So our third edition is here and we are so excited as the opportunities section is just brimming with new opportunities for your schools and students alike, which is just so fantastic to see. Please do keep us updated on anything you get involved in and your experience with it!

Please remember to let us know about all the creative and cultural things you get up to so we can share your successes and your experiences by sending details and images to 

We hope you have a great well-earned break and Happy Easter to you all!


Whats Coming Up
Young Creative Bucks Forum

We shall be emailing this opportunity out as a pdf and jpg and would be grateful if you can put the flyer up on notice boards and share it with young people. We are aiming to spread the net as wide as possible and to be inclusive as possible so please share with all young people between the ages of 14-18.

Thank you!
Open Weekend returns for 2022! 

Open Weekend, Buckinghamshire’s celebration of creativity and culture, will take place 28th-31st July. The theme will be ‘trees and green’ building on the celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee in June.  We encourage organisations and groups to start thinking about creative and cultural events and activities they could run.  Submissions will open in April.
Let’s Discover! Discover Bucks Museum Schools Workshops

Explore hands-on learning in our Let’s Discover! workshops. Choose interactive expert-led sessions based in our brand-new museum galleries or exploratory adventures in the magical Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery. Book now for new workshops including:
Geology: Rocks & fossils
Archaeology: Prehistory, Romans, Anglo Saxons
Creative writing
EYFS: Dino Mystery, Traditional Tales
Available in Bucks term time on weekdays. Half and whole day offered, beginning at 10.15 am and 12.30 pm.

To find out more or book, please either email me: Serena Avery-
or fill out a web enquiry form here:
Explore our website:
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – Dance, Literacy and the wider curriculum
Artswork are delighted to be working with The Royal Opera House to bring their fantastic Create and Dance to our region over three twilight zooms on Thursdays 28th April, 26th May and 30th June. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland provides the stimulus for a Create and Dance scheme of work that can support cross-curricular learning, particularly literacy, for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 teachers. The free sessions combine practical activity and discussion to provide teachers with the skills and confidence to encourage their students' creativity, movement skills and writing. 
You can find out more about the Create and Dance programme and its impact from the attached flyer or through the links below: 

Create and Dance Trailer
Everybody Dance Digital Workshop
Create and Dance Literacy Improvement in Stoke An Impact case study
For more information and to book visit Eventbrite
'Arts and Creative Outdoor Learning' will take place on Wednesday, April 27th from 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm via Zoom and will be an opportunity to tap into inspiration from the great outdoors, exploring the creative opportunities our outdoor spaces can offer us.  Whether you are an urban or rural school, this thought-provoking session will explore best practices from settings across the Southeast as well as a keynote presentation from Julie Lloyd-Evans of Learning Without Walls. 

For further information and to book your ticket, please visit the Eventbrite link below:  
Developing Cultural Capital with Families
Listen to how Glory Farm Primary School in Bicester are encouraging their families to engage in more creative and cultural activities and download their activity booklet.
Creative Careers Survey for young people 14-30 
This survey has been created by two of our Kickstarters as part of a research project to explore how accessible current creative industry employment routes are for young people. We are keen to hear from students but also younger members of staff. It is anonymous and includes an option to be entered into a prize draw for a voucher worth £45!  The link to share is

Do you have students considering options for September? 

Are they 16, post-GCSE’s and have never previously completed a Level 3 qualification?

 Then this course is for them and FULLY FUNDED!

On our fully funded government (BTEC) course, they will:

Be trained in all aspects of performing arts, in exceptional facilities.

Be supported from audition through to application to conservatoire or university.

Have the opportunity to be represented by the Jackie Palmer agency to work in TV, theatre and film. 

For more information contact us:


GO Create; the opera Imaginarium is a new digital resource created to engage young people with opera in an inspiring, accessible and fun way.

GO Create is filmed at Garsington Opera's home, an opera house set in the beautiful countryside. This short series introduces young people to the world of opera and everything that goes into making it. On stage, we are used to seeing a wonderful spectacle with singers, dancers, an orchestra and captivating design, but backstage and beyond there is an extraordinary company of people who make this happen. Through GO Create, we lift the bonnet on opera and look at what and who really make it work. We hope this will inspire and inform the next generation of theatre-makers to reach their full potential.

All episodes on Eugene Onegin are available here

The much-loved WhizzFizzFest parade will kickstart this year’s event, with schools from across Buckinghamshire invited to get creative, make some artwork or puppets and parade them through Aylesbury on Saturday 02 July. If your school would like to get involved either with artist visits, teacher workshops or just going alone, get in touch!”
Contact: Dan Reynolds –
Read more and apply:
Funding for Creative Learning Sessions
at Waddesdon Manor

The Rothschild Foundation and Waddesdon Manor have jointly launched a Schools Access Fund with the purpose of subsidising and promoting learning sessions for schools. We welcome applications from schools across Bucks for financial support covering transport costs, workshop fees, National Trust Education Group Membership and staff costs to a maximum of £750. 
Applications can be made anytime through the Rothschild Foundation’s website -  
If you’d like to have a pre-application conversation to share your plans or need support completing the application form, please contact
Livestream Learning – Creative Characters

