Open Weekend: a celebration of Buckinghamshire Creativity & Culture

28 Jul 2022 to 31 Jul 2022:

The first ever Open Weekend event for Buckinghamshire took place in July 2021.  Over four days Buckinghamshire residents took part in over 70 creative and cultural activities across the county.  Open Weekend was co-ordinated by Buckinghamshire Culture in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council.

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The theme for 2022 Open Weekend events will be ‘trees and green’ building on the celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee in June.

We encourage organisations and groups across the county to start thinking about creative and cultural events and activities they could run over the Open Weekend.  Submissions will open in April. 

We’ve shared a few starting points for ideas below – you might be inspired by:

  • A local tree, wood, park or garden – telling stories, delivering creative workshops, outdoor performance, or transforming spaces.
  • Stories about trees – encouraging people to think about our landscape heritage, exploring folk tales, sharing stories and memories linked to trees.
  • The environment and green agenda – encouraging people to think about re-use, recycling and sustainability
  • The colour green itself – monochrome painting workshops, nature inspired creativity, green objects from collections to base activities around.

Bill Morris, Buckinghamshire Culture Co-Chair said: “It is brilliant to be bringing Open Weekend back for 2022 – the first event in 2021 was a bit of an experiment, but we feel it was a real success and we have heard how much enjoyment people got from it.  It is also great to hear how many event contributors enjoyed taking part and being involved in something bigger than themselves.”

We will be publishing the Open Weekend timeline on our website soon and we are excited to see how many people will take part this year.

This programme is supported through funding from Buckinghamshire Council and Rothschild Foundation. 

Look out for Open Weekend updates on our website: www.buckinghamshireculture.org / Twitter: @BucksCulture / Instagram: @Bucks_Culture.  We’ll be using the #BucksOpenWeekend for Open Weekend content.

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Twitter: @BucksCulture / Instagram: @Bucks_Culture.
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