Nov
4
Thu
Sewing Short Course: Sew a Dress @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 9:30 pm
Sewing Short Course: Sew a Dress @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

With Penny Follows
Are you inspired by the latest series of The Great British Sewing Bee? Or perhaps you bought or were given a sewing machine in Lockdown? You may have sewn in the past but feel a bit daunted when you look at dress making patterns?
Whatever your circumstances, you can learn to sew your own, simple stylish clothes. Sewing is a learnt skill and in this five-week course you can learn how to make a dress.
You will need to bring with you a sewing machine (if you have one), a basic sewing kit, your fabric and the pattern.
This course is intended for beginner/improver/intermediate dressmakers. You should be able to thread a machine and know how to use it. If you have one, please bring your own machine.
Taking place on consecutive Thursdays, this class will teach you
– How to measure yourself and decide on the size to make
– How to lay the pattern and cut the garment
– How to read and interpret pattern instructions
– How to sew darts, seams, make and apply a facing , or make and attach a collar, make sleeves and insert them, insert a zip, machine a hem or hand stitch a hem.
Suggested patterns: Dress – New Look 6145 or New Look 6095
Places must be booked in advance.

Nov
20
Sat
Art Short Course: Beginners’ Watercolour Part 2 @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Dec 4 @ 12:30 pm
Art Short Course: Beginners' Watercolour Part 2 @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

With Leila Ward

Part 2 of the Beginners Watercolours course – please be sure to have attended Part 1 of the course before booking onto this one.

Running on consecutive Saturdays, in this class, students will paint various new subjects using the beautiful medium of watercolour.

What to bring:

(Bundles of watercolour paints / brushes are available at the QPAC Art Shop)
Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch – 1 inch, and a fan brush)
Watercolour paper
Masking tape
Masking fluid (needle tip or bring a brush to use with this),
Mixing palette
Small natural painting sponge
Pencil
Rubber
Ruler

Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

Places must be booked in advance. Suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Dec
2
Thu
Art Café Evening at The Petri Dish @ The Petri Dish
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Café Evening at The Petri Dish @ The Petri Dish | England | United Kingdom

Art Café Evening at The Petri Dish
Show, Share, Shine Your talent!
… there is an artist in everyone…

INVITATION TO EVERY ARTIST!

CALLING ALL POETS, AUTHORS, DANCERS, MUSICIANS, PAINTERS, LOVERS OF ANY KIND OF ART to join to our NEW club style Event series!

The Art Café Evening takes place at ‘The Petri Dish – Where the Culture grows’ on the High Street.

Our Art Café Evening offers a chance to show your talent to others, talk about art and lift your spirit. Spend a spontaneous evening with like-minded people. We give the space and you fill it with life and create the magic.

The very first event is this Thursday 18th November 6PM-9PM and every other week on a Thursday going forward.

After the opening performance it is going to be your turn:

POETS – bring your poem and recite on stage

AUTHORS – bring one of your short stories and read out and share with others

DANCERS – we can create enough space for you to show how the dance can fill our heart even we are witnesses only to the enchanting movement

MUSICIANS – bring your acoustic instruments (violin, cello, their big brother – double bass, viola da gamba, bassoon, tabla, anything) We would love to listen!

PAINTERS, SCULPTORS, JEWEL MAKERS bring your artwork and show it to others and talk about them

The beauty of the spontaneity is we follow our inner compass and the creative direction of our hearts.

For some of the musicians there is an Open Mic. The Art Café Evening is an Open Night for all artists, giving an opportunity to introduce themselves and have some ‘stage experience’.

On top of all that, you can enjoy a milieu where the common language is ART!

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Free Entry

Refreshments, drinks and food will be available at The Petri Dish Café
49-51 High Street Aylesbury, HP20 1SA

Dec
5
Sun
Aylesbury Christmas Craft & Gift Fair @ Market Square, Aylesbury town centre
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Aylesbury Christmas Craft & Gift Fair @ Market Square, Aylesbury town centre | England | United Kingdom
The ever-popular free Christmas Craft & Gift Fair will take place on Market Square on Sunday 5 December. There will be plenty of opportunity for you to purchase gifts and trinkets for your nearest and dearest.
Come and discover a wealth of unusual gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. Take a leisurely stroll around the Christmas Craft and Gift Fair based in the beautiful Market Square. Discover personal, handcrafted and unique Christmas gifts whilst enjoying live festive music. Enjoy a range of street food whilst you browse around.
Jan
15
Sat
The Acoustic Strawbs @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Acoustic Strawbs @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

