Chiltern Humanists welcome Bob Churchill who will talk about International Humanism addressing issues and problems faced by Humanists in different regions.
date: Wednesday 15th May 2013
venue: Wendover Public Library,
We meet in the room on the left as you approach the Library entrance. There is ample free parking.
We're getting rid of a 12ft trampoline. Too big for garden. Old but all in working order.
Will take whatever is offered (cash donation, wine, beer or logs!).
Weatherspoons have applied for a licence for Beaconsfield services. If approved, it would apparently be the first such place in the country, though I'm not sure if it's the sort of thing were we want to be in the vanguard:
However, where I first saw it mentioned, someone cited the Licensing Act 2003, clause 176 Prohibition of alcohol sales at service areas, garages etc., which may mean it can't/won't happen: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/17/section/176
Available to collect.
Garden fence panels x 2, unused.
Pay as much as you could.
Location: Stanley Hill, Amersham
Railway Themed Family Fun at Amersham Museum on 5 May
Tying in with the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Railway, the Fun Day offers children the chance to play with model trains, make trains from craft materials and find out about life on the railway past.
usual admission prices apply.,
Metro-land: the birth of Amersham-on-the-Hill
Amersham Museum’s pop-up exhibition will open in Amersham-on-the-Hill in May. The exhibition, supported by an All Our Stories grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, explores the story of the railway coming to Amersham and the subsequent development of Amersham-on-the-Hill. The project ties in with the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Metropolitan Railway.
The exhibition runs from Tuesday 14th May – Saturday 1st June, open every day 10am-4pm (except 19th and 20th May).
A large selection of historic photographs will be featured together with audio and film clips and a fascinating collection of objects. There will be a range of model Metropolitan locomotives and other vehicles on display and a large model of Amersham Station, designed to show what the station would have looked like in the 1950s. Visitors can listen to people’s memories about travelling on the
railway in the past and find out how the town’s shops, housing and entertainment have changed over time.
Visitors can also find out about the Metro-land housing developments in Amersham and look at some of the iconic posters and booklets which were produced to promote them. There are also historic maps and plans of houses and associated sale particulars.
The winning entries in the museum’s annual art and literacy competition for children will be displayed in the exhibition. This year’s Jean Archer Award encourages children to think about the railway or the design and history of their home. The closing date for entries is Friday 26th April.
There are lots of hands-on things to do in the exhibition. Visitors can sit back and relax in our 1930s room and take an opportunity to browse through books and photos or play with our Metro-land doll’s house. There is a train set to play with, building bricks and craft activities on offer throughout the time that the exhibition is open.
There is an exciting programme of activities to complement the exhibition. Guided walks of Amershamon-the-Hill will be offered throughout the time the exhibition is open. Over the half-term week there are some fantastic events, including a Create! craft session on Wednesday 29th May. Over the bank holiday weekend (25th/26th/27th) steam heritage trains will be running between Amersham and Harrow (see www.ltmuseum.co.uk for details) and in the exhibition there will be a model Metropolitan railway display.
May offers a full programme of activities in the museum including a ‘Research Your Home’s History’ day on Friday 17th May.
A change of hands, after many years, with the retirement of Ashwin and Sheila Patel.
The new owners (who have seamlessly assumed newspaper deliveries) have said they plan to renovate the building and introduce a small French-style cafe setup, so you can buy your paper and have a quick coffee in a single location.
Sounds like a good idea .... wish them luck!
Anyone know what's behind all the trackside earthworks and tree removal that I can see happening up and down the chiltern line around Cholrleywood, Amersham, .... etc.?
Guessing trees cause leaf fall (!) and banks need some re-enforcing ..
Fairly significant work though with a lot of temporary access roads being created
Our House, The Madness Musical.
It s 1982. Casey Street, Camden Town, NW1. Welcome to Our House!
This fast moving, musical romantic comedy tells the story of Joe Casey who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, commits a petty crime to impress his girlfriend, Sarah. But Joe s life descends into madness when he s forced to choose which road to take
Hey you! Don t watch that, watch this! Bursting Madness greatest hits, including House Of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving In My Car, It Must Be Love and Our House, and scripted by national treasure Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Preston Front, Once Upon A Time In The North) this is not a show to be missed. If you love your family, house and the street you grew up on, come and see the rockinest, rock steady beat of, Our House!! One Step Beyond
Our House was the winner of the 2003 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Amersham & Wycombe College s final year Musical Theatre students return to the Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, following in last year s smash success, Chess. Our House showcases the best of young musical theatre talent, before embarking on a life in the theatre industry itself.
