Chesham Theatre Company is presenting “Jumpers for Goalposts” -June 29th to 1st July

‘Barely Athletic’ is not exactly the greatest team ever; in fact it is pretty rubbish.  But bossy head coach and pub landlady, Viv does her best to motivate four uninspired individuals to do their best.

The play focuses on the relationships between the members of a five-a-side Sunday football team in Hull, with a twist: it is set in the gay and lesbian league.  There are some real laugh-out-loud moments.

Chesham Theatre Company is presenting “Jumpers for Goalposts” in association with Nick Hern Books. 

The show runs nightly at 8pm from Thursday June 29th to Saturday 1st July at the Little Theatre in the Park, Chesham.

We are presenting this as a ‘Supper Theatre’ so drinks and picnics welcome but food and drink will be on sale. 

Tickets priced at £12.50 each (tables of eight) available from

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Simon Chalk Art Demonstration / Talk in Oils – Amersham – June 6

Simon Chalk Art Demonstration Amersham Art Group are pleased to welcome professional artist Simon Chalk for a talk/demonstration in Oils on Tue 6th June at 7:30pm at the Amersham Community Centre. Non members are welcome – £4 non members, ends around 9:30pm with tea break. More information from or calling 01494 771760 .
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May 2017

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Learn to Fly Fish for Free In Amersham – 19 May

Learn to Fly Fish for Free

date: 19 May 2017

time: 2pm

venue: Orvis Amersham
38 High Street

cost: Free



tel: 01494 722727

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Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society Concert – Saturday 3rd June

Amersham & Chesham Bois Choral Society (AMCHOR) concert

St Mary’s Church Old Amersham

7.30pm Saturday 3rd June 2017

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

Conductor: Mark Austin

Tickets are available from or telephone 07702 608314 £15/£7.50 Students

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CRAFT FAIR – Amersham – May 27

12 stalls run by individual craft persons
Also plants, books, gifts for sale.

Lunches and coffee served
For Christian AId

date: 27 May 2017

time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

venue: St Michael’s Church, Sycamore Road Amersham, HP6 5 DR

cost: Free entry


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Concert with two choirs Bucks Voices and the Chiltern Singers – Amersham 6 May

Concert with two choirs   Bucks Voices and the Chiltern Singers
supported by two instrumentalists: Jethro Tull, piano and Adam Reeve,

date: 6 May 2017

time: 7,30 pm

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

cost: £10 with glass of wine or fruit juice


tel: 01494 725207

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April 2017

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Scrub up for Scannappeal – fun run – Sunday 21 May

Scrub up for Scannappeal

Scannappeal, a charity dedicated to providing state of the art medical equipment, has launched the Scrub Run at the Cardiology Department of Wycombe Hospital setting the scene for the inaugural family fun run for local charity. The run is taking place on Sunday 21 May and plans to see all manner of doctor’s coats, nurse’s uniforms and scrubs take on the challenge.


Participants can choose a 5k or 1k route, both of which start and finish at Amersham Cricket Club and will take in the beautiful Great Missenden Way and Shardeloes. Those taking part are welcome to run, jog or walk, and don your favourite doctors and nurses’ outfit in homage to the incredible work our doctors and nurses do.


The day will kick off with a warm up provided local company, Wild Training, who are kindly supporting the event.  With the runners decked out in their ‘doctors and nurses’ gear it is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!


Hannah Camden, Operations Director, Wild Training said” Wild Training are excited to be supporting the Scannappeal Scrub Run and are delighted to be able to bring our passion to the event and get everyone motivated through a fun a friendly warm up”.


By taking part you will be supporting Scannappeal’s All Heart Appeal. This Appeal is raising funds to buy two latest generation 3D scanners to diagnose and evaluate heart disease.  Equipment purchased by Scannappeal is used every 10 minutes in the local hospitals by 1 in 4 residents of Buckinghamshire.

Registration for the Scrub Run closes on Wednesday 17 May at midday. Adult entry is £10,       5 – 16 year olds £5, and under 5’s run free with every participant receiving an exclusive Scrub Run medal on completion. Early bird entry fees will be available until Monday 3 April 2017.

