Thursday, 13 November 2014

What's on in MK this weekend

The leaves have almost all fallen now and we're heading fully into winter, but we've still got a few of those sunny autumn days left (we hope). There's still a chance to get out and about this weekend, although you may need to wrap up a little warmer now. As always, we've collated a list of what's on in the local area to help you decide on what to do this weekend, and there's quite a lot to choose from!

Cakes for kids @ centre:mk Middleton Hall, 4-5.30pm
Help raise money for children's charities as Milton Keynes attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest line of cupcakes. Get involved in a number of ways, from coming to have a look, to baking some cupcakes following the official recipe for them to be joined to the line! For more information visit the website by clicking here.

Quiz night in aid of the Olney-Newton link @ The Olney Centre, 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.
Teams are up to 6 people, entry costs £8 per person which includes a supper and soft drinks. Tickets are available from CT Wilson and Orchard Press, or call Rachel on 01234 711751.

Miss Saigon® School Edition @ Sharnbrook Mill Theatre, 7.30pm.
The production is performed entirely by students aged 19 years and under. Tickets range from £11-£13. The production will be showing until the 22nd November, and there will also be two matinees. For more information visit the website by clicking here.

Bedford Art Society & Bedford Camera Club joint exhibition @ Harpur Suite, Bedford. 14th-15th November.
An exciting event displaying a range of affordable art and a variety of prints from local artists and photographers. All for sale unless stated otherwise. Homemade refreshments and a raffle will also be available. Free for members and £2 for visitors.

A Tapestry of Memories of WW1 @ All Saints' Church, Emberton, 1-4.30pm Saturday, 2-4pm Sunday.
The Well & Towers History Society and Friends of All Saints' present a weekend commemorating WW1. On both Saturday and Sunday there will be an exhibition in the Church of information about Emberton residents who saw action in WW1, along with memories and memorabilia of relatives of current Emberton residents plus some WW1 artefacts. From 11am on Saturday a program of talks will tell the stories of Emberton participants in WW1, together with specialist talks on war graves and medical care then and now. Sunday at 11am-noon there will be a service remembering participants and casualties. From 2pm Sunday there will be a series of short talks about relatives of current residents involved in WW1 and the 'Thankful Villages.'

50/50 Auction @ Yardley Hastings Memorial Hall, 2pm
Goods for the auction accepted from 8.30am-1pm, viewing is from 1-2pm and the auction begins at 2pm. Proceeds go to village funds.

Annual Loebner Prize @ Bletchley Park, 9.30am-5pm
The Bletchley Park Trust is yet again hosting the Annual Loebner Prize competition to find the world’s best conversational computer programme.The Loebner Prize competition is based on the Turing Test, one of the biggest challenges in the world of Artificial Intelligence. The test was proposed by Alan Turing, as a way of determining whether a computer programme could be said to be intelligent. The judges at the competition will conduct conversations with the four finalist chatbots and with some human surrogates, and will then rank all their conversation partners from most humanlike to least humanlike. The chatbot with the highest overall ranking wins the prize of $7,000. From 10am Visitors will also be able to have a go themselves and converse with past winners of the Loebner Prize. There will also be a display of robots from the University of Hertfordshire. The competition will begin at 1.30pm and winner will be announced at 4pm.

Barn Dance with the Old Western Band @ Lavendon Village Hall, 7.30pm
£8 for adults over 17, £6 for 12-16 year olds. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Contact Barbara on 01234 712060 or Sandra on 01234 712164 for more information.

Art & Craft Fair run by Sharnbrook Bowls Club @ Sharnbrook Village Hall, Lodge Road, 2pm
Entrance £1. For more information call 01234 781348.

Back to the 80s @ The Carlton Club, Olney, 8pm-midnight
In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. 80s fashion is optional. Tickets are £10 and includes a free drink.

Ben Macintyre @ Bletchley Park, 2-4pm
Bestselling autor, journalist and TV presenter Ben Macintyre will talk about his new book 'A spy among friends, Kim Philby and the great betrayal'. (Please note this is now sold out)

Also this weekend- Santa arrives in his grotto at both the cents:mk on Friday and Frosts garden centre on Saturday. Come and pay him a visit!

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