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Local Diary, November 2010 - Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life

PUBLISHED: 00:16 21 January 2012 | UPDATED: 17:58 20 February 2013

Local Diary, November 2010 - Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life

Local Diary, November 2010 - Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life

What's happening in our area this month...

What's happening in our area this month...

November is the month

Get in the festive mood as Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, invites us enjoy Christmas Floodlit Evening Openings on Friday and Saturday 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 November. House entry is from 6pm.

Experience the magic and splendour of the house on a winters evening and enjoy the East Wing, beautifully decorated for Christmas, where dancers and musicians will be waiting to entertain you. End your journey in the Christmas shop for inspirational Christmas gifts before your two or three course Christmas supper.

Afternoon tea is also available to groups before this event. The East Wing of the house opens Wednesday 17 November and advance booking is highly recommended on 01296-653226 or on line bookings: www.waddesdon.org.uk


Appreciate art at Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor, on November 12-14.Now in its sixth year, this prestigious event includes inspiring artwork from over 100 exhibitors - both well established names and new talent. The variety of work includes original paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture and glasswork, and prices range from 40-4000. There will also be drop-in art workshops and wine tastings. Tel: 01753 591892



now for...

an Exclusive Evening Tour offers the chance to go behind the ropes once Windsor Castle has closed its doors to the public. The tour takes visitors through the sumptuous State Apartments in the company of an expert guide and ends with a glass of champagne and a festive mince pie. Tours are available on 11, 17, 18, 20, 21 December, price 50. Call 020 7766 7322 or visit

www.royalcollection.org.uk

Book now for an Exclusive Evening Tour

This tour offers the chance to go behind the ropes once Windsor Castle has closed its doors to the public. The tour takes visitors through the sumptuous State Apartments in the company of an expert guide and ends with a glass of champagne and a festive mince pie.

Tours are available on 11, 17, 18, 20, 21 December, price 50.
Call 020 7766 7322 or visit www.royalcollection.org.uk



Art & Exhibitions

1-30 November
, Sue Bakers Feline Friends, Rhubarb & Custard Gallery, Eton, tel: 01753 676404


1 November-11 December, Aidan McNeill and the Ha-Project, The Firestation, Windsor, tel: 01753 866865


20 November, Art on the Street, Maidenhead High Street


19-20 November, The Beaconsfield Art Fair, an exhibition and sale of fine art and quality local crafts, The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield


Until 20 November, For the Love of Vinyl, Storm Thorgersons record cover artwork, Yellow Kite Gallery, Buckingham, tel: 01280 822460


26-28 November, Winter Show, Wycombe Court Artists, Wycombe Court House, High Wycombe


Until 28 November, Andrew Lord, overview of the artists 30 year career, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, tel: 01908 676900


Until 30 November, Brian Bennett oil paintings of the Chiltern landscape, The Hawker Gallery, The Maltings, Old Amersham, tel: 01494 724850


27 November-18 December, Christmas Exhibition,The Hawker Gallery,The Maltings, Old Amersham,tel: 01494 724850


27 November-23 January, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123


27 November-23 January, Flaw by Derek Hill, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123


27 November-23 January, Fantastical Drawings by Rosamund Farmer, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123


Until 9 January, Celebrity, touring exhibition of personal belongings from the world of showbiz including Marilyn Monroes dress and Fred Astaires shoes. Reading Museum, tel: 0118 939 9800


Until 30 January, Dressed 2, examines the clothes teenagers wear and the reasons they dress the way they do, Reading Museum, Reading, tel: 0118 939 9800

6-27 November, County Museum, Aylesbury. The Bucks Art Society for professional and semi-professional artists and sculptors is celebrating its 90th year. The Autumn Exhibition includes an annual Young Artists Award for Secondary Schools in Buckinghamshire and features work by Caroline de Peyrecave a young member of the Society who has recently finished studying art in Florence. Caroline specialises in portraiture, for which she has received several awards.


December 2.Art lovers in Buckinghamshire will be treated to a feast in more ways than one when noted art historian, Tom Duncan gives an illustrated talk on how the turkey came to be the subject of works of art over the centuries. The event, organised by the Buckinghamshire branch of the Art Fund, a membership charity helping museums and galleries buy works of art for everyone to enjoy, takes place on Thursday December 2 at 11.30 am, with coffee from 11am, in the Ballinger War Memorial Hall, Ballinger, Great Missenden. For tickets call 01908 563162




Gardens & Countryside

6 November, Name that tree, 10am, Padworth Common Local Nature Reserve, Padworth Common, booking essential,tel: 01635 874381


7 November, Autumn Colours Walk, 10am, meet at Whiteleaf Cross car park, Peters Lane, Princes Risborough; Wycombe Woodland Service,tel: 01494 421825


13 November, Late Autumn Walk in Bradenham Woods, 10am, includes a look out for fungi, meet Bradenham Wood Lane, Berks; Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and Wycombe Wildlife Group,tel: 01494 438374


14 November, Bird Spotting, 2pm, Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Thatcham,tel: 01635 874381


20 November, Ancient Trees and Fungi at Low Scrubs, 10.30am, near Wendover, meet Low Scrubs, Coombe Hill; BBOWT,tel: 07799 782691


21 November, Winter bird watch at Calvert Jubilee, 2.30pm,tel: 01908 567488 3-4 November, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest Alison Moyet, The Hexagon, Reading,tel: 0118 960 6060


5 November, Tell Me on a Sunday starring Claire Sweeney, The Hexagon, Reading,tel: 0118 960 6060


4-6 November, 5thWritefest, seven new plays by writers from across the country featuring drama, comedy and a little absurdiy, Progress Theatre, Reading, tel: 0118 960 6060


