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Never grow up! Students recreate Neverland for free family event

On April 29 take the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning - that's the way to Neverland at Bucks New University!

Bucks Live, made up of second-year Music & Live Events Management students, is hosting the FREE family day out Neverland.Bucks-Live-FINAL

The event will feature fairground rides, live music, Inflatable Zone, face painting, food stalls and even a visit from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell themselves.

Student Shannon Weller, 20, PR and marketing for the event, said: "All of us students have worked so hard to put this event together and have had to do every aspect of it by ourselves.

"I am so proud of what we all achieved and I'm sure that all of our hard work will be reflected on the day."

The Bucks Live events, run by the University students under the supervision of their lecturers, have grown in popularity over the years and this will be the fifth year students have presented these fun days. The previous event, Winter Wonderland in December, attracted nearly 2,000 visitors.

Alan McBlane, Course Leader in Music and Live Events Management, said: "The students continue to amaze us with their energy and enthusiasm for the event.

"Having already had a sneak preview of what they have in store for April 29, 'Neverland' could be one of the best yet."

Peter-Pan-sketchThe event, which runs between 10am-4pm on the grounds of the High Wycombe Campus, will also be feature the ever-popular Inflatable Zone where youngsters can take on an 85ft assault course, climb the giant London slide or have a go on the pirate bouncy castle.

A face painter can even style you to look like Peter Pan or Tinkerbell, or maybe even Captain Hook, and there will also be numerous food stalls and traders, including Great Gizmos.

Entertainment on the main stage and performance areas will come from live bands, local community groups and a number of Bucks New University societies. The acts confirmed for the main stage are Harry Quinn, an artist local to High Wycombe; Emma McGrath, a BBC Introducing act; Erin Tiger Lilley; Wycombe Abbey Orchestra; Holmer Green Choir and Holmer Green School Band.

Wristbands for unlimited rides and admission to the Inflatable Zone are £5 and available on the day from the box office at the site or in advance here.

To keep up to date with the event or for more information visit Facebook, Twitter or  www.buckslive.co.uk

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Captions: Top, second year students who are organising Neverland. Above left, a planning sketch for the event.

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