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  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Jumble Sale – 2nd Amersham Common Scouts – 30 March

    Jumble Sale – 2nd Amersham Common Scouts

    date: 30th March

    time: 9.30am – 11.30am

    St John’s Methodist Church Hall
    60 Woodside Rd,
    HP6 6AN

    cost: 50p

    event email:

  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: 2019 Amersham Art Demonstration Programme
    2019 Art Demonstration Programme

    Amersham Art Group are pleased to announce their new 2019 programme of demonstrations, starting with April 2nd Open evening, May 7th, Alan Elees.  Additional self lead workshops on 27th Feb, 27th March, all in the Amersham Community Centre, starting 7:30pm-9:30pm.  £5 for non members.  More information & booking: or calling 01494 771760.

    Full Details for those who want it

    April 2nd 2019 Demonstration Open Evening
    May 7th 2019 Demonstration Alan Elees
    June 4th 2019 Demonstration June Perkins
    July 2nd 2019 Demonstration Simon Chalk – Oils
    September 3rd 2019 Demonstration Gordon King – Watercolour
    October 1st 2019 Demonstration Susan Grey – see her website for her style
    November 5th 2019 Demonstration Niki Bell – see her website for her style
  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Rotary Amersham Fundraising Quiz Night – Feb 23

    Rotary in Amersham Fundraising Quiz Night

    date: 23 February 2019

    time: 6.45 for 7.15 pm

    venue: Little Missenden Village Hall
    HP7 0RF (opp Crown Inn)

    cost: £15 (incls curry supper)

    event email:

    event web:

    event tel nos: 01494 772384

  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Chesham Musical Theatre Company – present Fiddler on the Roof – April 10th to 13th

    Chesham Musical Theatre Company is proud to present Fiddler on the Roof, the gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals

    Tevye the dairyman must find suitable husbands for his daughters and has ongoing respectful debates with the God. Fiddler appeals to our core values and reflects the frustrations between parents and children and the reaction to change and persecution of the times.  Dramatic and emotive, but also very funny, the show is a wonderful portrayal of Jewish life and love in the early 1900s.

    Fiddler is a celebration of life and its challenges. Trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite sweeping social change that is upsetting his family values while threatening his town’s very existence and is based on Sholem Aleichem stories with Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

    Fiddler on the Roof first appeared on Broadway in 1964 and swept the Tony’s with nine “Best” awards including Best Musical for a score that features “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Do You Love Me.”

    Chesham Musical Theatre Company prides itself on high quality productions making local theatre accessible to all.  CMTC has won many major NODA awards over the years.

    Chesham Musical Theatre Company is presenting “Fiddler on the Roof” by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).  Tickets via, the show runs nightly at 7.30pm from Wednesday April 10th to Saturday 13th April, with matinee Saturday and Sunday 14th April at the Elgiva, Chesham. Tickets priced at £18 (£16 concessions)

  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Piano Recital – Aizhana Nurkenova – 15 February – Dr Challoner’s High School, Little Chalfont
    Piano Recital – Aizhana Nurkenova
    Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: Dr Challoner’s High School, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont HP7 9QB
    International prize-winning pianist Aizhana Nurkenova will perform a captivating programme of Bach, Chopin, Ravel and Russian romantic composers as well as her own composition.
    Doors open at 18.30 for pre-concert refreshments.
    Parents are advised that this event is not suitable for children under 7 years old.
    Bach Partita No. 2 in C minor
    Chopin Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor
    Etude-Tableau Op. 33 No. 4
    Etude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 3
    Etude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 8
    Skriabin Etude Op. 42 No. 5
    Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
    Nurkenova Native Land
    About Aizhana Nurkenova
    Hailed by International Piano Magazine as ‘exhilarating’ and ‘singing to heaven’, Kazakh-British pianist Aizhana Nurkenova is active in many concert venues around the world. She performed solo recitals in Italy, Germany, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and the UK. Her chamber recital appearances include the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Juilliard School in New York City. She is a winner of national and international competitions and a recipient of the Hodgson Piano Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music. Aizhana is also a talented composer. Her works have been performed in the UK, Kazakhstan, Italy, Australia and the US, recorded on CD and broadcast on radio and television.
    For more information about Aizhana Nurkenova, please visit or
  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Chiltern Name Change For Local Charity  

    Chiltern Name Change For Local Charity


    A major local charity has started 2019 with a brand-new name.

    The South Bucks Branch of the national Motor Neurone Disease Association* ( will now officially be known as the Chiltern Branch. The Chiltern branch helps local people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their families with grant support and advice.