6 November, Punt & DennisUK Tour warm-up show,The Firestation, Windsor,tel: 01753 866865


7 November, Flawless, Milton Keynes Theatre,Milton Keynes,tel: 0844 871 7627


8-13 November, The Late Edwina Black, Theatre Royal, Windsor, tel: 01753 853888


8-13 November, Spamalot, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe,tel: 01494 512000


9 November, Dont Shoot the Clowns, South Hill Park, Bracknell,tel: 01344 484123


10 November, The Hamsters play Jimi Hendrix, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123


11 November, Jacqui Dankworth, The Corn Exchange, Newbury,tel: 01635 522733


11-13 November, Speaking in Tongues, Norden Farm Centre, Maidenhead, tel: 01628 788997


12 November, Chris Addison, The Stables, Wavendon,tel: 01908 280800


13 November, Greg Davies, The Firestation, Windsor,tel: 01753 866865


15 November, Hal Cruttenden, rising comic star, Town Hall, High Wycombe, tel: 01494 512000


15-19 November, Havana Rakatan, sexy rumba to slick cha-cha-cha, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, tel: 01494 512000


16-20 November, Merry Wives of Windsor, following sell-out run at Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, tel: 0844 871 7627


18 November, Im Sorry I Havent A Clue, recording of BBC Radios award-winning antidote to panel games with Jack Dee, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy, The Hexagon, Reading, tel: 0118 960 6060


19 November, Clem Curtis and The Foundations, The Stables, Wavendon, tel: 01908 280800


20 November, The Counterfeit Stones, The Corn Exchange, Newbury, tel: 01635 522733


20 November Illusion Flamenca presents Jardales por Fuera, rumba mixed up with flamenco, hip hop and swing, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123


21-22 November, Talon: The Hotel California Tour, The Stables, Wavendon, tel: 01908 280800


22-27 November, Alan Ayckbourns Bedroom Farce, Theatre Royal, Windsor, tel: 01753 853888


22-27 November, Blood Brothers, Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, tel: 0844 871 7627


25 November Programme of Chopin and Strausss Enoch Arden with Timothy West reading, The Corn Exchange, Newbury, tel: 01635 522733


25 November-2 January, Treasure Island, The Watermill, Newbury, tel: 01635 46044


26 November, Robin Inces Bad Book, Arlington Arts Centre, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, tel: 01635 244246


26 November-2 January, Dick Whittington, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123


27 November, Rockapella, worlds leading capella group, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, tel: 01494 512000


29 November-4 December, Keeping Up Appearances, Theatre Royal, Windsor,tel: 01753 853888


November 5-18Making musicin Marlow. Celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this November, Marlow Music Festival attracts up to 600 entrants, most of whom are local, every year. There are more than 125 classes open to people of all ages and abilities and from a wide range of musical disciplines. The event runs at the Shelley Theatre, Court Garden, Marlow. Visit www.marlowmusicfestival.co.uk


9-13 November, Kupenga Kwa Hamlet, Shakespeares masterpiece is brought to life with an irreverent and captivating energy by Two Gents Productions, Watermill Theatre, Newbury, tel: 01635 46044





Events


6 November, First traditional Craft Fair, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading,tel: 0118 378 8660


13-14 November, Christmas Craft Fair with taster workshops for adults and children, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123







14 November, Buckswashling birds and the RSPB, make your own bird dart, The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden, tel: 01494 892192





14 November, Family History Show, Bletchley Park, now in its third year, this time with Dr Nick Barratt from Who Do You Think Your Are? talking on Tracing Your Family History for beginners and Medieval and Early Modern Family History, tel: 01908 640404




17 November, A Victorian Christmas, Wycombe Museum, Wycombe, tel: 01494 421895



19 Novemer, The Watermills First Christmas Bazaar in its historic tithe barn, The Watermill, Newbury, tel: 01635 46044



19-20 November, Allied Irish Bank Meeting, with Christmas shopping village, plus Irish gig band, Murphys Marbles, Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, tel: 0870 727 1234




Fireworks



20 November, Annual Charity Auction organised by Friends of Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, Chalfont St Peter,



tel: 01923 774637



20 November, Turkey & Tinsel Bazaar, Aldworth Village Hall, Aldworth, tel: 01635 578117





21 November, Sunninghill Victorian Street Faye, stalls, traditional entertainment, outdoor skating rink and a Christmas grotto, High Street, Sunninghill, tel: 01344 630141





23 November, The Travelling Souk, North Hidden Barn, Hungerford, supporting Jos Cervical Cancer Trust



25 November, Annual lecture by Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government on Global Food Security, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, tel: 0118 378 8660


27 November, Reading Carol Concert with special guest and compere actress Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, Eastenders), The Hexagon, Reading, tel: 0118 954 3707



25-27 November, The Winter Festival, Newbury Racecourse, Newbury



This three day event includes Newbury Day (25 November) with events focused around local individuals and companies; Gentlemens Day (26 November) with gaming and grooming; and Hennessy Gold Cup Day (27 November) featuring both a Winter Festival Shopping Village and Festival after party. This year Hennessy has also reintroduced its classic race day cocktail, the Gold Cup Horses Neck, a vintage cocktail celebrating its 100th anniversary.







28 November, Santa Jog, Victoria Park, Newbury




Fireworks


6 November, Newbury LionsFirework Display, Newbury Racecourse,thrilling annual firework display




6 November, Fireworks Fiesta,Wellington Country Park,in association with Loddon Lions


7 November, Fireworks and endof season party, Longridge, Marlow





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