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White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 1st November at 7.30pm

on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 6:30pm

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.

CLUB PROGRAMME

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
Garden_Club_2018.pdf 
Adobe Acrobat document

Find out more:-

Live Theatre - Pals - Friday, 2nd November, 8pm

on Fri, 02/11/2018 - 7:00pm

Live Theatre - Pals
Friday 2 November
8.00pm
Bar open from 7.00pm
£12 tickets
Box Office: 01235 763 456

Inspired by real war diaries, Pals is an amusing and touching piece of theatre set during the first years of The Great War. 

This poignant stroy follows Stan, George and Joe as enthusiastic pals who volunteer to join Kitchener's new army.

Their experience of life on the western front is a stark contrast to what was promised by the Officers signing them up: "back before Christmas, they said!"

Embarrassing medicals, French girls, lice, rats and shrapnel wait for them but their strong friendship and sense of humour will enable these pals to stick together through it all.

Restart & Repair Cafe - 1st Saturday of month (3/11), 9.30am - 12.30pm

on Sat, 03/11/2018 - 8:30am

Pallet Upcycling Workshop - First Saturday (3/11), 2-5pm

on Sat, 03/11/2018 - 1:00pm

Childrey Bonfire Night (+ load the bonfire) - Saturday, 3rd November from 6.30pm

on Sat, 03/11/2018 - 7:00pm

This year’s Childrey Bonfire Night extravaganza will take place on Saturday, November 3rd – fire lighting at 6:30 pm with the firework display at 7 pm. 

Enjoy a fantastic family firework display that helps to raise funds for the on-going running of Childrey playground, pavilion and playing field - facilities which are available to everyone in the local area.

BarBQ, bar and mulled wine – so please come along and support the event in your usual generous way. 

For anyone wishing to drop off material for the fire, the gates to the playing field will be open between 12 and 4 pm on the three preceeding Sundays.  

Please ensure wood and garden waste only for the fire.

Please - only suitable and safe combustible materials - no household rubbish, metal, plastics or rubber please!

LOCAL: Sparsholt & Westcot Footpath Walk - Sunday, 4th November at 11am

on Sun, 04/11/2018 - 11:00am

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!

  • 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













 

Childrey and District Tuesday Club Events - next on Tuesday, 6th November

on Tue, 06/11/2018 - 1:30pm

Childrey and District Tuesday Club

  • 6th November: 2.30 pm village hall, speaker Debbie Beatson 'Tax Care and Toy Boys again'. Contact Pat Eglinton 01235 751663
  • 27th November: Coach trip to Cardiff Christmas markets departing village hall at 8.30 members fare £16.50, non members £18.50 Contact Maureen Thomas 01235 751631
  • 11th December: (nb 2nd Tuesday) 12.30 Christmas lunch at The Bear Hotel, Wantage members only
  • 8th January 2019 (nb 2nd Tuesday) 2.30 village hall, New Year Quiz Contact Pat Eglinton 01235 751663

Craft Night - First Tuesday (6/11), 7pm - 9.30pm

on Tue, 06/11/2018 - 6:00pm

How to Hide a Lion - Wednesday, 7th November at 1.30pm

on Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:30pm

How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens
Wednesday 7 November | 1.30pm
£6.50 Children tickets | £9.50 Adult Tickets 
Running Time: TBC
Box Office: 01235 763 456

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz. 

Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens, Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.

Babes-in-arms go free.

White Horse Hill Evening Sky Tour - Wednesday, 7th November, 7-9pm

on Wed, 07/11/2018 - 7:00pm

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.
 
The mythology and stories of the stars, and their relationship with the ancient people that lived and worked there. Followed by a guide on what's on view to the naked eye during the month ahead and more.Your guide will be Adrian West - A local, passionate and experienced astronomer. Adrian has written astronomy and space related articles for popular online science magazines. He has also written guides and articles for the BBC, Met office and National Trust to name a few.
  • Adults £5
  • Children £2.50
  • Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event
  • Bring warm clothing, sensible footwear for walking and a torch

Dates:-

  • 7 November 2018
  • 5 December 2018

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

For more information & to book:-

Battle's Over: WW1 Beacons of Light - Sunday, 11th November, 7-9pm

on Sun, 11/11/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us in commemorating the anniversary of the end of the First World War.

