Amersham

Hospice of St Francis Open Afternoon, Sunday 22nd September

Come along to The Hospice of St Francis Open Afternoon, Sunday 22nd September 2019 2.00 – 5.00pm. Wander round our beautiful gardens, explore the art exhibition and model railway, treat yourself to tea and cake, prosecco, and for children; there’s a woodland treasure hunt, story time with a local author, and face painting.


Celebrating 40 years of Hospice care, the afternoon will also give visitors the opportunity to see the Spring Centre, in addition to learning more about the specialist care and support we offer.

Blue parking is available at the Hospice. A free shuttle service is available for visitors to use from nearby Egerton Rothesay School.

https://www.stfrancis.org.uk/

Hospice of St Francis (Berkhamsted) Ltd, charity number 280825, company number 1507474, registered in England and Wales at Spring Garden Lane, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3GW.

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Gordon King Watercolour Demonstration – Amersham Art Group – 3rd September

Gordon King Watercolour Demonstration

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows: 3rd Sept Gordon King – Watercolour, 1st Oct Susan Gray, 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

September 3rd 2019 Demonstration Gordon King – Watercolour 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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Charity walk of the Pednor Loop in Chesham – 7 July

Charity walk of the Pednor Loop in Chesham

Take in the views of the spectacular Chiltern Hills and
join us for a leisurely walk around the Pednor Loop in
Chesham. We ll be setting off at 11am from the Queen s
Head pub. The walk is 5 and a half miles and is fully
accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. We ll walk at a
pace to suit everyone and make sure no one is left
behind.

Sponsorship money or donations will be gratefully
received and all will go towards the Chiltern Branch of
the MND Association to help local people living with the
disease and to fund research that leads to new
understanding, treatments and brings us closer to a cure.
Donations can be made on the day or via our JustGiving
page: www.justgiving.com/chilternmnda

date: 7th July 2019

time: 11:00

venue: Queens Head pub, Church Street, Chesham, HP5 1JD

cost: Free

event email: chiltern@mndassociation.org

event web: https://www.facebook.com/MNDAChiltern/

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Amersham Art Group – Oil Painting Demonstrations 2019

Oil Painting Demonstration

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows:

July 2nd, Simon Chalk – Oils,
3rd Sept Gordon King  – Watercolour.

Self lead workshops on 26th June, 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

July 2nd 2019 Demonstration Simon Chalk – Oils September 3rd 2019 Demonstration Gordon King – Watercolour 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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L’Etape UK – A Family Cycling Festival & Summer Celebrations of all things 2 Wheeled – Penn Street –

L’Etape UK

Cycling Festival and summer celebrations of all things two wheeled for the whole family

date: Sunday 14th July

time: 07.00 -17.00

venue: Penn House, Penn Street
Amersham, HP7 0PS

cost: FREE

event email: info@humanrace.co.uk

event web: www.letapeuk.co.uk

event tel nos: +44 (0) 20 8391 3913

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Open Air Shakespeare & Shakespeare on a Bike – June 2 and June 28

Helen Light

You loved the Handlebards outdoor Shakespeare performance
of Twelfth Night last year, so this year we ve invited
them back twice! Their all-female troupe will be
performing The Tempest on Sunday 2nd June and their all-
male troupe will be performing Much Ado About Nothing on
Friday 28th June.

The Handlebards

Since 2013, the HandleBards have clocked-up over 7000
miles by cycling around the world to perform Shakespeare.
Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as
uproariously funny , they set the world on wheels with
our unique brand of extremely energetic, charmingly
chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered theatre.

Join the all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered
production of Shakespeare s  The Tempest  like none
other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts
of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of
laughter.

The Tempest

A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a
mysterious desert island, inhabited by magicians, sprites
and monsters, where nothing is as it seems

This show will be performed outdoors, so please bring
your own chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the
weather! There will be onsite catering to purchase drinks
and hot food.

