Amersham

Maryam Namazie – Sharia law and free expression – 11th May

Maryam Namazie – Sharia law and free expression.
Maryam is spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain. The Campaign argues that Sharia law is discriminatory and unjust, particularly against women.  She is also a spokesperson for the Council of ex-Muslims of Britain.  She talks about the relationship between Islam and mainstream society in Britain.

date: Wednesday 11th May 2016

time: 19:30

venue: Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, HP6 5AH.
Ample free parking.

cost: Free

web: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk


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‘Hay Fever’ by Noel Coward, performed by Chesham Bois Catholic Players 20-22 May

‘Hay Fever’ by Noel Coward, performed by Chesham Bois
Catholic Players
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some
guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a
retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their
high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests
of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as
misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith’s new
flame and David’s newest literary ‘inspiration’ keeping
company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family
lives up to its name as the ‘quiet weekend’ comes to an
exhausting and hilarious finale.

The audience will be seated around tables, and are
welcome to bring their own refreshments or alternatively
can buy tea, coffee and cakes during the interval.

Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May 2016
7.30pm Fri & Sat, 4pm Sunday

Tickets: £8 (concessions) & £10 available from
www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/126389 or phone 0333 666
3366
(subject to booking fee)

date: 20-22 May

time: 7.39pm on 20 and 21 May, 4pm on 22 May

venue: The Little Theatre by the Park (Temperance Hall)
Church Street
Chesham
Bucks
HP5 1HU

cost: £8 concessions and £10

email: publicitycbcp@gmail.com

web: cbcplayers.co.uk


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Amersham Museum Talks – Spring/Summer 2016

Evening talks this Spring and Summer View this email in your browser Amersham Museum Talks – Spring/Summer 2016
Amersham Museum is offering a series of stimulating adult talks this spring and summer season. Stan Pretty, director of the tremendously successful Amersham Martyrs play, will kick off with the first talk entitled The Amersham Martyrs community play on Thursday 28th April at 8pm at the Market Hall, (doors open at 7.30pm).  The play which was a sell-out last month focused on the extraordinary tale of seven martyrs from sixteenth-century Amersham. Stan Pretty who devised and directed the play, and was awarded an MBE in 2004, will talk about how the production came about and the historical research that has gone into the making of the play.  The talk costs £10 per person or £8 per person for Friends of the Amersham Museum and includes a glass of wine on arrival. To book, go to www.amershammuseum.org/talks .
If you would like to find out more about life in Tudor Amersham, particularly the story of the Amersham martyrs, then why not join one of the monthly martyrs walks that run from Amersham Museum?  The walk is led by guides in Tudor costume and includes a visit to St Mary’s Church and a stop at the cottage at the edge of the (Tudor) town where the Lollards are believed to have held their meetings.  The guides lead you up through the fields to finish at the martyrs memorial, close to which a group of local Lollards were martyred for their beliefs.
The walks take place at 2.30pm on the last Saturday of the month until Saturday 27th August. They last approximately two and a quarter hours, costing £2.50 per person (there is no need to book).  The museum also accepts many private, group bookings for walks, during both the day and the evening.
Further talks this season include a talk by Monica Weller – How I came to write Injured Parties – Solving the Murder of Dr Helen Davidson on Tuesday 12th July at 8pm at the Market Hall (doors open at 7.30pm). With this true crime story, Monica Weller recounts her journey to find the killer of Amersham GP Dr Helen Davidson, who was murdered in dense woodland in 1966.

To round off the season, Julian Hunt will be delivering the talk on The History of Amersham on Thursday 25th August at the Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, HP6 5AH.  Julian Hunt who was a local studies librarian at Aylesbury, where he established the Centre for Bucks Studies, has written numerous histories of Buckinghamshire market towns, including a History of Amersham (2001).  The talk will cover some of the highlights of Amersham’s history, and together with a special 25 years exhibition currently on display at the museum, celebrates the museum’s silver jubilee year.
All talks cost £10 per person. £8 for Friends of Amersham Museum and include a glass of wine on arrival.  For more information about any of the talks or to book go to www.amershammuseum.org/talks

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The Chiltern Camerata – 20th Anniversary Concert – 15th May

The Chiltern Camerata – 20th Anniversary Concert – 15th May – A Stringfest!
The orchestra had its origins in music education and for our 20th anniversary celebratory concert we are teaming up with the Chiltern Music Academy to present a family-friendly Sunday afternoon concert – a Stringfest!

