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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

Plays & Films

Cinderella, The Beacon - Wantage

21/12/2014 14:00

Capture the magical, family fun of pantomime with our classic fairytale of Cinderella. You will be whisked away on a whirlwind adventure of romance, royalty and intrigue. Will Cinderella make it to the ball and meet Prince Charming? Who will the glass slipper fit? And most importantly, will the wicked step-sisters get their comeuppance? Packed with fun and frolics, get ready to boo, hiss and cheer for the fairest panto of them all! Ticket prices apply and can be purchased from the website. Performances are at 14.00 and 19.00 and are 1 hour 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

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. 


The Ramblers' Festival of Winter Walks - Entire Region

20/12/2014 to 04/01/2015

Take a walk in a winter wonderland this festive season with our Festival of Winter Walks. We have many FREE group walks to choose from in Southern Oxfordshire. So whether you want a short stroll to burn off the Christmas dinner or a heartier ramble to kick-start your new year's resolution, we've got something for you. So get your friends or family together, wrap up warm, and take in Christmas markets and carol singers, tramp through winter woods or roam over snow covered hills. FREE, fun and open to everyone, these walks are chosen and led by friendly and welcoming walk leaders who'll make sure you never get lost. We've got short fun walks that children will love; leisurely strolls for people new to walking; and longer walks for those that want a good leg-stretch over the Christmas break. Please visit the website to find walks in your local area.  

Art / Exhibitions

Christmas Crafts, Vale & Downland Museum - Wantage

02/12/2014 09:30 to 02/01/2015 16:00

A selling exhibition of work by six local professional artists. This year, the line-up includes Jo Bosley, Steve Giles, Lyn Harrison, Debbie Howard, Jo Marshall and Elaine Newson. The display  features ceramics, garden pottery, wooden bowls, jewellery, felt pictures, one-off Christmas cards and decorations. Drop in to browse for quirky and individual presents. Customers may buy and take away items on the same day. Open Mondays to Saturdays.

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