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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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Earth Trust Events -

02/07/2017 to 04/08/2017

A Midsummer Night’s DreamWednesday 19th July, 6.30pm-9.30pmEarth Trust is delighted to welcome The HandleBards, the world's first cycling theatre company! Since 2013, their two troupes (one all-male, the other all-female) have pedalled over 6000 miles across the UK to perform their unique brand of "charmingly chaotic, environmentally sustainable, bicycle-powered Shakespeare”.   Join the all-male troupe in the beautiful gardens of the Earth Trust Centre, at the foot of the Wittenham Clumps, for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as you’ve never seen it before! Bring a picnic and settle down for an evening of "gloriously eccentric" outdoor theatre.   For those not familiar with the story, what’s the play about? Well... Four young lovers find themselves enveloped in the dream-like arms of a magical forest full of sprites, where a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war over the possession of an Indian boy. A group of amateur actors share the same forest. They’re rehearsing for a play. Fairies and humans collide. Hilarity ensues. 

Drawing from Nature for FamiliesSunday 23rdJuly, 10am-1pmLet your creative side loose in the great outdoors, and get top tips for inspiration and improvement from local artist Gareth Lloyd. 

Creepy Crawly ComicsMonday 24thJuly, 10am-3pmYou’ll be the bees’ knees at creepy crawly comic drawing after attending our session with popular cartoonist Neill Cameron, whose work features in The Phoenix comic. You’ll explore the Earth Trust garden, then create a nature themed comic inspired by what you discovered. 

Woodland AdventureTuesday 25thJuly, 10am-12pmAn expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to explore, build and play in the woods!

Night SafariTuesday 25thJuly, 8pm-10pmJoin us for this night-time expedition to discover Thrupp Lake’s wildlife, who knows what you might find? On the evening, you’ll also set up live traps ready for tomorrow’s event. 

Wildlife Wednesday at Thrupp LakeWednesday 26th July, 10am-12pmOur roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! 

Tree ClimbingWednesday 26th July, 10am-5pmUse ropes and harnesses to explore Little Wittenham Wood’s treetops in 1hr sessions with The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. 

Basket WeavingSaturday 29thand Sunday 30th July, 9.30am-5pmYou can create several small baskets or one larger structure in this two day workshop with Catherine Tregaskes. 

Clumps ClubMonday 31stJuly - Friday 4th August, 9am-5pmExperience some wild adventures in this holiday club for 7-11 year olds! Different outdoor activities each day (see our website for details). 

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