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Clocks go forward - Sunday, 25th March

on Sun, 25/03/2018 - 8:06am

Don't forget that the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday, 25th March.

Mosaic Course - Sunday, 25th March, 10am - 5pm

on Sun, 25/03/2018 - 11:06am

LOCAL: Book Club “The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton. - Mon, 26th March at 8pm

on Mon, 26/03/2018 - 9:00pm

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday, 26th March at 8pm.

The book this month is "The Miniaturist" by Jessie Burton, available from Amazon (click link to visit Amazon).

Contact Barbara W for further information:-

Submitted by Barbara W.

Charity Car Wash - Tuesday 26th (9am-4pm) & Wednesday 27th (9am-12pm)

on Tue, 27/03/2018 - 10:33am

Holiday activity ideas for children and families

on Fri, 30/03/2018 - 10:00am

Some web links with ideas for holiday activities for children and families (in alphabetical order):-

Let me know if you know of any more - use the 'Feedback' tab on the left.

Teas & Cakes at Griffin Hall, Sparsholt - Good Friday, 30th March, 2-5pm

on Fri, 30/03/2018 - 3:06pm

The Zoots - Good Friday, 30th March, 8pm (Bar open 7pm)

on Fri, 30/03/2018 - 7:00pm

THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family dance - with legendary numbers by Elvis, The Beatles, The Monkees, the Beach Boys, and dozens more of your favourite artists.

Feel the groove that's thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call THE ZOOTS "impressive", "authentic", and "impossible not to like"!

Booking early is advised.

  • Tickets: £15 (unreserved)
  • Friday, 30th March, 8pm (Bar open 7pm)

Tickets can be purchased in person at The Beacon Box Office or by calling: 01235 763 456 

More info here:-

Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 31st March from 8.30am

on Sat, 31/03/2018 - 8:30am

#Wantage Farmers Market is in the Market Square, usually on the last Saturday of every month from 8.30am 'til 1pm.

Smaller markets can be found in the same place in Wantage on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Telephone: 01235 763459

Easter egg trail on White Horse Hill - 31st March & 1st April, 11am - 3pm

on Sat, 31/03/2018 - 11:00am

Be a Cadbury Eggsplorer and try our fun trail at White Horse Hill. Your prize will be some delicious Cadburys chocolate.

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and flowers, whilst finding out more about this enigmatic ancient site.

Why not also bring your kite and tick off another of our 50 things challenges the highest point in Oxfordshire.

  • Child £3
  • 31st March & 1st April
  • 11am - 3pm

White Horse Hill, Uffington. B4507 Ashbury to Wantage road Oxfordshire SN7 7QJ.

For more information:-

LOCAL: Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walk - Easter Sunday 1st April at 11am

on Sun, 01/04/2018 - 12:00pm

Planned Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walks are listed below - now the 1st Sunday of each month.

Come for a coffee, followed by a walk at 11.30 - everyone welcome!

  • April 1st (Eater Day) – we may need to change this date?

  • May 6th - Caroline S

  • June 3rd - Wendy C

  • July 1st - John B

  • August 5th - TBC

  • September 2nd - TBC

  • October 7th - Caroline S

  • November 4th - Amanda B

  • December - TBC

Contact Ian on 07880 331331 or [email protected] for further details.

See also the Footpath Walkers dedicated page on this site Groups > Footpath Walkers


Ridgeway Churches - Easter Day Celebrations - Sunday, 1st April

on Sun, 01/04/2018 - 1:52pm

Bank holiday waste collections 2018

on Sun, 01/04/2018 - 7:30pm

LOCAL: Road Closed for 10 days from April 3rd - West end of Westcot & Days Lane

on Tue, 03/04/2018 - 9:18am

The West end of Westcot and the Northerly end of Days Lane will be closed to traffic from Tuesday, 3rd April for approximately 10 days, to facilitate a new Thames Water main feed for Days House and the new property, currently under construction.

Further details can be found at:-

Contact the Traffic Regulations Team (ref JaC/T5360) on 0345-310-1111 for additional information.

Craft Night - First Tuesday (3/4), 7pm - 9.30pm

on Tue, 03/04/2018 - 8:00pm

Cornerstone Film Club "Passport to Pimlico (UK 1949)" - Weds, 4th April, 8pm

on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:00pm

The next Didcot Cornerstone Film Club film is "Passport to Pimlico (UK 1949)" - Weds, 4th April at 8pm.



The Didcot Cornerstone Film Club meets monthly, usually on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm (plus some Saturday Matinees). Films are shown on a large screen in the main hall and there's a bar afterwards.

