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Unbound Theatre, Live Theatre, Live Comedy

'Intergalactic Bailiffs' (16 Oct)

The Unbound Sketchbook are back with a sixth compendium of pages from their mighty book of sketches. This brand new show of all-new material includes an introduction of comedy double-act 'Pasties & Cake', a look at what happens when the world's grittiest detective takes her driving test, and a visit from extra-terrestrial repossession experts. Along the way there's also a chance to meet 'The Chosen One', find out what it's like being married to a sitcom character, and take a peek inside Schrodinger's lunchbox. This performance is presented by our in-house production company Unbound.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Theatre, Unbound Theatre

'Pygmalion' Rehearsed Reading (5 Feb 2022)

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.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Theatre, Unbound Theatre

'Sleeping Beauty'

DISCOUNT PERFORMANCES: Fri 10 Dec (7.30pm) & Sat 11 Dec (5.30pm)SIGNED PERFORMANCES: Sat 11 Dec (1:00pm) & Tue 28 Dec (4:30pm)RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Sun 12 Dec (5:30pm) Directed by Erika SandersonWritten by Dario Knight It's time to get lost in the forest as the Queens Park Pantomime returns for 2021 with a brand new adaptation of a classic fairytale. Once upon a time, in a far-away land, a wicked witch put a curse upon a new-born princess. The baby's father, King Trevelyan, has spent eighteen years trying to prevent the prophecy from coming to pass, but the evil Belladonna has a plan to ensure his daughter's fate remains sealed... Now that Princess Elspeth is no longer a child, she's determined to make her way in the world with her childhood sweetheart. But the course of true love never did run smooth. Here there be dragons... From the team who brought you 'Beauty and the Beast', this year’s show is packed full of rib-tickling slapstick routines, amazing dances and songs, and beautiful handmade sets, costumes, props and puppets from the artists and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre. The show is produced by Queens Park’s in-house production company Unbound, and once again features amazing dance routines choreographed and performed by the Susan Diane School of Dance. Show Run-time (incl. interval): 2hrs Praise for previous Queens Park pantomimes"Truly brilliant, we laughed ourselves silly.""It was stunning - the professionals couldn't out-do you.""Absolutely fantastic. My children loved it and will be talking about it for quite a long time to come. Thanks to all the cast & crew who made it such a brilliant night."

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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A Stroke of Luck (8 Oct)

Written by Ademola Adeniji. A story of survival with a touch of unbelievable compassion and humanity. Issan 'Ebo' joins the British Colonial Army at 16 in 1942. His adventure takes him deep into the Burmese jungle. Early one morning, his platoon is ambushed, attached and left for dead... This new play is presented by Learning Through The Arts, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Heart of Bucks.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Acoustic Strawbs (15 Jan 2022)

Rotary Rocks is delighted to present Acoustic Strawbs. 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) All proceeds from this event to the Queens Park Arts Centre as part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds. Click here for their Facebook page.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Catfish (19 Feb 2022)

UK and British Blues Award winning band Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 24 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards and have just been awarded a UK Blues Award as Blues Act of the Year (England). Both their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts, and their album Broken Man was voted album of the year for 2017 by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association. They have a new album 'Burning Bridges' which was released in May 2019. During 2018 and 2019, they have played in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Rhodes, France, Czech Republic and Spain and have a further three European tours already booked for 2020, along with an impressive set of UK dates all over the UK. 'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today...' Blues Matters Magazine.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

John Verity (20 Nov 2021)

John Verity is the man and musician who is ‘blue to his soul’ and has been one of the most consistent performers on the blues rock circuit for many years in the UK and Europe. This year he is celebrating The 50th Anniversary of the very first appearances of The JV Band in 1970 opening for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others in the USA. On returning to the UK he took a somewhat different direction with his time as frontman in Argent before time spent primarily in the studio recording, producing and guesting with, among others, Ringo Starr, The Zombies and Saxon. John is now consistently 'back on the road' with his own band and experiencing a musical renaissance playing to great acclaim for fans across the country.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Keith Thompson Band (23 Oct 2021)