Booking now for Spring and Summer!
Our Livestream learning sessions bring our galleries and Roald Dahl’s archive directly into your classroom, with a mixture of live facilitation, activities, and videos. Your pupils will discover how they can use Dahl’s writing and creative techniques in their work, led by our enthusiastic experts. 
Term-time weekdays. 10 am, 11.15 am, and 1.15 pm slots available.
Email the Learning Team at to book.
Exploring Drawing through Printmaking and Mixed-Media

Artist-led outreach project for Primary Schools - Spring-Summer 2022
Queens Park Arts Centre is offering artist-led printmaking workshops for school groups from Year 1 to 6, Primary. Tailored to each group to expand children's existing experience, techniques such as monotype, reduction printmaking and new approaches to mark-marking can be taught, in-house or at school.
Contact Sarah Lewis:
‘I am Bird’ by Marie Klimis comes to Buckinghamshire Libraries this Spring!
Age guide 7+, Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Get swept away in a miniature paper world with ‘I am Bird’, a new immersive storytelling experience. Using your own headphones and mobile phone, make choices that lead you to different miniature paper worlds hidden around the library, and follow the everyday story of a young bird migrating from West Africa to the UK.
Tickets: £5 for up to 4 people, so bring your friends and family with you.

Buy Tickets from
Burnham Community Library  -Thu, Mar 31, 1:00 PM and Sat, Apr 2, 12:00 PM 
High Wycombe Library - Fri, Apr 8, 1:00 PM and Sat, Apr 9, 1:00 PM
Princes Risborough Library - Fri, Apr 22, 1:00 PM and Sat, Apr 23, 10:00 AM
 Marlow Library - Fri, May 6, 1:00 PM and Sat, May 7, 12:00 PM
Contact details:
The Theatre Shed  Workshop
Workshops are for Children’s Theatre (ages 6 – 11) - Monday 11th April and Tuesday 12th April - 10.00 am until 2.00 pm  & Workshops for Youth and Company Theatre (ages 12 and over) are on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th April -from 10.00m until 3.00 pm.
Keep an eye on Social Media for the theme.
Contact if you would like to reserve a place.
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Kick Back the Chair Set Text Workshops
Wednesday 13th April  - Macbeth 10-1 - An Inspector Calls 2-5
Come and explore the GCSE set texts - Macbeth and An Inspector Calls in the best way possible as PLAYS - bringing the words to life and digging deep into the text. These will be engaging, interactive workshops where you can explore the plays whilst adding new and insightful ideas to your knowledge. Recommended aged 14+

To book your place email 
Any questions email: 
Guitari Lounge - Under 18's Open Mic Nights
The night is currently held every month at High Wycombe Arts Centre and The Drawing Room in Chesham. Everybody is welcome to attend, the dates are as follows:
Guitari Lounge is an open mic night organised by the Buckinghamshire Music Trust to give young people from across the county an opportunity to play in front of a supportive audience, hone their performance and songwriting skills and make like-minded friends.
High Wycombe Arts Centre:  29 Apr 2022, 20th May
The Drawing Room:  7 Apr, 5th May 2022
 All sessions start at 7-9 pm. £2 entry

After-school Art Club (Wednesdays) - 4.30 - 6pm

Regular painting, drawing and printmaking for primary schoolers (aged 7 - 11) at Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury. Come and try out new ways of making art and give your imagination some exercise! Children will be introduced to a broad range of practical processes and creative games.

Colour & Pattern
Easter Holiday, Monday 11 Apr - 10am - 1pm
For ages 7-11. A chance to learn all sorts of easy printmaking processes! We will be working quickly: mixing up colours and using rollers, sponges, blocks and more to make original patterned artwork. Children will be introduced to some of the principles of designing and get to try it for themselves. 

Mixed-Media Portraits
Easter Holiday, Tuesday 12 Apr - 10am - 1pm
For ages 7-11. Discover the fascinating process of 'monotype’ printmaking and make an arty portrait to take home. Children will be guided to explore different media and develop their printed drawings, making decisions about colour, composition and background. Not too sure about drawing faces? No fear, we’ll show you how!

Young Artists: Relief-Printing A Story (2-day course)
Easter Holiday, Wed 12 - Thur 14 Apr - 11am - 1.30pm
For ages 12-16. Over this two-day workshop, students will create a sequence of three prints that tell a mini-story. You’ll be shown how to make relief prints by carving designs into printing blocks and we'll experiment with how to make wordless images tell a story. 

Clothed Life Drawing
Afterschool, Monday 25 Apr - 4.30pm-6pm
For ages 12-16. If you've never tried life drawing or have done a tiny bit before, this workshop is for you. You'll be guided in how to approach drawing the human body from life, from a clothed model, as artists have practised for hundreds of years.

