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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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Results in Wallingford

General Events

Family Archaeology Day - Wallingford

22/07/2017 11:00

A small archaeological excavation will be taking place in the Museum courtyard and you'll be able to learn about how archaeology is done from the experts. You'll also be able to take part in some 'hands-on' work - pot-washing, sieving and much more. Then yo can find out how to begin to identify the sort of pottery that helps to date the finds from archaeology, and even try making your own pots for fun!

Meetings and Lectures

The Water Gypsy: how a Thames fishergirl became a viscountess, St Mary's Church - Wallingford

12/07/2017 19:45

At the July talk, Julie Thorne will present the story of a local 'Cinderella'.

This true story of a local Cinderella is about a humble Thames fisherman's daughter who married a viscount in 1766 and came to live in the Vale of White Horse. Naturally such a dramatic leap up the social ladder presented her with considerable challenges, but when she was widowed tragically early she found herself responsible for huge estates in Ireland at a time of great hostility towards English landowners. How she dealt with this and ultimately triumphed makes a compelling cracking story - and all true.

Live Music

Classical Concert - Wallingford

23/09/2017 19:30

International classical guitarist Mark Hussey will be performing in St Peters Church, Wallingford. The concert is a free and rare UK performance for all to come and enjoy. Doors open at 7:30pm with light refreshments available. Marks performances are engaging and uniquely exciting with his unusual approach to classical guitar. Described by Acoustic magazine as "Simply stunning" this is a rare chance to enjoy the wonderful sounds of classical guitar in an equally wonderful setting. 

The performance is aimed to raise awareness of this beautiful, historic church, which is in need of some extra TLC. Any donations made will go directly to its maintenance The Churches Conservation Trust, the national charity protecting historic churches at risk.

Seasonal Events

Agatha Christie weekend - Wallingford

08/09/2017 to 10/09/2017

This year's Agatha Christie Weekend is looking to be bigger and better than ever before! This is a joint initiative by Wallingford Museum and Cholsey 1000 Plus.

Main events summary: 
- Celebrity talks by Lucy Worsley and John Curran
- Agatha Christie Trail walks
- Exhibitions
- Heritage train rides
- Guided history walks

Please come and join us for a fabulous weekend of celebrations for the life and works of our internationally acclaimed local author!


Breast Walk Ever! - Wallingford


There are three walks - a full marathon from Abingdon, a half marathon from Wallingford or 10k route from Goring. All walks end, as usual at Beale Park. Entry for the half marathon is £20 for adults.   Against Breast Cancer are pleased to have once again teamed up with Beale Park, which offers free park entry to walkers as well as discounted entry for supporters. 

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