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Cornerstone Film Club "Only You" (UK 2018) - Weds, 20th November, 8pm

on Wed, 20/11/2019 - 6:00pm

The next Didcot Cornerstone Film Club film is "Only You" (UK 2018) - Wednesday, 30th October 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:-

  • 20 November - Only You (UK 2018)
  • 8 January - Cabaret (US 1972)

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

  • Hollywood Classics
  • Foreign Language
  • New British Independents

Childrey Contemporary Conversations - Thursday 21st & 28th November

on Thu, 21/11/2019 - 6:00pm

LOCAL: Game Supper at The Star - Sunday, 24th November, 6-8pm

on Sun, 24/11/2019 - 6:00pm

Following our very succesful Mexican and in celebration of British Game week we are now organising a Game Supper on Sunday, 24th November, 6-8pm.

The menu will include local game produce and will be accompanied by a wonderful Red wine.

2 courses for £18.50. Side options are extra .

For further info. on The Star, click <here>.

Contact details:

Childrey and District Tuesday Club Events - next on Tuesday, 26th November

on Tue, 26/11/2019 - 8:30am

Childrey & District Tuesday Club is a club for the over 60s, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm in Childrey Village Hall, (unless otherwise stated) with members arriving soon after 2pm in order to catch up with their friends. 

The club is very popular due to the friendliness of its members who live not only in Childrey, but in all the local villages, the Challows, the Letcombes, Kingston Lisle, Sparsholt, Wantage, Charlton and Grove and a warm welcome awaits all prospective members.

  • Nov 26th Coach trip to Cardiff Christmas Market, departing Childrey Village Hall 8.30am, returning approximately 7pm, fare members £17.50, non members £19.50
  • Dec 10th (nb 2nd Tuesday) Christmas lunch at The Bear Hotel, Wantage (members only)
  • Jan 7th 2020 (nb 2nd Tuesday)  New year quiz

Annual membership costs £10.

For further information, contact Maureen Thomas 01235 751 631 or click <here>.

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 27th November at 7.00pm

on Wed, 27/11/2019 - 6:00pm


Agenda of the Parish Council meeting to be held on Wednesday 27th November 2019 starting at 7.00pm 
in the Griffin Memorial Hall, Sparsholt


Open Forum, to include addresses from the public, District & County Councillors

  1. tbc.

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 751923

White Horse Hill Evening Sky Tour - next on Wednesday, 27th Nov, 6.30-8.30pm

on Wed, 27/11/2019 - 6:30pm

Enjoy a tour of the night sky on White Horse Hill and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location. Learn about the constellations, bright stars, planets and the deeper cosmos.
  • Adults £6
  • Children £3.50
  • Suitable for children over 8 years old
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Bring warm clothing, sensible footwear for walking and a torch


  • 27 November 2019 18:30 - 20:30

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

For more information & to book:-

LOCAL: Spirit of the Vale Christmas Fayre - Thursday, 28th Nov, 10.30am-8pm

on Thu, 28/11/2019 - 9:29am

The best local Christmas shopping event of the year!
30 stalls supporting local artisans and businesses
while earning money for A Band of Brothers and Sparsholt Village Hall
Cocktails and canapés will be served at 6pm
Then why not make an evening of it and pop across the road
to the award winning Star Inn for their delicious
"Post Spirit 2 Course Dinner"
Bookings on 01235 751873

Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 30th November from 9am

on Sat, 30/11/2019 - 7:30am

Wantage Farmers Market is in the Market Square, usually on the last Saturday of every month from 9am.

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


Telephone: 01235 763459

Meet Father Christmas at The Beacon in Wantage - Weds & Sats - 30/11 to 18/12

on Sat, 30/11/2019 - 9:00am

Father Christmas and his Grotto return to The Beacon.

On arrival you will be greeted by Father Christmas' Head Elf. Then it’s onto Father Christmas' Grotto where every child will be able to meet Father Christmas himself! Father Christmas will have a gift for each child, a special gift from the elves as well as a perfectly mixed bag of reindeer food ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve!

