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There's always lots going on in Southern Oxfordshire. Below you'll find up to date information about the latest tourism news, event and exhibition announcements and detailed information to help make the most of your visit. 
 
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Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway marks it's long service
The railway are celebrating their Silver Jubilee and 20th year of operation


Tour of Britain
The 2014 cycling tour comes to Southern Oxfordshire


August is packed with brilliant open-air theatre
Watch fantastic theatre in some of South Oxfordshire's most beautiful settings


Henley's outdoor cinema is back
Celebrate the summer evenings with classic films by the Thames


Celebrate the success of the red kite
25 years since red kites were reintroduced into South Oxfordshire


Literary Festival announces more fantastic acts
Royalty joins Henley Literary Festival line up


Waterways World magazine praise the Southern Oxfordshire River Thames
Abingdon to Marlow -"This is the Thames at its best"


Thame Remembers
Thame launches a new project to mark the centenary


Get you chinos, summer dresses and boaters ready - it's regatta time!
Celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Henley Royal Regatta


Celebrate Midsomer Murders with a special pint
Local pub has produced a Midsomer ale


Wantage Summer Festival 2014
Celebrate local talent this July with a packed line up for the Wantage Summer Festival


Watch Art in Action at Waterperry Gardens
Watch artists and get creative yourself at the art festival


TRUCK Festival
Steventon's annual independent music festival see's big names take to the Oxfordshire stage


Faringdon Independents’ Day Artisan Market
Faringdon artisan market is the place to be on 5 July


Treat your Dad this weekend
Celebrate Father’s Day in Southern Oxfordshire


A blooming great idea!
Local brewery and Henley in Bloom have partnered up to create a new ale.


Wantage presents ... brings music to the town
'Wantage presents' will entertain visitors in the Market Place with a variety of local bands and musicians every Saturday morning


Camping and Caravanning Club set off from the Vale on charity ride
TV Presenter leads a cycling team from Wantage to Scarborough


Find out what is grown on our local farms
Farmers are allowing the public a sneak peek of their farms this weekend


D-Day commemoration weekend at Didcot Railway Centre
70 years after D-Day, Didcot remembers train blackouts, the Home Guard and 'make do and mend'


Every sad and lovely thing exhibition commemorates WW1 100th anniversary
Vale & Downland Museum commemorates WWI with new exhibition


Didcot exhibition may encourage young people into the railway industry
New signalling exhibition planned at Didcot Railway Centre


At home with the Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie
Uncover the real Mrs Mallowan at Wallingford Museum


On the trail in Midsomer
Download the walking trails for the best way to explore Midsomer Murders country


Rare plant fair at Waterperry Gardens on 29 June
Tantalise the senses with the sights, sounds and smells of rare plants including agapanthus, phlox, Michaelmas daisies, foxgloves and aquilegias


Bothy vineyard to re-open on Saturday 10 May
Time to re-stock your wine fridge with 2013 Oxford Dry, Renaissance and Oxford pink


Didcot Railway Centre achieve new benchmark accreditation
Didcot Railway Centre Gains Arts Council Full Accreditation Award


Wallingford Food festival programme of chef demonstations 2014
Chef demonstrations to enjoy at this year's Wallingford Food Festival


Great Coxwell Barn is 722 years old
Celebrate the barn's birthday with Family Fun Day this Sunday


Murder du Vin as new Henley trail launched
The launch of Henley's new Midsomer Murder trail left terror in the town


A history of Waterperry
Waterperry from prehistoric to the present time


Meet the Iron Duke this Easter at Didcot Railway Centre
Didcot Railway's four days of Easter fun includes an Iron Duke, Firefly and Chipper the Squirrel


The Big Allotment Challenge is set at an Oxfordshire house
Mapledurham stars in a new BBC2 gardening series


Celebrate English Tourism Week in Southern Oxfordshire
Did you know English Tourism Week starts 29 March. With so much to do, we have made life easy with a handy guide summarising the best things that we know you will love


Children's art is a big draw in Wantage
Paintings of Wantage and Grove landmarks by some of the district’s youngest artists have gone on display


Once in a blue moon
Flagship locomotives gather for a unique display in tribute to their designers.


