Events and things to do in Buckinghamshire - September 2015

PUBLISHED: 10:16 01 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:39 01 September 2015

See Flintoff in action at Wormsley Estate

See Flintoff in action at Wormsley Estate


A selection of great performances, events and more things to do across Buckinghamshire this month

Freddie back for 2005 Ashes reunion

Ten years on from that memorable Ashes series where England claimed back the urn from Australia with a dramatic 2-1 series victory, Wormsley Estate will hold a reunion Twenty20 match on 4 September featuring a host of big names who played in the 2005 Ashes series.

Packages include a celebrity Q&A with stars of the series, Lanson Champagne drinks reception, a three course lunch courtesy of Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, tours of the Getty Family Library and Walled Garden and an evening performance of Freddie Flintoff’s touring show ‘Freddie Flintoff: 2nd Innings’ in the Garsington Opera pavilion.


Not to be missed

Marlow Carnival, run by the town’s Community Association, takes place on 19 September in Higgingson Park. Support local charities as you enjoy stalls, a children’s fairground, live entertainment, tea boutique, licensed bar and barbecue -

The Henley Show at The Henley Showground, Hambleden, is on 12 September and celebrates countryside heritage with events such as livestock classes and a horse show alongside crafts, stalls, food and drink and a shopping arcade -


Art to enjoy

Following his sell-out show of 2013 at Bohun Gallery in Reading Road, Henley, Louis Turpin returns from 5 September with a new collection of paintings, continuing to celebrate his passion for gardens.


Walkies time

Bring your pet to the South Bucks RSPCA ‘Mutt Strut’ sponsored dog walk on Sunday, 20 September from noon at the Royal Standard of England pub at Forty Green, near Beaconsfield.

Choose from two circular walks; a half hour ramble around fields and woods, or a longer two-mile undulating route. To pre-register for the Mutt Strut and obtain sponsorship forms call Helen Fothergill on 07990 677 413 or email; donations can be made online at To view the walk and check directions, visit


Heritage open days

Last year more than three million people took part in England’s biggest festival of history and this year’s four days of events from 10 to 13 September will see lots of chances to join guided walks, visit secret archives, discover hidden works of art, or simply soak up the sunshine in a garden of your choice.

Locally, many towns and villages are involved. Numerous choices include a history walk around Aylesbury Cemetery, dedicated days at National Trust properties such as Claydon House and Cliveden, High Wycombe’s Pann Mill and the county’s windmills, and events at churches from Penn to the villages of Milton Keynes.


Thame Food Festival

Nip over the border to Thame on 26 September for the town’s annual Food Festival, featuring Raymond Blanc, Sophie Grigson, Richard Bertinet and BBC One MasterChef 2013 winner Natalie Coleman, plus a celebrity-judged bake off alongside over 100 stalls of good local food and drink.


Other events

• Until 27 September, Guided Tours, Cliveden House, Taplow, tel: 01628 605069

• 1 September, Rebellion Brewery Open Night, Bencombe Farm, Marlow Bottom, tel: 01628 476594

• 4 September, Summer Night Screening: Singin’ in the Rain, Waddesdon Manor, tel: 01296 653226

• 5 September, Finmere Festival 2015,

• 5 September, Outdoor Theatre, Twelfth Night, Cliveden, tel: 01628 605069

• 5 September, Summer Night Screening: Into the Woods, Waddesdon Manor, tel: 01296 653226

• 5-6 September, Chilli Festival, Waddesdon Manor, tel: 01296 653230

• 6 September, Milton Keynes Memory Walk, Willen Lake, tel: 03303 330804

• 6 September, Vintage & Classic Day, Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon, tel: 08454 596400

• 6/12 September, Wild Food Walk, Hughenden, tel: 01494 755573

• 7 September, Boutique Cinema, Clayton’s, Oxford Road, Marlow, tel: 01628 488404

• 11 September, Chateau Lafite Wine Dinner, Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon, tel: 01296 651727

• 11-12 September, 13th Cock & Bull Real Beer Festival, York House Centre, Stony Stratford, tel: 07760 298453

• 12/27 September, The Cliveden Set Live – Step Back in Time, Cliveden, tel: 01628 605069

• 12-13 September, 1940’s Weekend, Hughenden, tel: 01494 755573

• 13/20/23/26/27 September, Steaming Days, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road Station, tel: 01296 655450

• 13 September, Wedding Fair, Burnham Beeches Hotel, tel: 01628 429955

• 13 September, Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, Princes Risborough School, tel: 01442 820740

• 19 September, An Evening of Rothschild Classics from Bordeaux, Waddesdon Manor, tel: 01296 653226

• 19-20 September, Working Heavy Horses, Chiltern Open Air Musuem, Chalfont St Giles, tel: 01494 871117

• 20 September, Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair, Old Town Hall, High Wycombe, tel: 07774 257539

• 20/26 September, Guided Walks, Cliveden, tel: 01628 605069

• 26-27 September, Buckingham Garden Centre Apple and Honey Show, Tingewick Road, Buckingham

• 27 September, Dakini Craft Markets, Wendover Woods, tel: 07854 815291

• 27 September, Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk, Wendover Woods, tel: 08453 060898

• 27 September, Wedding Fair, Taplow House Hotel



Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, tel: 08448 717627

Until 1 September, King Crimson; 7-9 September, Jeeves & Wooster; 15 September, Aida on Sydney Harbour Screening; 17-19 September, The Last Tango; 22 September, ROH Romeo & Juliet – Live Screening; 23 September – 3 October, Jersey Boys



Wycombe Swan Theatre & Town Hall, tel: 01494 512000

12 September, Islands in the Stream; 14-15 September, Father Brown; 18 September, Martin Taylor; 25 September, Kate Rusby; 28 September – 3 October, Dreamboats and Miniskirts



Milton Keynes Theatre, tel: 08448 717652

Until 6 September, Shrek the Musical; 9 September, Dara O’Briain: Crowd Tickler; 10 September, The Hollies; 13 September, Jackson Live; 15-19 September, The Importance of Being Earnest; 22-26 September, Dirty Rottern Scoundrels; 29 September, Squeeze; 30 September, Michael Palin, The Thirty Years Tour

The Stables, Wavendon, tel: 01908 280800

3 September, The Big Chris Barber Band; 9-10 September, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells for Two; 11 September, Sean Hughes: Mumbo Jumbo; 13 September, John Lee’s Barclay James Harvest; 19 September, Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers; 22 September, Simply Dylan; 23 September, Bernie Marsden; 24 September, Marty Wilde: Born to Rock’n’Roll; 25 September, Tenors Unlimited: Venice to Vegas; 27 September, Leo Sayer

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