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More in The Mix thanks to Further Education link up

A repair cafe, clothes upcycling course, a range of cookery, craft and DIY workshops – these are just some of the current and planned workshops and courses at The Mix community space on Mill Street Wantage, as it continues to add to the number of local groups and activities it hosts. These activities and more […]

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Opera in #Wantage

Opera Unmasked aims to encourage enjoyment and understanding of Opera, Theatre, Ballet and other performing Arts. Its focus is in the Vale of White Horse and the surrounding area. Firstly, a little bit of information about how Opera Unmasked began. For several years I was the artistic director of the Wantage Betjeman Festival. This was originally founded to celebrate […]

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#Wantage Silver Band at Christmas

I was sitting in my favourite chair this evening, when I started to hear wonderful Christmas music coming from outside. I popped my head out of the door – and there they were – the Wantage Silver Band in Haywards Close, playing traditional Christmas music and carrying out their Christmas door-to-door collection. Wonderful! This year, […]

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Sweatbox Rock in the Park #wantage

Sweatbox Wantage and White Hart Music Live! are working in conjunction to bring you a fabulous event for the third year running. We will have a mix of strictly local acts performing from 12pm-7pm and there will be a range of super local stalls to visit too! Opens Saturday 11th July 2015 with local ceilidh band […]

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Watermill Theatre comes to Wantage

The Watermill Theatre in association with Reading Rep Theatre Company and Opera Unmasked presents A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD Meet colourful historical figures, take to the great battlefields, marvel at fabulous works of art and ground-breaking scientific discoveries in the brand new Watermill Theatre touring production, A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, in association […]

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Student Art Trail

A Walk of Art: Wantage town centre shops host Student Art Trail Pictured: Jan Coleman at Coleman and Coleman jewellers The creative and artistic talents of students at Wantage’s King Alfred’s Academy are on display in town centre shops as part of a new art trail initiative. The Wantage Town Team and the Academy’s Creative […]

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Art display is a great shop window for long-empty unit

Efforts to get one of Wantage’s remaining empty shop units back into use have taken a step forward, thanks to inspiration by local artists and artisans. The shop window of the long-empty former WH Smith’s unit next to Waitrose on Wallingford Street, Wantage is being used as a display space by local artists, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists and […]

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Wantage Literary Festival – Newsletter August 2014

Roll up, roll up – tickets are on sale for this year’s literary festival! It’s that time of year again folks – Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival is open for business with our best line-up ever. Tickets are on sale for talks by former war correspondent Kate Adie, SAS veteran Andy McNab, historians Gary Sheffield and Saul David, […]

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Wantage Summer Festival 2014

There was a point in February when I thought the programme would be rather sparse. How wrong I was – there are more events than ever – 64 in total! The aim of the Festival is to raise the profile of the many diverse activities, organisations and volunteers which make up our vibrant community. Entertainment […]

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Art in Ardington

Exhibitions As part of South Oxfordshire Art Weeks (3rd-11th May 2014), Art in Ardington will be one of the largest and most exciting exhibitions of sculpture, paintings, jewellery and other visual arts to be staged this year. Local Artist & Sculptor, Lendon Scantlebury has assembled works by a large range of Sculptors and Artists all […]