New venue for Buckingham’s The Film Place

Buckingham Town Council’s Planning Committee has not hesitated to support an application from the University of Buckingham to permit the use of the 156-seat ground floor lecture theatre in the Vinson Building by The Film Place on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Film Place, Buckingham’s local cinema, has been using a lecture theatre in the Chandos Road Building since 2005, but access for the less able is more difficult, and the move will open up more of the Vinson Building for public use, as outlined in its own planning application in 2016. Eight new parking places, are to be provided at the southern end of the Building, close to two existing blue badge bays, and any overflow can be accommodated in the island car park.

We look forward to promoting approval of this application by Buckinghamshire Council, and to the Opening Night at the new venue.

Cllr. Mark Cole JP, Chairman of the Planning Committee, said “this further strengthens the ongoing relationship between Town and Gown, and we are grateful to the Vice-Chancellor to agreeing to accommodate the cinema in this wonderful building, which already welcomes the public to its other facilities”.

BandJam to Rock Buckingham Town Centre

BandJam is back! A full nine hours of free live music will rock Buckingham Town Centre from 1 – 10pm on Sun 28th August.

BandJam is organised by the BandJam Group, headed up by Lee Maloney from The New Inn Pub in Buckingham. Lee always hunts out an exciting line up for the event, and BandJam 2022 is no exception, with returning favourites and some incredible first timers including: Krissy Matthews, 60s Jukebox, Brothers Homebrew, The Reformers, Big Head, Twisted Echo, Liquid Stone and more.

As well as fantastic food and drink available from local shops and restaurants Go Greek Food and J&R Burgers will be at the event to help keep the festival well fed.

BandJam is supported by Buckingham Town Council who fund the event and arrange logistical support, as part of their work to support the local economy.

Cllr. Robin Stuchbury, Chair of the Town Centre & Events Committee said: “Having been fortunate to have been involved in BandJam since it first arrived in the town centre, I’m looking forward to another day of entertainment and music.  BandJam provides an opportunity for people to gather at a free event, meet each other and catch up on what everyone’s been doing; against the backdrop of live music. I would like to say a large thank you to the BandJam Group and Lee Maloney, Buckingham Town Council staff, the security company and last but most importantly, the continued support of committee members to put on such events which support trade in the town.”


Twinning in the Market

Traditional and modern: French, German and British entertainment in the market place during the Twinning weekend.

Celebrate Buckingham’s relationship with Mouvaux in France and Neukirchen-Vluyn in Germany with music, dancing and mime from 10 am and throughout the day.

Acts include:
– Edelweiss All Stars
– Brackley Morris Men
– Mime Artists Inc

Part-funding for this event is being provided by the Government’s ‘Welcome Back Fund’ from Buckinghamshire Council.