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

From chart-busting pop to a violin genius, there's plenty to enjoy...

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 9:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 10:55 am
Anna Vienna Ho

1 MUSICBlack Eyed Peas, Arena MK, November 3With seven chart-topping studio albums and hits galore, the Grammy award-winners are one of the biggest acts of the century. The band’s songs include Where is the Love?, I Gotta Feeling and My Humps.Details: robomagiclive.com

2 MUSICWoman to Woman, The Stables, Wavendon, November 1Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham will be taking to the stage together performing their classic hit singles and album tracks alongside their five-piece band.Details: stables.org

3 THEATREEntertaining Mr Sloane, Stantonbury Theatre, November 1 to 3Joe Orton’s classic play explores unscrupulous sexual manipulation. First performed in the 1960s, the witty, dark and subversive play still retains its power to shock and provoke. Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk

4 BOOK SIGNINGJames Bowen and Bob, Waterstones, Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, November 2From walking the streets of London selling the Big Issue to walking the red carpet at the premiere of the film about their life, it’s been an eventful decade for James Bowen and his street cat Bob. Now the bestselling author has written a new book - The Little Book of Bob - and is coming to MK to sign it from 12pm.Details: call 01908 395384

5 MUSICTom Baxter, The Stables, Wavendon, November 2He’s admired by the likes of Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright, Gary Barlow and actor David Schwimmer, and is regarded as one of the century’s finest songwriters. Details: stables.org

6 CRAFT FAIRMK Handmade & Vintage Fair, Middleton Hall, Centre:MK, November 2 to 4The venue will be transformed into a treasure trove of 128 indoor market stalls, all hosting hand-picked exhibitors. Every item is a one-off, making it a popular alternative to high-street shopping. Details: mkhandmadeandvintage.co.uk

7 MUSIC AND THEATRENo Petticoats Here, The Song Loft, Stony Stratford, November 2Acclaimed musician and singer Louise Jordan tells thestories of remarkable women from the First World War in a one-woman show based on extensive research and combining original live music with recorded sound.Details: www.thesongloft.co.uk

8 MUSICMilton Keynes City Orchestra, The Venue MK, November 2Violinist Yoon-Hee Kim, described as a “violinist of genius” in a special CNN programme, will perform Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, with the orchestra. Details: www.mkco.org

9 MUSICKim Cypher Band, The Stables, Wavendon, November 6Inspired by the funkier side of jazz, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940s jazz singer’.Details: stables.org

10 THEATREJane Eyre: An Autobiography, Stantonbury Theatre, November 6This new and radical solo production explores the classic novel afresh, through Jane’s eyes.Details: stantonburytheatre.co.uk