British Blues Rock musician Keith Thompson, solo and with his band have been consistently performing in mainland Europe now for 25+ years, where he is well known to a blues following as an exciting live performer. In 2019 Keith completed his 10th Blues/Rock album, “Catch the Fire” which features as guests, Buddy Whittington (John Mayall etc.) and rising star, Laurence Jones. Keith and the band have subsequently toured again in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK. They also appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals. Also at Slovenia at the prestigious “Postonja Blues Festival” with “Ten Years After” and “Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes”, Suwalki and Krosno Festivals in Poland alongside, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Clarksdale Blues Festival, USA, Colne R&B festival in Lancashire, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK. Keith has added his skills on stage or in recordings to projects by Spooky Tooth, Mike D’Abo, Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Burton, Dave Markee and Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band and Tina Turner) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, The Groundhogs, Robbie Blunt, (Robert Plant) Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Gino Washington, and many others.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Malone Siburn Band (22 Jan 2022)

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.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Theatre

Murder Around the Clock (1-2 April 2022)

The latest murder mystery event, by Karen Banfield. In 1958 Molly is proudly running her own milkshake bar, with the help of her daughters Bunty and Suzie, plus their next door neighbour. A talent scout spots Bunty’s singing potential and when a face from the past reappears, things couldn’t look better. So what turns one of them, to murder? At the end of act one, guests will be able to work as a team at their table to submit their first guess as to who the murderer is. After act two, they get their final chance to say ‘whodunnit’ and why. The format of the event is for the audience to sit back and enjoy a full length play. No questions are directed at any cast members and they do not mix with the audience. The team with the most points wins a prize. Discounts: Make a saving by booking a table of 6 or 8 people! The cast and crew are kindly donating the proceeds from the show to Queens Park Arts Centre’s ongoing fundraising appeal.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Purple Zeppelin (21 May 2022)

As featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff”, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – Together on the same bill for the very first time! Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. In a “full on” show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME! Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of sessions and gigs both in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country. The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this show promises to be a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo! Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Skamungas (29 Oct 2021)

Rotary Rocks is delighted to present…… Skamungas. The long awaited debut of Skamungas at The Limelight – a night not to be missed! If you thought you didn’t like ska and reggae this band might well change your mind, or even your life, with their infectious enthusiasm and unique take on those instantly recognisable ska and reggae standards. Expect a musical jaunt through the history of ska and reggae – do you know the difference? From 60s Caribbean artists such as Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, and Jimmy Cliff, through the 70s with Dave and Ansell Collins and the wonderful songs of 80s bands Madness, The Selecter, The Specials, and Bad Manners. Then on to the 90s and Reel Big Fish, and more recently, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Paolo Nutini. Just to name a few! And that’s not all. The band in ska/reggae tradition takes classic pop and rock songs and feeds them through the Skamungas machine to be performed as though always intended as ska or reggae numbers. Their ska rendition of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is a particular favourite as is “These Boots Were Made for Walking”, yes, the Nancy Sinatra number! In 2017 some very talented musicians from across the Home Counties came together to do something different. Skamungas was formed and rapidly achieved a great live reputation evidenced by headlining Astonbury 2017, their first festival, and Live In The Park 2018 in Aylesbury before 10,000+ people. The band was selected from hundreds of contenders to play PennFest 2018, on the bill with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Feeder and Manic Street Preachers. 2019 was a triumph of sell out dates, the band now playing far and wide across Southern England, continuing to headline festivals and being courted by ever bigger venues and clubs stretching from the south coast up through London to the Midlands. With a terrific brass section of trombone and tenor sax, driving drums and bass, rhythmic guitar and keyboards, harmonised backing vocals and a lead vocalist to die for, Skamungas is set to achieve even greater things. After the gig desert of 2020/21 the band is revitalised and dying to give a little love and do the reggay. Seriously - get your tickets early!! All proceeds from this event to the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds Charity Fund supporting local charities and community projects. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds: Facebook | Website Skamungas Follow Skamungas on Facebook.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Steve Knightley (12 Feb 2022)

