Sunday 23rd October 2022
Swanbourne Estate, Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 0SW
BACO is delighted to be one of five nominated charities to receive a share of the net proceeds of the eleventh running of this gutsy, gruelling cross country endeavour.
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A talk by Colin Heber-Percy about his book ‘Tales of a Country Parish’ at Liscombe Park Chapel
Monday 7th March 2022
During the unprecedented circumstances of Spring 2020, Colin Heber-Percy began writing a daily newsletter of reflections and uplifting stories to stay in touch with his parishioners. Word spread, and soon his bulletins were being eagerly consumed by readers around the country and beyond.
In this thought-provoking and invigorating book, Heber-Percy draws upon a kaleidoscopic knowledge of nature, philosophy, poetry and music, as well as religious writings, and interlaces them with amusing and touching vignettes from his Wiltshire parish.
As he follows the changing seasons, Heber-Percy moves from the seemingly small and mundane to ponder big life questions – can you find heaven in a Londis shop, why is the Bible not like the Highway Code, what on earth are we all doing here – while gently offering up wisdom and sustenance for all, regardless of faith and creed.
“Self-willed, eccentric, intimate… this book takes you into the mind of a man of intellect, deep tenderness, and above all, a passionate, life-sustaining Christian faith.” – Madeleine Bunting, author of Labours of Love
“Priests can make excellent chroniclers, having privileged access as they do to the minds and lives of others… Tales of a Country Parish is in this brave tradition. Immensely knowledgeable and curious, Colin Heber-Percy wears his deep learning lightly and his reflections are moving, compelling and insightful.” – Peter J. Conradi, author of Iris Murdoch: A Life
“A delightful book from a gentle, generous spirit.” – Simon Russell Beale CBE
“Philosophical speculation, country lore, rock music, spiritual exploration, erudite and beautifully written, this collection of reflections and meditations is a surprise and a delight. The kind of shot in the arm the Church of England badly needs – and is so rarely to be found.” – Salley Vickers
Tickets £25, including a glass of wine or soft drink option, a sandwich and cake.
All event proceeds go to BACO.
FILM NIGHT – CYRANO
Friday 28th January 2022
Join us for a special charity screening of Cyrano by kind permission of Working Title Films on Tuesday 11th January 2022 at Bernard Hall, Cuddington HP18 0AP.
Doors open at 7.00pm and the film begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are £20 per person and must be purchased through Eventbrite in advance. All government advice on Covid-19 will be adhered to, including limiting the number of tickets to enable social distancing and ensuring the venue is well ventilated.
Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the timeless tale of a heartbreaking love triangle.
A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (played by Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel.
But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her — and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.).
Tickets are not refundable. All proceeds from this event will go directly to BACO.
Wingrave Open Gardens
Sunday 20th June 2021
More than 15 village gardens open 12noon – 6 pm on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June 2021. Lunches and teas, an art exhibition, children’s activities, and much more!
Tickets £6 in advance from Wingrave Shop or outside the Church during the weekend.
Proceeds to Maggie’s Cancer Care and BACO.
Wednesday 16th September 2020
The Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday September 16th 2020 at 18.30 and will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to attend.
AGM 2020 – POSTPONED
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Due to Covid-19 the AGM that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th May 2020 has been postponed. We hope to be able to hold it in the Autumn.
All members will be welcome.
FILM NIGHT – CATS
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Please join us for a charity screening of CATS by kind permission of Working Title Films on Wednesday 22nd January 2020.
Where: The Bernard Hall, Cuddington, HP18 0AP
Time: Doors open 7.00pm and the film starts at 7.30pm.
Price: £15.00 + administrative fee of £1.76
Pay Bar: Thanks to Jay of Cuddington Stores
Car Parking: Please take care parking on the village streets, bring a torch as there is no street lighting.
Tickets are Transferable but not refundable
“Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event. Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.
Featuring Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street to tap.
Universal Pictures presents a Working Title Films and Amblin Entertainment production, in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group. Cats is produced by Debra Hayward, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Tom Hooper. The screenplay is by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot, Rocketman) and Hooper, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot and the stage musical by Lloyd Webber. Cats is executive produced by Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg, Angela Morrison and Jo Burn.”
An Evening at Eythrope
Friday 21st June 2019
In partnership with the Buckingham Area Citizens Advice Bureau we invite you to an evening in the Walled Garden at Eythrope, Stone. By kind permission of Lord Rothschild. We anticipate that this evening will be very well attended and will be reserved on a first come first served basis. NOW SOLD OUT
Wednesday 8th May 2019
The Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday May 8th2019 at the Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF 18.30 for 19.00. All members welcome.
FILM NIGHT – Mary Queen of Scots
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Thanks again to ‘Working Title’ we showed Mary Queen of Scots in Cuddington Picture House at the Bernard Hall. The invitation to attend was to members and potential members. A flurry of snow caused gridlock in parts of Buckinghamshire and so there were a few empty seats but apologies followed with kind donations. Those members who did attend had an opportunity to say farewell to Jamie Bennett Governor of HMP Grendon & Springhill whom after seven years was moving to be Governor of HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire. Jamie has been very supportive of BACO and he will be much missed. Money raised from this evening will be put towards the costs of updating the Constitution.
FILM NIGHT – The Darkest Hour
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
On Tuesday 23rdJanuary 2018 thanks to ‘Working Title’ we had a Members showing in Cuddington Village Hall of ‘Darkest Hour’ a film about Winston Churchill as Prime Minister in May 1940, starring Oscar winning actor Gary Oldman. The evening was held to raise awareness of BACO and to encourage new members to join. Money raised from the evening to be spent on the new website.