Tickets
£12 Earlybird Adult (if purchased before 1st May 2019)
£16 prebooked adult tickets
£18 on the door adult tickets
£10 under 18 tickets
Under 10s free

Please note there is an additional 50p booking fee per
ticket.

date: 02.06.2019

time: 6:30

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

cost: 10 to 18

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

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

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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National Creativity & Wellbeing – Mindfulness Events Mondays in June

Mindfulness Events

This year in conjunction with National Creativity and
Wellbeing Week we are launching a series of Mindfulness
events for adults.

Every Monday evening in June, we will be opening the
Museum for you to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and
escape those Monday blues. Our buildings will become host
to a range of mindful activities and forgotten skills for
you to discover. Activities will include Tai Chi, Forest
Bathing and a different forgotten skill such as rag rug
making, straw plaiting or spinning. You can also de-
stress with jigsaw puzzles, colouring and fire gazing.
Refreshments will be available all evening.

Full activity timetable to be confirmed.

The Museum will also be running a series of Friday
evening Lates in July called Fun Fridays.

date: 03.06./10.06./17.06./24.06.2019

time: 18:00-21:00

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

cost: 12,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

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

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Living History Tudor Courtroom Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 10 – 17 August

Tudor Courtroom

A living history Tudor Courtroom event.

The year is 1585 and a Justice of the Peace commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I has arrived to hold court.  Come and learn about the intrigues of village life and join in to help decide the rights and wrongs of each case.

Has the landlord watered the beer?  Will Goodwife Manwood be granted a divorce?  Who abducted Widow Besser s grandson?  Will the village scold be sent to the ducking stool?

– Chat with the costumed re-enactors walking around the Museum to find out what was happening in the year 1585.
– Become the jury and participate in the court cases.  The fate of the accused is in your hands!
– Want to know more about the Tudors and Stuarts?  Talk to the red-shirted  interpreters  who will be happy to answer your questions!

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

date: 10th – 11th August

time: 10.00 – 17.00 daily

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

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Meet Napoleonic Soldiers & Find Out About Life in Wellington s Army – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 3/4 August

Wellington’s Army

Be transported back in time to the Napoleonic era.

Meet Napoleonic soldiers and find out about the life of a
Rifleman in Wellington s army during the Peninsular War.
Visit the living history encampment and learn how the
soldiers  families lived.
Watch a thrilling display of military skill as the
soldiers skirmish (please note that this will include
gunfire).

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

(Please note that all activities are subject to change
and weather)

date: 3rd – 4th August

time: 10.00 – 17.00 daily

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

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Wild About Wool Knitting Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 12/13 October 

Wild about Wool

Knitting is a traditional craft that has been dated back
to the 11th century in Eygpt. During WWI men, women and
children knitted large volumes of clothing and
accessories to help with the war effort making socks,
scarves, sweaters, hats and balaclavas for the troops.

Join us for our special Wild About Wool knitting event
and discover different types of wool and help solve your
knitting conundrums by talking to our friendly experts.

This event is suitable for all ages and levels, from
beginners to experienced knitters.

All activities are weather dependent and subject to
change.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 12.10./13.10.2019

time: 11:00-4:00

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

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/wild-about-wool-kni

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Family Harvest Event -Chiltern open Air Museum – 28-29 Sept

Family Harvest Event

Discover the fascinating traditions of our farming
history.  This popular annual harvest event provides a
unique opportunity to explore the sights, sounds and
smells of harvest past, with the Museum s restored 1947
threshing machine working hard to process the year s
wheat crop as long as the rain holds off!

Over the weekend the Museum s Henton chapel will be home
to a beautiful traditional harvest display.

Learn about rural life see our saw pit and pole lathe in
action and learn more about our charcoal kiln. Watch
demonstrations of traditional skills and discover a range
of traditional crafts.

Our Harvest event was featured in the Telegraph s Best
Harvest Festivals 2018

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 28.09./29.09.2019

time: 10:00

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

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

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

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating Medieval Warbow – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 31 Aug to 1 Sept

Come and see the Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating the
art and skill of the medieval warbow. Watch
demonstrations of archery, see and learn about the arming
of the knight and talk to the blacksmith/armourer,
bowyer, spinster and surgeon about the medieval way of
life.

