Here is our guide to a few of the events coming up in and around Leighton Buzzard
Adrift, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, August 7 and 10
Starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Adrift is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime, unwittingly sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
Mary Shelley, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, August 8 and 16
Mary Shelley tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin - author of one of the world’s most famous Gothic novels Frankenstein - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The pair are two outsiders bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their time.
Despicable Me 3, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, August 9
Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
Stage Experience, Little Shop of Horrors, Milton Keynes Theatre, August 9-11
A cast of local performers aged 10 to 25 will get their time to shine on the stunning Milton Keynes Theatre stage supported by a dedicated team ensuring the production is of the highest standard. With a live professional orchestra, fabulous costumes and makeup.
Deaf Shepherd, The Wheatsheaf, Leighton Buzzard, August 10
The three piece pop and rock outfit from St Albans will be making a return to the venue with this free gig.They perform timeless pop classics and many other less obvious ones, from the 60’s through to the present day.
Concert in the Park, Rushmere Country Park, August 11
Band The Razz, The Zeroes, Kobold, Inlak’esh will be performing at this event designed for the entire family. Razz is a professional female singing group who cover a wide range of popular hits. The Zeroes are a latino punk band performing rock covers while Kobold will perform a mix of original material and covers. Inlak’esh are a four piece instrumental acoustic band from Milton Keynes. Tickets for the show cost between £8 and £12. The gates will be open from 4pm with the live music starting from 5pm.
Alibi, Red Lion, Leighton Buzzard, August 11
Expect to hear melodic rock and pop some soul and a bit of reggae from this female led four piece band. Entrance to the event is free.
Swimming with Men, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, August 11 and 17
Rob Brydon stars as jaded accountant Eric, disillusioned with life, who finds unlikely solace in an all-male synchronised swimming team. Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan slowly reveal their inner lives. As they embark on a journey to compete in the World Championships, will they sync or swim?
Summer Fayre, Rushmere Country Park, August 12
The big summer weekend of fundraising concludes with the annual Summer Fayre and fun dog show designed for all ages. There will be fun and games as well as free admission with arts, crafts, refreshments and a whole host of fun activities for all the family out on The Meadow. A £3 exit fee will apply.
The Heath Band, Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, Leighton Buzzard, August 12
The band will perform the free concert in the town centre from 3pm to 5pm.