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7 Events Not To Miss In Berkshire And Buckinghamshire In July

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It’s summer, so unsurprisingly festivals and music take centre stage with some of the best July events in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire


3 July

Waddesdon Manor


The Feeling have been announced special guests McFly’s Waddesdon Manor show. The Feeling first burst onto the English rock scene with the release of their UK Top 10 single Fill My Little World. With seven UK number-one singles, six top-ten albums, seven arena tours and ten million records sold worldwide, McFly are without question one of the most significant British pop acts of the 21st century, with huge hits including Five Colours in Her Hair, All About You, and Star Girl.

James Morrison

17 July

Campbell Park

James Morrison Photo Credit Parri Thomas
Photo by Parri Thomas

One of the UK’s best-loved singer/songwriters, James Morrison, has joined the lineup for the huge, outdoor Paloma Faith live date at Campbell Park. The BRIT Award winning artist has enjoyed a phenomenal career since his breakthrough smash hits You Give Me Something and Wonderful World. His number one debut album Undiscovered became one of the biggest of the decade, reaching 5x Platinum status with over 1.5 million UK sales.

We Have Ways Fest

22-24 July

Blackpit Brewery

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Al Murray with model soldier, photo by Stuart Bertie

The programme for We Have Ways Fest, back for its second year at the Blackpit Brewery in Buckinghamshire, has been announced. Billed as the UK’s number one Second World War festival, it features an exciting combination of incredible displays of military hardware, and fascinating historical talks and debates. We Have Ways Fest was born out of the hugely successful history podcast We Have Ways of Making You Talk, which is co-hosted by keen historian Al Murray and bestselling author and broadcaster James Holland.

Danny’s Champion Summer

23 July-4 September

The Roald Dahl Museum


Celebrate Roald Dahl’s beloved book, Danny the Champion of the World, this summer. Join in with storytelling every day, explore the Museum with Danny’s trail and help create a giant pheasant. Don’t miss the activity week, 2-7 August, for even more hands-on fun, and make sure you sample the pop-up food stalls in the courtyard.

Boy George

23 July

Englefield House

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Heritage Live will this summer bring a host of incredible outdoor concerts to some of the most beautiful venues in the country, including a stunning show at Englefield House in Theale, West Berkshire headlined by Boy George & Culture Club on 23 July. Since their inception in 1981, Culture Club have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, and are recognised as a Grammy Award winning UK institution with a stream of classic hits including Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Karma Chameleon, Church Of The Poison Mind, Victims, It’s A Miracle and The War Song.

Russell Watson

24 July

Englefield House

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Last Night of the Heritage Proms with Russell Watson and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature The NHS Choir, as well as producer Mike Moran, coloratura soprano Christina Johnston, and crooner Mark Kingswood. The show will also feature a Spitfire flypast and firework finale.

Russell Watson is one of the world’s most popular classical singers, once described by the New York Times as a performer ‘who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Frank Sinatra’.

Alex Bem

30 July

Vinny’s & Ted

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Local author Alex Bem releases his debut novel, The Chronicles of a Malfunctioning Male, this month with a launch event to be held at new beer shop in Chalfont St Peter, Vinny & Ted’s, on 30 July. A romcom taking the reader through a whirlwind of uncomfortable scenarios, toe-curling encounters and heart-warming adventures, this book is guaranteed to bring laughter and tears in equal measure.


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