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Westbury Arts Centre: Opening its doors this weekend
Westbury Arts Centre: Opening its doors this weekend

Westbury Arts Centre is holding its first Summer Fair this Saturday, and they want you to pop along and engage with their creative bubble, writes Sammty Jones.

During the day, the centre will be promoting visual arts, and if you’ve not previously visited the hub – found on Foxcovert Road in Shenley Wood – you will be in for a visual treat before you even go through the front door.

The centre is actually based in a beautiful Tudor hunting lodge dating back 450 years.

It comes complete with moat, newts and a colony of bats...along with those potters, photographers musicians, painters and sculptors who now call it their professional home.

Westbury will welcome you from 10am in the morning, then, when evening comes around, a full programme of music and comedy will unravel. A bar will serve too, so you can settle back, sup and soak up the eclectic deliveries.

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> The Parks Trust does the Open Air ‘thing’ on Friday night, with a performance of the Shakespearean rom-com A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Mistaken identities and a tangled love trial set amid the magic of woodland where better to host the event than Willen Lake?

The Mini Bowl is the location, and tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children. This show is suitable for all, aged eight years and above, and it’s the London Contemporary Theatre which is charged with providing a Bardy great night out.

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Show time is 7pm and we are assured that come rain or shine, this event will be going on – so dress accordingly.

> The Parks Trust is also holding a Night Hike on Saturday night, from 9pm.

Join wildlife experts on an after-dark walk to discover the nocturnal side at Ouse Valley Park.

> There is a Summer Celebration and Open Day on Sunday, with country walks, music, demonstrations and displays.

Head to Campbell Park between 1pm and 4pm for a look-in.  Admission is free.

> If you go down to the Cowper and Newton Museum on Saturday, you can be sure of a big surprise. Alison Molyneux is leading a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at the former home of William Cowper, from 10.30am.

The building which stands tall on Market Square – invites you to bring your Ted along, and enjoy a story in the pretty 18th century gardens. Admission is £2 per child.

All these events come under the Citizen-backed Made in MK season of goodies.