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Today to Mon 18 Jun, by distance, closest first.    

More details - World Textile Day Central
A fantastic day out for anyone interested in textiles of all kinds - Indian embroideries, Indonesian batiks, silk and cotton ikat weavings, African waxprint, Chinese indigo, Japanese kimonos, Peruvian weavings and so much more.
King’s Sutton Memorial Hall, King’s Sutton, Near Banbury
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Build It Live Bicester 2018
Plan, design & build your dream home with a visit to Build It Live. Whether you’re planning a self-build, renovating a property or extending to add space and value to an existing home, here are just some of the reasons you can’t afford to miss the upcoming Build It Live show at Bicester, on 9th & 10th June.
Bicester Herit age, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Sat 9 Jun and Sun 10 Jun

More details - Stowe - "Aren't we worthy?" - the vote
In the year of Vote 100, help us choose great British women to sit in our modern day Temple of British Worthies. Vote for your worthy women then come back later in the year to see who was chosen. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome to place their vote too. Dogs on leads welcome.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Today to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Stowe - Stowe trail run - Gold Swan Events
Whether you have just started running or are an experienced runner, trail running allows you to enjoy the great outdoors. This 10k trail race series is organised by Gold Swan Events with Stowe providing the backdrop. Enjoy the mix of paths, grass and gravel tracks.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Fri 25 May, Fri 15 Jun, Fri 6 Jul

More details - Stowe - Book fair
Drop in to our historic Parlour rooms to peruse our vast array of second-hand books for sale. All profits help restore the gardens at Stowe. Booking Not Needed. This is a family friendly event, children welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Sat 26 May to Mon 28 May

More details - Stowe - Men in Sheds at Stowe: Gardening on a smaller scale
Local community group Men in Sheds will be in the New Inn courtyard selling lots of handcrafted goodies for the keen gardener including planters, trugs, boot removers, and lots more. Booking Not Needed. Child friendly event. Dogs on leads welcome.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Sun 27 May

More details - Stowe - Wild Wednesday: Plant it, grow it, eat it
Join our wild team to plant some pumpkin seeds and get stuck into some gardening activities or crafts, watch them grow at home ready for the autumn. Plus, receive a sticker for completing one of your ’50 Things’ - plant it, grow it, eat it. Booking Essential. Phone: 03442491895.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Wed 30 May

More details - Stowe - Family explorers: Blooms and bees
Summer is beginning and the flowers are coming out. Head to the Grecian Valley to see ’Capability’ Brown’s work of art. This area was once designed to be a lake, but instead of fish, lots of beautiful wildflowers now make it their home. Pick up a flower a. Booking Not Needed.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Fri 1 Jun to Sat 30 Jun

More details - Stowe - Play your part day
Join us as we start our week of celebrations to thank our fantastic volunteers. Discover Stowe for free by playing your part and having a go at volunteering for yourself, with activities across the Stowe site including Stowe House and Church.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Stowe - Toddler Tuesday: Blooms and bees
Drop by the cafe for fun toddler activities and meet other families in our local community. Drop by the cafe for fun toddler activities and meet other families in our local community.
Stowe, New Inn Farm, Buckingham
Tue 5 Jun

More details - The Great British Dog walk - Stowe National Trust
The Great British Dog Walk is an annual event in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. We will have: 20 dog walks across the UK Picturesque locations A free doggie bandana for each adult ticket purchased Working hearing dogs at the walks who you can meet Fun activities for all the family Stalls with gifts and...
New Inn Farm, Stowe, Buckingham
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Speedmachine Festival - FIA World Rallycross Championship
Get ready for the World Rallycross of Great Britain to make its UK debut at Silverstone this May Spring Bank Holiday – 25 – 27 May.
Silverstone Circuits
Fri 25 May to Sun 27 May

