September 2021 Wrapup: Heritage Day, Book Launch, Live Music and Comedy and More!

September 2021 Wrapup: Heritage Day, Book Launch, Live Music and Comedy and More!

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Hello everyone, and welcome to our September 2021 Wycombe Arts Centre wrapup post!

As always, it’s been a busy month for us, covering everything from live music and standup comedy to Heritage Day, our workshop programme, a book launch, Deer Spirit Events’ Mind Body Spirit Show and more. 

Read on to find out what happened over the last month and what we’ve got coming up in October and beyond!

Dan Wilson of Decreate at Heritage Day
Dan Wilson of Decreate at Heritage Day

Looking back at September

September kicked off with us taking delivery of a giant wooden chair! Used as part of the My Wycombe Heritage Day, it’s since been decorated by Dan Wilson of Decreate and will be on permanent display in our Garden Space.

Heritage Day itself took part on Sunday 12th December and was arranged by our friends at HWBIDCo/My Wycombe. It ran from 11 AM – 4 PM around the Guildhall and featured the traditional mayor weighing plus a heritage trail for kids, heritage walks led by Wycombe Society, medieval entertainment, bodgers, Morris dancers, workshops and more.

Speaking of Dan/Decreate, we bumped into the man himself as he was working on a new mural round the corner from the arts centre, and you can check out some photos of that here. It’s part of an ongoing project to create a street gallery along Desborough Road.

On Saturday September 4th, we welcomed Cally Trench and Jane Glennie to Wycombe Arts Centre for a talk about Cally’s new book, 105 Artists’ Hands: Touch Tell Create. It was a fascinating, insightful discussion, made even better because Dr. C baked up a storm in the form of some cakes!

On Sunday 19th September, we welcomed Deer Spirit Events to Wycombe Arts Centre for their Mind Body Spirit Show! Don’t worry if you missed it, though, because they’re coming back in November and so you’ll have another chance to check out the local and hand-made products they have on offer.

We were also proud to welcome the Maz Manzini Band to our Theatre Space on Friday 24th September. The gig was to promote the launch of Maz’s second album, Nightingales, and featured support from Harry Quinn and San Demas.

And on Saturday 25th November, Chuckl presented their stand-up comedy night at Wycombe Arts Centre featuring Terry Alderton, Marcel Lucont, Ola Labib and David Mills. It was a hilarious night full of belly laughs and banter, and we’re looking forward to them coming back in November, where the guest comedians will be Luisa Omielan, Ben Norris, Alice Brine and Paul Pirie.

And then, of course, we had our regular events like our open mic night and Sunday jam, as well as Roundabout Creative Theatre, the Rock Project, Humming Bee Yoga’s Hatha Yoga and the relaunch of Wycombe’s #1 under-18s open mic night, Guitari Lounge.

Finally, our friends at HMV High Wycombe reached out to us to let us know that they’re on the lookout for local bands and musicians with CDs and/or vinyl that they can stock in store. Stop by for a chat (and tell them that we sent you) or find out more on their website.

