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Bingo and Quizzes Charity Quiz Night
Charity quiz night to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets for the event are £12pp (includes dinner and quiz entry), quiz teams can be between 4 and 8 people. There will be a cash bar running on the night and also a raffle and game of stand-up bingo. Please email charityquiz@hotmail.com to book tickets or for more info.

On: 19:00 Fri 20th Oct 2017
Until: 23:30 Fri 20th Oct 2017
Address: Grendon Underwood Village Hall, Main Street, Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury, HP18 0SP
Tiny TC (Baby and Toddler Sign Language classes)
Baby and Toddler Sign language classes suitable for children up to the age of 5. A group altogether for developing language skills, building a stronger relationship with your child and reducing frustration for both you and your child.

On: 10 am Fri 20th Oct 2017
Repeating: Every Friday
Address: Tesco Broadfields Aylesbury, Community Space Room
Website: http://www.totalcommteam.com
Exhibitions Muir Trust Residency 2017
The 11th Muir Trust Artist in Residence is James Fox, a textile artist from Lancaster.

James works mostly with machine embroidery and the process of reverse applique to create hangings of various sizes. His work looks at modern life and politics and conveys ideas and questions about our expectations regarding gender roles, work, culture and other aspects of our social and personal lives. He exhibits widely and has recently had an exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester and a residency at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston.

For this Muir Trust residency James will be selecting items from the varied museum collections in store and responding to these through his work to create new readings and interpretations. He is fascinated by political protest and trade unions and also by craftsmanship and groups on the fringes of social history. His residency will complement The Beautiful Stitch exhibition of treasures from the Embroiderers’ Guild Collection also at the Museum.

James Fox will set up his studio at the Museum in Aylesbury on Thursday – Saturday during the period 21 September to 21 October 2017. There will be Open Studio sessions on Fridays and Saturdays to watch the residency progress.

See our other events for the opportunity to do a workshop with James Fox on 14 October and attend his residency talk on 3 November.

On: 10.00AM Thu 21st Sep 2017
Until: 5.00PM Sat 21st Oct 2017
Address: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP
Website: http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum
Exhibitions The Beautiful Stitch: Textile treasures from the Embroiderers’ Guild Collection
The Embroiderers’ Guild, now settled into its new home at Bucks County Museum, owns a nationally important collection of costume and textiles from around the world.
Highlights from this unique and inspiring collection will form the basis of a major exhibition at the County Museum in Aylesbury through the summer of 2017.
Opening on 1 July to 28 October, the exhibition will focus on the diverse and ever-changing nature of embroidery across time and place, and will include some of the finest pieces from the Guild’s stunning collections of historical and contemporary embroidery: from Chinese shoes to American Indian gloves, from 18th century whitework to 21st century artwork, and from miniature stitches to the world’s longest embroidery!
Entry to the exhibition is free. For opening times and more information see www.buckscountymuseum.org or phone 01296 331441.

On: 10.00am Sat 1st Jul 2017
Until: 5.00pm Sat 28th Oct 2017
Address: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2QP
Website: http://www.buckscountymuseum.org
Thursday Night Drama Workshop
Do you like to perform? Want to learn how to act for camera? Learn the differences of how you act on stage? Have you always wanted to perform on radio? Or perhaps you've always wanted to do presenting?

Come and join in a new weekly acting class where you can learn many different acting skills. The class will cover character development, stage combat, comedy improvisation, working with scripts, presenting, and performing various styles including Shakerspeare, Pantomime, Shadow Theatre, performance poetry and much much more! We'll even have the chance to make short films and audio projects including radio plays and podcasts at the Multicultural Centre's inhouse Recording Studio!

Each week we'll have lots of fun, focus on various practical challenges and the class can lead to lots of performance opportunities!

Lead by professional actor, writer and director David Pustansky and presented by Sparky Buddy Productions, professional film and theatre production company.

The class is suitable for people of all experience levels, whether you're a complete novice wanting to meet some like minded creatives, or if you're an experienced pro who wants to brush up on some acting skills in a friendly supportive environment.

The weekly adult class takes place every Thursday 7pm-9pm at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre!

Your first class is FREE and then just £5 per session thereafter. We also have some great benefits available – discounts for repeat attendance, for bringing friends and much more!

This new class also compliments new weekly classes in Script Writing and Filmmaking at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre from Sparky Buddy Productions. The classes combined will support each other with cross over opportunities to see more performing arts projects created in Aylesbury.

On: 7pm Thu 7th Sep 2017
Until: 9pm Thu 14th Dec 2017
Address: Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre, Friarscroft Way, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP202TE
Website: http://www.sparkybuddy.com
Exhibitions Diwali Celebrations
Join us at the museum for an afternoon celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Light, with crafts, storytelling and drummers. www.buckscountymuseum.org or call 01296 331441. Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP

On: 12.00pm Sat 21st Oct 2017
Address: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP
Website: http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum
Revised announcement of a talk;“Eco Alkhemy – Raised embroideries created from recycled materials”
Revised announcement of a talk; Lisa Leigh’s works are created using mainly recycled materials that push her creativity and uphold her ethos of giving new life to re-usable goods. Currently studying Costume for Theatre and Screen at Wimbledon College of Art, Lisa will bring original pieces of her work to show us. Do come along and join member and friends of Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers' Guild if you can. Visitors are always welcome.

On: 2.30 p.m. Sat 21st Oct 2017
Address: Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church, Eskdale Road, Stoke Mandeville HP22 5UJ
Website: https://avegblog.wordpress.com/
Talk: The History Of Amersham
Amersham has seen many changes from being a Rotten Borough, and market town, to a well-to-do part of commuter land celebrated by John Betjeman's Metroland. Victorian Amersham was shaped through the influence of the Drake family and later had a new beginning with the coming of the railway. Buckinghamshire Family History Society welcomes a return of speaker Julian Hunt.
Free. Buckinghamshire Family History Society welcomes non-members to its Aylesbury talks (a small donation is appreciated).
Do you have an elusive ancestor? Our Buckinghamshire Names Database (over five million entries) and libraries are available for consultation at most of our Aylesbury meetings. Come along to see how the Society can help you.

On: 14:00 Sat 21st Oct 2017
Address: Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury HP21 7PL
Website: http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/
Exhibitions Nigerian Autumn Fun Day
Come along to this Autumn fun day organised by the Nigerian Community Association Aylesbury.

There will be stories, dance, African drumming, riddles, jokes, games and prizes. Lots to see and experience.

This day of celebrations coincides with the Wazobia display of Nigerian culture at the museum.

On: 10.00am Sat 21st Oct 2017
Address: Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 2QP
Website: http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum
Outdoor Events Diwali Mela
Diwali is the Hindu five-day festival of lights. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil; light over darkness; knowledge over ignorance; good over evil; hope over despair.
Mela is a public event that is organised to celebrate a special occasion
Aylesbury celebrates this festival of lights for the first time in the centre of town. The team at Holy Cow Community Events invites you to come along with your friends and families, to what will be a fantastic additions to the town’s social calendar. In the first year we will be contributing to the Mayor’s charity from funds raised “Inspire All”

On: 11.00am Sat 21st Oct 2017
Until: 4.00pm Sat 21st Oct 2017
Address: Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury, HP20 2JA
Website: http://www.holycowhome.co.uk/diwali-mela-aylesbury-2017/
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