    Motor Neurone Disease is an extremely debilitating, terminal condition which affects the brain and nerves. The MND Association offers accurate, professional, accessible information and practical day-to-day support to enable people with MND to live with their diagnosis and achieve the best quality of life possible.

    Graham Read, Chair of the Chiltern Branch, said: “Our previous name South Bucks did not totally relate to the area we cover. We needed a name which was more synonymous with our local area. We are officially launching the new branch on January 21st at Cedar Barn, Barn Lane, Hazlemere, HP15 7BQ at 12.30pm. We will be looking to enlist the support of local organisations/companies in our quest to improve the lives of local people living with this awful disease. We already receive significant support from Tesco at Loudwater.”

    *The MND Association actively campaigns to ensure everyone has access to the best possible care, no matter where they live.

    • By working in partnership with the NHS and statutory services we help improve standards of care for people with MND.
    • The MND Association regularly holds events to continue to educate health and social care professionals (HSCPs) to enable them to achieve excellence in care for people living with MND.
    • With a network of MND Care Centres, our branch and group volunteers and dedication to improving standards of care, people with MND can achieve the highest quality of life possible.
    • The MND Association will continue to fund and promote ground-breaking research around the world to identify treatments and find the cure for the disease.
    • Only through collaboration will a cure for MND be discovered. Therefore, the MND Association will promote international research collaboration and organise the world’s largest conference for MND researchers and clinicians.



    For more information contact either or

  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Charity Quiz Supper – MND Association – Saturday Feb 2

    Charity Quiz Supper

    date: Saturday 2 Feb

    time: 18:15

    venue: Tylers Green Village Hall, Church Road, HP10 8LN

    cost: £15 for adults, £10 for children

    event email:

  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Amersham Track Party On December 9th

    Amersham Track Party

    On December 9th, at Amersham Community Centre we have an
    epic train track ready for your little ones to play on.
    To complete the #epicplaytime experience we also have
    great car tracks and hundreds of toy dinosaurs to play
    with! (Adults and children under 16 are free when
    attending and not playing. Under 16 s not taking part
    must remain seated or in arms, or they will need a

    We encourage the use of photography by parents at our
    events. If you do not want your child to be in an
    environment where photography is taking place please
    contact Track Party before you make your purchase

    date: December 9, 2018

    time: 10am-5pm

    venue: Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Ave, Amersham HP6 5AH,

    cost: 7.50

    event email:

    event web:

    event tel: 07895 775965

  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Friday 14th December Wear It Festive to support local Hospice

    Wear It Festive
    On Friday 14th December Wear It Festive to support your
    local Hospice. From full-on festive frocks to subtle
    snowman socks – anything goes! Simply donate £2 and get
    all your friends or colleagues involved in the fun too!

    Make a day of it and have a mince pie bake off or pin the
    nose on Rudolf.

    Did you know that just £66 could pay for 12 patients in
    our In Patient Unit to have a Christmas lunch, complete
    with mince pies, mulled wine & festive crackers? At such
    a difficult time of year, your support could have a huge
    impact helping our patients and their families smile this

    Don’t forget to tell us how to Wear It Festive! We can
    provide, buckets, balloons and banners. We’d also love to
    see what you get up to, so use the hashtag

    date: Friday 14th December 2018

    time: 09:00 – 17:00

    venue: Schools, work places, everywhere

    cost: £2

    event email:

    event web:

    event tel: 01442 869555

  • Amersham News Views and Information News Feed: Chiltern Humanists – 12 December – Valerie Jack – A Happy Ending – Amersham

    Chiltern Humanists

    8.00 pm   Wednesday

    12 December

    Valerie Jack

    A Happy Ending

    (Without the Ever After)

    Valerie Jack will be talking about the work-in-progress of her creative non-fiction book A Happy Ending (Without the Ever After).   It will present a tapestry of voices of the non-religious, exploring how we may find happiness and meaning in the face of mortality.   Valerie has spoken to more than 60 non-religious people about their personal experiences of bereavement, life-limiting illness and other confrontations with mortality.


    Valerie read English at Oxford and York Universities, and qualified as a teacher at Brunel.   She taught at sixth form colleges for 12 years.   She had a poetry collection, Educational, published in 2009, and has another in the works.   She has written several stage plays, one of which has been produced in London twice.


    Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre,

    Chiltern Avenue,   Amersham HP6 5AH

    Ample free parking.

    Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Just come along.

    For more information please visit



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