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

From one of Britain's favourite entertainers to Peppa Pig, there's lots to enjoy...

Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 9:07 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 9:10 am
Brian Conley

1 THEATREBrian Conley, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 25The multi-talented and irrepressible entertainer returns to the Milton Keynes stage with his new show, featuring comedy, sketches and songs alongside some of his best-known material from stage and screen. Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

2 MUSICJackson Live In Concert, The Stables, Wavendon, March 24Long-time fan Ben recreates the Michael Jackson experience with his rendition of all his favourite songs. Ben’s portrayal is regarded as among the most accurate tributes to the King of Pop, and he is joined on stage by his band and dancers who work their way through all the hits.Details: stables.org

3 MUSICKossoff…The Band Plays On, The Stables, Wavendon, March 29Singer Terry Slesser has put together a fine ensemble of musicians to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff. Terry was vocalist in Kossoff’s post-Free outfit Back Street Crawler and this tour marks the first time since the 1970s that he has taken the Backstreet Crawler catalogue and some choice Free tracks on the road. Also included in the night’s line-up are Uli Jon Roth (UFO, Wild Horses) and Pat Travers’ drummer Clive Edwards.Details: stables.org

4 FAMILYPeppa Pig’s Adventure, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 28 and 29Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music.Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

5 MUSICIcons of the ‘80s, Milton Keynes Theatre, March 26Three ‘80s favourites come together on one stage - Go West, Nik Kershaw and Cutting Crew. Expect hits including We Close Our Eyes, The Riddle and Died in your Arms.Details: atgtickets.com/MiltonKeynes

6 MUSICTurin Brakes, The Stables. Wavendon, March 22After 17 years together, seven studio albums and more than one million records sold worldwide, Turin Brakes started 2018 with the release of their eighth studio album Invisible Storm, followed by a major UK tour. One of the finest indie bands of the last decade with seven top 40 hits to their name, this is a band who have weathered many Invisible Storms and knows that there’s always a story left to tell.Details: stables.org

7 FAMILY THEATREWhere’s My Igloo Gone, Stantonbury Theatre, March 25Journey into a dazzling, Arctic world of soaring snow geese, husky dogs and starry nights. And the kind of cold that makes the skin tingle. Travelling through snowstorms, across oceans and into our hearts, our hero Oolik is not the kind of girl to give up on her quest...Details: stables.org

8 MUSICThe Hardy Band, College Arms Bar, Cranfield, March 23The Hardy Band are a six piece folk-americana band from Leicester. Having influences from many genres of music, they have found themselves creating a fresh blend of melodic, foot stomping, country-pop. Details: wegottickets.com/event/423801

9 EXHIBITIONThree Witches Reunion, National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, until April 30Three Witches – one scientific and two artistic – have been brought together for this public display. The WITCH machine, the inspiration for the two paintings, is the Guinness World Record-holding 1951 Harwell Dekatron computer, the world’s oldest working digital computer. It is being exhibited alongside two paintings it has inspired.Details: www.tnmoc.org

10 CINEMAAquarius, Open University Hub Theatre, March 28Presented by the Open Film Society, the film tells the story of a widow and retired music critic who is the lastresident of a once smart apartment block in Brazil.Details: openfilmsociety.co.uk