Chilterns Green Gyms in and around Amersham

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) are a charity organisation aiming to connect people to their local green spaces and to others in the community through conservation activities.

Every Wednesday from 5th May between 10:00 and 13:30, TCV will be running Chilterns Green Gyms in and around Amersham and the Chalfonts. These sessions include a warm up and cool down exercise and a conservation activity. Sessions are free, covid secure and suitable for all ability levels and ages.

To sign up to sessions or for more information, please contact

Concert by The Chiltern Camerata: music by Mozart and Haydn – Sunday 6th June

Concert by The Chiltern Camerata: music by Mozart and Haydn

The Chiltern Camerata return to live performance and are putting on a concert of classical music by Haydn and Mozart, all composed in 1775: Haydn Overture ‘Il Ritorno di Tobia’; Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A Major (soloist Hana Mizuta-Spencer); Haydn Symphony No. 60 in C Major.

The orchestra, conducted by Simon Walton, are delighted to pair up with exciting young soloist Hana Mizuta-Spencer for this concert. Hana is an emerging star of the chamber and solo scene and has already appeared on BBC Radio 3 and won numerous prizes.

date: Sunday 6th June 2021

time: 6pm

venue: St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Sycamore Road, Amersham 
on The Hill.

cost: £12 (Under 18s free but need to book in advance)

event email: Tickets, in advance only, http://www.ticketsource.

event web:

event tel nos: 01753 889519

U3a Day – 2nd June: 2021There is a place for you in Chiltern u3a!

U3a Day – 2nd June 2021:

There is a place for you in Chiltern u3a!

Chiltern u3a is delighted to be joining u3as from across the UK on u3a Day to promote this fantastic movement which has over 450,000 Members (

Chiltern u3a (Cu3a) is a Member-led organisation based in and around Amersham offering a wide range of physical, intellectual and creative interest Groups, regular speakers and social events. It is open to anyone in their ‘third age’ ( longer in full-time work or other full-time commitment).

Cu3a’s Members can choose activities from over 100 interest Groups including everything from Ancient Cultures, Apple & Android Users through Drama, Dancing, Language and Music to Walking, Wine Tasting and Yoga. The Cu3a website lists available activities for every weekday and is known for its sense of community and for providing intellectual stimulation and fun!( )

More than half of Cu3a’s interest Groups have been operating during Covid restrictions by embracing technology and running ‘virtual’ meetings by using Zoom, Skype, Teams etc. Groups are also keeping in touch with their Members by e-mail, telephone calling and regular e-bulletins. Ready for u3a Day we are also launching a Facebook page (

Offered alongside the Groups are ‘virtual’ external speaker events and socials which can be attended by all Members – even if they do not live locally. Cu3a’s on-line activities have proved very popular with Members during the Covid restrictions.

What members have been saying:
“Life as part of Cu3a is so much richer, uplifting our spirits!”
“I have met such a diverse range of people.”
“Cu3a Members are always cheerful, positive and welcoming.”
“I am learning about things that I’ve not done in my life and always wanted to!”
“A great way to be in contact with new people.”
“CU3A treat you like an individual.”

Cu3a prides itself on being inclusive – There is a place for you in Chiltern u3a!

Full details and Application Form are available on the website

The Membership Subscription for 2021/2 (April through to the following March) is £20

Chiltern Arts has announced rescheduled dates for its live, socially-distanced 2021 Festiva

Chiltern Arts has announced rescheduled dates for its live, socially-distanced 2021 Festival, which is now taking place 21st–27th May in Old Amersham, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Henley, Berkhamsted and Great Missenden. 

Artists featured include the City of London Sinfonia, Mahan Esfahani, Clare Hammond and the Sacconi String Quartet. Tickets and further information can be found at

The Festival theme this year is ‘musical resonance’ – exploring how music can mean so many different things to individual listeners, or how it can tell a story or reveal an identity. 

On Saturday 22nd May, returning to St Mary’s Amersham for a second year running, the City of London Sinfonia explore musical identities with a programme including Mendelssohn’s stunning Octet and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.

Mystery Amersham Craters – Anyone Know What they Are?

I have recently been sent the attached picture and map.  The picture shows 3 indentations in a field, which are in a line and look unnatural. I am wondering if anyone knows what they might be?

I don’t think they would be bomb craters from WW2, perhaps they are where clay was dug out ages ago.  They do seem to be a mystery, so if anyone knows, please let me know.

They are marked on the map, (they are across the valley from the A&W college).


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