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!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Comedy

The Boodlum Band (18 Feb 2022)

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.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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The Dung Beatles (30 Oct 2021)

“…If I’d closed my eyes, I would have thought it was The Beatles…fantastic!” Review from 2019 Friars Club show at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Described by The British Beatles Fan club as “definitely not your average Beatles band”, since 2013 The Dung Beatles have carved out a unique reputation for performing the music of The Beatles with authenticity, passion and raw energy to sell-out audiences around the UK. Today, live shows draw on an incredible repertoire of over a hundred songs, including both hits and rarely heard album tracks, that have also made the band popular guests on BBC. “A must-see band for all Beatles fans”.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Unbound Theatre, Live Theatre, Live Comedy

The Unbound Storytellers (27 Nov)

Get ready for a night of improvised spontaneous storytelling. The Unbound Storyteller convention is about to get underway. Storytellers are gathering to share their latest ripping yarns and flex their fable-weaving muscles. And best of all? It's up to you what tales they tell. This special improvisation show sees our talented cast create brand new short plays, solo stories and compete in a few light-hearted games. This performance is presented by our in-house production company Unbound.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Voodoo Room (19 Nov 2021)

Paying tribute to these legends of Blues/Rock are Voodoo Room. A very welcome return to this stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, who perform an incredible live show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks – simply great music played by great musicians! See and hear classics such as: Red House, White Room, Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze, Layla etc. Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists. With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is that Voodoo Room are ‘NOT TO BE MISSED – SO BOOK EARLY!’ ‘STUNNING!’ – Time Out

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Unbound Theatre, Live Theatre, Live Comedy

'Intergalactic Bailiffs' (16 Oct)

The Unbound Sketchbook are back with a sixth compendium of pages from their mighty book of sketches. This brand new show of all-new material includes an introduction of comedy double-act 'Pasties & Cake', a look at what happens when the world's grittiest detective takes her driving test, and a visit from extra-terrestrial repossession experts. Along the way there's also a chance to meet 'The Chosen One', find out what it's like being married to a sitcom character, and take a peek inside Schrodinger's lunchbox. This performance is presented by our in-house production company Unbound.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Theatre, Unbound Theatre

'Pygmalion' Rehearsed Reading (5 Feb 2022)

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.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Theatre, Unbound Theatre

'Sleeping Beauty'

DISCOUNT PERFORMANCES: Fri 10 Dec (7.30pm) & Sat 11 Dec (5.30pm)SIGNED PERFORMANCES: Sat 11 Dec (1:00pm) & Tue 28 Dec (4:30pm)RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Sun 12 Dec (5:30pm) Directed by Erika SandersonWritten by Dario Knight It's time to get lost in the forest as the Queens Park Pantomime returns for 2021 with a brand new adaptation of a classic fairytale. Once upon a time, in a far-away land, a wicked witch put a curse upon a new-born princess. The baby's father, King Trevelyan, has spent eighteen years trying to prevent the prophecy from coming to pass, but the evil Belladonna has a plan to ensure his daughter's fate remains sealed... Now that Princess Elspeth is no longer a child, she's determined to make her way in the world with her childhood sweetheart. But the course of true love never did run smooth. Here there be dragons... From the team who brought you 'Beauty and the Beast', this year’s show is packed full of rib-tickling slapstick routines, amazing dances and songs, and beautiful handmade sets, costumes, props and puppets from the artists and makers of Queens Park Arts Centre. The show is produced by Queens Park’s in-house production company Unbound, and once again features amazing dance routines choreographed and performed by the Susan Diane School of Dance. Show Run-time (incl. interval): 2hrs Praise for previous Queens Park pantomimes"Truly brilliant, we laughed ourselves silly.""It was stunning - the professionals couldn't out-do you.""Absolutely fantastic. My children loved it and will be talking about it for quite a long time to come. Thanks to all the cast & crew who made it such a brilliant night."

