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Comedy Club 4 Kids - Friday, 16th February at 1.00pm

on Fri, 16/02/2018 - 1:00pm

Comedy Club 4 Kids
Friday 16 February | 1.00pm
£9 tickets

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!?"

Join us at The Beacon and see Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Paul Duncan McGarrity and Bec Hill!

White Horse Hill Evening Sky Tour - Friday, 16th February, 6.30-8.30pm

on Fri, 16/02/2018 - 7:30pm

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.
 
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
  • Friday, 16th February, 6.30-8.30pm & Friday, 16th March, 7-9pm

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

For more information & to book:-

Make Your Own Pyjama Bottoms - Saturday, 17th February, 10am - 5pm

on Sat, 17/02/2018 - 10:00am

Children's Cinema - ​LEGO Ninjago Movie (U) - Saturday, 17th February at 11am

on Sat, 17/02/2018 - 11:00am

Saturday mornings at The Beacon in Wantage are reserved for the children with Movies 4 Kids shown at 11am.

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

For every cinema visit to The Beacon, Wantage Loyalty Card holders can enjoy a free serving of popcorn to enjoy with the film.

  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie (U) - Saturday 17 February | 11.00am | £3
For further details:-

 

Relaxing Evenings

Enjoy a relaxing trip to the movies for a blockbuster Friday evening!

All tickets cost £6

Films start at 7.30pm

 

 

Easy Mornings

Entertain the kids with a Saturday morning movie.

All tickets cost £3

Films start at 11am

 

Priscilla Queen of Popcorn

No trip to the cinema is complete without popcorn, made by our very own Priscilla Queen of Popcorn!

Booking

Tickets can be booked in person at Reception at The Beacon or via telephone on 01235 763456.

No booking fees

 

 

LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesday, 21st February at 7.30pm

on Wed, 21/02/2018 - 7:30pm

SPARSHOLT PARISH COUNCIL

There will be a meeting of the Sparsholt Parish Council on Wednesday, 21st February 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: 

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 

Silver Jewellery Workshop - Saturday, 24th February, 10am - 1pm

on Sat, 24/02/2018 - 10:00am

Crochet - Saturday, 24th February, 1.30 - 5.30pm

on Sat, 24/02/2018 - 1:30pm

How to Grow Your Own Fruit - Sunday, 25th February, 9.30am - 12.30pm

on Sun, 25/02/2018 - 9:29am

Fruit Tree Grafting - Sunday, 25th February, 2 - 5pm

on Sun, 25/02/2018 - 2:00pm

Give Blood - Wednesday, 7th March

on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 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, 7th March 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:-

 

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.

Easter egg trail on White Horse Hill - 31st March & 1st April, 11am - 3pm

on Sat, 31/03/2018 - 11:00am

Be a Cadbury Eggsplorer and try our fun trail at White Horse Hill. Your prize will be some delicious Cadburys chocolate.

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and flowers, whilst finding out more about this enigmatic ancient site.

Why not also bring your kite and tick off another of our 50 things challenges too...at the highest point in Oxfordshire.

  • Child £3
  • 31st March & 1st April
  • 11am - 3pm

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

For more information:-

Bank holiday waste collections 2018

on Sun, 01/04/2018 - 7:30pm

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