Ten of the best things to do in and around MK in the next few days

Whatever you're into, there's something for you in our guide to ten of the best things to do in MK in the coming days...

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:11 pm
Circus Starr gives the chance for underprivileged and vulnerable children to enjoy the fun of the big top

1 FAMILYOrgan Festival, Milton Keynes Museum, October 8 and 9Milton Keynes Museum will be transporting visitors to the days of fairground fun with the return of its popular Organ Festival. Organs were the soundtrack of the fairground, and the music making machines are still a thrill for those who remember the charming music from their youth. The musical theme continues over in the museum farmhouse which will have its own display of chiming musical boxes. And two miniature steam traction engines will be adding more magic during the weekend.Details: www.mkmuseum.org.uk

2 COMEDYShazia Mirza, The Stables, Wavendon, October 12The acclaimed comedian presents her show The Kardashians Made Me Do It, an exploration of life, love and Jihadi brides. The act is inspired by three girls who left Bethnal Green to join ISIS, and an unrelated radio piece Shazia contributed to the BBC which subsequently received a record number of complaints. Shazia has performed internationally from Texas to Kosovo and is a regular on radio and TV. Prepare to have your thoughts provoked and your rib tickled.Details: www.stables.org

3 THEATRERapunzel, Stantonbury Theatre, October 8Theatre of Widdershins have taken this traditional tale right back to its roots, teased out the tangles and styled it into a beautifully coiffured piece. Expect a blend of top puppetry, storytelling and dramatic music, all suitable for ages four and above and packed into 50 minues.Details: www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk

4 FAMILYThe Big Draw, York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, October 8Superheroes and villains is the theme of this free workshop. Make Batmobiles, Batlights, superhero capes, comic strips and more. It’s suitable for all ages and abilities. Details: www.york-house.org.uk

5 COMEDYAndy Hamilton, The Stables, Wavendon, October 9If you’re feeling flustered because of flux, comedy favourite Andy will teach you how to cope with the changes we have seen and those yet to come. Details: www.stables.org

6 FAMILYCircus Starr, Milton Keynes Irish Centre, Manor Fields, Watling Street, October 9Children who might not otherwise get the chance to enjoy the magic of the circus can marvel at world-class, professional artists from across the globe with Circus Starr. The not-for-profit organisation provides free seats to thousands of disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable children.Details: www.circus-starr.org

7 MUSICBedford Oxjam, Oxfam Books & Music, St Paul’s Square, BedfordJazz will be playing on vinyl all day in the shop through a special audio set-up, with more than 60 jazz records for sale on the day, all as part of the annual Oxjam campaign. Details: www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam

8 MUSICForest of Fools, MK11, October 7The MK favourites come home after a busy summer, including playing five stages at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.Details: www.forestoffools.com

9 THEATREThe Full Monty, Milton Keynes Theatre, until October 8There’s still time to catch the much-loved story of six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers who find a new source of income – by taking their clothes off. Details: www.atgtickets.com/Miiltonkeynes

10 FAMILYStart the Art, MK Gallery, October 11Families can explore the joys of art through a range of multi-sensory activities, including painting, drawing and mark-making, using sound and light to transform MK Gallery’s Project Space. Details: www.mkgallery.org