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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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Fairs & Festivals

Atom Science and Technology Festival - Abingdon on Thames

22/03/2017 to 26/03/2017

Five days of inspiring talks and workshops, as well as free hands-on science activities for all the family. BBC presenter, Jim AL Khalili, will be giving his talk on Friday 24 March and the free Science Market and family events take place over the weekend 25/26 March 2017.

For full event list and details and to purchase tickets, please visit the website.


Meetings and Lectures

New light on the Romano-British countryside, St May's Church - Wallingford

08/03/2017 19:45

March's talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) will be given by Alexander Telford Smith. He will present "New light on the Romano - British countryside: current results of the Roman Rural Settlement Project".

Dr Alex Smith is a senior Research Fellow at Reading University, and his main area of interest is the rural settlement of Roman Britain. His talk will provide a breif overview of the current state of this research, concentrating on southern Britain, and assessing how the TWHAS excavated site at Coldharbour Farm fits in with wider patterns in Romano - British countryside.

Plays & Films

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. 

Sinodun Players: Outside Edge by Richard Harris, Corn Exchange - Wallingford

29/03/2017 19:45 to 01/04/2017

It's a Saturday afternoon in summer and an important local cricket match is underway. But while the team captain is trying to keep his men focused on the game, there is slow-burning among their wives and girlfriends in the kitchen.

Richard Harris's cricketing comedy Outside Edge is more to do with marital disharmony in the pavilion where tea is being prepared than scoring runs on the pitch. Bickering, back-biting and witty one-liners eventually lead to chaos and begs the question: which is the more important, the match or the tea?

Written in 1979, this play is now seen as one of the classic comedies of the late 20th century. It involves genuine characters, acutely observed, in a typical middle-England situation in which things unravel with hilarious results.

Seasonal Events

Sunday Drop-in: IncrEdible Adventure, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

05/03/2017 10:00

At this month's Sunday drop-in, celebrate spring by foraging for dandelions to cook on the fire and planting herbs and salad to take away.

Please visit the website for more information.

Wildlife Photography Walk, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

11/03/2017 08:00

Join photographer Andrew Walmsley for a morning stroll around the nature reserve. Check out our beginner and intermediate workshops too.

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

Beginners Wildlife Photography, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

18/03/2017 10:00

Professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will help you to get to grips with your camera and provide guidance on capturing images of wildlife. There are a series of workshops running throughout the next few months - book one or more as a course.

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

Intermediate Wildlife Photography, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

19/03/2017 10:00

In each of these workshops, professional photographer Andrew Walmsley will cover a different aspect of photography so you can build up a more in-depth knowledge. Future intermediate workshops: 22 April, 14 May and 18 June; book one or more as a course.

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

Lambing Weekends, Earth Trust Centre - Abingdon on Thames

25/03/2017 11:00 to 02/04/2017 16:00

Come and see us down on the farm during our annual Lambing Weekends! Meet lambs, piglets, goats and more. Craft activities and refreshments available.

25 & 26 March and 1 & 2 April. 

Booking essential. Please visit the website for more information.

Family Fun: Easter Eggsplorers, Sutton Courtenay - Abingdon on Thames

11/04/2017 10:00 to 13/04/2017 15:00

Find out about all the amazing lives of egg-laying animals on a trail around Sutton Courtenay and complete the challenge for a wildlife-friendly chocolate reward. Enjoy some eggcellent craft activities in our delightful education centre too - wild fun for all the family. 

Activities are aimed at children 4-11 years. Booking is essential. Please visit the website for more information. 

Children's Workshop: Be a Zoologist for the Day, Sutton Courtenay - Abingdon on Thames

18/04/2017 10:00

An opportunity to get hands-on with our fantastic science equipment. Get close up to minibeasts with microscopes and magnifying glasses. Pond dip, bird watching, sweep net in our meadow and use a dissecting kit to find out who our Barn owls have been eating. Spend the day out on our wonderful reserve with time for a picnic lunch (please bring lunch).

This workshop is for children aged 7 and up only. Booking is essential via the website.

Abingdon Air & Country Show - Abingdon on Thames

14/05/2017 10:00

The annual Abingdon Air & Country Show to be held in support of the local Thames Valley Air Ambulance Trust. It's not just an air show! The Abingdon Air & Country Show has a varied ground show to go along with a fly-in of both modern and vintage aeroplanes and the associated air display. All of this is within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, which is our objective.

Please visit the website for updates and further information.

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