address: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
Website: http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/events/colourscape




Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera gives performances of great artistic quality in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty. Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion, which sits within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills, less than an hour from London.

The 2016 season presents four masterpieces by some of the most enduring composers of all time. Tchaikovsky’s most famous and exquisite opera, Eugene Onegin, is brought to life for the first time at Garsington Opera by Michael Boyd together with our Artistic Director, Douglas Boyd. The work of Rossini makes a return to the Festival with his sparkling L’italiana in Algeri, expertly led by David Parry. Idomeneo, Mozart’s sublime early masterpiece is directed by Tim Albery and conducted by Tobias Ringborg. In addition, Garsington Opera collaborates with Rambert on a joint project, providing a rare opportunity to see Haydn’s The Creation illuminated through dance.

Date: Friday 3rd June 2016 – Sunday 17th July 2016
Address: Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3YG
Website: http://www.garsingtonopera.org/

Feast Weekend at Waddesdon Manor

Feast, a celebration of food, drink and performance inspired by Ferdinand de Rothschild’s historical ‘Baron’s Treat’ 

Take a seat at one of the decorated outdoor dining tables, running the length of the North Avenue, and enjoy a picnic or sample delicacies from over 50 handpicked artisan food and drink stalls.

Enjoy a huge range of performances and entertainment in the gardens and try your hand at craft activities in the family activity marquee.

Date: 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday 18th June 2016 – Sunday 19th June 2016
Address: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
Website: http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/events/feast

Tring Summer Carnival

Entry is £2 per adult and children go free!

  • High Street walking parade starts 11:30am and concludes at Pound Meadow
  • The Lawmen – Wild West Show Tea
  • Refreshments including hot and cold food stuff
  • Line Dancing Display
  • Stalls 
  • Tring Brewery Bar Beer Tent
  • Majorettes
  • Karate
  • School Band
  • Dog Agility Display

Date: 11:30 – 17:00, Saturday 25th June 2016
Address: Pound Meadow, London Road, Tring, HP23 5NB
Website: http://www.tringtogether.org.uk

'Rock for the Gardens' - Rock Choir Concert in Aid of Greenfingers

Amersham Rock Choir group present 'Rock for the Gardens' - a wonderful evening of music and song to raise money for local charity Greenfingers, who create gardens for children in hospices. The evening will include a mix of feel-good favourites and timeless classics with money raised helping the Beaconsfield based charity to build inspiring gardens for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions to relax and spend time in.

To book tickets for the ‘Rock in the Gardens’ event please call the Watersmeet Theature box office on 01923 711 063 or visit www.watersmeet.co.uk

Date: 18:00, Sunday 26th June 2016
Address: Watersmeet Theatre, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH
Website: http://www.greenfingerscharity.org.uk




Roald Dahl Festival

Aylesbury’s Giant, Gloriumptious Roald Dahl Festival, in honour of the local literary legend returns!

In this, Roald Dahl’s centenary year, the unique festival will be celebrating one of his best loved books: The BFG!

Line the streets for the spectacular and colourful Roald Dahl Parade, which starts at 11am.

Watch out for some phizz-whizzing new activities and splendiferous surprises.

Don’t miss the ‘Roald Dahl’s Buckinghamshire’ exhibition at Bucks County Museum, from 2 July 2016 to 7 January 2017, celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday and his connections to the county of Buckinghamshire.

Date: 11:00, Saturday 2nd July 2016
Address: Aylesbury Town Centre, HP20 2JA
Website: http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/roald-dahl-festival

Silverstone Grand Prix Weekend

When F1® drivers call a track “insanely fast”, you need to be there when they drive it. Add the thrill of the chase as the drivers battle it out and you’re set for a world-class sporting experience. Not to mention we throw a great weekend-long party at Silverstone too. The Race is on!

To book your 2016 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX tickets call 0844 3728 300 or book online. 

Thursday Pit Walk

Purchase your weekend grandstand tickets by 31st May 2016 and your booking will be put into a draw to receive Thursday Pit Walk tickets. Customers who have already bought their tickets are already entered! 


Silverstone has also organised incredible Friday night of concerts lined up for fans. Texas will be the headline act on Silverstone's main stage with Scouting For Girls also performing a full set. 

Friday tickets are currently £40 and include the full day of track action PLUS the evening concerts! This is an offer too good to miss!

Grand Prix After Party

A thank you to all fans at the event for such a great weekend, the Grand Prix After Party always has a great atmosphere. 20,000 packed in last year to see Tony Jardine hosting driver interviews and live music from The Severs, The RPJ Band feat Mel C & Alesha Dixon.

So, when the race finishes, don't rush to the exit gates, stay and enjoy the entertainment!

Date: Friday 8th July 2016 – Sunday 10th July 2016
Address: Silverstone Race Course, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN
Website: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2016-formula-1-british-grand-prix/

Princes Risborough Summer Festival

"90 years, Celebrating the Best of Britain" our theme for this year's Summer Festival. Lots planned for the week, culminating in our Street Party on Saturday 9th July - stalls, food, music, street entertainment & lots more planned!

Date: 13:00 – 17:00, Saturday 9th July 2016
Address: High Street/Duke Street, Princes Risborough, HP27 0AX
Website: http://www.princesrisborough.com

Pitstones Party in the Park 2016

A free to attend community event comprising..... Live Music Festival – Hog Roast - BBQ – Alfresco Bar - Petting Zoo -Inflatables - Arts & Craft Stalls – Very English Cream Teas and much more… The event supports a local group raising money for Retss UK and is supported by

Date: 13:00 – 19:00 Saturday 16th July 2016
Address: Pitstone Recreation Ground - adjacent to Pitstone Memorial Hall, LU7 9EY




Chilli Festival at Waddesdon Manor

Celebrating its 10th year this September, our annual Chilli Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before.  With more than 50 handpicked exhibitors, all passionate about chilli, the festival guarantees to bring you the best of local artisan producers as well as some of the nation's best loved independent traders from across the country.  Find everything for the chilli fanatic or intrepid chilli novice; delicious jams, exotic and enticing pastes and pickles, chutneys and oils, relishes and sauce alongside spicy cheese, chilli beers, chocolate and cooking demonstrations.  If things get a little hot, there are also stalls offering refreshing drinks with local beers and ciders and cooling frozen yoghurt and ice creams.  

Date: 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday 3rd September 2016 – Sunday 4th September 2016
Address: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
Website: http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/events/chilli-festival

Stepping into Browns World: Capability Brown walk at Stowe Gardens

Take a stroll through the gardens as National Trust expert Richard Wheeler leads you through Brown's footsteps finishing at The Temple of Concord and Victory. Take a seat on the bank of the Grecian Valley and admire the masterpiece that Lancelot created with a special picnic included in your ticket price.

Date: 13:00 - 15:00, Thursday 15th September 2016
Address: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/




Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is a £47 million theatre in Aylesbury, presenting a range of West End and touring musicals and plays, along with performances of opera and ballet and a Christmas pantomime.

For further information on dates and performances, please see the website below.

Date: All year round
Address: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange St, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG
Website: http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/aylesbury-waterside-theatre/

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