From the Welsh wars of Edward I to the Battle of
Agincourt, the longbow has been pivotal to the military
prowess of England s medieval armies, but how much do you
really know about the bow and the men who used it with
such deadly proficiency? Have you ever wondered at what
age they were given their first bow; how they trained,
how they fought or what they were paid? Perhaps you fancy
testing your strength at drawing the bowstring to your
ear, or wish to see how far they could shoot a bodkin-
tipped arrow? Well now you can and more, The Free Company
of Aquitaine are coming to Chiltern Open Air Museum on
Saturday 31st August   Sunday 1st September 2019!

Within their 14th century camp you can meet the members
of The Free Company as they go about their business as a
band of mercenaries, operating in the south of France
during the Hundred Year s War. You ll be able to chat to
the archers as they prepare for battle and watch their
Great Warbows in action as they shoot volleys of arrows
into maille and plate armour targets on Skippings Field.
Learn about the armour of the knight as his squire
dresses him for combat and discover the tools of the
barber surgeon as she readies her table for the injuries
that always follow battle. Behind the scenes there is
plenty of activity as the bowyer crafts bows out of
staves of yew, the smith forges arrowheads and the
womenfolk spin wool for their clothing while watching the
next meal bubble away on the open fire. It promises to be
a great day out in history!

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 31.08./01.09.2019

time: 10:00

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

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

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

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Amersham Art Group – Oil Painting Demonstrations

Oil Painting Demonstrations

Amersham Art Group have art demonstrations as follows: June 4th, June Perkins, oils; July 2nd, Simon Chalk – Oils (Landscape?).  Self lead workshops on 22nd May, 26th June, 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 

June 4th 2019 Demonstration June Perkins – Oil Landscape July 2nd 2019 Demonstration Simon Chalk – Oils September 3rd 2019 Demonstration Gordon King – Watercolour 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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Terrific Tuesdays – Summer holiday activities for the family – Chiltern open Air Museum

Terrific Tuesdays – Summer holiday activities for the
family

It can be tough finding activities to keep the children
entertained throughout the school summer holidays. So the
Museum s Education team have created special themed
family activities, games and crafts all for the standard
admission price!

If you d like to attend multiple Terrific Tuesdays (there
will be 9 during the 2019 season), and Museum events then
you can purchase an Annual Pass which costs £30 per
adult, £18 per child and family pass prices start from
£50.

This year each Terrific Tuesday date in the summer is one
of the four elements:
30th July   Earth
6th August   Air
13th August   Fire
20th August   Water
27th August   Element of surprise (a collection of
activities from the previous weeks)

– Every Tuesday in Bucks school holidays is a Terrific
Tuesday
– Enjoy themed family crafts and activities
– Activities run from 11am   3.30pm
– Tea Room with drinks, light lunches, cakes and ice
creams
– Plenty of space for picnics
– Baby changing facilities
– Adventure playground
– Small working farm
– Ample free car parking
Additional information
Activities for each date are still to be confirmed and
are subject to change. Standard admission prices apply.
Free entry for Annual Pass holders.
We recommend that you bring a carrier bag with you so
that you can take home all the wonderful crafts and
creations that you have made.

date: 30th of July till 27th of August

time: 11:00-15:30

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

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/summer-holiday-acti

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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SATURDAY 8th JUNE 2019 AMCHOR BRING & SING – Choruses from Handel’s Messiah

SATURDAY 8th JUNE 2019 AMCHOR BRING & SING

Choruses from Handel’s Messiah

AMERSHAM FREE CHURCH, WOODSIDE ROAD, AMERSHAM HP6 6AJ

Registration 11.30am for 11.50am start (Do bring a packed lunch) Tea & Cake for audience and singers, 4.30pm Followed by the performance, 5.15 – 5.50pm.

Please bring your own score.

Singers’ Booking Form: hon.sec@amchor.com

Singers: £15.