HMV Flyer

Coming up in October

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Private Hire
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Did you know that Wycombe Arts Centre is also available for private hire? This event listing is for a private hire event that’s not open to the public. Please note that Wycombe Arts Centre will also be unable to host your event at this time. Find out more about hiring Wycombe Arts Centre including costs and capa , …
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Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Wycombe Arts Centre for a monthly film screening! This is a FREE ENTRY event, but please do reserve your place to avoid disappointment as capacity is limited. We have a different theme each month and take YOUR film suggestions before putting them to a public vote. Join the Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre Facebook grou , …
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Art Monday Workshops with Amy Beckwith
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join watercolour artist Amy Beckwith for Art Mondays at Wycombe Arts Centre! Amy is holding a series of art workshops demonstrating a range of step-by-step methods on how to paint with watercolours and gouache. These are taking place as part of our new series of creative sessions where you can discover a range of c , …
Open Studio Art Club
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
As part of our Creative Mondays programme, we’re pleased to present our Open Studio Art Club! Use our inspiring art studio to make your own work, with tips, advice and regular skillshare demos. All arts and crafts welcome. Start your week creatively! WHEN: Every Monday from 7-10 PM WHERE: Wycombe Arts C , …
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Pottery Evenings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
Hatha Yoga by Humming Bee Yoga
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Covid-secure, in-person hatha yoga: suitable for all levels! Join Humming Bee Yoga for this weekly yoga class from 7:15 to 8:15 PM every Tuesday in the cafe space of Wycombe Arts Centre. Sessions consist of an hour of hatha yoga and relaxation. Parking available on site and nearby. Single sessions are available, , …
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Roundabout Creative Theatre
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
What is Roundabout Creative Theatre? An inclusive theatre group for anyone over the age of 17 who wants to have fun exploring and creating original local theatre. The group is led by Alison and Soobie, two experienced community directors who met whilst training at The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama. The grou , …
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Chiltern Music Therapy Jamming Group
2:00 am – 4:00 pm
This NHS community group is run by Chiltern Music Therapy and is open to all, with or without musical experience. For people who are currently accessing, or have previously accessed mental health services. To join the group please get in touch with Chiltern Music Therapy – you can refer yourself or someone you k , …
Social Link
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Social Link is a charity providing a range of services for adults with a learning disability or difficulty enabling them to meet new people, make friends, develop independence skills and enjoy stimulating activities. Without this service, adults with special needs would be likely to experience greater social isolat , …
Pottery Mornings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
The Rock Project
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Juniors (ages 7-11): 5pm – 6.30pm Seniors (ages 12-18): 6.45pm – 8.45pm Adults: 8.45pm – 10pm The Rock Project is the UK & Ireland’s premier school for children’s contemporary music tuition. They offer group lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals, as well as the opportuni , …
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Open Mic Night
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Join Wycombe Arts Centre for our popular open mic night!  Known as one of the friendliest in the area, our open mic nights are perfect for seasoned performers and first-timers alike, welcoming everything from music and stand up comedy to poetry, dance and more. Sign up on the night to take to the stage or simply come a , …
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The Six:Fiftys and Chasing Violet
7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Get ready for an evening of well-known rock, pop and alternative music from two great local bands – Chasing Violet and The Six:Fiftys – for only £6.50. Hailing from Buckinghamshire, The Six:Fiftys are a five-piece, guitar-led band who play anthems from classic rock and pop groups like the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, , …
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Pottery Workshops with Connie Fielder Ceramics
10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! These additional workshops run on top of and alongside Connie’s regular Tuesday and Thursday classes. Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also run , …
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Open Studio Art Club
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
As part of our Creative Mondays programme, we’re pleased to present our Open Studio Art Club! Use our inspiring art studio to make your own work, with tips, advice and regular skillshare demos. All arts and crafts welcome. Start your week creatively! WHEN: Every Monday from 7-10 PM WHERE: Wycombe Arts C , …
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Pottery Evenings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
Hatha Yoga by Humming Bee Yoga
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Covid-secure, in-person hatha yoga: suitable for all levels! Join Humming Bee Yoga for this weekly yoga class from 7:15 to 8:15 PM every Tuesday in the cafe space of Wycombe Arts Centre. Sessions consist of an hour of hatha yoga and relaxation. Parking available on site and nearby. Single sessions are available, , …
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Private Hire
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Did you know that Wycombe Arts Centre is also available for private hire? This event listing is for a private hire event that’s not open to the public. Please note that Wycombe Arts Centre will also be unable to host your event at this time. Find out more about hiring Wycombe Arts Centre including costs and capa , …