Contact us: 01296 424332
Book at:
Fatal Attraction - Mon 4 – Sat 9 Apr 2022 - Ideal for KS4 & KS5
When happily married New York attorney Dan Gallagher, meets charming editor Alex on a night out in the city, they both commit to a night of passion they can’t take back.
Based on the classic film, this gripping play will help students to explore themes surrounding consent, commitment and complex relationships, introducing them to some adult themes.
Groups 10+ £3 off* per ticket, valid Mon - Thu (evening performances), price Bands A & B.
Groups 20+ £4.50 off* per ticket, valid Tue & Wed (evening performances), price Bands A & B.

We Will Rock You - Ideal for KS3 to KS5 - Mon 2 – Sat 7 May 2022
In a dystopian future where creativity and individuality have been stamped out, a group of freedom-fighting rock rebels strive to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and music.
Featuring Queen’s biggest hits and Ben Elton’s hilarious futuristic comedy writing, global phenomenon We Will Rock You teaches the value of non-conformity, self-expression and standing up for what you believe in.
School groups 10+ £15 per ticket*, plus 1 free teacher ticket with every 10 students, valid Mon - Thu, price Band B

Jekyll and Hyde – Tue 3 May - Sat 7 May 2022
Recommended for PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS aged 10+. Running time: 75 minutes (no interval)
Four actors take on all the roles in DTC's exciting new stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's gothic masterpiece. In 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson could not pay his bills. Despite the success of Treasure Island, he was in need of a ‘hit’. Then one night, wracked with a fever he dreamed the strangest dream. Soho, London. A child is attacked. An evil predator is on the loose. Upstanding lawyer Gabriel Utterson is drawn into the case. His two closest friends Dr Lanyon and Dr Jekyll know more than they are letting on. Is the dastardly Hyde blackmailing Dr Jekyll? Who is this "sneering Satan”? Utterson vows to solve the mystery before Hyde strikes again.
Tickets from £16.50* - School Groups 10+ Offer: £12* per ticket for school groups plus 1 free ticket with every 10 tickets purchased

Footloose - Ideal for KS3 to KS5 - Mon 9 – Sat 14 May 2022
Groups 10+ £5 off* per ticket, valid Mon - Thu, price Bands A - C.
Groups 40+ £7.50 off* per ticket, valid Mon - Thu, price Bands A - C.

City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a small town, but his world comes to a standstill when he finds out that dancing and rock music are banned. Sizzling with spirit, fun and hit songs, Footloose will encourage students to consider the impact of music on relationships and feelings, whilst also exploring themes surrounding religion and authority.

Great School Group Discounts Available!
Plus School Groups 10+ get 10% off ice cream orders^ (as a roundel)

Group sales: 020 7206 1174*
Box Office: 0844 871 7615***

*Calls charged at local rate, plus your phone company's access charge. No booking fees apply to Group bookings. Group bookings cannot be made online and must be made via the Group sales phone line.
**Calls cost up to 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge. Booking fees and a transaction charge of up to £3.65 apply to non-Group bookings made online/phone.
^Discount applies to ice creams ordered at the point of booking only.


The next issue is due on the 19th of May 2022 with the deadline for submissions on the 17th of May.

Please remember to share your successes with us

Share Now

We are asking young people from across Bucks to tell us about things they enjoy, cool things they've seen, done or been to. What do they think about Arts & Culture, about Bucks, also what's missing?
Students can send us a message, an image, a video, poem, story or track by clicking below 

Show Us/Tell Us

Buckinghamshire Culture Partnership are running a project called Bucks in 100 Objects and would like some contributions from young people.
Please share this website with students and encourage them to take part, it's quite a fascinating project!

Just click here

Bucks in 100 Objects

Fresh Works

Wow-what a Show!!!!!

‘Freya and the Return to the Shediverse’ – the incredible Theatre Shed Show combining live-action and animation (courtesy of Singing Cactus) finally took place on February 25th and 26th. The performers and audience had a great time and the event was a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without the support of family and friends who helped backstage and at Front of House, baked cakes, donated amazing raffle prizes and spent lots of money – thank you, everyone!
Battle of the Bands 7

This year’s BMT Battle of the Bands final hit back for the 7th time in its history. Having been delayed by a full year due to Covid, Buckinghamshire Music Trust’s biggest contemporary music event took audiences by storm with a plethora of young talent, a wide range of musical styles and seasoned performances. Ten finalists battled it out in front of a range of music industry judges to be crowned Band of Bucks 2022, an accolade deservingly achieved by the all-female three-piece post-punk band ‘Weird Auntie’ who managed to convince the judges of their musical worth with a stunning performance, songwriting skills way past their age and on-stage confidence usually only found in performers decades into their careers. 

On Tuesday 29th March the Bucks Music Trust brought together 42 primary schools from across our county to perform at The Royal Albert Hall. The children worked with Music Directors Paul Guenault, Fay Hayhurst, and composer Laura Druce. The focus of the concert was on singing and reflects the value that BMT as music educators place upon that activity, now more than ever. All the singers worked incredibly hard to get their songs ready in school, learning advanced listening skills from singing different harmonies, performance skills, team-working skills, and physical skills to support their health and wellbeing. The children’s performance was absolutely spectacular and the feel in the venue was electric. A massive well done to all of those involved.


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