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European Elections - Choose Your European Representatives - Thurs, May 23rd

on Thu, 23/05/2019 - 7:00am

European parliamentary elections are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23 May 2019. 

If you live in Sparsholt or Westcot, your polling station is at Griffin Hall, Sparsholt and it will be open for voting between 7am and 10pm.

For details on what the European Parliament does and how the elections work please see the Electoral Commission's Your Vote Matters website:-

Beacon Cinema - The Favourite (15) - Friday, 24th May, 7.30pm

on Fri, 24/05/2019 - 8:30pm

Relax with a movie at The Beacon in Wantage.

The bar is open throughout and in the tradition of great cinema, they have an interval with hot dogs, ice cream and popcorn.

  • The Favourite - Friday 24 May | 7:30pm | £5 - Certificate: 15

  • Stan & Ollie - Friday 5 July | 7:30pm | £5 - Certificate: PG

  • Fisherman's Friends - Friday 12 July | 7:30pm | £5 - Certificate: 12A

For further details:-

 
 

Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 25th May from 9am

on Sat, 25/05/2019 - 8:30am

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

Designing Edible Spaces - Saturday, 25th May, 10am - 4pm

on Sat, 25/05/2019 - 10:00am

Letcombe Bassett Open Gardens 2019 - Sunday, 26th May, 1.30 to 5.30pm

on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 1:30pm

The beautiful downland Oxfordshire village of Letcombe Bassett open its private gardens for an afternoon. The perfect opportunity for a special look behind the scenes of a picturesque historic village, with a number of unique waterside gardens and chalk stream gardens, offering something different for ecologists, children and gardeners alike. 

Refreshments served in the village hall and around the route. Assistance dogs only please.

The event is raising funds for the St. Michael's Church and our Village Hall.

Cost

  • £5.00 per adult, accompanied under 16s free.

How to get event passports

  • Buy admission stickers on the day in the car parks.

Contact the organisers

Bank Holiday Festival at The Greyhound - Monday, 27th May, 12-4pm

on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 12:00pm

Join The Greyhound, Lecombe Regis on Monday 27th May for their very first May mini-Festival with popular local music duo Tim Hillsdon and Al Jenkins playing from midday. 

They will have their first Craft Cider Bar in the Barn with a range of fruit ciders and Perry alongside some more traditional ciders, plus their usual range of drinks, BBQ favourites and lovely salads.

The bar opens at 11am and we’ll be serving food from 12-4pm and then back to our usual menu from 6-8:30pm. 

We’ll be running the event rain or shine... that’s indoors if it’s wet!

FREE ENTRY – but supper booking is always strongly advised.

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

Bank holiday waste collections 2019/2020

on Mon, 27/05/2019 - 7:30pm

Rock Painting - Wednesday, 29th May, 10am - 12pm

on Wed, 29/05/2019 - 10:00am

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 29th May at 7pm

on Wed, 29/05/2019 - 7:00pm

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

The next meeting of Sparsholt Parish Council 
will be a Finance meeting to be held in 
Griffin Memorial Hall at 7.00pm on Wednesday 29th May 2019

AGENDA

 

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Declaration of Interests/Update of Gifts and Hospitality Register.

3. Finance:

a) AGAR forms.
b) Review the effectiveness of the Internal Audit.
c) Risk Assessment.

4. Date of next meeting: TBC

 

​Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 751923

Cornerstone Film Club "Shoplifters" (Japan 2018) - Wednesday, 29th May, 8pm

on Wed, 29/05/2019 - 9:00pm

The next Didcot Cornerstone Film Club film is "Shoplifters" (Japan 2018) - Wednesday, 29th May at 8pm.

Trailer:-

 

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:-

  • Wednesday 29 May - Shoplifters (Japan 2018)
  • Wednesday 26 Jun - A Private War (2018)

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':-

 

NT Live - All My Sons - Thursday, 30th May, 7pm

on Thu, 30/05/2019 - 8:00pm

National Theatre Live: All My Sons
Thursday 30 May | 7pm | £15
Please note this a filmed recording not a live performance.
Box Office: 01235 763 456

By Arthur Miller & directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Filmed recording from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.  