Roundabout Creative Theatre
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
What is Roundabout Creative Theatre? An inclusive theatre group for anyone over the age of 17 who wants to have fun exploring and creating original local theatre. The group is led by Alison and Soobie, two experienced community directors who met whilst training at The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama. The grou , …
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Chiltern Music Therapy Jamming Group
2:00 am – 4:00 pm
This NHS community group is run by Chiltern Music Therapy and is open to all, with or without musical experience. For people who are currently accessing, or have previously accessed mental health services. To join the group please get in touch with Chiltern Music Therapy – you can refer yourself or someone you k , …
Social Link
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Social Link is a charity providing a range of services for adults with a learning disability or difficulty enabling them to meet new people, make friends, develop independence skills and enjoy stimulating activities. Without this service, adults with special needs would be likely to experience greater social isolat , …
Pottery Mornings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
The Rock Project
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Juniors (ages 7-11): 5pm – 6.30pm Seniors (ages 12-18): 6.45pm – 8.45pm Adults: 8.45pm – 10pm The Rock Project is the UK & Ireland’s premier school for children’s contemporary music tuition. They offer group lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals, as well as the opportuni , …
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Guitari Lounge
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Guitari Lounge is an open mic venue open to under 18s for an opportunity to play in front of others in a fun and welcoming environment. , …
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Bucks Handmade
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
A fantastic opportunity to shop from local handmade businesses. Creative fun for all of the family. Different sellers on different dates ranging from handmade homewares to wax melts, cards to children’s clothing. Creative fun for all of the family. Different sellers on different dates with wonderful crafted g , …
Big People Party: Strictly Back in Time Music
6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Back in Time promotions presents Big People Party: Strictly Back in Time Music! The evening edition with the ethos of “no music after the year 2,000 allowed”, Big People Party will feature strictly back in time music all night long. You can expect to hear reggae, lover’s rock, revival and a touch of eve , …
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Bucks Handmade
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
A fantastic opportunity to shop from local handmade businesses. Creative fun for all of the family. Different sellers on different dates ranging from handmade homewares to wax melts, cards to children’s clothing. Creative fun for all of the family. Different sellers on different dates with wonderful crafted g , …
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Open Studio Art Club
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
As part of our Creative Mondays programme, we’re pleased to present our Open Studio Art Club! Use our inspiring art studio to make your own work, with tips, advice and regular skillshare demos. All arts and crafts welcome. Start your week creatively! WHEN: Every Monday from 7-10 PM WHERE: Wycombe Arts C , …
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Pottery Evenings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
Hatha Yoga by Humming Bee Yoga
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Covid-secure, in-person hatha yoga: suitable for all levels! Join Humming Bee Yoga for this weekly yoga class from 7:15 to 8:15 PM every Tuesday in the cafe space of Wycombe Arts Centre. Sessions consist of an hour of hatha yoga and relaxation. Parking available on site and nearby. Single sessions are available, , …
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Pottery Workshops with Connie Fielder Ceramics
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! These additional workshops run on top of and alongside Connie’s regular Tuesday and Thursday classes. Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also run , …
Brain Odysseys
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Brain Odysseys is a 12-week performance arts programme for people living with the effects of stroke and brain injury. Working with professional artists, they use poetry, music, singing and movement to spark recovery. No experience of singing or music is needed.  A supportive group where you can make new fri , …
Roundabout Creative Theatre
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
What is Roundabout Creative Theatre? An inclusive theatre group for anyone over the age of 17 who wants to have fun exploring and creating original local theatre. The group is led by Alison and Soobie, two experienced community directors who met whilst training at The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama. The grou , …
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Chiltern Music Therapy Jamming Group
2:00 am – 4:00 pm
This NHS community group is run by Chiltern Music Therapy and is open to all, with or without musical experience. For people who are currently accessing, or have previously accessed mental health services. To join the group please get in touch with Chiltern Music Therapy – you can refer yourself or someone you k , …
Social Link
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Social Link is a charity providing a range of services for adults with a learning disability or difficulty enabling them to meet new people, make friends, develop independence skills and enjoy stimulating activities. Without this service, adults with special needs would be likely to experience greater social isolat , …
Pottery Mornings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
The Rock Project
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Juniors (ages 7-11): 5pm – 6.30pm Seniors (ages 12-18): 6.45pm – 8.45pm Adults: 8.45pm – 10pm The Rock Project is the UK & Ireland’s premier school for children’s contemporary music tuition. They offer group lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals, as well as the opportuni , …
