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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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Country & Crafts

Paul Bambrick Book Signing, Pendom Museum - Abingdon on Thames

30/12/2016 12:00

Paul Bambrick is well known for his innovative back scenes for diormas. On Friday 30 December he will be at Pendon signing copies of his recent book and showing examples of his work and techniques.

Please email for more information.

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.

Live Music

Belshazzar's Feast , Village club - Nettlebed

19/12/2016 20:00

Belshazzar's Feast start with traditional English music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off wry humour for a unique live experience that has made them one of the most popular duos in folk music. They take to the road this November and December with their much - loved seasonal show.

Music: The Zoots Christmas Show, The Beacon - Wantage

22/12/2016 20:00

After their sell=-out performance last year, the fantastic 60s band return to The Beacon. The Zoots will entertain you with live music featuring songs from a host of eras, de-signed to entertain and delight audiences from every generation, including songs from: Michael Jackson, Queen, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bruno Mars & of course there'll be Christmas numbers in there too! 

Please visit the website for more information.

Plays & Films

Film: White Christmas, The Beacon - Wantage

09/12/2016 19:30

Irving Berlin's wonderful musical rom-com classic 1954 starring Bing Crosby "great songs, gentle humour and dose of syrup to keep that Christmas spirit going until next year!" - Empire

Running Time: 2 hour 15 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

Please visit the website for more information. 

Kids Film: Home Alone (PG), The Beacon - Wantage

10/12/2016 11:00

A heat-warming and hilarious classic, and the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time!

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes.
Please visit the website for more information.

Comedy: The Comedy Club, The Beacon - Wantage

16/12/2016 20:00

 be prepared for extreme laughter! 3 top stand-up comedians as seen on TV will be warming up our festive season produced by the prestigious UK Comedy Club. This year we are lucky to host: magician and comedienne Mandy Muden, channel 4's Mark Dolan (Mad Bad Ad show and Balls of Steel) and Australia's much - loved Colin Cole.

Christmas Panto: Beauty & The Beast, The Beacon - Wantage

23/12/2016 13:00

We invite you to be our guest for this tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, promising to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime yet! Packed with songs, slap-stick, silliness, breath-taking special effects, audience participation and all the fairy-tale magic of traditional pantomime! 

Please visit the website for more information.

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 Wetland Birds - Abingdon on Thames

11/12/2016 09:30

Come and explore Thrupp Lake in Radley (OX14 3NG) and find out about some of the wetland birds that call it home over the winter. With Ben Carpenter. Booking essential. 

Please visit the website for more information.

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.

Art / Exhibitions

Explore Drawing, Vale & Downland Museum - Wantage

15/11/2016 11:45 to 13/12/2016 13:15

In this series you will learn drawing techniques such as tone, form, line and perspective. You will discover various media you can use for drawing inspired by still life and photographs. 

Please visit the website for more information.

PAVOT: Comtemporary Art - Henley on Thames

08/12/2016 to 23/12/2016

The artist shown will be Felix Aftene - a unique collection of his paintings arriving from Paris. We will also bring the concept of The Workshop: a collection of talented up and coming artists - a variety of works and techniques.

We will also bring our collections or scarves and furniture, printed with art. A unique collection of furniture and home design accessories, along with our 100% silk scarves, printed with art.

Private view: Tuesday 17th December 2016 17:30 - 20:00 RSVP:

Address: 19 Reading Road, Henley - on - Thames RG9 1AB

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.

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