Our concert, which is the orchestra’s contribution to the Wycombe Arts Festival, will include works by Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Percy Grainger, Tony Osborne, Thomas Tallis – amongst others.

CMA players will join the Camerata for some of the works and will feature in their own right in others.  We know from past experience how enlivening it is for the young players and the audience alike to share music-making in this way.

Date:  Sunday 15th May

Venue:   The Kings Church, Raans Road, Amersham, HP6 6LX

Time:     4.30 pm (doors open at 4 p.m.)  There will be an interval when refreshments will be available.   The concert will finish at around 6 p.m.
Tickets (unreserved) £10.  Under 18s: free.

Tickets from any of the following (there is no booking fee):
Tourist Information Offices in:
High Wycombe (Main Library);
Marlow (Institute Road);
Princes Risborough.

Music Shops:
The Record Shop, 37 Hill Avenue, Amersham
Perfect Pitch, 72, The Broadway, Chesham;
Rosehill Instruments, 64 London End, Beaconsfield;
Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn.

From the Hon. Secretary, Dick Morbey:
01494 883112 or richard.morbey@gmail.com

And on the door on the afternoon of the performance subject to availability.

Our website:

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

 

The Chiltern Camerata needs no introduction:  Founded by Judy Hunter in 1996, this chamber orchestra of music professionals and advanced amateurs, now under its Director of Music Sam Laughton, presents innovative and attractive concerts in and around the Chilterns and Thames Valley.

 

The Chiltern Music Academy has gained an enviable reputation for the excellence of its work with young musicians.  CMA recently the scooped ‘Winner, Best Musical Initiative’ in the recent ‘Music Teacher’ Awards for Excellence.  The Camerata is excited to be working with these talented youngsters.

 

The King’s Church in Raans Road, Amersham is a very newly-created church and a perfect place for the performance of music.  It is large, light, very well equipped and comfortable and has plenty of car parking space.  It has a fine acoustic which may explain why the violinist Nicola Benedetti likes to perform there!

 


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April 2016

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The Chesham Germains Male Voice Choir Annual Charity Concert on Saturday 14th May

CHESHAM GERMAINS MALE VOICE CHOIR
The Chesham Germains Male Voice Choir will be holding their Annual Charity Concert on Saturday 14th May at the Whitehill Centre Chesham commencing at 7.30pm. It is now 22 years since the reformation of the original Choir which was formed 69 years ago at the then Germains Secondary Modern School in Chesham which in those days was a boy’s only school for eleven to sixteen year olds. Today it is now a junior school known as the Thomas Harding School.
Concert Tickets are Obtainable at £10 (inc.Light Refreshments) from: The Choir Secretary Tel. No: 01296 624329 or Choir Members.
Their aims then were and now are to raise money for charities in and around the area and at the same time enjoy Male Voice Harmony singing. This year the Choir has chosen

Registered Charity Number 1164263
Cardiomyopathy UK is the only charity dedicated to supporting anyone affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy affects the heart’s ability to pump properly. There are three main types and these can cause the heart’s chambers to enlarge or the heart muscle to become thickened, stiff or weak.
Cardiomyopathy UK saves lives and reduces the misery caused by cardiomyopathy, which is the single biggest medical cause of sudden death in under 35 year olds. Our vision is for everyone affected by cardiomyopathy to live long and fulfilling lives, and we work to achieve this by raising awareness, promoting clinical research and supporting families affected by cardiomyopathy every step of the way.
We help to educate medical professionals, to improve diagnosis and ensure everyone gets the treatment they deserve, to save lives and improve quality of life. We support finding a cure by working with others to increase medical research, and campaign for improved services for families affected by cardiomyopathy. From our information days around the UK, to information booklets, our specialist nurse helpline to our web resources, all of our information and support is free to anyone that needs us.
If you have any questions about CARDIOMYOPATHY you can get help from one of the support nurses on Tel: 0800 018 1024. More information can be found at http://www.cardiomyopathy.org

The Choir is looking out for new members, and if you would like to become part of a Male Voice Choir then why not make yourself known to us or give our Secretary a call on 01296 624329. More details about the Chesham Germains Male Voice Choir can be found on their website http://www.cheshamgermainsmvc.org.uk The Choir rehearses each Monday at 7.30pm at the Whitehill Centre Chesham so why not give it a try and come along, you would be most welcome.


