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The Chiltern Camerata – Amersham Free Church – 23 November

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 14:19

The players of The Chiltern Camerata make a welcome return to the Amersham Free
Church for the first in its 2019/20 season of concerts.

The concert, under the baton of guest conductor Simon Walton, is themed ‘Dance’ and
includes music by Brahms, Piazzolla, Parry, Rautavaara and Anna Semple.

Reflecting the theme ‘Dance’, the concert includes compositions by Brahms, Parry,
Piazzolla and Rautavaara

Brahms is represented by his ever-popular ‘Liebeslieder’ Waltzes.  Originally for
voice and piano, these are performed in an arrangement for strings.

Parry’s contribution is in the form of his gorgeous ‘English Suite’ for strings,
composed in 1914

Early English music of Purcell brings a suite of dances from The Fairy Queen,
arranged by Simon Walton

The atmosphere heats up with dance music by the vibrant Argentinian composer Astor
Piazzolla in special arrangements by Simon Walton.

The entertainment continues with a vivacious suite ‘Fiddlers’ composed in 1952 by the
Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara.

The talented young composer Anna Semple has also written ‘Tango’ for the orchestra,
which will receive its first public performance at this concert

date: 23/11/2019

time: 7.30 pm

venue: The Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ

cost: £12 (accompanied under 18s free)

event email: info@chiltern-camerata.org.uk

event web: http://www.chiltern-camerata.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 481146

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Santa Dash  – St. Francis Hospice – December 15

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 14:19

Santa Dash

Whether it’s your family’s favourite tradition or you’re
a first time festive fundraiser, Santa Dash is the
perfect way to kick start your Christmas! Sign up to take
part in our 2.5 mile fun run through Hemel town centre
and Gadebridge Park.

Whether you choose to skip, stroll, sprint or scoot the
route  the difference you make will go far beyond the
festive season.

date: Sunday 15th December

time: 10:00 – 13:00

venue: Riversdie Shopping Centre
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 1BT

cost: £5 – £40

event email: santadash@stfrancis.org.uk

event web: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/det

event tel nos: 01442 869555

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Amersham – Model Railway Exhibition – 26 October

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 15:02

Model Railway Exhibition

19 Working Models and Displays
Self drive Lego Train

Light refreshments available

date: 26th October 2019

time: 10:30 to 5pm

venue:
St John’s Methodist Church,
60 Woodside Road,
Amersham,
HP6 6AN

cost: Adults £4; Children £2; Families (2+2) £10

event email: ronald.j.mccaskie@btinternet.com

event tel nos: 01494 875904

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Chiltern Open Air Museum – Traditional Christmas Event – 7-8 December

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:56

Traditional Christmas

A special Christmas event

Come and find out about how Christmas was celebrated in the past. At this special Christmas event the Museum s historic buildings will be decorated traditionally for Christmas and brought to life by costumed characters.

Visitors can meet Father Christmas and hand deliver their Christmas lists to him.

The reconstructed Victorian toll house will be decked with holly and ivy gathered from the woods and illuminated by candles and firelight, creating a warm, festive flair. The 1940s Prefab will show how people celebrated a restrained wartime Christmas enlivened by make-do-and-mend decorations.

There will be a small artisan Christmas market and the Museum s shop will be full of handmade products made by local crafts people including jewellery, candles, preserves and gin   perfect for a bit of Christmas shopping!

Standard admission prices apply. Free standard admission for annual pass holders.

date: 7 – 8 December 2019

time: 11am – 4pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB

cost: £6.50 – £10.50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/christmas-event/

event tel nos: 01494871117

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Amersham Are Group Demonstrations in November and December

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:51

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows:
5th Nov Niki Bell – Watercolour Cats.
Dec 3rd Christmas Party, all welcome.
All in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.
£5 for non members.
More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

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AMCHOR Winter Concert Saturday 7 Dec – St Mary’ Church, Old Amersham

