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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Special May Bank Holiday Event – 26th – 27th May – Chiltern Open Air Museum

Special May Bank Holiday Event

If you re looking for a great educational and fun family day out this May Bank Holiday then come and see our Roman Gladiators battle! Watch provincial gladiators in action as a team of criminals, barbarians and other prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and thrill seekers fight for the entertainment of the crowds and the Emperor. Who will live, and who will die: you decide!

The gladiators will be brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest (and oldest) re-enactment groups in the U.K., they will be demonstrating the excitement and brutality of life in the late Roman period. Britannia has worked on over 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott s Gladiator and CBBC s Horrible Histories.

Meet costumed re-enactors, explore the living history encampment and learn about life in Britain in the 1st century AD
Enjoy thrilling combat displays as Roman gladiators compete for the Emperor and the favour of the crowds
Buy your own replica Roman gladiator weapons in the shop
Be warned, there may be (fake) blood   not for those of a sensitive disposition!

Please be aware that all activities are subject to change and weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for annual pass holders.

date: 26th – 27th May

time: 10am – 5pm

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/roman-gladiators/

event tel nos: 01494871117

May Day Merriment – 5th – 6th May – Chiltern Open Air Museum

May Day Merriment

Experience traditional Elizabethan May Day merriment with dancing and music.

By Tudor times May Day had been an important festival for hundreds of years. There are many ancient beliefs about this time of year. It represents the end of winter, the return of the sun and fertility of the land. It is the day to feast, play games and make merry, to welcome spring and secure as much luck as possible for the year ahead.

This May Day, Chiltern Open Air Museum bring you a vibrant and engaging taste of Elizabethan (the first time round) life and celebration.

Upon the Village Green the May Tree needs preparing, round which, for your enjoyment and to join in with, there will be music and dancing to the finest tunes and the most popular dances of the time. Noise is a big part of the May Day Celebration, to awaken Spring, and, further to that end, there will be a display of fire power, featuring the black powder weapons of the day showing just how effective they can be at defeating that old adversary, the cabbage! The soldiers will preside over a practice for the trained band, all-comers welcome, and there will be a fine display of swordsmanship.

In between you can wander among the encampment and see what is being eaten, drunk, made and mended. There will be sumptuous food being prepared and a variety of crafts people about their business, all for you to engage with or just listen, as you wish, though there will be no broom makers, this is considered extremely bad luck at May Day, as is going fishing!

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

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

date: 5th – 6th May

time: 10am – 5pm

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-day-bank-holida

event tel nos: 01494871117

Osho Sakshi Residential Meditation Retreats – 26th April 2019 to 28th April

Osho Sakshi Residential Meditation Retreats

date: 26th April 2019 to 28th April 2019

time: Start 4pm on Friday and finishes on 2pm on Sunday

venue: Turpins Ride, Amersham Road, Chalfont St. Giles
HP8 4RS

cost: £125 All inclusive; accommodation, food+meditation

event email: jyoti.moksha23@gmail.com

event web: www.osho-sakshi.co.uk

event tel nos: 07894159237 (whatsapp or call after 5pm)

Johnny Wheeler Concert Amersham Royal British Legion – 18 May

Johnny Wheeler is returning to Amersham RBL. One of the
members favourite artistes will be returning to the club
for another evening of brilliant live music. Songs for
your dancing or listening pleasure. A wide selection of
beers, wine and spirits on offer plus soft drinks and
coffee to your taste. Non members welcome! Free parking.
Call ahead for peace of mind. 01494 433443 during club
hours.

date: 18th May 2019

time: 20.00

venue: Amersham Royal British Legion.
91 Woodside Road
Amersham HP6 6NU

cost:  01494 433443 for details

Woodrow High House – Summer Fun Day – Saturday 1st June

Woodrow High House – Summer Fun Day – Saturday 1st June – 10am to 4pm

Woodrow High House, is part of the London Youth Charity working with children and young people to help them to be the best that they can be.  Woodrow is one of the charity’s residential centres based in Amersham, offering children and young people from all areas of life the opportunity to learn and have fun outside of formal settings.  This is essential in helping young people develop the skills and confidence they need for the rest of their lives.

Our Summer Fun Day will be open to everyone and entry is free.  There will be activities, attractions,  stalls,  treasure hunts and raffles.  The attractions will include HamsterZorbs, Go-karts, Archery, High Ropes, Bushcraft and many more exciting things to try.  There will food and drink provided by many local suppliers.

The day is all about increasing our relationships within the community giving a better understanding of Woodrow High House and the charity, and all the amazing ways you can support or be involved with us!

For more information about the day, to have a stall or provide an attraction, please contact on 01494 433531 or email hellowoodrow@londonyouth.org. Website: Woodrowhighhouse.org.

JORDANS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019

JORDANS MUSIC FESTIVAL – JUNE 2019

 

In its long life, Jordans Music Festival has hosted many remarkable musicians, including Yehudi Menuhin, Jacqueline du Pré, Janet Baker and Simon Rattle, while composers Benjamin Britten, Michael Tippett and Francis Poulenc have conducted or accompanied their own works. The 76th season maintains this high standard, launching on 2 June 2019 with a concert by Peter Donohoe, one of the foremost pianists of our time. His thrilling programme includes Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 31, Op. 110, together with works by Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Chopin.

 

The Festival also continues its tradition of showcasing rising stars of classical music. On 16 June the award-winning young Castalian Quartet, which is rapidly emerging as one of today’s most exciting string quartets, play Beethoven, Janaček and Schumann.

 

The piano trio Guarneri Trio Prague, always a Jordans favourite, returns on 30 June to treat us to Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’, together with Dvorak’s ‘Dumky’ and a Mozart Trio in G Major. And on 14   July the virtuosic and engaging Ensemble 360 bring the season to a rousing conclusion with Strauss’s ‘Till Eulenspiegel’, Kodaly, and Beethoven’s great septet.

 

Concerts are held in the Jubilee Hall in School Lane, Seer Green, HP9 2Q, where there is plenty of parking. Tickets are £20 per concert or £68 for a season ticket, available by post or online.  For details visit the Festival website www.jordansmusicclub.org.uk/tickets.