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Indie Night
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Are you a fan of original indie rock music? Have you missed live music? Then you need to book tickets and get down to Wycombe Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd October for a triple treat of local bands to blow those cobwebs from your ears and get your feet tapping and head bopping. All three bands hail from Buckingha , …
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Pottery Workshops with Connie Fielder Ceramics
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! These additional workshops run on top of and alongside Connie’s regular Tuesday and Thursday classes. Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also run , …
Sunday Jam
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our monthly Sunday jam welcomes all comers of all ability levels. Bring some friends to play with or jam with our in-house band. A full PA and drumkit setup is provided. Whether you’re a professional musician or just a beginner, come along and join the Wycombe Arts Centre Sunday Jam! It’s a live show run by , …
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Open Studio Art Club
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
As part of our Creative Mondays programme, we’re pleased to present our Open Studio Art Club! Use our inspiring art studio to make your own work, with tips, advice and regular skillshare demos. All arts and crafts welcome. Start your week creatively! WHEN: Every Monday from 7-10 PM WHERE: Wycombe Arts C , …
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Pottery Evenings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
Hatha Yoga by Humming Bee Yoga
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Covid-secure, in-person hatha yoga: suitable for all levels! Join Humming Bee Yoga for this weekly yoga class from 7:15 to 8:15 PM every Tuesday in the cafe space of Wycombe Arts Centre. Sessions consist of an hour of hatha yoga and relaxation. Parking available on site and nearby. Single sessions are available, , …
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#BreakingBarriers6: Body Positivity Through Creativity
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Breaking Barriers is returning to Wycombe Arts Centre! This event is based on body positivity through creativity and workshops will be delivered on the topic through photography discussions, art and graffiti. Workshop providers include Fitness Garden, Flux Photographic, Bubble Gum Print, Demografix and Decreate , …
Roundabout Creative Theatre
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
What is Roundabout Creative Theatre? An inclusive theatre group for anyone over the age of 17 who wants to have fun exploring and creating original local theatre. The group is led by Alison and Soobie, two experienced community directors who met whilst training at The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama. The grou , …
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Chiltern Music Therapy Jamming Group
2:00 am – 4:00 pm
This NHS community group is run by Chiltern Music Therapy and is open to all, with or without musical experience. For people who are currently accessing, or have previously accessed mental health services. To join the group please get in touch with Chiltern Music Therapy – you can refer yourself or someone you k , …
Social Link
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Social Link is a charity providing a range of services for adults with a learning disability or difficulty enabling them to meet new people, make friends, develop independence skills and enjoy stimulating activities. Without this service, adults with special needs would be likely to experience greater social isolat , …
Pottery Mornings with Connie Fielder Ceramics
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also runs a six-week Tuesday evening course from 7-9 PM. Connie also runs workshops from 10-3, usually on Saturdays, alth , …
The Rock Project
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Juniors (ages 7-11): 5pm – 6.30pm Seniors (ages 12-18): 6.45pm – 8.45pm Adults: 8.45pm – 10pm The Rock Project is the UK & Ireland’s premier school for children’s contemporary music tuition. They offer group lessons in electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals, as well as the opportuni , …
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Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre will be screening your choice of Halloween horror, with special introduction by Ash Darkwood, paranormal investigator, actor, stunt performer and professional wrestler. Ash has more than ten years experience working in the UK scare industry and is the founder of Darkwood Productions, an imme , …
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Pottery Workshops with Connie Fielder Ceramics
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Join Connie Fielder for regular pottery workshops at Wycombe Arts Centre! These additional workshops run on top of and alongside Connie’s regular Tuesday and Thursday classes. Thursday morning classes are from 10.30 – 12.30 for rolling six-week courses, with students able to join at any time! Connie also run , …
Writers’ Group at Wycombe Arts Centre
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Words have power. Share yours. Meet like-minded folk for literary shenanigans with regular published hosts and special guests. Get advice and tips on creative projects, discuss all forms of writing and share your work. WHEN: Every other Saturday, 1 – 4:30 PM WHERE: Wycombe Arts Centre TICKETS: £ , …
Bare Jams + Support
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tickets are now available via Brown Paper Tickets (£12 for Early Bird tickets): https://bare-jams.bpt.me/ BARE JAMS: https://youtube.com/c/BareJamsOfficial Fancy a mix of reggae, dub, soul, pop and ska? Happy days… ‘Bare Jams’ came to play at Wycombe Arts Centre many years ago for the centre&#821 , …
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Greta’s Ghostly Goings On
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
When Greta receives a mysterious invitation to spend the night in the church, she has no choice but to accept.  Armed with a sleeping bag, a torch and some midnight snacks, she doesn’t expect much more than to finish reading Harry Potter for the fifteenth time and maybe a few bumps in the night. Imagine her surprise a , …
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Featured events