Amersham & Wycombe College offers a Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre: Develop your acting, singing and dance skills, and gain knowledge of the performing arts industry on this vocational training course for aspiring performers, leading to a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre: Final year top-up: Train with industry professionals, and showcase your advanced performance skills in two large-scale productions, to gain your BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre.
Director Will Hammond joins Amersham & Wycombe College to direct the show prior to his appointment as new course leader of Performing Arts (Higher Education). Will won the High Sheriff Award for New Writing from the Stephen Joseph Theatre, judged by renowned playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Will is currently working on a brand new musical with Phil Edwards & Mike Sheppard, Ivanhoe: The Musical. Previous directing credits include: I m Spilling My Heart Out Here by Stacey Gregg (National Theatre Connections, Arts Depot, London); Spring Awakening (After Wedekind) (Edinburgh Fringe 2012 & Tristan Bates Theatre, London); Message in a Bottle (Brockley Jack Studio, London & Edinburgh Fringe 2012); Evidence by Richard Hurst and Coup by Elinor Perry-Smith, in State of the Nation: A Season of New Writing (White Bear Theatre, London); Journey to X (National Theatre Connections, Arts Depot); Blood Wedding (Theatro Technis, London); Killing Swine (Camden Fringe Festival 2011); Royal Hunt of the Sun (Theatro Technis); Lovestruck (Etcetera Theatre, London); Auntie & Me (Turnmills, London).
date: Wednesday 15th May to Saturday 18th May
time: 15th & 16th-7:30pm Start. 17th & 18-2:30 / 7:30pm
venue: The Egliva Theatre, St Mary s Way, Chesham , Bucks, HP5 1HR
cost: Adult £13, Concession £11
tel: 01494 582900
The front page of this week's Amersham & LC Examiner says that CDC commissioned a report that has concluded Amersham on the Hill needs a new supermarket, specifically "a 'main foodstore' of 2,500 square metre floor space" and that "Sycamore Road would be a suitable site".
I'm not sure why the council commissioned this report, when there have already been proposals for such a scheme (Sainsbury's to replace Iceland + Chilton&Watson + Cargo). Maybe it's because they want to approve it, but fear it would be unpopular?
Some of the comments in support of the report are bizarre. In particular, Councillor Vera Head is quoted as saying "The food in Waitrose and Marks and Spencer is limited. I have had to go to Chesham in the past and get icing sugar and my friend couldn't find mustard here once." Has she actually been in the Amersham Waitrose? It's small, but stocks pretty much everything (albeit not every permutation of size and brand). It certainly sells icing sugar, and it has a wide range of mustards - I double checked today. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anything significant that it doesn't stock.
People needing a bigger supermarket than those already in AotH are likely to be buying more than they can comfortably carry, so will probably drive, in which case, they can continue going to Old Amersham, Chesham, Beaconsfield etc. There isn't scope to add much parking to AotH.
Maybe I'm missing something?
Saw this linked to my Amersham Facebook Page
Anyone know any more?
Amersham and Chesham Bois Choral Society presents a choral concert.
Contents include Verdi's overture to La Forza del Destino and three choruses from his operas.
The main choral piece s Puccini's Messa di Gloria
date: Saturday 11th May 2013
time: 7.30 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
venue: St Mary's Church, Old Amersham, HP7 0DB
cost: £15 (£7.50 full time students)
eventtelnosl: 01494 721466
I see we are now going to be charged £35 per year to have our garden waste collected. Isn't that what our council tax is for? I wonder if I can 'opt out' of other areas of council expenditure that are not relavent to me.
Alan Eeles will be doing an Art Demonstration (Pastel Landscape) for the Amersham Art Group on Tuesday May 7th, open to all, non members welcome.
This will be in The Lounge, Amersham Community Centre at 7:30pm.
Non members £3, members free, raffle tickets available too.
For more information, please either see our website http://www.amersham-art-group.org.uk/or email us on email@example.com.