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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 Wantage

Fairs & Festivals

Wantage Autumn Festival, King Alfred's East Site - Wantage

18/10/2015 12:00

Time to celebrate autumn again with the annual Wantage Autumn Festival. Showcasing some of our finest local producers and musicians with a great selection of stalls, live music, a local food BBQ, real local ales & cider, teas & cakes, plus fun stuff for the kids too. The festival is a fundraiser run by Sustainable Wantage. You can bring along your garden apples for traditional apple pressing and there's a grow-your-own area with Master Composters. The kids can have a go at gladiator jousting and sumo wrestling, get their face painted and get creative in the crafts area. Entry: adult £2, children FREE. Enquiries 01235 766689.

Live Music

Wantage Silver Band Annual Concert, Civic Hall - Wantage

17/10/2015 19:30

Wantage Silver Band is very proud to present it’s Annual Concert.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see all 6 bands perform in one evening. 

Plays & Films

Jack and thr Beanstalk, The Beacon - Wantage

23/12/2015 14:00

Magic beans, a journey to an enchanted kingdom in the clouds, an evil giant, and some musical mayhem, Jack and the Beanstalk has all the ingredients of a classic panto ...

Two showings - 2pm and 7pm.
Buy tickets online, visit the website for further details 

Seasonal Events

Mummers Play, Faringdon, Wantage & Childrey - Entire Region


Wantage Mummers Play.  Traditional Boxing Day fun with performances at 10.00 to 10.30 in Faringdon Market Place, at 12.00 to 12.30 in The Bear Hotel forecourt, Wantage Market Place and at 13.00 to 13.30 at The Hatchet Inn, Childrey.  Come and see the origin of pantomime and experience a sing-song and music session in The Hatchet after the final performance. 

Art / Exhibitions

Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas Art Weekend - Entire Region

14/11/2015 to 15/11/2015

More than 100 venues across the county will re-open their doors and invite you in for some inspired Christmas shopping! Visit the website to download the Christmas venues list. You’ll be able to meet artists in a wide range of amazing venues, talk about their work, watch demonstrations and maybe have a go yourself. Or simply feast your eyes on a huge range of creative activity, from painting, photography, textiles, sculpture and ceramics, to furniture, glass, mosaics, jewellery, digital art and much more.

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