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Moonrakers Celtic songs & tunes - Saturday, 25th March at 7.30pm

on Sat, 25/03/2023 - 7:30pm

Matt Richardson’s Comedy Club - Saturday, 25th March, 8pm

on Sat, 25/03/2023 - 8:00pm

Local boy and multi-award winning comedian Matt Richardson – as seen on Celebrity Coach Trip, Dancing on Ice and The Xtra Factor- presents the very first night of a new Comedy Club at The Beacon.

Headlined by Milton Jones – the weirdo one-liner merchant in a crazy shirt is not to be missed, the first time Wantage has seen this well known comedian! He’ll be supported by Jen Brister – QI, Live at the Apollo and dozens of other shows.

*All acts may be subject to change

For further details:-

Clocks go forward - Sunday, 26th March

on Sun, 26/03/2023 - 12:00am

Don't forget that the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday, 26th March.

Stanford recycling & tip will be closed on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March

on Mon, 27/03/2023 - 8:12am

For safety reasons, Oxfordshire County Council will be shutting each of its centres for two days – although never at the same time – to allow for deep cleaning and essential maintenance to take place. This includes jet washing the sites and structures, repainting lines and safety areas, as well as other general work to improve the customer experience.

The closing dates are:

  • Alkerton (Banbury)     Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 March
  • Ardley (Bicester)       Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March
  • Dix Pit (Stanton Harcourt)     Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 April
  • Drayton (Abingdon)     Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March
  • Redbridge (Oxford)     Monday 17 and Tuesday18 April
  • Oakley Wood (Wallingford)     Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April
  • Stanford (Faringdon)     Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March

All closures are on quieter weekdays to minimise disruption, and sites will reopen at 8am the following day. Residents are asked to plan ahead, ideally holding on to their waste until the site reopens or, if that is not possible, visiting one of the neighbouring sites.

More information can be found on the Oxfordshire County Council website (click), including details of your nearest alternative site during the closures.

LOCAL: Book Club - The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak - Mon, 27/3, 8pm

on Mon, 27/03/2023 - 9:00pm

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday, March 27th at 8pm.

The book this month is The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak.

Available from the Hive online bookshop <here>.

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

Submitted by Barbara W.



Morgan & West: Unbelievable Science - Saturday, 1st April at 2pm

on Sat, 01/04/2023 - 3:00pm

Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!

Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and are bringing their love of enlightenment to the stage!

Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!

On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).

Please note: Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.

Tickets £12 adults, £10 Children


★★★★★ “Put quite simply…great science with hilarious hosts!” – Primary Times

★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror

★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage


For further details:-


Tuesday Club - first Tuesday every month (next 4/4)

on Tue, 04/04/2023 - 11:00am

White Horse Gardening Club 2023 Programme - next meeting April 6th

on Thu, 06/04/2023 - 7:00pm

Meetings are usually 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 £15 per annum. Visitors £3.00 per meeting.

Contact Pamela P to find out more:-



  • APRIL 6th

Talk – Perfect Pelargoniums

By Heather Godard-Key who is a multi-award gold medal winner for her displays of pelargoniums.

Fibrex Nurseries hold the national collection of Pelargoniums.


  • MAY 4th

Talk – Hostas

By Peter Savage from Bowdens Nurseries.

Hold 125 RHS gold medals.


  • SATURDAY MAY 20TH – Uffington Plant Sale Trail

10am – 2pm


  • JUNE 1st

VISIT - Littleworth village gardens at 6pm

Social evening including wine & nibbles. Free to members. Visitors £3.00



VISIT Morning: Suggestion - Stonor Park, Henley on Thames RG9 6HF

(By own arrangement – free to NT and HH members)

Afternoon: Kidmore House, Garden and Vineyard, Chalkhouse Green Road, Kidmore End, Reading RG4 9AR.

2.30pm includes tour and refreshments. £12 per person. Min – 8 Max - 25


  • SUNDAY JUNE 11th

UFFINGTON GARDENS OPEN. £5 per person. Refreshments. Raffle.


