Links with the past are very strong too and Wantage is a great place to visit to enjoy this historic part of England; it is the town in which King Alfred the Great was born. We also have literary connections in Sir John Betjeman and Thomas Hardy.
On our doorstep is the Ridgeway and several pretty Oxfordshire villages; great places for a walk in the countryside, followed by a pub lunch!
WANTAGE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN is here www.wantageneighbourhoodplan.org
Book now for this year’s fabulous festival! Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival! Book online - or buy directly from The Beacon on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, or at the Vale and Downland Museum - for the best seats in the house to hear The Life and Loves of a She Devil author Fay Weldon’s thoughts on a half century of writing contemporary … continue reading
The Wantage Town Team have produced a couple of really useful guides for Wantage. What's In Store - Shopping What's In Store - Food, Drink & Accommodation You can see the guides on our What's In Store page For more information email Mim Norvell via email@example.com or call her on 07969 797322, or email Iain Nicholson via firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07930 453883. … continue reading
In my role as Minister of Culture, I am pleased that we have announced plans to publish a White Paper – essentially a national strategy – on the arts and heritage next year. It is 50 years since the first – and only - White Paper on the arts was published. Government’s role in supporting the arts and culture has grown and changed since then; responsibility for the arts, museums, libraries and … continue reading
Twelve members of the Charney Basset based historical dance group, the Vale Islanders returned home on 7th September 2015 having taken part in the annual Sehusafest in Seesen in the Harz Mountains of Northern Germany. The group, who perform English dances of the 17th century, dressed in costume of the period, were there for the weekend at the invitation of the Mayor and the Sehusafest … continue reading
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