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AMCHOR Concert – 14 May – Old Amersham

AMCHOR Concert 14 May 2016, 7.30pm, St. Mary’s Church, Old Amersham

Bach: Cantata Gloria in Excelsis Deo; Schubert: Mass in G; Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Amersham and Chesham Bois Choral Society with Soloists: Clare Tunney, Soprano; Carolyn Holt, Alto; Alex Bevan, Tenor; Michael Mofidian, Bass

The Saint Cecilia Orchestra

Conductor: Mark Austin.

Tickets £15, Students £7.50 from the Box Office Tel: 01494 786382 and www.WeGotTickets.com


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Easter Family Fun at Amersham Museum

Easter Family Fun at Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum is offering a fun filled programme of family activities this Easter. Bring your children to hunt for the spring animals, hiding in the museum and garden and get creative during our regular Wednesday family craft sessions.
The Easter bunny has visited Amersham Museum and the baby Easter animals have run off, chasing after the Easter eggs. Hunt around the museum for the baby animals, unscramble the letters to claim your chocolate Easter prize! The Easter Egg Trail (£1) runs from Friday 25th March – Sunday 10th April, during normal opening hours.
Discover your creative side and drop-in to our Easter Create! session on Wednesday 30th March 2-4.30pm. Children can make an animal mask, decorate an Easter egg and make an Easter basket to take home.  Join our regular family craft activities for a Tudor Create! session on Wednesday 6th April. You will be able to explore Tudor costume, dress up the museum’s Tudor dolls and make your very own Tudor purse and ruff to wear.
There is a £2.50 charge per child for the Create! sessions and accompanying adults are free.  No booking is required.
This year the museum is celebrating its silver jubilee and has a special exhibition exploring the museum’s early development and highlights during this time. Visitors can explore some of the key objects in the museum’s collection, have a guess at mystery artefacts in feely bags and even vote for an object that they think represents daily life in 2016. The most popular object will be added to the museum collection and become a museum artefact of the future!
To find out more about the museum, including our regular programme of events throughout the year go to www.amershammuseum.org. Entry is £2.50 per adult and under 16s are free. Easter Egg Trail, £1 per child. Create! sessions cost £2.50 per child and accompanying adults are free.
For details email curator@amershammuseum.org or call 01494 723700.
The Museum is open March to August Thursday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons 2pm – 4.30pm The Museum is also open from 10-4.30pm on Saturdays.
The Museum is located at 49 High Street, Old Amersham, HP7 0DP. There is free parking on the High Street. The nearest car park is located just off the Broadway, about 350m from the Museum.

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The Comedy of Errors. Fast moving Shakespeare comedy staged by Chiltern Shakespeare Company 8-18 June

The Comedy of Errors.  Fast moving Shakespeare comedy staged by Chiltern Shakespeare Company in the glorious parkland (audience under cover) of Hall Barn, Old Beaconsfield.  Picnic in the grounds before the performance or visit the licensed refreshment marquee.  Ample parking & disabled access.  Additional matinee performances on 11th & 18th June at 2pm

date: 8th -11th and 15th-18th June

time: 8pm (grounds open at 6pm).

venue: Hall Barn
Windsor End
Old Beaconsfield
HP9 2SG

cost: From £16.00

email: enquiries@chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk

web: www.chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk

tel: 01494 573559


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One Night Only. An Evening Concert – 12 June