More details - MG Live Life Style Marquee
MG Car Register Display, Races, Racing, Arena Shows, Onsite camping, Entertainment, Vintage Buses, Lifestyle Marquee. Discount for advance bookings www.mgcc.co.uk
Silverstone Northampton
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun

More details - Weedon Lois & Weston Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Two adjacent villages in south Northamptonshire with a handsome Medieval church in Weedon Lois. The extension churchyard contains the graves of the poets Dame Edith Sitwell and her brother Sir Sacheveral Sitwell who lived in Weston Hall.
Weedon Lois & Weston Gardens, Towcester
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Middleton Cheney Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Large village with C13 church with renowned William Morris stained glass. 8 open gardens with a variety of sizes, styles and maturity. Of the smaller gardens, one contemporary garden contrasts formal features with colour-filled beds, borders and exotic plants.
Middleton Cheney Gardens, Banbury
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Stratton Audley Food, Beer & Music Festival Saturday 2nd June 2018
A traditional street festival for all the family with free entry & parking Do some shopping from over 30 market stalls, have a bite to eat & drink, listen to live music, and let the children have fun in a safe and friendly environment with face painting, a bouncy castle & slide, steam engine rides and more.
Stratton Audley Village
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Buckingham Literary Festival : Edward Stourton - Auntie's War: The BBC During World War II
Broadcaster and Radio 4 stalwart Edward Stourton delivers a sharp-eyed, wry and affectionate account of the BBC’s wartime journey. In the pre-television era, BBC radio played a crucial role as, for the first time, news of the fighting and key moments of the war reached every living room.
Festival Tent, Beloff Lawn, University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Buckingham Literary Festival Tom Bower - Rebel Prince: Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles
Few have suffered as much humiliation as Prince Charles. Despite his hard work, he has struggled to overcome his unpopularity. Tom Bower, relying on testimony from those close to the inner sanctum of Clarence House, reveals a royal household rife with intrigue.
Festival Tent, Beloff Lawn, University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Chris Patten In Conversation with John Bercow at Buck Lit Fest
Having been unable, at the last minute, to attend last year, we are delighted to welcome Chris Patten to BuckLitFest this year. Lord Patten’s political career took a sharp turn in 1992 when he unexpectedly lost his parliamentary seat.
Festival Tent, Beloff Lawn, University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham .
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Artificial Intelligence - Anthony Seldon at BuckLitFest
Will AI Liberate or Infantilise Humanity? AI (Artificial Intelligence) will change our lives more than we can begin to imagine. Will it liberate or infantilise us? Education alone will decide. There is no more important issue facing education, or humanity at large, than the fast approaching revolution in AI.
Festival Tent, Beloff Lawn, University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Craig Brown Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret at BLF
From our funniest writer, a portrait of our most talked about royal. Journalist Craig Brown writes for just about everyone - from The Daily Mail to The New York Review of Books - and has created the Private Eye Diary for nearly thirty years. His latest focus is an insight into the Royal Family.
Festival Tent, Beloff Lawn, University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham .
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Mark Billingham and Belinda Bauer Criminal Facts and Fiction at BLF
BESTSELLING CRIME NOVELISTS MARK BILLINGHAM AND BELINDA BAUER ON THE REAL FACTS THAT INSPIRE THEIR FICTION. Mark is one of the UK’s most popular crime writers whose novels have sold over five million copies worldwide and twice won him the Crime Novel of the Year award.
Buckingham Literary Festival, Festival Tent, Beloff Lawn, University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Buckingham Literary Festival
Our third Literary Festival sees Buckingham hosting another glittering array of speakers guaranteed to stimulate, debate, inform – and, of course, entertain! We hope that you enjoy this year’s feast of interesting talks, discussions, workshops and drama.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Thu 14 Jun to Sun 17 Jun

