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What's On in Southern Oxfordshire?

There's always something interesting going on with events, festivals, shows, exhibitions and fairs happening all year round. This events diary will keep you up to date with what's on in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse so you can plan your visit.

Although major events such as the Henley Royal Regatta, Thame Show, Rewind, Wallingford Food Festival, Thame Food Festival and Henley's Festival of Music and the Arts attract massive publicity, there are plenty more events taking place.

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Meetings and Lectures

'Treasures Beneath our Feet', Wallingford Museum - Wallingford

11/01/2017 19:45

James Mather will talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) about local metal detecting finds from Oxfordshire and Berkshire dating from modern times to the Bronze Age. His most significant find, "The Watlington Viking Hoard", with its amazing selection of King Alfred the Great coins, is covered comprehensively from its discovery to display at the Ashmolean.

By the end of Jame's presentation, attendees will have seen many beautiful images and have a clear idea of the contribution responsible metal detecting can make to the nation's heritage. James has been detecting for over 25 years, and is a member of the 'Archaeology in Marlow' local society.


Ways to Wallingford, St Mary's Church - Wallingford

08/02/2017 19:45

February's talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) will be given by Steve Capel-Davies. He will present 'ways to Wallingford'. Steve's talk is very timely as it complements the forthcoming 'ways to Wallingford' exhibition at Wallingford Museum.

Plays & Films

Pied Piper - Wallingford

13/01/2017 to 28/01/2017

The Pied Piper is one of the great fairy stories but not often performed in pantomime. So the Corn Exchange, Wallingford is breaking new ground with its production of Alan P. Frayn's Witty and lively script this January. 

Family theatre: Burglar Bill - Wantage

22/01/2017 11:00

Who's that creeping down the street? It's Burglar Bill!

Join Pied Piper Theatre Company in a fun and engaging stage adaption of Janet and Allan Ahlberg's Charming picture book.

Running time: 50 Minutes.
Please visit the website for more information.

Much Ado About Nothing, Unicorn Theatre - Abingdon on Thames

25/01/2017 19:30 to 28/01/2017

The Studio Theatre Club is taking a break from its sell-out Discworld productions to stage one of the Bard's best-loved plays.



Theatre: Macbeth, The Beacon - Wantage

27/02/2017 19:30

A dagger-sharp cast of three take down Shakespeare's classic tale of ambition betrayal, murder and manipulation in a boiling hell-broth of tragedy, comedy, physical theatre and song.


"...hilarious and horrific...frankly brilliant" Three weeks (Woyzeck)
Running time: 60 minutes
Please visit the website for more information. 

Seasonal Events

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

07/01/2017 09:30

Give your trees some TLC and get a bumper crop this year. Lean all aspects of pruning dormant trees with expert Andy Howard.


Booking is essential. Please visit the website for more information. 

Sunday Drop-in: Forest School Fun, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

08/01/2017 10:00

Whatever your age, you're welcome to come and have fun at this woodland adventure! Sunday Drop-ins return to the first Sunday of the month next month.


No need to book. Please visit the website for more information.

Wildlife Photography Walk, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

14/01/2017 08:00

Learn how to capture images of wildlife with guidance from professional photographer Andrew Walmsley. There'll be more sessions throughout 2017 covering different topics, so keep your eyes peeled.


Booking essential. Please visit the website for more information. 

Hedgelaying, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

14/01/2017 09:30 to 15/01/2017 16:00

A very practical, hands-on two days learning to lay a Midland style hedge with expert Clive Leeke. Find out all about this traditional skill on the job. All tools provided.


Booking essential. Please visit the website for more information.

Spinning and Weaving, The Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

15/01/2017 10:00

Discover the world of spinning and weaving! You'll learn about its history, different breeds of sheep and their wool and preparing the fleece in this workshop before trying out different methods of spinning.


Booking essential, please visit the website for more information.

Sunday Drop-in: Build a Bug House, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

05/02/2017 10:00

Come and give wildlife a helping hand! At this Sunday Drop-in you can make a bug house to go in your garden for all the local creepy crawlies to enjoy.

Creepy Crawly Comics, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

13/02/2017 10:00

You'll be bees' knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron, whose work features in The Phoenix comic. You'll explore the nature reserve and then create a comic inspired by what you saw. For 7-11 year olds; parents welcome to stay. Booking essential. 

Planetarium, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

14/02/2017 15:00

Science Oxford is bringing their pop-up Planetarium to the Earth Trust Centre! There'll be 30 minute slots in the planetarium followed by astronomical activities. Booking essential. 

Woodland Adventure, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

15/02/2017 10:00

An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods! 

Wildlife Wednesday, Mowbray Fields - Didcot

15/02/2017 10:00

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about you local wildlife! This event is supported by Whittard.

Build a Bird Box, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

16/02/2017 10:30

Take home a handmade bird box and help encourage more wildlife to your garden. All tools provided. Booking essential.

Discover and Play, Earth trust centre - Abingdon on Thames

17/02/2017 10:00

Forest School  for the under-5's is back this half term so join us for a morning of play and discovery in our woodlands.

Song Writing Workshop: Climb That Tree - Abingdon on Thames

18/02/2017 11:00

Have a go at making some music and having a sing-along with singer-songwriter David Gibb. For Children -6-11 years. Booking essential.

New Moon Walk, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

21/02/2017 19:00

Glory in the night sky on a guided walk to Little Wittenham Wood, lit by the monthly occurring new moon. Booking essential.

Basket Weaving , Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

26/02/2017 09:30

In this practical workshop, you'll learn how to weave with willow in a session lead by Catherine Tregaskes, from Crafts for a Sustainable Future. Booking essential.

Art / Exhibitions

Botanical Illustration, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

22/01/2017 10:00

Learn some invaluable tips and techniques from RHS Gold Award winner Romilly Swann.


Booking essential. Please visit the website for more information.

Children's Drop-in Modelling at Pendon Museum - Abingdon on Thames

15/02/2017 11:00

"The finest landscape model in the country"


Family trails for the children/Cafe & gift shop/ free car park.

30 minute sessions 


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