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Wantage Dickensian Evening - Friday, 2nd December

on Fri, 02/12/2022 - 6:00pm

Wantage Dickensian Evening is a Christmas festival held in and around Wantage Market Place, Oxfordshire, on the first Friday of December every year.

Dress up in period costume, enjoy Christmas attractions and start your holiday shopping. It is the night to celebrate the best of Wantage!

On Dickensian Evening the market square in Wantage will be full of all sorts of fantastic attractions and events - it is the town's biggest annual event.

Don't forget to dress up in Victorian costume if you can!

It's a family event and is always great fun.

Note: Road closures from 3pm to 11pm. The whole of the Market Place and road leading to it, will be closed to all vehicular access.

More details to be added on receipt.

LOCAL: WoWS Christmas Wreath Workshop - Friday, 2nd December at 7.30pm

on Fri, 02/12/2022 - 7:30pm

**** Sorry, but as of 2/11/22, the workshop is now full.

Anyone interested in attending should please email me (click) or WhatsApp on:-

More on WoWS <here>.

Wantage Silver Band - The Snowman - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th Dec, 2 & 4pm

on Sat, 03/12/2022 - 2:00pm

Join the award winning, championship section Wantage Brass Band in a family Christmas concert featuring music from film and popular Christmas tunes for all the family. The highlight of the concert will be a performance of the soundtrack to the 1982 popular short film, The Snowman, along to a projection of the film itself on the big screen.

Performances are at 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December.

This is a must see for Christmas 2022 and the band can’t wait to welcome you to The Beacon, Wantage for this spectacular festive event!

For further details:-

LOCAL: Parish Council Finance Meeting - Tuesday, 6th December 2022 at 7.30pm

on Tue, 06/12/2022 - 7:30pm

to be held in Griffin Memorial Hall on 
Tuesday 6th December 2022 starting at 7.30pm

All members of the public welcome


  1. Apologies.
  2. Declarations of interest.
  3. Finance:
    1. Approval of payments.
    2. RFO and Clerk pay increase.
    3. King’s Coronation celebrations.
    4. Precept.
    5. Any other finance matters.
  4. Date of next meeting:  Tuesday TBC 2023 7.30pm at Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt.

Tel: 751923

Childrey Christmas Festival Weekend - Friday 9th - Sunday 11th December

on Fri, 09/12/2022 - 10:30am

Letcombe Film Club - To Kill a Mockingbird - Wednesday, 14th Dec at 8pm

on Wed, 14/12/2022 - 7:00pm

Film Club - Weds 14 December - "To Kill a Mockingbird”

With record attendance of over 70 people coming to see “Operation  Mincemeat” in November,  we wanted to follow up with an equally good film for December. This time we have gone for “To Kill a Mockingbird”.  Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book by Harper Lee published in 1960, the film was released on Christmas Day in 1962 and has become one of the all time great, classic movies, regularly featuring on ‘top 10 film’ lists.

The story is set in Alabama during the Great Depression, where respected lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. Atticus has two children, Jem and Scout, who he is trying to raise with a strong moral code in a place where racial prejudice is part of everyday life.

The film was nominated for 8 Oscars in 1963 with Gregory Peck deservedly winning a Best Actor award for his iconic portrayal of Atticus Finch. We also see a very young Robert Duvall make his screen debut playing the reclusive neighbour, Boo Radley.

The legend of this film has lived on for many years, with a poll by the American Film Institute in 2003 voting Atticus Finch as the ‘top film hero’.  This is a great film, with a strong message that is still relevant today, so if you haven't seen it, or if you have seen it before in the dim and distant past, come along and watch it again!

As a treat for Christmas and to say thank-you to all our regular film goers, we will be showing this film for free. So come along to the village hall, enjoy a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie, good company and watch a classic film.

Entrance - £5. Film starts at 8pm; doors open at 7.30, come along early and enjoy a drink/chat to friends.

Future film dates

  • tbc

  • Address: Village Hall, Bassett Rd, Letcombe Regis, Wantage OX12 9LJ
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 01235 797255

Wine Tasting - Hearty Reds - Friday, 16th December at 7.30pm

on Fri, 16/12/2022 - 6:40pm

An Evening of Wine Tasting – Hearty Reds
Friday, 16th December at 7.30pm
Tickets: £20

Join Brian Davis the experienced wine educator for an evening of wine tasting.

“I have learnt so much about wine from Brian…fun and informative, and has given me the confidence to buy a wider range of wines and different grape varieties.” Vanessa, East Garston

“…we have lots of fun but we also learn a lot about wine and grapes and different countries around the world. Brian knows an awful lot and it is very interesting.” Eileen, Lambourn

Limited tickets available.

Come and enjoy a fun and educational evening.


A Christmas Symphony starring soprano Nadia Eide - Friday, 16th Dec, 7.30pm

on Fri, 16/12/2022 - 7:30pm

For further details:-

Ballet on Film: The Nutcracker - Saturday, 17th December at 7.30pm

on Sat, 17/12/2022 - 7:30pm

A Christmas treat for all the family! Ballet on the Big Screen. ‘Nutcracker’ Royal Ballet Production.

Tickets £12.50

For further details:-

Christmas Panto "The Adventures of Robin Hood" - Weds, 21st Dec at 1 & 5pm

on Wed, 21/12/2022 - 4:00pm

The Adventures of Robin Hood
Wednesday, 21st December at 1 & 5pm

This Christmas, join hero Robin Hood as he fights to defeat the Evil Sheriff of Nottingham!

Along the way, Robin is helped by his hapless friend Seth the Serf and outrageous panto Dame Nurse Blodwyn.

But it’s not all one-sided as the Evil Sheriff and his Bumbling Henchman “Dodger” try to stop Robin from winning the heart of the beautiful Maid Marian.

With an action-packed story, comedy, songs, dancing and lots of audience participation, this is one show you do not want to miss!

The show will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

  • Tickets £9.50
  • £35 family of 4

For further details:-

Christmas & Carol Services - December 2022

on Sun, 25/12/2022 - 9:00am

LOCAL: Sparsholt and Westcot Christmas Day Carol Service - 10am

on Sun, 25/12/2022 - 10:00am

Christmas Day carol service at The Church of the Holy Rood, Sparsholt.

10am - everyone welcome!

Lay led.

Bank holiday waste collections 2022/23

on Mon, 26/12/2022 - 9:30am

For further information, please click the following link to the VoWHDC website:-

Or download the PDF <here>.

New Year's Eve at The Greyhound - Saturday, 31st December

on Sat, 31/12/2022 - 5:48pm

More info:-

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

Contact details:-

LOCAL: Book Club - How to be Both by Ali Smith - Monday, 23/1, 8pm

on Mon, 23/01/2023 - 8:00pm

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday 23rd at 8pm.

The book this month is How to be Both by Ali Smith.

Available from the Hive online bookshop <here>.

To join the group, get in touch with Barbara:-

Submitted by Barbara W.