Restart & Repair Cafe - 1st Saturday of month (1/6), 10am-1pm

on Sat, 01/06/2019 - 11:00am

Children's Cinema - ​The Lego Movie 2 (PG) - Saturday, 1st June at 11am

on Sat, 01/06/2019 - 11:00am

Weekend mornings at The Beacon in Wantage are often reserved for the children with Movies 4 Kids.

Relax and enjoy snacks and a coffee whilst the whole family is entertained with an on-screen adventure.

  • The Lego Movie 2 - Saturday 1 June | 11am | Single Ticket £4 | Family Ticket (4 Tickets) £14 | Certificate: PG
  • How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Sunday 23 June | 1pm | Single Ticket £4 | Family Ticket (4 Tickets) £14 | Certificate: PG
For further details:-

Pallet Upcycling Workshop - 1st Saturday of month (1/6), 2-5pm

on Sat, 01/06/2019 - 2:00pm

Scoop Zero Waste Pop-Up - 1st Sunday of every month (2/6), 10am - 2pm

on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 11:00am

LOCAL: Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walk - 2nd June at 11am

on Sun, 02/06/2019 - 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!

  • 2nd June - C Stephen 
  • 7th July - J Bales 
  • 4th - August - Summer break
  • 1st September - B Taylor
  • 6th October - W Caudle
  • 3rd November - 
  • December - Winter break

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

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













 

Childrey and District Tuesday Club Events - next on Tuesday, 4th June

on Tue, 04/06/2019 - 3:30pm

Childrey & District Tuesday Club is a club for the over 60s, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month in Childrey Village Hall.

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.

  • May 7th - Summer Social
  • June 4th - Coach trip to Weston Super Mare
  • July 2nd - Coach trip tba
  • Aug 6th - No meeting
  • Sept 3rd - Coach trip tba
  • Oct 1st - Hazel Townesend Travels in Gambia
  • Nov 5th - Roger Humphries Tales of Old Wantage (tba)
  • Dec 10th (nb 2nd Tuesday) Christmas lunch at The Bear Hotel, Wantage (members only)
  • Jan 7th 2020 (nb 2nd Tuesday)  New year quiz

For further information, please click <here>.

Craft Club - First Tuesday (4/6), 7pm - 9.30pm

on Tue, 04/06/2019 - 8:00pm

White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 6th June at 6pm

on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 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:-


WHITE HORSE GARDEN CLUB PROGRAMME 2019 

     DATE

DAY

TIME

TALK/VISIT

TITLE & SPEAKER

         

06-Jun

THURSDAY

6.00

VISIT

30th ANNIVERSARY GARDEN PARTY

       

AT BARCOTE  GARDEN, BUCKLAND SN7 8PP

       

Courtesy of Mr and Mrs C Smith.

       

£15 inc supper and drinks.

11-Jul

THURSDAY

2.00 - 4.00

VISIT

JEKKA MCVICAR'S HERBETUM, Shellards Lane, Alveston,

       

BRISTOL BS35 5SY.   £15 Tour and Refreshments. 

       

Max 30 people

18-Jul

THURSDAY

2.00

VISIT

HASELEY COURT, Little Haseley OX44 7LL

       

£7 inc tour and refreshments

05-Sep

THURSDAY

7.30

TALK

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF GROWING VEGETABLES

       

Victoria Logue,Whitehall Farmhouse Plants. 

       

www.wfplants.co.uk

03-Oct

THURSDAY

7.30

TALK

THE VICTORIAN GARDEN - a picture of how life was pre WW1

       

Dr Francis Burroughs

07-Nov

THURSDAY

7.30

TALK

DAVID AUSTIN ROSES - Growing the Best Roses

       

Michael Marriott.   Roses for sale.

       

www.davidaustinroses.com

05-Dec

THURSDAY

7.00

TALK

30th ANNIVERSARY TALK - GROW GREAT VEG AND HAVE FUN

       

PIPPA GREENWOOD.   www.pippagreenwood.com

       

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

Wantage Carnival - Saturday, 9th June, 11am-7pm

on Sun, 09/06/2019 - 11:00am

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