Sorry that this week’s What’s On this Week is a bit late. Unfortunately I have been a bit poorly this weekend, so I haven’t had the chance to work on it. Anyway, on with this week’s events (apart from Monday’s, of course).
Starting on Tuesday, and going on until Thursday, Milton Keynes Theatre will be showing The Gruffalo’s Child. Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s sell out tour and his monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child – with attitude! Just how brave is she? There are two daily showings during the daytime, with tickets from £13 that can be purchased online. Milton Keynes Theatre is just a short bus ride from Milton Keynes Central station.
On Thursday, the regular Music at Lunchtime event is back at Bedford School. This week, the concert is using woodwind instruments. As always, admission is free and it starts at 1pm. The event takes place at Bedford School, which is within walking distance of Bedford station.
Starting on Thursday and lasting until Saturday, Bedford Theatre are putting on a performance of The Death of King Arthur. Set in a world where demons lurk, epic battles are fought and the fragile bond of trust and honour that exists between all men is tested to the limit, this ground breaking, highly stylised adaptation of the Arthurian legend features an ensemble cast of Year 6, 7 & 8 pupils from Bedford Prep School and Bedford Girl’s School. This event will take place in St Luke’s Quiet Garden, so bring a blanket and a picnic, and starts at 7pm. Ticket prices are £6, with some concessions. Bedford Theatre is within walking distance of Bedford station, though you may want to double-check the location!
Friday sees the first day of the Great Linford Waterside Festival. All sorts of events will be taking place across Friday and Saturday, including live music, dance displays, and a dog show. There is no charge to attend, and the opening times vary throughout the weekend. The nearest station is Wolverton, which is a short bus ride away.
On Saturday, and we don’t often get events from these guys, The Stables will be holding a number of music events during the day as part of their Music in the Garden series. Today’s events include the David Gordon Trio and the Tom Green Septet. Tickets start from £12, and can be booked online. The first event starts at 10am. The Stables is within easy walking distance of Woburn Sands station.
Nature-lovers among you will want to head to the Forest Centre for a special Introduction to bee-keeping event. All sorts of bee species and other insects pollinate a huge range of flowering crops. There is a way to contribute to the future health of honey bees – become a beekeeper! If you see yourself swathed in white, surrounded in a haze of bees and smoke, here’s your chance to learn more and have a go. This is the first of 2 events, the second on the 20th, and the two cost £60. The event starts at 10am, and you need to book in advance. The nearest station is Millbrook, a lovely walk away.