One Night Only.  An evening concert held in the glorious parkland of Hall Barn, Beaconsfield (audience under cover). Varied programme from popular classics to light opera featuring professional singers Wynne Evans (of Go Compare fame) and his brother Mark Llewelyn.  Wynne and Mark will be supported by Burnham-based Pop Goes the Choir. Picnic in the grounds before the show or visit the licensed refreshment marquee.  Disabled access and ample parking.  Staged as part of Chiltern Shakespeare Company’s 2016 production

date: 12th June

time: 7pm (Grounds open at 4.30pm)

venue: Hall Barn
Windsor End
Old Beaconsfield
HP9 2SG

cost: £25.00 (Discount if purchasing concert and play)

email: enquiries@chiltern-shakespeare.co.uk

web: www.onenightonly.org.uk

tel: 01494 573559


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March 2016

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Amersham Museum opens for the 2016 season

Amersham Museum opens for the 2016 season. Amersham Museum’s 25th Birthday! Amersham Museum is celebrating it 25th birthday this season! The museum, which reopened on Thursday 3rd March, tells the story of the museum’s development, from the first displays through to the opening of 49 High Street in 1991. The museum’s 25 Years exhibition will include detailed photographs about the restoration of the museum’s medieval hall house, and a special display showcasing the history of Amersham in 25 objects. There are also interactive activities, including feely bags to ‘guess the object’ and visitors can choose to vote for an object that represents life in Amersham today. For 2016, the museum has changed its opening hours. The museum is now welcoming visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. While the normal opening hours are 2.00pm to 4.30, Saturday opening will now be 10.00am to 4.30pm giving the opportunity, for the first time, for people to visit during Saturday mornings. In addition, children under 16 can now visit the museum FREE (adult admission is held at the 2015 rate of £2.50). For those that haven’t visited this award-winning museum before, it is a gem with a collection spanning 2,000 years of local history. The museum  features a large and diverse selection of objects relating to the area’s craft and industry, and locally manufactured and produced toys and domestic goods. There is a substantial range of documents, maps and photographs, and many of the museum’s photographs can be viewed in the museum. Documents and maps can be viewed by appointment. Possibly the most exciting part of the museum is the building itself – 49 High Street, Old Amersham. This building is the oldest domestic building in Amersham, part of a Tudor hall house and built around 1480. Behind the museum building is a wonderful garden full of herbs and plants with medicinal and culinary properties.
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Chiltern Humanists Meeting – Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life – 9 March

Chiltern Humanists Meeting

Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life
Ariane Sherine

Ariane spearheaded the Atheist Bus Campaign, placing the advert ‘There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life’ on 800 buses. She started the Campaign in response to an evangelical Christian bus advertisement. Evening will include songs and stand-up. All welcome.

date: 9th March 2016

time: 19:30 (Speaker at 20:00)

venue: Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre
Chiltern Avenue, Amersham HP6 5AH

cost: Free (including free parking)

web: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk


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The history of the Windsor chair – Amersham Museum’s Winter Tales talk – 25th February 2016

The history of the Windsor chair –
Amersham Museum’s Winter Tales talk – 25th February 2016

On Thursday 25th February 2016 Stuart King will be sharing the long established local tradition of chairmaking. His talk, The Windsor Chair – How, Why and When? will take place in the Market Hall. Doors open at 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8pm.

Stuart was born in Holmer Green in 1942, and played as a child in the local Beech woods. The countryside and the trades and traditions that shaped it over centuries has always fascinated him and influenced his work. He has spent much of his lifetime researching, recording and collecting anything about the rural past and today is a well-known artist craftsman, demonstrator, international lecturer and photo-journalist.
He is still actively recording traditional crafts, local landscape and history via photography and video and has appeared occasionally on TV including programmes as diverse as “The Generation Game”, “Time Team” & Michael Portillo’s “Great Railway Journeys”.

The cost of the talk is £8 per person (£6.00 for Friends of Amersham Museum) and includes a glass of wine (or a soft drink) on arrival.

On-line booking is available, via this link http://www.amershammuseum.org/chairmaking. Alternatively, contact the museum on 01494 723700 or e-mail curator@amershammuseum.org


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Turntable Music presents Said The Maiden with support from Helen Sanderson-White – 11 March

Turntable Music presents Said The Maiden with support from Helen Sanderson-White

date: 11/3/16

time: Doors open 19:15

venue: Chalfont St Peter Parish Hall
Church Lane
Chalfont St Peter
Bucks
SL9 9RJ

cost: £13 in advance; £15 on the door

email: info@turntablemusic.co.uk

web: www.turntablemusic.co.uk


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February 2016

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The Chiltern Camerata performs choral and orchestral music by Mozart and Haydn – 27 February

The Chiltern Camerata performs choral and orchestral music by Mozart and Haydn
The second concert in our 2015/16 season   our 20th season   consists of two major works:

Mozart s  Great  C minor Mass
Haydn s Symphony No. 56 in C

The players of the Chiltern Camerata will be joined for the Mozart Mass by the Camerata Consort, a group of fine singers who have worked with the Camerata on many previous occasions in sacred works as diverse as both Bach Passions and his Mass in B minor, his Magnificat as well as major works by Handel.