We will join the nationally organised tribute to the millions killed or wounded in the First World War by holding a commemorative event on 10th -11th November, marking 100 years since the end of the WWI.

More information:-

  • Booking not required
  • This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
  • 01793 762209
  • www.nationaltrust.org.uk
  • White Horse Hill, Uffington. B4507 Ashbury to Wantage road Oxfordshire SN7 7QJ.

Please note: There are no toilets or facilities on this site. There's a charge to park in our car park at White Horse Hill. National Trust members park free.

Pub Quiz at The Greyhound – Sunday, 11th November at 8pm

on Sun, 11/11/2018 - 7:00pm

Join us for our very popular and challenging monthly quiz.

Entry is £2.00 with half going into the Jackpot Prize round and half to our nominated charity for this month: tbc.

There are prizes every round and teams of any size are allowed.

A special pre-quiz menu is served from 6:30-7:30pm, with £1 for each main course sold donated to the chosen charity. Booking is essential as places are always limited!

Save the date: the next quiz will be on tbc.

The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis (click)

Letcombe Film Club - "Darkest Hour" - Wednesday, 14th November at 7.30pm

on Wed, 14/11/2018 - 7:30pm

Letcombe Film Club has some great films planned.

We look forward to seeing you, come early and have a drink before the film.

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

Future Film dates for your diary:-

  • Wed 14 Nov – Darkest Hour

  • Wed 12 Dec – The Death of Stalin

Oktoberfest - Beer, Music, Food - Friday 16th & Saturday 17th Novem(Octo)ber

on Fri, 16/11/2018 - 4:00pm

Oktoberfest 2018
Friday 16 November | 5pm - 12am
Saturday 17 November | 2pm - 12am
£3 Entry (Buy on door)

£7 Beer Token (4 x Half Pints) 

Bands - Full Line-Up TBC

Friday: 

  • HEADLINING - 2TONE ALL SKA'S: 10pm -11:15pm 

Saturday: 

  • HEADLINING - Unusual Suspects: 10pm - 11:15pm
  • Electrichead: 8:15pm - 9:30pm 
  • Open Mic: Sat 17 Nov (3pm - 6pm) 

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest, where we offer a range of local beers/ciders, accompanied by delicious local food with entertainment from local bands. 

Uffington Farmers Market - Sunday, 18th November

on Sun, 18/11/2018 - 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. 

Find out more here:-

Remaining dates for 2018 are: 

  • 18th November

  • 16th December

Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens - Friday, 23rd November at 8pm

on Fri, 23/11/2018 - 6:51pm

Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens
Friday 23 November | 8.00pm | Bar open from 7.00pm
£20 tickets | £18 Over 60s
Age recommendation 16+
Running Time: TBC
Box Office: 01235 763 456

She's Merkel To His Trump. He's Boris to her Theresa. Two of Britain's finest impressionists come together on one bill to make sense (and nonsense) of a world where Boris Johnson is Foreign Secretary, Donald Trump is US President, and Brexit means Brexit. Good luck with that.

Featuring personalities from Farage to Lumley, Diane Abbott to Fiona Bruce and the sublime to Jacob Rees Mogg. Over 30 characters for the price of 2 (3 at weekends). A unique mix of impressions and satire from the stars of Bremner, Bird and Fortune and Dead Ringers

LOCAL: Spirit of the Vale Christmas Fair - Wednesday, 28th November, 12-8pm

on Wed, 28/11/2018 - 12:00pm

French Market, Wantage Market Place - Thursday, 29th November, 9am - 5pm

on Thu, 29/11/2018 - 8:28am

Wine Tasting: Christmas Wines - Friday, 30th November at 7pm

on Fri, 30/11/2018 - 5:54pm

An Evening of Wine Tasting - Christmas Wines
Friday 30th November | 7.00pm
Tickets: £20
Limited tickets available

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

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