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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

Live Music

White Horse Folk Festival, Grove - Wantage

15/08/2014 to 17/08/2014

Taking place in Grove, near Wantage in rural Oxfordshire, WHFF is a small, friendly festival for folk fans who enjoy making new friends. WHFF has been described as just like a weekend-long party - and that’s just how we like it! Festival guests are encouraged to be part of the general goings-on over the weekend and will host workshops, mini-concerts or give special presentations as well as performing in the Saturday evening concert in Grove Village Hall. There will be plenty of food on offer and camping is also available.

Art / Exhibitions

Every Sad & Lovely Thing, Vale & Downland Museum - Wantage

03/06/2014 09:30 to 08/08/2014 16:00

To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, ‘Every Sad and Lovely Thing’ features objects, family stories and contemporary art. Inspired by a line from a poem by Lieutenant William Noel Hodgson who died aged 23 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the exhibition highlights how stories and objects related to the Great War are passed down from one generation to the next and still retain a poignancy and significance today. Photographs, lucky charms, ornaments made out of shell cases, letters of condolence and demob papers are just a few of the items on display. During the course of the exhibition, there will be 3 evening talks with a World War 1 Theme. Please visit the website for further details. Open Mondays to Saturdays, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Caressing Nature, Vale & Downland Museum - Wantage

27/08/2014 09:30 to 06/09/2014 16:00

Bulgarian born artist, Vladimira Chesa, has always been fascinated by the freedom she has found by creating images. "I could paint anything I wished for and thus, in a way, materialize it.”  Her latest collection of paintings and drawings entitled, ‘Caressing Nature’, the display features paintings and drawings of both wild and domesticated animals - including seagulls, cats and polar bears. There will be a chance to chat with Vladimira about her work when she holds a drop-in ‘Meet the Artist’ session in the exhibition galleries, between 11.00 and 13.00 on Saturday 30 August. Most of the art work will be for sale. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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