Tickets (unreserved) £12 (£10 concessions).  Under 18s: free admission.
Group tickets available at reduced rate of £8   ring 01494 883112

Tickets from any of the following (there is no booking fee):
Tourist Information Offices in:
High Wycombe (Main Library);
Marlow (Institute Road);
Princes Risborough.

Music Shops:
The Record Shop, 37 Hill Avenue, Amersham
Perfect Pitch, 72, The Broadway, Chesham;
Rosehill Instruments, 64 London End, Beaconsfield;
Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn.

From the Hon. Secretary, Dick Morbey:
01494 883112
And on the door on the evening of the performance subject to availability.

date: 27/02/2016

time: 19:30 (doors open 18:45)

venue: High Wycombe Parish Church, Church Street, High Wycombe HP13 6RF

cost: £12 (£10 concessions).  Under 18s: free

email: richard.morbey@gmail.com

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

tel: 01494 883112


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Bubble Rush Sunday 17 April 2016 – Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead

Bubble Rush Sunday 17 April 2016 10am
Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 3HQ
Enjoy a Bubblicious day out with your friends and family
at the only Bubble Rush event in Herts, Beds and Bucks
and have some fabulous frothy-fun!
Run, walk or dance your way through Bubble Stations as
you are blasted by cannons blowing out crazy-coloured
Bubbles, covering you in safe, frothy foam. There are no
age restrictions and the 5 km route is suitable for
absolutely everyone. There will also be live
entertainment, children s rides and yummy refreshments in
our Bubbling Bubble Village.

Register NOW –
http://www.stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush

The Hospice of St Francis Bubble Rush costs 」7.50 for
under 16 s and 」25 for adults. Participants are asked to
raise what they can in sponsorship to help the Hospice
care for people living with life-limiting illnesses.
date: 17th April 2016

time: 10.00- 13.00

venue: Gadebridge Park

cost: 」25

email: fundraising@stfrancis.org.uk

web: http://www.stfrancis.org.uk/bubblerush

tel: 01442 869 550


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Chiltern Humanists Meeting 9th February

Chiltern Humanists Meeting

Tuesday 9th February

Meeting 7:30 Speaker 8:00

“The Paradox of Bogus Scepticism” with Richard Wilson.

Richard is a writer and activist with a particular focus on scepticism, corruption, human rights and freedom of expression.  His book Don’t Get Fooled Again: The Sceptic’s Guide to Life highlights the extent to which we are all vulnerable to deception and delusion. Cold hard appraisal of the evidence suggests that, for most human beings, rationality is a constant struggle. The overall theme of his book is how not to get fooled by myth and quackery. He will highlight the problems that can arise when peddlers of myth and quackery succeed in portraying themselves as sceptics.  

Wendover Library Room, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU

http://www.chilternhumanists.org.uk/


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THE MARTYRS OF AMERSHAM Community Play – March 10 – 19

The Amersham Society is proud to present the life and times of THE MARTYRS OF AMERSHAM
and the community in which they lived
A cast approaching 100 actors present this spectacular piece of theatre (as a promenade performance) telling the tale of the ordinary folk living in 16th century Amersham.
The seven Martyrs who were burnt at the stake, were part of that community.
Producer:Annie Hamilton-Pike
Directors: Stan Pretty MBE and Sally Alford

DATES: March 10th,11th,12th, 17th,18th and 19th
TIME: 8pm (doors open at 7.45pm)
PLACE: St Mary’s Church, Old Amersham
TICKETS: £14 (includes booking fee) can be booked online
http://www.themartyrsofamersham.co.uk
CONTACT: Jill Mace 01494 721103


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