As you can see from our calendar, we’ve got a bunch of great events coming up in October (and beyond). Here are just a few of the events that we’re looking forward to:

Accessible Disco (Friday October 1st): The accessible disco at Wycombe Arts Centre takes place every first friday of the month from 7 PM to 11 PM, starting on Friday October 1st!

Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre (Sunday October 3rd): We have a different theme each month and take YOUR film suggestions before putting them to a public vote. Join the Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre Facebook group to see what this month’s film is and to have your say ahead of future events.

The Six:Fiftys and Chasing Violet (Saturday 9th October): Get ready for an evening of well-known rock, pop and alternative music from two great local bands – Chasing Violet and The Six:Fiftys – for only £6.50.

Big People Party (Saturday 16th October)Back in Time promotions presents Big People Party: Strictly Back in Time Music! The evening edition with the ethos of “no music after the year 2,000 allowed”, Big People Party will feature strictly back in time music all night long. You can expect to hear reggae, lover’s rock, revival and a touch of everything else made before the year 2,000.

Indie Night (Saturday 23rd October): Are you a fan of original indie rock music? Have you missed live music? Then you need to book tickets and get down to Wycombe Arts Centre on Saturday 23rd October for a triple treat of local bands to blow those cobwebs from your ears and get your feet tapping and head bopping. All three bands hail from Buckinghamshire and can’t wait to get back on stage after this long period away from gigging.

#BreakingBarriers6: Body Positivity Through Creativity (Wednesday 27th October): This event is based on body positivity through creativity and workshops will be delivered on the topic through photography discussions, art and graffiti. Workshop providers include Fitness Garden, Flux Photography, Bubble Gum Print, Demografix and Decreate.

Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre (Friday 29th October): Films @ Wycombe Arts Centre will be screening your choice of Halloween horror, with special introduction by Ash Darkwood, paranormal investigator, actor, stunt performer and professional wrestler. Ash has more than ten years experience working in the UK scare industry and is the founder of Darkwood Productions, an immersive scare events company and skare skool.

Writers’ Group (Saturday October 30th): Join Michelle Christopher for a session on An Introduction to Journalling for our second writing workshop.

Bare Jams Plus Support (Saturday October 30th): Bare Jams captures the sounds of that one summer youll never forget. Starting out as the passion project of Ollie Coombes and Sam James, the band has grown and evolved from the modest duo busking in 2011, into the full fat festival force it is today. Now a six strong collective, the members come together to blend a tight fusion of genres, seamlessly mixing flavours of reggae, dub, soul, pop and ska into a unique, collaborative sound.

Wycombe Arts Centre's Accessible Disco

Get involved

We’re always looking for people who are interested in volunteering or helping out, whether you’re interested in hosting events or whether you’re just looking to get more involved in the local artistic community.

Please do get in touch if you have anything to share! In the meantime, you can also follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube for further updates. We look forward to seeing you again soon!