Bucks Open Weekend


The first ever Open Weekend for Buckinghamshire will take place over a long weekend – 22-25 July 2021 (in celebration of Buckinghamshire Day) and we hope it will become an annual event.

Open Weekend will be an opportunity to celebrate the range and breadth of creativity and culture taking place in Buckinghamshire, with many organisations showcasing many forms of art. In 2021, Open Weekend will have the theme of stories – sharing, collecting and celebrating stories of our residents and our county in creative ways. Several libraries will be hosting events.


Storytelling at High Wycombe Library

Join Dot for a storytelling session for children 2-6 years at High Wycombe Library. To book your free tickets please email lib-hiw@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

24 July | 10.30am | 12pm | 2pm

25 July | 12.30pm | 2pm


I Am Wycombe Film Screening at High Wycombe Library

High Wycombe Library are showcasing 7 short films made by our artist in residence Lasana Shabazz. Each film stands alone but watched together they reveal Wycombe’s residents through themes of home, family and belonging.

The films will be shown on a loop with visitors encouraged to drop in and view as many or few as they wish. They can also be viewed on our Hublets. Lasana worked with library staff, and community groups to create films that showcase the thriving diversity in the local area. This project is part of a partnership with Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Farnham Maltings, and funded by the Rothschild Foundation.

24 July, 11am – 3pm | 25 July, 12pm – 3pm

Some of the videos have content warnings and may not be suitable for young viewers. Some films contain flashing images that may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities.


I Am Wycombe videos at Micklefield Library

Micklefield Library will be showcasing the I Am Wycombe videos on their computers on Saturday 24 July. Slots are available at

10.15am - 10.45am | 11am - 11.30am | 11.45am - 12.15pm

To book a slot, please contact the library.

Email: lib-mic@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Telephone: 01296 382415 and ask to be put through to Micklefield Library.


Soap and Porridge Exhibition at Princes Risborough Library

Tom Cross and writer Aoife Mannix asked community groups and over 100 regular library users What is your first memory? What might be your lasting memory? From the responses they received they’ve been creating art, animations and poems under the title ‘Soap and Porridge’. Tom says: “I am really pleased that more people in the libraries around Buckinghamshire will get to see and engage with Soap and Porridge. I hope it will inspire them to think of their own memories and stories.

You can view the exhibition at Princes Risborough Library.


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