Performance: £5 on the door. Tea & Cake: £3

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Bushcraft Weekend – 22/23 June – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Bushcraft Weekend

date: 22nd and 23rd June

time: 10.00 -17.00

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

cost: Standard admission prices apply

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

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

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Orvis Charity Dog Walk – Amersham – 25 May – for Pets As Therapy

Dog-loving brand Orvis UK have teamed up with Pets As Therapy to host a
charity dog walk on 25th May. The Orvis store in Amersham will be supporting
this event by providing a meeting point and guide for the walk, as well as
hosting a lunch at the the Coleshill Red Lion Pub to say a huge thank you to
all participants.

The walk starts at 10 am and finishes at the Orvis Amersham store at around
1pm.

Pets As Therapy enhances health and well being in the community through the
visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. The
walk is designed to raise awareness about the great work undertaken by PAT,
and to educate people on the process of becoming a PAT volunteer, whilst
enjoying a great day out with your pooch and like-minded dog lovers.

Registering for the walk is free, with donations to PAT welcome.

The route will be approximately 3 miles and accessible for people (and dogs)
of varying abilities. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun,
whilst supporting the great work of Pets As Therapy. Contact the store
directly to book your place on 01494 722727.

date: 25th May

time: 10am-1pm

venue: Orvis, 38 High St, Amersham HP7 0DJ

cost: FREE but donations to PAT welcome

event email: emma@zambuni.com

event web: www.orvis.co.uk

event tel nos: 01494 722727

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Classic Vehicles Show – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 27/28 July

Classic Vehicles Show

Every July Chiltern Open Air Museum hosts a popular
weekend celebration of classic vehicles. Come and admire
an amazing collection of classic cars, lorries,
traditional fire engines, motorcycles and historic
bicycles. You will also be able to come and see a
collection of historic tractors and wagons on our farm,
which was once used for filming TV drama Downton Abbey.

date: 27.07./28.07.2019

time: 10:00

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

cost: 10,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/classic-vehicles-sh

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Outdoor Theatre Performance – Much Ado About Nothing – Performed in Comedy Style – 28 June

An outdoor theatre performance of Much Ado About Nothing performed in comedy style by the Handlebards.

The world s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

Join the all-male troupe  for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s  Much Ado About Nothing  like none other. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

The play

A group of soldiers return from the war to a household in Messina, causing the kindling of new love interests and the re-kindling of old rivalries. The parallel love stories of Beatrice, Benedick, Claudio and Hero become entangled with plotting, frivolity and melodrama in Shakespeare s famous comedy.

This show will be performed outdoors, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather! There will be onsite catering to purchase drinks and hot food.

date: 28th June 2019

time: 7pm

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

cost: £10 – £18

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/outdoor-theatre-han

event tel nos: 01494871117

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Victorian Terrific Tuesday – 28 May – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Victorian Terrific Tuesday

The Museum’s Education team have created some educational May half-term activities with this special Victorian themed Terrific Tuesdays. Join us for themed family activities, games and crafts all for the standard admission price!

Victorian Terrific Tuesday

This May half-term Tuesday will focus on the Victorians. Join us to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria (born 24th May 1819).

During this Terrific Tuesday you can take part in our silhouette trial of Victorian objects. In our craft barn you can make Victorian paper dolls, lavender bags, binka samples and Victorian cards. Visit the Victorian pharmacy and find out about cures and ailments of Victorian times. Try on some Victorian props and hats and take a few selfies to show your friends.

You can also take part in a Victorian school session and try your hand at cooking a Victorian recipe. These activities have limited spaces so please sign up for a session upon arrival.

All Terrific Tuesdays

Enjoy themed family crafts and activities all included in the standard admission price
Activities run from 11am   3.30pm
Tea Room with drinks, light lunches, cakes and ice creams
Plenty of space for picnics
Baby changing facilities
Adventure playground
Small working farm
Ample free car parking
Dogs welcome on short leads
30 vernacular historic buildings to explore

Additional information

Activities are still to be confirmed and are subject to change. Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

We recommend that you bring a carrier bag with you so that you can take home all the wonderful crafts and creations that you have made.

date: 28/05/19

time: 11am – 3.30pm

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/may-half-term-activ

event tel nos: 01494871117

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