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Amersham News Views and Information News Feed
- PlayBall – Weekly Softball & Baseball – Amersham
- Lots for Tots Sale – 18 June – Amersham
- Restorative Yoga – Restorative Yoga for the Buckinghamshire Community
- Half term Fun at Amersham Museum
- Simpatico and Katharine Parkin at Bucks Open Studios 2016 – Amersham 11-26 June
- Get on your bike and support Scannappeal’s Pedal for Prostate Team – July 17
- Concert with two choirs: BUCKS VOICES and CHILTERN SINGERS
- Craft Fair 21 May St Michael’s Church, Amersham
- Maryam Namazie – Sharia law and free expression – 11th May
- ‘Hay Fever’ by Noel Coward, performed by Chesham Bois Catholic Players 20-22 May
PlayBall – Weekly Softball & Baseball sessions in a park near you!
Event Date and Start Time / Event venue and Address
Weekly sessions from now until October
Monday 4pm-5pm Hervines Park, Amersham Mixed Softball 14+ years
Wednesday 4pm-5pm King George V Park, Amersham Mixed Baseball 9-14 years
Thursday 4pm-5pm Barn Meadow, School Lane, Old Amersham Mixed Softball 14+ years
£2 per session, no need to book just turn up!
Mobile Number: 07703754589
Lots for Tots sale
A sale of pre owned children’s items .
Have your own stall if you would like to sell .
date: 18th June
venue: Amersham Polish Club
cost: £1 per adult – children are free
Event Cost – £10
Further Information – www.aquariusyoga.co.uk, email@example.com, tel 07748 632013 (Sima)
Half term Fun at Amersham Museum
Amersham Museum is offering a fun filled programme of family activities this half-term holiday. Bring your children to hunt for the toys in the Museum and get creative and make your own toy and game during our regular Wednesday family craft session.
Come and explore some of the museum’s collection of real and replica toys that children throughout the ages would have played with and complete the Toy Hunt (£1) to get a prize. The trail runs from Friday 27th May through to Sunday 5th June every day except for Tuesday. Check our website for opening times.
Discover your creative side and drop-in to our Create! session on Wednesday 1st June 2-4.30pm. Find out about some of the games Romans played and how board games got their name in Tudor times. Play with some of the museum toys in the garden and wonder at the magic of the zoetrope, an early optical illusion toy that children in Victorian times would have played with if they were lucky enough to own one! Children can make an optical illusion toy and a Roman board game to take home. 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, including some toys from the Amersham Toys factory. Have a guess at mystery artefacts in feely bags and even vote for an object that you 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.
Simpatico and Katharine Parkin
During Bucks Open Studios – 11th to 26th June 2016 – Beverley Parkin, Cécile Gallina,
Jenny Thompson Liz Grammenos and Katharine Parkin will be Exhibiting as well as Demonstrating their Various Painting and Decorative Techniques
St. Michael and All Angels Parish Church
Sycamore Road, Amersham, HP6 5DR
Saturdays from 9.30am to 6pm
Weekdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm and
Sundays from 12noon to 6pm
They will be supporting St.Michael’s Church and Jemima’s Gift, a local charityHelping children reach their full potential
For a Preview of their works, go to
Simpatico and ‘In-a-Sparkle’ on Face Book
They look forward to seeing you there
You can also find them under Studio no. 238 in Bucks Open Studios’ booklet which is available in local shops and libraries and on Bucks Open Studios website under the following link http://www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk/exhibitor_details.asp?id=2972
Get on your bike and support
Scannappeal’s Pedal for Prostate Team
at this year’s Chiltern Cycling Festival
This year’s Chiltern Cycling Festival is shaping up to be a great summer’s day out for cyclists and their families from all over the UK on Sunday 17 July. Celebrate your cycling challenge and fundraising achievements in the beautiful grounds of Penn House and join the ‘Pedal for Prostate’ team raising money for Scannappeal.
This year the organisers are proud to partner with Scannappeal, a local charity that raises money to buy state of the art medical equipment for the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Hospitals (Amersham, Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville). The “Pedal for Prostate” rides include the 30, 60 and 100 mile routes. Whether you are a seasoned rider or a first timer, there is a route to suit all. CCF organiser Robin Askey says “we are delighted to support Scannappeal. The Chilterns is such a great place to cycle and our three routes are perfect for all abilities of rider and to help raise money for such a worthwhile charity”.
Based in the Penn House Estate the festival offers a whole host of routes that let riders discover the “joys” of cycling challenges in and around the Chiltern Hills. All finishers receive a glass of champagne and goody bag to help celebrate completing their challenge along with entry into the Velo Village where they can relax and recover from all their exertions. Alongside the two wheeled challenges there will be a fantastic mix of activities for friends & families to enjoy from a ‘Brocante style” vintage market, Children’s Go Ride activities to local produce and food & drink stalls, including locally brewed Craft beers as well as live music and even a retro bike parade, ‘The Dapper Pedaler’.
Riders can enter as part of the Scannappeal ‘Pedal for Prostate’ team. There is no minimum fundraising or sponsorship amount required, but riders are asked to donate to Scannappeal based on distances covered and completion of the route. Scannappeal’s Director, Lisa Trivett says “Joining the Pedal for Prostate team is a great way to explore the beautiful Chiltern countryside whilst helping Scannappeal raise money to purchase equipment to radically improve surgery to treat prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. Hopefully the sun will be out and we’ll all enjoy a great British summer’s day in this wonderful setting”.
To enter go online at www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/140644/Chiltern-Cycling-Festival-Sportive-2016 . Whilst you don’t need to be a BC member you need to register your details and state “Team Scannappeal” as your club.
For further information please visit www.scannappeal.org.uk
Scannappeal is a charity that purchases state of the art medical equipment for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. It assists the Trust’s hospitals growing reputation as centres of excellence and deliver the best possible care and treatment.
Registered Charity No 296291
Concert with two choirs: BUCKS VOICES and CHILTERN SINGERS – 28 May – Amersham Free Church
Three young musicians
Alice Martin Soprano & Flute
Annie Parker Piano
Adam Richards Euphonium
In support of Christian Aid
date: Saturday, 28 May
time: 7.30 pm
venue: Amersham Free Church
cost: £10 inc drink. From 01494 725207 or at door
Craft Fair 12 stalls run by craftspeople, also plants, cakes, gifts, raffle, coffees ,
To support Christian Aid
date: 21 May 2016
time: 9.30 to 3.00pm
venue: St Michael’s Church
Amersham, HP6 DR
cost: Free Entry
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
venue: Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, HP6 5AH.
Ample free parking.
‘Hay Fever’ by Noel Coward, performed by Chesham Bois
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
(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)
cost: £8 concessions and £10
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
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);
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
And on the door on the afternoon of the performance subject to availability.
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!
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.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
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
cost: From £16.00
tel: 01494 573559
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
cost: £25.00 (Discount if purchasing concert and play)
tel: 01494 573559