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Uffington Farmers Market - 3rd Sun of the month - Sunday, 17th December

on Sun, 17/12/2017 - 9:00am

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

The market 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. 

Find out more here:-

Dates for 2017 are: 

  • Sunday 17th December 2017

NT Live at The Beacon - Young Marx - Monday, 18th December at 7pm

on Mon, 18/12/2017 - 6:00pm

National Theatre Live: Young Marx 
Monday 18th December | 7.00pm
Tickets: £15 
(joint offer only available via Box Office)
Running Time: tbc (including intervals)

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production  is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx. 

Christmas Panto "Dick Whittington" - Thursday 21st & Saturday 23rd December

on Thu, 21/12/2017 - 11:51am

"Join our hero ‘Dick Whittington’ on an adventure to London, where the streets are paved with gold, to seek your fortune. TaleGate Theatre Productions is now in it’s ninth year touring the UK. ‘Dick Whittington’ promises to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever!  

Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, breathtaking special effects, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of traditional pantomime! 

This fun-filled extravaganza is guaranteed to delight the whole family. So turn again ‘Dick Whittington’, three times Lord Mayor of London!"

ickets can be purchased by the calling the Beacon Wantage Box Office: 01235 763456

Visit the Beacon's website to find out more: www.beaconwantage.co.uk

  • Thursday 21 December | 4.00pm
  • Saturday 23 December | 1.00pm & 4.00pm
  • Tickets: £8.50 / £32 Family Ticket for 4
  • Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes, including interval

LOCAL: Christmas Day Carol Service - Monday, 25th December at 10am

on Mon, 25/12/2017 - 10:00am

The Church of the Holy Rood Christmas carol service is an opportunity for the whole community to celebrate together on Christmas Day.

Bring the whole family!

Monday, 25th December at 10am, Sparsholt Church of the Holy Rood.

LOCAL: Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walk - Boxing Day, 26th December at 11am

on Tue, 26/12/2017 - 10:00am

Planned Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walks are listed below - everyone welcome!

  • Boxing Day - Barbara

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

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













 

Bank holiday waste collections 2017/18

on Tue, 26/12/2017 - 6:30pm

Holiday activity ideas for children and families

on Wed, 27/12/2017 - 9:00am

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.

LOCAL: Christmas Quiz at The Star, Sparsholt - Wednesday, 27th Dec, 8pm

on Wed, 27/12/2017 - 8:00pm

Entry is £1 per person with up to 6 people in a team

For any further details, please contact Graham M on:-

 

Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 30th December from 8.30am

on Sat, 30/12/2017 - 7:30am

#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

Recycle your Christmas tree - FREE

on Wed, 03/01/2018 - 5:39pm

Cornerstone Film Club "Saturday Night Fever" - Weds, 10th January, 8pm

on Wed, 10/01/2018 - 8:00pm

The next Didcot Cornerstone Film Club film is "Saturday Night Fever" - Weds, 10th January 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:-

  • 10 Jan - Saturday Night Fever (US 1977)
  • 31 Jan - The Levelling (UK 2016)
  • 28 Feb - Micmacs (Fr 2009)
  • 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':-

Upholstery - next on Wednesday, 17th January, 9.30am - 2.30pm

on Wed, 17/01/2018 - 8:30am

Give Blood - Wednesday, 17th January

on Wed, 17/01/2018 - 1:00pm

96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood - don't leave it to someone else. If you’re generally healthy and aged between 17 and 65, you can probably donate.

The next donation session at The Beacon, Wantage (click <here> for a map) is on Wednesday, 17th January between 13.15-15.30 & 16.15-19.15.

Parking at The Beacon, Wantage is free for the first 2 hours (with a free 'pay & display' ticket). For your trouble, you'll enjoy a complimentary cup of tea and selection of biscuits, alongside the satisfaction of knowing that you're actively helping others.

Can you give blood?

Most people can give blood, but before the NHS can accept your blood they need to ensure there's no risk of harming you or the patients who will receive it. Use the below links to the Give Blood website to see if you are eligible to give blood:-

From February 2012, male blood donors can increase frequency of donating to a maximum of 4 times in 12 months at an interval of not less than 12 weeks.

Register as a blood donor:-

Giving blood is quick, easy and most importantly, it saves lives. Simply fill in the form by clicking <here> to register your interest in becoming a blood donor or to come along to a session near you.

Learn more by visiting the Blood Donation service website:-

  • www.blood.co.uk
  • or by calling 0300-123-23-23 (calls are normally charged at your providers (eg BT) local rate).

Are you an existing blood donor?

If so, you can jump to your own secure Blood Donor login page here:-

 

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 17th January at 7.30pm

on Wed, 17/01/2018 - 7:30pm

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

There will be a meeting of the Sparsholt Parish Council on Wednesday, 17th January at 7.30pm at the Griffin Memorial Hall

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WELCOME

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

  1. tbc.

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 

Introduction to Upholstery - 31st January, 9.30am - 2.30pm

on Wed, 31/01/2018 - 8:30am

NT Live at The Beacon - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Thursday, 22nd February at 7pm

on Thu, 22/02/2018 - 7:00pm

National Theatre Live - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Thursday 22 February | 7.00pm
Tickets: £15
Running Time: TBC
Box Office: 01235 763 456

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? 

★★★★ 
"A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted"
Sunday Times

★★★★ 
"A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable"
The Independent

★★★★ 
"Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth"
The Metro 

NT Live at The Beacon - Julius Caesar - Thursday, 22nd March at 7pm

on Thu, 22/03/2018 - 7:00pm

National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
Thursday 22 March | 7.00pm
Tickets: £15
Running Time: TBC
Box Office: 01235 763 456

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

Phill Jupitus at The Beacon - Friday, 23rd March at 8pm

on Fri, 23/03/2018 - 7:58pm

Phill Jupitus: Juplicity
Friday 23 March | 8.00pm | Bar open from 7.00pm
£15 tickets
14+ (Parental Guidance) Likely to be bad language and adult contentAdult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. 

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

On BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage.

Phill’s theatre work includes playing Bottom in the Bath Theatre Royal production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, appearing alongside Jason Manford in the UK touring production of The Producers as Franz Liebkind, the West End production of Urinetown in the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell at the Apollo Theatre and his West End singing debut in 2009 when he played Edna Turnblad in the hit musical Hairspray at The Shaftesbury Theatre.