Calling all shops and hospitality businesses to get involved in the Oxtrails app
Shops, cafes and hospitality businesses are invited to promote themselves on the Oxtrails app


Didcot Railway Centre Tweets for Museums Week
Dedicated Twitter hashtags planned as Didcot Railway Centre celebrates National Museums week


Siege and Strife: Wallingford & War
Wallingford Museum exhibition considers the impact of war on the town through the ages


Henley Create...be there or be a patchwork square!
Henley gears up for new festival showcase of local makers and artisans


Family-inspired ideas for the Christmas holidays in Oxfordshire
Christmas holidays are great fun! Take advantage of all the free activities going on in your town over the holidays.


How many 'frivolously unecessary notices' can you spot in Faringdon?
Lord Berners leaves Faringdon a legacy of silly notices and plaques - can you spot them all?


Find the lost cannon ball in Faringdon
Learn all about Faringdon's rich Civil War history by
visiting All Saint's Church


Brad Pitt movie Fury injects £1million into Oxfordshire economy
Businesses celebrate as the star-studded cast and production crew of World War II film Fury spend in local economy


Local Heritage Railway Attraction scoops top award
Didcot Railway Centre wins Highly Commended at the 2013 Beautiful South Awards


Father Christmas has a day out with Thomas
Didcot Railway Centre announces dates for a day out with Thomas to meet Father Christmas


What Southern Oxfordshire is doing to support small businesses
Get involved in SmallBizSaturday on 7 December


Question: Could Henley be any prettier than it already is?
Henley-upon-Thames launches the annual Christmas shop window display competition.


Johnny Depp spotted in Hambleden Oxfordshire
Johnny Depp fans visiting southern Oxfordshire were once again feasting their eyes on a star studded cast


Family Days out in Abingdon
Indoors or Outdoors, Abingdon has it all for families


Thame Arts & Literature Festival: From Wembley to Downing Street
The 2013 Thame Arts & Literature Festival encourages participation, enjoyment and inspiration.


The Henley Living Advent Calendar
Participate in local performances every day in December in the run up to Christmas in Henley


Thame Food Festival is a HUGE success in 2013
Thame food festival organisers reflect on another fantastic foodie event


Brad Pitt Filming in Shirburn and Watlington
Brad Pitt is working in a village near Watlington as filming starts on his Second World War movie - Fury.
Producers remain tight-lipped about what is going on


Henley Festival to remain at Royal Regatta site
The Henley Festival will remain at the Henley Royal Regatta site for the 'foreseeable future'


Starr Inn wins Oxfordshire Restaurant of the Year
Sparsholt's Starr Inn named Oxfordshire's best gastropub and overall award winner


Oxtrails - how many have you tried?
Oxtrails is live and the downloadable trails are yours for following!


James Figg in Thame wins Oxfordshire Restaurant Award
Thame business wins 'traditional pub restaurant' category


Abingdon Local Excellence Market
Local food and crafts in Abingdon Market Place on 23 November


New exhibition sets the River & Rowing Museum ablaze with history
Blaze of Glory: A new exhibition reveals the 200 year history of the Rowing Blazer at Henley on Thames’ River & Rowing Museum


Wallingford, Alfred's Burh: Danes to Domesday
Prestigious conference will mark 40th anniversary of The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society


Henley celebrates Olympic Cauldron donation
The Cauldron that carried the Olympic flame on The Queen’s Rowbargem in 2012 has been donated to the River and Rowing Museum.


Electric Bike Network Launches in Henley on Thames
Henley's visitors urged to explore the area with two wheels and no sweat


Uncovering the stories behind Swan Upping
Henley exhibition celebrates 900 years of Royal tradition at the annual swan count.



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