  • 30th Nov – 18th Dec
  • Wednesdays 4th, 11th & 18th December, 3:30pm – 5:20pm
  • Saturdays 30th November, 7th & 14th December, 9am – 10:50am
  • Tickets £7

Book your Father Christmas visit at The Beacon reception or phone on 01235 763456

LOCAL: Book Club "Small Island" by Andrea Levy - Mon, 2nd Dec, 8pm

on Mon, 02/12/2019 - 7:00pm

The next meeting of the book club will be on Monday, 2nd December at 8pm.

The book this month is “Small Island" by Andrea Levy, available from The Book People (click link to visit).

Contact Barbara W for further information:-

Submitted by Barbara W.

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 5th December at 7pm

on Thu, 05/12/2019 - 6:00pm

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.

Find out more:-















Tickets £5 members.  Visitors £10. Seasonal refreshments inc.

NT Live - Present Laughter - Thursday, 5th December at 7pm

on Thu, 05/12/2019 - 6:00pm

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter
Thursday 5th December | 7pm | £15
Box Office: 01235 763 456

By Noël Coward.
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis, as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Please note this a filmed recording not a streaming of a live performance.

Certificate: TBC
Running Time: TBC

Wantage Dickensian Evening - Friday, 6th December 6-9pm

on Fri, 06/12/2019 - 6:00pm

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, held on the first Friday of December every year.

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

Previously, there have been a Victorian Fun Fair, Punch and Judy shows, Icknield Way Morris Men, handbell ringers, circle dancers, and Christmas carols ringing out across the town. Father Christmas has also made an appearance.

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

LOCAL: Village Mulled Wine & Mince Pies - Sunday, 8th December, 6-9pm

on Sun, 08/12/2019 - 6:00pm

Come along and enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies with your Sparsholt & Westcot neighbours & friends on Sunday 8th December.

6-8pm, Griffin Hall, Sparsholt.

All Sparsholt and Westcot residents welcome.

Letcombe Film Club - "Stan and Ollie" - Wednesday, 11th December at 7.30pm

on Wed, 11/12/2019 - 7:30pm

Letcombe Film Club, Wednesday, 11th December - Stan and Ollie

Come early and enjoy refreshments before the film. Doors open at 7.30pm; film starts at 8pm.

Future Films:

  • Weds 11 December - Stan and Ollie


  • Tickets £5
  • Doors open at 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm.
  • Letcombe Regis Village Hall, Bassett Rd, OX12 9LJ (click <here> for a map)

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale - Thursday, 12th December at 7pm

on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 6:00pm

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale
Thursday 12th December | 7pm | £15
Box Office: 01235 763 456

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench

Director: Rob Ashford & Kenneth Branagh, Directed for cinema by Benjamin Caron

Producers: Kenneth Branagh, Tamar Thomas, Edward Snape, Marilyn Eardley, Jon Bath

Photo credit: JOHAN PERSSON

Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption,returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production,co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh,featuresa remarkable castincludingDame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that wasbroadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a yearin 2015.

Running Time: 3hrs 4mins (TBC)

Advisory BBFC Certificate: (TBC)


White Horse Hill Family Sky Tours - next on Friday, 13th December, 6.30-8.30pm

on Fri, 13/12/2019 - 4:00pm

Enjoy a tour of the night sky on White Horse Hill and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location. Learn about the constellations, bright stars, planets and the deeper cosmos.
  • Adults £6
  • Children £3.50
  • Suitable for children 6 years plus
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Bring warm clothing, sensible footwear for walking and a torch


  • Friday 13th December - Family Sky Tour and Meteorwatch for the Geminid Meteor Shower which peaks this evening.

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

For more information & to book:-

An Evening of Wine Tasting - Wines For Christmas - Friday, 13th Dec at 7.30pm

on Fri, 13/12/2019 - 6:30pm

An Evening of Wine Tasting – Wines For Christmas
Friday 13 December | 7.30pm | £20
Limited tickets available

Join Brian Davis the experienced wine educator for an evening of wine tasting, focusing on Christmas wines.

“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.

Uffington Farmers Market - Sunday, 15th December, 10am - 12.30pm

on Sun, 15/12/2019 - 9:00am

Local food producers offering meat, cheese, preserves, fruit, vegetables, pies and pastries, vintage tea room and much more!

The market (usually) runs every third Sunday of the month in the car park of the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington. SN7 7SB.

10am to 12.30pm.

Established in 2015, the Uffington Farmers Market is a non-profit community market organised by village residents.