Mad March Match

MAD MARCH MATCH! On March 1st we get our begging-bowl out for another LocalGiving matched-funding campaign, with the money going to York House’s community events, like The Big Draw and Christmas Lanterns. You can donate ANY amount (£1000 max!) and it will be matched. You can also GiftAid your donation (not matched). Fingers poised from 10am on March 1st, but don’t hang about – the pot runs dry pretty quickly. Thanks in advance.

Coming up in March

Check the What’s On Calendar at the relevant dates for more details.

Of course, all our regular groups and events will be on, covering all sorts of youth, community, and arts activities, but here are some “one-offs”.


Comedy Cow

Saturday 04 March 2017, 8.00pm

First Saturday of the month so more top-quality stand-up comedy. Headliner: Hayley Ellis.

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Saf’s Curry Night

Saturday 11 March 2017, 7.30pm

Something new for us: Saf’s Kitchen joins forces with us for a delicious 3-course home-cooked curry dinner, a real ale (and other stuff, of course) bar, Theresa’s exotic Tea Bar, jolly live music from The Reeds, and…. wait and see.

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Whose Turn is it Anyway?

Saturday 18 March 2017, 08.00 pm – 10.00 pm

A high-energy night of hilarious improvisation.  If you’ve ever seen the comedy TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” you’ll know what to expect!

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MKBiergarten Spring Beer Festival

Saturday 25th March 2017, noon to 10pm

So successful and enjoyable was the Oktoberfest that MKBiergarten is returning for a spring celebration of German and local beers, streetfood, and the amazing Ufferpuffers!


February Fun

Check the What’s On Calendar at the relevant dates for more details.

Swinging Songwriters! It SWUNG!

Friday 03 February 2017, 08.15 pm – 11.00 pm

FULL HOUSE for the homage to those superb songwriters who felt that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Many thanks to the excellent and fun “Dirty Bizness”, and to the sublimely jazzy Sharon Watson & Dick Clarke


Here’s video for you to enjoy:


COMEDY COW – a hilarious full house

Saturday 04 February 2017, 8.00pm

Another sell-out for Comedy Cow, with headliner Alexis Dubus.

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 Alice in Stonyland – pantomime jollity

A specially-written pantomime taking young Alice to Stony Stratford saw four well-attended performances on February 17th, 18th and 19th and a feast of fun. Well done to creator, Danni Kushner, and to all the performers and production team.

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Bygone Stony – packed!

The Bygone Stony exhibition at York House had 450+ visitors and there was a terrific buzz as memories were stirred, or discoveries were made by new residents of the town. Not only that but the usual great generosity of Stony people came into play and a whopping £276 magically appeared in the donations bucket – this will go to future York House community events. Thanks to all the photo contributors, to John Hawkins for the slide-show, to my able assistants, and to all those who came along and made it worthwhile. Thanks also to MK50 for putting on the celebrations.

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What a jolly start to the year it has been!

Saturday 14th January 2017 – another jolly affair and the trees have been duly sung to and praised.

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Stony Steam Lab – run by The Order of the Teapot

Off to a fine creative start. Saturday 21st January 2017 02.30 pm – 05.00 pm

Then 11th March, and every 2nd Saturday bi-monthly thereafter.


Bygone Stony Exhibition

(a StonyWords! event)

Saturday January 21st and Sunday January 22nd 2017, 2.00pm – 5.00pm both days

Some 450 – 500 people enjoyed a pictorial journey through Stony’s history.

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Bardic Trials 2017

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 07.30 pm – 11.00 pm

And the new Bard of Stony Stratford is Mr Steven Hobbs (man in the hat). All hail.


The Kings’ Courtesans

Saturday 28 January 2017, 07.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Lovely turn-out for another delightful evening from Mr Simpson’s Little Consort, combining exquisite music and song with tales of goings-on in the bed-chambers of English kings.


Mark Prescott – Virtuoso Violin

Sunday 29 January 2017, 3.15 pm – 5.00 pm

A lovely audience for this impressive and enjoyable solo performance from the talented Mark on a flying visit to the town in which he was a major player for many years.


Oktoberfest German Bier Festival

Over 460 people enjoyed Oktoberfest when MKBiergarten (Wolverton) and York House joined  forces to bring you Stony’s first celebration of the great German beer festival.

The beer flowed, as did the conversations and the merriment. as the sun  began to set, the light returned courtesy of the splendid brass band joyfully encouraging Gemütlichkeit – good cheer!

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