Wallingford Museum’s latest exhibition is creating great interest with its ’Treasures with Tales’ exhibition. Residents from Wallingford and the surrounding villages have loaned the museum a wide variety of fascinating objects, each with its own special significance - from exotic to fun to poignant!
Wallingford Museum, Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford
Today to Sat 26 May, Mon 28 May to Sun 3 Jun, Tue 5 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Tue 12 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Tue 19 Jun to Sun 24 Jun
You can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from the end-March until the end-September starting from beneath the Town Hall at 11.00am. Walks last 1 - 2 hours and cost £5 per head, as a donation to support Wallingford Museum.
Wallingford Town Hall
Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun
Enjoy a pint from the brake coach bar while travelling behind a heritage diesel loco which used to work on the Guinness Park Royal Brewery. The C&WR runs through beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside between Wallingford and Cholsey, first opening in 1866 and now run by enthusiasts.
Enjoy a traditional meal as you travel in a 1950’s railway carriage through lovely South Oxfordshire scenery between Wallingford and Cholsey. The line opened in 1866 but closed in 1959, and has since been kept alive by dedicated enthusiasts operating diesel and steam services.
Our Annual two day Country Show is on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Lots to see such as Pets Corner, Llamas, Dog Agility, Model and Crafts Displays as well as a variety of vintage cars, motorbikes and more.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Old Didcot Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Nr. Wallingford, .
11 gardens to see and 2 allotments. Flowers in the Church. Cloisters open and the Pottery open.
Teas and Cakes available from the oldest, 1437, Primary School in the country.
Organised by Ewelme Horticultural Society. Entry to all gardens is at your own risk
Rokefest is wall-to-wall music with an impressive selection of real ales on tap and great pub food, all set in a 16th Century pub in the South Oxfordshire village of Roke, near Benson. The festival has been running for 14 years and draws a loyal following.
The English Music Festival returns to Dorchester Abbey with the English Symphony Orchestra under conductor John Andrews as they open the 12th Festival programme with premières by English contemporary composers Christopher Wright and Richard Blackford, alongside a rare performance of Delius’s glorious Double Concerto.
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames (also Radley College and Sutton Courtenay)
Join us for a FREE evening talk about Damanhur, a "laboratory for the future of humankind" and a model for a sustainable society as recognised by the United Nations Global Forum on Human Settlements.
Possibility to join us for a community dinner at Braziers Park before the presentation.
?Where better to immerse yourself in Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows than at Withymead?
Set on the banks of the Thames, Withymead can well be imagined as the setting for The River Bank or The Wild Wood.
Lord Nuffield’s history with motor cars attracts a variety of car clubs to Nuffield Place. Motor cars from visiting car clubs are parked outside the front of the house for visitors to enjoy seeing. Cars will usually arrive at Nuffield Place in the morning and generally stay for a couple of hours.
Nuffield Place, Huntercombe, near Henley-on-Thames
Stunning views to the Chiltern Hills provide a wonderful setting for this impressive garden, remodelled in 2009. Patio, heather and gravel gardens enjoy this view, whilst the back and vegetable gardens are more enclosed.
Pretty Domesday village, timber frame and local clunch stone houses. Open every 3 yrs. Follow main road or explore pretty alleyways to visit 9 gardens; Bottom Barn, in the shadow of the C12 church, with topiary and perennial planting around a converted C18 barn; Lime Tree Farm, a picturesque village garden and...
In the pastel portraits workshop you will learn how to measure and draw facial proportions, as well as using soft pastel techniques on toned pastel paper to create a likeness from a photograph.
A materials list and further details will be provided.
Limited to 10 participants (over 16’s).
Loose glorious landscapes, allowing the paint to run, dribble, blossom and do its thing ... throwing salt into the wash to suggest poppies and allowing our imaginations to run amok. Find out just how easy it is to paint a landscape when we work with the unique properties of the medium.
Remarkable ½ acre hillside garden. Infinity lawn at front with far-reaching views over the North Wessex Downs and Chilterns, and back garden (created by removing 3000 tonnes of chalk) planted in cottage style with an element of formality.
Club Rio - Fri 1 June at the Marlborough Club, Didcot, the venue for over 30’s playing dance music from the 70’s, 80’s right through to the present day entry £5 Dress code; smart, casual Tel: 07789428795 featuring Utopia Disco
The Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is one of the UK’s top regular toy, train and collector’s fairs. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester and Swindon Toy & Train Fairs, the event is staged four times a year in the town’s Civic Hall and attracts a great mix of dealers offering a diverse...