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 14:46
AMCHOR Winter Concert 7.30pm Saturday 7 December 2019 Venue: St Mary’ Church, Old Amersham Haydn: Nelson Mass; Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Elgar: Serenade for Strings Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society and soloists Conductor: Nick Austin, with the New Mozart Orchestra and Ben Giddens on organ Tickets: £16 adults/£8 students, available from The Record Shop, Amersham; Perfect Pitch, Chesham; Box Office 07702 608314 and from WeGotTickets.com/amchor www.amchor.com Registered Charity 1057791

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Hospice of St. Francis Firewalk Challenge – 2nd November

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 16:06

The Firewalk Challenge

Walk on fire by joining us in The Firewalk Challenge
2019, the ultimate test of mind over matter! Do you want
to do a fundraising challenge that’s fun, exciting,
daring and different? Amaze you friends and family, and
yourself by walking on fire!

After training, participants one by one are given the
opportunity to walk across the 20 foot fire lane which
will be 1236 degrees Fahrenheit!

date: Saturday 2nd November

time: 14:30 – 17:30

venue: 1Life Abbey View Golf and Track
Verulamium Park
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 4SL

cost: £30

even temail: lisa.glithero@stfrancis.org.uk

event web: https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/support-us/events/det

event tel nos: 01442 869555

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Amersham Art Group – Demonstrations – 1st Oct – Susan Gray

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:59
Susan Gray Demonstration

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows: 1st Oct Susan Gray (www.susan-gray.co.uk/), 5th Nov Niki Bell – Watercolour Cats.  All in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: http://amersham-art-group.org.uk/amershamartgroup@gmail.com or calling 01494 771760.

Full Details for those who want it

October 1st 2019 Demonstration Susan Gray – see her website for her style www.susan-gray.co.uk/ November 5th 2019 Demonstration Niki Bell – see her website for her style www.nikibell.co.uk
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Halloween Spectacular – Chiltern Open Air Museum – Friday November 1

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:14

Halloween Spectacular

Chiltern Open Air Museum s famous Halloween Spectacular returns on Friday 1st November.

For one night only, they’ll be opening their doors for a spooktacular family Halloween event that sees their historic buildings decorated and inhabited by costumed characters. This year the event will have a new spectacular fire performance with fire pits set out in the Museum s event field and a special timed spooky horse display.

Spooky stories will be told around the fire of the Iron Age roundhouse, you can grab some treats by visiting some of the historic houses before warming yourselves by the fire and toasting marshmallows.

Around the Museum grounds there will be lots of Halloween-themed crafts, activities and games for the whole family to enjoy. The very brave can explore the scary woodland walk   but beware of the monsters that might be there in the dark! Younger children will enjoy the not-so-spooky walk and family fun storytelling.

Hot food and drinks will be available to purchase on the night, and children (and adults!) are encouraged to dress up for the event in Halloween costumes with a prize for the best!

This is an unmissable evening of spooky fun for all ages in the very unique and atmospheric setting of the Museum s historic buildings and woods.

Don t forget your torch it will be dark!

The evening starts at 5pm and continues until 9pm, with last admission at 7.30pm. Tickets are limited so pre-booking is advised. Early bird booking prices available.

date: 1st November 2019

time: 5pm – 9pm

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Bucks
HP8 4AB

cost: Adults £9.50, Children £14.00 under 4s free

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/halloween-event/

event tel nos: 01494871117

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AMCHOR Autumn term – new members welcome! – Starts September 2

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:58

AMCHOR Autumn term – new members welcome!

Amersham  & Chesham Bois Choral Society’s (AMCHOR) new term starts on Monday 2 September 2019. We will be rehearsing Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Haydn’s Nelson Mass for our Winter concert on Saturday 7 December.

Rehearsals take place Monday evenings at the Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham 8-9.45pm.

New singers are very welcome so do come along and try us out! We welcome singers for all parts but especially Tenors and Sopranos.

Substantial discount on membership fees for younger singers aged 16-26. More information at www.amchor.com or from the Recruitment Secretary, recruitment@amchor.com

 

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