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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A Stroke of Luck (8 Oct)

Written by Ademola Adeniji. A story of survival with a touch of unbelievable compassion and humanity. Issan 'Ebo' joins the British Colonial Army at 16 in 1942. His adventure takes him deep into the Burmese jungle. Early one morning, his platoon is ambushed, attached and left for dead... This new play is presented by Learning Through The Arts, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Heart of Bucks.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Acoustic Strawbs (15 Jan 2022)

Rotary Rocks is delighted to present Acoustic Strawbs. 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) All proceeds from this event to the Queens Park Arts Centre as part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds. Click here for their Facebook page.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Catfish (19 Feb 2022)

UK and British Blues Award winning band Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 24 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards and have just been awarded a UK Blues Award as Blues Act of the Year (England). Both their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts, and their album Broken Man was voted album of the year for 2017 by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association. They have a new album 'Burning Bridges' which was released in May 2019. During 2018 and 2019, they have played in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Rhodes, France, Czech Republic and Spain and have a further three European tours already booked for 2020, along with an impressive set of UK dates all over the UK. 'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today...' Blues Matters Magazine.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

John Verity (20 Nov 2021)

John Verity is the man and musician who is ‘blue to his soul’ and has been one of the most consistent performers on the blues rock circuit for many years in the UK and Europe. This year he is celebrating The 50th Anniversary of the very first appearances of The JV Band in 1970 opening for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others in the USA. On returning to the UK he took a somewhat different direction with his time as frontman in Argent before time spent primarily in the studio recording, producing and guesting with, among others, Ringo Starr, The Zombies and Saxon. John is now consistently 'back on the road' with his own band and experiencing a musical renaissance playing to great acclaim for fans across the country.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Keith Thompson Band (23 Oct 2021)

British Blues Rock musician Keith Thompson, solo and with his band have been consistently performing in mainland Europe now for 25+ years, where he is well known to a blues following as an exciting live performer. In 2019 Keith completed his 10th Blues/Rock album, “Catch the Fire” which features as guests, Buddy Whittington (John Mayall etc.) and rising star, Laurence Jones. Keith and the band have subsequently toured again in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK. They also appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals. Also at Slovenia at the prestigious “Postonja Blues Festival” with “Ten Years After” and “Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes”, Suwalki and Krosno Festivals in Poland alongside, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Clarksdale Blues Festival, USA, Colne R&B festival in Lancashire, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK. Keith has added his skills on stage or in recordings to projects by Spooky Tooth, Mike D’Abo, Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Burton, Dave Markee and Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band and Tina Turner) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, The Groundhogs, Robbie Blunt, (Robert Plant) Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Gino Washington, and many others.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Malone Siburn Band (22 Jan 2022)

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.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Theatre

Murder Around the Clock (1-2 April 2022)

The latest murder mystery event, by Karen Banfield. In 1958 Molly is proudly running her own milkshake bar, with the help of her daughters Bunty and Suzie, plus their next door neighbour. A talent scout spots Bunty’s singing potential and when a face from the past reappears, things couldn’t look better. So what turns one of them, to murder? At the end of act one, guests will be able to work as a team at their table to submit their first guess as to who the murderer is. After act two, they get their final chance to say ‘whodunnit’ and why. The format of the event is for the audience to sit back and enjoy a full length play. No questions are directed at any cast members and they do not mix with the audience. The team with the most points wins a prize. Discounts: Make a saving by booking a table of 6 or 8 people! The cast and crew are kindly donating the proceeds from the show to Queens Park Arts Centre’s ongoing fundraising appeal.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Purple Zeppelin (21 May 2022)

As featured in the BBC TV documentary “The Joy of the Guitar Riff”, Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – Together on the same bill for the very first time! Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the original bands live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians. In a “full on” show complete with costume changes for each band, you’ll hear more than 30 classic songs – basically THE BEST BITS, ALL OF THE TIME! Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians with decades of playing between them, comprising thousands of sessions and gigs both in the UK and overseas, selling out venues up and down the country. The band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment, this show promises to be a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo! Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerising show!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Skamungas (29 Oct 2021)