For more information and to sign up for the Scrub Run go to:

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Over the Top! by the Journeymen Theatre – Amersham – Saturday 25th March

Over the Top! by the Journeymen Theatre
The latest event in our series ‘Why Conflict?’ is a forum
theatre performance of ‘Over the Top!’ by the Journeymen
Battle lines are drawn when a head teacher and parent
clash over the role of the military in our schools.
Over the Top! is a powerful drama focussing on the
dilemmas created when two contrasting points of view
about the role of the military in our schools clash, and
come to a head-on confrontation.
Kathy Wooton is a Quaker and highly passionate advocate
for peace. Dr Roberts, head of her teenage son’s school,
is a pragmatic man who can’t see the problem of the
military being involved in school events, and feels that
engaging with the army brings nothing but positive
advantages for his (cash-strapped) Academy.
Their telephone and face-to-face exchanges, plus their
conversations and text messages with off-stage
characters, illustrate the alarming, challenging and
emotional issues involved. It is often darkly funny.
As forum theatre, the entertaining 55 minute drama is
intended to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas
with, and between, the actors and audience. We invite
parents, teachers, youth group leaders and 14+ teens to
join us for a lively evening including tea and cake.
Entry is FREE, but space is limited so prior booking via
Eventbrite is recommended. Parking available.
There will be a closing collection for Journeymen Theatre
and charities supported by Why Conflict?

date: Saturday 25th March 2017

time: 7pm (doors open from 6:30 pm)

venue: Amersham Quaker Meeting House, Whielden St, HP7 0JB

cost: FREE (prior reservation via Eventbrite recommended



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Much Ado About Nothing. Open Air Theatre – 14th -17th & 21st-24th June

Much Ado About Nothing.  Open Air theatre set in glorious parkland with the audience under cover

date: 14th -17th & 21st-24th June

time: 8pm. Additional Matinees on both Saturdays at 2pm

venue: Hall Barn
Windsor End
Old Beaconsfield

cost: £17-£24



tel: 01494573559

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Charity Concert for Help Refugees – Amersham – 8th April

Charity Concert for Help Refugees

Featuring music by Chopin, Bliss, Bartok and Stravinsky and more!

Search Charity Concert for Help refugees on Eventbrite for tickets or more information. Alternatively e-mail

date: Saturday 8th April

time: 7.30pm

venue: Amersham Free Church
Woodside Road

cost: £12/ £5



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March 2017

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Bucks Open Studios 10 – 25 June 2017

Bucks Open Studios 2017

date: 10-25 June 2017

See for details


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“Percy Bysshe Shelley – A Humanist Out of Time” Presentation in Amersham 8th March 2017

“Percy Bysshe Shelley – A Humanist Out of Time”
John Webster

Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Humanist Out of Time
John Webster

John Webster, from the Oxford Humanists group, will give an audio-visual presentation on Shelley and the humanistic aspect of his thought.  A reprint of Shelley’s ground-breaking essay, The Necessity of Atheism, edited by Nicolas Walter, has recently been made available on Amazon by The Freethinker; it closely follows the original edition of 1811.

John will point up some of the humanism-related issues arising from Shelley s work and show a DVD  Shelley s Golden Years in Italy , which includes songs (progressive folk) drawing on his lyrics, narration by Benjamin Zephaniah, who is a Shelley admirer, and images from Italy.  It is an innovative approach to the poet, putting him into a contemporary format, and this promises to be an inspirational evening.

Bring your friends!

date: 8th March 2017

time: 19:45

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

Free parking.

cost: Free. All welcome


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The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party at Ashridge House – Sunday 11th July

The Hospice of St Francis Garden Party at Ashridge House

Set in the beautiful gardens of Ashridge House, The
Hospice of St Francis Garden Party offers a perfect
afternoon for all the family. The event is jam-packed
with a large selection of quality stalls with a delicious
choice of food including our popular cream teas, local
craft beer, ice cream and Pimms.

Children have plenty of activities and entertainments to
keep them happy – circus skills, sumo fun, Punch and Judy
shows, face painting, bouncy castles and much more!
Last year the Garden Party attracted 4,000 people from
across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and beyond and
raised nearly £40,000 to fund the Hospice’s free, expert
care for people living with life-limiting illnesses
Advance tickets will be on sale from April. £5 general
admission tickets will be available from the Hospice’s
main reception, our charity shops, Number Twenty and
Returned to Glory. £7 on the gate. Children under 16 go

date: Sunday 11th July 2017

time: 1 – 5pm

venue: Ashridge House
Little Gaddesden

cost: FREE – £7



tel: 01442869555

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Bubble Rush Bucks – Sunday 9th July

Bubble Rush Bucks

Join The Hospice of St Francis on Sunday 9th July for our
bubble-tastic, fun-filled 5k, complete with 4 different
coloured bubble stations. Feel bubbles of excitement as
you are soaked in safe frothy foam while running, walking
or dancing through each station.
It s guaranteed to be an incredi-bubble event for all the
family, so get the whole family involved, or team up with
friends, to support The Hospice of St Francis
Register NOW at and have fun
fundraising to help us offer care and support when it
matters most to people living with, or affected by, life-
limiting illness.

date: 9th July 2017

time: 12pm

venue: Lowndes Park, Chesham.

cost: Free – £25



tel: 01442869555

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February 2017

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