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IF YOU want a great evening of music and dance then go along to the Brookfield Band barn dance on Saturday.

IF YOU want a great evening of music and dance then go along to the Brookfield Band barn dance on Saturday. You do not have to be an expert as a caller will tell you what to do.

All profits from the evening will be donated towards helping the HS2 Amersham Action Group in its campaign against the planned high-speed rail route through the local countryside.

The four-piece ceilidh and folk dance band have been around since 1980. They play the violin, recorder, double bass and piano-accordion and are members of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

There will be more than two hours of music, including such great tunes as Strip the Willow, Cumberland Square, Oxo Reel and The Hexham Race. Get your dancing feet ready for an energetic evening! Round-up

what? Barn dance where? The Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, HP6 5AE when? Saturday, April 2, 8pm cost? £12 (including a rustic supper) call: Penny Wilson on 01494 433 376 or 07788 143 540 email: penny.wilson54@yahoo.co.uk

Promise to see Beverly

ONE of the most successful singer/songwriters the UK has ever produced, Beverly Craven is back on the road supporting her new CD Close To Home, live DVD and autobiography.

She is best known for her 1991 hits Promise Me and Holding On and multi-million-selling debut album,

Beverly will be performing new and old hits in an up-close-and-personal show with her saxophonist, who has played alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. This an evening guaranteed to show you an artist at the top of her game.

what? Beverly Craven where? The Elgiva, St Mary's Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR when? Saturday, April 9, 8pm cost? £18 call: 01494 582 900 see: www.elgiva.com

TV psychic at theatre

YOU may recognise Tracy TJ Higgs from ITV2's The Xtra Factor, in which she took part as a psychic expert and correctly predicted the final four contestants in the correct order.

Tracy says: "I'm not in the business of trying to convince people to believe. If they don't believe then they don't need to come to me.

"You're not going to get an atheist going to church, so I wouldn't expect to see a sceptic at one of my shows."

what? Tracy TJ Higgs where? The Elgiva, St Mary's Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR when? Friday, April 8, 8pm cost? £15, concessions £14 call: 01494 582 900 visit: www.elgiva.com

A great knight out

MONTY Python's Spamalot continues its extensive UK tour in Aylesbury until Saturday.

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is an almost-new musical with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

It tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (cancelled - health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.

Phill Jupitus (QI, Never Mind the Buzzcocks) stars as King Arthur (pictured), and everyone's favourite Python (after John and Michael), Eric Idle, appears as God from his poolside in LA, thanks to 21st-century technology.

what? Monty Python's Spamalot where? Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1UG when? Monday, March 28 to Saturday, April 2, 7.30pm cost? From £15 to £39.50 call: 08448 717 607 visit: www.ambassadortickets.com/ aylesbury

Chance to hear some great sounds of the 60s again

THE Searchers will be landing in Chesham next Thursday as part of their UK tour. The band produced many memorable hits, such as Sweets For My

Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don't Throw Your Love Away and When You Walk In The Room.

With total record sales well in excess of 40 million, their recent compilation album The Very Best of The Searchers, which includes all their hits, has seen a recent return to the British charts for the band.

The Searchers continue touring the world, travelling as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career now remarkably spanning five decades.

It is a highly entertaining concert which has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world.

what? The Searchers where? The Elgiva, St Mary's Way, Chesham, HP5 1HR when? Thursday, April 7, 8pm cost? £19.50, concessions £18.50 call: 01494 582 900 visit: www.elgiva.com

 

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