Come and explore the latest ideas in science and technology.
The Café Scientifique ethos is to provide a place where scientific subjects are presented for exploration by non-scientists and scientists alike.
The Festival’s opening evening extravaganza! When it comes to authentic swing music The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has no equal.
Step back to the 20s and 30s for a concert of unforgettable dance music presented with wit and humour.
Every gardener knows that a successful garden is about more than horticulture, it’s also about great design.
Get inspiration for your next garden project from Joe Swift, award winning garden designer, journalist and television presenter (BBC Gardeners’ World and the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show).
A panel of local gardening experts, chaired by Rob Jones, will answer your gardening questions.
Admission to this event is included in the Joe Swift ticket price,
£5 for this event only (without Joe Swift talk).
Goring’s very own favourite rock band are back by popular demand! Chris, George, Tony and John grew up in Goring, played their earliest gigs in the Village Hall, The Morrell Room and St Thomas’ Church and went on to tour and play their music around the world, performing at Wembley Stadium and Glastonbury Festival,...
Soul Queen MICA PARIS is one of the UK’s most respected female singers with a career full of Top 10 hit singles and albums worldwide. Mica’s range, power and sheer soulfulness are legendary.
We are delighted to welcome her here as part of her MICA SINGS ELLA tour, performing songs from jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald.
Hobgoblin Theatre Company kick starts the Festival weekend with a riotous romp suitable for children and their families.
There is trouble in Fairy Tale Land ... The Evil Queen is doing away with all the handsome princes and it’s up to the Three Little Pigs to stop her!
Dubbed the Queen of Crime, Val will be discussing her writing, her inspirations and the fatal attraction of crime fiction! This talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
Val McDermid has sold over 14 million books to date and is translated into over 40 languages.
11am Dave Holt and band, The Mysteries, Lu Cozma, Gerard Cousins (modern classical guitar), Claudia Gibson’s choir, Lisa Winship and Andrew Mathewson.
3.30pm Goring & Streatley Concert Band
?Music from their new repertoire.
A new version by Tom Wentworth
Originally created by Jenny Wren Productions
Two Williams, William Burke and William Hare, discover a money making scheme far more lucrative than hosting lodgers. The first rule of business? Supply and demand.
Presented by The Goring Gap Players to mark the 100 year anniversary of Votes for Women.
Devised and Directed by Chris Bertrand who describes the evening as:
"An occasionally irreverent and entertaining look at the suffragette movement with authentic words of the men and women involved as well as comic...
We’re delighted to introduce the extremely funny and talented 2016 Funny Women Award winner Harriet Braine.
She’ll give you a course in art history (no prior reading required, all materials provided) presented as an hour of funny songs about the great and good of the art world.
Science Oxford presents a dramatic storytelling experience inspired by the Great Fire of London, where the narrative is accompanied by live fire demonstrations that explore the science of heat, flame and combustion. A flaming great show combining science and history.
Pick up a copy of the Art & Heritage Trail Map from outlets in the villages and take a tour around Goring and Streatley – look out for the blue plaques!
?With thanks to Goring Gap Local History Society
Antiques expert ERIC KNOWLES brings his one man show to this year’s Festival for a witty and entertaining look at the world of antiques.
Audience members are invited to bring along their small heirlooms and treasures (no furniture!
Nick Cope’s family performances are legendary!
If you haven’t heard his songs or seen his shows before, come and find out what you’re missing. Nick sings about everything children are REALLY interested in and you’re invited to join in.
Local historian Alan will guide you round the places associated with the writers, musicians and artists who were inspired by or lived in Goring and Streatley and will include other notable locations along the way.
Meet at the Rectory Garden.
The walk will last approximately one hour.
?Limited to 15 people only
Rectory Garden and round Goring & Streatley Villages
Goring and Streatley are steeped in history and due to their location’s immense natural beauty inspire many artistic works. During the festival you will be able to take a journey by means of an Art and Heritage walking trail, winding its way through the two villages on either side of the river Thames.
We will be making honey or jam pots in terracotta clay using the coiling technique with applied or incised decoration. Colour can be added with slip and underglazes.
Once dried the pots will be given a glossy white or transparent glaze ring at 110°C to make them food safe.
6 spaces only (over 16s)