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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 Summer Festival - Wantage

07/06/2016 to 06/07/2016

The Wantage Summer Festival has become a fixture in the cultural calendar. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the people of Wantage, Grove and the surrounding villages. Over the years we have worked hard to offer a balance of local interest events and activities, with musical and dramatic performances, photography, dance, local interest walks, talks, exhibitions, arts and crafts. Rock in the Park has been a regular highlight and is held over a weekend, organised by the Youth Project – The Sweatbox. There are gallery talks, storytime for children, displays, music, craft and more at The Vale & Downland Museum. The full programme can be downloaded here. Not being held in 2015.

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Wantage 'not just' Betjeman Literary Festival - Wantage

24/10/2016 to 30/10/2016

This festival named after Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman who lived in the town of Wantage from 1951 to 1972 boasts a plethora of 30 events across the week at a variety of venues in Wantage. This festival offers something for everyone to get involved in, from talks and workshops from both local and well known authors, to murder mystery and wine tasting, as well as a whole host of children's events.

Plays & Films

Tiddler and other terrific tales - Wantage

20/05/2016 16:30

Written by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music. Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze also shown.

Art / Exhibitions

Heritage Exhibition, Champs Chapel, East Hendred - Wantage

24/04/2016 to 30/10/2016

Champs chapel Museum is rub by the East Hendred Heritage Trust. It holds a permanent display of our village history and annual exhibition on the "Secret Lives of Our Streets". Our 2016 exhibition focuses on Church Street in East Hendred.

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