10 things to do in and around Leighton Buzzard

Emmanuel Despax
Emmanuel Despax

Here is our guide to some of the events taking place in and around Leighton Buzzard this week.

1 THEATRE
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, September 12
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. This will be beamed live from the RSC.
www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk
2MUSIC
Aisha Khan, Rushmere Country Park, September 14
With more than 25 years of experience, Aisha combines outstanding original material with powerful cover versions and performs them all with class, soul, talent and wit. Equal parts sultry jazz chanteuse and rhythm and blues belter, Aisha easily communicates heartbreak, joy and a range of emotions in between, continuing to honour the tradition of the true diva.
www.greensandtrust.org
3 MUSIC
Crazy Dog, The Wheatsheaf, Leighton Buzzard, September 14
This five piece rock covers band will be out to delight audiences with their unique style. They play covers from the likes of the Rolling Stones to Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi and ZZ Top to name but a few.
www.thewheatie.co.uk
4MUSIC
Emmanuel Despax, Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre, September 15
French pianist Emmanuel Despax will perform in this concert organised by Leighton Buzzard Music Club. He performs internationally and is a regular broadcaster on France Musique, BBC Radio 3 and Medici TV. Emmanuel performs works by the likes of Wagner and Schubert during the concert.
www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk
5 EVENT
Leighton-Linslade Arts Forum 2018 Arts Showcase, Brooklands School, Leighton Buzzard, September 15
Leighton-Linslade Arts Forum is organising and sponsoring the above event for the third year running to encourage local residents, young and old, to come along and see how they can get involved in a new hobby or activity in an arts based
organisation and make more of the soon to come long dark winter days.
www.llaf.co.uk
6 MUSIC
The Fortunes, Royal British Legion, Heath and Reach, September 15
Coming to prominence during the swinging 60s the group will feature all their hits including You’ve got your troubles, Storm in a teacup, Freedom Come, Freedom go and many more.
01525 237923/01525 23765
7 FAMILY
Great Brickhill Village Show, Great Brickhill Parish Hall, September 15
The show will have a family theme and consist of a number of sections that include flowers, vegetables, home-baking, preserves, arts/crafts, photography and a children’s section. The children’s section will include decorated cup cakes, art/drawing, photography, a home-made greetings card and fancy dress. The event organised by Great Brickhill Gardening Club runs from noon to 4pm.

8 AUDITIONS
Leighton Buzzard Drama Group auditions, Sacred Heart, Leighton Buzzard, September 16
Leighton Buzzard Drama Group is looking to cast people in its pantomime Puss in Boots. Once upon a time there was a miller who had three sons. When he died he left his mill to the eldest sons, and his cat and one shilling to the youngest, who had always been his favourite. Puss uses the shilling to buy a pair of boots. How will poor Jack win the princess with no money? Will she have to marry the ogre? Further details can be found by visiting the website.
www.lbdg.org.uk
9 MUSIC
Winslow Concert Band, Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, September 16.
The final concert of the free summers concerts sees the band perform between 3pm and 5pm.

10 MUSIC
Alison Carter, The Heath Inn, Heath and Reach, September 16
The velvety smooth tones of Alison Carter can be heard at this free gig, which is taking place at the venue from 1pm to 3pm.
www.theheathinn.com