More details - Frederick Forsyth in Conversation at the Buckingham Literary Festival
We are delighted to welcome thriller writer, spy and investigative journalist Frederick Forsyth to open the Festival. At eighteen, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with the RAF. At twenty-five, he was a journalist in East Berlin during the Cold War.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Buckingham Literary Festival: Tim Marshall -  Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls
Following Prisoners of Geography, an international bestseller, Tim Marshall explores the divisions caused by wealth, race, religion and politics.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Rebecca Fraser: The Mayflower Generation at the Buckingham Literary Festival
Selected by The Times as a History Book of the Year 2017, The Mayflower Generation follows the voyage of the pioneering British aboard the Mayflower and identifies the founding of Plymouth Colony as one of the seminal events in world history.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Fri 15 Jun

More details - Slow Adventures on Britain's Waterways - Jasper Winn at BuckLitFest
Join Canal and River Trust writer-in-residence, Jasper Winn to explore the history, culture and geography of Britain’s waterways. Spending more than a year kayaking, cycling and boating his way along a thousand miles of towpaths and canals, Winn met historians, birdwatchers, fishermen, campaigners and eccentrics.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - William Sitwell: Eggs or Anarchy at Buckingham Literary Festival
William Sitwell tells the extraordinary and gripping tale of how Britain was fed during the Second World War. One of Britain’s foremost food writers, Sitwell is a multi-award-winning writer, editor, critic, TV and radio presenter.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Emma Byrne Swearing is Good for You - Buckingham Literary Festival
Swearing is Good for You: the Amazing Science of Bad Language Can swearing be beneficial to our health and wellbeing? Dr Emma Byrne claims it can, citing evidence and the fascinating science behind swearing.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Antonia Fraser In Conversation with Anthony Seldon at BuckLitFest
A prolific novelist, broadcaster, editor and biographer, Antonia Fraser is probably best known as the writer who has made history popular. Her new book, The King and the Catholics, is the story of Catholic Emancipation which begins with blood in 1780 and ends some fifty years later, in a ‘bloodless revolution’.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Ben Okri Rise Like Lions - Politics through Poetry at BuckLitFest
The award-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri has compiled an anthology of a hundred poems from around the world that celebrate (in the broadest sense) the many voices of politics, from polemics to meditations, from Shakespeare to Grime.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Andrew Adonis In Conversation with Anthony Seldon at Buck Lit Fest
Andrew Adonis is a Labour peer. He was the Secretary of State for Transport under Gordon Brown and an education minister before that.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Archers – Behind The Scenes at Buckingham Literary Festival
A leading cast member and a producer/scriptwriter throw open the studio door to reveal the inner workings of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, the longest running drama series in the world. ’Timothy Bentinck has played the central character of David Archer since 1982.
Radcliffe Centre, Church St, Buckingham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Paula Battle Tame your Twitter Terrors at Buckingham Literary Festival
Got Twitter sussed or do you find it one big headache? Know that you need to ‘get social’, but feel too exposed to do more than lurk? Want some help getting to grips with the basics and working towards a tailored ‘content strategy’? Join our workshop and you’ll be tweeting like a pro before you know it.
Buckingham Literary Festival, Buckingham - Venue to be announced
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Loyal Grenville Lodge of Oddfellows
New exhibition on The Loyal Grenville Lodge of Oddfellows based in Buckingham. Their first meetings were held at The Woolpack, then at The George before moving to the purpose built Oddfellows Hall in Well Street in 1893. See their story in this special exhibition.
Buckingham Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham
Today to Sat 7 Jul

More details - Children's Half Term Activities
Come in and celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a ’Royal’ quiz around the museum and lots of fun activities on the terrace in the exercise yard. Ending of course with a prize in the museum shop.
Buckingham Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham
Sat 26 May to Fri 1 Jun