In aid of St Mary’s Church and the White Horse Gardening Club.



VISIT – Morning: Old Court Nurseries LLP & The Picton Garden

Michaelmas Daisies Specialists since 1906

Old Court Nurseries, Walwyn Road, Colwall WR13 6QE

10am for 10.30am. £7 per person. Entrance, tour and refreshments.


VISIT - Afternoon: 2pm. Little Malvern Court. Little Malvern WR14 4JN.

£12 per head to include house and garden. Refreshments available at café.

In a magnificent setting in the Malvern Hills, overlooking the Severn Valley, Little Malvern Court is a 15th century former Prior’s hall and a courtyard of adjoining monastic buildings – the garden has terraces that were laid out in the 1980s, devised by Arabella Lennox Boyd and Michael Balston.



By Matthew Biggs. Gardener, writer and broadcaster, BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. Television researcher, presenter and director, written or contributed to over ten books on subjects ranging from houseplants to unusual vegetables and on historic subjects including 'Secrets of Great Botanists'.

Visitors £5.00




TALK – A Spoonful of Herbs (Part 1) From sowing and growing to harvesting and preserving

By Lynda Warren, Education Consultant, Author and Researcher.


TALK – Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

By Katherine Crouch, Garden Designer, Chelsea Gold Medal winner

(“Gardens are in my blood…and under my fingernails”)



Visitors £5.00


NB: No December Meeting.


Further information: Pamela - [email protected]



LOCAL: Tea & Cakes - Easter Saturday 8th April from 2.30 - 5pm

on Sat, 08/04/2023 - 3:29pm

Uffington Farmers Market - Second Sunday of each month

on Sun, 09/04/2023 - 8:24pm

Cafe Scientifique - Regenerative Agriculture with Ben Harrington - 2nd Weds (12/4)

on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 8:15pm

Regenerative Agriculture with Ben Harrington

7.30pm Wednesday 12th April 2023

You can find recordings of previous zoomed talks <here>.

Future talks at Wantage Cafe Sci...

  • tbc

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

More details:-

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



Beacon Cinema - Emily (15) - Sat, 15th April, 7.30pm

on Sat, 15/04/2023 - 7:30pm

“Emily” tells the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Bronte. The film stars Emma Mackey as Emily, a rebel and misfit, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights.

  • Certificate: 15
  • Tickets £6

This screening includes a 15 minute interval during the film where you can enjoy a drink from The Beacon Bar.

Future films at the Beacon:-

For further details:-

Beacon Cinema - Emily (15) - Sat, 15th April, 7.30pm

on Sat, 15/04/2023 - 8:31pm

“Emily” tells the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Bronte. The film stars Emma Mackey as Emily, a rebel and misfit, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights.

  • Certificate: 15
  • Tickets £6

This screening includes a 15 minute interval during the film where you can enjoy a drink from The Beacon Bar.

Future films at the Beacon:-

  • tbc

For further details:-

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Tuesday, 18th April 2023 at 7.30pm

on Tue, 18/04/2023 - 8:30pm


to be held in Griffin Memorial Hall on

Tuesday 18th April 2023 starting at 7.30pm


  1. tbc.


Extra garden waste during the week beginning Monday 24 April

on Mon, 24/04/2023 - 10:00am

Subscribers to the Vale's brown bin service can put extra garden waste out on your normal collection day during the week beginning Monday 24 April. 

For more information, visit the garden waste web page.

Clive Anderson: Me, Macbeth and I - Saturday, 29th April, 7.30pm

on Sat, 29/04/2023 - 8:30pm

Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy by arrangement with Curtis Brown presents


  • Tickets £20
  • Time: 7.30pm

The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.


‘A complete delight’ ****

The Telegraph

‘An assured and entertaining show’ ****

The Times

For further details:-


LOCAL: A Concert for a King - Friday, 5th May at 7.30pm

on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 8:30pm

Childrey Village Fete - Saturday, 17th June

on Sat, 17/06/2023 - 1:00pm