Annual membership costs £5 and is available from Cornerstone or Didcot Civic Hall. Please fill in & bring a membership form with you if you're not already a member (click <here> for the form).
Tickets for members and their guest are now £6 and members can buy up to 2 tickets for each film (so no need for couples to both join). Tickets for non-members are £8. Tickets are available through the normal Cornerstone booking procedures: on-line, by phone or in person at the box office.

  • Admission is £6-8 per person
  • 8pm start (Each film follows a short introduction)
  • Unreserved seating

Forthcoming screenings:-

  • 4 Apr - Passport to Pimlico (UK 1949)
  • 25 Apr - Graduation (Rom 2016)

The Cornerstone Film Club shows the sort of films you probably won't see in mainstream cinemas:-

  • Hollywood Classics
  • Foreign Language
  • New British Independents

For further information, see the Didcot Cornerstone Film Club's own page in 'Groups':-

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 5th April at 7.30pm

on Thu, 05/04/2018 - 8:00pm

Meetings in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA

Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Membership £10 per year. Visitors £2.50 per meeting.


Thursday 5th April

  • Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces: ideas on how to make the most of any space and recommended varieties to grow.
  • By Sally Nex.

Thursday 3rd May – 2pm

  • VISIT to Derry Watkins Special Plants, Greenways Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham SN14 8LA. £10.50 entry including tour and refreshments. Numbers limited to 24.

Saturday 12th May 2.30pm – 4pm

  • PLANT SALE. Please bring plants for sale. Label and price each plant. If you wish, bring plants for sale on a 50:50 basis and add an extra label (indelibly marked with your name and
  • cost). Please support our only fund raising event.

Thursday 7th June 6pm

  • VISIT to Shellingford Gardens. Parking at the Old Stables, Fernham Road, Shellingford SN7 7PU, courtesy of Robert and Janice Sharp. Members free. Visitors £2.50. Refreshments.

Wednesday 20th June 2.15pm &amp; 4pm

  • VISIT to Manor Farm Garden, Frampton-on- Severn, GL2 7EP. Followed by Pan-Global Plants. Members £10. Visitors £12.50. Tour &amp; Refreshments. Numbers limited to 30.

Thursday 5th July 6.00pm

  • VISIT to Appleton Manor, Eaton Road, Appleton OX13 5LW. Members and visitors £12.50 includes tour, fizz and canapés. Numbers limited to 40.

Thursday 2nd August 2.30pm

  • VISIT to Kathy Brown’s Garden, The Manor House, Church Road, Stevingham, Bedford, MK43 7QB. Members and visitors £10 includes tour and refreshments. No limit on numbers.

Thursday 6th September

  • Successful Fruit Growing; grow your own 5 a day.
  • By Philip Aubury, Director of Birmingham Botanic Garden (ret)

Thursday 4th October

  • Autumn Flowing Perennials. Plants for Sale.
  • By Rose Hardy, from award-winning Hardy’s Cottage Plants.

Thursday 1st November

  • Ornamental Trees. Plants for Sale.
  • By Sam Mallett from Notcutts Nursery.

Thursday 6th December

  • AGM followed by a talk on Beer and Hops with samples to savour and goods for sale.
  • By The White Horse Brewery. Seasonal refreshments. Xmas Raffle.

Further information from: Pamela Preene 01367-820251 or [email protected]

​Please do come along and bring your friends, neighbours and relatives. Membership cards will be available at this meeting - JOIN US.

To download the 2018 programme, please click link below

White Horse Gardening Club 2018 programme
Adobe Acrobat document

Find out more:-

Restart & Repair Cafe - 1st Saturday of month (7/4), 9.30am - 12.30pm

on Sat, 07/04/2018 - 11:00am

Pizza Night with Live Music at The Greyhound - Sunday, 8th April 6-8:30pm

on Sun, 08/04/2018 - 7:25pm

Come and enjoy a delicious pizza supper or drop in for a drink at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis and listen to some great live music from duo Alex and Jacques.

  • Sunday, 8th April 6-8:30pm

FREE ENTRY – but supper booking is strongly advised.

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

Cafe Scientifique - TBC - 2nd Tues (10/4), 7.30pm

on Tue, 10/04/2018 - 8:30pm

Join us for this FREE event - doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start!

  • When: Second Tuesday of the month, doors open at 7 for 7:30pm start.
  • Where: The Beacon Cafe, Wantage, OX12 9BX
  • (click)

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.



A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman - 12-14th April

on Thu, 12/04/2018 - 10:41am