More details - Craft Fair
A special mid year Craft Fair with some of your favourite stalls. Refreshments will be served on the education terrace of the exercise courtyard, cake, coffee and tea by the Friends of The Old Gaol Museum.
Buckingham Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Natasha & Anthony O’Hear Picturing the Apocalypse at BuckLitFest
Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia From Armageddon to the Antichrist, from the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to the Whore of Babylon, images from the Book of Revelation have fascinated and inspired artists, writers and musicians for almost two thousand years.
Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - BuckLitFest Literary and Local Quiz Night
The Buckingham Literary Festival starts with a Quiz featuring literary and local questions. Bring along a team of 4 or join one on the night for an evening of fun and questions. Quiz is in two parts with supper served in-between.
The Woolpack, Well St, Buckingham
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Frances Welch Imperial Tea Party: Family Politics & Betrayal at BLF
As relations between Russia and the UK get to a 21st century fever pitch, it might be time to learn from earlier interactions between our two nations. The Imperial Tea Party chronicles three fraught meetings between the British and Russian Royal families in the lead up to the demise of the Romanovs in 1918.
The Woolpack Cote, Well Street, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - John Dougherty Dinosaurs and Dinner-Ladies at BuckLitFest
Following this award-winning author and singer/ songwriter’s visit last year as part of our schools outreach programme, we are delighted to welcome John back for a riotous afternoon with Dinosaurs and Dinner Ladies at the Buckingham Library.
The Library, Verney Close, Buckingham
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Grand Jumble Sale
Clothes, ornaments, books, DVDs, anything & everything for sale. Raffle Teas & coffee with jam n cream scones and home made cakes. Come and find a bargain!
Somerton Village Hall
Sat 26 May

More details - Deddington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful ironstone village on the edge of the Cotswolds. Deddington is centred around a charming, bustling market place, church and chapel square. Two lovely village gardens and the flourishing village allotments are opening their gates to visitors this year.
Deddington Gardens, Banbury
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Hillesden House - Open Garden for NGS
By superb church Cathedral in the Fields. Carp lakes, fountains and waterfalls with mature trees. Rose, alpine and herbaceous borders with 80 acres of deer park. Wild flower areas and extensive lakes developed by the owner. Lovely walks and plenty of wildlife.
Hillesden House, Hillesden
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Glebe Farm - Open Garden for NGS
A large cottage garden with an exuberance of colourful planting and winding gravel paths, amongst lawns and herbaceous borders on two levels. Ponds, a wishing well, vegetable beds, a knot garden, a small walled garden and an old tractor feature. Everything combines to make a beautiful garden full of surprises.
Glebe Farm, Buckingham
Mon 28 May

Open Gardens Weekend ~ 21st Anniversary Event ~ Lillingstone Lovell - Buckingham MK18 5BD More details - Open Gardens Weekend ~ 21st Anniversary Event ~ Lillingstone Lovell - Buckingham MK18 5BD
More than 20 gardens in Lillingstone Lovell will be open for viewing, including two previously featured NGS gardens. The centre of this small village is a beautiful conservation area, with the focal point being the 13th Century church decorated with beautiful flower displays.
Lillingstone Lovell, Buckingham
Sat 2 Jun and Sun 3 Jun
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More details - Making it Work: The Everyday History of a Banburyshire Village
Discover more about the changing way of life in the villages of North Oxfordshire from Victorian times to recent times. This foyer exhibition looks at Hornton as a prime example of a North Oxfordshire rural community that, through many generations, thrived on wide-ranging ingenuity and self-sufficiency.
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park, Banbury
Today to Sat 9 Jun

More details - Marvellous Machines
An exhibition for all ages that combines curious and quirky gadgets and contraptions from the days before electronics, with modern automata, and all with more than a hint of Steampunk.
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park, Banbury
Today, Tue 22 May

More details - Marvellous Machines
An exhibition for all ages that combines curious and quirky gadgets and contraptions from the days before electronics, with modern automata, and all with more than a hint of Steampunk.
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park, Banbury
Wed 23 May

More details - Make Your Own Marvellous Machine
Exercise your artistic and engineering skills while learning some basics about the science of mechanical movement in this creative technology workshop.
Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park, Banbury
Tue 29 May

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