Rotary Rocks is delighted to present…… Skamungas. The long awaited debut of Skamungas at The Limelight – a night not to be missed! If you thought you didn’t like ska and reggae this band might well change your mind, or even your life, with their infectious enthusiasm and unique take on those instantly recognisable ska and reggae standards. Expect a musical jaunt through the history of ska and reggae – do you know the difference? From 60s Caribbean artists such as Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, and Jimmy Cliff, through the 70s with Dave and Ansell Collins and the wonderful songs of 80s bands Madness, The Selecter, The Specials, and Bad Manners. Then on to the 90s and Reel Big Fish, and more recently, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Paolo Nutini. Just to name a few! And that’s not all. The band in ska/reggae tradition takes classic pop and rock songs and feeds them through the Skamungas machine to be performed as though always intended as ska or reggae numbers. Their ska rendition of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is a particular favourite as is “These Boots Were Made for Walking”, yes, the Nancy Sinatra number! In 2017 some very talented musicians from across the Home Counties came together to do something different. Skamungas was formed and rapidly achieved a great live reputation evidenced by headlining Astonbury 2017, their first festival, and Live In The Park 2018 in Aylesbury before 10,000+ people. The band was selected from hundreds of contenders to play PennFest 2018, on the bill with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Feeder and Manic Street Preachers. 2019 was a triumph of sell out dates, the band now playing far and wide across Southern England, continuing to headline festivals and being courted by ever bigger venues and clubs stretching from the south coast up through London to the Midlands. With a terrific brass section of trombone and tenor sax, driving drums and bass, rhythmic guitar and keyboards, harmonised backing vocals and a lead vocalist to die for, Skamungas is set to achieve even greater things. After the gig desert of 2020/21 the band is revitalised and dying to give a little love and do the reggay. Seriously - get your tickets early!! All proceeds from this event to the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds Charity Fund supporting local charities and community projects. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds: Facebook | Website Skamungas Follow Skamungas on Facebook.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Steve Knightley (12 Feb 2022)

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!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

Event Image
Live Comedy

The Boodlum Band (18 Feb 2022)

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.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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The Dung Beatles (30 Oct 2021)

“…If I’d closed my eyes, I would have thought it was The Beatles…fantastic!” Review from 2019 Friars Club show at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Described by The British Beatles Fan club as “definitely not your average Beatles band”, since 2013 The Dung Beatles have carved out a unique reputation for performing the music of The Beatles with authenticity, passion and raw energy to sell-out audiences around the UK. Today, live shows draw on an incredible repertoire of over a hundred songs, including both hits and rarely heard album tracks, that have also made the band popular guests on BBC. “A must-see band for all Beatles fans”.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Unbound Theatre, Live Theatre, Live Comedy

The Unbound Storytellers (27 Nov)

Get ready for a night of improvised spontaneous storytelling. The Unbound Storyteller convention is about to get underway. Storytellers are gathering to share their latest ripping yarns and flex their fable-weaving muscles. And best of all? It's up to you what tales they tell. This special improvisation show sees our talented cast create brand new short plays, solo stories and compete in a few light-hearted games. This performance is presented by our in-house production company Unbound.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

Voodoo Room (19 Nov 2021)

Paying tribute to these legends of Blues/Rock are Voodoo Room. A very welcome return to this stunning power trio featuring some of the UK’s finest musicians, who perform an incredible live show in the true spirit of these legendary superstars. No wigs, no gimmicks – simply great music played by great musicians! See and hear classics such as: Red House, White Room, Hey Joe, Sunshine Of Your Love, Purple Haze, Layla etc. Members of Voodoo Room have recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Massive Attack, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder and many other high profile artists. With standing ovations the norm, the word on the street is that Voodoo Room are ‘NOT TO BE MISSED – SO BOOK EARLY!’ ‘STUNNING!’ – Time Out

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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