PRESENTED BY ROTARY ROCKS
The legendary Strawbs will make their first appearance in Aylesbury as part of their 50 years tour – a special concert organised by Rotary Rocks to celebrate the 40th anniversary year of The Queens Park Arts Centre.
The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the British folk movement of the mid 60s. Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British band to be signed by the famous label.
Major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero & Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’, earning the band two Gold Albums along the way. Album sales and massive coast-to-coast American tours, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa established the Strawbs as Britain’s most successful international progressive folk-rock band.
The ‘Acoustic Strawbs’ of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.
“Never to rest on their laurels, this excellent band continues to produce classic tracks and spectacular live performances”. (Q Magazine)
“Dave Cousins shows himself as a brilliant and original songwriter.” (Classic Rock)
Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds.

Jan
20
Thu
Sewing Short Course: Sew Trousers @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 9:30 pm
Sewing Short Course: Sew Trousers @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

With Penny Follows

Are you inspired by the latest series of The Great British Sewing Bee? Or perhaps you bought or were given a sewing machine in Lockdown? You may have sewn in the past but feel a bit daunted when you look at dress making patterns?
Whatever your circumstances, you can learn to sew your own, simple stylish clothes. Sewing is a learnt skill and in this five-week course you can learn how to make a simple shell top, a skirt.
You will need to bring with you a sewing machine (if you have one), a basic sewing kit, your fabric and the pattern.
This course is intended for beginner/improver/intermediate dressmakers. You should be able to thread a machine and know how to use it. If you have one, please bring your own machine.
Learn to make a pair of simple pyjama trousers and a pair of classic trousers. You will start by making a simple pair of pyjama trousers and follow on by making a pair of more fitted classic trousers. This class will teach you
– How to measure yourself and decide on the size to make
– How to lay the pattern and cut the garment
– How to read and interpret pattern instructions
– How to sew darts, seams, make a casing to insert elastic, make a waistband, make and insert pockets, insert a zip into a fly front, sew a hook and eye closure, machine a hem or hand stitch a hem.
Suggested patterns: Pyjamas – New Look 6859, Trousers – Kwik Sew 4070

Places must be booked in advance. Suitable for adults and students aged 16+.

Jan
22
Sat
Malone Siburn Band @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Malone Siburn Band @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

The UK based, Detroit soulful blues-rock star Marcus Malone teams up with explosive British blues rock guitarist Innes Sibun for a handful of warm up dates for a new band with familiar faces.
Marcus Malone has just enjoyed the most successful year of his career. His critically acclaimed album ‘A Better Man’ on Redline records has topped several ‘best of the year’ polls and he was also nominated as a finalist in the European Blues Awards.
Innes Sibun was barely in his 20’s when he was produced by the legendary Mike Vernon, before joining Robert Plant’s ‘Fate of Nations’ world tour. He has subsequently built an international reputation by signing with the American label Viceroy, and then Provogue and Blues Boulevard in Europe. He’s an explosive, but feel player, versatile enough to be able to slip from rock and blues into jazz and funk.
Together the two stellar musicians promise a powerful mix of rock, blues, soul and funk, all underpinned by Malone’s soulful song driven quality and triggered by Sibun’s high levels of intensity and his inherent melodic feel. It’s an exciting musical partnership born of the same musical influences, but one that offers them a broader canvas than before

Feb
5
Sat
Pygmalion – A Rehearsed Reading @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pygmalion - A Rehearsed Reading @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

PRESENTED BY UNBOUND
Bernard Shaw’s classic play is brought to life in a very special rehearsed reading.
With the production stripped back to just the actors and script, this is a chance to shed new light on an iconic play, which charts Eliza Dolittle’s encounters with Henry Higgins as he sets out to ready her for London high society.
This performance is presented by our in-house production company Unbound.

Feb
12
Sat
Steve Knightley @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Steve Knightley @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing.
Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own!

Feb
18
Fri
The Boodlum Band @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Boodlum Band @ Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre | England | United Kingdom

The UK’s oldest boy band are back!
From rock classics and pop hits to Thirties revivals and doo-wop favourites, this band crashes through different genres of music, finding unexpected humour in the best and worst of popular music.