Neighbourhood Pop Up Cinema – 18th – 23rd December

Neighbourhood Pop Up Cinema

Neighbourhood is a pop up themed cinema! Classic and cult films popping up
in your neighbourhood.  NOW SHOWING – The Ice Palace – an enchanted ice
palace has been discovered within 100yr old church in Beaconsfield. Sip on a
winter cocktail, feast on pop corn under snow capped trees and watch your
favourite christmas movies with the whole family.

date: 18th December – 23rd December 2017

venue: St Michael’s Green, Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2BN

cost: from £9.50

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The musicians of the Chiltern Camerata open their new
season of concerts on Saturday 25 November

The orchestra will perform music by Mozart, Dvorak,
Sibelius and Lutoslawski

We open with Mozart’s popular Divertimento in D (K136)

and follow this with Sibelius’s majestic Suite:
‘Rakastava’ and

Lutoslawski’s stirring ‘Funeral Music’, composed in 1958.

After the interval the orchestra will perform Dvorak’s
dazzling Serenade for Strings.

date: 25 November 2017

time: 7.30 pm

venue: Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, Bucks, HP6

cost:  £12 (concessions £10).  Under 18s: free

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event tel nos: 01494883112

Autumn Amersham Art Workshops – 27 Sept, 18 Oct and 22 Nov

Autumn Amersham Art Workshops
Amersham Art Group have 3 Wednesday art workshops in the Amersham Community Centre, on 27th Sept, 18th Oct, 22nd Nov, all starting 7:30pm.
Bring your own materials and subject, enjoy painting in a social atmosphere with like minded artists.
£12 for all 3 meetings, please book in advance.  More information & booking: or calling 01494 771760 .



Taekwondo is a dynamic, exciting and effective self-defence system,
consisting of blocks, strikes, punches and kicks, that can be learned by
everybody from 6-60.

No matter your level of fitness, size or shape we can help you achieve
your goals.

Classes typically consist of fitness exercises, punching and kicking
pads, self defence drills, sparring, artistic patterns and stretching,
which are all designed to help students progress through the traditional
ITF syllabus, from beginner through to Black Belt and beyond.

Come along wearing something loose and comfortable, bring a drink and try
something new!

date: Fridays or Sundays

time: 6.30pm Fridays 5pm Sundays

venue: Fridays @ Elangeni School, Woodside Avenue, Amersham HP6 6EG
Sundays @ Woodside Junior School, Mitchell Walk, Amersham HP6 6NW

cost: FREE

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event tel nos: 01844 281 888

Rotary in Amersham Celebrates its 70th Charter This Year

Rotary in Amersham celebrates its 70th Charter this year.
The inaugural meeting of The Rotary Club of Amersham was held at The Mill Stream, Amersham on the 15th May 1946.
The Chairman was Mr F.G.Penman M.A.  Founder Members included :- Mr G.F.Brazil, The Reverend E.M.Page, Mr E.S.Gates,Mr H.R.Hoare, Mr A.T.Sly.
 At the meeting Lt. Col. Gordon Spencer Marston D.S.O M.C was elected as founder President.
Since then, Rotary in Amersham  has raised many thousands of pounds for charities it supports and contributes to the community with events and activities, including the Young Chef and Young Artist Competitions, popular with local schools.
As the result of a charity golf day Rotary in Amersham President, Derek Bryant was recently able to present a cheque for £5,000 to Claire Redrup, Community Fund Raising Manager for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. If you would like to know more about the activities of Rotary in Amersham please contact :- David Bevan 01494 775805

New book provides fascinating insight into Amersham in the 1940s

New book provides fascinating insight into Amersham in the 1940s

Although the independent Amersham Museum is a community-centred host of lively events for
the young and old, it also contains an interesting archive of documents and ephemera relating
to people and places in Amersham.
Some years ago during a routine audit of the document collection a handwritten journal was
discovered written by a local resident. The journal had been donated by a lady in Norfolk who
had found it in the drawer of a piece of furniture she bought at auction. The museum is very
grateful that she did not just throw it away, but thought to offer it for the collection.
The name of the journal’s writer was evident from the correspondence placed within the pages
of the journal, and it matched the name of an author of a book in the museum’s library. The
writer was Mabel Richmond Brailsford, a writer of historical biographies of religious
personalities, such as William Penn and John Wesley.
Thanks to a research volunteer transcribing the journal and a volunteer typographer designing
the book, this journal has now been published by the museum to enable everyone to learn at
first-hand about life on the homefront during World War Two. Within the journal are 40,000
words of wonderful stories of Amersham residents, descriptions of war-torn London, tales of
national personalities, the trials of providing a home for bombed-out Londoners and general
uninformed gossip. The well-educated writer splatters her entries with French, Italian, German
and Latin phrases. She writes with intelligence and wit, but still displays her prejudices,
admiration for her favourites and an undercurrent of cultural snobbery. This lucid and
entertaining account of her thoughts and descriptions of events and people give us a vivid
account of life in Amersham during World War Two.
As well as the journal, the book includes a biography of the author, researched in archives in
Manchester and Ilfracombe; a bibliography of her published work; and mini biographies of the
150 people and places contained within the journal. It is an exciting new addition to the
understanding of the deprivations and conditions endured on the homefront during world war
Copies are available from the publisher, Amersham Museum, for £10 each. Proceeds will
support the museum’s development project into the neighbouring building.

Entry is £2.50 per adult and under 16s are free.
The Museum is open March to August Thursday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoons
2pm – 4.30pm The Museum is also open from 10-4.30pm on Saturdays.
There are guided walks of the town every Sunday at 2.30pm April to August. The walk lasts an
hour and a half and costs £2 per adult with under 16s free. Martyrs walks to the martyrs
memorial are led by guides in Tudor costume on the last Saturday of the month at 2.30pm,
April to September. The martyrs walks last two hours and a quarter and cost £2 per adult with
under 16s free.
The Museum is located at 49 High Street, Old Amersham, HP7 0DP. There is free parking on
the High Street. The nearest car park is located just off the Broadway, about 350m from the